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Descendants of James Cannon


Generation No. 1

  • JAMES CANNON was born about 1783 in SC, and died July 10, 1855 in SC. He married MARY CAPEHART. She was born Abt. 1780, and died November 09, 1857 in SC. James and Mary are buried in the Robert F. and Melissa Cannon Morgan Family Cemetery in Pickens County, SC.

Children of JAMES CANNON and MARY CAPEHART are:

  1. NANCY CANNON, b. 1806, On Little River, Oconee Co., SC.
  2. MORNING CANNON, b. Abt. 1807, SC; d. February 08, 1892.
  3. RUTH CANNON, b. 1811, On Little River, Oconee Co., SC; d. 1886.
  4. JOHN R.M. CANNON, b. February 11, 1811, Oconee, SC; d. March 20, 1888, SC.
  5. JACOB CANNON, b. 1815; d. 1888, Oklahoma.
  6. MALISSA CANNON, b. 1822, Oconee Co, SC; d. 1871, Oconee Co, SC.
  7. MARY POLLY CANNON, b. Abt. 1823, SC.


Generation No. 2

  • NANCY CANNON (JAMES1) was born 1806 in On Little River, Oconee Co., SC. She married JAMES WASHINGTON MORGAN. He was born 1806 in SC. Nancy and James are buried at Fairview Methodist, Oconee Co., SC.

Children of NANCY CANNON and JAMES MORGAN are:

  1. THOMAS J. MORGAN, b. March 13, 1833.
  2. MARY E. MORGAN, b. August 04, 1835.
  3. JOHN S. MORGAN, b. December 24, 1838.
  4. MALISSA ADALINE MORGAN, b. May 21, 1841.
  5. JAMES HARRISON MORGAN, b. June 1847, Oconee Co, SC; m. (1) LIZZIE D. KNOX; b. January 17, 1854; d. May 1877; m. (2) CYNTHIA KENNEMUR; b. 1853, Near Six Mile, SC; d. 1946.

  • MORNING CANNON (JAMES1) was born Abt. 1807 in SC, and died February 08, 1892. She married JOSEPH BARTON. He was born 1802 in SC. Morning is buried at Rock Creek Cemetery.

Children of MORNING CANNON and JOSEPH BARTON are:

  1. ELIZABETH CAROLINE BARTON, b. Abt. 1832.
  2. JACOB BARTON, b. Abt. 1834.
  3. MARY J. BARTON, b. Abt. 1836.
  4. WILLIAM J. BARTON, b. Abt. 1841.
  5. DAVID I. BARTON, b. April 13, 1844.
  6. SARAH BARTON, b. Abt. 1848.

  • RUTH CANNON (JAMES1) was born 1811 in On Little River, Oconee Co., SC, and died 1886. She married THOMAS D. MORGAN, son of ? MORGAN. He was born 1809, and died 1870. Ruth and Thomas were removed to Old Pickens Presbyterian Church, Oconee Co., SC.

Children of RUTH CANNON and THOMAS MORGAN are:

  1. WARREN DAVID4 MORGAN, d. June 27, 1862.
  2. JOHN MORGAN, b. Abt. 1830.
  3. JAMES MATTISON MORGAN, b. March 24, 1833; d. December 27, 1913; m. ELIZABETH HUNNICUTT; b. June 20, 1834; d. April 15, 1925.
  4. JOHNSON MORGAN, b. Abt. 1834.
  5. SARAH MORGAN, b. Abt. 1836; m. J. M. HUNNICUTT.
  6. WILLIAM H. MORGAN, b. Abt. 1841; m. MUGS KNOX.
  7. MARY A. MORGAN, b. February 06, 1845; d. November 14, 1928; m. J. THOMAS BOGGS; b. November 29, 1845; d. June 21, 1919.
  8. HARRIET M. MORGAN, b. Abt. 1847.
  9. THOMAS REECE MORGAN, b. Abt. 1848; d. 1863.
  10. MARTHA JANE MORGAN, b. Abt. 1850; d. 1933.

  • JOHN R.M. CANNON (JAMES1) was born February 11, 1811 in Oconee, SC, and died March 20, 1888 in SC. John was known as JRM. He is buried at the Cannon Cemetery, Oconee Co., SC.

    JRM married (1) ELIZABETH CAPEHART, daughter of WILLIAM CAPEHART and BETSY WHITMIRE. She was born Abt. 1822, and died Abt. 1851. Elizabeth is buried in the Morgan Family Cemetery.

