A. CONNELLY, Tippecanoe Township
THOMAS CONNELLY, the father
of this gentleman, was born in Charlottesville, Va. In the year 1787,
his mother, ELIZABETH H. CONNELLY, was born near the same place in
In 1805, they moved from Virginia to Kentucky, remaining citizens of
State for a period of thirty years. In 1835, they came to Indiana, and
located in Tippecanoe County. They were energetic farmers, and were
the earliest settlers of the township in which they resided. Both were
exemplary members of the Christian Church, and were highly esteemed
by all their neighbors. THOMAS CONNELLY died in the year 1859.
wife survived him fourteen years, when, in 1873, she, too, was called
Their son ROBERT was born
in Montgomery Co., Ky., September 29, 1819. During his
he was deprived of educational privileges, and he has been dependent,
upon his studious disposition and his aptness in acquiring knowledge.
learned the trade of carpenter and joiner, and has followed that
successfully for thirty years.
On the 15th day of January,
1843, he married Miss KATE LESLIE. The marriage ceremony was
in the city of La Fayette, by Elder JOHN O'KANE, of the Christian
The parents of this lady, PETER and SUSAN LESLIE, were natives of
County, Penn. They subsequently removed from that county, locating in
Preble Co., Ohio, where
their daughter, KATE was born, July 18, 1825. Both parents are
now deceased, the father having died in 1855, and the mother in 1869.
For many years, ROBERT
and his wife have been active members of the Christian Church, and
Christian principles are shown forth in their daily life. Generous and
charitable, they have not failed to secure the esteem and confidence of
all by whom they are surrounded; and the many charitable acts of their
lives will ever be held in grateful remembrance by needy recipients
wants have been supplied by them.
Combination Atlas Map of Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Kingman Brothers, 1878