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DESCENDANTS OF SARAH ___ EDWARDS CANTRELL



Generation No. 2


       3. Mary (Taylor)2 Edwards (Sarah1) was born Abt 1750, and died 29 March 1837 in Washington County, Tennessee (Source: Revolutionary War Pension Applications, National Archives M804, Reel 2344). She married Christopher Taylor 1768 in Bedford County, Virginia (Source: Revolutionary War Pension Applications, National Archives M804, Reel 2344).

       Children of Mary Edwards and Christopher Taylor are:
  7 i.   Henry3 Taylor, born 10 December 1771 (Source: HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, Watauga Association of Genealogists, 1988); died 29 October 1856. He married Delilah (Taylor) DeMoss 1792 in Washington County, Tennessee.
8 ii.   James Taylor, born 1777 (Source: HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, Watauga Association of Genealogists, 1988); died in Buchanan County, Missouri. He married Nancy (Taylor) DeMoss 1804.
9 iii.   Greenberry Taylor, born 1781 (Source: HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, Watauga Association of Genealogists, 1988); died in Marengo County, Alabama (Source: History of Washington County Tennessee, Watauga Association of Genealogists, 1988). He married Elizabeth (Taylor) VanMeter Haines 16 May 1808 in Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee (Source: HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, Watauga Association of Genealogists, 1988).
10 iv.   Sarah (Maclin) Taylor, born 1783 (Source: HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, Watauga Association of Genealogists, 1988); died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee (Source: History of Washington County Tennessee, Watauga Association of Genealogists, 1988). She married John Col. Maclin 23 April 1800 (Source: History of Washington County Tennessee, Watauga Association of Genealogists, 1988).
11 v.   Susanna "Zany" (Miller) Taylor, born 1784 (Source: HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, Watauga Association of Genealogists, 1988); died 29 August 1833. She married John Miller 1811.
12 vi.   Artemisea "Arty" (Wyly) Taylor, born 1785 (Source: HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, Watauga Association of Genealogists, 1988); died 1872 in Camden, Benton County, Tennessee. She married Harris McKinley Wyly Abt 1793.
13 vii.   Cassandra (Shaw) Taylor, born 1786 (Source: HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, Watauga Association of Genealogists, 1988).
14 viii.   John Edwards Taylor, born 1788 (Source: HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, Watauga Association of Genealogists, 1988).


       4. Sarah (Chitwood)2 Cantrell (Sarah1) was born Abt 1756 in Virginia, and died Aft 1832 in Lincoln Co. Tennessee (Source: appears 1832 Lincoln county TN tax list). She married Joel Chitwood Abt 1778 in Virginia.

       Children of Sarah Cantrell and Joel Chitwood are:
  15 i.   Edmond3 Chitwood, born 1780 in Virginia (Source: DESCENDANTS OF MATTHIAS CHITWOOD, compiled by I.O. Chitwood, 1986,); died Aft 1840 in Illinois (Source: DESCENDANTS OF MATTHIAS CHITWOOD, compiled by I.O. Chitwood, 1986,). He married Sarah (Chitwood) McMillan.
16 ii.   Delilah (Pigg) Chitwood, born 1781 in Virginia (Source: DESCENDANTS OF MATTHIAS CHITWOOD, compiled by I.O. Chitwood, 1986,); died Aft 1830 in Lincoln Co. Tennessee (Source: DESCENDANTS OF MATTHIAS CHITWOOD, compiled by I.O. Chitwood, 1986,). She married John Pigg 21 December 1796 in Patrick Co. Virginia (Source: DESCENDANTS OF MATTHIAS CHITWOOD, compiled by I.O. Chitwood, 1986,).
17 iii.   Sally (Penn) Chitwood, born 1783 (Source: DESCENDANTS OF MATTHIAS CHITWOOD, compiled by I.O. Chitwood, 1986,). She married Wilson Penn.
+ 18 iv.   John Chitwood, born 1784 in Virginia; died August 1814.
19 v.   Elizabeth (Penn) Chitwood, born 1786 (Source: DESCENDANTS OF MATTHIAS CHITWOOD, compiled by I.O. Chitwood, 1986,). She married Abraham Penn.
20 vi.   Joel jr. Chitwood, born 27 January 1789 in Patrtick Co. Virginia (Source: DESCENDANTS OF MATTHIAS CHITWOOD, compiled by I.O. Chitwood, 1986,); died 13 November 1869 in Barry Co. Missouri (Source: DESCENDANTS OF MATTHIAS CHITWOOD, compiled by I.O. Chitwood, 1986,). He married Susannah Corn 1813 in Virginia (Source: DESCENDANTS OF MATTHIAS CHITWOOD, compiled by I.O. Chitwood, 1986,).
21 vii.   William Chitwood, born 1794 in Virginia (Source: DESCENDANTS OF MATTHIAS CHITWOOD, compiled by I.O. Chitwood, 1986,); died Abt 1827. He married Nancy Corn 28 April 1814 in Patrick Co. Virginia (Source: DESCENDANTS OF MATTHIAS CHITWOOD, compiled by I.O. Chitwood, 1986,).
22 viii.   Nicey (McCutcheon) Chitwood, born 12 February 1796 (Source: DESCENDANTS OF MATTHIAS CHITWOOD, compiled by I.O. Chitwood, 1986,); died Aft 1820. She married George McCutcheon 20 August in Patrick Co. VA.
23 ix.   Polly (Penn) Chitwood, born 1798 (Source: DESCENDANTS OF MATTHIAS CHITWOOD, compiled by I.O. Chitwood, 1986,).


