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Descendants of John CANTRELL

Thirteenth Generation


33. Abraham CANTRELL (John , Sr. CANTRIL , Joseph C. CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Henry CANTRIL , William , Jr. CANTRILL , William , , , , , ) was born 1744 in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He died 1814 in Spartanburg county, South Carolina.

Served in the American Revolution, North Carolina.
Lucy Watson was his second wife
*******By Judia Kemper Terry**************
Abraham Cantrell Capt. was born about 1744 in New Castle County,
Pennsylvania (now Delaware). He died in 1807 in , Spartanburg Co., South
Carolina. "Abraham Cantrell was born in New Castle County, Pennsylvania
about 1744. He married twice, but we have been unable to learn the names
of his wives. It is not unreasonable to suppose that his second wife was
a Watson (as he had a son named Watson). It has also been impossible to
get a complete list of his children, but we secured the lines of four of
his sons; the first three named were brothers and the fourth a
half-brother.

"Abraham Cantrell went with his parents to North Carolina, and served in
the Revolutionary War from the Salisbury District. His name appears on
the payrolls of North Carolina soldiers in the auditor's office in
Raleigh. Tradition says that he was a Captain, and this is probably true,
as he received more pay than others on the list.

"After the Revolution, he moved with his family to what is now known as
Spartanburg County, South Carolina. The first record of him in that
county is in the First United States census (1790), where he was given as
head of a family, having two sons over sixteen years of age, and two sons
under sixteen and a daughter.

"In 1792, he purchased 192 acres of land on Buck Creek (that joined the
Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery). In 1803, he was one of the
administrators of the estate of his father. He died in South Carolina.
Children: Abraham, Richard, John, Watson." (THE CANTRILL - CANTRELL
GENEALOGY, 1908, by Susan Cantrill Christie, pages 8 - 9.)

"There is some evidence that Abraham Cantrell had a twin brother, Isaac.
He had one daughter and probably other children." (CANTRELL-CANTRILL by
Horace Elbert Cantrell, 1972, page 29)

Abraham married (1) Malissa WATSON. Malissa was born 1758. She died about 1799 in Spartanburg county, South Carolina.

They had the following children:

+ 83 M i Richard CANTRELL
+ 84 M ii John CANTRELL
  85 M iii Abraham CANTRELL was born 1779 in Guilford county, North Carolina.
        Abraham married Sarah DURHAM about 1802 in Tennessee.
  86 M iv UFN (son of Abraham) CANTRELL was born 1787.
  87 M v Watson CANTRELL was born 1790.
+ 88 F vi Elizabeth CANTRELL
  89 F vii Sarah CANTRELL was born 1793.
  90 M viii Hardin CANTRELL was born 1796 in Spartanburg county, South Carolina.

This may be Hardin Cantrell, no proof at the present time.
  91 F ix Milly CANTRELL was born 1798 in Spartanburg county, South Carolina.

This may possibly be Milly Cantrell, no proof yet.

He had the following children:

+ 92 M x John CANTRELL

34. Isaac CANTRELL (John , Sr. CANTRIL , Joseph C. CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Henry CANTRIL , William , Jr. CANTRILL , William , , , , , ) was born 1745 in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He died 1804 in Warren county, Tennessee.

Isaac Cantrell was born about 1744/45 in New Castle County, Pennsylvania
(now
Delaware). He died in 1804 in , Warren County, Tennessee. "Isaac Cantrell
was born in New Castle County, Pennsylvania (now Delaware), about 1745,
and went with his parents to Rockingham County, North Carolina, where he
married Nancy _______. He is the only one of John Cantrell's twenty-one
sons who has descendants of the name still living in that county (in
1900).

"Rockingham County was taken from Guilford County in 1785. Previous to
that time, the records were at Guilford County Court House, which was,
unfortunately, destroyed by fire during the Civil War and all records
were lost. About 1788, however, it is recorded in a very old Baptist
Church record that Isaac Cantrell was an itinerant minister serving the
Baptist Church at Matrimony Creek, Strawberry District, without pay. This
is the first record of a minister in the Cantrell family in America.

