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ALFRED L. CANNON, LAND PATENT

JAMES CANNON, REVOLUTIONARY WAR

JAMES CANNON, PROBATE

JOHN CANNON, REVOLUTIONARY WAR

JOSEPH CANNON, HISTORY OF MARTIN COUNTY, INDIANA

JOSEPH CANNON, WILL

JAMES CANNON

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    PENSION RECORD OF JAMES CANNON, #32186.

    While residing in Ninety Six District, South Carolina, James Cannon entered in December 1775, for nine months, served in Captain Jared Smith's Company, South Carolina troops, marched to Smith's Station on the frontier of South Carolina, where he was stationed during the whole period for which he had enlisted, engaged in guarding the frontier against the attacks of the Cherokee Indians. He volunteered again in May 1777, served in Captain James Greer's Company, Colonel McCrary's South Carolina Regiment, marched to Augusta, Georgia, from thence to Saint Mary's, Florida, length of this service, three months. Volunteered in December 1778, and served three months in Captain Sexton's company, Colonel James William's South Carolina regiment, was stationed on the Savannah River, opposite Augusta and was engaged in guarding about two hundred Troy prisoners held at that place. Shortly after the Revolution he moved to North Carolina and lived until about 1790, then moved to Lee County, Virginia and lived there about twenty years, thence to Indiana territory. He was allowed pension executed May 11, 1833, while a resident of Daviess County, Indiana. James Cannon, stated that he married while in Mongomery, County, North Carolina, but did not give the date of him marriage or the name of his wife and there is no referrence to children.

    JAMES CANNON, PROBATE

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    No. 625

    Claim File
    Martin Circuit Court
    Of Martin County.
    Claim of William H. Cannon Versus
    Estate of James J. Cannon, Deceased. Administrator,
    Amount $105.00.

    Filed April 6, 1897

    Geo W. Gates, Clerk

    Houghton Marshall,
    Attorney for Claimant.

    Estate of James J. Cannon, Deceased,
    To William H. Cannon

    For taking care of and nursing the said James J. Cannon during his last sickness 17 days @ 5.00 per day. $85.00

    To feeding and taking care of cook and washing for said James J. Cannon $20.00

    Total $105.00

    State of Indiana, Martin County, SS:

    Before the clerk of the Circuit Court of said County and State personally appeared William H. Cannon who being by me duly sworn says that the above account, in favor of him against the state of James J. Cannon, deceased, is correct; that no payments have been made thereon except the credits thereon given; that there are no set-offs against the same to his knowledge; and the balance shown in said account, to-wit: One hundred and five dollars, is now justly due and owing to him and is wholly unpaid; all of which he verily believes.

    William H. Cannon.

    SUBSCRIBED and sworn to before me, on the 15th day of March 1897.

    Geo W. Gates,
    Clerk.

    Houghton Marshall,
    Attorney for Claimant

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    INVENTORY OF ESTATE WORTH $500. OR LESS.

    STATE OF INDIANA, Martin County, SCT:

    On behalf of Sarah A. Cannon.

    The undersigned shows that she is the widow of James J. Cannon deceased, late of said County and State; that the estate of said decedent, subject to administration, both real and personal, is worth she believes and avers, worth over the sum of Five Hundred Dollar, exclusive of encumbrances thereon: wherefore she asks that the same may be approved and vest her as said widow.

    Dated this 31st day, March 1897.

    William A. Cannon.

    The 31st day of March 1897, Geo W. Gates, Clerk.

    STATE OF INDIANA, Martin County SCT:

    George M. Swaysie
    Benjamin N. Craine, add County ---.

    William Cannon -- half of Sarah A. Cannon widow of James J. Cannon deceased of said County.

    (rest not legible)

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    Claim File:

    Estate of James Cannon, Deceased, to T. K. Shircliff & Co. 1897

    Mar. 2,
    1 Coffin & box and attendance $28.00
    " " .1 Robe 3.50
    " ". Slippers & Hose 1.90

    TOTAL: $33.40

    STATE OF INDIANA, Martin County, SS:

    Before the clerk of the Circuit Court of said County and state personally appeared J. B. Love who being by me duly sworn, says that the above account, in favor of t. K. Shircliff & Co. against the estate of James Cannon deceased, is correct: that no payments have been made thereon except the credits theron given; that there are no set-offs against the same to his knowledge; and the balance shown in said account, to-wit:

    Thirty three & 40/100 DOLLARS, is now justly due and owing to T. K. Shircliff & Co. and is wholly unpaid; all of which he verily believes,

    J. B. Love.

    SUBSCRIBED and sworn to before me, on the 26th day of May 1897. Geo. W. Gates, Clerk.

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    STATE OF INDIANA, Martin County, SCT:

    The undersigned, appointed to appraise the estate of James J. Cannon, deceased, late of said County and State, swear that the foregoing contains a true and complete Inventory of all the personal and real estate of said decedent, subject to administration, which has been exhibited to us or has come to our knowledge, and a true valuation and appraisement thereof.

