David Canfield

7 March 1725–26 January 1806 (Age 80)
New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of David

When David Canfield was born on 7 March 1725, in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jeremiah Canfield, was 36 and his mother, Judith Mallory, was 35. He married Mary Northrup on 3 October 1745, in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 14 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 26 January 1806, in his hometown, at the age of 80, and was buried in Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield, Essex, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Canfield
1725–1806
Mary Northrup
1726–1809
Marriage: 3 October 1745
Mary Canfield
1746–1751
David Canfield
1748–1775
John Canfield
1756–1814
Amos Canfield
1760–1778
Obadiah Canfield
1762–
Enos Canfield
1748–
Abel Canfield
1750–1751
Abel Canfield
1751–1830
Amon Canfield
1751–
William Canfield
1753–
Mahitable Canfield
1756–1823
Huldah Canfield
1756–1831
Elijah Walker Canfield
1758–1841
Andrew C. Canfield
1760–1843
Northrop Canfield
1760–1814
Ira Canfield
1764–1824
Eunice Canfield
1767–1849
Jeremiah Canfield
1769–1864

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 October 1745
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
children

(18)

    Mary Canfield

    Female1746–1751Female

    David Canfield

    Male1748–1775Male

    Enos Canfield

    Male1748–Male

    Abel Canfield

    Male1750–1751Male

    Abel Canfield

    Male1751–1830Male

+13 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (5)

1751 · County lin change

Age 26

Hartford County to Litchfield County
1776

Age 51

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 56

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.

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)

  • David Canfield in entry for Mary Canfield, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • David Canfield, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • David Canfield in entry for Mary Northrop, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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