I am researching the CARNEAL/CARNAL and other variations. The
information I have so far says that Patrick CARNEAL/CARNAL (?) was born
in Ireland in 1756, was married in VA in 1777 and died in VA in 1835.
I have found a townland in Antrim Co. called Carneal but have been
unable to find any other information about it.
My direct ancestor is my great-grandfather Benjamin Walker CARNAL born
May 3, 1882 in Tama, IA. He was the son of Archibald T. CARNAL, born
August 23, 1836 in Caroline Co., VA, died December 27, 1889 in Tama,
IA. He married Catherine A. HALL.
One of Benjamin's brothers (Benjamin was the ninth child) was Nate
CARNAL. Nate was Tama County supervisor. His son Edwin was Mayor of
I have no idea where the family was between Virginia and Iowa. The
story is that they were plantation owner in Virginia and fled during
the Civil War.
I would love to share information.