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My Cantrell Family

 

 

June 28, 2004

 

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Update: I have located the death records of Eleck Lex Cantrell. This information is in generation 8.

 

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Foreword

 

 

This book presents my Cantrell lineage. It begins with the oldest known (to me) ancestor and works forward in time.

 

I've gathered information from lots of sources. Most of the information in this book came from The Cantrill-Cantrell Family, 1908, The Grafton Press, Susan Cantrill-Christi. Additional information was provided by Warren G. Cantrell of Killeen, Texas and by Carol Cantrell-Hopchak of the Cantrell Cousin Project.

 

Of course, there are bound to be errors and I apologize for that in advance. Please let me know if you find errors or omissions.

 

 

Beverly

 

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Generation No. 1

 

1. RICHARD L.1 CANTRILL1 was born 1630 in Derbyshire, Bakewell Parish, England, and died Aft. 1676. He married ALICE1. She was born Abt. 1636 in Derbyshire, Bakewell Parish, England.

Children of RICHARD CANTRILL and ALICE are:

2. i. UNKNOWN2 CANTRILL.

3. ii. RICHARD CANTRILL, b. Bef. 13 May 1666, Derbyshire, Bakewell Parish, England; d. Bef. 31 May 1753, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

iii. AN CANTRILL, b. Bef. 16 May 1676.

 

 

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Generation No. 2

 

2. UNKNOWN2 CANTRILL (RICHARD L.1)

Children of UNKNOWN CANTRILL are:

i. JOSEPH3 CANTRILL2, d. 10 May 1689, Schuylkill Creek, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Notes for JOSEPH CANTRILL:

This Joseph, nephew of Richard Cantrill, drowned at Schylkill Creek.

 

ii. UNKNOWN CANTRILL.

 

 

3. RICHARD2 CANTRILL (RICHARD L.1) was born Bef. 13 May 1666 in Derbyshire, Bakewell Parish, England3, and died Bef. 31 May 1753 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He married DOROTHY JONES Abt. 1693 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania4, daughter of ELLIS JONES and ELLEN EVANS. She was born Abt. 1672 in Wales, England4, and died 30 August 1755 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania5.

 

Notes for RICHARD CANTRILL:

Paraphrased from Warren Cantrell, Killeen, Texas:

Richard's birth has been estimated as the early 1660s because he would have reached legal adulthood when he came to America in the 1680s. His shire of birth has been established from a petition that he submitted to John Blackwell, Esq., Governor of the Province of Pennsylvania, in July 1689, stating that his nephew, Joseph Cantril had drowned in the Schuykill River, May 10, 1689 and that Joseph had older and younger brothers in Derbyshire, England. He posted a bond of one hundred pounds, which was considerable money at that time. This document is on file at the Register of Wills, City Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Admin. Book "A" page 66, file no. 54, 1689.

 

There is tradition in the family that Richard erected the first brick house in Philadelphia. We know from Pennsylvanie history that the first brick house built was the house of Robert Turner, built at the southwest corner of Front and Mulberry (Arch) Street. In a letter written by Robert Turner to William Penn on 3 August 1685, Turner says "...and since I built my Brick House, the foundation of which was laid at thy going...". Turner went on that "Thomas Smith and Daniel Pegg are partners, and set to making of brick this year, and they are very good." So, it apears that the fmily tradition of his having built the first brick house in Philadelphia is not true.

 

Richard is next mentioned in the records of Philadelphia on 6 July 1692. The commissioners granted Richard Cantrill a lot 30 feet front which was probably for his residence. In October 1701 a warrant was signed granting him for his brick making business, "3 acresof land on the Southernmost end of the city between 6th or 7th, or 5th or 6th streets from Delaware, where the best clay is for 21 years at 40 s. per annum, on condition that Richard Cantril shall build a Brick House of a Story and a Half high, thirty foot long and eighteen foot wide." This is the first known instance that a brick building was required to be built.

 

Apparently Richard and Dorothy liked to have a "good time". As the following shows, attitudes have certainly changed. Richard and Dorothy Cantril were found in court records in 1703 Wilmington,

Pennsylvania (now Delaware) court proceedings as extracted by Scharf. mong the grand jury presentments "Dorothy, wife of Richard Canterill, presented for masking in men's clothes the day after Christmas, walking and dancing in the house of John Simes at 9 or 10 o'clock at night." John Simes, who gave the masquerade party, was presented for keeping a disorderly house, "a nursery of Debotch ye

inhabitants and youth of this city..to ye greef of and disturbance of peaceful minds and propigating ye Throne of wickedness amonst us".

 

Notes for RICHARD CANTRILL:

Carol Cantrell (CantrellCousin@aol.com) Source Cited (Pages 3-7): 'The Cantrill-Cantrell Family', Susan Cantrill Christie, 1908, The Grafton Press, O Fifth Avenue New York. Edition published by Tuttle Antiquarian Books, INC., 26 South Main Street, Post Office Box 541, Rutland, Vermont 05702 Telephone (802) 773-8229.

 

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The Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy - Richard Cantrill

'1. RICHARD CANTRILL was a resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., prior to 1689. In July, 1689, he was appointed administrator of the estate of Joseph Cantrill, an unmarried nephew, who was drowned in the Schuylkill river May 10, 1689.

It has been impossible to find records to prove the parentage, or birthplace, of Richard Cantrill, but there is no doubt that he came from the Derbyshire branch of the English family. His name does not appear in any list of emigrants and he may have been a descendant of William, or Henry Cantrell, of Virginia. Fisher says, in his "Making of Pennsylvania," that "quite a number of Virginians migrated from that Colony to the Banks of the Delaware before the settlement of Philadelphia by Penn, in 1678, under the rule of the Duke of York."

From Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. XIX: "At a meeting of the Commissioners, 6th of July, 1692. Present Captain William Markham, Robert Turner, John Goodson,...Richard Cantrill requested a warrent for a lot of 30 ft. upon Third Street, near the Burying Ground, was granted."

From Original Records, Deed book D, 53, page 50: "Richard Cantrill to Thomas Hall, sold 30 ft. x 190 ft. May 13, 1693, Third and Market Streets."

In Patent Book A, Vol. II, page 344, there is a lease for twenty-one years (May 5, 1702) made by Edward Shippen, Griffith Owen and James Logan, as Proprietary and Governor in Chief of Pennsylvania and Territories thereunto belonging ... of a ...(end of page 3)

 

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"Certain tract of land between Fifth and Sixth streets containing three acres and sixty perches" (here follows a full description by metes and bounds) "to Richard Cantrill, Brickmaker,, with all woods and underwood and trees, ways, waters, water courses, liberties, profits, commodities, advantages and opportunities whatsoever." The rental was forty shillings per year, "current silver money of the Province."..."Said Richard Cantrill shall build, erect and set up a substantial brick house one story and a half in height and in breadth eighteen feet and in length thirty-six feet; the first story of one brick and a half and the second story of one brick, and further that said Richard Cantrill shall make an orchard upon some part of the hereby granted land, with at least eighty good apple trees planted thereon, and shall also well and sufficiently fence and enclose the said demised land."

In "Pennsylvania Archives" we find:

"Cantrill, Old Rights: Richard Cantrill, city lot 3 acres, 10 day, 10 month, 1701. Rich. return 3 acres, 3 month 1702."

Later the Archives record a "Caveat against surveying of land adjoining Richard Cantrill's estate, issuing to the heirs, or executors of the said Richard Cantrill, or any under him, May 31, 1753.

No record could be found of the disposition of the estate of Richard Cantrill, either by his heirs or executors, but he evidently died prior to May 31, 1753.

There is a tradition common in the family that the first Cantrill in Philadelphia had a brick yard and built the first brick house in that city. Records show that "the first brick house built in Philadelphia was owned by Robert Turner in 1684-5," and in the same year Richard Cantrill's brother-in-law, Daniel Pegge, also built a brick residence on "Pegge's Run." It is possible that Richard had the contract for erecting both of these houses, which would easily account for the tradition in the family.

In about 1693 Richard Cantrill married Dorothy Jones, daughter of Ellis and Jane Jones, who came to America from either Flint, or Denbigh, Wales, in the ship Submission, Sept., 1682. From the Log of the Submission: "Ellis Jones, age 45; Jane Jones, age 40; Barbara Jones, age 13; Mary Jones, age 12; Dorothy Jones, age 10; Isaac Jones, age 4 mos."

The "Pennsylvania Historical Magazine," in a list of names of "Important Colonists, who came in the Submission," mentions Ellis Jones. He was a resident of Bucks county, 1684, but did (end of page 4)

 

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not remain there long, and in the Welsh Tract Purchases his name appears as having purchased one hunderd acres in Nantonell parish, Radnor. Barbara Jones married Daniel Pegge, of "Pegge's Run;" Mary Jones married her cousin Isaac Jones, and Dorothy Jones married Richard Cantrill.

Ellis Jones and his family were Quakers and as Richard Cantrill belonged to the Church of England, Richard and Dorothy were married, to use a Quaker term, "Out of Meeting."

Dorothy Jones Cantrill seems to have been a young lady of considerable spirit and independence of character. She not only married the man of her choice, irrespective of her religious training, but later evidence is found of her love of gayety and society in an old history of Philadelphia, where she figured at a masquerade ball, much to the horror of her more quiet Quaker friends. She seems to have inherited her love of society from her mother, for the name of Jane Jones appears as a witness to the marriage of a great many Quakers of her day, and the Quaker weddings were probably the principal events affording those of that sect an expression to there social instinct.

The will of Jane Jones, relict of Ellis Jones, executed at Philadelphia, Aug. 3, 1730, and recorded at Philadelphia, Dec. 27, 1732, mentions her grandchildren: "Zebulon Cantril, Joseph Cantril, and Dorothy Cantril," to each of whom she bequeaths: "One English shilling, or the value of it in coyn current."

Children of Richard and Dorothy Cantrill:

2.i. Mary. The Records of the Race Street Meetinghouse contain the following under "Burials of those not Friends" Mary, 1-6, 1695, parents Richard and Dorothy Cantrill."

3. * ii. Joseph.

4. * iii. Zebulon.

5. iv. Dorothy, about whom we have no record.

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The Descendants of Joseph Cantrill of Philadelphia

 

3. Joseph Cantrill (2) (Richard 1) was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., and spent his early boyhood in that city. Married Catharina _____. They were living in New Castle county, Pennsylvania., on or near the site of the present city of Wilmington, Del., and were attendants at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church before 1720. It is probable that Catharina was a daughter of one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of this section but we could not verify this. Their first three children were baptized at the old historic church still used and known as Old Swedes, which is one of the oldest and quaintest churches in this country.

Christina parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine creek in New Castle county, and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandy-wine. It stretched two Swedish miles in length and one in breadth. The most remote families of the parish were not more than six and a half English miles distant from the church. The city of Wilmington is built on the Swedish "church land" and the charter for the town was granted in 1735. At the time Joseph Cantrill went there it was known as Christina.

Many of the earliest records of this locality have been lost, or destroyed, and at best are very incomplete. There is evidence, however, from scattered records in New Castle county to-day, that descendants of Richard Cantrill lived there from before 1720 until 1797, though the majority moved south during this period.

Children:

6. i. Hannah, b. Mar. 20, 1720; bapt. Apr. 25, 1720, at Old Swedes.

7. * ii. John.

8. * iii. Joseph.

9. * iv. Zebulon.

10. * v. Isaac.

11. vi. A daughter (name unknown).'

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More About RICHARD CANTRILL:

Christening: Bef. May 13, 1666, Bakewell Parish, Derbyshire, England29

Occupation: July 06, 1692, (Source: 'The Cantrill-Cantrell Family', Susan Cantrill Christie, 1908, 'Brickmason.'

 

 

Notes for DOROTHY JONES:

Dorothy Jones' year of birth has been established by examining the ship's log from the ship "SUBMISSION" which sailed from Liverpool, England on July 5, 1682 and arrived at Choptank, in Maryland, the 21st day of September 1682 (Tepper). From the list of passengers we find her age shown at 10 years. So, if Dorothy was 10 years old when the ship sailed in 1682 she must have been born about 1672 (Warren Cantrell, 2).

Children of RICHARD CANTRILL and DOROTHY JONES are:

i. MARY3 CANTRELL, b. 16946; d. 06 January 1694/95, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Notes for MARY CANTRELL:

Carol Cantrell (CantrellCousin@aol.com) The Cantrill-Cantrell Family, 1908, The Grafton Press, Susan Cantrill-Christi, Pg. 5:

Children of Richard and Dorothy:

i. Mary. The Reocrds of the Race Street Meetinghouse contain the following under "Burials of those not Friends: Mary, 1-6, 1695, parents Richard andDorothy Cantrill."

ii. Joseph

iii. Zebulon

iv. Dorothy, about whom we have no record

 

 

4. ii. JOSEPH CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1695, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; d. Aft. 1753, Orange Co, Virginia.

iii. ZEBULON CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1697, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania7; d. Abt. 31 May 1753; m. MARY THOMAS8, Bef. 06 October 1744, Chester, Pennsylvania.

iv. DOROTHY CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1699, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania9.

 

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Generation No. 3

 

4. JOSEPH3 CANTRELL (RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born Abt. 1695 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died Aft. 1753 in Orange Co, Virginia. He married CATHERINE Abt. 1718.

 

Notes for JOSEPH CANTRELL:

From the records of the western part of Virginia we know that in 1738, Joseph and his brother, Zebulon were in Orange County, Virginia. A Rev. William William, an early Presbyterian minister, filed suit for

libel against dozens of the settlers in the valley. The list of defendents included Zebulon Cantrel and Joseph Cantrel (Warren Cantrell,6).

 

Notes for JOSEPH CANTRELL:

Bernice White: Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church. Wilmington, Del., from 1697-1773. There are three references there for Joseph Cantrell.

1. Joseph Cantrel and wife Catharina's child Hanna, born March 20, baptized April 25, 1720.

2. Joseph Chantrill and wife Catharina's child John, one and one-half year old, baptized March 25 th, 1726.

3. Joseph Chantrill and wife Catharina's child Joseph, a half year old, baptized December 10, 1726.

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Sue Bouska (SueBouska6466256@aol.com) Joseph Cantrell used the spelling 'Cantrell' in 1738 in Virginia.

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Carol Cantrell (CantrellCousin@aol.com)

Source: The Cantrill-Cantrell Family, 1908, The Grafton Press, Susan Cantrill-Christi; page 8.

 

The Descendants of Joseph Cantrill of Philadelphia

 

3. Joseph Cantrill (Richard 1) was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., and spent his early boyhood in that city. Married Catharina ____. They were living in New Castle County, Pennsylvania., on or near the site of the present city of Wilmington, Del., and were attendants at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church before 1720. It is probable that Catharina was a daughter of one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of this section, but we could not verify this. Their first three children were Baptized at the old historic church still used and known as Old Swedes, which is one of the oldest and qaintest churches in this country.

Chirstina parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine creek in New Castle coutny, and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. It stretched two Swedish miles in length and one in breadth. The most remote families of the parish were not more than six and a half English miles distant from the church. The city of Wilmington is built on the Swedish "church land" and the charter for the town was granted in 1735. At the time Joseph Cantrill went there it was known as Christina.

Many of the earliest records of this locality have been lost, or destroyed, and at best are very incomplete. There is evidence, however, from the scattered records in New Castle county today, that descendants of Richard Cantrill lived there from before 1720 until 1797, though the majority moved south during this period.

Children:

6. i. Hannah, b. March 20, 1720; bapt. Apr. 25, 1720, at Old Swedes

7. * ii. John.

8. * iii. Joseph

9. * iv. Zebulon

10. * v. Isaac

11. vi. A daughter (name unknown).

