A Guide to the Neel Family Civil War Papers, 1833-1900
T.C. Neel (1825-1863), signer of the Texas Articles of Secession and member of the Texas House and Senate, was born in Sparta, Georgia in 1825. Prior to emigrating to Texas, he was educated and graduated from Mercer University.
In 1855, Neel purchased land for a plantation in Ellis County, Texas and moved there with his wife, daughter, and about 80 enslaved persons. T.C. Neel actively supported the Confederacy with money and supplies as well as through government service. Neel’s wife, Willia Latimer Neel, ran the plantation during his absences and after his death.
Neel died in September 1863, and is buried in the Waxahachie Texas Cemetery.
The personal papers of the Neel family document the family's involvement in the Civil War and its effects upon the family. Papers include family correspondence, a portrait photograph, a receipt, and two published pamphlets .
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[Short title of Document], [Date: Day-Month-Year]. Box [#], Folder [#], p. [#]. Neel Family Papers (AR.274). Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.
The T. C. Neel Papers were donated to the Texas General Land Office by Martha Bonner Miller on August 9, 2005. Martha Bonner Miller is the great-great-granddaughter of T.C. Neel and Willia Latimer Neel.
Gift of Martha Bonner Miller, 2005. Miller is the great-great-granddaughter of T. C. and Willia Latimer Neel.
Processed by Lauren Goodley, 2009. Description revised, 2010.
This collection has been digitized. See Detailed Description of the Collection below. PDF links were taken from: Texas General Land Office Land Grant Database Input: Class: Neel Family Papers
Detailed Description of the Collection