Benjamin Cantrell

Benjamin Cantrell

Male 1768 - 1846

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  • Name  Benjamin Cantrell 
    Born  1768  , Orange, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1846  , DeKalb, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Old Bildad Baptist Church Cemetery, DeKalb, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2481  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  10 Jul 2014 

    Father  Rev. Isaac Thornton Cantrell,   b. 1729, Wilmington, New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1805, Chesnee, Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1730,   d. Abt 1772, Reidsville, Rockingham, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1768 
    Family ID  F1064  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Charity Leggett,   b. 1770, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1826, , Warren, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1788  , , SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Cantrell,   b. 1790, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1859, , DeKalb, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sarah Nancy Cantrell,   b. 30 Oct 1793, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, , Dade, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Cantrell,   b. 5 Feb 1796, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1864, Clinton, Texas, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Raburn "Ruben" Cantrell,   b. 28 Jun 1800, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1850, , Dade, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Peter Cantrell,   b. 1802, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1874, , Dade, MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Benjamin Cantrell, Jr.,   b. 1805, , Spartanburg, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1848, , DeKalb, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Matilda Tabitha "Talitha" Cantrell,   b. 1807, , Warren, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, , DeKalb, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary Cantrell,   b. 6 May 1809, , Warren, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, , DeKalb, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Martha Cantrell,   b. 1810, , Warren, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, , Greene, AR, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  4 Jun 2013 
    Family ID  F2348  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary "Polly" Durham,   b. Abt 1770, , Orange, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1835, , Warren, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1827  , Warren, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  5 Jun 2013 
    Family ID  F3960  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Hannah Powell,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Abt 1840 
    Last Modified  5 Jun 2013 
    Family ID  F3962  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin m. 2nd to Polly Magness nee Durham and 3rd to Hannah Powell.
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      Guilford Co., NC formed from Rowan and Orange Cos. 1770; Randolph from Guilford in 1778; Rockingham from Guilford in 1785

      Warren Co., TN formed from WHite Co. 1807; DeKalb formed from Cannon, Warren, & White in 1837
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      «b»26 . BENJAMIN4 CANTRELL«/b» ( John«b»3, «/b»Joseph«b»2«/b», Richard«b»1«/b»), b ca 1768. Wolf Island Creek, Rockingham Co., NC d ca 1846, Sink Creek, DeKalb Co., TN m1st Charity Legat m2nd Polly Magness m3rd Hannah Powell. Benjamin was a small boy when his parents moved to Spartanburg Co., SC. At the time of the fighting in Ninety-Six District during the Revolution, he was about 12 years old; and it is said that while he was ploughing in the fields, that by lying with his ear to the ground he could distinctly hear the roar of the cannon. He appears in the census of 1790 in Spartanburg Co., NC as the head of household, and moved to Warren (now DeKalb) Co., Tennessee, by 1809. They were probably charter members of Bildad Baptist Church when it was organizaed in June 1809. benjamin was a deacon, church treasurer, delegate to the association in 1815 and 1820, and he remained active in the church until his death in 1846. By 1814, or earllier, he lived on what is now Sink Creek, DeKalb Co., TN. After Charity's death, Benjamin married second about 1828, Polly Durham Magness, who died by 1840; he then married third Hannah Powell. He probably had thirteen children, all by the frirst wife. Benjamin Cantrell's family is listed on pages 115, 116, and 117 of the 1908 Cantrell genealogy. Benjamin in that book was assigned as a son of John Cantrell , but the South Carolina court records show that to be in error, as benjamin was actually a son of Isaac Cantrell. At least three of Benjamin Cantrell's daughters married Cantrells Some of his descenants moved to Missouri and other states, but a large number of them remained in DeKalb and Warren Counties in Tennessee. Children of Benjamin Cantrell and Charity Legat: