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Rev. Isaac Cantrell

Ricky Dent
Isaac was a Baptist minister and had 17 sons. Notes from Warren
Cantrell state that Isaac's first wife died before 1772 leaving several
children and he then married Mary Linder who was born in 1755 and was a
daughter of John Linder, a neighbor. His first wife was probably buried
at the Wolf Island Church cemetery,(NC) which lay to the north of the
church building. The cemetery grew over the years with donations of land
by several members of the church. By 1905 the cemetery contained 5.4
acres and was one of the largest church cemeteries in the area. In the
1950's the trees and underbrush was cut away and in the 1960's the
hundreds of field stone markers were removed and the cemetery was sown in
grass. The Wolf Creek church was formed by Isaac Cantrell and he was the
pastor for over 20 years. In 1796 he became the pastor of the Buck Creek
Baptist Church in South Carolina and served through 1799. He made his
will in August 1805 and the inventory was filed 10 Feb 1806. He is
probably buried at the Buck Creek Baptist Church with a field stone
marker. Not all of his children were named in his will. This was
corrected to some extent by son, Peter, when he filed a protest to the
will and posted bond 3 Feb 1806.
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Dennis Cantrell Do you have any information on Isaac's children?
Apr 15, 2009 · Reply
Dennis Cantrell Isaac Had 25 Children all together.
Apr 15, 2009 · Reply

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