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Henry Nees

Henry Nees
birth: 18 Mar 1910, rural Cory, Clay County, Indiana to William Thomas Nees and Mary Thomas
death: 5 Feb 1992, Clay County Health Center, Brazil, Clay County Indiana
burial: McCullough Zion Gummere Cemetery, rural Cory, Clay County Indiana

marriage: 22 Dec 1939, rural Cory, Clay County, Indiana
Carolyn Madella Scurlock
birth: 22 Dec 1921, Indianapolis, Marion County Indiana to Oscar Allison Scurlock and Myrle Elizabeth Lawrence
death: 24 Jun 2014, Meadows Manor East Nursing Home, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
burial: McCullough Zion Gummere Cemetery, rural Cory, Clay County, Indiana

Henry was born in rural Cory, Clay County Indiana to William Thomas Nees and Mary Thomas on Mar 18, 1910.  He was raised by his maternal grandparents Marion & Lydia (Hardin) Thomas from the time he was 2 years old due to his mother’s 2nd marriage.  He has 1 half brother and 3 half sisters on his mother’s side and 1 half sister on his father’s side.  He went to school in the Old Jeffers School house in rural Cory Clay County, Indiana from 1st grade to 8th grade.  While living with his grandparents he farmed.  He worked on the railroad for a while.  He was a coal miner with Peabody Coal Company after married where he worked until he retired.  He and his wife Carolyn owned and operated Ike’s grocery and gas station in Saline City, Clay County Indiana for a short while in the early 70’s and they also owned Nees’ Greenhouse in Saline City, Clay County Indiana sometime during his life time.  He played drums in The Double Eagle Band which went to different nursing homes, and some other places like the Saline City Labor Day Picnic.  He could also play the violin.  He was an avid fisherman.  A man of many talents he worked as an electrician for the Saline City Labor Day Picnic Association of which he was a member for several years.  He could also do carpenter work, and work on mechanics some.  He became a born again christian in 1975.  Attended Jefferson Baptist Church in Coal City for a while.

Submitted by:
Kay Katopodis
Email: kraftykaykat@frontier.com

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George Washington Smith

George Washington Smith
b. 17 May 1854, Franklin County, Indiana, to John H. and Leannah J. (Lane) Smith
d. 6 October 1925, Eddyville, Dawson County, Nebraska

m. 13 December 1874, Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana
Ida Isabelle Hunter
b. 14 July 1860, Ripley County, Indiana, to Aaron Nathan B. and Cynthia Ann (Lawrence) Hunter
d. 29 October 1956, in Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska

Children with Ida Isabelle Hunter:
• Allen M. (1876-1954) married (1) Della Clark, (2) Etta Bruce
• Charles Henry (1878-1936) married (1) Martha Nelson, (2) May E. Alexander
• Jule U. (1879-1880)
• Dore Viola (1882-1882)
• Jennie Lavine (1884-1919) married LeGrand H. Mason
• Edna Lenore (1886-1972) married Albert Bayne
• Carrie Alice (1888-1978) married Oliver S. Wagner
• LeAnna Belle (1890-1989) married Herman Leo Pierce
• Bertha Mae (1892-1966) married (1) Frank Brown, (2) George Brewster
• George Lorance (1899-1986) married (1) Clara Persons, (2) Auleen Hiner
• Franklin Evert (1898-1950) married (1) Mable Shapiro, (2) Velma Davis
• Bonnie Rae (1900-1900)

Submitted by:
Gerry Yost
Ravenna NE
E-mail: gyost@webtv.net

Harrison Lafayette Neely

Harrison Lafayette Neely
b. 22 July 1843, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, to Greenlief S. and Nancy (Lawrence) Neely
d. 19 April 1913, Granbury, Hood County, Texas

m. 13 September 1863, Sulphur Bluff, Hopkins County, Texas
Algeronia L. Maxwell
b. 24 January 1844, Jefferson, Lost Creek County, Tennessee, to A. C. and Amanda B. (Fleming) Maxwell
d. 1 February 1921, Granbury, Hood County, Texas

Children with Algeronia L. Maxwell:
• Newton Randolph (1864-1887)
• Lucy Jane (1866-1885) married Sam Goodson
• Calvin Monroe (1868-1948) married Bessie Mullins
• Olivia Eva (1870-1963) married Eliab Lucas Cooper
• Mary Matilda (1872-1966) married James Wooten Dyer
• Greenlief S. “Leafy” (1875-1942) married Sue Dyer
• Mattie Lorina “Lora” (1879-1961) married William Webb Hudson
• Freddie (1881-1882)
• Lawrence Lafayette (1885-1962) married Stella Van Hoozer
• Rosalee (1887-1989) married Paul William Goff, Sr.

Harrison also lived in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana, before his emigration from there in 1848.

Submitted by:
Gloria O. Kosco
Dallas TX

Greenlief S. Neely

Greenlief S. Neely
b. 20 April 1807, Montpelier, Caledonia County, Vermont, to Matthew and Hannah (Sabin) Neely
d. 16 November 1875, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas

m. 17 October 1830, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana
Nancy Lawrence
b. 1813/14, Lost Creek, Jefferson County, Tennessee, to Richard and Jane (Hammond) Lawrence
d. about 1892, Hopkins County, Texas

Children with Nancy Lawrence:
• Sarah Jane (b. ca. 1832-1885) married Sam H. Overall
• Matthew Hammond “Mack”(1836-1913) married (1) Eva A. Sanders, (2) Sarah Dowell, (3) Mrs. Tabitha Winton
• Mary Ann “Polly” (1838-1886) married George Bradley Merchant
• Randolph P. (b. ca. 1840-ca. 1865)
• Harrison Lafayette (1843-1913) married Algeronia L. Maxwell
• Reuben Monroe (1847-1901) married Josephine Huskey
• Hannah Elizabeth (1850-1902) married George F. Smith

Greenlief came to Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, about 1817. He also lived in Booneville, Warrick County, before leaving from there in 1848.

Submitted by:
Gloria O. Kosco
Dallas TX

Peter S. Hunter

Peter S. Hunter
b. 2 February 1855, Indiana, to Aaron N.B. and Cynthia A. (Ramsey-Lawrence) Hunter
d. 9 March 1929, Ponca City, Oklahoma

m. 9 August 1874, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana
Nancy E. Davison
b. 6 November 1856, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, to Richard and Eveline (Applegate) Davison
d. 27 January 1926, Ponca City, Oklahoma

Children with Nancy E. Davison:
• infant son (b. 1875)
• Willis Reece (1876-1932) married Suda Agness Baker
• Charles Edward (1879-1889)
• James Monroe (1880-1955) married (1) Ruth Stone, (2) Flora Jacobs, (3) Stella Renfro
• Ida May (1882-1952) married James M. Griffen
• Cora V. (1884-1886)
• Clara Edith (1887-1963) married Joseph P. Hogan
• Harry Ellsworth (1889-1908)
• Iva Myrtle (1892-1969) married (1) Jesse Barnes, (2) Charles Kulp
• Howard Anderson (1902-1964) married (1) Pearl Williams, (2) Ida I. Nickles

Submitted by:
Robert S. Hunter
Connersville IN