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Subject: Re: [ALL] NEELD, James s/o Eli
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2003 19:47:06 -0400
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From "Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. VII," abstracted by K.T.H.
McFarland. [This work encompasses Partition Dockets 1,2, &3, Allegheny
County, PA 1858-1873.] Published and copyright by Closson Press, Apollo, PA,
p. 320 of Partition Docket 2
"NEELD, James S., decd. - Sept. 28, 1867 [note this is the proceeding date,
not the date of death]
On petition of Sarah Jane, wife of Francis Lyda & widow of James S. Neeld,
decd., who died in 1864 leaving a widow (the petitioner) & three children,
to wit: John S.; Eli W.; and Emma Blanche (all minors). By his will, the
decedent named his father, Eli Neeld, to be the guardian of his children;
and his brother, George Neeld, to be his executor. The decedent died seized
of 97 acres in St. Clair Twp., adjoining land of Hiram Ray, Wilson Lesnett,
Samuel Collins, J. McMillen, Jr. & Thomas McMillan's heirs.
June 25, 1870
The heirs having refused to accept the property at valuation, the court
ordered it sold & appointed C. Hasbrouck as trustee for the purpose.
Aug. 31, 1870
C. Hasbrouck reported that the land was sold to J. W. F. White, Esq., on
Aug. 17, 1870"
Christine's notes: Two thoughts - this man was apparently the right age and
died at the right time to have died in the Civil War, so maybe a pension
Since he owned 97 acres of land, its possible that there could be a deed
which ties him back to an earlier location.