CONNELY, James, Royalton, Pa., was born in Ireland, May 16, 1842 ; son of John Connely. The father was a native of Ireland and spent his life in his native land. He married Miss Joanna Murphey, by whom he reared three children : Matthew, Martin and James. Martin was a soldier in the English army during the Crimean war, and after twelve years service returned to Ireland, and later removed to England, where he died. Matthew died of consumption in his native land.
James acquired his education in the parish schools of his native country. He was married, June 24, 1861, to Miss Ann O’Connor, daughter of John and Nancy (Byrn) O’Connor, and to them were born six children : Joanna, born in Ireland, wife of William Manning, of Royalton, Pa., and they have four sons : John, William, James, and Joseph ; Matthew, born in Ireland died on the voyage to America and is buried at sea ; Fannie, born in Ireland, died at Royalton, Pa.; Mary died at Royalton, Pa.; Lizzie, wife of B. Mathias, of Royalton, and they had one child, Maud V.; John, born March 23, 1872. Mr. Connely left Britain for America November 1, 1864, and he landed in New York December 31, where he stayed three weeks and then went to Bucksville, Va., where he remained with his family about seven months. He removed thence to Danville, Va. And from thence to Baltimore, Md., and finally settled at Royalton, Pa., in 1868, where he has since lived. Since that time he has been in the employment of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company on the wreck train. He is a member of the Roman Catholic church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 11 March, 2001
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