My Genealogy Hound

Below is a family biography included in The History of Webster County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

* * * *

Felix G. Cantrell is a brother of Alexander M. Cantrell, whose sketch appears above, and was born in McMinn County, Tenn., on the 6th of January, 1841, and came to Webster County, Mo., with his mother in 1855. Here he resided until the fall of 1861, when he went to Illinois, and was engaged in farming in Madison County until the fall of 1866, when he returned to Missouri and purchased the old home place, which consists of 440 acres all in one body, nearly one-half of which is bottom land, with 140 acres under cultivation. He has a substantial frame residence, commodious barns and other out-buildings, and his orchard supplies him with sufficient fruit for home use. He was married in Webster County, Mo., on the 9th of December, 1866, to Malinda Jane Pitchford, who was born in Kentucky and reared in Webster County, and by her is the father of the following children: Joseph Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, William Gabriel, David Sheridan and Martha Arabelle. The mother of these children died April 11, 1885, and Mr. Cantrell’s marriage to Mrs. Trephena Gilleland took place in Wright County. She is a daughter of Robert Pool, of Wright County, and was the mother of two children by her first marriage, Parthena and Robert Gilleland. By this last marriage there is one child, Abraham Cantrell. Mr. Cantrell is a member of the Baptist Church.

* * * *

This family biography is one of 110 biographies included in The History of Webster County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Webster County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

To view additional Webster County, Missouri family biographies, click here

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.