Neill McNeill and unknown wife
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Associated Grants/Deeds:
17xx - xxx;

Undated (1787-1803) will of Neill McNeill, Robeson Co., NC;
• Mabel Smith Lovin's history of her McNeill ancestors;
• Cumberland County, NC grants and deeds for Malcolm McNeill of Cumberland Co.;
• Revolutionary War pension record of Malcolm McNeill and wife Nancy McNeill;
• Cumberland County deeds;
• Robeson County deeds;
• Research of Steve Edgerton;


  Neill McNeill on Upper Little River; lived in Robeson Co., NC - family chart

Birth ca. 1725 Place Scotland
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Death Will written ca.1808 Place Robeson Co., NC
Burial Place probably Robeson Co., NC
Father Malcolm McNeill of the Argyll Colony? Mother
Marriage c. 1750 Place
Other spouses 2nd wife: Jane Campbell McNeill, widow of William McNeill Marriage ca. 1775
WIFE   unknown (first wife)
Birth Place probably Scotland
Chr Place
Death Place probably Scotland
Burial Place
Father Mother
Other spouses Marriage

Notes: It is not known when this Neill McNeill came to North Carolina; he may have been born in the province, the son of an Argyll colonist (My own suspicion is that he was a son of Malcolm McNeill of the Argyll Colony, a colonist who eludes any detailed research). Neill and Jane appear to have married about 1774 or so as their child John was born about 1774. William and Jane Campbell McNeill came to America before that year, or Jane came as a widow after William died in Scotland, or William may have been waiting for her here in NC and died afterwards; legends vary. It is said Jane married Neill after the Revolution because their families were on opposite sides of the conflict but, since their first child John was born about 1774 and their second, Daniel, was born in 1778, that appears to be an error. Indeed, much of the lore surrounding Jane Campbell and her husbands appears to be oral tradition and erroneous. I have discovered, however, that Jane's daughter Nancy did not marry Neill's son Hector as traditional lore would have it, but that Nancy married Hector's brother Malcolm and had seven children spread between Robeson, Cumberland and Moore counties. Hector was Hector McNeill, Sr. of Upper Little River who married Margaret McNeill, the daughter of Turquill McNeill of the Argyll Colony. In Neill's undated will (written in Robeson County in 1808), he left all his lands on Upper Little River to his first three sons Malcolm, Hector and Neill. Malcolm owned large tracts around Daniley's Creek on the south side of Upper Little River near the borders of Cumberland and Moore counties. His daughter Jane (and her husband William and son Malcolm C. McNeill of Robeson) sold her interest in this land in 1854. Land grants for Neill McNeill on Upper Little River should be searched to see how early this Neill McNeill obtained these tracts on the river.

Children Birth Death Spouse Cht #
1. Malcolm McNeill
Continental soldier in Rev. War
ca. 1750
Nancy McNeill, 1776 in Cumberland Co., NC
2. Neill McNeill
ca. 1752
after 1829
Name unknown, alive in 1829; several children; a daughter Catherine married John McLeod. Neill ived in Cumberland (now Harnett) County on Upper Little River all his life.
3. Hector McNeill
11 Nov 1839
Margaret McNeill before 1789, dau of Turquill McNeill of Argyll Colony
4. Elizabeth McNeill
She was given only a shilling in her father's will, so it is likely she was married well at the time.