James Cantrell

  • Birth 1767 Orange County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 1838 Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 102466595

He was the son of Isaac & Talitha (Cloud) Cantrell.

He married Margaret Saunders, about 1788, North Carolina.

He and his brother, Ben, may have been the first of the Cantrell family to settle in the Spartanburg district of South Carolina. He was recorded on every census 1790 through 1830 here.

He prepared his Will in 10 January of 1828 and it was filed for probate 1838. Ordered recorded 29 Jan 1838.

Will Book C, pg 139, box 7, pkg 16
I, James Cantrell of South Carolina, Spartanburg County, do make this my last will and testament, first that my body be decently buried, that all my just debts be paid.

I do bequeath all my real and personal estate to my loving wife, Peggy Cantrell, except one bay mare. I bequeath to Joseph Glen, if he stays out his time. I also bequeath to Elizabeth Glen one cow and calf. also one bed and furniture.
At my wifes death, my estate be equally divided amongst my children except Rebecca Robins, I bequeath her five dollars and the rest of my estate to my children: John Cantrell, Nancy Turner, Sally Ezell, Henry Cantrell, Aaron Cantrell, James Cantrell, Peggy Cantrell, Elizabeth Cooley, Zibeon Cantrell.

I appoint my wife, Peggy Cantrell, and James Ezell my executors.

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  • Created by: Lela Parris Koch
  • Added: 22 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102466595
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Cantrell (1767–1838), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102466595, citing Cantrell Graveyard, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Lela Parris Koch (contributor 47311410) .