Samuel Pickens Shannon

Brief Life History of Samuel Pickens

When Samuel Pickens Shannon was born on 15 February 1859, in Monroe, Mississippi, United States, his father, David Reid Shannon, was 37 and his mother, Peggy Ann Gray, was 29. He married Finnetta Clementine Dearien on 13 January 1881, in Stone, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Claiborne, Louisiana, United States in 1860 and Liberty Township, Stone, Arkansas, United States in 1920. He died on 9 June 1930, in Timbo, Stone, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Mountain View, Stone, Arkansas, United States.

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Samuel Pickens Shannon
Finnetta Clementine Dearien
Marriage: 13 January 1881
Mary Ann Shannon
Peggy Jane Shannon
William Marcelous Shannon
Edna Eminey Shannon
Robert Columbus Shannon
Arizona Caldonia Shannon
Alonzo Thomas Shannon
Tabitha Conzada Shannon
Betha Shannon
Nola Agnes Shannon

Sources (13)

  • Sam Shannon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Samuel P Shannon, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Samuel Pickens Shannon, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


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


Historical Boundaries - 1873: Izard, Arkansas, United States; 1873: Stone, Arkansas, United States

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning


shortened form of Shanahan .

shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seanáin ‘descendant of Seanán’, a personal name based on a pet form of seán ‘old’. This Irish surname became established in Scotland in the 14th century.

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

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