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McNeely, George H.

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McNeely, George H.
March 13, 2007 06:37PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., 1887,
Gallatin Co.
GEORGE H. McNEELY, a native of Boone County, Ky., was born June 14, 1835.
His father, John McNeely, a native of Pennsylvania, was born in 1805, and
settled near Petersburg, Boone Co., Ky., in the winter of 1817-1818,
where he lived for twenty-five years; he afterward moved to Gallatin
County, and settle near Napoleon, where he still resides. He was
postmaster at Pittsburgh in Boone County, and at Walnut Lick, Gallatin
County, for a number of years. He married Rebecca Alloway, of Boone
County, daughter of Archie and Huldah Alloway, who bore him eleven
children, the subject of this sketch being the fifth child. Robert
McNeely, the grandfather of George H., a native of Pennsylvania, settled
in Boone County, Ky., in an early day, where he lived until his death. The
paternal grandfather of our subject took part in the war of 1812. George
H. McNeely was educated in the common schools of Boone County at Burlington
and Petersburg; has always been a farmer, and owns 300 acres of well
cultivated land. He settled in Gallatin County in 1860 on the Ohio River
at Jackson's Landing, where he remained for eight years, when he removed to
a farm on South Fork Creek, and successfully farmed for fourteen years, he
afterward moved to his present location. October 18, 1860, he married
Mary Clements, of Gallatin County, daughter of David and Mary (Hance)
Clements, natives of Kentucky. The birth of six sons and five daughters
followed their union: John, Mary R., Evaline, Charles, Elizabeth,
Henry H., Roddard, Alice, William, Lula (deceased) and Paul. Lula died
July 30, 1870. Politically Mr. McNeely is a Democrat. He has been a
magistrate eight years and also a school trustee. He is a Royal Arch
Mason, and with his wife a member of the Baptist Church.
McNeely Alloway Clements Hance
Boone-KY PA

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