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Abel McNAIL
Nancy THOMPSON
Husband:  Abel McNAIL
Birth:  1775-94
Death:  1827/8, presumably in Greene Co., IL
Military Service:  War of 1812:  Pvt., Capt. Jacob Short's Co., Mounted Volunteers, Illinois Militia
Brother probably:  William B. McNAIL, b. 1782
Marriage:
Wife:  Nancy THOMPSON
Birth:  1795/6, KY
Death:  13 Jun 1853, Greene Co., IL
Other Spouse:  m2. 3 Feb 1830, Greene Co., IL, John TAYLOR
Father:  John THOMPSON
Mother:  Winifred BRICKEY
Children:
1.  (Daughter A) McNAIL, b. 1810-20 probably Raney/Rama McNAIL, b. 1810/1, KY 
2.  (Son A) McNAIL, b. 1810-20 probably John A. McNAIL, b. 1814-17, IL; lived Greene Co., IL 
3.  (Daughter B) McNAIL, b. 1815-20
4.  (Daughter C) McNAIL, b. 1815-20
5.  Caroline Jane McNAIL, b. 1828/9, IL
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Illinois, Kentucky

Sources:

1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  KY, NC, TN, VA, WV Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):  not found.

1b.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900:
ATTERBERRY, STEPHEN C MCNAIL, SARAH ANN 12/16/1842 Book 1, p. 63 Greene

2a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314).  Please see my WARNING regarding use of this database.  The numerical data for the genders have been switched (see next record).  As further proof, the state census numbers indicate two males and four females. 
       1820 McNail, Abel IL St. Clair Co. Manville Twp. p. 138 30100-100010000
30 Nov 1820 McNail, Able IL St. Clair Co. State Census p. 269 01-01-00-03-01-00

2b.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1 of 1; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 IL St. Clair Co. Manville Twp. Roll M33-12 p. 138 Ln. 32 Abel McNail 100010-30100-0-100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male under 10 1810-1820 = Son A
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = Abel
3 females 9 or under 1810-1820 = Daughter C
= Daughter B
= Daughter A
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = Nancy (b. 1795/6)
The only other McNAIL (of that spelling) in the U.S. is William B. McNAIL in Silver Creek Twp., St. Clair Co., IL.

3.  War of 1812 Service Records (online at Ancestry.com):
Name Company Unit Rank-
Induction
Rank-
Discharge
Roll
Box
Roll
Exct
ABEL MCNAIL Capt. Jacob Short's Co., Mtd. Vols.
(1815), Illinois Militia.
  Private Private 141 602

4.  Query by Diana Rawlins (online at the Anderson County TNGenWeb site [link died]).

5.  John Thompson of Botetourt County, Virginia <link died> by Frances Dumas.

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