"His name appears on the pay rolls at Raleigh, North Carolina as serving
in the War for
American Independence from the Salisbury District. He died (in 1804) in
(what is now known as) Warren County, Tennessee at the home of one of his
sons, several of them having settled in that state." (THE CANTRILL -
CANTRELL GENEALOGY, 1908, by Susan Cantrill Christie, pages 26 - 27.)

"Isaac Cantrell was probably a twin of Abraham Cantrell." (CANTRELL -
CANTRILL, 1972, by Horace Elbert Cantrell, page 253.)

"Cantrell, Isaac, ca 1745 - 1804, m. Nancy _____." (North Carolina DAR
Patriot Index.)

J. F. Cantrell's records show Isaac Cantrell to have died in White
County, Tennessee, and that his son, John moved to Warren County,
Tennessee. He was married to Nancy Watson about 1766 in Rockingham
County, North Carolina.

Isaac married Nancy WATSON.

They had the following children:

  93 M i Samson CANTRELL
  94 M ii Thomas CANTRELL
  95 M iii Moses CANTRELL
  96 M iv John CANTRELL was born about 1773 in Rockingham county, North Carolina.

John Cantrell was born about 1773 in Rockingham County, North Carolina.
"John
Cantrell was born about 1773. Some time after the Revolution he went to
Spartanburg County, South Carolina, where he married Sarah Shed. He was
in the War of 1812 and displayed great courage and bravery at the Battle
of the "Horseshoe." After this war he moved to Tennessee, where he
received grants of land in Warren County, which are recoreded at Sparta."
(THE CANTRILL - CANTRELL GENEALOGY, 1908, by Susan Cantrill Christie,
page 27.)
        John married Sarah SHEDD.
+ 97 M v Isaac CANTRELL
+ 98 M vi Aaron CANTRELL
  99 F vii Kate CANTRELL
        Kate married John MARTIN.
  100 M viii Abraham CANTRELL
  101 M ix Watson CANTRELL

35. Jacob CANTRILL (John , Sr. CANTRIL , Joseph C. CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Henry CANTRIL , William , Jr. CANTRILL , William , , , , , ) was born 1747 in New Castle county, Pennsylvania. He died Oct 1790 in Orange county, North Carolina.

Notes for Jacob Cantrell:
Information found in the Abstracts of Orange County, NC wills
1752 - 1800 as located and describes the following:

B-102 Will in Archives. dated 6 July 1782, proved Oct 1790.
JACOB CANTRELL wife: Mary

Daus: eldest Margaret Cantril, Jane, Hannah, Sarah, Susannah.

sons: Zebedee Cantril, Thomas Cantril, Joseph Cantril.

Sole Executor : wife Mary.
Witnesses: John Hinslee, Rachel X Robinson.
*******Judia Kemper Terry*************
Jacob Cantrill was born between 1748 and 1750 in New Castle County,
Pennsylvania
(now Delaware). He died about 1790 in Orange County, North Carolina.
"Jacob Cantrell was born in New Castle County, Pennsylvania (now
Delaware). He went with his parents to North Carolina, where he married
Mary _______ and died in Orange County in 1790. Orange County was created
in 1751; from it was taken Guilford County in 1770, and Caswell County in
1777, while Rockingham County was taken from Guilford in 1785. If the
reader will bear these dates in mind, the records from the various
counties in North Carolina of the family will be better understood.

"Jacob Cantrill served in the War for American Independence from the
Hillsboro district, and his name is on the pay roll at Raleigh. His will
was made in 1782, and probated in Orange County, North Carolina in 1790.
In this year Mary, Widow of Jacob Cantrill, was taxed in Orange County,
on 442 acres of land and two slaves. In 1798 she moved, with her family,
to Green County, Kentucky, where she died.

