|. John Connelly, 1720 - bef 1767/68
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
X John Connelly,1 (ancestry unknown)
. b 1720; d before 1767/68.
. m 1749 to Mary Virginia Ramey, b 1730, d 1787, d/o Sanford Ramey and Ann Carter. (See Sanford's will below.) Her death date of
. "1787" may be incorrect, as the 1767 deed below seems to imply that both John and Mary were deceased by 1767.
. From Jim Scott's website;
. John Donaldson Connelley's father is cited in a deed transfer from Robert Carter to Sanford Reamy of land to be held for John Don-
. aldson Connelly and his brother Sanford Reamy Connelly. This deed identifies John Donaldson Connley's father as "John Connelly".
. John Donaldson and Sanford Reamy Connelly were entrusted into Sanford Reamy's care, upon the early demise of their parents.
. (Source: email@example.com Gary Conley) (this may be dated 15 Sep 1767, Loudoun Co, Va Deed Bk F, p 137.)
. Acc to Note 5 below, written by the grandson of John Connelly in 1902, John and Sanford Connelly came from Ireland to Va when
. they were young, along with their uncle John Remey. John Remey died without issue and John and Sanford inherited his estate, and
. they later moved to Nelson and Shelby Cos, Ky.
. He may have been the John Conlee, who witnessed a 1756 mortgage of Hugh Conn (jr) in ?Loudoun Co, Va.
. 1. Sanford Ramey Connelly, b 1751 Loudoun Co, Va, d Oct 1832 Shelby Co, Ky, m 1770 to Mary Caldwell/Cardwell, b ca 1751.
. He served in the RW War. (Some sources give his birthdate as 22 Aug 1757, including Jim Scott, see below.)
. Shelby Co, Ky Will Bk 10, p 19: will of Sanford lists wife Mary, sons Daniel, Sanford, and Thomas, and daus Nancy, and
. Mary "Polly" Lyne.
. a. John Connelly. Named in Sanford Ramey's will.
. b. Ann Sanford Connelly. Named in Sanford Ramey's will.
. c. Nancy Connelly, b 1780 Fluvanna Co, Va, d 20 Aug 1853 Liberty, Clay Co, Mo, m 22 Sep 1796 Fluvanna Co to James
. Lyne, b 1775 Loudoun Co, d 1807 Fluvanna Co, s/o Thomas James Lyne and Mary Padgett/Pagitt.
. d. Mary Connelly (Polly) b 26 Nov 1789 Fluvanna Co, d 1870 Versailles, Woodford Co, Ky, m 25 Oct 1804 Fluvanna Co,
. Va to Thomas Lyne IV, b 26 Mar 1783 Loudoun Co, d 1848 Versaillies, s/o Thomas James Lyne and Mary Padgett/Pagit.
. e. Sanford Connelly, b ca 1793 Va, d after 1850 Union Co, Ky, m 6 Aug 1818 Shelby Co, Ky to Eleanor Tyler, b ca 1804 Ky,
. d/o Robert Langley Tyler and Margaret ____.
. 1850 Union Co, Ky census, Dist 1, p 445, #82/82, Sanford Connelly,57 Va, farmer, $7800, Elen,46 Ky, Robt,29 Ky, farmer,
. Mary A.,27 Ky, Margaret,25 Ky, Thos,24 Ky, farmer, Geo,18 Ky, farmer, Wm Tyler,20 Ky, farmer.
. (1) Robert Connelly, b ca 1821 Union Co, m Susan Bean, b ca 1830 Ky.
. issue: see Ref 3 below.
. (2) Mary A. Connelly, b ca 1823 Union Co.
. (3) Margaret Connelly, b ca 1825 Union Co.
. (4) Thomas Connelly, b ca 1826 Union Co.
. (5) George Connelly, b ca 1832 Union Co.
. f. Daniel Connelly, b 21 Aug 1792 Fluvanna Co, d 27 Feb 1851 Shelby Co, Ky, m 24 Dec 1818 Shelby Co to Mary Baskett
. (Polly), b 24 Jul 1796 Fluvanna Co, d 21 Aug 1834 Shelby Co, d/o Martain Baskett and Freances Shephard.
. (1) Daniel Parker Connelly, b 25 Sep 1832 Shelby Co, d 18 Mar 1912 Big Stone Co, Mo, m 26 Mar 1857 to Mary Jane
. Wright, b 8 Jun 1836 Shelby Co, d 15 Apr 1904 Big Stone Co.
