Facts and Events
Thomas Connely was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 277.--28th March, 1770. Alexander Walker to Thomas Connerly, bond to make title 1/2 of a tract surveyed for said Alexander and to be made as soon as the patent can be obtained. Delivered: Thomas Connerly. (Note: Thomas Connely married Alexander Walker's daughter, Margaret).
Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:
- Page 208 - Thomas Connely, 250 acres, branch of Middle River. Adjoining John Campbell, Alexander Walker, John McMahan, Hugh Donahue, Hooks. March, 1773. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 75].
Will of Thomas Connely
- Page 147.--28th July, 1794. Thomas Connely's will--To wife, Margaret, to 3 sons Thomas, Alexander, Robert; to each of my daughters, viz:Martha, Mary, Elizabeth, Barbara, Jean, Isable; to son, Arthur, 200 acres in Caintucky; to son, Thomas, 240 acres in Caintucky; to son, Alexander, 200 acres in Caintucky; to son, Robert, 200 acres in Caintucky. Executors, wife Margaret and son Thomas. Teste: John Campbell, John Connely, John Hooke. Proved, 20th January, 1795 (presented by Thomas Connely, surviving executor) by Connely and Hooke. Thomas qualifies.
Records of Thomas Connely in Augusta County, VA
- Page 318.--21st August, 1770. Martha and Alexander Walker's bond (with Thos. Connly, John and Robert Campbell) as administrators of Alexander Walker, Jr.
- Page 175 - Alexander Walker, 159 acres, Middle Branch of Shenandoah. Adjoining Thomas Cornely. March 28, 1770. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 63]. (Note: Thomas Connelly was the son-in-law of Alexander Walker).
- Page 326.--20th November, 1774. Alexander Walkers will--To wife, Elizabeth; to son, Robert, negro boy, to daughter, Mary, negro girl; to son, Andrew, 90 acres bought of Joseph Lindel; to daughter Martha, to daughter, Elizabeth; to daughter, Barbara; to son, John, testator's home plantation; to daughter, Isabell. (Many negro slaves bequeathed. daughter Margaret; to son, Alexander's two children, Jane and Elizabeth Walker. Executors, wife Elizabeth and son Robert. John Campbell be guardian to children. Teste: Joseph Hannah, Robert Haslet, Thos.Connly. Proved, 21st March, 1775, by the witnesses. Executors qualify with John Hind, Arthur Connaly, John Campbell.
- Page 547.--3d February, 1778. Andrew Walker's will--To wife, Margaret, if she has a child to him; to mother-in-law; to brother and sisters. Executors, Thomas Connely and John Burnsides. Teste: John Campbell, Robt. McCormick, Mary Sevenson. Proved, 17th February, 1778, by Campbell, and recorded. Executors qualify.
- Page 535.--24th June, 1786. Alex. Walker's estate settled--1774, paid to legatees, Robert and Mary Walker; to Thos. Connelly, husband to Margret; to Isabella Walker; paid John Ervin for teaching the children, 1780; paid James Anderson, ditto, 1782; paid John Young, ditto, 1785. Legatees Andrew and Martha are dead. Legatee Elizabeth is dead.