There were 3 Canters listed from the beginning of Lawrence Co., Ohio records.They were James, John Sr., and John Jr.All 3 were listed in the 1818 and the 1821 taxlists, meaning they owned land.Their land was in Windsor twp. and prior to 1818, I am wanting to think that this area was part of Gallia Co. records.
In the 1820 census all 3 were listed in Windsor twp., on page 102, they were listed as the following (I stuck the surrounding families in there just in case they may fit in somehow, too.):
line 10, John Martin - (count = 000100 / 10100) line 11, JAMES CANTER - (count = 100100 / 00100) males = 1 age < 10, 1 age 18-26, females = 1 age 16-26. line 12, Charles Earles - (count = 321101 / 11010) line 13, JOHN CANTER SR. - (count = 003301 / 03010)males = 3 age 16-18, 3 age 18-26, 1 age > 45, females = 3 age 10-16, 1 age 26-45. line 14, Martin Earles - (count = 000100 / 00010) line 15, JOHN CANTER JR. - (count = 310010 / 20010) males = 3 age < 10, 1 age 10-16, 1 age 26-45, females = 2 age < 10, 1 age 26-45. line 16, John T. Henderson - (count = 210010 / 20010)
They have obviously moved on before the 1830 census because there was only an Isaac Canter listed in Decatur twp., page 327, as: Isaac, males = 3 age < 5, 1 age 5-10, 2 age 10-15, 1 age 30-40, females = 1 age 5-10, 1 age 20-30.
There were no Canters listed in the 1840 census nor the 1850.
There was only 1 marriage listed from 1817-1857 and it was Thomas Canter Jr. and Annie Canter.
There is an Isaac Canter that shows back up for the 1860 and 1870 census in Elizabeth twp.I believe his wife was listed as Kate and they had daughters named Rebecca, Callie, and Anna. He seems to be the Isaac Canter listed in early death records as born in Scioto Co., died married on Sept. 10, 1898 at the age of 71, but his wife is not listed in death records.A couple of the Canters listed in the early death records were born in Blackfork.This is bordering Jackson Co., Ohio, so I would check their records, too.
When you do a search on the early land patents for Canters, they are ALL listed in Scioto and Jackson counties (bordering counties).The earliest one being for a John Canter in Jackson Co. for 72.11 acres in 1828, which is probably this same John as above.The land grants cover from this transaction through 1852 transaction of Harvey Canter in Jackson Co. and from the 1834 transaction of Thomas Canter to 1853 for William Canter in Scioto Co.There are a couple of transactions for Isaac Canter who is probably the one above, since Scioto Co. borders the Decatur twp. that he lived in for the 1830 census.