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McNeil, William

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Charlotte, VT
Unit(s): 1st MO CAV
Service: SGT, Co. F, 1st MO CAV, pr SGTMJR

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VITALS

Birth: 05/29/1826, Charlotte, VT
Death: 09/07/1910

Burial: Village Cemetery, Shelburne, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 22839557

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, application 7/20/1896, widow Lucia E., 9/30/1910, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Village Cemetery, Shelburne, VT

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Biography

William McNeil, a son of Charles and Jerusha (Lyman) McNeil, was born in Charlotte, Vermont, May 29, 1826, and was reared on the farm and educated in a private school, after which he was sent to a high school in an adjoining town. In 1850, being seized with the ""gold fever," which then attacked so many, he went to California, where he engaged in mining and was also United States weigher in the customs house. At the end of six years he returned to Charlotte, and later went to Missouri, where he was living at the outbreak of the Civil War. Enlisting in Company F., First Missouri Cavalry, he was made sergeant of his company, and later was promoted to the rank of Sergeant major of his regiment and subsequently became sergeant provost marshal, serving three years and three months.

At the close of the war he returned to Vermont and engaged in cultivation of a farm, which now forms part of the "Shelburne Farms", owned by Dr. W. Seward Webb. Mr. McNeil is now the owner of a small farm in the village of Shelburne, enjoying the fruits of a long industrious life. In politics he acts with the National Prohibition Party, and, with his wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Mr McNeil married, in 1856, Miss Lucia Comstock, a daughter of Levi and Maria (Lewis) Comstock. her father was a native of Vermont, born in Fletcher in 1793.To William and Lucia were born three children; Clinton, George C. and Fanny M; she still living with her parents.

Source: Hiram Carleton, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont, (The Lewis Publishing Co., New York, 1903), ii:439-440

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