Abraham Cantrell

Male 1744 - 1826  (~ 82 years)


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  1. 1.  Abraham Cantrell was born 0___ 1744, Virginia (son of John Cantrell, Sr. and Hannah Jane Brittain); died 0___ 1826, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot
    • Residence: 0___ 1810, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    "Moved to Rockingham County, North Carolina as a small child with his parents, later to South Carolina and there died shortly after his father, leaving no will recorded in the records of that county. It was about the time of his death that most of the Warren County, Tennessee, families came over and settled. His descendants most all came between 1804 and 1824 to that section.

    Abraham married twice. The name of his first wife is unknown. His second wife was a Miss ____ Watson of South Carolina. He served as a Revolutionary Soldier in the Salisbury District, North Carolina. He owned land on Buck Creek in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, and was a member of the Buck Creek Baptist Church, located three and one-half miles from Mayo, South Carolina, Spartanburg, County...Abraham was one of the executors of his father's estate.

    His name is on the pay rolls of the soldiers in the the auditor's office at Raleigh, North Carolina. He is shown in the census of 1790 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, having moved there shortly before.

    He died after 1814 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. No will is recorded there nor is there any record showing the exact date or year of his death. He drops from the church record in 1815. He and his two wives had:"


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    FAMILY OF CAPT. ABRAHAM CANTRELL 1744-1814
    Posted by: Mildred Clark (ID *****4279) Date: June 06, 2008 at 14:56:01
    of 6774

    After posting the documentations for BARTON LOVELACE, first husband of LUCY WATSON, I had to revise my own direct line back to Capt. Abraham Cantrell and his first wife ??? ??? because he didn't marry Lucy Watson Lovelace until after 1786. This is what I now have.

    Comments are welcome along with any other proofs or information. John "Johnny Flat" Cantrell's mother wasn't Lucy Watson Lovelace. I need any information for his full siblings Thomas and Richard. Mildred Seburn Clark
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    Descendants of Abraham Cantrell, Capt.

    Generation No. 1

    1. Abraham5 Cantrell, Capt. (John4, Joseph3, Richard2 Cantrill, ???1) was born Abt. 1744 in Christiana Hundred,nr Wilmington, New Castle Co, PA (now Del.), and died Abt. 1814 in Prob Spartanburg Co, SC. He married (1) ??? ??? Bet. 1769 - 1770 in prob Orange Co, NC. She was born in prob Orange Co, NC, and died Abt. 1782. He married (2) Lucy Watson Abt. 1787. She was born Abt. 1744.

    Notes for Abraham Cantrell, Capt.:
    per: #4 Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy by Christie 1938 pages 8 & 9; DAR #608378; Tennessee Cousins by Worth S. Ray 1966 p 548 (Fayetteville, AR library).

    Abraham Cantrell was born New Castle County, Pennsylvania (now Wilmington, Delaware). He moved to Rockingham County, North Carolina as a small child with his parents. He moved later to South Carolina and died there shortly after his father leaving to will recorded. About the same time he died, most of his children settled Warren County, Tennessee from South Carolina, coming about 1804 to 1824 to that section.

    Abraham married twice to:

    m1_______________?
    m2Lucy Watson of South Carolina.

    Abraham Cantrell was a Revolutionary Soldier in Salisburg District, North Carolina. He was a member of Buck Creek Church in Spartanbrug South Carolina.

    Abraham Sr. moved to No Carolina with parents. He served in the Rev. War from Salisbury District and appears on pay rolls of NC soldiers in auditor's office in Raleigh. Traditions says that he was a captain. After the Rev. War he moved with his siblings to Spartanburg County, South Carolina. the 1790 Census lists him as head of the family having 2 sons over 16, 2 sons under sixteen and one daughter. In 1792 he purchased 192 acres on Buck Creek. In 1803 he was one of the administrators of father John Cantrell's estate.
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    Warren G. Cantrell sent Family Group Record to Mildred Dotterer 18 Jan 1999: 9 pages of John Caskey descendants:

    Sarah Cantrell b 1794 96th Dist SC d 1870 De Kalb co, TN in the 1850-1860 1870 census of DeKalb Co, TN is the dau of CAPTAIN Abraham Cantrell b 1744 and Lucy Lovelace nee WATSON b abt 1744. She married 1810 John Durham and was apparently married to a Mr. Lovelace before she married Captain Abraham Cantrell.

    Warren G. Cantrell (now deceased)
    1913 Willowbend Dr.
    Killeen, TX 76543
    (254) 699-2143
    (Wgcantrell@aol.com)
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    Marriage Notes for Abraham Cantrell and Lucy Watson:
    Date of marriage to Lucy Watson of 1785 is from David Hennessee. It would have been after 1786 when charges were brought against Barton Lovelace, Lucy's first husband. He supposedly drowned in the Potomac Rive. No proof. William Cantrell drowned in the Potomac River during the Revolutionary War.

    Children of Abraham Cantrell and ??? ??? are:

    2 i. THOMAS CANTRELL.

    3 ii.RICHARD CANTRELL, born March 10, 1771 in Orange (now Rockingham) Co, NC; died Bet. 1830 - 1840 in Warren Co, TN. He married Constance Bethel February 18, 1794 in Spartanburg Co, SC; born October 22, 1776 in Guilford (now Rockingham) Co, NC; died Bet. 1830 - 1840 in Franklin Co, IL.

    4 iii.JOHN "Johnny Flathead" CANTRELL, born 1773 in VA or NC; died Aft. October 1855 in Warren Co, TN. He married Mary Adkins 1793 in Spartanburg Co, SC; born 1774 in Spartanburg Co, SC; died Aft. October 1850 in Warren Co, TN.

    Notes for John "Johnny Flathead" Cantrell:
    "Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy by Christie 1938 pages 15 & 16.
    John "Johnnie Flat" Cantrill moved to Tennessee.
    Records are at McMinnville in Warren County, Tenn from 1824 to 1855.
    Land grants are on the North side of Sink Creek.

    P. 14: ...a son John ("Johnny Flat" Davis) born 1773 NC moved with parents to Spartanburg, SC where he married Mary Adkins and had a large family. He moved to Tennessee settling in Warren County, on Sink Creek in a section later called DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    John "Jackie" Davis (son of John "Johnny Flat Davis and Mary Adkins), is listed in error as JACKSON. "Jack" is a nickname for John. In another account he has a middle name of LEWIS.

    Occupation: farmer.

    He moved with his parents to Spartanburg Co, SC near Mayo, where he married and had a large family. He moved to Tennessee by 1810 and settled in Warren County on Sink Creek which became a part of DeKalb County-Christie
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    BIOGRAPHY: Settled in Spartanburg Co., SC, where he was called "Johnny Flat" to distinguish him from the other John Cantrells in the area. Moved to TN perhaps about 1810. Records at McMinnville, Warren Co., TN from 1824-1855 of grants of land made to him on the north side of Sink Creek.

    John Cantrell [Parents] "Johnny Flat" 1 was born in 1773 in , , NC, USA. He died in , , TN, USA. He married Mary Adkins estimated 1793.

    [Notes]
    Mary Adkins was born about 1775 in , Spartanburg, SC, USA. She died in , , TN, USA. She married John Cantrell estimated 1793.

    They had the following children:

    M i Abraham Cantrell
    F ii Elinda (Nellie) Cantrell
    F iii Melissa Cantrell was born estimated 1797.
    M iv Sampson Cantrell was born in 1799.
    F v Syrena Cantrell
    M vi Madison Cantrell was born about 1805.
    M vii William Riley Cantrell
    There are further notes on: Abraham, Elinda (a/k/a Elender md John Lewis Davis of DeKalb Co, TN, son of David Davis, Jr. and Rebecca McMechen, dau of William McMechen), Syrena, William Riley Cantrell
    Source: http:www.strutton.org/strutton_database/allfamily/pafg120.htm#3260 from William Chilton June 3, 2003
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    The following letter was written by Nancy Strother Smith (Mrs. J. W. Lee), daughter of Rebecca Maizie Davis Smith, dau. of John Lewis Davis and Ellender "Nellie" Cantrell of DeKalb Co, TN. Rebecca Maizie Davis was the family Historian from the time she was a child until she died. She married James W. Lee. Nancy Strother Smith Lee gave each of her three children a copy of her journal. James W. Lee, Jr.'s Journal was passed down to James W. Lee, III who has posted items on the DeKalb County site on usgenweb. Nancy sent the letter to Jerry L. Cantrell who died in the automobile crash on his way to be married in Las Vegas. Jerry's things went to various family members. Warren G. Cantrell ended up with some of the letters and Ann Goszinski, aunt of Sandy Wainwright ended up with some of them. Most valuable to Mildred I. Seburn Clark is the following letter to Jerry L. Cantrell from Nancy Strother Smith Lee (Mrs. J. W. Lee). Sandy Wainwright gave me what is below:

    The letter:
    Now John, Called "Johnny Flathead", married Mary Adkins. Their children were:
    Sampson, Madison, Abraham,, William Riley, Serene and Nellie, my grandmother.
    Sampson married and took his family to Alabama. Madison married Nellie Cantrell and went to Mississippi and had six children. They were: Jane, Nancy, Robert, John, Elizabeth, and Melissa Cantrell.
    Abraham married Jennie Robbs, no doubt about that! Their children were:
    Collins, John, Jefferson (who married ms. West), William (who married Sallie Mullican), eight children, Sallie married Mr. Wilkerson. I knew their son Cleve Wilkerson and went to school with his children. Susan married Tom Cantrell. Lissie (Melissa) married Richard Cantrell. Tom and Richard were brothers, and were sons of Peter and Polly Cantrell. They were also brothers-in-law to Alex Davis, (my mother's brother). Alex Davis and his father-in-law went with their families to Dade County, Mo., when they were young. Alex Davis made two visits back to Smithville, and died in Missouri at 100 years old.

    A daughter of John and Mary Adkins Cantrell was Nellie Cantrell, my grandmother. She married John (Jackie) Lewis Davis. I never heard my grandmother called by the name you mentioned. Everyone called her Nellie. My grandparents were both born in Spartanburg, SC and Rebecca, my mother, and her sister Amanda, were both born in Tennessee. My grandparents both lived to be 87 years old, and both died in an accident. They raised 12 children to be up in years, and never had a doctor in the house. (Strong and Healthy). I have a nephew, James Carlyn Moore who is one of the men at Pepperdine College, Los Angeles. You may meet him sometime. If you should, tell him that you and he are kin. I appreciate all that you sent me. I hope that you will write again and tell me about your family. Anything you will write will be of interest to me. Give my respects to your grandfather. Sincerely, Your cousin,
    Mrs. J. W. Lee (Nancy Strother Smith)
    Author of the letter: The letter was sent to my uncle Jerry Cantrell in the early 1960s........My aunt's name is Goskini......she doesn't post anything.....But she has thousands of pieces of papers, wills. Letters etc............I found IDA married twice.....and another kid, but can't read the name...
    from Sandy Wainwright to Mildred I. (Seburn) Clark Oct, 2002. Sandy said her uncle Jerry had planned to do a book in the 1960's but died before he could. His papers then were divided among the family and Warren G. Cantrell received part of them.
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    Rebecca Davis Smith died in 1931. Nancy Strother Davis Lee was her daughter. John "Johnny Flathead" Cantrell was the father of Ellenor "Nellie" Cantrell who married John Lewis "Jackie" Davis. . Tom, Richard and Druzilla E. Cantrell were the children of Peter Cantrell and Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Davis, sister of John Lewis "Jackie" Davis. I have a paper copy of a photo of Rebecca Davis and her children from John Gray Davis-Mildred I. Seburn Clark.


    Children of ABRAHAM CANTRELL and LUCY WATSON LOVELACE are:

    5i. ABRAHAM CANTRELL, born 1789 in VA or SC; died 1846 in Warren Co (now DeKalb), TN. He married Sarah Durham 1813 in Spartanburg, SC.

    Notes for Abraham Cantrell:
    http://www.dmitchelljones.org/can4.htm has a site for Cantrell, Mullican, and other lines.



