This house is a bit unusual, in that even though it is quite old and even has an interesting story attached to it, I've not been able to find any detailed description (such as a National Register form or DelDOT report) written about it. What we do know is that the McDaniel-Peach House sits a few hundred yards north of Paper Mill Road, just above Willow Creek Lane, and about half way between North Star Road and Limestone Road. The McDaniels are one of the oldest families in the area, having descended from Bryan MacDonald, who bought a tract of land near Brandywine Springs from William Penn in 1689. (The family name seems to have changed in the 1700's.) Although most of the family had left the area in the early 18th century, by at least the 1770's some of the remaining family had moved to the area west of Limestone Road.
I can say 1770's, or more precisely 1777, because of the one story that has been passed down about the house. In his Little Known History of Newark, Delaware and Its Environs, Francis Cooch relates the story of "When the Hessians Came to Mill Creek Hundred", and although he never actually states the names of the owners of the home, it's clear that he is referring to the McDaniel-Peach House. The story is that while on their way from Cooch's Bridge to the Battle of Brandywine in September 1777, the British army (including many Hessian mercenaries) stopped to loot in and around the house. It seems they did a thorough job of ransacking the house, ripping mattresses and smashing dishes, save one plate that they somehow missed. The family kept the plate, which they called "The Hessian Plate". Thankfully, the McDaniels had warning of the Redcoats' arrival and fled to safety in Pennsylvania.