Lieutenant Joab Watson McConnell

M, (Jan 1, 1805 - Jan 22, 1880)
Father*George McConnell Sr. (1775 - 1845)
Mother*Suzannah Snavely (1775 - 1855)
ChartsGeorge McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Lieutenant Joab Watson McConnell was born on Jan 1, 1805 at Virginia, US.1,2,3 He married Rebecca Renfro Kilgore, daughter of Hiram Kilgore and Rebecca Renfro, on Oct 27, 1833 at Scott, Virginia, US.4 Lieutenant Joab Watson McConnell died on Jan 22, 1880 of pneumonia at Scott, Virginia, US, at age 75.1,2,3 He was buried at Unmarked Grave near Twin Springs High School, Scott, Virginia, US.2

Family

Rebecca Renfro Kilgore (1811 - 1850)
Children

Citations

  1. [S159] National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Emmett W McConnell, National # 66111 State # 1460.
  2. [S141] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  3. [S143] Ancestry.com, online http://boards.ancestry.com/, Federal Mortality Census Schedules, 1850-1880, and Related Indexes, 1850-1880. T655, 30 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
  4. [S15] Mary D. Fugate, Scott County Marriages 1815 - 1853.
  5. [S140] Donald W Lane, 2009.

Joabb McConnell1

M

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S37] Phyllis Lousie Willits (Enhanced & indexed) Peterson, Scott Marriage 2 1854 - 1893, 4 / 27.

John Wesley McConnell1

M, (Sep 11, 1835 - Sep 18, 1903)
Father*Reverend George McConnell Jr.2 (May 6, 1799 - 1860)
Mother*Mary Compton2 (Jul 5, 1799 - Nov 4, 1861)
ChartsGeorge McConnell Sr. Descendants
     John Wesley McConnell married Ada Francisco.2 John Wesley McConnell was also known as John W. McConnell.2 He married Phebe Frazier.2 John Wesley McConnell was born on Sep 11, 1835 at Fort Blackmore, Scott, Virginia, US.2,3 He died on Sep 18, 1903 at Scott, Virginia, US, at age 68.2 He was buried on Sep 20, 1903 at Fort Blackmore, Scott, Virginia, US.2

Family 1

Ada Francisco

Family 2

Phebe Frazier
Children

Citations

  1. [S37] Phyllis Lousie Willits (Enhanced & indexed) Peterson, Scott Marriage 2 1854 - 1893, Pg 96 Line 44.
  2. [S51] John G. Martin, The McConnell Family, p 10.
  3. [S167] Ancestry.com, Va Deaths, 1912–2014: from Hop's death certificate.
  4. [S49] Cheryl Huff Notes, Researcher notes , p 216.
  5. [S65] Donald W. Lane, Scott VA Death 1871 - 1896, p 137.

Launa McConnell1

F, (1866 - 1945)
Father*Captain Henry Morris McConnell1 (Jan 27, 1826 - Jul 12, 1914)
Mother*Bettie Kilgore1 (Jan 7, 1825 - Jan 21, 1908)
ChartsGeorge McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Launa McConnell was born in 1866.1 She died in 1945.1

Citations

  1. [S141] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/

Louisa McConnell1

F
     Louisa McConnell married Henry W. Dougherty.1

Citations

  1. [S140] Donald W Lane, 2009.

Louiza McConnell1

F, (1831 - Sep 15, 1891)
Father*Thomas McConnell1,2
Mother*Elizabeth Compton1,2
     Her married name was Cocke.1,2 Her married name was Cox.1 Louiza McConnell was born on Mar 25, 1821 at Scott, Virginia, US.2 She was born in 1831 at Scott, Virginia, US.1 She married Hiram S. Cocke, son of David L. Cocke and Rebecca Boggs, on Mar 5, 1854 at Scott, Virginia, US, service performed by William Elliott.1,2 Louiza McConnell died on Sep 15, 1891 at Elliott, Kentucky, US.2 She was buried at Cox Cemetery, Newfoundland, Elliott, Kentucky, US.2

Family

Hiram S. Cocke (Oct 8, 1826 - Dec 15, 1894)
Children

Citations

  1. [S37] Phyllis Lousie Willits (Enhanced & indexed) Peterson, Scott Marriage 2 1854 - 1893, p. 2 / 3.
  2. [S49] Cheryl Huff Notes, Researcher notes.