       5. Stephen2 CANTRELL (Sarah1) was born 28 February 1758 in Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia (Source: 1790 CENSUS OF THE CUMBERLAND SETTLEMENTS, Richard C. Fulcher, 1987, p 143), and died 05 February 1827 in Sumner County, Tennessee (Source: 1790 CENSUS OF THE CUMBERLAND SETTLEMENTS, Richard C. Fulcher, 1987, p 143). He married Mary (CANTRELL) BLAKEMORE 1782 in Fort Blount, Jackson County, Tennessee (Source: 1790 CENSUS OF THE CUMBERLAND SETTLEMENTS, Richard C. Fulcher, 1987, p 143), daughter of John BLAKEMORE and Ann TOMLIN.

Notes
From IT IS A GOODLY LAND by Henderson & Garrett, Parthenon, Nashiville, 1982, pages 86-88: In 1788 Stephen Cantrell came to middle Tennessee to claim the land grant awarded for his services as a continental commissioner for North Carolina... When Cantrell arrived in Tennessee, lthe frontier was still a battleground for settlers and Indians. In 1790, Governor William Blount appointed Stephen Cantrell a Lieutenant in the Sumner County Militia. In September, 1794, he marched with the Sumner County volunteers under the command of Colonel Montgomery and Major Blackemore and participated in the historic Nickojack expedition. At the conclusion of the Indian wars, the frontiersmen turned to cultivating the land and developing a govenment. Stephen Cantrell participated in both activities. On April 23, 1796, he was one of the thirteen men of Sumner County commissioned by John Sevier as a justice of the peace. On March 27, 1796, he ... represented Sumner County in the House of Representatives of the First Tennessee General Assembly. He was elected to the Second and Fourth Tennessee General Assemblies.... He chose to make his home on a 600-acre farm on Madison Creek approximately two miles east of Goodlettsville on Long Hollow Pike... The Cantrell home was a two-story log structure covered with weatherboarding. It was a L-shape design with a central hall and cherry staircase, two rooms downstairs and three rooms upstairs. The dining room and kitchen were located in the back wing; the kitchen is believe to have been a separate building at one time, but it was moved forward to join the main structure. A full-size basement was located under the main section of the house. The front of the house faced Madison Creek Road, a small dirt road', the side faced Long Hollow Pike and the full-length back porch faced the slave cabins. The front and side entrances had identical one-story square porches. The outbildings were constructed of yellow poplar wood. The log slave cabins and smokehouses were built behind the main house. The stately old mansion was razed between 1971 and 1972.
Stephen Cantrell
1827 Will, Sumner Co, TN
Will Original #229
Recorded Book B, page 49
Transcribed by C W Moretti
                     In the name of God, Amen --
I Stephen Cantrell of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following to wit. Item -- I give and bequeath to my Wife Mary Cantrell during her widowhood the use of my household and kitchen furniture except such as I shall specially name with the (undivided) interest of one half of my home plantation with the dwelling house and the necessary buildings to be used at the discretion of my executors namely Stephen Cantrell Junior, William Cantrell, William Edwards son of Nathan Edwards, and Zebulon Cantrell. I also give her the use of eight Negroes to wit Philip and Betsey his wife and Dotsy their daughter, Gemima Jack Tom and Esau <also Molly and her child Franky> also two work horses and a certain black Mare known to be her Riding Creature, one ox cart <and ox waggon> and furniture with farming tools necessary to carry on this plantation, two yoke of oxen, two sows and pigs, one dozen hogs, two beef stears, also an equal proportion with the other legatees which will be particularly mentioned of the property to be disposed of at sale together with the Notes and (2) accounts that will remain to be collected at my decease also the cash on hand likewise the Bank Stock etc. - and the whole to be under the discretion of my executors for her use for the purpose aforementioned. It is also my will that should my wife contrary to my expectations appear to dissipate or make an improper use of the property as bequeathed her that in that case it shall be in the power of my executors aforesaid take the property into their possession and make sale of it issuing to her a reasonable support during her natural life and the money arising from the sale thereof to be equally divided at her decease among the whole of the legatees. -- Item              I give and bequeath to my son Stephen Cantrell and his heirs and assigns forever two certain tracts of land lying in Wilson County on the (Cumberland) River each containing one hundred and twenty acres agreeably to the butts and bounds specified in patents No 4307 and 4308 also one third part of lot No 73 in the town of Nashville in Davidson County also an equal proportion with my other legatees of all my other property directed to be sold at my decease, cash on hand accounts bank stock etc. provided he pays me 2562 mint dollars or in specie, an obligation given me by himself (Partway) etc. together with the balance of said assigned (3) Obligation if unpaid before my decease. Item       I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Willis wife of Caleb Willis her heirs <born of her body> and assigns forever one hundred and fifty acres of land part of a tract patented to William Bowen lying on the north side of the Cumberland River in