Notes for John Crabtree Shannon: John C. Shannon came to the Flat River section in 1853 with a patent to that land lying south of Gamon Estes and Will Perry and extending south to the Batchu grant. It is now known as "Federal Park, Federal Mill and chat dumps." John C. Shannon was the father of Louis Shannon, now with "73 years of actual residence in Flat River" and the grandfather of Cole Shannon, who runs the American Shoe Shop in Flat River.
The Dan Coffman house stood just west of the river, the John Coffman house just east of the river, and the John Shannon home farther up the hill in vicinity of Federal Park.
Flat River, Mo., May 19, 1936. Lead Belt News,
Perched on a high grassy knoll, overlooking "Koen Branch," just one-fourth mile east of the business center of Esther, Mo., stands the oldest church building in Flat River territory -- dedicated before Civil War days and named "Flat River Methodist Church."
Who preached the first sermon in this historic old building, is a secret buried too deeply in the misty past to ever be resurrected in this or future generations; however, a few surviving witnesses are proud to testify to the fact that such "Mighty Men of God" as Rev. John Shannon, Rev. Henry S. (Rough and Ready) Watts, and Rev. Joe (one arm) Russell, were among those who expounded the gospel with telling results from the pulpit of this old, old land mark.
More About John Crabtree Shannon: Burial: Unknown, Old Shannon Cemetary; A section in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetary. Ordination: Baptist Minister.
More About John Crabtree Shannon and Caroline Ann Shelley: Marriage: November 05, 1846, Robertson Co., Tenn..981, 982
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