Submitted by Isaac H. Cannon Jr.
Isaac H Cannon Jr. is the youngest son of Isaac and Nancy Cannon. He was born Aug 10 1844 in Fulton Co, Indiana and died Sept 17 1920 in Lafayette, Indiana. He is buried in the Springvale Cemetery in Lafayette,
ROCHESTER UNION-SPY - Thursday, September 17, 1868 attending the meeting of the Grant and Colfax Club ...
W. H. WILLARD. LETTER. Kewanna, Ind., Sept. 15th. Editors Union Spy: ... proceedings of the Union Township Grant and Colfax Club, at Pleasant Grove, Monday evening, the 14th inst ... (namesmentioned):
President, F. M. SIIEAFFER; Vice-President, JNO. F. WILSON; Secretary, ISAAC H. CANNON;
Treasurer, JOSEPH C. CANNON; STEPHEN DAVIDSON, WILLIAM STURGEON, H. B. APT, President; P. S. TROUTMAN, Secretary.
On 8 Aug 1869 Isaac Jr. married Emma Jane Jackson. They had no natural children but adopted a daughter.
MARRIED. August 8th, 1869, by Elder F. M. McGROW, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. ISAAC H. CANNON and Miss JANE JACKSON, all of Pleasant Grove, Fulton County, Ind.
Isaac enlisted in Co E 87th Ind Volunteers in the civil war. He enlisted 9 June 1862 and was discharged
10 June 1865. He was wounded in the shin on 13 Aug 1864 at the siege of Atlanta, GA. He died of
Carcinoma of the Stomach at his home in Lafayette, Indiana.
GRANT AND COLFAX CLUB [Fulton County]
Attention, Battalion! .. Companies A, B and C., Fulton Fighting Boys in Blue, will assemble at the Court
House in Rochester, Saturday Evening, Sept. 19th for the purpose of attending the meeting of the Grant
and Colfax Club. . . W. H. Willard.--- Union Township Grant and Colfax Club, at Pleasant Grove, Monday
evening, the 14thinst. . . [names mentioned]: President, F. M. Sheaffer; Vice-President, Jno. F. Wilson; Secretary, Isaac H. Cannon; Treasurer, Joseph C. Cannon; Stephen Davidson, William Sturgeon, H. B. Apt, President; P. S. Troutman Secretary.
[Rochester Union-Spy, Thursday, September 17, 1868]
OBITUARY OF CAPT. A.T. JACKSON
After an illness of several years with rheumatism, Capt. A. T. JACKSON died at his home in Kewanna, Tuesday night, aged almost 80 years. As a soldier, citizen, and churchman he was widely known. He came from southern Indiana to the Kewanna neighborhood 60 years ago, and engaged at farming. When the war broke out he was commissioned Captain of Co. E 87th Ind. Vols. and served with valor in the cause of the perpetuation of the union. He was also a prominent member of the Baptist church, an enthusiastic democrat and a leading business man for many years. After he retired from the farm he was a Kewanna merchant for many years and was widely known as a public spirited, good citizen. He leaves a wife [Malissa JACKSON] and the following living children:
Mrs. Hattie [JACKSON] MOORE and Mrs. Jennie [JACKSON] CANNON, Lafayette; Mrs. Robert [S.] [Verda M. JACKSON] PARIS, Brooklyn; and Alfred T. JACKSON, Pittsburg.
Funeral Friday at Kewanna, Rev. HUCKLEBERRY, of Logansport Baptist church officiating. [1825-1905; bur Kewanna I.O.O.F. cem, Fulton Co, Ind]
ISAAC CANNON, Jr., has removed his harness shop from this place to Winamac, and has associated with him in the business Mr. MYERS, of this county.
ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, January 7, 1871 A man by name of LANDES, a prisoner of Sheriff MONTGOMERY, nearly cut his way through brick and oak plank to freedom but was stopped by the sheriff. This is the man who was before the Republican nominating convention as a candidate for the office of Sheriff!
The organ of the Republican party spoke of him as ''Honest Landes!"
DELINQUENT TAX LIST:
ALLEN, George H.
BAILEY, H. W.
BUNTAIN, James H.
CARTER, Samuel A.
HUDKINS, H. L.
HOLLENBECK, T. L.
HERRIGAN, R. P.
JAYNE & EDMISTER.
MILLER, W. B.
McCLATCHEY, G. W.
SNIDER, George, Sr.
WATSON, M. C.
BARRETT, James G.
BIXLER, P. H.
CARTER, Milton, Sr.
CLAYTON, (Jos. Est?).
ROCHESTER UNION SPY, Thursday, Julv 31, 1873 : KEWANNA ITEMS
JOHN MYERS has purchased the old post office building from Mr. CANNON, and has moved his
harness shop into it.