    6 ii. WATSON CANTRELL, born 1790 in VA or Spartanburg Co, SC; died January 25, 1870 in DeKalb Co, TN. He married Mary Elizabeth Martin Abt. 1814 in prob Spartanburg Co, SC; born Bet. 1793 - 1795 in NC or Spartanburg Co, SC; died October 25, 1860 in DeKalb Co, TN.

    Notes for Watson Cantrell:
    Watson Cantrell helped organize the new DeKalb county in Tennessee. Occupation: farmer, $1200 land value.
    Warren G. Cantrell: Watson Cantrell moved to Tenn between 1814 and 1824. In 1824 he received a grant of land on Sink Creek in a part of Warren Co, TN that is now in DeKalb Co, TN.

    Watson Cantrell, 15 Jan 1870 is his date of death- Mildred I. Seburn Clark had.
    Watson Cantrell date of death 25 Jan 1870-date of by Sandy Wainwright

    7 iii. ELIZABETH CANTRELL, born Bet. 1791 - 1792 in SC; died 1836 in DeKalb Co, TN. She married Tilman Potter 1809 in prob DeKalb Co, TN; born Bet. 1790 - 1792 in Spartanburg Co, SC; died May 09, 1841 in DeKalb Co, TN.

    Notes for Tilman Potter:
    Tilman may have been the son of Ephraim Potter of Mayo, Spartanburg, SC, however direct proof is lacking-Edith Whitley.Will was proven May 7, 1841 DeKalb Co, TN.

    8 iv. SARAH CANTRELL, born 1794 in 96th Dist, SC; died Aft. 1850. She married John Caskey; born Bet. 1794 - 1796 in Chester Co, SC; died Abt. 1856 in DeKalb Co, TN.

    Notes for John Caskey:
    William L. Bigham, 452 County Road 754, Riceville, TN 37370
    www.rootsweb.com/~tnmcminn/ThomasCantrell.htm (Jan 1999):
    THOMAS CANTRELL INCLUDING WILLIAM HENRY COOKE DECENDANTS 5 pages, William L. Bigham lists as his source:
    The Cantrill-Cantrell Geneology, first pub in 1908 by Mrs. Susan Cantrill Christie; 2nd by Mrs. W. E. Benson & Mrs. Jack Slayden, Bowie, TX (William L. Bigham also notes for more info on the Cantrell-Newman fam to contact him.
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    1097. vii. SARAH m JOHN KASKIE. THEY MOVED TO MO. (I think this is the line of Warren G. Cantrell of Killeen, TN and they moved to De Kalb Co, TN) Thomas Kaskie prob his bro married Sarah's sister Brazaila (a note they also moved to MO-Warren in an email mentions Brazella.

    Note that John Caskey had two marriages to two women of THE SAME NAME but of different parents.

    Warren G. Cantrell sent 2 family group sheets of the Caskey's: Thomas Caskey and John Caskey to Mildred Dotterer. I left his info in this data base and added the submitters of Jerry L. Young's book to it.
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    April 5, 2004:
    Contact Info: GeorgePark@aol.com

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    Descendants of John CASKEY - 20 Jul 1997
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    FIRST GENERATION
    1. John CASKEY was born between 1740 and 1745 in Ballymoney, Ballymoney,
    Ireland. He died on 5 Dec 1785 in Rocky Creek, Chester, SC. He was married to Esther about 1767 in Ballymoney, Ballymoney, Ireland. Esther was born about 1750 in Ireland. She died in , Chester District, SC.

    John CASKEY and Esther had the following children:
    +2 i. Isabell CASKEY.
    +3 ii. Robert CASKEY.
    +4 iii. Thomas CASKEY sr.
    +5 iv. Mary CASKEY.
    6 v. John CASKEY was born about 1780 in Camden, Chester, SC. He died about 1786 in Camden, Chester, SC. He was buried about 1786 in Camden, Chester, SC.
    +7 vi. Joseph H CASKEY.

    SECOND GENERATION
    2. Isabell CASKEY was born about 1768 in Ireland. She was married to William REEDY (son of Laurence REEDY). William REEDY was born.
    Isabell CASKEY and William REEDY had the following
    children:
    8 i. John REEDY

    3. Robert CASKEY was born before 1770 in Ireland. He was born abt 1770 in allymoney, Ballymoney, Ireland. He died in 1840 in Tn.. He died in , Randolph County, AL. He was buried in , Randolph County, AL.
    Mary CORK (daughter of John CORK and Elizabeth) was born.
    Robert CASKEY and Mary CORK had the following children:
    +9 i. Robert CASKEY.
    +10 ii. George CASKEY.
    +11 iii. John CASKEY.
    +12 iv. Thomas Leroy CASKEY.
    13 v. Unknown CASKEY was born in 1800.
    +14 vi. William Robert CASKEY.
    15 vii. Unknown CASKEY was born in 1810.
    +16 viii. Susan L CASKEY.
    (these are carried down)

    THIRD GENERATION
    11. John CASKEY was born in 1796 in , Chester County, SC. He was born in 1796 in SC?. He died after 1870 in , DeKalb County, TN. He was buried after 1870 in, DeKalb County, TN. He died after 1871 in , DeKalb County, TN. He was married to Sarah Jane CANTRELL (daughter of Thomas CANTRELL and
    Elizabeth NORRIS) about 1818 in Athens, McMinn, TN. Sarah Jane CANTRELL was born in
    1794 in Greenville, Greenville, SC. She died after 1870 in Athens, McMinn,
    TN. She was buried after 1870 in Athens, McMinn, TN.

    John CASKEY and Sarah Jane CANTRELL had the following children:
    +57 i. Unknown CASKEY.
    +58 ii. Thomas Reed CASKEY.
    59 iii. CASKEY was born in 1820 in Etowah, McMinn, TN.
    +60 iv. Mary Elizabeth CASKEY.
    +61 v. Margaret CASKEY.
    +62 vi. William Carrol CASKEY.
    63 vii. Unknown CASKEY was born in 1830 in Tn..
    +64 viii. Elizabeth M CASKEY.
    +65 ix. Ester A CASKEY.
    +66 x. Joseph Buckner CASKEY.
    +67 xi. Nancy Mahalie CASKEY.
    (these are carried down)

    FOURTH GENERATION
    62. William Carrol CASKEY was born in 1828 in Liberty, De Kalb, TN. He
    died in, Scott County, AR. He was buried in , Scott County, AR.
    He was married to Sarah G TRUITT on 1 Mar 1849 in , Lawrence County, MO.
    Sarah G TRUITT
    William Carrol CASKEY and Sarah G TRUITT had the following children:
    +184 i. William Horatio CASKEY.
    +185 ii. Sarah M CASKEY.
    186 iii. Ida CASKEY was born in 1855 in , Lawrence County, MO.

    He was married to Mary Elizabeth CANTRELL in 1864 in , Lawrence County, MO.
    Mary Elizabeth CANTRELL was born.
    William Carrol CASKEY and Mary Elizabeth CANTRELL had the following children:
    +187 i. Martha K CASKEY.
    +188 ii. Mary L CASKEY.
    189 iii. Ann Laurie CASKEY was born in 1868 in , Lawrence County, MO.
    +190 iv. Sarah Elizabeth CASKEY.
    +191 v. Bell CASKEY.
    +192 vi. Joseph Thomas CASKEY.
    +193 vii. Carol Cecil CASKEY.
    +194 viii. John Wesley CASKEY.
    (These are carried down)

    FIFTH GENERATION
    184. William Horatio CASKEY was born on 26 Nov 1850 in , Lawrence County,
    MO. He died on 21 Dec 1927 in Leonard, Fannin, TX. He was buried on 23 Dec 1927 in Leonard, Fannin, TX. He was married to Mary Elizabeth PENNICK on 15 Sep 1878 in , Cedar County, MO. Mary Elizabeth PENNICK was born on 26 Nov 1857. She died on 19 Jan 1934 in , Hunt County, TX. She was buried on 21 Jan 1934 in Leonard, Fannin, TX.

    William Horatio CASKEY and Mary Elizabeth PENNICK had the following children:
    528 i. Anne C CASKEY was born on 17 Dec 1878 in , Cedar County, MO.
    529 ii. Josie Lee CASKEY was born on 10 Feb 1882 in, Burnet County, TX.
    +530 iii. Owen Wilson CASKEY.
    531 iv. Daphne Olive CASKEY was born on 3 Mar 1892 in , Fannin County, TX.
    532 v. Willie CASKEY was born on 29 Dec 1893 in Bailey, Fannin, TX. He died on 5 Dec 1946 in , Williamson County, TX. He was buried on 7 Dec 1946 in , Williamson County, TX.
    +533 vi. WayneGilbert CASKEY.
    +534 vii. Richard Pennick CASKEY.

    185. Sarah M CASKEY was born in 1854 in , Lawrence County, MO. She was married to Robert H WEBB on 19 Nov 1871 in , Lawrence County, MO. Robert H WEBB was born in 1851.
    Sarah M CASKEY and Robert H WEBB had the following children:
    535 i. Nancy WEBB was born in 1874 in MO. She died.
    536 ii. daughter WEBB was born in 1879 in MO. She
    died.

    (no further info on 186. Ida Caskey)

    Source of this record is a lengthy report on the Caskey's:

    http://www.rootsweb.com/~scedgefi/pioneers/caskey.txt
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    Mildred Seburn Clark


    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cantrell/messages/6773.html


    end of biography

    Birth: 1744
    Virginia, USA
    Death: 1826
    Warren County
    Tennessee, USA

    He was the son of John Cantrell and 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 county, Tennessee 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 seens to have died ca 1798 in the old 96th District, South Carolina. Abraham never remarried, he moved to Warren county, Tennessee in 1810 and son Richard sold him land, household goods and animals in May 1810.

    Abraham died within 10 months after May 1825 and was buried at the Old Bildad Baptist Church Cemetery.


    Family links:
    Parents:
    John Cantrell (1724 - 1803)

    Spouse:
    Lucy Watson Cantrell (1760 - 1799)*

    Children:
    Richard Cantrell (1771 - ____)*
    Watson Cantrell (1790 - 1870)*

    Siblings:
    Abraham Cantrell (1744 - 1826)
    Isaac Cantrell (1745 - 1804)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1748 - 1804)*
    John Cantrell (1757 - 1825)*
    Thomas Cantrell (1761 - 1830)*
    Thomas Cantrell (1761 - 1830)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Old Bildad Cemetery
    Keltonburg
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA

    Created by: Lela Parris Koch
    Record added: May 09, 2014
    Find A Grave Memorial# 129484734

    Abraham married Matilda Watson 0___ 1768, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Matilda (daughter of Samuel Watson and Sarah LNU) was born 0___ 1747, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Richard Cantrell was born 10 Mar 1771, (Orange County) North Carolina; died 0___ 1830, Franklin County, Illinois.
    2. John "Johnny Flat" Cantrell was born 0___ 1773, North Carolina; died Aft 1855, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Abraham married Malissa Lucy "Etta" Watson (~ 1785), (Spartanburg County, South Carolina). Malissa (daughter of Samuel Watson and Sarah LNU) was born ~ 1760, South Carolina; died ~ 1799, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Abraham Cantrell was born 0___ 1789, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 0___ 1845, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Watson Cantrell was born 0___ 1791, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 15 Jan 1870, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    3. Daughter Cantrell
    4. Elizabeth Cantrell was born 0___ 1791, South Carolina; died 0___ 1836, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Tilman Potter Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    5. Sarah "Sally" Cantrell was born 0___ 1794, SC - 96th District; died 0___ 1870, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Cantrell, Sr. was born 6 Oct 1724, New Castle County, Delaware (son of Joseph C. Cantrell and Catherine LNU); died 0Feb 1803, Spartanburg, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Miller
    • Religion: Baptist Preacher
    • Baptism: 25 Mar 1726, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Notes:

    Birth: Oct. 6, 1724
    New Castle County
    Delaware, USA
    Death: Feb., 1803
    South Carolina, USA

    Husband of Miss Brittian and Jane. 1st Spouse: Hannah Brittian (1725-1769)


    "John Cantrell, Sr., was a miller and Baptist Minester. He helped establish the Buck Creek Baptist Chruch in Buck Creek, Sportanburg Co., South Carolina. He served as Pastor from 1800 to 1803. John is burried in Cantrell Family Cemetery. John had a brother by the name of Isaac Cantrell who was also a Baptist preacher at Buck Creek Baptist Church. The Cantrell Cemetery is near the the Buck Creek Baptist Chruch: Information from: Earnest H. Cantrell, Route 1, Box 50, Beaverton, Al. 35544, (1989)'".

