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Connely, Samuel

Born: 1804 Augusta County, Virginia

Died: 1878-11-20 Edgar County, Illinois

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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.