Malcom M. McNeill1,2,3

ID# 2150, (1846 - 1917)
FatherThomas Henry McNeill4,5 (1 Aug 1821 - 29 Nov 1866)
MotherRebecca Ann Tuck6,4,5 (3 Oct 1824 - 22 Nov 1859)

Key Events:

Birth: 14 Oct 1846, "Hemp Hill", Christian Co., Kentucky7,8,9
Marriage: 19 Sep 1869, Garner Station, Yalobusha Co., Mississippi, Eliza M. Burke (30 Jan 1846 - 5 Jun 1880)10,11,12
Marriage: 20 Jun 1883, Grenada, Grenada Co., Mississippi, Willie M. Gilmore (9 Jan 1848 - 12 Dec 1921)13,14,15
Death: 29 Mar 1917, Estill, Mississippi16
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Tuck Family
The Dutt/Toot Family

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Narrative:

     Malcom M. McNeill was born on 14 Oct 1846 in "Hemp Hill", Christian Co., Kentucky.7,8,9
     His mother died on 22 Nov 1859, when Malcom was 13 years old.17,18,19
     Malcom married first Eliza M. Burke, daughter of John M. Burke and Mouring M. [surname unknown], on 19 Sep 1869 in Garner Station, Yalobusha Co., Mississippi.10,11,12 Malcom and Eliza M. Burke appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Coffeeville, Yalobusha Co., Mississippi, enumerated 12 Aug 1870, reporting real estate valued at $425. They were apparently living near her parents, as they are listed as adjacent households.20
     His wife died on 5 Jun 1880 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois.21,22
     Malcom appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, at 118 South Oakley St., enumerated 11 Jun 1880. His children Flora, Stella, Malcom, Willie and Thomas were listed as living with him, as was a 24-year old housekeeper.2 He married second Willie M. Gilmore on 20 Jun 1883 in Grenada, Grenada Co., Mississippi. She was the best friend of his first wife, who, according to family lore, Eliza had asked him on her deathbed to marry so her children would have a loving mother.13,14,15
     He seems to have taken the lead in filing a contest to the will of his mother's sister, Sarah Elizabeth Tuck, on 20 Oct 1883.23
     He was a retail merchant in Mississippi. He became a very successful business man and started the board of realtors in Chicago. The McNeills had land and business in several areas in the South as well.24,25,26,27
     Malcom and Willie M. Gilmore appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, at 46 East Linden, enumerated 28 Apr 1910.28
     Malcom died on 29 Mar 1917 in Estill, Mississippi, at age 70.16

Children:
     Children with Eliza M. Burke:

  • Flora McNeill29,2,5 (27 Jul 1870 - 18 Jun 1882)
  • Stella McNeill29,2,5 (23 Sep 1871 - )
  • Malcom Gilmore McNeill29,2,5 (28 Feb 1873 - 16 Oct 1921)
  • Willie Gilmore McNeill29,2,5 (27 Jun 1875 - 4 Jun 1932)
  • Thomas Henry McNeill29,2,5 (20 Feb 1877 - )
  • John McNeill30 (30 May 1880 - 2 Jun 1880)

Children:
     Child with Willie M. Gilmore:

  • Frank Rivers McNeill29,5 (19 Mar 1885 - 2 Dec 1977)

