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Descendants of Samuel Gann


      41. Thomas4 Gann (John3, Adam2, Samuel1) was born 1801 in SC. He married Rebecca. She was born 1802.

Notes for Thomas Gann:
From E. Eugene Gann, North Little Rock, AR.


Notes for Rebecca:
From E. Eugene Gann, 5901 Elk River Rd., North Little Rock, AR 72116.

     
Children of Thomas Gann and Rebecca are:
  213 i.   William5 Gann, born in TN. He married Caroline.
  Notes for William Gann:
From E. Eugene Gann, North Little Rock, AR.


  Notes for Caroline:
From E. Eugene Gann, 5901 Elk River Rd., North Little Rock, AR 72116.


  214 ii.   Smith Gann, born in TN. He married Frances (Fannie) Halmark August 31, 1856 in Tishomingo Co, MS; born in KY.
  Notes for Smith Gann:
From E. Eugene Gann, North Little Rock, AR and James D. Gann, Little Rock, AR.

!Smith went to War in 1863 and never returned.


  215 iii.   Sarah Gann, born 1827 in TN. She married Manuel Jackson August 29, 1861 in Tishominco Co, MS.
  216 iv.   Nancy Gann, born 1828 in TN. She married John H. Byrd March 27, 1860 in Tishominco Co, MS; died in Tishomingo Co, MS.
  217 v.   John Gann, born 1830 in AL. He married Mary Williams March 08, 1849; born January 10, 1826 in Clarksville, TN.
  Notes for John Gann:
From E. Eugene Gann, North Little Rock, AR.


  218 vi.   Cynthia Gann, born 1833 in AL. She married William Lagette November 25, 1855 in Tishomingo Co, MS; died in Tishomingo Co, MS.
  219 vii.   Newton Gann, born 1835 in AL. He married Matilda Caroline Gibson August 08, 1855 in Tishominco Co, MS.
  Notes for Newton Gann:
From E. Eugene Gann, North Little Rock, AR.


  220 viii.   Jasper Levi Gann, born February 14, 1835 in Marion Co, AL; died January 24, 1911 in White Co, AR. He married Sarah M. (Sally) Guise 1852 in AL; born January 1835 in AL; died August 24, 1919 in Sidon, White Co, AR.
  Notes for Jasper Levi Gann:
From Rubie K. Gann Golart, 3430 Blue Mountain Dr, San Jose, CA 95127
(408)-251-3501. 4/3/98

!On the 1860 census TN Jasper Gan 25 with wife Sarah 25, and Enoch, Mary C. 1880 Harve Twp, F aulkner Co, AR, pg. 17, dist 54, June 14 1880, with wife, Sarah, both 45 years old, and grand daughter, Josephine, listed as 3 years. On the 1900 Cardnon Twp, White Co, AR census, Sheet N o. 3, J. L. Gann 65, wife Sarah 65,had 6 children, 3 living. He says born in Alabama, his fa ther born in Carolina and mother born in AL. Mary C. Record, born April 1859, is listed wit h her 6 of 8 children living in same household.

!From National Archives Pension File #800422: Served as private in Company A, 6th Regiment , Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry. Mustered in at Pocahontas, TN and served from Aug 11 1862 t o 1865. Paid to Sarah M. Gann. Records gives date of death as Jan. 24, 1911.

!J. L. Ganns and wife Sarah M. sold land to John T. Patterson for the sum of $500, Warranty D eed dated Oct. 10 1894, White Co, AR. Book 60 pg 126. J. L. Gann and wife Sarah Gann sold t o R. H. Short some land for the sum of $500, dated April 20, 1894, White Co, AR.


  More About Jasper Levi Gann:
Fact 2: Sidon Cem, White Co, AR

  Notes for Sarah M. (Sally) Guise:
From Rubie K. Gann Golart, 3430 Blue Mountain Dr, San Jose, CA 95127
(408)-251-3501. 4/3/98

!From Federal Archives Pension File #721039: Sarah M. Gann received pension
from service of Jasper L. Gann. According to the file her date of death was
Sept. 24, 1919, and the last payment was made to Jocie P. Davis.


