.                   Capt Henry Connelly/Conley, 1751 - 1840
.                                reputed s/o Thomas Conley
.                                                                                                     (INDEX)
.                                                               author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

D    Capt Henry Connelly/Conley,4                                                                  ?  (Thomas,3,Edmund,2,Constantine,1)
.
.           b 2 May 1751 Chester Co, Pa; d 7 May 1840 Johnson Co, Ky, bur William Rice Cem, Floyd Co, Ky.
.              See his tombstone
picture below.  His reputed father Thomas Connelly may have been the Thomas Connelly, who participated in
.              the 1755 Braddock's expedition, as claimed by William Elsey Connelley.
.           m(1) 1774 to Ann MacGregor, b 14 Feb 1756, d 1830 Oil Springs, Ky, d/o Archibald MacGregor and Edith MacAlpine, according
.                    to William Elsey Connelley's account.
.                    She was Ann Langley McGregor acc to a 1930 letter from Eula Conley Moore, in the files on Henry Conley's pension.  This
.                    same letter states that Henry was the s/o Thomas Connelly.
.           m(2) 8 Mar 1832 Floyd Co, Ky to Temperence Hitchcock (Tempy), b 22 Mar 1781 NC, d after 1860, widow of John Hitchcock.

.           Henry was a Capt in the Rev War, enlisting 1777 in Guilford Co, NC.  In 1784 he settled in Wilkes Co, NC.  In 1789 he was living
.           in Montgomery Co, Va, and in 1790 he was again in Wilkes Co.  In 1800 he was in Ashe Co, NC, and in 1802 he was back in Ashe
.           Co.  In 1806-07 some of Henry's sons were in Russell Co, Va, and Capt Henry and some of his sons were in Floyd Co, Ky by
.           1809.  Acc to his pension application (see link below), he lived in Montgomery Co for 3 years during the war.

