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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for John C.H. Shannon, who resided at Sun Hill in Wyoming County, West Virginia:

Son of James H. and Rena (Gore) Shannon, was born Aug. 11, 1853 in Wyoming county, W.Va. His father was born in Tazewell county, Va., Dec. 30, 1808, and died June 14, 1890; his mother in Monroe county, W.Va., June 30, 1810; they were married in Logan county Jan. 13, 1831, the mother dying Sept. 28, 1888. Dec. 30, 1875, J.C.H. Shannon was married to Augusta, daughter of James Justice, who was born Dec. 5, 1812, in Pike county, Ky., and died in Logan county, W.Va., Aug. 12, 1874. Her mother’s maiden name was Jennie Hatfield, who was born in Pike county, Jan. 10, 1813, dying in Logan county April 18, 1886. Mr. and Mrs. Shannon’s children’s records are: Fraaland B., born Feb. 20, 1877; Cora F., born Oct. 21, 1878; James W., born Feb. 3, 1880, and died Aug. 4, 1888; Lightburn F., born July 23, 1881; John L., born Jan 16, 1883; Cosby J., born Aug. 22, 1885; Elizabeth B., born March 12, 1887; and Larkin, born May 11, 1889. Mr. Shannon is engaged in merchandising and farming near Sun Hill, W.Va.

Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 838.

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