Mary Edwards White Cannon Taylor

1810– 1890

Stepmother of GQC; born in Llanrwst, Denbigh, Wales; immigrated to U.S. in same company as GQC’s family in 1842; already a widow, married GQC’s father, George Cannon, in Nauvoo, Illinois, in February 1844; widowed a second time in August 1844; gave birth to a daughter, Elizabeth Edwards Cannon, GQC’s half-sister, in February 1845; married Charles B. Taylor in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1847; gave birth to two sons, Charles E. Taylor and Thomas E. Taylor; reached Salt Lake Valley by September 1850, when Thomas was born. (See Evans and Cannon, Cannon Family Historical Treasury, 61, 288, 388; GQC journal, Aug. 20, 1851.)