  221 ix.   Rebitha (Tabitha) Gann, born 1837 in AL. She married John Johnson September 28, 1854 in Tishominco Co, MS.
  222 x.   Jane Gann, born 1841 in TN.
  223 xi.   Lucinda Gann, born 1844 in MO.
  224 xii.   Thomas Jefferson Gann, born October 11, 1849 in MS. He married (1) Lula Mae Chancy; born in Tishomingo Co, MS; died December 18, 1956 in Tishomingo Co, MS.
  Notes for Thomas Jefferson Gann:
From E. Eugene Gann, North Little Rock, AR.
From James E. Dewater, 5633 Northrop Rd, Milton, FL 32570 10/7/94


  More About Thomas Jefferson Gann:
Fact 2: Shady Grove Cem, Tishomingo Co, MS

  More About Lula Mae Chancy:
Fact 2: Shady Grove Cem, Tishomingo Co, MS



      42. John4 Gann (Ignatious Nathan3, Adam2, Samuel1) was born in Guilford Co, VA. He married Rebecca Massingill June 28, 1809 in Washington Co, TN, daughter of William Massingill. She was born 1785.

Notes for John Gann:
From Wm R Gann, 7406 Englewood Ln, Raytown, MO 64133-6913 (816) 353-7172.

!Married by David Brumley. Test. Jas. Sevier. Recorded Washington Co, TN
Marriages and Wills, 1778-1820, Page 133.


Notes for Rebecca Massingill:
From Wm R Gann, 7406 Englewood Ln, Raytown, MO 64133-6913 (816) 353-7172.
From Nathalie M. Sheeler, 1617 Tulane Dr, Lufkin, TX, 75901-5635 6/12/96

     
Child of John Gann and Rebecca Massingill is:
  225 i.   George5 Gann, born in Washington Co, TN; died Bef. 1850 in TN. He married Jane Mantooth Bef. 1828 in TN; born 1810 in TN.
  Notes for George Gann:
From Deborah Wein, 5513 S Laredo St, Aurora, CO 80015 (303)699-9667. 11/2/95


  Notes for Jane Mantooth:
From Deborah Wein, 5513 S Laredo St, Aurora, CO 80015 (303)699-9667. 11/2/95




      43. Isaac4 Gann (Ignatious Nathan3, Adam2, Samuel1) was born 1782 in Jonesborough, Washington Co, TN, and died August 07, 1846 in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO. He married Anna Clark 1803 in Washington Co, TN, daughter of John Clark and Cassandra England. She was born 1783 in Jonesborough, Washington Co, TN, and died October 1846 in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO.

Notes for Isaac Gann:
From Wm R Gann, 7406 Englewood Ln, Raytown, MO 64133-6913 (816) 353-7172.

!Lafayette Co, MO, Book D, Page 269: Deed dated 18th July 1834 from
Isam B. Manion and Athalia K to Isaac Gann, for $420, E/2 SE/4 Sec 16, Twp 49, R 28, 80 acre s patented to Isam Manion May 17 1832. NE/4 SE/4 Sec 21, Twp 49, R 28, 40 acres Mar 9 1833 No . 3309. Test. John C. Hughes and Hugh Barnett.

!Lafayette Co, MO, Book D, Page 271, July 18 1834 John C. Hughes and Jane Hughes to Isaac Gan n for $280 E/2 NE/4 Sec 21, Twp 49, R 28, 80 acres, patented to Joshua Campbell dated May 2 5 1825. Test. Isam B. Manion and Hugh Barnett.


More About Isaac Gann:
Fact 2: Buchanan Co, MO

Notes for Anna Clark:
From Wm R Gann, 7406 Englewood Ln, Raytown, MO 64133-6913 (816) 353-7172.

     
Children of Isaac Gann and Anna Clark are:
  226 i.   Elizabeth5 Gann, died July 22, 1901 in Buchanan Co, MO. She married George W. Connor.
  Notes for Elizabeth Gann:
From Bill Gann, Independence, MO.
From Nina Graham, 806 S 3rd St, Odessa, MO 64076-1455 (816)633-4094 4/23/96.

!From Nina Graham. We have nothing on Elizabeth Gann until the names of the
sons-in-law of Isaac Gann appear receiving money from his estate, and by
elimination, Elizabeth must be the wife of George W. Conner, receiving $39.48. From deaths i n Buchanan County, Mo, Vol. 1, P. 63, the death of Elizabeth Connor was found and also Page 4 5, the death of a Joseph Connor dying 28 Jan 1895 and Page 217, Victoria Connor 18 April 1894 . Not sure who they are.


