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David Carter McConnell1,2

Male
b. 15 January 1813, d. 24 March 1896


Family Matilda Firestone b. 5 January 1815 or 6 January 1815, d. 1 October 1893
Marriage* 16 October 1836  Wayne Co., OH, DAVID MC CONNELL & MATILDA FIRESTONE, 17 OCT 1837, Wayne, Ohio

Another source gives the date as 16 Oct 1836 and since their first child was born in Aug 1837, the 1836 date seems correct., Principal=Matilda Firestone1 
Children  1. James Calvin McConnell b. 5 Aug 1837, d. 2 Feb 1912
  2. Sarah McConnell b. 8 Aug 1839, d. 5 Nov 1934
  3. Rachael McConnell b. 6 Jul 1841, d. Apr 1910
  4. Nancy McConnell b. 20 Jan 1843, d. 8 Feb 1913
  5. Annis C. McConnell b. 9 Dec 1844, d. 13 Feb 1927
  6. William E. McConnell b. 15 Oct 1847, d. 2 Aug 1848
  7. John Firestone McConnell b. 2 Nov 1849, d. 17 Aug 1927
  8. David Albert McConnell b. 30 Jun 1852, d. 18 Jan 1929
  9. Mary Alice McConnell b. 6 Jan 1855, d. 28 Sep 1941
  10. Florence Cecilia McConnell b. 18 Jul 1858, d. 20 Jun 1945
  11. Margaret Rebecca McConnell b. 18 Jul 1858, d. 19 Sep 1865
  12. Florence McConnell b. c 1861, d. b 1884

Note*   David is the son of William McConnell (b. 14 Feb 1779 d. 10 Nov 1867) and Sarah Carter (b. 8 Jun 1788 d. 27 Mar 1865). Sarah was the cousin of William's first wife, Nancy McConnell (b, 1775 d. 27 Aug 1808). McConnell was her maiden name but she is either not related or a distant cousin of David. David and Nancy were married 27 May 1799. David and Sarah were married between 1808 and 1809.3,4 
Birth* 15 January 1813  Beaver Co., PA, An LDS IGI record gives the date as 27 Jan 1812.5,3 
Marriage* 16 October 1836  Wayne Co., OH, DAVID MC CONNELL & MATILDA FIRESTONE, 17 OCT 1837, Wayne, Ohio

Another source gives the date as 16 Oct 1836 and since their first child was born in Aug 1837, the 1836 date seems correct., Principal=Matilda Firestone1 
Census 1840  1840 Federal Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Perry Township, Series: M704, Roll: 432, Page: 26, July 17
McConnel, David, Line 2, 1000100000000-1000100000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-4-0100000-0-0-000-000-00-00-0000000006 
Census* 1850  1850 Federal Census, Ohio, Ashland County, Perry Township, Series: M432, Roll: 658, Page: 42B, October 9
29, 108, 108, McConnell, David, 37, M, , Farmer, 2000, PA, , , ,
30, 108, 108, McConnell, Matilda, 35, F, , , , Ohio, , , ,
31, 108, 108, McConnell, James, 11, M, , , , Ohio, , 1, ,
32, 108, 108, McConnell, Sarah, 9, F, , , , Ohio, , 1, ,
33, 108, 108, McConnell, Rachel, 7, F, , , , Ohio, , 1, ,
34, 108, 108, McConnell, Nancy, 6, F, , , , Ohio, , , ,
35, 108, 108, McConnell, Annis, 2, F, , , , Ohio, , , ,
36, 108, 108, McConnell, John, 9/12, M, , , , Ohio, , , ,7 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, Ohio, Ashland County, Perry Township, Series: M653, Roll: 930, Page: 236B, June 19
31, 714, 714, McConnell, David, 47, M, , Farmer, 3720, 800, PA, , , , ,
32, 714, 714, McConnell, Malinda, 45, F, , , , , Maryland, , , , ,
33, 714, 714, McConnell, James, 22, M, , Farm Laborer, , , Ohio, , , , ,
34, 714, 714, McConnell, Sarah, 20, F, , , , , Ohio, , , 1, ,
35, 714, 714, McConnell, Rachel, 18, F, , , , , Ohio, , , 1, ,
36, 714, 714, McConnell, Nancy, 16, F, , , , , Ohio, , , 1, ,
37, 714, 714, McConnell, Annis, 14, F, , , , , Ohio, , , 1, ,
38, 714, 714, McConnell, John, 11, M, , , , , Ohio, , , 1, ,
39, 714, 714, McConnell, David, 8, M, , , , , Ohio, , , 1, ,
40, 714, 714, McConnell, Alice, 5, F, , , , , Ohio, , , , ,
1860 Federal Census, Ohio, Ashland County, Perry Township, Series: M653, Roll: 930, Page: 237A, June 19
01, 714, 714, McConnell, Cecilia, 2, F, , , , , Ohio, , , , ,8 
Census 1870  1870 Federal Census, Ohio, Ashland County, Perry Township, Series: M593, Roll: 1169, Page: 796A, June 21
33, 245, 231, McConnell, David, 57, M, W, Farmer, 7440, 1816, Pennsylvania, , , , , , , , , 1,
34, 245, 231, McConnell, Matilda, 55, F, W, , , , Ohio, , , , , , , , , ,
35, 245, 231, McConnell, Sarah, 25, F, W, Teaching School, , , Ohio, , , , , , , , , ,
36, 245, 231, McConnell, Nancy, 22, F, W, , , , Ohio, , , , , , , , , ,
37, 245, 231, McConnell, David, 18, M, W, Farm Laborer, , , Ohio, , , , , , , , , ,
38, 245, 231, McConnell, Alice, 15, F, W, , , , Ohio, , , , , , , , , ,
39, 245, 231, McConnell, Celia, 11, F, W, , , , Ohio, , , , , , , , , ,
40, 245, 231, McConnell, Joseph, 21, M, W, , , , Ohio, , , , , , , , , ,9 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Ohio, Ashland County, Perry Township, ED: 6, Series: T9, Roll: 991, Page: 203A, June 5
30, 140, 147, McConnell, David, W, M, 67, , , , 1, , , Farmer, , , , , , , , , , , Pa, Pa, Ireland
31, 140, 147, McConnell, Matilda, W, F, 65, , Wife, , 1, , , Housekeeping, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Pa, Pa
32, 140, 147, McConnell, Sarah, W, F, 38, , Daut, 1, , , , Teaching, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Pa, Ohio
33, 140, 147, McConnell, Nancy, W, F, 34, , Daut, 1, , , , At Home, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Pa, Ohio
34, 140, 147, McConnell, Florence, W, F, 18, , Daut, 1, , , , At Home, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Pa, Ohio10 
Biography* 1884  History of Ashland County, Ohio
Page 335

