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Re: Alabama Conaway Family
Posted by: William Hough (ID *****9124) Date: June 02, 2008 at 16:03:41
In Reply to: Re: Alabama Conaway Family by Susan Hannan of 761

Hi Susan,

Our family tree is a little confusing because there were two George Washington Conaways.

Curtis Adams Conaway first married Esther Piper in 1795. One of their children, John, was my ggg-grandfather. He married Lydia Hand and one of their children was George Washington Conaway (7 Jan 1831 Newton Co., Ga - 4 May 1865 Camp Chase, Ohio).

Esther Piper died in 1804. Curtis married Sarah Morris in 1822. ONe of their children was named George Washington Conaway (your George Washington). He was the uncle of the other George Washington.

Most of my information on the branches of the Conaway family not directly tied to my own comes from a book, Connaway, Conaway, Conway Family by the Conaway Family Collective, 1996. I don't have it in my immediate possession right now, but I'll try to remember to borrow it from my mother this week and look inside for more information. Unfortunately, the book is out of print. but some libraries have copies. I live in South Carolina and I first saw it in one of the University of SC libraries.

I don't even know the names of George and Susan's children right now (it might be in the book I mentioned).

The only things I have right now are that George served in the Union Army, 64th Illinois Infantry Regiment. He married Susan Ann Morris 20 Jun 1847 in Chattooga County, Georgia. The record spells Conaway "Conway." (Chattooga County GenWeb Site, Marriages 1839-1860. Online []. I have that he died Dec 1863 in Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi (Conaway book was the source of this information). I don't know where this confusion comes from, but reasoning things out leads me to believe that your 1929 date might be worng. Since Curtis was about 49 when he married Sarah Morris and he died in Dec 1830, their children had to be born no later than 1831. George wouild have been nearly 100 years old if he died in 1929 (not impossible but very rare back then). Anyway, I get back to you after I check my source again for more information.

Anything you can share with me about Mary would be appreciated!

Thanks Cousin!

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