Zalewski Family Genealogy

Nathaniel SHANNON[1, 2]

Male 1784 - 1839  (55 years)


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  • Name Nathaniel SHANNON 
    Born 1784  Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _FSFTID L63R-6MB 
    _UID 445EB330596CDC4CAE394036D02016380DA1 
    Died 25 Nov 1839  Frontenac, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: drowned 
    Address:
    St. Lawrence River 
    Person ID I2171  Zalewski Family
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2011 

    Father Nathaniel SHANNON,   b. Oct 1763, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1826, Gilmanton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Ann Elizabeth PEVERLY,   b. 1764, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1850, Gilmanton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married Abt 1783  Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F684  Group Sheet

    Family Mary GARMAN,   b. 5 Sep 1780, Derryfield, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1839, Frontenac, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 7 Mar 1805  Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Nathaniel SHANNON,   b. 29 May 1816, Gilmanton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1878, Stockton, Portage, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F683  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Nathaniel and his family moved to Wolfe Island in the 1820s. Nathaniel and Polly both drowned when the ferry, Hiram and Mary, that plied the St. Lawrence River between Kingston and Wolfe Island capsized in a squall. The crew and passengers, 11 in number, were thrown into the water. All were rescued except Nathaniel and Polly. Polly's body was recovered, but Nathaniel's was found the following year.

    Will:
    • Will

      I Nathaniel Shannon of Long Island and
      Frontenac county in the province of upper
      Canada do make and ordain this my last will
      And testament in manner and form viz
      I give and bequeath to my dear son Nathaniel
      The sum of five shillings and six pence I give
      And bequeath to my dear son John the amount
      of five months schooling each year until he
      becomes of age I give and bequeath to my dear
      son William the amount of three weeks schooling
      each year until he becomes of age I give and
      bequeath to my dear daughter Sarah Anne the amount
      of three months schooling each year until she
      becomes of age I give and bequeath to my dear
      daughter Mary Ann the sum of five shillings
      and six pence I give and bequeath to my dear
      daughter Louisa the sum of five shillings and
      six pence All the rest and remainder of my estate
      goods and chattels I give and bequeath to my dear
      beloved wife as long as she lives __ whom ___ ____?
      ____? and appoint sole executrix of
      (and after her expiration I give and bequeath
      to my sons John and William all my Estate
      to be equally divided between them this my last
      will and testament hereby revoking all other
      wills and .. as at any time heretofore
      made in witness ____________________________________?
      _______________________________________?
      And seal the 11th day of March in the
      Year of our Lord one thousand eight
      Hundred and thirty six
      (sgn'd) Nathaniel Shannon

      Signed sealed and declared by said testator
      Nathaniel Shannon as and for his last
      In the presence of us who have
      Subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
      In presence of the said testator

      Daniel F Lake
      Aaron _____ll (?)
      N______ Forbes (?)


      Thomas Horn ____________ _________?
      __ing on Nathaniel Shannon's Will(?)
      Kingston 5 Dec 1839
      ___________________?

      I John Shannon do agree
      And consent that Thomas Horn
      Of Wolf Island may take
      Out Letters of Administration
      Under the Will of the Late
      Nathaniel Shannon to Ad-
      Minister to the Estate
      Kingston 5th his
      December 1839 John X Shannon
      Witness Mark
      Thomas Markland Alex McDole
      Witness Charles B Davis

    Died:
    • November 27, 1839

      Melancholy Accident - On Monday morning last, as the ferry boat from Long Island was coming across to this port, having eleven persons on board, the wind blowing a gale from the South-wet, the boat upset and two of the passengers, Nathaniel Shannon, of Long Island, and his wife, were unfortunately drowned. It would appear there were twenty-five bushels of wheat, in bags, on board, and upon the vessel being struck with a heavy sea the wheat was thrown with some force to one side, which, it is said, was a great cause of her capsizing. On the accident being observed from the harbour, the crews of some of the schooners manned their jolly boats & proceeded with rescuing nine of them from a watery grave, who were taken to Her Majesty's Dock Yar, where every attention that humanity could suggest was paid to them. Some of them suffered severely, but we are happy to learn that they are now in a state of convalescence. The body of Shannon had not yet been found - that of Mrs. Shannon, it is said, never sunk. An inquest was help uponin, on Monday at the Dock Yard, and a verdict accordingly.

  • Sources 
    1. [S265] New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920, 16 January 2011; Batch: M73153-7, Film: 1001300, Ref: 2:1GV8CP1; Nathaniel Shannon; 7 March 1805.

    2. [S347] New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947, 27 September 2012; Nathaniel Shannon, Jr & Polly Garmon; 7 Mar 1805.

    3. [S343] Find-A-Grave Entry, 29 September 2012; Ann Elisabeth Shannon; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50975941.