Israel Canfield Jr

Brief Life History of Israel

When Israel Canfield Jr was born on 18 February 1810, in Pittsford, Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, Israel Canfield, was 33 and his mother, Lucy West, was 27. He married Annis Bisbee on 29 March 1832, in Ossian, Ossian, Livingston, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Allegany, New York, United States for about 15 years and Ossian, Livingston, New York, United States in 1860. He died on 11 March 1884, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Israel Canfield Jr
Charlotte Rhoda Critchlow
Marriage: 2 May 1870
Carrie Arthusa Canfield
Israel Critchlow Canfield
Amariah Bradner Canfield
William Hawkins Canfield

Sources (24)

  • Izral Canfield, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Israel Canfield, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Israel Canfield, "Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


In 1808 the town was divided and the name Northfield was changed to Boyle. In 1813 there were more divisions and the name Smallwood was given to this area. In 1814 Smallwood was divided and one part was called Henrietta and the remaining part was named Pittsford. That name was chosen by Col. Caleb Hopkins, a leading citizen who had been supervisor and a hero of the War of 1812. Hopkins named this town for his hometown of Pittsford, Vermont. [Note: The Village of Pittsford was incorporated in 1827.]

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning


habitational name from Great or Little Canfield in Essex, named with the Old English personal name Cana (see Cane 2) + feld ‘open country’.

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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