Isaac Thornton Cantrell (b. 1733, d. August 30, 1805)
Isaac Thornton Cantrell (son of Joseph C. Cantrell and Catherine) was born 1733 in Wilmington, Newcastle Co. Pennsylvania (now Delaware), and died August 30, 1805 in Bucks Creek, Spartanburg Co. South Carolina.
Notes for Isaac Thornton Cantrell: Isaac Cantrell was on the Rockingham Co. NC Documentation Map, landowner in 1758, with several other Cantrells near Wolf Island Baptist Church which was founded by Isaac. Isaac Cantrell was an ordained minister.
Isaac Cantrell formed the Wolf Island Baptist Church and Cemetery in 1777 on part of his 770 acre farm in the "Land of Eden," Granville Co. North Carolina, which became Orange County.
Isaac Cantrell Estate Papers--File 736, Spartanburg County, South Carolina and Court of Common Pleas, Judgement Roll #302
According to Annette Pirkle Starr, Isaac Cantrell died in Spartanburg South Carolina and left a will dated August 23, 1805. Mary (Linder) Cantrell is shown as the widow in the following documents. Isaac Cantrell was born about 1733 according to Lawrence Bankston's testimony, "He was about 72 years old."
ISAAC CANTRELL ESTATE PAPERS--File 736, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
17th February of 1806. Court of Ordinary met at Spartanburg Court House to try the protest of Peter Cantrell of Isaac Cantrell will as requested--the same to be proven in due form of Law.
1. James Ezell and John Pirtle desposed that they signed the will of Isaac Cantrell at the testators request in his presence. They did not see him sign the Will nor did they sign at the same time.
2. Lawrence Bankston He knoweth the testator about 50 years, The decíd had a very bad pain in his head & he the decíd told him he thought it made him dull. He was about 72 years old. He done little by business but trusted to his wife or generally asked his wife, when any person came to settle, if it was not so and so.
3. Isaac Young deposeth he was not in his right senses in regard to the Church, He never agreed to anything to as to stand to it.
4. Esq._____Turner He knew him for 10 years and did not think he was in proper senses. He only knew him in the Church and thought him childish in that respect and that it was common talk in the neighborhood that he was in his dotage, that he lay on a sick bed 2 years ond one month before he died.
5. Capt. J. Turner deposeth he very often saw him and thought he was possessed of as strong a mind as the nature of his infirmanent and age would admit. The decíd asked him to be Executor and he refused because the children were not all equal.
6. John Pirtle, cross examined deposeth that about 14 years ago he thought was out of his senses but at the time he signed the will he was in his proper senses.
7. James Ezell, cross examined says he was in his proper mind when he signed as a witness
8. Rev. John Bankston He had known the decíd from a boy. He Drew the Will contested. He signed his name as a witness and was named an Executor. He requested the deceased to take his name out as an Executor. That he did believe that he was of disposing mind and memory, at least it was so to the last he knew and he thinks this to be same.
9. William Garrot Deposeth he the decíd was of a right mind and could do his business. That he was an industrious man, never kept an overseer and he thinks he directed his farm and he thinks he was in his proper mind. Some years ago he did not seem submissive to the church and he thought he might not be right.
(Conclusion of protest Inquiry) Decided: That the Will as far as respects the personal property is valid and sufficiently proved. But it is not sufficient to convey the landed property. This 5th day of March, 1806 signed/ Gabriel Bumpap, ORD
Cost; Surveying and examining of 8 witnesses 4 P 6 citations and recording 15 P Decree 14 P ------- 33 P
Court of Common Pleas, Judgement Roll #302
State of South Carolina Spartanburg District In Common Pleas To ______ __________ Alexander Cunningham, William Abbot, Mathew Abbott, & Leonard Adcock, Esq.
