Joseph C. Cantrell (c.1695 - c.1753)

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Birthplace: Philadelphia, Bucks, PA, USA
Death: Died in New Castle, DE, USA
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About Joseph C. Cantrell

. Joseph C. CANTRIL (Richard CANTRIL , Richard CANTRIL , Henry CANTRIL , William , Jr. CANTRILL , William , , , , , ) was born 1695 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died about 1738 in New Castle county, Delaware.

From material prepared by Eddy and Glenda Harrel - Reference attributed to "Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham and Stokes with Revolutionary Service", compiled and published by members of James Hunter Chapter, National Society, Daughter of American Revolution of Madison, North Carolina, published 1977:

Joseph spent his early boyhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joseph and Catharina lived in New Castle County, Pennsylvania on or near the site of the present city of Wilmington, Delaware, and were attendants at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church before 1720. Their first three children were baptised at the old historical church, known as Old Swedes, which is one of the oldest and quaintest churches in this country.

Joseph was probably a farmer in these lower counties of Pennsylvania, which later became part of Delaware. A published work of the wills in the county of New Castle fails to reveal a will of Joseph or Catharina. It is possible that Joseph accompanied some of the sons on the move south to North Carolina. In 1752 and 1753, son John was taxed for two white polls in Orange County, North Carolina. One may have been his father. A complete list of the children of John and Catharina has never been found. The nine children listed were compiled from family records and the court and county records of Orange County North Carolina. The sixth child (a female, name unknown) was born about 1722.

Christina Parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. It stretched two Swedish miles in length, and one in breadth. The most remote families of the parish were not more than six and a half English miles distance from the church. The city of Wilmington is build on the Swedish "church land" and the charter for the town was granted on 1735. At the time Joseph Cantril went there, it was known as Christina.

Many of the earliest records of this locality have been lost, or destroyed, and at best are very incomplete. There is evidence, however, from the scattered records in New Castle County today, that descendents of Richard Cantril lived there from before 1720 until 1797, though the majority moved south during this period.

A published work of the wills and probates of New Castle County during the period of Joseph's residence there fails to reveal his will or probate. As he was a man in his 50s when his sons moved south to Carolina, it can be assumed that he made the move with his sons. In the tax list submitted to the Orange County Court, North Carolina for the year 1754, his son John's household listed two taxable white males. As John's sons were under 16 years of age, it can be assumed that one of these was his father, Joseph.

  • ******Virginia Young***********

JOSEPH CANTRELL WAS BORN ABOUT 1695 IN PHILADELPHIA, PA. HE MARRIED CATHERINE HEATH ABOUT 1718. A COMPLETE LIST OF THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AND CATHERINE HAS NEVER BEEN LOCATED. ONE DAUGHTER MAY HAVE BEEN SARAH, WHO WAS THE WIFE OF LAWRENCE BANKSTON. FOR OVER 60 YEARS THE CANTRELL AND BANKSTON FAMILIES MIGRATED AND SETTLED TOGETHER. LAWRENCE BANKSTON STATED IN A COURT CASE IN 1807, THAT HE HAD KNOWN ISAAC CANTRELL FOR OVER 50 YEARS. THE FOLLOWING LIST IS COMPILED FROM THE BAPTISMAL LIST, THE LIST PROVIDED BY THE FAMILY GENEALOGIST IN 1907 AND FROM THE COUNTY RECORDS IN ORANGE COUNTY, NC.:

1. HANNAH CANTRELL-BORN 20 MARCH 1720 IN PA. AND BAPTIZED 25, APRIL 1720 2. DAUGHTER BORN ABT. 1722. 3. JOHN CANTRELL 4. JOSEPH CANTRELL 5. ZEBULON CANTRELL 6. ISAAC CANTRELL 7. JAMES CANTRELL 8. BENJAMIN CANTRELL-BORN ABT. 1733 IN ORANGE CO. 9. STEPHEN CANTRELL-BORN ABT. 1735 IN ORANGE CO. VA.

  • **********Judia Kemper Terry******************

Joseph Cantrill was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania. He died in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He was buried in possibly Orange County, North Carolina. "Joseph Cantrill was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and spent his early boyhood in that city. Married Catharina _______. They were living in New Castle County, Pennsylvania, on or near the site of the present city of Wilmington, Delaware, and were attendants at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church before 1720. It is probable that Catharina was a daughter of one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of this section, but we could not verify this. Their first three children were baptized at the old historic church still used and known as Old Swedes, which is one of the oldest and quaintest churches in this country.

