Participants are asked to please email Vince MacNeil at email@example.com to up-date information in this list of genealogical summaries.
DNA results are displayed in the Results table (see Y results or mt results) as soon as they are available. When reading the following notes, please refer, by kit number, to the results table. Distinctive Y-DNA signatures for the Hebridean islands of Barra and Sandray are now well established. Other signatures, from islands further to the south on the Argyll coast, are not yet well established geographically. Our sampling from this southern area is somewhat inadequate, we encourage all clansmen to participate. The notes below are organized by kit number. Thank you to all participants who have shared information regarding their early ancestry.
Participant 13774 descends from Jesse Nell, born in Dumfries, Virginia in 1755. He moved to Mobile, Alabama sometime before 1783 and worked as an assistant to the Indian agent Alexander Cameron. In 1783, he moved to Charleston South Carolina where he made ropes for 40 years and he married Ursula Rebecca Brown in 1795. He died in 1823 and is buried in the 2nd Presbyterian Church yard in Charleston.
Participants 15391 and 17875 are descendants of Joseph McNeill born about 1770 in County Down, Ireland. Joseph's son John (b.ca 1796) married first Elizabeth KYLE and second Martha LENAGHAN. Participant 17875 descends from John's first marriage and participant 15391 descends from John and his second wife. The two participants are half-second cousins and their results confirm their common paternal ancestry.
Participant 16257 is an mt-DNA testee. This participant descends from Thomas McNeill, son of Robert MacNeil and Mary Katherine (MacKinnon) MacNeil of Barra. Thomas was born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland around 1724. Robert had left Barra around 1720. Thomas married Ann Tolbert and they emigrated to North Carolina/Virginia around 1750.
The results for 21971 are for a man who descends from Malcolm "Miller" MacDougall of Barra (who was the miller for the Laird of Barra) through his son Hector Red. Hector Red settled in Northern Cape Breton.
The results for 24757 are for a man who descends from a George Johnston b. ca 1690. This man does not have known Barra roots but it would be interesting to see how the Barra Johnstons compare to this signature.
The results for 25620 are for a descendant of a Donald McDonald of Scotland. This individual has a close match at the 25-marker level with a number of the Barra R1a MacNeil men. But the match becomes more distant at the 37-marker level. He likely shares a common ancestor with the MacNeils in the distant past.
The results for 25762 are for a descendant of James s/o Malcolm s/o John s/o Rory "The Piper" MacNeil. Malcolm "Piper" MacNeil and his wife Christina MacLean lived at Hellisay, Parish of Barra before coming to Castle Bay, Cape Breton in 1817. James b. 15 May 1806, married Mary (Hector Ban, Hector Og) MacNeil. They had a son named Hector J. who married Annie (John) Murphy who was a blacksmith at North Sydney. The participant descends from this couple.
The results for 26867 are for a descendant of Malcolm “Calum Mor” MacNeil b. ca 1809 at Benacadie, Cape Breton. He was the son of John s/o Hector "Piper" s/o John s/o Rory "The Piper" MacNeil. Rory was the hereditary piper for the Laird of Barra. Malcolm "Calum Mor a' Mhuilinn" was a miller at Ironville in Cape Breton. He married Mary (John "Mor, John "Og") MacKinnon. Hector "Piper" MacNeil settled at Piper's Cove, Cape Breton about 1802.
The results for 28082 are for a descendant of Archibald MacKinnon who likely was born at Allasdale, Barra, Scotland about 1808. He was the son of Neil MacKinnon and Mary MacPhee. This family emigrated to Shenacadie, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
The results for 29286 are for a descendant of Michael MacInnis b ca 1845 at Benacadie Cape Breton who m. Mary d/o Archibald MacKinnon (see above), s/o Donald MacInnis b. ca 1806 Barra and Christy MacIntyre s/o Michael "Saor" MacInnis and Catherine Galbraith and who lived at Sandray, s/o Rory “Saor” MacInnis of Barra.
The results for 30172 are for a descendant of Neil MacNeill of Colonsay. This Neil MacNeill was married to Peggie Currie and this family settled in Prince Edward Island.
The results for 30279 are for a descendant of Rev. George McNIEL who was born 1720 in Glasgow, Scotland, and died June 07, 1805 in Parsonsville, Wilkes County, NC. He married Mary Coats in Grayson County, VA.
The results for 30645 are for an mt-DNA participant who descends from Christy "The Big Widow" MacLean who was the wife of John "Red" MacDonald. She was the daughter of Alexander "Gobha" MacLean and Catherine Gillis of Barra. John "Red" MacDonald and Christy MacLean lived at Cliad, Barra, Scotland before emigrating to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. J1 is fortunately not the most common mt-haplogroup in Western Europe. It is a relatively small group and therefore we may be able to make something of it in consideration of the maternal lineages on Barra. In terms of "The Seven Daughters of Eve" this is the 'Clan of Jasmine' or a subdivision of it.
Participant 30866 descends for a Neill family with roots in County Down, Ireland.
The results for 31751 are for a descendant of Walter McInnes of Low Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland who was born about 1750. The connection of this individual to the others in the R1a group is unknown, but Y-DNA results indicate that they share a common ancestor.
The results for 33622 are for a descendant of Roderick (John Mor, John "Og") MacKinnon born ca 22 Nov 1806 at Nash, Barra, Scotland. He emigrated to Nova Scotia with his family and married Catherine (Alexander) MacNeil. They lived in the Boisdale, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia area. This individual is a 23/25 marker match for the other MacKinnon of Barra descent listed above, indicating that they likely share a distant common ancestor.
The results for 33650 are for a man who descends from Hector "Posta" MacNeil who settled at first at East Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and later moved to the Glace Bay, Cape Breton area. Evidence exists which links this family to Barra but the parents of Hector "Posta" are unknown. He was born in Scotland, likely Barra, about 1811.
The results for 33689 are for a man who descends from a John MacDougall of Ingonish, Cape Breton who was born about 1871. He married Mary Curtis.
The results for 34079 are for a descendant of Angus McNeill who was born about 1792. He died about 1833 in Sumpter County, Alabama. He also lived in Moore County, N.C. This participant has matched the DNA of a descendant of a Philip McNeill born 1795 in North Carolina. Philip McNeill moved to Tennessee and married Sarah Todd, then moved on to Arkansas. Angus McNeill married Susanna Graham (b. 1793 d. 1860/70). Susanna Graham died in Jasper County, Mississippi. Angus and Susanna's children were: Cornelius (b. 1819); Flora (b. 1821); Jane (b. 1832); John (b. 1823); Katherine (b.1815); Susan (b. 1833); William Malcolm (b. 11/18/1827, Wayne Co., MS. - d. 1864 Atlanta, GA.); Caroline (b.May 28, 1830 in Wayne Co., MS.). Susanna Graham's father was Zachariah Graham and her mother was Flora. Zachariah Graham was one of the founders of Union Presbyterian Church in Moore County, North Carolina.
The results for 35098 are for a man who descends from John “Ban” MacNeil who was likely born in Barra about 1760. John Ban and his wife Catherine settled in the Red Islands area of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. John Ban was a soldier in the 82nd regiment of Highland Foot, he died about 1835.
The surname McGreal is recognized by Clan MacNeil in Canada as a variant of the name MacNeil. Participant 35411 is a descendant of Lawrence McGreal, b. c 1780, County Mayo, Ireland.
The results for 35424 are for a man who descends from a Neilson. Nothing further is known about this participant’s ancestry.
The mt-DNA results for 35602 are for a descendant of Florence "Flory" MacInnis who was the wife of Rory (Eoin) MacNeil of Barra. Rory and Flory were married in Barra on 11 Feb 1816. Flory was described as the d/o Angus MacInnis of Bruthernish and she died at Glengarry, Big Pond on 10 Apr 1869. They had a daughter Sarah who married John (Charles) MacNeil. John and Sarah settled first at Glengarry, Big Pond and later at Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. This maternal line belongs to mt-Haplogroup H. This is sometimes called the Clan of Helena, as in the book 'The Seven Daughters of Eve'. There are seven main clans in Europe and Helena is the most common; 40% of Europeans belong to it. This clan seems to have originated (about 20,000 years ago) in the area that is now southern France and adjacent Spain. It shows a similar pattern of dispersal to the male group R1b1 (the 'Celtic' group) to which most Scottish men belong.
