Genealogy of Canters of Southwestern VA

Roscoe William Canter, Sr. 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


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genealogy of Canters of southwestern VA
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Individual:  Roscoe William Canter, Sr.
Parents:  John Calvin Canter and Alice Fielder Rash
Birth:  July 27, 1903 Watauga, TN
Death: May 24, 1976 John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Buried:  East Hill Cemetery, Bristol, TN/VA

Spouse:  Ada Emma Quail Bell (widow)
Parents:  James Harvey Quail and Alice Jimma Johnson
Birth:  January 22, 1904 Bristol, VA
Death: March 4, 2002 Bristol, TN
Buried:  East Hill Cemetery, Bristol, TN/VA



Doris Lee Bell b. 7/28/1929
Roscoe William Canter, Jr. b. 1/18/1932
Marvin Gene Canter b. 1934
Robert Lee Canter b. 12/30/1935
William Joe Canter b. 11/17/1937
Richard Allen Canter b. 11/5/1938
Ray Calvin Canter b. 7/8/1940
Fred Wayne Canter b. 11/4/1941
Margaret Marie Canter b. 11/4/1942
Ruby Maxine Canter b. 3/31/1944
Billy James Canter















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