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Cantrall, Illinois

The First Church of Sangamon County, Illinois
Organized May 15 1820
Stephen England

The Canterbury Family

Pages 221 - 227

Page 221

Asa Canterbury was the first of the family to arrive in Sangamon county, Illinois. He was born March 7, 1788 in Virginia. He was married to Peggy Hornback, who was born February 6, 1791. Both Asa and Margaret (Peggy) are buried in the Canterbury Cemetery in Fancy Creek Township, Sangamon County, Illinois. Asa died October 15, 1856 and Peggy died July 8, 1857. Asa and Peggy had 11 children:
Isaac b. 1810 Bath Co., Kentucky-married Elizabeth Morgan
Maria b. 1812 Bath Co., Kentucky-married William Primm
Carlisle H. b. Dec. 5, 1814 Bath Co., KY-married Emily Morgan
Valentine b. 1816 Bath Co., KY-d. Sangamon co., Ill.-age 17 years
John T. b. Aug. 27, 1820 Fleming Co., KY-married Miranda Brittin
Eliza F. b. Fleming Co., KY-married William Cline, son of John Cline and Lucy England (Scott) Cline. Lucy was a daughter of Stephen England and Anna Harper
Oliver Perry b. July 21, 1824 Fleming Co., KY-married Elizabeth Council, daughter of William and Mary (Graves) Council
Martha A. b. 1827 Sangamon Co., Ill.-married Elijah Brittin
Margaret b. 1829 Sangamon co., Ill.-married Stephen England, son of David and Margaret (Higgins) England. David was the son of Stephen England and Anna Harper
Abraham b. 1831 Sangamon Co., Ill.-died age 12 years
Julia b. 1834 Sangamon Co., Ill.-married Augustus J. Bronson

We believe the above picture may be Asa Canterbury and Peggy (Hornback) Canterbury. Can anyone help us to determine the identity?


Page 222

The picture at top left is Oliver P. Canterbury, son of Asa. Above right is his wife, Elizabeth (Council). Picture at bottom left is Oliver P. as a younger man. They had 8 daughters and 2 sons, namely:
John Henry Canterbury
Etta Canterbury Long
Melissa Canterbury Brittin
Margaret Canterbury Vandagrift
Mary Canterbury Grant
Myrtle Canterbury Hamilton
Maria Canterbury Grant
Nell Canterbury Dixon
Anna Canterbury
William Canterbury
Oliver P. and Elizabeth Canterbury are both buried in the Canterbury Cemetery in Fancy Creek Township Sangamon County, Illinois


4 Generations

The picture above is John T. Canterbury, son of Asa, Asa Canterbury, Mattie Smith and Hazel Smith. John T. was a brother to Oliver P. Canterbury. John T. and both his wives, Miranda M. Brittin and Harriet E. Perkins are buried in the Canterbury Cemetery.

Page 223

A picture of the 8 daughters of Oliver P. Canterbury and Elizabeth (Council) Canterbury. Back row: Etta Long, (organ), Melissa Brittin, Maggie Vandagrift. Front row: Mary Grant (Mrs. Robert), Anna (did not marry), Maria Grant (Mrs. John), Myrtle Hamilton, Nell Dixon.


Upper left: Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Canterbury. Mrs. Canterbury was the former Esther Elizabeth Fisk, daughter of John Moore Fisk and Sarah Ann McReynolds. John Henry Canterbury was the son of Oliver P. Canterbury and Elizabeth Council Canterbury.

Upper right: Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Canterbury on their wedding day.

Lower: Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Canterbury and their 2 sons, Clair Earl and Jean Harold Canterbury.

John Henry Canterbury and Esther Elizabeth Fisk Canterbury are both buried at Indian Point Cemetery, Menard County, Illinois. John Henry b. Apr. 14, 1860 and d. Mar. 20, 1946. Elizabeth b. June 10, 1860 d. May 15, 1932.

Page 225

Upper left: Sarah Ann (McReynolds) Fisk, wife of John Moore Fisk on right.

Sarah Ann was the daughter of Robert McReynolds and Susan (Mayer) McReynolds. John Moore Fisk was the son of Eli and Margaret (Moore) Fisk. Sarah was born July 22, 1824 and died August 13, 1904. John Moore Fisk was born September 17, 1822 and died September 5, 1918. He was blind in his later years. They are both buried in the Canterbury Cemetery in Fancy Creek Township, Sangamon County, Illinois. John Moore Fisk was blind when this picture was taken.

Pages 226, 227, 227a, not included, possible living people)

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