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Eliza Jane Roberts Conley
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Birth: Dec. 9, 1838
Martin County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 27, 1892
Blair Township
Clay County
Illinois, USA

Eliza Jane Roberts was born to James and Patience Pridemore Roberts in Indiana, USA.

The 1840 U.S. Federal Census for James Roberts (father of Eliza Jane Roberts) shows the family was living in Martin County, Indiana, USA. The census did not list the household by name at this time, but did show 12 persons.

The 1850 U.S. Federal Census places Eliza J. Roberts [abt age 12] in Clay and Richland Districts, Clay County, Illinois with her parents, James and Patience Roberts. Eliza was sharing the household with an older brother, William H. Roberts. There was also a boarder, James Conerly living with the family.

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

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763- 1900
Groom: Conley, Josiah
Bride: Roberts, Eliza J
Date: 1856-09-14
Volume 00A, page 0098
County: Clay

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

Clay County, Illinois - Marriage Index - 1825-1877
Surname: Conley
Given Name: Josiah
Surname: Roberts
Given Name: Eliza J
Marriage Date: 9/14/1856
Book Number: A
Page Number: 98

The 1860 U.S. Federal Census tells us Eliza J. Conley [abt age 21] was living in Township 5, Range 6 East, Clay County, Illinois with her husband, Josiah Conley, along with their children William T., James M. and Phebe Conley. Their mailing address was through the Bible Grove post office.

The 1870 U.S. Federal Census shows Eliza J. Conley [abt age 32] living in Blair Township, Clay County, Illinois with her husband, Josiah Conley. There were seven children in the household: Wm. T., James M., Phebe, John T., Andrew I., Hulda, and Ida Jane Conley. Their mail was now being processed through the Hord post office.

The 1880 U. S. Federal Census places Lizy J. Conley [abt age 43] living in Blair Township, Clay County, Illinois with her husband, Josiah Conley with all ten of their children. These children were Wm. J., Jas. M., Phebe, John T., Andrew J., Huldy, Ida Jane, Josiah, Vina Ellen and Lilly May Conley. Her occupation is Keeping House.

4 Jan 1882 - Death of Daughter, MaHulda Connelly at the age of 13Y 8M 14D.

20 Jan 1882 - Death of Husband, Josiah Joseph Connelly at the age of 47Y 3M 6D.

After the death of Josiah Joseph Connelly, Eliza Jane Roberts Connelly married George W. Conley, who was an older brother of Josiah.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763- 1900
Groom: Conley, George W
Bride: Carnelly, Eliza Robards
[Connelly, Eliza Roberts]
Date: 1885-09-29
Volume 1, Page 106
License Number: 1455
County: Clay

Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920
Name: Eliza Robards Carnelly
[Eliza Roberts Connelly]
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 29 Sep 1885
Marriage Place: Clay, Illinois, USA
Spouse Name: George W Conley
Spouse Gender: Male

No. of License: 1455
Full Name of Groom: George W Conley
Place of Residence: Blair Township, Clay County, Illinois
Age at Next Birthday: 53
Race: White
Place of Birth: Indiana
Father's Name: Thomas Connelly
No. of Groom's Marriage: Two
Full Name of Bride: Eliza J Connelly
Maiden Name, if a Widow: Robards [Roberts]
Place of Residence: Indiana
Age at Next Birthday: 44
Race: White
Place of Birth: Indiana
Father's Name: Robards [Roberts]
No. of Bride's Marriage: Two
Where and When Married: Home, Clay County, Illinois on Sept. 29, 1885
Witness: John Connelly
By Whom Certified, Name and Office: J.T. Pond, J.P.

REGISTER OF DEATH - Clay County, Illinois
No: 1798
Recorded: Dec. 27, 1892
Name: Eliza J. Conley
Sex: Female
Color: White
Age: 53Y 7M 13D
Buried: On farm
Date of Death: July 27, 1892 A.M.
Status: Married
Nationality: American
Residence: Illinois
How Long: 41Y
Place of Death: Blair, Clay
Cause of Death: Pulmonary Consumption (Tuberculosis)
Length of Illness: Two Years
Buried: On farm
Date of Burial: July 28, 1892
Signed by: W. White, Blair, Clay
Signed by: James Anderson, Hord, Clay
Family links: 
  Josiah Joseph Connelly (1834 - 1882)*
  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


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53Y 7M 13D

Note: Date of Burial: 28 Jul 1892 on the family farm.
Conly Cemetery
Clay County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Sandra Taylor
Record added: Jan 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84176507
Eliza Jane <i>Roberts</i> Conley
Added by: Sandra Taylor
Eliza Jane <i>Roberts</i> Conley
Added by: Sandra Taylor
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It must have been so hard for you to lose a child and your husband within days of each other!
- Sandra Taylor
 Added: Aug. 10, 2016
Eliza Jane Roberts - 3rd great-grandmother. Rest in Peace!
- Sandra Taylor
 Added: Aug. 9, 2016

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