Reverend or Elder Isaac Thornton Cantrell

Male 1729 - 1805  (76 years)


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  • Name Isaac Thornton Cantrell 
    Title Reverend or Elder 
    Born 27 Jan 1729  New Castle County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • formerly New Castle Co., PA
    Gender Male 
    Religion Primitive Baptist Elder  [2
    Died 23 Aug 1805  Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I39031  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2017 

    Father Joseph C. Cantrell,   b. 29 Dec 1695, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1738, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Catherine LNU,   b. 27 May 1697, Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1755, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1718  New Castle County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F1566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Talitha Cloud,   b. 0Sep 1731, New Castle County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1768, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married 1751  Eden, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Children 
     1. Jacob Cantrell,   b. 1752, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1814, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. Robert Cantrell,   b. 1753, Commonwealth of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1787, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     3. Mary Cantrell,   b. 4 Dec 1754, New Castle County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. Thomas Cantrell,   b. 1755, Shenandoah Valley, Commonwealth of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1833, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Reuben Cantrell,   b. 1757, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1808, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     6. Elijah Cantrell,   b. 1758, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Charles Cantrell,   b. 1759, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Oct 1835, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     8. Elizabeth Cantrell,   b. 1761, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     9. Isaac Cantrell, Jr.,   b. 1763, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1830, Gibson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     10. Richard G. Cantrell,   b. 1764, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1825, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     11. John Cantrell,   b. 1765, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1826, Gibson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     12. James Cantrell,   b. 1767, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1838, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F14536  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Cantrell,   d. 0___ 1772, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Cantrell,   b. 10 May 1768, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Daniel Cantrell,   b. 0___ 1770, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850  (Age ~ 79 years)
     3. Peter Cantrell,   b. 0___ 1772, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1848, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F14537  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary Linder,   b. 0___ 1755, New Castle County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1844, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Cantrell,   b. 27 Jul 1769, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1819, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     2. Nancy Cantrell,   b. 0___ 1773, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1805, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     3. Abraham Cantrell,   b. 0___ 1774, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1858, Pike County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
     4. Nimrod Cantrell,   b. 0___ 1780, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, Bradley County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     5. Mark Cantrell,   b. 0___ 1782, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1836, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     6. Caleb Cantrell,   b. 0___ 1785, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1851, Hart County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     7. Lanceford Cantrell,   b. 0___ 1787, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Towns County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Enoch Cantrell,   b. 0___ 1789, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1844, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F14538  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jan 1729 - New Castle County, Delaware Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1751 - Eden, Rockingham County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Aug 1805 - Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • IBirth: Jan. 27, 1729
      New Castle County
      Delaware, USA
      Death: Aug. 23, 1805
      Chesnee
      Spartanburg County
      South Carolina, USA

      Isaac Cantrell was the son of Joseph and Catharina Cantrell of Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE. He was the pastor of the Buck Creek Baptist Church from 1796-1799. He is probably buried in the Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with a field stone marker. He was the husband of 3 wives: Talitha, Elizabeth, and Mary and the father of 25 children.


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

      Spouses:
      Talitha Cloud Cantrell (1729 - 1768)
      Elizabeth Cantrell (1731 - 1768)
      Mary Linder Cantrell (1755 - 1844)*

      Children:
      Jacob Cantrell (1752 - 1813)*
      Robert Cantrell (1753 - 1787)*
      Mary Cantrell Bethel (1754 - 1820)*
      Thomas Cantrell (1755 - 1833)*
      Reuben Cantrell (1757 - 1808)*
      Elijah Cantrell (1758 - ____)*
      Charles Cantrell (1759 - 1835)*
      Elizabeth Cantrell Cantrell (1761 - 1832)*
      Isaac Cantrell (1763 - ____)*
      Richard Cantrell (1764 - ____)*
      John Cantrell (1765 - 1826)*
      James Cantrell (1767 - 1838)*
      Benjamin Cantrell (1768 - 1846)*
      Sarah Cantrell Pirkle (1769 - 1819)*
      Daniel Cantrell (1770 - 1841)*
      Peter Cantrell (1772 - 1848)*
      unknown Cantrell Pirtle (1773 - ____)*
      Abraham Cantrell (1774 - 1858)*
      Nimrod Cantrell (1780 - ____)*
      Mark Cantrell (1782 - ____)*
      Caleb Cantrell (1785 - 1851)*
      Lanceford Cantrell (1787 - ____)*
      Enoch Cantrell (1789 - 1844)*

