NC and VA O'Neal Families

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North Carolina and Virginia O'Neal Families This file contains a number of O'Neal Families with roots in Western North Carolina and in Colonial Virginia in the mid to late 1700s. If you are part of these families or are researching any of these individuals and would like to share information, please contact me via email.

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  • ID: I5015 View Post-em!
  • Name: Robert O'NEAL
  • Given Name: Robert
  • Surname: O'NEAL
  • Suffix: Sr 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Poss Bef 1730 in Poss Of Colony of Virginia (Of Greene Co, TN) 2 3
  • Death: Prob Bet 1802 Oct 2 - 1802 Oct 30 in Prob Greene Co, TN (Of Cocke Co, TN) 4 5 6 7
  • Residence: Abt 1780-1800 Greene Co and Cocke Co, TN
  • Event: North Carolina Land Grant #715 - 200 Acres on the south side of the Nolacucky River Land 1786 Nolachucky River, Washington Co, NC (now TN) 8
  • Event: 1798 Greene Co, TN Tax List - 515 Acres of Property Tax List 1787-1798 Greene Co, TN 9
  • Event: Chistopher Lincoln obtains land grant from state of NC adjoining Robert O'Neal Land 11 Jul 1788 South Side of Chucky River, Greene Co, TN
  • Event: Purchases slave named Jack from William Cox (bill of sale recorded) - William Cox was of Washington Co, NC (now TN) Court 6 Mar 1790 Greene Co, TN
  • Event: Indenture - S Side of Nolichuckey River Land 2 Apr 1792 Greene Co, TN
  • Note: Robert O'Neal received his patent at Kingston (presumably NC) on 17 Oct 1786 adJ: James Graham wit: Daniel Kennedy, Jr and Samuel Kennedy, Jr Land sold by Robert and Elinor O'Neal to Francis Hughes for 150 pounds
  • Event: O'Neal sells to James Graham, blacksmith, 100 acres for 100 pounds Virginia Money Land 14 May 1792 Greene Co, TN
  • Note: Land was part of 200 acres granted to O'Neal by State of North Carolina on 26 Oct 1786
  • Event: Robert ONAIL buys from Cornelius Smith and John Smith, heirs of John Smith, 500 Acres for $1000 Land 9 Mar 1796 Nolachucky River, Greene Co, TN
  • Note: Land is adjacent lines of McNew, Donohood and Nolachuckey River, by mouth of Camp Creek:
  • Event: from Robert O'Neal to James Graham Land 14 May 1794 Greene Co, TN
  • Note:
    Ref: Greene Co. Tennessee Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas, 1783-1795 by Sandra Kelton Houston
    P. 128 ™X A land deed from Robert ONeal to James Graham dated May 14th, 1792 for 200 acres of land was duly proven in Court by the oaths of Malliki Click and Martin Click & admitted to record
  • Event: Sells negro named JACK (age about 30) to William Caldwell for 100 pounds current money of Virginia Bill of Sale 30 Jul 1794 Greene Co, TN
  • Event: 1797 Tax List Tax List 1797 Greene Co, TN 10
  • Event: 1798 Greene Co, TN Tax List (Robert O'Neal Sr) Tax List 1798 Greene Co, TN
  • Event: Appointed by County to oversee a road from D Kennedys to Shadrack McNews (could be Robert O'Neal JR) Court Apr 1799 Greene Co, TN
  • Event: Bill of Sale Property Oct 1802 Greene Co, TN
  • Note:
    I found the following in Greene County Tenn Deed Abstracts. "9 Oct 1802: A bill of Sale from Robert O'Neal, Sr to Thomas Johnston, Sr was duly proved by Robert O'Neal, Jr. and admitted to record in the following words. 'Know all men by these presents, that I, Robert O'Neal, Sr of Greene Co and state of Tenn, for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars to him in hand and paid by Thomas Johnston, Sr, of the county and state aforesaid hath bargained and sold unto the aforesaid Thomas Johnston, his heirs, etc. said negro girl. I also warrant sensible and sound. Sealed and delivered in presence of George Parsons
    his mark (X)
    Robert O''Neal pd 40 cents ROBERT O'NEAL (his seal)
  • Event: Bill of Sale from Robert O'Neal, Sr to Thomas Johnston, Sr (oath of Robert O'Neal, Jr) Land 1802 Oct 29 (agreement signed 1802 Oct 8) Greene Co, TN
  • Note:
    $350 from Johnston, Sr - sold negro girl by the name of Peggy about 17 yrs old.

    Signed - George Parsons, Robert O'Neal (mark) and Robert O'Neal
  • _UID: D0B920940F0143FFB421DEE83F5B32B8AEDB
  • Change Date: 11 Feb 2009 at 17:15
  • Note:
    ** 1 **
    Research of Wilson O'Neal indicates that this Robert O'Neal was a SR and was the father of a Robert O'Neal, Jr

    ** 2 **
    Each of the following O'NEALs appeared on the 1783 Greene County, TN Tax List. This area had been the Wasington County area of North Carolina (far East TN) previously:

    O'Neal, Bartholomew
    O'Neal, Cornelius
    O'Neal, Robert
    O'Neal, William

    The 1783 Tax list was the first tax List for Greene Co, TN. The men listed on this list are considered to be the "Nolichucky Settlers". These were riflemen who received land grants for service (often in the VA Militia or NC Continential Line) in the Revolutionary War.

