DNA Results from a descendant of HENRY CONAWAY can be seen on the Conway/Conaway/Connaway Project Page.
HENRY CONAWAY and his sons were known to be Farmers in Warren County, Georgia.
Deed Records of Warren County, Georgia, Show:
Book X page 215 Turner Conaway from Thomas Avera 155 District 1844-1849 170 acres known as Walker Tract.
Book Y page 202 HENRY CONAWAY to Turner Conaway $350 for 130 1849-1854 acres in 155th District
Book Z page 245-6 HENRY CONAWAY to Epsy Conaway Quit Claim to
Book Z page 425 Turner Conaway to Robert C. Hill, 130 acres 1854-1859 reserving 20 acres during HENRY CONAWAY's life, December 4, 1857.
Son Turner Conaway is listed in Vol. 2 of ROSTER OF THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS OF GEORGIA as Private, enlisted October 5,1862 - Substitute for Albert Holliman, Captured at Gettysburg, Pa., July 2,1863. Died of disease at Fort Delaware, Del., May 23, 1846.
The early census records of Warren Co., Ga. indicate that HENRY and NANCY had 8 children living with them - 4 males & 4 females.
The Warren Co. Marriage Books Beginning 1794, show a license was issued to HENRY CONAWAY and NANCY TURNER November 8, 1806, and the wedding was performed November 9, 1806, by Arch Flullen, Justice Inferior Court. On January 4, 1849, a marriage license was issued to HENRY CONAWAY and Epsy Bray (Nee Dozier).
After the death of his first wife NANCY TURNER, HENRY CONAWAY married Epsy Dozier Bray. Epsy was the widow of the late William Bray and she had a young son Byron Bray.
THE EARLY TAX LISTS OF GEORGIA p 243 Warren Co. 1818
HENRY CONAWAY was polled 1 and paid $.31 2 1/2 mills (a mill is 1/10 of 1
INDEX TO GEORGIA WILLS
March 18, 1819 HENRY CONAWAY witnessed will of Philip Brantley - had daughter Hannah Walker
1820 Warren County Georgia Census
1830 Warren County Georgia Census
1840 Warren County Georgia Census
1850 Warren County Georgia Census
HENRY CONAWAY 66 M W Farmer $500 SC
1860 Warren County Georgia Census
Georgia, Warren County
To any ordained minister of the Gospel, Judge of the Supreme or Superior Court, Justice of the Inferior Court, or Justice of the Peace:
You are hereby authorized to join HENRY CONAWAY and Epsy Bray, in the Holy
State of Matrimony, according to the Constitution and laws of this State; and
for so doing, this shall be your sufficient license. Given under my hand and
seal this fourth day of January 1849 Patrick N. Maddox C. C. O. SEAL I hereby
certify that HENRY CONAWAY and Epsy Bray were duly joined in Matrimony this day
by me R. M. Wilder J.P
CENTURY OF WARREN COUNTY, GEORGIA WILLS 1790-1890
Wife: Epsey (Dozier-Bray) wid of Wm. Bray
Daus: Nancy Scott - wife of James Scott
Sons: Turner (age 43 in 1860 census m. Jane Jackson Warren Co 10/19/1839)
Step-son: Byron Bray - son of my wife
Exr: Walter Lewis
Wit: Robert Hill; Benjamin Cody; Walter Lewis
CEMETERIES & GENEALOGY Warren County, Georgia And Immediate Vicinity by
Daniel Nathan Crumpton
31 Dec 1840 HENRY mentioned alongside land Alpheus Fuller sold that was original grant of Wells Walker Book 6 Pages 79-80 p. 300
9 Sep 1844 HENRY Witnessed a deed where Jacob Burkhalter sold land to John J. Davis Book X Page 144 p. 279
3 Feb 1845 HENRY Land alongside S. J. Lazenby, F. S. Burkhalter & C. S. Skidmore mentioned in deed where Alpheus Fuller sold land Book X Pages 31-2 p. 274
2 Sep 1845 HENRY Land alongside Betsey Lazenby, John Persons, Henry Hight, & Rebecca Lewis mentioned in deed where Jacob Burkhalter sold land to John L. Burkhalter Book X Page 110 p. 278
9 Nov 1849 HENRY Sold land to Turner Conaway Book Y Page 202 - witnesses were Thomas S. Fuller & Z. M. Wilder p. 305
21 Jul 1856 HENRY Deeded to wife Epsy all interest in her mother's estate - from Nancy Dozier's will Book Z Page 245-6 p. 339
4 Jul 1828 William Bray gave toast 4th of July Celebration 1828 at Reynold's Mills p. 154
1 Jan 1829 William Bray had letter in P.O. p. 157
Conaway, Turner (or Conway): Private Oct 5, 1862. Substitute for Albert Holliman. Captured at Gettysburg, Pa. July 2 1863. Died of disease at Fort Delaware, Del. May 23, 1864. p. 419
19 Oct 1846 Turner Bought land p. 282
29 Nov 1847 Turner Bought land p. 389
7 Feb 1851 Turner Witnessed deed p. 321
29 Jul 1854 Turner Land mentioned in deed p. 343
1 Dec 1857 Turner Sold land p. 348
1 Nov 1858 Turner Land mentioned in deed p. 354
12 Nov 1858 Turner Bought land p. 289
31 Mar 1830 William Letter in P.O. p. 161
WARREN COUNTY, GEORGIA 1793-1900 GENEALOGY II
HENRY, NANCY, EPSEY CONAWAY
P16 NEW PROVIDENCE BAPTIST CHURCH: The original records are on file at Mission Center, 207 North Jefferson St., Washington, Ga.