    JOHN3 CANTRELL (JOSEPH2 CANTRILL, RICHARD1) was born October 1724 in New Castle, DE, and died 1803 in Spartanburg Co, SC. He married (1) ?? BRITTAIN. He married (2) JANE.

    John was in Rockingham Co NC before the Revolution. He later moved to Spartanburg Co SC, where he owned over 800 acres on Buck Creek in the 96th District. One of the first members of the Buck Creek Baptist Church, son Isaac was a messenger there. Sons Abraham, Stephen and Moses administered his estate. His first 17 sons were by his first wife, four sons and two daughters by his second. There were supposedly a number of twins in the family, and for the sake of his first wife, let us fervently hope so.

    According to the Cantrell family file folder in the Georgia Archives, "Aaron, Simon and Peter were captured during the Revolution and were condemned to be shot. Tradition says Peter was shot, and Aaron & Peter [sic] escaped." The three were also supposedly scouts in Gen. Marion's army.

    Children of John Cantrell and ?? Brittain are:

    i. ABRAHAM4 CANTRELL, b. ca 1744, New Castle.
    ii. ISAAC CANTRELL, b. 1745, New Castle, DE; d. ca 1808, Spartanburg Co, SC.
    iii. JACOB CANTRELL, b. New Castle.
    iv. JOSEPH CANTRELL, b. New Castle.
    v. STEPHEN CANTRELL, b. ca 1749, New Castle.
    vi. JOHN CANTRELL, b. ca 1751, New Castle.
    vii. CHARLES CANTRELL, m. SARAH MURRAY, 1772, Greensboro, NC.
    viii. JOSHUA CANTRELL.
    ix. AARON CANTRELL.
    x. SIMON CANTRELL.
    xi. PETER CANTRELL.
    xii. THOMAS CANTRELL, b. 1761; d. 1830; m. ELIZABETH NORRIS.
    xiii. REUBEN CANTRELL.
    xiv. EDWARD CANTRELL.
    xv. BENJAMIN CANTRELL.
    xvi. BRITTAIN CANTRELL.
    xvii. JAMES CANTRELL.

    Children of John Cantrell and Jane are:

    xviii. WILLIAM4 CANTRELL.
    xix. MOSES CANTRELL.
    xx. DANIEL CANTRELL.
    xxi. GABRIEL CANTRELL.
    xxii. DAUGHTER CANTRELL.
    xxiii. DAUGHTER CANTRELL.
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    Incidentally, I'm told there is no name John Miller Cantrell. Rather, "Old" John Cantrell who m. Miss Brittain had a son who was known as "Miller" John Cantrell because he owned a mill in SC. That's the John who m. Elizabeth Cantrell. Since my husband apparently doesn't have that line, I'm not getting excited about it but it is a point of interest and clarification if true.

    The Cantrell name orginated in France, and was spelled CHANTELLE. The first Cantrell to be recorded in England was during the rain of King John 1199, AD. He was William Cantrell. The first Cantrell to be married in America was also a William Cantrell, the nineth in line fron the first William Cantrell. William Cantrell arrived on the Ship Phenix, at Jamestown, Vergnine 1608. This William Cantrell is known as the Progenitor of most of the Cantrell's in America.

    From the area of Philadelphia, Pa., the Cantrell's Migroated as "Mishionaries of the Mother Baptist Church" south to North and South Carolines. John Centrell Sr. after service in the Rev. War from N. C. settled in a place called Bucks Creek.

    The Bucks Creek Baptist Church is still standing. The Cantrell family Cemetery is a stort destance away. John Cantrell Sr. is beruied in this cemetery.

    John CANTRELL Sr. was a miller and Baptist Minester. He helped establish the Bucks Creek Baptist Church in Buck Creek, [Sportanburg Co.] S. C. Served as Pastor from 1800 to 1803. John is burried in Cantrell Family Cemetery. John had a brother by the name of Isaac Cantrell. Isaac also was pastor of the Bucks Creek Baptist Church. The Cantrell Cemetery is near the Bucks Creek Baptist Church.



    Notes from Carl D. Cantrell:

    He was married twice. He had seventeen sons by his first wife _______ Brittian and four sons and two daughters by his second wife Jane ______. 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 may 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, SC, where he owned over eight hundred acres of land on Buck creek, waters of the Pacolet river. John Cantrell and his family were devoted and active members in the Buck creek Baptist church and some of his descendants still attend this old church. There is not 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. His 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 had but he probably received what ever was available to frontier lads. The family genealogist stated that he married two times and, from the ages of the children, this is probably true. She stated that his 1st 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 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. John is first located on a tax list submitted by the Sheriff in 1754. The list was for two white polls. His brother Isaac received a land grant for 202 acres of land in Orange county, November 13, 1756. He sold this land to John on March 13, 1759. The deed was witnessed by James Watson. The land was on a ridge between the waters of County Line Creek and Jordons Creek. The land was about seven miles north of the Upper Branch of the Haw River, on the waters of Wolf Island Creek which was a branch of the Dan River to the north. It is about two miles north of the present town of Reidsville, Rockingham county, North Carolina. After the tax list of 1754, the next time we find John is in the Minutes of the Orange County Records, when he is sued by James Cary Jr. on a debt in the December court of 1758. In the Court of September, 1759, he and his brother Joseph were on a road jury to lay out a road from Hogna's Creek to the county courthouse. He and William Savage were appointed Overseers of the road. In August, 1760, they were appointed to another road jury to lay out a road from Daniel McGullon's plantation to Taylors road leading to the court house. He was appointed overseer to the lower section. In August, 1763, Henry Cobb was appointed to replace John on the Lower town road, and in May, 1765, John Morrow was appointed Overseer in place of John on the other road. In May, 1766, John was appointed Overseer of a road in place of William Laughlin. On November 12, 1765, John sold his 202 acres of land to William Jones. No record of his having purchased other land are found in Orange county records. Guilford county, North Carolina, was formed in 1771 from the western part of Orange county. John and his family lived in the northern part of this new county, and this area became Rockingham county in 1785. But, by this time John and his family and many others in the area had moved south westward 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 1st wife died and he married Jane________.

    The 1st 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 1st wife died in the area and she was probably buried on the ridge where the church was built. John's wife is probably buried at the same burial place. In the 1960s, the field markers were removed to facilitate mowing. It was estimated that there were probably one hundred unmarked graves in the cemetery. The family genealogist stated that he had seventeen sons by the 1st wife and four sons and two daughters by the 2nd wife. She admitted there was no reliable authority for a correct tabulation for the listed children of John except for the first three. She had heard the tradition of the Cantrell with twenty-one sons and though there was available evidence that Isaac was more likely to have had the twenty-one sons, she attributed them to John and preceded to compile a list of twenty-one. We now know that two of the listed sons were not Cantrells but Curtis. This was due to a misreading of the 1790 census. We know that at least three of the children listed were nephews, sons of brother Isaac. Two sons listed were never located on census reports or other records, but this does not mean that they did not exist, so we end up with a list of sixteen sons. Because two daughters of John were born during the years of the 1st marriage, we can assume there were at least four daughters.

    Soon after John arrived in the 96th District, later Spartanburg county, South Carolina, he acquired 800 acres of land on Buck Creek, waters of the Pacolet River. Later his brother Isaac and many of his sons and nephews also acquired land in the area.

    In 1790, John is listed as head of household in the census of the 96th District. He had one son under sixteen and two daughters at home. Many family names on this census were familiar names first located in the court records of Orange county, North Carolina. We have assumed that John and his brothers were the first to use the spelling of the family name as Cantrell, but now we find his father, Joseph used this spelling in 1758 in Virginia. 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 Pacolet River about twelve miles northeast of Spartanburg, it became a constituent of the Bethel Association in 1789. In 1790, the church had 78 members. When John's brother, Isaac moved south in 1795, he became the minister there from 1796 though 1798. John was a messenger to the Bethel Association from 1797 though 1799. In 1800, John is listed as the minister.

    The church building has been rebuilt several times in the past 200 years. At the present time, there is a 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. John was not listed as the head of household in the 1800 census of South Carolina, but his was listed in the household of his son, Moses, age 36. The household listed a male and female over 45 years of age. We know that John owned three slaves and the listing for Moses had 3 slaves listed. John died February, 1803, and three sons, Abraham, Stephen, and Moses were appointed administrators of the estate. The probate was recorded in Deed book "L" page 193. His widow, Jane, received a dower settlement. In the last several years, a number of researchers have tried to locate this deed book without success. John is probably buried at the Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The center of the cemetery has at least one hundred graves marked by fieldstones with only graves since the 1850s containing information on the stones. Jane is not listed as head of household on the 1810 census. She was probably living in the household of a married daughter.


    Family links:
    Parents:
    Joseph Cantrell (1695 - 1755)
    Catherine Cantrell (1697 - 1755)

    Spouse:
    Hannah Brittain Cantrell (1724 - 1769)*

    Children:
    Abraham Cantrell (1744 - 1826)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1745 - 1804)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1748 - 1804)*
    John Cantrell (1757 - 1825)*
    Thomas Cantrell (1761 - 1830)*
    Thomas Cantrell (1761 - 1830)*

    Siblings:
    Hannah Cantrell (1720 - ____)*
    John Cantrell (1724 - 1803)
    Joseph Cantrell (1726 - 1804)*
    Zebulon Cantrell (1728 - 1765)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1729 - 1805)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    Chesnee
    Spartanburg County
    South Carolina, USA

    Created by: Imagraver
    Record added: May 19, 2013
    Find A Grave Memorial# 110842689

    Birth:
    formerly New Castle Co., PA

    Baptism:
    at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes Church)

    John married Hannah Jane Brittain 0___ 1743, New Castle County, Delaware. Hannah (daughter of John Brittain and Elizabeth LNU) was born 0___ 1725, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0___ 1769, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Hannah Jane Brittain was born 0___ 1725, New Castle County, Delaware (daughter of John Brittain and Elizabeth LNU); died 0___ 1769, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 0___ 1724, New Castle County, Delaware

    Notes:

    She was probably a sister of Joseph Brittain who lived near John in NC and who is mentioned in the records of Orange Co.,NC.

    There is also a James Britton who was on a tax list with his brother, Joseph, in 1789, in Rowan Co.,NC

    Children:
    1. 1. Abraham Cantrell was born 0___ 1744, Virginia; died 0___ 1826, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Jacob Cantrell was born 0___ 1744, North Carolina; died 0___ 1790, North Carolina.
    3. Isaac M. Cantrell was born 0___ 1745, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0___ 1804, Tennessee; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    4. Joseph Cantrell was born 1748, Virginia.
    5. Stephen Cantrell was born 1749.
    6. James Cantrell
    7. Susan Cantrell
    8. Charles Cantrell was born C. 1752; died C. 1840, Sevier County, Arkansas.
    9. John "Miller John" Cantrell was born 0___ 1757, Orange County, North Carolina; died 17 Oct 1825, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    10. Brittain Cantrell was born 0___ 1759.
    11. Thomas Cantrell was born 23 Jan 1761, Caswell County, North Carolina; died 25 Sep 1830, (DeKalb County, Tennessee); was buried Williamsburg Cemetery, McMinn County, Tennessee.
    12. Aaron Cantrell
    13. Moses Cantrell was born South Carolina.
    14. Simon Cantrell
    15. Gabriel Cantrell


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Joseph C. Cantrell was born 29 Dec 1695, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (son of Richard L. Cantrell, II and Dorothy Jane Jones); died 0___ 1738, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware; was buried Gloria Dei Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • Burial: Old Swedes Churchyard, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
    • Alt Death: 0___ 1755, Orange County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    http://www.dmitchelljones.org/index.html

    JOSEPH2 CANTRELL, (Richard1),

    b abt 1695 Philadelphia, PA m Catharina _____. Joseph is named as a grandson in the will of Jane Jones, written in 1730. He apparently grew up in Philadelphia, and moved when a young man to what is now Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, about 20 miles down the Delaware River from Philadelphia. This area had been settled by the Swedes, including some Finns, in 1638, and they had established there the Holy Trinity Church, known in later years as "Old Swedes Church.".

