McCONNELL, Felix Grundy (1809-1846)

MCCONNELL, FELIX GRUNDY, a Representative from Alabama; born in Nashville, Tenn., April 1, 1809; moved with his parents to Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tenn., in 1811; received a limited education and became a saddler; moved to Talladega, Talladega County, Ala., in 1834; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1836 and commenced practice in Talladega, Ala.; member of the State house of representatives in 1838; served in the State senate 1839-1843; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1843, until his death in Washington, D.C., September 10, 1846; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Montgomery, AL
Papers: In the Alabama Governor (1837-1841: Bagby) Pardons, Paroles, and Clemency Files, 1837-1841, 1.5 cubic feet.
Other pardon requests of note include an assault conviction for Felix G. M. McConnell of Talladega County for whom Benjamin Fitzpatrick wrote a letter on May 23, 1841, asking that Governor Bagby reduce the $1,000 fine.

  • Atkins, Leah R. "Felix Grundy McConnell; Old South Demagogue." Alabama Review 30 (April 1977): 83-100.