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The parents of Nancy Hurst

Nancy Hurst was born 22 January 1810 in Adair County, Kentucky. She married Moses Neeley, apparently in the late 1820s, in Tennessee. He was born in Tennessee on 8 March 1809, the son of Robert and Margaret Neeley.  In 1840 Moses and wife appear on the census in Bedford County, Tennessee with a female child aged 10-15 and a male under five. If the female is a daughter, we do not know her name, as she is not listed with them in 1850. Moses and Nancy Neeley were involved in the settlement of the estate of Nancy's father William Hurst in the 1840s in Bedford County. In 1850, Moses and Nancy lived on Bedford County land valued at a thousand dollars, next to her brother Hugh Hurst. They had five children in the home. By 1860, they still lived in Bedford County and still had five children in the home, and in 1870, they lived at Lewisburg, in neighboring Marshall County with three children still home. Moses died 25 March 1875, and on the 1880 census Nancy Neeley was listed as a widow. Her grown daughter Margarette "Rellie" and son James lived with her, and a grown son, Thomas, lived next door. Nancy Hurst Neeley is said to have died on 7 January 1893 in Tennessee. They are buried at the old Sandifer-Porter Cemetery in Marshall County. The children of Nancy Hurst and Moses Neeley:

1. A daughter, born between 1825-1830

1. William P. Neeley

1. Samuel H. Neeley

1. Seralda J. "Rellie" Neeley was born in Bedford County, Tennessee in April 1845.  On the 1870 census, at home with her parents, her name is listed as "Margarette" but we do not know if this was a mistake or another name.  She lived at home with her widowed mother in 1880 at age 32, but on 21 October 1889 she married late in life to James Harvey Word, the son of Edmond Word and Arsenith Cynthia Smith.  The Hurst family was close to this Edmond Word and Hugh Hurst was in many business deals with him.  James Harvey was born 23 February 1839 in Bedford County, and this was his second marriage, as he had been married to Amanda "Mandy" Sutton and had many children with her before she died.  In 1900, James and Sarilda Word lived in Marshall County with three of his children.  In 1910, still in Marshall County, they reported a marriage of 21 years.  Rellie Neeley Word died the same year in Marshall County.  We do not know a burial place.  In 1920, James Word was listed in Marshall County as an eighty year old widower.  He died on 27 April 1920 in Marshall County.  He and Rellie had no children together.

1. Thomas Hugh Neeley was born in Bedford County, Tennessee on 23 April 1847.  He married Fannie A. Brown on 16 October 1866 in Marshall County.  TO BE CONT

1. James Argile Neeley

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