Connel was born about 1764, the son of unknown parents. The place is not known.
His wife was Mary McColl. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their ten known children were Donald (1778-?), Mary (c1781-?), Annie (1784-?), Duncan (1786-?), John (1788-?), Janet (1791-<1795), Jean (1795-<1798), Alexander (1797-?), Janet (c1798-?) and Connel (c1806-?).
!Alias: McIllconnel. Listed as Connel Connel [McIllconnel].