    George M (his X) Swayzie

    Benjamin W. Crane Appraisers.

    Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 6th day of April 1897, Geo. W. Gates, Clerk, Circuit Court, Martin County,

    STATE OF INDIANA, Martin County, SCT.

    The undersigned, widow of James J. Cannon deceased, late of said County and State, on oath, says that to the best of her knowledge and belief, the foregoing inventory and Appraisement contains a true and complete statement of all the estate, both real and personal, owned by said decedent at the time of his death, other than the articles by law exempt from administration.

    Sarah A. (her X) Cannon,

    Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 6 day of April 1897. Benjamin N. Craine, Justice Peace (seal)

    AN INVENTORY of all the personal and Real Estate of James J. Cannon deceased, taken and appraised by George M. Swayzie and Benjamin N. Crane on the 5 day of April, 1897, by virtue of the precept hereto attached.

    Cash 10.00
    Horse 20.00
    Cow 12.00
    Hoge 3.00
    Poltry 3.00
    Parke 125 rands 7.00
    Carte Hames 2.00
    Sadel and bridle 1.00
    Bricke borde 2.00
    Burow 2.00
    Table .25
    Bedestides 1.00
    Chers .75
    Cook stove 2.00
    Buchall corn .60
    Total: $66.60

    JOHN CANNON

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    PENSION RECORD OF JOHN CANNON, #30309.

    John enlisted in service June 1, 1775, served three months as private in Captain James Davis' South Carolina Company in pursuit of the indians in Georgia. After returning from that tour, he was apprenticed to learn the blacksmith trade at which he continued until Sept. 1, 1780, when he volunteered, served in Captain James Dillard's company, Colonel Levi Casey's South Carolina regiment until June 1, 1781, then volunteered, served under Major Farr in Colonel Brandon's South Carolina regiment and was at the Siege of Ninety Six. He then served under Colonel Benjamin Killgore in the South Carolina Troops until the last of July, following engaged in protecting the inhabitants from the depredation of the Indians.

    He enlisted August 1, 1781, and served in Captain James Dillard's company, under Major John Ford in the South Carolina troops until the Autumn of 1782. He stated that he served at different times on thirteen separate tours. He was in a number of skirmishes but he did not state the places where they took place. John Cannon was allowed pension on his application executed May 10, 1845, while a resident of Hart County, Kentucky. Thomas Cannon, soldier's son, was living in Hart County, Kentucky in 1843. Reference was made to other children but their names were not given. In 1843, soldier's brother, James Cannon, was living in Daviess County, Indiana. No further family data are shown in the claim. (James Cannon, gave a sworn statement regarding his brothers service, on one occasion he states he was with him, serving under Capt. Killgore and Major John Ford in 1781, how long he can't say, 6 and 1/2 months. James X Cannon).

    JOSEPH CANNON, HISTORY OF MARTIN COUNTY, INDIANA

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    History of Martin County, Indiana,

    Published 1897. Excepts of the history.

    Joseph Cannon emigrant from Powell's Valley, Virginia to Martin County, Indiana 1816, being about 5 years old. He married Mary Clements. They had nineteen children, 15 lived to be married and 11 still survive: James, John, Julia Ann wife of John Harvin, Elizabeth, wife of Allen Cannon, Joseph, Emily, wife of High French, Nancy, wife of John Tinker, William, Isaac and George W.

    Joseph Cannon II was engaged in grain threshing for 15 years during that time in 1879 he operated a coal bank, together with teaming and performing duties of Township Trustee for Perry twp, which he was elected that year. He farmed again the next year 1882. In 1884 came into the office as deputy Sheriff and in 1886 was nominated by the democrats for the chief of the office but was defeated and for the next two years was variously employed. In 1888 Walter Payton was elected sheriff and appointed Joe Cannon deputy and jailer. He's connection with the sheriff's office covers a period in which there were many notorious criminals rendezvousing and operating in Martin County.

    He was assessor, trustee and superintendent of Roads in Perry twp in 1897. Nice farm near Loogootee and other property presently deputy under sheriff Sharfield.

    1862 Joe Cannon enlisted in Company B 80th Indiana Volunteer infantry under Col. Brooks and was one year out served in Kentucky and participated at the battle of Perryville. Returned home in 1863 and married on March 17th the next year Mary E. daughter of Basil Clements. One son William I, a farmer near Loogootee, Indiana.

    JOSEPH CANNON

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    Last Will and Testament of Joseph Cannon I, Deceased

    In the name of the Benevolent father of all. I Joseph Cannon of Martin County in the State of Indiana, do hereby make and publish this my last Will and testament.

