____ - ____

Father: Claude Lowell WALKER
Mother: Evelyn Areta MILLIGAN

Family 1 : Denzil Arthur HUGHES

 _Claude Lowell WALKER __|
| (1908 - 1996) m 1930   |
|                        |_________________________
|                         _William Elmer MILLIGAN _+
|                        | (1873 - 1957) m 1894    
|_Evelyn Areta MILLIGAN _|
  (1911 - 1993) m 1930   |
                         |_Eva Ann WATKINS ________+
                           (1877 - 1940) m 1894    


[38616] living - details excluded


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Orpha Inez BARKEY

____ - ____

Family 1 : Ralph Eugene PETERSON
  1. +Living



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12 AUG 1849 - 27 FEB 1891

Father: Asa D. CARDWELL
Mother: Celia J. _____

Family 1 : Albert "Elvert" MCCONNELL
  1.  Charles Asa MCCONNELL
  2.  Elizabeth MCCONNELL
  3.  Clara MCCONNELL
  4.  Alice MCCONNELL
  5.  James Samuel MCCONNELL
  6.  Thomas N. MCCONNELL
  7.  Mary E. MCCONNELL

 _Asa D. CARDWELL ____|
| (1822 - ....)       |
|                     |__
|--Rebecca CARDWELL 
|  (1849 - 1891)
|                      __
|                     |  
|_Celia J. _____ _____|
  (1828 - ....)       |


[26014] [S3863] Descendents of Samuel A. McConnell:

[26015] [S10325] 1880 Census, Cache, Johnson Co., IL

[26016] [S3863] Descendents of Samuel A. McConnell:

[106577] [S2052] Illinois state marriage index.


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John Nisbet DENNY


16 SEP 1834 - 28 MAR 1908

Father: John DENNY
Mother: Mary MCCONNELL

Family 1 : Martha J. MCCONNELL
  1.  Magdalena M. DENNY

                       _Walter DENNY ______________
                      | (1761 - 1842) m 1781       
 _John DENNY _________|
| (1790 - 1867) m 1824|
|                     |_Elizabeth MCCONNELL _______+
|                       (1760 - 1820) m 1781       
|--John Nisbet DENNY 
|  (1834 - 1908)
|                      _James "Captain" MCCONNELL _+
|                     | (1743 - 1809) m 1775       
|_Mary MCCONNELL _____|
  (1797 - 1889) m 1824|
                      |_Rebecca MCCONNELL _________+
                        (1756 - 1813) m 1775       


[88664] Per the 1900 census, his father was from West Virginia and his mother from Pennsylvania.

[88662] [S12131] 1860 Census, Eden Twp, Lagrange Co., IN

[88663] [S8076] 1900 Census, Eden Twp, Lagrange Co., IN

[88654] [S8076] 1900 Census, Eden Twp, Lagrange Co., IN

[88655] [S2323] 1850 Census, Eden Twp, Lagrange Co., IN

[88656] [S12131] 1860 Census, Eden Twp, Lagrange Co., IN

[88657] [S8074] 1870 Census, Eden Twp, Lagrange Co., IN

[88658] [S12136] 1880 Census, Eden Twp, Lagrange Co., IN

[88659] [S8076] 1900 Census, Eden Twp, Lagrange Co., IN

[88660] [S3941] Find A Grave website

[88661] [S3941] Find A Grave website

[107260] [S79] LDS I.G.I.


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John Bonar EDIE

MAR 1863 - ____

Family 1 : Harriett "Hattie" Ann MCCONNELL
  1.  Sarah EDIE


[33463] [S14162] 1900 Census, McKeesport Ward 3, Allegheny Co., PA

[33464] [S14162] 1900 Census, McKeesport Ward 3, Allegheny Co., PA

[33465] [S14163] 1940 Census, Wilkinsburg, Allegheny Co., PA

[103370] [S14162] 1900 Census, McKeesport Ward 3, Allegheny Co., PA


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William LOVE

____ - ____

Family 1 : Lillian SPARKS
  1. +Living



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Alfred "Fred" Cline MCCONNELL


