Looking for the parents of Oliver B. Connell (born abt. 1857). He may have had a brother "L.C. Connell" born abt. 1855.

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WikiTree profile: Oliver Connell
in Genealogy Help by Jayson Moore G2G Rookie (230 points)
He was born in Mississippi and was married to Rebecca Beaman on 9/8/1878.
I discovered Oliver's parents may have been U. Connell (born in 1830 in Mississippi) and Rosa A. Connell (born in 1833).  Any help on U. Connell is appreciated!

Here is some more info that I dug up on other sites:

  • Oliver B. Connell married Rebecca Beaman on 9/8/1878 in Mississippi.
  • I believe L.C. Connell to be Oliver B. Connell's older brother.  LC stands for Lewis Charles Connell.
  • Lewis Charles Connell (born abt. 1853 in Miss.) was married to Mary Cockerham.  They had a son named William Henry Connell (1/15/1875, Justin, TX - 6/6/1936, San Antonio, TX.
  • William Henry Connell is listed as having a residence in Prairieville, TX in 1900.
  • I believe Oliver & Lewis' parents are U. Connell (born abt. 1830 in Miss.) & Rosa A. Connell (born abt. 1833 in Miss.)

The goal now is to find out who "U. Connell" is, and who are his parents.  Thank you for your help and efforts!

Well, I have spent a great amount of time on this and I can tell you most of what I think happen, But I still don't know who is U. Connell is but I can tell you that I think it stands for Unknown Connell. And if that is the case then I might can tell you where this will lead.   I traced Oliver B. Connell to Oliver J Connell born about 1852 in North Carolina. His parents are William Robert Connell born 1815 in Virginia. He is married to a Louisa Beatrice Sherrod born about 1825 North Carolina. They had 14 or 15 children.

William Robert Connell - b. 11 April 1817 Mecklenburg Co, Va Died 21 Jan 1897- Buckshort, Dallas Co. Ark. Connell Family Cemetery, Dallas co. Ark. US find a Grave Memorial # 47333853 Dallas co. Ark.

Oliver J Connell  B. North Carolina -March 3. 1852 Died 1935 Dallas Co. Ark - Tanyard Cemetery, Dallas Co. Ark. US Find a Grave Memorial # 103702991.

This I believe is your L.C. - Louisa "Lou" Connell Boyett - b. 31 Dec. 1853 Princeton, Dallas Co. Ark. Died 1923 Dallas Co. Ark. Tanyard Cemetery Find a grave memorial # 103701983------I am not sure how this is relative but there are 2 other people- a John Henry Boyett b. 23 June 1880 died 15 Dec, 1951. find a grave Memorial #103701953 and Bennett House Boyett B. 21 Aug. 1883 died 6 Feb. 1975 Tanyard Cemetery. find a grave memorial # 103701911

Most of the this family are buried in the Dallas Co. Ark Connell Family Cemetery or the Tanyard Cemetery.

William Robert Connell born 1817- father is William Connell B. 1788 died 1850 and mother is Martha Patsy Fuller Connell - born 1789 -died 1850.

William Robert Connell married a 2nd time to Louisa's sister- Elizabeth J. Sherrod age 49 married 28 April, 1872.

 I will try to give you some of the names of the children.

1860 US Federal Census - Princeston, Dallas County, Ark.

William Robert Connell - age 43 born 1817 VA Louisa Beatrice Sherrod Connell - age 35 B. 1825 N.C.;  Mary E. Connell -age 19 b. 1841 ( she married Thomas Brooks.;  farmer J. Connell -age 18 B. 1842; Josiah Connell -age 16 b. 1844;  Wilston E. Connell - age 14 B. 1846 N.C.;  W. R. Connell - age 12. b. 1848 NC Leven T. Connell - age 10 B. 1850 NC.;  Oliver J Connell - age 8 b. 1852 NC Louisa Connell - age 6 B. 1854 Ark.;Martha Connell age 5 Ark B. 1855; John S. Connell - age 3 b. 1857 Ark.; Prisley (Presley) Ricks Connell - age 7 months b. 1859 -died 1907;  Altha C ConnellBroach -B. 1862 - 1915;  Lucien B. Connell - b. 1864 - 1938;  Alphonso H Connell b. 1867- 1894.

