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
1838–1875
Jane Shirley
1840–1917
Marriage: from 1862 to 1865
William B. Cantrell
1865–1954
Lillian ( Lillie) Cantrell
1867–
Fannie Cantrell
1868–1953
Emma Cantrell
1869–1935

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
from 1862 to 1865
children

(4)

    Male1865–1954Male

    Lillian ( Lillie) Cantrell

    Female1867–Female

    Female1868–1953Female

    Emma Cantrell

    Female1869–1935Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (6)

1846

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

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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