John C. Cannon
John C. Cannon is a native of North Carolina and is fifty-six years old. He settled in what is Benton township in 1855. He is the father of nine boys all of whom are living, and six of whom were born in this county. Mr. Cannon's mother is still living, and although eight-four years old, can walk a mile with less fatigue than many younger persons.
From "History of Cass County, Iowa Together With Brief Mention of Old Settlers," by Lafe Young, Atlantic, Iowa, Telegraph Steam Printing House, 1877, pg. 59.