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The Camfield, Campfield, Canfield Family
in America

(one branch descended from Matthew Camfield)
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Generation V.
Williams CAMPFIELD, b. 13 April 1752, d. 28 Aug 1824. Captain in the New Jersey Militia in 1776 and 1777. Commanded a company. Lived at Hanover, NJ where he is buried. He married Sarah SQUIRE dau. of Zophar and Annebel WILLIAMS SQUIRE. Sarah is also buried at Hanover beside Williams as well as his mother Ruth WILLIAMS CAMFIELD. Sarah was born 15 Aug 1755, d. 22 Sept 1815, m. 27 April 1773. Williams and Sarah SQUIRE CAMPFIELD had the following children:

  1. Moses, b. 1774, d. 1822, m. Elizabeth McKRAY
  2. Ebidah, b. _____, d. _____, Elizabeth BETHAUR
  3. Williams Jr., b. _____, d. 3 Oct 1815
  4. Ruth, b. _____, d. _____, m. John ROBERTS
  5. Barzillai, b. 29 June 1781, d. 28 Mar 1863, m. Eleata CORY
  6. Nancy, b. _____, d. _____, m. Jeremiah Z. GLOVER
  7. Lydia, b. 1790, d. 1 Sept 1822, m. Horace AUSTIN
  8. Jemima, b. 1792, d. 16 Nov 1816
  9. Zophar, b. 1796, d. 19 Oct 1822, m. Nancy or Elizabeth BALDWIN
10. Sarah, b. _____, d. _____

(Ref. for marriage of Williams Campfield and Sarah Squire (Squier) "Historical and Genealogical Collections of Morris Co. N.J." p. 30 Married in First Presbyterian Church Apr. 27, 1773.)

"Morris Co. Revolutionary Soldiers" - Parker (Pub. Lib Morristown, ). States "Williams Campfield 1752-1824 Commanded a company in the New Jersey Militia in 1776-1777, with the rank of Captain. He was born and died in Hanover, New Jersey.

See also "Strykers Jerseyman in The Revolutionary War" p. 384.

Generation VI.
Moses CAMPFIELD, b. 1774, in Hanover, N.J., d. 1 Nov 1822, migrated to western Pennsylvania in the 1790's. (Various members of the Squier family, his mother's people, migrated at this time.) He married Elizabeth McKRAY (McCRAY) dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth McKRAY from Crawford Co. Pa. about 1800. Moses and Elizabeth had the following children:

1. John CANFIELD, b. 5 Jan 1802, d. 5 Aug 1873 (Minn), m. Margaret GRIER

2. Williams CANFIELD, b. _____, d. in youth (Penn)

3. Sarah CANFIELD, b. _____, d. _____ (Penn), m. John CALVIN b. _____
[Sarah CANFIELD, b. about 1808; John CALVIN, b. about 1815]

Children of Sarah and John:
1. Margaret CALVIN, b. about 1839, Pennsylvania
2. Elizabeth CALVIN, b. about 1841, Pennsylvania
3. Hannah CALVIN, b. about 1845, Pennsylvania
4. George W. CALVIN, b. about 1847, Pennsylvania, m. his first cousin, Frances CANFIELD, d/o John and Margaret GRIER CANFIELD

I've found John and Sarah CALVIN enumerated in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, from 1850 thru 1880.  In 1880 John was age 65 and Sarah was age 70.

4. Hannah CANFIELD, b. _____, d. 15 May 1890 (Minn), m. (1) EASTERWOOD, m. (2) John BROWN
Based on Hannah's age in the censuses, she was born about 1810.  In the 1840 census there was one EASTERWOOD enumerated in Sadesbury, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.  J.D. EASTERWOOD was between the age of 30-40.  Only head of household was named in the 1840 census.  There was one female between the age of 30-40 in this household.  Hannah EASTERWOOD was enumerated with a Smith LINE family in Pine, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.  John BROWN and Hannah were enumerated in the 1860 census in Wabasha County, Minnesota.  John was born about 1817.  Hannah was a widow in the 1870, so John died between 1860 and 1870.

