Several families of McNeelys were in Clark, Ouachita, Hempstead and Nevada counties in the mid-1800s, and many descendants married into various branches of my family in Redland township along the Little Missouri River. I am compiling a "History of Redland Township" and wish to collect additional details about the McNeelys, including possible photos. Following are a few specific McNeelys from this region:
...Richard McNeely & wife Harriet Hays had sons Andrew Jackson McNeely (born 1843) and Henry D. McNeely. Note that Harriet later married William Cox.
...William McNeely & wife Rachel Rice (born about 1810)married about 1830.
...Thomas McNeely (born 1799 KY, died 1862) married in Missouri to Elizabeth Griffis and came to Clark Co AR in 1825. Their children included Rachel McNeely Andrews, Elizabeth McNeely McLelland,Robert N. McNeely (born 1829 AR; married Kiometia DeWoody), David McNeely, and Mary McNeely Brown.
...John McNeely (born 1815 TN) came to AR about 1845; wife was Elizabeth (born 1821) and children were Margaret McNeely (born 1840 TN), James W. McNeely (born 1844 TN), William H. McNeely (born 1845 AR).
...R. G. W. McNeely (probably Robert /Bob born 1873) & wife Mary Etta.
...Robert McNeely & wife #1 Almeta Cox, married about 1900.
...R. G. McNeely born 1913.