Lucy McConnell1

F
Father*Reverend George McConnell Jr.1 (May 6, 1799 - 1860)
Mother*Mary Compton1 (Jul 5, 1799 - Nov 4, 1861)
ChartsGeorge McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Lucy McConnell married Meschack Hicks in 1839 at Scott, Virginia, US.1

Citations

  1. [S51] John G. Martin, The McConnell Family, p 9.

Malinda McConnell1

F, (1846 - )
Father*Thomas Price McConnell1 (May 21, 1802 - Dec 30, 1856)
Mother*Mary Davis1 (1819 - )
ChartsGeorge McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Malinda McConnell was born in 1846.1

Citations

  1. [S143] Ancestry.com, online http://boards.ancestry.com/, Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940.

Martha McConnell1

F, (1844 - )
Father*Dr. Abraham Berry McConnell1,2,3 (Dec 27, 1817 - Sep 1, 1885)
Mother*Lucy Dougherty1,2,3 (May 30, 1818 - Oct 23, 1890)
ChartsWilliam Duncan Descendants
George McConnell Sr. Descendants
Robert Smith Descendants
Walter Stallard Descendants
     Her married name was Smith.1,2 Martha McConnell was born in 1844 at Scott, Virginia, US.1,3 She married Thomas M. Smith, son of Marcus Smith and Celia Moore, on Feb 5, 1862 at Scott, Virginia, US.1,3,2,4

Family

Thomas M. Smith (Mar 24, 1839 - 1903)

Citations

  1. [S13] Mark Cox Research Notes Anthony Wayne Cox.
  2. [S51] John G. Martin, The McConnell Family, p 11.
  3. [S37] Phyllis Lousie Willits (Enhanced & indexed) Peterson, Scott Marriage 2 1854 - 1893, 14 / 10.
  4. [S94] William C. Dougherty, Family History of James Dougherty, p 19.

Martha J. McConnell1

F, (May 6, 1852 - Jun 8, 1923)
Father*Samuel Ritchie McConnell1
Mother*Nancy Allen1
ChartsRichard Cox Descendants
George McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Martha J. McConnell was born on May 6, 1852 at Scott, Virginia, US.1 Her married name was Compton.1 She married Greenberry Compton, son of Berry Compton and Margaret Cox, on Sep 19, 1877 at Compton Cem, Dungannon, Scott, Virginia, US.1 Martha J. McConnell died on Jun 8, 1923 at Scott, Virginia, US, at age 71.1

Family

Greenberry Compton (Feb 2, 1842 - May 15, 1920)

Citations

  1. [S140] Donald W Lane, 2009.

Mary McConnell1

F, (1840 - )
Father*Reverend George McConnell Jr.1,2 (May 6, 1799 - 1860)
Mother*Mary Compton1,2 (Jul 5, 1799 - Nov 4, 1861)
ChartsGeorge McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Mary McConnell was also known as Mary McConnell.3 Her married name was Williams.1 Her married name was Dougherty.1,3 She married A. J. Williams.1 Mary McConnell was born in 1840 at Scott, Virginia, US.2 She married Jessee M. Dougherty, son of John Dougherty and Patsy Wampler, on Feb 27, 1857 at Scott, Virginia, US, service performed by William Addington.2,1,3

Family 2

A. J. Williams

Citations

  1. [S51] John G. Martin, The McConnell Family, p 11.
  2. [S37] Phyllis Lousie Willits (Enhanced & indexed) Peterson, Scott Marriage 2 1854 - 1893, 6 / 17.
  3. [S94] William C. Dougherty, Family History of James Dougherty, p 16.
  4. [S94] William C. Dougherty, Family History of James Dougherty, p 20.

Mary D. M. McConnell1

F
ChartsWilliam Culbertson Descendants
     Mary D. M. McConnell married Joseph Culbertson III, son of Joseph Culbertson and Mary Dorton, in 1876.1

Family

Joseph Culbertson III (1841 - Aug 22, 1887)
Child

Citations

  1. [S46] Olga Jones & Izora Waters Frizzell Edwards, The "Connection" In East Tennessee, p.219.
  2. [S65] Donald W. Lane, Scott VA Death 1871 - 1896, P 100.

Mary Louemma R. McConnell1

F, (1851 - 1904)
Father*Captain Henry Morris McConnell1 (Jan 27, 1826 - Jul 12, 1914)
Mother*Bettie Kilgore1 (Jan 7, 1825 - Jan 21, 1908)
ChartsGeorge McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Mary Louemma R. McConnell was born in 1851.1 She died in 1904.1

Citations

  1. [S141] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/

Mary Margaret McConnell1

F
     Mary Margaret McConnell married Abraham J. Williams.1

Citations

  1. [S140] Donald W Lane, 2009.

