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  • James NEELY

    Male Bef 1775 - Bef 1830  (~ 55 years)


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    • Name James NEELY  [1
      • I have had great difficulty in identifying who the parents are for Isabella. There were several Neely families in Tennessee in the early years, and there were also a few Neely families in Rutherford County in the early 1800's.

        Because in the 1830 census for Rutherford County, I found George McDaniel (which would include Isabella) and 2 lines below is a John Neely. I believe that this is the brother to Isabella.

        The challenge is that in the 1820 census in Rutherford County, there are two families headed up with a John Neely (Nealy). Both families have an adult male over 45 years (i.e. born before 1775) and each has an adult male between 26-44. However, those John Neely's appear to be more in Murfreesboro.

        I believe that Isabella's brother must have been John Neely. However, the closes Neely family living in the Cripple Creek area is a James Neely family. That family is a few lines above Adam McElroy and Francis Youree.

        I cannot prove this, but I now believe both George McDaniel and his brother-in-law, John Neely, were living with the older family of James Neely in the 1820 census.

        That is not very strong evidence, but I will go with that assumption for now. I just don't know which family it is.

        On a further note: There are two John Neely families in Logan County Kentucky in the 1810 census. That is where Cornelius McDaniel was in 1800-1810. Therefore, I believe that the Neely family probably came down from Logan County much in the way that the McDaniel family did.
      Born Before 1775  [1
      Gender Male 
      Residence 10 Apr 1798  Christian County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
      James Neely was granted 200 acres of land on the Piney Fork Tradewater 
      Census 1800  Logan County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
      Residence for the 1800 Kentucky Tax Rolls 
      1800 Kentucky Tax List James Neely in Logan KY
      1800 Kentucky Tax List James Neely in Logan KY
      Census 1810  Rutherford County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
      James is listed on the 1810 Census for Rutherford County. 
      • I had already noted that James Neely was in Logan County, KY in 1810, but our James Neely apparently was already in Rutherford County in 1810.
        [4]
      Background on James Neely
      Background on James Neely
      This additional background information shows James living in Rutherford County from 1809.

      Census 1810  Logan County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
      Residence for 1810 Census 
      • In this 1810 census, James Neely in on Page 5 of 35 and Cornelius McDaniel is on Page 7 of 35.
        [5]
      1810 Census for James Neely Family in Logan KY
      1810 Census for James Neely Family in Logan KY
      Census 1820  Cripple Creek, Rutherford County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      Residence for 1820 Census 
      • I believe this census report to be the accurate one for the James and John Neely that fit into my family. There is a John Neely who is living in Murfreesboro in the 1820 census, but I believe that James and his son John Neely, as well as George McDaniel family are living with this James Neely in the Cripple Creek area, thus not in Murfreesboro, for this census. [6]
      • 1820 Census:

        Name: James Neely
        Home in 1820: Rutherford, Rutherford, Tennessee
        Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820

        Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
        Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
        Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 18: 1
        Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2
        Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:1 [James]
        Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3
        Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
        Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1

        Slaves - Males - Under 14: 6
        Slaves - Males - 14 thru 25: 2
        Slaves - Males - 45 and over: 1
        Slaves - Females - Under 14: 1
        Slaves - Females - 14 thru 25: 2
        Slaves - Females - 26 thru 44: 1

        Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 4
        Free White Persons - Under 16: 6
        Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
        Total Free White Persons: 10
        Total Slaves: 13

        Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:23 [7]

      • In this 1820 Census, both James Neely and Adam McElroy, of Cripple Creek area, are listed on page 6 of 19.

        To me, that is strong evidence that this is the Neely family associated with the McDaniels, and not the Neely families that show up in the Murfreesboro area of Rutherford County in 11820.

        [7]
      Died Before 1830  Rutherford County, Tennnessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
      Person ID I10511  Blecha/McDaniel
      Last Modified 18 Feb 2017 

      Children 
      +1. John NEELY,   b. Abt 1794,   d. 1845, Rutherford County, Tennnessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
      +2. Isabella NEELY,   b. 22 Nov 1798, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1871, Hardeman County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
      Last Modified 23 Jan 2017 
      Family ID F3606  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsResidence - James Neely was granted 200 acres of land on the Piney Fork Tradewater - 10 Apr 1798 - Christian County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for the 1800 Kentucky Tax Rolls - 1800 - Logan County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - James is listed on the 1810 Census for Rutherford County. - 1810 - Rutherford County, TN Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for 1810 Census - 1810 - Logan County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsCensus - Residence for 1820 Census - 1820 - Cripple Creek, Rutherford County, TN Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - Before 1830 - Rutherford County, Tennnessee Link to Google Earth
       = Link to Google Earth 

