John "Miller John" Cantrell

John "Miller John" Cantrell

Male 1757 - 1823

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  • Name  John "Miller John" Cantrell 
    Nickname  Miller John 
    Born  1757  , Orange, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  17 Oct 1823  , Buck Creek, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2139  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  5 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  Elizabeth Cantrell,   b. 1761, , Orange, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1835, Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1779 
    Children 
     1. Abraham Cantrell,   b. 1780, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Isaac Cantrell,   b. 24 May 1782, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1840, Keltonburg, DeKalb, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Talitha Cantrell,   b. 1786, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Mar 1823
     4. Mary "Polly" Cantrell,   b. 1788, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860
     5. William Cantrell,   b. 1790, Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, , Marion, AL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Elizabeth M. "Betsey" Cantrell,   b. 1792, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1839
     7. Martin Cantrell,   b. 17 Dec 1796, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May, , Marion, AL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Berry Cantrell,   b. 6 May 1799, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1866, Pikeville, , AL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Anna Cantrell,   b. 1800,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Cynthia Cantrell,   b. 1802,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Sarah "Sally" Cantrell,   b. 1804, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  6 Nov 2006 
    Family ID  F2366  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • DEATH: ! His will was probated Oct 17, 1825 in Spartanburg Co. SC.

      John was born in the western part of Old Orange County, NC. The area of his birth became Guilford county in 1771 and then Rockingham in 1785. He grew to manhood on the waters of Wolf Island Creek about 1 1/2 miles northeast of Reidsville. He served in the Rev. War enlisting in the Salisbury Dist. of NC. After the war he was granted a warrant for land by the Security Office for the officers and soldiers in the continental line. This was no. # 3930, no amount of acreage or service is listed. John was allowed 17 pounds and 7 pence on a claim field 9 August, 1782 . The certificate no. # 1575 is on file in the archives of AR Raleigh , NC.
      John was known as " Miller John " due to the mill he owned and ran on Wolf Island Creek.
      After Johns death a lengthy probate was made of his estate. In addition to the land he left personal property of $ 2,077.58 and sold for $2,102.27. The personal property included 5 slaves. Jesse a mulatto, who was sold to Elizabeth at the sale later went to Marion Co. Ala. with the rest of the family. He was born in 1804 in SC. He married an Indian girl , Sarah born in 1815 in NC. In later years after the war he owned land in Marion county and was a well know farmer.
      Source: Cantrell Family Tree posted to World Family Tree at Ancestry.com by Jane Wheeler Apr 2002
      http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=111519752&id=I0117