Whereas Mary Cantrell & George Purtle Executors of the Last Will & testament of Isaac Cantrell deceased -- were summoned in our court of Common Pleas- before the Justices thereof-at Spartanburg Court House- to answer to Peter Cantrell - one of the sons and heirs of the said Isaac Cantrell deceased - in a pleas whereof - whereas the said Peter Cantrell, Mary Cantrell, John Cantrell, Enoch Cantrell, Abraham Cantrell, Elijah Cantrell, Jacob Cantrell, Richard Cantrell, Sarah Pirtle, Caleb Cantrell, Nimrod Cantrell, Mark Cantrell, Daniel Cantrell, Isaac Cantrell, Benjaman Cantrell, Charles Cantrell, Reuben Cantrell, Thomas Cantrell, Lanceford Cantrell, Isaac Pirtle, grandson of the said Isaac Cantrell deceased- hold together and undivided tract or several tracts of land. To Wit; One tract of land originally granted to Reuben Dickson containing four hundred & twenty six acres on both sides of Pacolet river beginning at a black gum north side of the river running east on John Bankstonís line twenty-one chains to a pine thence south twenty chains to a birch on the river bank______crossing the river sixteen chains to a black jack thence south 20______twenty chains to a pine- thence north eighty______six chains to a pine on Edward Stubblefields line thence northwest on said line fifty chains to a chestnut on said river thence with the meandering of the waters to the first______., and another tract of land containing one hundred & thirty four acres orignally granted to Lawrence Bankston on the 7th of January 1799 on a branch of Pacolet River beginning at a black jack-running N.W. 80 to a post oak thence S. 35 chains to ______, thence south 18 chains to a pine thence North *0, East 25 chains to a black oak thence along said Cantrellís line to the first station. And the said Peter, have desired Partition therof to be made between them- according to the form of the statue in such cases made and provided and permit not the same to be done unjustly or contrary to the statute aforesaid- and the said parties appearing in our said court be- fore the Justices foresaid at the Spartanburg Court House_______the second Monday after the fourth Monday in October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven -- the said defendents freely consentive that Partition should be made between them-whereupon it was considered by our said before the Justices aforesaid--of Spartanburg aforesaid, that Partion should be made between them of the premises with the appurtenances- Therefore we command you that you go in your proper persons to the premises and there in the presence of the_______by you to be forwarded if they should be willing to be presentthe premises with the appurtenances respect being had to the true value thereof---- you cause to be divided and laid out in the following manner (to wit) One-third part of the premises aforesaid you cause to be laid out, delivered and assigned to the said Mary Cantrell as her right of inheritance to the said Isaac Cantrell decíd- and the remaining part of the premises to be divided into nineteen equal parts-(or else the value thereof) you cause the divided and assigned to each of the heirs of the said Isaac Cantrell decíd -- one nineteenth part thereof to be holden in severatly(?)- so that neither of the said heirs may have more than respectively belongs to them- and that that partition so openly & ____ made you have before our said Court the second Monday after the fourth Monday in March next & have then and there this writ. Witness the Honorable J.F. Grimke, Esq. 2nd Monday after 4th Monday in October 1807.
March 25th, 1808 In pursuance of a writ of petition of the lands and premises of Isaac Cantrell, decíd, between the widow of the said deceased and his several heirs- To us direct from the Court of Common Pleas held at Spartanburg Court House on the 2nd Monday of the fourth Monday in October last we, William Abbott, Mathew Abbott, Alexander Cunningham, and Leonard Adcock, hath personally met on the land and premises which did belong to the said Isaac Cantrell, Deceased, and after being duly sworn proceeded as follows: To Wit. That 862 acres of land shown unto us and after duly inspecting said land, we appraised it to 650 dollars and 50 cents. Also we adjudged that Mary Cantrell, the widow of Isaac Cantrell, Decíd that she shall have 200 acres of land laid out to her beginning 10 rods above the upper corner of her fance on the River thence running south _______by running with the old original grant to Reuben Dixon from States office and the balance of the said being 662 acres of land _____ upon a credit of twelve months to be sold for the use of the said Isaac Cantrellís heirs. Adjudged by us from the time _____ _____ the day and date above written, signed/ Leonard Adcock Alexander Cunningham William W. Abbott Mathew Abobott
More About Isaac Thornton Cantrell: Will: August 23, 1805, Spartanburg Co. South Carolina.