    The present structure was built in 1698 and is still in use today. It was Swedish Lutheran until 1791, when the last Swedish pastor departed and jurisdiction was transferred to the Protestant Episcopal Church. Joseph married probably married about 1718, his wife was named Catharina. Susan Christie in 1908 thought that Catharina was probably a descendant of one of the old Swedish families, and I tend to agree with that conclusion. Some researchers have thought that Joseph's wife was Catherine Heath, but I have seen no record or evidence to support that idea.

    Joseph Cantrell and his wife were attending Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church by 1720, and three of their children were baptized there between 1720 and 1726. Joseph and his family probably lived in the Wilmington area of Delaware until the 1730's. They are said to have been in Orange Co., Virginia, in 1738, and possibly lived there until about 1750.

    At that time the proprietor of the Granville District in North Carolina was opening that area for settlement and offering good land at low prices. Many families traveled down the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia into North Carolina, and Joseph Cantrell and several of his children were apparently among those who made this journey. No will or estate settlement for Joseph Cantrell has been found in Delaware or in North Carolina, but he is thought to have died in North Carolina.

    The 1755 tax list of Orange Co., North Carolina, shows Joseph's son John Cantrell with two taxable white males. Since John's sons were under 12 years old, it seems likely that joseph Cantrell was the other male, and that he was living with his son John at that time. Joseph probably died in the 1760's, but no record has been found of his death. Joseph and Catharina are thought to have had ten or more children.

    end of comment

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

    Joseph spent his early boyhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joseph and Catharina lived in New Castle County, Pennsylvania on or near the site of the present city of Wilmington, Delaware, 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 or 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 County 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 County 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 on 1735. At the time Joseph Cantril 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 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 County during the period of Joseph's residence there fails to reveal his will or probate. 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 County 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.

    •******Virginia Young***********

    JOSEPH CANTRELL WAS BORN ABOUT 1695 IN PHILADELPHIA, PA. HE MARRIED CATHERINE HEATH ABOUT 1718. A COMPLETE LIST OF THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AND CATHERINE HAS NEVER BEEN LOCATED. ONE DAUGHTER MAY HAVE BEEN SARAH, WHO WAS THE WIFE OF LAWRENCE BANKSTON. FOR OVER 60 YEARS THE CANTRELL AND BANKSTON FAMILIES MIGRATED AND SETTLED TOGETHER. LAWRENCE BANKSTON STATED IN A COURT CASE IN 1807, THAT HE HAD KNOWN ISAAC CANTRELL FOR OVER 50 YEARS. THE FOLLOWING LIST IS COMPILED FROM THE BAPTISMAL LIST, THE LIST PROVIDED BY THE FAMILY GENEALOGIST IN 1907 AND FROM THE COUNTY RECORDS IN ORANGE COUNTY, NC.:

    1. HANNAH CANTRELL-BORN 20 MARCH 1720 IN PA. AND BAPTIZED 25, APRIL 1720 2. DAUGHTER BORN ABT. 1722. 3. JOHN CANTRELL 4. JOSEPH CANTRELL 5. ZEBULON CANTRELL 6. ISAAC CANTRELL 7. JAMES CANTRELL 8. BENJAMIN CANTRELL-BORN ABT. 1733 IN ORANGE CO. 9. STEPHEN CANTRELL-BORN ABT. 1735 IN ORANGE CO. VA.

    **********Judia Kemper Terry******************

    Joseph Cantrill was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania. He died in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He was buried in possibly Orange County, North Carolina. "Joseph Cantrill 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, Delaware, 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 Brandywine. It stretched two Swedish miles distant from the church. The city of Willmington 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: Hannah, born March 20, 1720; baptised April 25, 1720, at Old Swedes; John; Joseph; Zebulon; Isaac; a daughter (name unknown." (THE CANTRILL - CANTRELL GENEALOGY, 1908, by Susan Cantrill Christie, page 7.)

    "Joseph Cantrill, son of Richard, was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, PA., where he probably spent his boyhood years and moved south to the lower counties of PA. after reaching manhood. He married Catherine Heath about 1718. She was a daughter of John and Hannah Haines Heath. John Heath was a grandson of Thomas Heath who came to America from England in 1635 on the ship, SAFETY, landing in VA. and who later moved north to the lower counties, which later became part of Delaware. Joseph was probably a farmer in New Castle county.

    We know that they were attending Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church in Wilmington as three of their children were baptized at this oldest and quaintest church in the nation.

    Christina Parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek and partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle county.

    The most remote families were not more than six and one half miles from the church. Wilmington was first known as Christina and was built on Swedish "Churchland", and the charter was granted in 1735. Most of the records of the area have been lost, but we do know that descendants of Richard were living in the area from 1720-1787, though the majority had moved south to Virginia and the Carolinas. A published work of the wills and probates in New Castle county, does not contain any record of Joseph or Catherine. It can be assumed that they had made the trip south.

    In the tax list submitted to the Orange County Court for the year of 1754, son, John was listed as having two taxable white males. As John's sons were under 10 years of age, the possibility exists that this other was for his father. A complete list of the children has never been found, but the following was compiled from the family genealogist and from county court records of Orange County, North Carolina."

    (Carolyn Sue Mitchell Bouska, 15001 Quail Drive, Balch Springs, Texas 75180-2447; tele: 214-557-5532, 1993 - 1995, as per "The Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy, A record of the descendants of Richard Cantrill, who was a resident of Philadelphia prior to 1689, and of earlier Cantrills in England and America," by Susan Cantrill Christie, later revised and published again by J. R. and Jackie Cantrell, further revised and published in 1973 by Joseph Caten.)

    "Joseph Cantrell was born abaout 1695 in Phildelphia, PA.. He spent his early childhood in that city. His parents may have moved to the lower counties of PA. soon after 1700. He married Catherine Heath ca 1718. According to one genealogist, she was a daughter of John and Hannah Heath. So far, research has not been located to substantiate. We do know that her christian name was Catherine from the baptismal records at the Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) church at Wilmnington, Delaware. One researcher has stated that she was a great granddaughter of Thomas Heath who came to America in 1635 on the ship "SAFETY" landing in VA. and later moving north and finally settling near New Castle, PA. (later Delaware).

    From the Holy Trinity records of 1697 to 1773, which were translated from the Swedish to English in 1890, we find that Joseph and Catherine had three children baptized there in the 1720's.

    They were Hannah, John and Joseph.

    Christina Parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County, Pa. 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 one half English miles distant from the church.

    The city of Wilmington is built on the Swedish "churchland" and the charter for the town was granted in 1735. At the time, Joseph lived there it was known as Christina. Most of the earliest records of this locality have been lost or destroyed and at the best are very incomplete. There is evidence, however, from some of the scattered records in New Castle Co., that possible descendants of Richard Cantrill lived in the area from 1720 to 1787, although the majority had moved south during this period. There is a published work of the wills and probates of New Castle Co., during the period of Joseph's residence, but it fails to reveal evidence of Richard or Dorothy's death.

    From the records of the western part of VA. we know that in 1738, Joseph and his brother, Zebulon were in Orange County, VA.. A Rev. William William, an early Presbyterian minister filed suit for libel against dozens of the settlers in the Valley. The list of defendents encluded Zebulon Cantrel and Joseph Cantrel. We know that son, John was in Orange County, NC.

    in 1754, when the tax list for that year was submitted by the sheriff, and that the list had two taxable white males. John's oldest son was too young to have been taxed so the other one may have been for Joseph. A complete list of the children of Joseph and Catherine has never been located. One daughter may have been Sarah, who was the wife of Lawrence Bankston. For over 60 years the Cantrell and Bankston families migrated and settled together. Lawrence Bankston stated in a court case in 1807 that he had known Isaac Cantrell for over 50 years.

    The following list is compiled from the baptismal list, the list provided by the family genealogist in 1907 and from the county records in Orange County, North Carolina."

    (Carolyn Sue Mitchell Bouska, 15001 Quail Drive, Balch Springs, Texas 75180-2447; tele: 214-557-5532, 1993 - 1995, as per Warren G. Cantrell, 1913 Willowbend, Killeen, Texas 76543.) He was married to Catherina Heath about 1718 in Holy Trinity Ch., New Castle, DE.



    It is probable that Catherine was the daughter of one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of the section.

    Her first three children were baptised in the Old Swedes Chruch. At this time the old location was called Christiana.

    {Warren G. Cantrell STRONGLY DISAGREES that Catherine is a daughter of John & Hannah. There were five Heath families in the Philadelphia area. Why would he marry a girl from MA which was so far away....9/2/1995/DAH}

    end of comments

    Will get back to you on this when I have time.

    Joyce

    On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 8:27 AM, info@classroomfurniture.com wrote:
    Hello Joyce.
    You are citing:


    Is this correct? Did you see the gravesite yourself? Please advise as there are many conflicting burial sites for Joseph.

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    Birth: 1695
    Philadelphia
    Philadelphia County
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Death: 1755
    Orange County
    North Carolina, USA

    Joseph Cantrell was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and after reaching manhood moved to the “lower counties of Pennsylvania” that later became the state of Delaware. He married Catharina (surname unknown) about 1718, and they were living in New Castle County, Pennsylvania, near the present city of Wilmington, Delaware, and before 1720, were attendants at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church. Catharina was probably the daughter of one of the original Old Swedes families who first settled on the Swedish “church land.” From the Holy Trinity records of 1697 to 1773, which were translated from Swedish to English in 1890, we find that Joseph and Catharina had three children baptized there in the 1720s. They were Hannah, John and Joseph.

    At the time Joseph Cantrell settled there, the town was known as Christina, which 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 Brandywine. The most remote families of the parish were not more than six and a half miles from the church. The city of Wilmington, Delaware was built on Swedish “church land.” The charter for the town was granted in 1735.

    There aren’t any further records of Joseph or Catharina in the remaining records of Delaware, but from the records of Jefferson County, West Virginia, we know that in 1738, Joseph and his brother, Zebulon, were involved in a lawsuit in Orange County, Virginia. The libel suit brought against 54 defendants for “signing a scandalous paper reflecting on the Complaintiff” by Rev. William Williams (Presbyterian) occurred on July 27, 1738. It was filed at the Orange County, Virginia courthouse. Both Joseph and Zebulon were listed as "other defendants." The events that were described in the suit probably happened somewhere between Winchester, Virginia and what is now Martinsburg, West Virginia, which is where the Rev. Williams lived.

    While living in New Castle County, Joseph's son, Isaac Cantrell, became associated with the Welsh Tract Baptist Church located at the foot of Iron Hill, in Pencader Hundred. It is the oldest Primitive Baptist church in America, and Isaac was probably licensed to preach by this group. As the Church was composed of Welsh People, the preaching for about one hundred years was in the Welsh language. Isaac’s mother, Catharina, was more than likely of Swedish parentage, but we know for certain that his grandmother, Dorothy Jones, was born in Wales. The Welsh language is not just a dialect of English; it is a language with an older pedigree, and a distinct one. Isaac Cantrell would have to have been fluent in the Welsh language to have been a member of this church in the 1700s.

    A record of Isaac’s brother Zebulon being a witness to the will of Thomas Edmond on July 21, 1758, is among the Welsh Tract Baptist Church records, and lends further evidence that the Cantrells were early members of this church.

