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Cephas Mitchell Daniels (1897 - 1969)

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Cephas Mitchell Daniels
Born in Wayne County, West Virginia, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Lawrence County, Ohiomap
[children unknown]
Died in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jan 2017
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Private Cephas Daniels served in the United States Army in World War I
Service started: 1918
Unit(s): 4 Co, 155th Depot Brig
Service ended: 1918

Cephus M. Daniels was age 14 and resided on Buffalo Road with his parents at Ceredo, Wayne County, West Virginia in 1910. [1]

World War I Draft Registration [2]

Cephas Mitchel Daniels
County: Wayne
State: West Virginia
Birthplace: West Virginia,United States of America
Birth Date: 5 Jul 1896

Veteran of World War I. Served as a Pvt, 4 Co, 155th Depot Brig [3]

Cephas Daniel, age 25, son of Henry Daniel and Mahala Thacker married on 30 Jul 1921 in Lawrence County, Ohio Alberta Pennington, age 20, daughter of Calvin Pennington and Ina Dillon[4]

The family were residing at Huntington, Cabell County, Virginia in 1930. [5]

Cephas Daniels 32
Alberta Daniels 28
Cathrine Daniels 9
Ruby Daniels 2 9/12
Elsie M Daniels 1/12

He died on 29 November 1969 in Cabell County, West Virginia. The death record listed his wife as Alberta Pennington, father Henry Daniels and mother Mahala Thacker.[6]


  1. US Census 1910; Ceredo, Wayne County, West Virginia; Roll: T624_1699; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0186; FHL microfilm: 1375712
    Henry Daniels Sr 66 head WV farmer tenant own farm
    Mahala Daniels 57 wife WV
    Henry Daniels Jr 21 son WV
    Cephis Daniels 14 son WV
    Ona Daniels 11 daughter WV
    Wade Daniels 26 son WV farmer tenant and carpenter
    Maud Daniels 19 daughter-in-law WV
    Charline Daniels 3/12 grand-daughter WV
  2. United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.
  3. Military tombstone Dock's Creek Cemetery. Find A Grave: Memorial #76032541 Cephus M. Daniels
  4. "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," (, Cephas Daniel and Alberta Pennington, 30 Jul 1921; citing Lawrence, Ohio, United States, reference ; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,574,147.
  5. US Census 1930; Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia; Roll: 2528; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0007; Image: 675.0; FHL microfilm: 2342262
  6. "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999," (, Mahala Thacker in entry for Cephus M. Daniels, 29 Nov 1969; citing Cabell, West Virginia, County Records, 17643, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 1,992,292.

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Categories: 155th Depot Brigade, United States Army, World War I