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Old Swedes Church (Holy Trinity) in Delaware
These notes are compiled and edited from notes by Mamie Marie Cantrell
and Charles Thomas Cantrell. They probably are based on Susan Cantril
Christie’s genealogy, 1907.
Joseph was born in Philadelphia PA about 1695. He grew up there, and
married Catharina about 1718. Some researchers say Catharina was the
daughter of John and Hannah Haines Heath of Massachusetts. CTC however,
has been unable to find proof of this relationship. Various compendiums
of New England, including one containing names of family members of John
and Hannah Heath, have been researched thoroughly and Catharina is not
listed as their child. John was the grandson of Thomas Heath who came to
the Colonies aboard the ship “Safety” in 1635. He settled in or near
Philadelphia. Though we cannot be sure that Catharina’s surname was
Heath, we know her given name from the Baptisimal records of her children
at the Old Trinity (Old Swede’s) Church in Christina Parish.
In the records of Christina Parish, 1697 to 1773, there is an account of
the baptism, in the 1720’s, of Catharina’s and Josephs’ children. It is a
translation from Swedish to English. Christina Parish was situated on
both sides of Christina Creek and Crandywine Creek in New Castle Co. PA.
Even the most distant member of the Old Swedes Church lived less than 6
1/2 miles from the church. In 1735 a charter was granted for the city of
Wilmington on the site of the original Old Swedes Church. Wilmington is
now in Delaware.
Fragmentary records found in New Castle Co. indicate that some of
Richard’s descendants lived in the area as late as 1787. But research
shows that most moved south to Virginia. We know that Joseph and his
brother Zebulon had migrated to Virginia by 1738. They, along with
others, were named in a libel lawsuit that was brought by a Presbyterian
minister. One of Joseph’s sons, John, was named on a tax list for
Orange Co. NC in 1754. Two taxable males were listed in John’s
household, but at that time John did not have a son old enough to be
taxed. The tentative conclusion is that the other male was John’s
father, Joseph, then about 60 years old.
A complete list of Joseph’s and Catharina’s children has not been found.
It is believed that they may have had a daughter named Sarah who married
Lawrence Bankston. The children’s names shown here are from a family
genealogist and from court records of Orange Co. NC.
Father: Richard Cantrill b: MAY 1666 in Bakewell, Derbyshire, England (possibly Virginia)
Mother: Dorothy Jones b: ABT. 1672 in Flint, Wales, England
Marriage 1 Catharina (Catherine) Heath b: ABT. 1697 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
Married: ABT. 1718 in New Castle County, Pennsylvania (now Delaware)
Joseph Cantrell b: JUN 1726 in Cristina, New Castle County, Penn. (now Delaware)
Hannah Cantrell b: 20 MAR 1719/20 in New Castle County, Penn. (now Delaware)
Daughter Cantrell b: ABT. 1722
John Cantrell b: 6 OCT 1724 in New Castle County, Penn. (now Delaware)
Zebulon Cantrell b: 1728 in New Castle County, Penn. (now Delaware)
Isaac Cantrell b: ABT. 1729 in New Castle County, Penn. (now Delaware)
James Cantrell b: 1731 in New Castle County, Penn. (now Delaware)
Benjamin Cantrell b: ABT. 1733 in Orange County, North Carolina
Stephen Cantrell b: ABT. 1735
Change Date: 8 SEP 2002 at 22:03:24
Father: Richard CANTRILL b: MAY 1666 in Bakewell,Derbyshire,England (possibly Virginia)
Mother: Dorothy JONES b: Abt 1672 in Flint,Wales,England
Joseph Cantrill was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – son of Richard and Dorothy – and spent his early boyhood in that city. Married Catharina Heath. 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.)