Early members from record Book for Baptist Church of Christ at New Providence Baptist constituted August the 24 day 1835:
Females Received by Experience: ...Bray, Epsy;... CONAWAY (CORNAWAY), NANCY,...
p43 Minutes Inferior Court - 1839-1850 3 Nov 1845:page 297: Bray, Epsy was
unable to support her illegitimate male child. The sum of $5.00 was to be paid
to Dozier, James L., an agent for the child, for the support and benefit of the
said child: page 299: Fuller, John the reputed father of the illegitimate child
of Bray, Epsy; gave bond with security in the Clerks Office; it was ordered by
the court that the clerk deliver bond over to Gibson, William, Attorney at Law
to be sued upon. page 300: The Inferior Court of Warren County vs. Fuller, John
and Dennis, Richmond. [p218
p73 New Providence Baptist Church - cont. Females Belonging to New Providence Church: ...24 Oct 1835, CONAWAY by exp.;... [NANCY] p92 Minutes of Ordinary (May 3, 1858 - Dec 1859) page 84: Lewis, Walter F., having a paper proposing to be the last will and testament of CONOWAY, HENRY, deceased, and it appearing to the court sworn testimony of Lewis, Walter F.; Hill, Robert C.; and Cody, Benjamin the subscribing witnesses; it is ordered by the court to be admitted to Record:...
p93 page 123: Wilder, Rabun M. (temporary Administrator with the will annexed upon the estate of CONOWAY, HENRY, deceased) petitions to sell all perishable property of the estate...
p108 New Providence Baptist Church - cont. List of Female Members Belonging to New Providence Church at the Commencement of J. M. Lanfords Clerkship: ...25 Oct 1835, CARNAWAY, NANCY by exp., by death 29 Oct 1845; ...20 Jul 1857 Conoway, Ann by exp.;
p121 Guardians Bond (1856-1890) 9 Jan 1860 Page 63: Chapman Benjamin (Principal) and Lewis, W. F. (Security) are held and firmly bound to the Ordinary of the court for the sum of $100.00; the condition of the bond is that if Chapman, Benjamin (appointed guardian for Beary, Birom, minor of Conway, Epsy) conducts the guardian ship according to law, then the bond will be void; Cody, Henry R. (Ordinary):... [his name was Byron Bray]
p156 New Providence Baptist Church - cont List of Female Members: 1 Jan 1865, Conaway, Mary by exp., by death 3 Jul 1865 9 Oct 1835, CONAWAY, EPSEY by letter;... [NANCY] Conaway, Epsy, restored exp.;... [no date - most were 1866 in that paragraph]
p160 1892 List ... Conaway, Epsy;...
p163 Wills (1810-1829) page 101-103 Will of Philip Brantley made 18 Mar 1819, probated 7 Jun 1824 wife: Polly: sons; Benjamin; Jepthah; John: Daughters; Breen, Frankey, walker, Hannah; Pruitt, Catherine; Hight, Phoebe; Gibson, Polly: also lists grandchildren.. witness: CONAWAY, HENRY...[could Polly be the wife of Philip Conaway - Margaret (Henry's mother) & this be her second marriage - the age would be right?]
p174 Wills (1852-1897) page 73-4 CONOWAY, HENRY: Made 20 Jan. 1858; Probated (?): Wife; Epsy: Sons;' Turner; William; Charles; Benjamin: Step-son; Bray, Byron: Daughters; Fleming, Sarah; Henly, Mary; Scott, Nancy: Sons-In-Law; Fleming, (?); Henly, Thomas; Scott, James T.: Grandchildren; Mentioned: Executor; Lewis, Walter F.: Witness; Hill, Robert C. Cody Benjamin, Lewis, Walter F.
