John Cannon

18 February 1804–17 April 1872 (Age 68)
Mercer, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary 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 29. 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

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  • Marriage
    5 January 1826Ohio, Kentucky, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created
    Age 8
    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
    Age 21
    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

    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.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • John Camron, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John Cannon, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Cannon, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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