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McConnell, Francis

FRANCIS McCONNELL, farmer, is a son of John and Christina (Taylor) McConnell. The father was a native of Ireland, and settled in Wolf Creek township; Mercer county, about 1810, and was married in 1811. His wife was a native of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, where he had resided a short time previous to his location in Mercer county. He was with Captain McCoy, in 1813, at Erie. His death occurred in 1869, his wife dying a few days before her husband; but both lived to the ripe, old age of eighty years. Their family consisted of ten children: George; William; Eleanor, who married Reverend Isaac Scoefield; Francis; Hettie, married to Patrick Dunn; Susan, who married William Barr; Elizabeth; James; Christina, Mrs. George Kinder, and John T., all of whom are dead excepting Francis, William, Mrs. Dunn, Mrs. Kinder, and John T. Our subject was born in 1819, in Mercer county, where he lived until 1842, when he settled upon the place where he now resides. He has always followed farming. He married, in 1842, Eleanor J., daughter of Captain James McCoy, who died March 27, 1889. By this marriage they were the parents of six children, three of whom are living: James T., of Butler county; Hettie, Mrs. Silas Montgomery, and Margaret, Mrs. James Baker. Mr. McConnell is one of Irwin’s enterprising and respected citizens, and has been a life-long Democrat.


 

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