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Deanna D. Ekrut (ekruttfi@austin.rr.com)

Notes for JOSEPH CANTRELL:

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:

 

Joseph spent his early boyhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joseph and Catharina lived in New Castle Co., Pennsylvania on or near the site of the present city of Wilimgton, DE and were attendants at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church before 1720. Their first three children were baptised at the old historical church, known as Old Swedes, which is one of the oldest and quaintest churches in this country.

 

Joseph was probably a farmer in these lower counties of Pennsylvania,, which later became part of Delaware. A published work of the wills in the county of New Castle fails to reveal a will of Joseph of Catharina. It is possible that Joseph accompanied some of the sons on the move south to North Carolina. In 1752 and 1753, son, John was taxed for two white polls in Orange County, North Carolina. One may have been his father. A complete list of the children of John and Catharina has never been found. the nine children listed were compiled from family records and the court and county records of Orange Co., North Carolina. The sixth child (a female, name unknown) was born about 1722.

 

Christina Parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle Co and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. It stretched two Swedish miles in length and one in breadth. The most remote families of the parish were not more than six and a half English miles distance from the church. The city of Wilmington is built on the Swedish "church land" and the charter for the town was granted in 1735. At the time Joseph Cantrell went there, it was known as Christina.

 

Many of the earliest records of this locality have been lost, or destroyed, and at best are very incomplete. There is evidence, however, from the scattered records in New Castle Co today, that descendents of Richard Cantril lived there from before 1720 until 1797, though the majority moved south during this period.

 

A published work of the wills and probates of New Castle Co during the period of Joseph's residence there fails to reveal his will or probte. As he was a man in his 50s when his sons moved south to Carolina, it can be assumed that he made the move with his sons. In the tax list submitted to the Orange Co Court, North Carolina for the year 1754, his son John's household listed two taxable white males. As John's sons were under 16 years of age, it can be assumed that one of these was his father, Joseph.

 

 

More About JOSEPH CANTRELL:

Baptism: April 25, 1720

 

Notes for CATHARINA:

Source: Bernice F. White, 506 Glendale Avenue, Houma, LA 70360. [Letter to Carol Cantrell (CantrellCousin@aol.com)]

 

"Acquired records: Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church. Wilmington, Del., from 1697-1773. There are three references there for Joseph Cantrell.

1. Joseph Cantrel and wife Catharina's child Hanna, born March 20, baptized April 15, 1720.

2. Joseph Chantrill and wife Catharina's child John, one and one-half year old, baptized March 25 th, 1726.

3. Joseph Chantrill and wife Catharina's child Joseph, a half year old, baptized December 10, 1726.

 

From this we do know that Joseph married Catharina and we know birthdate for three of the children."

 

"John Heath m. Hannah Haines 16, Dec 1697, Haverhill, Essex Co., Mass. John Heath and Hannah Haines lived in Haverhill, Mass. and Norwich, Conn. It is said he died Norwich, Ct. They had thirteen children; [no Catharine nor Catharina.]

Children of John Heath and Hannah Haines:

1. Mehetabel 31 Oct. 1698

Triplets:

2. David 24 Nov. 1699

3. John 24 Nov. 1699

4. Jonathan 24 Nov. 1699

5. Obadiah 24 Jan. 1700-01

6. John 6 Jul. 1702

7. Abigall 6, Jan. 1703-4

8. Jonathan 21 Nov. 1706

9. Mehetabel 19 Nov. 1708

10. Bartholomew 1 Oct. 1710

11. Thomas 25 Jul. 1712

12. Josiah 20 Aug. 1715

13. Hannah 25 Feb. 1716-17

 

I am enclosing copy of will of a John Heath. Will made 8 Dec. 1747 and probated 11 Jan. 1748 in county of Newcastle, De. Names wife Hannah, dau. now Elizabeth John, Couz Allice Cantroll.

 

Early Church Records of New Castle Co., De. Vol. 1 pg. 88 Welsh Tract Baptist Meeting: Elizabeth Heath bapt. May 2, 1741. Is it possible that this Elizabeth could be the now dau. Elizabeth John in will; who is Allice Cantroll? Evidently there are two John Heaths. One died in Ct. and one in Del. Both had wives Hannah. The one in Mass. & Ct. did not have daughters Catharin or Elizabeth. The one in Del. had dau. Elizabeth, don't know if she was only child."

 

Children of JOSEPH CANTRELL and CATHERINE are:

i. HANNAH4 CANTRELL10, b. 20 March 1719/20, Pennsylvania.

ii. DAUGHTER CANTRELL, b. 1722.

 

Notes for DAUGHTER CANTRELL:

Existence of this child was provided by the family genealogist (Cantrell, 6).

 

 

5. iii. JOHN CANTRELL, b. October 1724, New Castle County, Pennsylvania; d. February 1803, Spartanburg, South Carolina.

iv. JOSEPH CANTRELL10, b. June 1726, New Castle Co., Pennsylvania; now Wilmington, Delaware; d. Abt. January 1804, Orange County, North Carolina; m. JAMINA, Abt. 1749.

 

Notes for JOSEPH CANTRELL:

Cantrell Cousin Project, Carol Cantrell Hopchak, CantrellCousin@aol.com:

The Cantrill-Cantrell Family, 1908, The Grafton Press, Susan Cantrill-Christi; page 124.

8. Joseph Cantrill (Joseph 2, Richard 1) was born in New Castle county, Pennsylvania., June, 1726, and was baptized, Dec. 10, 1726, at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) church, in what is now Wilmington, Del. He probably moved to North CArolina at the same time his brother John Cantrill went there, before the Revolution, as there is a tradition that there was a large caravan who moved south at the same time. It is probable that he and his family settled in Randolph county, N. C., and that the two following were his sons:

Children:

1391. i. Charles, b. about 1750; m. in Randolph county, N. C., in 1772.

1392. ii. Joseph, b. about 1752; m. in Randolph county, N. C., in 1774.

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Pam Henderson (pamh@kxgm.com). Joseph mentioned in Grandmother Jones' will.

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Bernice White: Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church. Wilmington, Del., from 1697-1773. There are three references there for Joseph Cantrell.

3. Joseph Chantrill and wife Catharina's child Joseph, a half year old, baptized December 10, 1726.

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Sue Bouska (SueBouska@6466256@aol.com)

Reference:

1. Warren Cantrell, Killeen, Texas.

2. The Cantrill/Cantrell Genealogy Book, descendants of Joseph Cantrell.

 

Joseph probably went to North Carolina at the same time his brother, John

went there, before the Revolution. Tradition has it that there was a large

caravan that moved south at the same time. It is possible that he and his

family settled in Randolph Co., North Carolina., and that the two listed children were

his sons.

 

Ref: WGC - Joseph's will filed Jan. 3 1804 in Orange Co., North Carolina - It names all the

children including William. Of his two sons, William and Isaac, he gave

Isaac all of the real estate. William and Isaac had married sisters. Hester and

Nancy Dickey, daughters of James Dickey. After his death in the Spring of 1804,

the will was probated in May Court, 1804 in Orange Co., North Carolina.

 

More About JOSEPH CANTRELL:

Fact 2: January 10, 1725/26, Old Swedes Ch., now Holy Trinity, Willmington, Delaware

Children of JOSEPH CANTRELL and JEMINA are:

i. CHARLES6 CANTRILL, b. Abt. 1750.

ii. JOSEPH CANTRILL, b. Abt. 1752.

 

 

More About JOSEPH CANTRELL:

Probate: May 1804, Court, Orange County, North Carolina

Will: January 03, 1804, Orange County, North Carolina

Children of JOSEPH CANTRELL and JAMINA are:

i. RACHEL6 CANTRELL112, m. UNKNOWN HENSLEY113.

ii. SALLIE CANTRELL114, m. UNKNOWN DAVIS115.

iii. MARY CANTRELL116, m. UNKNOWN MCCOOLEY117.

25. iv. BENJAMIN CANTRELL.

v. CHARLES CANTRELL118, b. Abt. 1750.

vi. JOSEPH CANTRELL118, b. Abt. 1752.

26. vii. WILLIAM CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1752; d. 1837, Casewell Co., North Carolina.

viii. ISAAC CANTRELL118, b. Bef. 1804; m. NANCY DICKEY118.

 

 

v. SARAH CANTRELL, b. 1728, New Castle County, Pennsylvania; d. 1784, Bedford Co., Virginia.

vi. ZEBULON CANTRELL, b. 1728, New Castle, Pennsylvania; now Wilmington, Delaware.

6. vii. ISAAC CANTRELL, b. 1729, Orange County, Virginia; d. 02 August 1805, Spartanburg, South Carolina.

viii. JAMES CANTRELL, b. 1731, Orange Co., Virginia; d. 1780.

ix. BENJAMIN CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1733, Orange County, Virginia.

 

Notes for BENJAMIN CANTRELL:

We find Benjamin listed in the court records of Orange County, North Carolina. In the court of September 1759, Benjamin Cantril proved an account of one pound, fifteen shillings against the estate of Andrew Culbertson, deceased, for funeral charges and attendance upon the same. No later record of Benjamin. (Warren Cantrell, 7)

 

x. STEPHEN CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1735, Orange County, North Carolina10; d. Bet. 1777 - 1787, Wilkes County, GA.

 

Notes for STEPHEN CANTRELL:

We find Stephen listed in the court of Orange County, North Carolina in May 1764 when Thomas Hart sued him on a debt. In the records of Wilkes County, GA 1777-1787, Stephen Cantrell died intestate and George Lumpkin, a carpenter, creditor of said deceased appointed administrator 25 October 1783. (Warren Cantrell, 7)

 

More About STEPHEN CANTRELL:

Military service: Revolutionary War Soldier

 

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Generation No. 4

 

5. JOHN4 CANTRELL (JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born October 1724 in New Castle County, Pennsylvania, and died February 1803 in Spartanburg, South Carolina10. He married (1) MISS BRITTAIN 1743 in New Castle Co, Pennsylvania11. She was born 1726 in New Castle, Lawrence Co, Pennsylvania12, and died Abt. 1778 in Probably North Carolina. He married (2) JANE Bef. 1764.

 

Notes for JOHN CANTRELL:

John's father moved to the big valley of Virginia before John reached his teens. In 1738 his father was living in Orange County, Virginia. He spent all of his life as a farmer. We don't know what education he may have had but he probably received whatever was available to frontier lads.

The family genealogist has stated that he married two times and from the ages of the children this is probably true. She has stated that his first wife was a Miss Brittain. She was probably a sister of

Joseph Brittain, who lived near John in North Carolina and who is mentioned in the records of Orange County. There was also a James Britton who was on a tax list with his brother, Joseph in 1759 in

Rowan County. The marriage was probably somewhere in the valley of Virginia.

In the 18th century, families from Pennsylvania filtered down through the Great Valley of Virginia to the Piedmont Plateau of the Carolinas. The family had become associated with the Baptist church and Isaac, John's brother, was ordained a minister. The family settled in the "Land of Eden", Granville County, North Carolina, which became Orange County in September 1752.

Isaac received a land grant for 202 acres of land in Orange County the 13th of Nov. 1756. He sold this land to John on March 13, 1759. On Nov. 12, 1765, John sold his 202 acres of land to William Jones.

There is no record of his having purchased other land in Orange County.

By 1785, John and his family had moved south down the Piedmont Plateau to the 96th district of South Carolina. When this move was made has not been firmly established but it appears to have been

shortly after the close of the Revolutionary War. His first wife died and he married Jane ______. The first wife is probably buried at the Wolf Island Baptist Church Cemetery. The church was formed in 1777 by his brother, Isaac, on a part of his 770 acre farm. Isaac's first wife had died in the area and she was

probably buried on the ridge where the church was built. John's wife is probably buried in the same place. In the 1960's the field rock markers were removed to facilitate mowing. It was estimated that

there were approximately one hundred unmarked graves in the cemetery.

Soon after John arrived in the 96th Dist., later Spartanburg County, South Carolina, he acquired 800 acres of land on Buck Creek. In 1790, John was listed as head of household in the census of the

96th district. He had one son under sixteen and two daughters at home.

The history of the South Carolina Baptist Church gives statistics for the Buck Creek Baptist Church for the period 1790-1800. This church claims to have been a constituted body since 1779. Situated

near the Pacolet River about twelve miles northeast of Spartanburg, it became a constituent of the Bethel Association in 1789. John's brother, Isaac, moved south in 1795 and became the minister there in

1796-97 and 1798. In 1800, John was listed as the minister. The church building has been rebuilt several times in the last 200 years. At the present time, there is a fairly new, large, red brick church

building across the road from the old church location and the cemetery. It is located on a hill, about a quarter of a mile north of the mouth of Buck Creek, about 2 miles west of Mayo. Descendants of

the family are still members of the church.

Three of John's sons, Abraham, Stephen and Moses were appointed administrators of his estate. The probate was recorded in Deed Book "L" page 193. His widow, Jane, received a dower settlement. John was probably buried in the Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The center of the cemetery has at least one hundred graves marked by fieldstones. Only graves from the 1850's contain information on them. (Cantrell, 8-9)

 

Descendants of William Cantrell, Carol Cantrell Hopchak, pg 23-25:

The Cantrill-Cantrell Family, 1908, The Grafton Press, Susan Cantrill-Christi; page 8.

7. John Cantrell (Joseph 2, Richard 1) was born in New Castle county, Pennsylvania. (now Delaware), Oct., 1724, and baptized in Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) church Mar. 25, 1726. He was married twice. His first wife was ____Brittian, by whom he had seventeen sons; his second wife was Jane ___, by whom he had four sons and two daughters. We have heard from several that there were a number of twins in this large family. He died in 1803 and his sons Abraham, Stephen and Moses administered upon his estate.

There are many traditions in the family regarding John Cantrell and his family and their moving to the Carolinas, but the exact date of his leaving New Castle county is not known. It is known, however, that he was living in Rockingham county, or what is now that county, North Carolina, before the Revolutionary War, and shortly after the war he moved to Ninety Six District, now Spartanburg county, S. C., where he owned over eight hundred acres of land on Buck creek, waters of Pacolet river.

John Cantrell and his family were devoted and active workers in the Buck creek Baptist church and some of his descendants still attend this old church.

There is no reliable authority for a correct tabulation for any but the first three of the children of John Cantrell and we have endeavored to make the list correct from records, rather than from lists furnished from memory by his descendants.

12. * i. Abraham.

13. * ii. Isaac.

14. *iii. Jacob.

15. *iv. Joseph

16. *v. Stephen.

17. * vi. John.

18. * vii. Charles.

19. * viii. Joshua.

20. * ix. Aaron.

21. * x. Simon.

22. * xi. Peter.

23. * xii. Thomas.

24. * xiii. Reuben.

25. * xiv. Edward.

26. * xv. Benjamin.

27. xvi. Brittian. No record.

28. * xvii. James.

29. * xviii.William.

30. * xix. Moses.

31. * xx. Daniel.

32. * xxi. Gabriel.

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Carol Cantrell (CantrellCousin@aol.com)

Information forwarded from Ann Cantrell Gosinski: Wake Forest University records indicate the Buck Creek Baptist Church was of The Primitive Baptist Denomination. Primitive Baptist headquartes in Indiana sent the following: SOUTH CAROLINA BAPTISTS; Ministers: John Cantrell Year 1800. 'History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties 1730-1930', John Cantrell was also an associate messenger to his brother Isaac Cantrell in 1798 and 1799.

 

Rockingham County, N.C. - DEEDS

C: 15 State of North Carolina to John Harris 20A on Wolf Island Cr adj John Cantrill,

Thomas Owen Nov. 27, 17??.