The results for 35676 are for a descendant of Robert McNeill, b. ca 1797 in Scotland, who lived in Masstown, Nova Scotia, just outside Truro. Robert married Mary Crowe about 1821. He died 6 Jan 1872. His origins in Scotland are unknown.
The results for 36022 are for a man who descends from John McNeill who was in VA during the 1790s. It is believed that he was from NC. There is unconfirmed information that his father was Thomas McNeill.
The results for 36498 are for a man who descends from John McNeil who was born about 1797 at Antigonish Harbour, Nova Scotia. John married Helen Gillis and he died on 24 May 1892 at New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. They had a son named Henry Lewis Philip McNeil who married Catherine MacKenzie on 5 Apr 1855 in New Glasgow.
The results for 36900 are for a man who descends from John Dexter MacNeil born Dunville, Ontario 1859, son of John and Agusta MacNeil. He married Ida Madget on 9 Oct 1881 in Hamilton, Ontario.
The results for 37051 are for a man who descends from McNeills who can be traced back to Comrie in Perthshire in 1760. The first known McNeil of this line was a Donald McNeil born about 1740 in Scotland.
The results for 37828 are for a man who descends from Duncan McNeill of Colonsay. Some of his descendants moved to Paisley, Ontario.
The results for 38010 are for a man who descends from Murdock MacNeil who was likely born at Tangasdale, Barra about 10 Mar 1864. He was likely the son of Donald MacNeil and Margaret MacNeil of Tangasdale. Murdock died in Australia.
The results for 38596 are for a man who descends from Roderick MacNeil. He was likely born in Havre Boucher, Antigonish County, N.S. Roderick, a Catholic, married Esther Garrett, a Presbyterian, in January 1839 in St Andrew's Church in New Carlisle, P.Quebec. After this, they lived and raised a large family of eight daughters and three sons in Little Pabos, Grande Rivière, P.Q. Roderick died on 15 Jan 1870 and is buried in the catholic cemetery of Grande Rivière. On his death certificate, he is listed as a farmer and fisherman of 65 years, so he was born either in 1804 or 1805.
The results for 38598 are for a man who descends from Clyde V. McNeal. He was likely born in Arkansas or Mississippi on 14 Dec 1889. He was the son of John McNeil b. ca 1860 in Tennessee or Mississippi and Mollie Fowler b. ca 1860 in Tennessee.
The results for 38619 are for a descendant of Hugh Neel/Neal/Oneal who was b.abt 1750 in Ireland. His son, John Neel Sr., b. abt 1775 NC and d. 1845 Ray Co, Missouri, married Rebecca Guess, b. 1778 NC.
The results for 39725 are for a descendant of a William McDonald of Pennsylvania, USA. He was born sometime around 1812. This man does not have any known Barra ancestry.
The results for 40577 are for a man who descends from David McNeil who was born in 1881 possibly at Linlithgow, near Glasgow, Scotland.
The results for 41270 are for an individual who descends from a Christina MacNeil of Reserve, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Christina was the d/o Michael (Michael, John) MacNeil and Margaret MacLeod. Margaret was the d/o Margaret Nearing who was the d/o Elizabeth MacDonald b. ca 1831 in Nova Scotia d/o of a Jane MacDonald? This individual is belongs to mt-Haplogroup K. Bryan Sykes in the book "Seven Daughters of Eve" named this Clan Katrine.
The results for 42209 are for a man who descends from Donald (Angus) MacNeil who was b. ca 1831 in Nova Scotia. Donald married Mary (Rory Big) MacKenzie and settled at Bay St. Lawrence, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
The results for 42254 are for a man who descends from John "Miller" MacDougall of Barra (who was the miller for the Laird of Barra) through his son Roderick. Roderick b. ca 1785 settled at Big Beach, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and he married Sarah (Donald) MacNeil.
The results for 42474 are for a descendant of Roderick "Rory Breac" MacNeil of Barra. He was born about 1760 and married (1) Mary MacNeil and (2) Catherine MacLeod. He settled at East Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and reportedly had 21 children. This participant descends from Rory and his second wife through their son John who was born about 1811. John settled at North Sydney, Cape Breton where he married Margaret MacNeil.
The results for 42505 are for a man who descends from John "Black" MacNeil of Barra who settled in the Antigonish area of Nova Scotia. He had a son Donald b. ca 1799 who married Ann MacInnis.
The results for 42811 and 108768 are for men who descend from James McNeill (1794-1889) of the Isle of Arran.
The results for 42940 are for a man who descends from John McNeil b. ca 1836 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was the son of Hector (John) McNeil and Anne Drummond. Hector's father John was from Campbeltown, Argyllshire, Scotland. Members of this family emigrated to Redfern, NSW, Australia.
The results for 43433 are for a descendant of Roderick MacNeil b. ca 1806 in Scotland who married Mary Fortune and lived at Sydney Mines, Cape Breton. His origins in Scotland are unknown. However, based on his matches his roots are likely in Barra.
The results for 43984 are for a man who descends from Neil MacPherson who lived at Bruthernish, Barra. He married Mary MacNeil and she eventually settled in the Big Pond area of Cape Breton. This man descends from their son Michael MacPherson who was born in Barra about 1810 and married Flora MacKenzie of the Red Islands. These results indicate that this branch of the Barra MacPherson Clan has close genetic ties to the MacNeils of Barra.
The results for 44447 are for a man who descends from Neil "Pearson" MacNeil who was likely born in Barra about 1761. He settled at Mabou, Cape Breton, NS and died about 1 Jun 1816. He married Margaret (Rory) MacNeil. This man descends from Neil's son Alexander who was born in Barra about 1797. Alexander moved from Mabou to Minnesota, USA.
The results for 45098 are for a man who descends from Charles McNeil who was born in Scotland in Dec 1843 and came to the US in 1867. Charles settled in Illinois. He married a woman named Isabella.
Nothing is known of the ancestry of participant 45235.
Participant 45296 descends from a Buie family of Jura. This participant also has mt-DNA results displayed with the project.
The results for 45860 are for a man who descends from Alasdair "Mor" MacNeil who lived at Brebheig, Barra before settling at Gillis Point, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Alasdair "Mor" (Neil s/o John s/o Neil s/o Lachlan) married Catherine (Allan "Og") MacNeil on 9 Feb 1813 in Barra. This participant descends from Alasdair "Mor"'s son Michael "Mor" who was born about 1826 in Cape Breton. Michael settled at Glace Bay, NS.
The results for 46281 are for a descendant of William McDonald, son of Donald McDonald (b.c 1755) and Barbara Gunn (1763?-1855). He was born in 1793 at Breakachie, Strath of Dunbeath, Latheron Parish, Caithness. He was a cattle herder/crofter and died in January 1875 at Westerdale, Halkirk Parish, Caithness. In 1822 William married Margaret FORBES in Latheron, Caithness. Margaret died between 1823-1826 after the birth of their child Isabella. William married secondly, Margaret GUNN on 26 Apr 1827 in Davachendirie, Strath of Dunbeath, Latheron Parish, Caithness. This man is descended from their son Alexander McDONALD born in 1833 at Braehour, Halkirk Parish, Caithness. This participant also has mt-DNA results displayed with the project.
The results for 48412 are for a man who descends from Charles MacNeil and Mary MacLean of Barra. Many members of this family emigrated to Shenacadie, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. This DNA signature is for a descendant of Stephen b. 1841 at Shenacadie s/o Alexander b. ca 1797 Barra s/o Charles.
The results for 48458 are for a man who descends from Charles and Mary MacLean of Barra. This man descends from James b. ca 1841 at Grand Narrows s/o John b. ca 1799 Barra s/o Charles.
The results for 48793 are for a descendant of John McNeill who was born about 1785. He married Sarah Murray in Glassdrummond, County Down, Ireland in 1806. He brought his family to Canada in 1850 (except for James and Thomas). Thomas McNeill, b.1809, married Mary Rippard in 1840 in Glassdrummond. They had a son, Christopher, b. 1851 in Glassdrummond, who married Ellen Bowden in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland in 1876. They had a son, Christopher, b.19 Nov 1877, who married Mary Maria Boyd in Belfast, Ireland 26 Dec 1898 and moved to Connecticut, USA in 1903, where the family remained.
The results for 49211 are likely also for a descendant of Roderick "Rory Breac" MacNeil mentioned above. This individual descends from Stephen b.ca 1850 s/o Angus b.ca 1801 in Nova Scotia s/o Roderick "Rory Breac" MacNeil.