31 JUL 1873 - 22 JUL 1940

Father: Robert Lindsay MCCONNELL
Mother: Mary Ann KISER

Family 1 : Lilian LINSLEY
  1.  Grace Mary MCCONNELL
  2.  Alfred Linsley MCCONNELL
  3.  John Robert MCCONNELL
  4.  Lillian Hope MCCONNELL
  5.  Edith Ray MCCONNELL
  6.  Kathryn Seeley MCCONNELL
  7.  Carolyn Beach MCCONNELL

                             _Thomas Jefferson MCCONNELL _+
                            | (1803 - 1893) m 1826        
 _Robert Lindsay MCCONNELL _|
| (1839 - 1876) m 1865      |
|                           |_Sarah Jane TYLER ___________+
|                             (1807 - 1893) m 1826        
|--Alfred "Fred" Cline MCCONNELL 
|  (1873 - 1940)
|                            _Joseph Cline KISER _________
|                           | (1818 - 1895)               
|_Mary Ann KISER ___________|
  (1835 - 1906) m 1865      |
                            |_Catherine SEELEY ___________
                              (1822 - 1848)               


[14906] In 1880 he was living with his aunt, Rebecca (McConnell) Kiser.

Per the 1910 census, his father was born in Wisconsin and his mother in Indiana.

[14901] [S342] Ed McConnell, 170 Indian Bluff Drive, Sharpsburg, 30277. 770-304-5694.

[14902] [S8248] 1880 Census, Reading Twp, Lyon Co., KS

[14903] [S8257] 1910 Census, Mahoning Twp, Lawrence Co., PA

[14904] [S342] Ed McConnell, 170 Indian Bluff Drive, Sharpsburg, 30277. 770-304-5694.

[14905] [S276] Ed McConnell, 170 Indian Bluff Drive, Sharpsburg, 30277. E-mail: 770-304-5694.

[102476] [S79] LDS I.G.I.


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1822 - ____

Family 1 : Harriet A. DEAN
  1.  Edward D. MCCONNELL
  2.  Adelaide E. MCCONNELL
  3.  Hattie J. MCCONNELL
  4.  Willard M. MCCONNELL


[78972] [S10048] 1860 Census, Syracuse Ward 6, Onondaga Co., NY

[78973] [S10048] 1860 Census, Syracuse Ward 6, Onondaga Co., NY

[106438] [S7418] New York Marriages, 1686-1980


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____ - ____

Family 1 : Living
  1.  Living
  2.  Living



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1841 - ____

Family 1 : Katherine _____
  1. +Dora PENNEY


[48320] [S4633] 1880 Census, Port Huron, St. Clair, MI

[48321] [S4633] 1880 Census, Port Huron, St. Clair, MI


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____ - 1824

Father: Thomas WILSON
Mother: Unknown

Family 1 : Elizabeth "Betty" MORROW
  1. +Sarah WILSON

 _Thomas WILSON ______|
|                     |
|                     |__
|--Samuel WILSON 
|  (.... - 1824)
|                      __
|                     |  
|_Unknown ____________|