"WILL OF JACOB CANTRILL: "In the name of God; Amen, I Jacob Cantrill, of
the County of Orange and Province of North Carolina, being in a low state
of health, but of perfect sense and memory, thanks be to Almighty God for
the same, but calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that
it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last
Will and Testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give
and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it, and my
body I recommend to the earth, to be buried in a decent Christian burial,
at the descretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the general
... I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God.

"And as touching such worldly Estate, wherewith it has pleased God to
bless me in this life, I give, demise, and despose of the same in the
following manner and form.

"First, I give and bequeath to my eldest daughter Martha Cantrill, one
brown mare, three years old, known by the name of Bonny; one woman's
saddle, worth fifteen pounds, old trade, one feather bed and furniture
and likewise one cow and calf, to her and her heirs forever.

"Also, I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane Cantrill, one horse and
woman's saddle, worth fifteen pounds, old trade, one feather bed and
furniture and likewise one cow and calf, to her and her heirs forever.

"Also, I give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Cantrill, one horse and
woman's saddle, worth fifteen pounds, old trade, one feather bed and
furniture and likewise one cow and calf, to her and her heirs forever.

"Also, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Sarah Cantrill, one horse and
woman's saddle, worth fifteen pounds, old trade, one feather bed and
furniture, and likewise one cow and calf, to her and her heirs forever.

"Also, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Susannah Cantrill, one horse
and woman's saddle, worth fifteen pounds, old trade, one feather bed and
furniture, and likewise one cow and calf, to her and her heirs forever.

"Imprimis, I lend to my well beloved wife, Mary Cantrill, during her
widowhood, the plantation whereon I now live, with all the land thereunto
belonging, and likewise my three negroes, viz: Sam, Cate and Billy, and
likewise all the rest of my estate, be it of what kind of quality soever,
and at her death, if she dies my widow, that I leave that part of my
estate so lent, to be equally divided between my three sons, Zebulon
Cantrill, Thomas Cantrill and Joseph Cantrill; but, if in case my widow
should intermarry, my will and desire is that that part of my estate so
lent, should be appraised by two persons chosen by my Executors, whom I
shall hereafter appoint, and if my widow and the person she intermarries,
will give bond with sufficient security for the sum of money that arises
from the appraisement of that part of my estate to my three sons before
named, to be paid at the decease of my wife, it shall continue in their
hands. If they refuse to give such bond and security, my desire is that,
at my widow's intermarriage, that that part of my estate which is lent
her, be taken out of her hands and divided equally between my three sons
before named.

"Lastly, I appoint Joseph Cantrill, and my wife, Mary Cantrill, my whole
and sole Executors, of this my last Will and Testament, revoking and
desannulling all wills by me heretofore made, declaring this to be my
last Will and Testament.

"In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth day
of July, in the year of our Lord Christ, one thousand, seven hundred and
eighty two. Signed, sealed and published and declared in the presence of
us: Teste: John Henslee. Rachel Robinson, her mark. JACOB CANTRILL
(Seal)." "

"One of Jacob and Mary Cantrill's daughters, either Hannah or Susannah,
married William Thurman in Kentucky. They had children: 1) Almira Thurman
married William Robinson; 2) Miriam Thurman married Robert Sims; 3)
William Thurman. It was been ver difficult to get definite facts
regarding the families of the daughters of Jacob Cantrill." (THE CANTRILL
- CANTRELL GENEALOGY, 1908, by Susan Cantrill Christie, page 36.)

Jacob married Mary (unknown wife of Jacob) CANTRELL.

They had the following children:

  102 F i Martha CANTRELL
  103 F ii Jane CANTRELL
  104 F iii Hannah CANTRELL
  105 F iv Sarah CANTRELL
  106 F v Susannah CANTRELL
  107 M vi Zebulon CANTRELL
+ 108 M vii Thomas CANTRILL
  109 M viii Joseph CANTRELL

36. Joseph CANTRELL (John , Sr. CANTRIL , Joseph C. CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Henry CANTRIL , William , Jr. CANTRILL , William , , , , , ) was born about 1747 in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He died BET. 1773 - 1839 in Randolph county, North Carolina.

About 1780 Joseph served in the Reviolutionary War, at Raleigh, NC.
According to the 1790 census of Orange county, North Carolina, there were
six female children in this family, their names are undetermined.
*********Judia Kemper Terry*********
Joseph Cantrell was born about 1748 in New Castle County, Pennsylvania
(now
Delaware). He died between 1804 and 1806 in Hillsboro, North Carolina.
"Joseph Cantrell was probably born in New Castle County, Pennsylvania
(now Delaware), and was a young boy when his parents moved to North
Carolina. We could not learn the name of his wife, but he married in
North Carolina and remained there the rest of this life. It is claimed
that he was in the Revolutionary War and that his record is at Raleigh,
North Carolina.

"He was executor of the will of his brother, Jacob Cantrill, in 1790, and
his own will was
probated at Hillsboro, May 1804. It is probable that his wife died before
he did, as her name is not mentioned in the will.

"WILL OF JOSEPH CANTRILL: "I give and bequeath to my beloved son, Isaac
Cantrill, all my lands and tenement, negroes, horses, cattle, hogs, sheep
and poultry and working tools and all my debts due me and all my cash,
except twenty shilling I will and bequeath to Rachel Hensley, my beloved
daughter. To Sallie Davis, my beloved daughter, twenty shillings. To my
beloved son William Cantrell, twenty shillings. To my beloved daughter
Mary McCooley, twenty shillings. To my beloved son, Benjamin Cantrill,
twenty shillings. I constitute my beloved son, Isaac Cantrill, my sole
executor of this my last will and testament. This to be my last will and
testament, in witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this
3rd day of January, 1804. (Signed) Joseph Cantrill."
" (THE CANTRILL - CANTRELL GENEALOGY, 1908, by Susan Cantrill Christie,
pages 59 - 60.)

He had the following children:

  110 M i Isaac CANTRELL
  111 F ii Rachael CANTRELL
        Rachael married UFN (husb of Rachael Cantrell) HENSLEY.
  112 F iii Sallie CANTRELL
        Sallie married UFN (husb of Sallie Cantrell) DAVIS.
+ 113 M iv William CANTRELL
  114 F v Mary CANTRELL
        Mary married UFN (husb of Mary Cantrell) MCCOOLEY.
  115 M vi Benjamin CANTRELL

38. Charles CANTRELL (John , Sr. CANTRIL , Joseph C. CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Henry CANTRIL , William , Jr. CANTRILL , William , , , , , ) was born about 1750.

Charles Cantrel. "Charles Cantrel was probably quite young when his
parents moved to Rockingham County, North Carolina. He married Sarah
Murray, January 23, 1772, in
Greensboro, North Carolina. In the census of 1790 he is given as "Head of
a Family," with two sons, under sixteen years of age." (THE CANTRILL -
CANTRELL GENEALOGY, 1908, by Susan Cantrill Christie, page 95.)

Charles married Sarah MURRAY on Jan 23 1772 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

They had the following children:

+ 116 M i James CANTRELL
+ 117 M ii Charles , Jr. CANTRELL

44. John Miller CANTRELL (John , Sr. CANTRIL , Joseph C. CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Henry CANTRIL , William , Jr. CANTRILL , William , , , , , ) was born 1757 in Orange county, North Carolina. He died 1825 in Buck Creek, South Carolina.

From material received from Eddy and Glenda Harrel - Reference attributed
to "Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham and
Stokes with Revolutionary Service", compiled and published by members of
James Hunter Chapter, National Society Daughter of American Revolution of
Madison, North Carolina, published 1977:

John M. was born in the northwestern part of Orange County, North
Carolina (later Rockingham County, North Carolina). He served in the
Revolutionary War from the Salisbury District of North Carolina. John's
name is listed in the warrants for land granted to Officers and Soldiers
of the Continental Line.

