Biography of Henry C. Neely
Allen County, OH Biographies

HENRY C. NEELY, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Bath Township, this county, May 17, 1840; son of William and Matilda (Snodgrass) Neely. William Neely settled in Bath Township in 1827, locating on the farm now owned by J. R. Cunningham, which he cleared and improved, and afterward exchanged for a farm in German Township, this county, on which he removed and resided until his death. He was twice married, his first wife being Ruth Paulin, of Greene County, Ohio, by whom he had ten children, two now living: Elizabeth (wife of Jeremiah MeLain), and Melinda (wife of S. H. Greer). His second wife was Matilda Snodgrass, of this county, by whom he had seven children, three now living: Henry C., James H. and Arthur. Our subject was reared in Bath Township, this county, and educated in the common schools. He was married May 30, 1860, to Margaret, daughter of William and Catherine (Miller) McComb, of Putnam County, Ohio. by whom he has six children: Anna (wife of George Shade), John, William, Harry, Burton and Calvin. After his marriage Mr. Neely bought the old homestead in Bath Township, this county, where he resided three years, when he sold out and bought the Satlerthait farm in Bath Township, living there until 1870, when he located in Perry Township, on the farm he now occupies, a part of which he has cleared and improved. Mr. Neely served five years in the Ohio military service, and was honorably discharged. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics he is a Democrat.

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