. issue: see Ref 3 below.
. g. Thomas Connelly.
. h. William Connelly.
. 2. Benjamin Ramey Connelly, b 1752 Loudoun Co. Prob died by 1787, since not named in Sanford Ramey's will.
X3 3. John Donaldson Connelly, b 22 Aug 1757 Loudoun Co, m Frances Brent (Fanny). (her name Ann acc to Ref 2 below)
. Moved to Nelson Co, Ky.
. Some sources claim he was the s/o John Connelly and Elizabeth Donaldson (see below)
. William Elsey Connelley claimed that John Donaldson Conley was a first cousin (or brother) of Capt Henry Conley. However
. it is highly unlikely that he was Henry's brother, since that was apparently John Connely (#A) of Ashe Co, NC. If there was
. a relationship, it would be a few generations earlier when there are practically no available documents.
. According to William Elsey Connelly in "Doniphan's Expedition and the Conquest of New Mexico and California", 1907, John Don-
. aldson Connelly had two half brothers Jesse and James, and a half sister Mary, who also moved to Nelson Co, Ky about 1789. This
. source has many false assumptions and errors, so the following are questionable. If true, they would have to be children of another
. wife of John, since they are not mentioned in Sanford Ramey's will. There are so many errors in Mr. Connelley's accounts that one
. should make no asumptions. For example he concerning the parentage of Sanford Ramey Connelly and John Donaldson Conley: "I
. have not succeeded in securing the records of the family, and cannot state positively which one of a number of brothers was their
. father. However, there is little doubt that it was Thomas....."
. 4. Jesse Connelly.
. 5. James Connelly.
. 6. Mary Connelly.
. Ref: 1. The Pelphrey Page gave some of the above lineage. Other sources claim John Donaldson Connelly was a s/o John Connelly
. and Elizabeth Donaldson. This author (me) has no way to prove or disprove these claims, however it is inconsistent with
. all the other information given by his family's descendants.
. 2. Louis Shackleton's notes at www.rootsweb.com, email: DesignShack@aol.com
. Info from "The Conley Page", Joseph E. Conley.
. Acc to this source, Henry B. Connelly's (s/o above John Donaldson Connelly) writings state that his ancestor was
. Thomas Connelly who arrived in Charleston, SC in 1689 with his brothers. Omitted from Henry's writings is the name
. of his great-grandfather, son of Thomas.
. 3. James (Jim) Scott'snotes at www.rootsweb.com, email: Jamesscott4@juno.com
. with notes from "The Remy Family in America 1650-1942", Dr. Bonnelle William Rhamy, p 369.
. Note: 1. The above John Donaldson Connelly has been claimed by William Elsey Connelley (1855-1930), and many websites,
. to be the 1st cousin or brother of Capt Henry Conley (#D) of Floyd Co, Ky. William Elsey Connelley, an educated
. person, may have corresponded with some of Henry B. Connelly's descendants, or read his writings.
. 2. Jerry Conley's website claims that John Connelly, s/o Thomas, marr Elizabeth Donaldson and had children William, b
. ca 1770, Sanford, Daniel, and John. John Van Harlingen Conley d ca 1790. He quotes this from Reginald Dowaine
. Conley's book, on the descendants of Henry Connely/Conley Jr (#D5) .
. 3. To show how loosely the evidence is tossed about on these early Connelly generations, I quote one source that claims
. that John "Donalson" Connelly, who m Frances Brent, was a brother of Gov Henry Connelly and both were sons of
. John Connelly and Elizabeth Donaldson. This same source butchered some of the descendant lines of Capt Henry.
. 4. Many sources claim that Thomas Connelly (Capt Henry's reputed father) had son John Connelly, b 1749 Guilford Co,
. NC, d 1820 Orange Co, NC, m 1769 Guilford Co, NC to Elizabeth Donaldson. This John supposedly served in Col
. James Armstrong's NC regiment. One website claims that this John Connelly was b 1749 Chester Co, Pa, but this is
. an obvious assumption without evidence, since this same website butchers other branches of the Conley family.
. 5. The most believable document that clearly proves that Gov Henry B. Connelly's family is the one above was written
. by James Connelly Duncan in 1902: "An Historical Account of the Duncan Family". He is a grandson of the above
. John Connelly and Frances Brent. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~dobson/ky/kynelso6.htm
. He states that the above John Conley (who m Frances Brent) and his brother Sanford came from Ireland when very
. young. This is inconsistent with the idea that John Connelly (b 1720) was a s/o Edmund Connelly.
