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 Mary <I>Cantrell</I> Bethel

Mary Cantrell Bethel

Virginia, USA
Death 1820 (aged 65-66)
Warren County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 102441093 · View Source
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She was the daughter of Isaac & Talitha (Cloud) Cantrell.

Tradition has come down in the Bethel family that Mary's mother was Talitha Cloud, supported by the fact that Mary had a son Cantrell Bethel, a daughter Talitha Bethel, and most importantly, a son named Cloud Bethel. Use of the unusual name Cloud is strong evidence of a relationship to that family. Of Isaac's first eight children, three are known to have had daughters named Talitha. Talitha Cloud was probably born about 1735, married Isaac Cantrell about 1751, and died 1768, after having twelve children.

She married Sampson Bethel, 24 Aug 1773, Guilford County, North Carolina.

They moved their young family to Spartanburg County, South Carolina about 1795. They moved to middle Tennessee in 1801. Their son, Cantrell Bethel, established the Brush Creek Primitive Baptist Church in 1802. Two years later he established the Salem Baptist Church.

The counties were being divided as the population flooded in. This church and graveyard ended up in DeKalb County. The photo (top) was taken by Harriet Berry.

She was the mother of 12 children;
1. Larkin Bethel b-4 Mar 1775
2. Constance Bethel b-22 Oct 1776
3. Isaac Bethel b-2 Oct 1778
4. Cantrell Bethel b-17 Dec 1779
5. Esther Bethel b-26 Feb 1782
6. Green Bethel b-14 Jul 1784 in SC
7. Sampson S. Bethel b-30 Nov 1786
8. Tilmon Bethel b-5 Dec 1788
9. Chester Bethel b-7 Jan 1789
10 Cloud Bethel b-19 May 1793 in SC
11 Tilitha Bethel b-22 Apr 1795
12 Bluford Bethel b-8 Feb 1798

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  • Created by: Lela Parris Koch
  • Added: 21 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102441093
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Cantrell Bethel (4 Dec 1754–1820), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102441093, citing Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Lela Parris Koch (contributor 47311410) .