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Conaway Caleb, Will Abstract Monongalia County WV


Will of Caleb Conaway

will dated 12 January 1850

will probated February 1850

Nancy Conaway, wife; Conaway children

witness:

AG Davis; Asa Davis

Exr: John Sanders

Monongalia County Will Book 1, Page 210

Film 250081 (LDS) Monongalia Wills Typescript

Unfortunately, this abstract gives no info on his children. At least it gives the volume and page so the original will can be found.

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  1. I have the children of Caleb Conaway. He was born about 1785 in DE and married Nancy DAVIS, daughter of John DAVIS and Anna FURBEE, before 1810.

    1 M: Freeborn G. CONWAY
    Birth: APR 1810 VA [8], [9], [14], [15], [16]
    Death: ABT 1901 [17]
    Burial: Morgantown, Monongalia Co., WV [18]
    Occupation: farmer
    Residence: 1850 Monongalia Co., VA [8]
    Residence Memo: He lived next door to his sister Hester.
    Spouse: Elizabeth Jane WATSON
    Marriage: ABT 1837 [18], [19], [8]
    Marriage Memo: Date estimated from Joseph’s birthdate.
    Children: Joseph W. (~1838-)
    Morgan T. (~1842-<1888)
    Eliza Jane (1845-1924)
    John N. (1847-1917)
    Spouse: Joanna
    Marriage: AFT 1857 [20], [15], [17]
    Marriage Memo: Date estimated from death of his first wife.
    ————————————————-
    2 M: Thornton F. CONAWAY
    Birth: JUL 1814 Monongalia Co., VA, near Maidsville [8], [9], [21], [22], [15], [23], [24]
    Death: 19 MAR 1901 Marion Co., WV [25]
    Burial: Meadow Dale Cemetery, Marion Co., WV [25]
    Occupation: farmer and manufacturer of chairs [16]
    Religion: Methodist Protestant [16]
    Residence: 1850 36th Dist., Monongalia Co., VA [8]
    Residence: 1860 2nd Dist., Morgantown P.O., Monongalia Co., VA [9]
    Residence: 1870-1880 Cass Dist., Monongalia Co., WV [22], [15]
    Residence: 1900 Winfield Dist., Marion Co., WV [26]
    Spouse: Elizabeth Ann LAISHLEY
    Marriage: 9 DEC 1839 Monongalia Co., VA [27]
    Children: Peter T. (1840-1928)
    Nancy A. (~1843-<1895)
    Sabina L. (~1844-)
    Caleb Columbus (1847-1912)
    John M. (1848-)
    Harriet E. (~1849-)
    George G. (1853-)
    Olivia Rose (1855-1868)
    Charles M. (1857-)
    ————————————————-
    3 F: Mary Wing CONAWAY
    Birth: ABT 1814 Monongalia Co., VA [28], [1]
    Death: JUL 1849 Monongalia Co., VA [1]
    Cause of death: phlebitis [1]
    Spouse: Squier D. H. CUSHMAN
    Marriage: 21 MAR 1834 Monongalia Co., VA [28], [29]
    Children: Nancy Margaret (unmarried) (1835-1855)
    Alcinda Jane (unmarried) (~1838-1855)
    Anna Maria (1841-1934)
    Eliza Rachel (1843-1874)
    Amanda Ellen (1846-1911)
    George Brown (1849-)
    ————————————————-
    4 F: Anna F. CONAWAY
    Birth: ABT 1817 Monongalia Co., VA [7], [9], [22]
    Death: 13 NOV 1908 Monongalia Co., WV [7]
    Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown, Monongalia Co., WV [30]
    Spouse: Isaac William DEAN
    Marriage: 24 NOV 1846 Monongalia Co., VA [27]
    Children: George (~1847-)
    Nancy V. (~1849-)
    Lavinia (1853-1928)
    Rufus Clark (1856-)
    Belle H. (1860-)
    ————————————————-
    5 F: Hester Ann CONAWAY [31]
    Birth: ABT 1820/1826 VA [8], [15]
    Death: BEF 1895 [16]
    Spouse: Stephen MERRILL
    Marriage: 4 NOV 1845 Monongalia Co., VA [32]
    Children: Alford E. (~1847-)
    Caleb E. (~1849-)
    John (~1849-)
    Joseph (~1851-)
    Delia Ann (1853-)
    Marcellus (~1855-)
    Granville Homer (~1857-)
    Otis (~1860-)
    ————————————————-
    6 M: William Lazier CONAWAY [33]
    Birth: 14 APR 1822 Cass District, Monongalia Co., VA [7], [9], [2]
    Death: 13 APR 1885 Cass District, Monongalia Co., WV [7], [2]
    Burial: Bethel Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Cass Dist., Monongalia Co., WV [2]
    Cause of death: pneumonia [7]
    Occupation: farmer
    Residence: 1880 Cass Dist., Monongalia Co., WV [22]
    Residence Memo: William was living with his sister Christina Stoneking.
    Spouse: Mary M. MURPHY
    Marriage: 1 JAN 1884 Monongalia Co., WV [7], [27], [2]
    ————————————————-
    7 F: Nancy CONAWAY
    Spouse: John MERCER
    ————————————————-
    8 F: Christina CONAWAY
    Birth: ABT 1829 Monongalia Co., VA [8], [9]
    Death: 23 DEC 1896 [2]
    Burial: Bethel Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Cass Dist., Monongalia Co., WV [2]
    Cause of death: possibly consumption [22]
    Residence: 1895 Monongalia Co., WV, near Maidsville [16]
    Spouse: Alva STONEKING
    Marriage: ABT 1857 [9], [22], [15]
    Marriage Memo: Date estimated from Anne's birthdate.
    Children: Anne B. (died in childhood) (~1858-<1870)
    James L. (1862-1929)
    Fanny M. (~1865-)
    Mary Ellen (1865-)
    ————————————————-
    9 M: Joseph S. CONAWAY
    Birth: ABT 1830/1831 Monongalia Co., VA [9]
    Death: ABT 1876 Monongalia Co., WV [34]
    Spouse: Rebecca J.
    Marriage: ABT 1859 [9], [34]

