.                                             Benjamin Franklin Conley, 1851 - 1918
.                                 s/o Henry Jefferson Conley
.                                                                                                         (INDEX)
.                                                                   author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

D1411   Benjamin Franklin Conley,8                                                     D141    (Henry,7,David,6,Edmund,5,Henry,4)
.
.                  "B. F.", Ben
.                    b 4 Feb 1851 Johnson Co, Ky; d 17 Mar 1918 Carter Co, Ky.
.                       See
pictures of Ben and Mary Frances Conley family below.
.                    m 12 Dec 1873 Carter Co to Mary Frances Fain, b 6 Dec 1854 Carter Co, d 10 Apr 1931 Carter Co, "age 77 yrs, 4 mos, 4
.                        days, of valvular heart disease, widowed", bur Wilson Creek, d/o Arthur Charles Fain and Mary Jane Barber.  
.                        See her death cert
image below, informant Mrs E L Stidham.  This gives her mother's maiden name as Jennie Barker and her
.                        husband's name as John Conly.
.                        Married at Arthur Fain's in presence of Henry Conley and Wm Fain.

.                    1880 Carter Co census, Pct 8, p 605B, B.F. Conley,28 Ky, digs iron ore, Mary F.,25 Ky, Mahala J.,4 Ky, Laura B.,2 Ky,
.                             Eliza,3/12 Ky (Mar).
.                    1900 Carter Co census, Dist 7, ED 34, sheet 29A, #499/505, Benj F. Conley, Feb 1851 Ky, farmer, Mary, Dec 1854 Ky
.                             (marr 27 yrs, 10 ch, 9 living), Laura, Mar 78 Ky, William, Apr 81 Ky, teamster, James, Mar 83 Ky, farm laborer, John,
.                             Sep 85 Ky, Frank, Jul 88 Ky, Lillie, Dec 89 Ky, Bessie, Aug 91 Ky, Charles, Jul 94 Ky.
.                    1910 Carter Co census, Dist 7, Geigerville, ED 47, sheet 4A, #66/68, Benjamin F. Conley,59 Ky, farmer, general farm, Mary
.                             F.,54 Va (marr 37 yrs, 10 ch, 9 living), John W.,24 Ky, farmer, home farm, Lilly,21 Ky, Bessie,18 Ky, Charley,15 Ky,
.                             farm laborer, home farm.
.                    1920 Carter Co census, Wilson Pct, Geigerville, ED 70, sheet 10A, #261/4, Mary Conley,65 Ky (wid), Charlie,23 Ky, far-
.                             mer, Mary,23 Ky (dau-in-law), Kenneth,2 11/12 Ky.
.                    1930 Carter Co census, Wilson Pct, Geigerville, ED 22-16, sheet 16B, #278/280, Mary Conley,73 Ky (wid, mother), living
.                             with Charles Conley.

.                    issue:

.                    
1.   Mahala Jane Conley (Jane,Janie), b Sep 1875 Ky, m(1) 21 Feb 1898 Carter Co to Charles Bartlett (Bartlett), b Sep
.                          1877  Boyd Co.  Jane m(2) ca 1905 to James C. Berry, b Apr 1871 Ky, d 17 Jun 1955 Boyd Co, Ky, age "84".  James
.                          had m(1) ca 1893 to Matilda ____, b Feb 1872 Ky.
.                          1900 Carter Co census, 7th Dist, ED 34, sheet 29A, #490/500, Charles Bartley, Sep 1877 Ky, miner, coal, Jane, Sep 1875
.                                   Ky (marr 2 yrs, 1 ch, 1 living), William, Apr 00 Ky.
.                          1910 Carter Co census, Dist 7, Geigerville, ED 47, sheet 4A, #68/70, James C. Berry,39 Ky (2nd marr), farmer, general
.                                   farm, Janie,34 Ky (2nd marr, marr 5 yrs, 3 ch, 3 living), Fred E.,12 Ky, farm laborer, home farm, Cozy F.,10 Ky,
.                                   James W.,4 Ky, Silva,2 Ky, Willie Bartlett,10 Ky (stepson).
.                          issue:
.                          
a.   William Bartlett (Willie), b Apr 1900 Ky, m Julia Berry.
.                          
b.   James W. Berry (Jimmy), b ca 1906 Ky, m Lottie Lucas.  He was poss the James Berry, b 6 Jun 1906, d 12 Mar
.                                1995 (SSDI 400-14-1848 Ky), with LR: Rush, Boyd Co, Ky 41168.
.                          
c.   Sylvia Berry, b 6 Apr 1908 Ky, d Aug 1985 (SSDI 402-70-1597 Ky), m George Hampton, b 11 Aug 1904, d Feb
.                                1985 (SSDI 404-07-9238 Ky).  Sylvia's and George's LR: Rush, Boyd Co, Ky 41168.
.                          
d.   Goldie Berry, b 16 Aug 1913 Carter Co, m Harold Jones.
.                          
e.   Hylah Berry (Hillie), b 20 Jan 1916 Carter Co, d 16 Apr 1999 (SSDI 402-70-1156 Ky).
.                                Her LR: Olive Hill, Carter Co 41164.

