WILLIAM O'NEILL was born ca 1705 in Ireland. He married Sarah Callender, born ca 1709 in Ireland. The following could be either William O'Neill or son William Neill, Sr: William Neill was a witness to the will of Edward Henderson, New London, Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1732. William and John Neill were witnesses to the will of James Adams, Londonderry, Chester County in 1740. On 27 May 1742, William was administrator for John Wright in Chester County.
References: "Abstract of Wills of Chester County, Pennsylvania", Vol I 1714-1758, Prepared by Jacob Martin.
WILLIAM NEILL SR. was born ca 1720 in Ireland, and died after 1779 in Lincoln, North Carolina. He married on 03 May 1750 in New Castle County, Delaware to Mary Clinton, daughter of Archibald Clinton and Sarah ----. William with his two brother lived in Charles or Anne Arundel County but were listed as owning land in New London Township, Chester County by 1752. On 20 November 1754 William bought 640 acres on McDowells Creek, a branch of the Catawba River. On 1 May 1760 Lieutenant William Neill served under Colonel Nathaniel Alexander in the militia in the Cherokee War at Fort Dobbs. He was granted 625 acres north of the Catawba at the mouth of North Fork. Captain William Neil and two of his sons fought in the Battle of King's Mountain, one son was killed. On 5 Aug. 1785 Wm Neil Sr. was listed as appointed for the next County Court.
References: "Rowan County Register" Editor Jo White Linn, "Quaker Marriage Certificates" New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester County, Pennsylvania 1704-1799 Compiled by Gwen Boyer Bjorkman, "Early Church Records of New Castle County, Delaware, Volume I" R. Edward Wright, "Marriage Bonds of Newcastle County", Transcribed by Gilbert Cope, "Carolina Cradle" Settlement of the Northwest Carolina Frontier, 1747-1762 by Robert W. Ramsey, "Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western North Carolina, Burke County" Volume I by Emmett R. White, "The State Records of North Carolina - Published under the Supervision of the Trustees of the Public Libraries, by Order of the General Assembly." Collected and Edited by Walter Clark, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, "Abstracts of the Deeds of Rowan County, North Carolina 1753-1785" Vols. 1-10 by Mrs. Stahle Linn, Jr. C.G., R.G, "Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Rowan County, North Carolina 1763-1774 Vol. II" Copyright Jo White Linn 1979, "Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Rowan County, North Carolina 1775-1789 Vol. III" Copyright Jo White Linn 1982, and "Revised Edition - BURKE - The History of a North Carolina County, 1777-1920" by Edward William Phifer, Jr.
JOHN NEILL was born ca 1756-57 in Rowan County, North Carolina, and died 03 May 1828 in Logan County, Kentucky. He married on 20 Oct 1799-80 in Logan County, Kentucky to Cynthia (Sinthy) Forgey, daughter of James Forgey and Rebecca Clemens. Cynthia was born ca 1782-1786 in either Rowan or Burke County, North Carolina, and died after. Sep 1854 in Logan County, Kentucky. She was a member of the Caney Fork Presbyterian Church. John Neill was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and applied for and received Pension No. R-7578. In the 1850 Logan County, Kentucky Census, Cynthia was listed as living with her son, Hiram.
References: "Pioneer Families of Butler County, Kentucky, South of the Green River" by Merriel Russ Austin & Hazel Russ Rouk, "Logan County, Kentucky Marriages, 1790-1865" Logan County Genealogical Society, Inc, "Additions and Corrections to Logan County, Kentucky, Marriages, 1790-1865" Logan County Genealogical Society, Inc, "Logan County, Kentucky Abstract of Equity Cases Vol. 1" Compiled by Montgomery Vanderpool, "Forgy, Forgey and Forgie Family History", by Lucille Forgy Wallace.
WILLIAM C. NEILL was born on 15 Nov 1800 in Logan County, Kentucky, and died in January 1862 in Butler County, Kentucky. He was married on 23 Mar 1826 by Rev. Joseph Taylor in Butler County , Kentucky to Louisa Lee, daughter of William M. Lee. Louisa was born 21 Mar 1799 in Ohio County, Kentucky and died May 1860 in Butler County, Kentucky. In 1860, William and Louisa are included in the census under P.O. Berry's Lick, Butler County. All of their children were born in Butler County.
References: "Butler County Kentucky, Marriages 1810-1865" Published by The Hopkins County Genealogical Society, "Butler County, Kentucky 1860 Census" Published by the Butler County Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc, "Kentucky Traces" Volume 3 No. 2 Winter 1979 The Official Publication of the Butler County Society, "1870 Butler County Kentucky Federal Census" Microcopy No. 593 Roll No. 451 Vol 4.
ELIZABETH CATHERINE NEILL was born 22 Nov 1827 in Butler County, Kentucky, and died after 1875 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. She was married on 16 Aug 1848 in Morgantown, Butler County, Kentucky by Rev. Robert A. Reid to Almarine Hale, son of Sewell-Sewall Hale and Sarah "Sally" Smart. Almarine was born in 1826 and died after 1875 in Butler County, Kentucky.
References: "Butler County, Kentucky, Register Book 1,1823-1857" microfilmed by the Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, "1860 Federal Census", Bornhon, Post Office Darnesville, "The Pioneer, 1875 Douglas County Kansas Census" Vol 19 Wakarusa Township published by The Douglas County Genealogical Society, "Butler County Kentucky, Marriages 1810-1865", Published by The Hopkins County Genealogical Society p 86, and "The Descendents of Isaac Rose and their connection to Patrick Murphy Descendents" compiled by Elizabeth (Wiggins) Sanders.