1753 - 1842 (89 years)
||Hector McNeill |
||Isle of Skye, Scotland
||Moore County, NC
||Hector McNeill/Isabella Murchison Homeplace, Moore County, NC
||8 Sep 1842
- Cumberland County, NC
#240 Hector McNeill entered 50 acres located on Buffaloe Creek on both sides of the Ridge Path including his own improvement.
1789, Jul 9 -- Land Grant #294, Moore County, NC
Farquard Campbell received a 100 acre Land Grant located on Richland Creek adjoining his own line. Duncan McIntosh and Hector McNeill were chain carriers.
1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 157
1792, Aug 8 -- Land Grant #460, Moore County, NC
Hector McNeil received 50 acres located on both sides of Buffalo Creek. John Hargrove and Norman Matheson were chain carriers.
1793, Nov 7 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
#671 Hector McNeill entered 50 acres between the drains of Richland Creek and the Long Meadow and on both sides of Rutherford Road adjoining his own line.
1794, Oct 24 -- Land Grant #1259, Moore County, NC
Hector McNeil received 50 acres located south of Deep River between the drains of Richland Creek and Long Meadow adjoining Solomon Barrett. Jacob Cagle and Neal McIntosh were chain carriers.
1797 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
Hector McNeill listed 1 poll and 150 acres on supernumerary taxes collected by Sheriff Malcom McNeill
1797, Jul 28 -- Land Grant #856, Moore County, NC
Neal Matheson received 100 acres located on both sides of Buffalo Creek adjoining his own line and Hector McNeill. Norman Matheson and Donald Buchanan were chain carriers.
1799, Mar 7 -- Land Grant #0139, Moore County, NC
Norman Matheson entered a 20 acre Land Grant located on Horse Creek adjoining Neal Matheson, Murdoch McLeod, his own line, Hector McNeill and Meloney Newton. Normand McLeod and Neil Matheson were chain carriers. [Note - never granted]
1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 56
(0-10) 4M 2F
1802, Sep 21 -- Land Grant #1938, Moore County, NC
Normand Matheson received 50 acres located on Buffalo Creek adjoining Hector McNeil and Murdo. McLeod. Donald Munroe and Neil Matheson were chain carriers.
1802, Sep 21 -- Land Grant #1792, Moore County, NC
Hector McNiell received 50 acres located west of Richland Creek adjoining Solomon Barret and his own line. John McIntosh and Jacob Stuts were chain carriers.
1806, Dec 5 -- Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty, File NC4 Isaac Sowell
John Sowell petitioned the NC General Assembly for the land warrant for his deceased father Isaac Sowell. Isaac Sowell died in service in SC. Neil McLeod and Thomas Graham attested to Sowell's service and that he died in SC. John McLeod of Montgomery County, NC and Hector McNeill of Moore County, NC testified that they served with Sowell and that he died and was buried at the hospital at Ashley Hill, SC.
1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 596
(45+) 1M 1F
(16-25) 1M 2F
(10-15) 3M 1F
1813, Feb 26 -- Land Grant #2235, Moore County, NC
Kenneth McCaskill received 50 acres located West of Wet Creek adjoining his own line (formerly William Key), and Hector McNeill. Daniel McKenzie and George Key were chain carriers.
1814, Nov 11 -- Land Grant #2230, Moore County, NC
Hector McNeill received 15.5 acres located east of Wet Creek adjoining his own line, Neill McLeod and Grove. Phillip McNeill and David Richardson were chain carriers.
1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
Hector McNeill listed 164 acres valued at $164
1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
Hector McNeill listed 149 acres valued at $170
1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 308
(45+) 1M 2F
(16-25) 2M 3F
1824, Sep 17 -- Will Book B Page 43, Moore County, NC
Will of William Smith, Dec'd. Heirs: wife Jenny Smith [275 acres], children William Smith, Nathan Smith, Everet Smith, Fanny Morgin, Sarah Spivey, Jenny Cagle and David Richardson. Executor: Phillip McNeill. Proven Feb 1826 by Simon McNeill
1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 472
1832, Nov 18 -- Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty, File W4285 Hector and Isabella McNeill
Hector McNeill, 82 year old resident of Moore County, NC filed for a pension. He testified that he was born in the Isle of Skye in the north of Scotland in 1752 or 1753 and entered the service in Cumberland County [now Moore County]. Ansel Melton, a clergyman and William Barratt, Esq. testified that they lived near Hector McNeill and he was over 80 years old and served in the Revolutionary War. James Matthews and James Munk also submitted affidavits of support. Isabella McNeill, Widow aged 85 as of Jul 29, 1845 when she filed for a Widow's pension; she states in her petition her husband died September 8, 1842; that her maiden name was Isabella Murchison; that they were married in Moore County in 1785.
