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George Washington McConkey
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1820
Washington County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 8, 1912
Cook County
Illinois, USA

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. 
Family links: 
  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)*
*Calculated relationship
Rosedale Cemetery
Coles County
Illinois, USA
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.
- Steve
 Added: Aug. 6, 2012

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