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NEELY FILES OF JIM TILLOTSON

 

NEELY: NEELEY

 

RESIDENCES

912 Samuel

456 Richard 1731 1801 Mary DUNCAN NC-Rowan

228 Francis 1761 Mary HOLMAN NC-Rowan

114 Nathan 1828 NC-Rowan

57 Ruth 1776 1834 Samuel VAN ETTEN NC-Rowan

 

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MATERIALS AND REFERENCES

[NFHx] Neely Family History-Neely

[RCDe] Rowan County Abstracts of Deeds-Neely, McNeely

[RCMR] Rowan Co (NC) Marriage Bonds-Neely, McNeely

[RCTL] Rowan County Tax Lists 1790-Neely, McNeely

[RCT2] Rowan County Tax Lists 1815-Neely

[RCVL] Rowan County Vacant Land Entries 1778-1779-Neely

[RCW1] Rowan Co NC Wills-Neely

[RCW2] Rowan Co NC Wills-Neely

 

 

 

NAME ORIGIN

 

 

HISTORY

[HxNF] From Ireland in 1730 to Pennsylvania to York (now Adams) Co, NC

 

QUER The name of this family is given different spellings, but Neely seems to

be right. MH also frequently referred to McNeely. Consequently I have

included Neely, Neely, McNeely, McNeeley, etc. until the correct name is

established.

 

 

912-Samuel NEELY [NFHx]

 

ch. m *Richard [NFHx]-see below

m [NFHx]

m [NFHx]

m [NFHx]

 

NOTE: 912-Samuel

[HxNF] to Pennsylvania, four sons

 

 

456-Richard NEELY

? Son of Samuel NEELY [HxNF]

b. 1731 [NFHx on gravestone, HxNF]

m. Mary DUNCAN [NFHx, HxNF]

b. 1732 [NFHx, HxNF]

d. 1791 [NFHx, HxNF]

d. 1801 [NFHx on gravestone, HxNF], will in Rowan Co, NC [NFHx, HxNF]

 

ch. m Alexander [NFHx] (oldest), m. Margaret BARBER [NFHx, HxNF] (sister of

William BARBER [NFHx]) or Mary Duncan, d., killed by one of Cornwallis officer's [NFHx] (see [RCTL] re: Margaret Neely in 1778) ([HxNF] in 2nd Battalion, NC) (There may be confusion in marriage to Margaret Barber-see daughter of 228-Francis)

f Betsy [NFHx, HxNF]

m *Francis

 

NOTE 436-Richard

[NFHx] served in Revolution; he and Carson Guffey were returning from

collecting horses and mules for General Green's Army when they rushed to

cross the river unaware that Cornwallis Army had camped there beside the

swollen river. Neely and Guffey were recognized and Guffey was shot from

his house and killed. Francis loosed his horses jumped into the cane break

and on down the river, where he remained until after dark when he discarded

his clothes and swam the swollen river and onto his home of his anxious

parents

[RCTL] 1778 Rowan County Tax List Capt. Reed's District: taxed 240 pounds

[RCTL] 1 May 1787 taxed Capt. Aeneas Campbell-Iredell County Area

WM 21-60=0 WM<21 >60=3 WF=1 Slaves=0

[RCVL] Vacant Land entries 1778-1779

640A on Little Crk adj Luckey, Bell

20 February 1778 Samuel Luckey 640 A on Hunting Crk adj McGuire,

[HxNF] Housed General Greenís defeated troups in 1791

Bell, Richard Neely & John Van Eaton

Joshua Nelson 160A on Little Crk of South Yadkin [R] adj Richard Neely

 

 

 

 

228-Francis NEELY [NFHx]

Son of Richard and Mary (DUNCAN) NEELY

b. 15 October 1761 in Rowan Co [NFHx]

m. 2 [NFHx]/24 [RCMB] December 1793 Mary HOLEMAN ([RCMR] lists Nathan

Neely m. 24 December 1793 Mary Holeman)

b. 30 October 1771 [NFHx]

d. 16 July 1829 [NFHx], bur. in Van Eaton Cemetery in Davie Co, NC

[NFHx]

dau. of Isaac HOLEMAN [NFHx])

d. , bur. in Van Eaton Cemetery in Davie Co, NC [NFHx], will in Rowan Co

[NFHx]

 

ch. m Alexander [RCW1, RCW2], m. 2 Oct 1822 [RCMB] Margaret [RCW1, RCMB] BARBER [RCMB, HxNF]] (sister of William BARBER [HxNF]{[HxNF] William BARBER, b. St. Mary Co, VA, m. 12 August 1793 Margaret HUGHES d. 1 December 1854 in Rowan Co, NC}), d. , will dated 30 November 1831 [RCW1] ([RCW1] names Wife

