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Name:William Archie Campbell McNeill
Affiliation:Class of 1875
Biography & Genealogy:William A. C. McNeill, Class of 1875, non-graduate. Genealogy: Born Brazoria County, Texas, April 25, 1855. Parents- James McNeill (b. 1808 d. 1854) and Emily Jordan (b. 1819 d. 1885). Paternal grandparents- Levi Jordan (b. 1793 d. 1873) and Sarah Stone (b. 1793 d. 1882). Levi Jordan owned a plantation in Brazoria, Texas. VMI Record: Enrolled at VMI on September 9, 1871; his guardian was listed as his maternal grandfather, Levi Jordan, his father having died in 1854; attended 2 years; did not graduate. Career: Returned to his family's plantation after leaving VMI. Death: Accidentally shot himself while cleaning a weapon and died on August 19, 1879, age 24. Never married; no issue.