I had decided to research Jane McNeal one last time…I had followed the trail of “Jane/Jean Baker McNeal on the internet websites and knew that she may have been married to Robert McNeal, just not my line of Robert McNeal (the Revolutionary patriot buried at Mt Pleasant).
I had found a notation on one of the old DAR applications that referenced Central Presbyterian Church. This Church just recently celebrated it’s 200th anniversary. It’s website stated that it had records 1795-1820s…that looked very promising.
After corresponding with the pastor and one of the church historians several times, I learned they didn’t have anything on the McNeals or Flemings, but I was directed to the online records of Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo. Molly/Polly McNeal married Isaac Hall and stayed in the Geneseo area. There are a number of cemetery records for her side of the family. That was a small success, but not what I was looking for.
Our DAR registrar was getting ready to make her annual trek to Salt Lake City and asked if she could look up anything for me. I asked for the actual will of Andrew Campbell. The Abstract only had names listed. Ye gads, all I can say is the Abstract was very poorly transcribed from the grandfather’s will.
The will names Daniel McNeal as Jane Campbell’s father!!
So we just acquired the line of Campbell:
Andrew Campbell (the grandfather)
Jane Campbell m. George Hall Apr 1757 Lancaster PA
Margaret Campbell m unknown Boyd
Daniel Campbell (died bef 1752)—daughter Jane Campbell m Robert McNeal