Jefferson Sawyer Cannon

1850–28 October 1926 (Age 76)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Jefferson Sawyer

When Jefferson Sawyer Cannon was born in 1850, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Cannon, was 35 and his mother, Malinda Sawyer, was 33. He married Louisa about 1872, in Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Baxter Springs, Cherokee, Kansas, United States in 1920. He died on 28 October 1926, in Haskell, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jefferson Sawyer Cannon
Marriage: about 1872
Newton Jefferson Cannon
Emma L. Cannon
Lenora Cannon
Robert E. Cannon
Huston B Cannon

Spouse and Children

about 1872
Arkansas, United States


    Newton Jefferson Cannon


    Emma L. Cannon


    Lenora Cannon


    Robert E. Cannon


    Huston B Cannon


Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Jackson Cannon


    Malinda Sawyer




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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 12

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 20

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Canann or Ó Canann (Ulster), or Ó Canáin (County Galway) ‘son (Mac) or descendant (Ó) of Canán’, a personal name derived from cano ‘wolf cub’. In Ulster it may also be from Ó Canannáin ‘descendant of Canannán’, a diminutive of the personal name.2 English: from Middle English canun ‘canon’ (Old Norman French canonie, canoine, from Late Latin canonicus). In medieval England this term denoted a clergyman living with others in a clergy house; the surname is mostly an occupational name for a servant in a house of canons, although it could also be a nickname or even a patronymic.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • J Sawyer Cannon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jefferson S Cannon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jeff S Cannon, "United States Census, 1880"

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