|. Arthur Connely, 1730 - 1804
. of Augusta Co, Va
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
E1 Arthur Connely,2 E (unknown)
. b 1730 Ireland, d 5 May 1804 Augusta Co, Va, bur Old Stone Cem, Ft Defiance, Va.
. One source claims he was the s/o Edmund Connely and Mary Edgefield of SC, but this contradicts the family tradition that Arthur
. came from Ireland in the early 1700's. Another version is that the family went to Pa about 1735, and then to Va about 1745.
. m Jean ____, b ca 1734, d ca 1830.
. 1783 Augusta Co tithables: Arthur Conoly and sons Robert and James.
. 1784, Mar: Augusta Co: William Johnstone and Mary Johnstone his wife vs Arthur Connely and Leon (Jean) his wife. Case writ
. 16th July, 1782. [From "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia", Vol 1, Augusta Co, Va, p 380]
. 1804, 12 Sep: Augusta Co Will Bk X, p 3: Arthur Connely's will, to wife Jean, to son Arthur, land on Eagle Creek in Ky.; to son
. James, sons John and David, daughter Jean, daughter Mary, son Robert, daughter Sarah, to grandson Arthur Williamson.
. Executors, sons John and David. Teste, William Johnston, Alexander Carns, Thomas Connely. Proved 25th of March, 1805.
. 1813, Aug: Augusta Co: John Campbell vs Arthur, John and David Connelly, -- John and David are sons of Arthur. Settlement
. of Walker's estate.
E11 1. James Connely, b 14 Jun 1761, m Nancy Johnson.
. Moved to Montgomery Co, Va and Scott Co, Ky.
. [Glen Harrison Sage, see Ref 1 below, says this was James Conley (#F) who m Susannah Smith, see Ref 1 below, but this is
. apparently incorrect.]
. 2. Robert Connely. Served under Capt Givens of Col Campbell's Co and Reuben Harris' Co in 1776.
. Killed by Indians while on a surveying expedition in Kentucky.
. 3. David Connely, d 2 Jan 1827 Zenia, Greene Co, Ohio, m(1) 4 Dec 1899 Augusta Co to Mary Strain ( Polly), d ca 1802-07, d/o
. John Strain. David m(2) 26 Jul 1803 Augusta Co to Nancy Erwin.
. David served in Capt John Adams' Co from Montgomery Co, Va after 12 Mar 1777.
. 1774, 15 Mar: Augusta Co: New Commision of Justices, viz: David Connelly among many names listed.
. [from "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia", Vol 1, Augusta Co, Va, p 177]
. 1807, Sep: Augusta Co, Va Deed Bk 34, p 257: John Strain vs Connelly. James Strain, father of complainant, died intestate,
. 1789, leaving land. Descended to his children, Robert, James, Allen, Polly, Jinny, Nancy, Peggy and complainant. Polly
. married David Connelly and died, leaving Arthur Connelly and James Strain Connelly, infants of five and seven years.
. 1807, 18 Dec: Augusta Co Land record, Bk 34, p 257: D. bk. 34, p. 257, Dec. 18, 1807: Richard Trotter & Agnes, Robert
. Strain, James Strain, & Agnes Strain all of the state of Tenn. by John Strain their attorney & John Strain & Nancy of
. Augusta to Isaac Yearout their parts of the estate of James Strain deceased, subject to dower of Agnes Strain their
. mother, who has since inter married with Richard Trotter, together with Roberst Strain, Jane Strain & Agnes Strain
. children & heirs of James Strain - also another 1/8 part they purchased from their sister Polly Connelly's husband David
. Connelly. Polly is deceased, Arthur Connelly & James Strain Connelley infant children of Polly Connelly.
. issue: (1st two b Mary, last 5 by Nancy)
. a. James Strain Connely, b ca 1800 Va, d 9 Jul 1848, m 6 Mar 1823 Greene Co, Ohio to Nancy Whiteman, b 1803 Va, d/o
. Jacob Whiteman and Jerima Bishop.
. b. Arthur Connely, b ca 1802.
. c. Samuel Connely, b 17 Aug 1804 Augusta Co, d 20 Nov 1878 Paris, Ill, bur Paris Cem, m 24 Mar 1825 Greene Co, Ohio to
. Ruth Haines, b 6 Feb 1806 Warren Co, Ohio, d 18 Jul 1887, bur Paris Cem, d/o John Haines and Elizabeth Allen.
. d. David W. Connely, b 1 Jan 1806 Augusta Co, d 21 Jan 1872 San Francisco, Cal, bur Laurel Hills Cem, San Francisco.
. e. Robert Connely.
. f. Nancy Connely, b ca 1807 Augusta Co, d 25 Mar 1836 Greene Co, Ohio, m 21 Apr 1825 Greene Co to Reuben Haines, b
. 30 Mar 1803 Winchester, Frederick Co, Va, d 25 Jan 1874 Montevallo, Mo, s/o John Haines and Elizabeth Allen.
