James Cantrell (1801 - 1883)

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Birthplace: Anderson, SC, USA
Death: Died in Dawson, GA, USA
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About James Cantrell

James Cantrell served fifteen years as Clerk at Liberty Baptist Church in Dawson County, GA.

The following is from "Dawson County Heritage Book" and was researched by Patricia Anne Scott:

James was active in the community. He servied in 1832 as foreman for the first grand jury of Lumpkin County and as Justice of the Peace. He served as state senator in 1855-1856. He attended Liberty Baptist Church and Summer Camp Meeting at Lumpkin Campground.

Value of property in 1850 census was listed as $2000

The birth dates of the children of James Cantrell are from the Cantrell Family Bible.

Father: Thomas Cantrell b: 1778 in Northern Part of Guilford now Rockingham County, NC

Mother: Margaret McAdams b: 1774 in Tennessee

Marriage to first wife Elizabeth Patterson

b: 8 JUN 1808 in Pendleton District, SC

Married: ABT 1824


Nancy McAfee Cantrell b: 5 DEC 1824 in Georgia

Margaret M. Cantrell b: 9 MAR 1827 in Hall County now Dawson County, GA

James C. Cantrell b: 30 MAR 1829 in Georgia

Emily Jamima Cantrell b: 4 OCT 1830 in Hall County, GA

James A.J. Cantrell b: 27 DEC 1832 in Georgia

Thomas J. Cantrell b: 24 JUL 1835 in Lumpkin County, Georgia

Elizabeth Louiza Cantrell b: 17 JAN 1838 in Lumpkin County, Georgia

Moses B. Cantrell b: 25 FEB 1840 in Lumpkin County, GA

William Forsyth Cantrell b: 18 JAN 1843 in Lumpkin County,now Dawson County, Georgia

Samuel McAdams Cantrell b: 8 JAN 1846 in Lumpkin Now Dawson County, GA

John Patterson Cantrell b: 5 DEC 1848 in Lumpkin Now Dawson County, GA

Joseph Wilson Lumpkin Cantrell b: 27 MAR 1851 in Lumpkin Now Dawson County, GA

Marriage to Emmaline Dobbs

b: JUL 1833 in Lumpkin County, GA

Married: 16 MAY 1858 in Hall County, Georgia


Martha Ann Cantrell b: ABT 1861 in Dawson County, GA

George Washington Cantrell b: 5 APR 1863 in Dawson County, Georgia

Sarah Ann Cantrell b: MAY 1866 in Dawson County, GA

Marshall Lafayette Cantrell b: JUN 1869 in Dawson County, Georgia

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James Cantrell's Timeline

March 23, 1801
Anderson, SC, USA
Age 22
May 16, 1858
Age 57
Hall, GA, USA
April 4, 1883
Age 82
Dawson, GA, USA