Taken from: Family Histories of Montgomery County, Indiana 1823-1988
Paducah, Ky: Turner Publishing Co.
Charles Bannon was b. Dec 17, 1863 at Russell Mills Parke Co, IN.
He was the son of James Clark Bannon and Eliz. FULWIDER. Charles
Melinda (Mollie) Lane daughter of Abrham & Prudence Moore Lane.
Mary Melinda was b.
near WAingate Sept 1, 1870. They were the parents of 5 children:
Eldo, Lenna, Iva and Evan twins, one ch. d. in infancy. Charles d.
12, 1935 and Mollie Nov 21, 1924. charles farmed in the Elmdale,
Chapel & Waveland areas. James' father was Michael. he was a
a gunsmith who made guns for the Indians and white people. It was
was the first Blacksmith in Cincin. and served in the war of 1812.
Michae's sons was Lewis b. 1818 in Warren Co, Ohio, near Cincinn
said to have been a New Light Minister & Circuit Rider and was
one of the
founders of Center & Libert Ch, both near Elmdale. Gen. authorities
Bannon's were chiefs of Ui Dechi situtated in the North of Tipperary,
irealnd. Jaems Clark Bannon was b. Dec 6, 1830 near Greenville, Oh./
came to Randolph Co IN Most of his life was spent in Parke & Montgomery
Indiana. All 5 children of Chalres & Mollie are now dec. There
grandchildren living in this area. Ernest & Delta Ballew Bannon
had one son
Lyle who passed away in 1944. Eldo & Wanetah Monnroe Bannon had
children; Virginia Bannon Kelsey & Max Bannon. Lenna marr. alva
they were the parents of Chalres, Russelll, Jack and Eileen. Iva
Cecil Walker and their ch. were mary Katherine and VIola May. Evan
Vera Crane and they were the parents of Richard Lee who was killed
train accident in 1947. Clela and Evelyn were his daus.