I hope that I have helped you in a small way. I guess that someone who didn't do the research got things messed up. And when I found the Oliver and then I noticed that there was not a Lewis Charles but a L.C. then I realized that the U. stood for Unknown.  I guess that makes sense to me but i don't know what it means to you.  I do hope that I did find the family you were looking for. I have been searching for quite a long time and then it came together and then I found the rest of the family. So I do hope that I have helped in a small way. If there is anything you need, just let me know.  Nancy
I just wanted to let you know something about the L. C. Connell that married Mary Cockerham in Texas. His father's name may have been William. The Mary Cockerham he married was the daughter of Henry Jackson Cockerham. I see they named their son William Henry. It's a strong possiblity that his father's name was William. My mother's first cousin, who is a Cockerham descendant, just did his DNA test with Ancestry. He matched a tree with L. C. Connell and his wife in it. The only possible match with that strong of a connection in that tree was Mary Cockerham. Our line comes from Mary Cockerham's brother's line. His name was John David Cockerham.

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I cannot find a Oliver B Connell. However i did find an James Oliver McConnell born about 1858 I believe. Can you tell me when Oliver and Rebecca  married?  and can you tell me what the L.C. stands for? I am finding some initials but not L.C. If you have any other information then it would help to find the right parents,.  Thanks, Nancy
by Nancy Turney G2G6 Mach 2 (27.0k points)
selected by Susan Laursen

Thank you for your help, Nancy.  Here is some more info that I dug up on other sites:

  • Oliver B. Connell married Rebecca Beaman on 9/8/1878 in Mississippi.
  • I believe L.C. Connell to be Oliver B. Connell's older brother.  LC stands for Lewis Charles Connell.
  • Lewis Charles Connell (born abt. 1853 in Miss.) was married to Mary Cockerham.  They had a son named William Henry Connell (1/15/1875, Justin, TX - 6/6/1936, San Antonio, TX.
  • William Henry Connell is listed as having a residence in Prairieville, TX in 1900.
  • I believe Oliver & Lewis' parents are U. Connell (born abt. 1830 in Miss.) & Rosa A. Connell (born abt. 1833 in Miss.)

The goal now is to find out who "U. Connell" is, and who are his parents.  Thank you for your help and efforts!

I got your email and I started going back thru Ancestry.com and find a grave and this is all that I was able to find:  

Oliver Connel and Barbra Rebecca Beaman married 11 Sep 1878 McLennan County, Texas . They had the following children.

1880 Waco McLennan Texas US. Census

O.B. Connel - age 23 b. Mississippi about 1857;  Rebecca B. Connel age 17 Texas;  J.F. Connel - 8 months:

L.C. Connel - Age 27 B. 1853 -Mississippi His mother and father both born in Mississippi; Mary Connel age 26 B. 1854 Arkansas;W. H. Connell b. 1875 Age 5.

1900 U.S, Home Prairieville, Kaufman County,Tx.

W.H. Connel - born 1875 age 25 Prairieville, Kaufman County, Texas;  Virgie M Connell age 19 born 1981.

1900 US. Federal Census Roswell, Chaves, New Mexico

Oliver B. Connell - B, 1855  age 45 Spouse Rebecca Connell born 1864 age 36;  Children:

Frank Connell age 22;  Lu* Connell - age 18 (columbus "Lum") ;  Tempie Connell - age 15; Joseph Connell - age 11;  Minnie Connell -age10;  Nora Connell age 7;

Frank Connell Died 14 June 1959 -Dallas Texas.

Columbus "Lum" Connell b. 11 Jan 1881 Died 16 July 1950- Torrance Co, New Mexico Find a Grave #78465012 -  Wife Minera R "Minnie Whitlow" Connell- B. 12 Sep. 1891 Mississippi-died 14 May 1961- White Lake Cemetery Socorro Co, New Mexico. - find a grave 78465085

Barbra Rebecca Beaman Connell b. 1864 died 3 Feb 1939 Hagerman, Chaves,New Mexico- Father Isaac Beaman and Sarah Davis.

1940 US Census Socorro New Mexico

"Lum" Connell - age 58 B. 1881; Minnie Connell -age 47,B. 1893;  James L. Connell -age 22;  Minnie E. Connell - Age 20; Troy Connell age 17; Roy Connell- age 17; Leon Connell - age 13.

1910 US Census Roswell, New Mexico

Rebecca B. Connell - age 46; Nora A Connell - age 18.

Tempie Connell b. March 1885 Married 1903 to Joseph J. Gist.

1910 U.S.Census Chaves, New Mexico

Joseph J Gist - age 38 born abt 1882:  Tinnie E.Gist - age25, B.1885;  Children Mable P Gist age 4; Roy Gist - age 2;  Helen Gist - age 1.

1910 US Census Justice Prect. 1. Cherokee Co,Texas

William H Connell - age 35 b. 1875 son of LC Connell and Mary Connell;  Virgie Connell age 29 B. 1881;  Chilren Mary E. Connell age 9 ; Willie Connell b. 5.; Earnie Connell age 2

This last name above was Cannell not Connell.

