Genealogy of Erasmus Canter - Maryland to North Carolina

Erasmus Canter Family Page

At this time, Thomas Canter is the oldest link to our family--and we're not really sure about this.  There is still a great deal of mystery concerning just which Canter spawned the Canters of southwestern VA and eastern TN.  But we're working on it diligently. 
If you have comments or additions to make to this genealogy of the Canters, please let me know.

View photos of southwestern Virginia Canters. 
View 1790 Charles Co., MD Census  ~ Canters

Canter Genealogy


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Individual:  Erasmus Canter
1778 Charles Co., MD
1871 Surry Co., NC

Spouse:  Rebecca Horn
abt 1782 Delaware
12/26/1801 Rowan Co., NC


Nancy m. Benjamin Taylor (moved to Utah)
Robert Allen  b. 1811 Rowan Co., NC
Erasmus Ross, Jr. b. 1813 
see census notes  m. Matilda Key  b. 1813
        children:  Sarah b. 1838 NC m. Frank Evans
                      William Southern b. 1841 NC m. Elizabeth Ashburn (moved to Ford Co., IL and later to
                                     Oklahoma City)
                      Rebecca b. 1842 NC
                      Lewis A. b. 1844 NC d. 1925 Surry Co., NC m. Martha Jane Barr
                      Robert Augustin b. 1847 NC
                      Emily V. b. 1850 NC m. Gustin Key
                      Nancy "Nannie" F. b. 1853 NC m. Charles Spainhour (later moved to Oklahoma)
                      Wesley b. 1857 NC m. Jerusha O'Neal
                      Delilah Louvenia m. David Jones Denny (couple had 11 children, lived in Surry Co.)
                      Joe E. (died at 3 years of age)







John William Canter appx1905
John William Canter- (Charles- Thomas- Truman)....Photo taken in Jessamine Co. KY