Seeking information on Wm. B.D. McCONNELL and Reuben BROWN known to be in Lawrence Co. TN in 1822 and then in Republic of Texas 1839-forward. Wm. B.D. McCONNELL witnessed Feb. 22 1822 marriage bond of Reuben BROWN and Elizabeth McCONNELL in Lawrence Co. TN. Elizabeth's wealthy father was said to have come from 'the Carolinas' and drove large herds of cattle to market. In 1839, Wm. B.D. McCONNELL arrives in the Republic of Texas with 640 ac grant in San Augustine Co., TX, near the Louisiana border. In same year, Reuben BROWN and wife Elizabeth McCONNELL BROWN arrive in Fannin Co., TX, with 640 ac land grant. In 1845, Wm. B.D. McCONNELL signs an affidavit for Reuben BROWN in Fannin Co,TX. In 1856 Wm. B.D. McCONNELL buys land adjacent to Reuben BROWN in Fannin Co.,TX. Related lines include BROWN, PENNINGTON, SWEARINGEN, PRIVETT(E), SMITH & CHAMBERS in Fannin Co. and Grayson Co. Tx. Thanks for any leads or comments.
Melanie McConnell Klein
10612 Mountain View Road
Whitehouse, TX 75791
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