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ames Cannon, "Gentleman", first appears in Dorchester Co. Md., 1663. The Md. Rent Rolls list him as being in possession of 25 A.of land surveyed for Henry Hooper, Dorc. Co., later in 1683 as witness to the will of John Taylor. In 1688 James had 300 A. called Cannon's Chance surveyed on the east side of the North West Fork of the Nanticoke River. In 1695/6 he patented Ickford later called Tyford,(Also spelled Jaford/Efard?) 112 A. In 1710 Cannon's Increase, 200 A. was surveyed for him. He also purchased several tracts among which was Noble Quarter, 150 A. from Wm. Richards of Sussex Co. De. He died 1711/12 leaving wife Mary ________, and nine children:
2. Henry Cannon (minor 1713) inherited part of Noble Quarter and Cannon's Increase, m.ante 1729 Frances Newton dau of Edmund Newton, Sr. of Dorchester Co. Md (see below Sussex Co. Wills)
3. Nellie Cannon b. 1 Jan 1732 m. Edward Adams (see below children of:)
2. Thomas Cannon b. - d.- inherited Tyford(Efard?) see below*
(A Thomas Cannon m 14 May 1712 Betty Cox (but likely this is the son of Edward Cannon of Dorc also had a son named Thomas and was likely related to the same family as he was a witness to the will of Thomas Cannon, son of James, will dated 1746/7)
Land Records of Dorchester 1717 settled dwelling for a meeting house of the Quakers. It's probable James Cannon (1st)of Dorc had a close familial relationship Edward Cannon of Dorchester.)
*Thomas Cannon, son of James pat. 26 Aug 1719 "Cannons Thicket" on Herring Creek w side of Nanticoke
Thomas Cannon w.d. 24 Jan 1746/7 p. 15 June 1748 Caroline Co.Wit. Wm Clarkson Sr., Wm Clarkson Jr. , James Clarkson, Thomas Cannon (which would indicate the relationship between the two Cannon families). m. Katherine/Catherine ____exec. d. 1769 w.d. 12 Dec 1768 p 20/3 Jan/July? 1769 Names son Lowder Cannon dau Sarah Cannon , grandson James Cannon , grandau Katherine Colburn, son Stephen Cannon
3. Thomas Cannon eldest 100 a Popular Hill d. 1773 w.d. Dorc. Co.
m.(1st)____ ? m (2nd) ante 1762 Sarah Clarkson dau of Richard Clarkson Sr. Sarah Brown ,widow of Thomas Cannon, m. Charles Brown of Sussex, he acted as guardian of 5 children
Dec 1773 Evaluation of land of Abraham and Richard Cannon orphans and children of Thomas Cannon, now under guardianship of Charles Brown (Dorchester) Popular Hill, and Hickory Hill after Sarah Brown "mother in law" of Richard Cannon rec'd 1/3 of estate by her right of dower
12 Nov 1773 Deed of gift from Charles Brown, son of Charles, planter to four of my wife's children Clarkson Cannon, Richard Cannon, Diana Cannon, and Lucretia Cannon
1773 Deed of gift from Charles Brown, son of Charles, planter, my wife's child Leah Cannon
4.1. Abraham Cannon minor in 1773 d. 1814 intestate , m. Anna_____ (Dawson?) Abraham Cannon had tracts in NWF Hickory Hill, Popular Hill, Cannons Agreement, his widow Anna living 1801
5 .Thomas Cannon- in 1819 sold his 1/8 pt of fathers inheritence in Sussex Co. 1819 to his brother Auselin D. Cannon In deed lists his wife Polly (Priscilla) ______but appears no where in Sussex Co. from thereon. As early as 5 Mar 1798 m. to Sally Smith, dau of James Smith and had issue-Sally Smith Cannon d. Oct 1813 not known if he had any issue by 2nd wife Polly
6. Nutter Cannon of Little Creek De. b. 20 Dec 1801 w.d. 4 Jul 1867 Exec to will son-in law Robert G. Ellegood m. at 34 years old Margaret Windsor, dau of James and Elizabeth Gunby Windsor (m. 27 Feb 1805)
7. Maggie Cannon
7. Isaac S. Cannon m. Emma Kelly
7. James Windsor Cannon d. unmarried
7. William N. Cannon d. minor
7. Margaret Cannon m. Thomas P. Rodney
6 .Henrietta Cannon m.______Benson
6. Theresa Cannon m. _____Bennett
6. Lavinia Cannon
6. George Cannon
5. Auselin D.(Dawson?) Cannon
5. Margaret Cannon m. Wm O. Reddin
5. Eliza Dawson Cannon m. James Taylor
5. 4 other children names unknown.
4.1or2 Richard Cannon minor in 1773 son of Sarah or 1st wife?
4.2 Clarkson Cannon minor in 1773
4.2 Leah Cannon minor in 1773
4.2 Lucretia Cannon minor in 1773 m. 16 Jan 1790 Thomas White Brown
4.2 Diana Cannon minor in 1773
3. Joseph Cannon 50a Cannons Long Square in Worc. 50 a. Cannons Thicket lived in Worc Co. d.
4. Henry Cannon
3. James Cannon d. ante 1746/7 m. Margaret?
4. Clear[sic]Clare Cannon pt. 60 a Herring Creek
4. James Cannon pt. 60 a Herring Creek m. Priscilla Clarkson, dau of Richard Clarkson Sr.
5. Richard Clarkson m. Lovey Stack
3. Lowder Cannon Cannons Venture
3. Levi Cannon pt. of "Elsford/Alsford"
3. Stephen Cannon "land"
4. Stephen Cannon d.s.p.in 1805
4. Elizabeth Cannon m. Charles Wingate d. 1793
3. Absalom Cannon "land" m. Frances_______
4. Joesph Cannon
4. Isaac Cannon
4. Edward Cannon
4. Fawsey/Tawsey Cannon m. _____Vincent
4. Catherine Cannon m. ______Colebourn
4. Sarah Cannon
4. Clare Cannon m. _____Jones
4. Priscilla Cannon m.______Vincent
4. Frances Cannon m. ______Patchett
3. Sarah Cannon slaves
2. John Cannon (minor 1713) m. Joanne Andrews had at least one son:
3. John Cannon, Jr.
3. Charity Cannon
3. Elizabeth Cannon m. William Turpin (q.v. see below*)
3. dau Cannon m. Julius Jackson
3. dau Cannon m
2. Ann Cannon b.- d.- inherited residue of estate
2. Elizabeth Cannon (minor 1713) inherited share in residue
2. Sarah Cannon m. _________Wattson , inherited one steer, one heifer
2. Matthew Cannon b.- (minor 1713) d. 1726 inherited Noble Quarter and Cannon's Increase
2. William Cannon b.- d. 1764 inherited share in residue of estateWilliam Cannon m. Mary
3.Jesse Cannon b. d. 1790
4. Levin Cannon
5. Milcah Cannon m. 26 Nov 1780 Md Jacob Wright b. 18 Nov 1759(This was not the same Jacob Wright descendant of Edward Wright of Somerset Co., but this Jacob Wright was also in American Revolution and served as a Capt of Upper Battalion in Dorc. Co.
