Alexander McNeill & wife Mary "Polly" McEachern
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Associated Grants/Deeds:
1788 - Deed, Robeson Co., NC, Alexander McNeill by sheriff to Godfrey McNeill, 4 tracts east of Raft Swp;
1843 - Deed, John Buie and wife Elizabeth (daughter of Alexander and Mary McNeill both dec'd) to Hector McNeill, division of lands of Alexander and Mary McNeill, Robeson Co., NC, Alexander .
• The 1806 will of Godfrey McNeill in Robeson County, NC;
Will of Mary McNeill, 1839, Robeson Co., NC;
• Estate settlement of Alexander McNeill, 1822, Robeson Co., NC;
• Robeson County, NC deeds;
Cyrus McNeill's "History of Two Families", 1900;
• Research of S.C. Edgerton, and of J.S. Edgerton, Jr.and Dot Edgerton, both deceased, of Red Springs, NC.

  Alexander McNeill, lived south of Shannon in Robeson Co., NC

Birth Place Scotland or North Carolina
Chr Place
Death before November 1821 Place Robeson County, NC
Burial Place Robeson County, NC
Father Godfrey McNeill Mother Catherine 'Kitty' McDougald
Marriage Place Probably Robeson County, NC
Other spouses Marriage
WIFE   Mary "Polly" McEachern
Birth c.1780 Place Bladen, now Robeson County, NC
Chr Place
Death 1839-1843 Place Robeson County, NC
Burial Place
Father Daniel McEachern Mother (Flora??) McNeill
Other spouses Marriage

Notes: Cy McNeill was somewhat confused on the children of Alexander McNeill and Mary "Polly" McEachern. Alexander's estate settlement of 1822 had no genealogical information but much effort toward its resolution had been done by Nov 1821. Histories say Alexander and Mary had six children but an 1843 Robeson deed, Polly's 1839 will and other deeds show they had a daughter Elizabeth whose husband was John Buie and an elder, unmarried son James, making eight children. Much of what Cy McNeill wrote about them is true, however.

Children Birth Death Spouse Cht #
1. James McNeill
abt 1799
Before 29 Dec 1839
James died unmarried before 1839, the date of his mother's will. He is found only as a mention in the Robeson County deeds wherein the children of Alexander and Polly McNeill are dividing the estate of their parents.
2. Daniel McNeill, called
"White Daniel"
abt 1805
4 Aug 1877
in Union Co., Ark.
Barbara Smith in 1822, had 3 daughters and five sons, one of whom died in the Mexican War.

3. Mary McNeill

abt 1804
alive 1900 in
Shannon, NC
Angus McDougald, no children, lived in Robeson Co., NC
5. Sarah McNeill
abt 1805
after 1860
Hector R. Graham in 1848; lived in Robeson Co., NC. Hector appears to have died May 1865 at Pettigrew Hospital, Raleigh, NC after his Confederate service.
4. Anna "Anny" McNeill
abt 1808

17 April 1901 at
Lumber Bridge, Robeson Co.
buried at McDonald

2nd wife of Angus McDonald in 1857, no children. His first wife was Sarah Bethune.

6. Hector N. McNeill, "White
abt 1812
29 Jan 1885 at the home of
Duncan & Harriet McKay.
Flora Ann McDougald in 1844; lived near Shannon in Robeson Co., NC. Had one child Amanda who married James M. Carter. According to Hector's estate papers of 1885 Amanda Carter had a "mental incapacity" but her will fills out her family genealogically. Hector is given the middle initial 'N.' twice in his estate settlement of 1885..
1. Elizabeth "Betsy" McNeill
abt 1815
after 1849
in Georgia
John J. Buie, moved to Georgia. Cyrus McNeill in his history of the family omits Elizabeth and her brother James. Descendants of John J. Buie state that he was an evil man. I have found hints that John J. Buie had two families in Georgia.

7. Catherine McNeill

abt 1816
after Dec 1885
Archibald Campbell in 1843, lived near Antioch in Robeson Co., NC. Archibald appears to have been son of John Campbell of Campbell's Bridge near today's Maxton, NC.