Trying alternative spelling. My GGG Grandfather was Patrick Neil, 1813-1863, born somewhere in Ireland, married Mary St.John , Ireland. Had two daughters, Mary Neil 1847-1897, and Ellen Neil 1848-1871. Mary Neil married Joseph Ferguson, Lanark, Scotland approx. 1870, moved to California from Edinburgh. Ellen Neil married Joseph Elliott, 1868, Glasgow. One son, Stephen Elliott, born 1869. Ellen Neil died Glasgow 1871, husband Joseph Elliott married Sarah Darroch 1873, had at least 8 children 1874-1894. Patrick Neil may have also have had three sons,but no conclusive proof; Richard, Peter and James Neil.