William Neeley

29 August 1830–24 January 1913 (Age 82)
Blue Mounds, Dane, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Neeley was born on 29 August 1830, in Blue Mounds, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Lewis Neeley Sr., was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Miller, was 22. He married Helen Cravath on 19 September 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 24 January 1913, in Neeley, Power, Idaho, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Neeley
Maren Kirstine Nielsen
Marriage: 26 April 1862
John Miller Neeley
Oliver Nelson Neeley
Lucy Sophia Neeley
Amos William Neeley
Enos Austin Neeley
Alanson Armenius Neeley
Meltrude Alvira Neeley
Helen May Neeley
Isabelle Maude Neeley
Peter Edgar Neeley
Reuben Snow Neeley
Irene Neeley
Viola Neeley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 April 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1851 · Brigham City is Settled
    Age 21
    In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.
    1853 · Many Called to Settle the New Area
    Age 23
    From 1853-1854, Lorenzo Snow was called with 60 other families to help settle and strength Brigham City and the surrounding area.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: 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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    Story Highlight

    William Neeley

    History of William Neeley (1830-1913) Written and compiled by Alice Neeley Moncur, 1978 Additional information and corrections by Bonnie Vance Barfuss, 4 November 2011 As we begin the story of our …

    Sources (72)

    • William Neily, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Neeley im Eintrag für George A Terry und Irene Terry, „Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941“
    • William Neeley in entry for Amos Neeley, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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