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Cannon/Kennon/Kenan?
Posted by: Christa Cannon McLauthlin (ID *****1264) Date: March 27, 2010 at 15:18:44
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I'm trying to find the parents and other ancestors of George W. Cannon. I know he was born ard 1849 in NC. I have some later censuses with him, but have found some earlier ones I wanted to check up on. There's a Geo Cannon in 1860 Caswell, but after some major digging, I found that the 1850, an 1870, and 1880 census have that family as Kennon/Kenan.

Is anyone familiar with these names? Below, I have the census information. And I'll also post the ones that I know for *sure* are my George's!

To clarify: George W Cannon is my great-great grandfather. His son Thomas Calvin Patrick "Pat" Cannon is my great-grandfather.




1850 Census:

George Kennon
Age: 3
Estimated birth year: abt 1847
Birth Place: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Caswell, North Carolina
Family Number: 169
Household Members:
Name Age
Abel Kennon 32
Martha Kennon 28
William Kennon 7
Franklin Kennon 5
George Kennon 3
Elizabeth Kennon 0


1860 Census:

Name: Geo Cannon
Age in 1860: 12
Birth Year: abt 1848
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Caswell, North Carolina
Gender: Male
Post Office: Yanceyville
Household Members:
Name Age
A Cannon 42
M Cannon 37
W G Cannon 19
Fr Cannon 14
Geo Cannon 12
L Cannon 10
Wallace Cannon 9
Wesley Cannon 7
M A Cannon 5
Lessie Cannon 2

Also 1860:
Slave Owners
Name Home in 1860
Abel Cannon Caswell, North Carolina

17 Female Black Abel Cannon Caswell, North Carolina
2 Female Black Abel Cannon Caswell, North Carolina





1870 census:

George Kenon
Birth Year: abt 1848
Age in 1870: 22
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1870: Fulton, Davie, North Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View image
Post Office: Fulton
Household Members:
Name Age
Martha Kenon 48
George Kenon 22
Louisa Kenon 20
Wesley Kenon 16
Martha Kenon 14
Celestiah Kenon 12
Thomas Kenon 10
Emma Kenon 7

Another 1870 census:
George Cannon
Birth Year: abt 1849
Age in 1870: 21
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1870: Newton, Catawba, North Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Newton
Household Members:
Name Age
Davis Wike 66
Delila Wike 53
Adoline Wike 25
Margret Wike 23
Ellen Wike 14
Sally Wike 17
George Cannon 21
Catharine Cannon 19



1880 Census:
Name: George A. Kennon
Home in 1880: Jerusalem, Davie, North Carolina
Age: 32
Estimated birth year: abt 1848
Birthplace: North Carolina
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Amanda A.
Father's birthplace: N.C.
Mother's birthplace: N.C.
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Blacksmith
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Name Age
George A. Kennon 32
Amanda A. Kennon 30 (It says she has consumption)
Adelia Kennon 5
Emma Kennon 3

Also in that census next door: Martha (23), Celestia (21), Thomas A (19),
Willie E (Emma?) (14)

So, if this is OUR George, it makes sense. His wife died of consumption
sometime after 1880. He married Laura Smith in 1886.


So what I've gathered:
Abel b 1818 m. Martha 28 Jan 1843
Martha 1823
William G 1841 or 1843
Franklin 1846
George 1848 m. Amanda
Elizabeth 1850
Louisa 1850 (same person?)
Wallace 1851
Wesley 1853
Martha A 1855
Celestia/Lessie 1858
Thomas 1860
Willie Emma 1863

I'm thinking it probably is Kennon, and not Cannon.

And here is the info of what I know for sure IS my family:

1900 census

George Cannon Township 6, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory North
Carolina White Head
View Record
Laura Cannon Township 6, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory North
Carolina White Wife
View Record
Thomas Cannon Township 6, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory North
Carolina White Son
View Record
Dottie Cannon Township 6, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory Texas
White Son
View Record
George Cannon Township 6, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory Indian
Territory, Oklahoma White Son

1910 census:

G W Canon
Age in 1910: 60
Estimated birth year: abt 1850
Birthplace: North Carolina
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
Spouse's name: Laura
Home in 1910: Calvin Ward 5, Hughes, Oklahoma
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Name Age
G W Canon 60
Laura Canon 38
Pat Canon 24
Dattie G Canon 14
Gracie May Canon 7
Talmadge Canon 4
John B Canon 3


1920--George's youngest son John is living with his brother Pat's wife's sister's family. (Talk about CONFUSING.)(Sister= Bell Smith Hines, or Cora Bell)
Name: John Connon
[John Cannon]
Home in 1920: Newburg, Hughes, Oklahoma
Age: 13 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1907
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Nephew
Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Name Age
Noah W Hines 36
Belle Hines 27
Opal Hines 10
Jewel Hines 8
Ozel Hines 5
Rosa L Hines 3 8/12
John Connon 13


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