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From: "Doneva Shepard" <>
Subject: Re: Lewis, Clark, and Shannon
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 1997 15:44:31 -0800

I loved the "Green-Irish"! My Shannon's were "green-irish" and we have a
Charles John Shannon's. But, I don't think they are related but I can't be
sure . . .
but I know for sure they were "Green-Irish" . . . I'll remember that one.
Doneva Shepard

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From: Marcia Gudeman <>
To: <>
Date: Saturday, November 08, 1997 3:07 PM
Subject: Re: Lewis, Clark, and Shannon

>According to a 2nd cousin, my Shannon's are suppose to be related to the
>George Shannon of Lewis & Clark Expo. However, I cannot find anything to
>substantiate this. I cannot find my great-great grandfather, John Shannon
>possibly born abt. 1810. Where, I do not know, and his parents are
>It was thought that he came over from Ireland to New York or New Hampshire.
>Do not know when or if... He may have married a Mahalia ? I am even
>wondering if he was just called John, but in fact that was not his given
>name. Just guessing! The only child I know he had for sure was my great
>grandfather, Aaron b. 6 May 1849. Born where? I do not know, possibly in
>Ohio. Aaron married Lucy Ann Giddings 3 Oct. 1872. Aaron died 10 Dec.
>1928, buried in Greenwood Cemetry in Canton, Il. Lucy is also buried
> In the same plot is a William Shannon b.1852. This could be Aaron's
>brother. I do not know how many brothers or sisters he might have had.
>William has a head stone but Aaron & Lucy do not. Aaron & Lucy's children
>are as follows:
>1. Joshepine, no birthdate. She married a Swalley. They lived in
>Bloomington, Il.
>2. Martha Lillian b.24 Aug 1874, d. 3 July 1913. She married Frank Black
>and was divorced. I believe they had one son named Edgar. Not sure of
>Martha Lillian Shannon Black is also buried in the Shannon plot in Canton,
>3. Francis Henry Shannon, no birthdates. May have lived in St. Louis at
>4. Charles Frederick Shannon (my grandfather) b.26 Dec. 1876, d. 31 Aug
>Married Lottie Weatherly 18 July 1895. Lottie died 15 Oct 1947. They are
>both buried in Eastlawn Cemetry in Bloomington, Il. They had 7 children.
>5.Uriel Joshua Shannon b. 1883, d. 20 Dec. 1964. Married Mryle Margaret
>Selby b. 1882. d. 1971. They had 3 children.
>I do not know if there were other children. I was told these Irish were
>called "Green Irish", meaning they were Protestant.
>I am new at this. Is there anyone out there that knows anything about this
>line of Shannons? I really need help finding Aaron's parents & siblings. I
>went to the courthouse in Fulton County, Il. And they could not come up
>a death record or any other information on Aaron Shannon. The cemetry
>records only had the information as to wife and dates I mentioned.
>Marcia Shannon Gudeman
>>I CAN NOT find any Dexal anywhere in George Shannons of (Lewis &
Clark )
>>Ken Shannon

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