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William Connely
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Birth: Jul. 22, 1777
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 23, 1871
Franklin (Venango County)
Venango County
Pennsylvania, USA

son of Isaac Connely
and Rebecca Garrigues Robinson;
husband of Elizabeth Allender

"William Connely, deceased, was born at Philadelphia July 22, 1777, son of Isaac and Phoebe (Garrigues Robinson) Connely, with whom he removed from Centre county to the vicinity of Titusville in 1803. In 1806 he came to Franklin and was actively identified with the early religious and social life of the town. He was a local preacher in the Methodist church and one of the first members of the organization at Franklin. His principal occupation was surveying; he was county surveyor in 1817 and in 1840-44. He also served as justice of the peace and associate judge. In politics he was a Whig. He married Elizabeth Allender of Allegheny township, who bore him the following children: William, a printer, who died in South Africa; Isaac, who removed to Cincinnati and there died; Finley, now a resident of Forest county; Elizabeth H, who married Judge Alexander McCalmont; Mrs John Evans, whose husband printed the first newspaper in the county, and Mrs Arthur Robison. Mrs Connely died December 1, 1842, the judge surviving her until May 23, 1871. He is one of the best remembered pioneers of Venango county."
(History of Venango County, PA, Herbert C Bell, pub Chicago: Brown, Runk & Co, 1890, p.760 - Biographies of Franklin)

"William Connely, No. -950. Died in Franklin, Pennsylvania, May 23, 1871, in the ninety fourth year of his age. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa, July 22, 1777; at the close of the Revolutionary War he was living in Philadelphia and had frequent opportunities of seeing and hearing the distinguished men of that day, among others George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams."
(Genealogical Gleanings of Siggins and other Pennsylvania families, Emma Siggins White, 1918)

"William Connely...though only a small boy at the time, sold tin cups to the soldiers in Philadelphia during the Revolution for 25 cents each."
(Genealogical Gleanings of Siggins and other Pennsylvania families, Emma Siggins White, 1918)

"William Connely came here in 1806. He was surveyor, politician, merchant, preacher, and in all used diligence and was an important man in his day. He was county surveyor in 1817 and again in 1840-45. He represented the county in the legislature from 1819 to 1821, and was appointed associate judge in 1862. Mr Connely died in this city May 23, 1871, in the ninety-fourth year of his age."
(History of Venango Co, PA, Herbert C Bell, pub Chicago: Brown, Runk & Co, 1890, p.350 - City of Franklin)

"...Cornplanter, the celebrated Seneca chief...owned the east side (of Oil City), which was part of the reservation granted him by the state March 10, 1796...and he held it until May 29, 1818, when William Connely of Venango county, and William Kinnear of Centre county bought it for two thousand one hundred and twenty-one dollars. Connely, however, resold his half to Cornplanter, in October, and by a suit for a debt thus incurred it was sold at sheriff's sale November 22, 1819, to Alexander McCalmont, of Franklin."
(History of Venango County, PA, Herber C Bell, pub Chicago: Brown, Runk & Co, 1890, pp.432-433 - Oil City)
Family links: 
  Isaac Connely (1747 - 1823)
  Rebecca Garrigues Robinson Connely (1744 - 1785)
  Elizabeth Allender Connely (1784 - 1842)*
  Rebecca C Connely (1797 - 1813)*
  Eliza Hart Connely McCalmont (1801 - 1874)*
  Mary Connely Robinson (1804 - 1871)*
  Rachel Hemphill Connely Evans (1804 - 1864)*
  Isaac R. Connely (1807 - 1860)*
  William McKendra Connely (1809 - ____)*
  James Findley Connelly (1817 - 1890)*
  William Connely (1777 - 1871)
  Susan Connely Hunter (1778 - ____)*
  Rachel Connely (1779 - ____)*
  Isaac Connely (1780 - 1863)*
  Rebecca Connelly Allender (1782 - 1868)*
  Hannah Connely Dawson (1784 - 1871)*
  Elisabeth Connely Copeland (1802 - 1852)**
  George Washington Connely (1804 - 1851)**
  Nancy Connely Haight (1806 - 1852)**
  Sarah Connely Aldrich McAuley (1808 - 1883)**
  Jane Connely (1810 - ____)**
  Mary Connely (1812 - ____)**
  Robert Connely (1814 - ____)**
*Calculated relationship
Franklin Cemetery
Franklin (Venango County)
Venango County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Oct 07, 2009
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