An exciting find in Shelby County, Kentucky – the Shannon Family Cemetery! This cemetery is to the back and right of the new Wal-Mart – in with Lowes and several other stores, off Highway 55. This is another find with Ritchey’s geocache!
Three Shannon men have military stones. John Shannon, Sergeant, Kentucky Militia, War of 1812. Born April 28, 1784, died February 24, 1819. His wife, Polly Shannon, born 1781, died 1811.
John and Polly’s original stones are fragmented and difficult to read.
Samuel Shannon, Captain, Pennsylvania Militia, Revolutionary War, born April 15, 1750, died May 14, 1813. His wife, Martha Shannon, born May 10, 1765, died February 23, 1838.
William Shannon, Captain, Virginia Line, Revolutionary War, born 1740, died July 5, 1794.
John Shannon, born November 24, 1765, died February 20, 1851.
In memory of General James M’Davitt who was born October 17, 1770 and departed this life August 7, 1844. The spelling of the last name is difficult to read on the stone. In checking on the internet I found the following excerpt:
Acts Passed at the First Session of the Forty-Fourth General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Begun and held in the town of Frankfort, on Monday the Twenty-Eighth day of December in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, and of the Commonwealth the forty-fourth.
James T. Morehead, Lieutenant and Acting Governor
Chapter 223 – An act to incorporate a company to turnpike a road from Shelbyville, Shelby County, to Taylorsville, in Spencer County.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That John Younger, Samuel Tevis, John W. Taylor, James M’Davitt and Samuel Shannon, be, and they are hereby constituted a board of internal improvement for the county of Shelby, for the purpose of constructing a turnpike road from Shelbyville, Shelby County, to Taylorsville, in Spencer County, by way of James M’Davitt’s, Vandyke’s mills, or as it may be thought best, on the general direction of the present road, varying any distance, within two miles, as it may be thought best . . .
In memory of Elizabeth Shannon, consort of William Shannon, born September 17, 1782 and departed this life October 16, 1836, aged 54 years and 29 days.
Sarah, wife of John J. Roberts, born April 11, 1790, died February 1, 1875.
This memorial is erected to the memory of the family of Shannon and Sarah E. Reid. Sarah Eliza, consort of Shannon Reid, and daughter of John and Anna Shannon, was born September 8, 1817, and departed this life March 21, 1844.
William Shannon, son of Deborah and Sam Shannon, who was born September 10, 1821, and died August 21, 1825.
Julia B., daughter of Arnon and Martha A. Wallace, born November 20, 1846, departed this life April 6, 1871. ‘We sorrow much and yet we know that thou are happier far, in that bright world above, where God and father and happy Angels are.’
Miss Ann R. Wallace, born Jun 10, 1840, died January 21, 1885.
Gordon Wallace, born November 3, 1843, died May 5, 1886.
In memory of Arnon Wallace, died September 17, 1850, aged 39 years.
Another broken stone. Ann, wife of James Shannon, born April 27, 1792, died June 12, 1824.