After the war, John and Elizabeth moved southward to the 96th District of
South Carolina. He owned and operated a mill on Buck Creek and to
distinguish him from other John Cantrells, he was called "Miller John".
He was a devoted and active member of the Buck Creek Baptist Church,
where his father and father-in-law served as minister and messenger, up
until his death in 1825. He prepared his will listing all his children on
March 30, 1823 and it was probated in October 1825. He and Elizabeth are
buried at the Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Spartanburg County,
South Carolina. Their graves are marked by field stones.

From "The Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy", page 103:

John Cantrell was born about 1751, probably in New Castle county, PA, and
went with his parents to Rockingham county, N. C. Married his cousin,
Elizabeth Cantrell, daughter of Isaac Cantrell.

He served in the War for American Independence from the Salisbury
district and, after the close of the war, settled in Saprtanburg county,
S. C., where he died in 1825. His will was probated Oct. 17, 1825.

He owned a mill on Buck creek and to distinguish him from the other John
Cantrells of the locality, was called "Miller John". He was a devoted and
active worker in the Buck creek Baptist church.

From "The Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy", page 104:
Elizabeth and Jphn were cousins. John served in the war for American
independence from Salisbury District. Settled in Spartanburg county,
South Carolina. His will was probated October 17, 1825. He owned a
mill, and was called Miller John. He was a Baptist.
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WILL OF JOHN CANTRELL

"I, John Cantrell, of the State of South Carolina, and the County of
Spartanburg, being of sound mind and memory, do make and constitute this
my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, that is to say,
I recommend my soul to God and my body to a Christian burial. "First: I
will that all my just debts bo paid, also "I give and bequieth until my
daughter Anna Turner, one hundred acres of land, more or less, lying on
the Maple Swamp, on both sides of the creek. "I also give and bequeath
unto my daughter, Synthia, one bed and two pillows and slips, four civer
lids, one bed quilt, six sheets, one cow, one chest, one pot, one wheel,
and table pair of cards. "I give and bequeath unto my loving wife,
Elizabeth Cantrell, the remainder of my estate, both real and personal,
during the time of her natural life, or widowhood, to be equally divided
amongst my children, at her death, that is to say: Abraham, Isaac, and my
daughter Tilitha's heirs, and Betsey, William, Polly, Martin, Berry,
Anna, Sally and her heirs, and Synthia; also twenty-five dollers to be
given to my granddaughter, Janny Robbins. "Lastly, I appoint my three
sons, William Cantrell, Martin Cantrell, and Berry Cantrell, executors of
this my last Will and Testament. "In witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and seal this 30th day of March, 1823. (Signed) "JOHN CANTRELL.
"Test Lanceford Cantrell, George Cantrell, Nimrod Cantrell."

*****From Virginia Young*********
JOHN M. CANTRELL WAS BORN IN 1757 IN THE WESTERN PART OF OLD ORANGE
CO. NC. THE AREA OF HIS BIRTH BECAME GUILFORD CO. IN 1771 AND
ROCKINGHAM CO. IN 1785. HE GREW TO MANHOOD ON THE WATERS OF WOLF
ISLAND CREEK, ABOUT 1 AND 1/2 MILES NORTHEAST OF REIDSVILLE. HE
SERVED IN THE WAR FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE FROM THE SALISBURY DIST.
NC. AFTER THE WAS, HE WAS GRANTED A WARRANT FOR LAND GRANTED THE
OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS IN THE CONTENTIAL LINE OUT OF THE SECURITY
OFFICE. THIS WAS WARRANT #3930. NO ACREAGE OR SERVICE LISTED. HE
WAS ALSO ALLOWED 17 LBS AND 7 PENCE ON A CLAIM FILED 9 AUGUST 1782
AND THE CERTIFICATE #1575 IN ON FILE IN THE ARCHIVES AR RALEIGH, NC.

