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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.
Mar 01, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent The spelling of the Cantril name went to Cantrell by Joseph.
Joseph spent his early boyhood in Philadelphia, PA. After he marriedCatharina Heath, they lived in New Castle Co., PA, on or near the site ofthe present city of Wilmington, Delaware, and were attendants at HolyTrinity (Old Swedes) Church before 1720. It is probable that Catharinawas a daughter of one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of this section,but this could not be verified. Their first three children were baptizedat the old historic church still used and known as Old Swedes, which isone of the oldest and quaintest churches in this country.

BIOGRAPHY: !The city of Wilmington is built on the Swedish "church land"and the charter for the town was granted in 1735. At the time JosephCantrill went there it was known as Christina. There is evidence fromscattered records in New Castle County, that descendants of RichardCantrill lived there from before 1720 until 1797, though the majoritymoved south during this period. (from The Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy)
Mar 01, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent seven (7) initial invasions:
the first on July 10, 1943, in the landing at Scoglitti, Sicily.

She returned to the States with German prisoners, who were units of "TheDesert Fox" Rommel's famed "Afrika Korps", which boarded in Mers ElKabir, North Africa.
Soon after her arrival in the States, the Lee was assigned to the Pacifictheater, where she participated in six more invasions:

Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, 20 November 1943,

Kwajelein, Marshall Islands, 31 January 1944,

Aitape,New Guinea, 19 April 1944,

Guam, Marianas Islands, 21 July 1944,

Lingayen Gulf, Philippines, 7 January 1945, and

Iwo Jima, 19 February 1945.

After months of transferring and training, the Lee moved from island toisland in the months that followed. Then on 20 July 1945, she gotunderway for San Francisco, CA, proceeding independently,
arriving 8 August 1945 - a great day - V.J. Day!

