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George Connolly and Descendants 

© Betty Dotson Renick 2010

The name Connolly is also spelled Conley.  In the Richmond Co marriage listings, George's name is spelled Conoly. Although people have speculated that the father of George Connolly was also a George Connolly, plantation owner of Lancaster County Virginia, who prepared a will dated 2 April 1771, there is no documentation of the relationship.

We have learned much information about the George Connolly born 20 May 1761 in Lancaster County, Virginia from his application and later statements about his service in the Revolutionary War.

Revolutionary War Pension Application:
George Connolly VA 27888 
VA S16734
Northumberland County, VA was a private under the command of Colonel Davis in Virginia for two years. Awarded $80 per year beginning on 4th March 1831.

State of Virginia, Northumberland County.
On this 11th day of August 1834, personally appeared in open court George Connolly, a soldier of the Revolution, aged 72 years, who being first duly sworn according to Law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the pension made by the act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. That he enlisted for 3 years in April, 1779 in the town of Fredericksburg, Virginia, under one Capt. Lovely and received the bounty of the said Capt. Lovely. That he stayed there with the other soldiers who had enlisted about 2 weeks, was then marched to Richmond Virginia and there joined the 4th Regiment commanded by Col. William Davis, where he stayed a few days and was then marched to the coal mines in Henrico County where he stayed four months. The British then came into Richmond where he with the troops was marched to give them battle. When they got to Richmond, the British had gone down the River to their shipping. Our troops pursued them by land down the river, but did not overtake them; they were marched back to Richmond and stayed a few days, after which they were marched to Chesterfield Court House where they wintered and stayed in all six months. From there the troops were marched to Petersburg and where they stayed four months, and in April 1781, according to expectation the Enemy appeared across the creek opposite of them and commenced firing upon our Army which had found access then along the street upon the opposite side of the creek after firing 23 rounds himself fell wounded both in his arm and his leg, the scars are now upon him. Our Army were compelled to retreat leaving him and John Johnson and about 18 others prisoners. They were taken by the British and carried on board their shipping, where the ball that lodged in his leg was extracted by one of their surgeons. They were then sent on to New York and put in the Hospital there, and upon his getting well was confined in close prison with about 300 other American prisoners, where we stayed until Clinton evacuated the town, and as he supposed, went to England, which movement was subsequent to Cornwallis' defeat at Yorktown in Oct 1781 and at which place (New York) he was in the Hospital and prison together seven months. When the prisoners were set at liberty I went home having been in the service or in confinement of the enemy from the time of my enlistment to discharge as a (Pvt.?). He doth hereby relinquish every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and any agency in any state except the present.
(Signed) George Connolly

 


Interrogatories prescribed by the War Department and propounded by the Court as follows viz:
1st Where and in what year were you born?
Answer by the declarant. I was born in Lancaster County the 20th May 1761.
2nd Have you any record of your age; if so, where it is.
Answer. The record of my age was made by my father and is now in my possession. 
3rd Where were you living when called into service; where have you lived since the Revolutionary War; and where do you now live?
Answer. I lived when called into service in Richmond County of this state and returned to the same county after the war, where I lived 18 years; then removed to Harrison County and stayed 16 years; then to Lewis County and stayed 2 years, and then to Kenawha County all in this state where I now reside and have done so for 9 years having left there for the special purpose of coming down in the lower counties where I first lived to get testimony by which the present claim can be established.
4th How were you called into service; were you drafted, did you volunteer, or were you a substitute, and if so, for whom?
Answer. I enlisted as stated in my declaration for 3 years.
5th. State the names of some of the Regular officers who were with the troops, where you served such continental and militia Regiments as you can recollect; such circumstances of your services.
Answer. Besides my captain & colonel stated in this declaration, I remember to have known in the Army Captain Thomas Edmonds, Capt. Samuel Jones and others. I will add that I was in ____ with 5 soldiers viz: Jno. Burnett, Michael Brady, Joseph Crummy, Chas. Charity, and John Doughty.
6th. Did you receive a discharge?
Answer. I became a prisoner as here stated, of course got no discharge.
7th. State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighbourhood who can testify to your character for veracity and their belief of your services as a Soldier of the Revolution?
Answer. I have been well known in Richmond County as a Militia Captain, where I served in that capacity for 8 or 10 years, and am doubtless well known by the old citizens of Richmond County adjoining this, for truth and veracity. I deem it unnecessary to refer to my present acquaintances in Kenawha County, as I presume they would not be known by this court.
(Signed) George Connolly 
Sworn and subscribed, the day and year above written.
And the court do hereby declare their opinion after the investigation of the matter, and putting the interrogatories prescribed by the War Department that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary Soldier and served as he states.

Northumberland County Court 11 August 1834
This day George Connolly came into court and made oath to the truth of the foregoing declaration and interrogatories proving his services as a soldier in the revolutionary. In testimony whereas I have hereunto set my hand & affixed the seal of said county the 12th day of August 1834
M.B. Cralle(?)

