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First, let's discover a little of what is known about the Heaney and McLeese lines. The McLeese name comes from Ireland as many of my ancestors did and this is where I find that a McLeese has married into the Heaney family. My great great grandfather John Heaney and Ellen McLeese started their marriage in 1845 Antrim County, Ireland prior to coming to the states in the 1870's. After finding out Ellen Heaney was a McLeese, which added a new name to the tree, I naturally became interested in finding out more. Well, believe it or not, Ellen's father is a Neil McLeese, my 3x great grandfather, but I am sure the Neil I am seeking is not my great grandfather, for he didn't come to the states, as far as I know, and if he did, he would be well over a 100 years of age in 1953. Not impossible, but I doubt it!
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Update: Neil's relationship trace to Agnes; Neil's mother is Sarah McLeese who is sister to Ellen McLeese Heaney, who is the mother to Annie Heaney McComb, who is the mother of Agnes. So, they are cousins and both 1x cousins 2x removed to me.
Neil McLeese resting in McComb's family plot in Edson Cemetery, Lowell MA.
Neil McLeese served in the U. S Army K 5 Infantry from 1900 -1903. This unit seen active duty in the Philippine, though Neil's records indicate no time served in any fire fight.
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