William Riley Cantrell

William Riley Cantrell (1809 - 1884)

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William Riley Cantrell
Born in Spartanburg County, South Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Warren County, Tennesseemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Keltonburg, De Kalb County, Tennesseemap
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William R. Cantrell, son of John Cantrell and Mary Adkins, was born in 1809 in South Carolina. He passed away in 1884 in DeKalb County, Tennessee and is buried in Old Bildad Baptist Church Cemetery, DeKalb County.


Husband: William R. Cantrell
Wife: Constant M. Magness
Date: 31 May 1830
Place: Warren County, Tennessee[citation needed]


Census: 1850 Federal
Date: 1 Jun 1850
Place: DeKalb County, Tennessee[1]
  • Cantrell, William R 39 M Farmer RE $450 b SC
  • Constant 34 F b TN
  • Perry G 17 M Farmer b TN
  • Eliab 16 M Farmer b TN
  • John J 14 M b TN
  • Mary A 11 F b TN
  • Susan 9 F b TN
  • Bethel 7 M b TN
  • Daniel 6 M b TN
  • Martha 4 F b TN
  • Samantha 2 F b TN
  • Leroy 8/12 M b TN
Census: 1860 Federal
Date: 1 Jun 1860
Place: DeKalb County, Tennessee[2]
  • Cantrell, William R 51 M Farmer b SC RE $2500 PP $1500
  • Constance 44 F b TN
  • Bethal M 18 F b TN
  • Daniel W 16 M b TN
  • Martha 14 F b TN
  • Samantha 12 F b TN
  • Jackson 10 M b TN
  • Madison H 8 M b TN
  • Richard 6 M b TN
  • Charlotte B 4 F b TN
Census: 1870 Federal
Date: 1 Jun 1870
Place: DeKalb County, Tennessee[3]
Census: 1880 Federal
Date: 1 Jun 1880
Place: DeKalb County, Tennessee[4]


  1. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCDZ-PND : 9 November 2014), William R Cantrel, De Kalb county, part of, De Kalb, Tennessee, United States; citing family 1160, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). District 6, DeKalb, Tennessee; Roll: M432_876; Page: 82B; Image: 296. Household #1160
  2. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8TH-ZCH : 30 December 2015), William R Cantrell, 1860. District 6, De Kalb, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1247; Page: 120; Image: 245; Family History Library Film: 805247. Household #564
  3. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD85-QKT : 17 October 2014), William R Cantrell, Tennessee, United States; citing p. 15, family 99, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,023.
  4. Source: #S81 District 6, DeKalb, Tennessee; Roll: 1252; Family History Film: 1255252; Page: 158A; Enumeration District: 029. Household #2 Cantrell, William R W M 70 Head Md Farmer b SC Constant W F 64 Wife Md b TN Potter, Susan W F 40 Dau Wd b TN Leander K W M 18 GrSon S b TN Cantrell, Bethel W M 20 GrSon S b TN America W F 14 GrDau S b TN Delia W F 12 GrDau S b TN
  • Source: S91 Census/Tax Abbreviation: Federal Census 1850 Author: United States Bureau of the Census Publication: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records. Effective date 1 Jun 1850.
  • Source: S81 Abbreviation: Federal Census 1880 Title: Federal Census 1880 Publication: Effective date 1 Jun 1880. Repository: #R11
  • Repository: R11 Name: Ancestry. com Operations, Inc. City: Provo State: UT URL: www.ancestry.com

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On 18 Oct 2016 at 06:12 GMT Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen wrote:

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