Mary V. McConnell1

F, (Aug 9, 1871 - Oct 10, 1890)
Father*John Wesley McConnell2,3 (Sep 11, 1835 - Sep 18, 1903)
Mother*Phebe Frazier2,3
ChartsWilliam Carter Descendants
George McConnell Sr. Descendants
William Skipwith Descendants
     Her married name was Cox.1 Mary V. McConnell married James M. Cox, son of James Henderson Cox and Mahala Tyler.1,3 Mary V. McConnell was born on Sep 25, 1869 at Scott, Virginia, US.1 She was born on Aug 9, 1871 at Scott, Virginia, US.3 She died on Sep 28, 1890 at Scott, Virginia, US, at age 19.1 She died on Oct 10, 1890 at Scott, Virginia, US, at age 19.3

Family

James M. Cox (Feb 22, 1859 - Sep 18, 1931)

Citations

  1. [S49] Cheryl Huff Notes, Researcher notes , p 215.
  2. [S49] Cheryl Huff Notes, Researcher notes , p 216.
  3. [S65] Donald W. Lane, Scott VA Death 1871 - 1896, p 137.

Milton P. McConnell1

M, (circa 1842 - Jul 8, 1864)
Father*Dr. Abraham Berry McConnell1,2,3 (Dec 27, 1817 - Sep 1, 1885)
Mother*Lucy Dougherty1,2,3 (May 30, 1818 - Oct 23, 1890)
ChartsGeorge McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Milton P. McConnell was also known as Milton Obertbein Patton McConnell.4 He was born circa 1842.3 He served as a private in the Nickelsville Spartan Band Roster, Company E 48th Virginia Regiment CSA He enlisted in Nickelsville, Scott Co., age 19, 7/2/61. He was present thru 8/31/61 when sick in camp. He was He was present 10/15/61.

According to Mr. Wayne McConnell of Gate City, VA, Milton O.P. McConnell was killed at Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863. on Jul 2, 1861.5 He Letter from Milton O.P. McConnell to his Father, Abraham Berry McConnell
The 48th Virginia had seen no action to this point of the war. According to John Chapla's history of the regiment, the 48th had suffered its first death. First Sergeant Charles Hagan of Company C died of disease in August. By late in the month, the 48th had joined the rest of Robert E. Lee's forces and were encamped at Big Spring, near Elk Mountain.
Mid September found the 48th participating in the unsuccessful attempt on Union forces under George B. McClellan at Cheat Mountain. This campaign helped earn Lee several unflattering nicknames - "Evacuating Lee" and "Granny Lee".
Milton O.P. McConnell joined his Uncle Henry M. McConnell's company, the Nickelsville Spartan Band, on July 2, 1861. He had been born in 1842, to Abraham Berry McConnell and Lucy Dougherty McConnell. His paternal grandparents, the Rev. George McConnell and Mary Compton McConnell had been two of the original settlers of what is now Scott Co., Virginia. They had immigrated from Pennsylvania.
Chapla's roster shows that McConnell was listed as sick on 8/31/61. His letter mentions a "spell of the measles."
Milton O.P. McConnell died on Culp's Hill, Gettysburg.

Big Spring Pochahontas Co. Va. Sept. 4th 1861

Dear Father I received yuor letter last Sunday bearing date August the 19th which gave much satisfaction to hear from you all. For nothing gives greater satisfaction to us than to hear from home & friends. For our boys are always looking for something to come from home & when they receive any thing from home it seems to revive them greatly & when I receive a letter from you the boys are all anxious to see it in fact they hardly give me time to read the letter myself before they must read. I can only say that my health is tolerable good at this time. I have had a spell of the measles but I think I am almost well now at least so I can begin to go about again & I suppose feel as well as could be expected. George W. Strong has had the measles but is about well again. S.H. McClelland is very bad with the same at this time in fact they seem to go very hard with him & William Hooker has been very bad off with something like unto the flux but he is getting some better in fact almost every one of the boys that has not had the measles in our company have & has had the measles but I think they will all recover again by proper attention. You said you wanted to know something about our fair -- I will tell you something about it. For 62 men we get 45 lbs. bacon per day or 77 lbs. beef but we only get bacon once a week & beef the balance of the time, 67 lbs flour 6 lbs rice 3 and on-half lbs coffee 7 lbs sugar 1 quart salt is about our rations & then we get some soap & candles & occasionally some vinegar. You said you wanted to know something about or commanders. We are not attached to any Brigade as yet but are under command at this time of General Loring & the officers of the Regiment. I don't know that I can tell you much about them not knowing. There is only 66 men present at this time including the officers that is the commissioned officers & there is 8 men absent including officers & privates. But S.P. McConnell being appointed Comissary clerk & J.W. Gillispie being appointed Comissary Sergeant leaves our company 2 men less in drilling but they are still kept up on our roll which makes our company 76 strong that is 76 in number when all here _______ but if you will direct your letters in the propper maner they will come so do not fail to write & write as often as you can. I will expect to write every possible chance. A few words to Martha & Polly I want you to be good girls & do the very best you can it is true that we are along ways apart at this time But remember my heart is with you & I hope & trust that we will be permitted to see each other again. I want you to pray
for me & all who have left their homes & friends in defense of their country. So give my best wishes to all the children. I would say something more but G.W. Strong wants to say a few things to you So I will close but still Remain your friend and son until death

