Ann Quayle Cannon was born August 26, 1798 to John and Ellinor Callistor Quayle in Peel, Isle of Man. She was the second daughter and third child of her family. She later married a childhood sweetheart, George Cannon. They moved to Liverpool, where George worked as a carpenter and cabinet maker. Later, the Cannons housed John Taylor and other Mormon missionaries because George's sister was John Taylor's wife. Through this connection, they were converted, and the family began saving to go to Zion. Due to an illness while traveling across the ocean, Ann grew sick and died on October 28, 1842.
This is a four-page typescript biography written by Ann's great-great-granddaughter, Lurena Eldredge Warnick. While there is not much description of Ann's childhood, Lurena does provide an elaborate depiction of Ann. Lurena describes her as being plump, standing about five feet, four inches tall, and weighing 130 pounds. She was fair with black hair. Lurena also describes her as being extremely efficient with money, an excellent conversationalist, and a strict mother. Before Ann married George Cannon, Lurena says that George requested that their marriage ties be severed if they failed to have a family, and Ann agreed. However, they had eight children before her death.