George Cannon (1794 - 1844)

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Birthplace: Peele, Kirk German, Isle of Man
Death: Died in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri
Managed by: Mary Kay Lee
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About George Cannon

George Cannon, the son of Captian George and Leonora Callister Cannon, was born December 3, 1794 in Peel on the Isle of Man. George married Ann Quayle, daughter of John and Ellinor Callister Quayle, in 1825. Through the efforts of George's sister and brother-in-law, John and Leonora Taylor, the family joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They decided to emigrate from England to America. They departed from England on the ship Sidney. Shortly after they began their voyage, Ann, who was pregnant at the time, became ill. She was ill during the entire voyage, and died just before the ship arrived in New Orleans. She and her unborn child were buried at sea. George and his children settled in Nauvoo, Illinois. In February 1844, George married the widow Mary Edwards White . [Mary Edwards White was her married name. Mary was born to Thomas and Elizabeth Edwards on September 30, 1810 in Llanwrst, Denbighshire, North Wales. She married Joseph White. The two of them also joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, then set sail for America in 1843. Joseph died before they reached Nauvoo. We do not know whether he died at sea, or if it occurred after arriving in America. Elizabeth stayed with John and Leonora Taylor when she arrived in Nauvoo. She later married George Cannon. Elizabeth's third husband was Charles B. Taylor. For more information, see the Cannon Family Historical Treasury (1995 edition), pages 61 and 288.] George and Mary eventually had a daughter named Elizabeth Cannon. When the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were murdered in June 1844, George made plaster casts or "death masks" of their faces. Shortly thereafter, George himself died from heat stroke August 19, 1844. George and Ann's son, George Quayle Cannon, and their daughter Ann Cannon, went to live with their aunt and uncle Leonora and John Taylor. Their daughter, Mary Alice Cannon, married Charles Lambert. The three younger children stayed for a while with their step mother, then eventually went to live with Charles and Mary. Baby Elizabeth, who was born after her father's death, remained with her mother. The family headed west with the pioneers and settled in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Because there is so much information about the Cannon family, it will probably take a considerable amount of time for us to get all of the information posted. Please be patient with us! We recommend that you visit the other Cannon family Web sites linked below. We have partnered up with the authors of those sites through the coordination of the George Cannon Family Association. These other sites are focused on certain specific parts of the family, and contain information that is not found here. If you have questions or comments, or would like to share photographs or information about the Cannon family, or would like some specific information, please contact us at postmaster@sedgwickresearch.com. We are especially looking for personal histories and information about and a Web site for the Cannon Family Organization. Many of the histories and photographs on this site are from the Cannon Family Historical Treasury. Thank you!

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George Cannon's Timeline

1794
December 3, 1794
Peele, Kirk German, Isle of Man
December 5, 1794
Kirk German,,Isle of Man,England
December 5, 1794
Kirk German, Peele, Isle Of Man, England
December 5, 1794
Kirk German, Peele, Isle Of Man, England
1825
October 24, 1825
Age 30
Liverpool, Lancshire, England
1827
January 11, 1827
Age 32
Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
1828
December 9, 1828
Age 34
Liverpool, Lancshire, England
1830
1830
Age 35
Liverpool,Lancashire,England
1832
January 28, 1832
Age 37
Liverpool, Lancshire, England
1834
May 17, 1834
Age 39
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, England