The Descendants of James Cannon

Compiled and Submitted by John Cannon
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Generation No. 1

 

1. JAMES3 CANNON (GEORGE W.2, JOHN1) was born Sep 1861 in Tennessee, and died 1902 in Signal Mountain, Hamilton CO, TN. He married (1) SARAH C. CROW 11 Mar 1883 in Hamilton Co, Tennessee, daughter of ISAAC CROW and REBECCA JONES. She was born Abt. 1864 in Tennessee, and died Unknown. He married (2) MARY ELIZABETH (LIZZIE) SIMONS 23 Mar 1890 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN. She was born Apr 1869 in Tennessee, and died 1911 in Signal Mountain, Hamilton CO, TN.

Notes for JAMES CANNON:

1900 United States Federal Census Record

Name: James Cannon

Home in 1900: Civil District 16, Hamilton, Tennessee

Age: 38

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1862

BirthPlace: Tennessee

Relationship to head-of-house: Head

Name Age

James Cannon 38

Mary E Cannon 28

William O Cannon 9

Archibald M Cannon 6

Cary M Cannon 3

Jessie E Cannon 2

Amanda V Gaston 25 Sister

 

More About SARAH C. CROW:

Nickname: Sallie

Notes for MARY ELIZABETH (LIZZIE) SIMONS:

Parents were Archibald and Minerva Jane Simon of Signal Mountain, TN. Siblings included Ellen Katherine (1871), Amanda L. (1873), Rhoda Ann (1875), William Herbert (1877), and Archibald Maxwell (1879).

Censuses: 1880 White CO, TN

1900 Hamilton CO, TN Married to James Cannon

1910 Hamilton CO, TN Widow (Listed as Lizze Cannon)

 

Hamilton County, Tennessee, Death Certificate

Certificate Number 35590

1911 (No day or month given)

Elizabeth Cannon

Female

White

Married

Place of Death---Fairmount District

Cause of Death---Consumption

 

More About MARY ELIZABETH (LIZZIE) SIMONS:

Burial: Unknown, Fairmount Cemetery, Hamilton CO, TN

 

Child of JAMES CANNON and SARAH CROW is:

2. i. MACON MOORE4 CANNON, b. 14 Feb 1886, Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN; d. 30 Oct 1929, Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN.

 

Children of JAMES CANNON and MARY SIMONS are:

3. ii. WILLIAM OSCAR4 CANNON, b. 09 Mar 1891, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN; d. 24 Jan 1918, Walden's Ridge, Hamilton County, TN.

iii. ARCHIBALD MAXWELL CANNON, b. Jul 1893, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN; d. Bet. 1900 - 1910, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN.

4. iv. CARY MABLE (MAY) CANNON, b. Oct 1896, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN; d. 11 Jul 1925, Signal Mountain, Hamilton CO, TN.

5. v. JESSE EDWARD CANNON, b. 25 Feb 1898, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN; d. 12 Mar 1940, Hamilton, Butler CO, OH.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. MACON MOORE4 CANNON (JAMES3, GEORGE W.2, JOHN1) was born 14 Feb 1886 in Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN, and died 30 Oct 1929 in Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN. He married (1) ALICE ELLA SKINNER 1907 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN, daughter of JAMES SKINNER and LAURA DAVIS. She was born 28 May 1891 in Georgia, and died 1917. He married (2) LELA BELLE SKINNER 19 Jan 1922 in Rossville, Walker CO, GA, daughter of JAMES SKINNER and NANCY DUTTON. She was born 23 Jun 1904 in Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN, and died 02 Sep 1979 in Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN.

Notes for MACON MOORE CANNON:

Macon Moore Cannon was raised by his grandmother, Rebecca Crow. He married Alice Ella Skinner in 1907. They had three children, John M. and Alma and a third child that apparently died. Ella died in 1917. He later married Lela Belle Skinner in Summerville, Georgia. They moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and lived at the Curtain Pole off Amnicola Highway (Curtain Pole is the name given the area around a curtain pole factory where employees built little houses to be near work). Macon and Lela had 4 children. At age 43, he died of pellagra. The children dispersed to live with relatives. Lela Belle remained in Chattanooga and later married James N. (Nip) McNalley.

Macon completed a WWI draft registration on September 12, 1918. He was a widower living at 414 Southern Street in East Chattanooga. He worked at the Curtain Pole Factory. His nearest relative was James B. Skinner, father-in-law, of Summerville, Georgia. Macon was listed as medium heigth, slender build, blue eyes, and light hair.

More About MACON MOORE CANNON:

Burial: 01 Nov 1929, Greenwood Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee

More About ALICE ELLA SKINNER:

Occupation: 1910, Knitter at Hosiery Mill, Chattanooga, TN

More About LELA BELLE SKINNER:

Burial: 04 Sep 1979, Greenwood Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee

 

Children of MACON CANNON and ALICE SKINNER are:

i. JOHN M.5 CANNON, b. 30 Jan 1915, Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN; d. Jun 1987, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN; m. ANNA MAE MORELAND, 14 May 1938, Rossville, Walker CO, GA; b. 01 Mar 1915, Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN; d. Aug 1998, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN.

Notes for JOHN M. CANNON:

John Cannon and his wife Anna Mae Moreland are burried in Greenwood Cemetery in the Westview Section, Lot 299, graves #1 and #2 (Cemetery File #16072). They were members of East Chattanooga Methodist Church and John was active in the East Chattanooga Masonic Lodge #558, the Knights of Columbus and the Alhambra Shrine. He was an active member of VFW Post #4848.

More About JOHN M. CANNON:

Burial: 07 Jun 1987, Greenwood Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Military service: WWII Army veteran

Occupation: Employed with Western Union Telephone & Telegraph and later at National Cemetery.

More About ANNA MAE MORELAND:

Burial: Unknown, Greenwood Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN

6. ii. ALMA MARIE CANNON, b. 28 Jun 1912, Georgia; d. 04 Feb 1977, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN.

 

Children of MACON CANNON and LELA SKINNER are:

7. iii. MACON MOORE5 CANNON, JR., b. 14 Feb 1924, Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN; d. 02 May 1999, Hohenwald, TN.

8. iv. JAMES EARL CANNON, b. Private.

9. v. MARY LOU CANNON, b. 18 May 1927, Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN; d. 18 Jan 2004, Ooltewah, Hamilton CO, TN.

10. vi. BONNIE VIRGINIA CANNON, b. 14 Nov 1928, Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN; d. 27 Feb 1995, Ooltewah, Hamilton CO, TN.

 

3. WILLIAM OSCAR4 CANNON (JAMES3, GEORGE W.2, JOHN1) was born 09 Mar 1891 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN, and died 24 Jan 1918 in Walden's Ridge, Hamilton County, TN. He married HAZEL VANDERGRIFF Abt. 1917 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN, daughter of WILLIAM VANDERGRIFF and MARY MILES. She was born Mar 1896 in Signal Mountain, Hamilton County, TN, and died 28 Aug 1970 in Signal Mountain, Hamilton CO, TN.

More About WILLIAM OSCAR CANNON:

Burial: Unknown, Fairmount Cemetery, Hamilton CO, TN

Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Notes for HAZEL VANDERGRIFF:

1920 United States Federal Census Record

Name: Hazel Cannon

Home in 1920: Civil District 3, Hamilton, Tennessee

Age: 23 years

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897

BirthPlace: Tennessee

Relation to Head of House: Sister

Father's Birth Place: Tennessee

Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee

Marital status: Widow

Race: White

Name Age

Cema W Vandergriff 31

Edward Vandergriff 7

Louise Vandergriff 4 4/12

Hazel Cannon 23

William R Cannon 2

 

Chattanooga Times 30 Aug 1970 Sunday

Hazel Vandergriff Lamb, age 74, lifelong resident of Signal Mountain, died Friday night (28 Aug). She was survived by a son, William Cannon, of Murfreesboro, TN; a sister, Mrs. Lillie Miller, of Chattanooga; a brother, Ceaner Vandergriff, of Signal Mountain, TN; and several nieces and nephews. She was buried in Fairmount Cemetery.

 

Child of WILLIAM CANNON and HAZEL VANDERGRIFF is:

i. WILLIAM R.5 CANNON, b. Private.

 

4. CARY MABLE (MAY)4 CANNON (JAMES3, GEORGE W.2, JOHN1) was born Oct 1896 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN, and died 11 Jul 1925 in Signal Mountain, Hamilton CO, TN. She married HARRY VANDERGRIFF Abt. 1915 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN, son of WILLIAM VANDERGRIFF and MARY MILES. He was born 20 Apr 1894 in Signal Mountain, Hamilton County, TN, and died 24 Mar 1935 in Signal Mountain, Hamilton CO, TN.

Notes for CARY MABLE (MAY) CANNON:

Chattanooga Times 12 Jul 1925 Sunday

Mrs. Harry Vandergriff, aged 26, died at her home on Signal Mountain at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon after a lingering illness. Besides her husband she is survived by four children, Helen, Marguerite, Harry Jr, and James, all of Signal Mountain; two brothers, Ed Cannon of Hamilton, Ohio, and Macon Cannon of Chattanooga. Funeral services will be held at the Fairmount Church this afternoon at 2:30, the Rev. Sam Scott, assisted by the Rev. M. K. Hollister, officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Seth Vandergriff, Foster Vandergriff, Siras Smith, John McMequier, Will McMequier, and Cris Durham.

 

More About CARY MABLE (MAY) CANNON:

Burial: Unknown, Fairmount Cemetery, Hamilton CO, TN

Notes for HARRY VANDERGRIFF:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record

Name: Harry Vandergriff

City: Signal Mountain

County: Hamilton

State: Tennessee

BirthPlace: Signal Mountain

Birth Date: 20 Apr 1894

Race: Caucasian

Roll: 1852988

Wife and one year old child

Completed on 5 June 1917

More About HARRY VANDERGRIFF:

Burial: Unknown, Fairmount Cemetery, Hamilton CO, TN

 

Children of CARY CANNON and HARRY VANDERGRIFF are:

11. i. HELEN K.5 VANDERGRIFF, b. 19 Jun 1916, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN; d. 01 Sep 2004, Riverside, Riverside CO, CA.

12. ii. MARGARET E. VANDERGRIFF, b. 20 Sep 1918, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN; d. 05 Mar 2001, Hamilton, Butler CO, OH.

13. iii. HARRY VANDERGRIFF, JR., b. 12 Mar 1921, Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN; d. 30 May 1993, Baltimore, MD.

14. iv. JAMES WESLEY VANDERGRIFF, b. 20 Aug 1923, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN; d. 22 Feb 1985, Chula Vista, San Diego CO, CA.

 

5. JESSE EDWARD4 CANNON (JAMES3, GEORGE W.2, JOHN1) was born 25 Feb 1898 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN, and died 12 Mar 1940 in Hamilton, Butler CO, OH. He married LEONA GERTRUDE CAMPBELL Abt. 1925 in Hamilton, Butler CO, OH, daughter of WILLIAM CAMPBELL and MYRTLE UNKNOWN. She was born 1907 in Springfield, Franklin CO, IN, and died Dec 1966.

Notes for JESSE EDWARD CANNON:

12 September 1918 WWI draft registration lists him as single, tall, slender build, blue eyes, and brown hair. His nearest relative was his sister, Mable Vandergriff.

 

CANNON, Edward Jesse Death date: 3/12/1940, Butler County

Certificate #14968

 

More About JESSE EDWARD CANNON:

Burial: Unknown, Rose Hill Cemetery, Hamilton, OH

 

Children of JESSE CANNON and LEONA CAMPBELL are:

15. i. BETTY KATHERINE5 CANNON, b. 04 Feb 1925, Hamilton, Butler CO, OH; d. 22 Apr 2000, Hamilton, Butler CO, OH.

16. ii. JESSE EDWARD CANNON, JR., b. 31 Jan 1927, Hamilton, Butler CO, OH; d. 12 Jun 1996, Hamilton, Butler CO, OH.

iii. FLORENCE EVELYN (DOLLY) CANNON, b. Private.

 

Generation No. 3

 

6. ALMA MARIE5 CANNON (MACON MOORE4, JAMES3, GEORGE W.2, JOHN1) was born 28 Jun 1912 in Georgia, and died 04 Feb 1977 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN. She married WILLIAM BRUMLOW 22 Feb 1936 in Rossville, Walker CO, GA. He was born Abt. 1915 in Tennessee, and died 16 Jan 1995 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN.

More About ALMA MARIE CANNON:

Burial: Unknown, Lakewood Memorial Gardens East

 

Children of ALMA CANNON and WILLIAM BRUMLOW are:

i. JESSIE RUTH6 BRUMLOW, b. Private; m. J. L. WOLFE, Private; b. Private.

ii. LARRY BRUMLOW, b. Private.

iii. LINDA BRUMLOW, b. Private.

iv. BETTY BRUMLOW, b. Private.

v. LAMAR (BUDDY) BRUMLOW, b. Private.

 

7. MACON MOORE5 CANNON, JR. (MACON MOORE4, JAMES3, GEORGE W.2, JOHN1) was born 14 Feb 1924 in Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN, and died 02 May 1999 in Hohenwald, TN. He married MARGARET RUTH WICKS Private, daughter of SAMUEL WEEKS and NANCY BRUMMITT. She was born Private.

Notes for MACON MOORE CANNON, JR.:

When Macon M. Cannon, Sr., died, Macon, Jr. moved to Summerville, Georgia, to live with Lula and Clifford Norton. Lula was his Mother's sister. He later moved back to Chattanooga, Tennessee, to live with his half-brother, John M. Cannon and his wife Anna Mae. When his mother Lula Belle married Nip McNalley, they moved to the Hollow (near Five Points). While visiting his Mom, Macon met Margaret Wicks, a next-door neighbor. They were married in 1943 by Justice of the Peace Ray Crow in Rossville, Georgia. Margaret was 14 years old. In his later years, Macon was co-owner (with his brother James) of the Sinclair Station on Hwy 58 and the Mobil One station in Murray Hills on Hwy 58. Macon M. is burried in the Parkview Section of Greenwood Cemetery, Lot 67, Space 9.

More About MACON MOORE CANNON, JR.:

Burial: 05 May 1999, Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery

 

Children of MACON CANNON and MARGARET WICKS are:

i. JOHN EARL6 CANNON, b. Private; m. MARY ANN MILES, Private; b. Private.

ii. RALPH WAYNE CANNON, b. Private; m. EMILY RUTH LYNN, Private; b. Private.

 

8. JAMES EARL5 CANNON (MACON MOORE4, JAMES3, GEORGE W.2, JOHN1) was born Private. He married MARIA KORGEL Private, daughter of VICTOR KORGEL and MARTHA. She was born Private.

 

Children of JAMES CANNON and MARIA KORGEL are:

i. LELA6 CANNON, b. Private.

ii. MARTHA SUE CANNON, b. Private; m. CHARLES STANFIELD, Private; b. Private.

iii. BUTCH CANNON, b. Private.

iv. MIKE CANNON, b. Private.

v. JOHNNY MACON CANNON, b. Private; m. REBECCA J. UNKNOWN, Private; b. Private.

 

9. MARY LOU5 CANNON (MACON MOORE4, JAMES3, GEORGE W.2, JOHN1) was born 18 May 1927 in Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN, and died 18 Jan 2004 in Ooltewah, Hamilton CO, TN. She married (1) JOHN T. FORRESTER Private. He was born Private. She married (2) LETHEL SMITH Private. He was born Private.

More About MARY LOU CANNON:

Burial: Unknown, Ooltewah Cemetery, Hamilton CO, TN

 

Child of MARY CANNON and JOHN FORRESTER is:

i. REV JIMMY6 FORRESTER, b. Private; m. JODI, Private; b. Private.

 

10. BONNIE VIRGINIA5 CANNON (MACON MOORE4, JAMES3, GEORGE W.2, JOHN1) was born 14 Nov 1928 in Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN, and died 27 Feb 1995 in Ooltewah, Hamilton CO, TN. She married (1) OTIS U. NEWBY Private. He was born Private. She married (2) HENRY A. CANSLER 30 Nov 1948 in Walker County, Georgia. He was born 04 Jun 1928 in Tennessee, and died Feb 1983 in Ooltewah, Hamilton CO, TN.

More About BONNIE VIRGINIA CANNON:

Burial: Unknown, Ooltewah Cemetery, Hamilton CO, TN

 

Child of BONNIE CANNON and OTIS NEWBY is:

i. PAUL JASPER6 NEWBY, b. Private.

 

Children of BONNIE CANNON and HENRY CANSLER are:

ii. ANNA JEAN6 CANSLER, b. Private; m. UNKNOWN PALMER, Private; b. Private.

iii. DAVID CANSLER, b. Private.

iv. BILLY CANSLER, b. Private.

v. MARIE CANSLER, b. 1964, Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN; d. 02 Jan 2006, Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN; m. CHUCK HALL, Private; b. Private.

More About MARIE CANSLER:

Burial: Unknown, Ooltewah Cemetery, hamilton CO, TN

 

11. HELEN K.5 VANDERGRIFF (CARY MABLE (MAY)4 CANNON, JAMES3, GEORGE W.2, JOHN1) was born 19 Jun 1916 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN, and died 01 Sep 2004 in Riverside, Riverside CO, CA. She married (1) EARL GOINS 26 Dec 1931 in Rossville, Walker CO, GA. He was born 11 Oct 1906 in Alabama, and died 10 Mar 1970 in Huntington Beach, Orange CO, CA. She married (2) EASTBURN Private. He was born Private.

