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From: "Lura Southard" <>
Subject: Re: [NCSCOTS] Lovedy Campbell McNeill to Autauga County,Alabama-Granddaughter of Laughlin?
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 01:18:28 -0500
I think it would be a good idea for you to look in NC in what is now Bladen,
Sampson, and Cumberland Counties. Both Highland and Lowland Scots and
Scots-Irish entered the Cape Fear River and moved up into that area.
There is a descendant chart of Laughlin McNeill online. You might find a
name there that would be helpful to you. You can find it here:
At this site you can see that Dougald McNeill brought 350 Scots to the area
In 1736 they had brought several persons who would be needed to set up a
community before bringing the 350 people. I think John Carrell whom I am
researching, came in 1736. He had indentured himself in Spittlefield (east
London) to work as a weaver for Neal McNeal for 3 years. (I think that is
the English spelling of Neill McNeill.)
At this site you can find many McNeills.
One note says, "Duncan McNeill, who married Loveday Campbell (dau. of Ref.
James Campbell) was son of Neil du of Ardelay - "The North Carolina
Settlement of 1739" Now this would be too early for your Loveday, but since
that is a rather unusual name, it might be passed down to the one you look
As you can see, I need to study this bit of history for myself.
From: Patsy Stevens
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2011 12:41 PM
Subject: [NCSCOTS] Lovedy Campbell McNeill to Autauga
County,Alabama-Granddaughter of Laughlin?
My cousin and I have just begun on this line of our family, so are kind of
at a loss which direction to take. We have such little to start with.
I will try to state briefly what we have:
Lovedy Campbell McNeill b. 1-4-1804 in Moore County, NC
By 1823 she was in Autauga County, Alabama where she married George
Patterson Cruikshank. Family lore says she and her grandfather,
Laughlin/Locklin walked from NC to Autauga County shortly before this time.
:>) After George Patterson was murdered in 1830, she married Isaac Estill
in 1838 after she had relocated to Talladega County, Alabama where she lived
out her life, dying 8-3-1881.
We have found, from a will of John McNeill, probated in July, 1837 in Coosa
County, Alabama a reference to his brother, Duncan's daughter, Lovedy
A couple of other cousins show Duncan b. 1770-1780 in NC, d. Before 1823 in
Cumberland County, NC. I don't know where they obtained this information.
If you have any knowledge of these McNeil families in NC, so many using the
same given names, we would greatly appreciate any guidance you can give us.
Patsy Stevens in Missouri
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