 

 

John Cantrell is found in the 1755 Orange County Tax List transcribed by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. prsjr@aol.com

ORANGE COUNTY, North Carolina - CENSUS - Early Tax Records, 1755-1779

1755 C536 CANTRELL John N/A N/A N/A Tax Roll

1779 C536 CANTRILL Jacob N/A N/A N/A Tax Roll

1790 C536 CANTRILL Mary M-637 094 No CENSUS - Tax

 

ORANGE COUNTY, North Carolina - CENSUS 1800

1800 C536 CANTRILL Joseph M-32 034 502 00001-00001-04

 

Rockingham County North Carolina 1790 Census

Aaron Cantrell 1-1-5

Charles Cantrell 1-2-1

Jacob Cantrell 2-4-3

William Cantrell 1-3-4

Reuben Cantrell 1-3-2

Joshua Cantrell 1-3-5

Nath Harris 1-2-5-0-10

John Davis 1-3-5

John Davis 2-3-5-4-3

Matthew Pegg 1-3-3

John McKinney 2-1-11

Nath Mosley 3-2-5

 

Rockingham County North Carolina 1800 Census-Salisbury District

William Cottrell/Cantrell 2-1-0-1-0-2

John Watson 2-0-0-1-1-1

Elizabeth Watson 1-1-0-0-0-0-0-2-0-0

Nathaniel Harris 1-0-0-2-1-0-0-2-0-1

William Watson 0-0-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-1

Matthew Pegg 1-1-0-0-1-3-0-0-1-1

Charles Harris 1-0-0-1-0-1-0-1

John Harris Jr. 0-0-1-0-0-2-0-1

William Harris 1-0-1-0-0-1-0-1

John Harris 0-0-2-1-1-0-2-0-0-1

Jacob Cantrell 1-2-1-0-1-2-0-1-0-1

Axy Cantrell 1-0-0-0-0-1-0-1-0-0

David Watson 2-2-2-0-1-1-1-2-0-1

John Davis 3-0-0-0-1-0-0-1-1

Rhodham Lovelas 2-1-0-1-0-2-0-1

Young Lovelas 0-0-1-1-0-2-0-2

Sam Bethell 3-0-2-0-1-1-1-1-1-1

Aaron Cantrell 4-0-0-1-0-1-2-0-1

John Mckinney 2-0-0-1-0-2-0-1

John Pirkle 0-1-1-0-1-0-0-0-0-1

William Pirkle 5-0-0-1-0-3-0-0-1

John Bennett 0-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-2

Sarah Davis 0-0-2-0-0-0-1-1-0-1

Mary Linder 0-0-0-0-0-2-1-1-1-1-1

William Bethell 2-1-1-0-1-1-0-0-1

 

Rockingham County North Carolina 1810 Census

Mary Harris 0-0-0-0-0-3-0-1

Nathaniel Mosley 0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-2

Samuel Mosley 4-0-0-1-0-0-0-1-0-0

Isham Cloud 0-0-1-0-0-2-0-1-0

* unfinished

 

Rockingham County North Carolina Marriages

Casey Cantrill m. Reuben Wright, April 27, 1791

 

ROCKINGHAM AND STOKES COUNTY, North Carolina - CENSUS - 1751 Dan River Tax List

Phillip Wilson 1

Moses Watson

Ephrom Potter 1

Joseph Cloud 1

William Hogg 1

Thos. Lovelatty 2

John Lovelatty

William Watts

 

Deanna D. Ekrut (edruttfi@austin.rr.com) Notes for JOHN CANTRELL:

John Cantrell was born in Oct, 1724 in New Castle County, Pennsylvania (now Delaware) and was baptized 25 March 1726 at Old Swedes, now Holy Trinity Church in Wilmington, Delaware. The entry on page 298 of printed church records, 11. Joseph Chantrell and wife Catharina's child John, one and one-half year old, baptized March 25th. This under baptisms of 1726. His father and uncle, Zebulon, moved to the big valley of Virginia before John reached his teens. John spent all of his life as a farmer. We don't know what education he may have had but he probably received whatever was available to frontier lads. The family genealogist in 1907, stated that he married two times and from the ages of the known children, this is probably true. She stated that his 1st wife was a Miss Brittain. In 1738, a Samuel Breeton/Brittain lived in the same area of Virginia as his father. A Joseph Brittain lived by John in Orange Co., North Carolina and is listed on tax records. There was a James Brittain who was on a tax list with John's brother, Joseph in Rowan Co. in 1759. As John's 1st children were born some years prior to his move to North Carolina, we can assume that he married in Virginia. The family became affiliated with the Baptist Church and brother Isaac became an ordained minister of that faith. John also served at one time as a lay minister and was messenger to Baptist Associations. After the move from Virginia, the family settled in the "Land of Eden", Granville Co., North Carolina. John is 1st located on official records when the Sheriff of Orange Co submitted a tax list in 1754 and listed John with two white polls. His eldest son was not old enough to be poll taxed, so this was either a brother or his father, Joseph. As only adult males paid a poll tax, we wouldn't be able to determine if his mother may have been in the household. John's brother received a land grant for 202 acres of land in Orange Co. 3 Nov, 1756. He sold this land to John, 13 March 1759. The deed was witnessed by a James Watson. The land was on a ridge between the waters of County Line Creek and Jordon's Creek. The land was about seven (7) miles north of the Upper Branch of the Haw River, on the waters of Wolf Island Creek, which was a branch of Dan River to the north. It was about two (2) miles north of the present town of Reddsville, Rockingham Co., North Carolina. After the tax list of 1754, the next time we find John in the Minutes of the Orange County records, is when he was sued by James Cary, Jr. on a debt, in the Dec. Court of 1758. In the Court of Sep., 1759, he and brother, Joseph, was appointed to a road jury to lay out a road from Hogan's Creek to the County Court House. He and William Savage were appointed Overseer's of the road. In August, 1760, they were appointed to another road jury to lay out a road from Daniel McCullom's plantation to Taylor's road leading to the Court House. He was appointed Overseer of the lower section. In Aug, 1763, Henry Cobb was appointed to replace John on the lower section. And in May, 1765, John Morrow was appointed Overseer in place of John on the other road. In May 1866, John was appointed Overseer of a road in place of William Laughlin. In 12 Nov., 1765, John sold his 202 acres of land to William Jones. No record of having purchased other land in Orange Co., or the new county of Guilford which had been formed in 1771 from the western part of Orange Co. John's land had lain in the northern part of this new county. The possibility exists that after the sale of his land he moved down the Piedmont Plateau to northern South Carolina and this would explain the lack of further land records. From the land records of South Carolina we find that John Hightower MG sold John 75 acres on Buck Creek in the old 96th District 2 March 1779 for 80 pounds. Some of his grown and married children remained in North Carolina. Some have claimed that John acquired 800 acres on Buck Creek, waters of the Pacolet River, about 12 miles northeast of the present city of Spartanburg. Did his 1st wife die in North Carolina prior to his move or did she die after the move? The history of the South Carolina Baptist Church gives statistic for the Buck Creek Baptist Church for the period of 1790-1800. This church claims to have been a constituted body since 1779. It is situated near the Pacolet River and it became a constitutent of the Bethel Assoc. In 1789. A cemetery adjoined the old church and is across the road from the new church The old church building was rebuilt several times over the 20 years. At the present time there is a fairly new, large, brick church building and in 1976, the old building, minus it's steeple still guarded the cemetery, where hundreds of the Cantrell family are buried. Only those who died in the last 100 years have legible grave stones. The center portion contains dozens of graves marked by field stones. There is no doubt that John and his two wives are buried there. We know that in 1790, the church had 78 members and no doubt John was among the members. When John's brother, Isaac moved south from North Carolina in 1795, he became the minister there in 1796-97 and 1798. John was a messenger to the Bethel Assoc 1797-98 and 1799. In 1800, he was listed in the church records as the minister. We do not find John listed as the head of household on the 1790 census of South Carolina. Neither do we find his son, Moses and his family. In 1800, Moses and family were recorded in Spartanburg Co. and his household included a male and a female. From his probate record we know that John owned 3 slaves and the household of Moses listed 3 slaves. John died before Feb 1803 and 3 sons, Abraham, Stephen, and Moses were appointed administrators of the estate. The family geneologist located the probate in Deed Book "L", page 193. His widow, Jane, received a dower settlement. For some unknown reason, that Deed Book has disappeared from the Spartanburg records or the file of the books at the state archives. Jane was not listed as the head of household on the 1810 census or thereafter. We have no idea as to her age and it is possible that she accompained Moses or another son to TN or elsewhere. it is more likely that she died in Spartanburg Co and was buried at the Buck Creek Bapt Church Cem. How many children did John have? The family geneologists admitted in 1907 that she could only account for three, but that she had heard of this Cantrell family who had 21 sons and 2 daughters by 2 wives. The 1st wife with 17 sons and the 2nd wife with 4 sons and 2 daughters., so she made tabulation of 21 sons. In so doing, she took children of his brother, Isaac, who had over 20 children by 3 wives, and added them to John's list of children. She left Isaac with 12 children. We have located descendants of 16 children by 2 sons that she listed. We have never been able to locate records of, or descendants of. We find records of 14 sons and 2 daughters and have recorded their descendants. All kind of myths have become a part of county histories over years. One such is that John took his 21 sons to a haberdashery and bought them all hats at the same time. It has been alledged that there were several pair of twins in the family. This too remains in doubt. We do know that he left a growing list of descendants.

Sources: 1, Warren G Cantrell, Killeen Texas. Research and interviews. Genealogy: 1999, Warren Cantrell

 

 

More About JOHN CANTRELL:

Burial: Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery, Spartanburg Co., SC95

Christening: March 25, 1726, Holy Trinity Church, Wilmington, Del.

Probate: February 1803, Deed Bk "L" Pg 193, Spartanburg Co., South Carolina (Walter McLendon waltermc@sprynet.com)

 

 

 

Notes for MISS BRITTAIN:

Descendants of William Cantrell, pg 26-27:

Carol Cantrell (CantrellCousin@aol.com) The family genealogist, Susan Cantrill-Christi, stated that John Cantrell married ___Brittian. Rowan County, North Carolina 1759 Tax List Records a Joseph Britton and a James Britton. I have located a number of my ancestors included in this tax list, and several ancestors of individuals later related to the Cantrell family.

 

1759 ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA TAX LIST [http://users.erols.com/fmoran/index.html] link to Faye Moran

 

This tax list was found between the walls of the old court house

by Wm. D. Kizziah, Register of Deeds. When found, it was but scraps of

paper, but was fitted together and transcribed by him. This list was made

before Rowan Co, North Carolina was divided into other counties and is the oldest tax

list ever found in Rowan (to my knowledge). It contains no figures and is

not typed here as copied. I have put the "a's" together, the "b's together,

etc. When a slave or negro is listed with another's name, I left those

names as they appeared on the typed list. Some names in the "b's" were

torn off or could not be read. They are listed at the end of this page.

There is a copy of this list, as transcribed by Mr. Kizziah, in the Rowan

County Library, Salisbury, North Carolina.

 

Exerpt: Henry BAKER.....Crafford RUSH (BUSH)...Elisha BALDWIN......John BARTON.....James BRITTON.....Benja. BARTON....John DAVIS-----Richard QUICK-----John DAVIS-----Hugh DAVIS.....Mirick DAVIS-----William DAVIS-----Edwd. DICKEY-----James DAVIS-----Evan DAVIS....

John ELLIS-----John ELLIS, Jr.-----William ELLIS-----Willis ELLIS & Negroes -----Wm. ELLIS-----Jas. ELLIS-----John ELLIS-----Jas ELLIS, Jr-----Benjamin ELLIS-----John FRAZIER....Robert FIELDS-----John FIELDS-----Robert GRAY----James JOHNSON.....Robett JOHNSON.....Edward JOHNSON.....William JOHNSTON.....Peter KEEHN.....James MCCOY.....Metthew OSBORN.....Sam's. OSBORN.....John OSBORN.....William OSBORN......Ephrim OSBORN......Jospeh OSBORN.....Caleb OSBORN......Andrew POTTS.....Jacob POOLE.....Stephen POTTS----John RUSSELL.....Robert RUSSELL.....John RUSSELL.....Benja ROBESON.....John ROBESON.....Wm. ROBESON.....Crafford RUSH (BUSH)....WM. ROBERSON.....James SMITH.....Moses SHORT.....Henry SKIDMORE.....David SMITH.....Casper SMITH.....Fred'k SMITH.....Solomon

SPARKS.....George SMITH-----Robert WILSON.....John WILSON.....Charles WILSON.....John WILSON.....Jas.

WILSON.....James WILSON.....Wm. WILSON.....Wm.

WILSON.

 

Children of JOHN CANTRELL and MISS BRITTAIN are:

7. i. CAPTAIN ABRAHAM5 CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1744, Big Valley of Virginia; d. Bef. 02 January 1826, Warren County, TN.

ii. ISAAC CANTRELL, b. 1745, Virginia13; d. 1804, Warren Co., TN13.

iii. JACOB CANTRELL, b. January 1746/47, New Castle, Lawrence Co, Pennsylvania14; d. 09 July 1790, Orange Co, North Carolina.

iv. JOSEPH CANTRELL, b. 1748, Big Valley of Virginia; d. Aft. 1810, Burke Co., North Carolina.

v. CHARLES CANTRELL, b. 1750, Virginia; d. Aft. 1840, Seiver Co., AR.

vi. JAMES CANTRELL15, b. Abt. 1751, Big Valley of Virginia; d. Bet. 1810 - 1820, Pendleton District South Carolina.

8. vii. JOHN "MILLER" CANTRELL, b. 1757, the western part of old Orange County, North Carolina; d. 1823, Spartanburg, South Carolina.

viii. BRITTAIN CANTRELL16, b. 1759, Orange County, North Carolina (now Rockingham Co.).

 

Notes for BRITTAIN CANTRELL:

The name of this son has been accepted from the list compiled by

the family genealogist in the early 1900s. Warren G. Cantrell has

been unable to locate his name in records of any source, and therefore

unable to verify his existence. (Cantrell, 10)

 

ix. STEPHEN CANTRELL, b. 1759, Orange County, North Carolina17; d. Aft. 1820, Pendleton Dist, South Carolina.

x. THOMAS CANTRELL18, b. 23 January 1761, Orange Co, North Carolina; d. 25 September 1830, Cantrell Crossroads Cemetery, Grady, DeKalb Co., TN.

xi. JOSHUA CANTRELL19, b. Bef. 1778.

 

Children of JOHN CANTRELL and JANE are:

xii. MOSES5 CANTRELL, b. 1764, Rockingham Co, North Carolina; d. Aft. 1850, Cherokee Co., Al; m. ELIZABETH CANTRELL.

 

Notes for MOSES CANTRELL:

The Cantrill-Cantrell Family, 1908, The Grafton Press, Susan Cantrill-Christi (Carol Cantrell; CantrellCousin@aol.com)

Page 123: Moses Cantrell was one of the administrators of the estate of his father in 1803. We could not learn anything about his descendants. He owned 250 acres of land on Island creek, Pacolet river, Spartanburg, South Carolina. In this county there is a record of a deed to Moses L. Cantrell dated Jan 30, 1840. Page 8: Abraham, Stephen and Moses administrated the estate of father John Cantrell.

 

 

xiii. WILLIAM CANTRELL, b. 1766, Rockingham County, South Carolina; d. Abt. 1840, Spartanburg Co., South Carolina.

xiv. MARGARET CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1771, Orange County, North Carolina (now Rockingham Co.); d. Abt. 1810, Polk Co., North Carolina; m. ZACHARIAH WOOD, Abt. 1790.

xv. FIRST DAUGHTER CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1773, Guilford County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for FIRST DAUGHTER CANTRELL:

She accompanied her parents to South Carolina where she was listed at home in 1790.

 

xvi. GABRIEL CANTRELL, b. 1775.

