Thomas J. Cantrell

Thomas J. Cantrell

Male 1761 - 1830

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  • Name  Thomas J. Cantrell 
    Born  26 Jan 1761  , Orange, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  25 Sep 1830  Athens, McMinn, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Williamsburg Cemetery, McMinn, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2145  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  3 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 A. Norris,   b. 10 Mar 1765, , , VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830, Athens, McMinn, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1780 
    Children 
     1. Elijah Houston Cantrell,   b. 5 May 1788, , Greenville, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1866, , Dade, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Nancy Cantrell,   b. Abt 1790,   d. 1811, , DeKalb, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  16 Jan 2007 
    Family ID  F2397  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
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      LIES THE BODY OF THOMAS CANTRELLE,
      BORN JANUARY 23, 1761. DIED SEPTEMBER 25, 1830.

      Cantrell (4) of John(3) of Joseph(2) of Richard(1)

      Was born Jan. 23, 1761 twelfth of John Cantrell's 21 sons.

      About 1780 he married Elizabeth Norris, daughter of Thomas Norris, who served in the Rev. War from PA. After their marriage they first settled in Grenville District, SC, but later moved to TN. It has been said he was the first of the name to migrate to that state. He settled on Sink Creek, De Kalb CO, where he operated an iron forge, which is still called the "Old Forge,"

      War Records, at Washington, D.C., show that 'Thomas Cantrell served as a member, rank and company not stated, of Lieutenant Colonel Lytle's command, Caswell County, NC, Revolutionary War. 'His name has been found only on a list, not dated, of men 'enrolled for Captain Robert
      Moore, from Caswell County'.

      He was a deacon in the Baptist Church.