Nicholas Reed, or N.R., McDaniel was born in Tennessee between 1805-1815. He owned property in the Tallahatchie, Mississippi area in 1847. He was possibly married to Katherine or Catherine Clark, with whom he had two daughters. By 1855, he was in the Refugio, TX area. His wife then was Zilla Miles and they had several children.
I cannot trace him back any further or find parent names.