James Cantey1

Male, #46353, (1746 - 9 Oct 1817)
Birth*1746 James was born at Craven Co., South Carolina, in 1746. He was the son of John Cantey and Mary McGirt.1 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: James Cantey, born 1755 in South Carolina, died 9 Nov 1817 in Georgia, married Martha Whitaker, Captain, South Carolina.)2 
Marriage*1785 He married Martha Whitaker at Fairfield District, South Carolina, in 1785. Children of James and Martha are: John Cantey, Zachariah Cantey, Mary Cantey, Sarah Catherine Cantey, and James Willis Cantey, Sr.1 
Death of Spouse19 May 1806 His wife Martha Whitaker died on 19 May 1806 at Washington, Wilkes Co., Georgia.1 
Death*9 Oct 1817 He died at Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., Georgia, on 9 Oct 1817.1 
Burial*circa 10 Oct 1817 His body was interred circa 10 Oct 1817 at Whitaker Grave Yard, Baldwin Co., Georgia. Location:
From the Baldwin County Courthouse, go east on Hancock St. and follow Highway 24 southeast for 13.9 miles. Locked metal gates on the right side of the highway mark the entrance. The cemetery is 1.3 miles from Hwy 24 - not visible from the gates and not accessible to the public. GPS coordinates: 32 58' 21.1" N 83 04' 31.1" W.3 


Martha Whitaker (circa 1765 - 19 May 1806)
Last Edited30 Apr 2012


  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    "Our Texas Family" (DB: ourtexasfamily) Doris Ross Johnston. <e-mail address>
  2. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  3. Volunteers, compiler, Friends of Cemeteries of Middle Georgia Website, e-mail address, Feb 2005.
    Whitaker Grave Yard, Baldwin County, Georgia
    "James Cantey, died Oct 9, 1817, American Revolution, South Carolina Captain, State Mil."
    (Gravestone photo on website).