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 James Knox Polk Shannon

James Knox Polk Shannon

Death 1903 (aged 57–58)
Burial Jollyville, Williamson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 13961871 · View Source
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David Wilbur(n) SHANNON was born in Tennessee ca. 1811 per the 1850 Newton County Missouri census. He married Elizabeth WATKINS, born in Washington County, Arkansas 16 December 1826, died 17 July 1918 in Cedar Park, Williamson County, Texas. David had died by 1860, either in Missouri or Texas, as his wife Elizabeth is a widow with six children in Travis County Texas. Two of their children, and two of their grandchildren, are buried in Pond Springs Cemetery.

Known children of David and Elizabeth SHANNON, combined from the 1850 and 1860 censuses:

1. Sarah SHANNON, born in Arkansas ca. 1833.

ii. Thomas SHANNON, born in Missouri ca 1836.

iii. Mark Bennett SHANNON, born in Missouri 20 December 1837, died Williamson County Texas 23 January 1884. He is buried in Pond Springs Cemetery. Mark married Nancy Catherine JONES. In the 1880 Williamson County Texas census he was a wagoner; niece Martha JONES (19) was living with the family. A few doors down was another wagoner, Jackson RHODES. His wife, Susan J., is buried next to Mark B SHANNON in Pond Springs. Susan was a daughter of Mark B. SHANNON. Known children of Mark B. and Nancy C. SHANNON:

a) Susan Jane SHANNON, born in Texas 1 April 1859, died likely in Williamson County Texas 8 November 1886. Married Jackson L. RHODES probably ca. 1875.

b) John W. SHANNON, born in Texas ca. 1867.

c) James SHANNON, born in Texas ca. 1868.

d) Wayne SHANNON, born in Texas ca. 1871.

d) David SHANNON, born in Texas ca. 1873.

iv. Louisa Jane SHANNON, born in Arkansas 19 November 1839, died 28 April 1916 in Bangs, Brown County, Texas.

v. Ellis SHANNON, born ca 1841 in Arkansas.

vi. Martha Emily SHANNON, born 25 July 1845 in Arkansas, died 18 January 1930 in Liberty Hill, Williamson County, Texas. Martha married Bennett Jasper JONES.

vii. Margaret Elvira SHANNON, born 29 January 1847 in Arkansas, died 10 August 1885 in Travis County Texas.

viii. Mary Catherine SHANNON, born 11 September 1848 in Missouri. Married Richard Lincoln PREECE. Mary died in 6 June 1932 in Travis County Texas.

ix. David AJ (Andrew Jackson?) SHANNON, born in Missouri in 1850.

x. Lucinda Francis "Fanny" SHANNON, born 16 January 1852 in Missouri, died 2 January 1945 in Leander, Williamson County Texas. Lucinda married Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott PREECE.

xi. James Knox Polk "Jim" SHANNON, born in Missouri 19 September 1845, died 17 March 1905. Married Aslee/Azalea/Azalee DICKERSON, born 16 February 1868 in San Saba or Bell County Texas, died 18 March 1936. Jim and Aslee are buried in Pond Springs Cemetery. Known children:

a) James E SHANNON


c) William B SHANNON


e) David W SHANNON

f) Arthur A SHANNON

g) Pearl (son) SHANNON

h) Admiral Dewey SHANNON, born in Texas Jan 1898

i) Andrew Jackson SHANNON, born 4 January 1901, died 7 May 1936, buried in Pond Springs Cemetery. "Jack" married Mary _____. Their daughter Eula May was born in Texas ca. 1922.

j) Infant son of James and Aslee, born and died 23 December 1885, buried in Pond Springs Cemetery, no headstone.

If you have further information on this family, please contact the Pond Springs Historical Cemetery Association, by either clicking the "Edit" tab and "Suggesting a Correction" or by visiting We especially appreciate photos.

With Sincere Thanks,
Suzanne McAlpin, President
Pond Springs Historical Cemetery Association




  • Maintained by: Suzanne Tucker McAlpin
  • Originally Created by: Cory L. Thompson
  • Added: 15 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13961871
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Knox Polk Shannon (19 Sep 1845–1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13961871, citing Pond Springs Cemetery, Jollyville, Williamson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Suzanne Tucker McAlpin (contributor 47044745) .