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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson

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Mary F. MCCONNELL

She was 14 in 1880. They where married by the Rev. Jesse J. Franks. In 1934 she lived at Fords Ferry, Kentucky.


Zoa Alice MCCONNELL

She was 13 in 1880. In 1934 she lived in Elizabethtown, Illinois.


Captain Richard MCCONNELL Sr.

He was 11 in 1880.

In 1934 he lived in Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County, Illinois.

NEWSPAPERS: Hardin County Independent 20 January, 1944
Richard McConnell Sr. age 76, died in the hospital at Anna at 6:30 Sunday evening. At his bedside when the end came were his wife, Mrs. Olive McConnell, his son, Cyrus, his son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. John G. Pearson, and his granddaughter Miss. Patsy Pearson. Captain McConnell had not been well for some time, but, as on Saturday he was thought to be in no immediate danger, his death was a great shock to his family and friends. As a pilot on boats owned by himself and as owner and operator of the ferries of Cave-in-Rock and Elizabethtown, he had lived a long and useful life. Perhaps no other one person in the county had been of service to as many different persons as had Captain McConnell. A native of this county, he was born on what is known as the Dan Frailey farm opposite Weston, Kentucky. His boyhood and early manhood, however, was spent on a farm at Fords Ferry, Kentucky. In 1908 he began his career as a river man with the building of the "Esta" as his reputation for reliability grew his business increased until a larger boat was required. The "Egyptian" was built and used for five years making two regular trips each day between Cave-in-Rock and Rosiclare. Many students in Cave-in-Rock could not have completed their high school education had it not been for Captain McConnell. There being no high school at Cave-in-Rock at that time, he transported pupils to Rosiclare and returned them safely to their homes in the evening. In 1915 a still larger boat the "Katherine" was built. It was used for carrying the mail, daily trips being made from Shawneetown to Rosiclare. For 16 consecutive years Captain McConnell carried the mail establishing a record for honesty and integrity in all his dealings. He prided himself upon being punctual and his boat seldom failed to leave at the exact time started on the schedule. The "Mary McConnell" was built in 1922 and was used during the latter part of the period during which mail was carried. When the state highways and truck service supplemented the old time transportation by boat, he bought the Cave-in-Rock ferry landing. Later he also leased the ferry right at Elizabethtown, and until ill heath incapacatated him with the help of his wife and sons, operated two ferries. When the death of Captain McConnell was reported in Cave-in-Rock Monday morning, citizens all over the village began recalling the many kind and generous acts toward them during his approximately 35 years of continuous service. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Olive McConnell, two daughters, Miss. Gladys McConnell and Anna, Mrs John G. Pearson of Cave-in-Rock, four sons, Ellis of St. Louis, Cyrus of Cave-in-Rock, Everett of Cleveland, Ohio and Richard of Evansville and three sisters Mrs. Mary Yeakey, Mrs. Alma Dowdy and Mrs. James Ledbetter who live in Kentucky. Funeral services was held Wednesday afternoon at the Cave-in-Rock Methodist Church. At his request the Masonic funeral rites were included in the service. Interment will be made in the Masonic Cemetery.


Captain Richard MCCONNELL Sr.

He was 11 in 1880.

In 1934 he lived in Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County, Illinois.

NEWSPAPERS: Hardin County Independent 20 January, 1944
Richard McConnell Sr. age 76, died in the hospital at Anna at 6:30 Sunday evening. At his bedside when the end came were his wife, Mrs. Olive McConnell, his son, Cyrus, his son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. John G. Pearson, and his granddaughter Miss. Patsy Pearson. Captain McConnell had not been well for some time, but, as on Saturday he was thought to be in no immediate danger, his death was a great shock to his family and friends. As a pilot on boats owned by himself and as owner and operator of the ferries of Cave-in-Rock and Elizabethtown, he had lived a long and useful life. Perhaps no other one person in the county had been of service to as many different persons as had Captain McConnell. A native of this county, he was born on what is known as the Dan Frailey farm opposite Weston, Kentucky. His boyhood and early manhood, however, was spent on a farm at Fords Ferry, Kentucky. In 1908 he began his career as a river man with the building of the "Esta" as his reputation for reliability grew his business increased until a larger boat was required. The "Egyptian" was built and used for five years making two regular trips each day between Cave-in-Rock and Rosiclare. Many students in Cave-in-Rock could not have completed their high school education had it not been for Captain McConnell. There being no high school at Cave-in-Rock at that time, he transported pupils to Rosiclare and returned them safely to their homes in the evening. In 1915 a still larger boat the "Katherine" was built. It was used for carrying the mail, daily trips being made from Shawneetown to Rosiclare. For 16 consecutive years Captain McConnell carried the mail establishing a record for honesty and integrity in all his dealings. He prided himself upon being punctual and his boat seldom failed to leave at the exact time started on the schedule. The "Mary McConnell" was built in 1922 and was used during the latter part of the period during which mail was carried. When the state highways and truck service supplemented the old time transportation by boat, he bought the Cave-in-Rock ferry landing. Later he also leased the ferry right at Elizabethtown, and until ill heath incapacatated him with the help of his wife and sons, operated two ferries. When the death of Captain McConnell was reported in Cave-in-Rock Monday morning, citizens all over the village began recalling the many kind and generous acts toward them during his approximately 35 years of continuous service. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Olive McConnell, two daughters, Miss. Gladys McConnell and Anna, Mrs John G. Pearson of Cave-in-Rock, four sons, Ellis of St. Louis, Cyrus of Cave-in-Rock, Everett of Cleveland, Ohio and Richard of Evansville and three sisters Mrs. Mary Yeakey, Mrs. Alma Dowdy and Mrs. James Ledbetter who live in Kentucky. Funeral services was held Wednesday afternoon at the Cave-in-Rock Methodist Church. At his request the Masonic funeral rites were included in the service. Interment will be made in the Masonic Cemetery.


Harriet Lula SANDERS

She was 2 in 1850.

She was 11 in 1860.


Buell E. GEORGE

He was 11 in 1920, living as a boarder in the home of William and Addie SUGG in Union, Crittenden, Kentucky.

He was 22 in 1930, married, living in Crittenden County, Kentucky.


Juanita Pearl W. BRANNAM

She was 9 in 1920.

She was 20 in 1930.

She died in childbirth and so did the baby.


Elzie Loren PERRIN

He was 29 in 1920, in Livingston county, Kentucky.


Clara Bell ROBINSON

She was 27 in 1920.