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 Henry Cansler

Henry Cansler

Birth
Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA
Death 20 Feb 1875 (aged 74)
Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 62654835 · View Source
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Son of Philip Wilhelm Cansler Jr. and Anna Maria "Mary Ann" Cansler.

Husband of Mary Ann Frances "Fanny" Shuford.

From "The Annals of Lincoln County, NC, 1749-1937," p. 207-208:

Henry Cansler was one of the most useful and influential citizens of Lincoln County in his day.

Henry Cansler was a large landowner and a slaveholder, prominent in the public life of the county. He was sheriff of the county, 1826-1829; clerk of the county court from 1837 to 1844; county surveyor and chairman of the county court. He represented Lincoln in the House of Commons for six terms (1831-1836), and a seventh term in 1854, when he made a brilliant canvass against Know Nothingism (a political party of the time). He was also a delegate from Lincoln to the Constitutional Convention of 1835, along with Bartlett Shipp. He possessed a clear and penetrating mind, was able in debate and a speaker of uncommon force and conviction.

I remember seeing him as an old feeble man, riding horseback down the street, seemingly 80 years of age, about 1870, and think he died that year, 65 years ago. His body is buried in the Cansler graveyard not far from the old Cansler home, which is now occupied by W.E. Grigg (in 1937). His tombstone is broken, the inscription illegible, and it seems difficult to secure the date of his birth or death. In his palmy days, he was a mighty man, and his record deserves prominent place in the history of the county. Not many Lincoln people today are familiar with the history of this notable citizen.

Children of Henry and Mary Ann Shuford Cansler are:

Adolphus Philip Cansler (1823-1873)
Alexander Jacob Cansler (1825-1872)
William H. Cansler (1827-1875)
Abel Theodore Cansler (1829-1879)
George Washington Cansler (1831-1896)
John Poindexter Cansler (1834-1887)
Barbara Cansler Fite (1836-1896)
Frances Jane Cansler Durham (1838-1907)
Daniel Cansler (1841-1853)
Thomas J. Cansler (1843-1863)
Adelaide E. Cansler Cobb (1845-1922)



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  • Created by: Frances McDaniel-Montier Gililland
  • Added: 7 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62654835
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Cansler (9 Apr 1800–20 Feb 1875), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62654835, citing Hollybrook Cemetery, Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Frances McDaniel-Montier Gililland (contributor 47165797) .