.                    
2.   Laura B. Conley, b Mar 1878 Ky, d 26 Apr 1943 Carter Co, age "66", m 13 Oct 1902 Carter Co to Emerson L. Stidham,
.                          b Oct 1875 Bath Co, Ky, d 11 Aug 1960 Boyd Co, age "84", s/o Adam D. Stidham and Amanda Lilly.
.                          1910 Carter Co census, Dist 7, Geigerville, ED 47, sheet 5A, #83/85, Emerson L. Stidham,34 Ky, farmer, general farm,
.                                   Laura,30 Ky (marr 8 yrs, 3 ch, 3 living), Albert,6 Ky, Judson,4 Va, Bessie,2 Ky.
.                          1920 Carter Co census, Wilson Dist, Geigerville, ED 70, sheet 8B, #234/7, E.L. Stidham,43 Ky, merchant, Laura,42 Ky,
.                                   Albert,16 Ky, Judson,14 Ky, Bessie,11 Ky, L....,8 Ky, Pauline,5 Ky, Mary C.,3 4/12 Ky.
.                          issue:
.                          
a.   Albert Stidham, b 19 Jul 1903 Ky, d Feb 1986 (SSDI 405-44-5231 Ky), m Blanche Sargent, b 25 Feb 1903 Ky, d 15
.                                Jul 1993 (SSDI 400-90-7340 Ky).  Albert's and Blanche's LR: Ashland, Boyd Co 41101.
.                          
b.   Judson Stidham (Judd), b 13 Nov 1905 Ky, d Sep 1972 (SSDI 402-01-2347 Ky), m Madge Everman, b ca 1907 Ky.
.                                His LR: Catlettsburg, Boyd Co 41129.
.                          
c.   Bess (Bessie) Stidham, b 25 Nov 1908 Ky, d 19 Aug 1993 (SSDI 405-32-4387 Ky), m Lewis Horton.
.                                Her LR: Grayson, Carter Co 41143.
.                          
d.   Emerson Lewis Stidham (Lewis,Lew), b 1911 Carter Co, m Colburn Dickson.
.                          
e.   Pauline Stidham, b 14 Dec 1914 Carter Co, d Aug 1994 (SSDI "b 13 Dec" 402-64-9187 Ky), m Peter Wood Baker.
.                                Her LR: Grayson, Carter Co 41143.
.                          
f.   Mary Catherine Stidham, b 15 Mar 1917 Carter Co, d 16 Dec 2000 (SSDI 404-01-5932 Ky), m George Cline.
.                                Her LR: Louisville, Jefferson Co, Ky 40217.

.                    
3.   Elizabeth Conley (Eliza), b Mar 1880 Ky, d young.

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4.   William Henry Conley (Henry), b 29 Apr 1881 Carter Co, m Myrtle S. Williams.

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5.   James Edward Conley, b 26 Mar 1883 Carter Co, m Maude Lee Barnhill (Maudie).

