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Shannon Cemetery Shelbyville, KY

One day I stopped to eat at Kentucky Fried Chicken off of Taylorsville Road in Shelbyville KY. I noticed behind the building, up on a small hill, was a cemetery. Later, I did some research and found out that it’s called Shannon Cemetery. It is the burial ground of the Shannon family who donated the land for the City of Shelbyville.

There was an agreement with the county that they would fence the cemetery and contribute to the up keep of it. Apparently this agreement has not been fulfilled. There is no fence and a lot of work that needs to be done at this cemetery. The newer stones you see in the pictures below were put in on November 3, 2009.

Many stones are unreadable. The following are people who are said to be buried in the cemetery. Nancy Agnes Shannon was born in April 1744 or 1754 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. She died on 13 February 1841 at the age of 96.

Sarah Shannon was born on 11 April 1790. She died on 1 February 1875 at the age 84. The three known children of Capt. John James Roberts and Sarah Shannon were: Samuel who was born on 7 November 1809 and died on 29 November 1860 at the age of 51. Martha Agnes was born after 1809. She married her second cousin Arnon Wallace, son of William Wallace and Sarah Shannon, on 5 October 1835. William was born on 10 February 1812 and died on 15 August 1835 at age 23.

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