M.O.P. McConnell


Letter of Milton O. P. McConnell to his father, Abraham Berry McConnell and his mother, Lucy Dougherty McConnell

March found the 48th encamped in winter quarters about eight miles from Guinea's Station. It appears that when Milton returned to camp from a visit home, he found himself with some problems over back pay with Captain William P. Harris. Perhaps he had not had official permission for his leave. A disgruntled Milton talks of joining up with Syvester McConnell who had left the 48th the summer before to recruit a company for the 27th Battalion of Virginia Cavalry.
He didn't leave. McConnell family history indicates that Milton died at Gettysburg. Captain McConnell also died there. According to the report filed by Colonel Dungan, Harris was killed "while bravely urging [his] men onward in the struggle" to take Culp's Hill.
The "William W. ____" referred to in the letter is quite possibly William Wesley Frasier, also of Company E and an original member of the Nickelsville Spartan
Band.

Camp Near Guineas Station Va.
March the 6th / 1863

Dear Father and Mother

I seat myself this Blustery morning to drop you a line or two in _____ you will find that my health is good. Father I would have written sooner but since I came to this place I have been in no humor for writing or anything else though all of this may turn out for the Best I can't tell Well in the first place I did not leave home satisfied without the Ballance of our company Secondly as we came down on the train we met our Battallion going home and they told us that we could Remain with them if we wished under and order from Gen S. Cooper, A.V. in s fair General, But as we had not heard or seen anything of the order before we did not listen to any Body so we concluded to come on and see for ourselves and sure enough we have seen. Capt. Wm J. Harris when at home told us that if we would come with him we should have evey cent of our money that was due us before we left But what do you suppose he has done. I will _____ a trick that I shall ever Remember Sure, when we got here they were Ready to draw money had the pay Rolls made off and signed by the Maj _____ the pay Extensd all that was to _____ was just to
extend our pay. But Capt. Harris would not suffer it done under the plea that we was turned over for Duty without any trial or without any punishment whatever & that we ought not to have the money that was due us. But had he done his duty we would have had our money in our own pockets. But the story is not yet told Capt Harris showing a little partiality (or as I would call it _____) he had H.T. Smiths pay extended and drew his money he haveing been at home as the Rest of us and about the same time that I had So you may guess my feelings at the present Well I think if we was at home we would see some men see _____ before we would come to that place We saw Capt. Gipson at Wytheville as we came _____ he told us that Maj. McConnell had swore he would have us Back to his Comd, well if he wants us all he is got to do is to send an order hear for us by some man. You may be sure we are not satisfied under the present circumstances. The Boys are
Generally well Wm W. _____ & B C Ramey are not well at the present. I think if Sylvester would just write to the War Department explaining the _____ matter he could get a transfer for me under the Late order from S. Cooper

General office

I must close

M. O. P. McConnell

Address M. O. P. McConnell Co. (E)
48th Regiment VA. Infantry
Fredricksbukrg VA.

Write soon if you please on Sep 4, 1861.5 He died on Jul 8, 1864 he was killed at the battle of Gettysburg at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, US.1,2,6,3 He was buried at Dr Abraham Berry McConnell Cemetery, Scott, Virginia, US.4

Citations

  1. [S13] Mark Cox Research Notes Anthony Wayne Cox.
  2. [S51] John G. Martin, The McConnell Family, p 11.
  3. [S143] Ancestry.com, online http://boards.ancestry.com/, Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917.
  4. [S141] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  5. [S108] 48th Virginia Infantry, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vascott/48th/index48.htm, http://www.rootsweb.com/~vascott/48th/mopm.htm
  6. [S94] William C. Dougherty, Family History of James Dougherty, p 19.

