The McNeely Saga thanks to John Armour for sharing. It’s only through sharing that we share history.
Notes regarding on section of the Clan who emigrated to Canada were compiled by Elizabeth McNeely, the eldest living descendant of Brice McNeely, the son of Brice McNeely, who was born in Ireland in 1794 and came to Canada with his father in 1820.
It is not known when the spelling was changed from MacNeill to its present form but it would seem that there were several branches in Scotland and in Ireland and presumably all were descended from the House of Niall of the ancient Royal Line in Ireland. This is part 3
Arklan Farm Sept 1892 Photos-Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
James, m. Margaret Edwards, lived on Arklan Farm, part of original grant. (Arklan) Brice, m. Margaret Elizabeth Lynch On Burgess farm, on Lake Avenue. John J., (Ashton) Arnold W. (Taxi Driver) Willard Mrs. Wm.Simpson Mrs. Ray Kennedy Mrs. Horace Coleman Mrs. Jack Yeaman (Faye) Mrs. Robert Service Brice,m. Frank, m. Jessie Boale Isabel,m. Wm.Pierce Arthur,d.,m. Margaret Erena James Kathleen,m. Barry Fraser Norman Helen,m. Eugene Bezak Mildred, m. J.A. Lynch Margaret J., m. Mr. Price Eliza Anne, m. Mr. Ramsbottom Daughter went to St. Hilda’s.m. Rev. Grant Sparling Also adopted son. Nathaniel D. Moore, Blacksmith in Carleton Place–Family now in Washington State, USA Seven Children
Photo from the John Armour photo collection
John Armour–This is a picture of Abner Nichols, (very early 1900’s) from my late Grandfather Walter Armour’s collection. Abner Nichols married Eliza McNeely (daughter of 2nd generation James McNeely). My Great Grandfather, Robert Armour married Jessie McNeely (daughter of 2nd generation McNeely, Thomas Moore)
Eliza, m. Abner Nichols
Wm. A. Nichols
William A. Nichols – 1870/1933
Mayor of Carleton Place – 1902 – Planning & Sawmill Owner.
William Thomas Doris (Mrs. Paynter)
Pamela (Mrs. P. O’Reilly)
Velma (Mrs. Neil McGregor)
Thomas, m. Susan Donnelly
Charlotte, at Everett, USA
James Catharine Albert–drowned when young
Joan, m. Mr. Jergenson
Eva Jergenson, Everett High School
Gladys Jergenson, m.
The McNeely Family Saga– Part 1 and 2
Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.
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