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William Jarvis Cannan
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1808
Edgefield County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 1881
Brazoria County
Texas, USA

WILLIAM JARVIS CANNAN, a soldier that fought at the Battle of San Jacinto , was born in Edgefield, South Carolina, on December 23, 1808, and immigrated to Texas in 1835. He received a Headright Certificate for a league and labor of land in Brazoria, County. William was a private in Company H, First Regiment of Texas Volunteers, under Sgt. Robert Stevens. Stephens took command during the battle, due to the illness of the company commander, Capt. William W. Hill.

On January 16, 1838 he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 1884 for 640 acres of land for serving in the army from March 1 to November 1, 1838.

Mr. Cannan married Matilda Jane Lonis, January 1, 1838, and she lived until 1850. The following year Mr. Cannan was married to Permalia A. Wilcox. Mr. Cannan died September 24, 1881, and was a member of the Texas Veteran's association. His second wife passed away in 1890 and her remains were placed beside those of her husband's in a cemetery on Oyster Creek, three miles east of Velasco, Brazoria County. The grave now lies dangerously close to the waters of Oyster Creek.

Mr. Cannan's children by his first wife were John H, William W, Edward Burleson, Elizabeth Jane, James Wylie, Samuel Houston, and Sarah Ann Cannan.

The children born of his second marriage were Benjamin E, Martha Adeline, who married Timothy Bonham, Rowena Isabel, who married to Edward W. Brown, and Jefferson Davis Cannan, who married Lizzie E. Elkins.

The Cannan family was instrumental in the Texas cotton trade throughout the Civil War and the Reconstruction era.
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  Permalia A Wilcox Cannan (1818 - 1890)
  Annie McGuire (1849 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Hudgens Cemetery
Oyster Creek
Brazoria County
Texas, USA
Created by: Robert "Scott" Patrick
Record added: Oct 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30562478
William Jarvis Cannan
Added by: Robert "Scott" Patrick
William Jarvis Cannan
Added by: Robert "Scott" Patrick
William Jarvis Cannan
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To my 3rd Great Grandpa.
- Jeanette Jamail
 Added: Jul. 20, 2016

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