p290 Poor School Fund (1856-1867) Page 14 Tuition of ...Bray, B.: 1 Apr 1856
p340 Minutes of Court (1858-1859 page 54: Nov Term 1858: Lewis,Walter F. having propounded a paper purporting to be the last will and testament of CONOWAY, HENRY, deceased. Upon testimony of subscribing witnesses Lewis, Walter F.: Hill, Robert C. and Cody, Benjamin. It is ordered by the court to be admitted to record:
p385 Warren County Court of Ordinary - "Book B" bonds of Administrators 1835-1861 page 412: CONAWAY, HENRY, deceased; Wilder, Rabun M., Administrator. (4 Jan 1858). page 413-417:...
p494 Deed Records Office of the Clerk of Superior Court Warren County Courthouse Warrenton, Georgia 30828 December 1875 - May 1877 Date of Deed Name ID Book/Page 6 Oct 1837 CONNOWAY, HENRY AL (Adjoining Landowner) FF/174 Mims, David S (Seller) Lazenby, Samuel J. B (Buyer)
p588 pgs 145 & 146: ...1 Jan 1859: Wilder, Rabun M. Granted LOA with the
Will annexed on the estate of CONAWAY, HENRY decd. p188 Warren County First Book
of Marriage Records (24 March 1794 - 20 March 1814): Date
p202 Warren County Marriages (1811-1825) Bray, William Dozier, Epsey 31 Jan 3 Feb 1824 239
p210 Warren County marriages (1824-1835) Connaway, William Grizzle, Sally 1 Sep 2 Sep 1832 229
p212 Warren County Marriages (1833-1848)
Hendley, Thomas H. Conoway, Mary 6 Apr 7 Apr 1836 39
p221 Warren County Marriages (1848-1855)
p40 Minutes - Inferior Court - 1839-1850 14 Feb 1844 p229 Jury Drawn for August 1844 Term: ...Connaway, Turner;...
p56 Minutes - Inferior Court September 7, 1846 thru January 6, 1851 6 Dec 1847 page 54: ...Ordered that Conway, Turner, be appointed guardian of the property of his children (Elizabeth Ann and Benjamin Franklin):...
p61 6 May 1850 page 121: Received and Passed these returns:
p70 Minutes & Writs - Inferior Court 1852-1856 13 Aug 1855 page 134:
...Chapman, Benjamin vs. Conaway, Turner:...
p146 3 Dec 1866 page 162: Jackson, Aaron (Principal) and McGinty, R. R. (Security) are held and firmly bound to the Ordinary for the sum of $800.00; The condition of the obligation is that is Jackson, Aaron (Administrator for Conaway, Turner deceased) carries out all duties as administrator according to law, the bond will be void; Cody, Henry R. (Ordinary):...
p336 Record C (1833-1855) 6 Dec 1847 Conaway, Turner is appointed guardian of Conaway, Elizabeth Ann; Conaway, Benjamin Franklin, minors of Conaway, Turner, now living. (page 167):
p342 Minutes (1868-1876) page 8: Dec 1868: Petition of Jackson Aaron, Administrator of Conaway, Turner for Letters of Dismission from said trust:
p444 Deed Records Office of the Clerk of Superior Court Warren County Courthouse Warrenton, Georgia 30828 December 1875 -May 1877 Date of Deed Name ID Book/Page 18 Jan 1850 Conaway, Turner T (Trustee) DD/150
p582 Estate Docket Jan 9, 1851 - Nov 29, 1866 25 Feb 1851: ...?: Jackson, Samuel, & Conoway, Turner securities of Taylor, Warren, guardian
p591 pgs 245 & 246: ...17 Oct 1866: Jackson, Aaron applies for LOA on estate of Conaway, Turner
p597 Records/Returns 1849-1853 page 86: 2 Apr 1850 Conaway Elizabeth A.; Conaway, Benjamin F. minors of Conaway, Turner, now living. Amount to minors from estate of Jackson, Aaron as grandfather.
p598 pg157: ...28 Mar 1851: Conaway, Benjamin F. & Elizabeth Ann
p599 pg 247: ...12 Apr 1852: Coneway, Turner guardian of Coneway Benjamin and
p604 Inferior Court Minutes Years of 1848-1860 page 3213 Aug 1850: We the
citizens of Warren County living in the vicinity of Fountain Camp Ground
petition for an order to locate a public road. ...Conaway, Turner...
p92 New Providence Baptist Church - List of Female Members
p174 Wills (1852-1897) page 47-49: Geesling, Samuel probated 1 Sept 1856:
Daughters; Conway, Mary J.; ...Sons-in-Law; Conway, Charles...
WARREN COUNTY, GEORGIA, LAND RECORDS VOLUME ONE
by Daniel Nathan Crumpton
1794 Tax Digest - No Turnerís or Conaways
[Note from Dianne:NANCY TURNER born about 1781 probably not born in Warren Co., Ga.]
