Mehitabal Kilgore

16 January 1794–26 September 1859 (Age 65)
Waterford, Oxford, Maine

The Life of Mehitabal

When Mehitabal Kilgore was born on 16 January 1794, her father, Joseph Kilgore, was 36 and her mother, Margaret Wiley, was 34. She married William Neal on 24 February 1816, in Lisbon, Androscoggin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Lisbon, Lincoln, Maine, United States in 1850. She died on 26 September 1859, in Lisbon, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

William Neal
Mehitabal Kilgore
Marriage: 24 February 1816
Edwin Neal
William Kilgore Neal
Mary Jane Neal
Albert C. Neal
Margaret Kilgore Neal
Andrew Neal
Emeline Pennel Neal
William Kilgore Neal

Spouse and Children

24 February 1816
Lisbon, Androscoggin, Maine, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 10

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

Age 18

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Kilgour in Fife, named in Gaelic as ‘goat wood’, from coille ‘wood’ + gobhar, gabhar ‘goat’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mahittalble Neal in household of William Neal, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mehitable Kilgore in entry for William Kilgore Neal and Alice Isabel Evans, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Mehitable Kilgore in entry for William Kilgore Neal and Alice Isabel Evans, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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