State of Virginia
Lewis County Court on this 31st day of March 1838 before me the subscriber a Justice of the Peace in and for the said County of Lewis personally appeared George Connolly who on his oath declares that he is the same person who formerly belonged to the Company commanded by Captain Lovely in the Regiment commanded by Col. Davis in the service of the United States that his name was placed on the pension roll of the State of Virginia that he resided in Kenhawa County in the said state of Virginia at the time he was placed on the pension list. From whence he has lately removed to Lewis County in said state of Virginia where he intends to remain and wishes his pension to be there payable in future.  The reasons of signed for changing his residence from Kenhawa County to Lewis County are as follows: That the said George Connolly is now old and infirm and has lately lost his wife, and was compelled to break up housekeeping, in consequence of which he removed to Lewis County to live with his daughter.
(Signed) George Connolly
Sworn and subscribed to before me the day and year aforesaid
(Signed) Warden (?) Huffman J.Peace

The word "removed" inserted before signing
Warden Huffman J.Peace

State of Virginia Richmond County

Personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace in and for the said County of Richmond and State of Virginia Ann Geatman (Yeatman?) age 76 and made oath that she knew and was well acquainted with George Connolly formerly a resident of Richmond County, but now of Kenawha, that she knew when he went into the Revolutionary Service in 1779 and was absent upwards of three years; that they lived not more than 2 miles apart at the time of the said Conolly's going into service. That she has often heard the old soldiers speak of the said Connolly, and of his being with them in the service.

And I the said Justice of the Peace do hereby certify that the said Ann Geatman is a credible person, and that her testimony is entitled to full credit. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 5th day of August 1834. Jno.W. Belfield (?)

State of Virginia Richmond County to wit.

George Saunders, clerk of the County aforesaid do hereby certify that John W Belfield Esquire whose hand and seal is affixed to the foregoing certificate is and was at the time of signing the same a magistrate of the county of Richmond and that due faith and credit ought to be paid to all his acts and deeds as such. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of my office to be hereunto affixed the 13th day of August 1834 and in the 59th year of the commonwealth.
Geo. Saunders

State of Virginia Richmond County

Personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace in and for the said county of Richmond and state of Virginia, Elizabeth Jones, aged 71 years and made oath that she was well acquainted with George Connolly formerly a resident of Richmond County and now of Kenawha, that she knows when he enlisted in the Revolutionary Services in 1779. And that he was gone upwards of three years. That she lived in the same house with him up to the time of his going into services; and that he returned, and lived in the same family until he got married.

And I the said Justice of the Peace do hereby certify that the said Elizabeth Jones is a credible person, and that her testimony is entitled to the fullest confidence. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 5th day of August 1834.
Jno W Belfield

George Saunders, clerk of the County aforesaid do hereby certify that John W Belfield Esquire whose hand and seal is affixed to the foregoing certificate is and was at the time of signing the same a magistrate of the county of Richmond and that due faith and credit ought to be paid to all his acts and deeds as such.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of my office to be hereunto affixed the 13th day of August 1834 and in the 59th year of the commonwealth.
Geo. Saunders
State of Virginia Lewis County Court

Elijah Flesher personally appeared before me the subscriber a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, that the _____ named George Connolly is the identical person alluded to in the _______ affidavit.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 31st day of March 1838
(Signed) Elijah Flesher
Weeden Huffman J Peace Lewis County Court Virginia
(Further statements as to veracity of persons signing) 

In "The West Virginia Heritage Encylopedia", we read that Dr. George Conley was one of the first settlers in Washington District, Calhoun County, (now) West Virginia. He moved to the area soon after Peter McCune, Jr., who built the first cabin in 1815. The first school in Washington District was taught by Dr. George Conley in the year 1835. The house was a small cabin, erected according to the style of architecture employed in building all the early pioneer school houses. It was located on the right fork of the West Fork. 

From John House Writings - "Pioneers of Roane County" Conley Family 
George Conley, Anthony Parsons, Thomas Cottril, Thomas P. Brannon, and three families named Truman, were other early settlers of the upper waters of the West Fork. The first school was taught by Dr. George Conley, who lived about a mile and a half up the right fork of West Fork. This was about eight miles above Arnoldsburg.  George Conley married a girl whose first name was Sally. By some, the last name is given as Patrick. She died in 1842. Their children were: 
Sally Conley married George Flesher. 
Mary Conley married Solomon Jarvis. 
George Conley, Jr., settled at the mouth of Barnes Run. 
Ailsey Conley married Thomas Jarvis, who owned a large tract of land, reaching from Sears' to Walnut Run. 
Sabria Conley married Abraham Helmick. 
John Conley married a daughter of Anthony Parsons. 
Thomas Conley married a daughter of Elijah Flesher. 
Another daughter married Elijah Hall, and their daughter, Sarah Hall, married John Schoolcraft. 

From:  Reflections of a Lifetime by Daniel S Dewees page 13
Dr. George Connolly , who moved to the West fork, settling just below the mouth of Sier's Run, at Minnora about the year of 1825, and his son Patrick Connolly whose wife was Mary Stallman, commonly called Pop who for a half a century was a noted woman in the West Fork country, a woman of a strong mind, and a great financier.The daughter of Dr. George Connolly that I knew were first the one who married Elijah Hall Sr. before narrated, next Sabria who married Abraham Helmack, who lived at what is known as the Capt. A. Knotts place, now owned by Harvey Proudfoot's wife. Abraham Helmack was a man in his day that was a great sport, and kept things lively, he lived to be an old man leaving a large family.

