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NEAL, William, Sr.

submitted by Lorraine Hatfield

William Neal, Sr., was born in 1800 and came to the township when ten years of age, and when twnety years of age married Jane Brooks. He bought his first piece of land of William Duncanson in 1818, and by industry and strict economy he amassed nearly one thousand acres during his lifetime. He raised a family of eight children, five boys and three girls, most of whom still live in the township. His eldest child, Elizabeth, married Jonas Murphy; Julia Ann married John Colthar, and resides in Pike Township; Lewis, the oldest son, married and lives on Survey No. 10,717; John married Sarah J. Kennedy, and lives in Pike Township; William married Miss Dean, and is a farmer and storekeeper; Sarah married Stephen Kennedy; Sanford lives in the old homestead, and Randolph lives just south of the old homestead.

The History of Brown County, Ohio Containing A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Brown County; Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc. (Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1883), 522.

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