Barnesville in Belmont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Governor Wilson Shannon 1802-1877 / Barnesville’s Shannon Family
Barnesville’s Shannon Family. Four of Governor Wilson Shannon’s brothers and a nephew distinguished themselves as public servants during the nineteenth century. George Shannon III (c. 1785–1836) scouted for the Lewis and Clark Expedition and served as a Kentucky judge and senator. Thomas Shannon (c. 1787–1843) served in the War of 1812 and later in the U.S. Congress and the Ohio Senate. James Shannon (c. 1791–1832) was appointed U.S. Charge d’Affaires to the short-lived Federation of Central America in 1832. David Shannon (c. 1793–1823)
Erected 2001 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Barnesville Community Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-7.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 59.55′ N, 81° 10.608′ W. Marker is in Barnesville, Ohio, in Belmont County. Marker is at the intersection of North Chestnut Street (Ohio Route 800) and Walton Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Chestnut Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 532 N Chestnut St, Barnesville OH 43713, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roby Cigar Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Village Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Watt Car and Wheel Company (approx. 0.3 miles Barnesville War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); September 11, 2001 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barnesville Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); B&O Railroad Tunnel (approx. 0.4 miles away); VFW Post 2792 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Barnesville.
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1. Wilson Shannon. “When Shannon was only one year old, his father froze to death while hunting. After his father’s death, his older siblings helped to support the family. Several of his older brothers were lawyers, and they paid his tuition so that he could attend college. Shannon attended Ohio University from 1820 to 1822 and then attended Franklin College briefly before transferring to Transylvania College in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1823.He did not graduate from any of these institutions, deciding instead to study the law. He passed the Ohio bar examination in 1830 and began to practice law in St. Clairsville, Ohio.” (Submitted on July 24, 2009.)
2. Mansion Museum. “A century ago a great architect worked with gifted craftsmen of the day from 1888 through (Submitted on July 24, 2009.)
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