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John McConnell & (1) Mary Jane Dickerson & (2) Martha Ann Lovelady

 


 

Generation No. 1

1. John McConnell (Patrick McConnell1) was born 24 Jan 1818 in Navan, County Meath, Ireland to Patrick and Bridget McConnell, and died 7 Sep 1898 in Crockett, Houston Co., TX. He is buried in the Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX.

He married Mary Jane Dickerson 30 Apr 1852 in Houston Co., TX, daughter of William Dickerson and Mary Jane Ellis. She was born 10 Mar 1833 Nashville, TN, and died 17 Jul 1864 in Crockett, Houston Co., TX.  She is buried in the Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX.

He married Martha Ann Lovelady 1865 in Houston Co., TX, daughter of Cyrus Lovelady and Eliza Ann Allen. She was born 30 Apr 1838 in Mississippi, and died 24 Mar 1924 in Houston Co., TX. She is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX.

MORE ABOUT THE JOHN McCONNELL FAMILY:

 

John McConnell left Ireland in 1839 and went to Scotland for a few years.  He then went to England where he departed from Liverpool for New York.  From New York City, he went to New Orleans, St. Louis, Shreveport, Nacogdoches, and finally settled in Crockett Sept. 27, 1847 where he opened and operated a blacksmith shop.

 

He was a successful businessman establishing a large hardware store after the Civil War along with the blacksmith shop.  The hardware store was later operated by his sons, Robert and Dan, until their deaths. 

 

John McConnell served as County Treasurer for twelve years, a city alderman for four years, and as a deacon in the Baptist Church.  He was active in the Masonic Lodge of Crockett, serving as Worshipful Master in 1863 and 1874, and in the Grand Lodge of Texas.  He was also a Knight Templar in the Palestine Commandery.  He was so highly regarded by his fellow citizens that a public meeting was held at the court house where he was eulogized.  The following resolution commending him was read:  "He exemplified in his life all the best qualities of a citizen and by his sterling worth and eminent usefulness, endeared himself to our people."  Source:  Sue Robert Moritz (History of Houston County)

Children of John McConnell and Mary Jane Dickerson are:

 

2 i. Susan Jane McConnell was born 22 Aug 1851, and died 2 Jan 1852.


+ 3 ii. Elizabeth McConnell was born 4 Mar 1853 in Crockett, Houston Co., TX, and died 23 Jun 1894 in Crockett, Houston Co., TX.


+ 4 iii. William Van McConnell was born 18 Apr 1855 in Crockett, Houston Co., TX, and died 17 Mar 1919 in Crockett, Houston Co., TX.


5 iv. Ruth J. McConnell was born 14 Jan 1857, and died 17 Dec 1862.


6 v. John Albert McConnell was born 5 Feb 1859 in Crockett, Houston Co., TX, and died 27 Jul 1931 in Crockett, Houston Co., TX. He married (1) Linda (S.M.) Prewitt 28 Jan 1886 Houston Co., TX.  She was born 1 Jul 1864 in Cold Spring, TX, and died 28 Aug 1886;
buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX. He married (2) Louella Nations, said to have been born 06 Apr 1863 Kilmichael, MS; died 11 Nov 1959 Crockett, TX; married 20 May 1890 in Houston Co., TX, daughter of D. Starling Nations and Nancy Hewitt.  Louella Nations McConnell is buried in the Evergreen Memorial Park, Crockett, Houston Co., TX beside her husband, John Albert McConnell.


7 vi. Infant was born 9 Jul 1864, and died 14 Jul 1864.


Children of John McConnell and Martha Ann Lovelady are:

 

8 i. Henry Grady McConnell was born 26 Nov 1865 in Houston Co., TX, and died 28 Jul 1922 in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA. He married Nola Hill. This family moved to Haskell, TX where he was a lawyer, county judge, and had a insurance business.


+ 9 ii. Robert Emmett McConnell was born 4 Dec 1867 in Houston Co., TX, and died 18 Oct 1918 in Old Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX.


10 iii. Phillip C McConnell was born 8 Oct 1870 in Houston Co., TX, and died 6 Jun 1880 in Houston Co., TX.


+ 11 iv. Esther McConnell was born 5 Oct 1872 in Houston Co., TX, and died 21 Mar 1919 in Galveston, TX.


+ 12 v. Daniel O'Connell McConnell was born 2 Dec 1878, and died 12 Sep 1927.



Generation No. 2


3. Elizabeth McConnell (John McConnell2, Patrick McConnell1) was born 4 Mar 1853 in Crockett, Houston Co., TX, and died 23 Jun 1894 in Crockett, Houston Co., TX. She married Joseph Redmond Rice 11 Mar 1869, son of Joseph Redmond Rice and Willie Masters. He was born 2 Sep 1843, and died 19 Aug 1927.

Children of Elizabeth McConnell and Joseph Redmond Rice are:

 

13 i. Ester Ruth Rice. She married James Fisher Saxon, son of John Washington Saxon and Louisa Elizabeth Box.


14 ii. Joseph Redmond Rice, III was born 28 Dec 1869, and died 12 Apr 1945. He married Fannie Madden.




4. William Van McConnell (John McConnell2, Patrick McConnell1) was born 18 Apr 1855 in Crockett, Houston Co., TX, and died 17 Mar 1919 in Crockett, Houston Co., TX. He was buried in Old Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX.
He married Jeanie McLean. She was born 18 Mar 1868, and died 3 Feb 1888. She was buried in Old Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX.  He married Daisy McLean. She was born 1875, and died 1935. She was buried in Old Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX. 

