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Have been in contact
with another Conn Descendent
Carolyn Miller of Springer AZ. She is descended from
Willie Belle Conn and John Miller
here are some pdf scans of some material she sent me
Download Not Available yet Samuel Conn family group form scans
I found a book copyrighted in 1932 that includes some information
regarding the Conn's - it is "The History of Cherokee County" by
Rev. Lloyd G. Marlin.
In the book's "Personal Sketches and Family Accounts" chapter,
pages 257-258, the following is included in the section regarding James H.
"Ball Ground. Born 1876 in Conn's Creek District, Cherokee Co. Son of
B. F. Holcomb and Elsie Conn Holcomb; grandson of Thomas H. Holcomb and of
Samuel Conn; great-grandson of Henry Holcomb."
"Henry and Thomas H. Holcomb came from North Carolina during Indian
days and settled on Conn's Creek. B. F. Holcomb fought in the Confederate
Army; he is still living at the age of 84; has reared nineteen children,
producing nearly all they used; remembers a trade between his early
neighbors, the Hendrixes and the Tates, for much of the land now
comprising the Tate marble quarries."
"Samuel Conn also came to Cherokee Co. from North Carolina during the
early '30's, and Conn's Creek, Conn's District, a church and a schoolhouse
were later named for him. He obtained a large tract of land on the upper
Etowah from the Indians, trading them a pony for it. Several of the Conns
had Civil War records."
This book also had several other references to the Conn's: In the list of
county officials on page 187, Allen C. Conn was included in the list of
"Ordinaries" with the date Jan. 6, 1893 beside his name and
Cicero Conn was included inthe list of "Tax Collectors" with the
date of Jan. 9, 1873 beside his name.
Conn's listed with Civil War records in the "Companies of the
Cherokee Legion, Georgia State Guards Calvary" are as follows:
T. M. Conn, 1st Corp., Company C, "Cherokee Lincoln Killers"
Francis M. Conn, Private, Company C, "Cherokee Lincoln Killers"
Francis M. Conn, Private, Company F, 28th Regiment, "Cherokee Georgia
A. C. D. Conn, Private, Company E, 36th Regiment
Daniel J. Conn, Private, Company E, 36th Regiment
Thomas N. Conn, Private, Company E, 36th Regiment
There is 2 other sons of Samuel that also served in the war James Madison
Conn and George W.Conn,both were in Company F,18th Reg-Davis Guards,along
with brother Thomas N. Conn,James was wounded at the 2nd Manassas,then
transfered to Co A 3rd Battn.Ga.Sharpshooters,Captured at Petersburg
Va,was sent to Elmira,N.Y.
George W. Conn died from his wounds at the 2nd Manassas and is buried in
Alfred Kimsey Conn, born 8/11/1850 in Cherokee Co., GA to Samuel and
Elizabeth Ingram Conn. Alfred married 1867 to Harriett Elvira Wood of
Dawson Co. GA. In 1880 they lived in Polk Co. GA, and by 1900 were in
Floyd Co., GA. In 1910, Alfred is listed with new wife Eva Hollingsworth
in Gordon Co. GA. Shortly after 1910, they moved somewhere in AL, where
Alfred was a prison guard. He died abt 1913. Where?
Children: Alice B., born 1869, married J. H. Smith; Lula F., born 1872,
married E. W. Dewberry; Ida Jane "Jennie", born 1877, married
Ben O. Turner; Samuel H. (Dick), born 1878, married Flora Wood, moved to
Dallas, TX; Elizabeth E., born 1881, married Wiley Ford Hegwood; and
Willard Lamar Conn, born 1887, married Vesta Crabtree. Information on any
of these people greatly appreciated.
oops........hit the wrong button, I wasn't done yet. .......
after Samuel Conn m. to Elizabeth......
2) John Conn b. bef. 1800
+ Ann Smith m. 18 Jan 1820
(See Hall Co., GA marriage records)
2) Isaac Conn
2) Janie Conn
2) Mary Conn
2) Agnes Conn
Samuel's children are listed
Dates here matched with the 1850 Ga. census register.
Samuel Conn b. 12 June 1809 d. 3 Nov 1873
+ Elizabeth Ingram b. 1
Oct 1813 d. 20 Mar 1898.
--- both are buried in Conn's Creek Church
Cemetery in Ball Ground, Cherokee Co., GA
b. 18 Apr 1832 d. 9 July 1967
m. 2 Apr 1850 to Mary
George W. Conn
b. 24 July 1836 (VA) d. 14 Jan
m. 5 Jan 1855 to Mary Ann McClure
Daniel Jackson Conn
b. 7 Jan 1837 d. 22 May 1919
m. 16 Sept. 1857 to Cynthia Selinah
Thomas N. Conn
b. 4 May 1839 d. ??
m. 8 June 1869
to Ida S. Davis
James Madison Conn
b. 3 Sept. 1840 d. 5 May
m. May 1867 to Julia Choates
m. 20 June 1868 to Nancy E.