John Connoly a son of the old Dr. George, married a daughter of Anthony Parsons. John lived where what is now known as the Wm. Knotts homestead on the Left hand fork of West Fork, he was accused of being implacated in the Jonathan Nicholas murder and disappeared, his family following him to Missouri. Ailsey, another daughter of Dr. Connolly married Thomas JarvisSr. who settled on what is now known as the Lem Witt farm and owned all the country from the mouth of Sier;s run up the creek to the mouth of Walnut and up both the White Oaks and was a very business man of his day, his sons were Willam, Alfred, Weeden, Josiah, Thomas P, Caleb and Wesley and three daughters that I knew of,one married James Goldsmith, another one Benjamin Parson's ,a grand-son of Joseph Parsons, another of Dr. Geo. Connolly's daughter Mary, married Solomon Jarvis, a brother of Thomas Jarvis Sr. and Thomas Connolly was Dr. George Connolly's youngest son, learned the blacksmith's trade under Elijah Flesher and afterwards married his daughter and put up a blacksmith shop on the south side of the river from Glenville, the County set of Gilmer county,. Thomas Connolly's wife died and his second wife was Mariah Bush a daughter of Jacob Bush who lived on Leading creek.   Jacobs Bush's wife's name was Hannah Fisher, from about Weston, Lewis County.

In 1833 George Connolly owned 140 acres on the West Fork in Lewis Co, VA

From:  Hardesty's History of Calhoun County:
FIRST SETTLERS 
The work was done, the county was explored, the story of its hunting grounds, of its primeval forests, of its lofty mountains, of its purling streams flowing from icy fountains, was already told, and it was enough to induce many of those who had already crossed the mountains to again become pioneers, to remove farther into the wilderness. The resolution was carried into effect, and the first and second decades of this century (19th) saw many of them settled on the Little Kanawha and its tributaries, within the limits of what is now Calhoun County.  Of the many we name of these the first settlers of the county. Among them were James Mayes, James Niles, Audrey Sharp, Stephen Burson, Peter McCune, Sr., Anthony Parsons, Thomas Cottrell, Dr. George Conley, Thomas P. Brannan, Philip Starcher, Peter Cogar, Isaac Mace, William Brannan, Peter McCune, Jr., Adam O'Brian, John Haverty, John B. Goff, John Ball, Job Westfall, Samuel Barr, Alexander Huffman, Joshua Smith, James Arnold, Barnabas Cook, Archibald Burris, George W. Hardman, Salathiel Riddle, Henry Bell, Phillip Stallman, Isaac Cox, Benjamin Jackson, Michael H. Haverty, Thomas Holbert and Valentine Ferrell. These were the men who became the pioneers of Calhoun County. . . .In 1835 Dr. George Conley began teaching in a newly erected school on the West Fork of the Little Kanawha River in present Washington District. The house was a small cabin, erected according to the style of architecture employed in building all the early pioneer school houses. It was located on the right fork of the West Fork

George married Sally Morris 02 November 1789 in Richmond County, Virginia

George Connolly is buried in the Wright Cemetery which is located in Calhoun County, West Virginia on Little Rowels Run, deep in a hollow.  It is approximately 15 miles from the Mt. Zion Church. At the time George Connolly died that section was in Kanawha County and became Calhoun County in 1856. 

A grandson of George Connolly, son of Patrick Connolly, was infamous for his actions during the Civil War.  

CONLEY, Perry D. 3rd Virginia State Line -Moccasin Rangers. Led the 'outlaw' portion of the Moccasin Rangers. Captain, Calhoun Co. Home Guards. Killed in action Webster Co. at the battle of Welch Glade, 2 Jan. 1862. Badly wounded in action, he continued to fight until he was beaten to death by gunbutts. He was Captain of a partisan company. Post war rosters list him as a member of Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Kanawha (Lewis) Co., Va, 1837. Age 23, farmer, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Buried Bobbitt farm, near Cowen, W.Va. His brothers Cornelius and James were U.S. soldiers. Said to be 6' 3" tall. C.S.A. 

From "West Virginia in the Civil War" Boyd B Stutler, Education Foundation, Inc. Charleston, WV 1966 pp. 43-45 & pg 132
A troublesome character was Nancy Hart, the female bushwhacker who ... was a mountain spitfie ... who rode with Perry Conley and his Moccasin Rangers through the central counties of WV. Captain Perry Conley (the title was self-conferred for the reason that he headed the (Mocassin) Rangers) had picked up his men largely from the area around the upper waters of the West Fork of the Little Kanawha, in Calhoun County, and operated under his own auspices. . . Perry Conley asked a southern general to promise him a good rifle for one hundred Yankee buttons. The guerrilla legion became a terror to the central counties -- and none was more feared than the band led by Perry Conley, whose killings, it is claimed, ran up into a very respectable number. (In) the census of 1860 . . . Patrick Conley was then 23 years of age and was living in the Minnora neighborhood in Calhoun County with his wife, Lucinda, and two children. He is said to have been six feet, three inches in height, and with powerful muscular development and great endurance. From his youth he had been the leader of his group; he could out-run, out-fight and out-lift anybody in his section. It was not at all difficult for him to enlist his band of partisans, but when he took to the hills as a guerrilla his brother, James, made his way to the nearest recruiting post to enlist in the Federal army.  In the late fall of 1861, ...union men found part of Conley's band at a home on Stinson Creek, in southern Calhoun County. They escaped with one ranger killed. The next day Conley and Nancy were discovered. Conley escaped, but Nancy was captured. Her captors believed she was innocent and released her. She returned to Conley with information about the movement of Federal troops. Conley was surprised by a detachment of the 30th Ohio Infantry in Webster County in the earl summer of 1862. He was mortally wounded but fought off his assailants until he ran out of ammunition. He was then clubbed into submission. After his death the band disintegrated. Some of the men joined Captain George Downs' Co A, 19th VA Cavalry -- others joined with Capt Absolom Knotts Co E 14th VA Cavalry -- both of whom were drawn from the original Moccassin Rangers.