Their children were: 2-1 Mary, d. May 1-6, 1695 2-2 Joseph, b. about 1695 2-3 Zebulon 2-4 DorothyJoseph Cantrill was born about 1695 in Philadelphia and spent hisearly boyhood in that city. He married Miss Catherine –. They wereliving in New Castle, Pa., or near the site of the present city ofWilmington, Del. and were attendents at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes)Church before 1720. Is is probable that Catherine was a daughterof one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of this section, but thiscould not be verified. Their first three children were baptized atthe old historic church.Joseph and Catherine’s children were: 3-1 Hannah, b. March 20, 1720, baptized April 25 at Old Swedes 3-2 John, b. Oct. 1724 3-3 Joseph 3-4 Zebulon 3-5 Isaac 3-6 a daughter
John Cantrell was born in New Castle, Pa. (now Del.) Oct. 1724 andbaptized in Old Swedes Church, March 25, 1726. He was married twice.His first wife was a Miss Brittian, by whom he had seventeen sons; his second wife was Jane –, by whom he had four sons and two daughters.It is understood that there were several sets of twins in thisfamily. He died in 1803 and his sons, Abraham, Stephen, and Mosesadministered his estate.There are many traditions in the family regarding John Cantrell andhis family and their moving to the Carolinas, but the exact date ofhis leaving New Castle is not known. It is known that he was livingin what is now Rockingham County, NC, before the Revolutionary Warand soon thereafter moved to the old 96 District, now SpartanburgCounty, SC where he owned over 800 acres of land on Buck Creek, waters of Pacolet River.John Cantrell and his family were devoted members and active workersin the Buck Creek Baptist Church. Some of John’s children were: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Stephen, John, Charles, Joshua, Aaron, Simon, Peter, Thomas, (4-13) Reuben, Edward, Benjamin, Brittian, James, William, Moses, Daniel and Gabriel.
Reuben Cantrell was born in Rockingham County, NC about 1762. Hemarried Miss — and in 1790 had three sons under 16 years of ageand a daughter.This family probably moved to Rutherford, now Buncombe County, NCabout 1800.The children were: 5-1 Samuel, b. 1785 – 1790 5-2 Reuben 5-3 Jacob 5-4 a daughterSamuel Cantrell was born about 1785 in Rockingham County and wentto Rutherford, later Buncombe and now Henderson County when he wasyoung. He married Mary Giles of Buncombe County about 1816. Samuel Cantrell, b. about 1785, d. July 1873 Mary Giles, b. March 31, 1798, d. Nov. 9, 1861 6-1 Perry, d. 1875, m. Synthia Huggins 6-2 John, m. Julia Hamilton 6-3 Levi, d. April 24, 1873, m. Sussie Blythe 6-4 Louise, died young 6-5 Matt, m. Sallie Kilpatrick 6-6 Mary, b. Feb. 1817, m. John Merrill 6-7 Jennie, m. Sam Evans 6-8 Sallie, m. Josiah Huggins 6-9 Hannah, m. J.E. Sentell 6-10 Annie, m. J.B. Sentell 6-11 Elizabeth, b. March 2, 1825, m. Nimrod Shepherd 6-12 Raney, m. — OrrFor a detailed report on the early Cantrell family see:The Cantrell Family by Susan Cantrill ChristieSource: This family biography found at NC Archives and History in the Vertical files on the Mezzanine. – cantrell family of north carolina by William Ernest Merrill
Henderson County, NC
Birth: ABT 1695 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Death: in New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
Burial: possibly Orange County, North Carolina
Father: Richard Cantrill b: BET 1660 AND 1675 in Derbyshire, England
Mother: Dorothy Jones b: ABT 1672 in Wales
Marriage 1 Catherina Heath b: ABT 1697
Married: ABT 1718 in Holy Trinity Church, New Castle County, Delaware
Hannah Cantrell b: 20 MAR 1720 in Pennsylvania c: 25 APR 1720 in Holy Trinity Church, New Castle County, Pennsylvania (now Delaware)
daughter Cantrell b: ABT 1722
John Cantrell b: OCT 1724 in New Castle County, Pennsylvania (now Delaware) c: 25 MAR 1726 in Holy Trinity Church, New Castle County, Pennsylvania (now Delaware)
Joseph Cantrill b: BEF 10 JAN 1726 in Christina, New Castle Co., Pennsylvania, (now Delaware) c: 10 JAN 1726 in Old Swedes Church, (Holy Trinity), Wilmington, Delaware
Zebulon Cantrell b: ABT 1728 in New Castle County, Pennsylvania (now Delaware)
Isaac Cantrell b: ABT 1729 in New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
James Cantrell b: ABT 1731
Benjamin Cantrell b: ABT 1733 in Orange County, Virginia
Stephen Cantrell b: ABT 1735 in Orange County, Virginia
From the records of the western part of Virginia, we know
that in 1738 Joseph and his brother Zebulon were in Orange County, VA. A Rev.
William Williams, an early Presbyterian minister, filed suit for libel against
dozens of the settlers in the valley. The list of defendants included 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 Joseph.