Edwin Conway (1644-c1698)

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Edwin Conway, Jr. was born 11 May 1644 in Rappahannock County, Virginia to Edwin Conway (c1610-c1674) and Martha Eltonhead (1628-1689) and died before 7 September 1689 in Richmond County, Virginia, British America of unspecified causes. He married Sarah Fleete or Walker (c1645-aft1685) . He married Elizabeth Thornton or Thompson (c1645-) . Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rurik (c832-879), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, the Netherlands.

He married first to Sarah Fleete, daughter of Col. Henry Fleete, and after Sarah died Edwin, Jr. married second to Elizabeth Thornton, daughter of Francis Thornton and Alice Stafford Savage.

  1. Son: COL. EDWIN CONWAY, son of Edwin Conway, Jr., married Ann Ball (bef1689-aft1704), daughter of Joseph Ball and Elizabeth Romney, of whom some descendants are
President James Madison (1751-1836), Father of the Constitution and author of the Bill of Rights
President Zachary Taylor
Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee, signers of the Declaration of Independence
Gen. Robert E. Lee
Some of the family of President George Washington.


Offspring of Edwin Conway, Jr. and Elizabeth Thornton or Thompson (c1645-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Edwin Conway (c1691-1763)
Francis Conway (1696-1773) 15 April 1696 Richmond County, Virginia, United States 1773 Caroline County, Virginia, United States Rebecca Catlett (1702-1760)


See also the "Ancestor tree" tab above.




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‡ General
¶ Death
  • 7 September 1698

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