      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: jcq
      Record added: Nov 09, 2008
      Find A Grave Memorial# 31250529

      end of profile [1]
    • Following information from notes compiled through the CantrellCousin Project.......... First, NOTES from Warren G. Cantrell ..........

      "One of Isaac's descendants stated in 1928 that Isaac married first, Talitha Cloud, and that she was a granddaughter of William Cloud, of County of Wilts, England, who bought 500 acres of land from William Penn, came over in 1682, landed at Philadelphia, and after tarrying awhile in or near that city went far into the woods, settling at length, in what is now the town of Concord, in Delaware County, PA. His house was just across the state line from New Castle Co. As the eldest child of Isaac was born in 1751, we can assume that the marriage was about 1750 and it would indicate that if Talitha was a Cloud, then her parents had also lived in the big valley of VA.
      We know that Isaac became an ordained Minister of the Baptist Church. There is no doubt that the last 60 years of Isaac and John Cantrell's lives, they devoted much of their energy to God's work and they became part of God's design for America. Hundreds of descendants have followed in their footsteps."

      Isaac is first located in the county records of Old Orange Co., NC 14 Dec. 1756, when he purchased 200 acres of land from the Earl of Granville and the deed was witnessed by Wm. Churton. In the Caswell Co. land grants, we find where Isaac was granted 202 acres of land on a ridge between the waters of County Line Creek and Jordon Creek. He sold this same land to his brother, John, 13 March 1759, and the sale was witnessed by James Watson. On the 10th of Nov. 1761, he purchased 280 acres of land from Robert Cate, Sr. and the deed was witnessed by Robert Cate, Jr. A purchase of 115 acres on the Northeast side of Haw River below Collins Creek is recorded 30 July 1760 in Caswell Co. land records and 13 Aug. 1765 in Orange Co., as a purchase from the Earl of Granville.

      On the 26th of April 1768, he sold 300 acres to Henry Pickett Jr. and the deed was witnessed by Thomas Cate. In the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Orange Co. in the Province of No. Carolina, Court of Aug. 1764 at Childsburg which was then the name of the county seat, changed to Hillsboro in 1766, Isaac was appointed to a Grand Jury that was called and sworn. In the same Court, Isaac and other neighbors were appointed to a Road Jury to lay out a road to Tinnigs Mill, thense to Crow's Ford, thense to Cape Fare Road and to make a report to next Court.

      A church, Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church, was formed by Isaac Cantrell and he was pastor of the Church for over twenty years. The Rockingham County Court Minutes indicate that the Church was locally known as "Cantrell's Meeting House" as early as 1785 and as late as 1807. It is noted that the first known pastors of Wolf Island Church owned and lived on the same farm. The land was first owned by Isaac Cantrell who sold the property to Clement Whittemore in 1798. In 1803 Whittemore sold the land to Thomas Moore, who deeded part of the farm to his son-in-law Robert Shreve in 1831. Robert Shreve was a step-son of Robert Cantrell, grandson of Isaac Cantrell. There are many purchases, sales and witnesses of deeds by Isaac Cantrell until he migrated to the old 96th District of SC.

      end of comment [6]
    • Isaac Cantrell Estate Papers--File 736, Spartanburg County, S.C. & Court of Common Pleas, Judgement Roll #302

