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Robert Lilly b. 1776

Robert Lilly b. 1776

Posted: 4 Jun 2012 8:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Jul 2012 3:56AM GMT
Surnames: Lilly
I am looking for the Parents of Robert Lilly b. 1776 in Fluvanna County, VA.

I am related To Robert Lilly born in 1776 Fluvanna County, VA, he married Obedience Bridget Conley. They were married April 20, 1801. Monroe County West Virginia.

"Robert Lilly, of Fluvanna County, came to Montgomery while a boy, and married Miss Bridget Conley, a sister of Garland Conley, heretofore mentioned as a son-in-law of Henry Farley. In 1800 he purchased of William Ward ne [one?] of his surveys in the lower end of this county, and settled on it at or near the place where Andy Fowler now lives, near Chapmanville, in 1801. It is said that an Indian chief accompanied him from his old home in Montgomery to his new home in Logan and remained with him for some time. Lilly was the father of twelve children, six sons and six daughters. Of his sons, Thomas went wouth when a boy; Robert married married a daughter of Garland Conley; William was never married; John married a daughter of John Adkins of Kanawha and move to that county; James married a daughter of James Ferrell, and settled near the mouth of Big Creek; and Edward Bailey, who is still living, married Susan Butcher, a daughter of Joshua Butcher. Of his daughters, Elizabeth married William Thompson; Sarah married Garland B. Conley; Polly married Patton Thompson; Fannie married Simeon Payne of Cabell County; Dolly married Joseph Myer, and moved to Missouri; and Nancy died unmarried."

This is from
History of Logan County, W.Va.
by Henry Clay Ragland 1896

I can't find Robert Lilly's parents. Robert Lilly died after 1860. He was living in Logan county, West Virginia in 1860 according to the census. People say he is the son of Robert Lilly born in 1696-1810 but that is not true. According to History of Summers County, pub. 1906 by James H. Miller. Robert Lilly 1696 had 4 sons Thomas, Edmond, Robert and William. The Robert was born in 1720-1828. "Robert Lilly, one of these sons, died on Guyan River about the year 1828, at the age of 108 years" The book list all of The Original Robert sons children except Robert. So Robert Lilly 1776 might be one of his sons, but according to the history of logan county his son Robert was listed as Robert jr. Also the 1840 logan county census Robert as Robert Sr. His son Robert jr. If he refered to himself has a Sr. and his son Robert was a Jr. I don't think his father was Robert Lilly but I am not sure.

Please help sources would be helpful
Anything you can even if it is small would help

Re: Robert Lilly b. 1776

Posted: 11 Jul 2012 4:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Jul 2012 4:28AM GMT
I never noticed this before but The history of Logan county says Robert Lilly's son was a Jr. not III Also in the 1830 census Robert Lilly is a sr his son is a Jr. So I don't think it is possible that Roberts dad was Robert Lilly and Bridget conley like most post say. I have searched many sources including census records from Monroe county,montgomery county, fluvana county, and logan county for some clue but I still can't find anything. With records destroyed in the 1812 war we may never know.
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