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Thomas Cantrell (Patterson)

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Spartanburg, SC, USA
Death: September 1844 (69)
Lumpkin, GA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of James Cantrell and Elizabeth Cantrell (Harris)
Husband of Elizabeth Cantrell and Margaret Cantrell
Father of Moses Cantrell and James Cantrell
Brother of James Cantrell and Jesse J Cantrell

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About Thomas Cantrell

irth: 1778 in Northern Part of Guilford now Rockingham County, NC

Death: SEP 1844 in Lumpkin County, Georgia

Census: 1834 Lumpkin County, Now Dawson County, Georia

Census: 1800 Pendleton District, SC

Census: 1810 Spartanburg County, SC

Census: 1820 Captain Reid's District, Hall County, GA

Census: 1840 Captain D. Smith's District, GMD 820 Lumpkin County Now Dawson County, Georgia

Event: Veteran of War of 1812 1812

Burial: Probably Liberty Baptist Church, Dawson County, GA


Thomas Cantrell is shown in the first census of Hall County GA in 1820. He is still present in 1830 in Hall County. In 1834 he is in the first census of Lumpkin County, GA. He is shown in 1840 in Lumpkin County where he died. The area of Lumpkin County where he lived later became Dawson County when the country was established in 1857.

Notes for THOMAS CANTRELL by Warren G. Cantrell and the Cantrell Cousin Project ...............

Thomas was born about 1778 in the northern part of Guilford County, NC. His birthplace became Rockingham County in 1785. He accompanied his parents on the move to the old 96th District, SC. The area they settled in became Pendleton District and later Pendleton County. He married 1st, Margaret McAdams about 1800. She is the daughter of James McAdams. (A note from Sue Bouska: James McAdams is also an ancestor in my McAdams line through his son, Samuel, Margaret's brother. I am my own 6th cousin. My brother, Ray, is a 6th cousin to his wife, Norma Sue, as she is also a descendant of James Cantrell. James and Margaret were recorded in Pendleton District in 1800. Thomas was not located in the 1810 census of SC., but we know that he was in Georgia by 1813, as his youngest son was born in that year in GA. The family genealogist stated that Thomas fought in the War of 1812, but this researcher has not been able to find a record of such service.

His was the first of the family to migrate to GA. as a family unit, in 1820. Thomas was recorded in Capt. Reeds' District, Hall County. Their family consisted of seven children, three sons and four daughters. By 1830, Margaret was deceased and Thomas was livinmg with son, Moses, in Hall County. He married 2nd, Elizabeth Duncan, June 21, 1832, in Hall County, in 1840. He was recorded in the new county of Lumpkin which had been formed from part of Hall County. He lived next farm to son, James and his family in Capt, Smith's District. His wife was probably a widow, as she was born 1780-1790 and their household included a 15-20 year old male and a 5-10 year old female.

Father: James (Dawson) Cantrell b: 18 AUG 1751 in Virginia

Mother: Elizabeth Harris b: 1751 in North Carolina

Marriage 1 Margaret McAdams b: 1774 in Tennessee

Married: ABT 1800 in Probably Pendleton County, SC


James Cantrell b: 23 MAR 1801 in Pendleton District, South Carolina
Moses M. Cantrell b: 1803 in Pendleton District, South Carolina
Nancy Jamima "Mima" Cantrell b: 7 DEC 1805 in South Carolina
Mary Cantrell b: 29 MAR 1807 in South Carolina
Elizabeth Cantrell b: 1812 in SC or Georgia
William Jefferson Cantrell b: 1 SEP 1813 in Jackson now Hall County, Georgia

Marriage 2 Elizabeth b: 21 FEB 1787 in North Carolina

Married: 21 JUN 1832 in Hall County, GA

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Thomas Cantrell's Timeline

June 8, 1775
Spartanburg, SC, USA
March 23, 1801
Age 25
Anderson, SC, USA
Age 27
September 1844
Age 69
Lumpkin, GA, USA