John Silas O'NEAL[1]
Male 1807 - 1865


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  • Birth  10 Nov 1807  , , Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • 1808, Kentucky -> age 52 on 1860 census
      1809, Kentucky -> age 41 on 1850 census
      10 Nov 1807 -> inscription on headstone
    Gender  Male 
    Misc  1840  , Polk, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • "He was commissioned to build [Polk] county's first courthouse and was appointed trustee of the Ocoee Academy in 1840." -> Confederate Voices
    Misc  15 Oct 1847  , Mcminn, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • On 15 Oct 1847 Wm Rudd filed a settlement account for the estate of Herod Rudd. In it, the following heirs were named: Joseph Rudd, Mina J Rudd, John Rudd, Wm Rudd, John S Oneal (agent of R Kendricks heirs), Wm Cowden, Parker Hood, Alexander Hood, Jas H Hadon, and Solomon Kelly.
    Census  1850  Civil District 2, Polk, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • John S. O'Neal (41) appeared as head of household. He was a merchant and owned no real estate. He was born in Kentucky. The household included Elizabeth (37), William H. (20), James J. (15), "Manerva" (13), Richard J. (12), Martin V. (10), Geo. W. (9), Andrew J. (6), John H. (5), Martha C. (2), and Robt. N. (7/12).
    Census  1860  Militia District 1011, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • John S. Oneill (52) appeared as head of household. He was a farmer, with real estate valued at $9,500 and personal property at $10,000. (The neighborhood averages were $1,900 and $2,111, respectively; John was the wealthiest in the neighborhood.) He was born in Kentucky. The household included Elizabeth (49), Richard M. (22), Martin V. (20), Andrew J. (17), John H. (15), Robert N. (10), and Margarett (6).

      They lived four households up from Elizabeth's brother, Thomas Kindrick.
    Property  Abt 1861  , Polk, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • "He owned 700 acres of land and had 13 slaves at the beginning of the Civil War." -> Confederate Voices
    Occupation  Benton, Polk, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • "He was chairman of the Polk County Quarterly Court and was a merchant in Benton." -> Confederate Voices
    Died  16 Jul 1865  [4
    • 16 Jul 1865 -> inscribed on headstone
    Buried  Aft 16 Jul 1865  Old Ocoee Cemetery (Aka Four Mile Cemetery), Benton, Polk, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I361  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified  9 Mar 2013 

    Family  Elizabeth KENDRICK,   b. 12 Oct 1811, , Mcminn, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1894 
    Married  1828  , , Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8, 9
    • M. V. O'Neal's parents are named as J. S. O'Neal and Elizabeth Kindrick on his death certificate.
      1828 -> Francis Family Tree
      1828, KY -> S. Whitten emails
    Children 
     1. J. O'NEAL
     2. Nancy Melvina O'NEAL,   b. 1829,   d. 1887
     3. William Houston O'NEAL,   b. Abt 1830, , Polk, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1863, , , Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Sarah Abigail O'NEAL,   b. 1832, , Polk, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary Ann O'NEAL,   b. 1833
     6. James Rufus O'NEAL,   b. Abt 1835, , , Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Minerva Jane O'NEAL,   b. 2 Jan 1837, , Polk, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1923, Ada Ward 2, Pontotoc, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Richard Madison O'NEAL,   b. Abt 1838, , Polk, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912, , , Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Martin V. O'NEAL,   b. Abt 1840, , , Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1927, N. Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. George W. O'NEAL,   b. Abt 1841, , , Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1904
     11. Andrew J. O'NEAL,   b. Abt 1843, , , Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >12. John Houston O'NEAL,   b. Abt 1845, , , Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Martha C. O'NEAL,   b. Abt 1848, , , Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     14. Robert Nicholson O'NEAL,   b. Abt 1849, , , Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     15. Margaret J. O'NEAL,   b. Abt 1854, , , Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     16. Elizabeth Roxana O'NEAL,   b. Abt 1857, , , Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  12 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F411  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S100] SusanWhitten50, Francis Family Tree, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?tid=169441&pid=-1664380509 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S582] 1860 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M653 (http://www.ancestry.com), roll 132; Militia District 1011, p. 113 (penned), dwelling 803, family 759, John S. Oneill; (Reliability: 2).
      http://tinyurl.com/ybjdls5

    3. [S581] 1850 U. S. Census, Polk County, Tennessee population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432 (http://ancestry.com), roll 892; Second District, p. 423 (penned), p. 212 (stamped), dwelling 284, family 288, John S. O'Neal; (Reliability: 3).
      http://tinyurl.com/yexjljw

    4. [S195] Old Ocoee Cemetery (Polk County, Tennessee; Latitude: 35.17130, Longitude: -84.64363), John Silas and Elizabeth K. O'Neal marker, personally photographed, (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S542] Debbie Stephenson Moore, Confederate Voices (Cleveland, Tenn.: Old Town Cleveland, 2012)., p. 136 (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S225] Robert Stoy, Stoy Family Genealogy Website, http://www.robertstoy.com/database/StoyFamily-o/p24.htm#i1830 (Reliability: 3).
      Original source citation: McMinn County, Tennessee, Will Book D: 487, settlement of estate of Herod Rudd, 15 Oct 1847; FHL microfilm 830,194.

    7. [S444] 1860 U. S. Census, Murray County, Georgia, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing FHL microfilm publication 803,132., Militia District 1011; p. 113 (penned); dwelling 803, family 759; John S. Oneill household; accessed; 10 March 2009 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S273] Tennessee "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/ : accessed ), ., 26 August 2010; entry for M. V. O'Neal, 03 July 1927; FHL microfilm 1876729 (Reliability: 2).

    9. [S482] S. Whitten, [(e-address for private use)], to Tonia Kendrick, 23andme email, , "," ; privately held by Tonia Kendrick, [(e-address) & address for private use], ., share genomes; 23 March 2011; Evernote; DNA (Reliability: 2).




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