CONAWAY was a farmer in Calhoun, Gordon
County, Georgia. The record books show Lot 160 - 14th section, 3rd district.
1870 - BENJAMIN F. CONAWAY sold (or deeded) North half to Octavia A. Thornbrough,
Price - $300. December 19, 1870. December 19, 1870 - Octavia Thornbrough deeded
South half lot 160-14-3 to BENJAMIN F. CONAWAY. Price $300.
BENJAMIN F. CONAWAY enlisted in the Army on January 29, 1863,
for 3 years or the war - at Calhoun, Georgia, under Captain C. W. Howard. He was
a Private in the 63rd Ga. Regt. On July 18, 1863, he was wounded at battery
Wagner, Morris Island, S. C. On October 17, 1863, he was absent for sick leave
for 20 days. He was admitted to Ocmulgee Hospital, Macon Ga., June 14, 1864, for
Chronic Diarrhea. Dispositioned - 60 days. On June 28, 1864, he was furloughed
to Gordon County, Georgia - his residence. He was captured April 12, 1865, at
Salisbury, S. C. by forces under Major General Thomas commanding Dept. of the
Cumberland at Nashville, Tenn, and forwarded to Capt. C. B. Pratt at Louisville,
Ky., on April 29, 1865. He was transferred May 1, 1865, and arrived at Camp
Chase, Ohio, May 4, 1865. On June 13, 1865, B. F. CONAWAY signed an Oath
of Allegiance to the US at Camp Chase, Ohio. His place of residence was listed
as Gordon Co., Georgia; Complexion - dark; hair - grey; eyes - blue; height
5'7"; age 39 years.
On May 8, 1880, B. F. CONAWAY died of Tuberculosis. His
wife, HELENA MCKENZIE WALKER died on December 39,
1879, of bronchitis. Four of their children came to Texas, but the youngest
daughter remained in Georgia where she also died of Tuberculosis. Census records
indicate that son Marshall Clint Conaway was a farmer.
HISTORY OF WARREN CO. GA. 1793-1974
p. 177-8 The "Gardner Volunteers"
The boys of Warren County, who were enlisting in the second company from the
county, met under the oak tree in the corner of the Methodist Church yard, next
to the home of Col. E. P. Davis, on August 6, 1861. They boarded the mule car at
the station where the church now stands and were drawn to Camak where they
entrained for Augusta. Arriving at the City they were met by Capt. James A.
Gardner, a commission merchant and cotton buyer, who presented them with a large
silk Confederate flag and they selected the name "The Gardner
volunteers." Below is the muster roll of the "Gardner
Volunteers," Company "H" 22nd Ga. Regiment.
Privates B. F. CONOWAY, Neal Camp
1830 Warren County Georgia Census
1 male 0 - 5 years (BEN CONAWAY)
1 male 5 - 10 years
1 male 10 - 15 years
1 male 20 - 30 years
1 male 40 - 50 years
1 female 0 - 5 years
1 female 10 - 15 years
1 female 15 - 20 years
1 female 40 - 50 years
1840 Warren County Georgia Census
1 male 10 - 15 years (BEN CONAWAY)
1 male 20 - 30 years
1 male 50 - 60 years
1 female 10 - 15 years
1 female 29 - 30 years
1 female 50 - 60 years
1850 Gordon County Georgia Census p. 066
Wells Walker with
BENJAMIN F. CONAWAY 25 M W Ga.
25 F W Ga.
1 M W Ga.
1860 Gordon County Georgia Census Post Office Calhoun p. 263 133/131
BENJAMIN F. CONAWAY 34 M W Farmer Ga
34 F W
11 M W Ga
7 F W Ga
5 F W Ga
1 M W Ga
1870 Gordon County Georgia Census p288 33/33
CONAWAY BENJAMIN 43 M W Farmer 400 300 Ga
42 F W Keeping House Ga
15 F W Attended school Ga
12 M W Attended school Ga can't write & worked on
1880 Gordon County Georgia Census
B. F. CONAWAY 55 W M Ga Ga Ga
Georgia, Warren County to any Minister of the Gospel, Judge, Justice of the
Inferior Court or Justice of the Peace, to Celebrate These are to authorize and
permit you to join in the Honorable state of MATRIMONY, BENJAMIN F. CONAWAY of
the one part, and ELEANOR M. WALKER of the other
part according to the rites of your Church, provided there be no lawful cause to
obstruct the same; and this shall be your authority for so doing.
