Tom McCabe's Genealogy

Sarah GANNAge: 33 years18461880

Name
Sarah GANN
Birth July 19, 1846 30 21

Birth of a brotherLouis R. GANN
October 29, 1847 (Age 15 months)
Note: From Death Certificate.
Birth of a brotherCornelius (Neil) GANN
1850 (Age 3 years)

Birth of a brotherCharles GANN
March 20, 1852 (Age 5 years)

Birth of a brotherJohn Albert “Doc” GANN
July 21, 1858 (Age 12 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah (Sally) PAINTER
about 1860 (Age 13 years)

Birth of a sisterMargaret M GANN
April 7, 1861 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a sisterMary E GANN
April 12, 1862 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a sisterPatsy (Pertey) GANN
1867 (Age 20 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn (Jack) GANN
November 5, 1871 (Age 25 years)
Note: From unsourced information on the internet. "John Gann died intestate and the Dallas County, MO records of the disposition of his estate reads: 'John Gann, died 5 Nov 1871, leaving as his heirs, Ira Gann of Hamilton Co Tenn; Elisha Gann of Hamilton Co, Marsha J Hancock of Lake City FLorida, Cornelius, Calvin, Samuel, Charles and Silas Gann, all of Dallas Co Mo, Adam Gann of Wright Co MO, and the heirs of James Gann of Hamilton Co Tenn.' "
Death of a sisterMargaret M GANN
March 26, 1880 (on the date of death)

Death of a sisterMary E GANN
March 26, 1880 (on the date of death)

Death March 26, 1880 (Age 33 years)

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father
mother
Marriage: about 1840TN
1 year
elder brother
7 years
younger brother
Louis R. GANN
Birth: October 29, 1847 31 22Tennessee
Death: February 12, 1936Jackson Township, Dallas Co, MO
4 years
younger brother
6 years
younger brother
-15 years
elder sister
3 years
herself
4 years
younger brother
11 years
younger sister
1 year
younger sister
6 years
younger sister
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husband
herself

Death

All I can offer is the following "verbal family history" of the tradegy. The 3 girls were daughters of Silas & Catherine (Harris) Gann; Silas was my gr-gr-grandfather's brother. All 3 drowned in their father's mill pond in boating accident; their father Silas was operating the mill at the time; mill was sold later. There are several versions as to the cause of the accident among living descendants yet all agree they were crossing the pond on their way to a party when the accident occurred. What has been "verbally" passed down through my family is that all 3 girls were dressed up for the party and boating across the mill pond to attend. One of the girls had leaned over the edge of the boat, running her hand in the water, lost her balance tipping the boat over, and all 3 fell in and drowned encumbered by their bulky clothing that women/girls of that day wore. A teenage boy (remembered by family to be one of their cousins or a brother...no one living now knows for sure) saw the accident and tried to save them but was unsuccessful. As Martha said, all 3 girls are buried in the Marlin Cemetery in Webster Co., MO and have a very lovely "angel" stone. --- Doretta Moore