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John H. McCANNON

Male 1780 - 1845  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name John H. McCANNON 
    Born Between 1770 and 1780  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Sep 1845  Lee County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) In order to stimulate further research, John H. McCANNON is shown here as having been married twice, even though the compiler has no proof that John was, in fact, married twice.

      Probate records from Columbiana County, OH show that a John McCANNON and Eleanor MONTGOMERY were married to each other on 1 August 1822. However, John H. McCANNON had 5 children who were born before 1 August 1822. These facts indicate to the compiler that Eleanor MONTGOMERY may have been John H. McCANNON's second wife.

      (2) Message posted by Pam to the McCannon Family Genealogy Forum on January 2, 2005:

      John H McCannon, born Bet. 1770 - 1780 in (Tyrone or Down?) Ireland; died 13 Sep 1845 in Green Bay Twp, Lee, IA. He married . . . Eleanor _____ 1807 in PA?. . . .

      Eleanor _____, born Bet. 1780 - 1785 in PA.

      Notes for John H McCannon:

      Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1840

      Individual: McCannon, John County/State: Lee Co., IA Year: 1840

      Age ranges in household: 111100001-0110001

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      Probate records from Columbiana Co, OH show a John McCannon & Eleanor Montgomery married 1 Aug 1822. Is this possibly a second marriage for John? Would explain gap in children if 1st wife died. Spouse[']s name is always listed as Eleanor or Ellen. Proven to be untrue Sept 1999 by Pam Morris.

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      Descendants of John H McCannon state that they are of "Scotch-Irish" descent. McCannon is most likely a Scots name. It is believed (but not proven) the McCannon's may have migrated from Scotland to Ireland at the time of the plantations. Also a possibility is that John's wife may have been Irish.

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      Citizenship Papers for State of PA show a John McCannon born in County Cavan, Ireland being in his 20th year of his age, having migrated from Ireland, arriving in NY, on the 10th day of May, 1927. . . . That would mean John was born about 1807. Not our John.

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      Children of John McCannon and Eleanor _____ are:

      i. Margaret McCannon, born 1809 in PA; died Aft. 1865; married Jessie Scott 27 Jan 1833 in Dearborn Co, IN; born Abt. 1809 in Washington Co, PA ?; died Aft. 24 Aug 1850.

      ii. Daniel McCannon, born 03 Nov 1811 in PA; died 14 Aug 1884 in Green Bay Twp, Lee, IA; married (1) Mercy Jane Lloyd 11 Feb 1837 in Dearborn Co, IN; born Abt. Sep 1817; died 09 Apr 1846 in Green Bay Twp, Lee, IA; married (2) Charlotte Mahalie Grant Abt. 1857 in Lee Co, IA; born Abt. 1835 in IN; died 1912.

      iii. James McCannon, born Bet. 1814 - 1817 in OH; died Bef. 1880 in Lee Co, IA; married (1) Mary Land; born Abt. 1816 in OH; died Bet. 1850 - 1852; married (2) Margaret Scroggins 24 Feb 1853 in Lee Co, IA; born 1826 in OH; died 20 Aug 1903 in Carman, Henderson, IL.

      iv. Amanda Eliza McCannon, born Abt. 1815 in OH; died Abt. 27 Oct 1852 in Lee Co, IA; married Enoch Morgan 31 Jul 1834 in Dearborn Co, IN; born Abt. 1814 in Montgomery, PA; died 14 Mar 1853 in Lee Co, IA. . . .

      v. Thomas McCannon, born 20 Sep 1815 in Harrison, Dearborn Co, IN; died 07 Sep 1881 in Johnson, MO; married (1) Rebecca Donohoe 06 Nov 1836 in Dearborn Co, IN; married (2) Mary Ann McDaniel 24 Oct 1872 in Johnson Co, MO.

      vi. Mary McCannon, born Abt. 1826 in Franklin Co, IN; died 1878; Stepchild; married William Frost Abt. 1844; born Abt. 1823.

      vii. William McCannon, born Abt. 1828 in Franklin Co, IN; died 15 Nov 1863 in Corinth, MS.

      viii. Sarah Jane McCannon, born Abt. 1830 in Dearborn Co, IN; died 1868 in Johnson, MO; married Jacob Winters 14 Apr 1850 in Henderson Co, IL.

      ix. Jackson McCannon, born Abt. 1830 in IN; died 1875 in Henderson Co, IL; married Mary Jane Osburn 14 Mar 1852 in Burlington, Des Moines Co, IA; born Abt. 1834 in IN; died Abt. 1875 in Henderson, IL.

      x. Jesse McCannon, born Abt. 1833 in Franklin Co, IN; died 29 Sep 1863 in Overton Hospital, Memphis, TN.

      (3) Berry, Ellen T. & David A., Early Ohio Settlers - Purchasers of Land in Southwestern Ohio, 1800-1840 [Reprint], Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Company, Inc., 2004, p. 207:

      PURCHASER: McCannon, John (B) [See explanation of "B" below]
      YEAR: 1932
      DATE: Oct. 23
      RESIDENCE: Dearborn (Ind)
      R[ange]: 01
      T[ownship]: 07
      S[ection]: 26

      [B = Indiana Survey: Land lying west of a meridian drawn west of the Great Miami River (known as the "Gore"). Switzerland, Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Union and Randolph Counties (all or only a part of each county) - all in Indiana.]

      (4) A household headed by John McCANNON is listed in the 1840 census of Township 68, Lee County, IA.

      Listed in John's household are 1 free white male under 5 years of age; 1 free white male between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 15 and 20 years of age; 1 free white male between 60 and 70 years of age; 1 free white female between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white female between 10 and 15 years of age; and 1 free white female between 40 and 50 years of age.

      Assuming that John is the free white female listed in the 1840 census as then being between 60 and 70 years of age, he would have been born between 1770 and 1780, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that John's wife is the free white female listed in the 1840 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, she would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in John's household are children of John and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 3 sons (1 of which sons would have been born between 1835 and 1840, 1 of which sons would have been born between 1830 and 1835, and 1 of which sons would have been born between 1820 and 1825, according to the 1840 census) and 2 daughters (1 of which daughters would have been born between 1830 and 1835, and 1 of which daughters would have been born between 1825 and 1830, according to the 1840 census).

      (5) www.findagrave.com:

      John McCannon
      Birth: 1770, Ireland
      Death: Sep. 13, 1845, Lee County, Iowa, USA

      Born 1770/1780 in Ireland. He died in Greenbay Township, Lee, Iowa.

      Family links: Children: Thomas McCannon (1815 - 1881), Jesse Mccannon (1833 - 1863); Spouse: Eleanor McCannon (1786 - 1859)

      Burial: Unknown

      Created by: Lori Bright
      Record added: Sep 07, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 41657325
    Person ID I22783  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2020 

    Family 1 Eleanor MONTGOMERY,   b. Abt 1786, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1859, Lee County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1822  Columbiana County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary McCANNON,   b. Abt 1827, Franklin County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 17 Mar 1874, Putnam County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F10029  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 --- (McCANNON),   d. Bef 1 Aug 1822 
    Married Bef 1809  PA? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Amanda Eliza McCANNON,   b. Abt 1815, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1852, Lee County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F10042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart