|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1849|
|Death: ||Aug. 8, 1900|
The History of Weakley County, Tennessee published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1887. * * * *
James C. Shannon, M. D., a prominent citizen of Sharon, Tenn., and son of George W. B. Shannon, was born in Wilson County, in 1849. The father was of Scotch descent born in Wilson County, in 1827. Our subject's grandfather, James Shannon, was a Virginian, and died in Tennessee, in 1863. His great-grandfather, Henry Shannon, was born in Scotland, and was brought to America when he was about four years old and spent the most of his life in Virginia. George W. B. Shannon was a farmer and stock dealer, and in 1848 married Mary Beard, and located on a farm near Lebanon, given him by his father. He was in the late war and while in the battle of Murfreesboro, was overcome by heat, and was soon after taken to Atlanta, Ga., where he died in a few days. Mrs. Shannon was born in Wilson County, in 1831, and is now living with her daughter, Mary M. (Mrs. D. T. Hancock). Our subject remained at home until he was about sixteen years old, when he began studying medicine under his uncle, Dr. H. J. Shannon. In 1872 he entered the medical department of the Nashville University and remained five months. He lived with his uncle about one year and then began practicing his chosen profession. He then went to Stegall's Station and continued his practice about four years. Since that time he has resided in Sharon, and the last year has been devoted to agricultural pursuits He owns 133 acres of fine land on which is the finest peach orchard in the county, besides considerable property in Sharon. December 14, 1876, he married Rosa F., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Carver. She was born in Henderson County, Tenn., June 27, 1857 and is the mother of two children: Sidney B. and Grace C. Mr. Shannon is a Democrat and Horace Greeley received his first presidential vote.
Note: Dr. Shannon other great grandfather was Robert Shannon 1757-1833 of Wilson County, Tennessee who married Rebecca Buchanan Shannon, 1768 - 1837 daughter of Lt. Archibald Buchanan 1728-1806 of Clover Bottom Farm, Davidson County, Tennessee. See Find Grave for Archibald Buchanan Memorials #'s 58374506 and 101528642. Robert Shannon servied in the American Revolution and is a brother of Henry Shannon mentioned above. Their father, Robert Shannon, 1733-1815 and his wife, Florrannah were emigrants to Pennslyvania'Deleware about 1740 and were Scot-Irish.
James J. Shannon, Jr. 81 in 2013
George Washington Shannon (1829 - 1863)
Mary Caroline Baird Shannon (1832 - 1908)
Rosamond F. Carver Shannon (1856 - 1919)*
Grace C Shannon McFarland (1882 - 1971)*
Howell Ethelbert Shannon (1895 - 1948)*
James Clinton Shannon (1849 - 1900)
Mary Malissa Shannon Hancock (1854 - 1926)*
William Washington Shannon (1858 - 1917)*
Jackson Lee Shannon (1862 - 1929)*
Note: Family links & information from Find A Grave contributor SR1776.
Created by: Michael J. Rea
Record added: Aug 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75584894