Descendants of William B. McCONNELL



First Generation



1. William B. McCONNELL was born in Nov 1817 in , , GA, died in 1903 in , Lee Co., AL at age 86, and was buried in , Lee Co., AL.

General Notes: According to State Census records, William was born in Georgia in November, 1817. Very little is known about his early life, but he migrated to Alabama and acquired land there and begin to farm. This land was located in the area that first became a part of Russell County and then later became a part of Lee County. He remained a farmer there for the rest of his life.
There is a story that has been passed down through the family about three (some say two) McConnell brothers that lived in Scotland and wanted to come to America, but, did not have the money to pay for their passage. They decided to hire onto a ship as sailors to come to America and found that being a certain height was a requirement for the job. One of the brothers was too short to qualify and came up with a plan to make himself some shoes with built up soles to increase his height. By doing this, he was able to qualify for the job and the brothers came to America as sailors on a ship.
Some have thought that William was one of these brothers, but, others have thought that William's father was one of these brothers. No official records have been found to support either view.
William first married Mary Kent and after Mary died, he married her younger sister, Tabitha Olive Kent.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the William Mc Conly Household census in 1880 in Meadows Cross Roads, Lee, AL. 1

He appeared on the Burrill McConnell Household census on 8 Jun 1900 in Meadows Cross Roads, Lee, AL. 2

William married Mary Jane KENT on 5 Sep 1837 in Russell Co., AL. Mary was born in 1820 in , , GA, died in 1843 in , Russell Co., AL at age 23, and was buried in , Lee Co., AL.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. Benjamin A. U. McCONNELL was born on 15 Oct 1839 in , Russell Co., AL, died on 9 May 1921 in , Lee Co., AL at age 81, and was buried on 10 May 1921 in , Lee Co., AL.

+ 3 M    ii. Edmund T. M. McCONNELL was born in 1840 in AL.

+ 4 M    iii. William F. McCONNELL was born in Jul 1846 in , Russell Co., AL, died on 24 Jun 1916 in , Lee Co., AL at age 69, and was buried in , Lee Co., AL.

William next married Tabitha Olive KENT on 13 Nov 1846 in Columbus, Muscogee, GA. Tabitha was born in 1832 in , , GA, died before 1900 in , Lee Co., AL, and was buried in , Lee Co., AL.

Children from this marriage were:

   5 M    i. Burrill Warren McCONNELL was born in Feb 1848 in Russell Co., AL.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the Burrill McConnell Household census on 8 Jun 1900 in Meadows Cross Roads, Lee, AL. 2

   6 F    ii. Fannie Sarah McCONNELL was born in Jun 1852 in Russell Co., AL.

Fannie married James R. CRAWFORD on 26 Sep 1895 in Lee Co., AL. James was born in Jan 1851.

+ 7 M    iii. James M. McCONNELL was born in Dec 1854 in Russell Co., AL.

   8 M    iv. Charles McCONNELL was born in Jan 1858 in Russell Co., AL.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the Burrill McConnell Household census on 8 Jun 1900 in Meadows Cross Roads, Lee, AL. 2 Charlie McConnell: brother, single, age 42, born Jan 1858 in AL, farmer, can read and write.

   9 F    v. Ida Kate McCONNELL was born in 1860 in Russell Co., AL.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the Burrill McConnell Household census on 8 Jun 1900 in Meadows Cross Roads, Lee, AL. 2 Ida K. McConnell: sister, single, age 40, born in 1860 in AL, can read and write.

+ 10 M    vi. John G. McCONNELL was born in 1864 in , Russell Co., AL and died in 1898 at age 34.

   11 M    vii. Joseph E. McCONNELL was born in 1868 in , Lee Co., AL.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the Joseph McConnell Household census in Jun 1900 in Pierce Chapel, Lee Co., AL. 3

Joseph married Beulah DURHAM on 2 Jun 1889 in Lee Co., AL. Beulah was born in Apr 1877.

Second Generation (Children)


2. Benjamin A. U. McCONNELL (William B.1) was born on 15 Oct 1839 in , Russell Co., AL, died on 9 May 1921 in , Lee Co., AL at age 81, and was buried on 10 May 1921 in , Lee Co., AL. The cause of his death was Heart Disease.

Noted events in his life were:

He served in the military Co. K, 34 ALA Inf., CSA in Apr 1862 in Chattanooga, , TN. He was captured at Glascow, KY in October of 1862.

He was discharged from the military in Apr 1865.

He appeared on the Benjamin A. U. McConnell Household census in 1880 in Pierce Chapel, Lee Co., AL. 4

He appeared on the Ben McConnell Household census on 11 Jun 1900 in Meadows Cross Roads, Lee, AL. 5

His obituary was published in the Opelika Daily News on 9 May 1921 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL. 6
OLD CITIZEN DEAD -- B. A. U. McConnell succumbs to Heart Disease
B. A. U. McConnell , age 82, died at 8 o'clock this morning at his home near Opelika, after an illness of three months. The cause of his death is given as heart disease. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 o'clock Tuesday morning at Hopewill church. Interment in Hopewell cemetery. Rev. C. W. Walton will officiate.
Deceased was born near Columbus, Ga., and had been a resident of Lee County nearly all his life. He was a farmer and a member of the Methodist Prodestant church.
He is survived by three sons, J. T. McConnell of Beat 9; Abb McConnell of Smiths Station; and T. B. McConnell of Beat 9.

Benjamin married Julia A. LONG on 14 May 1862 in Russell Co., AL, daughter of Thomas LONG and Thursday A. SLEDGE. Julia was born on 24 Nov 1843 in , , GA, died on 7 Jul 1917 in , Lee Co., AL at age 73, and was buried on 8 Jul 1917 in , Lee Co., AL. The cause of her death was Cancer.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the Benjamin A. U. McConnel Household census in 1880 in Pierce Chapel, Lee Co., AL. 4

She appeared on the Ben McConnell Household census on 11 Jun 1900 in Meadows Cross Roads, Lee, AL. 5

Her obituary was published in the Opelika Daily News on 7 Jul 1917 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.
MRS. McCONNELL -- Of Beat 9 Died Early This Morning After a Long Illness.
Mrs. B. A. U. McConnell, 74 years old, of Beat 9, died at her home at 4 o'clock this morning from cancer after an illness of about one year. Mrs. McConnell had lived in this community for about 40 years, moving here from Beat 13. She was born in Lee County and in 1861 was married to Mr. McConnell at Salem. Mrs. McConnell was a member of the Hopewell Methodist Church and had many friends in the community in which she resided. Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, J. T., B. F., and A. B. McConnell, all of Beat 9, and several grand children.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 o'clock from the Hopewill Methodist Church. Rev. J. A. Storey will conduct the services. Burial will be made in Hopewill Cemetery.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 12 M    i. Edmund F. McCONNELL was born on 22 Feb 1866 in , Lee Co., AL, died on 22 Sep 1912 in , Lee Co., AL at age 46, and was buried in , Lee Co., AL.

+ 13 M    ii. James Thomas "Jim Tom" McCONNELL was born on 8 Jun 1868 in , Lee Co., AL, died on 19 Dec 1939 in , Lee Co., AL at age 71, and was buried in , Lee Co, AL.

   14 F    iii. Eugenia McCONNELL was born on 28 Jul 1873 in , Lee Co., AL, died on 18 Jun 1898 in , Lee Co., AL at age 24, and was buried in , Lee Co, AL.

Eugenia married John F. LYNCH on 2 Feb 1888 in Lee Co., AL. John was born on 18 Dec 1867 and died on 16 Mar 1940 at age 72.

+ 15 M    iv. Benjamin F. "Fee" McCONNELL was born in 1876 in , Lee Co., AL and died in 1927 at age 51.

+ 16 M    v. Absolom B. McCONNELL was born in Aug 1878 in , Lee Co., AL, died in 1930 at age 52, and was buried in , Lee Co, AL.

