Moses Edward Neal

Male15 February 1755–23 February 1826

Brief Life History of Moses Edward

When Moses Edward Neal was born on 15 February 1755, in Granville, North Carolina, United States, his father, Jeremiah Neal, was 38 and his mother, Mary Rowan, was 15. He married Elizabeth Gill on 22 January 1785, in Warren, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Warren, North Carolina, United States in 1790. He died on 23 February 1826, in Louisburg, Franklin, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 71.

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Moses Edward Neal
Elizabeth Gill
Marriage: 22 January 1785
James M Neal
Sarah Neal
James Neal
John Neal
Mary Polly Neal
Moses Neal
Aaron Neal

Sources (12)

  • Moses Neal, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Moses Neal, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Moses Neal, "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979"

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  • Marriage
    22 January 1785Warren, North Carolina, United States
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    World Events (6)


    Age 21

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 21

    North Carolina is the 12th state.

    1792 · Capital City Moved

    Age 37

    New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the Old French, Anglo-Norman French, and Middle English personal name Neel, Nele, Nihel, Niel, itself derived from the Latin name Nigellus (a diminutive of Latin niger ‘black’), originally a nickname for someone with black hair or a dark complexion. The name was very common among Normans and was brought to England at the time of the Norman Conquest. There has been considerable confusion with the Irish and Scottish Gaelic name Niall (see Neil ); the two names are now pronounced identically. It is theoretically possible that in Normandy, where the personal name was popular, that it was also used for Old Norse Njáll, but this is difficult to prove. Njáll was adopted from the Irish Gaelic personal name Niall by Vikings in Ireland, who took it back to Iceland and Norway, but whether the Vikings also took Njáll to Normandy and to the northwest of England, is an open question, which cannot be settled on the available evidence.

    English: alternatively from the Middle English personal name Nele, a variant of Nell as a pet form of Elias (see Ellis ). Compare Nelson , Nielson .

    Scottish and Irish: shortened form of McNeal (see McNeil ).

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

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