Biography of J. D. Cannon
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Cannon, J. D., was born in Connecticut, December 91, 1819. In early life he was employed as clerk in various stores, continuing from the age of sixteen to thirty six. He then gave up this calling and began farming and speculating in farms, having owned in Cortland, Tompkins and Broome counties no less than twenty three farms, though he owns at present only the one on which he lives, located near Slaterville Springs, and known as the Boice farm. This consists of fifty acres, which cost him $4,000. In 1847 our subject married Celinda E., daughter of David Hunt, of Towanda, Pa., and has two daughters living, both married and living near their parents. Mrs. Cannon died September 30, 1890. Mr. Cannon was educated in the common schools of Cannonsville, Delaware county, and cast his first vote for William Henry Harrison.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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