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  Shannon Cemetery
   Denison, Texas

By -Tina DiToma

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There are two Shannon Cemetery's in Grayson County. The one North East of Sherman is still in use.

This cemetery is located in the 1800 block of West Crawford St. in Denison. It is on the north side of the road just west of the railroad track on property owned by the WJ Smith Wood Preserving Co. Turn on the gravel driveway at the radio tower. Park and walk east, around and behind the fenced off tower. It is amongst the only clump of trees in the field, not far from the railroad track.

This cemetery is named for James B. Shannon.  James B. Shannon [1812 - 1849]  and his wife Nancy Forrester Shannon [1814 - 1848] share a headstone which is now broken into multiple pieces. James B. Shannon was one of the earliest settlers of Grayson County, Texas. Both James Shannon & Nancy Forrester Shannon were born in Warren Co., Kentucky.  He was one of the original Commissioners appointed by the Texas State legislature to locate the county seat, to be named Sherman. James Shannon was also one of the grand jurors who signed the exoneration of Charles Galloway of the murder of Holland Coffee in 1846, finding the killing to be self defense. The grand jurors were said to be among the leading citizens of the newly-created county of Grayson which had a population of about 500 persons.

This cemetery was very large & contained a large 'potters field'. 

Peoples  InfantMar 1887
Rushing  Delores Jane11 Feb 194022 Feb 1940
Shannon  James B18121849
Shannon  Mary 18381852
Shannon  Nancy18141848
Slayden  Sarah Edna5 Oct 19071 Nov 1940
Thomas  E  L23 Jun 1873

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