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Later Jane met and married Joseph West Neal. Joseph was born in Alabama. He had been married to another unknown woman and had five children, Joe born about 1825, Jesse born about 1826, William (Willis) Benjamin born about 1829, Thomas Franklin born about 1831 and George Washington born about 1833.
Joseph and Jane married and had three more children, Menerva Evalina and William. Jane was pregnant with their third child, Susan Frances Neal when Joseph was murdered, Tuesday, December 9, 1845.
Joseph and Jane Neal owned a commissary in Many Louisiana. On December 9, 1845, two outlaws came in to rob Joseph. He refused to give the robbers his money and reached for his rifle that was standing behind the counter. The robbers shot and killed Joseph in front of his wife and children. They took his money and hightailed it out of town.
Susan's two brothers, Joe Neal and Jesse Neal started practicing their fast gun draw and got to be really good. Soon they went to work at a sawmill. They worked there for a few months, just long enough to earn a few dollars. One day, Joe and Jesse Neal collected their pay, went home and got the money they had been saving. They gave their brothers, Willis and George some of the money to give to their mother and told them to let their mother know they were going after the men that had killed their father.
The boys lit out on the cold trail of the two outlaws. They crossed over into Texas checking the saloons in all the little towns and settlements and any known outlaw hideouts along the way. They finally found the two men in a saloon standing at the bar. When the two men looked into the mirror over the bar they saw the boys standing behind them. They turned and drew their guns but the young Neal boys were faster on the draw. They shot and killed the two men that had killed their father, then got on their horses and rode out of town. The law was hot on their tails.
The Sheriff and his posse trailed the boys back to the family farm in Many, Louisiana. The boys had come back to tell the family that the two killers were dead and that they were ok. The boys grabbed some food and cartridges.
From the family farm you could see someone coming before they could see you.
When the Neal boys spotted the posse riding toward the family farm the boys lit out for the neighboring farm.
The posse searched the family farm and neighboring farms but could not find them anywhere. When the posse got to the neighboring farm the boys had doubled back passing, and hiding from, the posse. The posse finally split up. Half of them camped on the edge of town, and sneaked back into town on foot, hoping to catch a glimpse of the two Neal boys. One of the men from the posse sat in a chair beside the front door of the Neal Commissary and another deputy sat across the street in front of the saloon owned by David Recknor.
The other half of the posse camped on the edge of the family farm watching for the boys to return home.
In the dark of night the two boys sneaked back to the family farm, kissed their family goodbye, managed to turn the posse's horses loose and headed out of town.
After about six months the law finally gave up and went back to Texas. The trail was now too cold to follow. As far as the law was concerned the two boys had vanished from the face of the earth.
The two Neal boys were never heard from again except for the few messages they managed to get to their family. Finally the messages stopped coming.
The boys had headed for “No Man's Land”. The area between Sabine in Texas and the Arroyo Hondo in Louisiana was called the “Neutral Ground” or “No Man's Land”. It had no laws, no government and no one to enforce any kind of control over the people living in this zone. This made a perfect place for criminals and low life to gather. It was soon filled with desperados of the worst kind. Men who robbed and murdered without fear of any type of punishment. The United States and Spain finally put an end to this condition by agreeing upon the present day boundary between Louisiana and Texas. But it took time to bring law and order to this part of the country.
In about 1848 Jane McGuffin Neal married David Recknor, owner of the town saloon. They had three more children.
Source: The Real Family Album written by Sue Real Mullins. Copyright © 2003 by Sue Real Mullins, P.O.Box 67, Crockett, TX. 75835.
Eddie & Nancy had (5) children: Brenda Lee McClellan, Marjorie Kathleen Neal, Everett Edward Neal, Jr., Pamela Kaye Neal, twin sons, Daniel Mark Neal and David Clark Neal. The family resided in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio until approximately 1976 when the family fanned out after Nancy's death.
The family of Everett (Eddie) Neal: [born 01-01-34 D. 03-26-85]
His Father: Fred Neal
His Paternal Grandfather: Am Neal
His Paternal Grandmother: Roberta Rebecca (Brown) Neal
His Uncles on father's side: Willie Neal, John Neal, Acie Neal
His Aunts on father's side: Hester Neal
His Brothers: Harlan Neal, Lawrence Neal,Harold (Tubby) Neal.
His Sister: Dorothy (Dot) Neal Gillum
On His Mother's Side:
His Mother: Lola Mae Johnson Neal
His Maternal Grandmother: Elizabeth Grant Johnson
His Maternal Grandfather: George Washington Johnson
His uncles: Sam Johnson, Elwood Johnson, Bill Johnson.
His aunts: Laura Johnson (married Nichols), Ola Johnson (married Neal), and Myrtle Johnson married Pugh).
*Two (2) brother's from the Neal Family married two (2) of the Johnson sisters: Fred Neal married Lola and John Neal married Ola.
The Family Of Nancy Marie Keibler Neal: [b 03-06-33 d. 04-29-76]
Her Father: Ellis Keibler and after his death, her Step-Father was Alonzo Bloomfield.
Her Paternal Grandfather: Edward Keibler
Her Paternal Grandmother: Deila (Johnson) Keibler
Her Paternal Uncle: Charles Keibler
Her Paternal Aunts: Stella Keibler (married Messer), Sylvia Keibler (married Hammond), Lori Keibler (married Hix.
Her Brothers: Robert Keibler and John Keibler
Her Sister: Marjorie Kathleen Keibler (married Bloomfield)
Her Mother: Addie L. Keibler (Dixon)
Her Maternal Grandfather: Bill Dixon
Her Maternal Grandmother: Stella (Burtram) Dixon
Her Maternal Uncles: Henry Brown (1/2 brother to mother), Eddie Brown (1/2 brother to mother), Abe Brown (1/2 brother to mother)and Lafe Brown (1/2 brother to mother).
Her Maternal Aunts: Alice Brown (1/2 sister to mother), Mary Brown (1/2 sister to mother), Nancy Brown (1/2 sister to mother).
The marriages of Ed & Nancy' children were as follows:
Brenda McClellan married Jerry Gibson. (2 daughters)
Marjorie K. Neal married Joe Daniel Cooke. (2 sons, 1 daughter)
Everett E. Neal, Jr. married Janice Peters. (2 daughters)
Pamela Kaye Neal b. 1962, d. 1963.
Daniel Neal married Sheila Jeannett Reed. (2 sons, 1 daughter)
David Neal married Denise Kaneriam. (2 sons, 1 daughter)
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Marjorie Kathleen Neal
Thank you, God bless.
Respectfully jimmy d. brooks II
This was never discussed with my mother, who recently passed away, but I am confident she was unaware of the first marriage, and the other siblings.
I'm interested in catching up with any possible surviving relatives from my father's first marriage. As I am 43 and my eldest sister through this marriage is 61 I realise that these siblings would be quite old and I don't want to shock or cause any distress, however they may have children who can judge the situation or may be able to provide information or be interested in contact with another branch of their family.
Any details anyone may have can be forwarded to me c/o [contact link]
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add water (about 2 cups) - bring to boil
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