Rev War service: Ens./Lt., 14th VA Regiment. Ref: National Archives Mi crofilm series M881 / M246 / M853, including records of the 14th VA Re giment.
Heftman's "Historical Register" gives Joseph Conway's record in the Re volutionary War as follows:
"Joseph Conway, Ensign 14th Virginia, 24th July 1777; and Lieut. 22n d Dec. 1777; Regiment designated 10th Va., Sep. 14, 1778, taken prison er at Charleston May 12, 1780, 1st Lieutenant July 15, 1780, transferr ed to 1st Virginia 12th, Feb. 1781. Served to end of the war."
"Joseph Conway was an original member of the Sons of Cincinnati, the s ociety formed by Washington of the officers of the Continental Army."
"... Joseph Conway, a brother of Henry Conway, served the State of Fra nklin. " [Excerpt from "The Lost State of Franklin", 1927 by Samuel Co le Williams (former Justice of the Supreme Court of Tennessee) The Fra nklinites, p.310-311]
KY Granted 3,110 66/100 ac by Rev War Bounty Land Warrant #1627, date d 8/22/1783. 7 yrs Lt., VA Line. record also found in book "Old Kentuc ky Entries and Deeds", Military Warrants section.
Since he died in Cocke Co., TN abt 1807, the KY land warrant may hav e been the legacy that brought his heirs, possibly including Sarah Con way, by then wife of Amos Goodman, to Kentucky.
Records in Greene Co. TN show brothers William, George, Henry and Jose ph Conway settled there between 1780-1790. Joseph came there from Virg inia by way of Highland Co. Ohio where he had received a RW land gran t for 3110 acres. His will, written in Cocke Co. TN but probated in Hi ghland Co. OH (Record Book A, page 191) lists wife, Sarah, sons Edwar d Turner, Joseph, Peter, Charles, William Turner, unborn child (late r James Turner Porter); daughters Elizabeth and Sarah. Indications ar e that one of children remained in Ohio (Charles?).
Abst. "AL Records" Dallas Co., AL--Will Bk A. Edward Conway "St of Ten nessee, Coke [their spelling] Co.-- will dated 21 Aug 1821--prob. 8 No v 1824-- to Charles T. Porter and Sarah Porter my mother-- to Sarah an d Eliza Hogan daughters of W.C. Hogan [my nieces], to Edward Jurnaiga n and Charles T. Porter Jurnigan sons of Preston S. Jurnigan, to broth ers Charles, William and James Conway--- EX C.Porter, William C. Hoga n and Major William Conway-----In 1839 Massie Hill made adm. of est
Conway, Joseph (Va). Ensign 14th Virginia, 24th July, 1777; 2d Lieuten ant, 22d December, 1777; regiment designated 10th Virginia, 14th Septe mber, 1778; taken prisoner at Charleston, 12th May, 1780; Captain Lieu tenant, 15th July, 1780; transferred to 1st Virginia, 12th February, 1 781, and served to close of war.