Person:Robert Shannon (15)

Robert Shannon
b.18 Apr 1802
  1. Ann Shannon1780 - 1852
  2. Jean Shannon1783 -
  3. Margaret Shannon1785 -
  4. Mary Shannon1787 -
  5. John Shannon1789 -
  6. Elizabeth Shannon1796 -
  7. Samuel Shannon1798 - 1880
  8. James Shannon1800 -
  9. Robert Shannon1802 - 1892
m. 1829
Facts and Events
Name Robert Shannon
Gender Male
Birth[1] 18 Apr 1802
Alt Birth[2] 18 Apr 1805
Marriage 1829 to Maria DeFrees
Death[2] 3 Oct 1892 Piqua, Miami, Ohio, United States
  1. Shannon, Robert. Matthew Brown, ancestry and descendants. (Washington [District of Columbia]: L.C. Photoduplication Service, 1985)
    Page 131, 132.

    XLVIII. ELIZA HAMMOND, (MARY, MATTHEW, JOHN, JOHN), the youngest daughter of James and Mary Brown Hammond was born in White Deer Valley, Lycoming county, Pa., June 24, 1804, and died October 5, 1850. Being her youngest child, and but two years of age at the time her death occurred, the compiler has no recollection of her, but as a fitting tribute, a sentence, embodied in five words, which has been repeated by her pastor and by many of her acquaintances in the hearing of the writer, and which is expressive of every virtue, is here repeated: “She was a good woman.” She married, in 1832, SAMUEL SHANNON*, son of David and Ann Sample Shannon, born at the Stone Tavern, Northumberland county, Pa., August 9, 1798, and died May 2, 1880; his remains, together with those of his wife, are buried in the graveyard at the Warrior Run Church.

    *Samuel Shannon born in 1718, emigrated from the Province of Ulster, Ireland, in 1749, and settled in Bucks county, Pa. He was the father of eight children, viz.:
    1. Margaret Shannon, born April 19, 1743;
    2. Jean Shannon, born May 21, 1745;
    3. Mary Shannon, born October 25, 1747;
    4. John Shannon, born June 30, 1751;
    5. Samuel Shannon, born November 4, 1754;
    6. David Shannon, his third son, married Ann Sample, daughter of Captain Robert Sample who served in the Tenth Regiment Pennsylvania Continental Line, and who was one of the original subscribers of the Society of the Cincinnati. They had nine children, as follows:
    a. Ann Shannon, born August 1, 1780, married William Wilson;
    b. Jean Shannon, born June 30, 1783, died young;
    c. Margaret Shannon, born September 8, 1785, married Joseph McGuire;
    d. Mary Shannon, born October 27, 1787, married ____, Belles;
    e. John Shannon, born April 8, 1789, married and removed to Iowa;
    f. Elizabeth Shannon, born July 8, 1796, married ____, Scott;
    g. Samuel Shannon, born August 9, 1798, married Eliza Hammond;
    h. James Shannon, born November 2, 1800, never married;
    i. Robert Shannon, born April 18, 1802, married Maria DeFrees.

    About the year 1790, David Shannon removed to Northumberland county, locating about two miles north of Fort Freeland, where he eventually erected the Sone Tavern, which to the present time stands, a substantial and well known landmark, on the highway between Milton and Williamsport.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Robert Shannon, in Find A Grave.

    Plot: 11-168

    Robert Shannon, retired, Piqua born in Northumberland Co., Penn., April 18, 1805; is the son of David and Jane (Sample) Shannon, who were born in Pennsylvania and were parents of eight children; all grew up to manhood, but three only are now living, viz., Samuel, Elizabeth Scott and Robert, who is the subject of our sketch. He was united in marriage, in 1829, with Mary Defrees, daughter of Joseph Defrees; they had seven children, of whom three are now living, viz., Elizabeth D., John D. and Marv; Elizabeth D. is married to George W. Young, and resides in Piqua; John D. is married to Bessie McDonald, and also resides in Piqua and Mary is married to Robert Lamb, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, where they reside; Jane S., who is now deceased, was married to D. L. C. Ball, of Piqua. Mr. Shannon, in 1827, left his native State for Ohio, starting on foot, and walked till he reached Pittsburgh, where he took "deck passage " on a steamer for Cincinnati, and from there he walked through to Piqua, being at this time 22 years of age; he located here and went to work at his trade (the cabinet trade), which he followed about seven years, when he entered into the mercantile trade, which he followed many years, some of the time in Piqua and a part of the time in Covington; during connections in Covington, his residence was still in Piqua, his brother-in-law having charge of the business at Covington; for seven years, Mr. Shannon held the office of Constable and also Marshal of Piqua after the war, Mr. Shannon engaged in the hardware trade for about three years, when he retired from active business, as his failing health warned him that he needed quiet and rest; he owns a nice residence, retired from the more active bus iness portion of the city, where he prefers to live in quiet enjoyment, the rest of his life.