Andrew Jackson Neely

Brief Life History of Andrew Jackson

When Andrew Jackson Neely was born about 1837, in Georgia, United States, his father, William Adrian Neely, was 38 and his mother, Mary Polly Parks, was 24. He lived in Campbell, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 December 1861, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 25.

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William Adrian Neely
Mary Polly Parks
Frances Neely
Andrew Jackson Neely
John W Neely
James Henry Neely
Mathew W. Neely
Missouri Ann Neely
Mary Ann Neely
Roxa Anna "Roxie" Neely

Sources (2)

  • Andrew J Nealy in household of Mary Nealy, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jackson Neeley in household of Wm Neeley, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (5)

1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Irish (Tyrone and Derry): shortened form of McNeilly , from Mac an Fhilidh ‘son of the poet’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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