Leonidas Adolphus Shannon

1854–1910 (Age 56)
Oakville, Live Oak, Texas, United States

The Life of Leonidas Adolphus

When Leonidas Adolphus Shannon was born on 27 November 1854, in Oakville, Live Oak, Texas, United States, his father, David Crockett Shannon, was 34 and his mother, Mildred Milly Bartlett, was 32. He married Kizzie Adeline Payne on 2 August 1880, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Texas, United States in 1870 and Austin, Travis, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 27 December 1910, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Coker, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.

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Leonidas Adolphus Shannon
Kizzie Adeline Payne
Marriage: 2 August 1880
Mattie Ellen Shannon
George Caldwell Shannon
Jack Freeman Shannon
David Lee Shannon
Joseph Freeman Shannon
James Frank Shannon
Maggie Alice Shannon
John David Shannon

Spouse and Children

2 August 1880
Austin, Travis, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 7

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 16

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. reduced form of Shanahan . 2. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seanáin ‘descendant of Seanán’, a personal name based on a pet form of seán ‘old’. 3. in County Clare, a reduced Anglicized form of Mac Giolla tSeanáin ‘son of the servant of St. Seanán’. In the Irish midlands Leonard and Nugent have been adopted as equivalents of this name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • L A Shannon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leonidas Schannon in household of D C Schannon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Leanidus Shannon in household of David Shannon, "United States Census, 1870"

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