  Notes for George W. Connor:
From Nina Graham, 806 S 3rd St, Odessa, MO 64076-1455 (816)633-4094 4/23/96.


  227 ii.   Oliver Clark Gann, born October 21, 1805 in Cocke Co, TN; died December 29, 1885 in Odessa, Lafayette Co, MO. He married Susannah Margaret Green January 07, 1836 in Lexington, Lafayette Co, MO; born August 03, 1820 in Cocke Co, TN; died March 06, 1884 in Lafayette Co, MO.
  Notes for Oliver Clark Gann:
From Nina Graham, 806 S 3rd, Odessa, MO, 67076.

!With four older brothers fighting in the Civil War, little Harriet, young
Oliver, Jr. and members of their family were held captive by Union forces in a
make-shift jail in Lexington, MO, during the terrible days of the infamous
"Order No. 11," in which all residents of several counties in western Missouri
were ordered to evacuate the entire area. Familylore has it that Oliver, Jr.
at age 4 sang church hymns as loud as he could and this helped in the family's
escape. After their escape and traveling only at night to get to their farm
some 20 miles to the south, father Oliver Gann found cows on deserted farms
from which he got milk for baby Harriet. These stories were told by Oliver,
jr. on his visit to Odessa in 1947 when he was 86 years old.

!Sources: Birth, family Bible record; Marriage, Lafayette Co, Mo; Will,
Lafayette Co, MO names living children. Large monument in cemetery gives dates
also.


  More About Oliver Clark Gann:
Fact 2: McKendree Cem, Odessa, Lafayette Co, MO

  Notes for Susannah Margaret Green:
From Nina Graham, 806 S 3rd, Odessa, MO, 67076.

!Sourch: Oliver Clark Gann Bible, owned by Herbert Hammonds, Raytown, MO. The
Bible does not contain printed record pages, so the handwritten entries are
found on scattered blank pages throughout; front and back flyleaves and the
reverse side of the New Testament title page.


  More About Susannah Margaret Green:
Fact 2: McKendree Cem, Odessa, Lafayette Co, MO

  228 iii.   Caroline Gann, born 1807 in Washington Co, TN; died Aft. February 08, 1848 in DeKalb Co, MO. She married Oglesby B. Snead 1830; born Abt. 1792 in VA.
  Notes for Caroline Gann:
From Nina Graham, 806 S 3rd St, Odessa, MO 64076-1455 (816)633-4094 4/23/96.

!Caroline and Oglesby Snead probably were married in Tennessee and came to
Missouri when her father and family came. Caroline and Oglesby Snead received $39.48 from th e estate of her grandfather, Nathan Gann, 1848 in Tennessee. They were listed on the 1840 cen sus in Buchanan Co, MO.


  Notes for Oglesby B. Snead:
From Nina Graham, 806 S 3rd, Odessa, MO, 67076 and Clifford Gann, Irving, TX.


  229 iv.   Harriett Lee Gann, born Abt. 1813 in TN; died Aft. 1848 in MO. She married Marcus Lafayette Hall.
  Notes for Harriett Lee Gann:
From Bill Gann, Independence, MO.
From Nina Graham, 806 S 3rd St, Odessa, MO 64076-1455 (816)633-4094 4/23/96.

!Harriett came to Missouri with her parents. They are listed in the 1840
census of Buchanan Co, MO.


  Notes for Marcus Lafayette Hall:
From Bill Gann, Independence, MO.
From Nina Graham, 806 S 3rd St, Odessa, MO 64076-1455 (816)633-4094 4/23/96.

!Marcus signed a power of attorney with Harriett when she inherited $39.48 from
her grandfather's estate in 1848 in Tennessee.


  230 v.   John Gann, born 1815 in TN; died Aft. June 17, 1867 in San Joaquin Co, CA. He married Louisa Maxwell 1837; born 1813 in TN; died Aft. June 17, 1867 in San Joaquin Co, CA.
  Notes for John Gann:
From Nina Graham, 806 S 3rd St, Odessa, MO 64076-1455 (816)633-4094 4/23/96.