    In addition, these NEIL's appear on the list also:

    Neil, Mathew
    Neil, Nicholas
    Neil, Walter

    Several of the men appearing on this list had came westward from Rowan County, NC:
    Patrick Morrison
    Reuben Riggs (Surry County)

    Source:
    1783 Greene County Tax List

    Extracted by C. Hammett from "1783 Greene County, TN Tax List"
    by Mrs. Louise Wilson Reynolds, published April 1919, D.A.R. Magazine, reprinted in The Overmountain Men by Pat Alderman, Overmountain Press, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1970, pp. 239 and 242. All [bracketed] words are additions by C. Hammett.

    More Info:
    http://www.genealogyforyou.com/usa/tennessee/greene/tax001.htm

    ** 3 **
    Researcher Frank McFarland mentions a Genforum post that this Robert O'Neals wife may have been named Eleanor? (source?)

    ** 4 **
    NOTE: I have listed Robert O'Neal, Sr as a POSSIBLE father for Darius B O'Neal based upon the fact that researcher Margaret SASSER pointed out in a 2002 posting that Darius B O'Neal appeared to be a neighbor of Robert O'Neal, Jr in Cocke Co, TN in about 1800.

    Both Robert O'Neal, Jr (later of McNairy Co, TN) and Darius B O'Neal (of Cocke Co, TN) seemed to have came from VA on to TN after the Revolutionary War. The name George Washington O'Neal (O'Neill) appears in both of these families as well.

    I do NOT have proof that these men were brothers, merely speculating . . .

    ** 5 **
    Adjoining Land Grants to Robert O'Neal in Greene Co, TN:

    No 721 - Christopher Lotspeach - 122 acres (s side of Chucky River)
    No 162 - James Grayham - 29.25 acres (n side of Nolichucky River). This grant signed
    by Richard Caswell at Kinston, NC
    No 710 - Micheal Borders land is adjacent
    No 1133 - James Johnston 300 acres on s side of Nolachucky River on Flat Rock Branch, adjoining Robt O'Neal (1793, signed at New Bern, NC)




    Father: O'NEALs of the Nolachucky River Area O'NEAL b: in Prob VA or NC
    Mother: Unknown UNKNOWN

    Marriage 1 Eleanor UNKNOWN
    • Married:
    • Change Date: 9 Oct 2008
    Children
    1. Has No Children Jesse O'NEAL b: in Of Greene Co, TN
    2. Has Children Robert "Nolachucky Settler" O'NEAL b: Prob Bet 1755-67 in Colony of Virginia or NC (Of Greene Co, TN)
    3. Has No Children John (of Shenandoah Valley) O'NEAL b: Prob Bef 1760 in Of Shenandoah Valley, VA
    4. Has Children Darius B O'NEAL b: 18 May 1764 in Of Culpeper Co, Colony of Virginia
    5. Has No Children William O'NEAL b: Prob Bef 1765 in Of Greene Co, TN
    6. Has Children Mary O'NEAL b: Abt 1762 in Of Greene Co, TN
    7. Has No Children Margaret O'NEAL b: in Of Greene Co, TN

    Sources:
    1. Media: Email
      Abbrev: Research of Wilson O'Neal
      Title: Research of Wilson O'Neal
      Author: Wilson O'Neal
      Page: 2008 May Email
      Quality: 3
    2. Abbrev: Research of Steve O'Neal
      Title: (steveoneal_66 at yahoo dot com)
      Author: Steve O'Neal
      Page: Speculation
      Quality: 3
    3. Media: Email
      Abbrev: Research of Frank McFarland
      Title: Research of Frank McFarland
      Author: Frank McFarland
      Page: 2008 May Email - Frank speculates birthdate of 1730-45
      Quality: 3
    4. Abbrev: Research of Steve O'Neal
      Title: Research of Steve O'Neal
      Page: Had previously concluded that Robert, Sr may have died around 1798
      Quality: 3
    5. Abbrev: Research of Mildred Sasso
      Title: Research of Mildred Sasso
      Author: Mildred Sasso
      Page: Researcher Mildred Sasso had concluded that Robert O'Neal probably died in 1802 (unsure of source)
      Quality: 3
    6. Abbrev: Research of Mildred Sasso
      Title: Research of Mildred Sasso
      Author: Mildred Sasso
      Page: Believes Robert O'Neal, Sr died in 1802 - http://genforum.genealogy.com/oneal/messages/1872.html
      Quality: 3
    7. Abbrev: Research of Steve O'Neal
      Title: Research of Steve O'Neal
      Page: 2008 Oct
      Quality: 3
    8. Media: Book
      Abbrev: North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee 1778-1791
      Title: North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee 1778-1791
      Author: Goldene Burgner
      Publication: 1981
      Southern Historical Press
      Page: 27
      Quality: 3
    9. Media: Tax List
      Abbrev: 1783 Greene Co, TN Tax List
      Title: 1783 Greene Co, TN Tax List
      Page: http://www.tngenweb.org/revwar/counties/greene/1783.html
      Quality: 3
    10. Media: Tax List
      Abbrev: 1797 Greene Co, TN Tax List
      Title: 1797 Greene Co, TN Tax List
      Page: http://www.genealogyforyou.com/usa/tennessee/greene/tax010.htm
      Quality: 3

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