I started researching The Neeley's [Neely] family because they have American Indian Ancestors which I am trying to Verify, (Nealy, I found this spelling in my research papers that were passed on from another family researcher). Now I'm working on the Nicholson/White because my ancestor married a White whose mother was a Nicholson and a Nicholson married a daughter of Chief James Vann. I have just recently received copies of the Cherokees Roll with 22 Nicholson's listed from this Nicholson line.
Most of the Neeley's of various spellings also migrated from different states, my line is from Pennsylvania, North Carolina, to Indiana, Tennessee, some through Arkansas then down to Texas & Oklahoma then to California after ca. 1932 when Edward C. Neeley passed away.
There are a few people who have contributed to finding the information enclosed on this site. The information on William Neeley family has come from several sources, my cousin Chris Neeley of CA had been researching the LDS History center since 1991 and found some info. sent in by Eloyce Hubbard Kockler from Montana, she had also been in contact with David Nealy/Neeley of TX.
The rest was found by another cousin Charlene "DeTurk" Howard, daughter Nena Bernice Neeley & Lester DeTurk of CA, by going to OK after her mother died, she had to go to OK to settle a dispute with a Jim Walter over the mineral/oil rights of some land owned by Edward Charles & Alice May Neeley [Edward is the son of Jesse Powell Neeley & the brother of William Wallace Neeley who is the father of Alice] this land was willed to their heirs Francis Kenneth, Newlen, Bernice, Delbert & Estas Neeley. He was stating he couldn't find them & wanted the court to give him claim to land to get the oil out, even though he had been sending them Royalty checks since Alice died in 1957.
My Step-Dad's Line
Joseph Neeley line through Thomas G
Neeley & Susan Jane Ussery, their son
William Wallace Neeley & Jessie
Powell Neeley Which makes my dad & his siblings double cousins.
I have found most of the
spouses through my research on the Internet Mailing Lists, through RootsWeb.
If you have anything you would like to add, just send it by email or snail mail to me & I will put it on the site.
Suzanne Neely Burden - Crowley,
TX - firstname.lastname@example.org - Jacob
Neeley/Neely [Jacob Tomstone Photos]
Ken Neeley/Neely email@example.com [New Cousin 5/98]
--Descendant of John Neeley's oldest son the son
Gwen Brewer - Merryville LA -
Descendant of Manse/Wilkens/Thomas/Jacob Neeley
Richard Neeley - firstname.lastname@example.org - Liberty Baptist
Church [Neely] Harrisville, Cemetery records,
Dennis Ward email@example.com The Chattanooga Sunday Times, Clement Vann, Chief Joseph Vann
Retta Cunningham of TX - Retta10758@aol.com Nicholson & White
My Pryor helpers
Sandra Eleanor [Tyler] Duncan from Sacramento CA firstname.lastname@example.org
History By Jim Neeley/Neely
Some History by John Middleton
Submitted by; Frank Roberts of
Petal, MS (Mississippi) Jacob
Submitted by Charles Miller ALEXANDER'S/MILLER'S/NEELY'S WILLS
From the book " The Neely's
of Neely's Bend ", Davidson County, TN
One must realize that back when our Ancestors were raised they didn't know how to spell [neither did the census takers] so there will be various spellings for the same surname which sometimes makes it possible to overlook a name just because it isn't spelled the same by each line. The connection is still there but a little different. I have birth, death & marriage records & each one has a different spelling.
The Neely Name - (Note: Neely is spelled many different ways; Neeley, Niely, Neelly, Neelie, Neilli, Neala, Neilly...the spelling probably depended on how the census taker thought it should be spelled).
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This page was created 9-07-1998
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