6. Elizabeth Wright b. 27 Mar 1783 d. 25 Apr 1839 m. Feb 1811 Thomas Vickers d. 14 Dec 1880
7. Margaret Holmes Vickers m. John Ebenezer Harriss
2. James Cannon (II) b.- died intestate ante 1721(acct. filed) Dorc. Co., Md., Inherited Cannon's Chance, married ante 1700 Rosanna Pope b.13 June 1678 Manokin, Somerset Co. Md., daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Pope of Dorchester Co. Md., Rosanna Cannon deed tracts Haberwell, Buck Valley,and Doe Park in 1746 to son James
3. James Cannon (III) b.c. 1696 w.d.13 Feb.,1748 p. 13 Dec 1751 Lib. 28, f. 186 Dorchester Co. m. Sarah________ w.d. 1779 p. 18 Jan 1785 Liber D. f .70, Sussex Co. De., had 15 children, (4 of which were minors) , vitz.:
4. James Cannon (IV) (eldest son) d. 1789 , inherited tract Friendship 100 A. (see below*)
4. William Cannon- inherited Goshen
4. Sarah Cannon m. Robert Minors, inherited Regulation 10 A. ( became Cannon's Ferry, Sussex Co. De)
4. Joseph Cannon - inherited Cannon's Discovery (Worc. Co.)
4. Matthew Cannon- inherited Spring Hill Court 40 A.
4. Isaac Cannon- inherited Sypris Swamp 40 A., Wooden Pine(Worc. Co.)
4. Jacob Cannon - inherited Regulation (became Cannon's Ferry, Sussex Co. De)
4. Jeremiah Cannon- inherited Dwelling Plantation and Regulation 100 A.(became Cannon's Ferry, Sussex Co. De)
*(Cannon's Ferry was an active ferry that ran across the Nanticoke River a little southwest of Seaford De.)
According to Mary Turpin Layton additional children of James and Sarah Cannon: (q.v.)
4. Elijah Cannon
4. Mary Cannon married
4. Elizabeth Cannon
4. Marjory Cannon married ________Bailey
4. Keziah Cannon married ________Wright
4. Rebecca Cannon
4. Constance Cannon b. 9 Dec. 1728 d.- married Wm. Turpin b.- d.19 Jan 1762 (Wm. m. 1st Elizabeth had Wm. Turpin Jr. b. 12 July 1744 see above *)
5. Sarah Turpin b. Tues Jan 13 1756 d. 8 July 1830 married to 9 Feb. 1780 Joshua Wright b. Thurs Oct 13 1756 d. 3 May 1814 see children below:*
5. Elizabeth Turpin b. 21 Oct. 1749 w.d. 8 Jan 1784
5. James Turpin b. 20 Nov. 1758
5. Charles Turpin b. 4 Sept. 1760
5. Solomon Turpin b.12 Sept 1751 d. 21 Jan 1770
5. John Turpin b. 26 Oct 1753
Stow, J.C., Cannon, Riley, Truitt, Houston, Kollock, manuscript pub. by author Baltimore Md. (Copy held at Delaware Archives, Dover DE) Joseph Brown Turner Collection- Del. Archives, Dover, Van Arsdale B. Turner Dover Del c.1911
Maryland Wills /Archives
Elizabeth Turpin Will Made Date: 08
Jan 1784 Will Probate Date: 09 Apr 1784 Will Book: Arch. vol. A103; Reg.
of Wills, Liber D Page: 29; folios 43-44
Heirs: bros. J[eremiah], James and Isaac Adams; sister Sarah Wright;
cousins Nancy and Priscilla Turpin; friend Millie Oaks
Exec/ Name: friend Joshua Wright
Wit Name: John Turpin, Francis Turpin, William Adams
William Turpin probated : [c. 08 Sep
Will Book: Arch. vol. A103 Page: 37
Admin Name: William Adams, in right of his wife, late Constant Turpin
Comment: [Note:--Arch. vol. A103, page 37 mentions heirs Elizabeth,
Solomon, James, Charles Turpin and Sarah Wright; (wife of Joshua Wright; )]
*4. James Cannon(IV) b.- w.d. 29 Dec. 1788 p. 9 Mar 1789 Sussex Co. De. m Mary_______ child. vitz:
5. Jacob Cannon inherited Dwelling Plantation and 10 A Regulation on Nanticoke River called Port Cannon (became Cannon's Ferry, Sussex Co. De)
5. Sarah Cannon m. ________ Messick
5. Mary Cannon b.c. 1765 m. John Elliott b. - d. 1807 had children vitz: (see below)
5. Nancy Cannon
5. Rebekah Cannon
*Children of Edward Adams and 3.Nellie Cannon, dau of Henry Cannon.
4. Charles Adams b. 14 Sept 1757
4. Nancy Adams b. 7 Mar 1760
4. Rebeka Adams b. 26 Jan 1762
4. Henry Adams . 18 Nov 1763
4. Ester Adams b. b. Sept 18 1765
4. Euphaney Adams b. 23 Sept 1767
4. Jacob Adams b. 18 Aug. 1769
4. Peter Adams 21 Apr.. 1772 d. 19 Apr. 1806
4. Elijah Adams 3 May 1774
4. Minos Adams 1 May 1776 d. 29 Dec 1869 aged 94 aged 94 years 7 mo. 28 days
*Children of Joshua Wright,( son of Jacob Wright w.d. 11 Oct 1796, and Elizabeth Bailey Wright) and 5.Sarah Turpin
6. Charles Wright b. 16 Apr. 1799 of Seaford De.
6. Turpin Wright b. 3 Dec 1793 of Oyster Point Md.and Seaford De.
6. John Wright b. 9 Dec. 1781 d. 16 Dec. 1792
6. Kitty Margaret Wright b. 3 Dec 1788 m.10 Nov 1810 or 27 Nov 1811 (1st) Major Allen , m.16 Sept. 1814 (2nd) Charles Beach, m. (3rd) 25 May 1820 William B.Neal, Esq.
