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Posted: 885297600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993561292000

Vital Statistics of Whitley County KY by C.Maynard Cornelius lists Sarah J. Evans female born 16 Nov 1856 daughter of William G/Frances McKey...
No Carrie Buchanan, and Gertie McNeil only McNeil listed.
There is a death record for a Liddy Buchanan 24 Aug 1894 of Typhoid d/o Lewis/Melvine Buchanan (only Buchanan) listed.
Hope this helps....


Sallia Bandy (View posts)
Posted: 885297600000
Classification: Query

Looking for the following from Whitley and Knox counties. David and Sallie could be from other counties.

David MCNEIL (b.circa 1857,d.1935) m. Sallie EVANS (b.?,d.?)
son Williams Evans MCNEIL (b.1886,d.1951) m Elva JACKSON (b.circa 1889,d.1947

son William Roy MCNEIL (my dad) (b.1914,d.1979)

Somewhere Carrie BUCHANAN (b.9 sep 1892,d. aug 1975) (my dad's aunt) fits in somewhere. I'm not sure who's sister she is.


Sallia Bandy (View posts)
Posted: 885556800000
Classification: Query

I never thought I get excited about receiving death certificates in the mail! I've a few more pieces in my puzzle.

Looking for any info (marriage, parents, anything) for -

Johnathan MCNEIL married Matilda MCKEEHAN, parents of David MCNEIL (b.21dec1856,d.24apr1935)

David's death cert says birthplace for parents is KY. David died in Barbourville, Knox County.

Decateur JACKSON married Fannie TURNER, parents of Elva Jackson MCNEIL (David's daughter-in-law). Carrie Jackson BUCHANAN is their daughter, Elva's sister. Possibly either Knox or Whitley county.


Posted: 885729600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993561292000

From Whitley County Kentucky Cemeteries Vol.1:
Jonathan McNeil born 7 Dec 1829 died 7 Jun 1893
Matilda McKeehan McNeil born 15 Feb 1834 died 14 feb 1920 w/o Jonathan
Bill  28 jun 1871   24 jun 1948   s/o Jonathan- never married
Ollie   4 jul 1877  21 Feb 1928   d/o Jonathan
W.H. Henry 7 mar 1885  3 mar 1938  s/o Samuel
Caroline 4 jun 1861 18 july 1895 w/o Samuel
S. D. (Samuel) 20 apr 1858  25 oct 1926 s/o Jonathan
Rhoda (Gentry) 9 dec 1863  7 mar 1899 w/o James
Mary 11 jun 1883  25 apr 1927  d/0 James never married
James  1 sep 1855 9 jul 1928   s/o Jonathan
Ben  5 Mar 1880  26 jun 1949  s/o Jonathan
Katie (Rapier) 16 jan 1882 12 sept 1921  first wife of BEN
Jessie 2 mar 1914 5 aug 1915 d/o Ben and Katie

Rollins, Nona (McNeil)  17 oct 1909  9 mar 1941   d/o BEN

Cummings, Susan (McNeil)  1866   1961   w/o Alex;  d/o Jonathan McNeil

Davis, Edna (McNeil)  2 feb 1908  15 sep 1940   d/o Ben McNdeil

Elliott Sarah E. (McNeil)  22 sep 1887  1 may 1909  1 st wife of JOE  d/o Samuel McNeil

Leforce Sarah (McNeil)  5 dec 1861  24 jun 1942  w/o Dewane;  d/o Jonathan McNeil

Above buried at the McNeil or Gillis Cemetery at Brummett, KY
This Cemetery is listed by both names....


Posted: 885816000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993561292000

WARNING: ****beck note**** not in book, me thinking on paper

The rest of the listings for McNeil in Vol.1 are:
Floyd Cemetery, Meadow Creek at Frank Sharp Farm.
McNeil, Henry C.  28 Oct 1860
Sarah Ellen  4 apr 1864   21 jul 1899
no details on either

HILL Cemetery Meadow Creek near Hill Chapel, left side of road 511 opposite of Johnson Cem.
McNeil, Elizabeth (Hill)  6 Aug 1885  20 Sep 1965   2nd wife of BEN

Old Corinth Cemetery  South of Corbin, KY
Smith, Nim K.  17 Jul 1900 31 mar 1935  s/o Wm./Martha (McNeil)
Steely F.   21 Dec 1908  no death date given  brother of Nim
Lora   (Eaton)  12 sep 1902  20 apr 1958   w/o Steely;   d/o Crit

Hart, John Henry Cemetery  1 mile south of Corinth Cemetery    (used to be part of the John Henry Hart Farm, he is buried there)
McNeil, Mary S.  21 Sept 1854   17 oct 1933   no additional data

Smith Cemetery at Faber KY
McNeil, David  15 may 1880 5 sep 1969   s/o John ****beck note....could john be jonathan*****
              Lucretia (evans)  15 May 1884  12 sep 1943  w/o DAVE
              Barbara Kay 7 mar 1957  16 mar 1957
              Leland Arthur 25 jun 1919 11 May 1974   s/o dave and lucretia
              Luna  (Shupe?)    25 Nov 1929                  w/o Leland
Rapier, Rev.W.M.   21 Nov 1898  14 Sept 1968    s/o James  *****beck note....could W.M. be MACK*****
              Pearl  (SMITH)   20 Feb 1903     w/o Mack;  d/o Jim/Ollie (McNeil)

Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  At Baptist Church   Western part of Co.
McNeil, Nannie Dora (Shelton  1881 1974      2nd w/o "BIG" Henry

Vol-3 had no McNeil listed......the notes are indexed as well as the graves so that would mean there are no McNeils in the notes either.


