William A. Cannon was born 10/17/1841 in Jefferson County, Tennessee and died 4/10/1927 in Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois.He is buried at Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon, Il.
He served in the Union Army during the Civil War with the 1st Tennessee Cavalry.Sometime in the late 1870's, he settled in Mattoon.In the 1880 Census, he is in Coles County.He also was a Baptist Minister.
I believe his wife was Lavinva Helms.They had four children:William Leroy (born July 1885), Mary Ann (born April 1886), John Francis (born December 1888), and Joseph Ross (born July 1890.
The oldest son, William Leroy, married a lady named Mary, and had a daughter named Helen (born about 1910).
I would appreciate any information anyone has on this family.I am willing to share information I have while William lived in Tennessee.