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Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
Chapter XXIV: Genealogy of the Shannon Family

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[This information is from pp. 284-285 of Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century by Austin A. Yates (New York: New York History Co., 1902). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 Yat, and copies are also available for borrowing. Thanks to Carol Di Crosta for data entry help with this page.]

The Shannons are of Revolutionary stock. Robert Shannon, a Scotchman, came to Schenectady about 1750, and on the 28th day of May, in that year, married Elizabeth Bowel (Bowles).

George, a son of Robert, born March 17th, 1751, married Sarah Smith. He was a Revolutionary soldier, and died January 8th, 1829, aged eighty years, leaving several children surviving him, among them a son, John, born April 9th, 1791, a citizen well and favorably known in Schenectady County.

Thomas, also a son of Robert, born December 20th, 1752, married Margaret, daughter of Abraham Schermerhorn, and left several children surviving him, among them one son named Aaron, born April 26th, 1795, the father of the late Thomas Shannon.

John, another son of Robert, married, July 4th, 1781, Margaret, also a daughter of Abraham Schermerhorn. He served as a patriotic soldier in the War of the Revolution, and died April 1821, leaving children.

William, also a son of Robert, married Jenny Smith.

Robert, another son of Robert, married, first, Nancy McGregor; secondly, in 1805, Eva Waller.

Michael, also a son of Robert, married Susanna, daughter of Joseph Bracham.

Alexander, also a son of Robert, married April 20th, 1788, Elizabeth, another daughter of Joseph Bracham.

Margaret, a daughter of Robert, born May 14th, 1758, married Simon B. Veeder.

All of the above named children left descendants, so it is evident that the healthy blood of the honest, old Scot circulates extensively in our community.

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