Hayden and Cornelia McConico


Information comes from census, death, and military records.


Hayden McConico was born in October 1864 in Berry Station, Harrison Co Kentucky, the son of Henry H McConico.  He married Cornelia Davis 22 Nov 1883 in Newport.  Cornelia Davis was born 2 June 1862 in Virginia (now West Virginia) the daughter of James and Amanda Davis.  Hayden's father, Henry H McConico was born April 1840 in Kentucky and died 29 Aug 1910 at Speers Hospital in Dayton Ky. of rheumatism; He was buried in Evergreen. He was living at Fifth & Brighton in Newport before he died.

Henry McConico served in the 117th Colored Infantry which was organized at Covington, Ky., July 18 to September 27, 1864. He was attached to Military District of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to October, 1864. Provisional Brigade, 18th Corps, Army of the James, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps and Dept. of Texas, to August, 1867.

Henry served duty at Camp Nelson, Ky., till October, 1864, and then was ordered to Baltimore, Md., thence to City Point, Va., October 21. He participated in siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond till March, 1865, Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, Hatcher's Run March 29-31, and the fall of Petersburg April 2. His regiment was in pursuit of General Lee April 3-9 Appomattox Court House April 9. He witnessed the surrender of Lee and his army. He was assigned duty at Petersburg and City Point till June, then moved to Brazos Santiago, Texas, June and July. Duty at Brownsville and on the Rio Grande, Texas, till August, 1867. Mustered out August 10.

Children of Henry H McConico

1. Agnes McConico b-1851 in Newport; d-3 Aug 1877 in Newport; br-New Richmond Oh; married
2. Jonathan McConico b-1857; d-26 Mar 1886 in Newport; br-Evergreen; m-Victoria
2. Hayden McConico b-Oct 1864* in Berry Station, Harrison Co Ky. m-Cornelius Davis; d-19 July 1937 in Clifton; br-Evergreen
* Death certificate says 1857

Children of Hayden McConico and Cornelia Davis

1. Emma McConico b-Sep 1886 in Newport: m-Moore
2. Eva McConico b-Aug 1887 in Newport; m-Alonzo Pencil 10 May 1927 in Cincinnati;
3. Harvey "Harry" McConico b-14 Jan 1890 in Newport; d-24 Mar 1933 in Clifton; br-28 Mar in Evergreen; WWI veteran; m-Mary Gifford 5 Mar 1912 in Covington Ky.
4. Thornton McConico b-May 1894 in Newport; d-19 Dec 1902 in Newport

Hayden became involved in politics in Newport. The colored Republicans of Campbell County organized a Republican League Club, the first of its kind in the State, on August 12, 1891.  Hayden was one of the first to serve on the executive committee.


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