.           1777, 7 Jul: Henry Conley was living in Guilford Co, NC at the time of his enlistment with the NC militia.  He served as a Captain
.                     in a cavalry company, in the NC and SC area against the Tories.  In Sep 1781 he went to Montgomery Co, Va to raise a vol
.                     company to join Gen Washington at "Little York", but that was over before they arrived, so the company was discharged in
.                     Oct, and he returned to Guilford Co.  This information came from his pension application, see link below.
.           1784 Henry settled in the area know as Glade Creek on the Little River Branch of New River in Wilkes Co, NC, along with his
.                    probable brother John.  In 1800 this part of Wilkes became the new Ashe County, and later became Alleghany Co.
.           1787 NC state census, Wilkes Co, Capt Hardin's dist, Henry Conley, 1 WM > 21, 4 WM < 21 and > 60, 3 WF.
.           1789, 30 Mar: Montgomery Co, Va tax list C, Henry Connally, 1 WM > 21, no WM 16-21, no slaves, 3 horses, living on "head
.                     waters of S Fk Holston, Middle Fk Holston, & Cripple Creek, Blue Spring".  (Henry's pension papers state that he lived in
.                     Montgomery Co for 3 years, but it was not specified if that was the same time he there raising militia, or later.  Family tra-
.                     dition is that he was visiting relatives in Montgomery Co, but that wasn't stated in the pension papers.)
.           1790 NC census, Wilkes Co, 6th Company of Morgan Dist, Henry Conally, 1 WM > 16, 5 WM < 16, 4 WF.
.           1800 Ashe Co, NC census, p 74, Henry Conly, 21001-11010-00.
.           1802 By this year, Capt Henry Conley and sons had moved to the Roaring River area of Wilkes Co.  Henry and Thomas worked
.                    on the road crew that year, while Edmund did in 1801 and 1802, acc to Wilkes Co court records.  There are a number of deeds
.                    for Henry and sons for this area, but I don't presently have copies.
.           1807 Henry Conley and son Thomas sold their land on the Roaring River, with son Edmund acting as power of atty.  Son David
.                    was a witness to several of Henry's purchases of land.
.           1806-07  Some of Henry Conley's sons appeared in Russell Co, Va records:  Thomas, "Harry Jr" (?Henry Jr), and John were
.                    assigned to the tithable list in 1807, and David was mentioned in the reords from 1808 (poss as early as 1806) to 1819.
.                    There is no record of Capt Henry in Russell Co.  The family tradition that the Conleys stopped in Botetourt Co, Va enroute
.                    to Kentucky has no basis, and this may have been a confusion with Russell Co, which was part of early Botetourt Co.
.           1809 The Conley clan supposedly moved to Floyd Co, Ky.
.           1810 Floyd Co, Ky census, p 97, Henry Conley, 01001-00001.  His probable brother David and sons John and Thomas were also
.                    listed, while Edmnd was still in Wilkes Co, NC and son David was still in Russell Co, Va.  Henry Jr was married in Clay Co,
.                    Ky in 1810, but no record of him in Floyd or Clay Co.
.           1818, 15 Jun: Floyd Co Order Bk 3:  Henry Conly and David Conly were certified to the Secretary of War as old Rev Soldiers.
.           1820 Floyd Co census, p 35, Henry Conley, 000001-00001.
.           1820, 7 Feb: Ky Land Warrants Bk G, p 300:  50 acres surveyed for Henry Conley on Fk Abbots Creek, Floyd Co.  (some of the
.                     surveys/deeds for Henry Conley don't specify Sr or Jr, so they may be for either)
.           1820, 1 May: Ky Lant Warrants Bk G, p 408:  50 acres surveyed for Henry Conley on Fk Paint Lick Cr in Floyd Co.
.           1821, 27 May: Ky Land Warrants Bk M, p 124:  100 acres surveyed for Henry Conley Sr in Floyd Co.
.           1822, 14 Dec: Floyd Co Deed Bk B, p 333, recorded 12 Dec: Henry Conley deeded 50 acres on Abot Creek a branch of Sandy
.                     River to James Davice for $150, signed Henry Conley.  wit D.K. Harris.
.           1823, 23 Mar: Ky Land Wrrants Bk R, p 22:  50 acres surveyed for Henry Connolly on Fk Paint Lick Cr in Floyd Co.
.           1824, 24 Jul: Floyd Co Deed Bk B, p 424, rec 24 Jan 1825:  John and Sarah Conley deeded deeded 50 acres (Commonwealth of
.                     Ky Land Office Warrant #5172) to Henry Conley (Elder) fo $600, signed John Conley, Sarah Conley.  wit Alfred Davis,
.                     Edmund Conley.
.           1824, 26 Jul: Floyd Co Deed Bk B, p 424, rec 28 Feb:  "Henry Conley of 1st part to Henry Conley (Elder)... Henry Sen for $4000
.                     to Henry C. (Elder) tract of land granted by Commonwealth of Ky Land Office Warrant #4491, dated 5 May 1820.....50
.                     acres."  signed by Henry Conley, Sary Conley.  wit William Phillips, David Dean.  (It appears that Henry C. (Elder) was
.                     Capt Henry, since the deed was signed by Henry and Sary, indicating that Capt Henry's son was Henry Sen.)
.           1824, 1 Dec: Ky Land Warrants Bk W, p 262:  50 acres surveyed for Henry Connelly Sr on Fk Paint Lick Cr in Floyd Co.
.           1825, 15 Apr: Ky Land Warrants Bk T, p 56:  50 acres surveyed for Henry Connelly on Fk Paint Lick Cr in Floyd Co.
.           1826, 17 Apr: Floyd Co Deed Bk C, p 93:  Henry Conley Sen deeded 30 acres on Paint Creek to Edmon Conley fo $300.  signed
.                     Henry Conley.  wit John Roberson, Thomas Conley, Constantine Conley.
.           1826, 26 Jul: Floyd Co Deed Bk C, p 93, rec 17 Mar 1828:  Henry Conley Sen Deeded 70 acres on Paint Creek to John Conley for
.                     $500.  signed Henry Conly.  wit Sam Hana, Daniel Auxier, Edmon Conly.
.           1827, 12 Jan: Ky Land Warrants Bk W, p 363:  100 acres surveyed for Henry Connelly on M Fk Paint Lick Cr in Floyd Co.
.           1828, 26 Jul: Floyd Co Deed Bk  C, p 163, rec 28 Oct 1829:  Henry Conley Sr deeded tract on right hand fork of Jenes Creek to