. g. Mary Jane Vance Connely, b ca 1815 Ohio, m 21 Jun 1832 Greene Co, Ohio to Mahlon Stratton, b 25 Sep 1809 Camp-
. bell Co, Va, d 25 Jan 1882 Clinton Co, Ohio.
. 4. Thomas Connely. Supposedly killed in Rev War, but could be the Thomas Connelly of Montgomery Co, Va, see below.
. He was poss the Thomas Connely who witnessed the marriage of Sarah Connelly to John Walker in 1791.
. Poss the Thomas Connelly who lived in Montgomery Co, Va, and had widow Susannah, who m(2) 5 May 1790 Montgomery
. Co, Va to Richard Chapman. Her 1790 2nd marriage date isn't necessarily inconsistent with her being Thomas' widow, since
. even though his estate's date was 1792, he may have died a few years earlier. She also could be the widow of the Unknown
. Conley (#Z) and/or James Conley (#F). Or the Thomas Connely of Montgomery Co, Va was Thomas Connelly (#B), who
. could be either the brother or father of Capt Henry Conley.
. 1788, 17 Mar: Montgomery Co tax list: Thomas Connely, no WM 16-21, no slaves, 1 horse.
. 1792, 8 Dec: Montgomery Co: Apr of estate ret, Thomas Connelly.
. 1793, 1 Jan: Montgomery Co Will Bk B, p 190: Appraisement of estate of Thomas Connely.
. 1793 Montgomery Co Court Order Bk 6, p 63: Inv and Appr of estate of Thomas Connelly.
. 1793 Montgomery Co Court Order Bk 7, p 94: Appr of estate of Thomas Connelly.
. 5. Arthur Connely, b 2 Jul 1756 Augusta Co, d 4 Nov 1813 Boone Co, Ky, m 4 Nov 1784 Augusta Co to his 1st cousin Martha
. Connely, b 19 Jun 1761 Augusta Co, d/o Thomas Connely (#E2) and Margaret Walker.
. Poss m Jan 1787 Augusta Co, Va to Elizabeth Levingtston.
. 1787, 6 Jan: Arthur Connelly and James Levingston, surety, Arthur Connelly and Elizabeth Levingston.
. Moved to Boone Co, Ky. In 1804 given land on Eagle Creek in Ky by his father's will.
. a. Margaret Jane Connely (Peggy), b 19 Nov 1785 Augusta Co, d 11 Dec 1848, bur Boone Co, Ky, m 21 Jun 1802 Boone
. Co to James McNitt Black, d 16 Jan 1833, s/o Benjamin? and Cynhia? Black.
. b. Jeane Connely, b 12 Dec 1787.
. c. Robert Connely (Roley), b 3 Jan 1790, m 15 Apr 1817 Boone Co, Ky to Polly Hughes, d/o Rachel Hughes.
. d. Betsey Connely, b ca 1790, m 8 Jun 1812 Boone Co, Ky to Robert Adams, b 1792, d 23 Dec 1853 Boone Co, s/o John?
. and Mary Adams.
. 6. Sarah Connely (Sally), b 11 Mar 1768, d 7 Sep 1842 Augusta Co, m 8 Sep 1791 Augusta Co to John Walker, b 31 Aug
. 1768, d 17 Apg 1836 Augusta Co, s/o Alexander Walker and Elizabeth Patterson.
. issue: Elizabeth, Alexander, John, Jane, Robert, Pollie, Sallie, Thomas, Patsie, James, Rebecca.
. 7. Mary Connely, m 20 Aug 1789 Augusta Co to Joseph McCauley.
. 1787, 20 Aug: Joseph McCauley and Mary Connelly, daughter of Arthur Connelly, with James Connely, Robert Connely,
. 8. John Connely. Single. Moved to near Xenia, Ohio where he died.
. 1791, 8 Sep: John Connelly surety for marriage of Sarah Connelly, d/o Arthur Connelly, with Thomas Connely witness.
. 1813, Aug: Augusta Co: John Connelly listed as s/o Arthur in settlement of Walker's estate.
. 9. Jane Connely (Jean), m David Williamson.
. a. Arthur Williamson.
. Note: No evidence this is same Arthur: Arthur Connally: 1747/48 Chester Co, Pa tax list, Kennet, 0600.
. Ref: 1. "The History Of the Pioneer Families of Conley and Sage", Glen Harrison Sage.
. 2. Following from archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com, by Benjamin H. Walker, 1997:
. The following was taken from the book "Virginia Valley Records" by John W. Wayland.
