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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Erwin McCoy Conner and Mary A. Rhodes Part II


Erwin McCoy Conner and Mary A. Rhodes (or Mary Williams) are my Great-Great-Great Grandparents.

Erwin McCoy Conner was born between 1839-1840 in Rutherford County, NC to Isaac Jackson Conner (DOB 1817-1820 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD After 1871 in Rutherford County, NC) and Adaline Thomason (DOB 1816-1826 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD After 1870 in Rutherford County, NC). Erwin McCoy Conner was the 2nd of 8 children. He had an older brother named James Conner. James was born about 1835 in Rutherford County, NC. He was with the family in the 1850 U.S. Census but I found no further record of him after that. It's possible he died before the War of Northern Aggression. It's also possible that he fought. Although there are some possibilities in the rosters of Confederate soldiers, none could be shown as definitively him.

Erwin McCoy Conner had 3 younger brothers named Joseph Washington "Wash" Conner, Thomas Conner and William M. Conner and 3 younger sisters named Martha "Mattie" Conner, Emily Conner and Ursilla/Lucilla Conner.

1) James Conner (DOB About 1835 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD ? in ? ) married ?.

2) Erwin McCoy Conner

3) Joseph Washington Conner (DOB 7/15/1845 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 2/9/1917 in Bills Creek, Rutherford County, NC) married Cynthia Catherine Flynn (DOB 9/13/1848 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 5/31/1937 in Bills Creek, Rutherford County, NC). They had 12 children: Serelda Evline Conner Robertson, John Alexander Conner, Lillian Adaline Conner Skipper, Louisa A. Conner Jackson, Major Henry Porter Conner, Ina Jane Conner Dalton, Mary Louvada Conner, Martha Ella Conner Robertson, Thomas Twitty Conner, Corris Columbus Conner, Sallie Matilda Conner Davis, Edgar Beam Conner.

4) Thomas Conner (DOB About 1847 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD ? in ? ) married Sarah A. ? (DOB About 1850 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD ? in ? ). They had one son that I know of named Joseph Conner (DOB About 1869 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD ? in ? ). I was able to follow him in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 U.S. Censuses but found no further record of this family after 1870.

5) Martha "Mattie" Conner (DOB About 1849 in Chimney Rock, Rutherford County, NC; DOD 1/22/1918 in Gilkey, Rutherford County, NC) married James Thomas Wilson (DOB 12/4/1846 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 6/13/1923 in Clinchfield, Marion, McDowell County, NC). They had 6 children: Julia Ann Wilson Early, Dovie Lodicey Wilson Nix, Fannie Wilson, Sarah Wilson, George F. Wilson, Carado "Carrie" Wilson Seagle.

6) William M. Conner (DOB About 1850 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD ? in ? ) married Mary A. Nix (DOB About 1853 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD ? in ? ). They had 5 children that I am aware of: James Cletus Conner, Virgil C. Conner, Francis M. Henry Baxter Robert Conner, Samuel Conner and Thomas Edgar Conner. I was able to follow this family through 1860, 1870, 1880 U.S. Censuses but lost them after that. I was only able to find James Cletus Conner and his family until he died, Francis M. Henry Baxter Robert Conner until the 1910 U.S. Census (he must have died between 1910-1920 as his children are living with others in 1920) and Thomas Edgar Conner until his death. I couldn't find the other children or their parents after the 1880 U.S. Census.

7) Emily Conner (DOB ABout 1852 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD ? in ? ) married ?. I was only able to find her in the 1860 and 1870 U.S. Census. I couldn't find a marriage record of her.

8) Ursilla Conner (aka Lucilla Conner Wilson)(DOB About 1855 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD ? in ? ) married Jonathon Wilson (DOB About 1852 in NC; DOD 4/9/1935 in Forest City, Rutherford County, NC). They were married 2/24/1875 in Rutherford County, NC. I found no further record of Ursilla after their marriage. I believe Jonathon Wilson remarried to Elizabeth "Lizzie" Dalton on 5/16/1877 in Rutherford County, NC. If that marriage record is the same Jonathon Wilson, then Ursilla died between 1875-1877.


Erwin McCoy Conner lived with his family in Rutherford County, NC.



1850 U.S. Census of Bills Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina; Roll: M432_644; Page: 329B; Image: 205, Dwelling 1414 and 1415 and 1416 and 1419 and 1420, Family 1462 and 1463 and 1464 and 1667 and 1668, "Jackson Canner" and "Isaac Cornor" and "William Conner" (sic, it is Jackson Conner, Isaac Conner and William Conner), "Marcus Crawford", "Margaret Conner"
Jackson Cannor, 30 yrs old (DOB 1820), M(ale), W(hite), Labor, Real Estate Value $50, Born in NC
Adaline Cannor, 31 yrs old (DOB 1819), F, W, Born in NC
James Cannor, 15 yrs old DOB 1835), M, W, Born in NC, Attends school
Ervin Cannor, 10 yrs old (DOB 1840), M, W, Born in NC, Attends School
Joseph Cannor, 7 yrs old (DOB 1843), M, W, Born in NC
Thomas Cannor, 3 yrs old (DOB 1847), M, W, Born in NC
Martha Cannor, 1 yrs old (DOB 1849), F, W, Born in NC
Nancy Thomason, 65 yrs old (DOB 1785), F, W, Born in NC
Isaac Cannor, 49 yrs old (DOB 1801), M, W, Farmer, $100 Real Estate Value, Born in NC
Rosana Cannor, 45 yrs old (DOB 1805), F, W, Born in NC
Susannah Cannor, 17 yrs old (DOB 1833), F, W, Born in NC, Attends School
Cyntha Cannor, 14 yrs old (DOB 1836), F, W, Born in NC, Attends school
Samuel Cannor, 12 yrs old (DOB 1838), M, W, Born in NC, Attends school
William Cannor, 10 yrs old (DOB 1840), M, W, Born in NC, Attends school
Sophiar Cannor, 6 yrs old (DOB 1844), F, W, Born in NC
Calvin Cannor, 4 yrs old (DOB 1846), M, W, Born in NC
William Canner, 52 yrs old (DOB 1798), M, W, Farmer, $100 Real Estate Value, Born in NC
Elizabeth Conner, 52 yrs old (DOB 1798), F, W, Born in NC
Atta Conner, 17 yrs old (DOB 1833), F, W, Born in NC
Johnathon Conner, M, W, Born in NC
Albert Conner, 12 yrs old (DOB 1838), M, W, Born in NC
Marcus Crawford, 28 yrs old (DOB 1822), M(ale), W(hite), House carpenter, Born in NC
Martha Crawford, 25 yrs old (DOB 1825), F, W, Born in NC
Louisa Crawford, 4/12 mos old (DOB 1850), F, W, Born in NC
William Crawford, 12 yrs old (DOB 1838), M, W, Born in NC
Margaret Connor (sic), 30 yrs old (DOB 1820), F, W, Head, Born in NC


McCoy Conner married Mary A. between the 1850 and 1860 U.S. Censuses. Mary was born 1834-1836 in Henderson County, NC to unknown parents. You see, two of their sons have their mother with different names on their death certificate. Mack Coy Conner has his mother as Mary A. Rhodes and William Washington Conner's death certificate has his mother as Mary A. Williams. If her maiden name was Mary Rhodes than there is a possibility that her parents were a Chapman Rhodes and Cynthia Coggswell. But I don't know and I don't know who her parents could be if she was a Williams.

1860 U.S. Census of Fairview, Buncombe County, NC, Series M653, Roll 889, Pg 248, HeritageQuest.com, Dwelling 25, Family 25, Lines 16-18, "E. McConner", sic
E. McConner, 21 yrs old (DOB 1839), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $150 Real Estate Value, $200 Personal Estate Value, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Mary McConner, 24 yrs old (DOB 1836), F, W, Domestic, Born in NC
Menerva McConner (sic), 1 yrs old (DOB 1859), F, W, Born in NC

Erwin McCoy and Mary Conner had 4 children:
1) Manerva Louisa Conner (aka Lou Conner)(DOB 10/20/1858 in Henderson County, NC; DOD 3/1/1931 in Gerton, Henderson County, NC) married W. John Mangus Bradley (DOB 7/16/1860 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 2/10/1945 in Forest City, Rutherford County, NC). They had Burgin Lee Bradley, Floyd Washington Bradley, Grady Eli Bradley, Mollie M. Bradley, McCoy Bradley, Dollie Bradley Carver, Rhoda Bradley Wilkerson.

2) William Washington Conner (DOB 9/15/1860 in Madison County, NC; DOD 9/29/1939 in Madison County, NC) married Lydia Kate Fisher (DOB 1/1865 or 1/1867 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 12/3/1939 in Alexander, Buncombe County, NC). They had Vesta M. Conner, John Bunyon Connor, Mollie Jennie Conner.

