John O'Neal born to James R and Frances McCloud O'Neal Abt. 1775 in North Carolina. John moved with his parents to Wilson County, Tenn. Where he married Dorcas Midgett on Feb 24, 1812, who's family came also from North Carolina. They had at least 5 children before John's death before 1830. We assume it was in Tennesse possibly in Smith County which is next to Wilson. In the 1830 census we have his wife Dorcas living. with there children. Dorcas married Grief B Hawkins on Nov 1 1833 in Wilson County, Tenn. They had 1 child in the marriage. I have Dorcas in the 1830, 1850, 1870 and 1880 census never leaving Wilson County, Tenn. She is living with her kids in the 1870 and 1880 census.