Biography of

Margaret Jane Beard McNeel


Born 25 Oct 1833    Greenbrier Co., VA
Died 6 Oct 1878      Academy (Hillsboro), Pocahontas, WV
Married William Lamb McNeel     25 Oct 1853

Married to Col. William Lamb McNeel..  They lived in Hillsboro, WV where he owned large tracts of fine land.  Of his generation, he was one of the most successful stock raisers in the county.   During the last three years of the war between the states, he served in the Confederate Army as a Captain of Co. F., 19th Virginia Calvary.   He served as a member of the Virginia legislature, and later as a member of the WVA Senate.  From 1872 to 1876 he served as sheriff of Pocahontas County.  This was his second marriage, first marriage was to Mary Elizabeth Woodward, no children..


Children Born
Henrietta McNeel 29 Jul 1854
Nannie Eliza McNeel 13 Oct 1857
John Abraham McNeel 11 Nov 1860
Joseph Samuel McNeel 26 Nov 1862
Mary Irene McNeel  09 Jan 1865
Robert Lee McNeel 11 Dec 1866
Margaret Pauline McNeel 31 Mar 1868
Henry Washington McNeel 18 Dec 1870
Margaret Wallace McNeel 26 Sep 1873
William Lloyd McNeel 23 May 1891