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 Samuel Connell

Samuel Connell

Birth
Dukinfield, Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, Greater Manchester, England
Death 17 Nov 1896 (aged 70)
Washington, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Washington, Washington County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 52372 · View Source
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Emigrated May 17, 1863
English Mission 1861-1863
FHL film #025691

Immigration records of English Mission 1861-1863.
The Connell Family left on the "Antarctic" on 23 May 1863 and arrived on 10 July 1863. George Q Cannon was the elder in charge.
Samuel Connell, age 35, weaver of Manchester
Martha Connell, age 34, of Manchester
William Connell, age 12, of Manchester
Alma Connell, age 11, of Manchester
Amelia Connell, age 7, of Manchester
Mary Lois Connell, age 5, of Manchester
[Samuel Connell 1863, NA, NA, Perpetual Emigration Fund (Book)-Microfilm 25686 ]

Story about being spared prison for being a polygamist.
Samuel Connell was spared a term in the penitentiary on account of his advanced age. Marshal Armstrong let it be known that he would not make any serious effort to arrest Brother Connell, simply for the reason that he did not think so old a man should have to go to prison. "Just see that he keeps out of our sight," he is reported to have said. Brother Connell cooperated to the best of his ability, and other people helped. When Marshalls McGeary and Armstrong came to the factory looking for A.R. Whitehead, the girls working there hid Brother Connell in the spinning frame, nearly smothering him in the wool, then when the coast was clear they hustled him out the back door.

Samuel was bishop/mayor of Washington City and wool supervisor at the Cotton Mill.

Attn: There is no headstone. He had a volcanic stone marking grave and it was removed when the city put grass in the cemetary.


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  • Maintained by: Regina Hall Ivie
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52372
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Connell (14 Aug 1826–17 Nov 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52372, citing Washington City Cemetery, Washington, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Regina Hall Ivie (contributor 46958952) .