Margaret; sons Nathan, Franklin, Julius; Child in being; Brother Arthur) (ch. Nathan [RCW1]; Franklin [RCW1]; Julius [RCW1]) (There is confusion re: m. with his uncle 456/457-Alexander)

f Elizabeth [RCW1, RCW2 (? Betsy [RCW1, RCW2], ch. Nathan [RCW1,

RCW2])

f Rebecca [RCW1, RCW2], m. 12 November 1822 [RCMR] in Rowan Co, NC

[RCMR] Samuel LUCKEY

f Polly [RCW1, RCW2]

f Temperance [RCW1, RCW2]

m Arthur [RCW1, RCW2], b. 20 February 1792 [HxNF]/1795, m. 5 December [RCMR]

1826 [HxNF] Isabella WELCH (witnessed by Abraham VAN ETTEN) (b. 20 November

1795 [HxNF], d. 1 January 1839 [HxNF], dau. of John Francis WELCH [HxNF]{b. in Rowan Co [HxNF], m. 24 December 1802 [HxNF] Josephine "Fanah" ADAMS {recorded in Salisbury [HxNF], will dated 30 March 1842 [HxNF] recorded in Mocksville names his daughter Isabella, son of Thomas WELCH [HxNF]

((m. 28 October 1772 in Rowan Co Jane THOMPSON [HxNF]{{dau. of Henry

THOMPSON [HxNF}}, killed 1781 by one of Cornwallis men [HxNF], friend and neighbor of Daniel BOONE)), no siblings}, d. 12 May 1872), d. aft. 30 November 1831 [RCW1] (ch Rebecca, b. 16 January 1835 [Hxnf] in Davie Co [HxNF], m. 5 November 1853 [HxNF] Jacob Franklin BARBER (b. 25 February 1826 [HxNF] in Rowan Co [HxNF], d. 4 August 1878 [HxNF], son of William BARBER {b. 12 March 1783 in St Mary's Co, MD, m. Margarey Hughey ((b. 12 August 1793, d. 15 February 1855 in Rowan Co, dau. of Jacob Hughey and Margaret Cook)), d. 1 December 1854 in Rowan Co, son of Elias BARBER and Elizabeth WAINWRIGHT}), d. 22 May 1880 (ch. Lina [HxNF], m. CLEMENT [HxNF]; Lillie [HxNF], m. SUMMERELL [HxNF]; William A. [HxNF]; Richard [HxNF]; Edward W. [HxNF])

m Washington [RCW1, RCW2], m. 13 Feb 1834 [RCMR] in Rowan Co, NC

[RCMR] Providance HEATHMEN (Witnessed by Thos McNEELY JP)

m *Nathan

Order of births unknown, listed as per order in [RCW1], Nathan's

place in birth order unclear

 

NOTE 228-Francis

[RCTL] taxed 1 May 1787 Capt. Aeneas Campbell-Iredell County Area

WM 21-60=1 WM<21 >60=0 WF=0 Slaves=0

[RCT2] 1815 Tax List Capt. Samuel Little's Cmpy, Rowan County

15 WP, 0 BP, acerage 1856

Do Guard for John Ross 0-1

1 Stud Horse $3

[RCDe] Abstracts of Deeds

15 July 1791 George Brandon to Frances Neely for 100 pounds, two

adjoining tracts on N side of South Yadkin R: (1) 196 A near Hunting

Crk; and (2) 120 A adj John Van Elton and Joshua Nelson

7 April 1785 John VanEaten/Van Etten to Daniel Beam for 16 pounds,

300 A in forks of Yadkin R on E side of Hunting Crk adj Gasper Roland

and being a state grant to this Grantor dated 24 [?21] Mar 1780

[09:208]. Wit: Hacob (H) Bean, Saml Young, France Nealy

31 January 1794 Samuel VanEtton and wf Ruth (V) to John Keller for

167.4 pounds, 267 A on both sides of Hunting Crk adj this Grantor; part

of a State grant to this Grantor. Wit: Thos Prather, John Brandon, Frances Neely

 

114-Nathan NEELY

d. , will dated 8 April 1828 [RCW1, RCW2], probated 1828 [RCW1, RCW2]

([RCW1, RCW2] will names Elizabeth Lowry, infant daughter of Elizabeth

PATTERSON, now the wife of James PATTERSON; sister Betsy's son Nathan Neely;

brothers Alexander, Arthur, Washington; sisters Elizabeth, Rebecca, Polly,

Temperence) (Note: Elizabeth Patterson was a daughter of William Lowry who

married a Patterson-see LOWRY; this would suggest Nathan NEELY may have at

least been related to LOWRYS)

