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Who Was Joseph Mercer Neely?

J.M. Neely with Mary Jane and son, Tom Custer Neely, near the beautiful new home.

It’s the hint of mystery, the¬†unknown, that keep those who search for family history on the hunt. Obituaries such as the one below (found in an old scrapbook) give the bare bones to the life that Joseph Mercer Neely lived … Continue reading

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Linda Burton Rippetoe & New Heritage Park

Linda Burton Rippetoe

Linda Burton Rippetoe has been a special friend of mine for years. For one thing she’s a history buff and for another, she’s a worker, and I do mean a worker! At 90 plus years, the lady rancher is still … Continue reading

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Dear God, Where Do I Bury My Son?

This newer stone was placed years after the death of John Campbell Neely.

There’s Always A Story…If We Just Look For It Texas is full of triumph and tragedy; it always has been and it always will be.¬† What happens today turns into the history of tomorrow that most people believe they hate. … Continue reading

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Governor Mark White Declared Mary Neely Day In Texas

Mary Holmsley Neely

When you live in a small town it is easy to believe that the rest of the world has forgotten you, if it ever knew you existed in the first place. It is also easy to believe that no one … Continue reading

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