John Milton Cannon was born May 8, 1824, in South Carolina. His parents were Russel E. Cannon and Elizabeth Powell. The family had moved to Habersham County, Georgia, by 1830 and to Cass County (later Gordon County), Georgia, by 1840. John married Ellender Malinda Rich in 1846. Their eight children (Hulda, Mary Elizabeth, William Columbus, James Franklin, Deliza Adeline, John Albert, Martha Emiline, and Thomas Jefferson) were born between 1847 and 1862. John was a farmer near Calhoun or Sonora. He was also a partner with a Mr. Mosely in a tannery business.
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