Note: . page 518, Addenda: CANTZON. [Family Records of Rev. James E. Dunlap (son ot William) of Williamsburg county, S. C., Presbyterian minister, sent too late for insertion on page 394.) CHARLES or KARL K-NUT-SEN, or CANUTSEN the great Marshal (" son of Canute"), died 1470; chosen King of Sweden, 1448, by the Wigan, with the title of Charles VIII. His descendants are yet nobles in Sweden, and it is the tradition of the Cantzon (or Knutzen) family that he was the great-grandfather of its founder. The Family Bible, containing a Register, with dates as remote as the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes (l685), and also tracing Dunlap, Blair, and Foster (or Forester) collateral lines to Scotland, was burned with the house of Mr. William B. Dunlap, in 1840. Rewritten by his son, who was familiar wlth the old Register, and, wlth other valuable records, stored in a trunk in Marion, S. C., it was again burned during the Civil War. Much priceless data was lost; but from notes preserved, and an excellent memory, he again recorded his family history: CHARLES HAROLD KNUT-SEN or KANNTSEN, or CANNTSON,a Swedish noble, married the daughter and heiress of Count Robert Lantier, in France, and there founded his family. His son, JEAN RENE KANNTSON became a peer of the Realm, and also a political exile. He married Dorcas Daniel, said to be the beautiful daughter of a Hebrew banker of influnce, in Paris. Their son, JEAN JACQUES KANNTSON or CANNTSON, the Huguenot, fled in exile after the Revocation (1685). He married Margery Witherspoon, sister, it is said, of John Witherspoon, of Princeton College, signer of the Declaration of Independence. He came to America through Philadelphia, after 1730. The exact dates cannot be recovered. His son, DR. JOHN CHARLES RENE JACQUES CANTZON, ot South Carolina, called "The French Doctor," gave the family name its present spelling, and retaining only John in his own. He spoke French fluently and taught it to his children. Married, in Philadelphia, Sarah Dickie, whose mother was a sister of John Witherspoon, President of Princeton College (above). (The name has sometimes been perverted to Dickey.) He came to Lancaster county, S.C. before 176O, probably from one of the lower counties, ad Dickie, Witherspoon, Dunlap, Blair, Foster and Harper relatives were settled in the same or adjoining counties. Their children were: 1, William, b. 1715; 2, Moses, b. 1766; 3, John Charles Rene Jacques,Jr., b. 17fi8; 4, Mary, who married James Blair, and, 5, Dorcas (or Margaret), who married Mr. Young. When William, the eldest, ran off to sea, he joined the Revolutionary navy. Moses died s.p.. John Charles Rene Jacques, Jr., married Rachel Foster. Mrs. Dorcas Young's daughter, Margaret Young, married William B. Dunlap, and their son, the Rev. James E. Dunlap, many years ago fell heir, by primogeniture, to the inheritance of the " Dunlops of Dunlop," Scotland. But because of the great legal expense, and, above all, what he thought the superior claim in equity of another, he did not urge his rights.
Note: From "Early Settlers of Alabama" by Col. James Edmonds Saunders, 1969
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