The father of Charles, Jehu and William is really not proven beyond a reasonable doubt.I have been searching for the Neelys but what I found doesn't correspond with all the information I have.I found these wills in York Co., SC
York County, South Carolina Wills (1770-1812) Micro-film #C1689 & C1695 Abstracted by Paulette Haynes, Anderson, IN, 1992 LUSK, ELEANOR (widow) of Tryon, 7 Oct 1770 Sons:Robert, Samuel, James Daughters:Elizabeth McCleland and Margaret Whiteside Son-in-law:Hugh Whiteside Son-in-law:Hugh McCleland Executors:Son, Robert Lusk and son-in-law, Hugh Whiteside Witnesses:Samuel Neeley, Dorcas Whorry, Martha Workman Proven:n.d.; Case 59 file #2670
LUSK, ROBERT of York District; a contract between the heirs and administrators, Jane Lusk and Robert Lusk.Heirs are James Lusk, Andrew Lusk, Samuel Lusk, male heirs; and, Ann Lusk alias Neely, Elizabeth Lusk alias Brown, and Margaret, Jane, Mary and Martha Lusk female heirs, 20 Oct 1800.
NEELY SR., JACKSON of the Indian Land, York County, 21 Jan 1785 Wife:Ann Sons:Samuel, David, Thomas, Matthew and Robert Neely Daughters:Hannah Neely and Jane Neely Son-in-law:Henry Carswel, Mathew Brown, James Henry Executors:Wife, Ann Neely and son, Samuel Neely Witnesses: William Kerr, Thomas Bratton, Alexander Brown Presented, 1788Case 61 file #2798;
York county is quite a ways away from Abbeville. Eleanor is supposed to be Elizabeth Hayes married to James Lusk according to all the genealogies Ive seen on the internet. The Samuel mentioned as the son of Eleanor is probably the Samuel that married Elizabeth Whitesides.I have so much information and none of it seems to fit.We even visited Tazwell county in 2005 but was there on a weekend when the courthouse was not open.You almost need to get probate records for every Lusk that died in VA, NC and SC until 1850 to figure this out.Too much work!!!!