7.(1st) Major Wright Allen b. 1812
7.(3rd) Martha B. Neal b.28 Feb 1821 @10 p.m., m.Weds. 27 Sept. 1837 William Edward Harriss, son of Benton Harriss
7.(3rd) Turpin Wright Neal b. - d. 9 Sept. 1829 @11:00 p.m. aged 3 yrs., 8 mo. and 2 days
6. Elizabeth Wright b. 7 Sept. 1783
6. Anne Wright?
6. Nelly Wright b. 17 Aug.1791, m. 3 Dec. 1818 William Powell
6. Jacob Wright b. 24 Oct. 1796 d. 2 June 1858, 62 yrs of age,m.20 Aug. 1820 (1st) Eliza Skelly d. 20 June 1821 w/ infant son, m.(2nd) 25 Jan 1825 ("the snow was 2 feet deep") Elizabeth Jacobs, dau of Curtis and Mary Jacobs
7. Joseph V. B. Wright b. 7 June 1834
7. Mary Catherine Wright b. 9 Aug. 1836
6. Sarah Wright b. 25 Nov. 1785 d. 8 July 1840 m.23 May 1803 Joseph Venables
*Children of John Elliott b.c. 1764 w.d. 3 Nov. 1807 p. 15 Dec. 1807
and 5. Mary Cannon Liber 6 f. 307
6. John Elliott
6. Meshack Elliott b. 1787 d. 5 Feb 1856 m. Margaret Boyce b. 1799 d. 1867
6. Shadrack Elliott b. - d. 1822 m. (1st) Elizabeth Hudson b. 1780- d. 1800 m. (2nd) b. 1783 d. 1805
6. Abednigo Elliott b. - d. 1827 m. Mary Collins dau of John and Sarah Collins
6. Mary Elliott b.- d. - m. Thomas Insley
7. Ketty Insely
7. Retty Insley
6. dau Elliott m. __________ Stayton
7. John Elliott Stayton
7. Polly Stayton
7. Charles Stayton
The Cannon Family of Bridgeville
One of the distinguished families of North West Fork Hundred and Bridgeville, is the Cannon Family. Among its members have been plantation owners, land owners, state officials, store owners, a governor, and cannery owners.
The first member of the family to arrive in the New World was James Cannon (c.1661-1711/12) who as early as 1688 had acquired a 300 acres tract , "Cannon's Chance" on the northeast fork of the Nanticoke River. His land grant came from the officials at Annapolis. Here he built a plantation house and a wharf from which to ship tobacco, the principle cash crop of the time. He acquired other nearby tracts of land. His son James Cannon, Jr (1687-1751), grandson James Cannon, III (c.1716-1789) and great grandson James Cannon, IV (1745-1791), were also great landowners in what became western Sussex Co., Delaware.
Josiah Cannon (1779-1843), son of James Cannon IV, married Nancy Bowlin. In 1816 he moved into Bridgeville and opened a store in 1818. It was probably the first store in the village. At the time of his death ho owned over 1000 acres of Sussex County land.
His sons Henry and William, worked in their father's store, and it was leased to them in 1834. Later, William's brother died. William was a staunch Methodist, being a class leader and exhorter. In addition to operating the family store, he shipped and sold grain, ran a saw and grist mill, and owned a brick yard. Active in Democratic politics, he was elected to the Delaware House of Representatives and served as state Treasurer. He was a director of the Delaware Railroad and helped organized the First National Bank of Seaford, of which he became president. Changing political sides during the Civil War, he was nominated by the Union Party(Republican) for governor in 1862 and elected to that office by a narrow margin of 111 votes. Often in conflict with the Democratic General Assembly, he served as governor until his death in March 1865.
Of his three sons, William Laws Cannon was Captain of Company E of the First Delaware Calvary. He died from exposure in 1863 while stationed on the banks of the Susquehanna River during the Gettysburg campaign. Henry P. Cannon (1847-1929) was graduated from Dickerson College. His brother Philip L. Cannon, also attended Dickerson College, but dropped out because of ill health. The two brothers in 1874 formed H.P. and P.L Cannon, engaging in farming, the raising of fruit, and lumbering. They opened a cannery in 1881 near the Bridgeville Station. Philip withdrew from the venture, which he considered risky, but Henry P. Cannon continued, canning fruit and vegetables, and gradually expanding its operations. He became trustee of Dickerson College and President of the Board of Trustees of Delaware State College for black students near Dover. On December 21, 1911, the firm incorporated as H.P. Cannon and Son, Inc. The incorporators were Henry P. Cannon, his wife and son , Henry Laws Cannon (1911- )the company continued to operated very sucessfully. In 1981, in its hundredth year , it discontinued its operations in Bridgeville.
(Courtesy of H.P.Cannon and Eleutherian Mills Historical Society based on the manuscript "The Cannons of Nanticoke River, 1688-1956" by George Massey, II) abstracted from Bridgeville, A Community History of the Nineteenth Century by Dr. Harold B. Hancock
Cannon, William (1809-1865) Born March 15, 1809. Governor of Delaware,
1863-65. Died March 1, 1865. Interment at
Bridgeville Cemetery, Bridgeville, Del. gleaned from www.politicalgraveyard.com )
Dorchester County Wills
James Cannon w.d. 4 Sept. 1711 p. 11 Mar 1711/12 Liber 17 f. 319 (Hall of Records, Annapolis Md)
sons James Cannon
daus. Ann Cannon
Sarah Cannon m. ______Wattson
wits. Charles Nutter, Thomas Smith, Stephen Smith
Sarah Cannon, first daughter of James Cannon, married John Watson, son of Luke Watson, Sussex Co. DE. Inventory of estate of James Cannon, 11 June 1712 entered for probate. (Prerogative Court, Inventories & Accounts 33B:111) "Next of Kin" John Watson, John Cannon (son)
James Cannon w.d.13 Feb 1748, p. 13 Dec 1751 Liber 28 f. 185 (Hall of Records, Annapolis Md)
sons James Cannon
dau Sarah Cannon wife of Robt. Minors
wife Sarah Cannon
wits. Jesse Tull, William Clarkson Jr., Barzilla(Barzillai) Clarkson, Beriah Clarkson, Even Hooper
Thomas Cannon, Sr. w.d. 24 Jan 1746/47 p. 15 Jun 1748 Liber 25, f. 369
To Eldest son Thomas Cannon Poplar Hills 100 A.
to James and Clear(Claire?) the son and dau of my son James Cannon 60 or 70 A.
to son Joseph Cannon, 50 A. of tract Cannon Thicket, 50 A. Cannon's Long Square in Worc. Co.
to son Absolom Cannon, remainder of Cannon's Thicket
to son Stephen Cannon 72 A. Cannon's Savana
to son Lowder Cannon Cannon's Venture and 20 A. of Efard
to son Levi Cannon remainder of Efard
to dau Sarah Cannon 1 slave at decease of wife
wife Catherine. exec.