Milton Sevier McConnell1

M, (1864 - 1937)
Father*Captain Henry Morris McConnell1 (Jan 27, 1826 - Jul 12, 1914)
Mother*Bettie Kilgore1 (Jan 7, 1825 - Jan 21, 1908)
ChartsGeorge McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Milton Sevier McConnell was born in 1864.1 He died in 1937.1

Citations

  1. [S141] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/

Monroe J McConnell1

M, (1839 - )
Father*Reverend George McConnell Jr.1 (May 6, 1799 - 1860)
Mother*Mary Compton1 (Jul 5, 1799 - Nov 4, 1861)
ChartsGeorge McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Monroe J McConnell married Pattie (?)1 Monroe J McConnell was born in 1839 at Scott, Virginia, US.2 He married Rebecca Frazier on Jan 21, 1858 at Scott, Virginia, US.1,2

Family 1

Pattie (?)

Family 2

Rebecca Frazier (1841 - )

Citations

  1. [S51] John G. Martin, The McConnell Family, p 11.
  2. [S37] Phyllis Lousie Willits (Enhanced & indexed) Peterson, Scott Marriage 2 1854 - 1893, 7 / 30.

Nancy McConnell1

F
ChartsWilliam Culbertson Descendants
     Nancy McConnell married David R. Culbertson, son of Charles Culbertson and Nancy Osborne.1

Family

David R. Culbertson (1845 - 1920)
Child

Citations

  1. [S46] Olga Jones & Izora Waters Frizzell Edwards, The "Connection" In East Tennessee, p.219.
  2. [S140] Donald W Lane, 2009.

Nancy McConnell1

F, (1778 - 1845)
Father*George McConnell2
Mother*Regina (?)2
ChartsPedigree Chart A W Cox
Pedigree Chart A W Cox (Indented)
     Her married name was Dingus.1 Nancy McConnell was born in 1778 at Lebanon, Pennsylvania, US.1 She married Phillip Dingus, son of William Dingus and Mary Kelker, in 1799 at Dauphin, Pennsylvania, US.1 Nancy McConnell died in 1845 at Scott, Virginia, US.1

Family

Phillip Dingus (Dec 10, 1774 - May, 1831)
Children

Citations

  1. [S140] Donald W Lane, 2009.
  2. [S5] Nancy Clark, Gladys Julian Stallard, and Margaret Russell Stallard Baker, The Stallard Connection, Pg 358.

Nancy E McConnell1

F, (1856 - 1940)
Father*Captain Henry Morris McConnell1 (Jan 27, 1826 - Jul 12, 1914)
Mother*Bettie Kilgore1 (Jan 7, 1825 - Jan 21, 1908)
ChartsGeorge McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Nancy E McConnell was born in 1856.1 She died in 1940.1

Citations

  1. [S141] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/

Pricilla McConnell

F, (Sep 3, 1809 - Apr 2, 1859)
Father*George McConnell Sr. (1775 - 1845)
Mother*Suzannah Snavely (1775 - 1855)
ChartsRichard Cox Descendants
George McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Her married name was Cox. Pricilla McConnell was born on Sep 3, 1809 at Clinch River, Scott, Virginia, US.1,2 She married Jacob Cox, son of David Cox and Sarah Todd, on Jun 20, 1831 at Scott, Virginia, US, service performed by Robert Kilgore.3,2,4,5,6 Pricilla McConnell died on Apr 2, 1859 Died of Cholic (cemtery records show 9/2 as date of death) at Clinch River, Scott, Tennessee, US, at age 49.1,2 She was buried at Cox Cemetery, Fort Blackmore, Scott, Virginia, US.2

Census

CensusLocationMemo
CensusScott, Virginia, USPricilla McConnell appeared on the census of 1850 at Scott, Virginia, US; Lists age as 45.7

