Manuscript Group 1225, Canfield Family (Newark, NJ) Papers, 1750 – 1832

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Manuscript Group 1225
Canfield Family (Newark, NJ)
Papers, 1750-1832
.15 linear feet / 5 folders

Processed by Irina Peris

January 2000 as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant
from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Biographical Note:

This collection pertains to a branch of the Canfield family which has resided in New Jersey since the seventeenth century. Thomas Canfield (ca.1717-1791), the earliest family member represented in these papers, was a farmer and, in the family tradition, a tanner. He married Elizabeth Baldwin, with whom he had nine children: Loes, Joseph (ca.1750-1829), Nathaniel (1752-1808), Abigail, David, Elizabeth, Phebe, Hannah, and Sarah. Nathaniel Canfield was a private in the state militia during the Revolution. James Canfield (1786-1841), the son of David Canfield resided in Newark, New Jersey and married Elizabeth Bigelow, with whom he had eight children.

Provenance Note:

This collection was donated to the New Jersey Historical Society by Howard S. Dodd, Jr. in 1985.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists of five folders of land deeds and property surveys documenting land ownership in Newark and the surrounding area from 1750 to 1832.

Related Collections:

Manuscript Group 249, Canfield-Dickerson Family Papers, 1738-1928

Container List:

Folder Title Dates
1 James Canfield. Land deeds 1829-1832
2 Nathaniel Canfield. Land deeds 1802-1809
3 Sarah Canfield. Land deeds 1796
4 Thomas Canfield. Land deeds 1750-1784
5 Property surveys n.d.

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