Another letter from Isaac Cannon Jr. to William Barnett who was living in Allen Co, Iola, Ks is
interesting due to the information it provides and the evidence that the brothers Clement and Isaac Jr.
were not keeping in touch.
To: William T. Barnett
Dear old friend, You may be surprised at receiving a letter from me, but I have been thinking so often
about old friends and of our school days that I have come to the conclusion that we were fast growing old
and soon will be numbered with the dead, oh time flies so rapid it seems but as a yesterday that we were
boys in our plays with thoughts upon what we would be when we grew to be men.
1855 just 23 years or 25 at most since we saw the last of our cherished old log school house, with the
names of the school children then as they came up before my mind. I almost see them in their play. I
could number them by the score that have passed away. Some in far off states, we are scattered all ore the
union. Do you ever think of our good day's Billy. What a change time makes. You no doubt can picture the
field of battle where some fell where their Bones are now reposing and will until the Bugle sounds by
Gabriels Angel for them to rise.(then) and not till then will we all meet again.
I often think of the song the boys sung so often (Just 20 years ago) I think it never can get to be an old song. \For the word are so full of meaning and fills every one's mind with thoughts of their younger days and Recalls faces to memory that they cherished, and friendships ties, and they be DEAD. The names and memories of
loved ones seems ever near. I expect I am growing tedious of this subject and will close.
I hope you are enjoying life health and the comforts of home, wife and children for what we have here in this life is all we get in this country.
Things in Fulton Co have changed somewhat since you was here. A great many strange people have come in and when I go to the town I scarcely see any one I know. The weather has changed for the colder and it is awful cold now. I am living on a farm now and have been for nearly two years. I find I like it better than making harness. I had a splendid crop last season and made some money. I have 320 acres here 150 in good cultivation and the rest is in pasture lands. It is a good stock farm. I want to feed a lot of cattle another winter. I have not been fixed so I could before, I find there is where the money is (in stock.) Do you know where Wm. S. Barnett is now and what his address, James Killmer is here from the west visiting his folks he leaves again soon. Do you know where Clem Cannon is I have lost all trace of him. He has not written to me for over a year, how do you like it down where you are, what is land worth both the improved and the unimproved, did the crops do well the last season. I have been thinking of going to Arkansas South of you and have written more than I had thought I would when I began and probably more than you will want to study out. For I know you can't hardly read the half of it so I will close for the present hoping to here from you soon.
I remain your Friend
I. H. Cannon
Giving respects to all.
Saturday, February 15, 1879
KEWANNA CHIPS by POPE
Mr. John KILLMER has sold his stock of groceries, boots and shoes, to Mr. I. CANNON, Jr., who takes immediate possession.
KEWANNA CHIPS by POPE
I. CANNON moved to town this week. He has rented H. PHILLIPS old residence.
Friday, February 28, 1879
THE NEW YORK, PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY
[Lengthy article} . . . . After the road reaches Rochester it can be built via of Kewanna, Winamac and
Rensselaer and thence to Chicago, or via of Leiters Ford, Lake City, Knox, Valparaiso and thence to Chicago . . . .
OUR KEWANNA LETTER
On the 20th inst., Marshal PHILLIPS sold his personal property at public sale and will soon become a merchant of Marshtown, this county. John KILLMER has again sold out his store and goods to
Mr. Isaac H. CANNON, who will continue the business.
Per the 1880 Indiana Federal Census:
Birth Year <1845>
Marital Status M <Married>
Race W <White>
Head of Household Isaac CANNON
Father's Birthplace DE
Mother's Birthplace NJ
Source Information: Census Place Kewanna, Fulton,
Indiana Family History Library Film 1254279 NA Film
Number T9-0279 Page Number 117C
About 1883 Isaac Jr. moves to Lafayette, IN.
DEATH SUMMONS VETERAN OF WAR
Isaac H. Cannon, Aged Business Man and Survivor of Gallant Regiment, Answers His last Call
Isaac H. Cannon, a highly respected Civil war veteran and for many years in the harness business here died at his home at 1716 Greenbush Street Friday morning at 7:50 o'clock. Death having been caused by a complication of diseases. Mr. Cannon, who was born in Fulton County, Indiana August 10 1844 had lived in Lafayette thirty-three years, twenty of which he spent in the service of the Jamison Store. Twelve years ago he embarked in business for himself and was proprietor of the Lafayette Harness Company establishment at 207 Columbia Street.
