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REMEMBER: In North America, the month of September 1752 was exceptionally short, skipping 11 days, when the Gregorian Calendar was adapted from the old Julian one, which didn't have leap year days.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Nancy Ann Whitlow Cannon, Grandmother of Cynthia Cannon Rogers

In considering a fifth great grandmother, I often wonder how she dressed..(as a member of the George Rogers family tree.)

Nancy Ann WHITLOW Cannon 1747–1830 
 Birth 18 NOV 1747 • Caswell County, North Carolina, 
Death 01 JUL 1830 • Loudon County, Tennessee

grandmother of Cyntha Cannon Rogers (w. of Micajah C. Rogers) both buried in Huntsville, TX

She married John Cannon,  Birth 18 MAR 1744  VirginiaDeath OCT 1806  Grass Valley, Knox, Tenn (an unknown location as of this date)  He did receive a 100 acres of land warrant as a result of serving in the Revolutionary War.  His ancestry site is pretty garbled up at this point, and I'll try to straighten it out (on my tree) by his birthday in March!

The clothes that were being worn by women in the 1830's are possibly what Nancy would have also worn.

 Fashion drawings show big sleeves!

And undergarments would help every lady have the right support!

Three children are listed on "Find a Grave" site with her and their markers.
Martha Cannon Nelson (1764 - 1862)
William Cannon (1771 - 1868) (father of Cyntha Cannon Rogers)
Robert Cannon (1781 - 1854)

Photo of Irwin House, Milton, Caswell County, NC taken 1940
Caswell County is located right on the Virginia line, and was formed in 1777.  It has today only two real towns, Yanceyville (the County Seat) and Milton.  
Casswell County Courthouse, maybe built 1830

Nancy Cannon is buried in Steekee Cemetery, Loudon County, TN.  The year she died she is on the census living with her son Robert, who has a similar headstone.  On that census she is the free white female age 80-89 years old in his household in Roane, Loudon County. TN

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Quote for Today: 

The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.

  As Thanksgiving is coming, something to think about...changing the world !

Another thought about dates...the Gregorian Calendar was mentioned back on Nov 16 HERE.
And it didn't state when or how the British changed their calendars...So here's some more info (and keep in mind England also changed it's "New Year date" from March 25 to Jan. 1.)
"In England and Wales, the legal year 1751 was a short year of 282 days, running from 25 March to 31 December. 1752 began on 1 January. To align the calendar in use in England to that on the continent, the Gregorian calendar was adopted: and the calendar was advanced by 11 days: Wednesday 2 September 1752 was followed by Thursday 14 September 1752. The year 1752 was thus a short year (355 days) as well.. Source Wikipedia

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