!John Gann was proven to be the son of Isaac and Ann Clark Gann by the Power of Attorney give n to his brother Samuel Gann to go the Tennessee to see if they had money coming to their fat her, who was deceased, and for their mother, who was also deceased. The Estate of Nathan Gan n was to be settled and there was a lawsuit against the Estate of John Clark.
John was in the 1840 census of Buchanan Co, MO and had two females under
5, He and his wife were over 20 and under 30. In 1847 John sold land to Henry Watkins. Whe n John and Louisa Gann sold land 11 Jan 1867, Book 46, Page 214, they were living in San Joaq uin, CA.


  Notes for Louisa Maxwell:
From Nina Graham, 806 S 3rd St, Odessa, MO 64076-1455 (816)633-4094 4/23/96.


  231 vi.   Isaac Wilson Gann, born January 1815 in Brownsboro, Washington Co, TN; died June 25, 1889 in CA. He married Aby Ann Porter January 17, 1841 in Buchanan Co, MO; born March 03, 1822; died April 12, 1881.
  Notes for Isaac Wilson Gann:
From Wm R Gann, 7406 Englewood Lane, Raytown, MO 64133-6913 (816)353-7172.


  Notes for Aby Ann Porter:
From Wm R Gann, 7406 Englewood Lane, Raytown, MO 64133-6913 (816)353-7172.


  232 vii.   Andrew Jackson Gann, born July 03, 1817 in Brownsboro, Washington Co, TN; died August 23, 1880 in Antioch, Contra Costa Co, CA. He married Rebecca Barker September 02, 1834 in Lafayette Co, MO; born June 03, 1817 in KY; died April 03, 1902 in Antioch, Tulare Co, CA.
  Notes for Andrew Jackson Gann:
From Nina Graham, 806 S 3rd St, Odessa, MO 64076-1455 (816)633-4094 4/23/96.

!His marriage to Rebecca is recorded in Lafayette Co, MO, Marriage Book B,
Page 68. He signed his name on a Power of Attorney as Gen. Jackson and said he would be know n as G. J. Gann. On 18 Mar 1837, Book E, Page 397, Jackson and Rebecca sold 40 acres south o f the River to Elias Barker (son of Stephen
Barker).

!The family is listed on 1840 census of Platte Co, MO, and 1850 census of Holt Co, MO.

!Jackson and family went to California with the wagon train led by Gallant
Raines and wife, Josie Martin.


  More About Andrew Jackson Gann:
Fact 2: Oakview Cem, Antioch, Contra Costa Co, CA

  Notes for Rebecca Barker:
From Nina Graham, 806 S 3rd St, Odessa, MO 64076-1455 (816)633-4094 4/23/96.


  More About Rebecca Barker:
Fact 2: Oakview Cem, Antioch, Contra Costa Co, CA

  233 viii.   Samuel A. Gann, born January 12, 1819 in Brownsboro, Washington Co, TN; died February 05, 1901 in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO. He married Martha Brooks May 20, 1854 in Austin, Travis Co, TX; born April 11, 1834 in Johnson Co, MO; died November 08, 1916.
  Notes for Samuel A. Gann:
From Wm R Gann, 7406 Englewood Ln, Raytown, MO 64133-6913 (816) 353-7172.

!1880 Fed census, Center, Buchanan Co., MO, 4-74-8-40: Samuel A. 60 b TN,
Martha A. 47, Frances A. 19, Julia M. 18, Robert L. 11, Josifren 8, Anthony 6, Florence H. 6/ 12, all b MO.

