Free Genealogy Biography of John Neil,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War
John A. Neil
John A. Neil was born and eared in Fannett township, where he received a public school education, and learned h to farm. In 1860, he married Miss Eliza Beth McMullin, of Path Valley, born June 5, 1837, daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth (Jones) McMullin, an old family of the Valley. The following children were born of the marriage
1. HENRY E. married Clara Skinner and lives at East Liverpool, Ohio.
2. ELIZABETH married Dr. S. M. Branen, of Concord, Pennsylvania.
3. LOTTIE married T. S. Morehead, of s Juniata county, Pennsylvania.
4. MATILDA E. married Prof. E. E. Kell, of Shade Gap, Pennsylvania.
5. JOHN, of Blairs Mills, Pa., married Blanch Robinson.
6. MAUD is at home.
7. FANNIE, widow of Harry K. Bair, resides with her father.
In politics Mr. Neil is a stanch Republican, and in religion a Presbyterian, as is also his wife. During the Civil war he enlisted in Company E, 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry, 92nd Regiment, and participated in many of the closely contested battles of the war, and received a fall from his horse, which caused permanent injury. He was given an honorable discharge, and mustered out in the fall of 1865.
Naturally he is a warm supporter of the G. A. R. and belongs to the Post at Spring Run, being very popular with his fellow members.
By hard work, and unceasing industry, in spite of the fact that he was injured by his service to his country, Mr. Neil has been enabled to build tip his fortunes, and now is living retired from an active life, surrounded by those he loves, and provided with the comforts of the times. His actions throughout his useful and honorable life have always been those of a just man, who endeavored to live tip to what he believed was right, and as a result today, his word is regarded as binding as another man's bond, and no man is more highly esteemed than he.
In their comfortable home, Mr. and Mrs. Neil dispense a generous hospitality, which includes not only their many friends and relatives, but those who are in trouble and trouble and need, and none who ask are ever sent empty away. This worthy couple have reared a family which is a credit to them, and they have the pleasure of seeing them happy in homes of their own, and of having their grandchildren about them, to unite in calling them blessed.
Source: Biographical Annals of Franklin County, Pennsylvania : containing genealogical records of representative families, including many of the early settlers, and biographical sketches of prominent citizens; Chicago. Genealogical Pub. Co.. 1905. Notes: Prepared in part by George O. Seilhamer.
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