wit. William Clarkson, Sr. Wm. Clarkson Jr. James Clarkson, Thos. Clarkson
Dorchester Co. Deeds
Buck Valley Grant no. 151 to Henry Hooper for 50 Acres. Surveyed 23 Dec 1668- Map 6 Pat. Liber 12 F 430 gives location as: near the mouth of a Creek that lyeth out of a Bay called Transquaking. This grant was received on an assignment from Phillip Shapleigh. Rent Roll Liber 10 f 359 (aft.1706) show 25 acres in poss. of James Cannon and 25 acres in the possesion of John Willey; these two married the daughters of Robert Pope.(Mowbray, V.1 p.79)
Waterford Grant no. 385 to Timothy McNamara for 80 acres. Surveyed 18 Nov. 1677- Map 6 pat Liber 21 f 160 gives location as southside of Goose Creek that issues out of Fishing Bay...beginning at a marked oak standing near a point near the mouth of said creek. This grant was on assignment from William Marchent. Rent Roll Liber 10 f 399 (aft.1706) shows 40 acres of this tract in the possession of James Courson[sic] (Cannon/Causey?) and 40 acres in the possession of John Willey (Mowbray, V.2 p.26)
Doe Park Grant no. 549 to John Spicer for 50 acres. Surveyed 12 Dec 1681 - Map 4 Patent Liber SD#A f 374 gives location as: west side of Goose Creek beginning at an old marked oak being an old bounded tree of the land called Buck Valley from thence runniing bounded with the sadi land north, northeast 25 perches... This grant was on assignment from Thomas Pattison. Rent Roll Liber 10 f 414 (aft.1706) shows 25 acres in the possession of James Cannon and 25 acres in the possesion of John Willey who married Popes two daughters. (Mowbray, V.2 p.57)
29 May 1685 Timothy McNamara and Sarah his wife to Robert Pope ,50 A. Buck Valley located near Transquakin Bay (now Fishing Bay) on Goose Creek.
3 Sept 1701 John Willey of Dorc.Co.,Md. to mother in law Elizabeth Pope lands given to him by father in law Robert Pope
John Willey m. ante 1700 Dorc. Co. Md. Katherine Pope dau of Robert Pope
Francis Willey m. Dianna Pope m. 1700/16 dau of Robert Pope
9 Jun 1708 Deed Dorc. Co. Jones to Woodland wit. Timothy McNamara, Francis Willey
3 Nov 1709 Deed Dorc. Co. Md. Wm. Woodland and Elizabeth, his wife to Francis Willey "Saffron Walden" 50 A. around Hungars River. wit Timothy McNamara Ack James Cannon Power of Atty for John Willey
20 Oct 1705 Deed Dorc. Co. Md. Z. Pritchett and Rachel, his sife, to John Rumley "Paris" 400 A. on Goose Creek wit. Phillip Wingate, Henry Wingate Ack. 2 Mar 1707 John Willey
4 Dec 1707 Deed Robinson to Goutee 27 Feb 1707/8 Wit. John Willey, Timothy McNamara
8 Aug 1716 Dorc. Co. Md. James Cannon and wife Rosanna to John Willey 12 A. Haverall on Goose Creek adj. Doe Park Ack. 12 Aug 1718 Goovt. Loockerman Clk.
8 Aug 1716 Dorc. Co. Md. Wm. Evans Jr and Alice his wife to John Willey "Ganders Labyrinth" on Fishing Bay and Goose Creek .
8 Aug 1716 Dorc. Co. Md. Wm. Evans Jr and Alice "Ganders Labyrinth" on Fishing Bay and Goose Creek adj Joseph's Lane 20 A. .Power of Atty wit. James Cannon, Rosanna Willey, proved by James Cannon 8 14- 1716 G. Loockerman Clk.
12 Aug 1718 Dorc. Co. Md. John Willey and wife Katherine assignment of William Evans Jr.
12 Aug 1718 Dorc. Co. Md. Division of lands between John Willey and Katherine his wife and James Cannon and Rosanna, his wife 50 A. Doe Park, 50 A. Buck Valley, 80 A. Waterford left to Katherine by father Robt Pope. Ack Goovt. Loockerman
Old Liber 19 f 50- 10 Nov 1763 - James Clarkson of Dorc. Co. to Lowder Cannon of the same Co. part of Luck on the N. side of the Nanticoke R. containing 2 A. more or less., wits.H. Ennalls, Robt. Polk /Ack. before H. Ennalls, Robt. Polk, Justices.
Old Liber 19 f 253-26 Jun 1764- Stephen Cannon and his wife Mary, and Curtis Cannon and his wife Love Elizabeth his wife of Dorc. Co., planters, to their mother Elizabeth Clarkson, widow of William Clarkson : negro slaves / Ack. before Robt. Polk, Justice
Old Liber 19 f 375 - 27 Jun 1764- Valuation of Land of Jesse Cannon. orphan of Wm.Cannon late of Dorchester Co.,decd, under the guardianship of Levin Cannon. Land valued by Henry Hooper and Edward Wright under appointment by Robt. Polk, Justice.
Old Liber 20 f 244 - 11 Jun 1765-... Deposition of Wm Cannon....of Dorc. 44 years old.
Old Liber 20 f 456 -21 Mar 1766- Stephen Cannon and Mary his wife, formerly Mary Newton, of Dorc. Co. , to Richard Newton of the same Co. lease of her right to dower in the land where Richard Newton now lives called Partnership, containing 500 A. more or less, for her lifetime-
Old Liber 21 f. 152 15 Oct 1766 Benjamin Cannon and his wife Rachel Cannon of Dorc. to Julius Augustus Jackson of same co., "Doctor of Phisic", Long Lott on branches of Turtle Creek, near road from Chapel to Mary Cruchers Ferry, cont. 55 A. more or less. wit: Robt Polk, Wm. Haskins, ack. before Robt. Polk and Wm. Haskins, Justices.
Old Liber 21 f. 160 14 Oct 1766 William Cannon or Dorc. Co. planter, to Robert Clarkson of same, planter, The Middle Tract adj Robt. Clarkson's dwelling plantation on the Hurtle Berry Swamp that makes out the south side of Brights Branch cont. 50 A more or less. wit: Robt Polk, Wm. Haskins, ack. before Robt. Polk and Wm. Haskins, Justices.
Old Liber 21 f. 162 14 Oct 1766 Robt. Clarkson of Dorc. Co. to William Cannon of same Clarkson's Folly on the main road leading from the Northwest Fork Bridge to Wm. Nutter's near said Clarkson's dwelling plantation and cont. 50 A more or less. wit: Robt Polk, Wm. Haskins, ack. before Robt. Polk and Wm. Haskins, Justices.