. HISTORY AND REMINISCENCES OF THE CONNELLY AND WALKER FAMILIES by Wm. W. Hooke, 1900
. JOHN WALKER Sr. of AUGUSTA Co. VIRGINIA married Miss Sarah CONNELLY of Augusta Co. Va. The Walker
. and Connelly families immigrated to America about the middle of the 17th century [Lin: sic - later it says they landed
. in 1720]. They were Scotch-Irish Protestants, and in church connection Presbyterians. Alexander (Arthur) Connelly had
. four sons and one daughter, named Arthur, Alexander, Samuel, Williamson and Sarah Connelly. Arthur Connelly was
. killed by Indians to procure his rifle, which he had refused to sell to them. Alexander Connelly rode under a tree for
. shelter in a thunder storm. Lightning struck the tree, killing man and horse. Samuel Connelly moved to KENTUCKY,
. married and raised a family. Williamson Connelly went to MISSISSIPPI and engaged in surveying land for the govern-
. ment. He never married that his relatives knew of. Those Connellys were back to Virginia to visit relatives, the writer
. recollects them, about the year 1834. The writer also recollects seeing his old great-grandmother Connelly when she was
. nearly 90 years old, and living in her daughter's family.
. JOHN WALKER Sr. and Sarah (CONNELLY) his wife raised eleven children, to wit: Elizabeth, Alexander, John, Jane,
. Robert, Pollie, Sallie, Thomas, Patsie James, Rebecca.
. 3. From Chalkley, Vol 2, p 300, 8 Sep 1791: John Walker and John Connelly, surety. John Walker and Sarah Connelly,
. daughter of Arthur Connelly (consent); witnesses, Thomas Connely, Saml. Frame. (Note by RRC: Sarah 'Sally' CON-
. NELLY, b 11 Mar 1768, Augusta Co., VA, d 7 Sept 1842, Augusta Co., VA, bur Old Stone Cem, F.D., VA, m 8 Sept
. 1791, Augusta Co., VA, to John Walker, b 31 Aug 1768, VA, d 17 Apr 1836, Augusta Co., VA, bur Old Stone Cem, F.D.,
. VA. The CONNELY family came to Augusta Co., VA, in 1745 from PA having been in that state since 1735.)
. 4. From Chalkley, Vol 2, p 337, 8 Sep 1791: John Walker and John Connelly, surety. John Walker and Sarah Connelly,
. daughter of Arthur Connelly (consent); witnesses, Thomas Connely, Saml. Frame.
. 5. From Chalkley, Vol 2, p 338, 3 Jan 1801: Alex. Connelly and John Walker, surety. Alex. Connelly and Nancy Jackson,
. daughter of ____ Jackson, deceased. John Walker swears that Nancy Jackson has lived with him for eight years and when
. he engaged her, her mother told him she was fou rteen.
. 6. From Chalkley, Vol 2, p 337, 8 Sep 1791: By Rev. Wm. Wilson: September 8th, Jno. Walker and Sary Conaldly;
. 7. "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia", Augusta Co, Va, Vol 1, p 45, 15 Mar 1768: Thomas Connolly
. appointed surveyor of highway, vice Hugh Donaho.
. 8. wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com: Brewer/Blossom/Haigh/Weyer & Relatives
. 9. http://home.comcast.net/~rogerconnelly/GGGGGGC2.pdf. This has considerably more info on descendants of above.
. 10. http://home.comcast.net/~rogerconnelly/GCWalker.pdf
. Alexander Walker is said to have had 21 children ( "Genealogical History of the Descendants of John Walker of Wigton,
. Scotland, 1600-1902" by Emma Siggins White, 1902). probably by 2 wives ("A Record of the Ancestry and Descendants
. of James Alexander Walker and Sarah Ann Poage From 1730 To 1930", page 36, unpublished manuscript submitted to me
. by M. Caldwell Butler). I know a great deal about his descendants through his daughter Margaret (she married Thomas
. Connely; this is my direct line) and through his son John (he married Sarah Connely d/o Arthur Connely; Arthur was the
. brother of my Thomas Connely) but I know little about his other children.
. Bible Record of Gilmore Franklin Connely
. (A transcription of 1 1/2 pages from the Bible of Gilmore Franklin Connely. All entries made by the same hand. Probably
. recorded about 1850 by GFC. Some punctuation added by the transcriber, Roger R. Connelly. Bible now in the posses-
. sion of W. Alexander Ostheimer, Houma, Louisiana.)
. FAMILY RECORD BIRTHS DEATHS
. .....Arthur Connely, brother of first above named Thomas, married in Virginia & raised 9 children, to wit, Thomas, Robert,
. John, David, Arthur & James, Mary, Jane & Sarah. Thomas was killed in the revolutionary war. Robert was killed by the
. Indians while on a surveying expedition in Kentucky. John never married, he died near Xenia Ohio. Arthur married his
. cousin Martha & settled in Kentucky. James left a family in Scott County Kentucky & David left a family near Xenia
. Ohio - _____ lived in Ohio, Illinois & Mississippi. Mary married Joseph McCauley. Jane married David Williamson and
. Sarah married John Walker, brother of her Uncle Thomas' wife. She lived to a very great age & died in Augusta County