David Bluford Cantrell

1838–1875 (Age 37)
Warren, Tennessee, United States

The Life of David Bluford

When David Bluford Cantrell was born in 1838, in Warren, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Aquilla Cantrell, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Evans, was 38. He married Jane Shirley from 1862 to 1865. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1862. He died in 1875, in Cannon, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

David Bluford Cantrell
Jane Shirley
Marriage: from 1862 to 1865
William B. Cantrell
Lillian ( Lillie) Cantrell
Fannie Cantrell
Emma Cantrell

Spouse and Children

from 1862 to 1865



    Lillian ( Lillie) Cantrell



    Emma Cantrell


Parents and Siblings



World Events (6)


Age 8

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

Age 8

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 24

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Cantrell in Devon, recorded as Canterhulle in 1330 , from an unexplained first element + Old English hyll ‘hill’.2 English: from Old French chanterelle ‘small bell’, ‘treble’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a bellmaker or ringer.3 English: diminutive of Canter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • David B Cantrell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • David Cantral in household of David Evans, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David L Cantrell in entry for William Brownlow Cantrell, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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