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:
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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