    JRM married (2) NAOMI ELIZABETH DAVIS, daughter of ? DAVIS and ? BARKER. She was born May 11, 1827 in SC, and died May 27, 1915 in Central, Pickens Co., SC. "Elizabeth" was buried on May 28, 1915, at Camp Creek Baptist Church, Six Mile, SC.

Children of JOHN CANNON and ELIZABETH CAPEHART are:

  1. WARREN R. CANNON, b. June 04, 1836, SC; d. June 12, 1862; m. HARRIETT POWERS, December 30, 1858; b. Abt. 1842, SC.
    Warren served in the Civil War for the Confederacy:
    Cannon, W. R. - Orr's Regiment, Company E, Private, age 25 when enlisted, died in battle at Gaines Mill June 27, 1862
  2. JOHN WESLEY CANNON, b. July 12, 1841, GA; d. July 21, 1930, Salem, SC.
  3. JAMES MONROE CANNON, b. Abt. 1843, Salem, SC; d. January 06, 1933, Bowersville, Ga.; m. SARAH N. REEDER, Abt. 1866; d. 1918.
    "Roe" served in the Civil War for the Confederacy:
    Cannon, James M. - Orr's Regiment, Company E, Private, age 20 when enlisted, Surrendered.
  4. SILAS KIRKSEY CANNON, b. June 04, 1846, Salem, SC; d. January 04, 1934, GA.

Children of JOHN R. M. CANNON and NAOMI ELIZABETH DAVIS are:

  1. MILES NORTON4 CANNON, b. August 26, 1857, Oconee Co., SC; d. January 09, 1921.
  2. SARAH ELIZABETH CANNON, b. Abt. 1860, SC; d. Lawrence Chapel Methodist Church; m. (1) FREDERICK FRITZ BRUCKE; d. September 17, 1883; m. (2) ESSAW BELL.
  3. RUTH CAROLINE CANNON, b. February 1862, Oconee, SC; d. June 01, 1941, Centerville, Anderson Co., SC.
  4. EMILY EMMA CANNON, b. February 23, 1864, SC; d. February 06, 1930.
  5. MARY JANE CANNON, b. Abt. 1866.
  6. WILLIAM DAVID CANNON, b. Abt. 1869, SC; d. 1900.
  7. NANCY ADELINE CANNON, b. Abt. 1873, GA; d. February 1952.
  8. THOMAS FRANKLIN CANNON, b. 1874, Oconee Co, SC; d. 1947.

Will of John R. M. Cannon


  • JACOB CANNON (JAMES1) was born 1815, and died 1888 in Oklahoma. He married FRANCES ANN CURTIS. She was born May 1822.

Children of JACOB CANNON and FRANCES CURTIS are:

  1. MAUDE CANNON.
  2. EMMA CANNON, m. HENDERSON NIXON.
  3. ROBERT LEE CANNON.
  4. MARTHA JANE CANNON, b. August 29, 1839.
  5. SARAH ANN CANNON, b. February 02, 1841, SC; m. DAVID YEAGER.
  6. JAMES HARRISON CANNON, b. November 21, 1842.
  7. JOHN CURTIS CANNON, b. June 27, 1845.
  8. SAMUEL R. CANNON, b. Abt. 1847.
  9. TAYLOR CANNON, b. 1848; m. MARY F. BELL, May 04, 1871.
  10. BOONE CANNON, b. January 1853; m. POLLY RUTH CARNEILOUS; b. 1861, Arkansas.
  11. J. A. CANNON, b. January 1854, SC; d. June 13, 1859, SC. J. A. CANNON is buried in the Morgan Family Cemetery
  12. ALLIE TECORA CANNON, b. 1858, Mississippi; d. Abt. 1934, Oklahoma; m. GEORGE BUCKANAN BULLARD; b. September 12, 1858; d. July 16, 1925, Oklahoma.
  13. THOMAS WILLIAM CANNON, b. Abt. 1859, Mississippi; d. November 07, 1933, Oklahoma; m. DEBORAH MCCARTY, November 1883; b. March 03, 1860, SC; d. June 23, 1940, Oklahoma.
  14. JOSEPH CANNON, b. June 1869; m. OLLIE SMITH.

  • MALISSA CANNON (JAMES1) was born 1822 in Oconee Co, SC, and died 1871 in Oconee Co, SC. She married ROBERT F. MORGAN Abt. 1843. He was born 1812, and died 1884 in Pickens Co., SC.

