.                              Arthur Connely, 1730 - 1804
.                                       of Augusta Co, Va
.                                                                                                        (INDEX)
.                                                                  author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com
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.

.           issue:

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
.                 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.
.                 issue:
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,
.                           surety.

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.
.                 issue:
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.
.                           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.   
.                           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
.                           Virginia.