Biography of John Conley
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JOHN CONLEY, farmer, P. O. East Orland, was born in Onondaga County, N.Y., in 1834, son of Morris and Ellen Conley, who came to Cook County in 1846 and located in Blue Island, wherc they remained for one yrar. His father was there engaged for two years in the construction of the Illinois & Michigan Canal. He then located on a farm in Palos Township containing 260 acres, where he resided until his death, which occurred in March, 1872, at the age of sixty nine years; his mother died in December, 1872, at the sameage. On attaining his majority the subject of this skatch engaged in farming, which pursuit he has since followed. He now owns 360 acres in Cook County, 120 acres in Kankakee County, 200 in White County, Ind., and five lots in Englewood. He was married in 1861 to Miss Johannah O'Connal, daughter of Edward and Bridget O'Connal. They had one child, deceased. Mrs. Conley died January to, 1884. Mr. Conley is a member of St. James' Catholic Church. He has filled the offices of school trustee of Pains Township, Highway Commissioner, County Supervisor from 1868 to 1871, during the building of the east wing of the old court house; and was County Commissioner from 1876 to 1879 during the building of the new court house.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.

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