   17 M    vi. E. Houston McCONNELL was born on 27 Feb 1882 in , Lee Co., AL, died on 7 Mar 1910 in , Lee Co., AL at age 28, and was buried in , Lee Co, AL.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the Ben McConnell Household census on 11 Jun 1900 in Meadows Cross Roads, Lee, AL. 5 Houston S. McConnell: son, single, age 17, born Feb 1883 in AL, farm labor, cannot read or write.

3. Edmund T. M. McCONNELL (William B.1) was born in 1840 in AL.

General Notes: Civil War records show that Edmund T. M. deserted the Confederate Army during the war. His family never heard from him again, but, it is rumored that he went to Atlanta, Ga., and there remarried.

Edmund married Rebecca E. LONG. Rebecca was born in Jan 1842.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 18 F    i. Mary 'Mollie' McCONNELL was born in 1864 and died in 1931 at age 67.

4. William F. McCONNELL (William B.1) was born in Jul 1846 in , Russell Co., AL, died on 24 Jun 1916 in , Lee Co., AL at age 69, and was buried in , Lee Co., AL.

Noted events in his life were:

He served in the military Co. K, 34 ALA Inf., CSA on 12 Mar 1862 in Salem, Russell, AL.

He was discharged from the military on 9 Apr 1865.

He appeared on the William F. McConnell Household census in Jun 1900 in Pierce Chapel, Lee Co., AL. 7

William married Sarah LONG on 13 Oct 1866 in Russell Co., AL.

Children from this marriage were:

   19 F    i. Mollie McCONNELL .

Mollie married Harrison JONES.

   20 M    ii. Mack McCONNELL .

Mack married Ira DURHAM. Ira was born in Mar 1874.

+ 21 M    iii. James Dave McCONNELL was born in Feb 1874 in Lee Co., AL.

+ 22 M    iv. Will T. McCONNELL was born in Mar 1875 in Lee Co., AL and died on 19 Sep 1955 at age 80.

   23 F    v. Maggie McCONNELL was born in Jun 1875.

Maggie married ASKEW. ASKEW died before Jun 1900.

William next married Mary Augustus "Gussie" MURPHY on 6 May 1900 in Lee Co., AL. Mary was born on 24 Dec 1855 in Lee Co., AL and died on 17 Mar 1930 at age 74.

7. James M. McCONNELL (William B.1) was born in Dec 1854 in Russell Co., AL.

General Notes: James M. was a Silversmith.

James married Mrs. James M. (S. L.) McCONNELL in 1899. Mrs. was born in May 1857 in GA.

The child from this marriage was:

   24 M    i. William J. McCONNELL was born in May 1880 in GA.

10. John G. McCONNELL (William B.1) was born in 1864 in , Russell Co., AL and died in 1898 at age 34.

John married Margaret M. "Maggie" TAYLOR on 10 Dec 1889 in Lee Co., AL. Margaret was born on 18 May 1866 in , Bullock Co., AL, died on 23 Oct 1936 in , Lee Co, AL at age 70, and was buried in , Lee Co, AL.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the Burrill McConnell Household, dwelling # 98, family # 109 census on 8 Jun 1900 in Meadows Cross Roads, Lee, AL. 8

Children from this marriage were:

+ 25 F    i. Ida Bell McCONNELL was born in Dec 1890 and died in 1932 at age 42.

+ 26 M    ii. Charlie W. Taylor McCONNELL was born on 20 Feb 1893 and died on 4 Jun 1951 at age 58.

+ 27 M    iii. William Herron McCONNELL was born on 16 Aug 1895 in Lee Co., AL and died on 4 Jan 1975 in Lee Co., AL at age 79.

+ 28 M    iv. John Richard McCONNELL was born on 28 Dec 1897 in Lee Co., AL and died on 23 Mar 1974 in Lee Co., AL at age 76.

Third Generation (Grandchildren)


12. Edmund F. McCONNELL (Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 22 Feb 1866 in , Lee Co., AL, died on 22 Sep 1912 in , Lee Co., AL at age 46, and was buried in , Lee Co., AL.

Burial Notes: Buried in an unmarked grave at Hopewell Methodist Church in Lee County, Alabama.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the Benjamin A. U. McConnell Household census in 1880 in Pierce Chapel, Lee Co., AL. 4

He appeared on the Edmund F. McConnell Household census on 11 Jun 1900 in Meadows Cross Roads, Lee, AL. 9

He appeared on the census in 1910 in , Lee Co., AL. 10

Edmund married Annie Pearl MURPHY on 22 Dec 1886 in Girard, Russell Co., AL, daughter of John W. MURPHY and Martha Mariah HILLYER. Annie was born in May 1866 in , , AL, died in 1901 in , Lee Co., AL at age 35, and was buried in , Lee Co., AL.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the Edmund F. McConnell Household census on 11 Jun 1900 in Meadows Cross Roads, Lee, AL. 9 Annie P. McConnell: wife, married, age 34, born May 1866 in AL, parents born in AL

Children from this marriage were:

+ 29 M    i. Jessie Benjamin McCONNELL was born on 17 May 1888 in Lee Co., AL, died on 21 Apr 1936 at age 47, and was buried in Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Lee, AL.

+ 30 M    ii. Leroy D. McCONNELL was born on 17 Jan 1890 in Lee Co., AL, died on 2 Nov 1968 in Lee Co., AL at age 78, and was buried in Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Lee, AL.

+ 31 M    iii. Fletcher Franklin McCONNELL was born on 10 Feb 1892 in Lee Co., AL, died on 22 Dec 1958 at age 66, and was buried in Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Lee, AL.

   32 F    iv. Julia Cumie McCONNELL was born on 10 Aug 1895 in Lee Co., AL, died on 10 Mar 1951 in Opelika, Lee, AL at age 55, and was buried in Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Lee, AL.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the Edmund F. McConnell Household census on 11 Jun 1900 in Meadows Cross Roads, Lee, AL. 9 Cumie J. McConnell: daughter, single, age 6, born Aug 1893 in AL

Julia married James Abner RAY on 29 Oct 1922 in Lee Co., AL. James was born on 15 Aug 1890 and died on 11 Jul 1955 in Opelika, Lee, AL at age 64.

+ 33 M    v. Albert Lavonious McCONNELL was born on 18 Jun 1897 in , Lee Co., AL, died on 16 Jul 1974 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL at age 77, and was buried in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

   34 F    vi. Edmone M. McCONNELL was born in Aug 1899 in Lee Co., AL and died in Lee Co., AL.

Noted events in her life were:

She appeared on the Edmund F. McConnell Household census on 11 Jun 1900 in Meadows Cross Roads, Lee, AL. 9 Edmond M. McConnell: daughter, single, age 10 months, born Aug 1899 in AL

   35 U    vii. (? Twin) McCONNELL was born in 1901 in Lee Co., AL and died in 1901 in Lee Co., AL.

   36 U    viii. (? Twin) McCONNELL was born in 1901 in Lee Co., AL and died in 1901 in Lee Co., AL.

Edmund next married Telitha Alice PLYMALE in 1904, daughter of (?) PLYMALE and Mrs. (Nancy J.) PLYMALE. Telitha was born in Dec 1866 in AL.

13. James Thomas "Jim Tom" McCONNELL (Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 8 Jun 1868 in , Lee Co., AL, died on 19 Dec 1939 in , Lee Co., AL at age 71, and was buried in , Lee Co, AL.

James married Gillie Adell THOMAS on 15 Dec 1895 in Lee Co., AL. Gillie was born on 10 Sep 1877 in , , AL and died on 22 Feb 1969 in , Lee Co., AL at age 91.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 37 F    i. Gussie Marie McCONNELL was born on 5 Oct 1896 and died on 10 Jan 1966 in New Town, ND at age 69.

   38 M    ii. Robert Lee McCONNELL was born on 18 Apr 1899 in Lee Co., AL and died on 7 Nov 1899 in Lee Co., AL.

   39 F    iii. Genia Nevelle McCONNELL was born on 23 Dec 1900 in Lee Co., AL and died on 12 Mar 1901 in Lee Co., AL.

+ 40 M    iv. Jim Powell 'J.P.' McCONNELL was born on 20 May 1902 in Lee Co., AL and died on 23 Mar 1942 at age 39.

