|. David Conley, c1747 - 1836, poss s/o Thomas Conley
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: email@example.com
C David Conley,4 ? (Thomas,3.Edmund,2, Constantine,1)
. b ca 1747; d 21 Feb 1836 Floyd Co, Ky.
. No evidence that he was a s/o Thomas Connelly. The only reason for recording that as a possibility is that he lived in the same
. places as Capt Henry Connelly/Conley. Evidence to the contrary is the fact that the names Edmund, Henry, and Constantine
. were not used by David's descendants, and no sons were named Henry or Thomas. But since his son Carter married Edmund's
. daughter Mary, this leans towards some type of relationship, perhaps more distant than he being Henry's brother.
. m Susannah ____, b ca 1750, d 15 Feb 1835 Floyd Co.
. David was a Rev War soldier in NC, living near Capt Henry Conley (#D) in 1788-90. David was living in Va in the 1790's, was in
. Russell Co, Va by 1800, and was in Floyd Co, Ky by 1810, when he was listed with 4 young sons. He and Henry applied for RW
. pensions on the same day in Floyd Co.
. ? 1777 Caswell Co, NC census, Gloverston Dist, David Connelly. (Caswell Co is adjacent to Guilford Co, but no proof this is the
. same David)
. ? 1782-84 (ca): David Connely listed on Capt John Adam's Co of Montgomery Co, Va militia. No proof this is same David.
. ? 1782, 23 Aug: Washington Co, Va (parent county of Russell Co and adjacent to Wilkes/Ashe Co, NC) court records: David "Comer-
. ley" mentioned in matter involving trespass. (I haven't checked the original record to see if it is "Connely".)
. 1788, 89, 90: Wilkes Co, NC tax lists, David Connely living near Henry Conley's clan, and prob Henry's brother John Conley.
. 1800 Russell Co, Va Court Law Order Bk 3, p 45: Noble Hamilton plaintiff, David Donally defendant, "petition and summons".
. 1802 Russell Co tax list: David Conley. (conceivably this could be Capt Henry Conley's son David H. Conley (#D3), however
. the younger David was apparently with his father in the 1800 Ashe Co, NC census and the younger David was on the 1805
. Wilkes Co, NC tax list)
. 1804 Russell Co Court Law Order Bk 3, p 290: Easter Conley, "theft-acquit". (don't know who this is but she is associated with
. Susanna, below)
. 1805 Russell Co Court Law Order Bk 3, p 372: Susanna and Easter Conley were plaintiffs in case against Ambrose Harmon. This
. case was dismissed, Bk 3, p 388. (this is prob David's wife, but the alternative is that she could be the wife of Capt Henry's
. son Thomas Conley (#D2), who was on the Russell Co tax list in 1807)
. 1810 Floyd Co, Ky census, p 98, David Conley, 13001-00001.
. 1818 Floyd Co Court Order Bk 3, p 26: David Conley, "exonerated", application for pension.
. 1820 Floyd Co census, p 22, David Conley, 000101-00001.
. 1823 Floyd Co Court Bk 4: David Conley made deposition for Thomas Lovelady's pension application: "... he states that he is
. well acquainted with Thomas Lovelady, an old Revolutionary Soldier, that he knew him in the sevice of the United States as
. an enlisted soldier upwards 15 months, that he knew that he was in the battle of Cross Creek against the Scotch. (S) David
. 1823, 25 Aug: Floyd Co Court Bk 4: David Conley filed a statement giving his age as 76, currently a resident of Floyd Co, having
. served as a Rev War soldier in the 67th NC Regmt, under Col John Williams, and later under Col James Martin. His wife
. Susannah was aged 73, and his occupation was farmer. Both were living with their children, and indigent.
. 1823 Floyd Co Court Order Bk 5, p 80: David Conley appl for pension.
. 1827-28 Floyd Co: A number of deeds recorded involving "David Conley", but these are apparently for David H. Conley (#D3),
. s/o Capt Henry Conley, since they involve land on the water courses where the families of Capt Henry and David H. lived.
. 1830 Floyd Co census: David Conley not listed, but he and Susanna may be the older male (80-90) and female (70-80) living with
. Joseph Conley (#C5) (their apparent son, see below).
. 1835 Floyd Co Court Order Bk, p 354: Susannah Conley estate, committee settlement.
. 1836 Two entries made after 13 Feb in Minutes Book of the Stone Coal Church in Floyd Co gives the death dates of Susannah and
. David Conley.
. probable issue: (These individuals were listed near each other in the Floyd Co census' and tax lists, and signed each others deeds
. and marriage bonds. Some could be cousins, that is, possible sons of the probable brothers of Capt Henry:
. Thomas and John, who both died in the 1790's.)
C1 1. David Conley, b ca 1784-87 Va, m 21 Oct 1813 Floyd Co to Margaret (Peggy) Phillips, b ca 1797 Va, d/o Elijah Phillips.
. David lived in Floyd Co through the 1860 census, and was listed in the Breathitt Co, Ky census' in 1870 and 1880. This David
. was misidentified by "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky" as the David Conley, b 1781, s/o Capt Henry Conley, although
. with the comment that he could be the son of the older David. This David was clearly associated with the elder David Conley
. in the tax and census' record. Capt Henry's son David was David H. Conley, who m Mary Fugate Davis, and was listed close
. to Capt Henry's clan in tax and census records. David H. disappeared from the Floyd Co records after 1842, which has caused
. him to be overlooked by "researchers" who haven't studied the tax, census, and deed records.
