Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Cannons in:
 • Mount Hope Cemetery
 • Franklin
 • Williamson County
 • Tennessee
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

COL Newton C Cannon, Sr
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Jun. 14, 1847
Death: Jan. 4, 1925
Franklin County
Tennessee, USA


Civil War Confederate Veteran born in Williamson County TN. Was in 11th TN Cavalry of Gen. N.B. Forrest. Enlisted April 13, 1862 near Murfreesboro. Entered the army at age 16. Was discharged 5/10/1865 near Gainesville, AL. Parents owned about 125 slaves and 2,500 acres valued at about $200,000. Lived in a frame house with 6 rooms. My father had 2 farms in TN and 1 in Bolivar County, Miss. Had 3 house servants. Had 5-6 years of schooling. Father William Perkins Cannon born near Triune, Williamson County TN lived on a farm eight miles south of Franklin. Went to FL in the Seminole Indian War was shot in the leg at 77 years of age. Mother Agatha Susan Perkins her dad Samuel Perkins and Sally Perkins. My great grandfather Minos Cannon a revolutionary soldier came from NC and settled with family in Bedford and Williamson county near Triune his son Newton Cannon my grandfather was in the Creek Indian War. My grandfather was governor of state and a member of Congress one of two terms- all strong members of Whig party.
This was taken from Newton Cannon for the book Williamson County Civil War Veterans Their Reunions and Photographs compiler Rick Warwick 2007 submitted by Linda Moore Mora.





 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Perkins Cannon (1816 - 1896)
  Susan A Cannon (1822 - 1849)
 
 Spouse:
  Virginia Brown McEwen Cannon (1853 - 1935)
 
 Children:
  Susan A Cannon*
  John B Cannon (1874 - 1915)*
  Leah A Cannon Wall (1875 - 1913)*
  Cynthia Cannon Fleming (1877 - 1969)*
  Newton C Cannon (1879 - 1942)*
  Samuel Perkins Cannon (1882 - 1953)*
  William Perkins Cannon (1886 - 1940)*
 
 Siblings:
  Newton C Cannon (1847 - 1925)
  William Perkins Cannon (1858 - 1924)**
  John H Cannon (1859 - 1895)**
  Thomas Fearn Cannon (1861 - 1940)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: death date corr per BobbyC; additional iformation by lindamooormora
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Franklin
Williamson County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: D6
 
Created by: Jill Nelson
Record added: Jan 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83053245
COL Newton C Cannon, Sr
Added by: Linda Moore Mora
 
COL Newton C Cannon, Sr
Added by: Linda Moore Mora
 
COL Newton C Cannon, Sr
Added by: Linda Moore Mora
 
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Jerry C. Goldsmith
 Added: Nov. 26, 2016

- Kathy Jennings Brown
 Added: Jul. 9, 2015
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service