I now have a web page with downloadable PDF files of the results of my research and that of many others, as well, for Simcock Cannon (c1730/1735 VA - after 1803 Buncombe Co., NC -- old Walton Co., GA).
The address is:http://www.simcockcannongenealogy.com/http://www.simcockcannongenealogy.com/
Here is what the main page says:
This website contains summaries of research on Simcock Cannon (born about 1730/1735 in Virginia – possibly in Amelia County or Henrico County) and his wife, Jane Rudd. Later on it also will contain summaries of research on his parents and ancestors after they have been reliably identified, as well as Jane Rudd’s line.
I have researched these families for almost 20 years and want to make the results available to other descendants. (I also have put my database online at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com, database: famconnections1.) If you use any of the research on this website, please give appropriate credit. If you find errors or new information, please let me know. You can contact me at:
Cecilie Gaziano, 4511 Fremont Avenue So., Minneapolis, MN 55419
Simcock Cannon was in the 1800 Greenville Co., SC, census, and also the 1800 Buncombe Co., NC, census, with identical information: a male aged 10-15, a male 45 or older, 2 females under 10, and a female 26-45. He did not appear in any state census in 1810. In 1800 he was the head of a young family, which was either that with a wife after Jane Rudd or perhaps the family of a widowed daughter.
A name transcribed as "Tim Cock Cannon," which appears to be Simcock Cannon, appeared in the 1803 fall census of the first Walton Co., Georgia, in the Eastern District, with a household of 7 white persons. This area was the "Orphan Strip" that South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia sparred over until it was found to belong to NC and is the lower part of present-day Transylvania Co., NC. It was roughly in the vicinity of Buncombe Co. of 1800. Some of Simcock's neighbors in the 1800 Buncombe Co., North Carolina, census also were in the "Orphan Strip" listing.
Simcock had one proved son, Russell, and two other likely sons, William and Richard, according to (1) land records placing Russell, William, and Richard very near each other in Greenville District, South Carolina, interacting with some of the same neighbors, and (2) Y-DNA results in the Cannon DNA Project at Family Tree DNA, www.familytreedna.com, for descendants of Russell, William, and Richard that match very well. Other children have been ascribed to Simcock, but they are based on some people’s overactive imaginations, such as a daughter Martha who married a Mr. Steen or a daughter Margaret or Jane who married Daniel McJunkin (Daniel McJunkin married a woman named Jane Chesney, according to well-documented evidence). Simcock Cannon sold his Union Co. land to a Martha Steen, but no evidence exists that she was a daughter.
A John Cannon of Pendleton District, South Carolina, and a Robert Cannon of Greenville and Pendleton districts, South Carolina, might have been sons, but no proof has turned up yet. When Simcock received a 600-acre Royal Grant in 1771 in Craven County, South Carolina (later Union County) the amount of land indicated an 11-person household (two 50-acre lots for the head of household and ten 50-acre lots for the other members of the household). The other household members could have been a wife and children, but they also could have included other relatives, slaves, or employees. Russell, Richard, and William were under-age at that time or if aged 18 or older, they would have been required to apply for their own land grants.
Simcock Cannon first appeared in two records of Amelia County, Virginia, in 1751, living near people surnamed Cannon and Kennon (who pronounced their name Cannon). His last name was sometimes spelled Kennon in the old Virginia and South Carolina records. No conclusive evidence so far places him in either family. Some people think he was the son of William Cannon and Judith Woodson of Henrico County because that William Cannon and his brother John Cannon were named in deeds that also mentioned a John Simcock.
Here is a summary of the three sons of Simcock, Russell, William, and Richard, as well as a summary of their spouses and children. Possible children are given, based on censuses for these men.
Russell Cannon* (c1752/1753-1824) m. Jane/Jean Campbell
William (1781-1843) m. Cecelia or Cecilie “Selah” Barton
Rhoda (c1780/1784-aft 1810) m. ---- Davis
James (1785-1873) m. Mary Powell
Margaret Saphronia (1785/1789-c1871) m. Cyrus Josiah Marchbanks
Son (possible) (1784/1790)
Martha (1790-1885) m. William Brown
Carter (1794-1875) m. Sarah “Sally” or “Sallie” (perhaps Latimer/Latuns/Latum/Tatum—unknown)
Elijah (1796-1887) m. Dorcas Bowen
Judith (1794/1800-aft 1824) m. ---- Kendrick**
Harriet (c1800-1890) m. Abraham Martin Duke
Ransom (c1804-1830) m. Malinda Ann Field
*Russell Cannon had no other wives; some imagine he married a Huldah Hoad, but there is no proof. A Huldah Hood has been connected with the son of Richard Cannon, Russell’s likely brother, who was named Russell E. Cannon and also a separate information file about “Hulda Hoad.”
**Not Abel Kendrick; see separate information file about Abel Kendrick & wife Juda, not Judith, unknown.
William Cannon (c1753/1754-aft 1824) m. Unknown
William (c1774/1784-aft 1820) m. Jeaney ----
Daughter (possible) (c1775/1784)
Jonathan (c1787-aft 1850) m. (1) Sarah “Sallie” Boyd (2) Nancy McKenzie
Daughter (possible) (c1775/1790)
Daughter (possible) (c1775/1790)
Richard Cannon (c1755/1760-1831) m. Elizabeth Cole
Jane (c1783-1884) m. Charles Harris
Sabra (c1793-1880) m. William Guess
Son (possible) (c1784/1790-?)
Daughter (possible) (c1794-?)
Russell E. (c1797-1860) m. Elizabeth Powell and (2) Elizabeth Powell (and perhaps Hulda Hood/Hoad)
Daughter (possible) (c1784/1800-?)
Elisha (c1800-aft 1870) m.Mary ----
Son (possible) (c1802-?)
Bird (1804-1871) m. Lucinda Morgan
Celia Ann (1805-1883) m. Joseph Hayden Murdoch
Malinda (c1809-aft 1876) m. the Rev. James A. Adams
Eleanor Caroline “Nellie” (1812-1893) Abraham Tate
NOTE: As I get enough time I will add more files on the descendants of Russell, William, and Richard, as well as research on the Rudds and other related families.
I am including files on several people who may be of this family but not enough is known about them. There are several men named John Cannon in Pendleton District, SC; Cass Co., TX; and Washington Co., AR (John Cannon who married Jemima Cantrell), for example. The last two men may be the same person, but the evidence is ambiguous and contradictory.