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  "Sailor Hector" McNeill and wife Mary ___?___
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Associated Grants/Deeds:
1814 - Malcolm McNeill to McRee, two tracts previously grants to "Hector McNeill saler" near Bear Swamp on Mossey Neck Branch in Robeson Co., NC;

Sources:
Will of "Sailor Hector" McNeill, 1803, Robeson Co., NC;
• Will of Mary McNeill, 1819, Robeson Co., NC;
• "Some of the Descendants of Sailor Hector McNeill" by James Roberts, 1980 (private publication);
"A Brief History of Red Springs (Robeson County) North Carolina" by Mrs. George Bullock, August 1969 (private publication);
• Robeson Co., NC court minutes, 1831;
• Robeson Co. deeds;
• Research notes of Jay Edgerton (dec'd);
• Mrs. Gaitley of Red Springs, NC (dec'd);
• Henry H. Hodgin of Red Springs, NC n (dec'd).

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  "Sailor Hector" McNeill

Birth c.1730-40 Place Scotland
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Death 1809 Place Robeson County , NC
Burial Place McNeill Cemetery in Red Springs, NC
Father Neill McNeill on Jobs Branch Mother unknown
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WIFE   Mary ___?___
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Death 1819 Place Robeson County , NC
Burial Place probably McNeill cemetery in Red Springs, NC
Father unknown Mother unknown
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Notes: McNeill family tradition holds that "Sailor Hector" and his brother "Shoemaker John" were young boys when their father immigrated to North Carolina in 1740. It has been said also that Hector got his knickname during the Revolution but Sailor Hector is found first using "Sailor" with his name in the 1771 Bladen County tax list, living with his father Neill McNeill and a man named John Hart. "Sailor Hector" settled just south of Sizemore Branch (the stream that bisects the Red Springs School property) in Red Springs on the hill where the J.A. Hodgin home stood near the McNeill cemetery in town. Mary's will was executed 2 Feb 1818 and probated Feb 1819.

Children Birth Death Spouse Cht #
1. Isabella McNeill
c. 1775
Dec 1839
Daniel Buie (died c.1831 in Robeson Co. leaving widow and 2 daughters, Isabella and Margaret Buie)
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2. Catherine McNeill
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1865
never married
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3. William "Little Billy" McNeill
4 Nov 1783
28 Feb 1872
Jane McNeill
4. Malcolm (Culbreth) McNeill
c.1785
1839
Ruth Fitzrandolph
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5. Mary "Polly" McNeill
16 Mar 1788
26 Jan 1877
Camp (Kemp) Culbreth in 1816
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6. (unknown female) McNeill
c.1775-90
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