Anne Canfield

28 March 1779–27 March 1851 (Age 72)
New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Anne

When Anne Canfield was born on 28 March 1779, in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Isaac Canfield, was 38 and her mother, Hannah Lamson, was 29. She married William Prime in 1799, in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 27 March 1851, in Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in South Britain, Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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William Prime
Anne Canfield
Marriage: 1799
Almon Prime
Phoebe Prime
Phebe Maria Prime
William Isaac Prime

Spouse and Children

    William Prime



New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


    Almon Prime


    Phoebe Prime


    Phebe Maria Prime


    William Isaac Prime


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 2

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 21

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Great or Little Canfield in Essex, named with the Old English personal name Cana + feld ‘open country’. 2. in some cases the surname may be of Norman origin, a habitational name from Canville-les-Deux-Églises in Seine-Maritime, France.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Anne Canfield, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Anne Canfield, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Anna Prime, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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