Thomas Henry McNeill1,2,3

ID# 1869, (1821 - 1866)
FatherMalcom McNeill4,5 (18 Feb 1796 - 21 Feb 1875)
MotherMartha Rivers4,5 (19 Feb 1800 - 5 Aug 1827)

Key Events:

Birth: 1 Aug 1821, Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky6,7,8
Marriage: 26 Oct 1842, Christian Co., Kentucky, Rebecca Ann Tuck (3 Oct 1824 - 22 Nov 1859)9,6,10
Marriage: 11 Jun 1861, Marshall Co., Mississippi, Ann Eliza Arthur (13 Jul 1833 - 3 Oct 1866)11,12,13
Death: 29 Nov 1866, Coahoma Co., Mississippi14,15,6,8
Burial: the Boddie Family Cemetery, Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky16
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     
Thomas Henry McNeill
from family portrait
Thomas Henry McNeill was born on 1 Aug 1821 in Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky.6,7,8
     Thomas married first Rebecca Ann Tuck, daughter of Dr. Davis Green Tuck and Elizabeth M. Toot, on 26 Oct 1842 in Christian Co., Kentucky.9,6,10 Thomas have not been found in the 1850 or 1860 census. His holding of 24 slaves is listed on the 1850 census in Coahoma Co., Mississippi, enumerated 16 Oct 1850, apparently on his father's plantation.17
     When his wife's eldest brother, Dr. William J. Tuck, died in Memphis in 1859 leaving a library of 536 books, Thomas purchased over half of them for $392 when they were offered at auction.18
     His wife died on 22 Nov 1859 in near Garrettsburg, Christian Co., Kentucky.19,20,21
     The 1860 Federal Census of Coahoma Co., Mississippi, enumerated 18 Apr 1860, lists 82 slaves belonging to him. It is not clear whose property they were working on, though there is some indication they were rented to someone named Boon.22
     Thomas married second Ann Eliza Arthur, daughter of William Arthur and Susannah Hill Peters, on 11 Jun 1861 in Marshall Co., Mississippi.11,12,13 He died on 29 Nov 1866 at his plantation in Coahoma Co., Mississippi, at age 45.14,15,6,8 He was buried in the Boddie Family Cemetery, Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky.16

Children:
     Children with Rebecca Ann Tuck:

Children:
     Children with Ann Eliza Arthur:

  • William Arthur McNeill23,27 (17 Aug 1862 - )
  • Alexander Chalmers McNeill23,27 (30 Aug 1864 - )

Citations

  1. [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, shows name as Thomas Henry McNeill.
  2. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, bond 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, for $250; bond same date for $500; Petition filed 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, all show his late wife's name as Rebecca McNeil.
  3. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 137, shows name as Thomas Henry McNeill.
  4. [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.
  5. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 137.
  6. [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, shows date.
  7. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 137, shows date, town, county, and state.
  8. [S2144] Meador and Meador, Cemetery Records of Southern Christian County, pg 135, shows date.
  9. [S1225] Anderson, "Rebecca Tuck," e-mail to author, 10 Jun 2007, shows date, county, and state.
  10. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 60, shows married.
  11. [S1372] "Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935," Ancestry.com, record for Ann Arthur and Thomas McNeill, shows date and county.
  12. [S2144] Meador and Meador, Cemetery Records of Southern Christian County, pg 135, shows her as wife of Thomas R. [probably actually H] Mc Neill.
  13. [S2664] Wake, "Thomas Henry McNeil," e-mail to author, 13 Apr 2010, shows date and county.
  14. [S1225] Anderson, "Rebecca Tuck," e-mail to author, 10 Jun 2007, shows date, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  15. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 137, shows year, and at his plantation, Coahoma Co., Mississippi.
  16. [S2144] Meador and Meador, Cemetery Records of Southern Christian County, pg 135.
  17. [S1512] Thomas McNeil, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Coahoma Co., Alabama, slave schedule.
  18. [S4141] Tuck, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, administrator's inventory 16 Jun 1859; and list of book sales.
  19. [S1289] Register of Deaths, Commonwealth of Kentucky, , 1859, Christian Co. 1859, Rebecca A. McNeal, shows date, as 22nd, place, and residence as Mississippi.
  20. [S2144] Meador and Meador, Cemetery Records of Southern Christian County, pg 134, shows date, as 20th.
  21. [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, shows date, as 20th.
  22. [S2155] T. H. McNeill, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Coahoma Co., Mississippi, slave schedule, shows the six slaves on pg 57 as "Ret by Boon" but that notation is not carried over to those listed on pg 58.
  23. [S3374] Boddie and Boddie, Boddie and Allied Families, pg 138.
  24. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 60.
  25. [S1225] Anderson, "Rebecca Tuck," e-mail to author, 10 Jun 2007.
  26. [S2156] Ellen M. Crudup, Standard Certificate of Death.
  27. [S3372] Anderson, "some facts," e-mail to author, 31 Mar 2008.