I'm looking for a connection between the Neill family and the O'Neill family living in Texas in the 1830's and 1840's. My understanding is the the Neill's came to Texas in the 1830's as part of the Dewitt colony and that the O'Neill's came in the 1840's. Both families lived around Gonzales Texas. Since they were living in the same area if not the same city could they be related. My family is O'Neill having come from Tenn. to Texas around 1845 or so.