|Posted By:||Cecilie Gaziano|
|Subject:||John Cannon, b 1784 SC, m. Jemima Cantrell and/or Barthena (unknown)|
|Post Date:||April 23, 2008 at 13:05:29|
|Forum:||Cass County, TX Genealogy Forum|
John Cannon, b about 1784 in South Carolina, was in the 1850 Cass Co. census with wife, Pathana, b c1786 NC, and daughter Lucinda, age 15, b NC. Land records show that Pathana was Barthena. This John Cannon stated that he immigrated to the Republic of Texas in December 1841, and he patented a total of 640 acres, as a married man. He must have been married to a different woman, as the 1850 census indicates that John & Pathana/Barthena were married within the year. They moved to Tarrant Co., TX, in the early 1850s. When in Cass Co., their land adjoined that of Carter Cannon & his wife Sarah. Both couples sold their Cass Co. land at the same time and went to Tarrant Co. Carter Cannon was the son of Russell Cannon & Jane Campbell of Greenville District, Pendleton District, Anderson District, and Pickens Co., SC. No probate records for Russell show a son named John; however, John could have been Carterís cousin (although he might not have been a relative).
The War of 1812 pension & bounty land record of John Cannon who married Jemima Cantrell also places that John Cannon in Cass and Tarrant counties at the same time. Witnesses to John's identity when he filed an application in Tarrant Co. in 1855 were two sons of Margret (Cannon) Marchbanks (she had emigrated to Johnson Co.). Margret was the daughter of Russell Cannon & Jane Campbell. (Her name was always spelled Margret, not Margaret.)
Are these John Cannons one man or two men? Who was John's father (or who were the fathers of each)? In the 1800 census of Greenville District, SC, both Russell Cannon and his probable brother William had males of an age to be the John Cannon(s) in question. Their probable brother Richard also had a male of an age to fit, in the 1800 Greenville District census and in the 1810 Pendleton District census. Both Russell and Richard had moved from one district to the other by 1810.
William Cannon of Greenville District from 1790 through 1813 was associated with Jemima Cantrellís father Thomas, according to one of Williamís land records.