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Daniel McElmoyle (abt. 1796 - abt. 1867)

Daniel McElmoyle
Born about in Irelandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1840 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 30 Sep 1856 in York County, SCmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in York County, SCmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Dec 2013
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Ireland Native
Daniel McElmoyle was born in Ireland.
This profile is part of the McElmoyle Name Study.



Daniel McElmoyle was born to Daniel and Margaret Craig McElmoyle. He married Mary S. Chambers between 1825-1830 (see research Notes below). Sometime prior to the 1857 birth of Nancy Margaret, he Married Mary J. Pardue in York County SC in 1856.

1840 Census

Name Daniel Mcelmoyle
Event Type Census
Event Date 1840
Event Place York, South Carolina, United States
Page 281
2 females under age 5
1 female 10-15
1 female 30-40
1 Free Colored Female under 10[1]
Margaret McElmoyle married John A. Davidson, between 10-15
Mary J. McElmoyle married W. E. Chambers, under age 5
Sarah Ann McElmoyle, under age 5

1860 Census

Name: Danl McElmoil
Age: 64
Birth Year: abt 1796
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Ireland
Home in 1860: York, South Carolina
Post Office: York
Dwelling Number: 1184
Family Number: 1184
Occupation: Dom
Real Estate Value: 1000
Personal Estate Value: 1965
Household Members:
Name Age
Danl McElmoil 64
Mary J McElmoil 44
S E McElmoil 20
Sarah A McElmoil 10
Nancy McElmoil 2 [2]

1860 Non-Census Population

Name: D McElmoil
Enumeration Date: 1 Sep 1860
Place: York, South Carolina, USA
Schedule Type: Agriculture
OS Page: 33
Line Number: 17[3]

First wife Mary E. Chambers

That a Daniel McElmoyle was married to Mary S. Chambers is proven through her fathers will, but which one of the many Daniel McElmoyle's?

In email conversations with a McElmoyle cousin, I noted she had attributed Mary (the initial on her tombstone is S.) Chambers as the wife of Daniel Mcelmoyle. But in court documents (see his profile for these sources) Daniel (d. 1829) is married to Elizabeth. There is a further court documentation awarding Guardianship of the widow Elizabeth's Children upon her death.

Mary S. Chambers (shown as wife of a Daniel McElmoyle in her father, John Chambers Will) married the Daniel McElmoyle, and had at least four children, Margaret, Mary J., Serena McElmoyle and Sarah Ann McElmoyle. Daniel's family (after his death in 1867) is headed by second wife and widow Mary J Pardue living next door to a Chambers family AND Daniel and Mary Chambers Serena McElmoyle is living with them in the 1870 Census. Could the 35 year old Mary J. Chambers, listed as Head of household, be 29 year old Serena's first cousin? Gaulden-7 13:52, 12 November 2015 (EST)

1860 Census

Name: Danl Mc Elmoil
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1860
Event Place: [Blank], York, South Carolina, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 64
Race: White
Race (Original): [Blank]
Birth Year (Estimated): 1796
Birthplace: Ireland
Page: 146
Household ID: 1184
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M653
GS Film Number: 805228
Digital Folder Number: 004296168
Image Number: 00284
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Danl Mc Elmoil M 64 Ireland
Mary J Mc Elmoil F 44 Ch D South Carolina
S E Mc Elmoil F 20 Y D South Carolina
Sarah A Mc Elmoil F 16 Y D South Carolina
Nancy Mc Elmoil F 2 Y D South Carolina

Research Notes

The McElmoyle Papers have this note:

P.S. There is another Daniel McElmoyle who lived in York County, Probably a cousin who may have immigrated at a later date. He too is buried at Bethesda. He Married a _______ Chambers. Do not confuse his descendants with Daniel son of John Mc Senior."

This comment is directed toward this Daniel Mcelmoyle.

In Frances T Gaulden's papers she says:

"Daniel came from Ireland when young. His brother James came over later and settled in Canada (Porthampton - is actually Port Lambton) had property there and also in Philadelphia."

Then their (parents ?) "Daniel McElmoyle m. Margaret Craig - Irish".
Never Came to America ----> James McElmoyle Irish.
So it would be Parent James McElmoyle had
Daniel who married Margaret Craig had
This Daniel and James who went to CA/PA

If these people are not connected to John C. McElmoyle, Sr. how is it that this Daniels Descendants have John's travel box (from Ireland) and his original Immigration/Naturalization Papers? Does the comment "Probably a cousin" refer to the descendants of John, Sr.?

Can you add any information on Daniel McElmoyle? Please help grow his WikiTree profile. Everything you see here is a collaborative work-in-progress.


  1. "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch ([1] : accessed 10 November 2015), Daniel Mcelmoyle, York, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 281, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 516; FHL microfilm 22,511.
  2. 1860 United States Federal Census for Danl McElmoil, South Carolina York, 1860; Census Place: York, South Carolina; Roll: M653_1228; Page: 437; Family History Library Film: 805228, Record $, Image Ancestry $
  3. U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880 for D McElmoil, South Carolina Agriculture 1860 York, pp. 32,33. Record $, Image Ancestry $
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 133366407, Daniel McElmoyl, Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery, York, York County, South Carolina, USA [2]
  • "United States Census, 1840," index and images, FamilySearch ([3] : accessed 06 Oct 2014), Daniel Mcelmoyle, Not Stated, York, South Carolina; citing p. 281, NARA microfilm publication M704, roll 516, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 0022511.
  • York Deed Book L, p. 369, No. 604. York County Courthouse, York, SC.
  • Personal Papers and notes of Frances T. Gaulden, Family Biographical Information. Personal Copy in the files of M. Gaulden Unpublished.
  • Conversations with Frances T. Gaulden - M. Gaulden
  • York County, South Carolina Marriages, 1823-1865, On the 30th ultimo, by A. S. Wallace, Esq., Mr. Daniel McElmoyle, and Miss Mary Pardue, all of this District. Marriage Notices from the Yorkville Miscellany Newspaper, York County, South Carolina.[4]
  • United States Census 1840, Place, York, South Carolina, Roll 516, Page: 281, Image 572, Family History Library Film: 0022511.
  • "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch ([5] : accessed 05 Jun 2014), Danl Mc Elmoil, [Blank], York, South Carolina, United States; citing "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population,"; p. 146, household ID 1184, NARA microfilm publication M653; FHL microfilm 805228.
  • South Carolina. Court of Ordinary (York District); Probate Place: York, South Carolina, South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980 for Daniel McElmoyle York Records of Estates, File No. 2870-2938. Record Ancestry $, Image $ Ancestry


Thank you to M Gaulden for creating McElmoyle-2 on 16 Dec 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by M and others.

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