 

 

57-Ruth [STBV, RCDe] NEELEY [LDSC, LDSF(NC), VEFT, OTNC, MH, KBVR]/NEELY [MH,

VEBR, NoBS, BRVE]

? dau. of Francis [NoBS] or of Nathan [RCWi] NEELY

b. 12 [STBV]/18 [BRVE, VEBR, STBV] June 1763 or est. [LDSC] 1776 [ ] in

Salisbury, Rowan Co. NC [LDSF(NC)]

m. 56-Samuel VAN ETTEN->VAN EATON

son of 112-Jan and Margaret (LeFEVRE) VAN ETTEN

d. 16 December 1834 [BRVE, VEBR, STBV]

 

ch. See 56-Samuel VAN ETTEN->VAN EATON

 

QUER There are obvious problems with the dates of the above

 

 

A&E

All n. MC NEELY

57-Ruth n. McNEELEY [MH]/McNEELY

 

 

NEELY

[NFHx] History of Neely and Allied Families

Neelys from Tyrone Ireland 1730 according to Pennsylvania records

Settled in York Co, now Adams Co; Samuel came to PA -4 sons

Richard Neely, earliest known ancestor to come to Rowan Co, NC

? Son of Samuel Neely; b. 1731 (on gravestone); m. Mary Duncan (b.

1732, d. 1791), d. 1801 (on gravestone), will in Rowan Co in County

Clerk's office in old yellow book on highest shelf

Deed in Rowan Co dated 1778 to Richard Neely for 627 acres on the

waters of Hunting Creek, now Davie Co. It was in Richard Neely's home

that General Green's hungary, defeated, worn out men rushed after being

pursued by Cornwallis men at Renchus Ford January 19, 1791. Richard

Neely opened a barrel of sorgum and fed them, he filled a new wagon

with bacon, meal, molasses, home spun and woven blankets, shirts,

britches, spun and woven by his wife and daughter, Betsy. They were

lost in the swollen Yadkin River for which his son Francis later

received pay.

ch Alexander (oldest), m. Margaret Barber (sister to William

Barber, grandfather of Mrs B.C. Clement and Richard N. Barber),

killed by one of Cornwallis officer's who went to his home and

told his wife she would find her husband down the road sitting

under an apple tree (served in American Revolution, 2nd Batallion,

North Carolina, his war service is recorded in North Carolina War

Records; he leaves descendents in North Carolina)

Francis, b. 15 October 1761 in Rowan Co, m. 2 December 1793

Mary Holeman (b. 30 October 1771, d. 16 July 1829, bur. in Van

Eaton Cemetery in Davie Co, dau. of Isaac Holeman who rendered

Revolutionary service; Mary lived near Old Samem Church in Davie

Co before she moved to her new home that Francis built near the

banks of Hunting Creek), bur. in Van Eaton Cemetery in Davie Co,

will in Book H, page 472 in Rowan Co (served in Revolution; he and

Carson Guffey were returning from collecting horses and mules for

General Green's Army when they rushed to cross the river unaware

that Cornwallis Army had camped there beside the swollen river.

Neely and Guffey were recognized and Guffey was shot from his

house and killed. Francis loosed his horses jumped into the cane

break and on down the river, where he remained until after dark

when he discarded his clothes and swam the swollen river and onto

his home of his anxious parents)

Arthur Neely ? son of Francis, b. 20 February 1795, m. 1826 Isabella

Welch (b. 20 November 1795, d. 1 January 1839, dau. of John Francis

Welch {b. in Rowan Co, m. 24 December 1802 Josephine "Fanah" Adams,

will dated 30 March 1842 recorded in Mocksville names his daughter

Isabella, son of Thomas Welch ((m. 28 October 1772 in Rowan Co Jane

Thompson {{dau. of Henry Thompson}}, killed 1781 by one of Cornwallis

men, friend and neighbor of Daniel Boone)), no siblings}, d. 12 May 1872

ch Rebecca, b. 16 January 1835 in Davie Co, m. 5 November 1853

Jacob Franklin Barber (b. 25 February 1826 in Rowan Co, d. 4

August 1878, son of William Barber {b. 12 March 1783 in St Mary's

Co, MD, m. Margarey Hughey ((b. 12 August 1793, d. 15 February

1855 in Rowan Co, dau. of Jacob Hughey and Margaret Cook)), d. 1

December 1854 in Rowan Co, son of Elias Barber and Elizabeth

Wainwright}), d. 22 May 1880 (ch. Lina Barber Clement, Lillie

Barber Summerell, William A. Barber, Richard Neely Barber, Edward

W. Barber)

Alexander Neely ? son of Francis, Brother of Arthur

 