The results for 50083 are for a man who descends from James s/o Hector s/o John Ban s/o Hector Ban s/o Hector Og MacNeil who was the Tanaistear or Governor of Barra. Hector Og was the s/o James 1st of Ersary s/o Roderick Laird of Barra. Hector Ban MacNeil is said to have settled at the Red Islands and this participant is a 25/25 marker match for John Ban MacNeil's descendant who is listed above. It is believed that John B. MacNeil and this Hector Ban lived next to each other at the Red Islands at the time of the Cape Breton census of 1818.
The MacDonald results for 50928 are for a descendant of James Macdonald b.ca 1794 and d. 1857.
The results for 54790 are for a descendant of Patrick McNiel born about 1733, died 28 Mar 1786 in Virginia. He came to Orange Virginia in 1745 from Great Britain. On 28 May 1769 he was commissioned an Ensign in the Virginia Militia. He is listed in the DAR Patriot Index for selling "beeves" to the Continental Army. He married Martha (last name & date unknown) and had one son, Archibald McNeil born about 1757 in Orange Co. VA and died about 1828 in Fayette Co. Kentucky. Married Sarah Chandler 14 Feb 1782 in Orange Co. Virginia.
The results for 55403 represent the lineage of Neil McNeil, born 1739 in North Carolina, and his son William Love McNeil, born 1786 in Virginia and died in 1863 in Centerville, Ohio.
The results for 57413 are for a man who descends from John James McNeill (1828-1882) who married Jane McBride (1841-1916) in Glasgow, Scotland. They arrived in Millicent, South Australia, about 1862 on a boat named 'North'.
The results for 57936 are for a descendant of Donald (John) MacNeil of Barra. Donald married Sarah MacDonald and he settled in the Grand Narrows area of Cape Breton. Donald died about 27 Dec 1847. They had a son named Alexander b. ca 1816 who married Catherine "Kitty" MacIntyre. They settled near Gabarus, Cape Breton.
The results for B60282 are from a man who descends from John McNeal, born around 1790, in North Carolina. John married a Winifred "Winnie" Unknown. They had at least 10 children, with the first few having been born in North Carolina. By 1820, they were living in Wilkinson County, Georgia, where they remained for nearly 40 years. Sometime before 1856, they moved to Henry County, Alabama. John disappears from record after the 1866 Alabama State Census, in which he is 76 years old and living alone. Participant B60282 descends from John and Winnie's son, Jarrett Elbert McNeal, born in 1824, Wilkinson County, Georgia, and died in the Civil War in Richmond, Virginia, June 2, 1864.
The results for 61463 are for a man who descends from Neil MacNeil. He was born at Alasdale on the west side of Barra. Neil married Christina MacDonald in 1879 and they set up house in Bolnabodach, Barra. They had 10 children. These results are for a man who is only one generation removed from Barra. The close match between this man and the Barra MacNeils of Cape Breton confirms the connection between the two groups.
The results for 61688 are for a man who descends from Alexander (Eoin) MacNeil of Barra. This man had a son known as Donald "Ban" b. ca 1821, likely in the Boisdale, Cape Breton area, who married Catherine (John Mor) MacKinnon. They had a son named Alexander who married Catherine MacGillivray and settled at Springfield, Massachusetts. See results for kit 281963.
Nothing is known of the ancestry of participant 62062.
The MacNeil results for 62654 are for a man who descends from John MacNeil of Barra. On 5 Sep 1820 John MacNeil (s/o Angus MacNeil of Brebheig) married Ann MacNeil d/o Allan Og MacNeil. They had a son named Michael "Mor" b.ca 1839 who married Mary (Hector) MacNeil 25 Feb 1873 in Boisdale, Cape Breton and this participant descends from them.
Participant 62925 is an mt-DNA testee. This person descends from Turquill McNeill who was born 13 Feb 1795 in Robeson County, NC and died 7 Jun 1855 in Dent County, Mo. His wife's name was Elizabeth McNail.
The results for 62980 are for a man who is said to descend from Alasdair MacNeil b. ca 1831 at Gillis Point in Cape Breton and who married Sarah MacKenzie, the participant descends from this couple.
Participant 63114 descends from Harold Sherman MacNeill 1893-c.1960. He probably lived at Westville, NS. Harold was in the Canadian military in WW1 (and a POW). He later lived in Trenton, NJ in the 1930s, then Waltham, Mass in the 40s - 50s.
Participant 63774 may descend from a Neill McNeill who may have come to America from Jura. This Neill possibly came up the Cape Fear River, from what is today Wilmington, as part of the 1739/1740 Argyle Colony. This participant’s ancestor, Malcom McNeill (said to be son of this Neill) was born in North Carolina and is documented as a private serving in the Colonial Army during the American Revolution. Malcom's wife Nancy McNeill (said to be the daughter of William McNeill & Jane Campbell) was born in Scotland, reportedly in Argyll.
Participant 64458 descends from Angus Nicholson who was born circa 1790 in Barra. The family emigrated to Cape Breton circa 1830. His earliest MacNeil relation (not tested in this project), through his paternal grandmother, is Alexander MacNeil of St. Rose, Cape Breton who arrived there about 1805, reportedly from Barra.
The results for 65133 are also for a descendant of Hector "Piper" MacNeil. This participant descends from Roderick (Hector, John, Rory the Piper) MacNeil b. ca 1808 at Piper's Cove. He married Ann (John) MacKinnon about 1840. This man descends from their son John A. who married Jessie (Malcolm) MacMullin.
The results for participant 65405 can be found in the mt-DNA table. This woman’s maternal line leads to Isabella MacNeil who married Roderick MacMullen. They lived in the Port Hood area of Cape Breton. They had a daughter Elizabeth who was born about 1850. She married Angus MacNeil (b. ca 1836 at Boularderie, Cape Breton) son of James “Red” MacNeil and Catherine Currie on 14 Nov 1871 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The results for 65411 are for a descendant of John (Angus) MacNeil and Ann (Allan Og) MacNeil of Barra. Their son Donald MacNeil was baptized 30 Jan 1822 in Barra. About 1856, Donald married Margaret MacNeil (daughter of James MacNeil and Christy MacSween). This participant also has mt-DNA results displayed as part of the project, his maternal ancestor would be Catherine MacMullen of the French Road in the Mira area of Cape Breton. She married John Morrison, son of Alasdair Morrison and Maryann Campbell of the North West Arm in Cape Breton. Catherine was the daughter of Michael MacMullen b. ca 1834 at the Red Islands and Flora Campbell (daughter of Angus) of Mira.
The results for 65798 are for a man who descends from Malcolm Nicholson born about 1776 in Barra. He died there sometime between the 1841 census and 1851 census. He was married to Ann MacNash who died on Barra in 1857. His son John was born in 1810 and married Catherine Campbell in 1841. They moved to Inverness area in 1852.
Participant 66336 descends from a John Rodd born 1767 in England. This individual also has mt-DNA results displayed with the project.
Participant 66602 descends from John W. McNeil who was possibly born in Nova Scotia, Canada (Halifax?? or Cape Breton??) in December 1851. He emigrated from Halifax to the U.S. between June and December 1880. He was a Roman Catholic. Both his parents were born in Scotland. John died in North Attleboro, Mass. in March 1926.
Participant 66654 has ancestry in Northern Ireland and Isle of Man.
Nothing is known of the ancestry of participant 67295.
The results for 67298 are for a man who descends from William P. McNeil who married Anne Cameron in Halifax on 20 Jun 1867. He was the son of John McNeil and Helen Gillis and was the brother of Henry Lewis Philip listed above.
Kit 68190 - No information.
Participant 68238 may descend from Thomas Neel b. 1718 Scotland, probably Argyllshire perhaps Colonsay, d. 1790s and buried in Mecklenburg Co. N.Carolina. Thomas married Sara (b. 1721 in Scotland) prior to departure about 1739. They had 12 children: 1. (speculative) James, married Jennie 1793 in Mecklenburg Co. probably moved to Tennesse. 2. (speculative) Thomas, b.Tennesse, moved to Arkansas. 3. (highly probable) Ambrose, b. Arkansas c. 1804, d. Texas "kilt by a indian arrow" 1858, and had one son, Henry Sevier Neel, b. 1834 Arkansas. Henry married Lucinda Colbath in Arkansas and they moved to Texas in 1848, they had two sons: George Ellis and Ambrose.
