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Ed Cannon
RE: cannon
No relation that I can tell, Joseph Gurney Cannon's family came from South Carolina before moving to IL. My cannon line came from DE.

My gg grandfather cannon claimed a relation to Uncle Joe Cannon and the cannon towel guns as he called it. But I have never been able to prove it. I think he was just bragging. He wrote the letter while Joseph Cannon was the Speaker so it is likely he did that just to capture attention.
Added by Ed Cannon on Mar 18, 2016 2:10 PM
Dania Ward
RE: William James Cannon
Please excuse my delay in responding...I have had several health issues recently and have not been on much. However, my Ward name is my married name. My husband is from upstate New York, so far as his background goes I have not found that name. If I do I will certainly contact you. Have a blessed day!
Added by Dania Ward on Mar 25, 2013 10:28 AM
Ed Cannon
RE: cannons
I started out with a fairly small test but then upgraded. Once you have done one test, you can do more without having to submit a new test sample. There are occasional specials where upgrades are discounted. I think I ended up at the 64 marker but that is not where you need to start. The min marker test (12) will give you a lot of nuiscance matches so I do recommend that you start somewhere in the middle between the extremes.

It is easy to do. They will send you a kit and you just swab the inside of your cheek and then mail the sample.

Once the analysis is done, the lab will send you the links to you data and any matches. You will be able to email the matches and see if you can establish a paper trail. There are many sub groups of cannons that are basicly divided into where they came into the country. But you may also get matches from elsewhere.

From the link I mailed to you, you can contact the administrator for the cannon site. Glen can answer any of your questions and can provide any additional information.

Hope this helps
Added by Ed Cannon on Nov 29, 2012 6:56 PM
Dania Ward
RE: William James Cannon
Mr. Cannon,
Thank you for your question. If you would be so kind as to give me the name of the cemetery of where they are buried I will dig into my records and see if I can find out more information for you. I photograph and transcribe so many cemeteries after awhile all the names begin to run together. Thank you in advance and I would be more then happy to help.
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Dania Ward
Added by Dania Ward on Nov 28, 2012 6:19 PM
Ed Cannon
RE: cannons

this is where I did my DNA test. It looks at the Y chromosome since that is passed from Father to son. So if to men share a surname, it can determine if they are related and with a probablility of within how many generations.
Added by Ed Cannon on Nov 27, 2012 7:59 PM
Ed Cannon
RE: cannons
My cannon came from DE in 1803 There are a lot of Cannons in DE/MD at that time. When we first ran across the ref to Joe Cannon, I bought his autobiography. His family came from SC. His picture was on the first cover of time magazine. He was called the tyrant from Illinois. He was considered very corrupt. The cannon office building in Wash DC is also named after him. He ran the US house of representatives like his own kingdom. I believe he was also nominated for president.

I also had my Y DNA tested and had some matches to other Cannons in DE and England but no paper connection (so far).
Added by Ed Cannon on Nov 25, 2012 2:19 PM
Ed Cannon
RE: cannon
where were your cannons born?
Added by Ed Cannon on Nov 24, 2012 9:38 PM
Ed Cannon
RE: cannon
My great great grandfather claimed in a letter that he was second cousins to the cannon towel guns and Joseph Gurney Cannon. But I have never been able to prove it.
Added by Ed Cannon on Nov 24, 2012 2:47 PM
Sarah Perry
RE: The Cannons
I think I may have more than one source but off the top of my head I found a narrative written in 1904 by John W. Canon in Texas. He was the grandson, or great grandson of William James Addison Canon. In it he mentioned several of the family members all coming from the John Canon, Jr. family. I found the narrative on
Added by Sarah Perry on May 11, 2012 8:35 PM
Sarah Perry
RE: the cannon's
Nancy, Here is some info. for you on the Cannon/ Canon they spelled it with one or two n's but are the same family.
William J. Canon 1833-1868 was the son of William James Addison Canon 1797-1840 presumed to have died in NC. (His brother was my 3 great grandfather) There father was John Canon, Jr. 1764-1841 Lafayette co, MS. You can find John Jr. grave on here in College Hill cemetery in Lafayette co, MS. From there is a link to Moses Harvey Moore Canon's grave in Marshall co, MS my ggg grandfather and another son is also buried there, Alfred Orville Canon.

John Canon, Jr. father was John Canon, Sr. 1737 in Maryland to 1794 in Mecklenburg co, NC. He was married to Martha Ann Alexander.
Hope that helps. If you have more questions, just ask,
Added by Sarah Perry on May 01, 2012 8:10 AM
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