McNeel, John A.
The following data is extracted from History of Daviess County, Missouri -Jamesport Township, Daviess County, Missouri, Biographies.
John A. McNeel was born in Nicholas county, Virginia, January 20, 1839, and his parents, Isaac and Eliza McNeel, were both natives of Virginia. His parents moved to this county when he was thirteen years old, and he grew up and was educated in the common schools of this county. When twenty-one years old he began to learn the carpenter's trade, which has been his business, together with farming, so far in life. He enlisted im John H. McNeel's company of Confederate Cavalry, served two months, and returned home.
In 1865 he went to Polk county, Iowa, and in 1876 returned to Jamesport township, this county, and is now giving some attention to the growing of small fruit and farming. He was united in marriage, September 2, 1860, to Miss Mary E. Haynes, who was born in 1843. By this union they had six children; namely, Andrew J. (dead), Emily, Ellen, Annie, Ora and Homer.
Source: History of Daviess County, Missouri -Jamesport Township, Daviess County, Missouri, Biographies