Participant 68265 has roots in the Isle of Man.
The results for 68281 are for a descendant of Alexander McNeill b. 16 Feb 1845 in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland and died 16 Mar 1917 at Remlig, Jasper Co., Texas. He was the son of William McNeill, b. ca 1814 in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, and Mary Walker, b. ca 1813, of the Townland of Ballyreagh in the Parish of Dunaghy in County Antrim.
Participant 69720 is a distant cousin of 46281. Please refer to the description for 46281 for early family history information.
The results for 70500 are for a man who descends from Hugh (Malcolm, John Ban) MacNeil. Hugh was baptized 23 Jul 1823 at Sandray (a small island in the Parish of Barra). Hugh married Elizabeth (Norman) MacNeil of Piper's Cove. Hugh lived at Barra Glen, Cape Breton.
Participant 71698 descends from a Hugh McNeill of Bay Fortune, PEI. It is believed that he was a Barra MacNeil. He was the father of John Francis MacNeill born about 1851 in PEI. John’s mother was Sara Wilt. John Francis grew up with a McDonald family on Lot 47.
Participant 73456 descends from William T.MacNeal who was born in the 2nd half of the 19th century. His family was from northeast Pennsylvania. He may have been a descendant of James McNeal from Scotland who came through Philadelphia and settled in that same area (Luzerne County) just before the American Revolutionary War. He was a member of the Pennsylvania regiment and fought in the war.
The results for 74181 are for a man who descends from Donald McNeill who was born about 1795 on the Isle of Mull in Scotland. He was married to Christina who was also likely a McNeil before marriage. Donald was a crofter and they lived at a place called Caliach.
Participant 74381 descends from Dennis Lockling who married Sarah Wilson (both born in Scotland). Their son Dennis Lockling was born on 16 Sep 1715 and died on 13 Aug 1795 at Putney, Vermont. This participant descends from the son Dennis.
Participant 75526 descends from Don Arturo O’Neill O’Keffe (of Fews) b. ca 1783.
The results for 75687 are for a man who descends from James MacNeil and Mary MacLean of Barra. This is likely the couple who married at Giarrimore, Barra on 13 Feb 1825. They had a son named Neil born at East Bay ca 1828. This Neil first married Mary Cameron and they had a son named John who married Sarah MacDougall. The participant descends from this couple.
The results for 76194 are for a man who descends from Jacobus McNiel. He was married to Antje Lisk on 15 May 1767 in Bergen, New Jersey. It is believed that Jacobus was born in Raritan, New Jersey. Antje Lisk was born in Staten Island. Jacobus was an ensign during the revolutionary war. Jacobus and Antje McNiel had several children. David McNiel was the son that gave rise to this family line. He was born in 1778. He had a son whom he named George Washington McNiel, born 1803.
Participant 76556 is a member of the Brevig line of MacNeills, descending from Gilleonan (b.c. 1690 & 1st Tacksman of Brevig), son of Roderick 38th Chief of the Clan. Gilleonan's son Roderick (b.c. 1740 & 2nd Tacksman of Brevig) emigrated from Barra to Prince Edward Island in 1802. His son, Roderick Og and wife Katherine MacEachern, produced ten children, leaving a large family of MacNeills in PEI. Roderick Og died in 1848.
Participant 76695 is likely a descendant of Donald Og MacNeil who was one of the first settlers at Cape George in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. This Donald had a son named Donald who married Mary MacKinnon. They had a son named John who married Ann MacDonald. This couple had a son named John b. ca 1857 who married Mary Bell Beaton. The participant likely descends from this couple.
The results for 76977 are for a man with Prince Edward Island roots. This man descends from a Roderick MacNeil who was born about 1780. He married Margaret Brown and they settled on Lot 16 in PEI. They had a son named Alexander born ca 1809 who married Mary (John) MacNeil. They had a son Joseph and this participant descends from him.
Participant 79706 descends from Timothy McNeill b. ca 1841 in PEI and Mary Ann Connors. They had a son Daniel R. b. ca 1874 in PEI. He married Harriet Roseline Bushy in Boston on 30 Nov 1899. This participant descends from this couple.
The results for 80081 are for a man who descends from John McNeill, b. ca. 1770, of Gigha. He married Mary Morrison of Cove. His son John McNeill (1817-1889) married Jane Livingstone (his cousin), both are buried at Janefield Cemetery, Glasgow. His son, John McNeill (1853-1913) married Jane Macrae Livingstone McNeill (1895-1987). The family emigrated to Australia.
The results for 81407 are for a man who descends from Alasdair "Mor" MacNeil who lived at Brebheig, Barra before settling at Gillis Point, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Alasdair "Mor" (Neil s/o John s/o Neil s/o Lachlan) married Catherine (Allan "Og") MacNeil on 9 Feb 1813 in Barra. This participant descends from Alasdair Mor's son Michael "Mor" who was born about 1826 in Cape Breton. Michael settled at Glace Bay and married Ann “Bheag” MacLean. They had a son John Joseph MacNeil b. ca 1873 at Port Morien, CB, NS. This participant descends from him.
Participant 83106 descends from Malcolm McNeil who lived at Charleston, SC. Family history says he came from Barra but there is no proof of that. He was born in Scotland in 1759 and came to America in 1773. Malcolm served in the Revolutionary War for four years. In 1779 he married Mary Norris, who was born in Scotland in 1756. She came to America in 1774. Some researchers claim that Malcolm's first name may have been John.
Participant 83169 descends from William McNeil who was born about 1698 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
The results for kit 84600 are for a man who was adopted by a MacNeil of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. His biological father was likely a MacDonald.
Participant 86273 descends from Joseph McNeill who married Jessie Fulton in 1923.
Participant 86351 has results displayed in the mt-DNA table.
Participant 86834 descends from Neil McNeill who left a will in 1764 and was an Argyll Colonist of 1739. His son Roger died in Cumberland County NC in 1789. Roger's son Hector McNeill was born 12 Dec 1785 in North Carolina. He married Zillah Housman and settled in Graves County about 1815. Hector McNeill and Zillah Housman McNeill are in the 1810 census of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Zillah was born in Duplin County, North Carolina. In 1799, she moved with her family to Cumberland County, North Carolina. About 1815, Hector and his family moved to Graves County. Hector and Zillah had 10 children. Hector died in 1858 and Zillah died in 1857. They are buried in Graves County, Kentucky.
The Neilson results for 87258 are for a man who descends from William Neilson. William may have been born in Scotland in 1754 (although a census record indicates 1755), and was a weaver in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He came to New York on the "Commerce" in February 1774. He made his way to Pennsylvania (Lycoming County) and married Nancy Burns about 1777. Her father was Thomas Burns, also spelled as Barns. They settled in Newport Township of Luzerne County in Pennsylvania and had eight children. This testee is a descendant of John, the fifth child, who married Elizabeth Radabaugh and moved to Ohio Territory in 1810.
Participant 87332 descends of a Buie family with roots in Jura.
Nothing is known of the ancestry of participant 90784.
Participant 94581 descends from a Malcom Jordan McNeill. At the time of the 1880 census Malcom claimed that his father was born in Scotland, his mother in North Carolina, USA, and he, himself, in Tennessee. He was 44 years old at the time of the census. Research suggests that these McNeills were part of the North Carolina clan and probably from the family of Godfrey McNeill. Malcom Jordan McNeill's wife was a Kincaid.
Participant 95253 descends from an Archibald Mc Neil who is said to have been born in Argyll, Scotland. He lived in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland and died in a shipwreck with his brother Charles in 1737 at Sable Island, Nova Scotia. He had three sons who survived. One son, also named Archibald, was born at Ballycastle, Noorthern Ireland and died at Litchfield, Ct. in 1789. This Archibald had a son named John who was born at Litchfield in 1741 and died at Charlotte, Vt.in 1813. This John also had a son named John who was born at Charlotte in 1785 and died there in 1867. This John also has a son named John who was born at Charlotte in 1813 and died in Port Huron, Mi in 1885. The participant descends from this man.