    About 1747, many of the Cantrells as well as allied families joined a large caravan in the movement southward. They moved along the Great Wagon Road down through the Great Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Within view to the west of the Valley rose the Alleghenies and to the east were the Blue Ridge Mountains. From Roanoke, the Wagon Road went through the Staunton Gap and on south to the Piedmont Plateau of the Carolinas. They settled in the "Land of Eden" Granville County, North Carolina, which became Orange County in September 1752. Later, in 1785, this part of Orange County became Rockingham County.

    In the tax list submitted to the Orange County Court for the year of 1754, John Cantrell was listed as having two taxable white males. It is possible that one of the males may have been his father Joseph. Isaac received a land grant for 202 acres of land in Orange County on November 13, 1756. Isaac sold this land to his brother John on 13 Mar 1759.

    I have created this memorial in honor and memory of Joseph and his descendants at Old Swedes Church where he was a member and several of his children were baptized. He was my husband's 5th great grandfather.

    CHILDREN:

    *James Cantrell (b. 1719 New Castle Co., DE; d. TN. James Cantrell settled in Southern Tennessee and owned the farm where the Battle of Shiloh was fought during the Civil War.

    * Hannah Cantrell (b. 20 Mar 1720 Christina, New Castle, DE)

    * John Cantrell (b. 6 Oct 1724 New Castle, DE; d. 11 Feb 1803 Spartanburg Co., SC) m. abt 1743 in Newcastle, DE, Rachel Brittain (b. 1725 New Castle Co., DE; d. abt 1769 Rockingham Co., NC) They had 17 children. John married secondly, Jane ___, and they had 6 children.

    *Joseph Cantrell (b. Jun 1726 Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE; d. Jan 1804 Caswell Co., NC) m. Jemima Mitchell.

    *Zebulon Cantrell (b. abt 1728 New Castle Co., DE; d. 1765 Orange Co., NC) m. Mary Montgomery.

    *Isaac Cantrell (b. abt. 1729 New Castle Co., DE; d. 23 Aug 1805 Spartanburg Co., SC) m. Talitha Cloud about 1750 in Rockingham Co., NC, Elizabeth ___ about 1769 in Rockingham Co., NC, and Mary Linder about 1773 in Rockingham Co., NC.



    Family links:
    Parents:
    Richard Cantrell (1660 - 1753)
    Dorothy Jones Cantrell (1672 - 1730)

    Spouse:
    Catherine Cantrell (1697 - 1755)*

    Children:
    Hannah Cantrell (1720 - ____)*
    John Cantrell (1724 - 1803)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1726 - 1804)*
    Zebulon Cantrell (1728 - 1765)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1729 - 1805)*

    Sibling:
    Mary Cantril (1694 - 1695)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1695 - 1755)

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Old Swedes Churchyard
    Wilmington
    New Castle County
    Delaware, USA

    Created by: jcq
    Record added: Feb 24, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 85625396

    end of biography

    Buried:
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    Joseph married Catherine LNU 0___ 1718, New Castle County, Delaware. Catherine was born 27 May 1697, Haverhill, Massachusetts; died 30 Aug 1755, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware; was buried Gloria Dei Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Catherine LNU was born 27 May 1697, Haverhill, Massachusetts; died 30 Aug 1755, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware; was buried Gloria Dei Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • Burial: Old Swedes Churchyard, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
    • Also Known As: Catherina
    • Death: ~ 1734, New Castle County, Delaware

    Notes:

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    Lynn.

    For Lord's sake take the Hannah Haynes junk out of your file. That was a rumor that I started 25 years ago and have lived to regret. John "Snow Shoe" and Hannah Hanes Heath did not have, I repeat. Did not have a daughter Catherine among their 10 or 12 children.

    Warren G. Cantrell
    Family Historian
    1913 Willowbend Dr.
    Killeen,. TX 76543
    (254) 699-2143

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    Diane,

    Please, please remove all information from your files that Catherine was a daughter of John "Snow Shoe" and Hannah Haynes Heath. That was a ruor that I started 25 years ago and have long regretted. John and hannah did not and I repeat did not have a dau. named Catherine. Futher there is not proof that Catherine was a Heath. That was a rumor that Nobel Bethel started in 1928.
    His opinion was based on the 1747 will of John Heath that named a cousin, Alice Cantrell as an heir. john and Hanah Haynes Heath never left MA or Conn.

    Warren G. Cantrell
    1913 Willowbend Dr.
    Killeen TX 76543
    (254) 699-2143

    end of comments

    "It is probable that Catherine was the daughter of one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of the section. Her first three children were baptized in the Old Swedes Church. At this time the location was called Christiana. Several of Richard Cantrill's descendents lived there between 1720-1797."

    Warren G. Cantrell STRONGLY DISAGREES that Catherine is daughter of John & Hannah Haines Heath. Warren notes that there were five HEATH families in the Philadelphia area and posits, "Why would he marry a girl from MA which was so far away"...2 Sep 1995.

    It is interesting to note that her first child, a girl, was named, "Hannah" (after her mother?) and her second child, a son, named, "John" (after her father?)

    end of comment

    Proposed Change: Joseph C. Cantrell (I3944)
    Tree: The Hennessee Family
    Link:

    Description: Although possible, it is unlikely that Joseph C Cantrell's wife, Catherine Heath Cantrell, and mother, Dorothy Jones Cantrell, died on the same day. Suspect someone has picked up the wrong date for one or the other of these two ladies.

    Charline Rambaud
    cjunemc@gmail.com

    end of note

    Birth: May 27, 1697
    Haverhill
    Essex County
    Massachusetts, USA
    Death: Aug. 30, 1755
    Wilmington
    New Castle County
    Delaware, USA


    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Joseph Cantrell (1695 - 1755)

    Children:
    Hannah Cantrell (1720 - ____)*
    John Cantrell (1724 - 1803)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1726 - 1804)*
    Zebulon Cantrell (1728 - 1765)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1729 - 1805)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Old Swedes Churchyard
    Wilmington
    New Castle County
    Delaware, USA

    Created by: jcq
    Record added: Feb 24, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 85625453

    Buried:
    Click this link to view more images, history & map of Gloria Dei Church ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Dei_%28Old_Swedes%27%29_Church

    Children:
    1. James Cantrell was born 0___ 1719, New Castle County, Delaware; died Tennessee.
    2. Hannah Cantrell was born 20 Mar 1720, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    3. 2. John Cantrell, Sr. was born 6 Oct 1724, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0Feb 1803, Spartanburg, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    4. Joseph Cantrell was born June 1726, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died 0Jan 1804, Caswell County, North Carolina.
    5. Daughter Cantrell
    6. Zebulon Cantrell was born 0___ 1728, Wilmington, Delaware; died 0___ 1760, Frederick County, Virginia.
    7. Isaac Thornton Cantrell was born 27 Jan 1729, New Castle County, Delaware; died 23 Aug 1805, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    8. Benjamin Cantrell was born C. 1733, New Castle County, Delaware.
    9. Stephen Cantrell was born C. 1735, New Castle County, Delaware; was buried 1777-1783, Wilkes County, Georgia.

  3. 6.  John Brittain was born 0___ 1694, New Castle County, Delaware; died 31 May 1756, Southboro, Worchester County, Massachusetts.

    John married Elizabeth LNU 0___ 1716, Marlboro, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Elizabeth LNU
    Children:
    1. 3. Hannah Jane Brittain was born 0___ 1725, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0___ 1769, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Richard L. Cantrell, II was christened 13 May 1666, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England (son of Richard L. Cantrell, Sr. and Alice LNU); died 31 May 1753, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; was buried Gloria Dei Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Mason & Builder
    • Religion: Church of England
    • Also Known As: Richard L. Cantril
    • Also Known As: Richard L. Cantrill

    Notes:

    About Richard L Cantrill


    Richard L. Cantrill of Charles City, Virginai was born in March 1666 and died May 13, 1753. He was a member of the Church of England, and married Dorothy Jones, a Quaker from Wales, against family wishes in 1693 in Philadelphia. Richard was a friend of William Penn. He was also founder of the first brick factory in this country with his partner, Daniel Peggy. They built the first brick house in Philadelphia. -------------------- Name: Richard Cantrill 2

    Sex: M

    Birth: 13 MAY 1660 in Derbyshire County, England

    Death: 31 MAY 1753 in Philadelphia, PA

    Note:

    Richard's shire of birth was established from a petition that he submitted to John Blackwell, Esq., governor of the Province of Pennsylvania, in July of July of 1689 stating that his nephew, Joseph Cantril had drowned in the Schuykull River, 10 May 1689, and that Joseph had older and younger brother's in Derbyshire, England. He posted a bond of one hundred pounds.

    This document is on file at the register of Wills, City Hall Philadelphia. Pa. Admin. book A page 66, file no. 54.

    It is known from the tax records of Derbyshire that there were several Cantril (Cantrell) family's living in the area at the time of Richards birth. In 1986 a researcher found one Richard Cantril's Baptismal record in Derbyshire, England with the parents listed as Richard and Alice Cantril. This Richard was born on May 13, 1666 in the Parish of Bakewell. In the nearby Parish of Ashover there is another record of a Joseph Cantril's christening, recorded as 23 Dec, 1666. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Cantril. Last there is a family listed by the name of Richard and Mary Cantril in Bakewell Parish in 1694 and 97. Any one of these could be our set of missing parents.

    According to land records and family lore Richard was thought to be a Brick Mason and possibly operated a brickyard in PA. No record has been found at this time of either a Richard or Joseph Cantril's immigration in the 1680s. It is said by some that he erected the first brick house in the city of Pa. but no record has been found to establish this fact. It is known that the house belong to one Robert Turner and was built on the SW corner of Front and Mulberry (arch) street. From a letter written by Mr.Turner to William Penn dated August 3, 1685, " And since I built my brick house the foundation of which was laid ar they going..."

    The next record of Richard and Dorothy is in the 1703 Delaware court records found among the grand jury presentments.

    Dorothy Cantril , presented for masking in men's cloths the day after Christmas. Walking and dancing in the house of John Simes at 9 or 10 at night. John Simes who gave the masquerade party was presented for keeping a disorderly house,

    " A nursery of de botch ye inhabitants and youth of this city.. to ye grief of and disturbance of peaceful minds and propagating ye throne of wickedness amongst us."

    From a will and burial records four children can be verified as Richards. There is a Jane ??? and Mary Price mentioned in the will who might also be children.

    PENNSYLVANNIA ARCHIVES A RECORD OF LAND.

    Caveat against surveying of land adjoining Richard Cantrill's estate, issuing to the heirs or executors of said Richard Cantrill, or any under him, 31 May, 1753. As the two son's of Richard left the New Castle area in the late 1720's or early 1730 and moved to the valley of Virginia by 1738, Richard may have also made the move

    Sources:

    Title: Family Search: Ancestral File: Marriage Records 1839-1928 DeWitt County, Illinois; and Robert C. Mott

    Title: Yates Publications Archive

    Text: Source #6068.024; Source Type--Family Group Sheet; 1 page

    Father: Richard Cantrill 1 b: 1636 in Derbyshire, England

    Mother: Alice

    Marriage 1 Dorothy Jane Jones b: 1672 in Wales

    Children

    Mary Cantrell b: 1694

    Joseph Cantrell b: 1695 in Philadelphia, PA

    Zebulon Cantrell b: 1697

    Dorothy Cantrell b: 1699

    Additional information here: http://www.ajlambert.com/jones/gen_ctrl.pdf 1. RICHARD1 Cantrell, (RichardB), b abt 1666 Bakewell Parish, Derbyshire, England d bef 31 May 1753 Pennsylvania. m abt 1693 Dorothy Jones b ca 1672 Flint or Denbigh, Wales dau of Ellis Jones and Jane ____. Richard's baptism was on 13 May 1666 in Bakewell Parish, Derbyshire, England.

