Reuben Cantrell

15 September 1826–2 February 1907 (Age 80)
Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Cantrell was born on 15 September 1826, in Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States, his father, Reuben Rayburn Cantrell Sr, was 26 and his mother, Ellen Emaline Nellie White, was 24. He married Susan Marina Jane Bunch in 1847, in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1860 and Polk Township, Dade, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 2 February 1907, in Everton, Dade, Missouri, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Everton, Dade, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Cantrell
Susan Marina Jane Bunch
Marriage: 1847
James Thompson Cantrell
Lemuel L. Cantrell
Sarah Ann Jane Cantrell
Nancy H. Cantrell
Bloomfield Logan Cantrell
John E Cantrell
Francis Marion Cantrell
Mary M. Cantrell
Dora Cantrell
Levi Steven Cantrell
Sheenin V. Cantrell

Spouse and Children

Hamilton, Tennessee, United States



    Lemuel L. Cantrell


    Sarah Ann Jane Cantrell


    Nancy H. Cantrell


    Bloomfield Logan Cantrell


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

Age 3

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 3

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

Age 34

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

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)

  • Reuben Cantrell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rubin Cantrell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Reuben Cantreell, "United States Census, 1880"

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