On 29 September, the long-awaited destination: Tokyo
Mar 01, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent Richard Cantrill was a resident of Philadelphia, PA, prior to 1680. InJuly, 1689, he was appointed administrator of the estate of JosephCantrill, an unmarried nephew, who was drowned in the Schuy lkill River May 10, 1689.
It has been impossible to find records to prove the parentage, or birthplace, of Richard Cantrill, but there is no doubt that he came from the Derbyshire branch of the English family. His name does not appear in any list of emigrants and he may have been a descendant of William, or Henry Cantrill, of Virginia. Fisher says, in his "Making of Pennsylvania," that "quite a number of Virginians migrated from that Colony to the Banks of the Delaware before the settlement of Philadelphia by Penn, in 1678, under the rule of the Duke of York."
From "Pennsylvania Archives," Vol. XIX: "At a meeting of theCommissioners, 6th of July, 1692. Present Captain William Markham, Robert Turner, John Goodson,... Richard Cantrill requesting a warrant for a lot of 30 ft. upon Third Street, near the Burying Ground, was granted."
From Original Records, Deed Book D, 53, page 50: "Richard Cantrill toThomas Hall, Sold 30 ft. x 190 ft. May 13, 1693, Third and Market Streets."
In Patent Book A, Vol. II, page 344, there is a lease for twenty-oneyears (May 5, 1702) made by Edward Shippen, Griffith Owen and James Logan, as Proprietary and Governor in Chief of Pennsylvania andTerritories there unto belonging ... of a ... Certain tract of land between Fifth and Sixth streets containing three acres and sixty perches"(here follows a full description by metes and bounds) "to RichardCantrill, Brickmaker, with all woods and underwood and trees, ways,waters, water courses, liberties, profits, commodities, advantages andopportunities whatsoever." The rental was forty shillings per year,"current silver money of the Province."... "Said Richard Cantrill shallbuild, erect and set up a substantial brick house one story and a half inheight and in breadth eighteen feet and in length thirty-six feet; thefirst story of one brick and a half and the second story of one brick,and further that said Richard Cantrill shall make an orchard upon somepart of the hereby granted land, with at least eighty good bearing appletrees planted thereon, and shall also well and sufficiently fence andenclose the said demised land."
In "Pennsylvaina Archives" we find: "Cantrill, Old Rights: RichardCantrill, city lot 3 acres, 10 day, 10 month, 1701. Rich. return 3 acres,3 month 1702."
Later the Archives record a "Caveat against surveying of land adjoiningRichard Cantrill's estate, issuing to the heirs, or executors of the saidRichard Cantrill, or any under him, May 31, 1753."
No record could be found of the disposition of the estate of RichardCantrill, either by his heirs or executors, but he evidently died priorto May 31, 1753.
There is a tradition common in the family that the first Cantrill inPhiladelphia had a brick yard and built the first brick house in thatcity. Records show that "the first brick house built in Philadelphia wasowned by Robert Turner in 1684-5," and in the same year RichardCantrill's brother-in-law, Daniel Pegge, also built a brick residence on"Pegge's Run." It is possible that Richard Cantrill had the contract forerecting both of these houses, which would easily account for thetradition in the family.
Mar 01, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent 1684 a law was passed in the Courts of England directing that all in habitants in the colony register in their respective counties, so their movement between counties and colonies would be known
to county and other authorities. The lists now available in the possession of the Historical Society are not complete, indicating that the law was never completely carried out. The lists cover the
period May 1684 - August 1687. Dorothy came to America from either Flint,or Denbigh, Wales, in the ship "Submission", September 1682. From the log of the "Submission": Ellis Jones, age 45; Jane
Jones, age 40; Barbara Jones, age 13; Mary Jones, age 12; Dorothy Jones,age 10; Isaac Jones, age 4 months. The "Pennsylvania Historical Magazine"in a list of names of "Important Colonists, who
came in the 'Submission'", mentions Ellis Jones. Ellis was a resident of Bucks County, 1684, but did not remain there long, and in the Welsh Tract Purchases his name appears as having purchased one
hundred acres in Nantonell Parish, Radnor. Barbara Jones married her cousin Isaac Jones, and Dorothy Jones married Richard Cantril. Ellis Jones, a weaver and servant to the Governor, and his family
were Quakers and as Richard Cantril belonged to the Church of England,Richard and Dorothy were married, to use a Quaker term, "Out of Meeting".Dorothy seems to have been a young lady of
considerable spirit and independence of character. She not only married the man of her choice, irrespective of her religious training, but later evidence is found of her love of gaiety and society
in an old history of Philadelphia where she figured (danced?) at a masquerade ball, much to the horror of her more quiet friends. She seems to have inherited her love of society from her mother, for
the name of Jane Jones appears as witness to the marriage of a great many Quaker of her day, and the Quaker weddings were probably the principal events affording those of that act of expression of
their social instinct. The next record we find of Richard and DorothyCantrill was in 1703 Delaware Court
Proceedings as extracted by Scharf. Among the grand jury presentments."Dorothy", wife of Richard Canterill, presented for masking in men'sclothes the day after Christmas, "walking and dancing in
the house of John Simes at 9 or 10 o'clock at night." John Simes, who gave the masquerade party, was presented for keeping a disorderly house,"a nursery of Debotch ye inhabitants and youth of this
[external link] ye greef of and disturance of peaceful minds and propagating yeThrone of wickedness amongst us." This was in Wilmington, PA (nowDelaware). The will of Jane Jones, relict of Ellis Jones,
executed at Philadelphia, August 3, 1730 and recorded at PhiladelphiaDecember 27, 1732 mentions her grandchildren: Zebulon Cantril, JosephCantril, and Dorothy Cantril, to each of whom she
bequeaths "One English shilling, or the value of it in coyn current".!SOURCE: Cantrell Family History, Glenda Ruth Densmore Harrel, Edgecliff,TX !Reference: Early Families of the North Carolina
Counties of Rockingham and Stokes with Revolutionary Service, compiledand published by members of James Hunter Chapter, National SocietyDaughters of American Revolution of Madison, North Carolina,
published 1977.
Mar 01, 2005 · Reply
Ricky Dent Register for Hiram Cantrell


First Generation

1. Hiram Cantrell was born on Oct 31 1812 in Spartanburg South Carolina. He died on Apr 4 1856 in Wise County Virginia.

Hiram was cited in the Pike county court under order A-211
Pike County Kyalong with Polly Elswick to show cause if any
why their two sons Jacoband Jonathan, also known as
Johnston. should not be bound out.
The court gave custody to Abraham Cantrell & Ann " Bennett"
Cantrell theywere the boy's grandparents.


Hiram married (1) Polly Elswick .

They had the following children:

i. Jacob Elswick Cantrell was born on Sep 15 1827. He died on Feb 24 1897.

ii. Jonathan Cantrell was born on Feb 11 1828. He died on Mar 27 1865.


Hiram married (2) Nancy Mullins daughter of Sherwood Mullins and Mary Polly Roberts on Mar 14 1832 in Wise County Virginia. Nancy was born in 1814 in Pike County,Kentucky. She died on Apr 14 1885 in Wise County Virginia.

