The Shannons

James, Aslee, Andrew SHANNON, ca 2005

Mark Shannon 2010

Mark Bennet Shannon on the left, his brother-in-law Hyram Jones on the right.

Mark Bennet Shannon on the left, his brother-in-law Hyram Jones on the right.

Tombstone for Elizabeth Shannon (Cedar Park Cemetery), mother of Mark B Shannon.

Tombstone for Elizabeth Shannon (Cedar Park Cemetery), mother of Mark B Shannon.

David Wilbur(n) SHANNON was born in Tennessee ca. 1811 per the 1850 Newton County Missouri census.  He first married Ellis WALTON in Arkansas in 1832.  She died in 1839.  Around 1840, 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 Ellis (WALTON) SHANNON:

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.

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

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

b)  Mary 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 (tombstone incorrect), buried in Pond Springs Cemetery.  “Jack” married Mary Ella MOUSER.  Their daughter Eula May was born in Texas ca. 1922.  After Jack’s death, Mary went on to marry Stanley FERRILL; Stanley’s first wife Adelle is also buried in Pond Springs, in an unknown grave.

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

If you are a descendant of this family, please contact this blog.

– Suzanne

Published in: on April 25, 2010 at 6:22 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. Just a note on John Walker Shannon:
    He married Mary Etta Boatwright in 1888.

    John Walker Shannon

    Birth Oct.10, 1867
    in Austin, Travis County, Texas Death

    Death: Jan. 10, 1946
    His grave marker, along with that of his wife Mary Etta Shannon can be found on Find-a-grave, Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock, California.
    in Turlock Memorial Park,Stanilaus County,Ca.
    Thank you for all your research on these people you are finding.
    I have fammily members buried in several areas of Texas and I am so happy to be able to see pictures of their gravesites.
    Joyce Hotchkiss

  2. A fill in the blank for your website…

    David Wiburn Shannon was married to Elizabeth Watkins (b. 16 Dec 1826 in Washington Co., Arkansas; d. 17 Jul 1918 in Cedar Park, Texas); Elizabeth’s parents were Isaac and Margaret Watkins of Arkansas.

    David and Elizabeth are my great-great-great grandparents.

    Source Information
    Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection – Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000.

    Thank you for the information you have provided on the cemetery. It has helped tremendously with the geneological research for my Shannon family ancestors.

    • You’re most welcome, I try to be as accurate as I know how to be. I have added your info to my blog in case folks don’t see your reply. You wouldn’t happen to have any old photos of the family would you? I love those 😉

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