+ 41 F    v. Rosie Lee McCONNELL was born on 12 Mar 1905 in Lee Co., AL.

+ 42 M    vi. Thomas Benjamin McCONNELL was born on 1 Aug 1908 in Lee Co., AL and died on 18 Aug 1989 at age 81.

+ 43 F    vii. Missie Adell McCONNELL was born on 10 May 1911 in Lee Co., AL.

+ 44 M    viii. Theodore Roosevelt McCONNELL was born on 29 Apr 1914 in Lee Co., AL and died in Jul 1991 at age 77.

   45 F    ix. Mary Louise McCONNELL was born on 3 Jul 1917 and died on 28 May 1957 at age 39.

+ 46 M    x. Donald McCONNELL was born on 13 Apr 1920.

15. Benjamin F. "Fee" McCONNELL (Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born in 1876 in , Lee Co., AL and died in 1927 at age 51.

Benjamin married Beulah PHILLIPS on 26 Dec 1897 in Lee Co., AL. Beulah was born in May 1879.

Benjamin next married Mrs. Benjamin F. (Pearl CRAIG) McCONNELL on 21 Feb 1904. Mrs. was born in 1884 in AL.

Marriage Notes: Pearl was first married to ? CRAIG.

Children from this marriage were:

   47 F    i. Johnnie B. McCONNELL .

   48 M    ii. Bill McCONNELL .

   49 M    iii. Ben F. McCONNELL .

   50 M    iv. Durwood McCONNELL .

   51 F    v. Beatrice B. 'Mattie' McCONNELL was born in 1908.

16. Absolom B. McCONNELL (Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born in Aug 1878 in , Lee Co., AL, died in 1930 at age 52, and was buried in , Lee Co, AL.

General Notes: He is found on the 1910 Lee Co. AL. Census, E.D. 173, Vol. 69, Sheet 7.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the Ben McConnell Household census on 11 Jun 1900 in Meadows Cross Roads, Lee, AL. 5 Absolom S. McConnell: son, single, age 21, born Aug 1878 in AL, farm labor, can read and write.

Absolom married Malinda LITTLETON on 15 Jul 1900 in Russell Co., AL. Malinda was born in 1868 and died in Jun 1935 at age 67.

Children from this marriage were:

   52 M    i. Luther McCONNELL was born in Dec 1901.

Luther married Willie Mae CULBERSON on 28 Dec 1926 in Lee Co., AL.

   53 F    ii. Thelma M. McCONNELL was born in 1906 and died in 1967 at age 61.

Thelma married Lionel McCONNELL, son of Will T. McCONNELL and Minnie LISLE. Lionel was born in 1900 and died in 1958 at age 58.

+ 54 F    iii. Sceola McCONNELL was born on 18 Sep 1907.

18. Mary 'Mollie' McCONNELL (Edmund T. M.2, William B.1) was born in 1864 and died in 1931 at age 67.

General Notes: Mollie is buried at Hopewell Methodist Church in Lee Co., AL.

Mary married James W. LITTLETON. James was born on 4 Dec 1858 and died on 2 Mar 1953 at age 94.

Children from this marriage were:

   55 M    i. Willie V. LITTLETON .

   56 M    ii. Norman LITTLETON .

   57 M    iii. Warner LITTLETON .

   58 U    iv. Sea LITTLETON .

   59 F    v. Wilmer Effridge LITTLETON was born on 25 Jun 1888 and died on 28 Dec 1901 at age 13.

21. James Dave McCONNELL (William F.2, William B.1) was born in Feb 1874 in Lee Co., AL.

General Notes: James Dave is buried at Hopewell Methodist Church in Lee Co., AL.

James married Annie Lewis BOYD on 20 Dec 1890 in Lee Co., AL. Annie was born in Mar 1873.

Children from this marriage were:

   60 F    i. Annie Bell McCONNELL .

   61 M    ii. J. C. McCONNELL .

   62 M    iii. Perry McCONNELL .

   63 M    iv. William Alvie McCONNELL was born on 20 Feb 1892 in Lee Co., AL.

William married Lillie BRITTON on 23 Aug 1916 in Lee Co., AL.

William next married Hattie Marilda TAUNTON on 23 Jul 1944. Hattie was born on 5 Dec 1900.

   64 M    v. Chester McCONNELL was born in Jan 1894 in Lee Co., AL.

   65 F    vi. Bertha Lee McCONNELL was born in Mar 1896.

Bertha married R. D. BANKSTON on 28 Dec 1922 in Lee Co., AL.

   66 F    vii. Marie McCONNELL was born in Mar 1899.

   67 M    viii. Jim Press McCONNELL was born on 2 Sep 1907 in Lee Co., AL.

Jim married Mrs. Jim Press McCONNELL.

Jim next married Lennie Myrtle WILLIAMS on 24 Feb 1944 in Lee Co., AL.

22. Will T. McCONNELL (William F.2, William B.1) was born in Mar 1875 in Lee Co., AL and died on 19 Sep 1955 at age 80.

Will married Minnie LISLE on 30 Mar 1899 in Lee Co., AL. Minnie was born on 30 Mar 1877 in AL and died on 9 Aug 1954 at age 77.

Children from this marriage were:

   68 F    i. Elsie M. McCONNELL .

Elsie married Render McKENDREE on 5 Aug 1923 in Lee Co., AL.

   69 M    ii. Jasper D. McCONNELL .

Jasper married Emma BIVENS on 24 Dec 1925 in Lee Co., AL.

   70 M    iii. Lionel McCONNELL was born in 1900 and died in 1958 at age 58.

Lionel married Thelma M. McCONNELL, daughter of Absolom B. McCONNELL and Malinda LITTLETON. Thelma was born in 1906 and died in 1967 at age 61.

+ 71 M    iv. Curtis McCONNELL was born on 29 Jan 1908 and died on 15 Jul 1976 at age 68.

   72 M    v. Monroe McCONNELL was born in 1911.

   73 F    vi. Jewell McCONNELL was born in 1913 and died in 1934 at age 21.

Jewell married Thomas Benjamin McCONNELL, son of James Thomas "Jim Tom" McCONNELL and Gillie Adell THOMAS. Thomas was born on 1 Aug 1908 in Lee Co., AL and died on 18 Aug 1989 at age 81.

+ 74 M    vii. William Woodrow McCONNELL was born on 7 Mar 1916 in Lee Co., AL.

+ 75 F    viii. Minnie Lee McCONNELL was born on 2 Sep 1918 in Lee Co., AL and died on 11 Jan 1981 at age 62.

25. Ida Bell McCONNELL (John G.2, William B.1) was born in Dec 1890 and died in 1932 at age 42.

General Notes: Ida is buried at Hopewell Methodist Church in Lee Co., AL.

Ida married Jim I. HEATH on 19 Jul 1914 in Lee Co., AL.

Children from this marriage were:

   76 F    i. Ruby Lee HEATH .

Ruby married (?) HARMON.

   77 M    ii. Charles Taylor HEATH died in 1978.

   78 F    iii. Sarah Margaret HEATH .

Sarah married Layfayette HOWARD.

   79 M    iv. William Tinsley HEATH .

William married Phoebe WEEKLY.

   80 F    v. Bettie Jim HEATH .

Bettie married (?) CAMPBELL.

26. Charlie W. Taylor McCONNELL (John G.2, William B.1) was born on 20 Feb 1893 and died on 4 Jun 1951 at age 58.

General Notes: Charlie is buried at Shiloh Church in Russell Co., AL.

Charlie married Mary Emma HERRING on 23 Dec 1928. Mary was born on 2 Jul 1898.

Children from this marriage were:

   81 M    i. Millard McCONNELL was born in 1931.

   82 M    ii. Herman Herring McCONNELL was born on 7 Mar 1934 in Lee Co., AL.

Herman married Jannie Mae TERRY on 6 Jul 1952 in Lee Co., AL. Jannie was born on 10 Mar 1934 in Lee Co., AL.

27. William Herron McCONNELL (John G.2, William B.1) was born on 16 Aug 1895 in Lee Co., AL and died on 4 Jan 1975 in Lee Co., AL at age 79.

