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Owen Shannon
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Birth: 1762
Georgia, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 1834
Montgomery County
Texas, USA

Fought in Rev. War, Muster Rol, Captain James French's Comp., First Battalion, Brigadier Gen Oliver Delancey's Brigade, Ninety Six, SC, 15 Dec 1782 to 24 Feb 1783. One of 46 veterans of Am. Rev. who came to Mexican Texas. Documents show he was in Texas and had 3 good crops (years) by 1823. Died prior to 1838.Bio By:Nan Winters Gardner (47272935).
Information contained within The Handbook of Texas Online/Articles.

SHANNON, OWEN (ca. 1762- 1839). Owen Shannon, Texas pioneer, son of Eleanor and Thomas Shannon, Sr., was born around 1762 in Georgia. He, two of his brothers, and their father received certificates of service in the Revolutionary War and bounty land in Franklin County, Georgia. He married Margaret (Margit) Montgomery in Wilkes County, Georgia, on October 22, 1792. They had six children, most of whom settled on empresarioqv grants in Texas. (Their daughter Eleanor "Ellinder" married Jonas Harrison, qv in whose honor Harrison County was named, and immigrated to Texas in January 1821. Another daughter, Ruthy, married James Miller; they were listed in the 1826 Atascosito census and received a league in Joseph Vehlein' sqv colony. Nancy Shannon married Charles Garrett, qv a member of the Old Three Hundred.qv. Another daughter, Polly, was the wife of John Hauk, and did not come to Texas. A son, John, received a league in Austin's second colony. Jacob Montgomery Shannon married Catherine Yoakum and received a league in Austin's second colony that became known as Shannon Prairie). Bio by:Debra Harrison White (48659995).

Shannon came with his family to Texas in 1821 as a member of the Old Three Hunderd. He and his sons are listed on the June 9, 1826 muster roll of the Ayish Bayou District. Shannon was listed by Stephen F. Austin qv as seventy years of age when he and Margaret received their league of land in Montgomery County, where the Shannons operated the Montgomery Trading Post. Margaret was a member of the Montgomery family for whom Montgomery County was named, and Owen was one of forty-six veterans of the American Revolution who came to Mexican Texas.qv. He died in 1839.

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  Margaret Montgomery Shannon (1772 - 1884)
  Eleanor Nelly Shannon Harrison (1801 - 1877)*
  Jacob Montgomery Shannon (1804 - 1878)*
*Calculated relationship
Revolutionary Soldier 1775-1783
Old Methodist Church Cemetery
Montgomery County
Texas, USA
Plot: *Cenotaph - Actual Grave Site Unknown, Buried on his property.
Created by: Julie Karen Hancock (Co...
Record added: Jun 30, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11268048
Owen Shannon
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Owen Shannon
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Citizen of the Republic of Texas
- Sandra Bertram Meier
 Added: Apr. 14, 2015
Thank you for your service to both Texas & the American Revolution.
- Kathy T Richardson
 Added: Mar. 4, 2015
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- Dona Ellis, Gene Venechanos, Dottie Gingerelli
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