Leonora Cannon

Brief Life History of Leonora

When Leonora Cannon was born on 6 October 1796, in Peel, Isle of Man, her father, George Cannon, was 30 and her mother, Leonora Callister, was 20. She married John Taylor on 28 January 1833, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 9 December 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Taylor
Leonora Cannon
Marriage: 28 January 1833
George John Taylor
Mary Ann Taylor
Joseph James Taylor
Leonora Agnes Taylor

Sources (29)

  • Leonora Taylor, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Leonora Cannon, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Leonora Taylor, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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"The Statute Laws of the Isle of Man" by C. Briscoe are published.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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: 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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