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Alonzo A. CONNER, "Lonnie," Screven County, Georgia

Dear Becky,

Here, in part, is a message that I left for another contributor - please let me know if you have any conflicting information:

The memorial for Alonzo A. CONNER, "Lonnie," at North Newington Baptist Church (New Site) now further clarifies the use of the State of Georgia Standard Certificates of Death as primary sources in establishing parentage. This information, other than the maiden name of Lonnie CONNER's mother, was consistent with the long available data from his parents' Effingham County marriage license and certificate, and from the family's enumeration in the Screven County censuses for 1870 and 1880, three additional sources which we should also consider as primary evidence.

I thank you for the assistance that you have already furnished, and

May God Bless You and Your Family,

Bob ><>

Added by jrpv on Sep 17, 2009 7:39 AM
Medina Cooper
John Wilson Conner
Hi Becky, I came across your comments on this website and that lead me to believe that we might be related. You mentioned that J.W. Conner and A. Williams were your great-grandparents. They are my great-great grandparents. I don't know much about the Conner side of my family and I have some conflicting information regarding the parents of J.W. Conner. I also do not know anything about Abbie Williams' family. Please email me at to discuss more.

Medina Kyser Cooper
Added by Medina Cooper on Sep 09, 2009 10:26 AM
North Newington Baptist Church, Screven Co GA
Dear Becky,

The mailing address and telephone number for the congregation: 11572 Newington Hwy, Newington (Screven Co) GA 30446 Phone: 912-857-3677. Please let me know if you learn anything of the availability of church records from that time period or earlier.

May God Bless You and Your Family,

Bob ><>
Added by jrpv on Jul 20, 2008 12:56 PM
Historic Societies Screven and Effingham Cos GA
Dear Becky,

Effingham County has the Historic Effingham Society and the Georgia Salzburger Society. I am not aware of a currently active historic society in Screven County. However, the Dixon Hollingsworth Surname Cards Collection (on-line with the Screven-Jenkins Regional Library System has a great deal of information about the CONNERs/CONNORs, including some data about their origins in NC and beyond (the latter taken from the Leonardo Andrea collection); between the library's server and the cold fusion program which indexes and displays the cards, one needs a reasonably fast connection and a lot of patience - but the rewards will be worth it.

Incidentally, the late Mr. Lloyd EVANS' 1998 survey of the North Newington Baptist Church Cemetery (New Site, new in 1878) notes several unmarked graves on either side of the marked grave for Lovis Leona CONNER, Dau. of J. W. & A. C. CONNER, born 13 Jan 1914 died 28 Jun 1914. If that infant is the daughter of your John Wilson CONNER, then he is likely buried there as well.

May God Bless You and Your Family,

Bob ><>
Added by jrpv on Jul 20, 2008 12:09 PM
Sons of Levi D. CONNER & Georgia S. FREEMAN
Dear Becky,

Alonzo A. CONNER, "Lonnie," and John W. CONNER were the eldest children of Levi D. CONNER & Georgia S. FREEMAN (maiden name for their mariage license and certificate in Effingham County), and the husband of Emeline C. HODGES. The death certificates for the two sons indicate that their mother was Georgia Stephens (or STEPHENS); Stephens may have been her middle name (middle initial S.) or she may have married a STEPHENS after Levi D. CONNER died in 1887. The two death certificates indicate that they were removed to Newington for burial; that location may mean that their bodies were shipped to the train station at the fledgling town of Newington and then were buried at North Newington Baptist Church (NNBC) or possibly another nearby cemetery (such as Middle Ground or Union Baptist Churches where other CONNERs/CONNORs are buried). Alonzo A. CONNER was buried at NNBC Cemetery (as was his wife, both have stones), and his brother was also likely buried there (with no marker today). One burial there is marked Lovis Leona CONNER, Infant daughter of J. W. & A. G. (or C.) CONNER, born and died 1914. I have not yet loaded all the images I do have of stones at that cemetery, and I may not have yet collected those particular images - I plan to eventually. 'Hope this information was helpful, and

May God Bless You and Your Family,

Bob ><>
Added by jrpv on Jul 19, 2008 7:32 PM

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