"Christina parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County, and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. It stretched two Swedish miles distant from the church. The city of Willmington is built on the Swedish "church land" and the charter for the town was granted in 1735. At the time Joseph Cantrill went there it was known as Christina.

"Many of the earliest records of this locality have been lost, or destroyed, and at best are very incomplete. There is evidence, however, from the scattered records in New Castle County today, that descendants of Richard Cantrill lived there from before 1720 until 1797, though the majority moved south during this period. Children: Hannah, born March 20, 1720; baptised April 25, 1720, at Old Swedes; John; Joseph; Zebulon; Isaac; a daughter (name unknown." (THE CANTRILL - CANTRELL GENEALOGY, 1908, by Susan Cantrill Christie, page 7.)

"Joseph Cantrill, son of Richard, was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, PA., where he probably spent his boyhood years and moved south to the lower counties of PA. after reaching manhood. He married Catherine Heath about 1718. She was a daughter of John and Hannah Haines Heath. John Heath was a grandson of Thomas Heath who came to America from England in 1635 on the ship, SAFETY, landing in VA. and who later moved north to the lower counties, which later became part of Delaware. Joseph was probably a farmer in New Castle county. We know that they were attending Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church in Wilmington as three of their children were baptized at this oldest and quaintest church in the nation. Christina Parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek and partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle county. The most remote families were not more than six and one half miles from the church. Wilmington was first known as Christina and was built on Swedish "Churchland", and the charter was granted in 1735. Most of the records of the area have been lost, but we do know that descendants of Richard were living in the area from 1720-1787, though the majority had moved south to Virginia and the Carolinas. A published work of the wills and probates in New Castle county, does not contain any record of Joseph or Catherine. It can be assumed that they had made the trip south. In the tax list submitted to the Orange County Court for the year of 1754, son, John was listed as having two taxable white males. As John's sons were under 10 years of age, the possibility exists that this other was for his father. A complete list of the children has never been found, but the following was compiled from the family genealogist and from county court records of Orange County, North Carolina." (Carolyn Sue Mitchell Bouska, 15001 Quail Drive, Balch Springs, Texas 75180-2447; tele: 214-557-5532, 1993 - 1995, as per "The Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy, A record of the descendants of Richard Cantrill, who was a resident of Philadelphia prior to 1689, and of earlier Cantrills in England and America," by Susan Cantrill Christie, later revised and published again by J. R. and Jackie Cantrell, further revised and published in 1973 by Joseph Caten.)

"Joseph Cantrell was born abaout 1695 in Phildelphia, PA.. He spent his early childhood in that city. His parents may have moved to the lower counties of PA. soon after 1700. He married Catherine Heath ca 1718. According to one genealogist, she was a daughter of John and Hannah Heath. So far, research has not been located to substantiate. We do know that her christian name was Catherine from the baptismal records at the Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) church at Wilmnington, Delaware. One researcher has stated that she was a great granddaughter of Thomas Heath who came to America in 1635 on the ship "SAFETY" landing in VA. and later moving north and finally settling near New Castle, PA. (later Delaware). From the Holy Trinity records of 1697 to 1773, which were translated from the Swedish to English in 1890, we find that Joseph and Catherine had three children baptized there in the 1720's. They were Hannah, John and Joseph. Christina Parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County, Pa. and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. It stretched two Swedish miles in length and one in breadth. The most remote families of the parish were not more than six and one half English miles distant from the church. The city of Wilmington is built on the Swedish "churchland" and the charter for the town was granted in 1735. At the time, Joseph lived there it was known as Christina. Most of the earliest records of this locality have been lost or destroyed and at the best are very incomplete. There is evidence, however, from some of the scattered records in New Castle Co., that possible descendants of Richard Cantrill lived in the area from 1720 to 1787, although the majority had moved south during this period. There is a published work of the wills and probates of New Castle Co., during the period of Joseph's residence, but it fails to reveal evidence of Richard or Dorothy's death. From the records of the western part of VA. we know that in 1738, Joseph and his brother, Zebulon were in Orange County, VA.. A Rev. William William, an early Presbyterian minister filed suit for libel against dozens of the settlers in the Valley. The list of defendents encluded Zebulon Cantrel and Joseph Cantrel. We know that son, John was in Orange County, NC. in 1754, when the tax list for that year was submitted by the sheriff, and that the list had two taxable white males. John's oldest son was too young to have been taxed so the other one may have been for Joseph. A complete list of the children of Joseph and Catherine has never been located. One daughter may have been Sarah, who was the wife of Lawrence Bankston. For over 60 years the Cantrell and Bankston families migrated and settled together. Lawrence Bankston stated in a court case in 1807 that he had known Isaac Cantrell for over 50 years. The following list is compiled from the baptismal list, the list provided by the family genealogist in 1907 and from the county records in Orange County, North Carolina." (Carolyn Sue Mitchell Bouska, 15001 Quail Drive, Balch Springs, Texas 75180-2447; tele: 214-557-5532, 1993 - 1995, as per Warren G. Cantrell, 1913 Willowbend, Killeen, Texas 76543.) He was married to Catherina Heath about 1718 in Holy Trinity Ch., New Castle, Dl.

