Friday, July 29, 2016

Thomas M. Conley (1851 - 1910)

Thomas M. Conley and Miss Martha F. Carroll married in Livingston County, Kentucky  14 March 1875. His age was 23, he was born in Kentucky but lived in  Cairo, Illinois and was a cooper by occupation. His father was born Ohio and his mother was born South Carolina.  The bride was age 20 and  born Kentucky. Her father was born Tennessee and her mother was born Kentucky. [1]

The 1880 Alexander County, Illinois Census shows Thomas M. and Martha F. Conley living in the 4th Ward of Cairo.  After the death of his wife, Thomas remarried to a lady named Eunice and moved to Missouri, where they are found on the 1900 Jasper County census. By 1910, they had moved back to Alexander County, Illinois and had a daughter, Eunice M., who was born about 1902 in Missouri.

Thomas M. Conley died in 1910 and is buried beside his first wife in Smithland Cemetery, Livingston  County.

Thos. M. Conley
Born Aug. 8, 1851
Died June 25, 1910
A loving husband, a father dear
A faithful friend lies buried here.

  In Memory of
Wife of
T.M. Conley
Aug. 23, 1854
Mar. 24, 1895
[Epitaph unreadable]

Tombstones photographed 21 October 2014.

[1] Livingston County Bond Book:357-358 and Marriage Register:352. 

Published 29 July 2016, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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