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Lewis Neeley, Sr
Birth: Oct. 4, 1805
Ovid
Seneca County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1857
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Son of John Neeley and Jane Kaiser

Married Elizabeth Miller, 20 Apr 1828, Vermillion County, New York.

Children: Lewis Arnold Neeley, William Neeley, Armenius Miller Neeley, Elizabeth Ann Neeley, John Neeley, Mary Jane Neeley, Alanson Neeley, Armenius Neeley, Hyrum Smith Neeley, Lewis Neeley, William Neeley, Harriet Neeley.

Married Sophia Elizabeth Ketchum Parsons, 24 Jun 1847, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa.

Children: Saria Neeley, Sophia E. Neeley, Maria Neeley, Austin Neeley, James Parley Neeley, Orson Neeley.

History - Lewis Sr. and Elizabeth and family moved to Nauvoo. Lewis Jr., their son, did not remember many events that took place at this young age, but often spoke about the special meeting called on 8 August 1844 for the purpose of choosing a new leader after Joseph Smith was martyred. Lewis Jr. did not attend the meeting, but Lewis Sr. went, and upon returning home he told the family the astonishing story of the transfiguration of Brigham Young.

The family lived at Winter Quarters for some time and it was here that his wife, Elizabeth, died. Her death was due to the exposure and hardships they had to endure, according to record at the age of 38 years. His daughter, Elizabeth Ann was born 25 Jan 1847 at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Elizabeth died on 3 August 1847, at age six months, and was buried next to her mother.

Lewis Neeley was an active church worker. He was first counselor to Joseph L. Clark, president of the elders at Miller's Hollow, Iowa, and helped to build homes for the hundreds of Saints who had been driven out of Nauvoo and other sections of Illinois and Missouri. At this time Mr. Neeley married Sophia Parsons Ketchum, a widow with four children of her own. They were married at Council Bluffs, Iowa, on June 27, 1847.

The Lewis Neeley family came to Utah in 1850, Captain Wall company. They lived for awhile in their wagons and tent until their adobe house was built. Lewis bought a half acre of ground at Ninth East and Sixth South, and a few months later Lewis and his sons built another adobe house on this property which was larger and more comfortable for the family.

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 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Miller Neeley (1808 - 1847)
  Sophia Elizabeth Parsons Ketchum Neeley (1815 - 1901)
 
 Children:
  William Neeley (1830 - 1913)*
  Mary Jane Neeley Wright (1833 - 1909)*
  Armenius Miller Neeley (1836 - 1908)*
  Lewis Arnold Neeley (1838 - 1840)*
  Harriet Neeley Strong (1839 - 1904)*
  Lewis Neeley (1841 - 1917)*
  John Neeley (1843 - 1848)*
  Hyrum Smith Neeley (1844 - 1848)*
  Elizabeth Neeley (1847 - 1847)*
  Sophia Elizabeth Duncan McKinney (1848 - 1933)*
  Saria Neeley Alton (1851 - 1911)*
  Maria Neeley (1852 - 1852)*
  Orson Neeley (1853 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: F-11-3
 
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: May 07, 2009
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Lewis Neeley, Sr
Added by: Judie Latshaw Huff
 
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