From:  http://www.nkclifton.com/mocrangr.html

Skirmish at Spencer, West Virginia 

Nancy Hart rode at the head of the column with Perry Connolly for about two years, 1861 and 1862, kept the Union soldiers and sympathizers, and lot of ordinary citizens in a state of fear and concern for her safety. A number of murders had been attributed to them as well as damages to property by burning and otherwise, theft of livestock, specifically horses, and much other devilment. On one occasion Perry entered the town of Spencer, West Virginia in Roane County. Here a local physician named Poole, armed himself and took a station in the cupola of the courthouse form which point he kept the guerrillas at bay.  Perry Connolly kept out of the range of the doctor's gun, but eventually succeeded in killing Poole by shooting through the side of the enclosure.  Later he sought out Poole's father, Col Poole and killed him also. Other citizens by the name of Rodgers, Carpenter and Cohn were killed also. Samuel Martin had an arm shot off and the Reverend Samuel W. Gibson lost a lower jaw. Mary Jane Green, Kate Brown and Nancy Hart and others worked with the guerrilla captains in Braxton, Webster, Lewis, Wirt, Calhoun and Wood Counties. Among the guerrilla were Jack, Al and Fred Tuning, Campbell, Goff, Sprigg, Perry Connolly, George Downs and others, some of whom later enlisted in the regular Confederate Army. Jacob Shock married Mary Green, a daughter of Benjamin Green who lived at the mouth of Laurel Creek on Elk River above Sutton. Shock came to Steer Creek and settled at the mouth of what is now known as Shock's Mill Run, where Rosedale is now located since the year 1825. Captain S. H. Campbell headed a Company of the 19thVirginia Cavalry. General W. L. Jackson, commonly called "Mudwall" was commander. Colonel W. S. DeWeese  joined this company. 

Source:  Gene F. Elmore, Sr., Spencer, West Virginia 
Mr. Elmore gave this information to the Nancy Hart Chapter, Order of Confederate Rose 
From Civil War Diaries:

From this place the party proceeded to a place known as Sycamore creek, in Calhoun County, and to a house used as a place of public worship, at which place the party encamped until the (Nov) 28th (1861). Captain Simpson and seven of his men then proceeded to the house of one (Col. Adonijah) McDonald, a mile and a quarter from the church. At this point the party were to separate to obtain dinner. Three of  the men had started for that purpose and had proceeded but a short distance from the house when they discovered the "Moccasin chaps," about seventy-five strong, advancing for the purpose of capturing the party. They immediately returned to the (McDonald) house and gave the alarm, which was given just in time to allow Captain Simpson to prepare for their reception. The guerrillas surrounded the house, promosing [sic] safety to the entire party in case their demand for surrender was complied with. Of course, the demand was scornfully refused, and the ball was opened by the "Moccasins" firing a volley into the house. Captain Simpson and his men promptly returned the fire and drove the rascals back. Then finding the quarters in the house too close to operate effectually, they left the house and posted themselves in the yard surrounding the house. This move drew a terrible fire from the guerrillas, wounding one of the Captain's men. This volley was returned, killing two and wounding others (of the guerrillas). The Captain's men then took cover behind such articles as were large enough for the purpose and by indiscriminate fire killed four others and wounded some. The notorious Perry Conoly was in the fight and got desperately wounded in the left breast. Before being wounded he was heard to yell to his men, "There's that damned, infernal Simpson; kill him, boys, and don't let him get off," and immediately raised his rifle and fired, the ball passing alongside the Captain's ear. The next moment Perry's carcass came in contact with mother earth. He was shot by Private Ben Johnson. 

Calhoun Chronicle dated 2/24/1927 
Skirmish on Sycamore

A scouting party under the command of Capt. James L. Simpson, of Company C 11th West Virginia Infantry, had halted at the noon hour, at the home of Judge McDonald, on the divide between the right and left hand forks of Sycamore Creek. Capt. Simpson, with five men arranged to dine with the hospitable Judge, and the remainder of the scouting party, about twenty-five in number, scattered out among the residents along both branches of the stream, with the object of securing dinner. 

Capt. Perry Connolly, the noted partisan leader, with about sixty men, was lurking in the timber surrounding the McDonald home, and seized the propitious moment, while the federal scouts were scattered, to wipe out Capt. Simpson and the portion of the squad remaining with him. The Captain and his men had just seated themselves at table, when a volley was poured into the house from all points of the compass. Capt. Simpson, led his men out into open and returned the fire, which was spiritedly maintained for several minutes. The detached parties of Simpson's command hearing the heavy firing, rallied to the assistance of their leader, and in a short time the skirmish ended with the withdrawal of Connolly's command. Here occurred one of those horrors for which partisan warfare is noted. One of Capt. Connolly's men was severely wounded and had been unable to join his comrades in their retreat. He had propped himself against a rail fence, and when the federal troops found him, instead of rendering the aid that humanity dictates in an instance of this kind, some four or five men fired on him killing him instantly. This as I recall the story, was the only casualty occurring during this engagement. 

Note: 
Capt. James L. Simpson, was from Parkersburg, W. Va., and rendered distinguished service, throughout the war, being promoted to the rank major before it closed. He has been dead several years. Some of his descendants still reside in Parkersburg. Capt. Perry Connolly was a native of Roane county, and achieved distinction as a leader of irregular troops. He died from wounds received in action in Webster county, West Virginia.

