|Birth: ||Apr. 18, 1820|
|Death: ||May 8, 1912|
Son of John Sharp McConkey and Harriet King.
George served in the Mexican War and the Civil War.
October 22, 1861, George enlisted as a captain at Oakland, Illinois, and was commissioned as commander of Company E, 5th Illinois Cavalry. He was promoted to Major and transferred to Field & Staff August 8, 1865. Major McConkey was mustered out at Springfield, Illinois, October 27, 1865. Three of his brothers also served: Leonidas McConkey enlisted as a private in Coles County, Illinois, September 25, 1861, and was mustered into Company E, 5th Illinois Cavalry, October 22. Leonidas drowned at Black River, Mississippi, June 24, 1862; Sidney Edward McConkey served as a sergeant in Company E, 5th Illinois Cavalry; and Harvey Milton McConkey served as a private in Company D, 1st California Cavalry.
George married Louise Ruth Ashmore in 1840 and had nine children.
Louise Ruth Ashmore McConkey (1828 - 1920)*
Harritt J. McConkey (1850 - 1867)*
Sarah Ruth McConkey Dunseth (1853 - 1933)*
John S. McConkey (1857 - 1858)*
Edward Marian McConkey (1857 - 1924)*
Stephen D. McConkey (1859 - 1875)*
Ida May McConkey Neal (1870 - 1937)*
Created by: Scott DuJardin
Record added: Jul 02, 2012
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Who for the Union fought and bled, though passing on, is never dead.|
Added: Aug. 6, 2012