Charles Albert Connelley



(early settler, school teacher, postmaster)



Charles Albert Connelley was born John Larkin Foote. He Changed his name to Charles Albert Connelley to escape detection after having been a Confederate sympathizer during the Civil War. There is some possibility that he was wanted by the Union Army for his actions to help the South in its cause to preserve the Confederacy and slavery.

Charles Albert Connelley and John Kemple were first cousins.

Charles taught school in Paragonah, where he met and married Jane Rowley. They received their endowments and sealings in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City under his rightful name of John Larkin Foote, for purpose of Temple work. He was given the legal right to continue to use the name of Connelley, to which he had it changed before he met and married (by a civil ceremony) Jane.

Charles Albert Connelley was one of the first 7 settlers to move from Harrisburg to Leeds. He and Jane were the first school teachers there. Charles also taught in Kanarra, New Harmony, and Harrisburg. Connelley filed on 160 acres of homestead land which through the years carried the name of Connelley Fields. When a post office was established in Leeds, Charles became the first postmaster


Parents and Siblings:
    William Hayward Foote
    Sarah Emmerina Venable
        Charles Albert Connelley
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx

(12/25/1812-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married xx/xx/xxxx)
(11/8/1832-2/5/1904)   (married Jane Rowley)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)

Wife and Children:
    Jane Rowley
        Emmarene Susanna Connelley  
        William Albert Connelley
        Charles Orson Connelley
        Mary Jane Connelley
        Ann Elizabeth Connelley
        John Larkin Connelley
        Maggie Louisa Connelley
        Dora Sarah Connelley
        George Henry Connelley
        Kate May Connelley
        Frank James Connelley
        Thomas Richard Connelley

(7/17/1848-10/8/1930)   (married 12/11/1964)
(9/26/1865-11/21/1943)   (married Lyman Andrus)
(3/3/1868-7/21/1942)   (married Eleanor Matthews)
(12/2/1869-11/5/1956)   (married John S. Barclay)
(8/21/1871-2/17/1951)   (married William O. Harris)
(11/22/1873-12/22/1921)   (married Olive Thankful Losee)
(3/22/1876-10/17/1951)   (married William Foster)
(1/1/1878-5/5/1968)   (married Edward P. Krider)
(9/30/1880-10/11/1963)   (married Gladys Van Eps)
(8/7/1882-10/13/1960)   (married John Orson Kemple)
(4/27/1888-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)




Rowley Family Histories, pp. 262-275.

Wilma Cox Beal, "Leeds Historical Event in Bits & Pieces", pp. 46-47.