FAMILY GROUP RECORD


Husband: Isaiah McNeese

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Birth: 10 MAR 1810 

Marriage: 13 MAR 1826

Death: 16 OCT 1856 

Burried:

Place: Near Rheatown, Greene Co., TN.

Place: Greene Co., TN.

Place: Shelby Co., IL. 

Place: Spain Cemetery, Shelby Co., IL. 

Father: Samuel McNeese [b. 1755, MD., d. 05 JUN 1838, Greene Co., TN.]

Mother: Lydia Marsh [b.1775, Chester Co., PA., d. 12 OCT 1845, Greene Co., TN.]

Wife: Mary "Polly"

Maiden Name: (Keller)

Birth: 17 MAY 1808 

Marriage: 13 MAR 1826

Death: 08 AUG 1869

Burried:

Place: Greene Co., TN.

Place: Greene Co., TN.

Place: Shelby Co., IL. 

Place: Spain Cemetery, Shelby Co., IL. 

Father: (?)

Mother: (?)

Family Ancestry Notes:
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saiah was born March 10, 1810 (or February 11, 1808) near Rheatown, in Greene County, Tennessee to   as the eighth child of Samuel McNeese and Lydia Marsh.  He was a Quaker as was his father.  On March 13, 1826 he married Mary "Polly" Keller in Greene County the service was performed by Thomas McLain a Baptist minister.  Mary must not have been a Quaker because as per the April 29, 1828, New Hope Monthly Meeting records Isaiah was disowned by the Meeting for marrying contrary to discipline

When Isaiah's father, Samuel, died in 1838, he willed his home and 177 acres of land to Isaiah on the condition that he would come on the plantation and take care of his mother, Lydia.Isaiah sold this property to Abraham Crumley for $300 on March 21, 1839 on the stipulation that Abraham had to take care of his mother as he was supposed to have done.  Abraham was the husband of Isaiah's sister Jane.  Abraham kept the land for almost 20 years and on may 11, 1859 he deeds it to Gravener and Rachel J. McNeese for $350 on the
condition that they provide firewood, care for, and maintain Lydia, mother of Isaiah, Jane, and Gravener as mentioned in Samuel's will.

In 1840, Isaiah was living in Greene County with Mary and 7 children.

Isaiah and Mary had 10 children, nine of which were born in Greene County, and the last in Illinois.

Isaiah McNeese took his family and left Tennessee about 1844 moving westward passing through Kentucky and ended up in Shelby County, Illinois in the area of Strawsburg and Stewardson.  Strawsburg and Stewardson are due South of Sullivan on Route 32.  There is a cemetery in Stewardson where many of the family members are buried.

Isaiah's brother William Ledra also moved to Illinois, but we do not know if they came at the same time.

His son, George Washington McNeese's, obituary indicates they moved from Greene County when George was 5, (1850) and settled near Stewardson.

In 1850 he is in list the Shelby County, Illinois census living with Mary and  8 children Lucy, Jane, Orleans, Rachel, Lucinda, James, George W., and Alabama.

Isaiah died on October 16, 1856 and Mary died thirteen years later on August 8, 1869.  They are buried a short distance apart in the Spain Cemetery in Shelby County, Illinois.  Isaiah headstone reads McNees and Mary's reads McNeese.  -- Information give to me by William "Bill" McNeese

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Name of Children (in order of birth)

Name of Spouse

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Child's Name: Elizabeth Lydia McNeese
Birth: 1826 Place: Greene Co., TN.
Marriage: 16 FEB 1853  Place: Vermilion Co., IL.
Death: AFT: 1870  Place:
Buried:Place:

Spouse's Name: Charles Marion McNeese
Birth: 1833  Place: Greene Co., MO./TN.
Maiden Name:
Death: AFT: 1870 Place:
Buried:Place:

