The McNeil Family

of Chester County, Pennsylvania

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Fortunate connections on the Internet with two McNeil descendents have provided a great deal of information about this Ulster-Scot family. Through this shared information, we have now found the Revolutionary War ancestor that my grandmother, Pauline Null Henderson, was actively seeking in the 1940’s and 1950’s in order to gain DAR membership.

It has come to light that Samuel and Sarah Skillen McNeil imigrated from the north of Ireland to America about 1740 and that Samuel served as a private in Captain John Ramsey’s Company of the Chester County Militia in 1777.

From The Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Vol. 5, Ppg 463:

“Muster roll of Captain Ramsey’s Company, of the 1st Class of Chester County Militia, in the service of the United States, Commanded by Colonel John Hannum, Entered the Service the 18th of June 1777.”

This muster roll includes the name “Saml. McNeal, June 18, 1777”

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The Lineage

1. Samuel McNEIL – b. abt 1713 – d. 3 Jan 1799 Chester Cnty, PA – m. Sarah SKILLEN

2. Alexander McNEIL – d. after Mar 1819 buried Fagg’s Manor Presbyterian Cemetery – m. Ann PORTER – b. 1750 – d. 1834

3. Andrew McNEIL – b. abt 1778 – d. 15 Apr 1867 – m. Margery YOUNG – b. abt 1776 – d. 6 Sep 1838

4. Sarah McNEIL – b. abt 1807 Chester County, PA – d. Aug 1879 Chester Cnty, PA – m. John McCARTER – b. abt 1803 “on the sea” – d. before 1867

5. Alexander Leslie McCARTER – b. abt 1835 – d. abt 1896 Phila., PA – m. Harriet Ann ROBINSON – b. 5 Aug 1834 Chester Cnty, PA – d. 28 Feb 1922 Wilmington, DE

6. Laura Ella McCARTER – b. 06 Jul 1860 Chester Cnty, PA – d. 28 Sep 1942 Fairmont, WV – m. Ashmore Pusey NULL – b. 16 May 1852 Lancaster Cnty, PA – d. 8 Jul 1940 Fairmont, WV

7. Ivy Pauline NULL – b. 26 Nov 1885 Christiania, PA – d. Mar 1969 Fairmont, WV – m. Edward Foster HENDERSON – b. 16 Oct 1881 Pocomoke City, MD – d. 20 May 1944 Fairmont, WV

8. Laura Jane HENDERSON – b. 3 Jan 1915 Fairmont, WV – d. 12 Oct 1986 Fairmont, WV – m. Edward C. JONES, Jr. – b. 6 Mar 1899 Tucker Cnty, WV – d. 31 Dec 1978 Sarasota, FL

9. David Henderson JONES, Sr. – m. Mary Thelma MAY

10. David Henderson JONES, Jr.

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Updated 11 April 2010