Given under my hand as Clerk of the Court of Ordinary of the County aforesaid,
this Seventh day of October
1846 Patrick N. Maddox
I do hereby certify, That BENJAMIN F. CONAWAY and ELEANOR M. WALKER were joined
in the Holy Bands of Matrimony by me on the Twenty Seventh day of October
1846 H. W. Massengale J. J. C. C. C.
The will of Wells Walker - see #111 - bequeaths land
to his son-in-law BENJAMIN F. CONAWAY & leaves a clock to BEN's son.
He also makes BEN executor of the will.
From an old Family bible
BENJAMIN F. CONAWAY & HELENAH M CONAWAY married Oct 27, 1846
B. F. CONAWAY died 8 of May 1880
H. M. CONAWAY died 30 of December 1879
CEMETERIES & GENEALOGY Warren County, Georgia And Immediate Vicinity by Daniel Nathan Crumpton
p. 419 CONAWAY, BENJAMIN F. (or Conway): Private Aug 31, 1861. Discharged,
disability, at Camp Blanchard, Va. Mar 18, 1862.
Gordon County, Georgia 1870 Bk F page 63
State of Georgia OctaviaA.Thornbrough
This indenture made Gordon
this Nineteenth of
BENJAMIN F. CONAWAY December in the year
of our lord Eighteen
hundred and seventy
between BENJAMIN F. CONAWAY of the county and state aforesaid of the one part
and Octavia A. Thornbrough of the same place of the other part witnesseth that
for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to him in hand paid
the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained and sold and by these
presents doth Revise release and for ever quit claim to the said Octavia A.
Thornbrough her heirs and assigns all the right title interest claim or demand
the said B. F. CONAWAY has or may have had in and to the north half of lot of
land Number one hundred and sixty (160) in the (14th) fourteenth District Third
(3) section of the county aforesaid containing Eighty acres more or less with
all the rights numbers & appurtenances to said half lot of land in any wise
appertaining or belonging. To have and to hold the said North half of lot of
land to the said Octavia A. Thornbrough her heirs and assigns so that neither
the said B. F. CONAWAY nor his heirs nor any other person or persons claiming
under him shall at any time hereafter by any way or means have claim or demands
any right title or interest in or to the said North half of lot of lands or its
appurtenances or any part thereof in Testimony where of the said B. F. CONAWAY
hath hereunto Set his hand and affixed his Seal the day and year above written,
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence
N. J. Boaz
J. D. Tinsley
B. F. CONAWAY SEAL
Recorded this 6th day of April 1871
C. A. Harris Clk
Gordon County, Georgia 1870 Book F pages 115-6
No. 113 BENJAMIN F.
CONAWAY State of
3 Octavia A. Thornbrough
Indenture made this nineteenth day of December in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and Seventy between
Octavia A. Thornbrough of the County and State Aforesaid of the one part and
BENJAMIN F. CONAWAY of the Same place of the other part Witnesseth that for and
in consideration of the sum of three hundred Dollars to her in hand paid the
receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained and sold and by these
presents doth revise release and forever quit claim to the Said B. F. CONAWAY
his heirs and assigns all the right title interest claim or demand the Said O.
A. Thornbrough has or may have had in and to the South half of Lot of Land
Number one hundred and Sixty in the (14) fourteenth and (3d) Third Section of
the County aforesaid Containing Eighty Acres more or Less with all the rights
numbers and appurtenances to Said half Lot of Land in anywise appertaining or
belonging To have and to hold the Said South half of Lot of Land to the said B.
F. CONAWAY his heirs and assigns so that neither the Said Octavia A. Thornbrough
nor her heirs nor any other person or persons claiming under her Shall at any
time hereafter by any way or means have claim or demand any right-title or
interest in or to the said South half of Lot-of Land or in appurtenances or any
part thereof In testimony whereof the said Octavia A. Thornbrough hath hereunto
Set the hand and affixed her seal the day and year above written Signed Sealed
and delivered in presence of J. B. Barnett & O. A. Thornbrough SL
J. D. Gineley NP & JP
Recorded this 10th day May 1871
C. A. Harris, Clk
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