Biography of William S. McNeill

William S. McNeill was born in Hardy county, Virginia, November 1, 1837. His parents moved to this county in 1855, and his father, John H. McNeill, was president of the first fair held in this county in 1856, and had at that time the only herd of Short-Horn Durham cattle in northwest Missouri. When the



Slave Narrative of John C. Bectom

Interviewer: T. Pat Matthews Person Interviewed: John C. Bectom Location: North Carolina Date of Birth: Oct. 7, 1862 My name is John C. Bectom. I was born Oct. 7, 1862, near Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina. My father’s name was Simon Bectom. He was 86 years of age when he died. He died in 1910



Slave Narrative of Josephine Ann Barnett

Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Location: De Valls Bluff, Arkansas Age: 75 or 80 “I do not knows my exact age. I judge I somewhere between 75 and 80 years old. I was born close to Germantown, Tennessee. We belong, that is my mother, to Phillip McNeill and Sally McNeill. My mother was a milker. He



Clarence McNeill

Sergt., Co. L, 119th Inf., 30th Div. Born in Hoke County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. McNeill. Entered the service at Red Springs, N.C., June 19, 1917. Was sent to Camp Stuart, Va., and from there to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France April 17, 1918. Promoted



J. L. McNeill

Private Signal Corps, Co. C, 81st Div. Born in Robeson County; the son of E. D. and Mrs. Josephine McNeill. Husband of Mrs. Eula O’Neal McNeill. Entered service May 20, 1918, at Lumberton, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier. Sailed for France Aug. 16, 1918. Fought at St. Die Sector, Verdun, St.



J. M. McNeill

Private, Med. Corps, Base No. 65. Born in Scotland County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. McNeill. Entered the service at Laurinburg, N.C., June 1, 1918. Was sent to Ft. McPherson, Ga. Mustered out at Ft. McPherson, Ga., Sept. 3, 1918.



Biography of Corbin Asahel McNeill

Corbin Asahel McNeill, brother of Edwin V. McNeill, was born in Macoupin County, Illinois, January 13, 1867, in a log cabin. He received his public school education in Cherokee County, Kansas, following which he attended the State Normal School, at Fort Scott, and became a telegraph operator, a vocation which he followed for a short



Biography of Mrs. Nancy J. McNeill

Mrs. Nancy J. McNeill. While the professional career of Mrs. Nancy J. McNeill has covered but a short period of time, she has already demonstrated her right to a place among the learned members of the Cherokee County bar, and, as junior partner of the firm of Skidmore & McNeill, at Columbus, has built up



Biography of Alexander McNeill

Alexander McNeill, farmer, was a son of Alexander and Nancy (Montgomery) Mc-Neill, and was born in Ireland March 10, 1808. The first twenty-six years of his life he spent in his native land. In 1834 he emigrated to America, landing in Philadelphia. Thence, two months later, went to Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, where, upon letters



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