Family

Jacob Cox (Jan 5, 1809 - Apr 30, 1885)
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Bernice Peters McKean, Scott VA Death Records 1853-70.
  2. [S39] Phyllis Lousie Willits Peterson, Scott Cemetery Vol. 2, p. 29.
  3. [S15] Mary D. Fugate, Scott County Marriages 1815 - 1853, p 18.
  4. [S44] Phyllis Lousie Willits Peterson, Scott Marriage 1 1815 - 1853, p. 43.
  5. [S51] John G. Martin, The McConnell Family, p 7.
  6. [S119] David M Johnson, online Ancestry.com David M Johnson e-mail address.
  7. [S11] 1850 census Scott County Virginia, family 999.
  8. [S33] Hazel Clair Cox - Notes unknown repository.
  9. [S37] Phyllis Lousie Willits (Enhanced & indexed) Peterson, Scott Marriage 2 1854 - 1893, p 1/9.
  10. [S37] Phyllis Lousie Willits (Enhanced & indexed) Peterson, Scott Marriage 2 1854 - 1893, p 4 / 40.
  11. [S37] Phyllis Lousie Willits (Enhanced & indexed) Peterson, Scott Marriage 2 1854 - 1893, p. 10 / 7.
  12. [S26] Inc. The Russell County Heritage Book Committee, Heritage of Russell Co.
  13. [S37] Phyllis Lousie Willits (Enhanced & indexed) Peterson, Scott Marriage 2 1854 - 1893, p 13 / 40.
  14. [S37] Phyllis Lousie Willits (Enhanced & indexed) Peterson, Scott Marriage 2 1854 - 1893, p 30 / 30.

Rebecca McConnell1

F
     Rebecca McConnell married J. Monroe Dougherty, son of John Dougherty and Patsy Wampler.1

Citations

  1. [S94] William C. Dougherty, Family History of James Dougherty, p 16.

Rosannah Dougherty McConnell1

F, (1849 - 1937)
Father*Captain Henry Morris McConnell1 (Jan 27, 1826 - Jul 12, 1914)
Mother*Bettie Kilgore1 (Jan 7, 1825 - Jan 21, 1908)
ChartsGeorge McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Rosannah Dougherty McConnell was born in 1849.1 She died in 1937.1

Citations

  1. [S141] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/

Major S. P. McConnell1

M, (Mar 16, 1829 - Apr 23, 1918)
Father*Reverend George McConnell Jr.1,2 (May 6, 1799 - 1860)
Mother*Mary Compton1,2 (Jul 5, 1799 - Nov 4, 1861)
ChartsGeorge McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Major S. P. McConnell was born on Mar 16, 1829 at Scott, Virginia, US.1,2 He waseducated in common schools. He went to Missouri by horseback in 1846. and began academic courses there intending to enter college. After 2.5 years, while in his last academic year, he was "called home because of father's illness to take charge of large family and grazing interests." He never finished college.3 He entered mercantile business with brother Abram B. McConnell 1852.
He served as Directorof the Bristol Coal and Iron Narrow Gauge RR, 1877-1878. in 1852.3 He held the office of served as prewar Scott Co. circuit court clerk 1858-1861. Court clerk, Scott Co., 1864-1865 until "turned out by Federal military government." Postwar treasurer, Scott Co., 1870-1875. Court clerk there again 1875-1877. He was defeated for Va. Legislature in 1885. He was active in county Democratic politics 1886-1891 in 1858 at Scott, Virginia, US.2,3 He married Emeline F. Talbert, daughter of Jeff Talbert and Mary F. (?), on Aug 16, 1859 at Scott, Virginia, US, service performed by J M Crismond.1,2 Major S. P. McConnell served The 48th Virginia Infantry web page states the folowing:

Sylvester Patton McConnell
Rank: Pvt.
Enlistment: Nickelsville, Scott Co., age 33, 7/2/61.
Present thru 7/13/61. Detailed, clerk in regt. commissary dept., by 8/31/61. Present in unit 10/15/61. Discharged by 8/16/62 when he organized co. (Co. A 27th Bn Va. Cav.) in Trigg's Bn. Partisan Rangers. Promoted to Maj., 25th Va. Cav., Regt., 11/1/62. . in 1861.3 He witnessed the death of John Kilgore on Feb 16, 1862 at Winchester, Virginia, US; S.P. McConnell's letter to Charles Kilgore on the death of his son, John D. Kilgore