!From History of Buchanan and Clinton Counties, Mo., 1893, Page 144. Samuel A. Gann, a retir ed agriculturist and real estate owner of St. Joseph, is a veteran of the Mexican War, in whi ch he did valiant service, and is one of the very oldest settlers of the Platte Purchase. Ou r subject was born in eastern Tennessee, in Washington County, twelve miles from Jonesboro, J anuary 12, 1819. His father, Isaac, was also born in that locality, where his father, Nathan , a native of Scotland, was an early settler and a large plantation owner. The latter was ca ptain in the Revolutionary War and died in Tennessee. Our subject's father, who took part i n the war of 1812, was a farmer by occupation and in 1832 removed with his family from Tennes see to Missouri. In the spring of 1833 he made the distance on horseback of over one thousan d miles, locating in the southern part of LaFayette County on a good farm of one hundred an d sixty acres. After raising one crop there he settled on a larger farm in Johnson County, an d in 1838 bought a claim of one hundred and sixty acres in Buchanan County, where his death o ccurred some eight years later, he then having reached his sixty-second year. Politically h e was a Democrat, and in his native state was united in marriage with Ann Clark, whose fathe r was a silversmith and a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War. Mrs. Gann did not long surviv e her husband, passing away some seven weeks after his death. In a family of thirteen childre n, twelve grew to mature years and only three are living, our subject being the ninth in orde r of birth. He was reared on the old Tennessee homestead until his fourth year, when his fath er located in Newport, Tenn. He had no school advantages, and in 1833 made the journey to Mis souri on horseback. Five years later he became a resident of Buchanan County, where wild gam e and Indians were still numerous. He had frequent visits from the Sioux, Fox and Kickapoo In dians, and learned to speak some of their languages. In 1839 he went on a prospecting tour t o Texas, going through Arkansas on horseback. He was made overseer on a large plantation nea r Jefferson, where he was for eight months. In 1846 Mr. Gann, after his return home, voluntee red and enlisted in the Mexican War, under Capt.Jesse Moran, of Platte County. He was mustere d in and drilled at Leavenworth, and on August 9 started on a six weeks' march to Santa Fe, j oining Price. He took part in many important battles of the campaign, often fighting with th e bayonet hand to hand. In the battle of July 6, 1847, they lost about one-eighth of their me n, as the United States troops fought under great disadvantages. Our subject was made Corpora l, and was mustered out in the fall of 1847. Previous to the war Mr. Gann had owned an eight y-acre farm, which he sold before his return and then purchased one of about the same size i n Crawford Township, where he built a log house and engaged in farming until 1849, when he st arted for California, with oxen and wagons, going by way of Fort Kearney and the North Platte . Later he traded his outfit for mules. When crossing the Humboldt Range he nearly starved t o death, and on the South Platte was obliged to fight the Indians. On his arrival at his dest ination he obtained employment at teaming for $10 per day, which business he left after a whi le, engaging in trading stock. Going to the southern part of the state he bought and drove st ock and engaged in freighting. In 1850 Mr. Gann opened a store on Deer Creek, at Nevada City , which, after running it nine days, he sold for more than he had invested, and had moreove r sold $900 worth of goods. He then opened a store on Yuba river, where he continued successf ully, and next invested in cattle, selling them to good advantage. He returned to Missouri i n steamer by way of the Isthmus and New Orleans to St.Louis. In 1853 he went to Texas in a wa gon, locating within twenty-one miles of Austin, where he purchased three hundred acres of la nd, and for the following three years engaged in raising cotton. In 1856 he returned to thi s county, buying land in Crawford Township, where he has since been engaged in agricultural p ursuits. He was an extensive dealer in land during all these years, owning at one time eigh t hundred acres, three hundred of which was within five miles of the city and well improved . In 1888 he retired from business cares, and has since made
his home at No. 2019 Edmond street. In Texas, on May 20, 1854, Mr. Gann and
Miss Martha Brooks were married. The lady was born in Johnson County, Mo.,
where she was reared, and removed to Texas with her father, John Brooks, who
was a farmer. Of the eleven children born to our worthy subject and wife, only six survived t o reach mature years, and only three are now living.
Breckenridge, Robert E. Lee and Frances (the wife of J. W. Mitchell) are all
deceased. Victoria, the wife of Samuel Crumpley, lives in St. Joseph; Julia is the wife of Jo hn A. Flournoy, a lawyer of this city, who was born in Ray
County, where he studied law under Col. John Coniphan, being admitted to the
bar in 1890. Josephine, who lives at home, completes the family. In 1887 our
subject was waylaid on the night of August 18 when he had gone some sixty yards from his doo r to get a bucket of water. When under the shadow of the trees he was accosted by two men arm ed with revolvers. Though he was shot twice through the lungs be belabored them with the buck et and succeeded in gaining the mastery. Mr. Gann formerly raised blooded horses, and for som e time was engaged in packing and shipping pork. For nine years he was School Trustee and wa s at one time Supervisor of Roads. In politics he is a Democrat, having been a delegate to se veral conventions, and fraternaly is a Royal Arch Mason.

!Samuel A. was a Corporal in Captain Morin Separate Battle, Missouri Mounted
Volunteers.