Mr. Cannon served in the Civil war as a member of the 87th Indiana volunteer regiment. Which was commanded by Col. E. P. Hammond who died recently at his home in Lafayette. Mr. Cannon served three years in the Rebellion and was wounded in action. He was a member of the first Baptist church, also of Tippecanoe Lodge No. 492, F. and A.M., the Druids' order and the Grand Army of the Republic being active in the activities of the last named organization. He was married in 1869 to Miss Emma Jackson, of Kewanna, and the widow and one foster daughter, Mrs. Harold H Brelsford, survive. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Cannon was a devoted husband and father and was held in high esteem throughout the community. The funeral will be conducted from the family home Saturday afternoon at 3:30 and the Masons will have charge of the services. The Rev. C. M. Martinson will officiate and interment will be at Springvale Cemetery.
Name: Isaac H Cannon ,
Residence: Kewanna, Indiana
Enlistment Date: 31 August 1862
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
State Served: Indiana
Unit Numbers: 643 643
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 31 August 1862
Enlisted in Company E, 87th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 31 August 1862.
Mustered out Company E, 87th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 10 June 1865 in Washington, DC
Regiment: 87th Infantry Regiment IN
Date Mustered: 10 June 1865
Regiment Type: Infantry
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 10
Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 81
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 2
Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers
Eighty-seventh Infantry INDIANA
Eighty-seventh Infantry. -- Cols., Kline G. Shryock, Newell Gleason Lieut.-Cols., Newell Gleason, Thomas Sumner, Edwin P. Hammond, Majs., Thomas Sumner, Edwin P. Hammond, Richard C. Sabin.
This regiment was organized at South Bend and was mustered in at Indianapolis Aug. 31, 1862. It left the state the same day for Louisville where it was assigned to Burbridge's brigade, but was transferred on Oct. 1 to the 3d brigade, 3d division, 14th army corps, and took part in Buell's Kentucky campaign.
It was engaged at Springfield and Perryville; encamped near Mitchellville, Tenn., in November, and afterward occupied camps at Tunnel Hill, Pilot Knob and Gallatin. On Jan. 29, 1863, it moved to the south of Nashville and was engaged in a skirmish at Chapel Hill. Col. Shryock resigned on Mar. 28, and Lieut.Col. Gleason was promoted colonel in his place.
In June it engaged in the campaign against Tullahoma and was under fire at Hoover's Gap. It then marched to the Tennessee River; participated in the movement against Chattanooga; took a conspicuous part at Chickamauga, where it lost 40 killed, 142 wounded, and 8 missing, over half its numbers engaged; and was in Chattanooga during the siege.
On the reorganization of the Army of the Cumberland, it formed a part of the 2nd brigade, 3d division, 14th corps. It was in the front line in the storming of Missionary Ridge and joined the pursuit of the enemy to Ringgold, participated in the expedition against Dalton, and was in a skirmish at Buzzard Roost.
It was in camp at Ringgold until May 7, when it joined the Atlanta movement and participated at Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca Cassville, Dallas, Kennesaw Mountain, Peachtree Creek, the engagements at Atlanta, Utoy Creek, and Jonesboro. It was in camp at Atlanta until October, and then took part in the pursuit of Hood through northern Georgia, marching as far as Gaylesville, Ala.
It then returned to Atlanta and left on Nov. 16 with the 14th corps for Milledgeville. It was in a skirmish with Wheeler's cavalry near Sandersville and again near Waynesboro. Upon reaching Savannah it took part in the siege, remained there until Jan. 30, 1865, when it joined the movement through the Carolinas.
It reached Goldsboro with the army, remaining in camp there until April 10, 1865. It took part in the capture of Smithville and from there it proceeded to Raleigh, thence to Holly Springs, and after the surrender of Johnston marched to Richmond and then to Washington, where it participatedin the grand review.
It was mustered out at Washington June 10, 1865, and the recruits were transferred to the 42nd Ind. serving with that regiment until its muster out in July.
The original strength of the 87th was 945; gain by recruits, 302; total, 1,247. Loss by death, 268; desertion, 29; unaccounted for, 7.
Source: Union Army, vol. 3, p. 165
Isaac H Cannon died Sept 17 1920 at the age of 76 buried Lot #190 Section # 23 Springvale Cemetery, Fairfield Township, cause of death Cancer.
- Fought on 19 September 1863 at Chickamauga, GA.
- Fought on 20 September 1863 at Chickamauga, GA.
- Fought on 18 October 1863.
- Fought on 25 November 1863 at Chattanooga, TN.
- Fought on 25 November 1863 at Missionary Ridge, TN.
- Fought on 01 January 1864.
- Fought on 14 June 1864 at Near Ackworth, GA.
- Fought on 04 August 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
- Fought on 05 August 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
- Fought on 22 August 1864.
Emma J Cannon died Jun 28 1934 at the age of 83 buried Lot #189 Section # 23 Springvale Cemetery, Fairfield Township, cause of death Cancer.
Helen Cannon divorced H. Brelsford and died in 1943 or 1944.
Isaac H Cannon Jr. was the last of the children of Isaac and Nancy Cannon to die.
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