As the year 1862 opened, the 48th Virginia was assigned to Colonel William Gilham's brigade of Brigadier General William Loring's Army of the Northwest. General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson had been given command of the Valley District in November. Jackson decided to combine his Army of the Valley District with Loring's small army and march on the little town of Romney which was the strategic key to the upper Shenandoah Valley.
Jackson's forces began their winter campaign on a pleasant New Year's Day, 1862, "springtime in its mildness". Conditions quickly deteriorated. A month of rain, sleet, bad roads, hunger, sickness, and misery followed.
During one march, Loring was so infuriated by an order from Jackson to keep his men moving that he announced, "By God, Sir, this is the damnedest outrage ever perpetrated in the annals of history, keeping my men out here in the cold without food." Brigadier General Richard B. Garnett had his first of several run ins with Jackson when he ordered his famished troops fed after 30 hours of continuous marching. Jackson took exception, stating that there was, "not time for that." One officer wrote that, "Two battles would not have done as much injury as hard weather and exposure have effected."
The march of January 7-8 was one of the worst. The temperature dropped to 20 degrees below zero. The soldiers marched over a road of ice covered with six inches of snow. Men were constantly "hitting the road with a thud like that of a pile driver." Horses also fell constantly. An artilleryman remembered that "from one horse's knees there were icicles of blood which reached nearly to the ground." By the time the men arrived at their destination, "every soldier's clothing was a solid cake of ice," and there were "icicles two inches long hanging from the hair and whiskers of every man."
By the end of January, the 48th Virginia was posted in the cold and dreary town of Romney which stank from tons of rotting beef left by the Yankees. Many of the officers from Loring's command petitioned that they be moved back to Winchester. Jefferson Davis agreed, and they were ordered back. Jackson tendered his resignation for this "interference". Jackson was later placated and his resignation withdrawn.
Jackson sent Col. Gilham back to his classroom at VMI. Loring was removed to Georgia. Garnett would have a more critical run in with Jackson at Kernstown. Many of the men openly jeered Jackson.
And a young farm boy, far from his Scott Couny home, died from the effects of the march in a military hospital in Winchester on February 16, 1862.

Encampment Near Winchester Va Feby 16th 1862
Charles Kilgore

My Dear friend

It is my (pa)inful duty to inform you of the death of your son John D. Kilgore, he died at Winchester this morning about 8 oclock one of the company who had been _____some time as cook brought the sad _____ of is death. I had been to see him _____ before yesterday & told him that I would be _____ to see him today but was (detail)ed as officer of the day & was preparing to assume the duties of (the) day when the news reached me. He had been _____ our tour to Bath & was taken with a pain in his _____ on that trip. I had to hall him on a wagon for (sev)eral days before I could get him off causing to (suf)fer a greatiel. - Well we went to Romney from (the)re & he was sent to this place & when we came _____ I looked him _____ hospital & found him (ver)y low ideed but the Doct. told me that he (tho)ught he could cure him but alas: how sadly _____ be mistaken for only two short days expired until ____ was no more poor fellow has seemed so glad _____ I was to see him & told me that he was (loo)king for you & that when you came he wanted me to give him a certificate for a sick furlough. I told him that I would give him a certificate for furlough or discharge either & that I would be to see him again to day but alas: I sitt _____ too long to ever see John again in this life _____ gave
Wm P. Harris an order to to the ward master for his money ($10.00) & his clothing & sent him to town to see him decently buried. We tried to take him home but the higher officer said it was against the order of the War Department to send the _____ of deceased _____ home unless it was by the ____ of some of their family & there were none of _____ was here you know so we had to suffer ____ burial here _____ is a sad occurance inde(ed) ____ think that he had to die so far away from _____ kinfolks but remember that he lost his life _____ a glorious cause died in the service of _____ country & well did he perform his duty while _____ did live John was a clever boy and an obediant & kind member of my company - I set a good deal of _____ by John but he had to pay the debt tht we al(l) must pay sooner or later - Accept my sincere an(d) heartfelt sympathies in your bereavement _____ that your loss is John's infinite gain for I am told that he said he was willing
& prepared to go -

Very Respctfully
Your obt. Servt.
S.P. McConnell.4,5 Major S. P. McConnell died on Apr 23, 1918 at Scott, Virginia, US, at age 89.1,3 He was buried at Estill Cemetery, Gate City, Scott, Virginia, US.3

Family

Emeline F. Talbert (1835 - )

Citations

  1. [S51] John G. Martin, The McConnell Family, p 10.
  2. [S37] Phyllis Lousie Willits (Enhanced & indexed) Peterson, Scott Marriage 2 1854 - 1893, 10 / 11.
  3. [S108] 48th Virginia Infantry, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vascott/48th/index48.htm, http://www.rootsweb.com/~vascott/48th/sparsypm.htm
  4. [S55] Hugh M. Addington, Charles Kilgore of King's Mountain, p 100.
  5. [S108] 48th Virginia Infantry, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vascott/48th/index48.htm

Samuel Ritchie McConnell1

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Father*George McConnell Sr. (1775 - 1845)
Mother*Suzannah Snavely (1775 - 1855)
ChartsGeorge McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Samuel Ritchie McConnell married Nancy Allen on Oct 17, 1837 at Scott, Virginia, US.2,3

Family

Nancy Allen
Children

Citations

  1. [S140] Donald W Lane, 2009.
  2. [S15] Mary D. Fugate, Scott County Marriages 1815 - 1853.
  3. [S51] John G. Martin, The McConnell Family, p 8.