Children of MALISSA CANNON and ROBERT MORGAN are:

  1. WILLIAM LAFAYETTE MORGAN, b. June 10, 1844; d. August 07, 1922, Pickens Co., SC; m. HARRIETT E. HOLDEN; b. June 08, 1846, GA; d. February 28, 1919, Pickens Co., SC. William Lafayette and Harriett E. Morgan are buried at Fairview Methodist, Oconee Co., SC
  2. MARY EMILINE MORGAN, b. Abt. 1846; m. JOHN HOLDEN; b. 1848, Ga; d. 1911, Oconee Co, SC.
    Mary and John are buried at Old Pickins, SC
  3. HARRIET MORGAN, b. December 27, 1847, Pickens Co., SC; d. December 05, 1934, Rabun Co., Ga.; m. JOHN HOLDEN, March 21, 1867; b. 1846, Ga.; d. December 04, 1877, Sc.. Harriett is buried at the Wesleyan Church Cemetery. John is buried at the Holden Family Cemetery, Ga.
  4. CATHERINE MORGAN, b. May 12, 1848, Pickens Co., SC; d. 1911, Pickens Co., SC; m. PERRY MAULDIN; b. November 03, 1844, Pickens Co., SC; d. July 08, 1903, SC. Catherine is buried at the Gap Hill Church, SC
  5. ROBERT MACDUFFIE MORGAN, b. December 24, 1849, Pickens Co, SC; d. June 13, 1929, Seneca, SC.
  6. FRANCIS BURT MORGAN, b. January 28, 1855, Pickens Co., SC; d. June 20, 1914, Central, SC; m. EUGENIA FRANCES ROBINSON; b. December 20, 1852; d. June 20, 1916, Central, SC. Francis and Eugenia are buried at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Central, SC
  7. JAMES RUFUS MORGAN, b. October 12, 1857, Pickens Co, SC; d. September 27, 1929, Pickens Co, SC.
  8. JEPTHA NORTON MORGAN, b. October 07, 1859, Pickens Co., SC; d. September 30, 1923, Central, SC; m. MINNIE EVA MORGAN; b. October 23, 1867, SC; d. June 24, 1951, Central, SC. Jeptha and Minnie are buried at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Central, SC
  9. STEPHEN CLAYTON MORGAN, b. October 07, 1859.
  10. JEFFERSON DAVIS MORGAN, b. 1862, Pickens, SC; d. 1941, Seneca, SC.
  11. SON MORGAN, b. 1869.

  • MARY POLLY CANNON (JAMES1) was born Abt. 1823 in SC. She married E. MALICHIAH PERRY 1848, son of EPHRAIM PERRY and CASANDRA MCDONALD. He was born November 19, 1824 in SC.

Child of MARY CANNON and E. PERRY is:

  1. JAMES ANSELL PERRY, b. July 09, 1849, Chechessee, SC; d. 1899; m. JANE HOLDEN.

Generation No. 3

  • MARTHA JANE MORGAN (RUTH2 CANNON, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1850, and died 1933. She married C. D. FRICKS.

Child of MARTHA MORGAN and C. FRICKS is:

  1. W. D. FRICKS.

  • MILES NORTON CANNON (JOHN R.M.2, JAMES1) was born August 26, 1857 in Oconee Co., SC, and died January 09, 1921. He married ELLA VASHTI NEAL November 25, 1880, daughter of JAMES NEAL and ISABELLA BURTON. She was born July 1854, and died 1932. Miles and Ella are buried at the Woofstate Church Cemetery, Walhalla, SC.

Children of MILES CANNON and ELLA NEAL are:

  1. ELIZABETH CANNON, b. 1882; d. 1972; m. ROY ORR. Elizabeth is buried at the Woofstate Church Cemetery, Walhalla, SC
  2. SAMUEL CANNON, b. March 26, 1885; d. 1969; m. LILLIE LUE ROGERS; b. 1888; d. 1968.
  3. LYDDIA CANNON, b. March 14, 1887; m. (1) GEORGE BRYANT; m. (2) JAMES HELLER; b. 1881; d. 1944.
  4. Lyddia and James are buried at Grace Land, Greenville, SC.
  5. MARY REBECCA CANNON, b. July 10, 1889, Oconee Co, SC; d. November 13, 1971, SC; m. JOHN THOMAS ROGERS, JR., 1908, Oconee Co., SC; b. November 07, 1884, Oconee Co, SC; d. November 15, 1953, SC. Mary and John are buried at the Woofstate Church Cemetery, Walhalla, SC.
  6. C. D. B. CANNON, b. October 08, 1890.
  7. JOHN CANNON, b. April 1891; m. CLARA MURPHY.

