The CANTELL surname is in my maternal line. The origins of the surname are unknown, and I have very little information on the family.
Stories and history:
Ahnentafel # 221 : Martha Cantell (bef1775-aft1820). Mary was born before 1775. She was married after 1800 to James Alderman (bef1775-bet1850-54). James was born before 1775, probably in Virginia. They had at least 8 children, born in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. James died between 1850 and 1854 in Greenville, Bond County, Illinois. Martha's date of death is unknown.