Before my father, Theodore John Fredrick McConnell passed away in 2001, he sat down and typed all the McConnell history he could remember.
"It starts out by saying that his grandfather's name was Thomas Jefferson McConnell.He was born in 1836 on a boat coming from Dublin, Ireland to America.He had twin brothers, Jim and Isaac."
I don't know which 'boat' or the names of his parents.
Thomas Jefferson McConnell does go on to marry Alice Elizabeth Davis from in or near Carthage, MO.They had five children. 1-Thomas Lee (my grandfather) 2-Samuel 3-Annie 4-Charley 5-John It is mentioned that Alice did have a daughter from a previous relationship/marriage named Gertrude (Gertie) Gray.
If you know anything about this particular McConnell line, please let me know via my e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for any help I can get. It is much appreciated.