|Birth: ||Sep. 30, 1812|
|Death: ||Jan. 14, 1900|
The Great Grandfather of Nancy Ann Thomson, David Thomson, migrated from Scotland in early 1700's. David, a minister, settled in Sampson County, NC. Ancestry.com records show that he was the son of Errol G. Thomson and Robin A Cridge. He had four sons, one of which, James, was the Grandfather of Nancy Ann. Captain James Thomson served in the North Carolina Militia during the American Revolution. On December 6, 1774 he married Lucy Ivey. James and Lucy were the parents of Willis, Nancy Ann's father. Willis married Mary Hadley, Nancy Ann's mother.
Family lore has no information regarding her childhood. She married Malcolm Campbell Conoley while he was a Seminary student. She bore eleven children on the frontiers of North Carolina and Texas. Each child was named after a relative. She reared and helped rear fourteen orphan children, of which, seven were of the Negro race who had been abandoned on the doorstep of their home. These orphan children received the same care, rearing and education as her own children. Outliving her husband for twenty years, she was known by many of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her help and influence on those generations was of great and lasting value. Sixty years after her death, one of her grandsons, David Nathan Conoley, wrote a fitting eulogy alluding to the 11 children and orphans she helped raise and stated "Our Grandmother, Ann Conoley, was one of the finest characters that God ever made and had the patience of Job. She had the sweetest disposition God ever gave anyone. She was a devout Christian and a member of the old school Presbyterian Church. A real Bible Scholar, she read the Bible through two times each year". She was buried with her husband in the Conoley Cemetery. One acre of land was donated by her to the Conoley Cemetery.
For the most part, the above bio is from the writings and records of Odell Maurice Conoley, retired Brig.Gen. US Marine Corp., who spent much of his time researching the Conoley Lineage.
Malcom Campbell Conoley (1807 - 1878)
Mary Hadley Conoley Bonds (1840 - 1880)*
Francis Tate Conoley Bonds (1842 - 1866)*
Alexander Hamilton Conoley (1847 - 1931)*
Margaret Ivy Conoley Mitchusson (1851 - 1944)*
Lucille Anna Conoley Moseley (1855 - 1930)*
Created by: Barbara Conoley Woolley
Record added: Jul 11, 2010
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