Celia Ann Conn
16 May 1842 d. ??
m. 5 Mar 1857 to William Richards
marriage records Cherokee Co ,GA)
Harriet E. Conn
b. 14 May
1843 d. ??
m. Joseph G. King
Allen Cicero D. Conn
b. 21 May
1845 d. 27 May 1921
m. 22 Mar 1866 to Margaret E. Purcell
marriage records Cherokee Co, GA)
Taylor Jo Erving Conn
July 1847 d. ??
m. June 1867 to Sarah A. Dodgens
b. 10 Feb 1849 d. 28 Nov 1876
m. 8 Nov 1866 to C. T. Mullins
Alfred Kinsey Conn
b. 11 Aug 1850 d. 30 Oct 1886
m. 25 Mar
1867 to Harriet E. Woods
Unknown son -- died
b. 1 Nov 1853 d. 30 Oct 1886
m. 5 Nov 1868 to
Bedney F. Holcomb
(Book D marriage records Cherokee Co, GA)
Lucinda A. Conn
b. 3 Oct 1856 d. 31 Dec 1937
m. 1 Oct 1874 to
Andrew M. Farmet
(Book E marriage records Cherokee Co, GA)
I may have confused Isaac with his grandson as to
which was preacher. (I can't find the evidence I had of the 'preacher',
Isaac. But I think it was oral history from Ruby Conn Ficklin in 1992.)
I know you sent me a long email last March. I finally found it
tonight and can't determine if I ever answered you. If I didn't I
As to James Pierce,
I too believe that Nancy E. Pierce
was of this family. Two bits of info--but only circumstantial evidence:
(you probably have this)
After James M. Conn and Nancy
Pierce married In McLennan Co. in
1869 they had one child in Texas. (Didn't see them in them in the 1870
census.) I know they returned to Cherokee Co. GA on the death of James
father Samuel Conn in 1873. They had 4 more children while in GA. By
1880 James and Nancy had returned to Texas, but this time they were in
the census for Upshur County in East Texas. By 1900 James M. Conn was in
Indian Terr., Chickasaw Nation as were your Pinckney and our William
I also suspect that James
Pierce's 3 youngest children (orphans?) were by 1880 living
with Mary Conn in McLennan County(1880 census). This Mary may be the
younger sister (b. 1835) of Isaac Conn (b. 1818). She was living with
William and Mary Conn (Isaac's parents)as shown in 1860 census for
Sevier County AR. The evidence for this relationahip is in the 1900
census for Pottowatomie Co. OK. where Mary shows up as the aunt of your
Pinckney (you probably have this).
I don't believe I ever posted
your info to my site. Now I have even more from Joy Hunt a direct desc
of Samuel Conn and she has a lot on James Madison Conn.
And yet I
cannot find proof that our William Conn (b. 1795) is the brother of
Samuel. I have collected a lot of theoretical Conn data from NC and SC.
No real proof.
If I did not answer your previous questions let me
know. Did I mention that Ruby is the daughter of Luevina Ella Coleman
and Sanders Conn (b 1881--son of W.H. Conn and Martha Leppard). I like
to think Luevena Ella Coleman was somehow related to Bird Coleman but I
don't know how. Her father was Frances Marion Coleman b. 1853 GA).
Ella and Sanders are also buried at Vista Cemetery in Pottowatomie
County. I have pictures of the tombstones. You probably saw the portrait
of Sanders and Luevina Ella at my site.
Thanks for your reply. I really appreciate your input!
Believe me, I do not doubt your research. I just wondered in what
library you found the information about the Church roll. We too are
trying to figure out the Conn puzzle. There are so many of the different
families intertwined there has to be a distant relation. Another problem
is their use of the same family names over and over again. We had never
heard that Isaac Conn b. 1818 Ga. was a preacher. He had a grandson
Isaac D. Conn that was a preacher. I wonder if this James
Pierce next to Bird Coleman on the
1870 census was related to James Madison Conn's wife, N. E.
Pierce. Thanks again!!!!! art
Although I can't answer the
questions on our native American ancestry, I can clarify a couple of
things for you.
Yes, Samuel Conn founder of Conn's Creek,
Cherokee County, Ga., is the father of the James Madison Conn who
married Nancy Pierce.
also a direct decendant of Samuel Conn and Elizabeth Ingram through
their first son, Francis Marion Conn.
After the War Between the
States, several of Samuel's sons and their families (they had 14
children) initially moved to Texas, settling first around Falls County
That's where Francis Marion died of his war wounds
and where his last child, my grrgrandfather Joseph Johnson Conn was
Anyway, I am so glad to find relative connections. Finally
after many years, am back at working at putting genealogy together.
Recently put photo of Samuel Conn, as well as several from Conn's Creek,
his gravestone, etc. on my page at ancestry.com if you can access it.
