William Columbus Cannon

William Columbus Cannon was born March 1, 1853, in Calhoun, Gordon County, Georgia, to John Milton Cannon and Ellender Malinda Rich Cannon. He was first married to Ellie Lancaster. They had one child:

            Mary Alma, born February 1, 1878.

  William Columbus married Amanda Ellender Post January 14, 1890, in Haskell County, Texas. They had seven children:

  1. Henry Franklin, born January 14, 1891, in Avoca, Jones County, Texas
  2. Cleo Post, born January 20, 1892, in Avoca, Jones County, Texas
  3. Audie Lee, born May 18, 1893, in Avoca, Jones County, Texas
  4. Mable Clare, born January 6, 1895, in Avoca, Jones County, Texas
  5. John Milton, born August 23, 1897, in Avoca, Jones County, Texas
  6. William Calvin, born November 3, 1902, in Stamford, Jones County, Texas
  7. Shelby Lawrence, born September 20, 1904, in Stamford, Jones County, Texas.

William Columbus died June 23, 1918, in Stamford, Texas; he was buried in Haskell County Cemetery, Stamford, Texas. Amanda Ellender died July 22, 1964, in Stamford, Jones County, Texas; she was buried in Stamford Memorial Cemetery.

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