    • Notes 
      • The following information helps to clarify that my Neely family does not come down from this John Neely. There is neither a son named John nor a daughter named Isabella. The documentation shows how this individual served in the Revolutionary War, and it lists his dependents. However, his age seems very comparable to James Neely. It is possible that this John Neely was a brother to James Neely. Therefore, for the time being, I have decided to keep this as supplemental information.


        From:
        Rutherford County, Tennessee
        Deaths & Estate Settlements: Vol 1 1804-1849
        Published 2008
        Rutherford County Historical Society


        #1176 Neely, John Died 3 June, 1827

        Be it known that at a County Court of monthly sessions held at the court house in and for said county on this 5th day of March 1849, satisfactory proof was (word) in open court to prove and did prove to the satisfaction of said court that John Neely entered the service of the United States from Northumberland County, state of Pennsylvania, as sergeant on the 1st day of June 1780 for a tour of during the war, that he remained in said service having been taken prisoner until on or about the first of 1783, at which he was discharged from said service. It is further shown to said court that after the said John Neely was discharged, he removed to Mecklinburg County, North Carolina where on or about the 5th day of January, seventeen hundred and eighty four at which time he intermarried to one Nancy Dixon, that he removed thence from Mecklinburg County to Rutherford County, Tennessee, where he remained until on the 3rd day of June 1827, at which time he died in said county, thsat at the time of his death he left a widow, to wit Nancy Neely who survived him until on the 8th day of January 1845 ast which time she died in said county, but remaining his widow until her death, that at the time of her death, she left the following named children as her heirs and only legal representatives, to wit, William Neely, Thomas Neely and Martha Yearwood, all of whom are now living, and who are the only heirs and legal representatives of her, the said Nancy Neely, deceased. This record is therefore made in order to enable the heirs of the said Nancy Neely, widow of the said John Neely to recover the amount of pension that was originally due and coming to the said Nancy from the United States for and in consequence of the services of the said sergeant John Neely in the Pennsylvania line as aforesaid at the time of her death, under the acts of congress of 7th July 1838 and 3rd March 1843 and 17th June 1844, all of which is ordered to be entered of record and certified by the clerk.

        #1178. Neely, Nancy Died January 8, 1845 unknown

        Widow of John Neely who died June 3, 1827 [see 1176 above] William Neely, Thomas Neely and Martha Yearwood, children.


        #1179 Neely, Nancy Died before May 7, 1849, intestate.

        Thomas Neely, administrator.


        [Additional Note:} I researched the pension application and files for John Neely, and it clearly states that he had brothers named Thomas and Hugh who also made their way to Mecklenburg County, NC. However, I could find no evidence that they had a brother names James. That leads me to lead toward thinking that my James Neely came through Logan County, Kentucky.





      • According to the notes from Logan County, KY Court Orders, Book 5:

        P. 6, June 1809, George Dickey and James Neely were excused from a county levy.

        P. 123 Feb 1811, James Neely is appointed sheriff.

        Could this George Dickey be a father or brother to Nancy (wife of Cornelius) and could this be the James Neely who moves on to Rutherford Co. TN?

        [Notes from Judy Utley Lyne, President, Logan Co., KY, Genealogical Society, Inc. P.O. Box 853 Russellville, KY 42276-0853]


    • Sources 
      1. [S1744] Various records researched on Ancestry.com.

      2. [S1994] Kentucky, Land Grants, 1782-1924, Book 14.

      3. [S1992] Kentucky, Tax Lists, 1799-1801.

      4. [S1999] Rutherford County, TN Pioneers, Susan Daniel, (Rutherford County, TN Historical Society).

      5. [S1985] 1810; Census Place: Logan, Kentucky; Roll: 7; Page: 165; Image: 00169; Family History Library Film: 0181352 .

      6. [S1993] 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Rutherford, Rutherford, Tennessee; Page: 149; NARA Roll: M33_124; Image: 93 .

      7. [S1993] 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Rutherford, Rutherford, Tennessee; Page: 149; NARA Roll: M33_124; Image: 93 .



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