    Bakewell Parish was a brickmaking area, and very likely Richard grew up in the brickmakings trade. He was a brickmaker in Philadelphia after he moved to Pennsylvania.

    He probably left England around 1687, sometime after he reached the age of 21.

    Quite possibly he came in the company of his nephew Joseph Cantrell, who was about his age. Joseph drowned in the Schuykill River at Philadelphia on 10 May 1689. Richard Cantrell, his uncle and nearest of kin in Pennsylvania, was appointed administrator of Joseph's estate. Richard's occupation of brickmaker was well suited to Philadelphia, where almost every building was made of brick. The city was planned, laid out in a logical pattern, and was well regulated from its beginning. Pennsylvania Archives, Vol XIX, 6 July 1692, shows that Richard Cantrell was granted a request for a warrant for a lot of 30 feet on Third Street near the Buyring Ground. Probably this same lot was sold the next year.

    Original Records, Deed Book D, 53, p 50, records that on 13 May 1693, Richard Cantrell sold to Thomas Hall, 30 by 190 feet at Third and Market Streets. Richard is thought to have married about 1693, and a few years later he apparently settled into what became his permanent home.

    Patent Book A, Vo. II, p 344 contains a lease made on 5 May 1702, by the Governor of Pennsyvania for a lease of 21 years on more than three acres between Fifth and Sixth Street "to Richard Cantrill, Brickmaker," the rent to be 40 shillings per year. Certain requirements were made: "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 thrirty-six feet....said Richard Cantrill sshall make an orchard upon some part of the hereby granted land, with at least eighty good bearing apple trees planted thereon, and shall also well and sufficiently fence and enclose the said demised land." No disposition of the estate of Richard has been found in the records, and dates of death for hima and his wife are uncertain.

    Apparently he had died by 31 May 1753, when the Pennsylvania Archives mention Richard Cantrill's estate. Richard married about 1693 Dorothy Jones. Dorothy was born aborn in 1672 in Wales and came to Pennsylvania with her parents in the ship "Submission" in 1682. She was the third of four children of Ellis and Jane Jones, who were Quakers and had come to America to escape religious persecution. Since Richard Cantrell was not a Quaker, he and Dorothy were married "out of meeting", as the Quaker term goes.

    Their apparent first child died, and the Race Street meeting house records list under Burial os Those Not Friends, "Mary, 1-6, 1695, parents Richard and Dorothy Cantrill." Dorothy Jones Cantrell is said to have gone so far from her Quaker upbringing that she attended a masquerade ball in Philadelphia, and she was apparently fond of social events. Dorothy and Richard Cantrell, as city dwellers, had what was probably an easier life than many of their descendants would have when they moved to the frontier communities of the Carolinas and Tennessee.

    As shown by the will of Dorothy's mother, Jane Jones, Richard and Dorothy Jones Cantrell had four known children: + 2.

    i. Mary2 Cantrell b abt 1694 burial 6 Jan 1695 Race Street Meeting House, Philadelphia, PA. + 3.
    ii. Joseph2 Cantrell b ca 1695 Philadelphia, PA m Catharina _______. + 4.
    iii. Zebulon2 Cantrell b abt 1697 Philadelphia, PA, and appears on the tax list in Chester Co., Pennsylvania, in 1718. He was a cordwainer, or shoemake, by occupation. Zebulon moved later into the Welsh Tract district in New Castle County (now Delaware). There he was a witness to a will in 1758. In 1763 he bought 200 acres of land there. Family tradition says that he and his son Joseph moved to Botetourt Co., Virginia, befor the Revolutionary War. + 5.
    iv. Dorothy2 Cantrell b abt 1710, was living and unmarried when her grandmother Jane Jones made her will in 1730. No further information..

    Editor's Note; I visited Derby a couple of times and enjoyed their famous "Bakewell Tarts"...DAH

    Take a peek at Bakewell history... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakewell and http://www.derbyshireguide.co.uk/travel/bakewell.htm

    Posted By: rosemary cantrell
    Email: rosican@bellsouth.net
    Subject: Richard Cantrill family
    Post Date: August 22, 2007 at 14:54:16
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/cantrell/messages/6373.html
    Forum: Cantrell Family Genealogy Forum
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    I have searched this list extensively, and other places as well, and after sifting through everything, I have come up with the following as the most likely information regarding Richard and his family. I am looking for input as to error and also as to filling in missing pieces.

    Richard Cantrill, most likely born 1660 in Derbyshire, England. (Possibly 1666, but less likely.) Died 31 May 1753 in Philadelphia.

    Married 5 Mar 1693 in Philadelphia to Dorothy Jane Jones. She was born 1672 in Denbigh, Flint, Wales, arriving in Philadelphia in 1682 on the ship Submission with her family. She was 10 years old at the time. She died 30 Aug 1755 in Philadelphia.

    They had five children: (I know there are other numbers listed, but these seem most likely. I am willing to consider other info if we can find some kind of documentary support.)

    1- Mary born 1694 in Philadelphia. She died 1 Jun 1695 (some say Jan 6, but I feel better about the June date). I would love to know what caused her death.

    2 - Joseph born 1695 in Philadelphia. He died probably sometime after 1753 in Orange County, North Carolina.

    3 - Mary, born about 1696 in Philadelphia. She is the one who is most questioned. However, based on the fact that a child was often named after a child that had died, and the fact that the mother of Dorothy named a Mary Price in her will, I have chosen to side with those who think this is probably their child. I could really use some documents on this one.

    4 - Zebulon, born 1697 in Philadelphia.

    5 - Dorothy, born 1699, in Philadelphia.

    I do not have death dates and those would really be helpful. In addition, I have no information as to spouses of these children, other than Joseph, who is my husband's direct line.

    There seem to be land records listing Richard in 1692, 1693, 1701, 1702 and again in either 1701 or 1702 when he leased the 3 acres. Other than the mask party in 1703 which caused such a scandal, I have not found any more references to them. Does anyone have more?

    I don't want to get into opinions here, but would really like help in trying to find the truth. So many of you have so much info that I am hoping you can help fill in the missing parts.

    Someone once told me that genealogy could be about skeletons (just the names, dates and places) or the skeletons could be fleshed out into real people. That is what I am trying to do. I want to know who these people really were and how they lived.

    Anyway, thanks for any help.

    ... http://www.geni.com/people/Richard-Cantrill/6000000000092986135?through=6000000001212679485

    Richard L. Cantrill of Charles City, Virginai was born in March 1666 and died May 13, 1753. He was a member of the Church of England, and married Dorothy Jones, a Quaker from Wales, against family wishes in 1693 in Philadelphia. Richard was a friend of William Penn. He was also founder of the first brick factory in this country with his partner, Daniel Pegg. [Editor's Note - Daniel was his brother-in-law.]They built the first brick house in Philadelphia. -------------------- Name: Richard Cantrill 2

    CANTRELL GENERATION ONE - Courtesy of Mitchell Jones -


    1. RICHARD1 Cantrell, (RichardB), b abt 1666 Bakewell Parish, Derbyshire, England d bef 31 May 1753 Pennsylvania. m abt 1693 Dorothy Jones b ca 1672 Flint or Denbigh, Wales dau of Ellis Jones and Jane ____.

    Richard's baptism was on 13 May 1666 in Bakewell Parish, Derbyshire, England. Bakewell Parish was a brickmaking area, and very likely Richard gre4w up in the brickmakings trade. He was a brickmaker in Philadelphia after he moved to Pennsylvania.

    He probably left England around 1687, sometime after he reached the age of 21. Quite possibly he came in the company of his nephew Joseph Cantrell, who was about his age. Joseph drowned in the Schuykill River at Philadelphia on 10 May 1689. Richard Cantrell, his uncle and nearest of kin in Pennsylvania, was appointed administrator of Joseph's estate. Richard's occupation of brickmaker was well suited to Philadelphia, where almost every building was made of brick.

    The city was planned, laid out in a logical pattern, and was well regulated from its beginning. Pennsylvania Archives, Vol XIX, 6 July 1692, shows that Richard Cantrell was granted a request for a warrant for a lot of 30 feet on Third Street near the Buyring Ground. Probably this same lot was sold the next year. Original Records, Deed Book D, 53, p 50, records that on 13 May 1693, Richard Cantrell sold to Thomas Hall, 30 by 190 feet at Third and Market Streets. Richard is thought to have married about 1693, and a few years later he apparently settled into what became his permanent home. Patent Book A, Vo. II, p 344 contains a lease made on 5 May 1702, by the Governor of Pennsyvania for a lease of 21 years on more than three acres between Fifth and Sixth Street "to Richard Cantrill, Brickmaker," the rent to be 40 shillings per year. Certain requirements were made: "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 thrirty-six feet....said Richard Cantrill sshall make an orchard upon some part of the hereby granted land, with at least eighty good
    bearing apple trees planted thereon, and shall also well and sufficiently fence and enclose the said demised land."

    No disposition of the estate of Richard has been found in the records, and dates of death for hima and his wife are uncertain. Apparently he had died by 31 May 1753, when the Pennsylvania Archives mention Richard Cantrill's estate.

    Richard married about 1693 Dorothy Jones. Dorothy was born aborn in 1672 in Wales and came to Pennsylvania with her parents in the ship "Submission" in 1682.

    She was the third of four children of Ellis and Jane Jones, who were Quakers and had come to America to escape religious persecution. Since Richard Cantrell was not a Quaker, he and Dorothy were married "out of meeting", as the Quaker term goes. Their apparent first child died, and the Race Street meeting house records list under Burial os Those Not Friends, "Mary, 1-6, 1695, parents Richard and Dorothy Cantrill." Dorothy Jones Cantrell is said to have gone so far from her Quaker upbringing that she attended a masquerade ball in Philadelphia, and she was apparently fond of social events. Dorothy and Richard Cantrell, as city dwellers, had what was probably an easier life than many of their descendants would have when they moved to the frontier communities of the Carolinas and Tennessee. As shown by the will of Dorothy's mother, Jane Jones, Richard and Dorothy Jones Cantrell had four known children:

    + 2. i. Mary2 Cantrell b abt 1694 burial 6 Jan 1695 Race Street Meeting House, Philadelphia, PA.
    + 3. ii. Joseph2 Cantrell b ca 1695 Philadelphia, PA m Catharina _______.
    + 4. iii. Zebulon2 Cantrell b abt 1697 Philadelphia, PA, and appears on the tax list in Chester Co., Pennsylvania, in 1718. He was a cordwainer, or shoemake, by occupation. Zebulon moved later into the Welsh Tract district in New Castle County (now Delaware). There he was a witness to a will in1758. In 1763 he bought 200 acres of land there. Family tradition says that he and his son Joseph moved to Botetourt Co., Virginia, before the Revolutionary War.
    + 5. iv. Dorothy2 Cantrell b abt 1710, was living and unmarried when her grandmother Jane Jones made her will in 1730. No further information..

    Birth: 13 MAY 1660 in Derbyshire County, England
    Death: 31 MAY 1753 in Philadelphia, PA

    Note:

    Richard's shire of birth was established from a petition that he submitted to John Blackwell, Esq., governor of the Province of Pennsylvania, in July of July of 1689 stating that his nephew, Joseph Cantril had drowned in the Schuykull River, 10 May 1689, and that Joseph had older and younger brother's in Derbyshire, England. He posted a bond of one hundred pounds.

    This document is on file at the register of Wills, City Hall Philadelphia. Pa. Admin. book A page 66, file no. 54.

    It is known from the tax records of Derbyshire that there were several Cantril (Cantrell) family's living in the area at the time of Richards birth. In 1986 a researcher found one Richard Cantril's Baptismal record in Derbyshire, England with the parents listed as Richard and Alice Cantril. This Richard was born on May 13, 1666 in the Parish of Bakewell. In the nearby Parish of Ashover there is another record of a Joseph Cantril's christening, recorded as 23 Dec, 1666. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Cantril. Last there is a family listed by the name of Richard and Mary Cantril in Bakewell Parish in 1694 and 97. Any one of these could be our set of missing parents.

