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James Conner
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Birth: Feb. 17, 1771
Pickaway County
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1851
Putnam County
West Virginia, USA

Son of Richard Conner and Margaret Boyer...

Note: As part of the price for Margaret, James the first born was delivered to the Shawnees.

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I, James Conner, Sen., of the County of Putnam in the State of Virginia,
being of sound mind, and disposing memory, (for which I thank God) and calling to mind the
uncertinity (sic) of human life, and being desirious (sic) to depose of all my worldly estate,
that it has pleased God to help me with, I do hereby give and bequeath the same in manner and form
following, that is to say:

First-If my dear wife Mary survives me I leave her to the especial care and protection
of my three sons, Charles, James and Andrew Jackson Conner.

Secondly-I give and bequeath to my Grandson G. S. Lansford [apparently the last name should
be Lunsford: see 1850 Virginia Census Index], only child of my deceased daughter Betsey,
One hundred dollars to be paid out and disposed of by my son Charles Conner as he shall
think most to his interest.

Thirdly-I give and bequeath to my Grand Children by my daughter Nancy, to-wit: James Giles,
Mary M. Giles, John Giles, Robert Giles, Dallas Giles and Francis [listed in the 1850
Putnam Co, VA census as Franklin] Giles, the sum of one thousand dollars; also to her
two children by Albert Poindexter, viz Charles and Harriet the som of five hundred dollars,
to be distributed by my son Charles Conner as their several necessities requires.

Fourthly-I give to my grandchildren by my daughter Sydney Poindexter the sum of seven hundred
dollars, also to be distributed by my son Charles Conner as their several necessities requires.

Fifthly-At my death I wish, (if they desire it) my slaves Tom, Delph, & Harry to be set free,
but if they do not wish to be divided between my three sons Charles, James & Andrew J. Conner.
Also at the death of myself and my dear wife, I desire that my slave Mariah should be set free,
if she should desire it, if not to belong to my three sons Charles, James & Andrew J. Conner, &
equally divided between them.

Sixthly-I also desire that all the slaves that I have raised, to wit: Jack, Mull, Joe, Rough & Mary
shall be set free at the age of thirty years, if they [desire] it, and if they do not, to belong to,
and be equally divided among my three sons Charles, James & Andrew J. Conner.

Seventhly-all the balance of my estate both real and personal I give to my said sons Charles,
James & Andrew J. Conner, to be equally divided between them, deducting therefrom the amount
heretofore advanced them, either in money or land, so that each ones shares, shall be equal,
they providing for the wants and comforts of my dear wife (should she survive me) as long as she lives.

Lastly-I hereby constitute and appoint my son Charles Conner and H. H. Forbs, my executors
to this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other and former wills and testaments
by me heretofore made.

In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of August A.D. 1851.

James Conner, (SEAL)

Signed, sealed and delivered by James Conner, Sen. as and for his last will and testament
in presence of us.
Alfred Ellis
John Dudding
H. H. Forbs

At a Court held for the County of Putnam on Monday the 22nd day of September, 1851.
The last will and testament of James Conner deceased was proved by the oaths of Alfred Ellis,
John Dudding and H. H. Forbs the witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded and on the motion
f Charles Conner & H. H. Forbs the executors therein named who made oath thereto and together
with Alexander W. Handley, Alfred Ellis, Mahlon S. Morris & Thomas P. Hope their securities
entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $18000 conditioned as the law directs,
certificate is granted them for obtaining probate of the said will in due form.

Teste: H. H. Forbs, Clerk


I, J. M. Henso(sic), Clerk of the County Court of Putnam County, West Virginia certify
that the foregoing is a true copy of the will of James Conner and the certificate thereto annexed,
as transcribed by me from original Will Book No. 1, Page 8.
Teste: J. M. Henso(sic), Clerk

Marriage 1 Mary ELLIS b: ABT 1772 in Maryland
Married: 20 AUG 1798 in Greenbrier County, Virginia
James CONNER , Jr. b: ABT 1818
Nancy CONNER b: BEF 1810
Charles CONNER b: ABT 1800 in Va
Andrew Jackson CONNER b: ABT 1815 in Va
Betsey CONNER b: BEF 1820
N.B. (Grandson) CONNER b: ABT 1827
Sidney CONNER b: BEF 1820

Family links: 
  Richard Connor (1718 - 1807)
  Margaret Boyer Conner (1750 - 1813)
  Mary Ellis Conner (1772 - ____)*
  Peter Conner (1798 - 1850)*
  Charles Conner (1800 - 1870)*
  Andrew Jackson Conner (1815 - 1887)*
  James Conner (1818 - 1860)*
  James Conner (1771 - 1851)
  William H Conner (1777 - 1855)*
  Henry Connor (1780 - 1840)**
  Susannah Connor Harrington (1783 - 1849)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Hurricane Baptist Church Cemetery
Putnam County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: vlang
Record added: Mar 14, 2011
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James Conner
Added by: Robert Fitch
James Conner
Added by: vlang
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~blessings~prayers~peace~... for my 3rd Great Grandfather...
- vlang
 Added: May. 6, 2012

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