Biography of David McConnaughey
Miami County, Ohio Biographies





DAVID McCONNAUGHEY, farmer and manufacturer; P.O. Tippecanoe; born in Bethel Township, Miami Co., April 23, 1827; is a son of David and Anna McConnaughey, of whom mention is made in the biography of J. C, McConnaughey. He left home at the age of 17, to learn the tanner and currier trade, serving an apprenticeship of three years; for seven years he followed tanning and dealing in leather; in 1855, he located on a farm in this township, and followed farming till 1865, when he went to Xenia, and again engaged in the leather trade till 1876, when he moved back to this county, and has since been engaged in farming; in August of 1878, he again began the leather trade, and manufactured collars and fly nets in Dayton, Ohio, but resides on the farm and oversees it. In 1852, October 13, he married Rachel TenEick, a native of this county, born May 30, 1831; she is a daughter of Henry TenEick, one of the early settlers of Miami Co. David and Rachel McConnaughey are the parents of four children - Ella T., William A., Anna and Lida.

From:
History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880


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