The following Cannon County Revolutionary War records are available online through TNGenWeb:
Additional resources include:
- A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. 1841; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. FHL Book 973 X2pc 1840; Film 2321. 1841 edition digitized by the U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. [See Tennessee, Middle District, Cannon County on page 155.]
- Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include “an Added Index to States.” Digital version at Ancestry ($). Tennessee entries abstracted online at Tennesseans in the Revolutionary War (TNGenWeb).
War of 1812
- Embry, Hermione D. “War of 1812 – Tennessee Pensioners on List – January 2, 1883,” Ansearchin’ News, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan. 1960):13-16. FHL Book 976.8 B2a v. 7 (1960); digital version at journal website. [Includes Cannon County pensioners (pp. 15-16).]
Civil War service men from Cannon County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in or came from Cannon County.
- 1st Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry (McNairy’s) – CSA
- 8th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Smith’s) – CSA – Companies E and G.
- 18th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry – CSA – Companies A and H.
- 23rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Martin’s) – CSA – Company H.
- 35th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (5th Infantry) (1st Mountain Rifle Regiment) – CSA – 2nd Company E.
Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Cannon County:
- Hancock, Richard R. Hancock’s Diary: or, A History of the Second Tennessee Calvary. Nashville, Tennessee: Brandon Printing Co., 1887. Free digital copy. Regiment organized in Auburn, Cannon county. Their movement with the Second Tennessee Calvary.
- USGennet, Cannon County and the American Civil War, (accessed 30 Jan 2012). Rosters of Combatants & Regimental Histories from Cannon County and Civil War Confederate Pension Applications – Cannon County, Tennessee. (This is a pdf file that includes Pensioner’s Name, Soldier’s Name, Unit, Pension # and Pension Type.)
- Tennessee State Library and Archives, Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications : Cannon County, (accessed 30 Jan 2012). Includes soldier’s name, county, pension #, unit or widow.
- United States Pension Bureau, List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883: Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for … (Washington Printing Office; 1883), (accessed 30 Jan 2012). Online at Internet Archive. Cannon County, page 322.