General Notes: William is buried at Hopewell Methodist Church in Lee Co., AL.

William married Irma H. HERRING on 18 Oct 1925 in Lee Co., AL. Irma was born on 27 Mar 1902.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 83 M    i. William Arnold McCONNELL was born on 25 Oct 1926.

+ 84 F    ii. Margie Louise McCONNELL was born on 30 Jan 1930.

+ 85 M    iii. Bryant Tarpley McCONNELL was born on 10 Sep 1936.

+ 86 F    iv. Peggy Luverne McCONNELL was born on 30 Mar 1941.

28. John Richard McCONNELL (John G.2, William B.1) was born on 28 Dec 1897 in Lee Co., AL and died on 23 Mar 1974 in Lee Co., AL at age 76.

General Notes: John is buried at Hopewell Methodist Church in Lee Co., AL.

John married Mary HEATH on 24 Dec 1924 in Lee Co., AL. Mary was born on 31 Jul 1905 and died on 2 Dec 1973 at age 68.

Children from this marriage were:

   87 M    i. Artie McCONNELL .

   88 M    ii. Jack McCONNELL .

   89 M    iii. Frank McCONNELL .

   90 M    iv. Richard Warren McCONNELL was born on 24 Sep 1929 in Lee Co., AL.

Richard married Martha Elizabeth JENNINGS. Martha was born on 22 Jan 1931 in Lafayette, Chambers, AL.

   91 F    v. Sara Charles McCONNELL was born on 10 Apr 1934 in Lee Co., AL.

Sara married Wilfred PRESCOTT on 12 Nov 1954 in Lee Co., AL. Wilfred was born on 2 May 1930.

Fourth Generation (Great-Grandchildren)


29. Jessie Benjamin McCONNELL (Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 17 May 1888 in Lee Co., AL, died on 21 Apr 1936 at age 47, and was buried in Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Lee, AL.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the Edmund F. McConnell Household census on 11 Jun 1900 in Meadows Cross Roads, Lee, AL. 9 Jessie B. McConnell: son, single, age 11, born May 1889 in AL, at school

Jessie married Missouri Elizabeth COX on 27 Nov 1905. Missouri was born on 24 Apr 1890, died on 13 Jun 1946 at age 56, and was buried in Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Lee, AL.

Marriage Notes: Married in Lee County, Alabama.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 92 F    i. Birdie Mae McCONNELL .

+ 93 M    ii. Robert L. McCONNELL .

+ 94 M    iii. Nolan H. McCONNELL .

+ 95 M    iv. Jessie R. McCONNELL was born on 29 Jul 1913 in Lee Co., AL.

+ 96 M    v. Marshall Merritt McCONNELL was born on 28 Mar 1919 in Lee Co., AL.

   97 M    vi. Bill Ballard McCONNELL was born on 23 Aug 1924 in Lee Co., AL.

Bill married Susie D. MANN. Susie was born on 1 Jul 1923 in Mobile, AL.

30. Leroy D. McCONNELL (Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 17 Jan 1890 in Lee Co., AL, died on 2 Nov 1968 in Lee Co., AL at age 78, and was buried in Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Lee, AL.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the Edmund F. McConnell Household census on 11 Jun 1900 in Meadows Cross Roads, Lee, AL. 9 Leroy D. McConnell: son, single, age 10, born Jan 1890 in AL, at school

Leroy married Lillie COTTINGHAM.

Marriage Notes: 1st wife of LeRoy.

Leroy next married Mrs. Leroy D. (Sallie) McCONNELL.

Marriage Notes: 3rd wife of LeRoy.

Leroy next married Mary Lou COX on 5 Aug 1911 in Lee Co., AL. Mary died on 25 Dec 1941.

Marriage Notes: 2nd wife of LeRoy.

The child from this marriage was:

   98 M    i. William L. McCONNELL .

31. Fletcher Franklin McCONNELL (Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 10 Feb 1892 in Lee Co., AL, died on 22 Dec 1958 at age 66, and was buried in Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Lee, AL.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the Edmund F. McConnell Household census on 11 Jun 1900 in Meadows Cross Roads, Lee, AL. 9 Fletcher F. McConnell: son, single, age 8, born Feb 1892 in AL

Fletcher married Fannie Melviney CANTELOU in May 1909, daughter of Louis Harrison CANTELOU and Martha Louisa CARDWELL. Fannie was born on 17 Jan 1891 and died on 23 Jun 1969 at age 78.

Marriage Notes: Married: Troup? County, GA.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 99 M    i. Ellis Franklin McCONNELL died on 29 Oct 1999 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

+ 100 F    ii. Rosie Mae McCONNELL was born on 31 Mar 1910 in Lee Co., AL and died on 27 Mar 1981 in TX at age 70.

+ 101 M    iii. Eugene Franklin McCONNELL was born on 17 Aug 1916 in Lee Co., AL and died in 1954 at age 38.

+ 102 M    iv. Richard Earl McCONNELL was born on 2 Aug 1919 in Opelika, Lee, AL and died on 13 Aug 1971 in Opelika, Lee, AL at age 52.

+ 103 M    v. Curtis R. McCONNELL was born on 22 Jan 1924 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

   104 F    vi. Melvie McCONNELL was born on 5 Jul 1925 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Melvie married Gerald Robert STEES on 21 Nov 1944 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

+ 105 M    vii. Clarence Benjamin McCONNELL was born on 9 Sep 1931 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

33. Albert Lavonious McCONNELL (Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 18 Jun 1897 in , Lee Co., AL, died on 16 Jul 1974 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL at age 77, and was buried in Opelika, Lee Co., AL. The cause of his death was Hardening of the Arteries. Another name for Albert was Albert Feelonious McCONNELL.

General Notes: Albert's mother died when he was a small child and his grandparents (Benjamin and Julia McConnell) took him and raised him. Since Benjamin was a farmer, Albert helped him on his farm until he was old enough to go to work in a textile mill located in Opelika, Alabama.
Albert did not like his middle name which was Feelonious (even though he gave his son Edward that middle name), so, he changed his middle name to Lavonious. Most of the current records for Albert are listed as Albert Lavonious McConnell.
He worked in a textile mill until he became disbled to do so.

Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the Edmund F. McConnell Household census on 11 Jun 1900 in Meadows Cross Roads, Lee, AL. 9 Albert F. McConnell: son, single, age 2, born Jun 1897 in AL

Albert married Ida DAVIS on 16 Feb 1919 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL, daughter of John Henry DAVIS and Eoleta Martha CANTELOU. Ida was born on 10 Aug 1900 in Macon, Bibb Co., GA, died on 3 Jul 1993 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL at age 92, and was buried in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 106 F    i. Eoleta Martha McCONNELL was born on 28 Nov 1919 in Opelika, Lee, AL and died on 1 Sep 1999 in Logan, Utah at age 79.

   107 F    ii. Ida Nedeen McCONNELL was born on 30 Oct 1921 in Opelika, Lee, AL and died on 18 Jan 1924 in Opelika, Lee, AL at age 2.

+ 108 F    iii. Julia Mae McCONNELL was born on 2 Jun 1924 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL, died on 31 Oct 1991 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL at age 67, and was buried on 2 Nov 1991 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

+ 109 F    iv. Alma Lavonia McCONNELL was born on 11 Oct 1926 in Opelika, Lee, AL, died on 21 Nov 1980 in Opelika, Lee, AL at age 54, and was buried in Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Lee, AL.

   110 F    v. Martha (Twin) McCONNELL was born on 27 Nov 1929 in Opelika, Lee, AL and died on 27 Nov 1929 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

   111 F    vi. Margie (Twin) McCONNELL was born on 27 Nov 1929 in Opelika, Lee, AL and died on 27 Nov 1929 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

+ 112 M    vii. Edward Feelonious McCONNELL was born on 3 Mar 1931 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

+ 113 M    viii. John Lamar "Mott" McCONNELL was born on 12 Jun 1934 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL, died on 26 Sep 1980 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL at age 46, and was buried in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

   114 M    ix. Albert Kenneth McCONNELL was born on 27 Jan 1939 in Opelika, Lee, AL and died on 6 Feb 1939 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

37. Gussie Marie McCONNELL (James Thomas "Jim Tom"3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 5 Oct 1896 and died on 10 Jan 1966 in New Town, ND at age 69.