 

Notes for GABRIEL CANTRELL:

The name of this son has been accepted from the list compiled by the family genealogist in the early 1900s. According to her he was the youngest son of John and that "there was a tradition that he never

married but accumulated considerable property." Census reports, county records, etc. have been searched for his existance. He was probably the under 16 years old who was listed in the 1790 census

(Cantrell,10).

 

xvii. SECOND DAUGHTER OF JOHN CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1777, Guilford County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for SECOND DAUGHTER OF JOHN CANTRELL:

At home in 1790 and in the household of brother, Moses, in 1800. (Cantrell, 10)

 

 

 

6. ISAAC4 CANTRELL (JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born 1729 in Orange County, Virginia, and died 02 August 1805 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He married (1) TALITHA CLOUD Abt. 1750 in Rockingham, North Carolina/Rockingham Co., North Carolina20, daughter of JEREMIAH CLOUD and ELIZABETH BAILEY. She was born September 1731 in New Castle Co., Pennsylvania; now Wilmington, Delaware, and died Bef. 1772. He married (2) ELIZABETH 1767. He married (3) MARY LINDER21 Abt. 1772, daughter of JOHN LINDER. She was born Abt. 1755, and died Abt. 1844 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

 

Notes for ISAAC CANTRELL:

Cloud Family Genealogy Forum message 101: Isaac Cantrell was a Baptist minister.

 

Cantrell Cousin Project, Carol Cantrell Hopchak, CantrellCousin@aol.com:

Notes for ISAAC CANTRELL:

Bernice F. White, 506 Glendale Avenue, Houma, LA 70360: "The Early Bethells and Their Descendants by Garde 'Isaac moved his family to Rockingham Co., North Carolina ca 1737'."

 

Bernice F. White, 506 Glendale Avenue, Houma, LA 70360: Will of Isaac Cantrell-wife Mary; dated 23 Aug. 1805, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Inventory submitted 10 Feb. 1806.

 

Children named in will: Elijah Cantrell's heirs, George Pirtle, g.son Issac Pirtle (son of George), Enoch, Abraham, Caleb, Nimrod.

 

All of children not listed. This was corrected to some extent by son Peter when he filed a protest to the will and posted bond 3 Feb. 1806.

Peter (Cantrell), Mary, John, Enoch, Abraham, Elijah, Jacob, Richard, Sarah Pirtle, Caleb, Nimrod, Mark, Daniel, Isaac, Benjamin, Charles, Reuben, Thomas, Lanceford.

 

25 March 1808 Spartanburg District, South Carolina. Court of Common Pleas judged that Mary should have 200 acres of land.

 

16 Feb. 1830 Mary Cantrell made arrangement to dispose of other property as directed in Isaac's will. Named my children: Nimrod, Caleb, Abram, Lanceford, Enoch, g.son Isaac Pirtle.

 

1810 census Spartanburg District, South Carolina. Mary and 1 son, aged 16-25 (b. 1785-1794) possibly Enoch.

 

1820 census Mark Cantrell household 1 F. over 45 (Mary ?).

 

1830 census Lanceford Cantrell household 1 F. 70-80, (b. 1750-1760) possibly Mary.

 

1840 census Lanceford Cantrell household 1 F. 80-90, (b. 1750-17-60) possibly Mary.

 

Mary d. fall of 1844.

 

Enoch d. 1844.

 

11 Oct. 1844 Probate Court ordered legal heirs to appear in court to settle estate. Court found Mary had 200 acres of land on Pacolet River. Court sale and distribution in 7 parts. Nimrod, Isaac Pirtle, Lanceford, Enoch heirs (wife and 7 children), Abraham, Mark.

 

The following list of children has been compiled from the preceeding estate records, records in North Carolina and from the family genealogist's 1907 list.

 

1. Jacob

2. Robert

3. Mary

4. Thomas

5. Reuben

6. Elijah

7. Charles

8. Elizabeth

9. Isaac, Jr.

10. Richard

11. John

12. James

13. Benjamin

14. Sarah

15. Daniel

16. Peter

17. Daughter, b. ca 1773.

18. Abraham

19. Nimrod

20. Mark

21. Caleb

22. Lanceford

23. Enoch

24. Daughter b. ca 1791

25. Son b. ca 1793, probably died young, before reaching maturity.

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Sue Bouska (SueBouska6466256@aol.com)

Notes from Warren G. Cantrell (Family Historian & Genealogist for the Cantrell

Family Association)

The year of Isaac's birth was first written as probably 1729 in Susan Cantrill

Christie's Genealogy in 1907 and may/maybe not correct. During 1806 court

proceedings pertaining to Isaac's will, a long time friend and perhaps a

brother-in-law, Lawrence Bankston, stated that he had known Isaac Cantrell for

50 years and that he was about 72 years old at his death in 1805. It is

unlikely that Isaac was born in New Castle Co., Pennsylvania (now Delaware) because he

was not baptized at Old Swedes Church as three of his older siblings were. It

is more likely he was born in the old Orange Co., Virginia., as his parents were

living in that county in 1738.

One of Isaac's descendants stated in 1928 that Isaac married first Talitha

Cloud and that she was a granddaughter of William Cloud, of County of Wilts,

England, who bought 500 acres of land from William Penn, came over in 1682,

landed at Philadelphia, and after tarrying awhile in or near that city went

far into the woods, settling at length, in what is now the town of Concord,

in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. His house just across the state line from New Castle

Co. As the eldest child of Isaac was born in 1751, we can assume that the

marriage was about 1750 and it would indicate that if Talitha was a Cloud, then

her parents had also lived in the big valley of Virginia. We know that Isaac became

an ordained Minister of the Baptist Church. There is no doubt that the last

60 years of Isaac and John Cantrell's lives, they devoted much of their energy

to God's work and they became part of God's design for America. Hundreds of

descendants have followed in their foot steps.

 

Isaac is first located in the county records of Old Orange Co., North Carolina. 14 Dec.

1756, when he purchased 200 acres of land from the Earl of Granville and the

deed was witnessed by Wm. Churton. In the Caswell Co. land grants, we find

where Isaac was granted 202 acres of land on a ridge between the waters of

County Line Creek and Jordon Greek. He sold this same land to his brother,

John, 13 March 1759, and the sale was witnessed by James Watson. On the 10th of

Nov. 1761, he purchased 280 acres of land from Robert Cate, Sr. and the deed

was witnessed by Robert Cate Jr. A purchase of 115 acres on the Northeast side

of Haw River below Collins Greek is recorded 30 July 1760 in Caswell Co. land

records and 13 Aug 1765 in Orange Co., as a purchase form the Earl of Granville.

 

On the 26th of Aril 1768, he sold 300 acres to Henry Pickett Jr. and the deed

was witnessed by Thomas Cate. In the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter

Sessions of Orange Co. in the Province of North Carolina, Court of August 1764

at Childsburg which was then the name of the county seat, changed to

Hillsboro in 1766, Isaac was appointed to a Grand Jury that was called and

sworn. In the same Court, Isaac and other neighbors were appointed to a Road

Jury to lay out a road to Tinnigs Mill, thense to Crow's Ford, thense to Cape

Fare Road and to make a report to next court.

 

A church, Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church, was formed by Isaac Cantrell

and he was the pastor of the church for over twenty years. The Rockingham

County Court Minutes indicate that the church was locally known as "Cantrell's

Meeting House" as early as 1785 and as late as 1807. It is noted that the first

known pastors of Wolf Island Church owned and lived on the same farm. The land

was first owned by Isaac Cantrell who sold the property to Clement Whittemore

in 1798. In 1803 Whittemore sold the land to Thomas Moore, who deeded part of

the farm to his son-in-law Robert Shreve in 1831. Robert Shreve was a step-son

of Robert Cantrell, grandson of Isaac Cantrell. There are many purchases, sales

and witnesses of deeds by Isaac Cantrell until he migrated to the old 96th

District of South Carolina.

 

We know that Isaac's first and second wife died before 1772, leaving several

children and that he married 3rd wife, Mary Linder, a sister to John Linder, a

neighbor. It is assumed that the first two wives are probably buried at Wolf

Island Baptist Church Cemetery which adjoined the church location on the north

side.

 

The surname of his 2nd wife is not known. From the title page of a church

hymnal dated 1769, belonging to Sheridan C. Randolph of Cleveland, TN was found

a notation that reads: 'Sarah Cantrell, daughter of Isaac Cantrell and his wife

Elizabeth, was born July ye 27th 1769.' This daughter married William Pirkle

and Mr. Randolph was a descendant. Isaac and Mary Linder had several children.

Isaac's older brother John, had moved to North Carolina to the Old 96th Dist., South Carolina. About

1795, Isaac and Mary also made the move as well. His brother had helped

establish the Buck Creek Baptist Church about 1779 and Isaac became the pastor

in 1796 and served thru 1799. A record of this service may be found in

Townsend's South Carolina Baptist 1670-1805, published in 1935. He also began

to acquire land. Lawrence Bankston had proceeded Isaac to South Carolina and purchased 456

acres of land from John Hightower on both sides of Pacolet River. On 24 Sep

1797, Mr. Bankston sold Isaac 426 acres of land for 70 pounds Sterling. More

transactions were made. On the 1800 census, Isaac and his family were

recorded in Spartanburg Dist., South Carolina which had been formed from part of old 96th

Dist. The household consisted of his wife and seven children. Two males 16-26,

two males 10-16, one female under 10 and two males under 10. He was listed as a

farmer and owned four slaves. Isaac prepared his will 23 Aug 1805 and

probably died soon thereafter. There is no doubt that he was buried at the Buck

Creek Baptist Church Cemetery and his grave marked by a field stone.

 

Even before the inventory of the estate was filed 10 Feb 1806, the will was

under attack from the youngest son, Peter Cantrell, of the 2nd marriage. The

will favored the children of the 3rd marriage. A lengthy court battle ensued

after Peter filed a Protest 3 Feb 1806 and much of the will was invalidated. The

will and the protest has given us an almost complete list of the children of

Isaac by three wives. The predominate amount of Cantrell descendants in America

in the 1990s can trace their ancestry to Isaac. As a God fearing son of man,

he truly followed Gods instructions in Verse 18, Chapter 1, Genesis, "Be

fruitful and multiply."

 

State from Warren G. Cantrell: "The family genealogist in 1907 had a difficult

job separating the parentage of the children of Isaac and brother, John. Borth

had large families by two or three wives each. Based on a number of methods,

we feel that with few exceptions we have been able to accomplish this task with

Isaac having 26 children and John 20 children."

 

In 1830 made the final disposition of the estate of Isaac and in 1840, the

household of son, Lanceford had a 80-90 year old female listed. In 1844 a

petition was submitted to force a division of Mary's personal property

including a slave named Jerry. Mary died in the fall of 1844 and William Parris

was appointed Administrator of her estate. The negro boy, Jerry was sold to

Henry White for $507.00.

 

Occupation:

Farmer and Baptist Minister

 

Betty Davis Barnard, descendant of Richard Cantril of Derbyshire, England

15719 Villa City Road

Groveland, Florida 34736

(352) 429-5188

 

From Susan Christie Cantrell's book about the Cantrell family written in 1907.

Isaac Cantrell3 (Joseph2, Richard1) was born in 1729 in New Castle County, Pennsylvania.

(now Delaware). The possibility exists that his year of birth was 1733. He

married 1st, Talitha Cloud in New Castle Co. She was a great granddaughter of

William Cloud, who came to America on the ship, Safety, in 1635. Isaac became

associated with the Welsh Tract Baptist Church and he was probably licensed to

preach by that group. Isaac followed his brothers to Orange Co., North Carolina. It appears

that he arrived about 3 years later. He bought land on the Wolf Island Creek,

a tributary of the Dan River in 1758. He is first mentioned in the records of

Orange Co., when he and others were called and sworn in for Grand Jury Duty in

August 1764. The records of the Baptist Church states that he was an itinerant

minister, serving the Salisbury Dist. His first wife died about 1772 and he

married 2nd Mary Linder, a daughter of John Linder. She was born about 1755.

Isaac owned considerable property in the present county of Rockingham, North Carolina. In

1795, he moved south to the 96th Dist. of South Carolina and in addition to farming he was

the minister of the Buck Creek Baptist Church in 1796-99. In 1798 and 1801, he

had surveys of land totalling 302 acres near the Pacolet River. His will was

dated 23 Aug 1805 and wife, Mary and son-in-law, George Pirtle were the

executors. The inventory was submitted 10 Feb 1806. Peter, the youngest child

of the 1st marriage, filed a protest of the will and named most of the children

of Isaac. Isaac is probably buried at the Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Children:

1.Jacob, 2.Robert, 3.Mary, 4.Thomas, 5.Reuben 6.Elijah, 7.Charles, 8.Elizabeth,

9.Isaac, 10.Richard, 11.John, 12.Sarah, 13.James, 14.Benjamin, 15.Daniel,

16.Peter, 17.Dau. who married George Pirtle, 18.Abraham, 19.Nimrod, 20.Mark,

21.Caleb, 22.Lanceford, 23.Enoch, 24.Dau., name unk., 25.Son,name unk.

 

RE WGC - Isaac died the Fall 1805 in Spartanburg Co., South Carolina - his will was

filed August 23 1805 in same place and was probated February 10 1806 in

same place.

 

 

More About ISAAC CANTRELL:

Probate: February 10, 1806, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Will: August 23, 1805, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Children of ISAAC CANTRELL and TALITHA CLOUD are:

i. JACOB5 CANTRELL22, b. 1752, Wilmington, DE23; d. 1814, Rockingham Co, North Carolina; m. HANNAH; d. 1828.

ii. ROBERT CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1753, Big Valley of Virginia; d. Aft. 20 April 1787.

 

Notes for ROBERT CANTRELL:

Cantrell Cousin Project:

Bernice F. White, 506 Glendale Avenue, Houma, LA 70360. Robert b. ca 1753, in Big Valley of Virginia. The only record found of this son was in the deeds of Rockingham, Co., North Carolina. On 21 Sept. 1786 he and brother Charles purchased land from John Scoggins. On 20 April 1787 JOhn Scoggins sold same land to their brother Jacob. The deed mentioned that it adjoined the land of Robert and Charles Cantrell. On 25 Nov. 1794 Charles sold the land to brother Elijah. No mention made of Robert.

 

 

iii. MARY CANTRELL24, b. 04 December 1754, New Castle Co., Pennsylvania; now Wilmington, Delaware; d. Aft. 1820, Smith, TN; m. SAMPSON BETHEL, 24 August 1773, Rockingham, North Carolina.

iv. THOMAS CANTRELL25, b. 1755, Orange Co, North Carolina; d. 1833, TN.

v. JAMES CANTRELL26, b. Bet. 1755 - 1766, Orange Co, North Carolina27; d. 15 January 1838, Spartanburg, South Carolina; m. PEGGY.

vi. RUEBEN CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1757, Western Orange Co., North Carolina; d. Abt. 1808, South Carolina.

vii. ELIJAH CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1758, Orange Co, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1798.

viii. CHARLES CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1760, Orange Co, North Carolina; d. October 1835, Rabun Co., GA.

ix. ISAAC CANTRELL, JR., b. Abt. 1761, Orange Co, North Carolina; d. 1822, Gibson Co., TN.

9. x. ELIZABETH CANTRELL, b. 1761, New Castle Co., DE or Orange County, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1835, Spartanburg, South Carolina.

xi. RICHARD CANTRELL, b. 1764, Orange Co, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1840, Franklin County, IL; m. MARTHA SAVAGE.

xii. JOHN CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1765, Orange Co, North Carolina; d. 1826, Gibson Co., TN.

 

Children of ISAAC CANTRELL and ELIZABETH are:

xiii. BENJAMIN5 CANTRELL, b. 1768, Western Orange Co., North Carolina/now Rockingham, North Carolina; d. 1843, Warren Co., TN.

xiv. SARAH CANTRELL, b. 27 July 1769, Virginia or North Carolina; d. Abt. 1819; m. WILLIAM PIRKLE (PIRTLE), Abt. 1785; b. Abt. 1766, Rockingham Co, North Carolina.

