Genealogy of Canters of Southwestern VA

John Calvin 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 Family Pages


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Individual:  John Calvin Canter
Parents:  William Harmon Canter and Mary Ann Whitaker
Birth:  April 24, 1881 Washington Co., VA
Death: September 18, 1952 Wed. 9:30a.m. heart attack North Gate of The Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, TN
Buried:  East Hill Cemetery, Bristol, TN/VA

Spouse:  Alice Fielder Rash
Parents:  Thomas Calvin Rash and Martha Ann Catherine Harter
Birth: April 15, 1885 Maxmeadows, VA
Death: July 8, 1948 Bristol, VA
October 12, 1902 Sullivan Co., VA  June 22, 1913 Washington Co., VA


Roscoe William b. July 27, 1903
Laura Belle b. July 2, 1905  Piney Flats, TN d. April 8, 1985 Bristol, TN bd. East Hill Cemetery, Bristol,
                 TN/VA m. 4/27/1922 Jessie Carl Shelley (par. John S. Shelley and Nancy Fleenor) b. 12/31/1903
                 Watauga, TN d. 12/4/1980 Bristol, TN bd. Morning View Cemetery, Bluff City, TN 
                  child:  Trula Mae Shelley b. 5/28/1923 m2. Otis Dishman
Myrtle May b. April 27, 1907
F. D. "Dee"  b. March 31, 1911
Ollie Lee b. March 2, 1913

Lewis Newton b. December 3, 1916
Daisy Florence b. July 2, 1920
J. C. b. November 8, 1923
Franklin Thomas b. November 24, 1924
















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