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Dr Charles Daniel McNeill

Bladen County, North Carolina, USA
Death 8 Dec 1828 (aged 71–72)
Clarkton, Bladen County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Clarkton, Bladen County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 23901427 · View Source
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Died while visiting Oak Forest Plantation near Clarkton. (Brown Marsh) (Buried at Brown Marsh Church in a unmarked grave) Dr. McNeill was a specialist in fevers such as yellow fever.He praticed medicine in Wilmington where many outbreaks of the yellow fever occured causing people to flee the city. Oak Forest was a summer home for the McNeill family. Dr.Charles Daniel McNeill was the father of Whistler's Mother.(Anna Matilda McNeill Whistler who is buried in Hasting's, England.Her son James Abbott McNeill Whistler is buried in London. Dr. William McNeill Whistler is buried in the same grave as his mother in Hastings, England on Ridge Road. Dr. William McNeill Whistler was in CSA Army serving under General Robert E. Lee in Virginia . Near the end of the Civil War he was given a secret message to carry to England. The war was over by the time he arrived in England. He served as a doctor in London Hospitals. Anna Was born in North Carolina. Annas brother William Gibbs McNeill was a friend of her husband at West Point. It was on a visit to Oak Forest(Or Baltimore, MD) that George Washington Whistler meet Anna. William Gibbs McNeill was a engineer that designed a lot of the first Railroads and bridges in the Eastern United States.
Dr. Daniel McNeill, brother of John McNeill and father of Anna Matilda McNeill
Whistler. The Raleigh Register of January 9, 1829 states: "Died on the 8th ult.,
at the seat of his brother John MrNeill, J sq., Oak Forest, Bladen County, Doctor
Daniel McNeill, in the 72d year of his age, a native of this State, and late from
Baltimore, and for many years a resident of Wilmington, N. C, Died December 8,
1828." Since Oak Forest is near the Brown Marsh and other members of the McNeill
family are buried here, it is most likley that this is the burial place of Dr.
Daniel McNeill.

Zephaniah, Jr. had a youngest sister, Martha Kingsley McNeill, daughter of Zephaniah Kingsley, Sr. who married Dr. Charles Daniel McNeill (23901427). The daughter of this Martha Kingsley, Anna Matilda (née McNeill) Whistler (September 27, 1804 – January 3, 1881), was the mother of American-born, British-based painter, James McNeill Whistler, who made her the subject of his famous painting Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1, often titled, Whistler's Mother.

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  • Created by: Frank Melvin
  • Added: 11 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23901427
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Charles Daniel McNeill (1756–8 Dec 1828), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23901427, citing Old Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Clarkton, Bladen County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Frank Melvin (contributor 46961335) .