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Mary (Conger) Carley (abt. 1775 - abt. 1865)

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Mary Carley formerly Conger
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I am just starting to source this profile, please be patient. I will be adding more sources soon, and piecing together the confusing lines (and information). Please be patient, or add information if you have it (properly sourced documents please- not, or find-a-grave)

Death date is completely uncertain, but because of the new laws, and threat to delete (or unlist) profiles without death dates (however impossible it may be that they would still be alive), I had to add a 'death date'. This makes connecting the correct people to their profiles an extra task. Death date for this person's profile is unknown. Please be patient while I research the correct date. The death date that I put is close to the last census that Mary and her husband, Elijah, appeared in- Mary at age 85 years old.


  • Family annals.
  • [1] Marriage register of St. John's Church (Ernest town). Marriage on January 11, 1810 between Elijah Carley and (wife) Mary Conger- on page 26 of book and page 36 of PDF file). Witnesses listed as: Richd. T. Gardiner, Isabella Gardiner, John Bristol, and Jeptha Hawley: Ontario history, vol. 1-2. by Ontario Historical Society; Ontario Historical Society. Papers and records. Publication date 1899. Publisher Toronto: Ontario Historical Society. Collection: thomasfishercanadiana; thomasfisher; toronto. Digitizing sponsor University of Toronto. Contributor Fisher - University of Toronto. Language English. Volume 1-2. Title varies: v. 1-38 (1899-1946) Papers and records. Absorbed the Society's News letter in 1949. Vol. 29- includes the Society's Report, 1931/32-32. No copyright page found. Bib_id 2294189. Bookplateleaf 0006. Call number flem per 00028 vol. 1-2. Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Identifier ontariohistoryvo12onta. Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t20c9k24d. Invoice 1033. Ocr ABBYY FineReader 11.0. Page-progression lr. Pages 302. Ppi 500. Scandate 20160425162411. Scanner Scanningcenter uoft. Full catalog record MARCXML.

Research Notes

Mary's parents:

Father: David Conger- b. 17 Aug 1731, d. 12 Apr 1792. Mother: Rachel Wilson- b. 25 Jan 1734). Mary & Elijah married 11 January 1810, Prince Edward Co., Ontario.

Other children: Mary B Barber and Wolsey Carley

From: [2] "an Elijah, b. 1776 at Nobeltown, Columbia, NY, son of Joseph and Unknown Jellet Carley and who was married to Hannah Snider and after she died, he married Mary Conger - a quote from another entry in the Carley history cited from my notes -

"Elijah Carley (Augusta) married Hannah, daughter of John Snider 22nd December 1797; 22nd December 1797 Hannah Carley--praying for lands as the daughter of a U.. Loyalist. Ordered 200 acres. Apparently she died after they had a son, John Carley* and as a widower he married Mary Conger below. I imagine she died in Schenectady but maybe it was in Elizabethtown (now what we call Brockville) There was another son born-- Elijah Wolsley who died as an infant and is buried in Prince Edward County. The union of Elijah and Mary produced one son, William Edward Fletcher Dela Carley and he married an Elizabeth Blakely daughter of James Blakely who was also a Loyalist. As far as I know Elijah was born in Schenectady, New York about 1759 to 1761 and had brothers Bartholomew (as shown above) and Ezekiel, Ebenezer, Beulah and a sister (do not know her name) and about three others. I imagine Abraham was one of the three. There is no mention of a John in any records that I have. Apparently Elijah visited Schenectady three times, once to be installed in the Morton Lodge as a Mason. I have a copy of his certificate. So he could have been married to Hannah Snider then but likely was a widower. I will check the certificate. He came to Canada with his older brother Bartholomew."

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