JOHN MARRIED HIS COUSIN, ELIZABETH CANTRELL, DAUGHTER OF ISAAC AND
TALITHA CLOUD CANTRELL, ABOUT 1779 IN GUILFORD CO. NC. THE MARRIAGE
RECORDS OF GUILFORD CO. FOR THIS PERIOD OF TIME HAVE BEEN DESTROYED.
SHE WAS BORN IN 1761 ON A FARM NEARBY WHERE JOHN WAS BORN.

AFTER JOHN'S DEATH IN 1823, A LENGTHY PROBATE WAS MADE OF HIS ESTATE.
IN ADDITION TO THE LAND, HE LEFT PERSONAL PROPERTY WHICH WAS
INVENTORIED AT $2,077.58 AND SOLD FOR $2,102.27. THE PERSONAL
PROPERTY INCLUDED 5 SLAVES. JESSE WAS A MULATTO, THOUGH SOLD TO
ELIZABETH AT THE SALE, LATER WENT TO MARION CO. ALA. WITH THE REST OF
THE FAMILY. HE WAS BORN IN 1804 IN SC. HE MARRIED AN INDIAN GIRL,
SARAH, BORN IN 1815 IN NC. IN LATER YEARS AFTER THE WAR, HE OWNED
LAND IN MARION CO. AND WAS A WELL KNOWN FARMER.

IN 1830 ELIZABETH WAS LISTED IN SPARTANBURG CO. AND PROBABLY DIED
SOON THEREAFTER UNLESS SHE ACCOMPANIED THREE OF THE SONS TO MARION
CO. ALA. IF SHE DIED IN SC. SHE IS PROBABLY BY JOHN AT THE BUCK
CREEK CEMETERY AND THEIR GRAVES MARKED BY FIELD STONES. THE ENTIRE
CENTER OF THE CEMETERY IS MADE UP OF FIELD STONE MARKED GRAVES.

John married Elizabeth CANTRELL, daughter of Isaac CANTRIL and Talitha CLOUD, on 1779 in North Carolina. Elizabeth was born 1761 in New Castle county, Delaware. She died about 1835 in Spartanburg county, South Carolina.

Elizabeth was listed in the 1830 census, but was not located in 1840. She
is buried with her husband at the Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery,
Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Their graves are marked by field
stones. She was first cousin to John M.

Elizabeth was listed in the 1830 census, but was not located in 1840. She
is buried with her husband at the Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery,
Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Their graves are marked by field
stones. She was first cousin to John M.

John and Elizabeth had the following children:

  118 M i Abraham CANTRELL
  119 F ii Tilitha CANTRELL
  120 F iii Elizabeth CANTRELL
  121 M iv William CANTRELL
  122 M v Martin CANTRELL
+ 123 M vi Berryman CANTRELL
  124 F vii Anna CANTRELL
  125 F viii Sarah CANTRELL
+ 126 F ix Cynthia CANTRELL
  127 F x Mary CANTRELL
+ 128 M xi Isaac CANTRELL

46. Thomas CANTRELL (John , Sr. CANTRIL , Joseph C. CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Henry CANTRIL , William , Jr. CANTRILL , William , , , , , ) was born Mar 23 1761 in Orange county, North Carolina. He died Sep 25 1830 in Grady, Tennessee.

Thomas Cantrell was born on 23 Jan 1761 in New Castle County,
Pennsylvania (now
Delaware). He died on 25 Sep 1830. He was buried in Grady Cemetery,
Athens, McMinn
County, Tennessee. "Thomas Cantrell married Elizabeth Norris. After their
marriage they first settled in Greenville district, South Carolina, but
later moved to Tennessee. It has been said that he was the first of the
name to migrate to that state. He settled on Sink Creek, De Kalb County,
where he operated an iron forge, which is still called the "Old Forge,"
and where one of his descendants now lives. The War Records, at
Washington, D. C., show that "Thomas Cantrell served as a member, rank
and company not stated, of Lieutenant Colonel Lytle's command, Caswell
County, North Carolina, Revolutionary War." His name has been found only
on a list,not dated, of men "enrolled for Captain Robert Moore, from
Caswell County."