Old Liber 21 f. 366 12 Mar 1767 Alexander Mitchell and Alice his wife of Worc. Co. to Elijah Cannon of Worc. Co., Kurver Heath on Chicamacomico R., 274 A. more or less. wit: Robt Polk, Wm. Haskins, ack. before Robt. Polk and Wm. Haskins, Justices.
Old Liber 22 f. 232 -7 Mar. 1768 Thomas Cannon of Dorc. Co. planter, to Robt Polk of same, planter, Negro boy named Isaac wit. Wm Polk , Robt Polk ye 3rd.
Old Liber 22 f. 400 -12 Aug 1768 Richard Newton and Cliah(Clara?) his wife and James Cannon, all of Dorc. Co. to Joseph Cannon of same, pt. of tract called Cannon's Thicket at head of Herring Run which passes out of Jadwins Creek, containing 61 A. more or less. Robt. Polk, Thos. White. Ack before Robt. Polk and Thos. White, Justices.
Old Liber 22 f. 415- 11 Nov 1767 to 11 Jan 1768 ....perpetuate bounds of James Smith's land Little Brittain Regulated.... Deposition of Julius Augustus Jackson... shown a bounder of said land by John Cannon. Deposition of Henry Cannon aged about 64 years old... Deposition of John Cannon aged about 46 years old.....
Old Liber 22 f. 418- 14 Aug. 1764 to 4 Jan 1768...perpetuate the bounds of Job Slacum's lands part of William's Prevention and Joseph's Lane...deposition of Elizabeth Cannon aged about 34 years old....Deposition of William Cannon aged about 47 years old.
Old Liber 22 f. 433- 17 Mar 1768 to 9 Aug 1768 Robt Polk,...Wm Cannon to perpetuate bounds of Isaac Nichols called Rawley ...mentions James Brown, James Cannon, and Wm. Clarkson, Commissioners 33 years ago. ....
Old Liber 23 f. 274- 27 Mar 1769 Matthew Cannon and Wm Wilson and Mary his wife, all of Dorc. Co., to Clement Bayly of the same Co. Nobles Quarter and Cannon's Increase being the lands of Joshua Cannon that he did hold on the north side of the Nanticoke River containing 160 1/2 A. more of less, ack. before Robt. Polk and Wm. Haskins, Justices.
Old Liber 24 f. 208- 30 Nov. 1770 James Cannon of Dorc. , planter and Alethea his wife to John McNamara Jr. of same, pt. of tract called Buck Valley on Gum Branch, containing 9 A. more or less. wit. James Tootell, John Bennett. Ack. before James Tootell and John Bennett, Justices.
First Tax List of North West Fork -1775 (number represents tax money collects in pounds)
William Cannon 20
William Nutter Cannon 4
Hughitt Cannon 10
Constantine Cannon 15
Stephen Cannon 15
Henry Cannon 8
Charles Cannon 7
Willis Cannon 3
Abraham Clarkson 15
Newton Cannon 4
Benjamin Cannon 4
Robert Cannon 4
Thomas Cannon 2
Howard Cannon 2
Joseph Cannon 7
Absalom Cannon 9
Jeremiah Cannon 18
Jacob Cannon 10
James Cannon 6
James Cannon Jr 8
William Clarkson 3
Robert Clarkson 15
Levin Cannon 10
Jesse Cannon 15
William Cannon, Jr. 5
Beniah Clarkson 2
Barzali Clarkson 2
John Cannon 18
John Cannon Jr. 6
Hudson Cannon 6
Delaware Surveys. Warrants and Deeds 1776
William Cannon -
Three Brothers (Formerly Luck by Chance,on Green branch of Nanticoke River) 490 A.
Addition to Goshen
Assessment Roll of 1785 Northwest Fork Hundred, (at this time included what became Seaford Hundred)-
Willis Cannon, Newton Cannon, Mary Cannon, William Cannon, Truitt Cannon, Richard Cannon, Solomon Cannon, Joseph Cannon, Absalom Cannon, Stephen Cannon, William Clarkson, Robt. Clarkson, Levin Cannon, Jesse Cannon, Benedict Clarkson, John Cannon, Hudson Cannon, Howard Cannon, Robert Cannon, Levi Cannon, Charles Cannon, Edward Cannon, Jacob Cannon, Elizabeth Cannon, Whittington Cannon, Jacob Cannon, Elisha Cannon, Blackson Cannon.
Assessment List of 1797 Northwest Fork Hundred
William Cannon - 160 acres, 4 slaves
Whittington Cannon 441 acres, 2 slaves
Hodson Cannon 530 acres, 5 slaves
Elijah Cannon 150 acres. 3 slaves
John Cannon 500 acres, 2 slaves
Curtis Cannon 230 acres
Hughlitt Cannon 209 acres pat. 159 not patented. 4
Burton Cannon 150 acres not pat. 3 slaves
Burton Cannon (for Caleb Nutter's heirs) 250 acres
Isaac Cannon of Absalom Cannon
Richard Clarkson Cannon 1 slave
Edward Cannon 45 acres
Frances Cannon (widow of Absalom) 237 acres,1 slaves
William Nutter Cannon 451 acres 3
William Nutter Cannon (for Jesse Cannon's heirs)587 acres 2 slaves
Elizabeth Cannon (widow of Jacob Cannon )
Isaac Cannon of Jacob Cannon
Joseph Cannon of Absalom Cannon
Henry Cannon of Charles Cannon
Peggey Cannon dau of Charles Cannon
Isaac Cannon of Elijah Cannon 427 acres, 4 slaves
Isaac Cannon of Elijah Cannon for Daniel Adams 347 acres
Isaac Cannon of Elijah Cannon for Peggy Adams,1 slave
Robt. Clarkson 239 acres not. pat. 200 acres, pat. 2 slaves
Joseph Cannon 106 acres pat 75 acres, not pat.2 slaves
Lowder Cannon 205 acres pat. 130 acres not pat
Robert Cannon 23 acres
Jacob Cannon 180 acres
Jeremiah Cannon 200 acres pat 100 not pat 9 slaves
Federal Census of Bridgebranch and North West Fork of Delaware 1800
William N. Cannon
Sussex County Wills
Cannon, Henry w.d. 1 Jul 1782 p. 6 Aug. 1783 -A63 p. 27 Liber C f. 307
to wife Frances
son Charles Cannon
son Newton Cannon
son Willis Cannon
son Wateman Cannon
son Clement Cannon
dau Ellenor Cannon m. _____ Adams
dau Nancy Cannon m._______ Flower
dau Frances Cannon m. ______Coulburn
dau Uphramey Cannon m. _______Charles
wit. John Tennant, John Cannon Sr., John Cannon Jr.