Gussie married Herman R. HUWE in 1928.

Children from this marriage were:

   115 M    i. Phillip Emmettt HUWE was born on 10 Mar 1930.

   116 F    ii. Emma Lou HUWE was born on 25 Oct 1931.

   117 M    iii. Franklin HUWE was born on 26 Jul 1934.

   118 M    iv. James David HUWE was born on 29 Dec 1940.

   119 F    v. Mary Nell HUWE was born on 14 Jul 1945 and died on 17 Jul 1946 at age 1.

40. Jim Powell 'J.P.' McCONNELL (James Thomas "Jim Tom"3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 20 May 1902 in Lee Co., AL and died on 23 Mar 1942 at age 39.

General Notes: J.P. is buried at Hopewell Methodist Church in Lee Co., AL.

Jim married Clara Lee CHURCH in 1935.

The child from this marriage was:

   120 F    i. Virginia Juanita McCONNELL .

Virginia married (?) PINSON.

41. Rosie Lee McCONNELL (James Thomas "Jim Tom"3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 12 Mar 1905 in Lee Co., AL.

Rosie married William Franklin HERBERT on 9 Oct 1926 in Lee Co., AL. William was born on 24 Nov 1900.

Children from this marriage were:

   121 M    i. Robert Lee HERBERT was born on 17 Sep 1928 and died on 17 Sep 1928.

+ 122 F    ii. Frankie Lee HERBERT was born on 29 Nov 1929.

+ 123 M    iii. Allen Walter HERBERT was born on 30 Sep 1931 and died on 21 Jun 1961 at age 29.

+ 124 M    iv. Eddie Nevelle HERBERT was born on 18 Jul 1934.

   125 F    v. Eleanor Joyce HERBERT was born on 15 Apr 1943.

Eleanor married Robert Douglas CLARK on 31 Mar 1962.

Eleanor next married Charles RIDDLE on 4 Aug 1969.

42. Thomas Benjamin McCONNELL (James Thomas "Jim Tom"3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 1 Aug 1908 in Lee Co., AL and died on 18 Aug 1989 at age 81.

General Notes: Thomas is buried at Garden Hills Cemetery in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Thomas married Jewell McCONNELL, daughter of Will T. McCONNELL and Minnie LISLE. Jewell was born in 1913 and died in 1934 at age 21.

Thomas next married Katie CHURCH in 1935. Katie was born on 9 Jul 1917.

Children from this marriage were:

   126 F    i. Mavis Kathryn McCONNELL was born on 26 Oct 1936.

   127 F    ii. Lynda Diane McCONNELL was born on 2 Mar 1947 and died on 12 Feb 1973 at age 25.

43. Missie Adell McCONNELL (James Thomas "Jim Tom"3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 10 May 1911 in Lee Co., AL.

Missie married Marvin HUDMAN on 9 Jun 1929 in Lee Co., AL. Marvin was born on 27 Nov 1905 and died on 5 May 1961 at age 55.

Children from this marriage were:

   128 M    i. Oscar Belvin HUDMAN was born on 3 Mar 1930.

   129 M    ii. Gary Dell HUDMAN was born on 4 Feb 1932.

   130 F    iii. Mary Marlene HUDMAN was born on 15 Mar 1934.

   131 F    iv. Gladys Patricia HUDMAN was born on 21 Jun 1936.

   132 M    v. James Thomas HUDMAN was born on 16 Jan 1939.

   133 F    vi. Frances Ophelia HUDMAN was born on 10 Mar 1941.

   134 F    vii. Martha Ann HUDMAN was born on 15 Mar 1950.

44. Theodore Roosevelt McCONNELL (James Thomas "Jim Tom"3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 29 Apr 1914 in Lee Co., AL and died in Jul 1991 at age 77.

Theodore married Minnie Lee McCONNELL on 24 Dec 1936 in Lee Co., AL, daughter of Will T. McCONNELL and Minnie LISLE. Minnie was born on 2 Sep 1918 in Lee Co., AL and died on 11 Jan 1981 at age 62.

Children from this marriage were:

   135 F    i. Jeanette Lamurl McCONNELL was born on 5 Dec 1937.

   136 M    ii. William Earl McCONNELL was born on 28 Jan 1940.

   137 F    iii. Dorothy Lucille McCONNELL was born on 20 Feb 1941.

   138 M    iv. Theodore Lee McCONNELL was born on 24 Mar 1946.

   139 M    v. Robert Thomas McCONNELL was born on 20 Oct 1947.

   140 F    vi. Betty Joyce McCONNELL was born on 18 May 1956.

46. Donald McCONNELL (James Thomas "Jim Tom"3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 13 Apr 1920.

Donald married Mary Louise MITCHELL on 24 Jul 1945. Mary was born on 16 Mar 1927.

Children from this marriage were:

   141 M    i. John Michael McCONNELL was born on 17 Sep 1946.

   142 F    ii. Charlotte Lawana McCONNELL was born on 9 Jan 1948.

   143 M    iii. Ronald Byron McCONNELL was born on 2 Nov 1953.

   144 F    iv. Angela Faye McCONNELL was born on 13 Apr 1956.

   145 M    v. Marcus Coleman McCONNELL was born on 30 Oct 1958.

   146 F    vi. Quintella Kay McCONNELL was born on 7 Jun 1960.

   147 F    vii. Pamela Blanch McCONNELL was born on 27 Jan 1964.

54. Sceola McCONNELL (Absolom B.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 18 Sep 1907.

Sceola married Curtis McCONNELL on 7 Mar 1936 in Lee Co., AL, son of Will T. McCONNELL and Minnie LISLE. Curtis was born on 29 Jan 1908 and died on 15 Jul 1976 at age 68.

Children from this marriage were:

   148 M    i. Curtis McCONNELL .

   149 F    ii. Lois McCONNELL .

   150 F    iii. Betty Sue McCONNELL .

   151 F    iv. Billy Ann McCONNELL .

   152 U    v. Johnnie McCONNELL was born on 9 Jun 1951.

   153 U    vi. Donnie McCONNELL was born on 9 Jun 1951.

   154 M    vii. Larry McCONNELL was born in 1952.

71. Curtis McCONNELL (Will T.3, William F.2, William B.1) was born on 29 Jan 1908 and died on 15 Jul 1976 at age 68.

General Notes: Curtis is buried at Hopewell Methodist Church in Lee Co., AL.

Curtis married Sceola McCONNELL on 7 Mar 1936 in Lee Co., AL, daughter of Absolom B. McCONNELL and Malinda LITTLETON. Sceola was born on 18 Sep 1907.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 54)

74. William Woodrow McCONNELL (Will T.3, William F.2, William B.1) was born on 7 Mar 1916 in Lee Co., AL.

William married Ruth NORRELL.

The child from this marriage was:

   155 M    i. William Charles McCONNELL was born on 2 Feb 1938.

William next married Susie M. STRINGFELLER.

Children from this marriage were:

   156 F    i. Carol Sue McCONNELL was born on 6 Nov.

   157 M    ii. William Oscar McCONNELL was born on 1 Apr 1942.

   158 M    iii. Robert Dwayne McCONNELL was born on 23 Apr 1944.

   159 M    iv. Jerry Lamar McCONNELL was born on 29 Dec 1949.

75. Minnie Lee McCONNELL (Will T.3, William F.2, William B.1) was born on 2 Sep 1918 in Lee Co., AL and died on 11 Jan 1981 at age 62.

General Notes: Minnie is buried at Shady Grove Cemetery in Lee Co., AL.

Minnie married Theodore Roosevelt McCONNELL on 24 Dec 1936 in Lee Co., AL, son of James Thomas "Jim Tom" McCONNELL and Gillie Adell THOMAS. Theodore was born on 29 Apr 1914 in Lee Co., AL and died in Jul 1991 at age 77.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 44)

83. William Arnold McCONNELL (William Herron3, John G.2, William B.1) was born on 25 Oct 1926.

William married Doris Jean EDGE on 2 Feb 1963.