"There is a tradition, which comes from William Magness Cantrell, that:
"Thomas Cantrell, in company with Mr. Adcock, who was an uncle of his
grandmother, were captured at the battle of the Cowpens, South Carolina,
and placed on a British ship to be sent to England. After getting some
four miles from land, they escaped by jumping overboard and swimming to
shore, having to escape not only the dangers of the sea, but also the
fire of the British."

"He was a deacon in the Baptist church. He and his wife are buried in the
old cemetery at Grady, Tennessee. This town was first known as Cantrell's
Cross Roads; later the name was changed to Williamsburg, and today is
known as Grady. The inscriptions on his tomestone reads: "Here lies the
body of Thomas Cantrelle, Born January 23, 1761. Died September 25,
1830." " (THE CANTRILL - CANTRELL GENEALOGY, 1908, by Susan Cantrill
Christie, pages 97 - 98.)

Thomas married Elizabeth NORRIS on 1782 in Greenville District, South Carolina. Elizabeth was born Mar 10 1765 in Virginia. She died after 1830 in Grady, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

+ 129 M i Isaac CANTRELL
  130 M ii Jacob CANTRELL was born about 1782 in Greenville District, South Carolina. He died in McMinn, Tennessee.
        Jacob married Elizabeth DELONG.
+ 131 F iii Nancy CANTRELL
  132 F iv Mary Ann CANTRELL was born Dec 13 1784 in Greenville District, South Carolina.
        Mary married William Henry COOKE about 1804 in Greenville District, South Carolina. William was born May 15 1784 in Culpepper, Virginia.
+ 133 F v Sarah Jane CANTRELL
+ 134 M vi Gabriel CANTRELL
+ 135 M vii Thomas CANTRELL
+ 136 M viii Elijah CANTRELL
  137 M ix David CANTRELL was born Jul 20 1795 in Greenville District, South Carolina.
  138 F x Brazalia CANTRELL was born about 1799 in Greenville District, South Carolina.

50. Moses CANTRELL (John , Sr. CANTRIL , Joseph C. CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Henry CANTRIL , William , Jr. CANTRILL , William , , , , , ) was born about 1765.

Moses married Elizabeth (LNU wife of Moses) CANTRELL.

They had the following children:

+ 139 M i Dickson CANTRELL
+ 140 F ii Sarah CANTRELL

51. Benjamin CANTRELL (John , Sr. CANTRIL , Joseph C. CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Henry CANTRIL , William , Jr. CANTRILL , William , , , , , ) was born 1768 in Rockingham county, North Carolina. He died 1843 in Warren county, Tennessee.

In about 1814 he moved to Smithville, Tennessee. Land recorded at
Sparta, White county, Tennessee.
Mary was the first white child born on Sink Creek, Tennessee
*********Judia Kemper Terry**********
Benjamin Cantrell was born about 1768 in Rockingham County, North
Carolina. He died about 1843 in , Warren County, Tennessee. "Benjamin
Cantrell was born in Rockingham County, North Carolina, probably about
1768, and was a small boy when his parents moved to Spartanburg County,
South Carolina. At the time of the fighting in Ninety Six district,
during the Revolution, he was a lad of about twelve years of age; it is
said that while he was ploughing in the fields, that by lying with his
ear to the ground he could distinctly hear the roar of the cannon. He
appears in the census of 1790 as "Head of a family" in Spartanburg
County. He married (1) Charity Legat; ten children; married (2) Polly
Magness and (3) Hannah Powell. There were no
children by either of the last marriages. About 1814 he moved with his
family to Tennessee, near the present site of Smithville. A grant of land
made to him at this time is recorded at Sparta, White County. He died in
Warren County, Tennessee about 1843." (THE CANTRILL - CANTRELL GENEALOGY,
1908 by Susan Cantrill Christie, pages 115 - 116.)

