Sarah Lee McNeil

Brief Life History of Sarah Lee

When Sarah Lee McNeil was born on 22 December 1870, in Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia, United States, her father, Giles Henry McNeil, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth R Brown, was 21. She married Walter Thomas Chitwood on 2 March 1887, in Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Rocky Mount District, Franklin County, Virginia, United States for about 40 years. She died on 14 July 1943, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Mountain View Memorial Park, Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia, United States.

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Walter Thomas Chitwood
Sarah Lee McNeil
Marriage: 2 March 1887
Cathae V Chitwood
Ethel Vera Chitwood
William Walter Chitwood
Sallie Lena Chitwood
Annie Elizabeth Chitwood
Fanny Ruth Chitwood
John Harry Chitwood
Mae Belle Chitwood
Frank Roosevelt Chitwood
Alice Jane Chitwood
Herbert Taft Chitwood
Katie Helen Chitwood
James Oliver Chitwood Sr

Sources (62)

  • Sallie L Chitwood in household of Walter T Chitwood, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sallie L, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • Sallie L. Mcniel, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

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Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Néill, a patronymic from the personal name Niall (genitive Néill), see Neil and also Neilson, which was sometimes substituted for McNeil in Lowland Scotland.

History: The Scottish Clan McNeil claims descent from the early Irish king Niall of the Nine Hostages (see O'Neill ), and the name is associated in particular with the island of Barra in the Hebrides, having been brought there from Ireland in 1049. Some members of this clan later migrated to Antrim and Derry in Ireland. A different Scottish Clan MacNeill (spelled with two l's) has a traditional ancestral home on the island of Gigha.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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