By Robert D. and Cheryl J. Allen
Published by Robert D. and Cheryl J. Allen
The Territory of Michigan is indebted to the pioneer families who settled in the various areas of what was to become the great state of Michigan. There was one family, branches of which established their primary residences in Shelby, Washington, and Wheatfield Townships within what was to become Macomb and Ingham Counties in the state of Michigan. However, this family left its mark on the entire state through the efforts and activities of numerous family members.
From clergymen covering countless counties through their preaching, to surveyors who plotted numerous portions of the entire state, including both peninsulas, to merchants, druggists, civic leaders and timber men, this family exhibited not only the spirit of the pioneer movement in the early 1800's but also a concern for the inhabitants of the state and the welfare of the state itself.
This is the story of the Cannon family, its members, their exploits, and their final resting place.