    According to land records and family lore Richard was thought to be a Brick Mason and possibly operated a brickyard in PA. No record has been found at this time of either a Richard or Joseph Cantril's immigration in the 1680s. It is said by some that he erected the first brick house in the city of Pa. but no record has been found to establish this fact. It is known that the house belong to one Robert Turner and was built on the SW corner of Front and Mulberry (arch) street. From a letter written by Mr.Turner to William Penn dated August 3, 1685, " And since I built my brick house the foundation of which was laid ar they going..."

    The next record of Richard and Dorothy is in the 1703 Delaware court records found among the grand jury presentments.

    Dorothy Cantril , presented for masking in men's cloths the day after Christmas. Walking and dancing in the house of John Simes at 9 or 10 at night. John Simes who gave the masquerade party was presented for keeping a disorderly house, " A nursery of de botch ye inhabitants and youth of this city.. to ye grief of and disturbance of peaceful minds and propagating ye throne of wickedness amongst us."

    From a will and burial records four children can be verified as Richards. There is a Jane ??? and Mary Price mentioned in the will who might also be children.

    PENNSYLVANNIA ARCHIVES A RECORD OF LAND.

    Caveat against surveying of land adjoining Richard Cantrill's estate, issuing to the heirs or executors of said Richard Cantrill, or any under him, 31 May, 1753. As the two son's of Richard left the New Castle area in the late 1720's or early 1730 and moved to the valley of Virginia by 1738, Richard may have also made the move

    Sources:

    Title: Family Search: Ancestral File: Marriage Records 1839-1928 DeWitt County, Illinois; and Robert C. Mott
    Title: Yates Publications Archive
    Text: Source #6068.024; Source Type--Family Group Sheet; 1 page
    Father: Richard Cantrill 1 b: 1636 in Derbyshire, England
    Mother: Alice
    Marriage 1 Dorothy Jane Jones b: 1672 in Wales
    Children
    Mary Cantrell b: 1694
    Joseph Cantrell b: 1695 in Philadelphia, PA
    Zebulon Cantrell b: 1697
    Dorothy Cantrell b: 1699

    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."

    Buried:
    Click this link to view more images, history & map of Gloria Dei Church ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Dei_%28Old_Swedes%27%29_Church

    Richard married Dorothy Jane Jones 5 Mar 1693, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dorothy (daughter of Ellis Emmanuel Jones and Ellen Jane "Jane" Evans) was born 0___ 1672, Flint, Flintshire, Wales; died 30 Aug 1755, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; was buried Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Dorothy Jane Jones was born 0___ 1672, Flint, Flintshire, Wales (daughter of Ellis Emmanuel Jones and Ellen Jane "Jane" Evans); died 30 Aug 1755, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; was buried Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Quaker
    • Death: 0___ 1730, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Notes:

    Dorothy Jones was the daughter of Elias and Jane Jones. They had come to America from Denbigh, Flint, Wales, in the ship Submission, in September 1682. The log of the ship lists the family. Dorothy was 10 when she arrived. The Jones family were Quakers, so by marrying someone from the Church of England, Dorothy had married "out of meeting," to use the Quaker term.


    This site tells this story about Richard and Dorothy Cantrell.......


    1703 Court Proceeding, extracted by Schart.

    Among the Grand Jury presentments-

    "dorothy, wife of Richard Cantrell, 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. (Joh Simes, who gave the masquerade party, was presented for keeping a disorderly house, described as a 'nursery of debotch ye inhabitants and youth of this city...to ye crief of and disturbance of peaceful minds and propagating ye throne of wickedness amonstus'.

    Birth:
    Old map of Flint ... http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~genmaps/genfiles/COU_files/WAL/DEN/saxton-kip_den_1607.html

    Religion:
    History of the Quakers. The Religious Society of Friends began as a movement in England in the mid 17th century in Lancashire. Members are informally known as Quakers, as they were said "to tremble in the way of the Lord".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Quakers

    Notes:

    Married:
    Since Richard Cantrell was not a Quaker, he and Dorothy were married "out of meeting", as the Quaker term was used.

    Children:
    1. Mary Cantrell was born 1694-1695, (Philadelphia) Pennsylvania; died (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); was buried 1 May 1695, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    2. 4. Joseph C. Cantrell was born 29 Dec 1695, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died 0___ 1738, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware; was buried Gloria Dei Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
    3. Zebulon Cantrell was born 0___ 1697, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    4. Dorothy Cantrell was born 0___ 1699, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  Richard L. Cantrell, Sr. was born 0___ 1635, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England (son of Henry Cantrell and Margaret Shaw); died 0___ 1676, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Notes:

    24 Jul 2007

    Surname: Cantrell

    This very interesting name is early medieval and job descriptive, and refers to a bellman, one who rang the 'Chanterelles' - the trebles, or who sang the treble in a choir. The derivation is from the Olde French, the word being introduced by the Normans after 1066. There are at least five modern alternative spellings including Chantrell, Chantrill, Cantrell, Cantrill and Cantwell, sometimes the name is a diminutive meaning 'Son of Cant or Chant'. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Philip Canterel which was dated 1203, in the "Staffordshire Assize Court" during the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

    © Copyright: Name Orgin Research www.surnamedb.com 1980 - 2007

    Richard married Alice LNU (~ 1660), (Bakewell, Derbyshire, England). Alice was born (C. 1635), (Bakewell, Derbyshire, England). [Group Sheet]


  2. 17.  Alice LNU was born (C. 1635), (Bakewell, Derbyshire, England).
    Children:
    1. 8. Richard L. Cantrell, II was christened 13 May 1666, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England; died 31 May 1753, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; was buried Gloria Dei Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

  3. 18.  Ellis Emmanuel Jones was born 0___ 1637, Flint, Denbighshire, Wales; died 16 Jul 1727, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Weaver
    • Religion: Quaker
    • Immigration: 5 Sep 1682, Flint, Denbighshire, Wales
    • Immigration: 2 Nov 1682, Maryland
    • Will: 22 Mar 1722, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Notes:

    The Jones family came from either Denby or Flint, Wales. They sailed to America on the Submission, the last of the 23 ships which brought Quakers to Pennsylvania in 1682. The Submission sailed on September 6, 1682, but unfortunately for the passengers, landed on Chesapeake Bay instead of Philadelphia. On October 19 they had noticed the smell of pine trees and on November 2 landed at Choptank on Maryland's Eastern shore. (Capt. James Settle didn't keep a log for the last days of the voyage; it's quite likely that he didn't know where he was.) Left to get to Pennsylvania on their own, most of the passengers walked about 40 miles to Appoquinimink, the lowest section of New Castle County, and 20 miles from the town of New Castle. Ellis Jones, along with several other passengers, lived in Bucks County, PA in 1684.

    He was listed among the servants aborad the Submission and was called "the Govern's miller" when he sold 20 acres to Richard Miles in Radnor Township, Bucks County. (Date not known.) Ellis is listed as a weaver of Nantele in a survey of Radnorshire land owners; he is credited with 100 acares. Another record lists him as buying land in Chester County.

    ELLIS JONES, of county Denbigh, in Wales, with his wife and servants of William Penn, Barbara, Dorothy, Mary, and Isaac; Jane and Margery, daughters of Thomas Winn, of Wales, and mother; Hareclif Hodges, a servant; Lydia Wharmly, of Bolton; James Clayton, of Middlewich, in Chester, blacksmith, and his wife, Jane, with children, James, Sarah, John, Josiah, and Lydia;

    Old map of Flint, Denbighshire, Wales ... http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~genmaps/genfiles/COU_files/WAL/DEN/saxton-kip_den_1607.html

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    "From the log of the "Submission";

    Ellis Jones, age 35 years
    Barbara Jones, age 13
    Dorothy Jones, age 10
    Jane Jones, age 40
    Mary Jones, age 12
    Issac Jones, age 4 months.

    Ellis Jones is mentioned in the "Pennsylvania Historical Magazine" in a list names of "Important Colonists who came in the 'Submission'". He resided in Bucks County (PA) in 1684 but did not remain there long and in Welsch Tract Purchases his name appears as having purchased one-hundred acres in Nontonell Parish, Radnor.

    Quaker by conviction...Christie.

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    W.W. Hinshaw's "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy"; Wills; JONES, Ellis. City of Philadelphia. Weaver. 3 mo 22, 1722/23. Sept. 23, 1727.E.60. Wife and Exec.: Jane. Kinsmen: John Pugh. Witness: Ellis Jones (his mark), John Jones, John Jones, Jr.

    More About ELLIS EMANUEL JONES:
    Emigration: 1682, Arrived on the ship "Submission" in Chester Co., PA
    Religion: The Religious Society of Friends or "Quakers"

    Ellis and Jane came to America in 1682 on the "Ship Submission" from Wales. Children; Barbary, Mary, Dorothy and Isaac. were in Berks CO, in 1684.

    "WILL OF ELLIS JONES I,

    Ellis Jones of Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania, Weaver, & being at presest weak of body but by the mercy of God of perfect and sound memory, I now considering the certainty of Death and the Uncertainty when it may please God to bring me to it, do think it convenient to settle my concerns in the worly according to my mind and will and I do now make null and void all former wills by me made and I do Order and appoint this to be my last will and Testament in manner and form following

    . First, after my death, I will and bequeth my soul to Almighty God through Jesus Christ My Lord and my body to a Decent Buryall at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named and all my just debts to be paid. Item first, I do give to may kinsman John Pew, dweller in Chester County, one English Shilling Sterling to be paid by the executor and I do give to my Beloved wife Jane Jones all of the remainder of my goods and Estate both Real and personal to be hers and at her disposal for ever, to sell or dispose of as she thinks fitting and I do make, Order and appoint my well Beloved wife Jane Jones to be my full Executrix of this my last will and Testament. I witness there unto & have put my hand and Seal Twenty Second day of yr. 3 months in the yr. our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and twenty two. Wit: John Jones, John Jones, Jr. (Signed) Ellis Jones (his mark) (Seal)."

    (Will Book "E" page 60, File #63, 1727, Register of Wills, City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.)

    Submission from Liverpool, 5th day of the 7th month, 1682
    Surname First Name Age Where From Remarks
    Settle James Crew, Master
    Riggs Samuel Crew, Mate
    Fleetwood Brian Crew Member, Carpenter
    Busshell Anthony Crew member,Cooper
    Cobham Ellijah Servant on crew list
    Bullock Thomas Servant on crew list
    Travis Peter Servant on crew list
    Royle John Servant on crew list
    Hatoley Thomas Servant on crew list
    Blivin Henry Crew member, Apprentice
    Colon Michael Crew member,Apprentice
    Harrison James 54 Lancashire Free Passenger
    Harrison Anna 58 Lancashire Free Passenger
    Harrison Agnes 80 Lancashire Free Passenger
    Radcliff Richard 21 Lancashire Free Passenger
    Bond Robert 14 Lancashire Free Passenger
    Steward Joseph 14½ Lancashire Free Passenger
    Pemberton Phineas 32½ Lancashire Free Passenger
    Pemberton Phebe 22½ Lancashire Free Passenger
    Pemberton Abigail 2½ Lancashire Free Passenger
    Pemberton Ralph 70 Lancashire Free Passenger
    Mather Joseph 18 Lancashire Free Passenger
    Pemberton Joseph 16wks. Lancashire Free Passenger
    Wharmsby Lydia Lancashire Free Passenger
    Bradbury Elizabeth 16 Lancashire Free Passenger
    Dickinson Allis Lancashire Free Passenger
    Lyon Jane 16½ Lancashire Free Passenger
    Clayton James 50 Cheshire Free Passenger
    Clayton Jane 48 Cheshire Free Passenger
    Clayton James 16 Cheshire Free Passenger
    Clayton Sarah 14 Cheshire Free Passenger
    Clayton John 11 Cheshire Free Passenger
    Clayton Mary 8 Cheshire Free Passenger
    Clayton Joseph 5 Cheshire Free Passenger
    Clayton Lydia 5 Cheshire Free Passenger
    Blackshaw Randulph 60 Cheshire Free Passenger
    Blackshaw Allis 43 Cheshire Free Passenger
    Blackshaw Phebe 16 Cheshire Free Passenger
    Blackshaw Sarah 14 Cheshire Free Passenger
    Blackshaw Abraham 10 Cheshire Free Passenger
    Blackshaw Jacob 8 Cheshire Free Passenger
    Blackshaw Mary 6 Cheshire Free Passenger
    Blackshaw Nehemiah 3 Cheshire Free Passenger
    Blackshaw Martha 1 Cheshire Free Passenger
    Bradbury Roger 49
    Bradbury Ellenor 46
    Bradbury Jacob 18
    Bradbury Martha 14
    Bradbury Joseph 10
    Bradbury Sarah 8
    Bradbury Roger 2
    Jones Ellis 45 Wales Free Passenger
    Jones Jane 40 Wales Free Passenger
    Jones Barbary 13 Wales Free Passenger
    Jones Dorothy 10 Wales Free Passenger
    Jones Mary 12½ Wales Free Passenger
    Jones Isaac 4mo. Wales Free Passenger
    Winn Rebeckah 20 Wales Free Passenger
    Mede Jane 15 Wales Free Passenger
    Mede Marjory 11½ Wales Free Passenger

    heads 49
    whole passengers 37
    hed the owners servants for sale: Janeclif [sic] Hodges & Ellen Holland

    Transcribed on 07/09/03
    By Laura Freeman

    Voyage log of the ship, "Submission"

    The voyage was rough. Some days were calm and misty. More were described as rough, cold and stormy. A few were described as “faire”. Imagine you were sailing to the New World with young children of 13, 12, & 10 years old plus an infant in your care.

