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English Shannon


English Shannon was b 15 February 1853 in Camden, SC. His family with its extensive connections held a place of influence in the history of Camden since the early years of the 19th century. His earliest ancestor, John SHANNON from IRELAND, settled in Fairfield co., SC and was instrumental in the formation of Winnsboro, SC with the WINN family. In 1800 the family moved to Camden where English's grand-father was in partnership with Mr. Spring in the "Springs and Shannon mills", today only SPRING survives as the famous "SPRING MILLS". The family plantation home still stands in Camden. English's father, Thomas English SHANNON and his mother, Elizabeth HAILE, d/o Benjamin HAILE & Amelia Evans had 11 children. English married Mary Sally WELSH and they moved to WHARTON sometime after 1870. English and Sally SHANNON had 9 children; Allison "Al" SHANNON b. 1882, Wharton, m. Amy Irene Anderson of Vilas, Tx. Tom SHANNON, Joe SHANNON, Bee SHANNON, Mack SHANNON, Lawrence SHANNON, Hattie "Hat" SHANNON, Annie SHANNON, Bessie SHANNON. English d. September 4, 1928 and is buried in the Pendleton Cemetery.

Sources;

Death certificate of English Shannon. 

Book "Kershaw County Cousins" by Charlotte Boykin Salmond Brunson 

Book "Camden Heritage" by Rachel Montgomery 

Book "SHANNON FAMILY" 

Book "ENGLISH FAMILY, descendants of Joshua ENGLISH, Quaker" Family history of English Shannon by grandsons, Robert, Al, Chas. Shannon

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