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 Samuel Canfield

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Samuel Canfield

  • Birth 20 Dec 1737 Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 1813 Woodstock, Oxford County Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Burial Oxford Centre, Oxford County Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Memorial ID 54585475

Samuel and Lucy were the parents of;
Lucy, Joel, Samuel, Abigail, Esther, Sarah, Rebecca, Abraham.

DESCENDANT - Mariann Fisk Dyer LAUGHLIN:
A member of the Daughters of the American Revolution under Samuel's name.
4x g grand daughter of Samuel Canfield.
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Samuel was a Captain in the American Revolution at Marlow, New Hampshire.
He was a Minute Man who answered the call
at Lexington and Concord.
He fired the shot heard round the world with the other Minute Men.
Samuel was not a United Empire Loyalist. He is not on the rolls. This was made up by his later Canadian descendants through marriage.
This misconception comes from the Canadian children who intermarried with the Canfield children who went to Canada with Lucy and Samuel after the American Revolution. They went to start a new life after the death of their daughters from a house fire, and a vision seen by Samuel from a deceased friend of his. Samuel never told the family what the vision was about. Samuel also did not get new land granted to him for serving in the Revolution. So Samuel and Lucy decided to go to Canada years after the Revolution ended and our Constitution was already ratified.
In order to be an official UEL, you had among other things, to have gone to Canada before the signing of the Treaty of Paris on September 3, 1783. You can see by the dates on the plaque that they settled there 10 years after the signing of the Treaty of Paris. I think he primarily went because of the offer of free land and the sad things that happened to his family in New Hampshire.


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Inscription

In memory of
SAMUEL and LUCY CANFIELD
UNITED EMPIRE LOYALISTS
The first white settlers in East Oxford 1793
They hewed and built their log cabin on the Indian Trail later known as
"THE OLD STAGE ROAD"
to the east of these memorial gates.
Erected by their descendants 1954


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  • Maintained by: Ralph Gowen
  • Originally Created by: Yvonne Gowen
  • Added: 6 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54585475
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Canfield (20 Dec 1737–1813), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54585475, citing East Oxford Pioneer Cemetery, Oxford Centre, Oxford County Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Ralph Gowen (contributor 47690237) .