      According to Annette Pirkle Starr, Isaac Cantrell died in Spartanburg SC and left a will dated Aug.23, 1805. She also stated that he had (at least rwp) two wives, Talitha CLOUD and Mary LINDER. Mary is shown as the widow in the following documents. John Pirtle, George Purtle, Sarah Pirtle, and Isaac Pirtle- "grandson of the said Isaac Cantrell" attended the proceedings. It's likely that John Pirtle is John Pirkle of Rockingham Co. NC, George - John's son. Sarah Pirtle is probably John's daughter-in-law, Sarah Cantrell Pirkle, wife of William Sr., in attendance with her son, Isaac K. Isaac Cantrell was born about 1733 according to Lawrence Bankston's testimony ,"He was about 72 years old."
      Rex W. Pirkle, 103 Twining, Denison TX, 75020
      rpirkle@texoma.net

      Isaac Cantrell Estate Papers--File 736, Spartanburg County, S.C. 17th February of 1806.

      Court of Ordinary met at Spartanburg Court House to try the protest of Peter Cantrell of Isaac Cantrell will as requested--the same to be proven in due form of Law.

      1. James Ezell and John Pirtle desposed that they signed the will of Isaac Cantrell at the testators request in his presence. They did not see him sign the Will nor did they sign at the same time.


      2. Lawrence Bankston He knoweth the testator about 50 years, The decíd had a ver bad pain in his head & he the decíd told him he thought it made him dull. He was about 72 years old. He done little by business but trusted to his wife or generally asked his wife, when a person came to settle, if it was not so and so.


      3. Isaac Young deposeth he was not in his riight senses in regard to the Church, He never agreed to anything to as to stand to it.



      4. Esq._____Turner

      He knew him for 10 years and did not think he was in proper senses. He only knew him in the Church and thought him childish in that respect and that it was common talk in the neighborhood that he was
      in his dotage, that he lay on a sick bed 2 years ond one month before he died.

      5. Capt. J. Turner

      deposeth he very often saw him and thought he was possessed of as strong a mind as the nature of his infirmanent and age would admit. The decíd asked him to be Executor and he refused because
      the children were not all equal.

      6. John Pirtle,

      cross examined deposeth that about 14 years ago he thought was out of his senses but at the time he signed the will he was in his proper senses.

      7. James Ezell,

      cross examined says he was in his proper mind when he signed as a witness

      8. Rev. John Bankston

      He had known the decíd from a boy. He Drew the Will contested. He signed his name as a witness and was named an Executor.. He requested the deceased to take his name out as an Executor. That he did believe that he was of disposing mind and memory, at least it was so to the last he knew and he thinks this to be same.

      9. William Garrot

      Deposeth he the decíd was of a right mind and could do his business. That he was an industrious man, never kept an overseer and he thinks he directed his farm and he thinks he was in his proper mind. Some years ago he did not seem submissive to the church and he thought he might not be right.

      (Conclusion of protest Inquiry)

      Decided:

      That the Will as far as respects the personal property is valid and sufficiently proved. But it is not sufficient to convey the landed property.

      This 5th day of March, 1806 signed/ Gabriel Bumpap, ORD

      Cost; Surveying and examining of 8 witnesses 4 P
      6 citations and recording 15 P
      Decree 14

      end of comment
    • Court of Common Pleas, Judgement Roll #302

      State of South Carolina
      Spartanburg District In Common Pleas
      To ______ __________ Alexander Cunningham, William Abbot, Mathew Abbott, & Leonard Adcock, Esq.


      Whereas Mary Cantrell & George Purtle Executors of the Last Will & testament of Isaac Cantrell deceased -- were summoned in our court of Common Pleas- before the Justices thereof-at Spartanburg Court House- to answer to Peter Cantrell - one of the sons and heirs of the said Isaac Cantrell deceased - in a pleas whereof - whereas the said

      Peter Cantrell,
      Mary Cantrell
      John Cantrell
      Enoch Cantrell
      Abraham Cantrell
      Elijah Cantrell
      Jacob Cantrell
      Richard Cantrell
      Sarah Pirtle
      Caleb Cantrell
      Nimrod Cantrell
      Mark Cantrell
      Daniel Cantrell
      Isaac Cantrell
      Benjaman Cantrell
      Charles Cantrell
      Reuben Cantrell
      Thomas Cantrell
      Lanceford Cantrell
      Isaac Pirtle, grandson of the said Isaac Cantrell deceased-hold together and undivided tract or several tracts of land