3) McCoy Conner (DOB 7/24/1861 in Henderson County, NC; DOD 2/7/1950 in Madison County, NC) married Margaret Alice Ensley (DOB 10/10/1859 in Madison County, NC; DOD 12/2/1938 in Bluff, Madison County, NC). They had Lillian Vianna Conner Reese, William S. Conner, Minnie Lee Conner Fowler, James Coy Connor, Hattie Louester Conner Keith Holt, Floyd Washington Connor, William Jeter Connor, Alice Conner, Fred Conner and Gertrude Conner Knipp. My direct ancestor being my Great Great Grandfather.

4) Grady Eli Connor (DOB 6/7/1866 in NC; DOD 8/29/1935 in Marshall, Madison County, NC) married Dosha Thula Lankford (DOB 12/14/1884 in Buncombe County, NC; DOD 6/17/1951 in Marshall, Madison County, NC). They had Charlie Plato Connor, Laura Grace Conner, Geneva Pearl Conner Tweed, General Vance Conner, Clara Lavina Conner Davis, Annie Lee Connor.

If you do the math, Eli Grady Conner cannot be Mary A. Rhodes/Williams and Ervin McCoy Conner's son. Eli Grady Conner was born in 1867 about 5 years after Ervin McCoy Conner had died. But in the 1870, 1880 Censuses he is living with her and in the 1900 Census she is living with him and his family and is listed as his mother. I have been told that she was engaged to a man but he was also killed during the War and Grady Eli Conner was his son. The man's last name may have been "Pryor" or "Payne". I have not verified this so take it with a grain of salt until you find proof. Here is Grady Eli Connor's death certificate:

Death Certificate #314, Registration District #58-00, Certificate #20, Grady Eli Connor (sic), DOD 8/29/1935 at Route 1, Marshall, Madison County, NC
Usual Residence: Route 1, Marshall, Madison County, NC
Male, White, Married to Mrs. Dosha Connor
DOB 1866 in NC, 69 yrs old
Occupation: Farmer, last date he worked at this occupation: 1933
Father: John Connor born in NC
MotherRodey Roach (sic) born in NC
Informant: Miss Venie Connor (sic, his daughter was Lavenia Conner) of Marshall, NC
DOD 8/29/1935. Physician attended deceased from 4/1935 to 8/1935 and last saw him alive on 8/25/1935. Death occurred at 10:30pm
Cause of death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis (duration since 1933)
Contributory cause: adenomatous goiter (duration about 10-15 yrs ago)
Burial: 8/31/1935 at Flint Hill Cemetery
Undertaker: O.C. Rector, Marshall, NC

I haven't been able to find this John Conner and Rhoda Roach yet. There are only 2 explanations for the relationship between Eli and Mary A. Rhodes Conner....1) He was illegitimate and his death certificate is incorrect (I have definitely seen that before), or 2) He was adopted by her after his parents died and they considered each other as mother and son. I have had contact with a descendant from the General Vance Conner (son of Grady Eli Conner and Dosha Thula Lankford) family and she supported the story that Eli is an illegitimate son of Mary's. It seems she met a man named Pryor or Payne and was going to marry him but he was killed at the end of the War too and she was pregnant when he died. She honored this son, Grady Eli Conner, with her husband's last name. My source said that this was not a secret within the immediate family and Eli was treated as a Conner all his life. Which speaks highly of the Conner family. Eli knew of his parentage and his mother told him that she was fortunate to have known love in her lifetime. I still don't know why his death certificate had the wrong parents listed.

I did notice that in 1870 all 4 siblings are living with Mary A. Rhodes Conner. They were young. But in the 1880 Census only Minerva and little Eli are living with Mary A. Rhodes Conner although McCoy and Washington Conner are only 19 and 20 years old and are unmarried (they both married in 1885). Why would they leave their mother, sister and young brother during such hard times? I found McCoy Conner living with a Reeder family in Madison County, NC (where he settled until the day he died). I found Washington Conner living with the Hendersons in Madison County, NC just 2 houses away from where McCoy Conner was living with the Reeders. He also lived in Madison County, NC until he died. An illegitimate child might have made the children of McCoy angry with Mary and Eli. Or is it possible that they were making wages somewhere else and sending money home? And in the 1900 Census, Mary A. Rhodes Conner is living with Eli as his "Mother" and she lists that she only has 1 child and 1 child still living. What about her other 3 children by Ervin McCoy Conner? This could be a census taker's mistake or some confusion on his part. Or does it indicate a rift? Evidently Mary did visit the younger McCoy Conner and his family because my Great Grandmother Lily remembers her coming to visit.




According to Erwin McCoy Conner's granddaughter, Lillian Vianna Conner Reese, Erwin McCoy Conner had a farm when the War of Northern Aggression started. He left his farm, livestock, home, and family to fight and never returned. She said he died of  "fever".

He was a Private in the C.S.A. NC's 25th Infantry Regiment, Co. A. The 25th Infantry Regiment, formerly the 15th Volunteers, was assembled at Camp Patton, Asheville, North Carolina, in August, 1861. The following counties furnished companies for the regiment: Henderson, Jackson, Haywood, Cherokee, Transylvania, Clay, Macon, and Buncombe. It moved to Grahamville, South Carolina and remained there until March, 1862. The unit then moved back to North Carolina and arrived in Virginia on June 24. Serving in R. Ransom's and M.W. Ranson's Brigade, it fought with the army from the Seven Day's Battles to Fredericksburg, served in North Carolina, then saw action at Plymouth and Drewery's Bluff. Later the 25th participated in the long Petersburg siege south of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign. It reported 128 casualties during the Seven Days' Battles, 15 in the Maryland Campaign, 88 at Fredericksburg, and 103 at Plymouth. Many were disabled at Sayler's Creek, and on April 9, 1865, only 8 officers and 69 were present. The field officers were Colonels Thomas L. Clingman and Henry M. Rutledge; Lieutenant Colonels S.C. Bryson, St. Clair Dearing, and Matthew N. Love; and Majors John W. Francis, William S. Grady, and William Y. Morgan.

Erwin McCoy Conner was present and accounted for until he died 7/4/1862 in the Wilson Hospital Confederate Military No. 2, 401 Goldsboro Street South, Wilson, Wilson, NC. Built originally as the Wilson Female Seminary, the Italianate structure served as a Confederate hospital during the Civil War. After the war was over, 101 men who had died in the hospital and were interred locally were removed to the Maplewood Cemetery. In 1872, it became known as Wilson Collegiate Institute. It seems that it was divided up and made into 4 houses in 1898. On Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 11 am, there was an unveiling of the Civil War Trails marker for the Wilson Confederate Military Hospital Museum. It is located on 401 Goldsboro St. N. Wilson, NC 27893.

Department of Cultural Resources:
The Confederacy organized its Medical Department late in 1861 and within months, in April of 1862, the North Carolina General Military Hospital No. 2 was established in Wilson in what had once been the Wilson Female Seminary. Dr. Solomon Sampson Satchwell, who had graduated from Wake Forest College and studied medicine at New York University before serving as a military surgeon with the NC 25th Infantry, was appointed Surgeon-in-Charge. In the 1864 Confederate States Medical and Surgical Journal the Wilson hospital was listed as one of twenty-one principal hospitals in North Carolina. It served those wounded in fighting along the coast. Wilson's location on the busy Wilmington and Weldon Railroad made it a good place for a military hospital. On April 2, 1862, Confederate authorities seized the Wilson Female Academy building for that use. The 40 classrooms were turned into wards where soldiers were treated for wounds and disease. Many of the dead from the hospital were buried in nearby Maplewood Cemetery. The building here is the only surviving portion of the Academy.

Marker Text:"Confederate. Headed by Dr. S. S. Satchwell in building of the Wilson Female Seminary, which was chartered in 1859. Stood 1 1/2 blocks S.E."

The hospital made Wilson known outside of the state of North Carolina. Employing thirty-five to forty people, it also boosted the local economy. Most nurses and orderlies were unskilled soldiers; however, at least seven local women were known to have worked at the hospital as matrons. Their duties included food preparation and cleaning. The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad that ran through Wilson provided the military hospital with supplies, including ice and turpentine, used to treat fevers.

Fighting never broke out in Wilson, but, on July 20, 1863, “an immense armament of negroes and Yankees” advanced on Wilson. Reportedly, a group of invalids from the hospital and local militia defended Wilson by destroying the bridge over the Toisnot Swamp to halt the invaders. All of those who died at the hospital were buried in a mass grave. The hospital closed at the end of the war. When Wilson created a town cemetery, they were re-interred there with a Confederate monument erected over the site. Wilson Female Seminary reopened in the former hospital and received a charter as Wilson Collegiate Institute in 1872.