 

Children of HELEN VANDERGRIFF and EARL GOINS are:

i. ROBERT ALLEN6 GOINS, b. Private.

ii. SAMUEL D. (SAMMY) GOINS, b. Private.

iii. JOHN FRANKLIN "BUDDY" GOINS, b. 20 Dec 1932, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN; d. 20 Jun 1997, Lake Elsinore, Riverside CO, CA.

 

12. MARGARET E.5 VANDERGRIFF (CARY MABLE (MAY)4 CANNON, JAMES3, GEORGE W.2, JOHN1) was born 20 Sep 1918 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN, and died 05 Mar 2001 in Hamilton, Butler CO, OH. She married LESTER WELLS Private. He was born Private.

 

Children of MARGARET VANDERGRIFF and LESTER WELLS are:

i. RONALD6 WELLS, b. Private.

ii. RAYMOND WELLS, b. Private.

iii. PATTY WELLS, b. Private.

 

13. HARRY5 VANDERGRIFF, JR. (CARY MABLE (MAY)4 CANNON, JAMES3, GEORGE W.2, JOHN1) was born 12 Mar 1921 in Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN, and died 30 May 1993 in Baltimore, MD. He married DORIS R. UNKNOWN Private. She was born Private.

 

Children of HARRY VANDERGRIFF and DORIS UNKNOWN are:

i. PAUL6 VANDERGRIFF, b. Private.

ii. MICHAEL VANDERGRIFF, b. Private.

iii. RICHARD VANDERGRIFF, b. Private.

iv. WILLIAM VANDERGRIFF, b. Private.

v. BRENDA VANDERGRIFF, b. Private; m. UNKNOWN LAMBERT, Private; b. Private.

 

14. JAMES WESLEY5 VANDERGRIFF (CARY MABLE (MAY)4 CANNON, JAMES3, GEORGE W.2, JOHN1) was born 20 Aug 1923 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, TN, and died 22 Feb 1985 in Chula Vista, San Diego CO, CA. He married MARY GOINS Private. She was born Private.

 

Children of JAMES VANDERGRIFF and MARY GOINS are:

i. SHARON6 VANDERGRIFF, b. Private.

ii. MITCHELL VANDERGRIFF, b. Private.

iii. MICHAEL VANDERGRIFF, b. Private.

iv. DONNA VANDERGRIFF, b. Private.

v. DAVID VANDERGRIFF, b. Private.

 

15. BETTY KATHERINE5 CANNON (JESSE EDWARD4, JAMES3, GEORGE W.2, JOHN1) was born 04 Feb 1925 in Hamilton, Butler CO, OH, and died 22 Apr 2000 in Hamilton, Butler CO, OH. She married (1) JOHN E. LEWIS Abt. 1940 in Hamilton, Butler CO, OH. He died Abt. 1946 in Hamilton, Butler CO, OH. She married (2) GEORGE WEBB Private. He was born Private.

More About BETTY KATHERINE CANNON:

Burial: Unknown, Rose Hill Cemetery, Hamilton, OH

 

Child of BETTY CANNON and JOHN LEWIS is:

i. JOHN E.6 LEWIS, JR., b. 01 May 1941, Hamilton, Butler CO, OH; d. 14 May 2000, Hamilton, Butler CO, OH.

More About JOHN E. LEWIS, JR.:

Burial: Unknown, Rose Hill Cemetery, Hamilton, OH

 

Children of BETTY CANNON and GEORGE WEBB are:

ii. JANET6 WEBB, b. Private.

iii. SALLY WEBB, b. Private.

iv. STEVE WEBB, b. Private.

 

16. JESSE EDWARD5 CANNON, JR. (JESSE EDWARD4, JAMES3, GEORGE W.2, JOHN1) was born 31 Jan 1927 in Hamilton, Butler CO, OH, and died 12 Jun 1996 in Hamilton, Butler CO, OH. He married BETTY JEAN "TOMI" MILLER Private, daughter of CALVIN MILLER and AMANDA JOHNSTON. She was born Private.

More About JESSE EDWARD CANNON, JR.:

Burial: Unknown, Rose Hill Cemetery, Hamilton, OH

 

Children of JESSE CANNON and BETTY MILLER are:

i. LARRY EDWARD6 CANNON, b. Private.

ii. RICHARD LEE (RICK) CANNON, b. 13 Jan 1948, Hamilton, Butler CO, OH; d. Jun 1997, Hamilton, Butler CO, OH; m. LOIS BRUNNER, Private; b. Private.

More About RICHARD LEE (RICK) CANNON:

Burial: Unknown, Rose Hill Cemetery, Hamilton, OH

iii. DONNA DENISE (DEE DEE) CANNON, b. Private.

Submitted by John Cannon
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