Hector McNeill

Male 1752/1753 - 1842  (89 years)


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  • Name Hector McNeill 
    Born 1752/1753  Isle of Skye, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1790  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1800  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1810  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1820  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1830  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1840  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _MILT Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 8 Sep 1842 
    Notes 
    • 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
      Hector Mcniel
      (16+) 1M
      (0-16) 1M
      4F

      1792, Aug 8 -- Land Grant #460, Moore County, NC
      Hector McNeil received a 50 acre Land Grant located on both sides of Buffalo Creek. John Hargrove and Norman Matheson were chain carriers.

      1794, Oct 24 -- Land Grant #1259, Moore County, NC
      Hector McNeil received a 50 acre Land Grant located South of Deep River adjoining Solomon Barrett. Jacob Cagle and Neal McIntosh were chain carriers.

      1797, Jul 28 -- Land Grant #856, Moore County, NC
      Neal Matheson received a 100 acre Land Grant 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
      Hector McNeal
      (45+) 1M
      (26-45) 1F
      (10-16) 2F
      (0-10) 4M 2F

      1802, Sep 21 -- Land Grant #1938, Moore County, NC
      Normand Matheson received a 50 acre Land Grant located on Buffalo Creek adjoining Hector McNeil and Murdo. McLeod. Donald Munroe and Neil Matheson were chain carriers.

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 596
      Hector McNeill
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (16-25) 1M 2F
      (10-15) 3M 1F
      (0-10) 2F

      1813, Feb 26 -- Land Grant #2235, Moore County, NC
      Kenneth McCaskill received a 50 acre Land Grant 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 a 15.5 acre Land Grant located East of Wet Creek adjoining own line, Neil 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
      Hector McNeill
      (45+) 1M 2F
      (16-25) 2M 3F
      (0-10) 2M

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 472
      Hector McNeill
      (70-80) 1M
      (60-70) 1F
      (20-30) 2M
      (15-20) 1F
      (10-15) 1M
      (5-10) 1M

      1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 171
      Hector McNeill
      (80-90) 1M
      (70-80) 1F
      (30-40) 1M
      (15-20) 2M

      1842, Jun 11 [written] -- Will Book B Page 154-155, Moore County, NC
      1843, Feb [probated]
      Will of Hector McNeill, dec'd.
      Heirs listed: Wife Isabelle and son John McNeill
      Executor: Son John McNeill
      Witnesses: Angus McKinnon and Hardy Sanders
      Proven in open court in Feb 1843

      1844 -- Tax List, District 6, Moore County, NC
      Isabella McNeill listed 225 acres valued at $400 located on Wet Creek
      Heirs of Hector McNeill listed 350 acres valued at $300 located on Wet Creek
      Heirs of Hector McNeill listed 40 acres valued at $20 located on Cabin Creek
      Heirs of Hector McNeill listed 50 acres valued at $50 located on McLendons Creek
    Person ID I05552  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2013 

    Family Isabella Murchison,   b. 1760,   d. 1845-1850  (Age 90 years)  [1, 2, 3
    Married 1785  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Simon McNeill
     2. Anna McNeill
    +3. Isabella McNeill,   b. 1790,   d. 5 Feb 1874  (Age 84 years)
    +4. Nancy McNeill,   b. 1790
    +5. Daniel McNeill,   b. 1792,   d. 1869  (Age 77 years)
    +6. Jennet "Jennie" McNeill,   b. 1792
    +7. Phillip McNeill,   b. Jan 1795,   d. 1876, Prairie County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
    +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)
    Documents
    Bensalem Presbyterian Church Membership Rolls, Moore County, NC - Family of Hector McNeill and Isabella Murchison
    Bensalem Presbyterian Church Membership Rolls, Moore County, NC - Family of Hector McNeill and Isabella Murchison
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F1922  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1752/1753 - Isle of Skye, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1785 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1790 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1800 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1810 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1820 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1792 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #460 - Hector McNeill
    1792 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #460 - Hector McNeill
    1794 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1259 - Hector McNeill
    1794 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1259 - Hector McNeill
    1814 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2230 - 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
    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 5 - Hector McNeill
    1832 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 6 - 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 9 - Hector McNeill
    1832 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 10 - 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 20 - Hector McNeill
    1845 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 21 - Hector McNeill
    1845 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 21 - Hector McNeill

    Histories
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    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
    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
    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 Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Results of DNA tests on the following families: Britt, Brown, Caddell, Cagle, Cockman, Furr, Horner, Hunsucker, Maness, McNeill, Melton, Moore, Morgan, Richardson, Ritter, Sanders, Smith, Stewart, Sullivan, Wallace, and Williams.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1291] Mac Clabaugh [mac@md.metrocast.net].
      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.]


    2. [S1329] Chronicles and Records of Bensalem Church, Eagle Springs, Moore County, NC.

    3. [S19] Moore County, NC FamilyTreeDNA Group Project [http://www.familytreedna.com/public/MooreCountyNC/].
      Mac Clabaugh has worked extensively on the McNeill family and has done a great job recruiting a number of participants. Clyde McNeill [decd.] and John Robert McNeill descend from Scottish immigrant and Revolutionary War soldier Hector McNeill [b. 1752/1753 Isle of Skye, Scotland - 1842 Moore County, NC] and wife Isabella Murchison via son Daniel McNeill > Archibald McNeill > John Robert McNeill, Sr. and John T. McNeill Jr. descends via Hector's son Phillip McNeill > Simon Alexander McNeill > John Tresvant McNeill. Their results through 67 markers show a close connection to Gerald McNeill; a descendant of Angus McNeill [1792-1833], who migrated from Moore County, NC to Sumpter County, AL suggesting a close relationship between Hector and Angus. The Y-DNA results also closely match a large number of McLeod families possibly indicating that Hector McNeill was a McLeod descendant.