[95598] Probably married by the Rev. Dobbyn, pastor of the Covenanter Church of which Jeremiah Morrow's grandmother's father, was a ruling elder, and where they continued to attend church.
Grandfather owned and cultivated a farm in a locality known as the "Cove," being a small valley in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, where they continued to live until the year 1780 which seemed to be a period of emigration to the West. Grandfather caught the contagion, resolved to sell is farm and move to Kentucky. Accordingly as money was plenty he sold for a considerable sum, but before going to Kentucky thought it best to visit friends who had already located in Allegheny County. Now as he was starting his wife said to him not to come back without buying a farm; so to comply with her request he bought a tract of two hundred acres of rough land for which he paid a small sum compared with what he had sold just to satisfy her, but still fully expected to move to Kentucky having plenty of money to invest in land there. But when he arrived home the Continental money which he had agreed to take became worthless and the buyer having come in his absence to make the final payment, grandmother refused to receive the money or admit him to the house. However, he counted the money down on a stump in front of the door and left it there, but someone must have taken care of it for grandmother afterwards paid a thousand dollars for a pair of shoes and I presume they were not of a quality her great-granddaughters would like to wear. Now there was nothing left but to move to the farm he had bought in Allegheny County, However, I think they remained in Adams County until about the year 1786, then after a hard and perilous trip, they landed in a cabin already built by the former owner of the farm. located about halfway between the Youghiogheny and Monongahela rivers and about seven miles from the junction at McKeesport. This strip of country lying between the rivers which run almost parallel with each other at a distance varying from five to ten miles was familiarly known as the "Forks" and was settled by Scotch Presbyterians whose rigid discipline, zeal and tenacity of faith was only excelled by the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock. They were now facing the difficulties and trials of frontier life in those perilous Indian times. Only a small cabin to live in, their farm a dense forest, and the dread of the savages were some of the things to test their Scotch grit and powers of endurance, but they proved themselves equal to the situation.

However, like the Jews, the first thought of those devoted settlers was to build a tabernacle to the Lord. Accordingly a house of logs was built, seated with benches of primitive style, and having the regulation high pulpit placing the minister about six feet above the audience. This church was situated on what was known as the Billick farm, the pulpit being occupied by Rev. McCoy, one of he dissenting ministers at the union of the Associate and Reformed Presbyterian churches. They were known as Dissenters and frequently called "McCoyites. "This denomination was weak, compromising only three ministers and a few congregations scattered over a wide extent of country. Mr. McCoy, having
another congregation in Virginia and the distance being too great to alternate Sabbaths he remained six months in a place, making his home while here with my grandfather who was ruling elder of the congregation.

Now it was the custom in those days to have two services on Sabbath having an intermission of half an hour at the close of the first service, but Mr. McCoy at the close of the first session would frequent ask the congregation
if they would not better omit the intermission and "Go on with the work." There being no objection he would proceed to select another text and preach a second sermon, the exercises closing about sundown As the preaching of those times was mostly the discussion of doctrinal points I do not wonder that the people were well schooled in theology. But not forgetting their temporal welfare or rather their personal safety, a block house was constructed within the embankments of an old Indian fort on what was known as the McClure farm. This was the place of rendezvous in times of danger from the hostile Indians, who were committing frequent depredations across the Youghiogheny in Westmoreland County, causing great alarm amongst the settlers in the "Forks," and not infrequently was the block house filled with men and women and children armed with guns, axes, and pitchforks ready for the onslaught of the savages. One episode which I often heard my father relate was that Audley Calhoun after hesitating for some time ventured to make a trip to Pittsburgh or Fort Pitt as it was then called, having to cross the river at Elrod's Ford where New Boston now stands, he started on horseback in the morning, expecting to be back in the evening, but while he was gone Fantley Muse, a practical joker, donned the costume of an Indian, went to the fort and made moccasin tracks in the sand and then secreted himself in the timber close by where Audley would pass. Soon to his satisfaction he saw Audley crossing the river, his horse loaded down with packages and articles he had bought, when he saw the tracks he halted and looked cautiously up and down the river, then spurred his horse to the top of his speed for home.

Fauntly sprang from his hiding place, giving the war whoop and firing his gun, the bullet striking a tree close above Audley's head, he soon arrived home in a dilapidated condition, his packages gone, his clothes torn in the brush,
his horse panting for breath and himself so badly frightened he could hardly tell what had happened. The only thing he had left was a small rope or bed cord one end of which he held in his hand while the other trailed fifty feet one end of which he held in his hand while the other trailed fifty feet behind. The family gave the alarm and the block house was soon filled with settlers ready for battle and Fantley Muse the bravest of the brave.