The results for 96294 are for a man who descends from Donald (Ruairi) MacNeil of the island of Sandray which is part of the Barra Isles. Donald (Ruairi) and his wife Margaret "Sarah" MacNeil (Roderick) came to Nova Scotia about 1799. Donald and his son Rory "Mor" MacNeil were two of the first MacNeils who founded Iona (formerly known as Sandray) in 1802. Rory Mor was b. ca 1788 and may have died on 6 Feb 1869. He married first Mary (Malcolm) Campbell and second Mary (John Ban) Campbell. This participant descends from Donald "Mor" MacNeil b. ca 1815 and Catherine (Hector, Neil) MacNeil. Donald "Mor" was the son of Rory "Mor" MacNeil and his first wife.
The results for 96882 are for a man who's ancestor John McNeil came to Americain the early 1770s. John McNeil was married to Ann Carman. They settled in Ulster County in New York. They likely came from Northern Ireland, perhaps County Antrim or Lononderry. Just before 1800, they moved from Ulster County to Cayuga Co. John died shortly after they settled in Cayuga Co. His widow remarried John Martin. John and Ann McNeil's son James married Nancy Belknap and they moved to S.Michigan, Cass Co. about 1840. James died from a flue epidemic and left a large family.
Participant 99199 descends from a man named Archibald McIlepheder b. ca 1725 in Scotland. He died at Argyle Co., New York. He was married to Catherine McArthur was born ca 1725 in Scotland. They had a son named Alexander McNeil b. ca 1753 who died after 1810. He married Catherine Gillis who was b. 1758 at Kakiate, Orange, now Rockland Co., New York. She died on 13 Sep 1832 at Rockland Co., New York.
The results for 99485 are for a man who descends from Samuel McNeal, b. 1713 and d. 3 Jan 1799. Little is known about him except he was a registered member ofthe Pennsylvania Militia and fought in the War of Independence. According to some records, he came from Ireland but then some say he was just married to a lady from Ireland. Her name was Sarah Skillen but it is not known when she was born or died. Their son, Alexander McNeil, was b. 1734 in PA, m. 1770 in Chester County PA, d. 2 Mar 1819 and buried in Chester County PA. The spelling of the name has changed several times thru history.
The results for 100750 and 101103 are for men who descend from Neil (Roderick, Hector) MacNeil b. ca 1780 and Catherine Gillis b. ca 1780 of North Greian, Barra, Scotland. They had a son named Malcolm who was born at Greian, Barra and baptized on 2 Feb 1810. Malcolm married Christy MacPhee who was born about 1821, likely at Kilbar. These participants descend from this couple through their son Angus "Beag" MacNeil.
Participant 103487 descends from a William McNeill who was born in Northern Ireland circa 1832. His wife Mary was either from England or Scotland. They likely emigrated either in the 1850s or early 1860s as their son Robert McNeill was born in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1865. This participant descends from Robert. Robert had at least one brother, Alexander.
Participant 105304 is reportedly descended from Daniel McNeill (1778 - 1852) of Robeson County, NC and his wife Mary Buie Brown. Daniel McNeill (sometimes referred to as Marsh Daniel to distinguish himself from other Daniel McNeills) was one of two sons born to Neill McNeill and his wife Jane Campbell McNeill during the time of the American Revolution. The marriage of Neill and Jane was the second marriage for both. Neill is said to have been a widower (first wife unproven) who had been in North Carolina for some time and had children old enough to be on their own. Neill owned land and apparently lived with his first family in the Upper Little River section of Cumberland County.
Participant 106011 descends from Nelsons who have roots in Northern Ireland.
Participant 106370 descends from Isaiah McNeil b. 14 May 1786 Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co. NY and d. 28 Aug 1855 Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY, who married Alida VanSchoonhoven. Isaiah's parents were John McNeal, baptized 21 Jun 1761 Rombout, Dutchess Co., NY, d. 15 Feb 1820 Stillwater, Saratoga Co., NY and Helena Van De Bogart. John's parents were Thomas McNeal, b.c. 1725, d. 14 Aug 1761 NY and Rachel Haff. Thomas's parents were John McNeal Jr, b. around 1700, d. 1762 Wallkill, Orange Co., NY (now Ulster Co) and Martha Borland. John's parents were John McNeal Sr and ? From. It appears that John Sr. and his family were this participant's first generation of Americans.
The results for 108222 (McMillan/MacMillan) are for a man who descends from Hugh and Christy MacMillan. They had a son John born about 1792 who married Jane MacKinnon (Hugh Red). Their son Hugh was born at Creagantillidh, Barra, Scotland about 15 Feb 1815. Hugh emigrated to the Boisdale area of Cape Breton with his family where he married Mary (Roderick, Allan Og) MacNeil. They had a son John MacMillan born about 1853 who married Elizabeth MacLean (Donald, Neil, Hugh).
Participant 108460 descends from Archibald McIlepheder, b. ca.1725, who signed in as Archibald McNeil on arrival in Argyle NY, 1739, from Islay. He married Catherine McArthur, b. ca. 1725, Scotland.
Participant 110221 descends from the Neals of Amelia Co., VA.
Participant 112424 descends from Neill "Surveyor" McNeill (c1788-c1865) and his wife Sophiah of Moore County, NC (very close to the Cumberland, now Harnett, County line and near the small town of Broadway, NC). A Turquill McNeill (c1800 -1877) who lived nearby is said to have been Neill's brother. Neill and Sophiah's son, Neill jnr (c1827-1879), married Dorcas Underwood and their son was Ivory Lee McNeill. The family has remained in Lee (from Moore) and Harnett Counties in NC.
The results for kit 116421 are for a man who descends from Murdock MacNeil and Ann MacKillop of Rulios, Barra, Scotland. This couple emigrated to the Red Islands area of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. They had a son Donald born about 1825 who married Margaret Gillis. This couple had a son Murdock born at the Red Islands about 1861 who married Catherine MacInnis (daughter of Charles son of Angus Og).
Participant 118160 descends from Donald McNeil, possibly from Prince Edward Island, Canada, who married Mary McIntyre. They had 2 sons, Roderick b.c. 1799 and James b. 1817. Roderick married Margaret Doyle of Kilkenny, Ireland. They had a son James b. 2 Feb 1835 in Pabos, Que. He married Mary Ann Costigan.
The results for kit 118417 are for a man who descends from Archibald Mcilepheder-McNeil born 1725 at Islay Scotland. He died sometime between 1792 and 1797. He had a son Alexander McNeil born about 1753 who died after 1810. He had a son John McNeil born 1796 who died in 1823. John had a son Ransom McNeil born in 1833 who died in 1863.
The results for kit 119075 are for a man who descends from Roderick and Margaret MacNeil of Barra. They had a son Michael MacNeil who married Flory Morrison. They had a son John who was likely born on the island of Sandray (Parish of Barra) about 1807. John married Mary MacNeil and they had a son Donald who was born at Mingulay, Barra, Scotland about 1849. He married Margaret MacKinnon.
The results for 119731 and A1889 are for brothers of African American origin. They match the "Barra R1b" group.
Participant 115568 is an mt-DNA testee.
The results for 119731 are for a man who descends from Alexander McNeill, b. 1801 in Glasgow, Scotland. His son, Alexander Duncan McNeill (b. 1829) was well known in Scottish theatre and ran the Princesses Theatre in Aberdeen. His son, Duncan Kennedy McNeill (1869-1907), was born in Aberdeen.
The results for 123676 are for a man who descends from James McNeill who was born in Greenock in 1821. He was the son of Duncan who was the son of Donald.
The results for 127327 are for an Irish family who immigrated to America. Daniel McNeill (McNeal) was born in Ireland (most likely Northern Ireland) c. 1813-1814. He married Margaret McCook in Ireland and immigrated to U.S. He died died at Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, U.S. in Nov 1889.
The results for 127512 are for a man who descends from Eoin MacNeil of Barra. His son John, b. ca 1796, married Sarah Mackinnon on 21 Jun 1823 in Barra and had a son Angus baptized at Borve, Barra on 14 Mar 1826. Angus moved with his family to Iona and later perished on the Bras d'Or Lakes on 22 May l863. This participant descends from Angus' son Lauchlin who moved with his widowed mother Mary (MacLean) MacNeil to PEI after the death of his father.
The results for 131078 are for a man with paternal roots in Northern Ireland.
Nothing is known of the origin of participant 131609.
Participant 133527 is a descendant of Robert McNeill born about 1797 (or 1798) in Scotland. He later lived in Masstown, Nova Scotia. Robert married Mary Crowe about 1821. Robert died 6 Jan 1872 in Nova Scotia. His origins in Scotland are unknown.
