Donnell Family Genealogy Forum
Looking for info on James Donnell, b. in Guilford Co. NC, lived in Wilson Co, TN, d. in MO (either Polk or Greene Counties). James migrated to Greene County, MO in 1832 with his son, John. James had at least two children, John M (my ancestor who was born in either 1803 or 1808-gravestone hard to read- and died in 1860,) and a dau. Mary who married a Glanville in Missouri. There is a Margaret Donnell b. Mar 26, 1791, d. Feb 8, 1844 buried near John M and other Donnell graves in Union Grove Cemetery, Polk County, MO. She may have been James wife (second wife?). We have not located James' grave. There is a James Donnell listed on the Wilson County, TN tax rolls on 1804, on Spring Creek -Captain Rosborough's district. Other Spring Creek Donnell's migrated to Hickory County, MO (and settled in the Cross Timbers, MO area). This group left Spring Creek Church beginning in 1841. They established the North Prairie Cumberland Presbyterian Church and North Prairie Academy about 1 3/4 miles NW of Cross Timbers. The church and school were abandoned during the Civil War after Calvin Donnell was killed in 1862 by bushwackers. Then several of the Hickory County Donnell's left to stay with Greene County Donnell's until after the War. There are lots of land transfers for low prices or transfers of land in lawsuits right after the war involving Donnell's (they are selling? or their land was confiscated?).
I'd appreciate any contacts from anyone with info about brothers and sisters of James or of his other children. You may use my email and reply directly if you would like. Thanks, Alice Kugler
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