As this was a period when whiskey was a common beverage, distilleries soon became very numerous. I remember the ruins of three within a radius of two miles of Grandfather's house and a number of others not far distant and all
making the standard brand, "Monongahela Whiskey" which was so popular always commanding the highest prices in the market. These distilleries bought all of the farmer's surplus grain which was the only source they had of getting money. When the excise law was passed placing a tax on whiskey, and officers appointed to collect the revenue, they thought their industries were ruined and with one accord denounced it as worse than the tyranny of England. They finally became so exasperated that a mob was raised which burned the officer's - Col. Nevins'- barn and attacked his house; but Nevin being forewarned and prepared shot from the windows and repulsed the mob with the loss of one man. This proved to be the signal for Pres. Washington to order the arrest of the insurrectionists. News soon arrived that a detachment of soldiers were on their way from Philadelphia to make the arrests. This caused alarm and the settlers began hiding themselves to escape arrest. Grandfather and his neighbor, Johnson, slept for two weeks in a fodder house some distance from their dwelling, but when a second report was circulated that the soldiers had come as far as Pittsburgh and finding all quiet had returned to Philadelphia they thought it safe to sleep at home. This report proved a strategy of the soldiers and the first night at home the whole neighborhood was surprised and captured by soldiers.
Grandfather's house was surrounded before he was aware of it, the family being gathered around an old fashioned wood stove. As the soldiers were about to enter, Jane Dunn, a neighbor girl who had spent the night with them, picked up a churnful of cream and dumped it on the fire filling he house with smoke and darkness.

Before the soldiers could strike a light a plank was lifted and Grandfather was put under the floor, but their actions only served to convince the soldiers that he was in the house and after making a close search they began running
their swords down through the cracks in the floor, which soon brought a shout for mercy. The soldiers remained a few days capturing and paroling insurrectionists, but when they left they took Grandfather and another man, whose name I
have forgotten, along. Grandfather to Pittsburgh, the other to Philadelphia. However, they both returned in a few days, I presume with enlarged ideas of government and the responsibilities of citizens. Now it may seem strange but these
men and their children were proud of the part they acted feeling that they were contending against oppression prompted by the true spirit of liberty.

Now about this time a calamity occurred which must have hindered the prosperity of my grandparents very much. A malignant disease known as "yellow water" attacked their horses from which they lost nine head, leaving them only
a two-year-old colt named Dick with which they managed to tend a crop of corn. Then by buying a mare the farm was in time restocked by natural production. I have frequently heard my father speak of driving a five-horse team with old
Kate, the mother of the other four and at the end of the fifth chain. Now the struggle of frontier life being over and their children growing they began to see more prosperous days. They reared nine children named as follows: Isabel, Sarah, Thomas, Elizabeth, Mary, Jeremiah, Samuel, Jane and Martha, all living to a good old age. Their home and commodious buildings erected. The scutching knife, spinning wheel, weaver's loom and the blacksmith's hammer all contributed to the hum of the busy home of my grandparents. Grandmother had brought apple and cherry seeds from Adams County, from which a large orchard was raised and cherries were so abundant that the neighbors all got what they wanted free of charge and their dinner thrown in, so grandmother's table was thronging during the cherry season. The young people thinking the marriage relation the natural condition of mankind, soon began choosing companions, leaving the parental home and starting life themselves. However, Aunt Isabel (or Ibby) the oldest never married, but lived at home until after Grandfather's death then my father, Samuel, getting married caused the breaking up of the family and Grandmother, Aunt Ibby and Uncle Jeremy moved to an adjoining place which he and my father had bought. Aunt Ibby became an invalid from a rupture caused by lifting and although unable to move around much was resigned and always seemed cheerful and happy. She spent her old days seated in an arm chair beside a window under which and in reach from her chair a small cabinet was constructed where she kept her pipe and tobacco, her knitting, the Bible, a number of catechisms, Pilgrim's Progress, Buck's Theological Dictionary, the History of the Martyrs and other books which she thought strictly orthodox, being a zealous member of the Dissenter Church. The capacity of her mind was not great but being so pleasant and kind hearted she had the sympathy and friendship of everybody and was a special favorite with her nephews and nieces. It is with some emotion that I recall the memory of my old Aunt Ibby, thinking her the very embodiment f self-sacrificing goodness. I spent a month helping care for her on her death bed the winter of 1853.

