James Harrison Neal

1 October 1812–4 September 1891 (Age 78)
Maysville, Mason, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Harrison

When James Harrison Neal was born on 1 October 1812, in Maysville, Mason, Kentucky, United States, his father, Samuel Harvey Neal, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Ann Scott, was 32. He married Abigail Heaton on 7 January 1834. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Salem, Washington, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 4 September 1891, in Washington, Indiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salem, Washington, Indiana, United States.

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James Harrison Neal
Abigail Heaton
Marriage: 7 January 1834
George LaFayette Neal
Sarah Ellen Neal
Mary A Neal
Caroline Neal
James Burt Neal

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7 January 1834


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Indiana is the 19th state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 24

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 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • James B Neal, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James H Neal, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James H Neal, "United States Census, 1870"

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