The O'NEILLS are descendants of John of York (Caraway) (b: 1620) arrived in the New World in the 1630's settling in Lyn Haven Parish, Va.
JOHN O'NEIL (b: bef 1748; d: unknown) married unknown KITCHEN. Their children:
1. DARIUS B. O'NEAL (b: 18 May 1754 Culpepper CO., VA; d: 4 Feb 1844 Cocke Co.,TN) Mary Polly Brackney
DARIUS B. O'NEAL (b: 18 May 1764 Culpepper CO., VA; d: 4 Feb 1844 Cocke CO., TN; burial: Clay Creek Cemetary, Cocke CO., TN) married MARY POLLY BRACKNEY (b: 1786 VA; d: 1861 Bradley CO., TN) on 13 Dec 1801 in Culpepper CO., VA. Their children:
1. GEORGE WASHINGTON O'NEILL (b: 29 May 1811 Rockbridge CO., VA; d: 17 May 1882 Beeville, Bee CO., TX; burial: Mineral, Bee CO., TX) m: Mary Ann Boyer.
GEORGE WASHINGTON O'NEILL, a Stockraiser (b: 29 May 1811 Rockbridge CO., VA; d: 17 May 1882 Beeville, Bee CO., TX; burial: Mineral Cemetary, Mineral, Bee CO., TX) married MARY ANN BOYER (b: 22 Sept 1808 TN; d: 22 Sept 1893 Yoakum, Lavaca CO., TX; burial: Pilot Grove Cemetary, Lavaca CO., TX) daughter of JACOB BOYER and MARGARET HUFFMAN on 22 Sept 1829 Cocke CO., TN. They were divorced on 24 October 1866. Pioneered westward from Cooke Co., TN to Clinton Co., MO 1833. After many hard winters of the northern midwest, in 1843,the family sold out and caught a riverboat at Kansas City; traveling down the Missouri River to St. Louis. Continuing on down the Mississippi River to where Arkansas, Louisiana,and Mississippi meet. Here they purchased a wagon and joined a wagontrain bound for Texas. Their original destination was the Coastal Region of Texas; but, a breaking of a wagonwheel in the Leesville area delayed the O'Neil wagon. By the time the repairs could be made, the O'Neil family had found a home in the land and the community of Leesville. Mary Ann lived out her later years with son, Calvin. but, was living with son, Miles, at time of death. Their children:
1. HENRY O'NEILL (b: abt 1829 TN)
2. WILLIAM O'NEILL (b: 1832 Cocke CO.,TN; d: 19 May 1910 Medina CO., TX) m: Elizabeth Ann Caraway
3. GEORGE O'NEILL (b: abt 1834 MO)
4. HARRISON O'NEILL (B: abt 1836 MO)
5. JOHN O'NEILL (b: abt 1834 MO)
6. MARY ANN O'NEILL (b: 7 Sept 1841 MO; d: 1 Dec 1920 NM) m: John Walter McFarland
7. MILES O'NEILL (b: abt 1846 TX)
8. CALVIN O'NEAL
WILLIAM O'NEILL (b: 1832 Cocke CO.,TN; d: 19 May 1910 TX) m: Eliza "Lizzie" Ann Caraway (b: 9 Feb 1839 Coffeville, Yalobusha, MS; d: 12 Mar 1915 Pearsal, Frio CO., TX) daughter of HENRY C. CARAWAY and MARY ANN STAGGS on 21 July 1853 in Gonzales CO., TX. Their children:
GAGE WASHINGTON O'NEILL (b: Apr 23, 1877, TX, d: Jan 10, 1926 Gonzales CO., TX) married IONA PHIPPS ( b: 1878 d: Dec 1962 TX), daughter of ANDREW JACKSON "JACK" PHIPPS and ADELIA HELMS. Their children:
Bernice O'Neill Clendennen and her daughter, Norma Jean Clendennen, at Port Aransas, TX.
BERNICE ELIZABETH O'NEILL (b: May 5, 1909 Nixon,TX d: Mar 11, 2000 Mathis, San Patricio CO, TX; buried: 13 March 2000, Seaside Memorial Cemetary, Corpus Christi, Nueces CO., TX) m: MATTHEW BOLEN CLENDENNEN (b: July 21, 1906 TX, d: Sept 18, 1988, Sinton, San Patricio, CO, TX; buried: Sept 1988, Seaside Memorial Cemetary, Corpus Christi, Nueces CO., TX), son of WILLIAM CLENDENNEN and ALZORA HAMILTON. Their child:
1. NORMA JEAN CLENDENNEN (b: Nov 10, 1927 Texon, TX) m: OREA ALVIN EHLERS, JR.
1. ORENE ELIZABETH EHLERS (b: Oct 27, 1945 Sinton, TX) m: (1) LAWRENCE REEVES BURNSIDE (2) MARK DOUGLAS CUSTER.
2. BARBARA JEAN EHLERS (b: Aug 2, 1947 Sinton, TX) m: (1) DOUGLAS NOEL STEPHENS (2) GARNER GENE FARRIER.
ORENE ELIZABETH EHLERS (b: Oct 27, 1945 Sinton, San Patricio, CO, TX) m: (1) LAWRENCE REEVES BURNSIDE (b: Feb 3, 1948 Corpus Christi, Nueces CO., TX) on Mar 22, 1966, son of F. W. BURNSIDE and MABLE CRANK. (2) MARK DOUGLAS CUSTER (b: Mar 14, 1960 Corpus Christ, Nueces CO., TX) on Mar 13, 1999, son of MORRIS D. CUSTER and CEIL KELLY. Child of ORENE ELIZABETH EHLERS and LAWRENCE REEVES BURNSIDE:
1. LAWRENE ELIZABETH BURNSIDE (b: Oct 30, 1970 K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI).
BARBARA JEAN EHLERS (b: Aug 2, 1947 Sinton, San Patricio, CO, TX) m: (1) DOUGLAS NOEL STEPHENS (B: 1942), son of DOUG STEPHENS and EDNA. (2) GARNER GENE FARRIER (b: Jan 11, 1953) on Oct 16, 1987, son of GARNER FARRIER and RUBY PULLIN. Child of BARBARA JEAN EHLERS and DOUGLAS NOEL STEPHENS:
1. CHRISTOPHER NOEL STEPHENS (b: Jan 11, 1969 Corpus Christi, Nueces CO., TX).
LAWRENE ELIZABETH BURNSIDE (b: Oct 30, 1970 K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI). Children:
1. COLIN NOEL ESCOBAR (b: Oct 16, 1989 Corpus Christi, Nueces, CO, TX) m: LEAH ALFARO
2. TROY STEPHEN CHAVARRIA (twin) (b: Feb 13, 1995 Alameda, CA)
3. TREY MATTHEW CHAVARRIA (twin) (b: Feb 13, 1995 Alameda, CA)
Music is "The Old North State" the state song of North Carolina