Re: McNeil in New York City, 1900
My g-g-grandmother was Mary McNiel, s/o Robert & Jane Hasting McNiel.Mary b. 1 May 1856 Brooklyn, Kings, NY.She m. George W Jameson 1 Jun 1877 in NY or CT.George was a widower & Mary was his 3rd wife.He had a son, George b. abt 1866 NY or CT, by 1st wife Lydia Burdick.Mary deserted George abt 1884.They lived Fulks Run, Rockinghama, VA at the time & had moved there from Hartford, CT.They had 3 children:
1 - Charles Robert Jameson b. 1878 CT, d. 1954 VA (my ggf)
2 - Mary Alice Jameson b. 1880 VA, d. >1954 (m. Mr Paulding)
3 - Herbert A Jameson b. 1883 VA, d. 1884 VA.
Nothing more is known of Mary or dau Mary Alice.
Charles Robert stayed with the father.Not sure who Mary Alice was raised by.
'The Jameson's in America 1647-1900 by EO Jameson, pub 1901 is source of info about Mary McNiel.
FamilySearch.org lists the marriage of Mary McNiel & George W Jameson but this record can only be accessed in Utah & then not without Bishop's letter, proof of lineage, etc.
Mary may have later m. a Mr Colburn as my g-grandfather's obit mentions he is survived by ......brothers Frank & Robert Colburn of Mass.
Have had no luck researching McNeil's or Colburn's.Suspect info in obit may be a typo.