David Cannon

22 February 1844–29 June 1906 (Age 62)
Perry, Ohio, United States

The Life of David

When David Cannon was born on 22 February 1844, in Perry, Ohio, United States, his father, William Allfree Cannon, was 32 and his mother, Mary Ann Scholfield, was 33. He married Amanda A Powell on 5 November 1863, in Muskingum, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Clayton Township, Perry, Ohio, United States for about 20 years and Perkins Township, Erie, Ohio, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1897. He died on 29 June 1906, in Erie, Ohio, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Fultonham Cemetery, Fultonham, Muskingum, Ohio, United States.

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David Cannon
Amanda A Powell
Marriage: 5 November 1863
Howard J Cannon
Cora Elizabeth Cannon
Nora M Cannon
Amor Foulton Cannon
Ora Edgar Cannon
Homer Vernon Cannon
Ethel Bertie Cannon

Spouse and Children

5 November 1863
Muskingum, Ohio, United States


    Howard J Cannon


    Cora Elizabeth Cannon




    Nora M Cannon


    Amor Foulton Cannon


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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 16

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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 (3)

  • David Cannon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • David Cannon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • David Canon in household of William Canon, "United States Census, 1860"

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