ca. 1798–17 Apr. 1857. Merchant, postmaster, justice of the peace. Born in New York. Son of Alexander Neely and Lydia. Married Phebe Pearsall, before 1830, in Chenango Co., New York. Elected vestryman of Protestant Episcopal Church, 27 June 1825, in South Bainbridge, Chenango Co. Commissioned justice of the peace, 16 Nov. 1825. Possibly first postmaster in South Bainbridge. Presided over JS court appearance, 20 Mar. 1826. Moved to Manlius, Onondaga Co., New York, by 1830. Moved to Belvidere, Boone Co., Illinois, by 1840. Married second Amanda, Mar. 1850. Moved to Chicago, by Sept. 1850. Died at Chicago.
- Appendix 1: Agreement of Josiah Stowell and Others, 1 November 1825
- Appendix: Reminiscence of William D. Purple, 28 April 1877 [ State of New York v. JS–A ]
- Fee Bill, circa 9 November 1826 [ State of New York v. JS–A ]
- Introduction to State of New York v. JS–A
- Introduction to State of New York v. JS–B and State of New York v. JS–C
- Letter, Willard Richards to James Arlington Bennet, 20 November and 22 December 1842