Posted: 889185600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1003111684000

I have a few more pieces of the puzzle.
McNeil, David 15 May 1880 5 Sep 1969 s/o John.
David McNeil is the son of John T. McNeil (19 Sep 1854,1932, buried in Floyd Cemetery, Knox Co) and Mary Floyd (also buried in Floyd Cemetery). John and Mary had four children, Gertie, David, Dorie B., and James. Gertie married Ernest Perkins. David married Lucretia (Creasy) Evans (15 May 1884, 12 Sep 1943).

Johnathan McNeil and Matilda McKeehan had seven sons and five daughters. They were all born in Knox Co. Their names, date of birth and spouse are:
John T. McNeil. 19 Sep 1854, Mary Floyd
James (Jim) McNeil. 1 Sep 1855, Rhoda Bowen Gentry
David (Big Dave) McNeil. 21 Dec 1856, Sally Evans
Henry C. (Big Henry) McNeil. 28 Oct 1860, Nanny Shelton
Samuel B. McNeil. 20 Apr 1858, first wife was Caroline, second wife was Polly Rogers.
Sarah (Sally) McNeil. 5 Dec 1862, Duane LeForce
Eliza McNeil. 5 Dec 1858, Speed Gatliff
William T. (Bill) McNeil. 28 Jun 1871, never married.
Martha McNeil. 28 Jan 1876, William Smith
Olivia (Ollie) McNeil. 4 Jul 1877, James Smith
Ben McNeil. 5 Mar 1880, first wife was Susan Catherine (Katie) Rapier, second wife was Elizabeth Hill

Ben McNeil and Katie Rapier are my grandparents. Their oldest daughter Rachel McNeil is my mother. Rachel McNeil (10 May 1906, 20 Nov 1995). My father is Alex C Harp (30 May 1907, 28 July 1979).

I was told as a child that my grandfather Ben McNeil was the seventh son of a seventh son. He is the seventh son of Johnathan McNeil and Massa Matilda McKeehan. Johnathan McNeil is the seventh son of John McNeil (25 Dec 1790, 6 Jul 1873) and Mahalia (Mahala) Tuggle (6 May 1797, 20 Oct 1872). I don't know the names of the other children of John and Mahalia. I have not been able to go back any further in the McNeil line.

Matilda McKeehan's parents are James McKeehan (1806, 1891) and Elizabeth Black (b 1813). James McKeehan's parents are Benjamin McKeehan(3 Mar 1780, 4 Feb 1867) and Mary Hickey (23 May 1781, 11 Jun 1862). Benjamin McKeehan is said to be the first McKeehan to migrate from Scotland to Kentucky. He came from Scotland in 1790. He and his wife are buried at Craig's Chapel Cemetery on Meadow Creek, Whitley Co, KY. They had 8 children, 5 boys and 3 girls. I have not been able to go back any further in the McKeehan line.
e McKeehan line.


Nancie (View posts)
Posted: 889531200000
Classification: Query

I found these names in the Dowis Chapel Cem. Not sure If Whitley Co or Knox Co.
The Cem is just outside of Corbin, Whitley Co.
McKeehan Opal b, Jan 10, 1916 d, Jan 3, 1919
McKeehan Laura Helton b, May 16, 1900 d Sep 11, 1919
Hope this helps


Bruce Deck (View posts)
Posted: 890481600000
Classification: Query

I have recorded the MCKEEHAN Cemetery and you can find it in the cemetery listing at the Lewallen Research Site at:
Happy hunting!


Sonja Hurlburt (View posts)
Posted: 899812800000
Classification: Query
Rollie, James Mckeehen was my 3rd great-grandfather, by his Daughter Susan McKeehan b. 3-15-1832, married 7-9-1847 to William Meeks JOHNSON b. 3-31-1825, in Whitley, Co. d. 3-13-1903, I was wondering if you have any info on Susan and Mitilda's mother Elizabeth BLACK , I have Elizabeths Father listed as Sam BLACK.
Posted: 907761600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1133141679000
Surnames: Smith, McNeil, McKeehan
Looking for information on William Smith of Whitley County who married Martha McNeil, daughter of Jonathan McNeil and Matilda McKeehan. William Smith died in 1932.
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