1805 Tax Digest
p221 John Turner - Capt J. B. Flournoyís District 65 acres on Long Creek - Land from Grantee Camp & land by Campís land.
[Note from Dianne: Long Creek is Near Rocky Comfort Creek & Joeís Creek in South Warren Co. This is probably where NANCY TURNER lived when she married HENRY CONAWAY.]
1818 Tax Digest
p264 John Turner District 155 150 acres on Harts Creek next to Brantley
p264 James Turner - no statistics
p265 HENRY CONNAWAY - no statistics
[Note from Dianne: my guess is that they were living together on Johnís land - Henry Conaway & James Turner didnít own land at this time. Hartís Creek is in District 155 in the NE part of Warren Co. by Wilkes & by Fountain Campground - they apparently moved there between 1805 & 1818.]
1849 Tax Digest - District 155
p293 HENRY CONAWAY 130 acres
p293 Turner Conaway 170 acres
[Note from Dianne: HENRY CONAWAY now has land - Iím guessing it is part of John Turnerís 150 acres on Hartís creek & HENRY CONAWAY bought or inherited when John Turner died 1827 intestate.]
P294 - Spivey Fuller, Samuel J. Lazenby, & R. C. Hill p293 Jacob Burkhalter - see below in deed
[Note from Dianne: 1849 HENRY CONAWAY deeded his 130 acres to son Turner Conaway - part of Turnerís 170 acres could have been HENRYís 130 acres - depending on when the land was sold & tax was levied. Deed said 130 acres in District 155 next to Fuller, Buchhalter & Lazenby.
1857 Turner Conaway sold this land to Robert C. Hill - 130 acres - reserving 20 for HENRY to live on until his death - S. J. Lazenby on the North, B. Cody on the East, R. C. Hills on the South, etc.]
1858 Tax Digest - District 155
p314 HENRY CONERWAY - no statistics - [Note from Dianne: because he had sold his land]
p314 Turner Conerway - no statistics - [Note from Dianne: no statistics because he had sold his land - I think when HENRY CONAWAY had no statistics in 1818 it was because he didnít own land - look at the timing. HENRY deeded the land to Turner & Turner sold it 1857 just before the next tax date in 1858.]
p314 Bryn Cody - see above in deed
p315 R. C. Hill - see above
p316 S. J. Lazenby - see above
[ Note from Dianne: If you follow the migration pattern of the land of John Turner & the area they lived at the tax time - they moved up from Joeís creek to Rocky Comfort creek to Long creek to Hartís creek - they started near Hancock & Glascock counties. John Turner was on Long creek 1805 - just before HENRY CONAWAY & NANCY TURNER married - Long creek is near Glascock & Hancock counties. So they may have migrated from that area before the marriage. It looks like they may have come up through the southern part of Warren Co instead of down through Wilkes as I originally thought.]
HENRY CONAWAY Deed Warren Co., Ga 1849 Bk Y page 202
This Indenture made this ninth day of
This Indenture made this twenty first day of
State of Georgia ) This Indenture made this the
first day of
Georgia In the name of God, Amen
I HENRY CONAWAY of Said State and County being of Sound and composed mind and Memory, deem it right and proper that I should dispose of the little property both as respects my self's and family to my wish, do therefore Make declare and publish this as my last will and Testament, hereby annulling and revoking all others made by me of a prior date.
Item 1. I desire and direct that all my Just debts be paid by my Executor herein after named without delay.
Item 2. I give and bequeath to my wife Epsy Conaway (in addition to the property given by Said wife by deed of gift, which I hereby confirm) the Sum of Fifty dollars from my Estate to be paid over to her by my Executor immediately after my debts are paid, which is all my Said wife is to receive from my Estate.
Item 3. I give to my son Turner Conaway the Sum of one dollar which is the entire Sum I desire he Shall receive from my Estate.
Item 4. I give to my daughter Nancy Scott, wife of James F. Scott, the sum of One dollar, which is the entire amount I desire She shall receive from my Estate.
Item 5. I give to my Step-son Byron Bray, son of my Wife, A Red and white Heifer about two years old.
Item 6. I give and bequeath the residue of my property both real and personal
to my children and grandchildren named in this Item, with the restrictions
hereinafter Specified in reference to my Daughter, Share and Share alike; namely
William Conaway, Charles Conaway, and Benjamin Conaway,
my three sons, and my two daughters and their children, Sarah Fleming and her
children, and Mary Henly and her children, wife of Thomas Henly, the
distributive Shares of my Said two daughters, not to be subject to the debts of
their husbands, nor to be controlled by their husbands.
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