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Re: Thomas Connally/Anne Mayfield m. 1703 Va
Posted by: Faber McMullen, Jr. Date: January 01, 2002 at 16:59:52
In Reply to: Re: Thomas Connally/Anne Mayfield m. 1703 Va by Rudelle Connally of 351

Dear Rudell:

John Connally and Margaret Oldham lived in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia.

Farnham Parish was created c.1660 ond included both side of the Rappahannock River in Old Rapahannock County. The Parish was divided into North Farnham Parish and South Farnham Parish in 1684, the river being the natural boundary.

Old Rappahannock ceased to exist in 1692, when it was dissolved to become Richmond County , north of the river and Essex County south of the river.

Even though the brick church building was not constructed until 1737 (twice gutted by fire and restored) the congregation met and kept records prior to this.

The Church is in the east part of Richmond County only 8 miles from the west boundary of Lancaster County where there are many records of Connallys.

The birth of Anne Oldham, the marriage of Anne and John Connally and the birth of at least one of their children are recorded in the surviving Register of North Farnham Parish. The first cousin of my wife, Earnest Allen Connally went there and copied these dates:

Margartet Oldham daughter of John and wife Sarah b.January 06, 1709 (old style), Richmond County, Virginia

Margaret Oldham married John Connally February 26, 1729(old style).

My wife and I went there in 1990 and I am happy that we did.

At the Clayton Genealogy Library in Houston, Texas I personally found Two Volumes of Colonial Virginia Abstracts, Vol I and Volume II (Fleet).

Pages 19 and 52 Vol. II. Anne Mayfield daughter of Robert Mayfield Sr. and Sarah Mayfield married Thomas Connally who died April 09, 1713

Page 479 Volume I John Oldham son of John born January 28, 1664.

If you want a lift for your soul visit this church at North Farnham Parish on a Sunday morning for the service and stay after the service to visit the priest and the parishioners letting them know why you are there. The building is a microscopic Bruton Parish Church of Williamsburg; the people who worship there are sincere plain down to earth christians.

Kindest regards, Faber McMullen, Jr.


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