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Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Genealogy - births/Cantrell/Dillard/Talley/Linn-Lynn
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 08:13:10 EDT
Vera's responsible, she got me started on this.
In a message dated 6/17/2005 8:32:43 PM Central Standard Time,
writes: Cantrell, Elijah Belle b. 25 Jul 1884 Izard County mother
Nancy Jane Dillard+++
I must have missed a bunch of stuff that had been posted previously on some
of the other lists about some of this family.
Now, I don't think that I had ever seen this documentation for this daughter
of Elijah Cantrell, son of George S. Cantrell (as far as I have). I had
always seen her named just Belle Cantrell and also, shown in some documents as
Now, if I am remembering this all correctly this was supposedly the first
marriage for both Nancy Jane Dillard and her husband, Elijah Cantrell, son of
George S. Cantrell. It was early in their marriage, Nancy was pregnant with the
first born, Elijah Cantrell was murdered. The story was always that he had been
playing around with someone else's wife---you all may remember the questions
from the Linn/Lynn family that abruptly removed from Izard to OK and expressed
their thinking about the spelling change of their name. I suspect that was
Elijah's murderer and so do they.
Now, what I don't think I have connected is this, Was the murderer ever
Anyone remember reading anything about this anywhere?
Would anyone have a death record of Elijah Cantrell, son of George S.
Marriage to Nancy Jane Dillard?
If I have remembered correctly, Nancy Jane Dillard later married Isham
Cornelius Talley and moved away. Seems like it was to Texas but I am not sure that
they stayed there. Seems to me that Isham Cornelius Talley died somewhere in
OK. I think that they had a number of other children. Would anyone reading
have contact with this family?
Any of the Dillard researchers have information on Nancy Jane Dillard's
Thanks for any input on this bunch!
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