Hello Dee, Yes my grandparents had 11 children. I'll give you what I can.
1st son born Alvin Neal no birth date buried at Leonard's Fork Baptist Ch. Lincolnton, NC
2nd son born Daniel Ervin Neal born- Aug. 30, 1914 died- Nov. 4, 1993 md. Ethelda Ruth Hayes born May 14, 1920 died Aug. 29, 1958 both buried at Gaston Mem. Park Cemt.
they had three children; Betty Sue Neal, John Adam Neal & Charles Frank Neal
3rd son Marvin Herman Neal born- Dec. 12, 1916 Howard's Creek Comm., Lincoln Co., NC died- April 19, 1918 buried at Leonard's Fork Baptist Ch.
4th son John Adam Neal born- Jan. 31, 1921 died- abt. 1934
buried at Leonard's Fork Baptist Ch.
5th child Mary Ada Neal born- Aug. 26, 1922 md. Paul Nelson Harmon divorced. We call her Aunt Ada; still living in Dallas, NC she is the oldest living. She was named after her grandmother, Ada Henryetta Propst Leonhardt. Aunt Ada had no children.
6th child ;my mother, Martha Rachel Neal born March 19, 1926 md. Nov. 5, 1944 my father James Edward Houston
Galloway born May 31, 1926 Mt. Holly, NC they had three children; my brother, James "Jim" Nelson Galloway born July 29, 1945, myself Joyce Nalene Galloway born July 5, 1949 and my sister Rachel Elaine Galloway born Oct. 29, 1954
My brother and I were born in Gaston Co. my sister was born in Shelby, NC
7th child born infant Neal
8th child Arried "Ira" Odell Neal born May 5th 1932 LCNC
died Mar. 5, 1979 Raliegh, NC Uncle Odell was married twice
1st to Rachel Carpenter of Dallas, NC they had one daughter named Floretta Ann Neal born July 1, 1958 Gast. Co.
2nd to Linda Jenkins of Hickory, NC they had one daughter
Rachel Ira Ruth Neal born Aug. 1971 Gast. Co., NC
9th child Joe Berry Neal born- Dec. 21, 1933 LCNC Uncle Joe was married twice 1st to Joy Patricia Dedmond Jan. 19,
1937 they had five children Terry Joe Neal born Nov. 5, 1954 ;James Dale Neal born Oct. 14, 1955; Beverly Denise Neal born Feb. 17, 1958; Mitchell Edward "Butch" Neal born Oct. 16, 1959; and Tony Adam Neal born Dec. 12, 1960
Uncle Joe's 2nd wife Brenda Nadine Houston they had seven children; Rachel Denise Neal b & d Oct. 11, 1970; Cynthia Nadine Neal born Feb. 3, 1972; John William Neal born Mar. 9, 1973 ; Annette Charlene Neal born May 20, 1979; Bobby Joe Neal born Jan 20, 1981; Danny Adam Neal born June 23, 1983; Marvin Christopher Neal born Dec. 25, 1984 ; Uncle Joe lives in Bessmer City, NC
10th child infant girl Neal born Nov. 30, 1935
11th child Shirley May Neal born Dec. 27, 1937 LCNC died Dec. 6, 1996 Aunt Shirley was married three times. 1st to Paul Lathan Carpenter ; they had one child, Deborah Paulette Carpenter born March 4, 1955 GCNC; 2nd marriage was to James Edward Burke; they had one child, Michael Edward Burke born- July 6, 1968 died 1974 GCNC; 3rd marriage was to Colin Cable, divorced. Aunt Shirley is buried at Gaston Mem. Park Cemt. beside of her son Mikie.
Iknow this is alot to take at one time . I can fill in my blanks to the others also. Be waiting to hear again. Thanks, Nalene
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