  • RUTH CAROLINE CANNON (JOHN R.M.2, JAMES1) was born February 1862 in Oconee, SC, and died June 01, 1941 in Centerville, Anderson Co., SC. She married JOHN RUFUS GOLDEN, son of RICHARD GOLDEN and MARTHA HUGHES. He was born December 25, 1846 in Oconee Co., SC, and died August 20, 1918 in Pendleton, Anderson Co., SC. Ruth Caroline Cannon Golden was living at Anderson County Home at the time of her death. Buried in Pendleton, SC. Buried by Burney Funeral Home, Anderson, SC. She was buried on June 04, 1941, Pendleton, SC. John was buried on August 21, 1918, Pendleton, SC.

Children of RUTH CANNON and JOHN GOLDEN are:

  1. JEFFERSON DAVIS GOLDEN, b. August 04, 1883, Walhalla, SC; d. October 27, 1966, Dover DE; m. SARAH ANN SHAUB, April 20, 1927, Delaware, Co. PA; b. May 01, 1893, York Co, PA; d. September 10, 1960, Dover, DE. Jeff served in WWI, may have been drafted from SC. In WWII, Jeff was working at Phila., PA Navy Yard. However, he best known as a farmer. Jeff and Sarah are buried at the Beverly Nat. Cemetery, Beverly, NJ.
  2. LOANA N. GOLDEN, b. July 1885.
  3. REBECCA A. GOLDEN, b. August 1887.
  4. MINNIE M. GOLDEN, b. October 1889, m. DELES BARNES, July 07, 1912,Anderson Co, SC.
  5. IRA E. GOLDEN, b. April 1891.
  6. RUTHA C. GOLDEN, b. March 1895.
  7. NAOMI GOLDEN.
  8. PAUL GOLDEN, b. 1901.

  • WILLIAM DAVID CANNON (JOHN R.M.2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1869 in SC, and died 1900.

Children of WILLIAM DAVID CANNON are:

  1. BESSIE CANNON, m. ? MORGAN.
  2. JESSIE CANNON, m. ? BURTON.

  • NANCY ADELINE CANNON (JOHN R.M.2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1873 in GA, and died February 1952. She married ERVIN POWELL.

Children of NANCY CANNON and ERVIN POWELL are:

  1. DAUGHTER POWELL, m. H R TAYLOR.
  2. ERNEST POWELL.
  3. WILLIE POWELL.

  • THOMAS FRANKLIN CANNON (JOHN R.M.2, JAMES1) was born 1874 in Oconee Co, SC, and died 1947. He married ELKINS C.. She was born 1874 in SC, and died 1961.

Children of THOMAS CANNON and ELKINS C. are:

  1. WALTER M. CANNON, b. 1896.
  2. MAUDE CANNON, b. 1896.

  • JOHN WESLEY CANNON (JOHN R.M.2, JAMES1) was born July 12, 1841 in GA, and died July 21, 1930 in Salem, SC. He married SARAH BRYCE December 03, 1860, daughter of WILLIAM KEITH BRYCE. She was born March 22, 1843 in SC, and died August 10, 1913. John was the last survivor of Co. C., Orr's Reg. of Rifles of the Civil War.
    His service for the Confederacy:
    Cannon, John W. - Orr's Regiment, Company C, age 21 when enlisted, Sergt., Oconee Co., Wounded at Cold Harbor; Promoted from ranks. John is buried at the Salem Methodist Church.

Children of JOHN CANNON and SARAH BRYCE are:

  1. JOHN WESLEY CANNON, JR, b. Abt. 1862, SC; d. 1939; m. LONA ANN ROGERS; b. Abt. 1864, SC; d. Abt. 1957, Salem, SC.
  2. ALEXANDER STEVENS CANNON, b. January 15, 1865, Pickens, SC; d. November 28, 1949, Pickens Co, SC; m. SALLIE ELMIRA ALEXANDER, 1889; b. July 27, 1871, SC; d. February 09, 1944.
  3. WARREN R CANNON, b. Abt. 1866, Salem, Oconee Co., SC; d. 1947, TX; m. CLARA ELIZABETH CURTIS; b. 1875, Six Mile, Pickens Co., SC; d. 1947.
  4. ELLA C. CANNON, b. 1869, SC; d. 1953; m. ? WHITMIRE; d. 1899.
  5. ELIZABETH J. CANNON, b. 1871, SC; d. 1940; m. DAVID E. CRENSHAW; b. 1877, SC.
  6. LYDIA A. CANNON, b. 1873, SC; d. 1936, SC; m. W M KELLEY; b. 1874, SC; d. 1936.
  7. MARY M. CANNON, b. 1874.
  8. JAMES P CANNON, b. 1875, Oconee Co, SC; d. 1933; m. NANCY L. UNKNOWN; b. 1873, SC; d. 1953.
  9. NANCY C. CANNON, b. 1880.
  10. WILLIAM MADISON CANNON, b. 1882, SC; d. 1952; m. ZOIE LUSK; b. 1886; d. 1974.

