Daniel McNeal, of Smith's Creek, Roanoke River
Facts and Events
||Daniel McNeal, of Smith's Creek, Roanoke River
||bef. August 1818
||Botetourt County, Virginia
Daniel McNeal was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 433.—6th April, 1768. George Skellern and Elizabeth to Daniel McNeill, £55, 100 acres patented to George, 10th July, 1766, on Smith's Creek, otherwise called Tinker Creek, a branch of Rone Oak. Teste: Benj. Rice, Wm. Preston, Granville Smith, Francis Smith, Pat Buchanan. Delivered: Capt. Thomas Madison, 22d October, 1770.
- McNeal, Daniel. Will probate August 1818.
- Names wife, Sarah and children Jane (wife (of) Robt. Filson), Polly (wife (of) Geo. Bright), and grandson Thomas Jefferson Bright.
- [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 60].
Processioning List of 1765
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Vol. 2 - Page 382.--1765: Wm. Bryans and Jas. Neely report as follows, viz: For James Bryan (on Roanoke), for Wm. Bryan, Jr., for David Bryan (Geo. McAfee present), for Rees Bowin, for Hugh Mills, for David Cloyd (Tinker's Creek), for David Robinson, for Wm. Graham, for Wm. Graham (on Bufallo Creek), Benj. Paulson present; for Wm. Graham, Henry Holston present; for Peter Evans; for Thos. Tosh, Danl. McNeal present; for Jno. McAdoo, Jas. Mellin present; for David Dutton, Wm. Elam present; for Israel Christian, for Joseph Snodgrass, for Joseph Robinson, for John Neilly; for Baptist Armstrong, present Thomas Acres; for Wm. Carvin, for Wm. Terry, for Thomas Ackers, for James Neilly (on Carson's Creek).
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 105.--David Robinson and Anneble (Annable) to Israel Christian, 10th August, 1765, £40, 167 acres by patent, 10th March, 1756, on Buffalo of Roanoke. Teste: David Robinson, Thos. Ramsey, Robert Buchanan, Daniel McNeil, James Robertson.
- Page 493.--13th August, 1767. Joshua McCormick ( ) to Israel Christian, £25, horses and cattle. Teste: Wm. Christian, Wm. Fleming, Daniel McNeal, John Smith.
- Page 88.--29th October, 1767. John McFarland and Mary, of Bedford County, to James Holles, £40, 98 acres on a branch of Reed Creek, a branch of New River, betwixt the land of the said John and the Cove, patented to John 20th June, 1753. Teste: Israel and William Christian, Daniel McNeill, Robert Brsckenridge, Samuel Black, William Wright, William Bates, George Dair.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 18, 1767. - (347) Thos. Tosh, Danl. McNeill and Francis Grymes, to view a road from the Stone House to Evans's Mill. David Campbell and Samuel Downey appointed overseers of road from John McCreery's to James Moffett's, vice James Callison and David Cunningham.
- Page 256.--2d February, 1768. Jacob ( ) Lorton and Lydia ( ) to James Bane, £100, 560 acres by deed from James Patton 2d February, 1754, on Toms Creek, a pine by the Beaver Dams; corner Jacob Harmon's land; corner to the Price's land. Teste: William Preston, Robert Lusk, George Dair, Thomas Tosh, Daniel McNeill, Robert Cowan, John Buchanan, Francis Smith, Robert Breckinridge, Thomas Loyd, Peter Wright. Delivered: Jacob Sciler, 29th March, 1773.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1768 (A). - I, William Hays, do hereby impower and authorize Israel Christian to be my lawful attorney for me, my heirs, &c., to sue for, collect, and receive from George Paris, late of this Colony, but now of Carolina, the sum, &c., &c. (Signed) Wm. (his mark) Hays. 6th June, 1768. Test, Francis Smith, Daniel McNeill. Account above assigned is viz: Bedford County. George Paris to William Hays, debtor. 1761. Sundries. To two lbs. powder and four lbs. lead; to 69 days' waggoning in the campaign at 2/6 per day. Sworn to, 16th May, 1765, in Bedford County. Sworn to, 6th June, 1768, in Augusta.
- Page 75.--20th January, 1769. Henry ( ) Ferguson to Israel Christian, £50, 109 acres on a branch of Glade Creek of Roanoke whereon Henry now lives, near John Boreland's. Teste: Bryan McDonald, James McCorkle, Edward Carvin, Daniel McNeill, Thos. Madison, Arthur Campbell, William Christian.
- Page 459.--16th March, 1771. Settlement of Henry Coffman's estate By bonds of, viz: James Sears and Michael Thorn, David Cradock, Christopher Yeasill and Philip Crites, Mary Tasher and Michael Thorn, Henry Coffman and Michael Stump, Elizabeth Tasher and Michael Thorn, Peter Shook and James Sears, Joseph Wilson, George Yeokim and Michael Thorn, John Rorebough and Martin Jobb, John Higgens and Ignetius Coombs, Danl. McNeil and John Westfall, Michael Moore and Geo. Yeokim, John Spelman and John Roreback, Job Wellton and Thos. Parsons, Thos. Parsons and Robert Cunningham. Jacob Bogard and Michael Harness, Martin Jobb and Adam Rydebogh. Elizabeth Tosher and Michael Thorn. By cash received at vendue as follows, viz: Richard Byrn, Jacob Break, John Our, Philip Crites, Lanie Hire, Leonard Knave, Charles Smith, Lewis Shriver, Jacob Rabuck, Richard Byrn, Michae1 Drum (Dunn?), James Willkie. Conrad Moore, Christale Tasher, Abigail Coffman, John Gradner. Debts due by Jacob Reiger. Debts due to. viz: Peter Haws, Cathrine Stump, Malldlin Break, Chas. Lynch. Cash paid as follows, viz: To Richard Brynns, James Willy, Madlin Coofman.
- Vol. 2 - Nevill vs. Van Meter--O. S. 132; N. S. 46--Bill, 1804. From Hardy County. Orators are Joseph Nevill and Daniel McNeill. In 1769 Joseph Watson gave a bond to Henry Van Meter of Hampshire (Hardy). Watson, who was a merchant in Alexandria, died 1773 or 1774. Henry died testate in 1778-9, or 1780, and three sons, viz: Solomon, Abraham and Jacob, qualified executors. Joseph Watson was a doctor. (Note: same Daniel?)