NEELY

[RCW2, RCW1] Will Book H, pp 421,422

Will of Nathan Neely dated 8 April 1828, probated 1828

Elizabeth Lowry, infant daughter of Elizabeth Patterson, now the wife of

James Patterson - land bought from Richard Swann. Sister Betsy's son Nathan

Neely - money arising from sale of land bought from John Howard. Brothers:

Alexander, Arthur, Washington. Sisters: Elizabeth, Rebecca, Polly,

Temperence {[RCW1] puts siblings in following order, ? order of birth:

Alexander, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Polly, Temperence, Arthur, Washington}.

Guardian for Elizabeth Lowry: Robert N. Fleming. Exr: Robert N. Fleming.

Wit: Hugh A. McCorkle

 

[RCW1] Will Book H, pp 542-544

Will of Alexander Neely, Rowam Co, NC, dated 30 November 1831

Names Wife Margaret; sons Nathan, Franklin, Julius; Child in being;

Brother Arthur. Executors: Brother Arthur, John Fraley. Witnesses:

David Fraley, Isaac Cowan

 

[RCMR]

GROOM BRIDE DATE BOND BONDSMAN

WITNESS

p272

Luckey, Samuel Rebecca Neely 12 Nov 1822 Meshack Pinkston

p328-329

NEELY

Nathan Mary Holeman 24 Dec 1793 Jesse Pearson

(w)Jo. Chambers

Houlman Catherine Boroughs 20 Sept 1819 Robert N Fleming

(w)Roberts Nanny

Alexander Margaret Barber 2 Oct 1822 Theo(philu)s J Allison

 

Richard x Sarah Campbell 30 July 1824 John Davis

 

Ar(thur) Isabella Welch 5 Dec 1826 A(braham) Vaneten

 

Washington ProvidanceHeathman 13 Feb 1834 Hezekiah Turner

(w)Thos McNeely JP

Arthur Honor Austin 5 Aug 1846 G(eo.) Campbell

 

Julius A Elizabeth A Fraley 16 June 1847 M(ontford) S Fraley

(w)JH Hardie, Jr.

Nathaniel H Isabella C Cowan 27 Oct 1847 Robert W Long

(w)JH Hardie

Julius A Margaret Barger 6 July 1853 M(umfort) S Fraley

(w)J S Meyers

N.H. Margaret C. Cowan 26 April 1864 Jno. D Brown No

(w)Obadiah Woodson

Alexander Emma Shaver 17 Feb 1866 Robert Pearson (col No

colored colored (w)Obadish Woodson

 

 

 

 

NEELY (continued)

[RCTL] Taxes

p 155 1778 Rowan County Tax List Capt. John Cowin's District

Margt Neely 1958.?

p 261 Capt. Aeneas Campbell 1 May 1787-Iredell County Area

WM 21-60 WM-21 60+ WF Slaves

Richard Neeley 0 3 1

Frances Neley 1 0 0

p 137 1778 Rowan County Tax List Capt. Reed's District

Richard Neely 240 pounds

 

[RCT2]

p 43 Tax List Capt. Samuel Little's Cmpy for 1815 Rowan County

Francis Neely 15 WP, 0 BP, acerage 1856

Do Guard for John Ross 0-1

1 Stud Horse $3

 

[RCVL] Vacant Land entries 1778-1779

p 4 #47 Richard Neely 640A adj Samuel Luckey & Robert Bell & across

 

Little Crk [9: 312]

p 32 20 February 1778 #456- Samuel Luckey 640 A on both sides of

Hunting Crk adj James McGuire, Robert Bell, Richard Neely & John Van

Eaton [9:224]

p 74 #1021 Joshua Nelson 160A on Little Crk of South Yadkin [R] adj

his first entry and Richard Neely on NW corner of his first entry

[RCDe] Abstracts of Deeds

p 80 #1725 p722 15 July 1791 George Brandon to Frances Neely for 100

pounds, two adjoining tracts on N side of South Yadkin R: (1) 196 A near

Hunting Crk; and (2) 120 A adj John Van Elton and Joshua Nelson. Wit: Abraham

Brandon, Thomas Prather. Prvd by Prather at Aug Ct 1792

p 94 #1968 p263 7 April 1785 John VanEaten/Van Etten to Daniel Beam

for 16 pounds, 300 A in forks of Yadkin R on E side of Hunting Crk adj

Gasper Roland and being a state grant to this Grantor dated 24 [?21]

Mar 1780 [09:208]. Wit: Hacob (H) Bean, Saml Young, France Nealy.

