|Birth: ||1755, Ireland|
His birth and death dates are estimated and the mention of a field stone marking his grave in the last picture could not be verified in 2013, but the location of the flag in the first & second pictures is the most likely spot for his grave.
Said to be the ancestor of all the Perry County Donnally's. He's found in the records as O'Donnelly or variations thereof. But can also be found without the "O'" in some records. All his children dropped the "O'" from their name between the 1830 and 1840 census.
He first appears on the 1780 Rye Twp., Cumberland Co., PA tax list. This would become part of Juniata Twp., Perry Co., PA in 1820. He last appears in the records on the 1820 Juniata Twp., Perry Co., PA census.
His land was Bounty Land granted to him because of his service in Capt. Frederick Taylors' 5th Company, Colonel Frederick Watts' 7th Battalion of Cumberland County Militia during the Revolution.
H. H. Hain's 1922 History of Perry County says (on page 170) that Edward is one of two Revolutionary soldiers buried at Donnally Mills; the other being George Hench. However, Hain missed a few soldiers when he made this statement.
Edward's wife's name is uncertain but is most often given as Nancy. They were the parents of Abigail (Mrs. Marshall), John, Margery (Mrs. Thomas Jones), Elizabeth (Mrs. Thomas Dromgold), Nancy (Mrs. Jacob Miller), Claude, and Michael.
Census records show there was another daughter; which, based on un-sourced online family trees, could be either Mary (Mrs. Edward Miller) or Susanna (Mrs. Armstrong).
Elizabeth Donnally Dromgold (1787 - 1860)*
Michael Donnally (1794 - 1872)*
Bull Hill Cemetery
Created by: Forrest Fothergill
Record added: Jan 12, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103479806