Sumner County adjoining Jesse Garrett agreeably to the butts and boundaries of a deed of transfer made to me by the heirs of David Carson and adjoining the tract I have heretofore conveyed to the said Sarah Willis on the west and Mosses Rule on the south; I also give her a certain negro boy named John also an equal proportion with my other legatees of all the other property to be sold at my decease, with the cash on hand, accounts, obligations, Bank Stock etc. It is also my will that the whole of the property that is bequeathed the said Sarah Willis be kept in the possession of my said executors and no part thereof be surrendered to her but on application made by her to the aforesaid executors and should any suits of law or equity be hereafter commenced by her husband Caleb Willis relative to this will it shall hence be the duty of my executors to sell the aforesaid property and the proceeds of said sale to be by them kept and surrendered to her only on her personal application and in case of her death to be equally divided between her children when they shall arrive to the (4) lawful age. Item              I give and bequeath to the children of my son Ota Cantrell, their heirs and assigns forever a certain tract of land containing two hundred and seventy four acres lying on the east fork of Stones River on a branch of the east side of the east fork commonly known by the name of Andrews Branch in Rutherford County. Beginning at a buckeye and ash running east one hundred and forty eight poles to an ash, north five hundred ninety six poles to a stake, south two hundred and six poles to the beginning, also an equal proportion with the other legatees of all my other property herein directed to be sold at my decease with the cash on hand, accounts, obligations, Bank stock etc. - the whole to be kept in the hands of my said son Ota during his natural life. Item        I give and bequeath to my son William Cantrell his heirs and assigns forever in addition to what I have heretofore deeded him all that part of Wilkerson's tract of land that lies west and south of Station Camp Creek in Sumner County if not sold before my decease, also one half of a lot in the town of Gallatin in Sumner County known as lot No 9 in the northwest square of said town, also an equal proportion with the other legatees of my other property herein directed to be sold by my executors also the cash on hand, accounts, Obligations, Bank stock etc.-- (5) Item       I give and bequeath to my son Zebulon P Cantrell his heirs and assigns forever an equal division with his brother Darby H Cantrell of fourteen hundred and seventy four acres of land in five different tracts lying on the north side of the Cumberland River opposite the mouth of Obey's River in Jackson County also one third part of lot No 73 in the town of Nashville Davidson County, also an equal proportion with the other legatees of all my other property herein directed to be sold at my decease also cash on hand, accounts, obligations, Bank stock etc. also a cow and calf, a featherbed bedstead and furniture. Item       I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Edwards wife of William Edwards son of Nathan Edwards her heirs and assigns forever in addition to what I have heretofore given her, one half of Lot No 9 in the north west square of the town of Gallatin Sumner County also an equal proportion with the other legatees of all my other property herein directed to be sold at my decease also the cash on hand, accounts, obligations, Bank Stock etc. provided that the said William shall abide by a verbal agreement heretofore made between the said William (6) and myself to wit. That should the said Mary survive him the said William and there should be no issue that he the said William shall surrender the whole of the aforesaid property to him bequeathed to the said Mary by will or otherwise. It is further my will that the said William keep in his possession a certain tract of land on the forks of Station Camp on which he first settled until he is fully satisfied for any costs thereof, for the labor and expenses he was out in improving said place. Item        I give and bequeath to my son Darby H Cantrell his heirs and assigns forever an equal division with his brother Zebulon P Cantrell of fourteen hundred and seventy four acres lying on the north side of the Cumberland River opposite the mouth of Obey's River Jackson County also one third part of lot No 73 in the Town of Nashville Davidson County and an equal proportion of all the other property with the other legatees herein directed to be sold at my decease also cash on hand, accounts, obligations Bank stock etc. also one cow and calf, one featherbed bedstead and furniture. Item       I give and bequeath to my son James Madison Monroe Cantrell his heirs and assigns forever (7) four hundred and eleven acres of land more or less, lying in Rutherford County on Stewarts Creek being the balance of a preemption of a six hundred and forty acre tract granted me by the state of North Carolina being the place whereon my son Ota now lives, also a certain Negro boy named Toney, one cow and calf, one feather bed, bedstead and furniture with an equal proportion to the other legatees of the property herein directed to be sold at my decease, cash on hand, accounts, obligations, Bank Stock etc. Item       I give and bequeath to my son George Clinton Jefferson Cantrell his heirs and assigns forever on half of my home plantation on Madison Creek, Sumner County containing by estimation