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Mary Butler Cannon
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Birth: Jan., 1756
Connecticut, USA
Death: Oct. 17, 1830
Portage County
Ohio, USA

Mary (Butler) Cannon's parents were:
    George Butler &
    Anne (Plumb) Butler.

George Butler & Anne Plumb married on 10 April 1755 in Conneticut. The Butlers moved from Connecticut to Blandford, Mass sometime around 1777.

(Note: The graves of George's wife Anne as well as a second wife Desire (Dimick) are unknown at this time.)


John Cannon/Carnahan Jr & Mary Butler married in August of 1781 in Blandford, Hampden County, Mass.

John Cannon Jr died in 1797. Unfortunately, his burial place in Blandford, Mass is unknown at this time; "...Perhaps [buried] in the little enclosure on the Brook Road."

That same quoted account went on to say that "...the widow Mary (Butler) Cannon lies in the old graveyard south of Aurora, Ohio by the side of Abner Pease and others of her old Blandford neighbors who had taken the western trail. She was the first in the Cannon family buried in Ohio. The widow Mary was a charter member of the first Congregational church, organized in 1809."

Mary's tombstone was indeed located in that cemetery, but in a different location from the quoted description.


Children of John and Mary Butler Cannon are:

1. Clarissa Cannon
    b. 13 Nov 1782; Blandford, Mass., USA
    m. John Cochran Jr. in 1803

2. Stephen Cannon
    b. 02 Feb 1784; Blandford, Mass., USA
    d. 02 May 1857; Johnson County, Iowa, USA
    m. Laura Cochran Cannon

3. Amy Cannon Spencer
    b. 10 Oct 1785, Blanford, Mass., USA
    d. 1855
    m. Brainard Spencer,
         06 Sept 1809 Aurora, Portage, Ohio

4. John Cannon Jr.
    b. 1787, Aurora, Portage, Ohio, USA
    d. 01 Apr 1872, Streetsboro, Ohio, USA
    m. Lydia Rice Cannon

5. Mary Polly Cannon Starr
    b. 23 May 1788, Blandford, Mass., USA
    d. 17 Aug 1874
    m. Josiah Starr

6. George W. Cannon/Canon
    b. 26 Feb 1790, Blandford, Mass., USA
    d. 1864, Winnebago County, Ill. USA
    m. Bathsheba White Cannon/Canon,
         31 December 1818, Portage Co Ohio.

7. Eli Cannon
    b. 28 Nov 1791, Blandford, Mass., USA
    d.     Jun 1876, Aurora, Portage, Ohio, USA
    m. Fanny Cochran Cannon

Note #1: Three of the Cannon children married siblings from the Cochran family. Those Cochran siblings were:
        1. John Cochran Jr.
        2. Laura Cochran
        3. Fanny Cochran

Note #2: As of 22-March-2014, all the children's graves have been found except for Clarissa Cannon Cochran's grave. Note that I did find some of Clarissa's children:

1) George Cannon Cochran

Family links: 
  George Butler (1730 - 1795)
  John Carnahan (1758 - 1792)*
  Stephen Cannon (1784 - 1857)*
  Amy Cannon Spencer (1785 - 1855)*
  George Washington Canon (1790 - 1864)*
  Eli Cannon (1791 - 1876)*
*Calculated relationship
Aurora Mennonite Cemetery
Portage County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Row 09
Maintained by: in memory of grandma
Originally Created by: ProgBase
Record added: May 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89615934
Mary <i>Butler</i> Cannon
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Mary <i>Butler</i> Cannon
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