Doddridge County Roots

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Gamble SHANNON

Male 1798 - 1850  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name Gamble SHANNON 
    Born CA 1798  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1820, 1830, 1840  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 25 May 1850  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: "nervous" 
    Buried Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I40984  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2015 

    Father Neal SHANNON,   b. CA 1775, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Content DAVIS,   b. 8 Mar 1802, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1886  (Age 84 years)  [4
    Married 9 Mar 1820  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 1820 Census, Harrison Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):
      1 Male, age 16-25
      1 Female, age 16-25

      1830 Census, Harrison Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):
      1 Male, age 30-39
      1 Male, age 5 - 9
      2 Males, under 5
      1 Female, age 20-29
      2 Females, age 5 - 9

      1840 Census, Harrison Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):
      1 Male, age 40-49
      1 Male, age 15-19
      2 Males, age 10-14
      2 Males, age 5 - 9
      1 Female, age 30-39
      1 Female, age 10-14

      1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 6 1850:
      Content Shanon, 48, value of real estate $1,000; James, 23, farmer; Martha, 22; Boyd, 16, farmer; Emaline, 9. All born in Virginia except Content, born in New Jersey.
      NOTE: Martha was James' wife, Martha Longacre, married in Oct 1849.

      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 16 1860:
      C. Shannon (female), 59, value of real estate $1,000.
      The next enumerated household was that of Content's son James and his family:
      J. Shannon (male), 34, farmer, value of real estate $1,500, value of personal estate $500; M. (female), 32; E. (male), 8; A. (female), 8; A. (sic) (female), 6; A. (male), 4; J. (male), 2; P. Rogers (male), 19, day laborer. [5]
    Children 
     1. William Henry SHANNON,   b. CA 1821,   d. 26 Jun 1854, Gallia Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)
     2. Elizabeth SHANNON,   b. 17 Mar 1822,   d. 21 Nov 1857  (Age 35 years)
     3. Ellen Jane SHANNON,   b. 31 May 1824, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1888, Franklin Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. James SHANNON,   b. Jan 1827, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Robert SHANNON,   b. 1830, Smithton (now Smithburg), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1916, Smithton (now Smithburg), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Gamble Boyd SHANNON,   b. 2 Feb 1834
     7. Lydia Emeline SHANNON,   b. 5 Feb 1841, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1873, Franklin Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    Family ID F16411  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2537] U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    2. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 54.

    3. [S5] Headstone.

    4. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.

    5. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >).