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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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Fletcher Holmes Neely & Sarah Elin Hicks Neely

Back:  Joseph, Marietta, Judge, Octavia
Front:  Fletcher and Sarah Elin Neely

Of course, I knew where the first marked grave in Comanche’s Oakwood Cemetery was located. It’s marked very well. I also knew that the grave held a little boy called John Campbell Neely, buried January 30, 1861. However, it was … Continue reading

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