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Re: Indiana family
Posted by: James Monroe (ID *****9838) Date: September 25, 2002 at 09:23:40
In Reply to: Indiana family by William Branstetter of 10

I too am a member of this family. My line goes from John Clinton-Nancy Stewart to Joseph to James V. to Earl Manson to Margaret Ruth (my mother.These Meneelys were related to the Andrew you wrote about, but I am not sure how. John C. (2) had a brother named Andrew, but he was born in 1812. He also had a brother Noble Cunnngham born in 1809. Noble ended up in Clay Co. Indiana near Brazil. There are Meneelys still living there and also in Terre Haute. They might know more. I tried E-mailing a gentlemen some years ago( I was given his e-mail by a professor who is associated with the Troy N.Y. website, but he never answered. I don't have the address anymore. My question is "Who were the parents of John Clinton, the elder.
Many of the Meneelys are buried in the Layton family cenetery located between Frankfort and Michigantown. Others including John C. the younger are buried at Bunnell Cemetery just north of Frankfort. I do not know where John C. the elder is buried. He lived in Boone Co. Indiana. Isabelle died in Texas. The entire family left Indiana when John C the elder was swindled out of his land by two con men from Boone Co. They got him drunk first, told him he was about to be arrested, and then offered to buy his land (at a very cheap price.) They went to Texas. They didn't care for what they saw and returned to Indiana. John C. the younger filed a lawsuit against the two men, but I dont know the outcome. This information is in the archives located in the City Building (old high school) in Frankfort. Does your wife have a copy of the family history published in 1940-41? There are lies in it, but the names are true. It says that John and Isabelle died in Ohio. This was done to cover up the land troubles he had. (a skeleton in the closet) The Frankfort Public Library has a copy of this history. That's just about it. Sorry I was not able to give you more.

Jim


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