1920 Kaufman County, Texas US Census

William H Connell white b. 1875 Male Boarder Widowed - M. Born in Ark. and F. born in Mississippi. IN the household of Sidney E. Dawson and his wife Kittie M Dawson.

I went to the Ancestry boards and I found out that L.C. Connell and Oliver B Connell father is Lossen Connell and Mary Cockerham.

W. H. Cornell married 18 Dec. 1896 to Virgie Lillard in Anderson, Texas.

O.B. Connell is listed on the New Mexico City Directory until 1914. Then nothing.

1920 Roswell Ward 2, Chaves, New Mexico.

Joseph J. Gist age 37; Temperance E. Gist -age 35.b. 1885; Children :

Mabel age 14; Roy Gist- age 12; Helen Gist - age 10;  Joseph Gist - age 7;  Joan Gist - age 3 8/12: James Gist age 5.

1930 US Federal Census Yakima Washington

Joseph J. Gist - age 48;  Roy Gist 22; Joseph J Gist - age 19;  James Gist- age 15;  Joann Gist -age 14;  Joseph J. Gist is widowed in this census.

Joseph Jackson Gist (Herbert Riley Morris) B. 22 Feb. 1882- Clayesville, Kentucky Died 1942 Garden Grove Cemetery - Pottowatomie,Co. OK - Find a grave memorial # 30593394 ------- Father is James W. Gist and mother is Joann Mc Clendon

Mabel Pearl Gist B. 30 April 1905 Ark.Died 11 May 1994/ Yakima,Yakima,Washington Terrace Heights Mem.Park  Married Perry Garner Hayes in Durango, Colorado on 10 Sept 1925.

James William Gist - b. June 15, 1914 Roswell, Chaves,New Mexico. died Aug. 24. 1983 British Columbia, Canada Buried Terrace Heights Mem.Park Yakima co, Washington. Find a grave memorial # 170935152

Roy Gist B. 18 Nov. 1907 New Mexico; died 28 Aug. 1989 Yakima,Washington - Naches Cemetery -Yakima co. Washington- Spouse;l Oleta Ione Honea- find a grave # 20977400- parents; Joseph J. and Temperance Gist.

Joseph Jackson Gist - born 12 May 1913 New Mexico - died 1 June 1993 Sunset Hill Cemetery Tehama Co. California- spouse; Zeta May Gist 1915-1989 find a grave 8410737

Oliver B. Connell - B. 1855-57 died March 21, 1906 - I got this off of the ancestry Family trees,.I could not find him in Find a grave. I also could not find L.C. Connell.

Perry Garner Hayes B. 30 June 1906, Van Buren County, Arkansas Died 27 May 1983 Yakima Co. Washington. Parents; Rufus Lee Hayes 1882 -1955 - Bertha Gist Hayes -1884-1950 -Spouse Mabel Gist Hayes -Burial Terrace Heights Memorial Park Yakima Washington Find a grave Memorial #87630712

Joseph Alan Hayes b. June 23, 1934 D. Aug. 10, 1950 Terrace Heights Mem.Park Yakima Co. Washington, find a grave 91827629. Parents Perry Garner and Mabel Gist Hayes.

This is all I have but I will continue to search. If you need me for anything please let me know. Nancy
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Not his parents as requested, but this appears to be him in TX with Rebecca.

Source: "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFN1-Y82 : 14 July 2016), O B Connel, Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 112, sheet 188A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1318; FHL microfilm 1,255,318.

O B Connel     Self     M     23     Mississippi/MS/MS
R B Connel     Wife     F     17     Texas/TX/IL
J F Connel     Son     M     0     Texas

Source: "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM21-8XH : accessed 27 November 2016), Oliver B Connell, Precincts 1, 3 Roswell, Cedar Canyon Roswell town, Chaves, New Mexico Territory, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 30, sheet 45A, family 876, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,999.

1900 Precincts 1, 3 Roswell, Cedar Canyon Roswell town, Chaves, New Mexico Territory

Oliver B Connell     Head     M     __    Texas/TX/TN married abt 1879
Rebecca Connell     Wife     F     36     Texas/IL/AR
Frank Connell     Son      M     22     Texas
Lu* Connell             Son             M     18     Texas
Tempie Connell     Dau     F     15     Texas
Joseph Connell     Son             M     12     Texas
Minnie Connell     Dau     F     10     Texas

 

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (730k points)
Hello Chris,

Please see my reply to Nancy above.  I found some additional information that might help you in searching.  Thank you for your help!

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