Children from this marriage were:

   160 M    i. Infant McCONNELL was born on 3 Jan 1966 and died on 3 Jan 1966.

   161 M    ii. Arnold Michael McCONNELL was born on 14 Jul 1969.

   162 M    iii. William Kenneth McCONNELL was born on 3 Apr 1977.

84. Margie Louise McCONNELL (William Herron3, John G.2, William B.1) was born on 30 Jan 1930.

Margie married James Donald MULLINS on 26 Jun 1956.

Children from this marriage were:

   163 M    i. Wayne Timothy MULLINS was born in Oct 1960.

   164 M    ii. David Lee MULLINS was born in Oct 1962.

   165 M    iii. James Donald MULLINS was born on 13 Dec 1966.

85. Bryant Tarpley McCONNELL (William Herron3, John G.2, William B.1) was born on 10 Sep 1936.

Bryant married Patricia Irene JIMMERSON on 14 Jul 1962 in Lee Co., AL. Patricia was born on 23 Jul 1941.

Children from this marriage were:

   166 F    i. Patricia Lorane McCONNELL was born on 4 Sep 1963.

   167 M    ii. Douglass Bryant McCONNELL was born on 7 Jan 1967.

86. Peggy Luverne McCONNELL (William Herron3, John G.2, William B.1) was born on 30 Mar 1941.

Peggy married Carlton Frank LONG on 28 Jun 1958.

The child from this marriage was:

   168 M    i. Carlton Michael LONG was born on 30 Mar 1960.

Fifth Generation (Great Great-Grandchildren)


92. Birdie Mae McCONNELL (Jessie Benjamin4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1).

Birdie married Bruce HATHCOCK on 11 Dec 1926 in Lee Co., AL.

The child from this marriage was:

   169 F    i. Mary Lou HATHCOCK .

93. Robert L. McCONNELL (Jessie Benjamin4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1).

Robert married Margaret SHEPPARD on 27 Jun 1939 in Chambers Co., AL.

Children from this marriage were:

   170 F    i. Bobby Jean McCONNELL .

   171 F    ii. Billy Joe McCONNELL .

   172 M    iii. Leroy Robert McCONNELL .

94. Nolan H. McCONNELL (Jessie Benjamin4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1).

Nolan married Elsie BRADSHAW.

Children from this marriage were:

   173 F    i. Joyce McCONNELL .

   174 F    ii. Judy McCONNELL .

95. Jessie R. McCONNELL (Jessie Benjamin4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 29 Jul 1913 in Lee Co., AL.

Jessie married Mildred SEXTON on 30 Oct 1938 in Lee Co., AL. Mildred was born on 31 Dec 1917 in Dadeville, AL.

Children from this marriage were:

   175 F    i. Janice McCONNELL .

   176 F    ii. Joan McCONNELL .

96. Marshall Merritt McCONNELL (Jessie Benjamin4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 28 Mar 1919 in Lee Co., AL.

Marshall married Marie RIDLEY on 26 May 1940 in Plant City, Chambers, AL. Marie was born in 1922.

Children from this marriage were:

   177 M    i. Phill McCONNELL .

   178 M    ii. Barry McCONNELL .

99. Ellis Franklin McCONNELL (Fletcher Franklin4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) died on 29 Oct 1999 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Ellis married Opal BLACKMON.

Children from this marriage were:

   179 M    i. Donald Ellis McCONNELL was born on 31 Oct 1936.

   180 F    ii. Gwendolyn McCONNELL was born on 1 Jan 1944.

100. Rosie Mae McCONNELL (Fletcher Franklin4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 31 Mar 1910 in Lee Co., AL and died on 27 Mar 1981 in TX at age 70.

General Notes: Rosie is Buried at Garden Hills Cemetery in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Rosie married Hamp JENKINS on 29 May 1926 in Lee Co., AL. Hamp was born on 16 May 1892 and died on 22 Sep 1960 in Opelika, Lee, AL at age 68.

Children from this marriage were:

   181 F    i. Emily JENKINS .

   182 F    ii. Gloria Jean JENKINS .

101. Eugene Franklin McCONNELL (Fletcher Franklin4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 17 Aug 1916 in Lee Co., AL and died in 1954 at age 38.

Eugene married Louise GAMER on 5 Dec 1936 in Lee Co., AL. Louise was born on 19 Jun 1919 in Troy, AL.

Children from this marriage were:

   183 F    i. Linda McCONNELL .

   184 M    ii. Michael McCONNELL .

   185 M    iii. Herbert Eugene McCONNELL was born on 2 Jul 1941.

102. Richard Earl McCONNELL (Fletcher Franklin4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 2 Aug 1919 in Opelika, Lee, AL and died on 13 Aug 1971 in Opelika, Lee, AL at age 52.

Richard married Annie Laura RAY on 1 Sep 1939 in Opelika, Lee, AL. Annie was born on 4 Jul 1921 in Lagrange, Troup, GA.

Children from this marriage were:

   186 F    i. Sherry Ann McCONNELL .

   187 M    ii. Richard McCONNELL .

   188 M    iii. Robert McCONNELL .

103. Curtis R. McCONNELL (Fletcher Franklin4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 22 Jan 1924 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Curtis married Frances Elizabeth HOUSE on 29 Jan 1946 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Children from this marriage were:

   189 M    i. David McCONNELL .

   190 F    ii. Nancy Carol McCONNELL was born on 7 Jun 1947.

105. Clarence Benjamin McCONNELL (Fletcher Franklin4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 9 Sep 1931 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Clarence married Daisy Mae THRIFT on 4 Nov 1950 in Opelika, Lee, AL. Daisy was born on 11 Sep 1931 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

The child from this marriage was:

   191 F    i. Brenda McCONNELL .

106. Eoleta Martha McCONNELL (Albert Lavonious4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 28 Nov 1919 in Opelika, Lee, AL and died on 1 Sep 1999 in Logan, Utah at age 79.

Eoleta married Virgil Byron SANDERS on 21 Feb 1943 in Opelika, Lee, AL. The marriage ended in divorce. Virgil was born on 13 Jul 1921 in Lee Co., AL.

Marriage Notes: 1st Marriage of Eoleta to Virgil.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 192 F    i. Betty June SANDERS was born on 4 Jan 1944 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

   193 U    ii. Infant SANDERS was born on 5 Nov 1944 in Opelika, Lee, AL and died on 5 Nov 1944 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

   194 F    iii. Sherry Elaine SANDERS was born on 10 Nov 1947 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Sherry married Edd Richard HARRIS on 21 Dec 1963.

+ 195 F    iv. Katrenia Darlene SANDERS was born on 27 Feb 1950 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Eoleta next married Peyton Jenkins MOORE on 19 Apr 1974 in Opelika, Lee, AL. The marriage ended in divorce.

Marriage Notes: This was Eoleta's 2nd Marriage.

Eoleta next married Virgil Byron SANDERS on 13 Jun 1980 in Opelika, Lee, AL. Virgil was born on 13 Jul 1921 in Lee Co., AL.

Marriage Notes: This was Eoleta's 3rd marriage which was a remarriage to Virgil.

108. Julia Mae McCONNELL (Albert Lavonious4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 2 Jun 1924 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL, died on 31 Oct 1991 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL at age 67, and was buried on 2 Nov 1991 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL. The cause of her death was Breast Cancer.

General Notes: Julia was the third child of Albert and Ida (Davis) McConnell. She was born about the time the Great Depression hit America and consequently, her childhood was one of hard times for her and her family. She talked many times about that time and said that receiving an apple or an orange for Christmas was for her a big treat. Growing up under these circumstances instilled in her a strong character and a love of family that remained with her throughout her life. This was evident even during her last few months when she was suffering from breast cancer. She never complained about her condition but put the needs of her family above her own. She cared for her aged mother during this time until it became physically impossible for her to continue to do so. She graduated from high school in Opelika, Alabama while, at the same time, worked at a textile mill that was located there. She worked for many years as a seamstress in various sewing factories in Opelika. She liked to crochet as a hobby and made many beautiful items such as bedspreads, table cloths, sweaters, etc. She was a member of Lodge 516 of the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society located in Opelika.

