Joseph C. Cantrell

Male 1695 - 0___ 1738  (42 years)


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  • Name Joseph C. Cantrell 
    Born 29 Dec 1695  Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 0___ 1738  Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I3944  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2014 

    Father Richard L. Cantrell, II,   b. 13 May 1666, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1753, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Dorothy Jane Jones,   b. 0___ 1672, Flint, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1755, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 5 Mar 1693  Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F1565  Group Sheet

    Family Catherine Heath,   b. Abt 1697, Haverhill, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1755, New Castle Co.,DE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 0___ 1718  New Castle Co.,DE Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Hannah Cantrell,   b. 20 Mar 1720, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Cantrell, Sr.,   b. 0Oct 1724, New Castle Co., DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Feb 1803, Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     3. Joseph Cantrell,   b. June 1726, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Jan 1804, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     4. Zebulon Cantrell,   b. 1728, Wilmington,DE Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Daughter Cantrell
     6. James Cantrell,   b. 0___ 1719, New Castle Co., DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Benjamin Cantrell,   b. C. 1733, New Castle Co., DE Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Stephen Cantrell,   b. C. 1735, New Castle Co., DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 1777-1783, Wilkes Co.,GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
     9. Isaac Thornton Cantrell,   b. 0___ 1729, New Castle Co., DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1805, Chesnee, Spartanburg Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2014 
    Family ID F1566  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Dec 1695 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 0___ 1718 - New Castle Co.,DE Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0___ 1738 - Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • http://www.dmitchelljones.org/index.html

      JOSEPH2 CANTRELL, (Richard1),

      b abt 1695 Philadelphia, PA m Catharina _____. Joseph is named as a grandson in the will of Jane Jones, written in 1730. He apparently grew up in Philadelphia, and moved when a young man to what is now Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, about 20 miles down the Delaware River from Philadelphia. This area had been settled by the Swedes, including some Finns, in 1638, and they had established there the Holy Trinity Church, known in later years as "Old Swedes Church.". The present structure was built in 1698 and is still in use today. It was Swedish Lutheran until 1791, when the last Swedish pastor departed and jurisdiction was transferred to the Protestant Episcopal Church. Joseph married probably married about 1718, his wife was named Catharina. Susan Christie in 1908 thought that Catharina was probably a descendant of one of the old Swedish families, and I tend to agree with that conclusion. Some researchers have thought that Joseph's wife was Catherine Heath, but I have seen no record or evidence to support that idea.

      Joseph Cantrell and his wife were attending Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church by 1720, and three of their children were baptized there between 1720 and 1726. Joseph and his family probably lived in the Wilmington area of Delaware until the 1730's. They are said to have been in Orange Co., Virginia, in 1738, and possibly lived there until about 1750. At that time the proprietor of the Granville District in North Carolina was opening that area for settlement and offering good land at low prices. Many families traveled down the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia into North Carolina, and Joseph Cantrell and several of his children were apparently among those who made this journey. No will or estate settlement for Joseph Cantrell has been found in Delaware or in North Carolina, but he is thought to have died in North Carolina.

      The 1755 tax list of Orange Co., North Carolina, shows Joseph's son John Cantrell with two taxable white males. Since John's sons were under 12 years old, it seems likely that joseph Cantrell was the other male, and that he was living with his son John at that time. Joseph probably died in the 1760's, but no record has been found of his death. Joseph and Catharina are thought to have had ten or more children. [7]
    • Cited from: http://www.geni.com/people/Joseph-C-Cantrell/6000000005322838007?through=6000000001212681716

      From material prepared by Eddy and Glenda Harrel - Reference attributed to "Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham and Stokes with Revolutionary Service", compiled and published by members of James Hunter Chapter, National Society, Daughter of American Revolution of Madison, North Carolina, published 1977:

      Joseph spent his early boyhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joseph and Catharina lived in New Castle County, Pennsylvania on or near the site of the present city of Wilmington, Delaware, and were attendants at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church before 1720. Their first three children were baptised at the old historical church, known as Old Swedes, which is one of the oldest and quaintest churches in this country.