.                     Samuel Rice for $500.  signed by Henry Conley.  wit Sam Hanner, Daniel Auxier, John Conley.
.           1828, 6 Aug: Floyd Co Deed Bk C, p 159, rec 28 Oct 1829:  Samuel Riee deeded tract on Jennis Creek to Henry Conley Sr for
.                     $350.   signed by Samuel Rice (X).  wit James Remy, Edmond Conley, Joshua Collins.
.           1828, 6 Aug: Floyd Co Deed Bk C, p 167, rec 28 Oct 1829:  Henry Conley Sr deeded tract on Jenneys Creek to John Collins for
.                     $400.  signed by Henry Connelly (X).  wit James Remy, Thomas Connelly, Edmond Conley, Samuel Rice.
.           1829, 20 Jun: Floyd Co Deed Bk C, p 161, rec 28 Oct 1829:  Henry Conley Sr deeded 100 acres on the Oil Spring Fork of Little
.                     Paint Creek to David Conley for $400.  signed by Henry Conley.  wit Alfred Davis, John Tackett (X), James Remy.
.           1830 Floyd Co census, p 98, Henry Conley Sr, 0000000001-0000000001.
.           1830, 23 Apr: Floyd Co Deed Bk C, p 184, rec 26 Apr:  Robert Spradlin deeded 50 acres on on Jeneys Creek to Henry Conley Sr
.                     for $250.  signed by Robert Spradlin.  wit James Remy, Daniel Littrell, David Conley, Elias Barnet.
.           1831, 28 Feb: Floyd Co Deed Bk C, p 286, rec 28 Oct:  Henry Conley deeded 100 acres on east side of Paint Lick Creek to Lewis
.                     Perkins for $50.  signed by Henry Conley (his D mark).  wit James Remy, Jon House, Daniel Litteral.
.           1831, 15 Sep: Floyd Co Deed Bk C, p 458, rec 31 Oct 1834:  Elias Davis deeded 50 acres on Barnetts Creek to Henry Conley for
.                     $150.  signed by Elias Davis (X).  wit Asi I. Fairchild, Edmond and Constatine Conley.
.           1832, 31 Dec: Floyd Co Deed Bk C, p 412, rec 26 Sep 1833:  Henry Conley Sr deeded 50 acres on Jennys Creek to Constantine
.                     Conley for $250.  signed by Henry Conley.  wit Jas Remy, Wm Harris, Levi Blare.
.           1833, 15 Aug: Floyd Co: Henry Connelly, age 81, filed a pension application, based on Rev War service.  This is copied in "
The
.                     Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky
", Magoffin County Historical Society, and on my webpage:
.                     
Henry Conley pension copied from online sites, such as:
.                     
http://timbeam.net/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I285&tree=001   
.                     
http://boards.ancestry.com/topics.Military.amerrev.nc/544/mb.ashx   
.                     Also copied on Jerry Conley's website:
http://www.jerryconley.com/Documents/henrypension.html   
.                     His pension file is considered to contain the best account of the Rev War activities in North Carolina, and many men testified
.                     to his service in NC, especially in the Rowan Co, NC area.
.           1834, 8 Jan: Ky Land Warrants Bk L-2, p 377: 50 acres surveyed for Henry Conly on Holly Br in Floyd Co.
.           1834, 6 Feb: Ky Land Warrants Bk D-2, p 384: 100 acres surveyed for Henry Conley Sr on Oil Spring Fk in Floyd Co.
.           1834, 6 Feb: Ky Lant Warrants Bk L-2, p 371: 50 acres surveyed for Henry Conly on Barnetts Cr in Floyd Co.
.           1837 Floyd Co tax list, p 9, lines 12 and 13:  Henry Conley Sr, 200 acres on Paint, and 150 acres on B. Creek, 1 WM > 21.
.           1837, 1 Dec: letter in Tempy Connelly's pension file states: "Allow me to call up the case of Mrs Connelly, widow of Captn Henry
.                     Connelly, late of Kentucky...."  (This is inconsistent with a death date of 1838 or 1840.)
.           1839, 1 Oct: Floyd Co Deed Bk D, p 362, rec 11 Nov:  Henry Conley Sr deeded tract to Harston Littrell for $10.  signed by Henry
.                     Conley.  wit John H. Hannah, Jacob Saliers, David Connely, Daniel Littrell.
.           1840 Floyd Co Will Bk A:  will of Henry Conley.  (This book has been lost, and only a reference to it survives.)
.           1840 Floyd Co Order 7, p 390-91, 415, 464: last will and testament of Henry Conley (? or estate settlement - I haven't checked).
.           1840 Floyd Co Order Bk 7, p 398: pension provided for Capt Henry Conley.
.           1840 Floyd Co census, Henry not listed, but Temperance may be one of the older females living with her grandsons Constantine
.                    and Thomas.
.           1840 Floyd Co tax list, p 5, l ines 18 and 19:  Henry Conley Sr, 130 acres and 35 acres on L. Paint, 1 WM > 21, 2 child 7-17.
.           1842 Floyd Co tax list, p 4, line 29:  Temperance Connelly, 30 acres on Paint.
.           1844 Johnson Co, Ky tax list:  Temperance Conley, 2 horses - $60, total value - $60.
.           1845 Johnson Co tax list:  Temperance Conley, 1 horse - $40, total value - $40.
.           1845, 2 Jun: Johnson Co Deed Bk A, p 87, rec 2 Jun:  Temperance Conley deeded 30 acres on Oil Spring Branch of Paint Creek to
.                     Matthew and William Caudill for $100.  signed Temperance Conley.
.           1846 Johnson Co tax list:  Temperance Conley, 1 horse - $50, total value - $50.
.           1848 Johnson Co tax list:  Tempy Conley, 1 horse - $40, total value - $40.
.           1850 Johnson Co census, p 107, #371/371, Temperance Conley,69 NC, living with John Hitchcock family.
.           1851 Johnson Co tax list, Tempy Conley, 1 horse - $40, total value - $40.
.           1853, 7 Mar: Tempy Conley, aged 73 yrs, resident of Johnson Co, appled for a pension based on Henry's service, and it was
.                     allowed.
.           1855, 13 Jun: Tempy Connelly filed a Declaration For Widow (Act of 1855), saying she and Henry Connelly married on 7 May
.                     1838 Floyd Co by Ezekiel Stone, and that Henry died 27 May 1838.  Witnesses to her declaration were John and Mahalah
.                     Hitchcock.  The marriage return is part of this file.  (other documents in her file state Henry d 7 May 1840)