Citations

  1. [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 name in text as Malcom McNeill, and bear his signiture spelled that way as well.
  2. [S1388] Malcome McNeill household, 1880 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois.
  3. [S3372] Anderson, "some facts," e-mail to author, 31 Mar 2008, citing letter from Frank R. MacNeill, shows name as Malcolm McNeill; and citing Bible located at "HempHill," Christian County, KY. compiled by Margaret Metcalf McNeill Ayers, Memphis, Tennessee, shows name as Malcom McNeill.
  4. [S1225] Anderson, "Rebecca Tuck," e-mail to author, 10 Jun 2007.
  5. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 60.
  6. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, Petition filed 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, shows her as his mother.
  7. [S1225] Anderson, "Rebecca Tuck," e-mail to author, 10 Jun 2007, shows date, place, county, and state.
  8. [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.
  9. [S2078] Malcon McNeil household, 1870 U.S. Census, Yalobusha Co., Mississippi, shows age 23 and state.
  10. [S3372] Anderson, "some facts," e-mail to author, 31 Mar 2008, citing letter from Frank R. MacNeill, shows date, town, and state; and citing Bible located at "HempHill," Christian County, KY. compiled by Margaret Metcalf McNeill Ayers, Memphis, Tennessee, shows date.
  11. [S1372] "Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935," Ancestry.com, record for E. M. Burke and M. M. McNeill, shows date and county.
  12. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 60, shows married, as his first marriage.
  13. [S1372] "Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935," Ancestry.com, record for Malcolm McNeill and Willie Gilmore, shows date and county.
  14. [S3372] Anderson, "some facts," e-mail to author, 31 Mar 2008, citing letter from Frank R. MacNeill, shows date, and town and state; and citing Bible located at "HempHill," Christian County, KY. compiled by Margaret Metcalf McNeill Ayers, Memphis, Tennessee, shows date.
  15. [S2700] MacNeill, "Terry," e-mail to author, 13 May 2010, shows Willie as best friend of Eliza, and story of deathbed request.
  16. [S3372] Anderson, "some facts," e-mail to author, 31 Mar 2008, citing letter from Frank R. MacNeill, shows year, town and state; and citing Bible located at "HempHill," Christian County, KY. compiled by Margaret Metcalf McNeill Ayers, Memphis, Tennessee, shows date.
  17. [S1289] Register of Deaths, Commonwealth of Kentucky, , 1859, Christian Co. 1859, Rebecca A. McNeal, shows date, as 22nd, place, and residence as Mississippi.
  18. [S2144] Meador and Meador, Cemetery Records of Southern Christian County, pg 134, shows date, as 20th.
  19. [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.
  20. [S2078] Malcon McNeil household, 1870 U.S. Census, Yalobusha Co., Mississippi.
  21. [S3372] Anderson, "some facts," e-mail to author, 31 Mar 2008, citing letter from Frank R. MacNeill, shows date, and city and state; and citing Bible located at "HempHill," Christian County, KY. compiled by Margaret Metcalf McNeill Ayers, Memphis, Tennessee, shows date.
  22. [S1388] Malcome McNeill household, 1880 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows her husband as widowed, but since the effective date was 1 Jun it should not.
  23. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, bond 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, for $250, lists all the petitioners; bond same date for $500, lists petitioners but omits name of Rivers McNeill, apparently in error; Petition filed 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, list petitioners and give relationship to Sarah, as well as stating cause of action; response of executors 6 Nov 1883 and 24 Jan 1884 claims no evidence was provided in support and does not provide sufficient grounds; and order of Probate Court 9 Feb 1884 transferring case to Circuit Court to try the validity of the will.
  24. [S2078] Malcon McNeil household, 1870 U.S. Census, Yalobusha Co., Mississippi, shows occupation as Ret. Merchant.
  25. [S1225] Anderson, "Rebecca Tuck," e-mail to author, 10 Jun 2007, shows he was a successful business, man started board of realtors, and had land and businesses in areas in the South.
  26. [S1388] Malcome McNeill household, 1880 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows occupation as real estate.
  27. [S2066] Malcolm MacNeill household, 1910 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Georgia, shows occupation as agent and industry as real estate, working on his own account.
  28. [S2066] Malcolm MacNeill household, 1910 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Georgia.
  29. [S3372] Anderson, "some facts," e-mail to author, 31 Mar 2008, citing letter from Frank R. MacNeill and Bible located at "HempHill," Christian County, KY. compiled by Margaret Metcalf McNeill Ayers, Memphis, Tennessee.
  30. [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.