Sorry, I am just getting to this message. I do have some information on the McZeals and would love to share. We are planning a family reunion July 21-22, 2012 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Please call me if you are interested. 3232962454.
I have the death certificate for my great grandfather, Isaac McZeal. It lists Merceline Perkins as his mother. Could there be a connection? Also, the spelling of the name varied from one census year to the next. Maxile, Maxille and MacZeal are all the same.