MCCONNELL, THOMAS (1807–1844). Thomas McConnell, a merchant and Republic of Texas congressman, was born in Ohio in 1807 and moved to Texas from Portsmouth, Ohio, in 1840. He lived at Victoria until his home was destroyed in the Linnville Raid of 1840, when he became a proprietor and founder of the town of La Vaca (now Port Lavaca). In 1841–42 he represented Victoria County in the Sixth Congress of the Republic of Texas. He died in 1844.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Julia L. Vivian, "McConnell, Thomas," accessed May 24, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fmc18.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history every day,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles