.                       William Conley, prob b 1760s, d 1813
.                                                                                                        (INDEX)
.                                                                  author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com
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G    William Conley,1                                                                                                                                                   ?  (Edmund)
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.            b early 1760's; d 25 Dec 1813.  His widow said he was a brother of Thomas Connelly in her pension application.
.            m 28 Nov 1788 Cambridge, Dorchester Co, Md to Priscilla Eshum, d/o Jonathan Eshum.  They were married in the Episcopal
.                Church.  She did not remarry.

.            William served in the RW twice.  He enlisted on 3 May 1782, serving until 10 Jul 1784.  Once under the command of Col Rawlings
.            of the Maryland line.
.            He was on an undated muster roll of the 3rd Maryland Regmt: William Connelly, of New Market, Dorchester Co, age 19 yrs, 5 ft,
.            5", slim, light complexion, light hair.

.            Family lived near Salisbury, Worcester Co, Md.

.            1790 census, family not located.
.         ? 1800 St Mary's Co, Md census, p 307: Priscilla Conley, 20000-11010.  (This is across the Chesapeake Bay from Worcester Co.)
.            1800 census, William not located.  In Caroline Co, Md, p 584, there was a William Connelly, 10010-20010.  Wrong age brackets for
.                     children.  Thomas, Christopher, Jesse, Andrew, and Roger Connelly also in same county.
.            1810 census, family not located, but in Dorchester Co, p 370, there was a Thomas Connelly, 00010-11110, living near Betsy Easum
.                     and Bat Easum.
.            1820 Somerset Co, Md, p 394: Priscilla Connelly, 011200-00101.  (This county is just to the souith of Worcester Co)
.                     Also in Somerset Co, p 364: Thomas Connelly, 000010-00000.
.            1830 census, Priscilla not located.  In Dorchester Co, p 181: Thomas Connelly, 200001-021001.
.            1840 census, Priscilla not located.

.            issue:

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1.   Thomas Connelly, b 15 Aug 1790, d Jun 1814 while a soldier of the 38th regmt of infantry.

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2.   William Connelly, b 10 Oct 1791, d age 3 wks.

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3.   Betsy Connelly, b 9 Jun 1793, still living in 1841.

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4.   Henry Connelly, b 12 May 1795 Md, m Hester ____, b ca 1899 Md.
.                  1830 Dorchester Co, Md census, p 1898, Henry Connelly, 101001-010001.
.                           Listed next door is Nathan Conley, age 20-30.  Charles Connelly is on same page, age 30-40.
.                           Dorchester Co is just to the west of Worchester Co.
.                  1840 Dorchester Co census, p 2, Henry Connelley, 0001101-0001001.
.                  1850 Somerset Co census, Salisbury, p 504, #284/284, Henry Conley,56 Md, farmer, Hester,51 Md, John,18 Md, Mary F.,16
.                           Md, James E.,13 Md, Isaac W.,12 Md, plus 4 other apparently unrelated individuals.
.                  issue:
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a.   John Connelly, b ca 1832 Md.
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b.   Mary F. Connelly, b ca 1834 Md.
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c.   James E. Connelly, b ca 1837 Md.
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d.   Isaac W. Connelly, b ca 1838 Md.

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5.   Isaac Connelly, b 7 Apr 1807, still living in 1841.

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6.   William Connelly, b 29 Jun 1810, d 11 Oct 1839.

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7.   Sally Connelly, b 11 May 1812, d 1834.







.            Ref:  1.   11 Jan 1840 Worcester Co, Md: Priscilla Connelly applied for a widow's pension for the service of her husband William
.                           Connelly.
.                     2.   7 Jul 1841: Worcester Co, Md: Widow's pension application of Priscilla Connelly, based on the service of her husband
.                            William Connelly, sometimes called Connolly.  She was a resident of Worcester Co, living near Salisbury, when this was
.                            filed.  She mentioned her uncles Jonathan and Bat Eshum, and Mary Eshum the eldest dau of Jonathan Eshum, William
.                            Tull, Thomas Connelly a brother of her husband, Charity Harrington, and John Robertson, all of whom accompanied them
.                            to the marriage.  Included in this application is a letter by Mary Eshum, who stated that her husband Isaac Eshum had a
.                            sister in Dorchester Co named Priscilla Eshum, who m 1788 to William Connelly.
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