1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 171
1842, Jun 11 -- Will Book B Page 154-155, Moore County, NC
Will of Hector McNeill, Dec'd. Heirs: wife Isabelle and son John McNeill. Executor: son John McNeill. Witnesses: Angus McKinnon and Hardy Sanders. Proven Feb 1843.
1844 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC, District #6
Isabella McNeill listed 223 acres valued at $400 on Wet Creek and (for heirs of Hector McNeill) 40 acres valued at $20 on Cabin Creek and 50 acres valued at $50 on McLendons Creek
||Moore County Wallaces
||8 Jun 2022 |
|| 45 DNA tests are associated with Hector McNeill |
||Isabella Murchison, b. 1760 d. 9 Jun 1846, Moore County, NC (Age 86 years) [1, 2] |
||Moore County, NC
| || 1. Anna McNeill|
|+|| 2. Isabella McNeill, b. 1790 d. 5 Feb 1874 (Age 84 years)|
|+|| 3. Nancy McNeill, b. 1790|
|+|| 4. Daniel McNeill, b. 1792 d. 1868 (Age 76 years)|
|+|| 5. Jennet "Jennie" McNeill, b. 1792 bur. Moore County, NC at Deaton/Monroe Cemetery #234 |
|+|| 6. Phillip McNeill, b. Jan 1795 d. 1876, Prairie County, AR (Age ~ 80 years)|
| || 7. Simon McNeill, b. c1800|
|+|| 8. Christian McNeill, b. 1802 d. Bef 01 Sep 1869 (Age 67 years)|
| || 9. Catherine McNeill, b. 4 Oct 1803 d. 20 Oct 1826 (Age 23 years)|
| ||10. John McNeill, b. 1800-1810 d. Bef 7 Nov 1849 (Age 39 years)|
||Bensalem Presbyterian Church Membership Rolls, Moore County, NC - Family of Hector McNeill and Isabella Murchison|
||8 Apr 2022 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||1792 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #460 - Hector McNeill|
||1794 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1259 - Hector McNeill|
||1814 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2230 - Hector McNeill|
||1843 Will Book B Page 154-155, Moore County, NC - Will of Hector McNeill|
||1832 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 5 - Hector McNeill|
||1832 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 6 - Hector McNeill|
||1832 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 9 - Hector McNeill|
||1832 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 10 - Hector McNeill|
||1845 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 20 - Hector McNeill|
||1845 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 21 - Hector McNeill|
||1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC|
Earliest complete tax list for Moore County. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptrollers Papers, Box 6. Moore County]
||1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC|
Tax List for District #1 and District #2. While the exact date is uncertain based on a comparison of several landowners it is estimated to have been taken between 1818-1823. This was handed down by the family of Richard Street, tax assessor. during the time period. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the Moore County Library.
