Post by Genie Conley on Jun 18, 2014 15:38:51 GMT -5
Sally Stamper (my grandmother) married Andrew Jackson "Jack" Conley, a sheriff, perhaps a Tman in Knott County, KY who was murdered in 1931 by the brother of a man Jack had sent to prison. Sally and Jack had 6 children: Eugene, Genevieve (died around age 6), Chandler, Thurman, Stewart and Zena Dare Conley Combs. (With the exception of Geneveve, I am sure of the sibling order. She was either the first or second child). My father, Thurman, was born in 1919.
Post by Gary Whittaker on Apr 28, 2016 19:59:03 GMT -5
Reponse to Genie Conley posting on January 18, 2014 concerning Sally Stamper Conley and Andrew Jackson Conley (Jack Conley): My father's name was Mitchell Whittaker. His mother was Dora Conley Whittaker, the sister of Jack Conley. Jack Conley was my dad's uncle. The family consisted of Fred Conley (b. 2/4/1885 - d. 3/25/1923), Jack Conley (b. 10/01/1888 - d. 11/20/1931, William Lawrence Conley (b. 1/10/1889 - d. 8/17/1928) and Dora Conley (b. 4/02/1892 - d. 9/24/1965). In an effort to clear up a lot of confusion about the deaths of aforementioned brothers I add the following: My mother especially, and other members of my family have done a close and detailed genological research on the Conley family dating back to 1635. Furthermore I met and spoke with three of Jack's children that you named in your posting (Thurman, Stewart, and Zena Dare Conley) at the Conley reunions in Salt Lick, Knott Cty. Kentucky. You mentioned in your posting about Jack Conleys death in the line of duty as a law officer. You may not know that all three aforementioned brothers were killed by gun shot. Through research involving printed newspaper reports and court records I have discovered the events that lead to the death of Fred and Jack Conley and I am presently working on the circumstances of W. Lawrence's death. Jack was a Deputy Sheriff of Knott Cty. Kentucky and was assisting Deputy Sheriff Heardon Sheppard of Floyd Cty. Kentucky in the arrest of a distant relative Ellis Conley son of Ulysses Conley. This arrest involved the illegal operation of a whiskey still operated by Ellis Conley on Salt Lick Creek Road at Knott Cty and Floyd Cty line on November 30, 1931. A struggle insued at the time of the arrest and Jack was fatally shot by Ellis Conley. Fred Conley was shot by his nephew Coet Conkey on Salt Lick just a short distance from the Handshoe Store and Post Office in Knott County Kentucky. The event involved an argument over dogs. Coet Conley was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the shooting of his uncle.