Malcom McNeill1,2,3

ID# 16866, (1796 - 1875)

Key Events:

Birth: 18 Feb 1796, Person Co., North Carolina4,5,6
Marriage: Mary Branch (about 1793 - 11 May 1816)7,8,9
Marriage: 29 Jul 1817, Anna Branch ( - before Oct 1820)10
Marriage: 12 Oct 1820, Martha Rivers (19 Feb 1800 - 5 Aug 1827)11,12,13
Marriage: 29 Nov 1829, Eliza D. Lynch (before 1805 - 8 Dec 1837)14,15,16
Marriage: 4 May 1846, Catherine Boddie (9 Aug 1805 - 2 Sep 1876)17,18,19,20
Burial: the Boddie Family Cemetery, Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky21
Death: 21 Feb 1875, "Hemphill", Kentucky22,23

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     
Malcom McNeill
from family portrait
Malcom McNeill was born on 18 Feb 1796 in Person Co., North Carolina.4,5,6 He married first Mary Branch.7,8,9
     His wife died on 11 May 1816.24 Malcom moved to Christian Co., Kentucky, one mile south of the Sinking Fork bridge on the road from Hopkinsville to Princeton, in 1817. He took the oath of citizenship there on 28 Feb 1817.25,26 He began accumulating property at an early age, first near his home in Kentucky, but later he bought thousands of acres in Mississippi and within the city of Natchez, which greatly increased in value.27,28,29 He made his first investments in Chicago in 1842, at a time when travel there required carriages or horseback. He became a man of great wealth, described in an 1884 history of Christian and Trigg counties as "perhaps the richest man in the county, with a large estate and many negroes both there and in Mississippi."30,31 He married Anna Branch, sister of his first wife, on 29 Jul 1817.10
     His wife died before Oct 1820.32
     Malcom married third Martha Rivers on 12 Oct 1820.11,12,13
     His wife died on 5 Aug 1827.33
     Malcom married fourth Eliza D. Lynch on 29 Nov 1829.14,15,16
     His wife died on 8 Dec 1837.34,35
     Malcom married fifth Catherine Boddie, daughter of George Boddie and Lucy Williams, on 4 May 1846.17,18,19,20
     Malcom and Catherine Boddie appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Christian Co., Kentucky, enumerated 7 Aug 1850, reporting real estate valued at $60,500 and 57 slaves. Their son Malcolm was listed as living with them, as was Malcolm Carothers. He reported an additional 72 slaves on his plantation in Coahoma Co. Alabama.2,36,37
     Malcom and Catherine appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky, enumerated 9 Apr 1860, reporting real estate valued at $240,000, and personal estate of $36,000, including 46 slaves houses in 10 slave houses. Malcom Caruthers, age 12, whose relationship is not known, is listed as living with them.38,39
     Malcom and Catherine appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky, enumerated 30 Aug 1870, reporting real estate valued at $29,700 and personal estate of $5,000. His widowed daughter Martha, by is third wife, and her children Elizabeth, Lucy, George, Malcolm, John, Willie and Nicholas were listed as living with them. Also listed were Benjamin, Rivers and William, three of the younger sons of his late son Thomas, and Lula Musgrove, age 20, a school teacher.40 He was buried in the Boddie Family Cemetery, Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky.21
     Malcom died on 21 Feb 1875 in "Hemphill", Kentucky, at age 79.22,23

Children:
     There were no children with Mary Branch

Children:
     Child with Anna Branch:

  • John Pryor Branch McNeill41 (18 Aug 1819 - 1820)

Children:
     Children with Martha Rivers:

Children:
     Child with Eliza D. Lynch:

  • Malcolm L. McNeill Jr.45 (20 Jan 1833 - 14 Apr 1857)

Children:
     There were no children with Catherine Boddie

Citations

  1. [S1225] Anderson, "Rebecca Tuck," e-mail to author, 10 Jun 2007, shows name as Malcolm MacNeill.
  2. [S1763] Malcom McNeil household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  3. [S2144] Meador and Meador, Cemetery Records of Southern Christian County, pg 135, shows name as Malcom Mc Neill.
  4. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 136, shows date, county, and state.
  5. [S2144] Meador and Meador, Cemetery Records of Southern Christian County, pg 135, shows date.
  6. [S1763] Malcom McNeil household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows age 54 and state.
  7. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 136, shows as his first of five marriages.
  8. [S2664] Wake, "Thomas Henry McNeil," e-mail to author, 13 Apr 2010, shows as his first marriage.
  9. [S2665] Perrin, Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky, pg 310, shows he had four wives, the first named Branch.
  10. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 136, shows date, that she was his second wife, and was sister of his first.
  11. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 136, shows date, and her as his third wife.
  12. [S2665] Perrin, Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky, pg 310, shows he had four wives, the second named Rivers.
  13. [S2664] Wake, "Thomas Henry McNeil," e-mail to author, 13 Apr 2010, shows as his second marriage.
  14. [S2664] Wake, "Thomas Henry McNeil," e-mail to author, 13 Apr 2010, shows date and as his third marriage.
  15. [S2144] Meador and Meador, Cemetery Records of Southern Christian County, pg 135, shows her as "consort of M. McNeill."
  16. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 136, shows her as his forth 2wife.
  17. [S2664] Wake, "Thomas Henry McNeil," e-mail to author, 13 Apr 2010, shows date, and has his fourth and her second marriage.
  18. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 136, shows her as his fifth wife.
  19. [S2665] Perrin, Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky, pg 310, shows he had four wives, the fourth named Body.
  20. [S1763] Malcom McNeil household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  21. [S2144] Meador and Meador, Cemetery Records of Southern Christian County, pg 135.
  22. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 136, shows date, place, and state.
  23. [S2144] Meador and Meador, Cemetery Records of Southern Christian County, pg 135, shows month and year.
  24. [S2664] Wake, "Thomas Henry McNeil," e-mail to author, 13 Apr 2010.
  25. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pp 136-7, shows year moved, county and state, and oath of citizenship.
  26. [S2665] Perrin, Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky, pg 310, shows he moved at an early date.
  27. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 137, describes purchases.
  28. [S2153] Malcom McNeill household, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as planter.
  29. [S3398] Malcom McNeal household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as farmer.
  30. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 137, describes purchases and that he accumulated a large fortune.
  31. [S2665] Perrin, Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky, pg 310, describes his wealth.
  32. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 136, shows she died before her husband's their marriage.
  33. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 166.
  34. [S2664] Wake, "Thomas Henry McNeil," e-mail to author, 13 Apr 2010, shows date, as Dec. 8, 1837.
  35. [S2144] Meador and Meador, Cemetery Records of Southern Christian County, pg 135, shows date as December 18, 1887. Given that her husband re-married in 1846, and the death date from other sources as Dec. 8, 1837, I believe the decade was mis-read from the stone.
  36. [S1755] Malcolm McNeil, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  37. [S1374] Malcolm McNeil, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Coahoma Co., Alabama, slave schedule.
  38. [S2153] Malcom McNeill household, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  39. [S2154] Malcom McNeill, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  40. [S3398] Malcom McNeal household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  41. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 137.
  42. [S3372] Anderson, "some facts," e-mail to author, 31 Mar 2008, citing Bible located at "HempHill," Christian County, KY. compiled by Margaret Metcalf McNeill Ayers, Memphis, Tennessee.
  43. [S2705] Smith, Reported Deaths, The Nashville Christian Advocate, 1897-1899 vol, pg 50, citing 7 Jan 1888 issue, Martha Boddie notice.
  44. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pp 38, 137.
  45. [S1763] Malcom McNeil household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.