Monday, February 9, 2009

Amelia A. McNeely 1901-1919

Amelia Arnold McNeely was the daughter of William David McNeely and his wife, Sarah "Sallie" Jane Smith. According to her grave marker, she died when she was only eighteen years old. How sad. Amelia is buried in Cambridge Cemetery in northeastern Lafayette County, near the Cambridge Methodist Church . Both of her parents rest there as well. I'm a sucker for little lambs in cemetery and am drawn to them first thing. That's what drew me to Amelia's tombstone.

The McNeely family were early settlers to the area. Amelia's great grandfather, David, brought his family from Greenville County, South Carolina.


  1. I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award! You may pick it up at the Southern Graves blog. Thanks for a great blog.

  2. Is there also a town named Cambridge in this area?

  3. There is no current town, but I wonder if perhaps there once was a community named Cambridge in this area. Not being a native Lafayette Countian puts me at a disadvantage as to knowing the now-defunct communities.