Larkin Cantrell

Brief Life History of Larkin

When Larkin Cantrell was born in 1832, in Illinois, United States, his father, Bethel Cantrell, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Layman, was 22. He married Mary E. Fleming on 4 May 1858, in Franklin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1875, at the age of 43.

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Family Time Line

Larkin Cantrell
1832–1875
Mary E. Fleming
1840–1902
Marriage: 4 May 1858
William Cantrell
1862–
Laura Cantrell
1868–
Hettie Cantrell
1870–1940

Sources (10)

  • Larkin Cantrell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Larkin Cantrell Jr., "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Larkin Cantrell in entry for Hettie Winstead, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from Old French canterelle, chanterelle, a diminutive of c(h)anteor ‘singer’. Compare Cantor . It was used as an alternative name for Chantecler the cock in medieval French versions of the folk story of Reynard the Fox (Le Roman de Renard).

English: sometimes a variant of Quintrell .

English: occasionally, perhaps a habitational name from Cantrell in Devon, early recorded as Canterhulle, named from an unexplained first element + Old English hyll ‘hill’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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