|i.||DRUSELLA2 CONWAY, b. 11 Jan 1753, Virginia; d. Bef. 1800, Kentucky; m. BASIL WELLS, Unknown; b. Abt. 1766; d. 26 Aug 1834, Gallatin Co, KY1.|
Notes for DRUSELLA CONWAY:|
Death date is speculated based on the fact that Bazil and Nancy Wells are found as founding members of Mill Creek Baptist Church in Harrison County, Kentucky in September 1808. (See also notes on Basil Wells and Nancy Conway)
Notes for BASIL WELLS:|
Basil Wells and wife lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky, but were apparently in Pendleton County, Kentucky by 1821.
He was appointed guardian for Ruth Boner, daughter of Charles Boner 19 Mar 1821 in Pendleton County, Kentucky.
John, Basil, and Benjamin Wells arrived in Gallatin County, Kentucky in the 1820s, where Bazil is said to have died in 1834. His son, John, left Gallatin County at about this year or just previous for Illinois, and later migrated to Missouri, possibly following his Conway uncles and cousins.
A timeline for Bazil Wells, sent by Fred Westcott (email@example.com) in December 1999:
Bazil/Basil/Bas(s)ell/ Barzillai/Bassel/Bazel Wells:
Bourbon, Harrison, Pendleton, Gallatin Counties, Kentucky, 1785-1834
(marriages need further verification)
1750 - Bazil Wells b. possibly as early as 1750
1770 - (abt) Bazil Wells m 1. Drusilla Conway (b 11 Jan 1753 VA)
1785 - Virginia Petition #31 with William Steele, John Welch for ferry across
Kentucky River (Fayette/Lincoln counties)
1786 - Bazil Wells m. 2. Nancy Conway (b. 1770 VA) on 6 Jun 1786 Bourbon County,
Kentucky (source, Hughes, email Pat Vorenburg, firstname.lastname@example.org
21 Jan 1999)
1787 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, Tax List B (next Benj. Wells, near James
Furnace, Reuben Underwood, John Conway, Wm. Marsh, David & Sam'l
Tharp and others)
1788 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, Tax List
1788 - Virginia Petition #55 (also Benj. Wells et al), Bourbon County, Kentucky,
south of Main Licking
1789 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, Tax List
1789 - Virginia Petition #66, Bourbon County, Kentucky
1790 - Bourbon County, Kentucky - pd. 600 pounds for 6 wolves' heads
1792 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, Tax List
1793 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, Tax List
1793 - July, proved deed of Nathaniel Massie
1794 - (No tax found)
1795 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, estate of Benjamin Wells, signs with
1796 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, Tax List
1797 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, Tax List
1797 - Harrison County, Kentucky, Tax List
1798 - (No tax list available)
1799 - Harrison County, Kentucky, pay one day's court attendance as a witness,
court trial of Isaac Levi, charged with stealing wheat.
1799 - Harrison County, Kentucky, Grand Jury duty
1799 - 1816 - Harrison County, Kentucky, Tax List
1808 - Bazil, Nancy Wells; James, Asinor Furnish, and Clemmons
Charter members of Mill Creek Baptist Church, Harrison County, KY
1809 - Harrison County, Kentucky, Estate of John Wells (also Nancy Wells,
1812 - Harrison County, Kentucky, August, Sale Bill on Estate of Michael Ritter
1816 - Harrison County, Kentucky, Tax List. Does not appear in this county after.
1817 - 1819 - (No reference found in Harrison or Pendleton Counties)
1820 - 1823 - Pendleton County, Kentucky, Tax List
1820 - Pendleton County, Kentucky, US Census, page 18, near Henry Daugherty,
1820 - Pendleton County, Kentucky, made guardian of Ruth Boner, daughter of
1821 - Pendleton County, Kentucky, appraised estate of James Nolan.
1821 - Pendleton County, Kentucky, bill of sale on estate of Isaac Lockwood
1823 - Pendleton County, Kentucky, Delinquent Tax List - "removed to Gallatin Co."
1824 - Gallatin County, Kentucky, Tax List
1825 - 1828 - (not found on Gallatin County, KY tax list)
1829 - Gallatin County, Kentucky, Tax List (last tax record found)
1834 - Gallatin County, Kentucky, death 26 Aug 1834 (reference Hughes, email Pat
Vorenburg, email@example.com, 21 Jan 1999)
1840 - Gallatin County, Kentucky, US Census, Nancy Wells living alone, age 60-70
|2.||ii.||MARY CONWAY, b. 14 Jan 1755; d. Aft. 1780.|
|3.||iii.||SAMUEL CONWAY, b. 23 Oct 1756, Fincastle Co, VA (now Montgomery Co, VA); d. 17 Sep 1830, Marion Co, MO.|
|4.||iv.||JOHN CONWAY, JR., b. 10 Aug 1758, Henrico Co, VA; d. 15 Jun 1837, Nicholas Co, KY.|
|5.||v.||ELIZABETH CONWAY, b. 16 Apr 1760, (prob Greenbriar Co,) VA; d. 19 Oct 1847, Pendleton Co, KY.|
|6.||vi.||JESSE CONWAY, b. 17 Dec 1761, Fincastle Co, VA (now Montgomery Co, VA); d. 09 Oct 1840, Greene Co, IL.|
|7.||vii.||JOSEPH CONWAY, b. 14 Dec 1763, Greenbriar Co, VA (now WV); d. 27 Dec 1830, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO.|
|viii.||DAUGHTER CONWAY, b. Abt. 1765; d. Unknown.|
Notes for DAUGHTER CONWAY:|
See also notes at the marriage of John and Elizabeth Bridgewater Conway.
While Samuel Conway's Bible does not list an additional child, a great grandson of John Conway and Elizabeth Bridgewater, Henry C. Cole, Sr., wrote in 1903 a long account of the family as related to him by his mother and uncle, Nathaniel Conway.
In the account, he states that John and Elizabeth were parents of 10 children -- 4 sons and 6 daughters. "The sons," he says, "were Samuel, the oldest, next Jesse, John and Joseph, he being the youngest of the boys. Of the daughters I can now remember the names of only 3 of them, viz., Elizabeth Dulcinea and Sally. She was the youngest of all the children."
He continues to relate that Joseph was born about 1765 and Sally 1774, but that he did not know the others' ages. Two of the daughters whose names he had forgotten married brothers named Long. Elizabeth married William Dougherty. Another whose name he had forgotten married John Dougherty, brother to William. Dulcinea married Basil Wells (note that this is contradictory information). Sally married an Underwood. The first 5 sisters married in Virginia; Sally married in Kentucky.
Samuel married a Miss Clemons, John married Miss Anna Sutton; Joseph married Miss Coldwell. The last two married in Kentucky.
|8.||ix.||NANCY CONWAY, b. 28 Jan 1770, (See Notes); d. Aft. 1840, Living in Gallatin Co, KY 1840.|
|9.||x.||SARAH CONWAY, b. 25 Jun 1773, "Sally"; d. 19 Sep 1845, Sangamon Co, IL.|
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