  More About Samuel A. Gann:
Fact 2: August 1902, Mt. Mora Cem, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO

  Notes for Martha Brooks:
!Martha received a pension #12590.


  234 ix.   William T. Gann, born June 15, 1823 in Brownsboro, Washington Co, TN; died January 14, 1884 in Briggs, Burnet Co., TX. He married Elizabeth Osborn March 31, 1851 in Holt, MO; born December 23, 1825 in Illinois; died August 19, 1905 in Briggs, Burnet Co., TX.
  Notes for William T. Gann:
From Nina Graham, 806 S 3rd, Odessa, MO 64076-1455. 4/13/95

From Gayle Griffin Fowler


  More About William T. Gann:
Fact 2: DeWolfe-Dillingham Cemetery, Briggs, Burnet Co., TX

  Notes for Elizabeth Osborn:
From Nina Graham, 806 S 3rd, Odessa, MO 64076-1455. 4/13/95

From Gaye Griffin Fowler


  More About Elizabeth Osborn:
Fact 2: DeWolfe-Dillingham Cemetery, Briggs, Burnet Co., TX

  235 x.   Susan C. Gann, born 1824 in TN; died Aft. 1893 in Bolen, KS. She married (1) James Russell March 22, 1840 in MO; died January 22, 1843 in Buchanan Co, MO. She married (2) George Washington Seymour July 26, 1846 in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO.
  Notes for Susan C. Gann:
From Nina Graham, Odessa, MO 12/29/96

!Susan lived near Bolen, KS in 1901 when her brother, Samuel A. Gann, died.


  Notes for James Russell:
From Nina Graham, Odessa, MO 12/29/96

!James Russell's will witnessed by Isaac Gann and Hiram Clark and was recorded
20 Oct 1843.


  Notes for George Washington Seymour:
From Nina Graham, Odessa, MO 12/29/96

!Land records at the court house in Buchanan Co, MO spelled the name as George W. C. Moore . He had four children by his first wife.


  236 xi.   Elbert Sevier Gann, born May 03, 1828 in Cocke Co, TN; died August 08, 1902 in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO. He married Belle G. (Polly) Ferrill June 17, 1849 in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO; born 1832 in Clay Co, MO; died August 01, 1864 in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO.
  Notes for Elbert Sevier Gann:
From Bill Gann, Independence, MO.
From Nina Graham, 806 S 3rd St, Odessa, MO 64076-1455 (816)633-4094 4/23/96.

