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Sharon Louisa Cantrall

Sharon Louisa Cantrall January 18, 1939 July 27, 2010 After a courageous 10-year battle with breast cancer, Sharon Louisa Cantrall died peacefully on July 27, 2010 at Ukiah Valley Medical Center. Sharon was born January 18, 1939 in Grants Pass, Oregon, second daughter to Emmett Wesley Cantrall, DVM and Zelma C. Petersen Cantrall.  In 1952 the family moved to Ukiah, California.  As the family genealogist, she spent over forty years researching the Stephen Cantrall family who settled Jess Valley in Modoc County, California, in the 1850's. 

Full obituary published in the Ukiah Daily Journal on August 12, 2010


The following pages are the research of Sharon Louisa Cantrall. The family tree names Cantrall, Brooks, Beebe, McGinnis, Newlin, Piatt, Petersen and Post. Please come in and look around.  

YES, I am descended from RICHARD and DOROTHY (JONES) CANTRIL.  As far as I know, "my" CANTRALL line has not been thoroughly  documented.  I owe much thanks to my three Cousins who have been researching with me all of these years.  I will always be in debt to our FAMILY HISTORIAN, Warren G. Cantrell, who has donated so much of his time and research to helping with this line.

I am not an expert in genealogy and this material is subject to change by me at any time.  I strive always for good documentation and verification ...


(1)  William Cantril born 1575 in Derbyshire, England - died 1619 in Jamestown, VA Colony
Wife  Mary born after 1590

 (2)   Richard L. Cantril born 1630 in Derbyshire, Blakely Parish, England - died after 1676
Wife  Alice born  about 1635

 (3)   Richard Cantril born bef. May 13, 1666 in  Bakewell Parish, England - died bef. May 31, 1753
Wife  Dorothy Jane Jones born  1672 in  Flint, Wales, England, married  March 5, 1690/91 in  West Philadelphia, of, Philadelphia, PA - died  before May 3, 1753
Father:  Ellis Emmanuel Jones   Mother:  Ellen Jane Evans

 (4)  Zebulon Cantril born 1697 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.  (Record of Old Swedes Church) - died about May 31, 1753
Wife  Mary Thomas born in  Chester, PA

 (5)   Zebulon Cantrell born 1724 in PA. - died before 3 June 1752 in Frederick Co., VA.
Wife  Elizabeth (?)

 (6)   Christopher Cantrell born about 1750 in  Augusta Co., VA - died  after 1820 in  Green Co., Ohio.    (D. Alaniz says, Christopher Cantrell - died after 1810 in Bath Co., KY.)
Wife  Sarah (Sally?) Cantrell - died  about 1820 in Green Co., Ohio

 (7)   William Cantrell born about 1778 in  (perhaps, Hampshire Co., WV.) - died  Bet. 1812-1813 in  Bath Co., KY.      (Warren G. Cantrell states William Cantrell was killed by Indians....)
Wife  Nancy McCollum - died in  Indiana

 (8)   William Cantrall born 1808 in  (probably Montgomery Co., KY.)  - died  about 1885 in  Cedarville, Modoc Co., CA.
Wife  Malinda Ann Boyer born 1818 in Ohio - died June 15, 1881 in Cedarville, Modoc Co., CA.

  (9)   Stephen Cantrall born 1835 in  Warren Co., Indiana - died 1911 in  Long Valley, Idaho
Wives  Catherine T. Simpson; Mary Elizabeth Newlin; Phebe Ann Conklin Hill

(10)  Andrew Jackson Cantrall born Feb. 11, 1869 in  Jacksonville, Jackson Co., Oregon - died  Nov. 25, 1948 in  Alturas, Modoc Co., CA.
Wife  Ida Ora Brooks born  Jan. 8, 1875 in Chico, Butte Co., CA. - died  Jan. 17, 1944 in  Alturas, Modoc Co., CA.   Married  July 3, 1891 at the home of William Madison Cantrall in Jess Valley, Modoc Co., CA.

(11)  Emmett Wesley "Dr. E. W." Cantrall born Dec. 4, 1903 in Jess Valley, Modoc Co., CA. - died  Sept. 21, 1952 in Ukiah, Mendocino Co., CA.
Wife  Zelma Catherine Petersen born  Nov. 2, 1907 in Millville, Utah - died  July 26, 1990   in Ukiah, Mendocino Co., CA. Married  Sept. 10, 1932 in Lakeview, Lake Co., OR

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