Noted events in her life were:

She was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

Her obituary was published in the Opelika Daily News on 1 Nov 1991 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL. 11
Julia Mae Allen
The funeral service for Julia Mae Allen, 67, of 107 Morris Ave., Opelika, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 1991, at Frederick's Chapel in Opelika.
Mrs. Allen, who died Thursday, October 31, 1991, at East Alabama Medical Center, was born June 2, 1924, in Alabama.
She was a member of Northside Baptist Church and a member of Woodmen of the World Fraternal Insurance Co.
Survivors include her husband, Clarence Allen of Opelika; her son, Kenneth Allen; and daughter-in-law, Judy R. Allen, of Opelika; her mother, Ida McConnell of Opelika; a sister, Eoleta Sanders of Opelika; a brother, Edward F. McConnell of Opelika; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 9. Frederick's Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

Julia married Clarence Odell ALLEN on 31 Jan 1943 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL, son of William Richard ALLEN and Hazel Cewilla ROBERTS. Clarence was born on 13 Jul 1925 in , Lincoln Co., TN, died on 12 Jun 2000 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL at age 74, and was buried on 12 Jun 2000 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL. The cause of his death was Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.

Noted events in his life were:

He was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

He enjoyed Gardening and Woodworking.

He retired from Bence & Morris Motors in 1990 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL. Parts Dept Mgr

Children from this marriage were:

+ 196 M    i. Kenneth Clarence ALLEN Sr. was born on 15 May 1945 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

   197 M    ii. Terry Keith ALLEN was born on 27 Jul 1952 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL, died on 5 Dec 1975 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL at age 23, and was buried on 7 Dec 1975 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

Terry married Lawana Denise LITTLEJOHN on 26 May 1974 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL. Lawana was born on 1 Aug 1954 in Clanton, Chilton Co., AL.

109. Alma Lavonia McCONNELL (Albert Lavonious4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 11 Oct 1926 in Opelika, Lee, AL, died on 21 Nov 1980 in Opelika, Lee, AL at age 54, and was buried in Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Lee, AL.

Alma married Jasper Lee DUBOSE on 3 Mar 1946 in Opelika, Lee, AL. Jasper was born on 27 Jan 1925 in Auburn, Lee, AL.

Children from this marriage were:

   198 M    i. Jasper Wayne DUBOSE was born on 18 Apr 1947 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Jasper married Glenda Sue SUMNERS on 29 Nov 1969 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

   199 F    ii. Lavonia Diane DUBOSE was born on 19 Jul 1951 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Lavonia married Charles Wayne DAUGHTRY on 26 Dec 1969 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

112. Edward Feelonious McCONNELL (Albert Lavonious4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 3 Mar 1931 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Edward married Hazel JONES.

The child from this marriage was:

   200 F    i. Donna Sue McCONNELL .

Edward next married Joyce Evelyn LANGLEY on 13 Sep 1947.

Marriage Notes: Edward's 1st Marriage.

Children from this marriage were:

   201 M    i. Larry McCONNELL .

   202 F    ii. Brenda Joyce McCONNELL was born on 19 Jun 1950 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Brenda married James Henry BURROW.

   203 M    iii. Gary Edward McCONNELL was born on 17 Oct 1954 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Gary married Brenda Gail GUESS on 10 Nov 1973 in Lee Co., AL.

113. John Lamar "Mott" McCONNELL (Albert Lavonious4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 12 Jun 1934 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL, died on 26 Sep 1980 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL at age 46, and was buried in Opelika, Lee Co., AL. The cause of his death was Lung Cancer.

John married Mary Francis LEONARD on 12 Jun 1953 in Opelika, Lee, AL. Mary was born on 18 May 1937 in , Lee Co., AL.

Children from this marriage were:

   204 F    i. Deborah Ann McCONNELL was born on 12 Feb 1955 in Opelika, Lee, AL and died on 14 Feb 1958 in Opelika, Lee, AL at age 3.

   205 F    ii. Jacqueline Elaine McCONNELL was born on 30 Dec 1956 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Jacqueline married Ronald Gene WHITE on 18 May 1973 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

   206 M    iii. Danny Lamar McCONNELL was born on 24 Aug 1958 in Tallapoosa Co., AL.

Danny married Pamela Dawn MESSER on 2 Sep 1978 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

   207 M    iv. James Douglas McCONNELL was born on 15 Dec 1961.

   208 M    v. Bobby Eugene McCONNELL was born on 8 Jul 1964.

John next married Betty Jean JOHNSON on 25 Aug 1972 in Opelika, Lee, AL. Betty was born on 5 Apr 1932 in Chilton, AL.

122. Frankie Lee HERBERT (Rosie Lee McCONNELL4, James Thomas "Jim Tom"3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 29 Nov 1929.

Frankie married Thurston Willie HERRING on 21 Aug 1948. Thurston was born on 5 Dec 1928.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 209 F    i. Jackie Delano HERRING was born on 8 Sep 1949.

   210 M    ii. William Thurston HERRING was born on 19 Jun 1953.

123. Allen Walter HERBERT (Rosie Lee McCONNELL4, James Thomas "Jim Tom"3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 30 Sep 1931 and died on 21 Jun 1961 at age 29.

Allen married Mary Kate HURSTON on 2 Dec 1950.

Children from this marriage were:

   211 F    i. Cynthia Marie HERBERT was born on 2 Dec 1957.

   212 M    ii. Eddie Alan HERBERT was born on 22 Oct 1960.

124. Eddie Nevelle HERBERT (Rosie Lee McCONNELL4, James Thomas "Jim Tom"3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 18 Jul 1934.

Eddie married Willie Jewel CHATHAM.

Children from this marriage were:

   213 F    i. Gina Nevelle HERBERT was born on 21 Oct 1960.

   214 F    ii. Sebrina Tina Genelle HERBERT was born on 3 Nov 1967.

Eddie next married Brunase BAULDIN on 9 Jun 1951.

The child from this marriage was:

   215 F    i. Linda Gail HERBERT was born on 4 Apr 1952.

Sixth Generation (3rd Great-Grandchildren)


192. Betty June SANDERS (Eoleta Martha McCONNELL5, Albert Lavonious4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 4 Jan 1944 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Betty married Edward Andrew KELLEY on 30 Jun 1963 in Opelika, Lee, AL. Edward was born on 21 Aug 1946 in Troup Co., GA.

The child from this marriage was:

   216 M    i. Virgil Forrest KELLEY was born on 6 Jun 1964 in Opelika, Lee, AL and died on 2 Jul 1964 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Betty next married William David KITTRELL on 19 Mar 1965 in Opelika, Lee, AL. William was born on 7 Jun 1940 in Lee Co., AL.

Children from this marriage were:

   217 M    i. Virgil David KITTRELL was born on 22 Feb 1966 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

   218 M    ii. William Darrell KITTRELL was born on 16 Jul 1967 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

   219 M    iii. Homer Frank KITTRELL was born on 5 Feb 1969 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Betty next married Edward Elmer JOYNER on 19 Jul 1975 in Columbia, Richland, SC.

195. Katrenia Darlene SANDERS (Eoleta Martha McCONNELL5, Albert Lavonious4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 27 Feb 1950 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Katrenia married James Don ADCOX on 5 Feb 1967 in Opelika, Lee, AL. James was born on 9 Feb 1942 in Tallassee, Elmore, AL.

Children from this marriage were:

   220 F    i. Eoleta Kalinda ADCOX was born on 24 Sep 1968 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

   221 M    ii. Jimmy Lee ADCOX was born on 25 Mar 1970 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

   222 M    iii. Jason Casper ADCOX was born on 6 Apr 1974 in Opelika, Lee, AL.

Katrenia next married John Edwin BISSELL on 19 Jan 1976 in Opelika, Lee, AL. John was born on 6 Apr 1948 in Willshire, Vanwert, OH.