.           issue:

D1       
1.   Edmund Conley, b 2 Jun 1775 NC, d 1865 Magoffin Co, Ky, m(1) Lydia Joynes, ?m(2) Rachael ____, m(3) 16 Apr 1835
.                 Floyd Co, Ky to Nancy Tackett, b ca 1795 Tenn or Va.
.                 Edmund was in the 1800 and 1810 Wilkes Co, NC census', and moved to Floyd Co, Ky between 1815-20, and later to Magof-
.                 fin Co, Ky.

D2       
2.   Thomas Conley, b 25 Jan 1777 Guilford Co, NC, d ca 1828 Floyd Co, Ky, m Susannah Joynes (Susan), b 5 Jul 1780 NC,
.                 d 25 Mar 1877 Johnson Co, Ky.
.                 Thomas was in the 1800 Ashe Co, NC census, was assigned to the Russell Co, Va tithable list in 1807, and was in the 1810
.                 Floyd Co, Ky census.

Da        
3.   Peggy Conley, b 8 Aug 1779, m Elijah Cantrell.

D3       
4.   David H. Conley, b 24 Jun 1781, m(1) Jane ____, m(2) Mary Fugate Davis (Polly), dau of Francis Fugate and the widow of
.                 
Richard Davis, who died 1808 in Russell Co, Va.  David was the admistrator of Richard's estate, and in 1819 in Russell Co,
.                 David Connelley and wife Mary and heirs of Richard Davis deeded property.  David was the Ashe Co, NC 1805 tax list and
.                 was in Russell Co by 1806-07, until 1819, and was in Floyd Co, Ky for the 1820 census.  He disappeared from the Floyd Co
.                 records after the 1842 tax list.  Other researchers have confused David H., the s/o Capt Henry, with David Conley, b ca 1784-
.                 87Va, who m Margaret Phillips (Peggy), who was apparently the s/o the elder
David Conley (#C).  This confusion has come
.                 about because David H. left the county early, with only one son, David M. Conley, left behind, and he isn't apparent to those
.                 who haven't used the tax lists, census records, and other court records to construct the Conley genealogy.

