Daniel COSTNER / Sarah KISER

Husband: Daniel COSTNER (Descendant Chart)
Born: ABT 1802 in: Married: 13 FEB 1823 in: Cleveland County, NC Died: ABT 1882 in: Father: Mother:
Wife: Sarah KISER (Descendant Chart)
Born: ABT 1803 in: Died: ABT 1870 in: Father: Mother:
1 Name: Christopher COSTNER M Born: ABT 1829 in: Died: 16 JUL 1862 in: Petersburg, VA Married: 12 SEP 1852 in: Cleveland County, NC Spouse: Margaret BRYANT

Daniel Costner

Hoffman Book:


  1. Census Data:
  2. Daniel Costner's first marrige was to Sarah Kiser based on a Lincoln County marriage bond dated 13 Feb 18231. The spellings used on the marriage bond were Daniel Caustner and Sarah Kizer. The bondsman was listed as Michael Bess (Best). The bond was witnessed by V. MacBee. Sarah's date of death is unknown to me, but it must have been sometime between 1870 and 1880 based on Sarah being listed with Daniel in the 1870 census, and Daniel being listed with another wife in the 1880 census (see below).
  3. Daniel Costner's second marriage was to Honor O. Felmet, the widow of Doras Felmet. Honor is listed as "Onor Felmet" (female, age 48) in the 1870 census only three households away from Daniel and Sarah Costner. Also listed in her household is her possible son "Doras R. Felmet" (male, age 21). In the 1880 census, Honor is listed as the 57 year old wife of Dan Costner. I have not looked up the record myself, but am told there is a marriage record in Cleveland County, NC dated 18 Apr 1878 which confirms their marriage. Honor died as Honor O. Felmet on 18 Oct 1911 and is buried in the Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Spartanburg, South Carolina (see findagrave entry).
  4. The original will of Daniel Costner3 is preserved in the North Carolina State Archives. Daniel Costner signed his will on 19 Sept 1881 and it was probated on 6 Jan 1882, implying that he likely died sometime between those two dates:


  1. Bynum, Curtis. Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties North Carolina. Southern Historical Press, Greenville SC, 1929, Reprinted 1982 & 1991. ISBN 0-89308-316-X. [ p.29: Lists a Lincoln County, NC marriage bond between Daniel Caustner (Costner) and Sarah Kizer dated 13 Feb 1823. ]
  2. Hoffman, Miles Laban. Our Kin. Queen City Printing Company, Charlotte, NC, 1915. [ p.260: Lists family of Daniel Costner and Sarah Kiser. ]
  3. [Will of Daniel Costner (1881)]. Cleveland County loose wills, file C.R.026.801.2, North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, 6 p. (Scanned copy of original made 16 August 2006 (3.0 Mbytes)).

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