 

Notes for SARAH CANTRELL:

Bernice F. White, 506 Glendale Avenue, Houma, LA 70360. Sarah born 27 July 1769-Fly leaf from Book of Hymns: Sarah, daughter of Isaac Cantrell and Elizabeth, his wife, was born July ye 27th 1769.

 

xv. DANIEL CANTRELL, b. 1770, Guilford Co., North Carolina; d. Abt. 1841.

xvi. PETER CANTRELL, b. 1771; d. Abt. 1849, Spartanburg, South Carolina.

 

Children of ISAAC CANTRELL and MARY LINDER are:

xvii. DAUGHTER5 CANTRELL, b. 1773, Guilford Co., North Carolina; d. Bef. 1805, Rockingham Co, North Carolina; m. GEORGE PIRTLE; b. Abt. 1767.

xviii. ABRAHAM CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1774, Guilford Co., North Carolina; d. December 1858, Pike County, KY.

xix. NIMROD CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1780, Guilford Co., North Carolina; d. Abt. 1845, McMinn Co., TN; m. (1) NANCY MORRIS, Abt. 1805; m. (2) MARY, Abt. 1822.

 

Notes for NIMROD CANTRELL:

Notes for NIMROD CANTRELL:

Walter McLendon (waltermc@sprynet.com), Census 1810: page 193 & 1820: page 245 Spartanburg Co., South Carolina, property: 8-16-1826 Rutherford Co., North Carolina deeds, 100 acres N. Fork 1st Broad River. Census 1830 McMinn Co, TN, 1831 Tax List: Cpt Billingsly's Co 140 acres 1 black poll, 1832 Tax List: Cpt Dorsey's Co 240 acres 1 white poll, McMinn Co d: abt. 1845 McMinn Co, TN.

 

 

xx. WILLIAM LANCEFORD CANTRELL, b. 1780, Rockingham Co, North Carolina; d. Bet. 1850 - 1860, Union Co., GA.

xxi. MARK CANTRELL, b. 1782, Guilford Co., North Carolina; d. 1836, Spartanburg, South Carolina.

xxii. CALEB CANTRELL, b. 1785, Rockingham Co, North Carolina; d. 02 November 1851, Hart Co., KY.

xxiii. ENOCH CANTRELL, b. 1789, Rockingham Co, North Carolina; d. 1844, Spartanburg, South Carolina.

xxiv. DAUGHTER CANTRELL, b. 1791.

xxv. SON CANTRELL, b. 1793, Rockingham Co, North Carolina.

 

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Generation No. 5

 

7. CAPTAIN ABRAHAM5 CANTRELL (JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1)27 was born Abt. 1744 in Big Valley of Virginia, and died Bef. 02 January 1826 in Warren County, TN. He married (1) UNKNOWN. He married (2) LUCY WATSON June 1787. She was born Abt. 1747 in North Carolina, and died 1798 in 96th District, South Carolina.

 

Notes for CAPTAIN ABRAHAM CANTRELL:

Cantrell Cousin Project:

Notes for ABRAHAM CANTRELL, CAPTAIN:

Lou Ann Murphy (Brondak@aol.com) Letter from Warren G. Cantrell:

Hi all,

Yesterday I prepared a long e-mail on the life of Capt. Abraham and just as i was prepared to print, the computer zapped the work. So this will be short. It will be about Abrahams two wives. Lately it has been asserted that his 1st wife was Melissa Watson. It seems odd that after 100 years of research this name sould appear. As for his 2nd wife, in 1978, Pricilla Cummings of Vista, CA insisted that the 2nd wife was Lucy Lovelace nee Watson, I have no objection to this theroy as later connections of Abraham and Lovelace sons seem to bear this out. Abraham was born in the big valley of Virginia where his parents moved in 1737. He accompanied them to Orange co. North Carolina in 1753 but he never appears on North Carolina county records. Who did he marry and where? The eldest son born 1771 was deceased by 1850, but the 2nd son John "Johnny Flat" stated on the 1850 census of Warren co. TN that he was born in 1773 in Virginia The children of the 2nd marriage were born in South Carolina. He had two sons by 1st marriage and two sons and three daughters by 2nd marriage. Lucy seen to have died ca 1798 in the old 96th Dist,. South Carolina. Abraham never remarried, he moved to Warren co. TN in 1810 and son Richard sold him land, household goods and animals in May 1810. Abraham died within 10 months after may 1825 in Warren co. TN and was buried at the Old Bildad Baptist Church Cemetery.

Warren G. Cantrell

1913 Willowbend Dr.

Killeen, Texas 76543

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Pam Henderson (pamh@kxgm.com) Source: Warren G. Cantrell; Records Captain Abraham Cantrell, military North Carolina Revolutionary War bet. 1776-1782. First spouse of Abraham is Unknown, second spouse is Luch Lovelace n'ee Watson m. abt. 1787.

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Carol Cantrell (CantrellCousin@aol.com) Susan Cantrill Christi, The Cantrill-Cantrell Family, 1908; page 8: Abraham, Stephen and Moses administrated the estate of father John Cantrell.

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Sue Bouska (SueBouska@6466256@aol.com)

RE WGC - Abraham was in the North Carolina Revolutionary War between 1776 -1782

Reference:

1. Warren Cantrell, Killeen, Texas.

2. The Cantrill/Cantrell Genealogy, descendants of Joseph Cantrell.

 

Abraham married twice, but the names of his wives are not known. It is not

unreasonable to suppose, however, that his second wife was a Watson. It has

also been in possible 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 pay

rolls of North Carolina soldiers in the auditor's office at 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 Spartanburg county, South Carolina. The

first record of him in that county is in the First United States Census (1790),

where he is given as a head of a family, having two sons over sixteen years of

age, two sons under sixteen and a Daughter.

 

In 1792 he purchased 192 acres of land on Buck creek. In 1803 he was one of the

administrators upon the estate of his father. He died in South Carolina.

 

 

More About ABRAHAM CANTRELL, CAPTAIN:

Burial: Old Bildad Baptist Church Cemetery216

 

 

Notes for LUCY WATSON:

Cantrell Cousin Project:

Notes for LUCY WATSON:

Lou Ann Murphy (Brondak@aol.com)

 

In 1790 census records Abraham and Lucy and some their children, not all. By 1800 Lucy has given Abraham several more children and is apparently deceased. By 1810 Abraham is gone from Spartanburg, presumable to TN where he is found. In 1811 he sold land to Asa Lovelace, one of Lucy's sons by Barton Lovelace.

 

1790 Spartanburg South Carolina census:

089 2 66 Cantrell Abraham 3 2 1 0 0 / 3 m over 16, 2 m under sixteen, 1 female age not known

 

1800 Spartangurg South Carolina census:

C536 Cantrell Abraham 176 12101-30000-00/ 1 m. under ten, 2 under sixteen, 1 m. 16-26, 1 m. 45+, 3 females under 10

 

Not on 1810 Spartanburg census.

 

Cantrell, Abraham / Lovelace, Asa / Deed / 24-26/482/1811

 

Children of CAPTAIN CANTRELL and UNKNOWN are:

i. RICHARD6 CANTRELL.

ii. JOHN "JOHNNY FLAT" CANTRELL.

 

Children of CAPTAIN CANTRELL and LUCY WATSON are:

iii. HIRAM PAYNE6 CANTRELL.

iv. WATSON CANTRELL.

v. SARAH CANTRELL, m. JOHN DURHAM.

vi. DAUGHTER CANTRELL.

vii. ABRAHAM CANTRELL, JR., b. Abt. 1789.

viii. ELIZABETH CANTRELL, b. 1791, Spartanburg, South Carolina; d. 1836, Warren Co., TN.

 

 

8. JOHN "MILLER"5 CANTRELL (JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born 1757 in the western part of old Orange County, North Carolina, and died 1823 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He married ELIZABETH CANTRELL Abt. 1779 in Guilford County, North Carolina, daughter of ISAAC CANTRELL and TALITHA CLOUD. She was born 1761 in New Castle Co., DE or Orange County, North Carolina, and died Abt. 1835 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

 

Notes for JOHN "MILLER" CANTRELL:

The area of his birth became Guilford County in 1771 and Rockingham County in 1785. He grew to manhood on the waters of Wolf Island Crek, about 1 and 1/2 miles northeast of Reidsville.

 

He served in the War for American Independence from the Salisbury District North Carolina. After the war, he was granted a warrant for land granted the officers and soldiers in the continental line ou 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 is on file in the Archives at Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

After the war, John and Elizabeth moved southward down the Piedmont plateau to the 96th dist of South Carolina. Here he acquired three tracts of land. One was the Maple Swamp tract. One was the tract on Buck Creek where he established a mill and this became known as Old Mill tract. The other was a small unnamed tract. As he was a miller and to distinguish him from the other John Cantrells in the area, he was known as "Miller John". The probate of his estate refers to him as John M. He was a devoted and active worker in the Buck Creek Baptist Church, where his father and his uncle/father-in-law served as ministers and messengers. he continued in this service up until his death in 1823. In 1790, John was recorded as head of family in the 96th dist. which was to become Spartanburg Dist. and later Spartanburg Co., South Carolina. They were parents of five children at that time. In 1880, the family is recorded in Spartanburg Dist. and now there are nine children listed at home. One child, a male who would have been 14 years old was missing. We don't know this child's name. In 1810, the family was recorded in Spartanburg Co and eight children were listed. He owned four slaves. In 1820, the family was recorded in Spartanburg Co and only two children were at home. After his death in 1823, a lengthy probate was made of his estate. In addition to the land mentioned above, he left personal property which was inventoried at $2,077.58 which was sold for $2,102.27. The personal property included five negros. Jesse who was a mulatto, though sold to Elizabeth at the sale, later went to Marion Co., AL with the rest of the family. He was born in 1804 in South Carolina He married an Indian girl, Sarah, born in 1815 in North Carolina. In later years after the war, he owned land in Marion Co. and was a well known farmer.

 

WILL OF JOHN M. CANTRELL

 

"In the name of God, Amen. I John Cantrell of the State of South Carolina and Spartanburg District, Planter, 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 be paid, also I give and bequeath unto 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 to my daughter Syntha one bed and two pillows and slips, four civer lids and bed quilt, six sheets, one horse, one cow, one chest, one pot, onve oven, 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 and after her death or widowhood to be equally divided amongst my children, that is to say, Abraham, Isaac, and my daughter Tilitha heirs, Betsy, William, Polly, Martin, Berry, Anna, Sally and her heirs and syntha. Also Twenty five follars to be given to my granddaughter Janny Robbins---

Berry Cantrell Executors of this my last will and Testament in Witness whereof, I have here unto set my hand and Seal This 30 March 1823.

Test. Lanceford Cantrell his

George Cantrell John X Cantrell {seal}

Nimrod Cantrell mark

 

Administration of the estate of John M. Cantrell from 16 December 1823 to date of final settlement 3 March 1828.

 

Citation to prove the Will of John Cantrell Dec'd

South Carolina }

Spartanburg Dist.} By William Lancaster, Ordinary of Said District.

Where as John Cantrell late of said District, Dec'd died leaving a will with, William Cantrell, Martin Cantrell & Berryman Cantrell named Executors therein, who hath applied to me for the probate of said will.

They are therefore to Cite the Kindred & ligatees of said Dec'd to appear before me at Spartanburg Court House on the first Monday in January next. To show cause if any, why the will of said Dec'd should not be provern & the Executors therein named qualify as the law directs.

Given under my hand & seal this 16th day of December 1823 and in the fourty eight year of American Independence

signed: Wm Lancaster

O.L.D.

 

After this citation was filed, there were many more legal filings. The end result was that John's will was set aside, his land was sold and the proceeds was divided between twelve legatees.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH CANTRELL:

Elizabeth and her husband, John Cantrell, were cousins. Their fathers, Isaac and John, were brothers.

 

In 1830 Elizabeth was listed in Spartanburg Co South Carolina and probably died soon thereafter unless she accompanied three of the sons to Marion Co AL. If she died in South Carolina she is probably buried by John at the Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery and their graves are marked by field stones.

Children of JOHN CANTRELL and ELIZABETH CANTRELL are:

i. ANNA6 CANTRELL, m. MIDDLETON TURNER28.

ii. ELIZABETH CANTRELL, m. DAVID/DANIEL ADCOCK.

10. iii. MARY "POLLY" CANTRELL.

11. iv. ABRAHAM CANTRELL, b. 1774, Spartanburg, South Carolina; d. 1826, Warren Co., TN.

12. v. ISAAC CANTRELL, b. 24 May 1782, Spartanburg, South Carolina; d. 18 January 1840, Keltonburg, Dekalb, TN.

13. vi. WILLIAM CANTRELL, b. 1790, Spartanburg, South Carolina; d. Marion, AL or Spartanburg, South Carolina.

14. vii. MARTIN CANTRELL, b. 28 December 1796, old 96th Dist., later Spartanburg County, South Carolina; d. 24 May 1879, Lamar County, Alabama.

15. viii. BERRY CANTRELL, b. 06 May 1799, Spartanburg, South Carolina; d. 07 May 1866, Marion, AL.

16. ix. TALITHA CANTRELL, b. 1800, Spartanburg, South Carolina; d. Bef. 06 January 1820, Warren Co., TN.

17. x. SARAH "SALLY" CANTRELL, b. 1802, Spartanburg, South Carolina.

xi. CYNTHIA "SINTHY" CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1805, Spartanburg, South Carolina; d. Abt. 1850, McMinn Co., TN; m. MOSES YOUNG.

 

Notes for CYNTHIA "SINTHY" CANTRELL:

Not sure who Cynthia's husband was. Cantrell Family Genealogy Forum message #2634 and other sources lists her husband as Moses Young.

 

From Warren Cantrell p. 14 lists a Sinthy married to Middleton Turner. On pg. 12 Ann is listed as married to Nuddle Turner and Sintha is listed as Cynthia Cantrell in 1823 which would lead you to believe that she was unmarried at that time. Possible that Ann died and Sintha married Ann's husband, Middleton. Then he died and she married a Moses Young??

 

The State of South Carolina

To Isaac Cantrell, Polly Cantrell, Elizabeth Adcock, David Adcock, Martin Cantrell, Berry Cantrell, Middleton Turner & Sinthy his wife, Jane Robbins, Jane Cantrell, Abraham Froest, Ann Forest, Elizabeth Forest, Watson, Eliza Forest, Polly Forest-Legal heirs and representives of John Cantrell who died intestate.

Greeting, You are herby required to appear at the Court of Ordinary to be holden at Spartanburg Courthouse for Spartanburg District on the fourteenth day of November next to show cause, if any you can, why the Real Estate of John Cantrell dec'd lying in Spartanburg District containing two hundred and thirty seven acres should not undivided and sold alloting to Elizabeth Cantrell on third thereof & the other two thirds in equal fractions to each of the legates.

Given under my hand and seal this 17th day of October 1825.

Signed: Thos Boman SEAL

O.L.D.

 

 

 

 

9. ELIZABETH5 CANTRELL (ISAAC4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born 1761 in New Castle Co., DE or Orange County, North Carolina, and died Abt. 1835 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She married JOHN "MILLER" CANTRELL Abt. 1779 in Guilford County, North Carolina, son of JOHN CANTRELL and MISS BRITTAIN. He was born 1757 in the western part of old Orange County, North Carolina, and died 1823 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH CANTRELL:

Elizabeth and her husband, John Cantrell, were cousins. Their fathers, Isaac and John, were brothers.

