My great-grandmother was Emma Cantley. On her death certificate her mother is listed as unknown and father as H. Cantley. She was born in 1845 and died in 1918 in Charleston, SC.
She was said to have come as a teacher to the household of Dr. Robert Limehouse and Mary Hill. Dr. Robert's father was Thomas Limehouse and mother was Maria Harley. Family does not know if Emma was kin to perhaps the Hill or Harley families. Some ancestors said they thought her mother was a McCracken from North Carolina.