Cannon, Henry w.d. 22 May 1834 p.14 Aug.1834 Bridgeville, De.
father Josiah Cannon
brother William Cannon
wit. Tilghman Layton, Thomas Jacobs, Wm. Gray
Cannon Charles B. w.d.11 Jan 1847 p.24 Jan 1850 Liber A62, f. 233-235
Adm. wife Rachel
Cannon, Clement w.d. March 1831 p. 16 April 1832 Liber A62, f. 239-241
Hiers- Thomas Hearn and wife Sally
Ebe Walter and wife Betsy
Wingate Matthews and wife Nancy
Jacob Parker and wife Kitty
Adm. Thos. Hearn, Wingate Matthews
Cannon, Joseph w.d. 20 Nov. 1799 p 24 Nov 1799 A63 Liber F pg 81 Fol. 446-448
Rebecca Cannon wife of Haywood Cannon
Betsy Cannon wife of John Collings
Eliza Cannon grandau of Haywood Cannon
exec. Levi Cannon, son
wit. Abraham Cannon, Joseph Cannon Jr., Isaac Wingate, Isaac Wingate
Cannon, James d. 1814 Little Creek Hundred
brother to Joseph and Levi Cannon
wife Lucretia (?)
sons Clement Cannon
Cannon, Newton c. 1784 Shipwright Adm. A63 118-119
Adm. George Cannon
Cannon, Josiah w.d. 14 August 1843 p. 19 September 1843 Vol A63 95-97
to Elizabeth- wife
sons Wm Cannon
daus. Rebecca Ann Cannon
Margaret M. Redden
wit. George White, John Willey, William Jones, John Jones
Cannon, Wingate w.d. 22 Feb 1850 p. 5 Mar 1850 Vol A63 P. 156
son William S.Cannon
dau Margaret Cannon
Sally Cannon Horsey
wits. Thos. Jacobs, Thos. Dawson, Jesse Brown
Cannon, Absolom, planter w.d.27 May 1792 p. 2 Oct. 1792 Vol A62 p 216 /Liber D. f 374
sons Isaac Cannon exec.
daus Sarah Cannon
Tamsey Cannon m.________ Vincent
and Priscilla Cannon m.________ Vincent
Catherine Cannon m._______Coleburn
Clara Cannon m._______Jones
Frances Cannon m._______Patchett
wits. Robert Clarkson, Joseph Cannon, Levi Cannon
1776 Census of Maryland - Straights Hundred Dorchester Co. Md
Betty Cannon 1m 21-30,1m 50-60,1f 16-21
Susannah Cannon 1m -10,1m 21-30,1f 21-30
James Cannon 2m -10,1m 16-21,1m 21-30,1m 30-40, 3f -10, 1f 30-40, 1f 50-60
William Cannon 1m 10-16,1m 16-21,1m 50-60,1f -10,2f 10-16,2f 21-30, 1f 50-60
Elizabeth Cannon 1m 10-16, 1m 30-40, 2f 10-16, 2f 16-21,4f 21-30,1f 50-60
Delaware Marriage Bonds
Joseph S. Cannon m. Olivia Willey 8 Sept 1818 New Castle Delaware
Margaret Cannon m. Wm. O. Redden 26 June 1830 North West Fork, De
Margaret Ann Cannon m. John T. Cannon 17 Dec 1835
Cannon Willey m. Martha Connaway Sussex Co. De.
William Turpin of Dorchester Co. m. Elizabeth dau of John Cannon of Dorchester Co. ref., Bible Records and Wills, Annapolis Md.
Robert Minor married Sarah Cannon, dau of James and Sarah, ante 1745. ref wills Lib.28 pg. 181. Annapolis Hall of Records.
Henry Cannon married Frances Newton before 1729 ref. Wills Liber 26 fol 32
Edward Adams married Frances Newton before 1729 ref wills Liber C.P. 307 and Bible records and Wills, Annapolis Md.
John Willey m. Katherine Pope, dau of Robert Pope of Dorc. Co. before 1716 ref. wills Liber 5 p 198 Annapolis Md.
James Cannon of Dorc. Co. married Rosanna Pope(dau of Robt. Pope) before 1746 ref. wills Liber 5 p. 198 Annapolis, Md.
Thomas Cannon m. Betty Cox. 14 May 1712 Tred Avon Quaker Records
Tubman Cannon of Dorchester County, later of Sussex Co., resided in Fayette Co. KY.. in 1796
1747 Cambridge- James Cannon 64 yrs old. ref deeds Liber 14 p.23
The Cannon Family of Bridgetown, Caroline Co. Md
Submitted by Mary Cannon Godsey
James Cannon d. March 8, 1781
wife Mary______ d. May 9, 1772
Margaret Cannon b. 26 Dec. 1749
Elizabeth Cannon b. 28 July 1752
James Eagle Cannon b. 25 Aug. 1754
William Cannon b. 28 July 1756
Solomon Cannon b. 13 Oct. 1758 (about whom)
Mary Cannon b. 30 June 1760
Elizabeth Cannon b. 15 April 1762
Sarah Cannon b. 26 March 1764
Henry Cannon b. 8 Sept. 1766
Esther Cannon b. 27 Dec. 1771
Henry Cannon & Sarah married 23 May 1791
Sarah Bush b. Sept. 1764
Anne Cannon born 1 June 1792 married _______ McGuire
Henrietta Cannon b. 13 Oct. 1804
William Cannon b. 17 Dec. 1807 married 21 Aug 1832 Sara Augusta Davis daughter of Robert Davis
Sarah Cannon died 19 Nov. 1828
Henry Cannon died 21 Jan. 1831
William B. Cannon & Sarah A. Davis married Aug. 21, 1832
Ref: Dorchester Genealogical Magazine Jan. 1984
Cannon Bible records submitted by Barbara McEwing & Elizabeth C. Kfoury
Found in DAR Bible Records-Delaware
In possession of Mrs. Gussie D. Cannon, Chestertown, MD
Solomon Cannon was born on 13 October 1758 to James and Mary Cannon . He married Rebecca Mason on 22 November 1797 in Caroline Co. MD. Two children vitz:
John Mason Cannon b.19 July 1809
Mary Cannon b. 1805/06.
