Biography of William C. Bannon
Tipton County, IN Biographies





WILLIAM C. BANNON, farmer and stock raiser, was born in Hancock County, Ind., February 4, 1844, and is the second of three sons born to John D. and Anna R. (Richard) Bannon, both natives of Pennsylvania. He was left fatherless at the age of four, and in 1854 went to Iowa with William P. Chapman, with whom he lived for eight years, working on the farm. In the spring of 1862, he moved to Madison County, Ind., and subsequently enlisted in Company G, Twelfth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, under Gen. Logan. He engaged in battle at Jackson, Miss., Missionary Ridge, Dallas, Tenn., Kenesaw Mountain, New Hope Church, and the siege of Atlanta He was honorably discharged after serving about three years. Returning to Hamilton County, he engaged in farming on rented land for two years, when he purchased forty acres. In the fall of 1872, he removed with his family to this township, and purchased his present home of eighty acres, on which he found twelve acres cleared and a small log cabin. He was married, August 27, 1865, to Miss Nancy E. Kinnaman, born February 26, 1849. This marriage has been blessed with nine children, six of whom are living - Henry, Jerry, Mazy, Jesse, William and Andrew. Mr. Bannon and wife are members of the Christian Church, and he is a Union Democrat, and has held some of the minor offices of the township.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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