|. David Conley, c1806-08 - 1880+, s/o Edmund Conley
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
D14 David Conley,6 D1 (Edmund,5,Henry,4)
. b ca 1806-08 NC; d after 1880.
. m Mary Howes (Polly), b 20 Nov 1812 Ky, d/o Elexious Howes (#13) and Sarah Hudson (Sally). Mary's parentage is proven
. by the 1874 deed below.
. (a David Conley m 25 Dec 1826 Floyd Co, Ky to Phoebe Ratliff. Marr bond 18 Dec between David Conley and Henry Ratliff;
. this was either this David Conley, or David H. Conley (#D41), as no other likely candidates)
. The 1878 Commissioner's deed in Magoffin Co lists the heirs of Edmund Conley, including David Conley. This has been erron-
. eously read as "Daniel" by some. Also the Benjamin F. Gardner Store Records, recorded in "The Conley Clan of Eastern Ken-
. tucky" (see below) listed "David Conley (son of Edmond)" proving that David was Edmund's son. In addition, David was listed
. adjacent to Edmund and his other known sons in numerous tax and census listings.
. 1830 Floyd Co census, p 103, David Conley Jr, 10001-0001. (listed adjacent to Edmund Conley Sr)
. 1837 Floyd Co tax list, p 9, line 15, David Conley Jr, 1 WM > 21, 55 acres on Paint.
. 1838, 6 Mar: Floyd Co Deed Bk D, p 262, rec 12 May 1839: William J. Williams of Nicholas Co deeded tract on the Oil Spring
. Fork of Paint Creek to David A. Conley for $900. Signed by W.J. Williams, wit Abiud Fairchild, A. Rule.
. 1840 Floyd Co census, p 283, David Conly Jun, 01001-121001. (Listed next to Edmund, Thomas, and William Conly, who were
. other sons of Edmund. There are errors in the age brackets and number of children.)
. 1840 Floyd Co tax list, p 6, line 11, David Conley, 25 acres on Paint, 1 WM > 21, 2 child 7-17. (Listed next to Thomas Conley,
. s/o Edmund Sr, and near Edmund Sr., Henry Jr, and John, sons of Edmund.)
. 1840, 11 Nov: Floyd Co Deed D, p 461, rec 11 Feb 1841: Edmund Conley Sr deeded 35 acres on Oil Spring Fork of Paint Creek
. to David Conley for $300. Signed Edmund Conley (X), wit Henry Salyers, Jacob Conley, Jacob Salyers (X)
. 1841 Floyd Co tax list, p 6, line 5, David Conley, 30 acres on L. Paint, 1 WM > 21, 3 ch 7-17. (Living next to William, Edmund
. Jr, and Thomas Conley, sons of Edmund Sr.)
. 1842 Floyd Co tax list, p 4, line 17, David Connelly Jr, 35 acres on Paint Cr, 1 WM > 21, 2 child 7-17. (Listed next to Thomas
. Connelly Sr.)
. 1843, 22 Feb: Johnson Co Deed Bk A, p 10, rec 30 May: Daniel Rowland deeded 15 acres on Mudlick of Paint Creek to David
. Conley of Floyd Co for $50. Signed Daniel Rowland, wit H. Hackworth, James M. Howes, Joshua Collins.
. 1843 Floyd Co tax list, David Conley, 35 acres on Paint Cr - $300, 35 acres on Mudlick - $300, 1 WM > 21, 2 horses - $60, 3
. child 5-16, total value - $660.
. 1844 Johnson Co tax list, David Conley, 35 acres on Paint - $300, 35 acres on Mudlick Cr - $250, 1 WM > 21, 4 horses - $100,
. 3 child 5-16, total value - $650.
. 1844, 5 Oct: Benjamin F. Gardner store record: "David Conley (son of Edmund), 1 Palm Leaf hat .50, 1 bale spun cotton 1.50, 5
. oz Indigo & madder 1.00, 5 yds brown Muslin .62."
