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Connely, Samuel

Born: 1804 Augusta County, Virginia

Died: 1878-11-20 Edgar County, Illinois


Samuel Connely was an early settler of Edgar County, Illinois, and purchased 40 acres of land in 1837. Connely represented Edgar County in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1836-1838, after Augustus C. French resigned his seat. In 1850, Connely was working as a County Judge and was living with his wife Ruth and four children, owning $5,000 in real estate. He won election to the Illinois House of Representatives and represented Edgar County again from 1857-1858.

Gravestone, Edgar Cemetery, Paris, IL; The History of Edgar County, Illinois (Chicago: William Le Baron, Jr., 1879), 565; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Vermilion County, 291:159, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 205, 221; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Edgar County, IL, 198.