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|Abstract||Letters from Jane Strange McNeill (b. 1821) of Fayetteville, N.C., to her half-brother, James Hipkins McNeill, a student at the University of North Carolina, commenting on family and social matters and his reports of college activities.|
|Creator||McNeill, James Hipkins, 1825-1865.|
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Jane Strange McNeill was born in 1821 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the daughter of Elizabeth Kirkland and George McNeill, a prominent merchant. She married John McAden Rose, 25 April 1844, and raised a large family.
James Hipkins McNeill was born in Fayetteville 23 (or 25) May 1825, the son of Minerva Hipkins and George McNeill. He attended the University of North Carolina, Yale University, and Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He graduated from Delaware College and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1848. He filled several positions in the Presbyterian Church in New Jersey and North Carolina. McNeill served as a cavalry officer in the Confederate Army and was killed at the Battle of Five Forks near Petersburg, Virginia, 31 March 1865.Back to Top
Letters from Jane McNeill to her half brother James, who was attending the University of North Carolina. One letter encloses a letter from George McNeill, their younger brother. Jane reports family and social matters and comments on James's reports of activities at school.Back to Top
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