Samuel Caplinger O'Neal was born July 25, 1818 to James Mullen O'Neal and Nancy Elizabeth Caplinger in Wilson Couny Tennessee. Samuel was the first of nine children born between 1818 and 1840. The 1820 Census has the O'Neal family living in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee.
The family starting their move to Illinois stopping in Henderson County, Tennessee. By 1840 the family was living in South Division, Marshall County, Mississippi.
On Jan 6, 1842 Samuel married Nancy "Biddy" Caroline Jernigan, of Missouri, in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi. They had 7 children from 1844 to 1861 all born in Williamson County, Illinois. We have records of them between Crab Orchard , Marion, and Pleasant Grove Williamson County. Which is basically all the same location. TO view his wife and childres click on their name.
They moved to Williamson County around 1843-1844 where they started there family. In the 1850 Census Samuel and wife were living in Williamson County, Illinois with there first two children.
Samuel's wife Biddy died Aug 06, 1864 in Crab Orcahrd, Williamson County, Illinois. On Sept 05, 1865 in Marion, Williamson County, Illinois Samuel married Mary Caroline Simms. Samuel had 6 more children with Mary all born in Pleasant Grove, Williamson County, Illinois beween 1866 to 1874 info on names below. Samuel lived out the rest of his life with Mary and died Sept 18, 1910 in Crab Orchard, Williamson County, Illinois. He is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery next to 2nd wife Mary. His first wife "Biddy" is also buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.