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MCKEEL'S

Posted: 18 Jul 2001 7:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Aug 2001 5:05PM GMT
Surnames: MCKEEL
Does anyone know who the parents of James M. McKeel born August 15, 1802, Beaufort Co., NC? His GRANDFATHER was James B. McKeel from Ireland. James M. was an orphan. Need parents names! Help!

Re: MCKEEL'S

CHRISTINE (View posts)
Posted: 16 Aug 2001 1:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
I DON'T KNOW IF THEY CAN HELP, BUT MY FATHER WAS BORN IN WHITEVILLE NC AND STILL HAS SISTER'S WHO LIVE THERE, EMAIL ME AND I WILL GIVE YOU THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS TO SEE IF THEY CAN HELP. I KNOW THEY HAVE A LARGE LIST OF OUR RELATIVES!!
Posted: 16 Aug 2001 2:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Aug 2001 5:05PM GMT
Surnames: McKeel
Dear Christine;
First here is my E-mail address: jasper2191948@aol.com.
According to a book in the Memphis, TN library called the Beaufort County Widows and Orphans James M. McKeel was born August 15, 1802 in Beaufort Co., NC It did not give his parents names or why he was orphaned. Later I found him mentioned in about 4 land sales as in statements like to the _____ tree that Old James and Young James cut down last summer. At that time I thought they were talking about father & son. Then a few years later I found an annotated will from either 1823/24. In it the older James leaves James M. (his grandson) all of his possessions. Now I'm wondering what could have happened to both of his parents to make him an orphan. And I'm also wondering what old James' son was named. I get the feeling that the son and daughter-in-law must have been living with old James when they died. Therefore, he raised young James. I'm presuming if old James had a wife or other children they would have been mentioned somewhere in the will. Right???
Here is what I have on Young James:
James M. McKeel
Bn; Aug. 15, 1802, Beaufort Co., NC
Dd: Aug. 23, 1879 Farmington, Graves Co., KY
Md: Oct. 12, 1828 Beaufort Co., NC
Mary Dorcas (Dorcus) Walker
Bn. July 18, 1800 NC
Dd: Oct. 23, 1846 Snow Creek, Maury Co., TN

My line comes from their fourth son John Newton McKeel, to his first daughter Mary Edna Dorcas McKeel. She married her second husband John Hobson Russell and they were my maternal Grandfather's parents.He was Robert M. Russell (he shortened his middle name from McKeel to Meek in later years). Please, if your father has any information on James M. tell him I know a lot of TN McKeel cousin's who want to know who was James M. parents and what happened to them.
Thank you!
Jackie Palmer

Re: MCKEEL'S

James Robert McKeel (View posts)
Posted: 20 Dec 2001 3:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
I was born in Whiteville, NC - 1936. I have a sister still living there. I have a daughter name "Joaine Christine McKeel" .

I have a nephew that's still living in Whiteville. We are the only males that I know who were born in Whiteville. Please advise me of other males that you know that were born in Whiteville.

Thank.



Re: MCKEEL'S

Posted: 20 Jan 2002 7:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Sep 2003 1:40AM GMT
Surnames: McKeel
I have a Major McKeel born in Greene Co. but moved to Whiteville just prior to enlisting in service for the Civil War.
I have been unable to find any connections with other family members in that area. Has anyone seen his name before?

Re: MCKEEL'S

Posted: 20 Jan 2002 3:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Judy,

Was Major his given name or his CW rank? Also, what state are we talking about?

jasper2191948@aol.com

Re: MCKEEL'S

James Robert McKeel (View posts)
Posted: 1 Dec 2003 3:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McKeel's
It's been a couple of years since your original message was posted. But I was born and raised in Whiteville, NC, with a sister still living in their. Plus I have a daughter name Christine. Please let me know the name of your father and his sisters that lives in Whiteville.

Thanks.

James Robert McKeel

Re: MCKEEL'S

Posted: 1 Oct 2004 1:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
here is a link to a text file that shows Major McKeel as being a justice of the peace:
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/greene/marriages/fie...

Re: MCKEEL'S (Watson McKeel)

Bob McKeel (View posts)
Posted: 1 Oct 2004 3:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Watson, Did you ever lived in Whiteville, NC? I had a cousin that I have not seen since the late 1940's or early 1950's named Watson. There were 3 or 4 McKeel brothers that worked for Virgil, who was killed in an auto accident in the summer of 1952. My father's name was James Dillion, he was called J.D. My father moved to Baltimore. Willis and Charlie Ben also lived in Baltimore. I think Clarence and Jasper moved to the Tidewater area of Virginia. Watson was the son of Clarence and had several brothers.

Re: MCKEEL'S (Watson McKeel)

Watson McKeel (View posts)
Posted: 4 Oct 2004 12:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry, but I am not that Watson. I have never lived in North Carolina. I have lived in South Carolina and recently Georgia my whole life. I am also much younger than the Watson you are looking for. I inherited the name from my great grandmother, Sibba Agnes Watson. She lived in North Carolina in the late 1800's. She married John Franklin McKeel or maybe John Filmore McKeel. All of my ancestors are from NC.
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