 

William Van McConnell was a native of Crockett.  He was a charter member of the First Christian Church.  He operated a mercantile store on the square in Crockett and developed a family business that lasted nearly a century.

Children of William V. McConnell and Daisey Mclean are:

 

15 i. John William McConnell was born 1893, and died 5 Oct 1974 in Houston Co., TX.


16 ii. Lenore McConnell was born 28 Oct 1895, and died 2 Sep 1916.


17 iii. Erin Riall McConnell was born 8 Nov 1898, and died 24 Aug 1967.


18 iv. Patrick Henry McConnell was born 1900, and died 1922.


19 v. Eliza McConnell was born 27 Jun 1902.


20 vi. ---- McConnell. She married ---- Kelley.




9. Robert Emmett McConnell (John McConnell2, Patrick McConnell1) was born 4 Dec 1867 in Houston Co., TX, and died 18 Oct 1918 in Old Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX. He married Reba Maude Cone 29 Jan 1890 in Houston Co., TX. She was born 23 Aug 1870, and died 25 Oct 1960 in Houston Co., TX. She was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX. Robert McConnell ran the hardware business after the death of his father.

Children of Robert Emmett McConnell and Reba Maude Cone are:

 

21 i. Otis McConnell was born 12 Jan 1891 in Houston Co., TX, died 16 Oct 1958; buried Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX.


+ 22 ii. Cyrus Lovelady McConnell was born 28 Nov 1893, and died 30 Mar 1968 in Houston Co., TX.


+ 23 iii. Maude Cone McConnell was born 21 Oct 1895 in Crockett, Houston Co., TX, and died 21 Jan 1987 in Houston Co., TX.


24 iv. Robert Emmett "Bobby" McConnell was born 23 Jul 1899 in Houston Co., TX, and died 11 Aug 1982 in Houston Co., TX. He married Leona Slade. She was born 8 Sep 1904, and died 24 Oct 1979 in Houston Co., TX.




11. Esther McConnell (John McConnell2, Patrick McConnell1) was born 5 Oct 1872 in Houston Co., TX, and died 21 Mar 1919 in Galveston, TX. She married Archibald Baker "Arch" Burton. He was born 3 Jan 1868, and died 11 Jan 1942.

Children of Esther McConnell and Archibald Baker Burton are:

 

+ 25 i. Esther McConnell Burton was born in Houston Co., TX.


+ 26 ii. Archibald Baker Burton was born 1 Aug 1900, and died 30 Oct 1959.


27 iii. Daniel David "Dan" Burton.


28 iv. Hilda Burton was born 6 Jul 1902 in Houston Co., TX, and died 5 Jan 1977 in Crockett, Houston Co., TX; buried Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX. She married Loyd Dowell Murray. He was born 15 Jul 1896, and died 18 Feb 1972 in Houston Co., TX; buried Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston Co., TX.




12. Daniel O'Connell "Dan" McConnell (John McConnell2, Patrick McConnell1) was born 2 Dec 1878, and died 12 Sep 1927. He married Nora Mae Nichols, the daughter of Edward A. & Mary E. Nichols. She was born 13 Mar 1885, and died 28 May 1961.

Child of Daniel O'Connell McConnell and Nora Mae Nichols is:

 

++ 29 i. Myra McConnell was born 10 Nov 1906, and died 31 Aug 1978.



Generation No. 3


 
222. Cyrus Lovelady McConnell (Robert Emmett McConnell3, John McConnell2, Patrick McConnell1) was born 28 Nov 1893, and died 30 Mar 1968 in Houston Co., TX. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Houston Co., TX. He married Goldie Mae Kuhlman. She was born 20 Jul 1893, and died 7 Aug 1965 in Houston Co., TX. She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Houston Co., TX.




23. Maude Cone McConnell (Robert Emmett McConnell3, John McConnell2, Patrick McConnell1) was born 21 Oct 1895 in Crockett, Houston Co., TX, and died 21 Jan 1987 in Houston Co., TX. She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Houston Co., TX. She married Henry Lacy Ellis 15 Apr 1920 in Houston Co., TX, son of John Henry Ellis and Martha Ann Burton. He was born 29 Oct 1893, and died 20 Apr 1956. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Houston Co., TX.

Child of Maude Cone McConnell and Henry Lacy Ellis is: /b>

 

331 i. Henry McConnell Ellis was born 17 Mar 1929 in Harris Co., TX, and died 30 Jul 1989 in Bell Co., TX.




25. Esther McConnell Burton (Esther McConnell3, John McConnell2, Patrick McConnell1) was born in Houston Co., TX. She married Edwin Michael Yeager.

Children of Esther McConnell Burton and Edwin Michael Yeager are: /b>

 

332 i. Esther Yeager.
 

33 ii. Edwin Michael Yeager was born 1 Aug 1900, and died 30 Oct 1959.




26. Archibald Baker Burton (Esther McConnell3, John McConnell2, Patrick McConnell1) was born 1 Aug 1900, and died 30 Oct 1959. He married Frances Brightman b.1916 TX, daughter of John & Mildred B. Brightman.



29. Myra McConnell (Daniel O'Connell McConnell3, John McConnell2, Patrick McConnell1) was born 10 Nov 1906, and died 31 Aug 1978. She married John Renshaw King. He was born 21 Aug 1901, and died 23 Jun 1966.
 

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