Scott County Historical
Scott County, Virginia
Mildred McConnell's Scrapbook Articles
VETERAN IS FETED ON HIS
James M. McConnell, 90-year-old veteran of "'the War Between the States (on extreme right), celebrated his birthday anniversary recently at his home in Scott county, Va., at which four generations were present. They are, reading from left to right: Dorothy Fay McConnell, Tate McConnell, R. L. McConnell and Mr. McConnell.
James M. McConnell Believed to Be Among' Oldest War Veterans in Scott
James M McConnell, reputedly, the oldest surviving veteran of ' the War Between-the-States, in Scott county, Va., today had celebrated his 90th birthday anniversary at his home near Nickelsville at which four generations of his family were present. Those who composed the four generations were: Mr. McConnelI, his son, R. L. McConnell of Nickelsville, his grandson, Tate McConnell and his great-granddaughter, Dorothy Fay of Kingsport.
Mr. McConnell, feted by members of his family on his birthday anniversary, March 20, which was attended by more than a dozen of his descendants.
His daughter, Miss Valice McConnell, served dinner to the following guest: James M. McConnell, Miss Valice McConnell, Louisa Culbertson, Grover Compton and son, Clyde, Mr. and Mrs. Loy Kilgore; Mr. and Mrs. Francis McConnell and daughter, Doris Ann, Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Vermillion and two daughters all Twin Springs, Va., L. McConnell, Clancy Meade and daughter, Mary Lou, of Nickelsville, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Grady A. McConnell of Grundy, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Tate McConnell and daughter, Dorothy Fay, of Kingsport.