Sarah, or Aunt Sally, married Andrew Boyd. They were said to be the most handsome couple in the community. Aunt Sally was not only handsome but bright, lively and entertaining in conversation, but was thought to practice a good deal of policy, not always portraying her real motives or character. Uncle Andrew Boyd was naturally a very pleasant, jovial man of nervous temperament and for some years was afflicted with a nervous disease which produced despondency. However he recovered and lived to a good old age. They brought up seven children named as follows: Dinah, Wilson, Elizabeth, John, Jeremiah Morrow, Andrew and Isabel.

Dinah Boyd married Robert McConnell and had five children named Andrew, Alice, John, Sarah and Mary. Robert died when the children were young, but Dinah lived to old age. Andrew lives in Nebraska, the rest remain in Pennsylvania.
Wilson Boyd located near Madison, Indiana, where he married and brought up a family but I am unable to give either number or names. Elizabeth or Betsey Boyd married John P. Wilson. They after living some time in Pennsylvania, moved to Indiana, then back to Pennsylvania, and finally to Maumee County, Ohio, where both died, leaving a large family, but I am unable to give their names.
John Boyd, when a young man was killed in a thrashing machine, his foot slipping into a cylinder. Wilson was also killed having his clothes caught on a rod of a threshing machine.
Morrow Boyd lived a bachelor and when about forty-six years of age went to was as first lieutenant of Co. E, 2nd VA Cavalry where he served three years and was killed in battle three days after his term of service expired
while waving his sword and giving the command "Come on, Co. K", being shot through the body, while trying o rally his retreating command.

Andrew Boyd Jr., married his cousin, Sarah Reynolds. They lived and died on the old homestead having no children.
Isabel Boyd married James Witherow, a wealth orphan boy raised by my father and mother. Both are dead but their children, Samuel, Mary, Melvin, Andrew and John still live in the old neighborhood.
Thomas Wilson married Rebecca Bremen, an orphan girl who lived with the James Reynolds'. They lived for some time near Marietta, Ohio, then moved near Indianapolis where they spent the remainder of their days. He died about 1865, she having died several years before. They reared eleven children, named as follows: James, Rachel, Nancy, Samuel, Morrow, Elizabeth, Dumpy, William,Sarah, Francis and Frances, the latter two being twins. None are now living excepting Morrow and the twins who live in Indianapolis. However, there are numerous grandchildren of whom I am not informed except the only daughter and child of Benjamin and Rachel Davis, Florence, the wife of Dr. Joseph Mars.
Elizabeth Wilson married Alexander Frew and after living some time on Grandfather's farm they moved to Ohio, he I think, being a cabinet maker, worked his trade and when about 60 years of age was drowned by accidentally
falling into a well. Aunt Betsey then returned to Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, and spent the rest of her days with her son. She never recovered from the shock of her husband's death, and as I remember her, although said to have been bright and cheerful in her younger days, was a nervous feeble old woman and died about the year 1845, being the first of the family laid in the grave. They had two children, Samuel and Jane. Samuel Frew was a man of extraordinary ability. He became a lawyer and at one time was a distinguished member of the Pittsburgh Bar. He was also a genius of a high order having invented an electric telegraph system very similar and prior to that perfected by Prof. Morse, but being of a very nervous and visionary type of mind which he kept at high tension and not having stability or perseverance to perfect his many undertakings, he failed to make the mark in the world expected by his many admirers. He certainly had many wonderful conceptions of mind since his predictions are yet being fulfilled on the Monongahela River, but being a victim of nervous debility he died of apoplexy while seated in a chair at a hotel in the city of Pittsburgh in the year 1861. During his early manhood he married Diana Walker who survived him a few years. They had four children, Mary, Antoinette, Adelaide and Eugene of whom none survive but Eugene who was living at Oil City, PA, when last heard from.

[95597] [S14102] The Samuel Thomas Wilson Story:

[107823] [S14102] The Samuel Thomas Wilson Story:


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