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Josiah Joseph Connelly, Sr
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1834
Lawrence County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1882
Blair Township
Clay County
Illinois, USA

The 1850 U.S. Federal Census places Josiah, at the age of 6, in Lawrence County, Indiana living with his parents Alex and Phoebe, along with his siblings George and Sarah. Nancy A. Connelly was also living with the family. Nancy A. Connelly was the mother of Alex Connelly.

Josiah Conley married Eliza J. Roberts on September 14, 1856 in Clay County, Illinois USA.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763- 1900, Volume 00A, page 0098 - License issued to: Josiah Conley and Eliza J Roberts.

Illinois, Marriages, 1851-1900
Name: Josiah Conley
Gender: Male
Spouse Name: Eliza J. Roberts
Marriage Date: 14 Sep 1856
Marriage County: Clay
Comments: This record can be found at the County Court Records, Film 1008793 - 1008796

The 1860 U.S. Federal Census places Josiah in Township 5, Range 6 East, Clay County, Illinois with his wife, Eliza and three of their children. He was farming land next to his father, Alexander Connelly.

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: Josiah Connelly
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Kansas
Regiment Name: 2 Kansas Cavalry
Regiment Name Expanded: 2nd Regiment, Kansas Cavalry
Company: I
Rank in: Private
Rank in Expanded: Private
Rank out: Private
Rank out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M542 roll 2

Kansas, Civil War Enlistment Papers, 1862, 1863, 1868
Name: Josiah Connelly
Birth Year: abt 1833
Birth Location: Lawrence, Indiana
Enlistment Date: 25 Aug 1862
Military Unit: 2nd Kansas Volunteer Cavalry Company I

The 1870 U.S. Federal Census show us that Josiah was living in Blair Township, Clay County, Illinois with his wife, Eliza and seven of his children. He continues to farm on his land increasing his real estate value from $1,000 to $3,200.

The 1880 U.S. Federal Census tells us Josiah is still living in Blair Township, Clay County, Illinois with his wife, Eliza and ten of his children. At the age of 45, he continues to farm for a living.

Child Yet to be Found: James M. Connelly (Dec 1858 - )
Family links: 
  Alexander Thomas Connelly (1794 - 1866)
  Phebe McBride Connelly (1796 - 1862)
  Eliza Jane Roberts Conley (1838 - 1892)
  William Thomas Conley (1857 - 1932)*
  Phoebe Conley Smith Brooks (1860 - 1946)*
  John T Connelly (1863 - 1889)*
  Andrew Jackson Conley (1867 - 1952)*
  Mahulda Connelly (1868 - 1882)*
  Ida Jane Conley Crowder (1870 - 1900)*
  Josiah Joseph Conley (1871 - 1955)*
  Viona Ellen Conley Graus (1874 - 1936)*
  Lillie May Conley Groat (1878 - 1959)*
*Calculated relationship



JAN. 20, 1882


47Y 3M 6D

Conly Cemetery
Clay County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Buried on the family farm.
Created by: Sandra Taylor
Record added: Jan 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84175944
Josiah Joseph Connelly, Sr
Added by: Sandra Taylor
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Thank you for defending our county during the Civil War! I am proud to call you my 3rd great grandfather!
- Sandra Taylor
 Added: Mar. 31, 2015

- YellowRoseTX
 Added: Jan. 3, 2015

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