Participant 133723 descends from Daniel McNeil Sr. b. 6 Apr 1791 in either North Carolina or Georgia, he was in Amite Co., MS, by early 1814 and lived there until his death on 2 Feb 1866. He had a son Elbert Burton McNeil, b. 16 Feb 1815 and d. 30 Sep 1901, who then had a son Reuben Cassels McNeil Sr., b. 20 Aug 1840 and d. 25 Dec 1905. This participant descends from Reuben.
The results for 134724 are for a man who's family emigrated to Prince Edward Island, Canada around 1770. John MacNeill, son of Malcolm MacNeill and Euphemia McAllister of Argyllshire, Scotland, was the first MacNeill to come to PEI. John MacNeill married Margaret Simpson, daughter of William Simpson and Janet Winchester who emigrated to PEI shortly after 1770. The Simpson family and the MacNeill family had several members of their families intermarry.
The results for 135153 are for a man who descends from Richard Macneall who was born in 1774 and died in 1815. Born at Walton Le Dale, Lancashire, England, he married Mary Porter at St Leonards Church, Walton Le Dale, Lancs.
The results for 135282 are for a man who descends from John McNeill who can be found in the 1850 census living in Covington County, Alabama. He served in the Civil War and was taken prisoner and discharged at the fall of Port Hudson. He died on 10 Dec 1875 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas. John McNeill's wife was Nancy Ann McKenzie born in Georgia. Their son John Napoleon McNeill was born 20 Jul 1848 in Alabama and married Mary Molly Hammett. He died 5 Mar 1907 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.
The results for 136568 are for a man with the surname Gillis. This family is believed to have roots in Barra.
The results for 136620 are mt-DNA results. This woman's mother was a McNeil born in Scotland about 1927. She came to Montreal, Quebec in 1953. Little is know about this woman's ancestry.
Participant 137719 is known to be a cousin of 33622 as both men descend from John 'Mor' son of Johh 'Og' MacKinnon of Barra. This participant descends from John Mor's son Stephen who was born about 1828. He married Christie MacNeil (daughter of John Ban) born about 1838. They had a son Joseph 'Professor' MacKinnon born about 1864 who married firstly Mary Johnston (daughter of Roderick) and secondly Mary Jane MacNeil (daughter of Hector Rory MacNeil). This family originates in Barra but emigrated to Boisdale, Cape Breton.
The results for 140375 are for a man who descends from Daniel McNeill who resided in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. He was born approximately 1629 to 1668. This participant descends from Daniel's son John who came to Hardy County in West Virginia.
Participant 142413 has paternal ancestors who emigrated from the British West Indies to the USA during the early part of the 20th century. Throughout the later part of the 1800s, they lived on the island of Antigua and for a short while on the island of Dominica.
Participant 143932 descends from Oliver Hall McNeil who came to South Wales about 1810. Anecdotal evidence suggests that he came from Barra, and was born in about 1790. He married Ann Reese in 1811 at Saint Anne's Soho, Westminster, England before moving to Aberavon in South Wales. This testee descends from their second son John (1816-1856) and Ann Gething.
Participant 144956 descends from Henry Charles McNeil who was born in 1862 in London. Henry was the son of William Baird McNeil who was born in Scotland. William was the son of John Daniel McNeil who was also born in Scotland. A descendant of these McNeils eventually settled in the Pembroke, Ontario area.
Participant 144997 does not have the surname McNeil/MacNeil etc. but closely matches other members in this project. This family is believed to originate in England.
Participants 145580 and N73545 descend from Neil McNeill who was of Scottish descent and who married Lydia Sears of Cape Cod. They eventually settled at Freeport, Nova Scotia. Neil died on 2 Aug 1795. Neil had a son Charles who married Ruth Thurber. Charles and Ruth had a son Charles who lived at North Range Corner and married firstly Mary Sabean and secondly Martha Wilson. Charles and Martha had a son Cyrus Burpee McNeill and these participants descend from him.
Participant 149640 descends from Allan 'Og' MacNeil and his wife Rachel (MacPhee) MacNeil who lived at Quire and Allasdale in Barra, Scotland. Allan had a son named Ronald who was a baptized in Barra on 11 Feb 1808. Ronald came to Cape Breton with his family and married Mary MacIntyre. Ronald and Mary had a son John R. MacNeil born in 1872 who settled at Glace Bay, Cape Breton. This participant descends from John R. MacNeil.
No information is available for participant 146619.
Participant 149027 descends from Godfrey McNeill who was married to Catherine (Kittie) McDougald, both of whom were from Scotland. They arrived in Wilmington, NC abt 1760 and went by river to Fayetteville, NC. They then moved to and settled on Raft Swamp in Robeson County, NC. Godfrey & Catherine had 8 sons & 4 daughters. This participant descends from their son Daniel (The Hatter) McNeill, who was born in 1772 and died 9 Oct 1837. Daniel was married to Celia Humphrey. They lived and died near Lumberton, NC.
Participant 153110 descends from Donald 'Og' MacNeil of Barra (a soldier who fought at the Battle of Louisburg). Donald Og had a son Roderick MacNeil who married Mary MacKinnon and had a son named Donald 'Farmer' MacNeil born (likely at Sandray, Parish of Barra) about 1799. Donald 'Farmer' MacNeil settled in the Christmas Island area and married Margaret 'Peggy' Gillis. They had a son Rodererick 'The Stable-Man' born about 1846 who died in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton on 19 Nov 1913. This participant descends from Roderick.
Participant 158446 descends from John Neill and Mary Stewart. His name was spelled McNeill on a marriage registry but in census records and on his gravestone it was just Niel and Neill. John Neill was a crofter (tenant farmer?) in Appleby. He died at Isle of Whithorn on 31 Mar 1873. His parents John Neill, a crofter, and Margret Dally lived in Ayr. His wife Mary Stewart was from Kircowan. She died 30 Mar 1874, Isle of Whithorn. They are buried in the Old Kirkyard in Whithorn. This participant descends from their first born son John Neill who lived with his grandparents in Ayr until he was 18 and emigrated to Fredricton, New Brunswick, Canada around 1838.
Participant 161237 descends from Robert M. McNeal who was b. abt. 1797 in Sligo, Antrim, Ireland and who d. 10 Jul 1852 in Lewistown, Mifflin, PA and was buried in Town Cemetery, Lewistown Boro, Mifflin, PA. He was married in March of 1818 by Rev. Matthew Elder, Minister of Kilbraughts Presbyterian Church (on East side of Loughguile), likely in Lough-Guile Parish, Sligo, Ireland to Martha ( ) b. abt. 1795 Ireland and who died 5 May 1823 in Lewistown, Mifflin, PA (buried same plot as Robert M. & family). He secondly married, on 19 Jul 1823 (probably in Lewistown Boro, Mifflin County, PA), Mary Ann ( ), b. abt 1802 who died on 18 Apr 1852 at Lewistown, Mifflin, PA. Robert M. and Mary Ann had 9 children, including Francis Huff McNeal, b. 13 Aug 1837 at Lewistown, PA.,and d. on 13 Feb 1937 at Pleasant View, Juniata County, PA. This participant descends from Francis Huff.
Participant 162226 descends from Malcolm McNeil and Ann Campbell, who emigrated from Scotland to Ontario, Canada in 1849 with their young family. The family appears in the 1841 Census of Glenelg, Inverness-shire.
The results for kit 162876 are for a Williams family which matches our 'Barra R1b' participants but they do not know their history before settling in West Virginia.
Kit 171088 is for a farming family of the Cavendish area, PEI. John MacNeill, b. 1754 Argyllshire, Scotland and d. 1815 PEI, married Margaret Simpson, their son Malcolm MacNeill (1784-1871) married Sarah Campbell.
The results for kit 173334 are for a family which has lived in Moore County, North Carolina since immigration. This family supposedly immigrated in 1797. This participant descends from Hector McNEILL (b. 1750 Scotland; d. 1781 NC) through his son Daniel McNEILL (b. 1792 Scotland; d. 1869 NC).
Participant 176255 descends from the McNeils who were ship-wrecked in 1737 on Sable Island, Nova Scotia, on their way from Portrush, Antrim, Ireland to Boston. Those that didn't drown eventually settled in Litchfield, Ct.,including Archibald (who survived) and whose family later settled at Bridgeport, Ct.
The participant represented by kit number 179639 has the same ancestry as the participant who is represented by kit number 173334.