six hundred acres and that on my decease the said half be rented out for the use of him the said George and at the decease of his mother the other half of said plantation tract of land, also a certain Negro boy named Jerry, one cow and calf and an equal proportion of the other property as my other legatees herein directed to be sold at my decease, accounts, obligations, Bank Stock etc. (8) It shall moreover be the duty of my said executors to keep in their possession the property etc given and bequeathed to my two sons James Madison Cantrell and George Clinton Jefferson Cantrell to keep until the aforesaid James and George shall arrive at lawful age. -- It is moreover my will that all my other property both real and personal not heretofore particularly specified shall at my decease be exposed to public sale by my said executors at the Credit of twelve months, then purchase (growing) bonds with approved security.
                     In testimony whereof I have hereto set my Hand and affixed my seal this fifth day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and twenty three and the forty eighth year of American Independence.
Signed, sealed & acknowledged              Stephen Cantrell
in the presence of these witnesses -
Shadrack Nye
Henry G Grizzard
Elijah Flack
Weston Scruggs
(9)
Codicil --
In addition to this will and testament it is my will that the Balance of the obligation I hold on Stephen Cantrell Junr (payments) etc. <if not paid before my decease> descend to my son in law William Edwards & my son Darby H Cantrell for the term of four years from the time it is collected free from interest, they giving their obligation payable in like money as specified in said obligation.        (Three lines crossed out in the original) In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this 25th of August 1824.
                            Stephen Cantrell
Test
Weston Scruggs
Shadrack Nye
In addition to this will and testament I hereby announce the following from circumstances which have transpired since signing and sealing thereof viz -
              That should my wife Mary Cantrell (attract) matrimony and marry any other person after my decease, she shall then be entitled to one horse and saddle, one feather bed and furniture and (10) surrender up into the hands of my aforesaid executors the whole of the other property bequeathed her by this will, and it shall be the duty of my said executors to take it into their possession and make sale of it in the manner and form of the other property heretofore mentioned and in case she and her husband should separate or disagree, then and in that case it shall be the duty of my said executors to allow the said Mary a reasonable support. It is further my will that a certain piece of land of one hundred & fifty acres part of a tract heretofore bequeathed to my daughter Sarah Willis including the house and improvements whereon Matthew Rice lived the last season be sold by my said executors at a credit of some twenty and five years taking bonds with sufficient security provided they can sell it for $2000 and the money when collected be surrendered to the said Sarah or her heirs born of her body thence on their personal application and should the said Sarah prefer taking the land place whereon William Edwards formerly lived in the forks of Station Camp as a full compensation (11) for the aforesaid tract of one hundred and fifty acres heretofore mention that the said Rice lived on, then and in that case the said Sarah shall surrender up the aforesaid tract of 150 acres to my said executors to be sold and equally divided among all my legatees heretofore named. - In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twentysix.
       Stephen Cantrell \
signed, sealed and acknowledged in presence of these witnesses - the several testaments and (erasures) they also acknowledge
Benjamin Taylor
Samuel Kirkpatrick
Everard Ellis
David L Nye
Shadrack Nye
(12)               Codicil --
In addition to this will and testament from events which have recently taken place I do hereby insert the following viz. As there is a suit at law commenced against me by Mary H Bowen and Samuel A Bowen in the Circuit Court of sumner County also a suit commenced by me against Daniel S willis in the aforesaid courts -- Now in case of my decease before the termination of these said suits it is my will that my executors heretofore named legally and attentively attend to the said suits and in the case of my decease before the suit against the said Daniel S Willis shall be decided, that my executors shall renew the suit and prosecute it with effort until decided by due course of law. As compensation and for any trouble or expense that my said executors may be subjected to in consequence of said suits that they may be amply satisfied from my estate and that any said executor who may or cause to act be compensated to the sum of twentyfive dollars -- In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth day of April 1826.
                                          Stephen Cantrell
Signed and sealed
in the presence of
Shadrack Nye
David L Nye
Sarah F Nye
(13)              (a part seems to be lost)
and do hereby ratify and confirm this will and every part thereof.--
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and seal this eleventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six.
Signed, sealed &        Stephen Cantrell
acknowledged in pres-
ence of
Shadrack Nye
Stancil Wood
Minerva Willis (his granddaughter - CM)
Edmund Smith

