Because of the development around the lake the exact location of this old family cemetery may never be known. My grandmother made note; "the Cantrell cemetery was about two miles above the Mountain View Baptist Church."
Once dubbed Williams cemetery but the only a few Williams were buried there. One was Jemima (Parris) Cantrell Williams and husband and a child. Jemima was the daughter of John S. & Margaret (Cantrell) Parris and the granddaughter of Peter Cantrell. Most all of the graves were marked with fieldstones.
"The land was sold to a housing development in 1993/1994. Joe Hill Cantrell Jr. and his sister Sarah signed the papers to have the graves moved to Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery Boiling Springs SC but only one was moved. Nancy Cantrell Williams was the only grave moved. The development said there was only "Rocks". Some rocks had Initials carved on them with the year. My Great Uncle RL Cantrell died in 1994 because he tried to stop the housing development from destroying the graves and was unsuccessful. Spartanburg County said it was nothing anyone could do because it was not a "registered" graveyard in the county."
Info from Kristie Cantrell
- Added: 9 Mar 2017
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2636893
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