I'm following the Laurens, SC list because I'm researching my McClanahan roots there. My great great grandfather Samuel McClanahan was born 9/19/1801 in Laurens SC. He married Louisa W. Caldwell Cochran (b. 2/7/1807 in Abbeville Dist., SC) on 4/23/1829. I'm trying to confirm that father of my Samuel was indeed John McClanahan was born abt. 1774 in Ireland and married Jennette McClurkin (who was born 1783 in Laurens, Cty, SC). I have an LDS microfilm with a lot of information on marriages and branches of this family that includes the names above.
I don't connect specifically with your Neely, but thought I'd give you what I have, which is: Moses Sylvanus Neely, born June 8, 1833 in Madison County, TN and died 1884 in Madison Cty. On May 8, 1873 in Jackson Madison Cty, TN he married Louisa Jane McClanahan, b. 1841 in Jackson, Madison Cty, TN and died 10/1884 in Jackson, Madison Cty, TN. I know she is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Jackson, TN so perhaps he is too. Several McClanahans started out in Laurens SC and ended up in Jackson, Madison Cty, TN so perhaps some of your Neelys did, too.