 

In 1830 Elizabeth was listed in Spartanburg Co South Carolina and probably died soon thereafter unless she accompanied three of the sons to Marion Co AL. If she died in South Carolina she is probably buried by John at the Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery and their graves are marked by field stones.

 

Notes for JOHN "MILLER" CANTRELL:

The area of his birth became Guilford County in 1771 and Rockingham County in 1785. He grew to manhood on the waters of Wolf Island Crek, about 1 and 1/2 miles northeast of Reidsville.

 

He served in the War for American Independence from the Salisbury District North Carolina. After the war, he was granted a warrant for land granted the officers and soldiers in the continental line ou 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 is on file in the Archives at Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

After the war, John and Elizabeth moved southward down the Piedmont plateau to the 96th dist of South Carolina. Here he acquired three tracts of land. One was the Maple Swamp tract. One was the tract on Buck Creek where he established a mill and this became known as Old Mill tract. The other was a small unnamed tract. As he was a miller and to distinguish him from the other John Cantrells in the area, he was known as "Miller John". The probate of his estate refers to him as John M. He was a devoted and active worker in the Buck Creek Baptist Church, where his father and his uncle/father-in-law served as ministers and messengers. he continued in this service up until his death in 1823. In 1790, John was recorded as head of family in the 96th dist. which was to become Spartanburg Dist. and later Spartanburg Co., South Carolina. They were parents of five children at that time. In 1880, the family is recorded in Spartanburg Dist. and now there are nine children listed at home. One child, a male who would have been 14 years old was missing. We don't know this child's name. In 1810, the family was recorded in Spartanburg Co and eight children were listed. He owned four slaves. In 1820, the family was recorded in Spartanburg Co and only two children were at home. After his death in 1823, a lengthy probate was made of his estate. In addition to the land mentioned above, he left personal property which was inventoried at $2,077.58 which was sold for $2,102.27. The personal property included five negros. Jesse who was a mulatto, though sold to Elizabeth at the sale, later went to Marion Co., AL with the rest of the family. He was born in 1804 in South Carolina He married an Indian girl, Sarah, born in 1815 in North Carolina. In later years after the war, he owned land in Marion Co. and was a well known farmer.

 

WILL OF JOHN M. CANTRELL

 

"In the name of God, Amen. I John Cantrell of the State of South Carolina and Spartanburg District, Planter, 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 be paid, also I give and bequeath unto 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 to my daughter Syntha one bed and two pillows and slips, four civer lids and bed quilt, six sheets, one horse, one cow, one chest, one pot, onve oven, 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 and after her death or widowhood to be equally divided amongst my children, that is to say, Abraham, Isaac, and my daughter Tilitha heirs, Betsy, William, Polly, Martin, Berry, Anna, Sally and her heirs and syntha. Also Twenty five follars to be given to my granddaughter Janny Robbins---

Berry Cantrell Executors of this my last will and Testament in Witness whereof, I have here unto set my hand and Seal This 30 March 1823.

Test. Lanceford Cantrell his

George Cantrell John X Cantrell {seal}

Nimrod Cantrell mark

 

Administration of the estate of John M. Cantrell from 16 December 1823 to date of final settlement 3 March 1828.

 

Citation to prove the Will of John Cantrell Dec'd

South Carolina }

Spartanburg Dist.} By William Lancaster, Ordinary of Said District.

Where as John Cantrell late of said District, Dec'd died leaving a will with, William Cantrell, Martin Cantrell & Berryman Cantrell named Executors therein, who hath applied to me for the probate of said will.

They are therefore to Cite the Kindred & ligatees of said Dec'd to appear before me at Spartanburg Court House on the first Monday in January next. To show cause if any, why the will of said Dec'd should not be provern & the Executors therein named qualify as the law directs.

Given under my hand & seal this 16th day of December 1823 and in the fourty eight year of American Independence

signed: Wm Lancaster

O.L.D.

 

After this citation was filed, there were many more legal filings. The end result was that John's will was set aside, his land was sold and the proceeds was divided between twelve legatees.

Children are listed above under (8) John "Miller" Cantrell.

 

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Generation No. 6

 

10. MARY "POLLY"6 CANTRELL (JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) She married JOSEPH/JAMES ROBBINS.

Child of MARY CANTRELL and JOSEPH/JAMES ROBBINS is:

i. JANE7 ROBBINS.

 

 

11. ABRAHAM6 CANTRELL (JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born 1774 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and died 1826 in Warren Co., TN. He married SARAH DURHAM. She died 1852.

Children of ABRAHAM CANTRELL and SARAH DURHAM are:

i. JOHN7 CANTRELL.

ii. GEORGE CANTRELL.

iii. CHESTER CANTRELL.

iv. BERRY CANTRELL.

v. BENJAMIN CANTRELL.

vi. CHARITY CANTRELL.

vii. MELISSA CANTRELL.

viii. MARY CANTRELL.

ix. ANNA CANTRELL.

x. JOSEPH CANTRELL.

xi. ACHILIES DURHAM CANTRELL.

xii. DAVID A. CANTRELL.

 

 

12. ISAAC6 CANTRELL (JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born 24 May 1782 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and died 18 January 1840 in Keltonburg, Dekalb, TN. He married NANCY ADCOCK. She was born 1790, and died 1872.

Child of ISAAC CANTRELL and NANCY ADCOCK is:

i. LEONARD7 CANTRELL.

 

 

13. WILLIAM6 CANTRELL (JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born 1790 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and died in Marion, AL or Spartanburg, South Carolina. He married JANE TURNER. She was born Abt. 1791 in South Carolina.

 

Notes for WILLIAM CANTRELL:

There was also a 10 month old girl named Mary A. Cantrell with William and Jane in the 1850 census. Hard to believe that it was their child as Jane was 58 yrs old.

Children of WILLIAM CANTRELL and JANE TURNER are:

i. MOLLY7 CANTRELL.

ii. ABNER CANTRELL.

iii. FIELDING CANTRELL.

iv. WILLIAM HENRY CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1829, South Carolina29.

v. ISAAC HAZEL CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1827, South Carolina29.

vi. MATILDA CANTRELL.

vii. SALLY CANTRELL.

viii. FAMIA CANTRELL.

ix. SIBBIE CANTRELL.

x. WILSON N. CANTRELL, b. 1812.

xi. JOHN TURNER CANTRELL, b. 1825.

xii. LOUISA CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1842, Alabama29.

 

 

14. MARTIN6 CANTRELL (JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born 28 December 1796 in old 96th Dist., later Spartanburg County, South Carolina, and died 24 May 1879 in Lamar County, Alabama. He married CATHERINE RICE? Abt. 1817 in South Carolina. She was born 17 September 1799 in South Carolina, and died 18 November 1883.

 

Notes for MARTIN CANTRELL:

In 1820 Martin, Catherine and the first two children were recorded in Spartanburg Co., South Carolina. In 1825 Martin was one of the appointed executors of the will of his father. He did not serve in that position.

 

In 1830 Martin was recorded nearby his brother, Berry, In Spartanburg Co., South Carolina. The household included one male 10-15, one male and one female 5-10 and three males under 5 years. We know that one more male was born in Jan. 1830. In 1833 Martin moved his family to Marion Co., AL and they were recorded there in 1840. The household included 12 persons age under 5 to 20-30. Several of these were not children.

 

In 1850 he was recorded in Marion Co AL and he had real estate valued at $500.00 and they lived in the southwestern part of the county. One son was listed at home.

 

In 1860 they were recorded in the same location and his land was valued at $800 and he had personal property valued at $1000. One daughter was living at home and a married daughter on the next farm. Sanford Co. was formed from part of Marion Co. 8 Oct 1868. Martin's land was in Twp 12, Range 15 of the new county.

 

In 1870 his land was valued at $300 and he had person property valued at $500. The unmarried daughter, Sarah Jane, was still at home. The name of the county of Sanford was changed to Lamar in 1877. Martin died 24 May 1879 and was buried near his home in Lamar Co.

 

In 1880 Catherine was recorded on the same farm. Her household included the daughter, Sarah and Charity Cantrell, who was a mulatto girl that Martin owned in 1860, at age 10 years. She was crippled. In 1873 she bore a child named Dianah. Catherine died 18 Nov 1883. Warren Cantrell was unable to locate their graves. (Cantrell, 16)

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Accession/Serial #: AL3780__.393 BLM Serial #: AL NO S/N

Names

Patentee: MARTIN CANTRELL of Marion County Alabama

Survey

State: ALABAMA

Acres: 198.97

Metes/Bounds: No

Title Transfer

Issue Date: 3/1/1858

Land Office: Huntsville

Cancelled: No

Mineral Reservations: No

Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

Document Numbers

Document Nr.: 20670

Accession/Serial Nr.: AL3780__.393

BLM Serial Nr.: AL NO S/N

Comments: ADD CERT #20671

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Parts Sec./

Block Township Range Fract.

Section Meridian State Counties Survey

Nr.

ESW 1/ 12-S 15-W No Huntsville AL Lamar

WSE 1/ 12-S 15-W No Huntsville AL Lamar

NENW 12/ 12-S 15-W No Huntsville AL Lamar

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Accession/Serial #: AL3840__.206 BLM Serial #: AL NO S/N

Names

Patentee: MARTIN CANTRELL of Marion County Alabama

Survey

State: ALABAMA

Acres: 79.54

Metes/Bounds: No

Title Transfer

Issue Date: 3/1/1858

Land Office: Huntsville

Cancelled: No

Mineral Reservations: No

Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

Document Numbers

Document Nr.: 26631

Accession/Serial Nr.: AL3840__.206

BLM Serial Nr.: AL NO S/N

 

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Parts Sec./

Block Township Range Fract.

Section Meridian State Counties Survey

Nr.

SWNE 1/ 12-S 15-W No Huntsville AL Lamar

SENW 1/ 12-S 15-W No Huntsville AL Lamar

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Marion County was created by act of the Alabama territorial general assembly on 13 December 1818 from Tuscaloosa County. County seat: Pikeville (1819-1882); Hamilton (1882-present), originally known as Toll Gate.

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Lamar County was created by act of the state general assembly as Jones County out of parts of Marion and Fayette counties on 4 Febuary 1867, abolished 13 November 1867, then recreated as Sanford County on 8 October 1868, name changed to Lamar on 8 February 1877. County seat: Vernon.

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Sanford County was created by act of the state general assembly as Jones County on 4 February 1867, abolished the same year and recreated as Sanford County on 8 October 1868. Name changed to Lamar on 8 February 1877.

 

 

 

Notes for CATHERINE RICE?:

Catherine's maiden name may have been Rice (Cantrell,16).

 

1880 census Lamar Co AL, Twp 12, R 15, pg 546

 

Cantrell, Catharine W F 80 widowed South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina

Sarah W F 30 daughter South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina

Charity B F 32 servant Al Al Al

Dinah B F 7 Al Al Al

 

 

Children of MARTIN CANTRELL and CATHERINE RICE? are:

18. i. JOHN P.7 CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1827, South Carolina; d. Bef. 1870, Alabama.

19. ii. LUTHER RICE CANTRELL, b. 07 October 1818, South Carolina; d. 24 August 1892.

20. iii. ELIZABETH CANTRELL, b. 12 April 1820, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; d. 10 January 1877.

21. iv. MELVIN CANTRELL, b. 1826, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

v. HENRY N. CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1829, South Carolina29; m. MARY C.29, Abt. 1850, Marion Co., Alabama; b. Abt. 1832, Alabama.

vi. ABRAHAM JACKSON CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1830, South Carolina30.

 

Notes for ABRAHAM JACKSON CANTRELL:

Accession/Serial #: AL3920__.311 BLM Serial #: AL NO S/N

Names

Patentee: ABRAHAM CANTRELL of Marion County Alabama

Survey

State: ALABAMA

Acres: 119.28

Metes/Bounds: No

Title Transfer

Issue Date: 3/1/1860

Land Office: Huntsville

Cancelled: No

Mineral Reservations: No

Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

Document Numbers

Document Nr.: 21663

Accession/Serial Nr.: AL3920__.311

BLM Serial Nr.: AL NO S/N

 

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Parts Sec./

Block Township Range Fract.

Section Meridian State Counties Survey

Nr.

SSW 2/ 12-S 15-W No Huntsville AL Lamar

SWSE 2/ 12-S 15-W No Huntsville AL Lamar

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vii. SARAH JANE CANTRELL, b. 01 January 1832, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; d. 13 August 1891, Lamar County, Alabama.

 

Notes for SARAH JANE CANTRELL:

In 1860, the census taker listed Sarah as insane but the 1870

census listed her as an idiot. It is likely that she would be termed

"retarded" today (Cantrell,17).

 

22. viii. DAVID MARTIN CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1838, Alabama.

ix. SALLIE CANTRELL, b. 184031.

 

 

15. BERRY6 CANTRELL (JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born 06 May 1799 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and died 07 May 1866 in Marion, AL. He married (1) MALITA CANTRELL32 1823 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She was born 17 October 1802 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He married (2) MANILLA T. BOLIN 1847 in Marion Co., Alabama33. She was born Abt. 1825 in South Carolina34.

 

Notes for BERRY CANTRELL:

In 1850 Berry and family are in Marion Co Alabama. Living near them is his nephew, Henry N. Cantrell with his wife, Mary C.

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Living with Berry and family is his nephew, David M. Cantrell age 12.

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Children of BERRY CANTRELL and MALITA CANTRELL are:

23. i. JOHN HARRELL7 CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1829, South Carolina.

ii. ELIZABETH J. CANTRELL35, b. Abt. 1832, South Carolina.

iii. CATHARINE CANTRELL36, b. Abt. 1833, South Carolina.

iv. BERRY M CANTRELL37, b. Abt. 1834, Alabama.

v. SARAH A. CANTRELL37, b. Abt. 1842, Alabama.

vi. LETICIA L. CANTRELL37, b. Abt. 1846, Alabama.

 

 

16. TALITHA6 CANTRELL (JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born 1800 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and died Bef. 06 January 1820 in Warren Co., TN. She married MARK FORREST.

 

Notes for TALITHA CANTRELL:

Petition for guardian.

As Abraham Forest, Ann Forest, Elizabeth Forest, Watson Forest, Lucinda Forest, & Polly Forest are minor legatees of John Cantrell dec'd. I wish you to appoint me guardian to take care of the interest of said minors.

Oct. 24th 1825 signed: Abram Cantrell

 

 

Guardianship Bond, dated 24 Oct. 1825, for $200.00 to Thomas Boman O.L.D. by Abram Cantrell, Elizabeth Cantrell and Isaac Cantrell for obligation of Abram Cantrell as guardian of Abram Forest, Ann Forest, Elizabeth Forest, Watson Forest, Lucinda Forest & Polly Forest.

 

It should be noted that the Forest children were living in Warren Co., TN where their mother, Talitha Cantrell, wife of Mark Forest, had died before 6 January 1820, when their father had married a second time. (Warren Cantrell, 14-15)

Children of TALITHA CANTRELL and MARK FORREST are:

i. ABRAHAM7 FOREST.

ii. ANN FOREST.

iii. ELIZABETH FOREST.

iv. ELIZA FOREST.

v. WATSON FOREST.

vi. LUCINDA FOREST.

vii. POLLY FOREST.

 

 

17. SARAH "SALLY"6 CANTRELL (JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born 1802 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She married HENRY MCKINNEY38. He was born 1778 in North Carolina, and died 1883.

Children of SARAH CANTRELL and HENRY MCKINNEY are:

i. JOHN MILLER7 MCKINNEY, b. 1820; m. MARGARET CANTRELL; b. Bet. 1815 - 1828; d. 1883.

ii. MARTIN MCKINNEY, b. 1828; m. SALLIE CANTRELL; b. 1828; d. 1909.

 

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18. JOHN P.7 CANTRELL (MARTIN6, JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born Abt. 1827 in South Carolina39, and died Bef. 1870 in Alabama40. He married TAMOH H.41 Abt. 1846 in Alabama. She was born Abt. 1825 in South Carolina.