DAVID MCCONNELL, fourth son of William McConnell, was born in the State of Pennsylvania, Mercer county, January 15, 1813. He emigrated to Ohio in the year 1815, in company with his parents, and lived with his father in Wayne county, where he first settled, until the twenty-third year of his age, when he was married to Miss Matilda Firestone. He then rented his father's farm, which he superintended for three years. Then he came to Ashland county and purchased a little farm of fifty acres in Perry township and began life in earnest, immediately in the woods, with no improvement whatever, save a rude log cabin, to give any traces of civilization or advancement. To Mr. and Mrs. McConnell were born eleven children, four of whom were born in the pioneer home. Through his strong will and earnest determination the forest was soon made to give way, and waving fields of grain soon gave evidence that his intentions had been fully executed. Here he reared and educated his little family, and as Heaven prospered him be was able every few. years to add more acres to his pioneer farm, and to-day has one of the most pleasant and comfortable homes in Perry township. The names of his children are as follows: James, who lives in Missouri; Sarah, who lives at home; Rachel Flora, who resides in Seneca county; Nancy, who lives at home; Annis Shonnaker, who resides in Seneca county; John, who is superintending the home place; David, who makes his home in Ashland; Alice Spotts, who lives in Wayne county; and Florence, Burzilla and Rebecca, deceased. Mr. McConnell is one of the most substantial pioneer farmers in the township. Mrs. McConnell is an earnest member of the Lutheran church, and has always been one of its most liberal supporters, while the husband is not associated with any church organization: He is a strong advocate of law and order. James enlisted in the Forty-second regiment, company C, September 25, 1861, and served three years under T. C. Bushnell, and was in the fight at Vicksburgh and various other engagements, and was captured by the enemy at Champion Hill and kept in custody for about three weeks, when he was paroled. He was exchanged about three months later, when he again joined the army.5 
Death* 24 March 1896  Ashland Co., OH11 
Burial* after 24 March 1896  Rowsburg Cemetery, Rowsburg, Ashland Co., OH, Transcription: McCONNELL, David C. died 1896, age 83y11,2 

Citations
  1. [S427] Wayne Co, OH, Marriage Books 4A - 4B 1835-1851, Richard C. Smith.
  2. [S747] OH, Ashland Co, Rowsburg Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/ashland/cemeteries/rowsburg.txt.
  3. [S829] Millie Apitz Family Info, Millie Apitz.
  4. [S1649] Aaron Kneavel, Aaron Kneavel.
  5. [S739] OH, Ashland County History, George W. Hill.
  6. [S3] 1840 U.S. Federal Census , 1840 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  8. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  9. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  10. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  11. [S731] Lauffer, Joseph Descendants, online http://laufferhistory.com.


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