Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

LRL Home - Legislators and Leaders - Texas Legislators: Past & Present - Member profile

Benjamin Bartlett Cannon

Full Name: Benjamin Bartlett Cannon, Sr.
Date of birth: March 13, 1801
Date of death: September 8, 1859

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 21 Elected but never sworn 8th (1) (2)     Rusk / Cherokee   Cherokee
H 21 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Rusk / Cherokee   Cherokee
H 15 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     Rusk / Cherokee   Cherokee

(1) 8th Legislature - Cannon elected but never sworn; died 9/8/1859. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
(2) James C. Francis, sworn 11/7/1859, succeeded Benjamin B. Cannon, member-elect, died 9/8/1859. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, B.B. [Cannon], age 52, native state Tennessee, emigrated from Tennessee in 1847, farmer, postoffice Rusk, Cherokee County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Benjamin Bartlette Cannon, birth date 3/13/1801 in Jefferson County, Tennessee, death date 9/8/1859 in San Augustine, Texas, burial in Ceder Hill Cemetery, Rusk, Cherokee County, Texas. Grave marker inscription. Find a Grave.

Committee Information top

5th R.S. - 1853
Public Debt  
Rules (Chair) 
4th R.S. - 1851
Engrossed Bills  
Enrolled Bills  
Post Routes  

This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.