References:
Confederate States Medical and Surgical Journal, vol. 1, no. 10 (1864)
History of Wilson County and its Families (1985)
Patrick Valentine, The Rise of a Southern Town: Wilson, North Carolina (2002)
William S. Powell, ed., Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, V, 284—sketch by W. Conard Gass

American Civil War Soldiers
McCoy Conner, Confederacy, Enlisted in Henderson County, NC as Private on 3/14/1862 at age 22, Died on 7/4/1862 at Hospital, Wilson, Sources 16


U.S. Civil War Soldiers Records and Profiles
McCoy Conner, Residence: Henderson County, NC, Enlisted 3/14/862 at 22 yrs old as Private, Did not survive the War, DOB about 1840, Mustered out on 7/4/1862 in Hospital at Wilson.
Name: McCoy Conner
Residence: Henderson County, North Carolina, North Carolina
Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlistment Date: 14 Mar 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Henderson County, North Carolina
State Served: North Carolina
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, North Carolina 25th Infantry Regiment on 14 Mar 1862. Mustered out on 04 Jul 1862 at Hosp, Wilson.
Birth Date: abt 1840
Sources: North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster


U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865
Name: McCoy Conner
Birth Date: abt 1840
Age: 22
Enlistment Date: 1862
Military Unit: Twenty-fifth Infantry


U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
McCoy Conner, Confederate, Enlisted in Co. A, 25th NC Infantry Regiment as a Private, Film #M230 Roll 8.
Name: McCoy Conner
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: North Carolina
Regiment Name: 25 North Carolina Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 25th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
Company: A
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M230 roll 8


The Roster of Confederate Soldiers
Vol. IV, Pg 79, "Conner, McCoy, NC 25th Inf, Co. A"


HendersonHeritage.com
18. Conner, Francis M. died of wounds in a hospital outside of Petersburg, Va. The exact date of his death was not reported. He was transferred to the hospital (most likely at Richmond) on 6-18-1864. He was wounded 6-17-1864 at Meade’s Assaults (Second Battle of Petersburg) during the Siege of Petersburg. (Petersburg National Battlefield)
...
Died in War of Disease
19. Conner, Alexander died of disease 3-22-1862 at Grahamville, S.C.
...
Died during the War of Unspecified Causes
5. Conner, McCoy died 7-4-1862 in Wilson, N.C.
6. Conner, Robert J. died 4-22-1862 in Kinston, N.C. He was possibly wounded at the Battle of South Mills on 4-19-1862 in Camden County, N.C.
...



NC Troops, A Roster, McCoy Conner, Volume VII, Page 359



The French Broad hustler, October 08, 1908, Image 7, "Confederate Pensioners of Henderson County", Under Pensioners and Under "Widows", Line 7, Mary A. Conner, Widow of McCoy Conner, Co. A, NC 25th Regiment, Class 4, Died of Disease, Post Office Bear Wallow.

The French Broad hustler, October 08, 1908, Image 7, "Confederate Pensioners of Henderson County", Under Pensioners and Under "Widows"
Pensioners
Line 17, H.P. Connor, Co. A, NC 25th Regiment, Class 4, Wounds, Post Office Maxwell
Line 18, I.W. Conner, Co. E, NC 25th Regiment, Class 4, Sounds, Post Office Maxwell
Widows
Line 5, Adline Conner, Widow of J. Conner, Co. F, NC 62nd Regiment, Class 4, Died of (blank), Post Office Bear Wallow
Line 7, Mary A. Conner, Widow of McCoy Conner, Co. A, NC 25th Regiment, Class 4, Died of Disease, Post Office Bear Wallow
Line 8, Harriet Conner, Widow of W.A. Conner, Co. A, NC 25th Regiment, Class 4, Died of Disease, Post Office Bear Wallow

The French Broad Hustler, 10/11/1906, Image 8, "Confederate Pensioners of Henderson Co." Confederate Pensioners of Henderson Co.
What the State Democracy is Doing for Heroes of the Lost Cause and Surviving Widows in this Immediate Section
$3,242.00 Now Annually Distributed Here
114 Soldiers and 57 Widows the Beneficiaries of a Great State's Generocity, Complete List on File in Office of the State Auditor; Many Republicans Among the Number
14, Jonathon Conner, Co. F, NC 62nd, Class 4, Died of Disease, Post Office Bat Cave
19, I.W. Conner, Co. E, NC 25th, Class 4, Wounds, Post Office Maxwell
Widows
6, Adline Conner, Widow of J. Conner, Co. F, NC 62nd, Post Office Bear Wallow
8, Mary A. Conner, Widow of McCoy Conner, Co. A, NC 25th, Died of Disease, Post Office Bear Wallow
9, Harriett Conner, Widow of W.A. Conner, Co. A, NC 25th, Died of Disease, Post Office Bear Wallow
29, R.M. Garren, Widow of A.W. Conner, Co. H. NC 25th, Post Office Fletcher


1870 U.S. Census of Fairview Township #7, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC, Roll M593-1125, Pg 161, Image 326, Ancestry.com, Lines 34-38, Dwelling 21, Family 21, "Mary Conner"
Mary Conner, 36 yrs old (DOB 1834), F(emale), W(hite), Keeping House, $0 Real Estate Value, $0 Personal Estate Value, Born in NC
Louise Conner, 13 yrs old (DOB 1857), F, W, At Home, Born in NC
Washington Conner, 10 yrs old (DOB 1860), M, W, At Home, Born in NC
William Conner, 8 yrs old (DOB 1862), M, W, At Home, Born in NC
Eli Conner, 4 yrs old (DOB 1866), M, W, At Home, Born in NC


1880 U.S. Census of Edneyville, Henderson County, NC, Roll T9_967, Family History Film 1254967, Pg 237.4000; ED 95, Image 0468, Ancestry.com, House #14350987, "Mary Cormer" (sic, should be Mary Conner), Ancestry.com had her indexed but the "original image" attached to the record was incorrect. I had to go to HeritageQuest.com and found her there at Series T9, Roll 967, Pg 239, ED 95, Lines 24-26 (all the same references as Ancestry.com but the wrong original image attached to that reference)
Mary Cormer (sic, should be Mary Conner), F(emale), W(hite), 44 yrs old (DOB 1836), Widowed, Keeping House, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Lou M. Cormer (sic, Minerva Louisa Conner), F, W, 21 yrs old (DOB 1859), Daughter, Single, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Eli Cormer (sic, Eli Conner), M, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1867), Son, Farm hand, Attends school, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC


1900 U.S. Census of Fairview, Buncombe County, NC, Roll T623_1184, Pg 4B, ED 144, Ancestry.com, Lines 85-90, Dwelling 78, Family 72, "Elie Conner" (sic)
Elie Conner (sic, should be Eli), Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born June 1867, 32 yrs old, Married 1 yrs, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farmer, Can read & write, Rents farm
Karthula T. Conner (sic, should be Darthula T. Conner), Wife, W, F, Born Dec, 1885, 26 yrs old, Married 1 yrs, 0 children, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Maud L. Conner, Daughter, W, F, Born Sept, 1892, 8 yrs old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Jeray Conner (sic, should be Leroy), Son, W, M, Born Jan, 1893, 7 yrs old, born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Hector E. Conner (sic, Doctor E. Conner) Son, W, M, Born June, 1897, 2 yrs old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Mary A. Conner, Mother, W, F, Born unknown, unknown age, Widow, 1 child, 1 still living, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC

Mary Conner died between 1906-1910. She was not in the 1910 U.S. Census. She is buried at Bear Wallow Baptist Cemetery, 194 Bear Wallow Road, Gerton, Henderson County, NC Latitude: 35° 28' 51.19" N , Longitude: 82° 21' 2.81" W (35.480885 , -82.350781).