 

Notes for TAMOH H.:

In 1860 Tamoh and children are living in Sanford Co Alabama near the Mayfields.

Children of JOHN CANTRELL and TAMOH H. are:

i. JULIA A8 CANTRELL, b. 1846, Alabama.

ii. HENRY C. CANTRELL, b. 1848, Alabama.

iii. NANCY C. CANTRELL, b. 1852, Alabama.

iv. MARY J CANTRELL, b. 1853, Alabama.

v. ISABELLA CANTRELL, b. 1855, Alabama.

vi. SOPHRONIA CANTRELL, b. 1856, Alabama.

vii. JOHN C. CANTRELL, b. 1857, Alabama.

viii. LUELLA CANTRELL, b. April 1860, Alabama.

 

 

19. LUTHER RICE7 CANTRELL (MARTIN6, JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born 07 October 1818 in South Carolina42,43, and died 24 August 189243. He married JANE COOPER44 1839 in Marion Co., Alabama, daughter of AMOS COOPER and UNKNOWN. She was born February 1822 in South Carolina45, and died 02 November 191245.

 

Notes for LUTHER RICE CANTRELL:

Accession/Serial #: AL3820__.009 BLM Serial #: AL NO S/N

Names

Patentee: LUTHER R CANTRELL of Marion County Alabama

Survey

State: ALABAMA

Acres: 235.12

Metes/Bounds: No

Title Transfer

Issue Date: 3/1/1858

Land Office: Huntsville

Cancelled: No

Mineral Reservations: No

Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

Document Numbers

Document Nr.: 24851

Accession/Serial Nr.: AL3820__.009

BLM Serial Nr.: AL NO S/N

 

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Parts Sec./

Block Township Range Fract.

Section Meridian State Counties Survey

Nr.

SW 34/ 11-S 14-W No Huntsville AL Marion

NNW 3/ 12-S 14-W No Huntsville AL Lamar

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Children of LUTHER CANTRELL and JANE COOPER are:

i. ELIZABETH JANE8 CANTRELL.

ii. JOHN CANTRELL.

iii. NANCY EVALINE CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1840, Alabama46.

iv. TUMOTH EMELINE CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1843, Alabama46.

v. PERRY MARTIN CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1846, Alabama46.

24. vi. AMOS DILLARD CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1848, Alabama.

25. vii. WILLIAM WESLEY CANTRELL, b. 16 December 1857, Marion, AL.

viii. DELLA CANTRELL47, b. Abt. 1858, Alabama48.

ix. LUTHER R. CANTRELL, JR.49, b. Abt. 1864, Alabama.

 

 

20. ELIZABETH7 CANTRELL (MARTIN6, JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born 12 April 1820 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, and died 10 January 1877. She married AMOS COOPER February. He was born 1793 in South Carolina.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH CANTRELL:

Elizabeth accompanied her parents to Marion County, Alabama where

she became the second wife of Amos Cooper who was the father-in-law of

her brother, Luther Rice. In 1850, Amos and Elizabeth were recorded

in District #14, Marion County, Alabama and he had real estate valued

at $1,200.00. In 1860, they were recorded in the census on the farm

next to her parents and his land was valued at $1,000.00 and he had

personal property valued at $16,465.00 which was mostly in slaves. We

know that they were the parents of at least four children

(Cantrell,16).

 

Notes for AMOS COOPER:

Living near Amos and Elizabeth in Sanford Co AL are the Mayfields and a woman, Tamey Cantrell. Not sure who she is.

Children of ELIZABETH CANTRELL and AMOS COOPER are:

i. JULIANA8 COOPER, b. 1844, Marion County, Alabama.

ii. CATHERINE W. COOPER, b. 1847, Marion County, Alabama.

iii. MARY ELVIRA COOPER, b. 23 March 1852, Marion County, Alabama; d. 01 February 1943; m. WILSON BURROWS CANTRELL, Abt. 1874; b. 1852, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; d. Bet. 1880 - 1900.

 

Notes for MARY ELVIRA COOPER:

Mary's husband, Wilson Burrows Cantrell, was her second cousin. They were parents of five children. In 1900 Mary was recorded in Marion Co and three children were at home. In 1910 she was recorded in the home of son-in-law, Joseph G. Seay, in Marion Co. In 1920 she was recorded with son-in-law, James Landrum Cantrell and daughter, Lula E.

 

Her tombstone reads: "A Tender Mother and a Faithful Friend." (Cantrell, 17)

 

iv. AMANDA E. COOPER, b. 1855, Marion County, Alabama.

 

 

21. MELVIN7 CANTRELL (MARTIN6, JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born 1826 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. He married REBECCA M. Abt. 1849 in Marion County, Alabama. She was born Abt. 1831 in Alabama50.

 

Notes for MELVIN CANTRELL:

Melvin accompanied his parents to Marion Co., AL where he grew to manhood. In 1850, Melvin and Rebecca were listed in the western part of Marion County and he lived on a farm next to his brother, Luther Rice. He owned one slave, an eight year old female.

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Melvin was not located in the 1860 census of Ala. we know they were there as late as 1854 when one child was born. This son was with his uncle, David, in 1870 and it is possible that Melvin and his wife were deceased. (Cantrell, 18)

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Could not locate Melvin on any 1860 census available in ancestry.com on March 13, 2004

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Could not locate Melvin on GLO/BLM records. Other brothers and father were there.

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Child of MELVIN CANTRELL and REBECCA is:

26. i. ELECTIOS "LEX" M.8 CANTRELL, b. Bet. November 1850 - August 1854, Marion County, Alabama; d. 17 January 1923, Hill County, Texas.

 

 

22. DAVID MARTIN7 CANTRELL (MARTIN6, JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born Abt. 1838 in Alabama51. He married MARY S.. She was born Abt. 1847 in Alabama.

 

Notes for DAVID MARTIN CANTRELL:

1900 Census Hill Co Texas ED46, Sheet 48A; 5Pct

 

David M Cantrell, 1/1836, 64, mrd 34 yrs, AL SC North Carolina

Mary S, 12/1847, 52, AL AL AL, 9 children born, 8 living.

Wood W, 7/1880, AL

Martin W, 8/1881, AL

Jesse J, 1/1886, MS

Ru _ _ ? g, R, son, 2/1891, AL

Eugene D, 7/1878, AL and his wife Jennie V, 10/1884, TN TN TN.

 

The above family is in Lamar County, AL in 1880 and Sanford County in 1870 and arrived in Hill County after Lex and Missouri as the youngest child was born in AL in 1891. Could he be an uncle? Lex has not been listed in his household in prior census yrs.

Children of DAVID CANTRELL and MARY S. are:

i. ELIOTT V.8 CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1869.

ii. WILLIAM H. CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1871.

iii. MARY S C CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1873.

iv. TAZY M CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1875.

v. EUGENE CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1879.

vi. WOOD W. CANTRELL, b. July 1880.

vii. MARTIN W. CANTRELL, b. August 1881.

viii. JESSE J. CANTRELL, b. January 1886.

ix. R. CANTRELL, b. February 1891.

 

 

23. JOHN HARRELL7 CANTRELL (BERRY6, JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1)52,53 was born Abt. 1829 in South Carolina. He married ELIZABETH IRENE RENIE YOUNG53 1850 in Marion Co., Alabama. She was born 25 March 1830 in Tennessee.

Children of JOHN CANTRELL and ELIZABETH YOUNG are:

i. SELINA J.8 CANTRELL54, b. 1851.

ii. BERRY L. CANTRELL55, b. 1852.

iii. ISAAC HASEL CANTRELL55, b. 03 December 1854.

iv. ROBERT MILLS CANTRELL55, b. 1856.

v. ANN LETITIA CANTRELL55, b. October 1859.

vi. JOHN MIDDLETON CANTRELL, b. 1862.

vii. DAVID E. CANTRELL, b. 1865.

viii. WILLIAM FIELDIN CANTRELL, b. 1869.

 

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Generation No. 8

 

24. AMOS DILLARD8 CANTRELL (LUTHER RICE7, MARTIN6, JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born Abt. 1848 in Alabama56,57. He married SARAH Abt. 1877 in Texas. She was born February 1855 in Texas58.

 

Notes for AMOS DILLARD CANTRELL:

1900 Erath Co Texas Ed 75 sheet 2 Amos D. Cantrell and family. On sheet 5 are L.R. Cantrell and family. Assume that to be Amos' brother, Luther, Jr.

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All children of Amos and Sarah shown to be born in Texas on 1900 census.

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Children of AMOS CANTRELL and SARAH are:

i. O.D.9 CANTRELL59, b. 187659.

ii. RICE CANTRELL59, b. March 1878.

iii. PINK CANTRELL59, b. 1880.

iv. ISAIAH CANTRELL, b. May 1880.

v. MARY CANTRELL, b. June 1882.

vi. IVIE CANTRELL, b. May 1885.

vii. LOULD CANTRELL, b. 1887.

viii. DOYL CANTRELL, b. February 1889.

ix. LOYD CANTRELL, b. 1891.

x. ARA CANTRELL, b. September 1893.

xi. DAWSON W. CANTRELL, b. September 1896.

 

 

25. WILLIAM WESLEY8 CANTRELL (LUTHER RICE7, MARTIN6, JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1)60 was born 16 December 1857 in Marion, AL. He married SUSAN JANE TENNESSEE BRANCH 25 July 1883 in Hood Co., Texas.

Children of WILLIAM CANTRELL and SUSAN BRANCH are:

27. i. NEWTON9 CANTRELL, b. 28 May 1884, Erath Co., Texas; d. 08 November 1944, Amherst, Lamb Co., Texas.

ii. ALBERT CANTRELL.

iii. RALEIGH CANTRELL.

iv. ALLIE PEARL CANTRELL.

v. WILLIAM CLYDE CANTRELL.

vi. LAWSON JAMES CANTRELL.

vii. RUFUS JEROME CANTRELL.

viii. NORMAN CHERRY CANTRELL.

ix. ARTHUR LEE CANTRELL.

 

 

26. ELECTIOS "LEX" M.8 CANTRELL (MELVIN7, MARTIN6, JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born Bet. November 1850 - August 1854 in Marion County, Alabama, and died 17 January 1923 in Hill County, Texas61. He married MISSOURI M. MAYFIELD62 1872, daughter of ISAAC MAYFIELD and ALTHANA [---?---]. She was born 1847 in Alabama, and died 03 July 1933 in Hill County, Texas.

 

Notes for ELECTIOS "LEX" M. CANTRELL:

Although Lex says he was born August 1854 in the 1900 census, he says he is 60 in the 1910 census. His tombstone says he was born Aug 25, 1850. Melvin and Rebecca did not have a child on the 1850 census which was taken in Nov. 1850.

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1860-Have not been able to locate Lex in 1860 census in the United States.

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Warren Cantrell says that Lexius was living with his uncle, David Martin Cantrell, in the 1870 census. I found David M Cantrell in Sanford Co AL twp 12 Range 14, pg 355:

 

Cantrell, D.M. 33 farmer Ala

Mary S 23 keeping house Ala

E.V. female 2 at home Ala

Q.M. male 19 hireling Ala (this age would make him born abt 1851)

Gibbs M N male 28 hireling Ala

 

I don't know how Warren was able to determine that Q M is Lexius. Although, since I have not been able to find him in 1870 it's as good a guess as any.

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In the 1880 census Lex and Missouri are listed in Lamar Co Al. A few households before them are Missouri's sister with her family and mother.

Cantrell, Electios 26 Al

Mosnry 26 Al

William 6 Al

John 2 MS (Monroe Co, MS is across the border from Lamar Co AL and may be where John was born.)

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Hill County Tax Records:

1888- Cantrell, E.M. - no land 1 carriage, 1 horse, 2 cattle (only Cantrell)

1889- Cantrell, E.M.-same as above (other Cantrells, E.C. 193 acres; J.L.-none; L.N.-none)

1890-Cantrell, E.M.- no land (other Cantrells-L.N.)

1891-Cantrell, E.M.-56 acres abst #757 R Reed grantee (other Cantrells-L.N.; E.C. non resident Ellis County)

1892-Cantrell, E.M.-no land, (other Cantrells-P.H.; J.W.; L.N.)

1893-Cantrell, E.M.-no land, (other Cantrells- D.H.; W.A.;S.N.; J.L.-Itasca town)

1894-did not find, (other Cantrells-D.H.; W.H.; C.W.; W.A.; L.N.)

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1900 census-Hill Co, Texas pct 6, ED49, Sheet 18B & 19A:

Cantrell, Lexis, 8/1854, 45, married 24 yrs, AL AL AL, owned farm #266

Missouri, 12/1847, 52, AL, AL, AL, 5 children born and living

John, 8/1879, 20, MS

Gean, 1/1886, 14 TX

Callie, 12/1888, 11 TX

 

Missouri states that she is the mother of 5 children born and living. If this is correct, then maybe there was a child born between William (b. 1873 and John b. 1879). This child could have been married by 1900.

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In 1910 they are in Hill county, Texas justice precinct 6. Missouri states that she had 7 children 3 of which were living. Seems doubtful that she had 2 children born between 1900-1910 when she was 52-62 yrs old. Very likely that there was a child born between William and John in the mid 1870's who died. Also possible that a child was born between John and Gene in the early 1880's. That child could be alive in 1900. In the household before them is their daughter, Callie, with her husband and children.

 

Cantrell, Eleck M. 60 Al

Missouri M. 62 Al

 

We know that William, Gene and Callie were living in 1910.

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In 1920 they are still in Hill county, Texas justice precinct 6. The 1920 census indicates in the margin that this location was on the Itasca and Blum [Blume] Road. The current map shows this to be FM3049 with communities of Red Hill, Blanton and Osceola in between Itasca and Blum.

Cantrell, Lex M. 69 Al

Missouri M. 72 Al

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Hill County Probate Minutes, Vol. 38, pgs 717-719

E.M. Cantrell departed this life on the 17th day of January, AD 1923. Names his wife, Mrs. M.M. Cantrell, temporary administratrix of the estate. Sureties were Mrs. M.M. Cantrell, G.C. Cantrell (who could not write) and J.W. Freiley.

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Covington Cemetery, Covington, Hill County Texas.

E.M. Cantrell

August 25, 1850

Jan. 17, 1923

Now thou art gone beyond the reach of woe

Where sorrows tears shall ever cease to flow.

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Notes for MISSOURI M. MAYFIELD:

In the 1930 census Missouri is living with her son, Eugene, and his family in Hill County Texas.

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Hill County Death Records, Book 2, pg 87 (located at the City offices in Hillsboro, TX)

Missouri M. Cantrell, date of death: July 3rd 1933

place of death: 200 Chestnut Hillsboro, TX

female; white; widow

no record of father or mother

cause of death: chronic mycarditis

physician: Ben E Smith Hillsboro, TX

buried at: Covington

undertaker: Marshall & Marshall, Hillsboro, TX.

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Children of ELECTIOS CANTRELL and MISSOURI MAYFIELD are:

28. i. WILLIAM BAIL9 CANTRELL, b. December 1873, Marion County, Alabama; d. 09 July 1941, Hale County, Texas.

ii. UNKNOWN CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1876.

iii. JOHN CANTRELL, b. August 1879, Mississippi63; d. 13 May 1906, Hill County, Texas64; m. VERTIE [---?---]65.

 

Notes for JOHN CANTRELL:

Warren gave his name as John F. I do not find any document with a middle name. I am removing it from my records.

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J.L. Cantrell is buried next to E.M. Cantrell in Covington cemetery in Hill County. They lived near Covington.

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iv. UNKNOWN CANTRELL, b. Abt. 1882.

