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Descendants of William McNeill

Generation No. 2

      3. Susanna2 McNeill (William1)22 was born 12 May 1839 in County Derry, No. Ireland23. She married William McCracken24 30 Dec 1870 in Castledawson, Parish of Magherafelt, Co. Derry25, son of William McCracken and Jane. He was born 22 Sep 1838 in Craigs Parish, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland26, and died 16 Oct 1912 in Bellaghy, Co. Antrim, No. Ireland26,27.

More About Susanna McNeill:
Education: Read and write28
Occupation: 1901, Housewife28
Residence: 1870, Drumlamph, Co. Derry, No. Ireland29

Notes for William McCracken:
Tombstone inscription in Craigs Parish Church cemetery:
Erected to the memory of William McCracken, Late of Bellaghy, who died 16th Oct. 1912, age 76 years also his grand-daughter Annabel McKelvey who died in infancy 12th Feby., 1911. Asleep in Jesus.

Griffith's Valuation of 1861 shows William owning 56 acres with Robert McCracken in Carnfinton, Parish of Rasharkin which is adjacent to Craigs. There was a house and offices plus land which they leased from Reps. Thos. Ferguson.

William lived in or around the village of Bellaghy a few miles from Drumlamph. Since Maria McCracken was born in Drumlamph in 1877, it appears that after William and Susanna married, they lived with Susanna's parents until after Maria's birth. They were not living in Drumlamph in 1901.

More About William McCracken:
Burial: 18 Oct 1912, Craigs Parish Church Cemetery,Craigs, Co.Antrim, NIR30,31
Cause of Death: colon cancer32
Census: 1901, Mullaghboy, Parish of Ballyscullion, Co. Derry33
Education: Read and write33
Occupation: 1877, Innkeeper and farmer34
Present at Death: Isabella McCracken, Daughter35
Property: 1861, 56 ac.Garnfinton,Parish of Rasharkin w/Robt McCracken36
Residence: 1870, Glasgow - at time of marriage37
Children of Susanna McNeill and William McCracken are:
  9 i.   Isabella3 McCracken38, born 27 Aug 1873 in Drumlamph, district of Bellaghy, Co. Derry, No. Ireland39; died in Virginia.
  Notes for Isabella McCracken:
Arrived at Ellis Island on November 13, 1913 from Glasgow, Scotland on the ship Cameronia.

Lived with sister, Susanna (Susan) McCracken Beckus, in Newport News, Virginia. Never married. In later years, lived with Susanna's daughter, Anna Beckes.

  More About Isabella McCracken:
Immigration: 11 Nov 1913, thru Ellis Island, NY to Newport News, VA40
Medical Information: black hair, blue eyes
Occupation: Seamstress
U.S. Fed Census: 1920, Lived in Newport News, VA. with sister, Susanna Beckes

+ 10 ii.   Maria McCracken, born 27 Jul 1877 in Drumlamph, Magherafelt, Co. Derry, No. Ireland; died 1951 in Bayside, New York.
+ 11 iii.   Susanna McCracken, born 05 Oct 1879 in Magherafelt, Co. Derry, No. Ireland; died in Roanoke (?), Virginia.

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