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Biography for John McCONNELL and family who lived in Washington County PA at one time but who moved to Weathersfield Township, Trumbull County, Ohio

Searched and typed by Judith Florian

Background of migration into Ohio via The Connecticut Land Company 


Note:  If you download the entire biography of either volume, the book page numbers do not match the PDF page numbers, but the webmaster gives both numbers on each biography.

Weathersfield, Ohio


John McCONNELL (deceased) was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, April 3, 1778. February 25, 1802, he married Miss Nancy TRAVIS, and had a family of five sons and five daughters--Alexander, born April 5, 1803; John, born September 3, 1804; Polly, January 8, 1806; Rebecca, October 19, 1807; Peggy, April 2, 1809; Matthew, November 26, 1810; Elizabeth, August 17, 1812; James, June 6, 1814; William C., February 2, 1816; Martha J., January 24, 1818; John, Rebecca, Peggy, Matthew, and Martha J. are deceased. Mr. McCONNELL, with his family, consisting then of his wife, and oldest son, came to Trumbull county, Ohio, in 1804, settling in Weathersfield township.  He erected a log-cabin in the woods, building it [in] one day and moving into it the next. He resided there until his death, which took place September 27, 1853. His wife died February 26, 1841, and he was married again to Mrs. Lovinia RICE, who lived until January 17, 1881, reaching within less than a month the great age of one hundred and three years. The old homestead is now occupied by William C. McCONNELL. He has been married three times. His first wife was Harriet McCOMBS, by whom he had six children--Sally, Olive, John T., William J., Charlie, Kittie H. After twenty-five years of married life his wife died. He married for his second wife Miss Sarah J. SIMPSON.  By this marriage he had one son, Clyde W. The mother died December 26, 1867, and he again married [sic=then married] Mrs. Eusebia CAMPBELL, widow of Calvin S. CAMPBELL. She had one son by her former husband, [the son being named] George C.

Williams, 241 [PDF 338]

Source for Background: Tract No. 96 Annual Report of The Western Reserve Historical Society (Inc. 1867).  "The Connecticut Land Company and Accompanying Papers". October, 1916.  Parts I and II. Published Cleveland, Ohio: 1916   Sub-section:  Land Papers   Sub-section:  The Connecticut Land Company: A Study in the Beginnings of Colonization of the Western Reserve by Claude L. Shepard.

Sources for biographies: (book) History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: with illustrations and biographical sketches, Volume 1 (Google eBook; History Category) H.Z. Williams & Bros.  H. Z. Williams, 1882.

(book) History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: with illustrations and biographical sketches, Volume 2 (Google eBook; History Category ).  H. Z. Williams & Bros.  H.  Z. Williams, 1882.

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