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Honored by Gen. John Archer Elmore Chapter, AL Sons of the American Revolution

James McConnell


BIRTHPLACE
County Down, Ireland, Other
Born 1757
HOMETOWN
Marshall County, AL, United States
Died 1840

BIOGRAPHY


James McConnell entered the service from Mecklenburg Co, NC in the fall of 1779 and served until late in October, 1781, amounting to twenty-five months in all, as private and orderly Sgt. with the North Carolina troops under Captains James Osborne, David Reed and Robert McKnight and Col. Irwin. He was in the battle of Rocky Mount [30 Jul 1780]; he received a bayonet wound in the right arm during the battle of Hanging Rock [6 Aug 1780]; he was in the battle of Cowan's Ford [1 Feb 1781]; on August 15, 1781, during an engagement near Bacon's Bridge on Goose Creek, South Carolina, he received 3 wounds, 2 on the head and one on the left shoulder blade; he also was in the areas skirmishes with the British and Tories.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS


After the war James McConnell continued to live in Mecklenburg Co, NC until 1800 when removed to Rutherford Co, NC’ In 1806 he moved to Knox Co, KY; in 1809 he moved to near Duck River in TN & resided there and in other places in TN until 1825 when he moved to AL in several counties of which he has been residing until January 1838 when he removed to the Marshall Co where he lived the remainder of his life.
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Military Rank


Sergeant

Years of Service


1779-1781

Wars, Campaigns, & Battles


 
American Revolution
Southern Campaign