William Neal

1832–1870 (Age 38)
Boone, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William

When William Neal was born in 1832, in Boone, Kentucky, United States, his father, Thomas T. Neal, was 28 and his mother, Eliza Vankirk, was 24. He married Jane Miller on 2 May 1857, in Willow Hill, Jasper, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Noble Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died in 1870, in Willow Hill, Jasper, Illinois, United States, at the age of 38.

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Family Time Line

William Neal
1832–1870
Jane Miller
1831–1911
Marriage: 2 May 1857
John T. Neal
1858–1919
Mary Ellen Neal
1861–1914

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 May 1857
Willow Hill, Jasper, Illinois, United States
children

(2)

    John T. Neal

    Male1858–1919Male

    Female1861–1914Female

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siblings

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World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 0

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1846

Age 14

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 (2)

  • Wm Neal in household of Thomas Neal, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Neal, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"

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