Joseph Connolly1

#20054, (September 1829 - 21 October 1903)

Family 1

Elizabeth Quigley b. 1831, d. 1871
Children 1.Rev. Joseph A Connolly3 (1855 - 1922)
 2.Thomas Connolly13 (c 1861 - 1883)
 3.Francis X Connolly+13 (c 1863 - 1934)
 4.Peter A Connolly13 (1865 - 1900)
 5.Mary Elizabeth Connolly+13 (1868 - 1951)

Family 2

Ellen Casey b. 1828, d. 1901
Child 1.Eugene Joseph Connolly+4 (1875 - 1932)
Birth*September 1829He was born in September 1829 at IrelandG.2 
Marriage*circa 1853He married Elizabeth Quigley circa 1853 at IrelandG.3 
1856He and Elizabeth Quigley migrated from Ireland in 1856.4 
Marriage9 February 1868He witnessed the marriage of Isabella Quigley and Joseph W Haefner on 9 February 1868.5 
26 July 1870He and Elizabeth Quigley appeared on the census of 26 July 1870 at Breton Twp., Washington Co., MissouriG.6 
Marriage*4 February 1872He married Ellen Casey, daughter of George Casey and Catharine Harrington, on 4 February 1872 at St. James's Church, Potosi, Washington Co., MissouriG.7,1 
3 June 1880He and Ellen Casey appeared on the census of 3 June 1880 at Potosi, Washington Co., MissouriG.8 
Marriage17 October 1893He witnessed the marriage of Francis X Connolly and Sarah Jane Teasdale on 17 October 1893.9 
1 June 1900He and Ellen Casey appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 at Potosi, Washington Co., MissouriG.2 
Death*21 October 1903He died on 21 October 1903 at Potosi, Washington Co., MissouriG, at age 74.10,11 
Burial*23 October 1903He was buried on 23 October 1903 at St. James's Church Cemetery, Potosi, Washington Co., MissouriG.12,11 


  1. [S271] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Microfilm images, online, Washington Co., Record images, 1872, img. 1/20, p. 209. Joseph Connelly [sic] and Ellen Haefner, marr. 4 Feb 1872 by P T Ring, pastor; witn. Rosie S Casey, Mary P Hays, B Casey, Andrew Casey, John Flynn, James Connelly, James Whelan, Joseph W Haefner, M J (or W J) Casey, M A Casey, John Cleary.
  2. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Joseph (70), b. Ireland Sep 1829, parents b. Ireland, imm. 1856, naturalized; Ellen (71), b. Ireland May 1829, parents b. Ireland, 12 children, 4 living; marr. 46 yrs. [sic]
  3. [S1399] Missouri Death Certificates (1910- ), File No. 27701, Reg. No. 8119. Rt. Rev. Joseph A Connolly, b. Ireland 13 Jul 1855, son of Joseph Connolly and Elizabeth Quigley, both b. Ireland; Catholic priest, res. 2413 N. Grand Boulevard [today Saints Teresa and Bridget Church]; d. St. Mary's Infirmary, St. Louis, 28 Sep 1922, age 67y 2m 15d, aortic regurgitation; inf. F X Connolly, same res.; bur. Calvary Cemetery 3 Oct 1922. Retrieved from…, online
  4. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S2313] St. James's Church Parish Registers (Potosi, Missouri). Book A-2, p. 50, img. 155/1060. Joseph W Haefner, son of Joseph W Haefner and Ellen Casey, and Isabella Quigly [sic], dau. of Francis Quigly and Isabella Merchant, marr. 9 Feb 1868; witn. Frank Harris, Pauline Harris, Daniel Casey, Ellen Haefner, Andrew Casey, John Flynn, Rosanna Flynn, John Haefner, Andrew F Casey, James Connolly, James Quigley, Wm Pierce, John Casey, Ed Casey, M J Casey, V Haefner, J Connolly, Andrew Pierce, L W Casey and John H Casey.
  6. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Joseph (40), b. Ireland, dry goods merchant; Eliza (37), b. Ireland, keeps house.
  7. [S2313] St. James's Church (Potosi) Registers. Book A-2, p. 62, img. 162/1060. Joseph Connolly and Ellen Haefner, marr. 4 Feb 1872 by P T Ring; witn. John V Haefner, Rosie Casey, Mary P Hayes, B Casey, Frank Harris, Andrew Casey,John Flynn, James Whelan, Jos. W Haefner, M J Casey, M A Casey, James Connolly and John Cleary.
  8. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Joseph (49), b. and parents b. Ireland, dry goods merchant; Ellen (50), b. MO, parents b. Ireland, keeping house.
  9. [S2313] St. James's Church (Potosi) Registers. Book A-2, p. 109. Francis, son of Joseph Connolly and Elizabeth Quigley, and Sarah, dau. of John Teasdale and [Catherine] Munday, marr. 17 Oct 1893 by Joseph Connolly; (signed) Francis X Connolly and Sarah Teasdale, witn. F X Teasdale and J A Connolly, celebrant and rector of St. Teresa Church.
  10. [S1815] Missouri Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online, Washington Co.> Will Records, Vol C-D, 1846-1909, img. 397/469. Will of Joseph Connolly of Potosi, dated 21 Apr 1902. Names children Joseph A Connolly (executor), Mary E O'Mara, Francis X and Eugene J (to receive the homestead "which I inherited from his mother my late wife Ellen Connolly"); grandson Thomas J, son of "my son Thomas A deceased." Will proved 31 Oct 1903, giving the date of death as 21 Oct 1903.
  11. [S62] St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri.
  12. [S2205] St. James's Church Cemetery, Washington County, MO, online, No image. Joseph Connolly, 30 Sep 1829 - 21 Oct 1903.
  13. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census.