Query posted June 7, 2004
Jesse Neal imigrated from the "old country" in the late 1700's settling in North Carolina. One of his sons Jesse C. Neal was born in 1800.
Jesse C. Neal and wife Sarah Stinson Neal moved to Beat One in Carroll County, Mississippi in the 1850's and located on a small farm about one and one half miles northeast of where the Hickory Grove Baptist Church was later built.
Many of their descendants are buried in Hickory Grove Cemetary.
He and Sarah Neal had 8 children.
1. Annie (Neal) Hovis b. March 11,1852 d. May 3, 1889 m. Judson Hovis
2. Marcus Neal ( my great-great grandfather) b. 1828 d. after 1860
3. Sarah J. (Neal) b.1833 date of death unknown but she probably died as a child.
4. Margaret Ellen (Neal) Martin b.1837 d. 1871 m. George Martin
5. William H. Neal b.1840 date of death unknown unmarried
6. Elizabeth A. Neal b.1842; date and place of death unknown, unmarried
7. Samuel Hood Neal - b. 1844 d. after 1900 - m. Betty Perry. Both are buried at Hickory Grove Cemetary
Sam Neal was a Civil War Veteran CO. A. Miss. CAV RES C.S.A.
8. Andrew Donelson Neal- b.March 21,1848 d. May 16,1920. m. Sarah Frances "Fannie" Hovis
I am a direct descendant of Marcus Neal who had two children :
1. James Albert Neal b.Jan.1,1859 d. Nov.11,1924 m. Lydia Turner
2. Willie Joe Neal b. in the early 1860's d. as a small boy, he smothered while playing in a pile of cotton.
James Albert Neal had 8 children:
1. Emma Albert (Neal) Brownlow b. Dec.3,1884 d. July 5, 1927 m. James Lee Brownlow : The Brownlow's had 6 children.
2. Edward James Neal - b. Oct. 25,1886 d. May 28,1939 m. Annie Maybell Holland . They had 10 children.
3. Helen Hulda (Neal) Deloach - b. July 9,1888 and lived to be (I believe 102 years of age) m. George Lake Deloach. They had 10 children.
4. Eula Margaret (Neal) Vance - b. Jan.30,1890 d. ? m. Robert Lowery Vance. They had 6 children
5. Sidney Johnson Neal - b. Feb 26,1892 d. July 1, 1930
m. Etta King. They had 4 children
6. William Dell Neal (my grandfather) b. Aug. 2, 1894 d. June 7, 1962 m. Bessie Ricks . They had 6 children:
1. Noble Raymond Neal b. Aug.19,1916 d. 1990's
2. Albert Hulet Neal ( my father) b. Dec. 3, 1917
3. Charles Aubrey Neal b. April 17,1919 d. 1980's
4. Annie Laura (Neal) Vance Doctorman b. Nov. 25, 1921, still living
5. Weldon Waymon Neal b. May 22, 1926 d. Dec.31,1926
6. Betty Joy (Neal) Davis- b. June 25, 1933 d. 1980's
Albert Hulet Neal b. Dec. 3,1917 d. still living m. Jeanette Richardson : They have 4 children:
1. Michael Drew Neal b. June 15, 1945 m. Lou Ann Sheldon: Two children Brooke Sheldon Neal, Sean Michael Neal. ( Live in Colorado Springs, CO)
2. Hulet Wayne Neal b. Feb. 24, 1950 m. Marilyn Romero Lanza one stepdaughter - Stacy Lanza Melton and one son Timothy Wayne Neal (Carroll County)
3. Ginny Anne Neal- Sept. 20,1953 - (North Carrollton, MS - Carroll County)
4. Timothy Lee Neal - August 15, 1962 - (North Carrollton, MS - Carroll County)
There have been descendants of the Jesse C. Neal family living in Carroll County for over 150 years.