Neal Photos


The Neal family moved to Hamilton County, Illinois from Knox County, Indiana, from the area of Bicknell east of Vincennes. They had been in the area before 1806 since Emri Neal was born in Indiana on Aug. 10, 1806. When and how they came to Indiana is not known but the most logical passageway at the time was from either Virginia or the Carolinas through Kentucky territory and then into southern Indiana. There was a private James Neal in the Roll of a Company of Light Dragoons of Indiana Militia, Captain Benjamin Park commanding, from September 18, to November 19, 1811. However it is known that there were at least two James Neals in the early Indiana Territory, so it may or may not have been our James Neal, the father of Emri Neal, the father of Austin Neal. The settlement of Vincennes having been ceded to the British in 1763 and was seized by U.S. forces under George Rogers Clark in 1779. Vincennes served as the capital of the vast Indiana Territory from 1800 to 1813. James C. Neal was on the Knox County, Indiana 8 February 1812 Hawkins Township Voters roll. The Neal, Weaver, Walker and Harper families appeared in the 1820 census as follows:

    Head of Houshold                               White      White         
Last Name        First Name   Initial    Page #    Males      Females  FACM 

NEAL               James                  089     211310      20010   0201
NEAL               Walter                 092     200001      40010   0100
NEAL               Wilson                 083     000100      00000   0000

WEAVER             John                   089     011110      20101   0100

WALKER             Abraham                086     000100      00000   0000
WALKER             Isaac                  089     100010      00101   0001
WALKER             James                  092     200010      00100   0100
WALKER             Wm             N       083     000010      00000   0001

HARPER             George                 090     000411      01201   0500
HARPER             Jacob                  089     000210      10100   0003
HARPER             Thomas                 089     010100      00100   0002

So, by 1820 the older son Wilson had moved from the family home, but there were still 10 residing with James Neal, two classified as farmers, one as a manufacturer, and the rest minors.

The following Neal Marrages were recorded.
Last Name First Name Spouse: Last Name Spouse: First Name County: Date:

There was a John Neal in Hamilton County in 1860 so possibly he was the first of the Neals to move there and other Neals followed, but most of the Knox County, Indiana Neals did not leave since Austin Neal was buried there in 1899. Many are buried at Asbury Chapel in Washington Township.

The Wamplers were later imigrants to Indiana since Martha Wampler, the wife of Austin Neal was born in Wythe County, Virginia on Feb. 28, 1838.

Austin Neal (b. Dec. 4, 1835 Indiana m. Sep. 2, 1858 d. Oct 29, 1899)

Martha Jane Wampler Neal (b. Feb 28, 1938 Virginia d. Oct 29, 1870)

Flora Tennessee Gunter Neal (Sep.16,1870 IL m. Aug. 16, 1891 d. Jan 23, 1957)

Stephen, Flora Neal and Imogene Daily

Stephen and Flora Neal (Stephen b. Jul 15, 1867 IN d. Oct. 15, 1949)

Flora Tennessee Gunter Neal

Mabel Edna, Dallas, Merril Neal

Location - Ten Mile ~1909
Female back row center is Mabel Edna Neal, daughter of Stephen and Flora Neal,
born in Hamilton county on October 20, 1897 and became the wife of Herman W. Daily

Children of Stephen and Flora Neal were as follows:

Dallas Ivan Neal b. Feb.18, 1893 d. Feb.9, 1974

Married twice, first wife Blanche James died in child birth with second child first child was Willard Married Lillian Kelly April 11 1920 they had 3 children James, Lucy,and Shirley

Merrill Raymond Neal b. Dec.11, 1894 d. April 16, 1972

Married Bessie Sights Had 3 children Edna Haline, Raymond Austin and Beverly Eugene

Mabel Edna Neal b. Oct 20, 1897 d. July 4, 1991

Married on March 21, 1915 to Herman Wesley Daily b. Aug 7, 1892 d. June 20, 1982
4 children, Cyril Neal, Imogene, Flora Ann and Herman Don

Harold Don Neal b. Feb.7, 1901 d. Nov. 28, 1982

Married Lucile Martin, date unknown, no children

Charles Raymond Neal b. June 16, 1905 d. Jan. 24, 1981

Married Velma Hale, date unknown, no children