Descendants of George and Sarah Morris Connolly:

1 George Coleman "Doctor" Connolly b: 20 May 1761 in Lancaster County, VA d: 10 May 1838 in Kanawha Co, VA buried Wright Cemetery Calhoun Co. WV

. +Sarah Morris b: 1769 in Lancaster County, VA m: 02 Nov 1789 in Richmond Co, VA d: Mar 1838 in Kanawha Co, VA

........ 2 Nancy Connolly b: Abt. 1790 d: Abt. 1830

........... +Elisha Jr Hall b: Abt. 1785 m: 24 Jul 1806 in Harrison Co, VA

........ *2nd Husband of Nancy Connolly:

........... +Elijah Sr Hall b: Abt. 1780 m: 04 Aug 1818 in Lewis Co, VA

.................. 3 Jackson Hall b: Abt. 1820

..................... +Elizabeth Casto b: Abt. 1820 m: 13 May 1850 in Jackson Co, VA

.................. 3 Sarah Martha Hall b: Abt. 1820 in VA

..................... +John Schoolcraft b: Abt. 1815 in VA

.................. 3 George C Hall b: Abt. 1822

..................... +Elizabeth Jarvis b: Abt. 1822 m: 04 Apr 1848 in Kanawha Co, VA

.................. 3 Reuben Hall b: Abt. 1823

.................. 3 Robert Brown Hall b: Abt. 1825

..................... +Mary A Sands b: Abt. 1845 in d/o Silas & Sabria m: 10 Jul 1880 in Both are showing divorced at time of marriage

.................. 3 Mary Jane Hall b: Abt. 1827

........ 2 William Morris Connolly b: 08 Aug 1792 in Luenburg Parish, Richmond Co., VA

........... +Margaret Jarrell b: Abt. 1800 m: 21 May 1835 in Kanawha Co, WV

........ 2 Mary Edison Connolly b: 29 Aug 1794 in Luenburg Parish, Richmond Co, VA d: Bef. 31 Dec 1873 in Beech Grove, Roane, WV

........... +John Cox b: Abt. 1794 in Harrison Co., VA m: 27 Feb 1816 in Harrison Co, VA

........ *2nd Husband of Mary Edison Connolly:

........... +Solomon Jarvis b: Abt. 1799 in VA son of John Jarvis & Sarah Hood m: 28 Jun 1832 in Kanawha Co, VA

.................. 3 Sally Jarvis b: 1835

.................. 3 Caleb Jarvis b: 01 Mar 1836 d: 24 Apr 1896 in Calhoun Co, West Virginia

..................... +Nancy Ann McCune b: 10 May 1845 in Kanahwa, Braxton Co, Virginia m: 28 Dec 1859 in Calhoun Co, West Virginia d: 11 Feb 1926 in Spencer, Roane Co, West Virginia

.................. 3 Fair Eglentine Jarvis b: Abt. 1833 in VA

..................... +Andrew Jackson Cottrell b: Sep 1827 in VA m: 27 Mar 1848 in Lewis Co, VA d: 21 May 1903 in Calhoun Co, WV

........ 2 Sarah Morris Connolly b: 12 Jun 1798 in near Weston, Harrison County, VA d: 13 Mar 1889 in Roane County, WV

........... +George Adam Flesher b: 10 Mar 1793 in Monongahela Valley, VA m: 09 Jan 1815 in Harrison Co, VA d: 09 Aug 1878 in Beech Grove United Methodist Cemetery

.................. 3 Matilda Flesher b: 29 Dec 1818 in Lewis County, VA d: 17 Feb 1905 in Farmington, TX

..................... +Henry Fisher Bush b: 27 Nov 1820 in Lewis County, VA m: 18 May 1842 in Lewis County, VA

.................. 3 Talitha Catherine Flesher b: 15 Mar 1819 in Lewis Co, VA

..................... +Thomas Dragoo Gough b: 25 Oct 1814 in Monongalia Co, VA m: 04 Jan 1838 in Reedy, Roane Co, VA or Lewis Co, VA

.................. 3 Elizabeth Flesher b: Abt. 1822 in Lewis County, VA

..................... +Elias Fisher b: 1819 m: 24 Apr 1838 in Lewis County, VA d: 09 Mar 1896 in Lewis County, WV

.................. 3 William Kelley Flesher b: 28 May 1824 in Lewis County,VA

..................... +Mary Anna Johnson b: Abt. 1825

.................. *2nd Wife of William Kelley Flesher:

..................... +Sevilla Knopp b: 1825 in VA m: 02 Jul 1846

.................. 3 Sarah M Flesher b: 05 Jul 1826 in Lewis Co, VA

..................... +George Washington Callow b: 26 Oct 1822 in Fauquier Co, VA m: 02 Apr 1846

.................. 3 Dempsey P Flesher b: 25 Jan 1828 in Lewis County, VA d: 30 Oct 1903 in Burial Goff Cemetery Wirt or Roane County WV

..................... +Eleanor C Murry b: 30 Jul 1829 in Goochland VA m: 21 Oct 1850 in Lewis County, VA d: 28 Oct 1882 in Burial Goff Cemetery Wirt or Roane County WV

.................. 3 John B Flesher b: 06 Jun 1831 in VA d: 06 Jan 1877 in Beech Grove Cemetery

..................... +Margaret Butcher b: 01 Jan 1839 in Lewis Co Parents Joseph & Eunice Butcher m: 05 Mar 1859 in Lewis County, WV

.................. 3 Mary Luvenia Flesher b: Abt. 1843 d: 21 Oct 1871

..................... +Robert E Lee b: 1844 in Harrison Co, VA m: 19 Dec 1870 in Roane Co, WV

