Thomas Jeptha McConnell

14 December 1849–24 September 1902 (Age 52)
Iredell, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Thomas Jeptha

When Thomas Jeptha McConnell was born on 14 December 1849, in Iredell, North Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas A McConnell, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Adaline Sherrill, was 28. He married Cora Etta Elizabeth Setzer on 13 December 1877, in Iredell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Mount Ulla Township, Rowan, North Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 24 September 1902, in Mount Ulla, Rowan, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Back Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mount Ulla, Rowan, North Carolina, United States.

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Thomas Jeptha McConnell
Cora Etta Elizabeth Setzer
Marriage: 13 December 1877
Bulah May McConnell
Annie Lou McConnell
Vanda Euphemia McConnell
Bruce Setzer McConnell
Robert Clarence McConnell Sr
Lola May McConnell
Guy Cebern McConnell
Leon S McConnell
Lowrie C McConnell
Bertie Lee McConnell
Nellie Josephine McConnell
David A McConnell
George Connor McConnell

Spouse and Children

13 December 1877
Iredell, North Carolina, United States


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    William Augustus McConnell



    John H McConnell


    Seborne Alex "C. A." McConnell


    James J T McConnell


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 4

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnuill ‘son of Domhnall’ ( see McDonald ).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conaill ‘son of Conall’, a personal name probably composed of the elements con, an inflected form of ‘hound’ or ‘wolf’, + gal ‘valor’. This was borne by many early chieftains and warriors of Ireland, including the Ulster hero Conall Cearnach, and one of the two sons of Niall of the Nine Hostages, who gave his name to Tir Conaill ‘Conall's land’, otherwise known as County Donegal. It was further popularized by the fame of a 7th-century Irish saint, abbot of Inis Caoil.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thos J McConnel in household of Thomas McConnel, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Mcconnell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas J Mcconnell, "United States Census, 1880"

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