Abraham Cantrell

Abraham Cantrell[1]

Male 1744 - 1826

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  • Name  Abraham Cantrell 
    Born  1744  , New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1826  , Warren, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2135  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  8 Jun 2013 

    Father  John Miller Cantrell,   b. 6 Oct 1724, Wilmington, New Castle, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1803, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rachel Brittian,   b. Abt 1725, , New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1769, , Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1743  New Castle, Lawrence, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1024  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Matilda Watson,   b. Abt 1750,   d. Bef 1778 
    Married  Abt 1769 
    Children 
     1. Richard Cantrell,   b. 10 Mar 1771, , Guilford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1840, , Franklin, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John "Johnny Flat" Cantrell,   b. 25 Oct 1772, Danbury, Surry, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1850, , Warren, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Abraham Cantrell,   b. Abt 1774, , Guilford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1845, , DeKalb, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  15 Jan 2007 
    Family ID  F812  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Lucy Watson,   b. Abt 1757,   d. Abt 1799 
    Married  Jun 1778 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Cantrell,   b. Abt 1791, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1836, , DeKalb, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Watson Cantrell,   b. 1791, , , SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1870, , DeKalb, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  6 Nov 2006 
    Family ID  F814  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Named one of administrators of father's estate.

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy, The, Susan Cantrill Christie, (New York:The Grafton Press, Genealogical Publishers, 1908), pp 8-9 (Reliability: 2).
      12. ABRAHAM CANTRELL4 (John,3 Joseph,2 Richard1) was born in New Castle county, Pa., about 1722. He married twice, but we have been unable to learn the names of his wives. It is not unreasonable to suppose, however, that his second wife was a Watson. It has also been impossible to get a complete list of his children, but we secured the lines of four of his sons: the first three named were brothers and the fourth a half-brother.
      Abraham Cantrell went with his parents to North Carolina and served in the Revolutionary War from the Salisbury district. His name appears on the pay rolls of North Carolina soldiers in the auditor's office at Raleigh. Traditions says that he was a captain and this is probably true, as he received more pay than others on the list.
      After the Revolution he moved with his family to Spartanburg county, S.C. The first record of him in that county is in the First United States Census (1790), where he is given as a head of a family, having two sons over sixteen years of age, two sons under sixteen and a daughter.
      In 1792 he purchased 192 acres of land on Buck creek. In 1803 he was one of the administrators upon the estate of his father. He died in South Carolina.

      Children:
      33. * i. Abraham.
      34. * ii. Richard.
      35. *iii. John.
      36. *iv. Watson.

    2. [S127] Family Data Collection - Births, (Database On-line, Provo, UT,: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2001) (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Cantrell, Abraham
      Father: Cantrell, John Miller
      Mother: Brittain,
      Birth Date: 1744
      County: Orange
      State: North Carolina
      Country: United States