||1844 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6|
Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
||Moore County, NC DNA Project|
DNA Results and Analysis for Moore County families including Allen, Barrett, Bean, Brewer, Britt, Brown, Burns, Caddell, Cagle, Carpenter, Caviness, Chriscoe, Cockman, Cole, Comer, Davis, Deaton, Dunn, Furr, Garner, Hancock, Hardin, Hare, Horner, Hunsucker, Hussey, Jackson, Kennedy, Key, Kidd, Lawrence, Maness, McIntosh, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Muse, Nall, Phillips, Richardson, Riddle, Ritter, Sanders, Seawell, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Stutts, Sullivan, Wallace, Welch, Williams, Williamson and Wright
||1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf|
1815 -- Petition, Nov-Dec 1815 General Assembly Session Records, Box 2 - Petitions
The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly regarding taxation and the valuation of property: [selected signers] John McAulay Junr., Robt, Graham, Ambrose Mainess, Leonard Furr, Jesse Ritter Senr., Allan McLane, Thos. Ritter, Jno, Ritter, Everet Ritter, Benajmin Dunn, William Wright, Alexander McIntosh, Neil McIntosh, Hector McNeill, Martin Martin, William Williamson, William Lewis, Amus Dowdy, Henry Stutts, Jams. Manes, James Morgan, Nord. Matheson, Malcolm Morison, Christopher Bethune, Norman McDuffey, Allan Morison, Alexanr. Morison, William Dunn (wet), Bartholomew Dunn Sr., Wm. Dunn, Saml. Dunn, Bartholomew Dunn Junr., John Newton, Normand McKinnon, Murdoch McAulay, Benjamin Britt, Christopher Stuts, Donald McLeod, Niel Matheson, David Richardson, Bartholo. Dun, Lewis Sowel, Melony Newton, William Sowel, Alexr. Morison, Stephen Davis, Burl Deaton, John McKinnon, Robert Melton, John Upton, John Smith, Jesse Brown, Jess Lankford, Niel McLeod, Norman McKinnon, Ansel Melton, Arington Sowel, Willis Dickinson, Thos. Dickinson, Jesse Carroll, Robert Cheek, James Cheek, Phillip Cheek, Joseph Farr, Matthais Teague, Benjn. Shields, Jno. Upton, Joseph Duckworth, John Carrel, Francis Myrick, James Harding, Willis Davis, Nathaniel Vick, Ansel Melton, John Martin, David Richardson, Harmon Brewer, Cornelius Kees, Jesse Brewer, Ambrose Brewer, Drewry Brewer, Abednego Maynor, Joseph Morgan, Alexr. Kennedy, William Hunsucker, George Kannedy, Levy Smith, George Hunsucker, Lennerd Stuts, David Caringer, James Williamson, Charles Brady, George Carringer, Jacob Carringer, Willis Brewer, Bradley Garner, Lewis Garner, John Garner, James Sowell, Georg Moore, David Kennedy, Benjamin Elkins, Adam Carpenter, Jonathan Bullock, Robert Burd, Nicholas Nall, Mikel Dickinson, Aaron Tyson, Thomas Graham (Capt.), John Overton, Ruben Shields, John Martin, George Fry, John McNeill, John Wadsworth, Wm. Feagin, Ignatious Wadsworth, Samuel Feagen, Thomas Feagen, John Carrell Junr., Benjin. Gilbert, David Overton, John Record, John Carrell Senr., Alexr. Carrell, John Gilbert, John Cheek, Joab Cheek, William Barrett JP, Wm. Cox, John Dunn, Eleazer Birckhead, Absalom Fry, John Daniely, Jesse Sowell, William Caddell, James Fry, Niel McLeod (Surveyor), Robert Graham Sen., Jason Wadsworth, Geo. Cox, John Sowell, James Holcomb, James Dowd, Jacob White, William Hardin, James Muse, Jason Muse, Benjn. Gilbert, Zachariah Smith, Thos. Muse, Kindred Muse, John Graham, Samuel Womble, James Elkins, Jas. Collins, Andrew White, Randal Cheek, Lewis Phillips, James Smith, James Handcock, Willis Elkins, Samuel Elkins, Solimon Phillips, Brother Carrell and Sterling Carrell.
- [S1291] Mac Clabaugh [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements
Pension application of Hector McNeil (McNeill) W4285
Transcribed by Will Graves
State of North Carolina, Moore County: Court of Pleas & Order Sessions November term 1832.
On this 18th day of November personally appeared in open Court before the Justices now sitting Hector McNeil a resident of the County & State aforesaid aged Eighty two years who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on his Oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832.
I Hector McNeil volunteered my Services in the Militia in or about the month of March 1780 or 1781 for a Twelve months Servitude and was placed under the Command of Captain William Lightle [William Lytle?] then Commanding the Troops in the County of Cumberland and State aforesaid from thence we marched to Salisbury North Carolina where we Joined the Troops Commanded by Captain Elijah Moore and there were placed under the Command of Colonel John Armstrong we were marched from Salisbury North Carolina to the State of South Carolina where he Joined the Army Commanded by General Green [sic, Nathanael Greene] whose Army was Stationed on the high hills near Ashley River where we remained from the latter part of April until the first of August 1781 from thence I marched under the Command of Major Griffin McRee to Wilmington North Carolina where we remained until sometime in January 1782 when and where I received a written discharge from Major Griffin McRee and a Certificate from Captain William Lightle from thence I returned home during the Ten months which I Served in the Army to which I was attached & for which I am Entitled to a pension for the same had no in the engagement the Certificate and discharge which I received I have lost or mislaid being Illiterate and I have no Documentary evidence of my Servitude but I believe that I can prove my Servitude by William Barrott [sic, William Barrett Esq. and James Matthews the latter of which I well recollect and in the Army and a messmate with me and Served under the above named Officers both of which Persons are living in Moore County and State of North Carolina the Affidavits of which Persons are herewith transmitted.
