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Cannon, George, 1794-1844



  • Existence: 1794 - 1844

Biographical History

George Q. Cannon (1794-1844) was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who was from England.

George Cannon was born on December 3, 1794, in Peel on the Isle of Man, England. In 1825, he married Ann Quayle. The couple had six children who lived to adulthood: George Quayle Cannon, Mary Alice Cannon, Ann Cannon, Angus Munn Cannon, David Henry Cannon, and Leonora Cannon. In 1840, the family was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by George's brother-in-law, John Taylor. The family decided to immigrate to America, and in September of 1842, they set sail. Ann Quayle Cannon died at sea. George Cannon remarried in Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1844, marrying Mary Edwards White, with whom he had one daughter, Elizabeth Edwards Cannon. He died on August 19, 1844.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

George Cannon biography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230314855]
Identifier: MSS SC 1753
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typed biography of George Cannon, English convert to the Mormon Church, who emigrated to the United States and settled in Nauvoo. He made coffins for the Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), and his brother, Hyrum, and plaster casts of their heads.

Dates: approximately 1955

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 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232489309]
Identifier: MSS 542
Scope and Contents

Mimeographed copy of a typewritten history. Georgius Cannon writes humorous stories about his ancestors, George and George Q. Cannon, and about other members of his family. The item was "written about 1932 and reedited in 1962."

Dates: 1932-1962