Been working the Neal and Irvin family for about 5 years and have come to a dead end. I also would like to settle the "Indian" connection. I really feel that since my GGreatgrandmother had a name like "Keziah" that may have been the name that started the rumor. However, Keziahs maiden name was Locke. Hardly Native American ancestor.
I would be happy to exchange information with you since we both share the same name. My Mom and Dad came from Harlan into Lincoln County where I was born. My Dad was Daniel O. Neal, son of Henry C. Neal, Gson of Abraham, GGson of John W. Neal from Penington Gap, VA..