Children from this marriage were:

   223 F    i. Martha Dawn BISSELL was born on 25 Feb 1978 in Rochester, Olmstead, MN.

   224 M    ii. Michael Paul BISSELL was born on 25 Jan 1980 in Rochester, Olmstead, MN.

196. Kenneth Clarence ALLEN Sr. (Julia Mae McCONNELL5, Albert Lavonious4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 15 May 1945 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

Noted events in his life were:

He served in the military Alabama Army National Guard from 16 Jan 1963 to 15 Jan 1969 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL. He obtained the rank of Sergeant, E5.

He graduated from Opelika High School in May 1963 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

He was baptized at Liberty Baptist Church in 1964 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

He moved his membership to Union Grove Baptist Church in Opelika, Lee Co., AL, in 1977 when he and his family moved into the neighborhood near the church.

He was ordained as a Deacon at Union Grove Baptist Church, Lee Co, AL, on 20 Oct 1978. He was then ordained as a Minister on 22 Sep 1995 by the Universal Life Church. On 15 Oct 1997, he received ministerial credentials from Saint Luke Evangelical Christian Ministries of Hephzibah, Georgia.
In 2001 he joined with several other Evangelical Christian ministers in a movement to reorganize and revive one of the earliest Baptist denominations in America, the Six-Principle Baptists. On 10 Jul 2003 he received ministerial credentials from the reorganized denominational headquarters, the General Association of Six-Principle Baptists and serves as a General Director of that organization.

He was employed as an Auburn University, Division of University Computing on 4 Apr 1993 in Auburn, Lee Co., AL.

He received a Doctor of Theology Degree from Saint Paul Christian University, Saint Paul, Decatur, IN, on 8 Jan 2002.

He is a co-founder of the United States Corps of Chaplains (USCOC), a Christian, volunteer, public service organization which was established on 2 Mar 2004. As a Chaplain and the Deputy National Commander of the USCOC, he was promoted to the rank of General on 22 Jan 2005.

He retired from Auburn University, Division of University Computing, as an Applications Support Specialist on 1 Aug 2006 in Auburn, Lee Co., AL.

Kenneth married Judy Dean ROBINSON on 25 Jun 1965 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL, daughter of Burmon Ablence ROBINSON Sr. and Opal NOLES. Judy was born on 24 Jan 1947 in Roanoke, Randolph Co., AL.

Noted events in her life were:

She was baptized at Liberty Baptist Church in 1956 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

She graduated from Beauregard High School in 1965 in Lee Co., AL.

She moved her membership to Union Grove Baptist Church in Opelika, Lee Co., AL, in 1977 when she and her family moved into the neighborhood near the church. She was a Senior Adult Sunday School teacher and is very active in mission activities.

She was employed as an Auburn University in May 1981 in Auburn, Lee Co., AL.

She graduated from Southern Union State Community College in May 1987 in Wadley, Randolph Co., AL, with an Associates Degree in Supervision and Management.

She became a member of the United States Corps of Chaplains when it was established on 2 Mar 2004. She holds the rank of Colonel and serves as an Aide to her husband in the Corps.

She retired from Auburn University, COSAM, as Assistant to the Dean on 1 Sep 2006 in Auburn, Lee Co., AL.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 225 F    i. Felicia Dean ALLEN was born on 12 Dec 1966 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

+ 226 F    ii. Tammy Kay ALLEN was born on 1 Oct 1969 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

+ 227 M    iii. Kenneth Clarence "Kacy" ALLEN II was born on 21 Jul 1971 in Dothan, Houston Co., AL.

209. Jackie Delano HERRING (Frankie Lee HERBERT5, Rosie Lee McCONNELL4, James Thomas "Jim Tom"3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 8 Sep 1949.

Jackie married Waymon Eugene KENNY.

The child from this marriage was:

   228 M    i. Marshall Eugene KENNY was born on 15 Mar 1967.

Seventh Generation (4th Great-Grandchildren)


225. Felicia Dean ALLEN (Kenneth Clarence ALLEN Sr.6, Julia Mae McCONNELL5, Albert Lavonious4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 12 Dec 1966 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

Felicia married Randall Doyle HORNE on 29 Jun 1985 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL, son of Talmadge Doyle HORNE and Gracie Mae HENDRIX. Randall was born on 17 Sep 1964 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

Children from this marriage were:

   229 F    i. Kristin Elise HORNE was born on 8 Oct 1987 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

Kristin married Brandon Heath DeLOACH on 28 Dec 2007 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

   230 M    ii. Jarrod Randall HORNE was born on 24 Jun 1989 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

226. Tammy Kay ALLEN (Kenneth Clarence ALLEN Sr.6, Julia Mae McCONNELL5, Albert Lavonious4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 1 Oct 1969 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

Tammy married Thomas Ronald ERLANDSON on 9 Jun 1991 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL, son of Harold D. ERLANDSON and Diane FAGERLAND. Thomas was born on 29 Oct 1966 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.

Children from this marriage were:

   231 F    i. Kayla Julia ERLANDSON was born on 28 Jul 1995 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

   232 F    ii. Katy Nicole ERLANDSON was born on 15 Aug 2000 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

227. Kenneth Clarence "Kacy" ALLEN II (Kenneth Clarence ALLEN Sr.6, Julia Mae McCONNELL5, Albert Lavonious4, Edmund F.3, Benjamin A. U.2, William B.1) was born on 21 Jul 1971 in Dothan, Houston Co., AL.

Kenneth married Deborah Marie FINCHER on 31 Dec 1996 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL, daughter of Unknown and Unknown. The marriage ended in divorce in 2000. Deborah was born on 16 Mar 1975 in Langdale, Chambers, AL.

Marriage Notes: Kacy and Debbie divorced in 2000

The child from this marriage was:

   233 F    i. Kourtney Jean-Marie ALLEN was born on 17 Dec 1996 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

Kenneth next married Billie Jean LYNCH on 13 Apr 2002 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL, daughter of William Travis LYNCH and Gloria Jean STEWART. Billie was born on 10 Jan 1974.

Children from this marriage were:

   234 F    i. Kayla Nicole BISHOP was born on 3 Jan 1993. (Relationship to Father:Step, Relationship to Mother:Biological)

   235 M    ii. Harley Jean BISHOP was born on 22 Mar 1996. (Relationship to Father:Step, Relationship to Mother:Biological)

   236 F    iii. Kourtney Jean-Marie ALLEN was born on 17 Dec 1996 in Opelika, Lee Co., AL. (Relationship to Father:Biological, Relationship to Mother:Step)


Sources


1. 1880 U.S. census, population schedule, Meadows Cross Roads, Lee County, Alabama, page 210D, William Mc Conly Household.

2. 1900 U.S. census, population schedule, Pct 9, Meadows Crossroads, Lee County, Alabama, Burrill McConnell Household, sup dist 4, E.D. 42, sheet 5.

3. Ibid, Pct 7, Pierce Chapel, Lee Co., AL, Joseph McConnell Household.

4. 1880 U.S. census, population schedule, Pierce Chapel, Lee County, Alabama, Benjamin A. U. McConnel Household.

5. 1900 U.S. census, population schedule, Pct 9, Meadows Crossroads, Lee County, Alabama, sup dist 4, E.D. 42, sheet 6, vol 35.

6. Opelika Daily News (Opelika, Alabama), 9 May 1921, Obituaries.

7. 1900 U.S. census, population schedule, Pct 7, Pierce Chapel, Lee Co., AL, William F. McConnell Household.

8. Ibid, Pct 9, Meadows Crossroads, Lee Co., AL, Burrill McConnell Household, dwelling 98, family # 109.

9. Ibid, Pct 9, Meadows Crossroads, Lee County, Alabama, Edmund F. McConnell Household, Sup Dist 4, E.D 42, sheet 6, vol 35, reel 25.

10. 1910 U.S. census, population schedule, Lee Country, Alabama, E.D. 161, Vol. 68, Sheet 2.

11. Opelika Daily News (Opelika, Alabama), 1 Nov 1991, Obituaries.