Hezekiah O'Neal, Austin O'Neal
By Andy November 06, 2000 at 05:50:28
The 1850 census of Union Co IL shows Hezekiah on page 168b in the following household:
According to page 96 of the biographical section of the History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties (1883), Mary Jane O'Neal "was born in Tennessee but came to this county when young, with her father, Austin O'Neal."
Illinois marriages at http://www2.sos.state.il.us/cgi-bin/marriagehttp://www2.sos.state.il.us/cgi-bin/marriage
show that on 4 Oct 1849 she married George W. Crowell.He was born in June of 1829, son of John and Mary (Dougherty) Crowell.County history goes on to say that Mary Jane (O'Neal) Crowell became the "mother of nine children:John, Marinda, Allen, Charles, Mary, Mize, Sarah, Alonzo and William."
Only other reference to the name O'Neal in the index to the county history concerns "Klutts & O'Neal, saddlers and harness-makers at Jonesboro", which was doing business around 1855.
I'm just passing this information along.I'm not researching this family and have no further information on these folks.