Benjamin married (1) Hannah POWELL.

Benjamin also married (2) Charity LEGAT.

They had the following children:

+ 141 M i Raburn CANTRELL

Benjamin also married (3) Polly MAGNESS.

55. William CANTRELL (Joseph CANTRELL , Joseph C. CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Henry CANTRIL , William , Jr. CANTRILL , William , , , , , ).

William married Hester DICKEY, daughter of James DICKEY.

They had the following children:

  142 F i Hannah CANTRELL was born Aug 12 1779 in Caswell county, North Carolina. She died Oct 12 1860 in Giles county, Tennessee.

Hannah's will was written in 1857.
        Hannah married Joseph ANTHONY on Feb 17 1802 in Caswell county, North Carolina. Joseph was born May 23 1776 in Caswell county, North Carolina. He died Aug 23 1843 in Giles county, Tennessee.

Despriptive: on migration of Joseph Anthony and Hannah Cantrell from
North Carolina to Tennessee.
"My great grandfather brought his family in a covered wagon over the
mountains from Carolina. He bought the land, cleared a space, then began
the preparations for rearing a home. Trees were felled, cut into logs,
then hauled to a deep pit dug by the slaves. The logs were placed across
the pit and sawed into boards by the slaves, one down in the pit and
another above the edge.
The bricks were made also by the slaves. At the smith all the hinges
were hand wrought, they extended entirely across the massive oak doors.
The door sills were made of hand hewn locust and grew harder as time
passed, until they could not be pierced by a nail. Even the shingles
were made on the place" Memories of Margaret Anna Anthony, Mrs. Dorsey
McDonald Kelley,Sr. {She was my husband's grandmother. This family
re-told its stories and saved every scrap of paper. }
  143 F ii Nancy CANTRELL.
        Nancy married Ashford WALKER on Aug 14 1804 in Orange county, North Carolina.
  144 F iii Polly CANTRELL died before Jul 30 1833.
        Polly married Barzillai KERR on Mar 22 1806 in Caswell county, North Carolina.
  145 F iv Catherine CANTRELL died before Jul 30 1833.
        Catherine married Hall GARRISON on May 20 1809 in Caswell county, North Carolina.
  146 F v Rachal CANTRELL.
        Rachal married George MARTIN on Oct 26 1803 in Caswell county, North Carolina.
  147 M vi Joseph CANTRELL.
        Joseph married Lettice FLORENCE on Nov 18 1814 in Caswell county, North Carolina.
  148 F vii Sarah CANTRELL.
        Sarah married James MARTIN on Feb 15 1816 in Caswell county, North Carolina.
  149 F viii Henrietta CANTRELL.
        Henrietta married Alexander B. MARTIN\MORTON on Nov 04 1819 in Caswell county, North Carolina.

58. Daniel CANTRELL (Isaac CANTRIL , Joseph C. CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Henry CANTRIL , William , Jr. CANTRILL , William , , , , , ) was born 1770 in Orange county, North Carolina. He died about 1843 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Daniel married UFN (wife of Daniel Cantrell) FORRESTER.

They had the following children:

+ 150 M i Charles CANTRELL
+ 151 M ii David CANTRELL

60. Benjamin CANTRELL (Isaac CANTRIL , Joseph C. CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Henry CANTRIL , William , Jr. CANTRILL , William , , , , , ) was born 1768 in western Orange county, Tennessee. He died 1843 in Warren county, Tennessee.

Benjamin married (1) Phoebe JONES.

They had the following children:

  152 F i Martha CANTRELL was born 1818.
        Martha married (1) John R. LOUNEY.
        Martha also married (2) Joseph ATNIP.
  153 M ii Tilman CANTRELL was born 1819. He died 1848.
        Tilman married Lavina TAYLOR.

Benjamin also married (2) Charity LEGAT.

They had the following children:

+ 154 F iii Mary CANTRELL
+ 155 M iv James CANTRELL
+ 156 F v Sarah Nancy CANTRELL

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