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By John Carroll Power

These biographies were submitted by a researcher and evidently abstracted from the 1876 History of Sangamon County, IL. Errors could occur, so one should always verify the correctness by obtaining copies of vitals and performing all necessary research to document what is contained herein.

CONNELLY, JOHN, was born in 1794, in the District of Columbia. Ann Wetherell was born Feb. 20, 1800, in the District of Columbia, also. They were there married and had ten children. The family moved to Springfield, Ill., in 1837. Mr. Connelly was Register of the United States Land Office, in Springfield, during the administration of President Pierce, and part of the administration of President Buchanan. He also, at various times, filled a number of local offices. I have the history of but two of his children. His daughter--

MARY J., born in the District of Columbia, married in Springfield to John O. Rames. See his name. She died in 1854.

His second son--

GEORGE R., born Jan. 18, 1822, in the District of Columbia, was married in Springfield, Ill., Jan. 27, 1845, to Susan E. Conant. They had three living children, namely: JOHN L., born March 18, 1846, in Springfield, graduated at the Rush Medical College of Chicago. He was married Sept. 3, 1842, at Harristown, Ill., to Nannie Bedford. They had one child, MAGGIE P., who died young. Dr. J. L. Connelly resides at Harristown, Macon county, Ill., and is engaged in the practice of his profession there. GEORGE S., born Feb. 8, 1849, in Springfield, married Sept. 15, 1870, in his native city, to Mary Thomas, who was born Dec. 30, 1850, in Springfield, Ill. They have two children, ALICE MAY and LILLIE E. George S. Connelly resides in Springfield, and is engaged in merchandising. LILLIE E., born Sept. 2, 1851, in Springfield, married Sept. 19, 1871, to Columbus M. Lloyd, who was born March 6, 1849, near Wabash, Wabash county, Ind. They live near Dawson, Sangamon county, Ill. George R. Connelly died of cholera, in Springfield, June 9, 1854. His widow married Charles Dougherty, Jun. See his name.

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