Hunting for descendants of Thomas Neeley into Phil, PA 1730

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My husband Philip Wayne Neeley, who's grandfather change spelling of name from Neely that 6 of his brothers kept to Neely, he was Samuel Alexander Neely/Neeley,(1860-1946, his father was Samuel G. Neely b. PA. (1809-1894) & wife Frances or Fanny. both died in  Kansas. Philip took DNA at Familytree tree YDNA and the group there said he was descendant from Thomas Neely b 1695, to Pennsylvania by 1730 with lots of sons.. He also took the one from ancestry. LaRita Neeley
in Genealogy Help by LaRita Neeley G2G Crew (460 points)

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I have a Thomas Seige Neely - 1695 - 1775 - Born in Tyrone, Ireland -Died in Tyrone, York, Pennsylvania.

Only son that I have is Thomas N. Neely - 1720 - 1793 - died in Steel Creek section of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.  my GGGGGGfather. He had a son Samuel Mills Neely - 1763 - 1811.  I don't have descendents of this Samuel.
by Marion Beach G2G Crew (420 points)
Thank you for answering, I heard that some of Thomas's sons went south to North Carolina. One son Samuel went to York and Adams Co., PA. So maybe that's where I should be looking, IF you learn anymore about the sons please let me know. Our Neely family doesn't leave many clues. LaRita Neeley in Kansas.
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Hi LaRita,

I'm very pleased to see your post! I talked one of my Nealey cousins into having his yDNA checked through FamilyTree DNA and they also grouped us into the Thomas Neely, b. 1695, living in Pennsylvania group. I'm thinking our connection is further back in Ireland because our family line is traced back to New York. Our oldest known ancestor is Matthew Nealy (or Neely), b. 1767 in New York;

I'm 99 percent certain Matthew's father's name was John Nealy, who witnessed one of Matthew Nealy's land deeds and who's name appears in the early records of Florida, Montgomery, New York where I first find Matthew. Whether John Nealy (or Neely) is a son or even grandson of Thomas of Philadelphia, I have no idea. The only other known connection to Matthew is his older brother, John, b. 1763, who married Eleanor McMaster and settled in Tioga County, New York.

I hope we can find a connection! ;-)
by Alison Andrus G2G6 Mach 4 (46.1k points)
Glad to hear from you, we have been so stuck on Philip's ancestors on the Neely line. Are you guys on the Neely group in familyTreeDNA? I think they have helped us, Someone said that Thomas Neely that came in 1730 fathers was Matthew? Have you see that? Please let me know when you find more, I will do the same for you.

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