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Cantey or Canty of SC

Lorraine Anderson (View posts)
Posted: 1066363379000
Classification: Query
Looking for information on Jasper Newton Canty or Cantey...born 1851 possibly Georgia, died 1915 South Carolina. Married twice (#1) Susan Selena Shuman of Hampton, SC area (#2) Caroline Elizabeth Jones Lysaght of Fountain Inn, Greenville, SC area. Had several children with both. This has been my brick wall for several years, still don't have his parent's names,,,,,any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Re: Cantey or Canty of SC

Posted: 1088889849000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cantey, Canary, Burnett, Burnet
Hello Lorraine,

While researching my branch of the Cantey line descended from Teague Cantey, I came across your posting. Sorry to say I don't have any information about your branch, but did notice the name Jasper Newton Cantey in another posting. Mr. Carlton Hunter wrote:

"My Canty or Cantey family is in SC. I don't know where they orginated from. Jasper Newton Canty was my great great grandfather born in 1851. Does that sound familiar?"

His posting is listed as something similar to RE: Cantey frm SC

Good luck and happy hunting!


Justin Fast

Re: Cantey or Canty of SC

Posted: 1298778992000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cantey/Canty/Cannon
Hi, Lorraine!

In 1998, you wrote:

Date: 11/16/1998
Name: Lorraine Anderson

Desperately searching for a Ben or Tom CANTEY who was living in North Dakota maybe 1920....Could be earlier or later.
Need information or descendents from these lines to complete family genealogy on my end. Please respond. Thank you.

I believe the Ben you're referring to is my great-grandfather. His daughter Myra Belle Cantey Cannon is my grandmother. Please contact me--I'm having a hard time researching him, too!

Benjamin Franklin Cantey had a brother named Tom, possibly another named Willie. Or maybe that's his father's name. (My grandmother had a photo of the 3 of them, and there was some confusion as to the names. I have that picture posted here.)

Interesting that you say Jasper's first wife was a Shuman. On Benjamin's death certificate, it says his mother's maiden name is "Sherman."


Re: Cantey or Canty of SC

Posted: 1298784147000
Classification: Query
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Re: Cantey or Canty of SC

Posted: 1300213550000
Classification: Query
My great grandmother was the youngest sister of Selena Shuman Canty. Since Selina was already deceased at the time of her father's death (JJB Shuman) his Will Jasper Newton Canty and his children Thomas H. Canty, AJ Canty and Benjaman F. Canty are named in their grandfather's Will.

I visited Lebanon Cemetery in Scotia, SC and Selena has a stone which states that she was the wife of J. N. Cantey, mother of 3 and the stone was erected by her sons T. H. Cantey and B. F. Cantey. She was born April 14, 1853 and died March 17, 1879.


Re: Cantey or Canty of SC

Posted: 1300213820000
Classification: Query
Oh, awesome info! Did you see the picture I have of Selina? From what I can tell, it's the only one known to exist.

Do you have a copy of JJB Shuman's will? How did you find that?

I'd love to see if you have any other information.

Benjamin is my great-grandfather. His youngest daughter Myra (my grandmother) never knew him.

I'll have to check if I can see your tree, and connect with you!

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