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From: "John Tolbert" <>
Subject: RE: [McCnl] Re: SW VA McConnells
Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2006 08:30:22 -0400
Just some additional clarification on the McConnell Newsletter.: The
McConnell family in the newsletter is concerned with the descendants of
George McConnell, immigrant. George arrived in Pennsylvania about 1746 and
settled in the Lebanon, PA area. About 1800, after the death of their
father, his son, George Jr., and a daughter, Nancy, migrated to what is now
Scott County, VA and settled about 1823 in the area just north of Gate
City. His daughter had a son out of wed-lock in Pennsylvania whom she named
Thomas James McConnell. After the birth of her son, she married Philip
Dinges (Dingus) in Pennsylvania prior to the migration to SW Virginia. Thus,
she is the matriarch of one line of the McConnell family through her son,
and the matriarch of one of the Dingus branches. Philip, Nancy, and some of
his family, as well as others all migrated at the same time with the
McConnells. Every year in the summer, the descendants of this group of
McConnells has a gathering called a "Hooley" in Nicklesville, VA - a town
not far from Gate City. The newsletter has information about The
descendants of George, Sr. and the inter-related families in Scott County.
John Tolbert (My lineage is I am the son of J'Reever Elizabeth Shoop,
daughter of Louisa McConnell Shoop, daugahter of James McConnell, son of
Brackenberry McConnell, son of Thomas James McConnell, son of Nancy
McConnell Dingus, daughter of George McConnell, immigrant.
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Carol: The McConnell Newsletter is a division of "McConnell and Related
Families Clan, Inc." A Virigina non-profit Corporation.
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