Biography of Charles Neil
Calpella Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Charles Neil. Born in Virginia, May 29, 1808. When but a child, his parents moved to Tennessee, where they lived on a farm until 1831, when the subject of this sketch, leaving his parents, went to Indiana where he followed farming until 1846, when he went to Illinois where he followed the same occupation about three years. After this he spent nine years in Missouri at the same business. In 1859 he crossed the plains with ox teams, bringing his family with him, and after farming for two years in Sonoma county came to this county, and settled on his present place consisting of sixty acres located in Potter valley, where he has since resided. Mr. Neil married, August, 1829, Miss Margaret Kennedy, who died leaving eight children, five of whom are still living: Samuel, Stoddard, Louisa J., Elizabeth A., and Emma F. For his second wife he married Mrs. Nancy Perry. By this marriage they have two children, Harriett I. and Lewis H. By her first marriage Mrs. Neil has two children, Alexander C. and Eliza A

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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