Edward Shannon

1800–1860 (Age 60)

The Life of Edward

When Edward Shannon was born in 1800, in Ireland, his father, Shannon, was 26 and his mother, Shannon, was 22. He married Narcissa Sophronia Autrey in 1836, in Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Monroeton, Monroe, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Monroe, Alabama, United States in 1860. He died in 1860, in Burnt Corn, Monroe, Alabama, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Saint Matthew Baptist Church Cemetery, Chestnut, Monroe, Alabama, United States.

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Edward Shannon
Margaret Rikard
Marriage: 5 March 1843
Martha Ann Shannon
Mary Ann Carthenia Shannon
Amanda Melvenia Shannon
Susanna Alabama Shannon
William Lawrence Shannon
Magdalene Shannon

Spouse and Children

5 March 1843
Monroe, Alabama, United States


    Martha Ann Shannon


    Mary Ann Carthenia Shannon


    Amanda Melvenia Shannon


    Susanna Alabama Shannon


    William Lawrence Shannon


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings








    William Shannon


    Jessie Shannon


World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1813 · ""

Age 13

Historical Boundaries - 1813: Mississippi Territory, United States; 1815: Monroe, Mississippi Territory, United States; 1817: Monroe, Alabama Territory, United States; 1819: Monroe, Alabama, United States
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 19

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Edward Shannon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • E Shannon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Headstone image of Edward Shannon from billiongraves.com

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