Joseph married Catherine HEATH, daughter of John HEATH and Hannah HANES, on 1718 in New Castle county, Delaware. Catherine was born about 1697 in Haverhill, Essex county, Massachusetts. She died BET. 1734 - 1792 in New Castle county, Delaware.

It is probable that Catherine was the daughter of one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of the section. Her first three children were baptised in the Old Swedes Chruch. At this time the old location was called Christiana. {Warren G. Cantrell STRONGLY DISAGREES that Catherine is a daughter of John & Hannah. There were five Heath families in the Philadelphia area. Why would he marry a girl from MA which was so far away....9/2/1995/DAH}

Joseph and Catherine had the following children:

 16 F i Hannah CANTRIL was born Mar 20 1719/1720 in Wilmington, New Castle county, Pennsylvania. She died in New Castle county, Delaware.

Hannah Cantrell died as an infant. Baptised 4-25-1720 Hannah Cantrell was born on 20 Mar 1720 in Pennsylvania. She was christened on 25 Apr 1720 in Holy Trinity, New Castle Co., Pennsylvania, (now Delaware). !BIRTH: Warren Cantrell; Genealogical History of the Cantrell Clan; sent to Travis Morris, Cleburne, TX; 1660-1793; Copy in poss of Reta Evans, Ft. Worth, TX. Hannah was baptised 25 Apr 1720 in Old Swedes Church

 17 F ii Unknown Daughter Of Joseph CANTRIL was born 1722 in Wilmington, New Castle county, Pennsylvania. She died in New Castle county, Delaware.

This child died as an infant. + 18 M iii John , Sr. CANTRIL + 19 M iv Joseph CANTRELL

 20 M v Zebulon CANTRIL was born about 1728 in Wilmington, New Castle county, Pennsylvania.

Zebulon Cantrell was born about 1728 in New Castle County, Pennsylvania (now Delaware). "Zebulon Cantrell married Mary Montgomery. He died when his children were young and his widow married (2) David Henly, of Virginia, a Baptist minister." (THE CANTRILL - CANTRELL GENEALOGY, 1908, by Susan Cantrill Christie, page 124.)

       Zebulon married Mary MONTGOMERY. 

+ 21 M vi Isaac CANTRIL

 22 F vii Alice CANTRIL was born 1 1730. 
 23 M viii James CANTRIL was born about 1719 in Wilmington, New Castle county, Pennsylvania. 
 24 M ix Benjamin CANTRIL was born 1733 in Wilmington, New Castle county, Pennsylvania. He died before 1823.
  • ****From Virginia Young********

BENJAMIN IS FOUND LISTED IN THE COURT RECORDS OF ORANGE COUNTY, NC. THE COURT OF SEPTEMBER 1759, BENJAMIN CANTRIL PROVED AN ACCOUNT OF ONE POUND, FIFTEEN SHILLINGS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF ANDREW CULBERTSON, DECEASED FOR FUNERAL CHARGES AND ATTENDANCE UPON THE SAME.

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Benjamin Cantrell was born about 1733 in Orange County, Virginia. "Benjamin was born ca 1733 in Orange Co., VA.. We find him listed in the Court Records of Orange County, NC.. The court of September 1759, Benjamin Cantril proved an account of one pound, fifteen shillings against the estate of Andrew Culbertson, deceased, for funeral charges and attendence upon the same. No later record of Benjamin." (Carolyn Sue Mitchell Bouska, 15001 Quail Drive, Balch Springs, Texas 75180-2447; tele: 214-557-5532, 1993 - 1995, as per Warren G. Cantrell, 1913 Willowbend, Killeen, Texas 76543.)

