William A Shannon

Male 1815 - 1898


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  • Name  William A Shannon 
    Born  5 Aug 1815  Livingston Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  26 Dec 1898  Augusta, Butler Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I362  Seaver-Bilyeu-Lowell
    Last Modified  12 Jun 2014 

    Father  Samuel Shannon,   b. 9 Apr 1791, Northumberland, Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1849, Dansville, Livingston Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Sloam Beigel / Pickell,   b. 16 Sep 1795, York, York Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1880, Dansville, Livingston Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Feb 1814  Muncy, Northumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1  Group Sheet

    Family  Hannah Mary Miner,   b. 3 Jul 1813, North Stonington, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 25 Mar 1894, Augusta, Butler Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Mar 1840  Hamburg, Calhoun Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    >1. Francis Elnora Shannon,   b. 1848, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1935
    >2. Samuel Asher Shannon,   b. Abt 1845, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Frank H Shannon,   b. Abt 1858, KS Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F121  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Aug 1815 - Livingston Co., NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Mar 1840 - Hamburg, Calhoun Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Dec 1898 - Augusta, Butler Co., KS Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From William G. Cutler's "History of the State of Kansas" (Butler Co)
      online at http://www.kancoll.org/books/cutler/

      CAPT. W. A. SHANNON is a native of New York, and was born in Livingston County, August 5, 1816. When twenty years of age he came West, and engaged in steamboating on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, eventually settling at Hamburg, Ills., where he was engaged in mercantile pursuits until 1851, when he removed to St. Louis, carrying on business in that city up to 1855, when he became identified with the interests of Leavenworth, Kan., five years. He came down to Breckenridge, now Lyon County, and engaged in farming on Dow Creek. Here he was set upon by the noted Quantrell in one of his raids, and deprived of all his available effects. Mr. S. immediately went to Fort Scott, and entered the United States service, being appointed Deputy Property Clerk in the Quartermaster's department, and commissioned Captain of the employees in this department, who were regularly organized and drilled. In this capacity he served until the close of the war. He settled at Fort Scott, and was elected Clerk of the District Court, holding the office two terms. In 1870 he was appointed by President Grant, Receiver of Public Money for the Arkansas Land District, and that year came to Augusta, where the land office was established. When the land office was removed to Wichita two years latter, Mr. S. resigned, and since that time has held the office of Justice of the Peace in connection with operating a large tract of land. He is a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows orders. Of the latter he has been P. G., R. S. G. in U. S. For the past ten years he has been secretary of the Masonic lodge in Augusta. In the I. O. O. F. he was prominently connected with establishing the order in Kansas, and had the honor of calling to order the first lodge in the State, which is known as Leavenworth No. 2, of Leavenworth, Kan. In organizing lodges in Northeastern Kansas in those primitive days, Mr. S. traveled by team from town to town, and did as much in establishing lodges as any man in the State. He is a member of the G. A. R. and Quartermaster of the I. E. King Post No. 105. He was married in Hamburg, Ill., to Miss H. Mary Miner. By this union they have three children, now living.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5408] IOOF Death Notice, Western Star Lodge no. 81 (Augusta, KS), 26 Dec 1898.
      From Kansas State Historical Society online database of Death Notices of Members of Fraternal Orders.

    2. [S5406] Calhoun Co., IL, marriage records.