      Joseph was probably a farmer in these lower counties of Pennsylvania, which later became part of Delaware. A published work of the wills in the county of New Castle fails to reveal a will of Joseph or Catharina. It is possible that Joseph accompanied some of the sons on the move south to North Carolina. In 1752 and 1753, son John was taxed for two white polls in Orange County, North Carolina. One may have been his father. A complete list of the children of John and Catharina has never been found. The nine children listed were compiled from family records and the court and county records of Orange County North Carolina. The sixth child (a female, name unknown) was born about 1722.

      Christina Parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. It stretched two Swedish miles in length, and one in breadth. The most remote families of the parish were not more than six and a half English miles distance from the church. The city of Wilmington is built on the Swedish "church land" and the charter for the town was granted on 1735. At the time Joseph Cantril went there, it was known as Christina.

      Many of the earliest records of this locality have been lost, or destroyed, and at best are very incomplete. There is evidence, however, from the scattered records in New Castle County today, that descendents of Richard Cantril lived there from before 1720 until 1797, though the majority moved south during this period.

      A published work of the wills and probates of New Castle County during the period of Joseph's residence there fails to reveal his will or probate. As he was a man in his 50s when his sons moved south to Carolina, it can be assumed that he made the move with his sons. In the tax list submitted to the Orange County Court, North Carolina for the year 1754, his son John's household listed two taxable white males. As John's sons were under 16 years of age, it can be assumed that one of these was his father, Joseph.

      ******Virginia Young***********
      JOSEPH CANTRELL WAS BORN ABOUT 1695 IN PHILADELPHIA, PA. HE MARRIED CATHERINE HEATH ABOUT 1718. A COMPLETE LIST OF THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AND CATHERINE HAS NEVER BEEN LOCATED. ONE DAUGHTER MAY HAVE BEEN SARAH, WHO WAS THE WIFE OF LAWRENCE BANKSTON. FOR OVER 60 YEARS THE CANTRELL AND BANKSTON FAMILIES MIGRATED AND SETTLED TOGETHER. LAWRENCE BANKSTON STATED IN A COURT CASE IN 1807, THAT HE HAD KNOWN ISAAC CANTRELL FOR OVER 50 YEARS. THE FOLLOWING LIST IS COMPILED FROM THE BAPTISMAL LIST, THE LIST PROVIDED BY THE FAMILY GENEALOGIST IN 1907 AND FROM THE COUNTY RECORDS IN ORANGE COUNTY, NC.:

      1. HANNAH CANTRELL-BORN 20 MARCH 1720 IN PA. AND BAPTIZED 25, APRIL 1720 2. DAUGHTER BORN ABT. 1722. 3. JOHN CANTRELL 4. JOSEPH CANTRELL 5. ZEBULON CANTRELL 6. ISAAC CANTRELL 7. JAMES CANTRELL 8. BENJAMIN CANTRELL-BORN ABT. 1733 IN ORANGE CO. 9. STEPHEN CANTRELL-BORN ABT. 1735 IN ORANGE CO. VA.

      **********Judia Kemper Terry******************
      Joseph Cantrill was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania. He died in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He was buried in possibly Orange County, North Carolina. "Joseph Cantrill was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and spent his early boyhood in that city. Married Catharina _______. They were living in New Castle County, Pennsylvania, on or near the site of the present city of Wilmington, Delaware, and were attendants at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church before 1720. It is probable that Catharina was a daughter of one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of this section, but we could not verify this. Their first three children were baptized at the old historic church still used and known as Old Swedes, which is one of the oldest and quaintest churches in this country.

      "Christina parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County, and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. It stretched two Swedish miles distant from the church. The city of Willmington is built on the Swedish "church land" and the charter for the town was granted in 1735. At the time Joseph Cantrill went there it was known as Christina.

      "Many of the earliest records of this locality have been lost, or destroyed, and at best are very incomplete. There is evidence, however, from the scattered records in New Castle County today, that descendants of Richard Cantrill lived there from before 1720 until 1797, though the majority moved south during this period. Children: Hannah, born March 20, 1720; baptised April 25, 1720, at Old Swedes; John; Joseph; Zebulon; Isaac; a daughter (name unknown." (THE CANTRILL - CANTRELL GENEALOGY, 1908, by Susan Cantrill Christie, page 7.)

