|. William Conley, prob b 1760s, d 1813
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
G William Conley,1 ? (Edmund)
. 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.
. 1. Thomas Connelly, b 15 Aug 1790, d Jun 1814 while a soldier of the 38th regmt of infantry.
. 2. William Connelly, b 10 Oct 1791, d age 3 wks.
. 3. Betsy Connelly, b 9 Jun 1793, still living in 1841.
. 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.
. a. John Connelly, b ca 1832 Md.
. b. Mary F. Connelly, b ca 1834 Md.
. c. James E. Connelly, b ca 1837 Md.
. d. Isaac W. Connelly, b ca 1838 Md.
. 5. Isaac Connelly, b 7 Apr 1807, still living in 1841.
. 6. William Connelly, b 29 Jun 1810, d 11 Oct 1839.
. 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
. 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.