They had the following children:

iii. Alexander Cantrell was born on Jun 6 1833. He died in 1864.

iv. Mary Anna Cantrell was born on May 2 1835. She died on Aug 7 1872.

v. James Cantrell was born on May 10 1835. He died on May 16 1919.

vi. Abraham C Cantrell was born on Jan 20 1837. He died on Feb 13 1928.

vii. Sherwood Cantrell was born on Jan 20 1837. He died on Dec 17 1928.

viii. Lucy Cantrell was born on Jan 15 1839 in Pike County,Kentucky.

Lucy Cantrell was retarded she never got married.
she was buried at theLevi Cantrell cemetery.


ix. John Cantrell was born on Mar 15 1842. He died on May 5 1922.

x. David Cantrell was born in 1844. He died on Dec 23 1860.

xi. William Cantrell was born on Mar 8 1846 in Pike County,Kentucky. He died in 1920 in Baxter County Arkansas.
William married Matilda McFalls on Aug 9 1868 in Pike County,Kentucky.

xii. Armida Cantrell was born on Apr 4 1850. She died on Nov 19 1914.

xiii. Levi Cantrell was born on May 16 1852. He died on May 4 1931.
Mar 30, 2007 · Reply
Ricky Dent Jonathan Cantrell (Hiram) was born on Feb 11 1828 in Pike County,Kentucky. He died on Mar 27 1865 in Wise County Virginia. The cause of death was Killed in Civil War.


Johnston was killed during the Civil War
he saw his son George Cantrell one time as he passed by the
family in Pike County KY.
he was a Private
10th Regiment, Kentucky Confederate Army Co K.

10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry
10th Cavalry Regiment was formed during the fall of 1863
using May' sKentucky Mounted Battalion as its nucleus. It
contained men from Kentucky and Virginia. The unit served
in the Department of East Tennessee and the Department of
Western Virginia and East Tennessee, and skirmished
invarious conflicts in Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky. In
the spring of 1865 it disbanded. The field officers were
Colonels George R. Diamond ,Andrew J. May, and Edwin

Trimble, and Major William R. Lee.


Jonathan married (1) Nancy Clay on Jul 2 1850 in Letcher County Kentucky.

They had the following children:

i. Arminda Cantrell was born in 1851 in Pike County,Kentucky.

ii. Chesley Cantrell was born in 1853 in Pike County,Kentucky.

iii. Maston Cantrell was born in 1855 in Pike County,Kentucky.


Jonathan married (2) Mary Polly Mullins daughter of Booker Wilbur Mullins and Nancy Jane Potter on Apr 17 1858 in Pike County,Kentucky. Mary was born on Apr 7 1838 in Perry County,Kentucky. She died on Jun 10 1872 in Kanawha County,West Virginia.

They had the following children:

iv. Rhoda Elizabeth Cantrell was born in Dec 1859 in Pike County,Kentucky.

v. James Hiram Cantrell was born in Dec 1859.

vi. Levi Cantrell was born in 1860 in Pike County,Kentucky.

vii. John Wilson Cantrell was born in May 1862.

viii. Jake Cantrell was born on Jun 25 1863. He died on Apr 5 1956.

ix. George W. Cantrell was born on Apr 22 1865. He died on Mar 21 1946.
Mar 30, 2007 · Reply
Ricky Dent George W. Cantrell (Jonathan, Hiram) was born on Apr 22 1865 in Pike County Kentucky. He died on Mar 21 1946 in Clendenin Kanawha County West Virginia. The cause of death was Intestinal Obstruction due to Carcimoma of Colon. He was buried on Mar 22 1946 in Mullins Cemetery Clendenin Kanawha Co WV.


George married (1) Julia Ann Belcher daughter of George Belcher and Esther Mullins on Oct 21 1887 in Clendenin Kanawha County West Virginia. Julia was born on Aug 6 1869 in Wyoming County,West Virginia. She died on Jan 2 1954 in Kanawha County,West Virginia.


They had the following children:

i. John Wesley Cantrell was born on May 12 1887 in Clendenin Kanawha County West Virginia. He died in Jun 1973 in Peytona Boone County West Virginia.

ii. Emma Cantrell was born on Jun 7 1888.

iii. Harlan Cantrell was born on Sep 9 1890 in Leatherwood Kanawah County West Virginia..