.                    
6.   John Wesley Conley, b 12 Sep 1885 Carter Co, d 17 Dec 1956 Boyd Co, age "71", m 6 Apr 1911 Carter Co to Enola
.                          E. Fannin (Nola), b 23 Apr 1894 Carter Co, d 17 Aug 1972 Boyd Co, age "78" (SSDI 407-72-4376 Ky), d/o Riley Fannin
.                          and Jeanetta Tansel Lambert (Nettie).  Nola's LR: Rush, Boyd Co 41168.  See John's
picture below.
.                          1910 Carter Co census, John W. Conley,24 Ky (son), farmer, home farm, living with Benjamin F. Conley.
.                          1918, 12 Sep: Grayson, Carter Co, Ky: WW I draft registration card: John Wesley Conley, b 12 Sep 1885, age 33; of
.                                    Seney, Carter Co; occup: miner for Ky Gen Coal Co; nearest relative: Nola Conley; described as tall, slender build,
.                                    gray eyes, brown hair.  See
image below.
.                          1920 Carter Co census, Wilson Pct, Geigerville, ED 70, sheet 10A, #259/2, John Conley,34 Ky, miner, coal mine, Enola,
.                                   25 Ky.
.                          1930 Carter Co census, Wilson Pct, Geigerville, ED 22-16, sheet 16B, #274/276, John Conley,44 Ky (marr age 25), retail
.                                   merchant, groceries, No.....e,36 Ky (marr age 17).
.                          1940 Carter Co census, Dist 7, ED 22-19, sheet 5A, #78, John Conley,54 Ky, merchant, retail grocery, Nola,46 Ky.
.                          issue:
.                          
a.   John Conley, b and d 16 Dec 1912 Carter Co (s/o Nola "Farmin).

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7.   Benjamin Franklin Conley (Frank), b 13 Jul 1887 Kilgore, Carter Co, m Lou Bertha Mullins (Bertha).
.                          (he was b 1886 acc to family sources, b 1887 acc to SSDI, and b 1888 acc to 1900 census)

.                    
8.   Lillie Conley, b Dec 1889 Carter Co, d 4 Oct 1964 Carter Co, age "75", m 17 Dec 1914 to Dellis Barnhill (Dell,Pete), b
.                          ca 1891-92 Owen Co, Ky, d 17 Sep 1946 Carter Co, age "54", s/o Charles Barnhill and Tobitha Tolbert (Martha Tolbert
.                          acc to marr rec).  See her
pictures below.
.                          issue:
.                          
a.   Elva Barnhill, b 19 Apr 1916 Carter Co, d 6 Jul 1997 (SSDI 402-78-9026 Ky), m Lovell Evans, b 19 Dec 1918, d 22
.                                Aug 1990 (SSDI 407-14-5173 Ky).  Elva's and Lovell's LR: Grayson, Carter Co 41143.
.                          
b.   William Gladys Barnhill (Gladys), b 18 Feb 1919 Carter Co, d 18 Jan 1990 (SSDI 406-34-9484 Ky), m Martha
.                                Jane Haney. Gladys' LR: Grayson, Carter Co 41143.
.                          
c.   Mary Frances Barnhill, b 1924 Carter Co, m James Witlock.
.                          
d.   John Harlan Barnhill, b 1926 Carter Co, m Mary Martha Adams.
.                          
e.   Lee Paula Barnhill, b 1930 Carter Co, m Norman Medcalf.

.                    
9.   Bessie Conley, b Aug 1891 Ky, d 10 Dec 1966 Boyd Co, age "75", m 20 Apr 1914 Carter Co to Ule Dewitt Fannin
.                          (Dewitt,Witt), b 31 May 1892 Carter Co, d 25 Feb 1966 Boyd Co, age "73" (SSDI 401-18-9521 Ky), s/o Riley Fannin and
.                          Jeannetta Tansel Lambert (Nettie).  Dewitt's LR: Denton, Carter Co 41132.
.                          See
pictures of Bessie, Bessie and Dewitt, Bessie and dau Geneva, and Bessie, Garland, and Modest below.
.                          issue:
.                          
a.   Garland Wesley Fannin, b 18 Jan 1916 Carter Co, d 17 Feb 2004 (SSDI 401-18-9522 Ky), m Lillie Tackett.
.                                His LR: Rush, Boyd Co 41168.
.                          
b.   Modest Gordon Fannin, b 1917 Carter Co, m Ruth Harris.
.                          
c.   Geneva Monzella Fannin, b 1 Sep 1921 Carter Co, d 7 Nov 2000 Rush, Boyd Co (not in SSDI), m Ellis Thornberry,
.                                b 6 Nov 1915, d 12 Jun 1998 (SSDI 401-16-9239 Ky).  Ellis' LR: Rush, Boyd Co 41168.
.                                issue:
.                                
(1)  Elmer Ray Thornberry, b 1937 Carter Co, m Rosemary Lucas.
.                                
(2)  Barbara Joan Thornberry (Barb), b 20 Feb 1940 Carter Co, d 3 Aug 2007 (SSDI 400-58-7358 Ky).  Single.
.                                       Her LR: Ashland, Boyd Co 41102.
.                                
(3)  Teddy Jeral Thornberry (Ted), b 1942 Carter Co, m Helen Ellenberg.
.                                
(4)  Sonja Marie Thornberry, b 24 Mar 1947 Carter Co, d 22 Feb 2018 Ashland, Ky, bur Bellefonte Memorial Gar-
.                                       dens, Bellefonte, Ky, m Larry Gene Green, b 16 Apr 1941, d 4 Nov 2012 (SSDI Ky).  See her
picture below.
.                                       issue:
.                                       
(a)  Heather Paige Green, b 1976 Boyd Co.
.                                
(5)  Carol Jane Thornberry, b 2 Nov 1950 Boyd Co, d 13 Oct 2011 Greenup Co (SSDI Ky), bur Coalton Commu-
.                                       nity Cem, m Danny Coleman.  Her LR: Rush, Boyd Co 41168.
.                                
(6)  Terry Joel Thornberry, b 1953 Boyd Co, m(1) Pamela Sexton (Pam).  Terry m(2) Mary Jane Young.

