James Madison Neal

1825–1864 (Age 39)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of James Madison

When James Madison Neal was born in 1825, in South Carolina, United States, his father, James Neal, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Mangum, was 29. He married Mary Morrison in 1852, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Marion, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 August 1864, in Savannah, Hardin, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 39.

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James Madison Neal
Mary Morrison
Marriage: 1852
Margaret Neal
Louisa R Susan Neal
John "Frank" Clayton Neal
Dorsey Neal
Daniel Archibald Neal
Elizabeth M. Neal
James Frank Neal

Spouse and Children

South Carolina, United States



    Louisa R Susan Neal


    John "Frank" Clayton Neal



    Daniel Archibald Neal


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World Events (7)

1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

Age 4

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 10

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 11

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from an Anglo-Scandinavian form of the Gaelic name Niall ( see Neill ). This was adopted by the Scandinavians in the form Njal and was introduced into northern England and East Anglia by them, rather than being taken directly from Gaelic. It was reinforced after the Norman Conquest by the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English forms Neel, Nihel, and Nigel, which were brought to England by the Normans.2 Scottish and Irish: reduced form of McNeal ( see McNeil ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • James M Neal, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James M Neal in household of James Neal, "United States Census, 1850"
  • M Neal in entry for Daniel A Neal, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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