Turquill McNeill & (Mary Bethune?)
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Associated Grants/Deeds:
1741 - Turquill McNeill to Hector McNeill, 320A east side CFR, Bladen Co., NC
1748 - Presbyterian men to Synod of Argyll, Bladen Co., NC
- Turquill McNeill to Marrin Ferguson, a slave, Robeson Co., NC
1789 - Turquill McNeill to Margaret McNeill, a slave, Robeson Co., NC
1789 - Turquill McNeill of Georgia to Cannon Cumbo,200A two tracts, Robeson Co., NC

• The 1792 will of Turquill McNeill in Robeson County, NC;
• 1800 census, Robeson Co., NC;
• Cumberland and Robeson County, NC deeds;
• Robeson County Court Minutes;
• 1820 will of James Ferguson, Robeson Co., NC;
• Robeson County deeds;
• Research of Jonathan Butcher, Genealogist (deceased) stated in a letter by Mrs. Eveyln Cliett, 1984.


  Turquill McNeill of the Argyll Colony

Birth c.1710 Place Scotland
Chr Place
Death alive May 1797 Place Robeson (now Hoke) County , NC
Burial Place Phillippi cemetery?, Hoke County, NC
Father (Laughlin McNeill?) Mother (Margaret Johnston?)
Marriage Place
Other spouses Marriage
WIFE   (Mary Bethune?)
Birth well before 1750 Place probably Scotland
Chr Place
Death alive Feb 1792 Place Robeson (now Hoke) County , NC
Burial Place Phillippi cemetery?, Hoke County, NC
Father Mother
Other spouses Marriage

Notes: Turquill McNeill immigrated with the Argyll Colony in 1739-40. His lands were located on Buffaloe Creek, Carver's Creek and on the Cape Fear River in Cumberland Co., and on Wilkinson Creek in Bladen Co. (now Robeson). He was very likely a relative, perhaps a brother, of James McNeill of Rockfish Creek. Turquill bought land around Carver's Creek and Lower Little River from "Hector carver" McNeill, who may also have been a brother. Turquill may have been buried at Philippi Church cemetery, known then as 'McCaskills'.
    Jonathan Butcher, genealogist of Raleigh, NC, deceased, claims Mary Bethune to have been Turquill's wife. There were Bethunes (Beaton) in the area where Turquill lived around Buffalo Creek. This information comes from a letter written by Mrs. Evelyn Cliett to my mother, Dot Edgerton, in 1984. Mrs. Cliett did not know Butcher's sources as she was given the information without paying for his services. Butcher also believed that Turquill, Hector, James and Archibald were sons of Laughlin and Margaret Johnstone McNeill of Scotland, but did not cite a source for that belief.

Children Birth Death Spouse Cht #
1. Laughlin McNeill
a minor
in 1755
Flora (McNeill?)
2. Margaret McNeill
alive 1792
Hector McNeill, before 1789. Hector born c.1754 and died Nov. 1839 in Cumberland Co., NC
3. Duncan McNeill
"Long Duncan"
15 Sept 1832
Margaret McNeill, dau. of James McNeill of Rockfish Cr.
4. Turquill McNeill
alive 1794
Owned 600 acres in Bladen County (Now Robeson) 1784 tax list adjacent his father Turquill, Sr. He is believed to be the 'Turguel McNeal' mentioned in a Washington Co., Georgia passport in 1804.
5. Marion McNeill
6. Mary McNeill
alive 1792
Duncan McNair before 1789