John Cannon

Brief Life History of John

When John Cannon was born on 18 February 1804, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Cannon, was 28 and his mother, Mary May, was 32. He married Nancy Iler on 5 January 1826, in Ohio, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 17 April 1872, in Ohio, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Ohio, Kentucky, United States.

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John Cannon
Nancy Iler
Marriage: 5 January 1826
William Cannon
Ellen Cannon
Deborah Cannon
James H. Cannon
John Wesley Cannon
Cassandra Ann Cannon
Mary Cannon
Lavinia Cannon
Wesley Cannon
Elizabeth Cannon
Nancy Cannon
Emma J Cannon
Franklin Cannon

Sources (8)

  • John Camron, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Cannon, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Cannon, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Ó Canann or Ó Canáin ‘descendant of Cano or Canán’. Occasionally, and in the Isle of Man, the surname derives from Mac Canann ‘son of Cano or Canán’, which in Ireland was Anglicized McCann or McConnon . See also Connon . The personal name is from Gaelic cano ‘wolf cub’, of which Canán is a diminutive. In Ulster Cannon may also be shortened from Ó Canannáin ‘descendant of Canannán’, a pet form (double diminutive) of the personal name. This was a cheiftan family in Donegal, and the name was particularly common there.

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.

French: variant of Canon .

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

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