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George McConnell and 1. Eva Kornman
George McConnell and 2. Regina Grunewald


married Susannah Schnaebeli
died young - left will - Russell Co.
married Catherina Schnaebeli Wutts
married Phillip Dingus


Note: backgrund information on the marriages of the 1st George McConnell is based on Laka Compton's research. No proofs have been found --such as the maiden name of Eva and Regina. Since custom, at the time, was that a son would carry the maiden name of grandmothers, I am inclined to believe that Eva was an Otterbein. Dr. A.B. and Lucy Dougherty McConnell had a son, M. O. P. McConnell (died at Gettysburg) whose name was Milton Otterbein Patton McConnell. Abraham Berry McConnell's Bible book lists his children with M.O.P.'s full name in it.

Since Regina McConnell came into southwestern Virginia with stepchildren, Adam and George McConnell and her daughter, Nancy, the maiden name Grunewald has every likihood to be Regina's name. Family legend has it that Regina McConnell carried the McConnell Bible (in Deutch) to the Lawson home in what was to become Wise County, VA.
Scottish Origins of the McConnell family in America


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Ganell's Cornshuckery
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Salyer-Lee Chapter 1417 UDC

June 16 & 17, 2017
Nickelsville, VA
Friday, June 16 1 PM -- 6 PM June 17-- Senior's Building - Keith Park
10 AM to 7 PM


McConnell Gathering

Hooley Gathering - 2013

The use of the surname McConnell was peculiar to the respective families of the Chief of Clan lain Mhoir, or Clan Donald South of the Scottish Highlands. The clansmen of Clan Donald South were surnamed MacDonalds and it was only a Chief or descents of a Chief that signed his surname McConnell.

Clan lain Mhoir, or Clan Donald South, was a branch of Clan Donald. The Chiefs of this clan were said to trace their ancestry in the “Poems of Ossian,” published in 1750, and in 1750, and in other ancient annals, back to Constantine Centimacus who lived about A.D. 125. From Constantine, there are thirty seven chiefs of Clan Donald named before we come to the name of John, father of John Mhoir Tanistear, who was the first chief of Clan Donald South.

Sir Walter Scott, in his poem, “Pibroch of Donuid Dhu,” calls Clan Donald South “Clan  Conuil,” as appears in the first stanza:
“Pibroch of Donuil Dhu
Priboch of Dnuil
Wake thy wild voice anew,
Summon Clan Conuil.”



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