This is not my direct PANNELL line, but here is what I had in my database.
I have nothing anywhere that indicates that "Colonel" was his first name -- he was referred to "Adophus", "Dolphus", or just "Dolph."
Hester MANNING was the daughter of William Joseph MANNING and Elizabeth Catherine DAWSON.
Adolphus' mother was Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Jan 1862 MS - after 1910).She was a widow already by the time the 1900 census was taken.
Adolphus and Hester had children 1) Francis James "Frankie" who married Mattie Almeda SARTAIN and had approx nine children; 2) Katherine Elizabeth PANNELL who married Robert BROWNING and had at least one child and; 3) Faye Janette PANNELL who married Guy S. PICKENS and had approx seven children.