Historical notes by Victoria Proctor,
16 Feb 2002.
"Major Daniel" was Daniel Washington Carmichael, son of Dougald
Carmichael and Flora Monroe. He is listed in the Carmichael book as being born 1791 in
North Carolina and dying in South Carolina 1860, but this old tombstone indicates
he may have been born 1794 and died 1865. He was known as "Major Daniel" from his
service in the S.C. Militia, and served in the War of 1812. "Daniel Washington Carmichael
received a warrant for a quarter section of public land given as a bonus for service
in that war, but it was never claimed." (Carmichael, Scottish Highlander Carmichaels of the Carolinas)
Major Daniel Carmichael's wife was Agnes CAMPBELL, b. 1801, d. 1875. It's tempting
to suppose that the Catharine Campbell listed above may have been Agnes Campbell's mother,
but I could find no references on my bookshelf to Agnes Campbell's parents.
The Daniel Washington Carmichael Family Cemetery is the family cemetery
for Major Daniel's nephew, Daniel Washington Carmichael, son of Squire Neil Carmichael. (Many thanks to
Jo Church Dickerson for clarifying the relationship!)
The Carmichael book says that Major Daniel's father, Dougald Carmichael, owned land in
Dillon County, located on both sides of the Stage Road, north of Carmichael's Bridge on
the Little Pee Dee River, and his (Dougald's) home was "near the old millsite about two
miles from the river, occupied by him and his descendants for more than a hundred years".
In looking at various maps, it appears to me (and I may be in error) that this small cemetery
now inside Little Pee Dee State Park was once part of old Dougald Carmichael's lands.