Brasalia Cantrell

Female1 January 1802–after 1870

Brief Life History of Brasalia

When Brasalia Cantrell was born on 1 January 1802, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, her father, Thomas J Cantrell, was 40 and her mother, Elizabeth A Norris, was 36. She married Thomas Leroy Caskey in 1819, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died after 1870, in United States, at the age of 8197, and was buried in Arcadia Cemetery, Arcadia, Bienville, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Leroy Caskey
Brasalia Cantrell
Marriage: 1819
Hugh Crawford Caskey
Sarah Mahala Caskey
Gabriel Alonzo Caskey
Robert Warren Caskey
John Clark Caskey
Mary Ann Caskey
Esther Ann Caskey
Rachel Ann Caskey

Sources (5)

  • Brailea Casasky in household of Robt Casasky, "United States Census, 1870"
  • B Caskey in household of T Caskey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Brasalia Cantrell - Published information: birth: 1 January 1802; ,Monaco

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1819Tennessee, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (7)


    Age 1

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1807 · Louisiana is Divided into 19 Parishes

    Age 5

    Louisiana was divided into 19 parishes (rather than counties or boroughs) on March 31, 1807. Currently, there are 64 parishes in Louisiana.

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 19

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    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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