  • SILAS KIRKSEY CANNON (JOHN R.M.2, JAMES1) was born June 04, 1846 in Salem, SC, and died January 04, 1934 in GA. He married (1) MARY MONDONA BROCK January 18, 1866, daughter of WILLIAM BROCK and LUCY GARVIN. She was born May 15, 1846 in SC, and died April 18, 1905 in Stone Mountain, GA. He married (2) DELIA KESLER WILLIAMS September 10, 1913. She died July 09, 1927.
    Silas served in the Civil War for the Confederacy:
    Cannon, Silas K- Orr's Regiment, Company E, Private, age 18 when enlisted, Surrendered.

Children of SILAS CANNON and MARY BROCK are:

  1. LUCY CANNON, m. (1) WILLIAM PRICE GOLDSMITH; m. (2) NEWT WEST.
  2. MACK CANNON.
  3. OSCAR CANNON.
  4. FRANK CANNON.
  5. IRENE CANNON.
  6. ADA CANNON, b. Oconee Co, SC; m. BEN MAULDIN.
  7. DARBY CANNON.
  8. FRED CANNON.
  9. JOSEPH W. CANNON, b. 1869, SC.
  10. PAUL E. CANNON, b. 1879.

  • ROBERT MACDUFFIE MORGAN (MALISSA2 CANNON, JAMES1) was born December 24, 1849 in Pickens Co, SC, and died June 13, 1929 in Seneca, SC. He married (1) LAVINIA CURETON. She was born March 23, 1865 in Greenville, SC, and died October 28, 1888 in Seneca, SC. He married (2) SARAH MELVINA GILSTRAP. She was born in Pickens Co, SC.
    ROBERT MACDUFFIE MORGAN and LAVINIA CURETON MORGAN are buried at the Mountain View Cemetery, SC.

Children of ROBERT MORGAN and LAVINIA CURETON are:

  1. NORMAN CLAYTON MORGAN, m. AMMA KENNEMUR.
  2. PHILLIP PRESTON MORGAN, m. SUE HARBIN.

Children of ROBERT MORGAN and SARAH GILSTRAP are:

  1. LULA MORGAN, m. T.S. LAWRENCE.
  2. ROBERT MACK MORGAN, JR, m. EVELYN SELLERS; b. Maxton, NC.
  3. FRANK EPHARIM MORGAN, m. (1) LUCRETIA DACUS; m. (2) ANNABELLE JOHNSON.
  4. HERBERT DOYLE MORGAN, m. CHRISTINE JONES; b. Salem, SC.
  5. JEPTHA MARSHALL MORGAN.

  • JAMES RUFUS MORGAN (MALISSA2 CANNON, JAMES1) was born October 12, 1857 in Pickens Co, SC, and died September 27, 1929 in Pickens Co, SC. He married JOSEPHINE BARKER October 14, 1879, daughter of JOSIAH BARKER and MARY NICHOLSON. She was born 1856 in Clayton, Dawson Co., GA, and died January 29, 1935 in Six Mile, Pickens Co., SC. James and Josephine are buried at theLawrence Chapel Methodist Church.

Child of JAMES MORGAN and JOSEPHINE BARKER is:

  1. LESLIE MORGAN.

  • JEFFERSON DAVIS MORGAN (MALISSA2 CANNON, JAMES1) was born 1862 in Pickens, SC, and died 1941 in Seneca, SC. He married NETTIE ELLISON. She was born 1873 in Easley, SC, and died 1927 in Seneca, SC. Jefferson and Nettie are buried at the Mountain View Cemetery, SC.

Children of JEFFERSON MORGAN and NETTIE ELLISON are:

  1. MAMIE MORGAN, m. BROADUS BISHOP.
  2. FANNIE MORGAN.


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