North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 21, 1862|
Recently mustered as a Union private in the 4th Regt. of the Tennessee Infantry, Company D, Neely J. Tweed, Madison county's first Clerk of Superior Court, as well as a postmaster and school teacher, died of fever at noon on April 21, 1862 in Flat Lick, Ky at Camp Garber. Tweed was the 4th death in the Regiment. He left Madison Co., NC several months to almost a year after the voting day affray of May 13, 1861 in which Sheriff Ransom P. Merrill (June 26, 1812- early June 1861) was shot.
Any help locating the site of Camp Garber or any other memorials for it are appreciated, as well as any accounts of Neely's burial or attempts to find his gravesite. Clues to why Camp Garber is named 'Garber' may help in locating it.
His name comes from his mother's maiden name and is also inscribed on his wife's obelisk. Variant spellings include Neeley, Nealy, Neelly, Nealie & Nealey.
James Tweed (1784 - 1877)
Rachel Neely Tweed (1792 - 1851)
Lucinda Hensley Tweed (1822 - 1914)
Emily Tweed Payne (1839 - 1921)*
Albert Sevier Tweed (1840 - 1935)*
Elisha J. Tweed (1840 - 1901)*
Martha J Tweed Riddle (1842 - 1915)*
John Worth Tweed (1850 - 1911)*
Alice Tweed (1855 - 1901)*
Marshall Tweed (1857 - 1942)*
Nealy Tweed (1860 - 1941)*
Neely J Tweed (1816 - 1862)
Abner Grainger Tweed (1824 - 1907)*
Created by: william
Record added: Jul 13, 2007
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Added: Mar. 1, 2014
The Tweed families were from North Carolina. At the start of the civil war, several of the Tweed men marched over the mounains to enlist in Greeneville, Tennessee, with the 4th TN Infantry, Union. Some of the men in this regiment, including the Tweed me...(Read more)|
Added: Sep. 4, 2013