Annie (Murphy) Neill was born about 1840 in Ireland. She married Samuel Neill in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1864 and died in St. Albans Township, Hancock County, Illinois. From Annie, I learned:
- Unfortunately some women leave behind few records. Annie only left behind a death certificate, marriage record, and census enumerations in 1870 and 1880.
- Don’t forget to look for obituaries in all newspapers. While writing this post, I realized there’s a newspaper where I’ve not searched.
- Watch out for snakes. Family tradition has it that she died as the result of lingering effects of a snakebite.
My ancestor table can be viewed on my site. Annie is my great-great-grandmother.