    Item 1st. After paying all of my just debts if any there be after my death, I will and desire that my children Viz. Jane Jones, James Cannon, July Ann Arvin, Jaminia Hutten, Bazil Cannon, Mary Elizabeth Cannon, Rachael French, Eliza Ellen French, Emily French, William Cannon, Nancy Holland, Isaac Cannon, George Washington Cannon divide and share equally my Real Estate in Martin County, Indiana and known as the North half of the South East Quarter and the South Half of the North East Quarter all in Section Five in Township Three, North of Range Four West.

    Item 2nd. I also will and desire that my saidchildren above named after my death, share equally all of my personal property not otherwise disposed of. The same consisting principally in notes and money.

    Item 3d. I will and desire that my youngest son George Washington Cannon, after my death have my Truck and all my wearing apparel.

    Item 4th. I will and desire that my two sons, John Cannon and Joseph Cannon each the sum of Five dollars, to be paid to them by my Executor of this my Well, out of the proceeds of my said Estate.

    Item 5th, I hereby appoint and nominate Robert Morris, my Executor to this my last Will and Testament, hereby empowering him to adjust and discharge the same according to the provissions herein laid dow and described.

    In Testamony here of I have herein to set my hand and Seal this the 2d day of December 1873.

    Joseph (his X mark) Cannon, (SEAL).

    Signed and acknowledged by the said Joseph Cannon in our presence and witnessed by us in his presence.

    John Petry Senr
    John Petry Jun


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    Codicil to the foregoing Will and Testament.

    I, Joseph Cannon, after deliberate reflection do hereby change this my Last Will and testament. Thereby changing that part thereof as pertains to my Real Estate there in named and hereby make my two sons, John Cannon and Joseph Cannon equal heirs thereto, Also, they will share equally in all of my personal Estate except that part especially set apart in the Will to my youngest son George W. Cannon. Viz, my Truck and wearing appearel. In Testameny whereof, I have hence to set my hand and Seal this the 29th day of Dec. 1873.

    Joseph (his X mark) Cannon, (SEAL).

    Subscribed in the presence of us the former witnesses

    John Petry Senr
    John Petry Jun

    Subscribed and witnessed in my presence th 29th day of Dec. 1873.

    Thomas H. Kyle
    Notary Public,(SEAL).
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    State of Indiana
    Martin County. SS:

    Be it Remembered, That on the 7th day of January, 1874,

    John Petry, one of the subscribing witnesses to the within and forgoing last Will and testament of Joseph Cannon, late of said County, deceased personally appeared before. Frank Baker, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Martin County in the State of Indiana, and being duly sworn by the Clerk of said Court when his oath declared and tesified as follows, that is to say. That on the 29 Day of December 1873 he saw the said Joseph Connon, sign his name to said instrument in writing as and for his last Will and testament and that this deponent at the same time heard the said Joseph Connon, declare the said instrument in writing to be his last Will and Testament and that the said instructment in writing was at the same time at the request of the said Joseph Cannon and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said John Petry, Sen & John Petry Jun. in the presence of the said testator, and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses therto, and that the said Jospeh Cannon, was at the time of the signing and subscribing of the said instrument in writing as aforesaid of full age. (That is more than twenty one years of age.) and of sound and disposing mind and memory and not under any concession or sustraint, as the said deponent verily ___, and further deponent says not.

    John Petry,

    Sworn to and subscribed by the said John Petry. before me,

    Frank Baker, Clerk of said County at West Shoals, the 7th day of Janaury 1874.
    In attestation where of, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed the seal of said Court.

    Frank Baker, Clerk.


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    State of Indiana
    Martin County. SS:

    I, Frank Baker Clerk of the Circuit Court of Martin County, Indiana, do hereby testify that the within annexed last Will and testament of Joseph Cannon has been duly admitted to probate, and duly proved by the testamony of John Petry, one of the subscibing witnesses thereto that a complete record of said Will and the Testamony of the said John Petry in proff thereof has been by me duly made and recorded in Book 'B' at pages 89, 90 &91 of the record of Will of said County. In attestation where of. I have hereto subscribed my name, and affixed the Seal of said Court.

    Frank Baker, Clerk.

    ALFRED L. CANNON

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    LAND PATENT REPORT

    Bureau of Land Management - Eastern States, General Land Office.

    Document No. 10887, Patentee: Cannon, Alfred L. Authority: May 20 1862: Homestead Entry, (12 Stat. 392). Signature Present. Signature Date: 12/4/1896. Survey in Metes/Bounds:N; Land Office: Harrison.
    Nr. 1:Legal Land Descriptions: Aliquot Parts: W 1/2 SE; Sec/Blk: 4/; Township: 17-N; Range: 25-W; Fract. Sect.: N; Meridian: 5th Principal Meridian; Acres: 0; Counties: Madison.

    Nr. 2: Legal Land Descriptions: Aliquot Parts: N 1/2 NE; Sec./Blk: 9/; Township: 17-N; Range: 25-W; Tract. Sect.: N; Meridain: 5th Principal Meridian; Acres: 160; Counties: Madison.


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