I haven't thought about my NEAL ancestors for several years, but was reminded of them earlier this morning. By looking at archives of Lists and Boards, I was reminded that my ancestor, Mary Ann NEAL, born ~1815 in New Brunswick, had her father, Daniel Allen NEAL.
Researchers differ on where Daniel was born in 1792, but I would tend to believe that he was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, and not in Plainfield, New Hampshire. His family, or he, must have moved to New Brunswick or Maine, as his wife, Polly SHAW, was born in New Brunwick.
Daniel and Polly NEAL might have had 6 children, and some researchers have their children's names. I am interested in their daughter, Mary Ann, who married near Amity, Maine, to George Freeman WILKINS - before 1840. They had 10 children, and I am descended from their daughter, Clarissa, who married her cousin, Joseph KIDDER. The WILKINS family initially lived in Maine and then moved to Canterbury, York, New Brunswick - 1850's? Some of the children were born there. After Mary died there, George and some of his children moved back to Maine, and he remarried there.
I was wondering if anyone has found more information on this NEAL family.
Betty (near Lowell, MA, USA)
(on Lists and Boards for 12 yrs.; now an Admin for 10 Lists and 5 Boards,
including some for CAN-USA-Migration )
P.S. From memory at 6 am, I believe someone told me the name was NEAL. There was another family nearby with the O'NEAL name.