Biography of Alexander Neal
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Biographies

ALEXANDER NEAL was a well known agriculturist of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, and in his death, which occurred December 30, 1898, Pulaski Township lost one of its leading and most respected citizens.

Mr. Neal was born in Pulaski Township, July 22, 1844, and was a son of Alexander, Sr., and Nancy (Mayers) Neal, his father a native of Mercer County, Pennsylvania, and his mother of Trumbull County, Ohio. He was reared on the farm now owned and occupied by his widow, and received his education in the public schools. He had a farm of 144 acres, well improved and under a high state of cultivation, and followed general farming and stock raising. He was exceptionally successful as a stock raiser and dealer, buying and selling extensively throughout his active career. He was a man of public spirit, and was ever among the foremost in promoting the interests of the community.

Mr. Neal was married February 22, 1893, to Miss Sarah J. Heasley, who was born in Pulaski Township December 24, 1865, and is a daughter of Eli P. and Josephine (Davis) Heasley, her father being a native of Mercer County and her mother of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. Mr. Heasley passed from this life in May, 1901, and his widow, who still survives him, resides at Youngstown, Ohio. Of the children born to Eli P. Heasley and wife, seven survive, namely: Flora L., widow of Frank Wellington, resides in Youngstown; James E., of Warren, Ohio; Sarah J., widow of Alexander Neal; Emma E., wife of Harry Brown, of Pulaski Township; Homer, of Sharon, Pa.; Chauncey A., of Akron, Ohio, and Charles N., of Poland, Ohio.

Alexander and Sarah J. Neal became parents of three children, as follows: Clarence A., Pearl M. and Harold L. Politically, Alexander Neal was an active supporter of the Republican party. In religious attachment he was a consistent member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Neal resides on the home farm of 144 acres, and has displayed unusual business ability in the management of the place. She is a woman of most estimable qualities, and has a host of friends througheut this community where she has lived so many years. Religiously, she is a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church.

20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908

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