Mrs. Daniel Cannon (II) (nee Mary Trusler) 1723/1724-1789**&***** __The subject was married first to Thomas Doughty on April 27, 1742. He was a victualler of Charleston. Together they ran a tavern. Thomas died in the summer of 1755. Mary then married Daniel Cannon less than three months later on October 30, 1755. Daniel was a house carpenter and large lumber business owner. He was also a patriot of the Revolutionary War and a warden of St. Philip’s Church. Both Mary and Daniel entered the marriage with several children, but together they had at least one daughter, Martha. Mary died on March 8, 1789 and Daniel died October 4, 1802.**&***&****&*****&******
The contents the Cannons’ house on Queen Street are documented by pieces in MESDA’s collection: a pair of silver sauce boats (Acc. 3407.1-2) and a silver sugar bowl (Acc. 2506) engraved with their initials, “DMC,” as well as a chest of drawers (Acc. 2785). __See Craftsman Database and MESDA’s photographic files for information on the artist, Jeremiah Theus. For more information on Daniel Cannon (II) and Mary
Trusler Cannon, see Craftsman Database and MESDA’s large cards. Also for more information on Thomas Doughty, see MESDA’s small South Carolina cards.