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10.   Charles Conley (Charlie), b 20 Jul 1894 Kilgore, Carter Co, m Mary Barnhill.








.                  Ref:   1.   Ernest Lee Watson did much original research on Henry Jefferson Conley's descendants, involving interviews with
.                                  living descendants and cemetery searches.  He is descended from Benjamin Franklin (Frank) Conley.  He d in 2010.
.                            2.   Sonja Thornberry Green.
.                            3. "
The Daily Independent", 25 Feb 2018:
.                                  Sonja Marie Green, 70, of Greenup, passed away Feb. 22, 2018, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
.                                  Mrs. Green was born March 24, 1947, in Grayson, to the late Ellis and Geneva Thornberry.  In addition to her
.                                  parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Green; a granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Green; and two
.                                  sisters, Barbara Thornberry and Carol Coleman.  Sonja was a nurse anesthetist, working in the medical field for 45
.                                  years. Following her graduation from nursing school, she received the highest scores in the state of Kentucky on her
.                                  boards and being a modest person she would never bring this up in conversation. She loved to work outside with her
.                                  flowers and birdfeeders. Sonja was an avid reader and loved going on vacations with her family.  She is survived by
.                                  one daughter, Heather P. (Carrie Slone) Green; one son, Mark (Angela) Green; three grandchildren, Mark II, Angel
.                                  (Mason Pennington) and Solomon; one great-grandson, Lukas; three brothers, Elmer (Rose) Thornberry, Ted (Helen)
.                                  Thornberry and Terry (Mary Jane) Thornberry; brothers-in-law, George Green, Garland (Elizabeth) Green and Danny
.                                  Coleman; K9 Companion, Buddy; and a host of other nieces, nephews, family and friends.  Funeral services will be at
.                                  1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.
.                            4.   Emails from Teddy and Terry Thornsberry.
.
.   older Bessie and Lillie Conley
.  Picture courtesy of Sonja Green
.  young Bessie and Lillie Conley
.  Picture courtesy of Sonja Green
.  Sonja Marie Thornberry Green  
.       Picture from her obituary  
.  Back row: Mary Francis Conley, Nettie Thomas Fannin (wife of Ed Fannin), Mary Conley (wife of Charlie Conley)
.                   unknown man, Ed Fannin  
.  Front row: John Conley holding poss Agbert Conley (s/o Charlie), Kenneth Conley (s/o Charlie), unknown, Bea Fannin Conley
.                                       Picture courtesy of Terry Thornberry, with identifications by Teddy Conley  
.  Bessie Conley Fannin and sons Garland and Modest
.            Picture courtesy of Terry Thornberry
.  Dewitt Fannin, Charlie Conley, Mary Barnhill Conley, & Bessie Conley Fannin  
.                                      Picture courtesy of Terry Thornberry
.  Bessie Conley Fannin and Geneva Fannin Thornberry
.             Picture courtesy of Terry Thornberry
.   Bessie Conley Fannin and Dewitt Fannin
.      Picture courtesy of Terry Thornberry
.    Sons of Benjamin Franklin Conley
.  Picture courtesy of Terry Thornberry
.  Bessie Conley Fannin and Dewitt Fannin and and sons Modest (L) and Modest (R)
.                                         Picture courtesy of Terry Thornberry