........ 2 Fair Sabra Connolly b: 17 Jan 1800 in Northumberland Co or Luenburg Parish, Richmond Co., VA d: 24 Dec 1866 in Calhoun Co., WV Minnora Cemetery, Prudence Chapel on West Fork

........... +Abraham Helmick b: Abt. 1787 in Randolph Co, VA m: 20 Nov 1817 in Lewis Co., WV d: 16 Apr 1861 in Calhoun County,VA

.................. 3 Sarah Helmick b: 1819

..................... +John Brannon b: Abt. 1800 m: Abt. 1840

.................. 3 Abraham White Helmick b: 1822 in Lewis Co, VA d: 1900

..................... +Parthena or Bertha Skidmore b: 1828 m: 07 Apr 1845 in Gilmer Co., VA d: 18 May 1893 in Roane Co., WV

.................. 3 Anna B Helmick b: 1823 in Lewis Co., VA

..................... +Daniel Sharp b: 1818 in Pocohontas Co., VA m: 02 May 1861 in Calhoun Co., (W)VA d: WFT Est. 1865-1910

.................. 3 Jacob Helmick b: 1825 in VA

..................... +Dianna Brannon b: Abt. 1825

.................. *2nd Wife of Jacob Helmick:

..................... +Susan Brannon b: Abt. 1825 in VA m: 07 Jun 1840 in Kanawha County, VA d: Abt. 1907

.................. 3 Bethany Helmick b: 1829 in Kanawha Co., VA

..................... +Samuel Tanner b: Abt. 1825 in VA

.................. *2nd Husband of Bethany Helmick:

..................... +Solomon McCune b: Abt. 1834 in Kanawha County, VA m: 06 Apr 1861 in Calhoun County, WV d: WFT Est. 1866-1925

.................. 3 Betsy Helmick b: 1831

.................. 3 Henry Helmick b: 1833

.................. 3 Hudson Helmick b: 1834 in VA d: 06 Nov 1894 in Calhoun Co., WV

..................... +Minerva Douglas b: WFT Est. 1815-1842 in VA m: 30 Mar 1854 in Gilmer Co., (W)VA d: WFT Est. 1869-1930

.................. 3 Margaret Helmick b: 1835

.................. 3 Elizabeth Helmick b: 1839 in Kanawha Co, VA d: 1870

..................... +William A. Bailey b: 1837 in Tazewell Co., VA m: 13 Sep 1856 in Calhoun Co., WV d: 1912 in Calhoun Co, WV

.................. 3 Mary Jane Helmick b: 19 Nov 1842 in Gilmer county, VA d: 07 May 1900 in Putnam County, WV

..................... +John Harrison Jarvis b: 26 Dec 1845 in Calhoun County, VA m: 11 May 1865 in Calhoun County, WV

.................. 3 John Riley Newton Helmick b: 1845

........ 2 Patrick Connolly b: 1802 in Kanawha or Harrison Co, VA d: 1868 in Will dated 1866 & probated 1869

........... +Mary Stallman b: Abt. 1807 in Hardy Co, VA m: 14 Apr 1824 in Lewis Co, WV

.................. 3 Statira Connolly b: 10 Sep 1825 in Kanawha Co, VA d: 29 Apr 1856 in Calhoun Co, WV

..................... +Paulser Butcher Parsons b: 11 Oct 1823 in Harrison Co, VA m: 11 Oct 1843 in Kanawha Co, VA d: 1891 in Calhoun Co, WV Carpenter Cem., Rush Run,Orma,Calhoun,WV

.................. 3 Mary Jane Connolly b: 1829 in Kanawha Co, VA d: 23 Aug 1856

..................... +Levi James Reed b: 03 Sep 1823 in Pendleton Co, VA d: 30 Apr 1915 in Clay Co, WV

.................. 3 Margaret Mary Connolly b: 25 Jul 1831 d: 05 Apr 1916

..................... +Balas Carr DeWees b: 25 Aug 1828 in Jackson Co, WV m: 06 Mar 1849 in Minnora, Gilmer Co, VA d: 16 Mar 1907

.................. 3 James P Connolly b: 1835 in Kanawha Co, VA

..................... +Rebecca A Conrad b: Abt. 1836 in Lewis Co VA d/o Elizabeth and Anthony Conrad m: 13 Jul 1858 in Calhoun Co, VA

.................. 3 John Connolly b: Abt. 1836 in Kanawha Co, VA

..................... +Nancy Wayne b: Nov 1838 in Kanawha Co, VA m: 06 Dec 1858 in Calhoun Co, VA Divorced at time of marriage

.................. *2nd Wife of John Connolly:

..................... +Susan Goff b: 1841 in Pendleton Co, VA m: 26 Jul 1866 in Calhoun Co, VA

.................. 3 Peregrine "Perry" D Conley b: Abt. 1837 in Lewis Co/Kanawha, VA d: 04 Jan 1862 in Webster Co, WV

..................... +Lucinda Moore b: 1833 in Fayette Co, VA d/o J and Nancy Moore m: 09 Dec 1856 in Calhoun County, VA d: 1910

.................. 3 Cornelias Martin Conley b: 15 Apr 1838 in Gilmer Co, VA now Calhoun Co,WV d: 25 Oct 1914 in Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Mt. Olivet Cemetery

..................... +Sarah M Laughlin b: Abt. 1837 in Ohio Crawford PA d/o Jas & Mary Laughlin m: 13 Jul 1857 in Calhoun Co, VA d: 1869 in Palestine, WV

.................. *2nd Wife of Cornelias Martin Conley:

