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John Delaney Gann (b. 1818, d. 19 Jan 1864)John Delaney Gann (son of William Gann and Ruth Ann Delaney)11 was born 1818 in Hardin Co., Tenn11, and died 19 Jan 1864 in Angelina Co., Tx11.He married Malinda Arnold on 11 Jan 1847 in Angelina Co., Tx11.
Notes for John Delaney Gann:
All: John Delaney Gann was instrumental in having Angelina County created by the Texas legislature from Nacadoches County. He was the first clerk of the Angelina County Court from 1846 to 1850.--"Nathan Ignatious Gann..." book, page 245.
BURIAL: He was buried on his own land at Jack Creek, Texas. Exact location of grave is unknown today.--Gann book, page 246
BIOGRAPHY: By 1860, John D. Gann was the third largest landowner in Angelina County. The 1860 census showed his real estate valued at $6,200. He raised cotton, cattle and hogs on his land. Around 1860, he built a new cabin, which stands about 10 miles west of Lufkin. It is marked as an historic site by the Texas State Historical Commission.
MILITARY: 1838-Cordovan Rebellion-Texas-on muster roll of Capt.William M. Keeling, a company of infantry. John served as a rivate from Aug.9, 1838 to Aug.23, 1838. [ East Texas Militiamen 1838-1839: Nacogdoches County, Sabine County, San Augustine County, pages 12-14; transcribed by Kathryn Hooper Davis; Nacogdoches, Texas: Erickson Books, 1992] see also Gann Book-page 245.
Soon after 1860,John joined the Army of the Confederacy.
DEATH: While home of furlough, recuperating from "white swelling" in his leg (tuberculosis of the joints), John was the victim of an attack by nightriders. Dragged from his home, he was found dead two days later, hanging from a tree by Jack Creek. He died 19 January 1864.--Gann Book-page 246
CENSUS: 1846-Angelina County, Texas-Texas tax List Index, 1840-1849 (John D. Gann)
1860-Angelina County, Texas-Federal Census Index-page 89; Homer P.O.
Marriage 1 Malinda ARNOLD
Married: 11 JAN 1847 in Angelina Co.,Tx 1
Note: John D. Gann filed for a divorce from Malinda on Sept. 30, 1852; a jury of twelve men heard the case and "found the allegations as set forth to be true" and the divorce was granted on Dec. 10, 1852. Malinda (Arnold) Gann, eventually remarried Pleasant Wright in Nacogdoches County, Texas.-[District Court Minutes I, Dec. 10, 1852, page 78; Nacogdoches County;Nacogdoches, Texas]-and from "Ignatious Nathan Gann..." book; page 246.( see sources list)
More About John Delaney Gann and Malinda Arnold:
Marriage: 11 Jan 1847, Angelina Co., Tx.11
Children of John Delaney Gann and Malinda Arnold are:
- Sarah Elizabeth Gann, b. 13 Oct 184811, d. 15 Sep 1869, Austin., Tx11.
- Nancy Malinda Gann, b. Abt. 184911.