State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court February Term 1827.
The within paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Stephen Cantrell decd & Codicils thereunto added was exhibited in open court for probate and was duly proven by the oath of Shadrack Nye & Edmund Smith two of the subscribing witnesses thereto, forwarded to be recorded and thereafter William Cantrell, Zebulon P Cantrell, William Edwards & Stephen Cantrell Jr the Excrs named in said last will and testament came into court and agreed to take upon themselves the duties of execution thereof and together with James Douglass, Allen Reese & Leon Hunt their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of two thousand dollars Conditioned as the law decrees and took the Oath of Executors prescribed by law.                                           A H Douglass Clerk
                                          of said court



       Children of Stephen CANTRELL and Mary BLAKEMORE are:
+ 24 i.   Stepen (jr)3 Cantrell, born 10 March 1783 in Sumner County, Tennessee; died 05 September 1854 in near Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
+ 25 ii.   Sarah (WILLIS) CANTRELL, born 14 February 1785 in Sumner County, Tennessee; died 1868 in Sumner County, Tennessee.
+ 26 iii.   Ota Cantrell, born Abt 1787 in Sumner County, Tennessee; died 1846 in Westport, near Kansas City, Missouri.
27 iv.   Alfred Cantrell, born Abt 1790 (Source: 1790 CENSUS OF THE CUMBERLAND SETTLEMENTS, Richard C. Fulcher, 1987, p 143); died 1826 in drowned in Cumberland River (Source: CANTRILL - CANTRELL GENEALOGY, Susan Cantrill Christie, 1908, pages 140-141).
+ 28 v.   William Cantrell, born 22 January 1792 in Sumner County, Tennessee.
+ 29 vi.   Zebulon Pike Cantrell, born 11 August 1794 in Sumner County, Tennessee; died May 1865 in at home near Nashville, Tennessee.
30 vii.   John Cantrell, born Abt 1796 (Source: IT IS A GOODLY LAND, Henderson & Garret, 1982, pages 86-88); died Bef 1839 in Sumner County, from lockjaw caused by kick of a horse (Source: CANTRILL - CANTRELL GENEALOGY, Susan Cantrill Christie, 1908, pages 140-141).
31 viii.   Mary (Edwards) Cantrell, born 20 February 1798 (Source: SOLDIERS OF THE REVOLUTION BURIED IN TENNESSEE, page 76); died Bef 1839. She married William (Dr) Edwards 31 October 1821 in Sumner County, Tennessee (Source: 35000 TN Marriages: by Hugh Kirkpatrick).
+ 32 ix.   Darby Henley Cantrell, born 25 December 1801 in Sumner County, Tennessee; died 02 May 1893 in Sumner at "old family homestead".
33 x.   James (Dr.) Madison Cantrell, born Abt 1803 (Source: IT IS A GOODLY LAND, Henderson & Garret, 1982, pages 86-88); died 1837 in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Source: Cantrell-Cantrill Genealogy).
+ 34 xi.   George Washington Clinton Cantrell, born 1805 in Sumner County, Tennessee; died 1881 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.


       6. Delilah (Nolen)2 Cantrell (Sarah1) was born Abt 1760 in VA, and died Bef 1830 in Williamson Co. Tennessee. She married William Nolan(en).

       Children of Delilah Cantrell and William Nolan(en) are:
  35 i.   Delilah Cantrell (King)3 Nolen (Source: HISTORY OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, W.W. Clayton, 1880.). She married Thomas Sewall King 17 August 1817 in Nolensville, Williamson County, Tennessee (Source: HISTORY OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, W.W. Clayton, 1880.).
+ 36 ii.   Frances (Johnson) Nolen, died 29 June 1878 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.
+ 37 iii.   Sally (Cantrell) Nolen.


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