Cornelia Sapphira <I>Buchanan</I> Conway

Cornelia Sapphira Buchanan Conway

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 6 Feb 1895 (aged 72)
Wolftown, Madison County, Virginia, USA
Burial Wolftown, Madison County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 19063729 · View Source
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Cornelia Sapphira Buchanan was born on February 7, 1822. She was the daughter of Dr. William Buchanan and Mary Dade (Wallace) Buchanan of "Clear View," Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia and a first cousin of President James Buchanan. She married about 1844 to Battaile Fitzhugh Taliaferro Conway (b. September 14, 1814, at "Hawfield", Orange County, Virginia, d. July 15, 1897, Wolftown, Madison County, Virginia). This was his second marriage. He was the son of Catlett Conway Jr. (b. May 27, 1786, d. July 25, 1839) and Verlinda Taliaferro (b. July 1, 1784, d. May 26, 1815). B.T.F. Conway was a farmer in the Madison County, Virginia area all of his life and was the grandson of Capt. Catlett Conway who served on the staff of General Washington during the Revolutionary War. From B.F.T. Conway's first marriage he had 4 children. To Cornelia Sapphira Buchanan Conway and B.F.T. Conway were born 8 children. They were: William Buchanan Conway (b. January 3, 1845, "Ellerslie", Madison County, Virginia, d. July 6, 1920, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia), Mary Ann Wallace Conway (b. December 19, 1846), Evalina (Eva) Fitzhugh Conway (b. September 15, 1849, d. January 31, 1934), Battaile Fitzhugh Taliaferro Conway (b. April 26, 1850, died in infancy), John Gibbons Conway (b. July 30, 1850, d. September 7, 1911), Cornelia Battaile Conway (b. August 15, 1853, d. June 30, 1930), William Henry Conway (b. June 1855), and Henry Clay Conway (b. June 1, 1856). Cornelia Sapphira Buchanan Conway died on February 6, 1895 in Wolftown, Madison County, Virginia.

Note: A special thank you is extended to David Simpson, Genealogy Research & Photography for the location of the burial site for the above mentioned and her husband.


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  • Created by: Douglas Westberry
  • Added: 23 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19063729
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cornelia Sapphira Buchanan Conway (7 Feb 1822–6 Feb 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19063729, citing Rose Park Cemetery, Wolftown, Madison County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Douglas Westberry (contributor 46611231) .