It's called The Conn's of Conn's Creek, Georgia.
Would love to
talk and share info.
Joy Conn Hunt
Samuel was not related to Isaac at all or perhaps they were only
distantly related. I was thinking maybe William was Samuel's brother,
cousin, uncle or??
Do you know the names of Samuel's brothers,
Isaac was the son of William Conn. I believe William
was the son of one of the Conn's that had Revolutionary War Bounty Land
warrants in Franklin County. I believe Samuel was of the same general
family. (based on land and tax records)
Here is why I think there
was a connection between Samuel's family--especially James Madison
Conn--and the family of William and Isaac:
As you know, James
Madison Conn and Nancy Emilene were married near Waco TX 18 June 1869--I
believe at the Bosque Baptist Church of Christ where Isaac Conn was a
member. I believe Isaac was the peacher at that church.
to the 1870 Federal Census for McLennan Co. TX, Isaac lived next door to
the Pierces--probably Nancy's parents. In the 1880 census for McLennan
Co. Isaac's sister Mary is the head of household in which the three
Pierce children live.
the 1900 census for Indian Territory, James and his second wife, and
family live in the same vicinity as Isaac's son and his family.
Of course I have all the documentation for this--too much to post here.
I hope to put it all on the web soon--hopefully before end of year.
The Bosque Church records are from:
County, TX Marriage Records, Vol 1 1850-1870, Central Texas Genealogical
Society, Waco Public Library. Marriage 127, J.M. Conn to N.E.
Pierce, 18 Jun 1860. See also
membership rolls, Bosque Baptist church, 6 miles north of Waco, August
6, 1870: W.H. Conn and Bird Coleman.
I see now that I did not
necessarily find Isaac listed as a member. Somewhere someone told me he
was a preacher there. However in the census of the same year (1870)
Isaac is shown living next door to his son William [W.H.]Conn and one
dwelling removed from James M. Conn. It seems reasonable that Isaac was
a member of the same church as his son and [possible] nephew. This is a
summary of the census listing:
1870 U.S. Census, McLennan County,
TX, West of the Brazos; NARA N593, Roll 1598, p. 157. Shows dwellings:
# 747 William Conn head age 30 [This is W.H.and family]
# 748 Isaac
Conn age 52 [Isaac b. abt 1818 GA and family]
# 750 James
Pierce age 35 [and family]
Bird Coleman age 47 [Bird b. abt 1826 GA] mary lou ficklin
I am very possitive that they are the same person,
however I have Samuel Conn, father of James Madison Conn, as being born
in North Carolina, but I have been known to be wrong.
my gggg-grandfather from my maternal grandmother's side, Mattie Alice
Conn. I have John B. Conn as father of Samuel Conn. John m. Elizabeth
UNKNOWN and that is all the info I have at this time on John. I may not
even have the right person in that spot.
As for Isaac Conn I am
going to have to more research on that. The Isaacs I have do not fit the
bill, again I could be wrong.
A big part of my Conns did the
Georgia thing moving down into Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. There is
a place in New Mexico calle the Bosque Farms, Hope twnshp in Eddy
county. I wish I could post some pictures on here. I have many pictures
of the Conn family and Howard family from in and around the Bosque
I'm looking forward to hearing from you-
Civil War Soldier, Company F, 18th Regiment, Army of
Northern Virginia. Conn, James M.- private June 27,1861. Wounded at 2d
Manassas-Va. August 30,1862. Transferred to Co. A,3d Battn. Ga.
Sharpshooters June 8, 1863. Captured at Petersburg, Va. July
Released at Elmira, N. Y. July 7,1865.
Was Told by Norm-James
refused to sign loyalty oath to the Union-was held for the rest of the
war at Camp Elmira Prison Camp
in New York State-Lost about 100
pounds while in Prison Camp. Notes for JAMES MADISON CONN:
email July 29 2010 regarding
Isaac Starling Conn
buried Francis Oklahoma 1818\
I am doing
genealogical research for my family who dwelt in the Oklahoma Territory
during the land rush of the late 1800’s up to the present, hoping to
compile it into a collection of stories detailing what life was like and
the politics of the time.
In the course of my
research I came across what I believe is one of your ancestors buried in
the Cedar Grove cemetery in tiny Francis, Oklahoma –
Isaac Starling Conn.
The reason why the name stuck out to me is because I think he may be the
first person buried in the cemetery! The tombstone has the dates
9/11/1818 – 8/9/1892 and the epithet “Veteran” written on it. He died at
the age of 73 right in the midst of the multiple Indian Territory land
rushes taking place between 1891 -1895 (the Cherokee’s in 1893 being the
largest and best publicized and not too far from the town of Francis
which is actually within the Chickasaw reservation.)
I saw that you had
some questions about an Isaac Conn on your website
(http://www.ldpierce.com/conn.html) and I thought this information might
be helpful to you.
elwood conn had tintypeof james madison con with his
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