World War I Army Veteran


Harlan married Lula Belcher daughter of John B. Belcher and Josephine King. Lula was born in 1906 in Kanawha County West Virginia. She died on Apr 21 1931 in Kanawha County West Virginia.

iv. Bertha Virgie Cantrell was born on Feb 5 1892 in Leatherwood Kanawah County West Virginia..

v. Frederick Richard Cantrell was born on Apr 29 1894. He died on Dec 29 1992.

vi. Scott Cantrell was born on Mar 11 1897 in Leatherwood Kanawah County West Virginia.. He died in Feb 1980 in Clendenin Kanawha County West Virginia.

vii. Edma Cantrell was born on Feb 23 1898 in Leatherwood,Kanawah County West Virginia..

viii. Troy Cantrell was born on May 7 1899. He died in Jan 1976.

ix. Alvis Cantrell was born on Apr 4 1900 in Clendenin Kanawha County West

Virginia.


George married (2) Norma Mitchell . Norma was born in 1869 in Clendenin Kanawha County West Virginia.

They had the following children:

x. Herma Cantrell .

xi. Therma Cantrell .

xii. Clermie Cantrell was born in Kanawha County,West Virginia.
Mar 30, 2007 · Reply
Ricky Dent Frederick Richard Cantrell (George W., Jonathan, Hiram) was born on Apr 29 1894 in Leatherwood Kanawah County West Virginia.. He died on Dec 29 1992 in Charleston Kanawha County West Virginia. The cause of death was Heart Attack. He was buried on Jan 1 1993 in Reamer Hill Cemetery ,Kanawha County West Virginia.


World War I Army Veteran


Frederick married (1) Stella Bishop daughter of William Isaac Bishop and Mary Ann Thompson. Stella was born in Apr 1897 in West Virginia. She died on Mar 15 1915 in Clendenin Kanawha County West Virginia,West Virginia. She was buried on Mar 17 1915 in Payne Cem Clio,Roane County West Virginia.
Mar 30, 2007 · Reply
Ricky Dent Casey Eugene Cantrell (Frederick Richard, George W., Jonathan, Hiram) was born on Dec 20 1922 in Kanawah County West Virginia..


He was in the Navy during WWII abord the ship Harry Lee

The USS Harry Lee participated in
seven (7) initial invasions:
the first on July 10, 1943, in the landing at Scoglitti, Sicily.

She returned to the States with German prisoners, who were
units of "TheDesert Fox" Rommel's famed "Afrika Korps",
which boarded in Mers ElKabir, North Africa.
Soon after her arrival in the States, the Lee was assigned to
the Pacifictheater, where she participated in six more
invasions:

Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, 20 November 1943,

Kwajelein, Marshall Islands, 31 January 1944,

Aitape,New Guinea, 19 April 1944,

Guam, Marianas Islands, 21 July 1944,

Lingayen Gulf, Philippines, 7 January 1945, and



Iwo Jima, 19 February 1945.

After months of transferring and training, the Lee moved
from island toisland in the months that followed. Then on 20
July 1945, she gotunderway for San Francisco, CA,
proceeding independently,
arriving 8 August 1945 - a great day - V.J. Day!

On 29 September, the long-awaited destination: Tokyo
Mar 30, 2007 · Reply
Ashley Ryder I realy don't know much.I do know that my great grandfather was Jack Cantrell,he married a
Lillie Murphy. Thay had five children. Margaret faye,Doris,Shirley jane,Rule edward and Linda ann Cantrell from SC
May 01, 2008 · Reply

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  • James 3.5%
  • William 3.1%
  • John 2.3%
  • Robert 1.6%
  • Mary 1.6%
  • Charles 1.5%
  • Thomas 1.0%
  • George 0.9%
  • David 0.6%
  • Richard 0.6%
  • Henry 0.6%
  • Roy 0.6%
  • Joseph 0.5%
  • Jack 0.5%
  • Willie 0.5%
  • Walter 0.5%
  • Ruth 0.5%
  • Sarah 0.4%
  • Donald 0.4%
  • J 0.4%
  • Joe 0.4%
  • Kenneth 0.4%
  • Billy 0.4%
  • Margaret 0.4%
  • Martha 0.4%
  • Elizabeth 0.4%
  • Dorothy 0.4%
  • Betty 0.4%
  • Helen 0.4%
  • Jerry 0.4%
  • Michael 0.4%
  • Carl 0.4%
  • Paul 0.4%
  • Larry 0.4%
  • Harold 0.4%
  • Clyde 0.3%
  • Edward 0.3%
  • Arthur 0.3%
  • Clarence 0.3%
  • Ralph 0.3%
  • Ronald 0.3%
  • Frank 0.3%
  • Patricia 0.3%
  • Ernest 0.3%
  • Howard 0.3%
  • Linda 0.3%
  • Raymond 0.3%
  • Earl 0.3%
  • Claude 0.3%
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