I am looking for ancester of William J Neal Born 3/23/1816 who onced lived in Kentucky. He had a wife named Mary Graham born 8/15/1818. A son named William Allen Neal born 12/24/1850. The son married Elizabeth C Kiggins born 11/11/1857. Thye had a son named Edward F Neal born 3/17/1881 in Illinois.
The family story handed down over the generations is that one of the ancesters was an endentured servant on a ship. He served as a cabin boy to an abusive captain and at the end of his sevitude got into a fight with the captain killing him. He is said to have changed his name from O'Neal to Neal to hide his identity. Anyone have any information? If so please email me at email@example.com