Thomas J. Cantrell1761 - 1830
Name Thomas J. Cantrell Born 26 Jan 1761 , Orange, NC, USA Gender Male Died 25 Sep 1830 Athens, McMinn, TN, USA Buried Williamsburg Cemetery, McMinn, TN, USA Person ID I2145 All Family Connections Last Modified 3 Jun 2013
Father John Miller Cantrell, b. 6 Oct 1724, Wilmington, New Castle, PA, USA , d. Feb 1803, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Mother Rachel Brittian, b. Abt 1725, , New Castle, DE, USA , d. Abt 1769, , Rockingham, NC, USA Married 1743 New Castle, Lawrence, PA, USA Family ID F1024 Group Sheet
Family Elizabeth A. Norris, b. 10 Mar 1765, , , VA, USA , d. 1830, Athens, McMinn, TN, USA Married Abt 1780 Children 1. Elijah Houston Cantrell, b. 5 May 1788, , Greenville, SC, USA , d. 27 May 1866, , Dade, MO, USA 2. Nancy Cantrell, b. Abt 1790, d. 1811, , DeKalb, TN, USA Last Modified 16 Jan 2007 Family ID F2397 Group Sheet
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.