James M O'Neal was born to James Mullen and Sarah Baker Pulley O'Neal on Jul 1852 in Williamson County, Illinois. He is with his Uncle in the 1860 census but back with his mother in the 1870. Most likely his middle name is Mullen but no proof of that. He married Mary Ellen Smith on Aug 11, 1878 in Jasper County, Missouri. We have Mary born in 1865 but nothing else on her. James and his mother Sarah followed his uncle William to Taney County, Missouri. We do not have anything else on him at this time.