    Notes for Caleb CONAWAY
    Census data suggest that Caleb and Nancy had at least six girls and three boys. [11] Another source says they had 10 children, including Freeborn, and that the family came from DE 100 years before, i.e., ca. 1795. [16]

    Notes for Freeborn G. (Child 1)
    Freeborn's will was made 18 AUG 1888 and proved 27 FEB 1901; it names Johannah Conway, wife; Margaret Conway, daughter-in-law (widow of Morgan, deceased son); Luther W. Conway, grandson (son of Morgan, deceased son); witnesses were Ashman Carpenter and Mary J. Carpenter. [17]

    Notes for Thornton F. (Child 2)
    In 1900 Thornton and Elizabeth were living with their daughter Sabina Hill in Marion Co., WV. [26]

    Notes for Joseph S. (Child 9)
    Joseph made his will 25 NOV 1875; it was proved 10 FEB 1876; the only heir was his wife Rebecca J., who was also the executor; witnesses were Lorenzo Davis and John Sanders. [34]

    Sources
    1. 1850 Mortality Schedule, Virginia.
    2. Cemetery Readings[,] Cass District[,] Monongalia County. Originally prepared by West Virginia Historical Records Survey, WPA, 1939. This 1992 edition published by Marion County Genealogy Club. 975.4/A1, No. 137. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
    3. Sheri Burkhardt (Burkhardt4 at caltel dot com), in emails dated 7 and 10 SEP 2002 and other correspondence dated 1 OCT 2003. Burkhardt names Levan as Caleb's father, citing John Warman as her informant.
    4. Lyle Corder (Wvlyle at aol dot com), 13 Crestview Terrace, Bridgeport, WV 26330. Corder says they married 16 APR 1815 in Monongalia Co., VA, but this is too late for Nancy to have been the mother of Caleb's older children.
    5. 1810 Federal Census, Monongalia County, Virginia. Mrs. Owen Crickard's transcription.
    6. Willis Guy Tetrick (1883-?). Family sheets, an uncompleted survey for a "Genealogical History of Harrison County, West Virginia." Undated but apparently compiled in the mid-1930s. Microfilm 163758. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Tetrick cites Miss Marion E. Tapp, 746 Richwood Ave., Morgantown, WV, on 3 FEB 1934.
    7. Monongalia County, West Virginia, death record.
    8. 1850 Federal Census, Monongalia County, Virginia. Microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
    9. 1860 Federal Census, Monongalia County, Virginia. Microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
    10. Lyle Corder (Wvlyle at aol dot com), 13 Crestview Terrace, Bridgeport, WV 26330. This source says she was born 12 APR 1795, but this is too late for her to have been the mother of Caleb's older children.
    11. 1830 Federal Census, Monongalia County, Virginia. Microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
    12. 1820 Federal Census, Monongalia County, Virginia. Mrs. Owen Crickard's transcription.
    13. 1840 Federal Census, Monongalia County, Virginia. Microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
    14. 1900 Federal Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia. Microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
    15. 1870 Federal Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia. Microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
    16. Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Monongalia, Marion, and Tyler Counties, West Virginia. 1895. West Virginia University Library, Colson Hall.
    17. Monongalia County, West Virginia, will book. Freeborn Conway's 1888 will, proved 1901, 5:236.
    18. Bruce R. Watson. Ancestors & Descendants of Lester M. & Grace South Watson of Greene County, Pennsylvania. 1991, repr. 1997.
    19. Monongalia County, West Virginia, death record. Elizabeth's death record.
    20. Ibid. Joanna's death record.
    21. Marion County, West Virginia, death record. This source says he was born 1812.
    22. 1880 Federal Census, Monongalia County, West Virginia. Microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
    23. 1900 Federal Census, Marion County, West Virginia. Microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. This source says he was born JUL 1814.
    24. Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Monongalia, Marion, and Tyler Counties, West Virginia. 1895. West Virginia University Library, Colson Hall. This source says he was born 1814.
    25. Marion County, West Virginia, death record.
    26. 1900 Federal Census, Marion County, West Virginia. Microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. E.D. 64, sheet 13B.
    27. Monongalia County, West Virginia, marriage record.
    28. Alvah Walford Burt. Cushman Genealogy and General History Including the Descendants of the Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and Monongalia County, Virginia, Families. Wm. Mitchell Printing Co., Greenfield, Indiana, 1942.
    29. Monongalia County, West Virginia, marriage record. A:56.
    30. Document on the World Wide Web. Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown, Monongalia Co., WV, found at http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/monongalia/cemetery/oakgrove.txt.
    31. Monongalia County, West Virginia, birth record. Her daughter Delia's birth record says Hester's middle name is Ann.
    32. Monongalia County, West Virginia, marriage bond. This source gives her middle initials as L. M.
    33. Document on the World Wide Web. His middle name is from this source: Bethel Cemetery, Monongalia Co., WV, found at http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/monongalia/cemetery/bethel.txt.
    34. Monongalia County, West Virginia, will book. Joseph S. Conaway's 1875 will, 3:81.
    35. Document on the World Wide Web. "West Virginia Union Militia in the Civil War," found at http://wvmemory.wvculture.org/bin/gate.exe?f=doc&state=rjfpoq.3.98.

    Comment by Jan Williams | June 15, 2010 | Reply


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