Question 1: When and in what year were you born?
Answer: I was born in the Isle of Skye in the North of Scotland and 1753 or 1752.
Question 2: Have you any record of you age and if so, where is it?
Answer: I have no record of my age
Question 3: Where were you living when called into service? Where have you lived since the Revolutionary War and where do you now live?
Answer: When Called into Service I was living in Cumberland County North Carolina I have lived since the revolutionary war and Moore County North Carolina where I now live which was taken from Cumberland County.
Question 4: How were you called into service; were you drafted; did you volunteer, or were you a substitute and if so for whom did you substitute?
Answer: I volunteered my Service for twelve months.
Question 5: State the names of some of the Regular Officers who were with the troops where you served, such Continental and Militia Regiments as you can recollect and the general circumstances of your service.
Answer: The names of the officers & the general Circumstances of my Servitude is embodied in my Declaration
Question 6: Did you ever receive a discharge from the service; and if so by whom was it given; and what has become of it? Did you ever receive a commission; if so by whom was it signed and what has become of it?
Answer: I received a discharge which was Signed by Major McRee which I have lost or mislaid I never received a commission.
Question 7: State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood, and who can testify to your character for veracity and good behavior and your services as a Soldier of the Revolution.
Answer: I am acquainted with Ansel Milton & William Barrett Esq.
Sworn to and Subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
S/ Hector Mc Neill, X his mark
[Ansel Milton, a clergyman and William Barratt, Esq. gave the standard supporting affidavit.]
[James Matthews gave a supporting affidavit but it is illegibly faint in the Footnote.com version and is not reproduced in the HeritageQuest version]
State of North Carolina, Moore County
This day personally appeared before me one of the acting Justices in and for said County of Moore, James Munk, and after being duly Sworn Deposeth & Saith that he is well acquainted with Hector McNeill that in March 1780 or 1781 Mr. McNeil was one of the Army which Marched to Salisbury North Carolina in the troops Commanded by Captain Lightle and from thence we marched to Ashley Hill on River in South Carolina where we Joined the Army Commanded by General Greene where Hector McNeil remained for some time until orders was given by Major McRee to march all the Army who had to serve twelve months to the part of Wilmington North Carolina when I understood they were discharged I have been acquainted with Hector McNeil ever since he now lives in the County of Moore and is a man of veracity & truth and I believe he served ten months as he has sworn in his declaration for a pension this the 20th of August 1834.
S/ James Munk, X his mark
Sworn to & subscribed or me the 20th of August 1834
S/ Jas. McBryde, Chairman of the Moore County Court
State of North Carolina, Moore County
I Alexander C. Curry Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the aforesaid County of Moore do hereby Certify that under the head (Viz.) Statement of the final Settlement Certificates Issued for the Arrears of pay, Commutation and Gratuity of the officers, non-Commissioned officers and privates of the Late North Carolina Line also of the Balances in Specie, for pay and Subsistence in the year 1782 and 1783 taken from the original Books and Vouchers of Robert Fenner Esq., late agent for Delivering the said Certificates and paying the Specie to the said officers and Soldiers by Abishai Thomas, Agent for settling the accounts of North Carolina with the United States --
Payments in 1782 to the 12 months Drafts -- the name of the applicant Hector McNeil appears on the rolls under the above stated head ?
Given under my hand and seal of office this 4th day of September A.D. 1834.
S/ A. C. Curry, C. C. C.
[Isabella McNeill, widow aged 85 as of July 29, 1845 when she filed for a widow's pension; she states in her petition her husband died September 8, 1842; that her maiden name was Isabella Murchison; that they were married in Moore County in 1785.]
- [S1329] Chronicles and Records of Bensalem Church, Eagle Springs, Moore County, NC.