1840 Census: Erasmus is in Surry Co. NC (age 60-70) with wife and one
> maid daughter.
> 1850 Census: ( I have a copy in my files) Erasmus - age 66, Rebecca - age
> 73, Jane (daughter) age 45, and Charity Ashburn - age 37 (no relation)
> In the house next door is Erasmus Canter - age 37, Matilda - age 37, Sarah -
> age 11, William - age 9, Rebecca - age 7, Lewis - age 5, Augustin - age 3,
> Emily - age 8months. Date was Oct. 15, 1850.
> 1860 Census:
> Erasmus........46....farmer...born in NC
> Sarah 22 (must be a daughter ??) "
> Wm S 19
> Rebecca 18
> Lewis 16
> Robt 12 (Augustin)
> E. V. ?? 10 (Emily)
> Nancy F 7
> Wesley 3
> Thos. Johnson 27 farm laborer
> ALL born in NC.
> 1870 Census: The senior Erasmus was 89 by now and still in Surry Co, his
> wife Rebecca has died. His 65 year old daughter is living with him. Also, another
> female who I can not identify.
> Erasmus Ross Canter is 57, his wife Matilda Key has died, he later re-marries
> and has 2 additional children.
> Note: Erasmus Ross Canter, Jr.'s children notes.....
> 1. Sarah married Frank Evans.
> 2. William Southern Canter married Elizabeth Ashburn,
> in 1880 he lived in Ford Co., IL and later moved to Oklahoma City.
> 3. Rebecca - unknown if she married.
> 4. Lewis A. Canter - married Martha Jane Barr,
> lived in Surry Co until his death age 81.
> 5. Augustin - married Alice Marion,
> in 1880 he lived in Ford Co., IL
> 6. Emily - married Gustin Key.
> 7. Nancy (Nannie) married Charles Spainhour, later lived in Oklahoma.
> 8. Wesley Canter - unknown
> Erasmus Ross Canter, Jr. later marred Mrs. Jerusha O'Neal, a widow, they had
> 2 children.
> 1. Delila Louvenia Canter - married David Jones Denny,
> they had 11 children and lived in Surry Co., NC.
> 2. Joe E. Canter - died at age 3yrs.
> There are more Canter offspring out there from the Erasmus Ross Canter, Jr.
> line, I have never made contact with any of them, hopefully some of this info
> might help.
> The vast majority of this info is from Census Records and marriage records.
> Jim Canter