Amzi L. McConnell was born December 2, 1785 in Elmira, New York the second to the youngest son of Matthew and Elizabeth MacConnel. He married Catherine Beers on February 11, 1811. Catherine, daughter of Henry Beers, was of Irish and English desecent.
In 1814 Amzi and Catherine purchased a farm in Orleans County, New York. They resided
there until June 1833 when they moved to Adrian, Michigan. Their farm was located in the western half of the
northwest quarter of Section 17 in Adrian.
Amzi and Catherine had 5 children;
Matthew Beers McConnell born March 31, 1813 Romulus, NY died March 27, 1896 Adrian, MI
Thomas McConnell born 1820 died 1874 Rome, MI
John McConnell born 1828
David McConnell born 1830
Amzi McConnell born 1862
Amzi died July 29, 1837 of bleeding of the nose. He served as a soldier in the War of
1812 and after his death his family received forty acres of land on his soldier's claim