James Calvin McNiel

1830–1908 (Age 77)
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Calvin

When James Calvin McNiel was born on 2 June 1830, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Oliver McNeil, was 22 and his mother, Deliah Eller, was 18. He married Mary Adelaide Dancy on 2 November 1852, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Reddies River Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 17 May 1908, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Pleasant Home Baptist Church Cemetery, Roaring River, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Calvin McNiel
Mary Adelaide Dancy
Marriage: 2 November 1852
Ambrose Gordon McNiel
William Mcniel
Wiley Thomas McNeil
James Rufus McNeil
Nancy Allas Mcniel
Eda Elizabeth McNeil
Julia Emma McNeil
John W. McNeil
John Calvin McNiel

Spouse and Children

2 November 1852
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 6

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.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 23

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant spelling of McNeil .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Calvin Mcniel in household of George M Cooper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Mc Neal, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James C Mcneal, "United States Census, 1870"

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