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John Martin Bladen Neill (1813 - 1859)

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John Martin Bladen Neill
1813 - 1859
Born
July 11, 1813
Death
1859
Australia
Last Known Residence
Turinville Barnard Grove, in Kew, Vic Australia
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John Martin Bladen Neill was born on July 11, 1813. He is the child of William Smith-Neill and Caroline Spiller Neill, with sibling James. He died in 1859 in Australia at age 45. We know that John Martin Bladen Neill had been residing in Turinville Barnard Grove, in Kew, Vic Australia.
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John Martin Bladen Neill
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John Martin Bladen Neill Lt.Col 40th Regiment
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Turinville Barnard Grove, in Kew, Vic Australia
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Died from head injuries after a riding accident in Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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July 22, 1859
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Appointed Deputy Adjutant General of the Australian Colonies replacing his brother-in-law Edward Macarthur, a position he held until his death in 1859
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Died 19 July 1859 in a riding accident in Richmond, Melbourne Victoria, Australia Buried in Melbourne General Cemetery, Church of England Section S - Grave 381 after a state funeral
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In 1813, in the year that John Martin Bladen Neill was born, on March 4th, President James Madison was inaugurated to his second term. Madison received 50.4% of the vote, defeating rival DeWitt Clinton.

In 1829, at the age of 16 years old, John was alive when on March 4th, Andrew Jackson was sworn in as the seventh President of the United States. His wife, Rachel, had died 10 weeks before - Jackson blamed the slurs of his opponents for her illness and death and said "May God Almighty forgive her murderers, I never can."

In 1839, John was 26 years old when in Mississippi the first state law was passed allowing married women to own property in their own name. Other states had previously allowed women who were deserted by their husbands to own property, but Mississippi was the first state in which women could now own and control property while their husband was alive and present.

In 1849, by the time he was 36 years old, on February 14th, President James Polk had his photograph taken in New York City. He was the first President to have his photo taken.

In 1859, in the year of John Martin Bladen Neill's passing, from August 28th through September 2nd, the largest solar storm recorded - the solar storm of 1859 - occurred. The Northern lights were seen as far south as Cuba and it knocked out telegraph communications.

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