|Birth: ||Nov. 6, 1800|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 20, 1883|
New York, USA
Friday, March 30,1883 Morrisonville
Almon S. Canfield, another of our first settlers and pioneers of the early history of this town died Tuesday March 20th aged 82 years 4 months and 14 days. His funeral service was held in the Baptist Church, Rev. A.C Wheaton officiating and his remains were buried in the West Plattsburgh Union Cemetery.
He was born Nov. 6th 1800, on the old Canfield Residence, on Beckwith Street, now owned by Wm. Wheely, and he always lived within a half mile of his birth place. He married at the age of 18 to Nancy Cromac who was 16 and settled on the farm now owned by Oliver and Geo. Adcock. Nine children were the first of thair union, four boys and five girls; five surviving him. John in Maple Works, Wis., Joseph in Onaga, Kansas, Nettie in Chicago , Ill., Alzina and Eunice, wives of E. Emery and S.P. Moore in this town. His son died at 19 from the effects of a cut by falling upon a cradle sythe after lingering for several months. Silvenus was drowned while driving logs on the St Regis River.
His wife was the daughter of an Englishman from England whose passage to this country was somewhat remarkable. Being a woolen manufacturer, the particular art of making cloth in his native country was a secret, and no person, once entering apprenticeship, was under existing laws, allowed to leave that country. Having a strong desire and determination to see the new world and land of the free, he managed to get himself headed up in a cask, and was shipped as merchandise on board of a sailing vessel. Arriving safely, he opened`a woolen works on the Connecticut River, in Massachusetts, where he successfully carried on this business for many years. He`was in the habit of going out through the country and selling his wares and on one of these trips he was supposed to have been murdered, being last seen in the company of one Taggart, entering a place of woods.
At the age of 12 the subject of this sketch was conversant with the war of 1812, taking something of an active part in its exciting scenes. Catching the inspiration of "men of war," he secured a musket and strayed away from home and engaged with the determined few, who repulsed the British invaders investing the north bank of the river near the bridge in this village.
At age 34 years, with his wife , he stood on the west bank of the river during the great freshet which occured that year, and`witnessed the entire wash-out of the little hamlet, which marked the site of our present village. For many years he was one of the board of assessors in this town, and faithfully discharged the duty of that office. At an early age he acquired the habit of attending church and was constantly at the Baptist service, and during the occupancy of the old Baptist church in this village, he was a member of the choir for many years, and until his corpulence and decreptitude, he was rarely absent from Sunday or weekday service. He retained his faculties`to his death. By industry and frugality of a faithful and prudent wife he saved a competence and retired from active labor at the death of his wife, living a widower for 19 years.
There were 8 children born to Almon and Nancy:
Alzina Varno, 20 Apr 1820 m Enoch Emery.
Sylvanus Almon b abt 1830 m Ruth Harmon and had a daughter, Lydia. He died while driving logs in the St Regis River near Hopkinton.
Sarah Jane Canfield b abt 1833 died before her father's will in 1883.
William Weed Canfield - I took pictures his stone in Union Cem., Plattsburgh, NY. He is 19. Is the the son injred by a saw.
Eunice b Apr 1842.m Silas Pearl Moore 2 Apr 1864. I have pics from Scott Canfield, desc. She d 29 Jan 1909 in Wheaton, Pottawatomie, KS.
Polly Jannette b abt 1843, died in Chicago, Ill.
John Cromac Canfield, b 1827, and died 30 Oct 1906 in Maple Works, WI (Loyal, Clark, WI). His 1st wf was Sally Cline. His 2nd wife was Addie Foster. I have pics from descendant.
His parents are Sylvanus Canfield and Ruth Benedict Canfield
Sylvanus Canfield (1764 - 1831)
Ruth Benedict Canfield (1769 - 1860)
Nancy Polly Cromac Canfield (1802 - 1863)*
William W Canfield (1823 - 1842)*
Sylvanus Almon Canfield (1830 - 1855)*
John Cromack Canfield (1837 - 1906)*
John Cromac Canfield (1837 - 1906)*
Joseph Weed Canfield (1840 - 1909)*
Israel Huntley Canfield*
Almon Storrs Canfield (1800 - 1883)
New York, USA
Maintained by: Nancy Fayette
Originally Created by: Mike Schneider
Record added: Nov 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80566603
Added: Jul. 15, 2015
Added: Oct. 28, 2012
My 3x gr granddparents- someday I will get to meet you.Nancy (Beatrice Tamer Fayette, Nina Emery Tamer, William Emery, Alzina Canfield Emery, Almon S and Nancy Cromac Canfield, Sylvanus and Ruth Benedict Canfield, Israel and Mary Sackett, etc)|
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