The results for kit 182642 are for a man who descends from Daniel MacNeil of Currie, Midlothian, Scotland. Dan was born approximately 1770 and worked in the Kinleith paper mill. His wife was Christian MacKenzie. They had 8 children. Their oldest son, Daniel b. 1793 in Colinton, married Mary Duncan of Uphall. Daniel, who was a papermaker like his father, and Mary resided in Linlithgow, West Lothian and also had 8 children. In 1848 the family emigrated to the United States and lived in Norwich Connecticut. Their son, John b. 1823 in Currie, married Caroline Sears in Connecticut. Caroline was originally from Kent, England. They had a son named Daniel Frederick b. 1854 who married Martha Barzilla Chadwick who was from the Derbyshire area of England. Their son, William Robert McNeil b. 1879 in Norwich Connecticut, is the great-grandfather of this man. All of the above people (except Daniel 1770 and his wife Christian MacKenzie) are buried in the Yantic Cemetery in Norwich Connecticut.
Kit 191832 is for a man who descends from William McNeill (c. 1801) a weaver in Paisley, Scotland. William's son was John and John's son was William. The next generation was John who lived in Linlithgow, Scotland as a young man. Descendants live in Oregon, USA.
We have no information for the participant who is represented by kit number 193440.
The results for kit 196207 are for a man who descends from Bradford MacNeill (born 1889) from Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada. His parents where Joseph McNeill (born 1849 in PEI and died 1933 in Saskatchewan) and Adeline Harrington. Joseph's parents where Alexander McNeill and Mary McNeill who farmed on Lot 16, PEI.
Participant 196783 descends from William McNeill, b. 1851 in Blackbraes, Stirlingshire, Scotland. Some members of this family emigrated to Dunedin, New Zealand.
Participant 200236 is a descendant of Rory ‘Big’ MacNeil of Barra who was supposed to have been the foster brother of the Laird of Barra through his son John who married Ann MacDougall. John and Ann had a son known as 'Domhnall nan Ubhlan' (Donald of the Apples) who married Hannah ‘Ann’ Brown. In 1855 they had a son Thomas MacNeil born at Castle Bay, Cape Breton who eventually married Annie MacPhee of Woodbine, Cape Breton. Thomas and Annie had a son Thomas born at Framingham, Mass. in 1891. This participant descends from him.
The results for kit 205406 are for a man who descends from Alexander McNeill of Lot 16 Grand River, PEI. He is related to participants 76977 and 196207.
Participant 205610 has roots in the Red Islands area of Cape Breton. He descends from Alexander MacNeil, who married Margaret Campbell, through their son John who likely died in May of 1862. John MacNeil married Jane 'Jessie' MacDonald of the Red Islands. They had a son John William MacNeil born about 27 Jan 1849 at Soldier’s Cove. John William MacNeil married Mary Ann Price in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 12 Feb 1889. This participant descends from their son Daniel Joseph MacNeil.
The results for kit 207143 are for a descendant of Roderick, possibly of Lot 28 PEI (1841 Census). Roderick had a son Daniel McNeil b. 25 Dec 1850 at Summerside, PEI who died on 10 Mar 1903 in the Boston area.
This results for kit 207434 are from a man who descends from a Daniel McNeil of Minnesota who has roots in either Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island.
The results for participant 206620 suggest that some of the early MacNeil families in the Quebec City area are of Barra origin. This man descends from Peter 'Pierre' McNeil who was born about 1902 in the province of Quebec. Peter was the son of Thomas McNeil and Annie Philips of Quebec City. Thomas was born in 1877 to Peter 'Pierre' McNeil (b. about 1846) and his wife Bridget Walsh. This Peter 'Pierre' was the son of Peter 'Pierre' (b. about 1824 in Quebec) and Marian Theresa 'Maria' Malone. This Peter 'Pierre' McNeil was born about 21 Jan 1797 in Quebec to Peter 'Pierre'McNeil and Marie Bornais. This participant has linked this Peter 'Pierre'McNeil to Rory 'Honore' McNeil and his wife Marie Therese Hamel. Rory 'Honore' McNeil was born about 4 Feb 1779 to John 'Jean' and Margaret 'Marqueritte' McNeil. A match for this family, with known Barra MacNeil results, suggests a very early emigration from Barra to the Quebec City area for this participant’s ancestor.
Participant 210426 descends from James McNeal, b.c.1799 in South Carolina, who had sons John, Henry, Middleton, William and Cicero McNeal, and a daughter, Nancy (c.1831-c.1905), who married Bailey Barton Murphree. James' son William was a Private in the 28th Alabama Confederate Regiment in the Civil War, he was captured and sent to Rock Island prison, he signed the oath of allegiance in April 1864. William married Martha Hall whose father, George Washington Hall, was in the same Regt. as William. Their son, William Cicero McNeal, was b. 13 May 1864 in Alabama, maybe in Clay County. William Cicero McNeal married Nancy Jane Amos on 19 July 1882 in Duck Springs, Etowah Co., Alabama.
Participant 213644 represents the lineage from Lachlan Buie McNeill of Tirfergus, Kintyre. According to the traditional genealogy this is the largest branch descending from Torquil McNeill, Constable of Castle Sween in Knapdale. The line descends through Neil Buie of Kintyre and Killoquin, Co. Antrim, Daniel / Donald, Neil Buie, Alexander of Colliers' Hall, Ballycastle and John McNeile (1788-1852) of Parkmount, Belfast, Co. Antrim.
Participant 218421 descends from Captain Daniel McNeill and Harriet Shields of the townland of Ballyvoy in the Parish of Culfeightrin, County Antrim, Ireland. They lived there in the 1790s and 1800s. Their son William John McNeil was born in 1806. This participant descends from William John.
Participant 221851 descends from Malcolm "Calum Ruadh" MacNeil and his wife Christy MacNeil of Barra. This couple lived in the village of Kentangaval, Barra, Scotland. They had a son named Rory MacNeil who married Sarah MacPherson (d/o Rory). Rory MacNeil was born about 1787 in Barra and died on the 2 Sep 1872 at Shenacadie, Cape Breton.
Participant 230797 descends from Donald 'Daniel' MacNeil born about 1843 in Shenacadie, Cape Breton who died in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Daniel married Mary Byrne of New Ross, Ireland. Daniel was the son of Neil 'Ban' MacNeil and Jessie MacNeil (d/o John s/o Donald 'Og' MacNeil). Neil was likely baptized on 13 Feb 1815 at Brebheig, Barra. He was likely the son of Neil 'Mor' MacNeil and Ann MacNeil was were married on 25 Nov 1812 in Barra. Neil 'Mor' was likely the son of Allan Og MacNeil of Quire, Barra and his wife Rachel MacPhee.
Participant 250707 descends from Daniel MacNeill born 1847 in Miscouche Prince Edward Island. Daniel's father was John Alexander MacNeill or Alexander John (Not sure). It is thought that Alexander might be the one who immigrated from Scotland.
Participant 258346 descends from Duncan McNeill and Mary Munro who were married in 1789 and lived in the Parish of Kilchrenan & Dalavich in eastern Argyll. The family lived on the south side of Loch Awe before emigrating to New Zealand in 1877.
Participant 258545 represents the line of McNeills who were the Lords of Colonsay. According to the traditional genealogy this is one of the main branches descending from Torquil McNeill, Constable of Castle Sween in Knapdale. In later recorded history the lineage passes through Donald of Crear and Colonsay, Malcolm of Colonsay (1701) and Alexander of Colonsay.
Participant 259113 descends from Jonathan "Eoin Ruadh" MacNeil who was married to Anna MacMullin. This couple lived at Boisdale, Cape Breton. Eoin was born about 1824 and died 2 Apr 1874 at Glasgow, Cape Breton in the Boisdale area. Eoin was the son of James 'Jim' MacNeil and Christy MacSween. James was born about 1798 in Glasgow, Scotland and he died on 10 Oct 1869 at Glasgow, Cape Breton. James was the son of Hector MacNeil and Margaret MacDougall of Barra and Grand Narrows, Cape Breton. Hector died on the 3 Mar 1850 and was born in Barra about 1763. According to oral history, Hector was a descendant of the Chiefly line. He was the s/o Alexander s/o Roderick the Dove 19th Chief of Clan MacNeil.