For more on Erwin McCoy Conner and Mary A. Rhodes/Williams, see Part I.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Birth of Christ


Luke 1 in the Amplified Version
Since [as is well known] many have undertaken to put in order and draw up a [thorough] narrative of the surely established deeds which have been accomplished and fulfilled in and among us. Exactly as they were handed down to us by those who from the [official] beginning of [Jesus' ministry] were eyewitnesses and ministers of the Word [that is, of the doctrine concerning the attainment through Christ of salvation in the kingdom of God]. It seemed good and desirable to me, [and so I have determined] also after having searched out diligently and followed all things closely and traced accurately the course from the highest to the minutest detail from the very first, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus. [My purpose is] that you may know the full truth and understand with certainty and security against error the accounts (histories) and doctrines of the faith of which you have been informed and in which you have been orally instructed. In the days when Herod was king of Judea there was a certain priest whose name was Zachariah, of the daily service (the division) of Abia; and his wife was also a descendant of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they both were righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord. But they had no child, for Elizabeth was barren; and both were far advanced in years. Now while on duty, serving as priest before God in the order of his division, as was the custom of the priesthood, it fell to him by lot to enter [the sanctuary of] the temple of the Lord and burn incense. And all the throng of people were praying outside [in the court] at the hour of incense [burning]. And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zachariah saw him, he was troubled, and fear took possession of him. But the angel said to him, Do not be afraid, Zachariah, because your petition was heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you must call his name John [God is favorable]. And you shall have joy and exultant delight, and many will rejoice over his birth. For he will be great and distinguished in the sight of the Lord. And he must drink no wine nor strong drink, and he will be filled with and controlled by the Holy Spirit even in and from his mother's womb. And he will turn back and cause to return many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God, And he will [himself] go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah to turn back the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient and incredulous and unpersuadable to the wisdom of the upright [which is the knowledge and holy love of the will of God]-in order to make ready for the Lord a people [perfectly] prepared [in spirit, adjusted and disposed and placed in the right moral state]. And Zachariah said to the angel, By what shall I know and be sure of this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years. And the angel replied to him, I am Gabriel. I stand in the [very] presence of God, and I have been sent to talk to you and to bring you this good news. Now behold, you will be and will continue to be silent and not able to speak till the day when these things take place, because you have not believed what I told you; but my words are of a kind which will be fulfilled in the appointed and proper time. Now the people kept waiting for Zachariah, and they wondered at his delaying [so long] in the sanctuary. But when he did come out, he was unable to speak to them; and they [clearly] perceived that he had seen a vision in the sanctuary; and he kept making signs to them, still he remained dumb. And when his time of performing priestly functions was ended, he returned to his [own] house. Now after this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant, and for five months she seculded herself entirely, saying, [I have hid myself] because thus the Lord has dealt with me in the days when He deigned to look on me to take away my reproach among men.


Now in the sixth month [after that], the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee named Nazareth, to a girl never having been married and a virgin engaged to be married to a man whose name was Joseph, a descendant of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, Hail, O favored one [endued with grace]! The Lord is with you! Blessed (favored of God) are you before all other women! But when she saw him, she was greatly troubled and disturbed and confused at what he said and kept revolving in her mind what such a greeting might mean. And the angel said to her, Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found grace (free, spontaneous, absolute favor and loving-kindness) with God. And listen! You will become pregnant and will give birth to a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus. He will be great (eminent) and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to Him the throne of His forefather David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob throughout the ages; and of His reign there will be no end. And Mary said to the angel, How can this be, since I have no [intimacy with any man as a] husband? Then the angel said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you [like a shining cloud], and so the holy (pure, sinless) Thing (Offspring) which shall be born of you will be called the Son of God. And listen! Your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is now the sixth month with her who was called barren. For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment. Then Mary said, Behold, I am the handmaiden of the Lord; let it be done to me according to what you have said. And the angel left her. And at that time Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country to a town of Judah. And she went to the house of Zachariah and, entering it, saluted Elizabeth. And it occurred that when Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with and controlled by the Holy Spirit. And she cried out with a loud cry, and then exclaimed, Blessed (favored of God) above all other women are you! And blessed (favored of God) is the Fruit of your womb! And how [have I deserved that this honor should] be granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, the instant the sound of your salutation reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed (happy, to be envied) is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of the things that were spoken to her from the Lord.

The Visitation, Juan Correa De Vivar(1539 -1552), The Museum Del Prado
Mary's Magnificat

And Mary said,
My soul magnifies and extols the Lord.
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has looked upon the low station and humiliation of His handmaiden.
For behold, from now on all generations [of all ages] will call me blessed and declare me happy and to be envied!
For He Who is almighty has done great things for me-and holy is His name [to be venerated in His purity, majesty and glory]!
And His mercy (His compassion and kindness toward the miserable and afflicted) is on those who fear Him with godly reverence,
From generation to generation and age to age.
He has shown strength and made might with His arm;
He has scattered the proud and haughty in and by the imagination and purpose and designs of their hearts.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of low degree.
He has filled and satisfied the hungry with good things,
And the rich He has sent away empty-handed [without a gift].
He has laid hold on His servant Israel [to help him, to espouse his cause], in remembrance of His mercy.
Even as He promised to our forefathers, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.

And Mary remained with her [Elizabeth] for about three months and [then] returned to her [own] home. Now the time that Elizabeth should be delivered came, and she gave birth to a son. And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown great mercy on her, and they rejoiced with her. And it occurred that on the eighth day, when they came to circumcise the child, they were intending to call him Zachariah after his father. But his mother answered, Not so! But he shall be called John. And they said to her, None of the your relatives is called by that name. And they inquired with signs to his father [as to] what he wanted to have him called. Then Zachariah asked for a writing tablet and wrote, His name is John. And they were all astonished. And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he began to speak, blessing and praising and thanking God. And awe and reverential fear came on all their neighbors; and all thses things were discussed throughout the hill country of Judea. And all who heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying Whatever will this little boy be then? For the hand of the Lord was [so evidently] with him [protecting and aiding him].

Zachariah's Benedictus
Now Zachariah his father was filled and controlled by the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying,


"Blessed (praised and extolled and thanked) be the Lord, the God of Israel,
because He has come and brought deliverance and redemption to His people!
And He has raised up a Horn of salvation [a mighty and valiant Helper, the Author of salvation] for us in the house of David His servant-
This is as He promised by the mouth of His holy prophets from the most ancient times [in the memory of man]-
That we should have deliverance and be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who detest and pursue us with hatred;
To make true and show the mercy and compassion and kindness [promised] to our forefathers and to remember and carry out His holy covenant [to bless, which is all the more sacred because it is made by God Himself].
That covenant He sealed by oath to our forefather Abraham:
To grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our foes, might serve Him fearlessly in holiness (divine consecration) and righteousness (in accordance with the everlasting principles of right] within His presence all the days of our lives.

And you, little one, shall be called a prophet of the Most High;
For you shall go on before the face of the Lord to make ready His ways,
To bring and give the knowledge of salvation to His people in the forgiveness and remission of their sins.
Because of and through the heart of tender mercy and loving-kindness of our God,
A Light from on high will dawn upon us and visit [us] to shine upon and give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
To direct and guide our feet in a straight line into the way of peace. "

John The Baptist by Titian
And the little boy grew and became strong in spirit; and he was in the deserts (wilderness) until the day of his appearing to Israel [the commencement of his public ministry].


Matthew Chapter 1: 19-25 in the Amplified Version
And her [promised] husband Joseph, being a just and upright man and not willing to expose her publicly and to shame and disgrace her, decided to repudiate and dismiss (divorce) her quietly and secretly.

But as he was thinking this over behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, descendant of David, do not be afraid to take Mary [as] your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of (from out of) the Holy spirit. She will bear a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus [the Greek form of the Hebrew Joshua, which means Savior], for He will save His people from their sins [that is, prevent them from failing and missing the true end and scope of life, which is God]. All this took place that it might be fulfilled which the Lord had spoken throught the prophet, Behold, the virgin shall become pregnant and give birth to a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel-which, when translated, means, God with us. Then Joseph, being aroused from his sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him; he took [her to his sidea as] his wife. But he had no union with her as her husband until she had borne her firstborn Son, and he called His name Jesus.

Luke Chapter 2 in the Amplified Version
In those days it occurred that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole Roman empire should be registered. This was the first enrollment, and it was made when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all the people were going to be registered, each to his own city or town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the town of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David. To be enrolled with Mary, his espoused (married) wife, who was about to become a mother.

And while they were there, the time came for her delivery, And she gave birth to her Son, her Firstborn; and she wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room or place for them in the inn.

And in that vicinity there were shepherds living [out under the open sky] in the field watching [in shifts] over their flock by night.

And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord flashed and shone all about them, and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them,
"Do not be afraid;
"For behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people.
"For to you is born this day in the town of David a Savior,
"Who is Christ (the Messiah) the Lord!
"And this will be a sign for you [by which you will recognize Him]:
"You will find [after searching] a Baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger."

Then suddenly there appeared with the angel an army of the troops of heaven (a heavenly knighthood), praising God and saying,


"Glory to God in the highest [heaven], and on earth peace among men with whom He is well pleased [men of goodwill, of His favor]."

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, "Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing (saying) that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us." So they went with haste and [by searching] found Mary and Joseph, and the Baby lying in a manger.