..................... +Hattie Freeman b: 29 Apr 1852 in Taylor Co, VA dgtr Benjamin Freeman & Minerva Yates m: 09 May 1871 in Palestine, Wirt Co, WV d: 28 May 1888 in Palestine, WV from accident

.................. *3rd Wife of Cornelias Martin Conley:

..................... +Permelia Lavina Lott b: 18 Sep 1864 in Palestine, WV m: 30 Dec 1888 d: 21 Feb 1892 in Palestine, WV of childbirth

.................. *4th Wife of Cornelias Martin Conley:

..................... +Dora Belle Lott b: 08 Oct 1868 in dgtr of George Lott & Sinderilla Conrad m: 03 Nov 1892 d: 09 May 1909

.................. 3 Juliann Connolly b: 1839

..................... +___________ White b: Abt. 1835

.................. 3 Peter Connolly b: 02 Mar 1843 in Kanawha Co, VA

..................... +Jane Spencer McCune b: Abt. 1845 in Kanawha Co, VA d/o Mary McCune m: 14 Apr 1864 in Calhoun Co, VA

........ 2 Ailsey Bently Connolly b: Abt. 1803 in Harrison Co, VA d: 20 Jul 1875 in Kanawha Co, WV

........... +Thomas Jarvis b: Abt. 1804 in VA m: 25 Dec 1822 in Lewis Co, VA d: 18 Feb 1879 in Kanawha Co, WV

.................. 3 William Harrison Jarvis b: Abt. 1825 in Lewis County, VA d: 13 Oct 1885

..................... +Catherine Barber b: Abt. 1835 d: 05 Feb 1892

.................. 3 Weeden Jarvis b: Abt. 1827 in Lewis County, VA

.................. 3 Catherine Jarvis b: 07 Mar 1828 in Lewis County, VA

.................. 3 Alfred Harrison Jarvis b: 20 Dec 1829 in Kanawha Co, VA

..................... +Sarah Thurman Hensley b: Abt. 1830

.................. 3 Josiah Jarvis b: 17 Apr 1831 in See Notes

.................. 3 George Jarvis b: Abt. 1835

.................. 3 Lucinda Jarvis-Nicholas b: Abt. 1836

.................. 3 [2] Caleb J Jarvis b: 01 Mar 1839 in Kanawha Co, VA d: 24 Apr 1896

..................... +[1] Sarah Jane Hall b: Jan 1836 in Braxton County, VA m: 12 Nov 1857 in Braxton County, VA d: 1910

.................. 3 Thomas Jarvis b: Abt. 1840

.................. 3 Thomas P Jarvis b: 10 Dec 1841 in Kanawha Co, VA

.................. 3 Wesley Jarvis b: Abt. 1842

.................. 3 Jane Jarvis-Keaton b: Abt. 1842

.................. 3 Mahala Jarvis-Myers b: Abt. 1844

.................. 3 Mary Jane Jarvis b: 05 Jun 1844 in Calhoun County, VA

.................. 3 Matilda Jarvis b: 08 May 1836 in Gilmer County, VA

..................... +Benjamin Butler Parsons b: 03 Dec 1830 in VA d: 21 Feb 1905

........ 2 John N B Connolly b: 1803 in Harrison Co, VA d: 1852 in Possibly Missouri Alt date is 1892

........... +Christina Elvira Parsons b: 20 Jul 1812 m: 04 Oct 1829 in Kanawha Co, WV d: 11 Apr 1854 in Calhoun Co, WV

.................. 3 Anthony W Connolly b: Abt. 1830 in Kanawha Co, VA

..................... +Rebecca Schoolcraft b: Abt. 1836 in Kanawha Co, VA d/o John and Sarah Schoolcraft m: 11 Jun 1856 in Calhoun County, VA

........ 2 George W Connolly b: 17 Jan 1804 in Kanawha County, VA d: 18 Aug 1878 in Calhoun Co, WV or Lewis Co, WV

........... +Margaret "Peggy" Booher b: 09 Jul 1802 in Kanawha County, VA m: 30 Jan 1826 in Lewis Co, VA d: Aft. 1860

.................. 3 Eli Connolly b: 05 Jan 1826 in Lewis Co, VA - Roane Co on son's death certificate d: 08 Jan 1897 in Ritchie Co, WV

..................... +Malinda Greathouse b: 11 Jan 1831 in Jackson, VA m: 15 Sep 1853 d: 21 Mar 1909 in Bur Ayers Cemetery Smithville, Ritchie County

.................. 3 Elias Connolly b: 28 Jul 1827 in Kanawha or Lewis Co., WV d: 29 Dec 1904 in Richardson, Calhoun Co, WV

..................... +Matilda Greathouse b: 08 Nov 1833 in Jackson,VA m: 1849 in Wirt Co, VA d: 18 Mar 1913 in Calhoun Co, WV

.................. 3 Julia Ann Connolly b: 22 Aug 1829 in Lewis County, VA d: 22 Oct 1906

..................... +Alexander Bennett b: Abt. 1828 in Monongalia County, VA m: Abt. 1851

.................. 3 Uriah Connolly b: 27 Oct 1831 in Lewis Co, WV d: 1914 in Roane Co WV in Harris Cemetery- near Otto Road on Rte 36

..................... +Isabelle Greathouse b: 25 Oct 1834 in Jackson, VA m: 13 Jul 1853 in Jackson County, VA d: 22 Nov 1911 in Roane Co, WV - burial Harris Cemetery

.................. 3 Eunice Connolly b: 1832 in VA

.................. 3 Thomas R Connolly b: 24 Mar 1833 in Lewis Co, VA d: 25 May 1875