      "Joseph Cantrill, son of Richard, was born about 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 Catherine Heath about 1718. She was a daughter of John 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 VA. and who later moved north to the lower counties, which later became part of Delaware. Joseph was probably a farmer in New Castle county. 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 1720-1787, though the majority had moved south to Virginia and the Carolinas. 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 had made the trip south. In the tax list submitted to the Orange County Court for the year of 1754, son, John was listed as having two taxable white males. As John's sons were under 10 years of age, the possibility exists that this other was for his father. A complete list of the children has never been found, but the following was compiled from the family genealogist and from county court records of Orange County, North Carolina." (Carolyn Sue Mitchell Bouska, 15001 Quail Drive, Balch Springs, Texas 75180-2447; tele: 214-557-5532, 1993 - 1995, as per "The Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy, A record of the descendants of Richard Cantrill, who was a resident of Philadelphia prior to 1689, and of earlier Cantrills in England and America," by Susan Cantrill Christie, later revised and published again by J. R. and Jackie Cantrell, further revised and published in 1973 by Joseph Caten.)

      "Joseph Cantrell was born abaout 1695 in Phildelphia, PA.. He spent his early childhood in that city. His parents may have moved to the lower counties of PA. soon after 1700. He married Catherine Heath ca 1718. According to one genealogist, she was a daughter of John and Hannah Heath. So far, research has not been located to substantiate. We do know that her christian name was Catherine from the baptismal records at the Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) church at Wilmnington, Delaware. One researcher has stated that she was a great granddaughter of Thomas Heath who came to America in 1635 on the ship "SAFETY" landing in VA. and later moving north and finally settling near New Castle, PA. (later Delaware). From the Holy Trinity records of 1697 to 1773, which were translated from the Swedish to English in 1890, we find that Joseph and Catherine had three children baptized there in the 1720's. They were Hannah, John and Joseph. Christina Parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County, Pa. and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. It stretched two Swedish miles in length and one in breadth. The most remote families of the parish were not more than six and one half English miles distant from the church. The city of Wilmington is built on the Swedish "churchland" and the charter for the town was granted in 1735. At the time, Joseph lived there it was known as Christina. Most of the earliest records of this locality have been lost or destroyed and at the best are very incomplete. There is evidence, however, from some of the scattered records in New Castle Co., that possible descendants of Richard Cantrill lived in the area from 1720 to 1787, although the majority had moved south during this period. There is a published work of the wills and probates of New Castle Co., during the period of Joseph's residence, but it fails to reveal evidence of Richard or Dorothy's death. From the records of the western part of VA. we know that in 1738, Joseph and his brother, Zebulon were in Orange County, VA.. A Rev. William William, an early Presbyterian minister filed suit for libel against dozens of the settlers in the Valley. The list of defendents encluded Zebulon Cantrel and Joseph Cantrel. We know that son, John was in Orange County, NC. in 1754, when the tax list for that year was submitted by the sheriff, and that the list had two taxable white males. John's oldest son was too young to have been taxed so the other one may have been for Joseph. A complete list of the children of Joseph and Catherine has never been located. One daughter may have been Sarah, who was the wife of Lawrence Bankston. For over 60 years the Cantrell and Bankston families migrated and settled together. Lawrence Bankston stated in a court case in 1807 that he had known Isaac Cantrell for over 50 years. The following list is compiled from the baptismal list, the list provided by the family genealogist in 1907 and from the county records in Orange County, North Carolina." (Carolyn Sue Mitchell Bouska, 15001 Quail Drive, Balch Springs, Texas 75180-2447; tele: 214-557-5532, 1993 - 1995, as per Warren G. Cantrell, 1913 Willowbend, Killeen, Texas 76543.) He was married to Catherina Heath about 1718 in Holy Trinity Ch., New Castle, Dl.

      Joseph married Catherine HEATH, daughter of John HEATH and Hannah HANES, on 1718 in New Castle county, Delaware. Catherine was born about 1697 in Haverhill, Essex county, Massachusetts. She died BET. 1734 - 1792 in New Castle county, Delaware.

      It is probable that Catherine was the daughter of one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of the section. Her first three children were baptised in the Old Swedes Chruch. At this time the old location was called Christiana. {Warren G. Cantrell STRONGLY DISAGREES that Catherine is a daughter of John & Hannah. There were five Heath families in the Philadelphia area. Why would he marry a girl from MA which was so far away....9/2/1995/DAH} [8]

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