. 1844, 18 Oct: Benjamin F. Gardner store record: "David Conley (son of Edmund) (sold for $2.00 20# green seng) 3 yrs Calico
. 1845, 14 Aug: Johnson Co Deed Bk A, p 91, rec 14 Aug: Matthew and William Caudill deeded 115 acres on Big Paint Creek to
. David Conley of Johnson Co for $100. Signed by Matthew Caudill (X) and William Caudill (X). (reference made to heirs
. of Henry Conley to N.C. Harris.)
. 1845 Johnson Co tax list, David Conley, 65 acres on Paint Creek - $500, 1 WM > 21, 2 horses - $40, total value - $560.
. 1846 Johnson Co tax list, David Conley, 155 acres on Little Paint - $600, 1 WM > 21, 2 horses - $50, 3 ch 5-16, total value -
. 1847, 1 Oct: Johnson Co Deed Bk A, p 397, rec 21 Jun 1850: David Conly deeded 100 acres (tract patented to Henry Conley
. 13 Apr 1836) and 15 acres (deeded to David from Caudill 14 Aug 1845) on the Oil Spring Fork of Big Paint to Jacob Sal-
. yer for $250. Signed David Conly (X)
. 1848 Johnson Co tax list, David Conley, 600 acres on Paint - $650, 1 WM > 21, 6 horses - $150, total value - $1150.
. 1849 Johnson Co tax list, David Conley, 600 acres on Oil Spring Fork - $700, 1 WM > 21, 3 horses - $85, 3 cattle - $7, 3 child
. 5-16, total value - $1142.
. 1849 Johnson Co tax list, David Conley, 400 acres in Morgan Co on Licking R. - $75, 1 WM > 21, 5 ch 5-16, total value - $75.
. (Listed adjacent to Edmund Conley Sn)
. 1850 Johnson Co census, p 106, #352/352, David Conley,43 NC, farmer, $700, Polley,37 Ky, Andrew J.,18 Ky, farmer, Sarah
. M.,14 Ky, Elexious,12 Ky, Polley E.,10 Ky, John S.,7 Ky, Nancy,3 Ky, Winston,2 Ky.
. 1850 Johnson Co tax list, David Conley, 600 acres on Little Paint - $700, 1 WM > 21, 5 horses, - $100, 4 child 5-16, total value -
. $1180. (Listed adj to Edmund Conley Sr and David's son Henry J.)
. 1851, 24 Sep: Johnson Co Deed Bk B, p 40, rec 24 Sep: William Webb deeded 100 acres on the Oil Spring Branch of Little Paint
. Creek to David Conley for $40. Signed William Webb
. 1851 Johnson Co tax list, David Conley, 600 acres on Paint - $700, 1 WM > 21, 4 horses - $140, 7 cattle, 3 child 5-16, total val-
. ue - $840.
. 1855, 12 Nov: Johnson Co Deed Bk C, p 154, rec 12 Nov: R. Apperson of Montgomery Co deeded 200 acres on Mud Lick
. Branch of Paint Creek to David Conley for $85. Signed R. Apperson by R. Apperson Jr, atty
. 1856, 28 Aug: Johnson Co Deed Bk C, p 282, rec 28 Aug: David Conley and wife Polley deeded 200 acres on Paint Creek (pur-
. chased from Richard Apperson) to John McCarty for $600. Signed David Conley
. 1858, 6 Sep: Johnson Co Deed Bk D, p 108, rec 6 Sep: David Conley and wife Polly deeded 10 acres on Oil Springs Fork of
. Paint Creek to Jacob Salyer for $100. Signed David Conley, Polly Conley
. 1858, 6 Sep: Johnson Co Deed Bk D, p 110, rec 6 Sep: David Conley and wife Polley deeded 2 tracts on Oil Spring Fork of
. Paint: 40 acres (survey by Henry Conley, Jacob Salyer, John Literal) and 85 acres (surveyed by Henry Webb) to John
. Literal for $300. Signed David Conley, Polly Conley
. 1860 Carter Co, Ky census, p 29, #208/178, David Conley,54 NC, farmer, --, $200, Mary,"40" Ky, spinner, Alexis,22 Ky, boot-
. maker, John S.,17 Ky, farm H., Amy,14 Ky, Winston,11 Ky, Susan C.,8 Ky.