And when they saw it, they made known what had been told them concerning this Child. And all who heard it were astounded and marveled at what the shepherds told them. But Mary was keeping within herself all these things (sayings) weighing and pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, just as it had been told them.

Matthew 2:1-16 in the Amplified Version
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men [astrologers] from the east came to Jerusalem, asking, Where is He Who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east at it's rising and have come to worship Him.

When Herod the king heard this, he was disturbed and troubled, and the whole of Jerusalem with him. So he called together all the chief preists and learned men (scribes) of the people and anxiously asked them where the Christ was to be born. They replied to him, In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: And you Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, you are not in any way least or insignificant among the chief cities of Judah; for from you shall come a Ruler (Leader) Who will govern and shepherd My people Israel. Then Herod sent for the wise men [astrologers] secretly, and accurately to the last point ascertained from them the time of the appearing of the star [that is, how long the star had made itself visible since its rising in the east]. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, Go and search for the Child carefully and diligently, and when you have found Him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship Him. When they had listened to the king, they went their way, and behold, the star which had been seen in the east in its rising went before them until it came and stood over the place where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they were thrilled with ecstatic joy.

And on going into the house, they saw the Child with Mary His mother, and they fell down and worshiped Him.


Then opening their treasure bags, they presented to Him gifts-gold and frankincense and myrrh. And receiving an answer to their asking, they were divinely instructed and warned in a dream not to go back to Herod; so they departed to their own country by a different way. Now after they had gone, behold an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, Get up! [Tenderly] take unto you the young child and His mother and flee to Egypt; and remain there till I tell you [otherwise], for Herod intends to search for the Child in order to destroy Him. And having risen, he took the Child and His mother by night and withdrew to Egypt and remained there until Herod's death. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, Out of Egypt have I called My Son. Then Herod, when he realized that he had been misled by the wise men, was furiously enraged, and he sent and put to death all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that territory who were two years old and under, reckoning according to the date which he had investigated diligently and had learned exactly from the wise men.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Different Christmas Wreaths

I got on the Internet and found some great ideas for wreaths! I was looking for wreaths that weren't just red and green. If you don't feel confident in making your own, you can buy wreaths. I feel intimidated by the thought of making fresh wreaths but I enjoy putting artificial wreaths together.

I liked this odd shape and the different colors...not just the normal read and green.










This wreath is different. They used scraps of wool, felt and little knitted squares. Notice the red buttons for holly berries?



Do you have some Christmas ornaments that are no longer needed on the tree? Before throwing them away, make up a Christmas wreath and use it for a few seasons. I thought this one was really pretty being gold, pink and white. Can you find the tiny creche?














This wreath is made from plastic shopping bags. That's an interesting recycling idea! Again, the colors aren't the normal reds and greens.



Another beautiful wreath made of Christmas ornaments and bead garland. I love the fresh, modern colors on this one!














This one has natural aspects to it (although it may be artificial). Peacock feathers, nuts, pomegranate and the white poinsetta.





















This one is not for me. I can't imagine putting garbage on my front door! But you have to admit it's unusual! Talk about recycling and "going green" !












This is a beautiful wreath. I like the lighter green and fuzzy ivy mixed with the evergreen. The tiny crabapples give a nice red and the red and gold berries fill it out nicely. I also liked how they wove the ribbon throughout the wreath.



Another recycling idea. This little wreath is made up of used CD's. The shiny CD surface is so reflective.














I loved the lavendar color on this one. I think it upgrades it and makes it more formal although it's a very simple wreath.













This wreath is another nice change of color. The burgundy, fuschia and pink roses mixed with the deep purple berries is very attractive.



This wreath has a frosty look with the white ribbons and the frosted pincones and pink balls. A lovely wreath!











This one is not for me but being made of feathers makes a different wreath. Brand new it's very nice looking but the dyed feathers can get dusty and faded. I know I may be silly but how do they get those feathers? Are there naked birds freezing to death somewhere?






This fresh wreath is sophisticated. With a base of magnolia leaves and eucalyptus and cedar to fringe it. Then there are crabapples, pinecones and berries.This wreath is a recycled wreath. You cover wrapping paper cardboard tubes (or paper towel or toilet paper cardboard tubes) with green felt, then cut in 2" circles. Add a fringe of green felt and red pom poms.















I don't have children but I've been to a lot of yard sales and I've seen the multitude of tiny toys that kids seem to accumulate. Here is one way to re-use some of the tiny toys that you were thinking about tossing. I thought this was imaginative and one that kids would love to make and have. I would assume that these toys are hot glued or wired on with floral wire.










I bet children would love this candy wreath too! I guess they are hot glued on? Or maybe have a pin stuck through the wrapper into the styrofoam? Someone did a lot of work.


I found this one on "Pete's Taxidermy" site. I was almost afraid to look in case there was some poor stuffed animal on the wreath somewhere. But there isn't. Someone had a clever idea of using feathers and pinecones. This might appeal to the hunters in the family.










I prefer my wreaths completely filled out with greenery but this might appeal to you. The greenery is attractively arranged.

















I like this fresh wreath. They used boxwood instead of the usually evergreen. It looks like they used baby's breath and red sedum.


Here's an idea! After you've made fresh orange juice, use the rinds to make a wreath! Actually this is very attractive. I like the orange, camellia leaves and evergreen. It's a blujeans and mink look!



Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Joseph Washington "Wash" Conner and Cynthia Catherine Flynn

Joseph Washington Conner is my third great granduncle (I have to use a relationship calculator for that one!). Our common ancestor is Isaac Jackson "Jack" Conner who is my 4th great grandfather. My direct ancestor, Erwin McCoy Conner, and Joseph Washington Conner were brothers.

Joseph Washington Conner was born 7/15/1845 in Rutherford County, NC to Isaac Jackson Conner (DOB 1817-1820 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD After 1871 in Rutherford County, NC) and Adaline Thomason (DOB 1816-1826 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD After 1870 in Rutherford County, NC). He was the 3rd of 8 known children. His two older brothers were James Conner and Erwin McCoy Conner. His younger siblings were Thomas Conner, Martha Conner Wilson, William M. Conner, Emily Conner, Ursilla Conner Wilson.



The Hickory Nut Gorge starts at the Eastern Continental Divide in Gerton, NC and runs through the communities of Gerton, Bat Cave, and Chimney Rock, and ends 10 miles later at Lake Lure--dropping about 1800 feet. Route 74 runs along it with 14 hairpin curves. The Town of Buffalo was located in what was known as Whiteside Valley. It was centered on farming and mining. There is no know record of how many people lived in the Town of Buffalo but judging by the church records of the Whiteside Valley Church of 1918 with 98 members, it can be assumed that the entire town was about 150 people. This town was often a brief stop for those heading through Hickory Nut Gorge on the Drover’s Road to Asheville, NC. The Town of Buffalo was located at about the center of what is now Lake Lure. There was a complete relocation of an entire community known as Whiteside Valley, all homes, the Whiteside Valley Church and Cemetery and the Ledbetter Store. Whiteside Valley Church was organized July 7, 1892. On August 29, 1928, the Whiteside Valley church became Chimney Rock Baptist, and is still located on that site. Most of the graves were moved to Buffalo Cemetery in the Rumbling Bald Resort. When it was known that plans for the lake to be built were going to flood the area in the 1920’s, the church members began to look for another property and ending up tearing down the original church, using the materials to build on repair the old Chimney Rock Church site.

Bill’s Creek Road starts out as a “Cherokee trail to return to the North Carolina Piedmont… The rutted mud trail became part of what was to be called “The Rutherford Trace”. Over time, the trail grew into a wagon route for Scotch-Irish settlers who were moving into the Blue Ridge. By the 1930’s the trail was paved, and was called Bill’s Creek Road, after a small stream that flowed from nearby Bill’s Mountain.” From Historic Bill’s Creek, The Bill’s Creek community was known as Uree until 1947.

First church in area was Bill’s Creek Baptist Church established around 1785.




