|. James Conley, prior 1755 -
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
F James Conley,1 (ancestry unknown)
. b prior 1755. Claimed to be s/o Arthur Conley (Arthur Connely #E1)) by Glen Harrison Sage, a descendant of Gordon Cloyd Con-
. ley below. Some simply list him as an unknown Conley, father of Garland Conley and others. Some list Susannah's husband as
. Thomas Conley, who may have died in the Rev War. I have also listed him as Unknown Conley (#Z), that page being similar to
. this page.
. m Susannah Smith.
. Wid, Susannah m(2) 5 May 1790 Montgomery Co, Va to Richard Chapman. (This could be the widow of Thomas Connely of
. Montgomery Co.)
. 1776 James Conley served as scout in Tazewell Co, Va, according to "The History of Tazewell County and Southwestern Virginia"
. by David Johnson.
. 1790 Montgomery Co, Va tax list: James Conley.
. 1793, 24 Dec, Montgomery Co (now Giles Co), James Conley purchased land on Little Sugar Waters of Walker Creek, a branch of
. New River, from John White.
. 1805 Russell Co, Va Law Order Bk 3, p 372: Susanna and Easter Conley were plaintiffs in case against Ambrose Harmon.
. This case was dismissed, Bk 3, p 388.
. 1804 Russell Co Law Order Bk 3, p 290: Easter Conley: "theft-acquit".
. 1820 Giles Co census, p 114, Susannah Conley, 100000-00210.
. 1830 Giles Co census, p 217, Susanah Conly, 001-1100111.
. 1840 census, Susannah and Nancy not located.
. 1850 Giles Co census, 20th Dist, p 408, #566/560, Susanah Conly,65, Nancy,46, living with the above John Conley's son
. John's family.
. 1860 Giles Co census, p 911, # 977/898, Susannah Conley,75, ---, $100, superanuated, Nancy Conley,60, $1500, $100,
. living with John Conley's family.
. James' children were supposedly in Tazewell Co, Va by 1803. Some sources don't list James. Many list Thomas Conley and Gar-
. land Conley of Logan Co, Va (WVa), as brothers and sons of either an unknown Conley or Thomas Conley of Montgomery Co, Va.
. Some claim that Thomas and Garland were 1st cousins. Hence there is a high degree of unreliability for this page.
Z1 ? 1. Thomas Hackett Conley (Hackett,Tom), b ca 1770 Va, m(1) Susannah White (Susan), m(2) ____ Brumfield.
. Actually, supposedly a cousin to Garland Conley, below. Also supposedly born in Dublin, Ireland, but perhaps Dublin, Pulas-
. ki Co, Va, adjacent to Montgomery Co, is where he was born.
. Moved to Logan Co, Va (WVa).
. ? 2. James Conley, b ca 1776 Va, d 1871, m 11 May 1806 Tazewell Co to Rachel Stobouth, b ca 1789 Va, d/o John Stobough and
. Leah Corder.
.. Listed in Montgomery Co Tax lists, and was later in Tazewell Co, beginning with 1805 tax list.
. 1805 Tazewell Co, Va: James Conley purchased land from his father-in-law.
. 1820 Tazewell Co census, p 246, James Connely, 110001- 31010.
. 1830 Tazewell Co census, p 198, James Conley, 22110001-0111101.
. 1832 James purchases 100 acres in Burks Garden, Tazewell Co for $100 from the Stoboughs.
. 1840 Tazewell Co census, p 48, James Conley, 021220001-00001001.
. 1850 Tazewell Co census, James Conley,74 Va,
. 1860 Tazewell Co census, James Conley, Rachel,71 Va.
. a. James F. Conley, b 1820, m Nancy Ann Gibson.
. issue: See Ref 2 and 3 below.
. b. Robert Conley, b ca 1827 Va, m Tabitha ____, b ca 1826 Va.
. issue: see Ref 3 below
. 1850 Tazewell Co census, Roberta Conley,23 Va, Tobytha,24 Va.
. c. Ambrose Grayson Conley, b 1830, m 8 Jul 1856 Tazewell Co to Sarah Ann Malloy.
. issue: See Ref 2 below.
. d. Gordon Cloyd Conley, b 1833, m 16 Jul 1854 Tazewell Co to Mary Jane Boling, d/o Harrison and Martha Boling.
. (1) Harrison Conley, b 13 Oct 1854 Tazewell Co.
. (2) Ablijah T. Conley, b 1 Nov 1855 Tazewell Co, m 27 Apr 1877 McDowell Co, WVa to E. J. Barnett, b 1855 Taze-
. well Co.
. (3) Rufus Britton Conley, b 24 Dec 1857 Tazewell Co, d 30 Apr 1937 Tazewell Co, m 12 May 1880 to Susan
. Howard Stratton, b 17 Jan 1862 Tazewell Co, d 30 Apr 1937.
. issue: see Ref 2 below.
. (2) Andrew P. Conley, b 1860 Va.
. (3) Viola M. Conley, b 2 Sep 1861 Tazewell Co.
. (4) John W. Conley, b 10 Mar 1864 Tazewell Co.
. (5) Mary M. Conley, b 23 Nov 1865 Tazewell Co.
. (6) George G. Conley, b ca 1868 Va.
. (7) Thomas Eldridge Conley, b ca 1869 Va.
. (8) Walter V. Conley, b ca 1871 Va.
Z2 ? 2. Garland Conley, b ca 1777-82 Montgomery Co, Va, m Elizabeth Farley (Betty).
. Moved to Logan Co, Va (WVa).
. ? 3. Bailey Conley. Supposedly b ca 1775-78 and poss the Bailey Conley who m ____ Hatfield, d/o James C. Hatfield and
. Zurilda Dunlap.
. ? 4. Obedience Bridget Conley (Biddy), b 1780 supposedly in Montgomery Co, m Robert Lilly.
. Ref: 1. "The History Of the Pioneer Families of Conley and Sage", Glen Harrison Sage.
. 2. www.coalexchange.com/smith/mcdowella/pafg1447.htm#39215 (McDowell and Wyoming Co's, WVa families)
. 3. wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hagerj&id=I180916 (Joel Hager's website)
. This lists James Conley, b ca 1776, as s/o unknown Connelly, and with siblings Sheila and John.
. 4. 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.
. 5. 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.)
. 6. 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.
. 7. 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 fourteen.
. 8. From Chalkley, Vol 2, p 337, 8 Sep 1791: By Rev. Wm. Wilson: September 8th, Jno. Walker and Sary Conaldly;
. 9. "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.
. 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.
. 11. http://home.comcast.net/~rogerconnelly/GGGGGGC2.pdf. This has considerably more info on James' descendants.