Prvd by Neely at May Ct 1793

p 104 # 2153 p480 31 January 1794 Samuel VanEtton and wf Ruth (V) to

John Keller for 167.4 pounds, 267 A on both sides of Hunting Crk adj

this Grantor; part of a State grant to this Grantor. Wit: Thos

Prather, John Brandon, Frances Neely. Prvd by Neely at Feb Ct 1794

 

Rowan County (NC) Herritage (Salisbury Library NC Row 71 PET)

The Herritage of Rowan County North Carolina

Vol 1, 1991, ed Katherine Sanford Petricelli

Genealogical Society of Rowan Co Inc.

Neely 215 Conrad and Elizabeth Arnel

701 Ray Van Morris

812 Wiley Rufty

L42 DAR

L130 Gardner File

L151 Starr File

 

 

MC NEELY

[RCMR] Vol 2, p 441; Vol ? 2 p289-290 Mc Neely

[RCMB]

GROOM BRIDE DATE BOND BONDSMAN

WITNESS

McNeely Adam Lattice Kilpatrick 17 Jan 1791 Willm. Kilpat(rick)

C. Caldwell D.C.

Archibald Margaret Cowan Dec 1795 Mich Troy

J. Troy

Bartonard Emma Burnsowar 27 Dec 1862 John x Valentine

(col.) Obabiah Woodson

David Ann Lowrance 18 July 1825 Alfred A Lourance

 

H.W. Nancy E. Lype 20 Dec 1865 W.A. Houck

Horatio N Woodson

Isaac Rachel Engle 20 June 1805 David Baxter

Andrew Kerr

James ElizabethKilpatrick 25 Feb 1793 William Kilpatrick

Jos. Chambers

James A. Clarisa Lorance 1 Nov 1826 John Nn Lowrance

J.H. Hardie

James H Rebecca Wilson 29 Sept 1840 Robt F Wilson

Susan T Giles

John Margaret McNeely 27 Feb 1787 David McNeely

 

John Polly Cowan 22 July 1802 William S Cowan

Jno Brem

John Margaret Poole 18 Jan 1810 Saml McNeely

Jno Giles, C.C.

John Jane Miller 11 Feb 1840 Ebenezer McNeely

Susan T Giles

John R Mary Shufford 5 Jan 1826 David Kilpatrick

Ezra Allemong

John W Amelia Clodfelter 26 Jan 1844 Caleb J Webb

Jno H Hardie

John W Mary McNeely 24 Oct 1845 Ebenezer McNeely

Jno H Hardie

Joseph Harriet E Williford 13 Nov 1839 Z(achariah)

Blackwel(der)

Hy Giles

Josiah Polly A Moore 12 March 1816 George Andrews

Geo Dunn

Robert Mary McNeely 1 Jan 1784 Andrew McNeely

Ad. Osborn

Robert Jean L Cowan 26 Dec 1832 Joel H Jenkins

 

Samuel Nancy Poole 2 Oct 1802 John Poole

J.S. McEwin

Thomas Margaret Gaither 23 Feb 1820 Thos L Cowan

 

William B Elizabeth McNeely 1 Aug 1832 Abner Adams

 

William G Ann Macay 11 Dec 1860 C.A. Henderson

m. 12 Dec 1860 Wm Locke

by TG Haughton

McPherson Robert Nelly McNeely 7 April 1800 Isaac McNeely

N Chaffin, JP

 

 

MC NEELY (continued)

Rowan County (NC) Herritage (Salisbury Library NC Row 71 PET)

The Herritage of Rowan County North Carolina

Vol 1, 1991, ed Katherine Sanford Petricelli

Genealogical Society of Rowan Co Inc.

McNeely 205 Adams->Jane McNeely 8/11/1809

252 Grcy Belk

329 Julius Smith Couble

455 Goodman

515 John A Honeycutt

527 Margaret Hughes

551 Walter Lee Karriker

562 David L Ketchie

664 William White McKenzie, MD

668 James W McNeely

669 John Wilson McNeely

670 Martha Ann Belle Mc Neely

671 William Lee McNeely

677 James Mathew and Mary McNeely

808 George Adam Rufty

848 The Sloops and Shoofs

903 Edward Odell Uprig

933 Frank David/Ani Wedding

L14 Town of Cleveland

L41 Eli Steele DAR

L65 Knox Chapel, United Methodist Church

L71 The Prospect Church

L171 Pertie File

 

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