1850 U.S. Census of Bills Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina; Roll: M432_644; Page: 329B; Image: 205, Dwelling 1414 and 1415 and 1416 and 1419 and 1420, Family 1462 and 1463 and 1464 and 1667 and 1668, "Jackson Canner" and "Isaac Cornor" and "William Conner" (sic, it is Jackson Conner, Isaac Conner and William Conner), "Marcus Crawford", "Margaret Conner"
Jackson Cannor, 30 yrs old (DOB 1820), M(ale), W(hite), Labor, Real Estate Value $50, Born in NC
Adaline Cannor, 31 yrs old (DOB 1819), F, W, Born in NC
James Cannor, 15 yrs old DOB 1835), M, W, Born in NC, Attends school
Ervin Cannor, 10 yrs old (DOB 1840), M, W, Born in NC, Attends School
Joseph Cannor, 7 yrs old (DOB 1843), M, W, Born in NC
Thomas Cannor, 3 yrs old (DOB 1847), M, W, Born in NC
Martha Cannor, 1 yrs old (DOB 1849), F, W, Born in NC
Nancy Thomason, 65 yrs old (DOB 1785), F, W, Born in NC
Isaac Cannor, 49 yrs old (DOB 1801), M, W, Farmer, $100 Real Estate Value, Born in NC
Rosana Cannor, 45 yrs old (DOB 1805), F, W, Born in NC
Susannah Cannor, 17 yrs old (DOB 1833), F, W, Born in NC, Attends School
Cyntha Cannor, 14 yrs old (DOB 1836), F, W, Born in NC, Attends school
Samuel Cannor, 12 yrs old (DOB 1838), M, W, Born in NC, Attends school
William Cannor, 10 yrs old (DOB 1840), M, W, Born in NC, Attends school
Sophiar Cannor, 6 yrs old (DOB 1844), F, W, Born in NC
Calvin Cannor, 4 yrs old (DOB 1846), M, W, Born in NC
William Canner, 52 yrs old (DOB 1798), M, W, Farmer, $100 Real Estate Value, Born in NC
Elizabeth Conner, 52 yrs old (DOB 1798), F, W, Born in NC
Atta Conner, 17 yrs old (DOB 1833), F, W, Born in NC
Johnathon Conner, M, W, Born in NC
Albert Conner, 12 yrs old (DOB 1838), M, W, Born in NC
Marcus Crawford, 28 yrs old (DOB 1822), M(ale), W(hite), House carpenter, Born in NC
Martha Crawford, 25 yrs old (DOB 1825), F, W, Born in NC
Louisa Crawford, 4/12 mos old (DOB 1850), F, W, Born in NC
William Crawford, 12 yrs old (DOB 1838), M, W, Born in NC
Margaret Connor (sic), 30 yrs old (DOB 1820), F, W, Head, Born in NC




1860 U.S. Census of Montforts Cove, Rutherford County, NC, Roll M653_913, Pg 340, Image 130, Ancestry.com, Lines 27-29, Dwelling 940, Family 940, "James Thomas"
James Thomas, 22 yrs old (DOB 1838), M(ale), W(hite), Farm Labor, $0 Real Estate Value, $30 Personal Estate Value, Born in NC
Nancy Thomas, 70 yrs old (DOB 1790), F, W, Born in NC
Washington Coner, 17 yrs old (DOB 1843), M, W, Farm Laborer, Born in NC

My 3rd great grandfather, Erwin McCoy Conner (Wash Conner's older brother) served in the War of Northern Aggression. He was in the C.S.A. NC 25th Infantry Regiment, Co A, Private. He was present or accounted for until he died in the hospital at Wilson Hospital Confederate Military No. 2, 401 Goldsboro Street South, Wilson, Wilson County, NC on 7/4/1862. Cause of death unknown but family tradition was he died of "fever".

Confederate NC Troops
25th Regiment, NC Infantry

The 25th Infantry Regiment, formerly the 15th Volunteers, was assembled at Camp Patton, Asheville, North Carolina, in August, 1861. The following counties furnished companies for the regiment: Henderson, Jackson, Haywood, Cherokee, Transylvania, Clay, Macon, and Buncombe. It moved to Grahamville, South Carolina and remained there until March, 1862. The unit then moved back to North Carolina and arrived in Virginia on June 24. Serving in R. Ransom's and M.W. Ranson's Brigade, it fought with the army from the Seven Day's Battles to Fredericksburg, served in North Carolina, then saw action at Plymouth and Drewery's Bluff. Later the 25th participated in the long Petersburg siege south of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign. It reported 128 casualties during the Seven Days' Battles, 15 in the Maryland Campaign, 88 at Fredericksburg, and 103 at Plymouth. Many were disabled at Sayler's Creek, and on April 9, 1865, only 8 officers and 69 were present. The field officers were Colonels Thomas L. Clingman and Henry M. Rutledge; Lieutenant Colonels S.C. Bryson, St. Clair Dearing, and Matthew N. Love; and Majors John W. Francis, William S. Grady, and William Y. Morgan.

The eldest, James Conner, was born About 1835 and would have been 26 yrs old when the War started. He is in the 1850 U.S. Census with his family but I couldn't find him in the 1860 U.S. Census. Had he died between 1850-1860 U.S. Census? Or did he missed being enumerated or did I miss finding him? I don't know. I found no further records of him. There were some possibilities in the Roster of Confederate Soldiers.

The Roster of Confederate Soldiers, Vol IV, Pg 78
J. Conner, NC 3rd Jr. Res. Co. I
James Conner, NC 22nd Inf. Col. (The NC 22nd was organized in Raleigh, Wake County, NC)
James B. Conner, NC 3rd Arty, (40th St Troops), Co. E (The NC 3rd Arty was organized in Raleigh, Wake County, NC)
James B. Conner, NC 12th Inf., Co. E (Became the NC 22nd)
James R. Conner, NC 1st Inf. (6 mo. '61), Co. L (The NC 1st was organized in Warren County, NC.)
James W. Conner, NC 5th Inf., Co. I (The NC 5th was organized in Halifax County, NC)
J.H. Conner, NC 62nd Inf., Co. D (The NC 62nd was organized in Waynesville, Haywood County, NC.)
These are the "Conner" possibilities but it looks like "J.H. Conner" is the closest to being James Conner but I can't prove it. There were no "Connor" possibilities that match James.

He may have died or moved before the Civil War. I would expect him to be in the same group with his brother, Erwin McCoy Conner (NC 25th) but none of the above are the NC 25th. He was 15 yrs old and with his family in the 1850 U.S. Census but he is not listed with the family in the 1860 U.S. Census.

Now I come to Wash Conner. Since Erwin McCoy Conner was in the NC 25th, you would think Wash would be also. The Roster of Confederate Soldiers, Vol IV, Pg 79, "Conner, J. Wash, NC 62nd Inf., Co. F". Is this Joseph Washington Conner?

Here are the possibilities for Wash Conner:
J. Conner, NC 3rd Jr. Res. Co. I
Joseph Conner, NC 5th Inf., Co. F
J.W. Conner, 4th Cav. (59th St. Troops), Co. K
J.W. Conner, NC Cav. 12th Bn., Co. A
J. Wash Conner, NC 62nd Inf., Co. F

These are the possibilities for Joseph Washington Conner. I would expect Joseph Washington Conner to be in the same group with his brother, Erwin McCoy Conner (NC 25th). But there are no possibilities for Wash Conner that were in the NC 25th. The closest one is "J. Wash Conner" in the NC 62nd which was organized in Waynesville, Haywood County, NC. There was a James Conner possibility that was in NC 62nd so could it be the two brothers? How would I prove/disprove it?

Joseph Wash Conner married Cynthia Catherine Flynn (aka Cynthia Caroline Flynn) on 5/28/1865 in Rutherford County, NC. Cynthia Catherine Flynn was born 9/13/1848 in Rutherford County to William "Billie" Flynn and Cynthia Bagwell. Wash Conner and Cynthia Flynn had 12 known children:

1) Serelda Evline Conner (DOB About 1868 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD About 1893 in Rutherford County, NC) married John A. Robertson (DOB 5/5/1856 in Rutherford County, NC, DOD 3/9/1931 in Mooresville, Iredell County, NC). They had Meriman M. Robertson (female) who married John W. Goins; Hester C. Robertson who married Joseph Ellenburg; Fay B. Robertson who married Claude Nathan Logan; Darina Catherine Robertson who married Lee John Robertson; and, Thomas Roscoe Robertson who married Ellen Riley. Serelda was only 25 years old when she died and their youngest child was born in 1893 so she may have died of complications of childbirth. John A. Robertson died of Cerebral hemorrhage (duration 20 mins), other contributory factors were chronic institial nephritis and hypertension.

2) John Alexander Conner (DOB 5/9/1868 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 6/13/1936 in Rutherford County, NC of Chronic interstitial nephritis) married Lillie Burgess (DOB 11/24/1871 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 6/8/1956 in Union Mills, Rutherford County, NC.

3) Lillian Adaline "Addie" Conner (DOB 9/20/1870 in Buncombe County, NC; DOD 7/26/1954 in Rutherford County, NC of Cerebral hemorrhage) married Thomas Minter Skipper (DOB 6/20/1864 in NC; DOD 3/27/1904 in Rutherford County, NC). They had Dovie Francis Skipper, Furman W. Skipper, Fred Garnell Skipper, Thurl Skipper, Ina Beatrice Skipper Davis, Garner Cleveland Skipper, Virgil Witchel Skipper and Minter Cornelius Skipper.