      To Wit;

      One tract of land originally granted to Reuben Dickson containing four hundred & twenty six acres on both sides of Pacolet river beginning at a black gum north side of the river running east on John
      Bankstonís line twenty-one chains to a pine thence south twenty chains to a birch on the river bank______crossing the river sixteen chains to a black jack thence south 20______twenty chains to a pine- thence north eighty______six chains to a pine on Edward Stubblefields line thence northwest on said line fifty chains to a chestnut on said river thence with the meandering of the waters to the first______., and another tract of land containing one hundred & thirty four acres orignally granted to Lawrence Bankston on the 7th of January 1799 on a branch of Pacolet River beginning at a black jack-running N.W. 80 to a post oak thence S. 35 chains to ______, thence south 18 chains to a pine thence North *0, East 25 chains to a black oak thence along said Cantrellís line to the first station.

      And the said Peter, have desired Partition therof to be made between them- according to the form of the statue in such cases made and provided and permit not the same to be done unjustly or contrary to the statute aforesaid- and the said parties appearing in our said court before the Justices foresaid at the Spartanburg Court House_______the second Monday after the fourth Monday in October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven -- the said defendents freely consentive that Partition should be made between them-whereupon it was considered by our said before the Justices aforesaid--of Spartanburg aforesaid, that Partion should be made between them of the premises with the appurtenances- Therefore we command you that you go in your proper persons to the premises and there in the presence of the _______by you to be forwarded if they should be willing to be present the premises with the appurtenances respect being had to the true value thereof---- you cause to be divided and laid out in the following manner (to wit)

      One-third part of the premises aforesaid you cause to be laid out, delivered and assigned to the said Mary Cantrell as her right of inheritance to the said Isaac Cantrell decíd- and the remaining part of the premises to be divided into nineteen equal parts-(or else the value thereof) you cause the divided and assigned to each of the heirs of the said Isaac Cantrell decíd -- one nineteenth part thereof to be holden in severatly(?)- so that neither of the said heirs may have more than respectively belongs to them and that that partition so openly & ____ made you have before our said Court the second Monday after the fourth Monday in March next & have then and there this writ.

      Witness the Honorable J.F. Grimke, Esq. 2nd Monday after 4th Monday in October 1807.

      March 25th, 1808

      In pursuance of a writ of petition of the lands and premises of Isaac Cantrell, decíd, between the widow of the said deceased and his several heirs- To us direct from the Court of Common Pleas held at Spartanburg Court House on the 2nd Monday of the fourth Monday in October last we, William Abbott, Mathew Abbott, Alexander Cunningham, and Leonard Adcock, hath personally met on the land and premises which did belong to the said Isaac Cantrell, Deceased, and after being duly sworn proceeded as follows:

      To Wit.

      That 862 acres of land shown unto us and after duly inspecting said land, we appraised it to 650 dollars and 50 cents. Also we adjudged that Mary Cantrell, the widow of Isaac Cantrell, Decíd that she shall have 200 acres of land laid out to her beginning 10 rods above the upper corner of her fance on the River thence running south _______by running with the old origiinal grant to Reuben Dixon from States office and the balance of the said being 662 acres of land _____ upon a credit of twelve months to be sold for the use of the said Isaac Cantrellís heirs. Adjudged by us from the time _____ _____ the day and date above

      written, signed/

      Leonard Adcock
      Alexander Cunningham
      William W. Abbott
      Mathew Abobott

      end of comment
    • Rev. Issac Cantrell NEVER had the Middle name of Throton! He was NEVER married to anyone named Talitha Cloud.. Has been documented that he was ONLY married twice. and ONLY had 19 chidren by between his TWO wives.

      Mrs. Donna L. Oglesby (#47096719)

      Donna Oglesby (dloglesby57@yahoo.com)

      end of comment [9]

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