..................... +Margaret Amelia Badgett b: Abt. 1834 in VA m: 13 Sep 1855 in Gilmer Co, VA

.................. 3 Sarah M Connolly b: 04 Apr 1836 in Lewis Co, VA

..................... +Daniel Null b: Abt. 1821 in Tennessee m: 14 Jan 1853 in Gilmer Co, VA

.................. 3 Amelia Connolly b: 19 Jul 1838 in Lewis Co, VA d: 14 Jun 1912 in Grace, Roane, WV

..................... +Thomas Bartlett Hopkins b: Abt. 1830 in Monongalia Co VA s/o John R & Edith Bartlett Hopkins m: 04 Aug 1856 in Calhoun County, WV

.................. 3 George Coleman Connolly b: 23 Oct 1840 in Lewis Co, VA d: 04 Apr 1921 in Calhoun Co, WV burial Wright Cemetery

..................... +Sarah Jane Null b: 26 Jun 1844 in dgtr of Daniel Null and _________ Jeffers m: 01 Jan 1861 in Calhoun Co, VA d: 25 Dec 1870 in Calhoun County, WV burial Wright Cemetery

.................. *2nd Wife of George Coleman Connolly:

..................... +Bathsheba Nichols b: Dec 1836 m: 11 Feb 1871 in Calhoun Co, WV

.................. 3 Serena J Connolly b: 10 Nov 1843 in Lewis/Gilmer county, VA d: 15 Apr 1924

..................... +Caleb Benjamin Hedges b: Abt. 1841 in Harrison County, VA m: 01 Apr 1866 in Calhoun County, VA

.................. *2nd Husband of Serena J Connolly:

..................... +David DeVore b: Abt. 1840 m: Abt. 1900

.................. *3rd Husband of Serena J Connolly:

..................... +Richard G Childers b: Abt. 1836 m: 16 Nov 1907

.................. 3 William B Connolly b: 16 Nov 1845 in Lewis County, VA d: 30 Mar 1925 in Coolville, OH

..................... +Mary C Hopkins b: Abt. 1845 m: 01 Jan 1865 in Wood Co, WV

.................. *2nd Wife of William B Connolly:

..................... +Ellen Jane Nutter b: Abt. 1849 in daughter of John C and Emily Osfield Nutter m: 09 Dec 1875 in Ritchie Co, WV

........ *2nd Wife of George W Connolly:

........... +Mary Naylor b: 1818 in Kanawha Co, VA d/o Stephen & Ellin (marriage record) m: 17 Apr 1869 in Roane Co, WV

........ 2 Thomas Coleman Connolly b: 19 Aug 1811 in Harrison Co, VA d: 20 Feb 1892 in Bur. Old Leading Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

........... +Margaret A Flesher b: 1806 m: 05 May 1839 in Lewis Co, VA by John Talbott d: Bef. 1841

........ *2nd Wife of Thomas Coleman Connolly:

........... +Maria Bush b: 12 Aug 1819 m: 07 Feb 1841 in Lewis Co, VA

.................. 3 Mary L Connolly b: Abt. 1844 in Gilmer Co, VA

..................... +William L McGinnis b: Abt. 1845 in Harrison Co, VA m: 04 Apr 1867 in Gilmer Co, WV

.................. 3 Sarepta Connolly b: Abt. 1845

..................... +Leonadus Cooper b: Abt. 1846 m: 01 Nov 1866 in Gilmer Co, WV

.................. 3 James K P Connolly b: 1848 in Gilmer Co, VA

..................... +Nancy Jane Fleming b: 1850 in Ritchie Co, VA dgtr of Samuel & Dorcus Fleming m: 14 Apr 1870 in Ritchie Co, VA

.................. 3 Martha Connolly b: Abt. 1850

.................. 3 Albert Connolly b: Abt. 1852

.................. 3 Francis Connolly b: Abt. 1852

.................. 3 Charles H Connolly b: 1854 in VA in 1870 census

..................... +Statira Goff b: Abt. 1857 in Gilmer Co, VA m: 12 Nov 1874 in Gilmer Co, WV

.................. 3 Tryphena Connolly b: Abt. 1857 in VA in 1870 census

.................. 3 George Adam Connolly b: 30 Apr 1859 in VA in 1870 census

..................... +Eliza Irene Allman b: 12 Feb 1864 in Berlin, Kanawha County, WV d/o William and Keturiah Batton Allman d: 05 Dec 1936 in Gilmer County, WV

.................. 3 Thomas L Connolly b: 1862 in VA in 1870 census

........ 2 Elizabeth B Connolly b: Abt. 1812 in Richmond County, VA

........... +Elijah Jr Hall b: Abt. 1800 in Nicholas County, VA

.................. 3 Elijah Hall b: 1815 in VA

.................. 3 George Hall b: 1822 in VA

.................. 3 Rebecca Ann Hall b: 29 Apr 1852 in Braxton County, VA

.................. 3 [1] Sarah Jane Hall b: Jan 1836 in Braxton County, VA d: 1910

..................... +[2] Caleb J Jarvis b: 01 Mar 1839 in Kanawha Co, VA m: 12 Nov 1857 in Braxton County, VA d: 24 Apr 1896

.................. 3 Margaret Susan Hall b: Abt. 1844 in Jackson County, VA d: Abt. 1880

..................... +John Nicholas b: Abt. 1833 in Lewis county, VA m: 19 Feb 1863 in Calhoun County, WV d: 16 May 1873

.................. 3 Nancy Keziah Hall b: Abt. 1838 in Braxton County, VA


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