BIRTH: Warren Cantrell; Genealogical History of the Cantrell Clan; sent to Travis Morris, Cleburne, TX; 1660-1793; Copy in poss of Reta Evans, Ft. Worth, TX. NOTE: Benjamin was listed in the court records of Orange Co., NC, Sept. 1759 where he proved an account of one pound, fifteen shillings against the estate of Andrew Culbertson, deceased for funeral charges and attendence upon the same.

 25 M x Stephen CANTRIL was born 1735 in Wilmington, New Castle county, Pennsylvania. He died 1783 in Wilkes county, Georgia.
  • ***From Virginia Young*********

STEPHEN IS FOUND LISTED IN THE COURT OF ORANGE COUNTY, NC IN MAY 1764, WHEN THOMAS HART SUED HIM ON A DEBT. IN THE RECORDS OF WILKES COUNTY, GA. 1777-1787, STEPHEN CANTRELL DIED INTESTATE AND GEORGE LUMPKIN, A CARPENTER, CREDITOR OF SAID DECEASED APPOINTED ADMINISTRATOR 25 OCTOBER 1783. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pattiejo/cantrell/pafg11.htm#18017 -------------------- Name: Joseph Cantrell

Sex: M

Birth: 1695 in Philadelphia, PA

Death: ABT 1753 in Orange County, NC

Note:

Joseph spent his early boyhood in Philadelphia, PA. After he married Catharina Heath, they lived in New Castle Co., DE, on or near the site of the present city of Wilmington, Delaware, and were attendants at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church before 1720. It is probable that Catharina was a daughter of one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of this section, but this could not be verified. Their first three children were baptized at the old historic church still used and known as Old Swedes, which is one of the oldest and quaintest churches in this country.

The city of Wilmington is built on the Swedish 'church land' and the charter for the town was granted in 1735. At the time Joseph Cantrill went there it was known as Christina. There is evidence from scattered records in New Castle County, that descendants of Richard Cantrill lived there from before 1720 until 1797, though the majority moved south during this period. (from The Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy)

Father: Richard Cantrill 2 b: 13 MAY 1660 in Derbyshire County, England

Mother: Dorothy Jane Jones b: 1672 in Wales

Marriage 1 Catharine b: 1697 in PA

Married: 1718 in New Castle County, PA now DE

Children

Hannah Cantrell b: 20 MAR 1719/20 in New Castle County, PA
Mary Cantrell b: 1722 in New Castle, PA
John Cantrell b: 6 OCT 1724 in New Castle, PA now Delaware
Joseph Cantrell b: JUN 1726 in New Castle, PA
Zebulon Cantrell b: 1728 in New Castle County, PA
Alice Cantrell b: ABT 1730 in New Castle, PA
James Cantrell b: 1731 in New Castle County, PA
Benjamin Cantrell b: 1733 in Orange County, VA
Stephen Cantrell b: 1735 in Orange County, VA
Isaac Cantrell b: 1738 in Orange County, VA

-------------------- Joseph Cantrell was born 1696 in Philadelphia; He married Catharina Heath about 1718 at Holy Trinity Church in New Castle Co., PA. Joseph and Catharina lived in New Castle County in or near the site of the present city of Wilmington, Delaware, and were attendants at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church. Their first three children were baptized at this Church, which is one of the oldest Churches in this country. The majority of Richard Cantrills descendants moved south. It is thought that Joseph might have joined some of his sons and moved to North Carolina in either 1752 and 1753.

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Joseph C. Cantrell's Timeline

1695
December 29, 1695
Philadelphia, Bucks, PA, USA
1718
1718
Age 22
New Castle,,Pennsylvania,USA
1720
March 20, 1720
Age 24
Wilmington, New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States
1722
1722
Age 26
Wilmington, New Castle, DE, USA
1722
Age 26
New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States
1724
October 6, 1724
Age 28
New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, USA
1726
December 10, 1726
Age 30
Wilington, New Castle, Pennsylvania
1728
1728
Age 32
Wilington, New Castle, Pennsylvania
1729
1729
Age 33
New Castle, New Castle, Delaware, United States
1730
1730
Age 34
Wilmington, New Castle, Pennsylvania