Solomon Cannon joined the Maryland Militia and is listed in Caroline Co.Aug.13, 1777 during the Revolutionary War.( ref. MD Militia in the Rev. War by Clements & Wright, 1987, Family Line Pub). At a deposition in 1810 he gave his age as 52 years old.(Heirs & Legatees of Caroline Co. MD by Irma Harper, pg. 25-26, B275 Issac Purnell re: Dickinson's Plains) Solomon died by 5 August 1812, evidently intestate. A copy of his inventory reveals (among other things) furniture, one lot of old books, cows, hogs, silver knee buckles, old spectacles, a razor case and box, a piece of a saw mill saw and the whole of his shop tools.
Solomon's widow Rebecca Cannon appeared in Caroline Co. court in later years to present lists of debts that Solomon owed. She also appeared in 1819 with her children, John and Mary Cannon, minors, to show distribution of their father's personal estate. Rebecca died in 1836. She is buried at Bridgetown Methodist Church. Her tombstone reads "Strangers now as you pass by, as you are now, so once was I, as I am now you soon shall be, prepare for death and follow me"
Mary Cannon ,dau of Solomon and Rebecca Cannon, married 1829, Joseph Bernard, whose father was a long time magistrate of Greensborough, Caroline County Md. (ref. Sketches of MD Eastern Shoremen by Ed Wright pg. 77-78 no.292)
John Mason Cannon, son of Solomon and Rebecca Cannon, married September 1834 Susan Elliott, in Talbot Co.,MD. She was the daughter of James G. Elliott who drowned in the Wye River on board the schooner Hester Ann in December 1835.
Denton Journal 4 March 1893 pg. 3
Death of an Aged Citizen
The Journal received the following dispatch on Thursday afternoon from Goldsborough:
"John M. Cannon died at his home in Bridgetown to-day at one o'clock. Funeral at Bridgetown Church at one o'clock Saturday. Friends and relatives invited. J.E.Gibson"
"Mr. Cannon was about eighty-four years of age. He was born in Bridgetown, and has lived in Caroline nearly all of his long life. In his early manhood he was active in business pursuits. He was the county's pioneer in the wheat-threshing business, and it is said, made with his own hands the first three threshers used. He was also the first one to engage in fruit packing, which industry has grown to be so extensive here. It is also said that he was among the first to apply steam power to lumber mills, and did a good business. Mr. Cannon was a life-long Democrat, having voted the straight ticket for sixty-two years. His sons follow in his footsteps, and to this fact he would allude with pride. One of them, John G. Cannon, was a few years ago a member of the Virginia Senate. During the war his sons were in the Confederate Army, serving under General Jackson."(author's note: John Mason Cannon's obit is wrong. There was no such person as John G. Cannon. The one in the Va Senate was James G. Cannon)
John M. Cannon is buried at Bridgetown Methodist Church by his wife Susan, and near his mother. His tombstone reads "Peaceful be thy silent slumber."
Susan Elliott Cannon, John M. Cannon's wife's tombstone reads: June 30, 1812 - December 30, 1887 "Asleep in Jesus."
Last Will and Testament of John Mason Cannon recorded in Caroline
Liber JBS, No. 1, pg. 337-338 w.d. Oct. 2 1891 Bridgetown
The Last Will of John M. Cannon made this second day of October 1891
I, John M. Cannon do will and bequeath to my son Walter R. Cannon
all my Real and personal estate that I may hold and possess at my death,
after paying such Legacies as I may hereafter direct which is as follows
I want my daughter Mary E. Wells to have one dollar. And my son,
James G. Cannon to have one dollar and my daughter Alice Wachletter[?sic]to
have one dollar and my son William S. Cannon to have one dollar and
my daughter Agnes Gibson to have one dollar and to my grandson Lewis
Cannon to have one hundred dollars this being all the Legacies contributed
that I wish to make. I do will Walter R. Cannon my executor and administrater
and want him to pay all my honest debts and the above legacies. And the
balance is to be his own.
John M. Cannon seal
Test : Jas. M. Knotts Wm. E. Paswater
Witness to will Julia M. Councell Juliett Knotts
Caroline Co. To Wit:~
The fifth of October 1893~ then came Jacob E. Gibson and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that he doth not know of any will or codicil of J. M. Cannon late of Caroline Co. deceased other than the aforegoing instrument of writing and that he received the same from Agnes S. Gibson his wife and daughter of the deceased. On or about the 3rd day of October 1893 who told him that she had found it amongst the deceased papers after the death of the deceased.
Sworn to in open court test James B. Steele Reg. of wills for Caroline Co.
Caroline Co. To Wit~
The fifth of October 1893 ~ then came James M. Knotts and Juliett Knotts two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of J.M. Cannon late of Caroline Co. deceased. And severally made oath on the Holy Evangelles of Almighty God that they did see J.M. Cannon the testator sign and seal this will, that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their respective apprehensions, of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding and they they together with Wm. E. Paswater and Julia M. Councell (whom they saw sign their names as witnesses) respectively subscribe their names as witnesses to this will in his presence, at his request and in presence of each other.
Sworn to in open court, test. Jas. B. Steele Regr. of Wills
for Caroline Co.
Children of John Mason and Susan Elliott Cannon:
James Gibson Cannon m. Virginia Heale of Virginia
Mary Elizabeth Cannon m. William Booker of Queen Anne's Co. MD
John Henry Cannon m. (1st) Ada ____ (2nd) Georgieanna Morgan of Mathews Co. VA, (3rd) Ida Massey of Gloucester Co. VA
Emily Katherine Cannon m. Joseph Peters of Queen Anne's Co. MD
Walter Cannon m. Mariah Bissell of Phillips Co. KS
Alice Cannon (Allie) m. (1st) Jonathan Williamson (2nd) _________
Barney Cannon died in a shipyard accident in Chester, PA May 1877
William S. Cannon m. (1st) Flora E. Kennedy of Cloud Co. KS (2nd) Carrie Borton of Cloud Co. KS
Agnes Cannon m. Jacob Gibson of Caroline Co. MD 24 January 1881
After the Civil War brothers John Henry, William S., and Walter Cannon left their home in Bridgetown, MD in covered wagons. After a little more than a year of searching for the right place to call home, they claimed land in Clyde, Cloud Co. Kansas. William and Walter adapted to their new surroundings, married and raised families. John Henry was already married to his first wife when they left Maryland. During their early years in Clyde the brothers worked in a saw mill. William became a lawyer, was twice elected mayor of Clyde, and served as treasurer for 8 years. He is buried in Clyde.Walter eventually moved to Norton, KS and became postmaster. He and a partner operated a small store at a trading post near Norton.
John Henry Cannon was not a welcome resident in the Midwest, and found his way back to the Eastern Shore. Back home he was found guilty of larceny and sentenced to the stone shop of the state penitentiary in 1874. Gov. James Groom pardoned him upon the condition that he never return to Maryland and Delaware. John Henry, who was married 3 times, was the father of at least 12 children. John Henry died while visiting one of his sons in Middlesex Co. VA in Nov. 1919, two days short of his 79th birthday. He is buried in his Confederate uniform in a Richmond, VA cemetery.
