Neil... was born in Ireland about 1800; was educated at Franklin College, and studied theology with his predecessor, Mr. McCoy. He was licensed May, 1829, by the Reformed Dissenting Presbytery, and accepted a call Oct. 18, 1831, from the united charge of Three Ridges and Short Creek. He performed the duties of pastor
[of United Presbyterian Church of West Alexander, Donegal township,
Washington County] for a number of years, after which he joined the Reformed Presbyterian Church, and then the Associate Presbytery of
Chartiers, finally withdrawing altogether from the active duties of the ministry.
of Washington County, PA, 1882, page 751