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William Cantrell (son of Joseph Cantrell) was born 1769 in Orange Co., NC, and died 1836 in Tennessee. He married Elizabeth Paige on Bef. 1790, daughter of William Page and Agnes Houchin.

 Includes NotesNotes for William Cantrell:
Source: Warren G. Cantrell, 8/31/1998, Killeen, TX, email (submitted to me by LaVonna Wood)

Joseph CANTRILL was born Abt 1695 in Philadelphia, PA, where he probably spent his boyhood years and moved south to the lower counties of PA after reaching manhood. He married Abt 1718 to Catherine HEATH. Catherine was a daughter of John HEATH and Hannah (HAINES) HEATH. John HEATH was a grandson of Thomas HEATH who came to America from England in 1635 on the ship, "Safety", landing in Virginia and who later moved north to the lower counties which later became part of Delaware.

Joseph CANTRILL was probably a farmer in New Castle Co. We know that they were attending Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church in Wilmington as three of their children were baptized at this oldest and quaintest church in the nation. Christina Parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek and partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County. The most remote families were not more than six and one half miles from the church. Wilmington was first known as Christina and was built on Swedish "churchland", and the charter was granted in 1735. Most of the records of the area have been lost but we do know that descendants of Richard were living in the area from 1720 until 1787, though the majority had moved south to Virginia and the Carolina's. A published work of the wills and probates in New Castle County does not contain any record of Joseph or Catherine. It can be assumed that they made the trip south. In the tax list submitted to the Orange Co., NC Court in 1754, son John CANTRELL was listed as having two taxable white males in his household. As John's sons were under the age of 10 years, the possibility exists that the other was his father. A complete list of the children have never been found but the following was compiled from the family genealogist and from county court records of Orange Co., NC.

Children: 1. Hannah 2 dau unnamed 3. John 4. Joseph 5 Zebulon
6. Isaac 7. James 8. Benjamin 9 Stephen

More About William Cantrell and Elizabeth Paige:
Marriage: Bef. 1790

Children of William Cantrell and Elizabeth Paige are:
  1. +Abner Cantrell, b. March 01, 1793, in old 96th District, Spartanburg, SC, d. February 17, 1890, Yellville, Marion Co., AR.
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