C2 2. Sampson Conley, b ca 1792 Va, m 17 May 1818 Floyd Co to Mary (Polly) Smith, d/o Susanna Smith. Marriage bond
. signed by Joseph Conley and Jeremiah Hackworth. Sampson was in the Floyd Co 1820 and 1830 census', and then moved to
. Greenup Co, Ky, where he was in the 1833 tax lists and census' until 1856, except not located in the 1840 census.
C3 3. Abner Conley, b ca 1775-80, m 8 Aug 1811 Floyd Co to Elizabeth Rose, by Simeon Justice, MG. Bond signed by Abner
. Conely and Ezekiel Morris on 1 Aug 1817.
. Mentioned in Floyd Co court records 1817-1820, when he sold land and apparently left the area. Probably the one who was
. listed in Scott Co, Ind in 1820 and Washington Co, Ind in 1830.
. 4. John Conley, b 1780's, m(1) (bond) 21 Jun 1813 Floyd Co to Polly "Fillips", dau of Elijah. Bond was signed by John Conley
. and Thomas May. John m(2) Sarah ____, b 1790's (she was wife in an 1824 deed).
. John signed the marriage bond for Carter Conley in 1821.
. 1820 Floyd Co census, p 31, John Conley, 200010-30010. (listed adjacent to Joseph Conley)
. 1821, 21 Feb: Ky Land Warrants Bk H, p 528: 50 acres surveyed for John Conley on Ginneys Creek in Floyd Co.
. 1821, 22 Feb: Floyd Co: John Conly, along with Clay Conley, signed Carter Conley's marriage bond.
. 1824, 18 Mar: Floyd Co Deed Bk B, p 391: D.K. Harris sold tract on the Trace Fork of Middle Creek to John Conly for $1.
. Signed by D.K. Harris.
. 1824, 24 Jul: Floyd Co Deed Bk C, p 424: John Conley and wife Sarah Conley sold 50 acres in Floyd Co to Henry Conley
. (Elder) for $600, signed John Conley and Sarah Conley. wit: Alfred Davis and Edmund Conley.
. 1826, 10 Jun: Floyd Co Deed Bk C, p 17: John Conley sold tract in Floyd Co to James Smith for $100.
. 1826, 10 Jun: Floyd Co Deed Bk C, p 18: John Conley purchased 50 acres on Trace Fork of Middle Creek from David K. Har-
. ris for $30.
. 1827, 8 Oct: Floyd Co Deed Bk C, p 82: John Conley sold 25 acres on Trace Fork of Middle Creek to John Bradley for $30.
. 1830 census, John not located. The John Conley, 2101101-020001 on p 102, listed next to Carter Conley, was the son of Capt
. Henry Conley.
. Similar in age and spouse as the following, but he was a different person and in the 1820 and 1830 Rutherford Co, Tenn census':
U1 John W. Conley, b 1780's NC, m Sarah ____, b 1790's Ky.
. Lived in Rutherford and Gibson Co's, Tenn.
C5 5. Joseph Conley, b ca 1798 Va, m 22 Mar 1827 Floyd Co to Susannah Jones, b ca 1807 Tenn.
. He was in the Floyd Co tax and census' 1820-37, and in Greenup Co, Ky census' and tax lists from 1840 until 1857. A descen-
. dant said he moved to De Kalb Co, Ind ca 1846, but it was probably in the late 1850's.
. Joseph was misidentified in "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky" as the Joseph Conley, son of Capt Henry Conley, but
. Henry's son probably died young. This Joseph was clearly associated with the elder David Conley, living close to him in tax
. and census records, and additionally signed the marriage bond in 1818 for Sampson Conley, who was also apparently David's
. son. Carter Conley signed an 1825 deed for Joseph.
C6 6. Carter Conley, b ca 1806 Ky, m 22 Feb 1821 Floyd Co (by Thomas C. Brown) to Mary (Polly) Conley, b ca 1802 NC, d/o
. Edmund Conley (#D1). Bond was signed by Clay and John Conly. Mary Conley was listed in Edmund's 1878 list of heirs.
. In 1825 Carter Conley signed a deed for Joseph Conley. Joseph and Sampson Conley each had a son named Carter, and so
. Carter was probably their brother, even though Carter was living near Edmund Conley in 1830. Carter had sons named David,
. Joseph, and Abner, apparently for his probable brothers.
. Notes: 1. Clay and Jarris/Jarrus Conley were mentioned in early Floyd Co records. Clay signed Carter Conley's 1821 marriage
. record, and Jarris/Jarrus was mentioned in 1825 court records. They could be other sons of David Conley, above, or
. grandsons. These and other unidentified eastern Ky Conleys, most likely related to this Conley family, are cited at:
. Misc Unidentified Conleys of Eastern Kentucky.
. 2. "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky", 1984, The Magoffin County Historical Society, mentioned the deaths of David
. and Susannah, with their ages, but made no mention of possible children, nor of the numerous younger Conley males in
. the Floyd Co area, who weren't children of Capt Henry. Except the book does mention David and Joseph above, but
. unfortunately they are listed as the sons of Capt Henry.