US -Cannon, William - Governor, DE

William Cannon:
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Born: March 15, 1809
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Birthplace: Bridgeville Delaware
Father: Josiah Cannon 1779 – 1813
(Buried: Bridgeville Cemetery Bridgeville Delaware)
Mother: M. Nancy Bowlin 1790 – 1829
(Buried: Bridgeville Cemetery Bridgeville Delaware)
Wife: Margaret Ann Laws 1813 – 1899
(Buried: Bridgeville Cemetery Bridgeville Delaware)
Married: November 11, 1832

Children:
Elizabeth Amanda Cannon Cahall 1835 – 1912
(Buried: Bridgeville Cemetery Bridgeville Delaware)
Sarah P. Cannon Heydrick 1836 – 1904
(Buried: Bridgeville Cemetery Bridgeville Delaware)
Captain William Laws Cannon 1839 – 1863
(Buried: Bridgeville Cemetery Bridgeville Delaware)
Ellie Sophia Cannon Buckelew 1845 – 1905
(Buried: Fernwood Cemetery Jamesburg New Jersey)
Henry Pervis Cannon 1847 – 1929
(Buried: Bridgeville Cemetery Bridgeville Delaware)
Philip Leonidas Cannon 1850 – 1929
(Buried: Bridgeville Cemetery Bridgeville Delaware)
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Political Party: Democratic Party and Republican Party

Occupation before War:

Worked at his father’s Mercantile Store in Bridgeville Delaware
Successful Businessman in Bridgeville Delaware
Owner of Brickyard in Bridgeville Delaware
Shipped and Sold Grain in Bridgeville Delaware
Owner and Operator of Sawmill and Grist Mill
1845 – 1848: Delaware State Representative
1849 – 1851: Delaware State Treasurer

Civil War Career:
1861: Delaware Delegate to Washington D.C. Peace Conference.
1862: Switched from Democratic to Republican to run for Governor.
1863 – 1865: Governor of Delaware
1863: His son died from exposure he received at Gettysburg
1863 – 1865: Sit up recruiting stations for African Americans
1863 – 1865: As Governor he commanded the respect of the people.
1863 – 1865: had to deal with a Democratic State legislature
1863 – 1865: the legislature rejected his messages and emancipation proposals
1864: Known to have been the wealthiest man in Sussex County

Died: March 1, 1865
Place of Death: Bridgeville Delaware
Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever
Age at time of Death: 55 years old
Burial Place: Bridgeville Cemetery Bridgeville Delaware
 
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