!From History of Buchanan & Clinton Co's Mo., 1893, Pg 497: Elbert S. Gann. The life of thi s gentleman, of which we give a brief outline, affords an
illustrations of the power of courage and industry in enabling a man to
overcome difficulties of no ordinary kind. He was ten years of age when he
came to this county and as his father was in limited circumstances he was not
allowed to attend school (there being no schools or churches), but thus early in life began m aking his own way in the world. He labored untiringly, undaunted by the many obstacles that b eset his path, and as the years went by, invested his earnings, and now, as a reward of his e fforts, has gained prosperity. He owns considerable real estate and is numbered among the mos t successful farmers of Washington Township, Buchanan County, his home being located on Secti on 28. The parents of our subject, Isaac and Annie (Clark) Gann, were natives of Tennessee, t he father's birth occurring in 1782. Isaac Gann,during the Seminole War, enlisted as a soldie r and with his company was engaged in service in the swamps of Florida. In his native state h e met and married Miss Clark and made his home there until 1834, when they removed to this st ate and for a short time resided in La Fayette County, a short distance from Greentown. Late r they made their way to Davis Creek, in the same county, and in 1838 became identified wit h the residents of Buchanan County, their home being situated within one mile of Pottawatomi e village. His new claim consisted of raw prairie land upon which he erected a log cabin an d began the work of improvement and cultivation, being enabled before his death to place thi rty-five acres under the plow. The parents died within two months of each other, the father p assing away in August 1846, and the mother in October of that year. Of the twelve children bo rn to Isaac and Annie Gann, three are now living, the brother and sister of our subject bein g Samuel A. and Susan, the latter of whom makes her home in Bolen, Kans. Elbert S. Gann was t he youngest of the large family, his birth occurring May 3, 1828, in Cooke County, Tenn. As b efore stated, he was unable to attend school, but remained at home assisting his father in cl earing their new land until reaching his seventeenth year when he offered his services to th e Government as a teamster in the Mexican War, starting from Fort Leavenworth June 7, 1846, h is destination being Fort Bentz, N. Mex. Later, returning to Fort Leavenworth, he was dischar ged the following year, and entering the Oregon
Battalion as a teamster, went to Table Creek, Neb., where the train went into
winter quarters. The following spring, the soldiery being ordered against the
Indians in North Dakota, young Gann accompanied them as far as Fort Vermillion, where they we re engaged in conflict until December. Again taking up their quarters at Table Creek, our sub ject was discharged, together with his fellows, and returned home. The two succeeding years f ollowing his return to civil life our subject was engaged in farming, but in 1850 made his wa y across the plains with an ox team to Sacramento City, the trip consuming four and one-hal f months. After working in the mines a short time he found that business was not a paying on e in that locality, and opening up a small farm in the valley sought to try his fortunes in c ultivating the soil. Finding that venture unsuccessful, he engaged to work in the extreme nor thern mines on the Trinity and Shasta rivers, where he remained for eight months. Returning h ome at the expiration of that time, the vessel on which he embarked was wrecked between Sacra mento and Acapulco. Mr. Gann and twenty-vie others left the ship and made their way from th e latter place to the City of Mexico and thence through the mountains on horseback to Vera Cr uz, where they engaged passage to New Orleans and were again wrecked, lying out thirteen day s and nights. Finally reaching the Crescent city, Mr. Gann came home by way of St. Louis. Th e following year, however, he went to Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana with a drove of horses , which trip ended his desire for travel, and since that time he has been engaged in farming . Purchasing the property adjoining the estate of his father, Mr. Gann there made his home un til 1863, when he took up his abode in Center Township. After a residence there of twelve yea rs he located on Section 28. He has five hundred acres of splendidly improved land in Cente r and Washington Townships. The lady who in 1849 became the wife of Mr. Gann was Miss Polly , the daughter of Samuel D. Ferrill, who had the honor of being Colonel of the first regimen t ever mustered in Buchanan County. Mrs. Gann was born in Clay County, this state, in 1832, a nd after having become the mother of five children, departed this life August 1, 1864. The fa mily included the following named: Samuel D., who married Emma McCauley, is the father of sev en children; S. Ellen, who is the wife of W. P. Samson, has six children; Bettie J. (she is n ow deceased), who married George B.McCauley, was the mother of two children; George I. marrie d Emma Montgomery; William T., who is the husband of Alice Roberts, has four childre. Mr. Gan n is prominent in Masonic circles, having been a member of that order for the past twenty-eig ht years. He is one of the best known members of the farming community in this section and e njoys the respect and esteem of all who know him. He takes little interest in politics, but d uring the Civil War was a member of the Paw Paw Militia. St. Joseph Daily News, St. Joseph, M o., Friday, August 8, 1902, Page 8, Column 2. Elbert S. Is Dead. He came to Buchanan Count y about forty years ago. Elbert S. Gann, a pioneer settler of Buchanan County, died at 3:3 0 o'clock this morning at his home near the southwest city limits, where he had lived for man y years. Mr. Gann came to this county from Tennessee, his native state, more than forty year s ago, and was widely known throughout the country. He was without school privileges in his y outh and was lacking in education, but managed large business interests admirably. He is sur vived by three sons, George, William and Samuel, all of whom live in this county, being a mem ber of the commission firm of Trower & Company, doing business at the south St. Joseph Exchan ge.


  More About Elbert Sevier Gann:
Fact 2: Mt. Mora Cem, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO

  Notes for Belle G. (Polly) Ferrill:
From Bill Gann, Independence, MO.
From Nina Graham, 806 S 3rd St, Odessa, MO 64076-1455 (816)633-4094 4/23/96.

!In the 1994 Buchanan Co, MO History under the Ferril Family, it is mentioned
that Colonel Samuel D. Ferril married a Lewis from Kentucky, coming to Missouri
about 1830, and died in 1869. It named his daughter, "Polly," 1832-1864,
buried in Ferril Cemetery, and was married to Elbert Sevier Gann in 1849.


  More About Belle G. (Polly) Ferrill:
Fact 2: Mount Mora Cem, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co, MO



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