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James & Mary Cannon

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James and Mary (Lyons) Cannon

The Parents of Ellen (Cannon) Bley

Originally Of Rosbeg, County Donegal, Ireland

The Cannon Family In America

Most of the James Cannon family emigrated from County Donegal, Ireland to Columbiana County, Ohio in the early 1850s after the Great Potato Famine in Ireland.  After losing two of their children and two grandchildren in Ohio, probably due to an epidemic of diphtheria that swept through the Summitville, Ohio area where they lived at that time, they moved to Wisconsin, settling first in Dodge County by his brother, Denis, and then in Outagamie County, where James and his wife, Mary (Lyons) Cannon, died in their later years.  The above picture shows the gravestone of Mary (Lyons) Cannon.  She is buried in the St. Edward Catholic Parish Cemetery, Mackville, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, where they were members.  The inscription says: Mary, the wife of James Cannen, died Aug. 11, 1864, age 72 yrs.   She would have been born about 1792.  There is no stone or death record for her husband, James, who died sometime after 1870.