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Maston Cannon
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Birth: 1833
Carter County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 1866
Barry County
Missouri, USA

Maston first appears in the 1850 District 5, Monroe County, Tennessee Census. Household 517 lists Margarett Canon, age 54, born in Tennessee. Sons Andrew, 21 and Maston, 17, were also born in Tennessee. Maston is able to read and write. Also at the family home is Anny Young, age 40.

The Lawrence County, Missouri Marriage Record 1845-1870, page 125, has Maston transcribed as "Preston Canirove" married to Jane (McCray) Gilbreath on February 10, 1855, Elbert E Cooper, Minister of the Gospel.

The 1860 Chesapeake, Turnback TS, Lawrence County, Missouri Census shows Maston Cannon, 27, wife Jane, 35, both born in Tennessee, with the following children: Margaret 5, William T (Thomas), 5, Sarah E, 5 and Richard W, 1. All of the children were born in Missouri.

Jane's parents Thomas and Jane McCray, also living at Chesapeake, MO in 1860, have daughter Jane's children from her first marriage to Thomas Gilbreath living with them. Isabel is 13, and Charles T "Galbraith" is age 10.

During the Civil War Maston joined the Confederate Army, Jackman's Regiment, Missouri Cavalry, Company E as a Private.

The following is from Lawrence County Circuit Court 1858-1869:

56. State of MO vs Madison (or Maston) CANNON, grand larceny.
Warrant: 27 Feb 1866, to Barry County sheriff, J.P. Raney, indicates an indictment pro?erred by grand jury against Madison Cannon for murder in the first degree; signed John C PRICE, circuit judge. Return: "I, JP RANEY,...cirtify...and placing on him a sufficiant guard and it appearing that the Said Maston Cannon attended to make his escape and the Said guard Jesse BESHERIS shot and killed said Cannon while trying to make his escape this march 2nd 1866. JP RANEY, sheriff; Amos N KELLY, deputy.
Capias: 27 FEB 1866, to sheriff of Bary (sic) county; Maston Cannon; for grand larceny.
Return: similar to above except "said guard Jessee BESHEARS shot said Cannon while he was running from said Beshears this March 2nd 1866."


In the 1870 Turnback TS, Lawrence County, Missouri Census we find Jane McCray, 83, Jane Cannon, 43, and the following children: Margaret Cannon, 14, Sarah E, 12, Richard, 11, and Frances, 8.

Daughter Margaret Jane Cannon Meyers, her husband William Meyers, and several of their children, are also buried at Richwood Cemetery near her mother Jane Cannon. Jane's MO Death Certificate states that she died of Pneumonia at age 85, born October 22, 1825, died April 12, 1911.

Family links: 
  Jane McCray Cannon (1827 - 1910)
  Frances Caroline Cannon Jones (1864 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: P Jones
Record added: Nov 19, 2012
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Civil War Veteran
 Added: Nov. 26, 2012

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