Photo from Jane Gouge, The home and family of Lillian Adaline Conner Skipper about 1941-1942.


4) Louisa A. Conner (DOB 10/18/1874 in Madison County, NC; DOD 11/4/1919 in West Asheville, Buncombe County, NC of Pellagra, secondary was emphysema) married William Fletcher Bynum Jackson (DOB 2/4/1872 in Polk County, NC; DOD 11/17/1934 in Asheville, Buncombe County, NC). They had Major Bynum Jackson.

5) Major Henry Porter Conner (DOB 12/15/1875 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 4/10/1963 in Rutherford County, NC of Cerebro-vascular accident due to fracture left hip. Slipped and fell.) married 1st Nannie Jane Burgess (DOB 10/12/1879 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 4/6/1909 in Rutherford County, NC). They had Cynthia Louise Conner Davis, Dora E. Conner, Rufus Roy Conner, Bessie Alma Conner Lytle, Jay Roscoe Conner. He married 2nd Alice Frady (DOB 2/14/1875 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 9/15/1960 in Gilkey, Rutherford County, NC, formerly married to a Shitte). They had one child, George Hampton Conner.

6) Ina Jane Conner (DOB 1/9/1878 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 9/23/1954 in Rutherford County, NC of Gangrene rt foot due to arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease) married Rollins Orlando Dalton (DOB 9/3/1867 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 1/12/1923 in Rutherford County, NC, "From history of case believe he died of acute endocarditis, only saw him after death"). They had Cynthia Maybelle Dalton Davis, Mary Elizabeth Dalton McDaniel, Dora Easter Dalton Walker, Rachel Lee Dalton Sisk, Joseph Barney Dalton, Annie Ruth Dalton England, William Theodore Dalton, Lillian Viola Dalton Rumfelt, Sally Jane Dalton Baily, Edna Leona Dalton, Alma Sue Dalton Hyder.

7) Mary Louvada Conner (DOB 2/16/1882 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 11/28/1938 in Old Fort, McDowell County, NC of Myocardial decompensation due to organic heart disease) married Ulysses Davis.

8) Martha Ella Conner (DOB 5/1883 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 9/16/1947 in Chimney Rock, Rutherford County, NC) married Oscar Alphonso Robertson (DOB 5/18/1880 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 5/27/1951 in Rutherford County, NC). They had Florence Elizabeth "Lizzie" Robertson McDaniel, Major Columbus Robertson, Lillian Jeannette Robertson McDaniel, Ruth Cynthia Robertson McDaniel, Ralph John Robertson, Ina Louise Robertson Wilson, Ella Maude Robertson Whitesides, Rev. Fred Logan Robertson, Daisy Cleo Robertson Noblitt, Margie Fay Robertson Tessneer, Francis Sue Robertson Wilson.

9) Thomas Twitty Conner (DOB 2/28/1885 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 9/16/1896 in Rutherford County, NC). Never married.

10) Corris Columbus Conner (DOB 4/15/1886 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 10/28/1953 in Rutherford County, NC of Coronary Thrombosis due to arteriosclerosis) married Malinda "Lindy" Fite (DOB 10/21/1895 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 2/16/1984 in Rutherford County, NC). They had Clarence Leroy Conner, Emma Geneva Rebecca Conner, Grover Cleveland Conner and Willie Corris Conner.

11) Sallie Matilda Conner (DOB 4/5/1888 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 11/12/1970 in Marion, McDowell County, NC) married Edward Logan Davis (DOB 10/20/1882 in McDowell County, NC; DOD 7/29/1968 in Marion, McDowell County, NC). They had Glenn Taft Davis, Viola Rosebud Davis Gilliam, Bessie Lee Davis Sluder, Maybelle Davis Lavendar, Adell Davis Gilliam, Pauline Thelma Davis Gilliam, Virginia Ruth Davis Condrey.

12) Edgar "Ed" Beam Conner (DOB 6/30/1892 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 11/20/1980 in Rutherford County, NC) married Lillie Minnie Crawford (DOB 7/8/1896 in Rutherford County, NC; DOD 6/18/1987 in Rutherford County, NC). They had Ellie Paralee Conner Cloninger, Nellie Easter Conner, Eva Cynthia Conner Smith, Joe C. Conner, Charles Edgar Conner, Clifford Washington Conner, Marjorie "Margie" Roena Conner Meggison.


I was unable to find Wash Conner and Cynthia Flynn in the 1870 U.S. Census.

A series of earthquakes began on 1/1/1874 centered in Bald Mountain (Rumbling Bald) at the Hickory Nut Gorge. The tremors rattled dishes and broke windows. Dust, smoke and eerie sounds emanated from the rugged peak as shocks dislodged boulders inside the mountain and opened massive fissures. Residents were terrified.


1880 U.S. Census of Chimney Rock, Rutherford County, NC, Roll T9_981, Family History Film 1254981, Pg 572.1000, ED 167, Image 0402, Ancestry.com, Line 1-9, Dwelling 34, Family 38, "J. Washington Conner"
J. Washington Conner, W(hite), M(ale), 35 yrs old (DOB 1845), Head, Married, Farmer, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Cintha C. Conner, W, F, 32 yrs old (DOB 1848), Wife, Married, Housekeeping, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Evline S. Conner, W, F, 13 yrs old (DOB 1867), Daughter, Single, Laborer, Attends school, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
John A. Conner (sic, may be Jake A. Conner), W, M, 12 yrs old (DOB 1868), Son, Laborer, Attends school, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Lillia A. Conner, W, F, 9 yrs old (DOB 1871), Daughter, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Louiza C. Conner (sic), W, F, 6 yrs old (DOB 1874), Daughter, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Juaf Henry P. Conner (sic, maybe Joseph Henry P. Conner), W, M, 4 yrs old (DOB 1876), Son, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Iner Jane Conner (sic), W, F, 2 yrs old (DOB 1878), Daughter, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Mary Louvada Conner, W, F, 3/12 mos old, Born in Febry (DOB 1880), Daughter, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC


1900 U.S. Census of Chimney Rock, Rutherford County, NC, Roll T623_1216, Pg 7A, ED 130, Ancestry.com, Lines 37-43, Dwelling 91, Family 93, "George W. Conner" (sic, should be Joseph Washington Conner)
George W. Conner, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born May, 1845, 55 yrs old, Married 35 years, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farmer, Owns farm free of mortgage
Cynthia Conner, Wife, W, F, Born Aug, 1845, 54 yrs old, Married 34 yrs, 14 children with 10 still living, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Domestic
Mary V. Conner, Daughter, W, F, Born Feby, 1881, 19 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Domestic
Ella M. Conner, Daughter, W, F, Born May, 1883, 17 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Domestic
Corris Conner, Son, W, M, Born Dec, 1888, 11 yrs old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farmer
Sallie Conner, Daughter, W, F, Born May, 1890, 10 yrs old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Domestic
Edgar Conner, Son, W, F, Born June, 1892, 7 yrs old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC

1910 U.S. Census of Broad River, Chimney Rock, Rutherford County, NC, Roll T624_1132, Pg 13A, ED 126, Image 65, Ancestry.com, Lines 40-44, Dwelling 211, Family 213, "Washington Conner" Lines 17-23, Dwelling 206, Family 208, "Major P. Canner" (sic, should be Major P. Conner)
Major P. Canner (sic), Head, M(ale), W(hite), 34 yrs old (DOB 1876), Second marriage, Married less than a year, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farm Laborer on home farm for wage, Can read and write
Alice Canner, Wife, F, W, 35 yrs old (DOB 1875), Second Marriage, Married less than a year, 2 children with 2 still living, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Own Income, Owns farm free of mortgage
Cintha Canner, Daughter, F, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1897), Single, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farm Laborer on home farm, Attends school
Boyl Canner (sic), Son, M, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1901), Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farm Laborer on home farm, Attends school
Bessie Canner, Daughter, F, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1905), Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Rosco Canner (sic), Son, M, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1907), Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Wheiston Shitte, (sic, looks like Whinston but that is still probably misspelled verson of Winston), Stepson, M, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1899), Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farm Laborer on home farm, Attends school
Leardy, Isac M. (sic) and family
Keeter, James (sic) and family
Robison, Bargan (sic) and family
Edgeston, Joshawa (sic) and family
Washington Conner , Head, W(hite), M(ale), 64 yrs old (DOB 1846), First marriage, Married 44 yrs (DOM 1866), Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farmer, General farming, Owns farm free of mortgage
Cintha Conner, Wife, F, W, 61 yrs old (DOB 1849), First marriage, Married 44 yrs, 14 children with 10 still living, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Carice Conner, Son, M, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1888), Single, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farm laborer on home farm
Edker Conner (sic, should be Edgar Conner), Son, M, W, 17 yrs old (DOB 1893), Single, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farm Laborer on home farm
George Conner, Grandson, M, W, 1 yrs old (DOB 1909), Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC

Flood of 1916
Two Category 4 hurricanes converged over western North Carolina in 1916. On July 5-6, a category 3 hurricane hit the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Florida. This was the earliest major hurricane to make landfall in U.S. history until 1957. A few days later, July 7 and 8, the weakened storm dropped heavy rainfall over the foothills and mountains of North Carolina. Normal rains continued every day from July 9 to July 14. On July 14, a category 2 hurricane made landfall along South Carolina’s coast, passing over the Charleston area. On July 15 and 16, this system reached the North Carolina mountains as a tropical storm. It had now been raining for 10 days. On July 15, in Henderson County, 10 inches of rain fell in less than 12 hours. Because of the complete ground saturation from the earlier rain, it is estimated that 90 per cent of the water resulted from the second hurricane ran off. The French Broad River crested at an estimated 21 feet, some 17 feet above flood stage. The average width of the French Broad near Asheville was 381 feet in 1916. During the flood, it was approximately 1,300 feet across. Along the Catawba River, the flooding was similar. In some locations along its path in North Carolina, the Catawba rose almost 23 feet beyond previous high-water marks. Early Sunday morning, July 16, almost every dam in Western North Carolina burst. Trees were denuded absolutely of every vestige of bark. Rocks were ground smooth. Buildings were carried away in the irresistible rush. All bridges and train trestles were totally washed away, as were the Gerton, Bearwallow, Bat Cave and Chimney Rock Post Offices. Middle Fork, between Gerton and Bat Cave, was one of the areas most affected by the flood. The sides of the mountains gave way. Many other bodies were never found, and many people who lost everything could not afford to mark their loved ones’ graves.

Flood of 1916


Mudslides washing out railroad tracks.


Citizens of Old Fort, McDowell County, NC helping to clean up after the Flood of 1916.


Joseph Washington Conner died 2/9/1917 of unknown causes. He was 71 yrs old.

NC Death Certificate #52, Registration District #81-6085, Certificate #3, J.W. Conner, DOD 2/10/1917 in Chimney Rock, Rutherford County, NC
Male, White, Married, DOB 1845 in Rutherford County, NC, 73 yrs old
Occupation: Farmer
Father: Jackson Conner Born in Rutherford County, NC
Mother: Adline Thomas born in Rutherford County, NC
Informant: M.R. Conner, Uree, R. #1
DOD 2/10/1917
Cause of death Unknown
Signed by A.A. Rucker of Uree, NC
Buried 2/11/1917 at Bill's Creek Church
Undertaker: R.L. Hoos (sic), of Rutherfordton, NC

NC Death Indexes, 1908-2004
Name: J W Conner
Race: White
Age: 73
Date of Birth: 1844
Date of Death: 10 Feb 1917
Death County: Rutherford
Death State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67

NC Deaths 1906-1930
J . W . Conner
in the North Carolina, Deaths, 1906-1930
Name: J . W . Conner
Gender: Male
Age: 73 y
Birth Date: 1844
Death Date: 10 Feb 1917
Death Place: Chimney Rock, Rutherford, North Carolina
Father: Jackson Conner
Mother: Adline Thomas
Reference ID: 3
FHL Film Number: 1892162

FindaGrave.com
Joseph Washington Conner
Birth: May 15, 1845, Bills Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1917, Bills Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
The home of Wash Conner, my direct ancestor, is now gone. It was located on the road known as O.A. Messersmith off of Buffalo Shoals, across from Apple Valley Golf Course, and very close to Fairfield Mountains on Lake Lure. How things have changed since his time on earth! One of his children, Corris, lived on in his father's house. His daughter, Ina Jane's, house has just recently (Aug. 2009) been sold and moved. Nothing is left but a fieldstone chimney. Time passes...
Family links: Parents: Isaac JACKSON Conner (1828 - ____)
Spouse: Cynthia Caroline Flynn Conner (1848 - 1937)
Children:
Mary Louvada Conner Davis
John Alexander Conner (1868 - 1936)
Adeline Conner Skipper (1870 - 1957)
Major Porter Conner (1875 - 1963)
Ina Jane Conner Dalton (1878 - 1954)
Mary Lou Vada Conner Davis (1882 - 1938)
Martha Ella Conner Robertson (1882 - 1947)
Thomas Twitty Conner (1885 - 1896)
Corris Columbus Conner (1886 - 1953)
Sallie Matilda Conner Davis (1888 - 1970)
Edgar Beam Conner (1892 - 1980)
Burial: Bills Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Bills Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Donna Hemphill Robbins
Originally Created by: KindredWhispers
Record added: Apr 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35869643



Cynthia Caroline Flynn Conner



1920 U.S. Census of Chimney Rock, Rutherford County, NC, Roll T625_1321. Pg 5A, ED 153, Page 622-623. Ancestry.com, Line 50, next page Line 51-55, Dwelling 82 and 83, Family 89 and 90, "Cynthia C. Conner", "Edgar B. Conner"
Cynthia C. Conner, Head, Owns farm, F(emale), W(hite), 71 yrs old (DOB would be 1849), Widow, Can read and write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, No occupation
George H. Conner, Grandson, M, W, 11 yrs old, Attends school, Can read and write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Edgar B. Conner, Head, Owns farm, M, W, 27 yrs old, Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC, Farmer, General farm
Lillie M. Conner, Wife, F, W, 21 yrs old, Married, Can read & write, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Ellie P. Conner, Daughter, F, W, 3 11/12 mos old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC
Nellie E. Conner, Daughter, F, W, 1 3/12 mos old, Born in NC, Father born in NC, Mother born in NC


1930 U.S. Census of Chimney Rock, Rutherford County, North Carolina; Roll: 1719; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0003; Image: 480.0; FHL microfilm: 2341453, Family 146, Line 26, "Cynthia Connor" (sic)
Cynthia Connor, Head, Owns home valued at $200, No radio set, F(emale), W(hite), 82 yrs old (DOB 1848), Widowed, Married at age 18 yrs old (DOM 1866), Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, No occupation

Cynthia Flynn Conner died 5/31/1937 of angina pectoris.

NC Death Certificate #371, Registration District #81-01, Certificate #5, Cynthia Cathrin Connon (sic, should be Cynthia Catherine Connor), DOD 5/31/1937 at Chimney Rock, Rutherford County, NC
Usual Residence: Uree R #1, Chimney Rock, Rutherford County, NC
Female, White, Widow of Wash Conner, DOB 9/13/1849 in Rutherford County, NC, 88 yrs old
Occupation: Retired
Father: Billie Flynn born in Rutherford County, NC
Mother: Cynthia Bagwell born in "unknown"
Informant: O.A. Roberson of Uree, NC, R #1
DOD 5/31/1937, Death occurred at 2:00pm
Physician attended deceased from 4/27/1937 to 5/1937 and last saw her alive on 5/21/1937.
Cause of death: Angina Pectoris (duration since April 1937)
Contributory causes: Org. heart disease
Burial 6/1/1937 at Bill's Creek
Undertaker: Hovis Thuler (sic) of Rutherfordton, NC

NC Death Indexes, 1908-2004
Name: Cynthia C Conner
Race: White
Age: 88
Date of Birth: 1849
Date of Death: 31 May 1937
Death County: Rutherford
Death State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67

FindaGrave.com
Cynthia Caroline Flynn Conner
Birth: Aug. 13, 1848, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Death: May 31, 1937, Bills Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Cynthia Flynn was a petite woman with blond hair. She was known for the long pipe she smoked.
Family links:
Parents:
William T Flynn (1815 - 1908)
Catherine Bagwell Flynn (1814 - 1904)
Spouse: Joseph Washington Conner (1845 - 1917)
Children:
Mary Louvada Conner Davis
John Alexander Conner (1868 - 1936)
Adeline Conner Skipper (1870 - 1957)
Major Porter Conner (1875 - 1963)
Ina Jane Conner Dalton (1878 - 1954)
Mary Lou Vada Conner Davis (1882 - 1938)
Martha Ella Conner Robertson (1882 - 1947)
Thomas Twitty Conner (1885 - 1896)
Corris Columbus Conner (1886 - 1953)
Sallie Matilda Conner Davis (1888 - 1970)
Edgar Beam Conner (1892 - 1980)
Burial: Bills Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Bills Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Donna Hemphill Robbins
Originally Created by: KindredWhispers
Record added: Apr 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35869649


They are both buried at Bills Creek Baptist Church, 1475 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure, Rutherford, NC.













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