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Mary Elizabeth Dunkley

Female Abt 1732 - 1791  (~ 59 years)

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  • Name Mary Elizabeth Dunkley 
    Born Abt 1732  Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1791  Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Byerlys Chapel Methodist Church, Davie Co., N. Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I22390  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Family 1 Bertha Edwina Saufley,   b. 19 Apr 1887, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1918, Forth Worth, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  [1
    Married Prob. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F8420  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Richard Neeley/ Neely/Nealey,   b. 26 Feb 1731, Prob. Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1801, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1745  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Children of Richard Neeley and Mary E. Dunkley:
      Joshua N. Neely, 1775-1845, son of Richard Neeley and Mary Elizabeth Dunkley; Mary Neely Beem, 1761?1845

    +1. Francis [NC] Neeley,   b. 15 Oct 1761, Salisbury, Rowan Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1829, Rowan County, N. Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2022 
    Family ID F8574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S100] Internet Source,
      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
      [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
      [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 Green?s 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 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, s/o 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

    2. [S32],
      Richard NEELY
      Birth 26 Feb 1731
      Death 26 Jan 1801 (aged 69)
      Rowan County, North Carolina
      Byerlys Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery
      Davie County, North Carolina
      I am placing his memorial here until evidence is provided for it's exact location. He married Mary Elizabeth DUNKLEY on 25 NOV. 1745 in Pennsylvania

      Although I have used the unverified birth & death dates above, but because of the marriage date I have assumed his birth year to be estimated about 1724 as the most common age at that period in time for a male to marry was 21.

    3. [S275] Lyman Chalkley, Lyman Chalkley.
      Boyd vs. Alexander Neelly. 'Defendant is a tailor, and lives at Fort Chiswell.' See map of Fort Chiswell and Tinkling Springs Presbyterian Church.
      NOTE: We have an Alexander Neely/Neeley mentioned in Kegleys, Cronicles of the Scotch Irish. Date of mention is May 1768. Proximity evidence suggests the Alexander Neely is related to other know Neeleys in Augusta County, Virginia, perhaps the son of Richard Neeley and Mary Elizabeth Dunkley.