Hi Shellie. Welcome to the search for McConnell family. I'm going to forward your email to Charles McConnell, since you have a "Battles" link here. Charles is a descendant from "William" McConnell who married Mary Bernhizel back in Lancaster co., Pa. in the 1700's. One of William's son's (James) married a Hannah Battles in Weathersfield Twp., Trumbull Co., Ohio on May 25 1820. I did a little research for Chuck (Charles) on these Battles about a month ago. One of William's son's was an Alexander McConnell (brn abt 1754). I'm fairly sure my McConnell direct line is fron Capt. John McConnell who had a son John (who had a son Alexander) and David (my g,g grandfather was named David McConnell/1792). I'm trying to link (if there is one) Capt. John to Charles's William. Charles and I are part of the Clan Donald DNA Project and found that our DNA is of the same family. Thus far, the project has us as part of a Leinster Ireland/Irish Sea Modal Group. One of our group's goals is to get as many direct line (surnamed) McConnell's as possible to submit DNA into the project so we can trace our American family (Pennsylvania especially) genealogy as well as our more ancient Clan Donald DNA. Charles has a whole William McConnell genealogy and I have a rather extensive Capt. John McConnell geneaology I've obtained via my research. You can email me direct at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions or need more info.