29. v. EUGENE GEAN C. CANTRELL, b. 20 February 1886, Hill County, Texas; d. 04 September 1951, Hill County, Texas.

30. vi. CALLIE MINERVA CANTRELL, b. December 1888, Hill County, Texas; d. 06 February 1961, Hill County, Texas.

vii. DEMMIE CANTRELL, b. 07 June 1892, Hill County, Texas; d. 18 June 1893, Hill County, Texas.

 

Notes for DEMMIE CANTRELL:

The existence of this child is proved by circumstantial evidence.

 

On the tombstone in Rockwall Cemetery it states: Demmie Cantrell born Jun 7 1892, died Jun 18 1893-son of E.M. & M.M.

 

I searched the tax records, deed records and census records for Hill County and found no other E.M. Cantrell whose wife was M.M. Cantrell.

 

Rockwall Cemetery is located East of Itasca off of 934E & 4430S, on priviate property and it is fenced.

There is a sign on the highway. Once you enter the ranch there are several gates to go through. Just after you see a sign pointing ahead to the cemetery there is a faint grassy trail off to the right. Drive down toward a grove of trees.

 

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Generation No. 9

 

27. NEWTON9 CANTRELL (WILLIAM WESLEY8, LUTHER RICE7, MARTIN6, JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born 28 May 1884 in Erath Co., Texas, and died 08 November 1944 in Amherst, Lamb Co., Texas. He married LUCY MAE TUDOR. She was born 20 May 1889 in Erath Co., Texas, and died 01 November 1979 in Muleshoe, Bailey Co., Texas.

Children of NEWTON CANTRELL and LUCY TUDOR are:

i. ROXIE GAIL10 CANTRELL, b. 18 July 1907.

ii. ALBERT LEON CANTRELL, b. 20 October 1909.

iii. RAYMOND NEWT CANTRELL, b. 29 October 1911.

iv. ROBERT DAY CANTRELL, b. 28 July 1914.

 

 

28. WILLIAM BAIL9 CANTRELL (ELECTIOS "LEX" M.8, MELVIN7, MARTIN6, JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born December 1873 in Marion County, Alabama, and died 09 July 1941 in Hale County, Texas. He married ELIZABETH STEWART 06 May 1893 in Erath County, Texas, daughter of THOMAS STEWART and MALINDA THORNTON. She was born 22 August 1875 in Texas, and died 16 March 1963 in Wilbarger County, Texas.

 

Notes for WILLIAM BAIL CANTRELL:

William Bail accompanied his parents on the move to Texas in the early 1880s. He grew up in Hill County, Texas.

 

In 1900, William and Bettie were recorded in precinct #1, Erath County where many of his first cousins lived. They were parents of two sons at that time. They moved to Johnson County, Texas where they

were recorded in 1910 with three sons at home and we know that one more son was deceased. In the next few years he moved his family to Wilbarger County, Texas. Two sons were recorded at home William was a deacon in the Baptist church. (Warren Cantrell,20).

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In 1920 they were recorded in Wilbarger County. Vol 167, ED 139, Sheet 17, Line 4.

CANTRELL, Will B. 45

Bettie

Eddie J. 20

Johnnie F. 17

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According to Jack Cantrell (grandson of W.B.): W.B. Cantrell was the campaign manager for Texas Governor W. Leo Daniels back in the 1920s. I think he ran for two sessions and his son was governor of Texas in the sixties.

Great grandma (Stewart) & great grandpa Cantrell were charter members of the First Baptist Church in Floydada.

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Children of WILLIAM CANTRELL and ELIZABETH STEWART are:

i. JAMES ARTHUR10 CANTRELL, b. 03 November 1895, Erath County, Texas; d. 23 December 1977, Wichita Falls, Texas; m. MARY ENOLA "NOLIE" DALE, Wilbarger County, Texas; b. 25 December 1901, Missouri; d. 23 July 1984, Vernon, Wilbarger County, Texas.

 

Notes for JAMES ARTHUR CANTRELL:

James Arthur was recorded at home in Earth Co., Texas in 1900 and at home in Johnson Co., Texas in 1910.

 

In 1920, "Jimmie" was a farmer in Foard County, Texas and the household included his wife, Nolie and daughter Velma. They moved from Foard to Floyd County and two daughters were born in that county.

Later they moved to Wilbarger County, Texas. James died of a heart attack in a Whichita Falls, Texas hospital. Nolie was buried next to James. (Warren Cantrell,21).

 

ii. EDWARD JOSEPH CANTRELL, b. 09 March 1898, Erath County, Texas; d. 21 March 1976, Aransas Pass, San Patricio County, Texas; m. FRANCES ELISABETH CASH, 07 January 1925, Plainview, Hale County, Texas66; b. 09 August 1909, Petersburg, Hale County, Texas; d. 16 July 1998, Georgetown, Williamson Co., Texas.

 

Notes for EDWARD JOSEPH CANTRELL:

Edward was a portly fun loving man. He enjoyed his family, eating watermelons, and fishing.

In 1941 Edward bought his first truck and began the business that he loved, hauling fruits and vegetables. His first trip was to Falfurrias, Texas for a load of watermelons. He made $500 and he and

Frances thought they were rich. In 1947 he bought a fruit stand on the highway outside of Floydada. It was very small, but he had a good business and in just a year he had made enough money to buy a larger fruit stand downtown. That was when people still went to town on Saturday afternoons and sat around the courthouse square in their cars and visited with everyone that walked by. By 1950, he had done so well with the business that he built his own building about one half of a block from where he was located. Then he started hauling from Colorado, as well as New Mexico and all parts of Texas (Harrison,

1-2).

Edward and Frances lived in Floydada, Texas and ran their fruit stand until the early seventies when they decided to retire to South Texas. They sold the store and moved to Aransas Pass, Texas near

their two daughters, Dorothy Chambers and Carol Harrison.

On January 5, 1975 they celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary, attended by sons and daughters, with a reception at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Harrison

in Ingleside, Texas.

Eddie died the following year. He was greatly loved by his family and will be forever missed.

 

 

In the 1900 census Eddie was 1 year old, shown to be born in March 1898. He is with his parents in Erath County, Texas ED 64 Sheet 15. His name is shown as Edwin J. His brother James is also shown. Living nearby are his grandparents, Thomas L. Stewart with his wife and several children. Also living nearby are several married children of Thomas and Minnie Stewart.

 

 

 

iii. JOHN FRANKLIN CANTRELL, b. 20 August 1902, Erath County, Texas; d. 26 August 1958, Hale County, Texas; m. DOLLIE GREEN, Wilbarger County, Texas; b. 1905.

iv. SON CANTRELL, b. June 1909, Johnson County, Texas; d. 1910.

 

 

29. EUGENE GEAN C.9 CANTRELL (ELECTIOS "LEX" M.8, MELVIN7, MARTIN6, JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born 20 February 1886 in Hill County, Texas, and died 04 September 1951 in Hill County, Texas. He married MATTIE H. NORTHCUTT 17 December 1905 in Hill County, Texas67. She was born 1883 in Texas, and died 14 October 1947.

 

Notes for EUGENE GEAN C. CANTRELL:

1910 Hill Co TX census-Pct 6, ED 171 sheet 5A

Cantrell, Eugene 24 TX AL AL (married 4 years)

Mattie 23 TX Al TN (2 children born and living)

Mary 3

Vernon 1 TX

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1930 Hill Co Texas ED 109-31, sheet 2b, south part of 6th pct. In the margin it says South Covington Blum Rd.

Cantrell, Eugene 44 TX

Mattie 47 TX

Vernon 21 son

Ercel 12 son

Essie 9 dau

A.D. 6 son

Lennie 3 dau

M.M. 89 mother

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Children of EUGENE CANTRELL and MATTIE NORTHCUTT are:

i. MARY10 CANTRELL, b. 03 January 1907, Hill County, Texas.

ii. VERNON WARNER CANTRELL68, b. 27 July 1909, Hill County, Texas.

iii. ERCELL CANTRELL69, b. Abt. 1918.

iv. ELSIE MARIE CANTRELL, b. 01 September 1920, Hill County, Texas.

v. LYTAL A.D. CANTRELL, b. 14 June 1923, Hill County, TX.

vi. LENNIE CANTRELL, b. Abt. 192769.

 

 

30. CALLIE MINERVA9 CANTRELL (ELECTIOS "LEX" M.8, MELVIN7, MARTIN6, JOHN "MILLER"5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, RICHARD2 CANTRILL, RICHARD L.1) was born December 1888 in Hill County, Texas70, and died 06 February 1961 in Hill County, Texas71. She married ALCIE ALFRED MOULDER72 05 September 1904 in Hill County, Texas73. He was born 28 March 1883 in Arkansas74,75, and died 29 December 1944 in Hill County, Texas76.

 

Notes for CALLIE MINERVA CANTRELL:

She was recorded in 1900 at home as Callie. In the 1930s one of her sons visited with relatives in Floyd Co., Texas and told of his mother operating the first washateria in Ft. Worth. (Warren Cantrell, 19)

 

In 1910 she is recorded in Hill County Texas ED 171 pg 5B in the household before her parents.

 

Moulder, Olsea A. 27 Arkansas

Talley M 21 Texas

Roy E. 4 Texas

Marvin G. 1 3/12 Texas

 

 

Children of CALLIE CANTRELL and ALCIE MOULDER are:

i. ROY E.10 MOULDER, b. Abt. 1906, Texas77.

 

Notes for ROY E. MOULDER:

Roy Moulder visited his cousins in the 1930s. He married Grace _____ and at one time lived at Victoria, Texas (Warren Cantrell,19).

 

ii. MARVIN MOULDER, b. Abt. 1909, Texas77; m. NANNY.

 

Notes for MARVIN MOULDER:

Marvin married Nanny ______ and at one time lived at Kingsland, Texas (Warren Cantrell,19).

 

iii. TWIN1 MOULDER, b. Aft. 1910.

iv. TWIN2 MOULDER, b. Aft. 1910.

 

 

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Endnotes

 

1. Carol Cantrell Hopchak, Cantrell Cousin Project, (Descendants of William Cantrell, April 2001), "Electronic."

2. Carol Cantrell Hopchak, Cantrell Cousin Project, (Descendants of William Cantrell, April 2001), "Electronic," p 10.

3. Carol Cantrell Hopchak, Cantrell Cousin Project, (Descendants of William Cantrell, April 2001), "Electronic," p. 10.

4. Carol Cantrell Hopchak, Cantrell Cousin Project, (Descendants of William Cantrell, April 2001), "Electronic."

5. Family Group Record, "Electronic," AFN:3ZL4-W5.

6. Carol Cantrell Hopchak, Cantrell Cousin Project, (Descendants of William Cantrell, April 2001), "Electronic."

7. Family Group Record, "Electronic," AFN:3ZL6-85.

8. Carol Cantrell Hopchak, Cantrell Cousin Project, (Descendants of William Cantrell, April 2001), "Electronic."

9. Family Group Record, "Electronic," AFN:S9XV-13.

10. Carol Cantrell Hopchak, Cantrell Cousin Project, (Descendants of William Cantrell, April 2001), "Electronic," p 15.

11. www.familysearch.org, Family Group Record-Ancestral File, "Electronic," AFN:3ZL4-Q9.

12. Family Group Record, "Electronic," AFN:3ZL4-Q9.

13. Carol Cantrell Hopchak, Cantrell Cousin Project, (Descendants of William Cantrell, April 2001), "Electronic."

14. Family Group Record, "Electronic," AFN:73NO-SM.

15. Carol Cantrell Hopchak, Cantrell Cousin Project, (Descendants of William Cantrell, April 2001), "Electronic."

16. Carol Cantrell Hopchak, Cantrell Cousin Project, (Descendants of William Cantrell, April 2001), "Electronic," p 27.

17. Carol Cantrell Hopchak, Cantrell Cousin Project, (Descendants of William Cantrell, April 2001), "Electronic."

18. Carol Cantrell Hopchak, Cantrell Cousin Project, (Descendants of William Cantrell, April 2001), "Electronic," p 27.

19. Carol Cantrell Hopchak, Cantrell Cousin Project, (Descendants of William Cantrell, April 2001), "Electronic."

20. Jamie Henderson, "Electronic," 13 March 2001.

21. Carol Cantrell Hopchak, Cantrell Cousin Project, (Descendants of William Cantrell, April 2001), "Electronic," p. 35.

22. Jamie Henderson, "Electronic," 13 March 2001.

23. Carol Cantrell Hopchak, Cantrell Cousin Project, (Descendants of William Cantrell, April 2001), "Electronic."

24. www.genforum.com/cloud, Cloud Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic," 05 May 1998, message #24.

25. Carol Cantrell Hopchak, Cantrell Cousin Project, (Descendants of William Cantrell, April 2001), "Electronic."

26. Jamie Henderson, "Electronic," 13 March 2001.

27. Carol Cantrell Hopchak, Cantrell Cousin Project, (Descendants of William Cantrell, April 2001), "Electronic."

28. www.genforum.com/cantrell, Cantrell Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic," message #2641.

29. 1850 Census Marion Co AL.

30. 1850 Census Marion Co AL, dist 14, pg 172.

31. 1870 Census Sanford Co, Alabama.

32. Hollie Bevan, fromadam2u@hotmail.com, Atkinson & Kidd Ancestry of Hollie Clare Atkinson, "Electronic," worldconnect.rootsweb.com.

33. Hollie Bevan, fromadam2u@hotmail.com, Atkinson & Kidd Ancestry of Hollie Clare Atkinson, "Electronic."

34. 1850 Census Marion Co AL.

35. 1860 Census Marion Co AL.

36. 1850 Census Marion Co AL.

37. 1860 Census Marion Co AL.

38. www.genforum.com/cantrell, Cantrell Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic," message #2634.

39. 1860 Census Marion Co AL.

40. 1870 Census Sanford Co, Alabama, John's wife and children are on the census without him. Assume he has died.

41. 1860 Census Marion Co AL.

42. 1880 Census-Erath County Texas, pct 6, pg 105B.

43. graciehillfarm@juno.com, Diane, "Electronic."

44. Warren Cantrell, Warren gave her last name as Cooper. First name came from the 1880 Erath Co Texas Census.

45. graciehillfarm@juno.com, Diane, "Electronic."

46. 1850 Census Marion Co AL.

47. 1880 Census-Erath County Texas.

48. 1860 Census Marion Co AL.

49. 1880 Census-Erath County Texas.

50. 1850 Census Marion Co AL, dist 14, pg 127.

51. 1880 Census-Lamar Co Alabama.

52. 1850 Census Marion Co AL.

53. Hollie Bevan, fromadam2u@hotmail.com, Atkinson & Kidd Ancestry of Hollie Clare Atkinson, "Electronic."

54. 1860 Census Marion Co AL, pg 2.

55. 1860 Census Marion Co AL.

56. 1880 Census-Erath County Texas.

57. 1850 Census Marion Co AL.

58. 1900 Erath Co Texas Census.

59. 1880 Census-Erath County TX.

60. graciehillfarm@juno.com, Diane, "Electronic."

61. Hill County Texas Probate Minutes, vol. 38, pg 717-719.

62. Warren Cantrell.

63. 1880 Census-Lamar Co Alabama.

64. 1910 Census Hill Co Texas.

65. Tombstone.

66. Newspaper clipping from 50th wedding anniversary

67. Hill County Texas Marriage Records, bk 11, pg 157.

68. 1930 Hill Co Texas Census, ED 31, pg 2B.

69. 1930 Hill Co Texas Census.

70. 1900 census Hill County Texas.

71. Tombstone.

72. Tombstone, Blum Cemetery, Hill county, Texas.

73. Hill County Texas Marriage Records, bk 10, pg 458.

74. Tombstone.

75. 1910 Census Hill Co TX.

76. Tombstone.

77. 1910 Census Hill Co Texas.