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William Hence Connell

Male 1817 - 1892  (74 years)


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  • Name William Hence Connell 
    Born 25 Dec 1817  Jasper County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 25 Feb 1845  Autauga County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Connell-Miller Marriage Return
    Connell-Miller Marriage Return
    Residence 1850  Verbena, Chilton, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Chestnut, Autauga, Alabama in 1850. 
    Military 9 May 1863  Richmond, Henrico, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Wounded and admitted to the hospital at Camp Winder, Richmond. Pvt., Co. A, 6th Alabama Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia, CSA. 
    Veterans: Confederate
    Veterans: Confederate
    Had the South in her border
    A hero to spare,
    Or a heart at her altar,
    Lo! its life's blood was there!
    And the black battle-grime
    Might never disguise
    The smile of the South
    On the lips and the eyes
    Of her barefooted boys!
    Died 23 Jun 1892  Autauga County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Chestnut Creek Baptist Cemetery, Cooper, Chilton, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave memorial for William Hence Connell
    Findagrave memorial for William Hence Connell
    Created by: William Price
    Record added: Feb 01, 2011
    Photographed
    Find A Grave Memorial# 65036691
    Person ID I14194  Dickinson
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2018 

    Father William M Connell,   b. ca. 1788, Abbeville County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880, Chilton County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah Beaird,   b. ca. 1797, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Chilton County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 21 Nov 1816  Jasper County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F4299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Ann Miller,   b. 1829, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Chilton County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1845  Autauga County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Children 
    +1. William F Connell,   b. ca. 1847, Autauga County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Mary Ann Elizabeth Connell,   b. 16 Jan 1848, Autauga County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1928, Chilton County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
     3. Thomas M Connell,   b. ca. 1850, Autauga County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +4. James William Connell,   b. 28 Oct 1851, Autauga County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1928, Clanton, Chilton, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Pheriba Louisa Connell,   b. 8 Aug 1854, Autauga County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1890  (Age 35 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Rebecca Connell,   b. 26 Jun 1856, Autauga County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1919, Buena Vista, Chickasaw, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [Birth]
    +7. Sarah Ann Connell,   b. 25 Feb 1858, Autauga County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1908, Falakto, Chilton, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F4300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Dec 1817 - Jasper County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 25 Feb 1845 - Autauga County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Feb 1845 - Autauga County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Chestnut, Autauga, Alabama in 1850. - 1850 - Verbena, Chilton, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Wounded and admitted to the hospital at Camp Winder, Richmond. Pvt., Co. A, 6th Alabama Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia, CSA. - 9 May 1863 - Richmond, Henrico, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jun 1892 - Autauga County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Chestnut Creek Baptist Cemetery, Cooper, Chilton, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S007856] 1850 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850), Census Place: Chestnut, Autauga, Alabama; Roll: M432_1; Page: 52B; Image: 213.
      Name: Wm H Connell
      Age: 27
      Birth Year: abt 1823
      Birthplace: Alabama
      Home in 1850: Chestnut, Autauga, Alabama
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 773

      Wm H Connell 27
      Sarah A Connell 21
      William S Connell 4
      Mary A E Connell 3
      Thomas M Connell 0

    2. [S219] U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database on-line], Original data: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online , (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007).
      Name: William Connell
      Side: Confederate
      Regiment State/Origin: Alabama
      Regiment: 6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
      Company: A
      Rank In: Private
      Rank Out: Private
      Film Number:

    3. [S53] Alabama Department of Archives and History, (Montgomery, Alabama: Alabama Department of Archives and History), "Sixth Alabama Infantry Regiment" at http://www.archives.alabama.gov/referenc/alamilor/6thinf.html.
      "The Sixth Infantry organized at Montgomery, May 6, 1861, with twelve companies, and about 1400 men. It was first ordered to Corinth, and from there went to Virginia. Reaching Manassas Junction, it was brigaded under Gen. Ewell. It was on the field, but not actively engaged in the first Manassas, and passed the fall and winter in that vicinity. General Rodes succeeded Ewell in command of the brigade. In the spring it moved to Yorktown with the army, and there re-organized, and re-enlisted for the war. It was on the field at Williamsburg, but not under fire. At Seven Pines the regiment took a prominent part, suffering terribly, losing 102 killed, and 282 wounded out of about 650 engaged; while the brigade lost 1296 out of about 2500. Its mutilated columns again took a conspicuous part at Mechanicsville, Cold Harbor and Malvern Hill, and suffered very severely. It was in the advance in the movement across the Potomac, and lost slightly at Boonsboro; but at Sharpsburg was severely cut up, the loss being 52 killed and 104 wounded. The regiment was present, but did not take part at Fredericksburg. With its brigade companions - the Third, Fifth, Twelfth , and Twenty-sixth - Col. O'Neal commanding them, the regiment was in the victorious wave of battle at Chancellorsville, and again its ranks were thinned by its losses. It shared the perils of the Pennsylvania campaign, when Gen. Battle led the brigade, and in the fierce shock on the rocky slopes of Gettysburg it suffered frightfully. Having wintered near Orange Courthouse, the regiment was at the Wilderness, where it lost considerably; and was badly mutilated at Spottsylvania. It took part in the Valley campaign of Gen. Early, and suffered severely at Winchester; and lost a number captured at Cedar Creek. Moving back to Petersburg, it was placed in Fort Mahone, and was almost continuously under fire till its colors were folded at Appomatox; its number present being about 80 men under Lieut. Col. Culver. Of 2109 names on its rolls, nearly 400 perished in battle, 243 died of disease in the service, and 675 were discharged or transferred."

    4. [S007817] Georgia Marriages to 1850, Jordan R. Dodd, (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997).

    5. [S336457] Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).

    6. [S313] Alabama, County Marriages, 1805-1967 [database on-line], Ancestry.com, (Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016), Film Number: 001289187.

    7. [S336435] Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957, (Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013).

    8. [S038634] Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Alabama Center for Health Statistics; Alabama Marriage Index, 1936-1969; Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Montgomery, Alabama; Dodd, Jordan R., et. al. Early American Marriages: Alabama to 1825, Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx; Hunting For Bears, comp. Alabama marriage information taken from county courthouse records. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library; Dodd, Jordan R., comp. Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920.).

    9. [S309] Alabama, Marriage Indexes, 1814-1935 [database on-line], Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015).
      Name: William H. Connell
      Gender: Male
      License Date: 22 Feb 1845
      License Place: Autauga, Alabama, USA
      Marriage Date: 25 Feb 1845
      Marriage Place: Autauga, Alabama, USA
      Spouse: Sarah Ann Miller


    10. [S315] Alabama, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1825 [database on-line], Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.).
      Name: William H. Connell
      Gender: Male
      Spouse: Sarah Ann Miller
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Marriage Date: 25 Feb 1845
      Marriage Place: Autauga
      Surety Bond Date: 22 Feb 1845
      Surety/Perf. Name: J. J. Barber
      OSPage: 49
      Original data: Dodd, Jordan R., comp.. Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920.