Tom McCabe's Genealogy

Mary E GANNAge: 17 years18621880

Name
Mary E GANN
Birth April 12, 1862 46 37
Birth of a sisterPatsy (Pertey) GANN
1867 (Age 4 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn (Jack) GANN
November 5, 1871 (Age 9 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 sisterSarah GANN
March 26, 1880 (on the date of death)

Death of a sisterMargaret M GANN
March 26, 1880 (on the date of death)

Death March 26, 1880 (Age 17 years)

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

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