Db       
5.   Rachel Conley, b 8 Apr 1783 NC, m James S. Spradlin.

D4       
6.   John Conley, b 8 Aug 1785 Guilford Co, NC, m Leah Joynes.
.                 Moved to Morgan Co, Ky.

D5       
7.   Henry Connely/Conley, b 1 Dec 1787 Johnson, Guilford Co, NC, m Sarah Phillips.
.                 Moved to Crawford and Grant Co's, Wisc.

Dc       
8.   Elizabeth L. Conley (Becky), b 8 Apr 1789 Guilford Co, m Aaron Tate.
.                 Moved to Warren Co, Tenn and DeKalb Co, Ala.

.           
9.   William Conley, b 8 Jul 1791, d ca 1818 Floyd Co, Ky.  Single.
.                 1818 Floyd Co Court Order Bk 3, p 30, 42, 47, 476: appointment of adm of William Conley's estate.
.                 Acc to William Elsey Connelley, William was single, a millwright, and drowned in the Big Sandy River while building a dam.

.         
10.   Joseph Conley, b 8 Jul 1795.  Apparently died young.  One family tradition was that he d in 1860, and one source said he m
.                 Susannah Jones, but that was the
Joseph Conley (#C5), b ca 1798, s/o David Conley.






.           Ref: "
The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky", The Magoffin County Historical Society, 1984, 2 volumes.  This source tentatively
.                     listed Capt Henry's son David, b 1781, as David, b ca 1784-87, who m Peggy Phillips, but allowed the possibility that the
.                     latter was the older David Conley's son.  These volumes concentrate mainly on the descendants of Capt Henry Conley, and
.                     did not mention the descendants of David and Susannah Conley, except those of David's sons David and Joseph.  The un-
.                     mentioned:  Sampson, Abner, John, Carter, Clay, and Jarris (Jarrus) Conley, some or all were the elder David's sons.  The
.                     1820 Floyd Co census recorded David with 4 sons, but it is possible that some hadn't moved in from Virginia by then.  In
.                     addition to David, "
The Conley Clan..." also records the elder David's apparent son Joseph as the son of Capt Henry.  This
.                     publication was apparently based mainly on contributors' genealogies, and didn't use the public records much.  The tax lists
.                     and census records show two clans of Conleys living in 2 different sections of Floyd Co.  One was the elder David with his
.                     apparent sons, and the other was Capt Henry with his known sons.  Although there is no document that clearly proves who
.                     all the sons of the elder David Conley were, some of them can be deduced from the records.

.            Note:  some unidentifed eastern Ky Conleys, prob related to this Conley family are cited at:
.                       
Misc Unidentified Conleys of Eastern Kentucky  

.            According to Jerry Conley's website, the above birth dates of Henry Conley's children were {taken from the family bible of Temp-
.            erance Hitchcock Connelly.  Widow of Captain Henry Connelly}  Comment by me: since none of these were her children, this was
.            probably Capt Henry's bible, the current location of which is unknown.

.            The following are apparently for a different Henry Conley:
.            1.   1767 NC tax payers, Cumberland Co, Henry Conley.
.            2.   Cumberland Co, NC, 1770 will of Michael Conely, Margaret (wife), Michael, John, Ann, Henry and Bridget, Mary Morrison,
.                  and Elizabeth Pickett (daughter).
.            3.   Colony of NC Land Patent Bk 15, p 379, #5195, 22 Jul 1774: Henry Connelly, 100 acres in Cumberland back of Daniel Thomp-
.                  son, joining a pond.
.            4.   Same, p 399, #5295, 22 Jul 1774: Daniel Thompson, 200 acres in Cumberland on the lower side of Lower Little River, joining
.                  (a point) back of Connelly's old Survey, a path, a swamp, and Henry Connelly.
.
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    Added by Don Cheek