    Highlights from the ship’s log:

    September 12th: “left sight of Cape Cleare” – Ireland’s southernmost island, and likely the final view of European land.

    They saw two or three whales. The first one was only at a distance. The next day, on September 17th: “A whale came neare us & appeared fair to us & followed us some time.” I bet the kids thought that was cool.

    The day after, on the 18th of September “there arose a Great Storm . . . the sea was exceedingly high ye waves ran as high as the main yards but we received little damage.” (A yard is the horizontal spar to which the sails are attached. Big waves.)

    October brought severe multi-day storms. October 2nd:

    “The sea very rough, the wind high…. A great head sea broke over the ship & staved the boat & took the most part of it away, broke up the main hatches that were both nailed & corked & took them away that they were not seen where they went, broke the boat’s mast & hyst that were lashed in the midship, broke the gunnell head in the midship & broke the forre shet & took severall things of the decks & severall things that were in the boat it cast betwixt decks. … A great sea fell on our Rudder and broke it about one yard or something more from the head …”

    They buried one of their friends’ children at sea that day.

    The voyage continued.

    October 9th: “Faire wether and wind, hundreds of porpoises about the ship some leaped high out of the water and followed the ship about an hour.”

    They kept sailing west. Some days brought good weather. Others didn’t. Most were cold. Once a wind from the south brought warm air. For several days it rained.

    Then, near the end of the journey, the rain cleared. On October 19th they couldn’t see land yet but the wind blew from the west and they could smell the pine trees of the New World.

    The travelers made shore at Choptank, Maryland on November 2nd, according to a record kept by Quaker shipmate Phineas Pemberton.

    The captain’s official log ends without a conclusion. The last entry is the 7th day of the week on October 21st. The storms had blown the ship off-course and it was overcast; the captain may not have known exactly where he was. Some say that’s why he did not finish the record.


    TYPE OF WILLIAM PENN’S SHIP, WELCOME – from an engraving of the period. The Welcome carried twice as many passengers as The Submission.
    The Submission was one of 22 ships, including William Penn’s “Welcom” that brought the first 2,000 people – mostly Quakers – to the brand new Pennsylvania Colony in 1681 and 1682

    Birth:
    Map of Denbighshire ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denbighshire
    Old map of Flint ... http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~genmaps/genfiles/COU_files/WAL/DEN/saxton-kip_den_1607.html

    Religion:
    History of the Quakers. The Religious Society of Friends began as a movement in England in the mid 17th century in Lancashire. Members are informally known as Quakers, as they were said "to tremble in the way of the Lord".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Quakers

    Immigration:
    on the ship, "Submission", Liverpool, England to Choptank, Maryland and arrived November 2, 1682 on the Maryland coast...

    Immigration:
    on the ship, "Submission"...

    Ellis married Ellen Jane "Jane" Evans 0___ 1671, (Denbighshire) Wales. Ellen (daughter of Eytyn Evans and unnamed spouse) was born 0___ 1642, Denbighshire, Wales; died Aft 1731, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet]


  4. 19.  Ellen Jane "Jane" Evans was born 0___ 1642, Denbighshire, Wales (daughter of Eytyn Evans and unnamed spouse); died Aft 1731, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Quaker
    • Probate: 27 Dec 1732, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Notes:

    "...Father: Ellis Emmanuel JONES. Mother: Ellen Jane EVANS. Note: Came to this country when she was 13, from Wales in the ship 'Submission'"

    Abstracted by Barbara Pace, 6605 Dakar Road, Fort Worth, TX 76116 and reprinted in "Cantrell Cousins",April 1996,Vol.#3 Series 2, pp. 3-4;

    Will of Jane Jones, Will Book "E",p. 204, File #278,1732, Register of Wills, City of Philadelphia, PA;

    "Be it remembered that I Jane Jones of the City of Phil. in the Province of Penn., widow, being at present weak of body but by the mercy of God of perfect & sound memory, I now considering the certainty of death & uncertainty when it may please God to bring me to it, do think it convenient to settle my concerns in the world according to ,my mind & will--& I do now make void & null all former wills by me made & I do order & appoint this to be my last will & testament in manner & form following viz:

    1st after my death, I will & bequeath my soul to Almighty God through Jesus Christ my Lord & my body to a descent(sp) buryall(sp) at the discretion of my executrix hereafter named & all my debts to be paid.

    Item 1st. I do give & bequeath to my grandson Nathan Pegg 1 Eng shilling or the value of it in coin current;

    I do give & bequeath to my grandson Zebulon Cantrell 1 Eng schilling (etc)

    I do give & bequeath to my grandson Joseph Cantrell 1 Eng shilling (etc)

    I do give & bequeath to my granddaughter Dorothy Cantrall (same)

    I do give & bequeath to my granddau Mary Price (same)

    I do give & bequeath to granddau Jane---- (same)

    to grandson Richard White (same). &

    I do give & bequeath to my dau. Mary Jones all the remainder of my goods both real & personal to be hers & at her disposal forever to sell & dispose of as she shall think fit & convenient & I do make order & appoint my said dau. Mary Jones to by my full & sole executrix of this my last will & testament. In witness hereunto I have set my hand & seal, dated ye 3rd day August in yr of our Lord 1730.

    Signed Sealed Published & Declared by the Testatrix Jane Jones as her Last Will & Testament in the presence of

    James Estangh her
    Att Jane X Jones
    Joseph Driker mark


    I the above Textatrix, Jane Jones in consideration of my above Mary here decease since the above date to hereby give, devise & bequeath unto my grandchildren Ellis Jones & Susannah Jones (my said dau Mary Jones her issue) & their heirs & assigns forever all the above mentioned residue & remainder of my estate real & personal & I do hereby nominate & appoint my friend John Calwalader of Phil. my executor, witness my hand & seal set to this codical(sp) of my will dated 7 Dec 1732.

    Codical was witnessed & sworn to at the time of probate 27 Dec 1732, inventory--27 July next--acct 10 Feb--filed 2 Mar 1733".

    *

    Notes for ELLEN JANE EVANS:

    Philadelphia Wills, Vol. C, p. 226; Will of Jane Jones, City of Philadelphia, widow, dated Aug. 3, 1730/1 (probably 8mo. 3da 1730/1) , pr. Dec. 27, 1732, mentions daughter Mary, grandchildren: Daniel & Nathan Pegg, Jane Flower, Zebulam, Joseph & Dorothy Cantrell, Mary Price, Jane & Richard White. Exec.: Mary Jones Wit.: James Estaugh & Joseph Drinker. Codicil Dec 7, 1732/3 (probably 12mo. 7da. 1732/3) mentions grandchildren: Ellis &Susannah Jones, children of Mary Jones deceased. Exec: John Cadwalader. Wit: James Estaugh, Joseph Fordman & Sarah Elfreth.

    Birth:
    Flint? not listed in Denbighshire...

    (Flint, Flintshire, Wales)

    Religion:
    History of the Quakers. The Religious Society of Friends began as a movement in England in the mid 17th century in Lancashire.

    Members are informally known as Quakers, as they were said "to tremble in the way of the Lord".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Quakers

    Children:
    1. Barbara Rebecca Jones was born 0___ 1669, Flint, Flintshire, Wales; died 17 May 1746.
    2. 9. Dorothy Jane Jones was born 0___ 1672, Flint, Flintshire, Wales; died 30 Aug 1755, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; was buried Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.


Generation: 6

  1. 32.  Henry Cantrell was born 0___ 1616, (Derbyshire) England (son of William Cantrell, Jr. and Mary LNU); died ~ 1682, New Castle County, Delaware.

    Other Events:

    • Alt Birth: ~ 1616, Jamestown, Virginia

    Henry married Margaret Shaw 10 Nov 1640, Kniveton, Derbyshire, England. Margaret was born 10 Aug 1619, Creech,Derbyshire,England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 33.  Margaret Shaw was born 10 Aug 1619, Creech,Derbyshire,England.

    Notes:

    14 Jan 2014: Comments: Think I hit send a bit prematurely on my earlier email. Another researcher, Julie A DeSoignie, claims a marriage record exists for Henry Cantrell & Margaret Shaw 11 Oct 1640, Kniveton, Derbyshire, England. So it would have been Henry's father, William Jr, who came in 1608 with Capt John Smith. I just watched a National Geographic special on the first group to come with Capt John Smith to Jamestown. I thought it said it was in 1608. I understood no women came with that expedition so if William was among the first group, he returned to England. That makes sense as Henry was born 1616 in England. I'll do a bit more on the history of that expedition so I understand it in relation to Henry. Still would like to hear your rationale for Henry's ancestors. Charline

    Charline McPhetridge Rambaud
    cjunemc@gmail.com

    Children:
    1. 16. Richard L. Cantrell, Sr. was born 0___ 1635, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England; died 0___ 1676, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  3. 38.  Eytyn Evans was born (Flint, Flintshire, Wales).

    Eytyn married unnamed spouse (Flint, Flintshire, Wales). unnamed was born (Flint, Flintshire, Wales). [Group Sheet]


  4. 39.  unnamed spouse was born (Flint, Flintshire, Wales).
    Children:
    1. 19. Ellen Jane "Jane" Evans was born 0___ 1642, Denbighshire, Wales; died Aft 1731, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Generation: 7

  1. 64.  William Cantrell, Jr. was born 0___ 1580, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England (son of William Cantrell and Agnes Johnson); died 0___ 1619, Jamestown, Virginia.

    William — Mary LNU. Mary was born 0___ 1590, (Bakewell, Derbyshire) England; died 0___ 1630, (Jamestown, James City County, Colony of Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  2. 65.  Mary LNU was born 0___ 1590, (Bakewell, Derbyshire) England; died 0___ 1630, (Jamestown, James City County, Colony of Virginia).
    Children:
    1. 32. Henry Cantrell was born 0___ 1616, (Derbyshire) England; died ~ 1682, New Castle County, Delaware.


Generation: 8

  1. 128.  William Cantrell was born 0___ 1559, (Derbyshire) England (son of Ralph Cantrell and Alice LNU).

    William married Agnes Johnson (Derbyshire) England. Agnes was born 0___ 1546, (Derbyshire) England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 129.  Agnes Johnson was born 0___ 1546, (Derbyshire) England.
    Children:
    1. 64. William Cantrell, Jr. was born 0___ 1580, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England; died 0___ 1619, Jamestown, Virginia.