"The town of Bridgeville has three main streets that run parallel through town by the names of William, Laws, and Cannon. Wm. Laws Cannon was the name of son of Governor William Cannon b. 15 Mar 1809, son of Josiah. He was Governor between 1862-1865 of Delaware who came from this area of the Northwest Fork. He owned a large General Store with his brother Henry, in Bridgeville. Garrett Sipple Layton was a clerk there, who was also Provost Marshall of Bridgeville. He was a very controversial and influential man and was during a time when many Delawareans were southern sympathizers. He was ultimately laid to rest in the Bridgeville Public Cemetery with his family, (which was then the Methodist Church Cemetery)" -R.A. Riggin
Migration of the Cannon Family to the South
"At least one descendant (Mrs.Gwendolyn Golden Smith of Blytheville, AR) of Euphamay Cannon, daughter of Minos, stated that Minos was a son of Clement Cannon, the son of Henry and Frances Newton Cannon of Sussex County, DE. Minos Cannon was born in Maryland. He moved from Guilford Co., N.C. in the 1790's to Davidson Co. TN and later to Williamson Co.,TN. Minos was b. 1756/7 m. to Letitia Thompson and had children: Sons, Newton, Clement, Minos Jr., Robert and Thompson. Daus., Euphamay and Letitia . Minos and his oldest son Newton remained in Williamson Co. while the rest of the children moved to adjoining Bedford Co. TN. Newton Cannon was an early governor of Tennessee. The children who moved to Bedford were all large landowners and influential people. Clement Cannon donated land for the creation of Shelbyville, the county seat of Bedford Co.
In the late 1700s and/or the very early 1800s two Cannon's (probably brothers) moved from Delaware to the Scott/Harrison county area of Kentucky. They were a Willis Cannon and Newton Cannon who married Elizabeth (Betsy) Juett. They were probably the same Willis Cannon and Newton Cannon who were listed in the 1790 census of Sussex County, Delaware. Both of these men were probably grandsons of Henry Cannon and Frances Newton, but which of the sons of this couple were their father or fathers has not been ascertained. Both men were listed in the 1800 Kentucky census. It would appear that this Willis Cannon died probably in Scott County, KY prior to 1805. Newton Cannon was the only Cannon listed in Scott County in the 1810 census.
By a newspaper account a younger Willis Cannon was apprenticed to a Scott County man and ran away from his master in 1806. This younger Willis enlisted at Lexington, Fayette County, (adjoins Scott) for the War of 1812. He was 20 years old. This younger Willis later moved to Nashville, TN where he married Letitia Thompson, the niece of Letitia Thompson, wife of Minos Cannon above. The younger Willis and wife Letitia moved to Bedford County, TN in the early 1820s. Two other Cannon men who were brothers of Willis also show up in Bedford County, TN records. They were Augustus Cannon and Minos Cannon. Willis, Minos and Augustus were all born between 1792 and 1800 and census records show that both Willis and Augustus were born in Delaware. Minos died in Madison County, Alabama in 1853 at the age of 56. His estate settlement, however, was in Bedford County, TN with Augustus being his administrator and he is buried in Lincoln County, TN. After his marriage in 1827, Augustus Cannon moved from Bedford County to Lincoln County.
A fourth possible brother to Willis, Augustus and Minos was a William
Cannon who had known sons: Elijah and Almon and by family tradition
a son named Charles and a son named James. He may also have had a son named
Willis. Very little is known about this William, but it is believed that
he is the William who was listed in the 1820 census of Hall County, Georgia
and then moved and was listed in the 1830 census of Limestone County, Alabama.
By these census records William would have been born between 1794-1800.
Elijah was born in Georgia about 1809 and Almon was also born in Georgia
in 1812. In the early 1830s both of these brothers moved to Bedford County,
Tennessee where Almon lived in close proximity to Willis Cannon and
wife Letitia where he worked for Willis and called him "uncle".
Elijah Cannon later moved to Lincoln County, TN."
Contributed by Douglas L. Foster firstname.lastname@example.org , Calvert City, KY
CANNON, Newton, 1781-1841 Congressional Biography gleaned from www.politicalgraveyard.com )Biographical Directory o fthe United States Congress)
CANNON, Newton, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Guilford
May 22, 1781; attended the common schools; moved to Tennessee at an early period and
settled near Nashville, Williamson County; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State
house of representatives in 1811 and 1812; enlisted in the War of 1812 and became colonel of a
regiment of Tennessee Mounted Rifles; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth Congress to
fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Felix Grundy; reelected to the Fourteenth
Congress and served from September 16, 1814, to March 3, 1817; chairman, Committee on
Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Fourteenth Congress); appointed by President
Monroe a commissioner to negotiate a treaty with the Chickasaw Indians in 1819; elected to
the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1823); resumed
agricultural pursuits; Governor of Tennessee 1835-1839; died in Nashville, September 16, 1841;
interment in a cemetery on his estate near Allisona, Williamson County, Tenn.
Joshua Wright's Prayer book, in the possession of Virginia Allen Rogers Polin, Seaford De.
Wright, Neal, Allen Family Bible, in the possession of Virginia Allen Rogers Polin, Seaford De.
Stow, J.C., Cannon, Riley, Truitt, Houston, Kollock, manuscript pub. by author Baltimore Md. (Copy held at Delaware Archives, Dover DE)
Layton, Mary Turpin, The Hackett Family of Dorchester County, D.A.R. Magazine, 1933
Layton, Mary Turpin, Notes and research, held at Md. Historical Society* (In her diligent effort in the 1930's , Ms. Turpin had confused a number of Wright, Turpin, and Cannon families which I hopefully have straighten out with this and future chapters. R. A. Riggin)
Wills of Sussex County Delaware, Georgetown De.
Deeds of Sussex County Delaware, Georgetown De.
DeValinger, Leon, Jr. Calendar of Sussex Co. Delaware Probate Records, 1680-1800, Heritage Books, Bowie Md. 1993 orig. pub. 1964
McAllister, James A., Jr., Land Records of Dorchester County A-G Family Line Pub. Westminster Md.,1964 orig. pub. by author Cambridge Md.
Hancock, Harold B.,Dr. Bridgeville, A Community History of the Nineteenth Century, Pub. by Bridgeville, Historical Society 1985
Cotton, Jane Baldwin, Maryland Calendar of Wills, Reprint Family Line Publications, Westminster Md. 1991
Carothers, Bettie Stirling, 1776 Census of Maryland, Family Line Publications, Westminster Md. 1986