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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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Mary Jane Cunningham Neely Dies In Abilene 1938

Mary Jane and son, Tom Custer Neely, in front of their large home. The full photo can be seen on United in the article on Joseph Mercer Neely.

But Who Was She…Really? This week, I spent my time researching the Neely family, probably because ever since work began on displaying their first home, a cabin that will be on display in the town of Comanche, the couple has … 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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