Bell Anthology - Shannon

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John (son of Thomas) Shannon d 1766 Lancaster Co, Pa m Sarah Reid

1. William Shannon c1742-1794 Shelbyville, Ky, single - sold land 1778 in what 
is now Washington Co, Pa

2. Agnes c1744- m James Roberts - to Ky

3. Thomas c1747- m Mary Reid - to Ky-in what is now Washington Co 1777-79 
children: John, Alexander, James, Samuel, William, Jane (m Alexander Reid) 
1767-1855, Sarah (m William Wallace), Agnes (m Michael Wallace)

4. Samuel 1750-1813-Strabane Twp, Washington Co, Pa to Shelbyville 1796 m 1783 
Martha Bracken 1765-1838 
   Ch: John 1784-, Thomas 1786-, Agnes (m William Boyd) 1787-, Sarah (m John 
James Roberts) 1790-, Anna (m John Harbison) 1792-, William 1795-, Samuel 
1797-1856, Elizabeth (m Salem Wallace) 1800-, Martha (m David Emmison) 1803-, 
Mary 1806- single, Esther 1808- single

5. John c1753-1787 died in Chartiers Settlement, Washington Co m Hannah ---, no 
issue - will names mother and brothers

6. George 1757-1840 m Ann Reid - taxed Donegal Twp, Washington Co 1785-89 - to 
Ky - died in Indiana

7. Ann c1759- m 1777 Thomas Bracken (his second wife) d 1803 Cecil Twp, 
Washington Co - 1778 York Co, Pa to Washington Co 
   Ch: Reid 1778-, Thomas 1780-, Sarah (m John Thompson) 1782-, Agnes (m John 
Mathews) 1783-, Hannah (m Joseph Thompson) 1785-, John 1787-, Jean (m Richard 
Miller) 1790-, Mary (m William Van Eman) 1792-, Henry 1794-, Moses 1796-, James 

8. Margaret c1763- m 1783 Thomas Byers 1757-1825 Finley Twp, Washington Co 
   Ch: Samuel 1784-85, John 1786-, Sarah (m Adam Wylie) 1788-, Thomas 1790-1863, 
Jane (m David Stewart) 1792-, Margaret (m John McDonald) 1794-, Nancy 1796-1796, 
Ann (m Andrew Yates) 1797-, James 1799-, Nancy (m John Brice) 1802-, Rachel (m 
Hugh Wilson) 1804-, Samuel 1806-1840, William 1808-

9. Jane c 1765- m Brown

These data have been provided by Morrell E Jones, 1101 N Bitting, Wichita, 
Kansas 67203. Of the nine children only Ann and Margaret died in Washington 
County, Most of the others lived in the county in early days.

A Samuel Shannon (relation to above not known) was a tavern keeper in 
Washington, Pennsylvania. He died in 1814. His children: George, Jane m 
Allison, Mary, Martha m Dunlap, John, Elizabeth, Sarah.

This article was transcribed by Liz DuBois of Bremerton, WA in November 1998.

Raymond M. Bell Anthology     Genealogy in Washington Co., PA

Published with permission of Raymond M. Bell.