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Daniel Allen NEAL, b1792 - New Jersey or New Hampshire (marr. Polly SHAW of New Brunswick)

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Re: Daniel Allen NEAL, b1792 - New Jersey or New Hampshire (marr. Polly SHAW of New Brunswick)

Posted: 15 Dec 2013 8:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Neal, Shaw
Hi again,

I had some time this weekend to look at this family again. It seems that Daniel Allen NEAL was born in NH, and in 1790 there were no NEAL families in NJ.

And, several researchers on-line have him born in 1792 in Sullivan Co., NH, but I looked it up and that county didn't begin until ~1830. So, in the 1790 to 1820 census records it would have been Cheshire Co. And that is on the VT border. (Most NEAL's were in Portsmouth, NH, at that time.)

It seems either Daniel NEAL, or his parents, migrated to New Brunswick ~1810. As Daniel was marrying in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1814. He married Mary / Polly SHAW. One researcher has them having 11 children, half born in N.B. and the 2nd half in Maine. I am interested in their daughter, Mary Ann MEAL, born ~1815. She married near Amity, ME, during 1830's.

I just rechecked census pages, and in 1790 there were 2 families in Cheshire Co., NH. They were: So, one of them could have been Daniel's father.

NEAL, WILLIAM (1790 U.S. Census)
NEW HAMPSHIRE , CHESHIRE, UNITY
Series: M637 Roll: 5 Page: 126

NEAL, AMOS (1790 U.S. Census)
NEW HAMPSHIRE , CHESHIRE, PACKERSFIELD
Series: M637 Roll: 5 Page: 126

In 1800, there were William, Walter, and Samuel NEAL in Unity, NH (Cheshire Co.) In 1810, William and Samuel were there but not Walter.

The 1820 census has a James NEAL and Samuel NEAL living in Cheshire Co., NH. I suppose one of them could have been Daniel's father. But, if there is a chance Daniel's father migrated to Canada with him, then we still don't know who his father was.

Daniel's family is mentioned at the WorldConnect Project, and one has the names of the 11 children. The sons are listed as John, James, Daniel, John, Levi, and Samuel.

(The 1860 census still has 4 families living in Unity, NH (now Sullivan Co.), all men in their 50's.)

Does anyone know whether any of the NEAL families mentioned above were always in NH?

Betty (near Lowell, MA)


P.S. I see that this Board is not gatewayed to the NEAL List. Perhaps researchers should consider posting there.
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