Hi Susan,I am so sorry I did'nt call you. I lost your phone number. My Nealis's don't have a John Joseph. Sorry I can't be of more help. Do you know anything about your grear-grandfather? My husband's great-great grandfathers name was Dennis Nealis I do not know if he had any brothers. If he did there might be a connection. If I find out anything more about Dennis I'll let you know.