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Jean Spratt Neel
Birth: 1740
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Death: 1825
Izard County
Arkansas, USA

Jean Spratt Neel was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Spratt. Thomas Spratt was a native of County Down, Ireland. It is said that he arrived in America in about 1732 and settled for a time in Western, PA, finally making his way to the settlements on Rocky River, (present South Carolina). He is said to be the first white man to cross the Yadkin River in a wheeled vehicle. Jean Spratt married (Col.) Thomas Neel in South Carolina. He was killed at the Battle of Stono Ferry, June 1779. After the war she moved with her daughter Mary and son in law Col. James Hawthorne, to Livingston Co., Kentucky. After the death of Col. Hawthorn, Jean and Mary decided to move to Arkansas with Robert and Elizabeth Hawthorn Trimble (Mary's daughter and her sons Thomas and Andrew Neel Hawthorn. Also William Trimble, brother of Robert Trimble. Miss Jane McDaniel of Auburn, Russellville, Ky stated in her correspondence with Lyman Draper (Draper Manuscripts 6 June 1874), that her grandmother Jean Neel Leeper (daughter of Col. Thomas and Jean Spratt Neel)spoke often of the trials in which they were subjected during the Revolutionary War and a number of years afterward.. She saw her father and brothers fall at this time...."my grandmother Mrs. R.T. Leeper and her sister, Mrs. Col. Moses Shelby (Elizabeth Neel Shelby) did all in their power to prevent their mother, Jean (Neel), from going to Arkansas but remonstrance was in vain. After moving to Arkansas, Mary died at Des Arc and is buried in the Trimble Island Cemetery, which is now under water on the White River. After Mary's death Jean, Thomas, Andrew, Robert and Elizabeth Hawthorn Trimble and William and Walter Trimble moved to Arkansas circa 1812. Thomas Hawthorn established the Hawthorn Family farm at the mouth of Mocassin Creek, close to the White River, in what is now Izard County. Thomas was educated in the practice of Law. Not long after Thomas' wife was drowned, he lost his eyesite. His grandmother Jean Neel lived with Thomas and is buried there in the family cemetery. This cemetery is now called Talley Cemetery. Info. taken from the Lyman C. Draper Manuscripts, The Quarterly, York County (YCGHS) SC June 1999, and the Trimble Family History by Norma Trimble Burleson., Marion County Library, Marion Co.,AR http://thelibrary.org/lochist/turnbo/v10/st342.html A Panther Attempts To Make a Horse Carry Double NLGC 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Spratt (1685 - 1757)
  Mary Clark Spratt
 
 Spouse:
  Thomas Neel (1739 - 1779)
 
 Children:
  Thomas Neel (1757 - 1781)*
  Andrew Neel (1757 - 1780)*
  Sarah Neel Johnston (1759 - 1837)*
  John Neel (1762 - 1778)*
  Elizabeth Neel Shelby (1763 - 1819)*
  Jean Neel Leeper (1766 - 1850)*
  Mary Neel Hawthorn (1768 - 1813)*
 
 Siblings:
  Andrew Spratt (1708 - 1772)*
  Ann Spratt Barnett (1718 - 1801)*
  Thomas Kanawha Spratt (1731 - 1807)*
  Thomas Spratt (1731 - 1807)*
  Susanna Spratt Polk (1734 - ____)*
  Jean Spratt Neel (1740 - 1825)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Talley Cemetery
Izard County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: Gary & Nancy Glenn Clamp...
Record added: Mar 02, 2011
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Jean <i>Spratt</i> Neel
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Jean <i>Spratt</i> Neel
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Jean <i>Spratt</i> Neel
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- Wigginton - Weldon
 Added: May. 27, 2012
My GGGGG grandmother
- John Boyd
 Added: Feb. 12, 2012
In loving memory of my GGGG grandmother Jean
- Nancy Glenn Clampitt
 Added: Mar. 2, 2011
 
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