Elizabeth Clark1,2,3

ID# 14471, (1832 - 1868)
FatherJames Clark4,5 (abt 1800 - bef 1878)
MotherMary Willard Cobb4,5 (6 Jul 1807 - Dec 1878)

Key Events:

Birth: 27 Jun 1832, Kentucky6,7,8
Marriage: John M. Shannon, 13 Apr 1856, Lyon Co., Kentucky9,10,11
Death: 2 Sep 186812
Burial: Dycusburg Cemetery, Dycusburg, Crittenden Co., Kentucky12

Spouse: John M. Shannon
     Children:

  • Belle Shannon18 (abt 1857 - )
  • Ruben Shannon19,18 (26 Mar 1857 - 10 Mar 1867)
  • James W. Shannon20 (22 Feb 1861 - )
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Cobbs of Pawlet, Vermont

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Elizabeth Clark was born on 27 Jun 1832 in Kentucky.6,7,8 She was probably the female age 5 to 10 listed in the household of her father, James Clark, in the 1840 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky.13 She appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of 2nd District, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, in the household of her parents, James Clark and Mary Willard Cobb.14
     Elizabeth married John M. Shannon on 13 Apr 1856 in Lyon Co., Kentucky.9,10,11
     She appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Dycusburg, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, in the household of Gideon Dyer Cobb Jr., her uncle, with her parents and her supposed children, Ruben and Belle Shannon.15,16
     Elizabeth died on 2 Sep 1868 at age 36.12 She was buried in Dycusburg Cemetery, Dycusburg, Crittenden Co., Kentucky.12
     
Research Note, 30 Jul 2010:

No other record has been found of a John Shannon, save a possible match for a man of that name age 32, born in Tennessee, in the household of Katura Hyde in Lamar Co. Texas in 1860, apparently with four younger brothers. Nor has any later record been found for the two younger children, except Belle's appearance with her mother's sister in 1880.17

Citations

  1. [S1824] James Clark household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, show name as Elizabeth Clark.
  2. [S1697] Gideon D. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows name as Elizabeth Shannon.
  3. [S893] "Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900," Ancestry.com, record for John M. Shannon and Elizabeth A. Clark and record for John Shannon and Elizabeth Clarke.
  4. [S1824] James Clark household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows them in same household, apparently as parent and child.
  5. [S1697] Gideon D. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows them living together as if parent and child.
  6. [S2976] "Dycusburg Cemetery", shows date.
  7. [S1824] James Clark household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows age 17 and state.
  8. [S1697] Gideon D. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows age 30 and state.
  9. [S893] "Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900," Ancestry.com, record for John M. Shannon and Elizabeth A. Clark, shows date, as 13th, and county; record for John Shannon and Elizabeth Clarke, shows date, as 30th, and county.
  10. [S1697] Gideon D. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows Elizabeth and two children with surname Shannon, suggesting she had married a Shannon.
  11. [S2976] "Dycusburg Cemetery", shows her as as Lizzie C. Shannon, w/o J. M.
  12. [S2976] "Dycusburg Cemetery."
  13. [S1800] James Clark household, 1840 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  14. [S1824] James Clark household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  15. [S1697] Gideon D. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky.
  16. [S841] Gideon D. Cobb, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  17. [S1894] Modena A. White household, 1880 U.S. Census, Todd Co., Kentucky, shows Belle Shannon in the household.
  18. [S1697] Gideon D. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows Elizabeth and the child with the same surname living with her father.
  19. [S2976] "Dycusburg Cemetery", shows him as Reubie Shannon s/o L.C. & J. M.
  20. [S2792] James W. Shannon, birth register.