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Mary Ann Wilborn & Charles Cannon of Cherokee Co., Texas, 1800s
Posted by: Cecilie Gaziano (ID *****6652) Date: July 07, 2010 at 10:23:19
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I would like to get in touch with a male Cannon direct descendant of Charles Cannon, son of John James Cannon and Elizabeth Holland. Charles was born Dec 1826 in (probably Trigg Co.), Kentucky, and he died 20 Aug 1925 in Cherokee Co., Texas. He married Mary Ann Wilborn (born about 1836 in Mississippi) on 23 Dec 1856 in Cherokee Co., TX. Mary Ann's mother was named Clarissa, born in Georgia about 1807, whose second husband was A. H. Irby, b c1810 Kentucky. I don't know the first name of Clarissa's first husband. Clarissa, A. H., and Mary Ann were in the 1850 Cherokee Co. census. Charles Cannon's second wife was Frances Wilkins, and they married about 1891 probably in Cherokee Co.

Charles and Mary Ann's known children were (all probably born in Cherokee Co., Texas):

Charles W., b Nov 1857, d aft 1930 probably in Los Angeles Co., California.
Clarissa E., b about 1859.
Martha E., b about 1865.
Wilks D. (Wilkes D.), b Oct 1867, d 22 May 1930, resided in Harris Co., TX.
Leander W., b about 1869/1870.
Warfield, b about 1873.
Wade A., b 18 Aug 1874, d 6 Apr 1946 in Cherokee Co.

If you have any information on this line, especially if you are or know of a male Cannon descendant, please contact me at I would like to sponsor participation in the Cannon DNA Project. You can read about this project at:

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