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Child's Name: Joseph Riley McNeese
Birth: DEC 1827 Place: Greene Co., TN.
Marriage: 02 NOV 1849 Place: Coles. Co., IL.
Death: AFT: 1870  Place: (?) Shelby Co., IL.
Buried:Place:
Spouse's Name: Hannah
Birth: 02 NOV 1820  Place: IL.
Maiden Name: Bales
Death: AFT: 1870 Place: (?) Shelby Co., IL.
Buried:Place:
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Child's Name: Mary Jane McNeese
Birth: 24 DEC 1829 Place: Greene Co., TN.
Marriage: 26 JAN 1853, [Marriage Log]   Place: Vermilion Co., IL.
Death: 15 AUG 1895  Place: Edgar Co., IL.
Buried:Place: Stunkard Cemetery, Sidell, IL.
Spouse's Name: Isaac White
Birth: ABT: 1786  Place: VA.
Maiden Name:
Death: ABT: 1874 Place: Richland, Edgar Co., IL.
Buried:Place: Stunkard Cemetery, Sidell, IL.
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Child's Name: Louisa McNeese [1st Wife]
Birth: 1831 Place: Greene Co., TN.
Marriage: 18 AUG 1844, [Marriage Log]   Place: Greene Co., TN.
Death:   Place:
Buried:Place:
Spouse's Name: Samuel Young
Birth: BEF: 1823  Place: N.C.
Maiden Name:
Death: 12 JAN 1892 Place: CA.
Buried:Place:
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Child's Name: Orleana/Orean "Anna" McNeese
Birth: BET: 1832/33 Place: Greene Co., TN.
Marriage: 17 MAR 1853  Place: Vermilion Co., IL.
Death:   Place:
Buried:Place:
Spouse's Name: Joseph A. DeVass/Devoss
Birth: BEF: 1828 Place:
Maiden Name:
Death:  Place:
Buried:Place:
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Child's Name: Rachel McNeese
Birth: BET: 1835/36 Place: KY.
Marriage: 21 DEC 1853  Place: Coles Co., IL.
Death:   Place:
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Spouse's Name: William Baker
Birth: BEF: 1839  Place:
Maiden Name:
Death:  Place:
Buried:Place:
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Child's Name: Lucinda McNeese
Birth: BET: 1837/40 Place: Greene Co., TN.
Marriage: 13 SEP 1860  Place: Shelby Co., IL.
Death: 20 JAN 1913, 72 Yrs. old, Vol. 5, Page 304  Place: Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IL.
Buried:Place:
Spouse's Name: Thomas Gallino
Birth: ABT: 1821  Place: PA.
Maiden Name:
Death: 18 FEB 1902, 81 yrs. old, Vol. 3 Page 27 Place: Big Spring Twp., East of Strasburg, IL.
Buried:Place:
Son: Copola (Gallino) Clawson, b. 17 DEC 1866 in Shelby Co., IL, d. 05 SEP 1946 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IL, buried 07 SEP 1946 in Ash Grove Cemetery, Shelby Co., IL,
Death Log
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Child's Name: James R. McNeese
Birth: 20 MAY 1842 Place: Greene Co., TN.
Marriage: 21 MAR 1866  Place: Effingham Co., IL.
Death: AFT: 1870  Place: Danville County Farm, IL.
Buried:Place:
Spouse's Name: Jane
Birth: 1846  Place: IL.
Maiden Name: Bails
Death:  Place:
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Child's Name: George Washington McNeese
Birth: 02 JAN 1845 Place: Greene Co., TN.
Marriage: 12 MAR 1868  Place: Shelby Co., IL.
Death: 22 JUN 1939, Death Cert.# 0000079  Place: Shelbyville, Moltrie Co., IL.
Buried:Place: Shelby Co., IL.
Spouse's Name: Frances Delilah, Death Log
Birth: 29 MAY 1847  Place: Wilson Co., KY.
Maiden Name: Holt
Death: 05 OCT 1925 Place: Stewardson, Shelby Co., IL.
Buried: 07 OCT 1925 Place: Shelby Co., IL.
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Child's Name: Alabama McNeese
Birth: 1850 Place: IL.
Marriage:   Place:
Death: AFT: 1870  Place:
Buried:Place:
Spouse's Name:
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