Daniel Mayo

M, #15569, (30 September 1762 - 25 December 1838)
Last Edited=14 May 2023
     Daniel Mayo was born on 30 September 1762 at Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1,2 He was the son of Major Joseph Mayo and Esther Kenrick. Daniel Mayo was graduated from Harvard College in 1787.1 After graduation, he became the first school teacher in Farmer's Castle, a fort in the Belphre Settlement in Ohio.1 He joined General Wayne's Army at Marietta, Ohio and was appointed Quartermaster General of the Army. In the autumn of 1792, General Wayne gathered his army at Fort Washington, Cincinnati and in October 1793, he moved into Indian country and build Fort Greenville. On 20 August 1794, General Wayne defeated the Indians at Fallen Timber, near Toledo, Ohio. After peace was concluded, Daniel Mayo left the Army and settled in Newport, Kentucky.1 In 1796, he was appointed the Postmaster of Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky. He served for 40 years.1

Daniel Mayo, age 36, married Mary Putnam, age 25 , daughter of Colonel Israel Putnam and Sarah Walde, on 25 October 1798 at Washington County, Ohio,

1. Harriet Putnam Mayo (1799-____)
2. Sarah Augusta Mayo (1801-____)
3. Mary Amilia Mayo (1802-1841)
4. Daniel Dudley Mayo (1807-1841)
5. Henry Hunt Mayo (1810-1877.)1

Daniel Mayo died on 25 December 1838 at Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky, at age 76.1


  1. Mayo, Chester Garst. John Mayo of Roxbury, Massachusetts 1630-1688: A Genealogical and Biographical Record of His Descendants. Rutland, Vermont:: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1965.
  2. Systematic History Fund. Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, volume 1 - Births. Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911.