Maternal Kin

Signature Saturday, no. 8: the McNeelys.

My great-great-grandfather Henry W. McNeely taught for a few years after Freedom and surely could read and write. His wife Martha, despite her transparent assertions otherwise, could not. Their children received educations that they had been denied, and when Henry’s brother Julius died without direct heirs about 1913, all signed off on the distribution of his estate. (All except Addie McNeely Weaver, who had recently passed.)

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Several of Henry’s grandsons’ signatures appear on World War II draft registration forms, including Luther’s son Robert H.; Edward’s son Quincy; and Addie’s son James.

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2 thoughts on “Signature Saturday, no. 8: the McNeelys.

  1. margot and robin says:

    Hi LIsa

    This is Margot, Robin’s wife. I love old writing and old documents. This is so interesting! MY mother was from Switzerland, and had a beautiful “copperplate” hand.

    Enjoyed your post!

    M.

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