Sarah McConnell1

F, (circa 1837 - )
Father*Dr. Abraham Berry McConnell1,2,3 (Dec 27, 1817 - Sep 1, 1885)
Mother*Lucy Dougherty1,2 (May 30, 1818 - Oct 23, 1890)
ChartsGeorge McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Her married name was Strong.2 Sarah McConnell was also known as Sallie McConnell.1 She was born circa 1837 at Scott, Virginia, US.1 She married Samuel Strong, son of John Strong and Hannah (?), on Apr 3, 1856 at Scott, Virginia, US.1,4,2,3

Family

Samuel Strong
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] Mark Cox Research Notes Anthony Wayne Cox.
  2. [S51] John G. Martin, The McConnell Family, p 11.
  3. [S94] William C. Dougherty, Family History of James Dougherty, p 18.
  4. [S37] Phyllis Lousie Willits (Enhanced & indexed) Peterson, Scott Marriage 2 1854 - 1893, 4 / 17.

Sarah McConnell1

F, (Aug 5, 1834 - Feb 9, 1895)
Father*Joabb McConnell1
ChartsJames Vicars Descendants
     Sarah McConnell was born on Aug 5, 1834 at Scott, Virginia, US.1,2 She married Joseph Vicars, son of Paul Vicars and Susannah Barker, on Jan 10, 1856 at Scott, Virginia, US.1,3,2 Her married name was Vicars.3,1 Sarah McConnell died on Feb 9, 1895 at Scott, Virginia, US, at age 60.4 She was buried at Point Truth Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Dungannon, Scott, Virginia, US.4

Family

Joseph Vicars (Mar 25, 1825 - Jan 22, 1904)

Citations

  1. [S37] Phyllis Lousie Willits (Enhanced & indexed) Peterson, Scott Marriage 2 1854 - 1893, 4 / 27.
  2. [S55] Hugh M. Addington, Charles Kilgore of King's Mountain, p 111.
  3. [S66] Dawna J Vicars, 1/1/1999.
  4. [S141] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/

Susan McConnell1

F, (Nov 10, 1824 - Mar 14, 1907)
Father*Reverend George McConnell Jr.1 (May 6, 1799 - 1860)
Mother*Mary Compton1 (Jul 5, 1799 - Nov 4, 1861)
ChartsGeorge McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Her married name was McClellan.1 Susan McConnell married A. J. McClellan in 1824 at Scott, Virginia, US.1 Susan McConnell was born on Nov 10, 1824 at Scott, Virginia, US.1 She died on Mar 14, 1907 at Scott, Virginia, US, at age 82.1

Citations

  1. [S51] John G. Martin, The McConnell Family, p 9.

Susan McConnell1

F, (Oct 22, 1814 - Mar 5, 1891)
Father*George McConnell Sr. (1775 - 1845)
Mother*Suzannah Snavely (1775 - 1855)
ChartsGeorge McConnell Sr. Descendants
     Susan McConnell was Methodist.2 Her married name was Dougherty.1 She was born on Oct 22, 1814 at Scott, Virginia, US; Twin to Samuel R. McConnell.3,4,2 She married Nathan Dougherty, son of James Dougherty and Elizabeth Hamilton, on Feb 25, 1836 at Scott, Virginia, US.5,4,2 Susan McConnell died on Mar 5, 1891 at Scott, Virginia, US, at age 76.3,4,2 She was buried at Dougherty Cemetery, Dungannon, Scott, Virginia, US.3

Family

Nathan Dougherty (Mar 7, 1810 - Jul 14, 1866)
Children

Citations

  1. [S94] William C. Dougherty, Family History of James Dougherty, p 9.
  2. [S94] William C. Dougherty, Family History of James Dougherty, p 12.
  3. [S42] Phyllis Lousie Willits Peterson, Scott Cemetery Vol. 5, p 85.
  4. [S51] John G. Martin, The McConnell Family, p 8.
  5. [S15] Mary D. Fugate, Scott County Marriages 1815 - 1853.