. 1870 Johnson Co census, Flat Gap, p 132, #93/93, David Conley,62 NC, works on farm, Polly,58 Ky, assists in house keep, liv-
. ing with Winston Conley
. 1874, 25 Feb: Johnson Co Deed Bk N, p 332 (rec 10 Mar): Polly and David Conley of Morgan Co were deeded land in Johnson
. Co ("interest of Polly Conley as heir at law of Elexious Howes, decd") to Wm Collins for $25.
. 1878, 8 Nov: Magoffin Co, Ky Order Bk 1, p 28: Commissioner's Deed listed heirs of Edmund Conley dec, including David Con-
. ley. (This was recorded as "Daniel" in "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky", but I personally looked at this document
. and it is clearly "David".)
. 1880 Morgan Co, Ky census, Paint Pct #7, p 560A, #301/306, David Conley,74 NC (NC,NC), farmer, Mary,68 Ky (Ky,Ky),
. Behilda,17 Ky (granddau).
. David H. Conley (#D3), David M. Conley (#D31), and David (above), all lived in the Oil Springs Fork of Paint Creek. David
. H. disappeared after 1841, and David M. went to Ark ca 1842-44, and returned by the 1846 Johnson Co tax list. The first John-
. son Co deed involving David M. was in 1849, but there is a chance of ambiguity in the early years of Johnson Co, i.e. if only one
. David was in the county, a distinction may not have been used.
D141 1. Henry Jefferson Conley, b 7 Oct 1829 Floyd Co, m Mahala Jane Davis.
. Middle name Jefferson is not proven, but likely.
. Moved to Jackson Co, Ohio and Greenup Co, Ky.
D142 2. Andrew Jackson Conley (Jack), b Nov 1834 Ky, m(1) Lucretia Patrick, m(2) Elizabeth Jane Nickell, m(3) Sophia Jane
. Amyx Sellards.
. He moved to Morgan Co and Magoffin Co, Ky.
. 3. Sarah Margaret Conley, b ca 1835-36 Floyd Co, m 13 May 1858 Johnson Co to Farmer (?Francis) Dixon, b 1835 Ky.
. Sarah Dixon, "age 26", d 3 Apr 1861 Johnson Co, d/o "Daniel and Clary Conley". Apparently Farmer married another Sarah
. (Sarah A.) who was listed as his wife in the 1870 and 1880 Morgan Co census'.
D143 4. Elexious Howes Conley (Leck), b 19 Apr 1838 Floyd Co, m Ellender H. Salyers (Ellen).
. Lived in Magoffin Co, Ky.
. 5. Mary Elizabeth Conley (Polly), b Aug 1840 Floyd Co, d 16 Mar 1908, m 18 Nov 1856 Johnson Co to Bracken Lewis
. Davis, b 22 Sep 1838 Floyd Co, d 1 Dec 1921, s/o Elias Davis (#6) and Elizabeth Curtis (Betty).
D144 6. John Smith Conley, b 18 Apr 1843 Johnson Co, m(1) Elizabeth Bramer, m(2) America Belle Helderbrand.
. Moved to Fleming and Carter Co's, Ky.
. 7. Nancy Evelyn Conley (Amy,Ama), b Apr 1844 Johnson Co, d 25 Oct 1911, m 11 Jun 1873 Carter Co to George W. Reeder,
. b 23 Jan 1838 Hanging Rock, Lawrence Co, Ohio, d 20 Dec 1914 Carter Co, Ky, s/o Joseph Reeder and Minerva Ham
. (Hamm). Nancy and George were bur in Bowen Chapel Cem, East of Olive Hill, Ky.
D145 8. Winston Conley, b 26 Jul 1848 Johnson Co (b Jul 1849 acc to 1900 census), m Sarah Ann Hamilton.
. 9. Susan Catharine Conley, b Dec 1852 Ky, m 13 Feb 1868 Morgan Co to Levi D. Johnson, b Dec 1845 Va.
. Ref: "The Conley Clan of Eastern Kentucky", Magoffin County Historical Society, 1984, Vol 2, p 517-32. This reference did
. not identify David's parentage, although it did quote two Benjamin F. Gardner store records (Vol I, p 261-262), that gave
. his father's name as Edmund.