I would like to know what happened to Margaret McNeal Whitenacht/Whitneck.
From page 81 & 82 of "They Went From Caribou, From the Civil War Papers of George Whitneck":
Private, 18.Eaton Grant.Single.Volunteer.Mustered into United States Service February 19, 1864.Member of Captain Issac C. Virgil's Company G, 1st Maine Cavalry.Wounded September 13, 1864.Mustered out June 5, 1865.
The son of Jonas and Mary (Walton) Whitenacht, he married Miss Margaret McNeal.He farmed for a while in Caribou, then settled in the West.He died in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, on October 3, 1908, at 64 years.
John and Margaret's daughter Lillian married Benjamin C. Knox.Mr. Knox came to Caribou from Chipman, New Brunswick in 1895 and with his brothers Stanley and Havelock, ran a successful carriage and blacksmithing shop on Water Street.
And from page 9 of "Gleanings, Reminiscences of Early Days by Bailey Mitchell":
Jerry Tracey, who also came from Woodstock, lived by the side of Mr. Drake.Mr. Tracey was employed in Collins & Vaughan's sawmill.A tall, red-bearded man, he fathered a large family.His second son, William H. Tracey, settled in Caribou.Two of his other sons went West by wagon train in the early 1870's.One was killed in an Indian raid on the Western plains.His young wife, who accompanied him, married a rancher several years later and never returned to Maine.
William H. Tracey, second son of Jerry Tracey, married Matilda, daughter of Jonah and Mary Whitkneck.John and Maggie McNeal Whitkneck, Jonah's eldest son*, were members of the same wagon train on which Mr. Tracey was killed.Out of 258 people, both men and women on the train, 59 lost their lives in that awful bloody struggle.
*According to "They Went" which was compiled by George Whitneck, the son of Thomas and Annie (O'Neal) Whitneck and the great grandson of Jonas and Mary, George W. Whitenacht was Jonas and Mary's oldest son....On the 1850 Eaton Grant census, Jonas and Mary are listed with children John age 5, Victoria age 3 and Jane age 2....
Margaret McNeal was the daughter of James and Annie Gallagher Dow McNeil/McNeal.She is listed on the 1851 Victoria census with them.Margaret was their youngest child.James' parents were Stephen and Margaret McNeil.