Participant 259507 descends from a family of MacNeills who have lived on the island of Gigha since the beginning of the parish registers there. The earliest recorded ancestors were John McNeill and Isabella Graham, married about 1803, and their son Angus McNeill and Margaret McMillan, married 1845, Gigha.
Participant 269797 descends from Barra MacNeils who left the Margaree area of Cape Breton and moved to the Codroy Valley area of Newfoundland. He descends from John 'Big' MacNeil (s/o John MacNeil and Mary Brown) who married Jessie MacNeil (d/o John MacNeil and Ann MacDonald) at Margaree on 14 Feb 1841. They had a son Michael MacNeil born 18 May 1842 at Margaree who died 16 Feb 1926 at Tompkins, Newfoundland. Michael married Mina Osmond and they had a son Anthony born 3 Jul 1872 at Little River, Newfoundland. Anthony married Martha Ford.
Participant 270979 descends from Eoin MacNeil and Christy Gillis of Barra. Eoin and Christy had a son Donald who married Annie Campbell (d/o John Ban Campbell of Barra). Donald was born about 1783 on Barra. Donald had a son named Donald baptized on 12 Mar 1822 at Brebheig, Barra, Scotland. He emigrated to MacNeil's Vale, Cape Breton in the Iona area and married Elizabeth (Alasdair 'Mor') MacNeil. They had a son Michael David born about 1854 who married Flora (Roderick H.) MacNeil of Gillis Point, Cape Breton.
Participant 281963 are for a man who descends from Alexander (Eoin) MacNeil of Barra. This man had a son known as Donald "Ban" b. ca 1821, likely in the Boisdale, Cape Breton area, who married Catherine (John Mor) MacKinnon. They had a son named Alexander who married Catherine MacGillivray and settled at Springfield, Massachusetts. See results for kit 61688.
The results for 858483 are for a descendant of John McNeel Jr., who was born in South Carolina in 1770, spent 22 years (1796-1818) in Warren County, Kentucky, 2 years in Arkansas (1819-1821), and the last 11 years of his life in Brazoria County, Texas (1822-1833). John had brothers named Daniel and Simon and their father was John McNeel Sr. They descended from a Barra MacNeil (R1b-L165). The family legend states that his name was Domhnall (Donald) MacNeil.
Participant N2468 descends from Martha McNeill, b. 1830 in Canada, who was "of Harwich" when she was married. She married at the early age of 14. This participant has mt-DNA results displayed with the project.
The results for N5163 are for a man who descends from Nelson Arthur Neil, b. 1820 in TN. He died in 1876 in Dade Co, MO. He married in 1843 Margaret Jane Savage. Neilson was the son of Jesse Neil, b. 1792 in TN (possibly McMinn Co.) who moved to Polk Co, MO by 1838. He died in 1852. He married Rachel Savage, b. 179? TN.
The results for N5647 are for a man who descends from Walter Neilson, b. 1807, Paisley, Scotland. Walter was the son of Walter Neilson (Nilson), b. c. 1785, presumably at Paisley, Scotland. He died at Elderslie, District of Abbey (Landward), which was a village two miles south west of Paisley. Walter Senior was a son of Charles Neilson, date and place of birth not known.
The results for N8072 are for a man who descends from Godfrey McNeill who was born in Scotland about 1755 and immigrated to the US in 1760. He married Catherine McDougald. They had a son Daniel McNeill 1772 - 1837, who had a son William H. McNeill 1808 - ?, who had a son James S. McNeill 1837 - 1906. This man descends from James.
The results for N19552 are for a descendant of Archibald McNeill. In 1739, Hector McNeill brought a colony to America. This colony settled in Columbia County near "Cross Creek", the present day location of Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA. In this colony of settlers was a "Laird Archibald McNeill". This Archibald McNeill settled at the "Bluff" and is buried at Bluff Church. Archibald had a son Malcolm McNeill who married a Mary unknown. Their third child was James (Sr.) who married Jane Smilie. In approximately 1812 to 1815, they settled on Line Creek which is three miles SE of Pine Level, Alabama. James McNeill (Jr.)(fifth child of James and Jane) was born 4 Feb 1816. He married Eliza Barnett. This participant descends from this couple.
The results for N26269 are for a descendant of James MacNeil of Barra who reportedly married Catherine (Philip) MacNeil. They had a son Donald b. ca 1775 in Barra who likely died on 29 Jan 1870 at the age of 95 at Big Pond near Shenacadie, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He married Mary (Roderick, John, Rory the Piper) MacNeil. They had a son Rory b. ca 1820 who married Catherine Campbell. This participant descends from their son John "Mason" MacNeil.
The results for N28376 are for a descendant of William Blair McNeil who was born in Tazewell County, VA and died in Buchanan County, VA. William's father was John Norris (or Morris) McNeil (1799-1868), born in SC and buried in Tazewell County, VA. John Norris' father was John Malcolm McNeil (probably spelled MacNeil), who was born in Scotland in 1759 and settled in Sumter County, SC. John Malcolm died in 1842. John Norris' mother was Mary Norris, who was born in Scotland in 1756.
The results for N30638 are for a descendant of Wellington McNeill who lived in the early to mid 1800s (D.O.B. unknown). He was a weaver. He had a son, John McNeill (and possibly other children) born in about 1853 in Ballymoney(?), Co Antrim, Northern Ireland. John married Mary Ann Hunter on 25 Mar 1873 in Bushvale Presbyterian, Ballymoney, Co Antrim.
The results for N31420 are for a descendant of Abraham McNeil (or McNeill). Abraham had a son William who was born 28 Mar 1746 in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland. Abraham immigrated to Derryfield (now Manchester), New Hampshire, where he died in 1757. He may have been born in Scotland, perhaps Argyll.
Participant N31924 descends from a John Ellis who was born about 1810 in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland. John died in Liverpool, England. He was married to Henrietta Galilee b. 1830 at Staithes, Yorkshire, England.
Participant N39769 has results displayed in the mt-DNA table. These are the maternal-line results for a woman who is a MacNeil through her father’s line.
Nothing is known about the ancestry of participant N41057. This participantalso has mt-DNA results displayed with the project.
The results for N41854 are for a man who descends from Roderick "Rory Ban" MacNeil who was born in Barra about 1756. This man settled at New France near Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He was married to Catherine Campbell. They had a son Angus who was born about 1809 at Malignant Cove, Nova Scotia. He married Sarah MacDonald and they had a son named Roderick b. ca 1850. He married Bridget Emma DeLorey. This man descends from this couple.
Participant N41960 descends from a Percy Hiram Elliott of Cumberland, Nova Scotia. This individual also has mt-DNA results displayed with the project.
Participant N42909 descends from Donald MacPhee who was b. ca 1784 in Prince Edward Island. He married Ann 'Nancy" Morrison. Donald died at Indian Islands, Cape Breton on 6 Oct 1869. This couple had a son Stephen MacPhee b. ca 1828 who married Flora O'Handley. This participant descends from this couple. This MacPhee matches the MacNeil members of the Barra R1a group.
The results for N45055 are for a descendant of a man named John Baptiste McIntyre b. 1766 who married Reine Bergeron on 3 Jan 1797 in Carleton, Quebec. According to his headstone, John Baptist McIntyre was born in 1766 in Barrow, Scotland but there is no such place - so it is thought that he may have been born in Barra, Scotland.
Participant N146438 descends from a Daniel McNeill who was born in Scotland circa 1746. The exact location is not known, although family tradition is that this Daniel was born on Gigha. However, it is also possible that he was born in Cowal and Knapdale or Kintyre. Family tradition also has this Daniel immigrating to the Argyll Colony in North Carolina (later USA) during the period 1758 - 1760. The first documented evidence of this Daniel is land ownership on James Creek in Cumberland County (now Hoke County) in 1772. The family later moved to Moore County (formed from Cumberland County). He married Sarah McKay, the daughter of Archibald McKay (b. 1720 d. 1797) and Ann Gilchrist. He died in March 1829 at the age of 83.
Daniel’s eldest son was Archibald (b. ca 1771 in North Carolina d. ca 1838 in Mississippi) who was a North Carolina State Senator for two terms and a United States Congressman for two congressional terms. The family migrated to Mississippi in the mid 1830’s with some members moving to Alabama and others later moving to Texas. Archibald’s eldest son, Thomas (b. 1801 d. ca 1880), however, remained in Moore County, North Carolina. The participant is a descendant of this Thomas, who has many descendants still living in Moore County, North Carolina.