. 6. Following from website of James Scott:
. Will dated Dec. 9, 1787 Book C:314 Loudoun Co., Va. 1788, recorded Feb. 11, 1788, according to "Virginia Wills and
. Administrations -- 1632 to 1800," by Gust Skordas, Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co. 1986. His will specifically
. mentions his grandsons John Donaldson Connelly and Sanford Reamy Connelly: "Legatees: Sanford Reamy Connally,
. John Donaldson Connally, Ann Sanford Connally (dau. of Sanford M. Connally and wife mary), John Conally (son of S.
. R. Connally), sister mary Corder, William Conally (son of Sanford R. Conally), Judith Corder. Heirs of brother John
. Remey, dec'd. Exrs: Sanford R. Conally, John Donaldson Conally. Wit: Richard Spurr, William Whaley, Bryan Allison,
. Jonathan Pike."
. "In the name of God Amen I Sanford Reamy of the County of Loudoun and state of Virginia being very weak in body but
. of sound sence and memory and being willing as far as in me lied to prevent all disputes that may arise about my temporal
. Estate with which it hath pleased God to blefs me with do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form fol-
. Imprimis I give and bequeath unto Sanford Reamy Connally the following slaves (to wit, Sunnon Vollentine ester lish Hen-
. cen and Hannah and the future increas of the female slave to him and his heirs forever
. Item I give and bequesth unto John Donaldson Connally the following slaves to wht.Sam Senor Sam Junior Winey Jane and
. Simon Ely with the future increas of the female slaves to him and his heirs forever
. Item I give and bequeath unto Ann Sanford Conaly the Daughter of Sanford Ramy Conaly and AMary his Wife the fol-
. lowing slaves to wit William and Amy and her increase to her and her heirs forever
. Item I give and bequeath unto John Conaly Son of Sanford Conaly and Mary his wife the following slave to wit Major and
. Mary and her increase to him and his heirs forever
. Item I lend to my sister Mary Carder during her natural life one Negroe girl names peny and after her decease I give and
. bequeath the said negro girl unto William Conaly son of Sanford Ramy Connelly and Mary his Wife and her increase to him
. and his heirs forever
. Item I give and bequeath unto Judith Carder one mare Sally and Fanny likewise my will is that Sanford Ramy Conaly give
. the said Judith Carder Ten pounds spacia and John Donaldson Conaly give her Tenpounds
. Item I give and bequeath unto Sanford Ramy Conaly one Feather Bed and Furniture whereon I ownly and one Pine chest
. and one third of all my cattle and hogs except those now fattening for my Family youse and one horse named Jack under
. the incumberance of maintaining my Brother William Ramey during his Natural life
. Item I give and bequesth to the lawful heir of my Brother John Ramy Deceased Ten Shillings sterling and no more
. Item I give and bequesth John Donaldson Conaly three feather Beds and their furniture one Desk &poplar chest and one
. mare named Fly one horse named Dick and one Sorrel colt and one black colt and young colt with a __ face to him and his
. heirs forever
. Item my will and desire is that the crop now made after deducting one fifth for John Donaldson Conaly shear rent and taxes
. paid that the tobacco then left be equally divided between John Donaldson Conaly and sanford rqamy conaly to have
. twenty five barrels of corn
. Item my furtherwill and desire is that after the rest of my estate that is not already given bequeathed or mentioned be equal-
. ly divided between Sanford Conaly and John Donaldson Conaly and their heirs forever
. Lastly I nominate Constitute and appoint Sanford Ramy Connelly and John Donaldson Conaly Executors of this my last
. will and testament whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affirmed my seal this ninth day of December on thousand
. seven hundred and eighty seven
. Signed sealed declared and ] his
. Pronounced to be his last ] Sanford X Ramy
. Will and Testament ] Mark
. 7. Currently unidentified: Mildred Ann Conley, b 10 May 1770 Loudoun Co, Va, d Nov 1844 Ralls Co, Mo, m 10 Mar
. 1789 to Thomas Wilcoxon Conn, b 15 Nov 1765 Loudoun Co, d 29 Dec 1835 Ralls Co, s/o Alexander Hugh Conn (Hugh)
. and Mary Trammell. Mildred was supposedly a dau of John Connelly/Conlee, who was a brother of Francis Connelly.
. John and Francis were in the 1788 and 1789 Loudoun Co tax lists.
. Descendant: Jean, email: firstname.lastname@example.org