5. Mary CANFIELD, b. _____, d. _____ (Kansas), m. Isaac COLE b. _____, New Jersey
The following information was contributed by two GGGrandsons of Isaac and Mary CAMPFIELD COLE - first contacted me 31 Oct 2000:     Jack R. COLE and Larry I. COLE
Mary, b. 15 July 1811, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, d. 21 Dec 1891, buried Almena, Norton County, Kansas. Isaac M. Cole, b. 1805 in New Jersey, d. 13 Feb 1886 in Kellogg, Wabasha County, Minnesota.
Children of Mary and Isaac:
1. Sarah E. COLE, b. about 1833, Pine Twp., Crawford County, Pennsylvania
2. Joseph Allen COLE, b. about 1835, Pennsylvania, d. 1911, Wabasha County, Minnesota. Married Lucinda, b. 1846, d. 1926. Both buried Greenfield Cemetery, Kellogg, Wabasha County, Minnesota.
3. James COLE, b. about 1837, Pennsylvania
4. Dennis COLE, b. 23 Aug 1839, Pine Twp. Crawford County, Pennsylvania, d. 7 May 1889, Saegertown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Int. Mumford Chapel, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Gr Grandfather of Jack and Larry
5. Amos John COLE, b. 3 Dec 1843, Sadsbury, Crawford, Pennsylvania, d. 13 Dec 1909. First white man to settle near Long Island bordering the Norton County Kansas line. Married Emma _________. Both buried Fairview cemetery, Phillips County, Phillipsburgh, Kansas.
6. Smith L. COLE, b. about 1847, Pennsylvania
7. George W. COLE, b. about 1849, Pennsylvania
6. Elizabeth CANFIELD, b. _____, d. _____ (Ohio), m. Tho. THOMLINSON

All the above children were born in Sadsbury Twp. Crawford Co. Pa. Sarah married and remained in Pa. Elizabeth and husband migrated to Ohio. Hannah lived in Illinois for a while. Married a second husband, John BROWN. The John CANFIELD and Isaac COLE families migrated to Minnesota in 1855. The John BROWNS moved to Minnesota.

The above data from family history and Orphans Court records in Crawford Co. Pa. Moses and Elizabeth died in Crawford Co. but an extensive search made in 1952 of the cemeteries in the area failed to locate their graves.


Additional information

1840 U.S. census, Pennsylvania, Crawford County, Fallowfield
John Calvin, 1 male between 20 and 30, 1 female under age 5, 1 female between 30 and 40

1840 U.S. census, Pennsylvania, Crawford County, Sadesbury Township
(only one Easterwood listed in Crawford County)
J. D. Easterwood, 1 male between 30 and 40, 1 female between 30 and 40

1850 Pennsylvania Census, West Fallowfield Township, Crawford County
Page 214a, line12
J. R. Calvin, age 35, male, Farmer, value of real estate: 1200, born Pennsylvania
Sarah Calvin, age 42, female, born Pennsylvania
Margaret Calvin, age 11, female, born Pennsylvania, attended school within the year
Elizabeth Calvin, age 9, female, born Pennsylvania, attended school within the year
Hannah Calvin, age 5, female, born Pennsylvania, attended school within the year
George W. Calvin, age 3, male, born Pennsylvania
Enumerated with this family
Henry Luther, age 16, male, born New York

George W. CALVIN, married his first cousin, Frances CANFIELD, dau of 1. John and Margaret GRIER

1850 U.S. census, Pennsylvania, Crawford County, Pine, 4 September 1850
Dwelling 11, family 11
Smith Line, age 40, male, lumber merchant, born New Jersey
Henry Line, age 18, male, born Pennsylvania
Phebe A. Line, age 15, female, born Pennsylvania
Rachel Line, age 13, female, born Pennsylvania
Margaret Line, age 8, female, born Pennsylvania
James E. Line, age 5, male, born Pennsylvania
Harriet Line, age 2, female, born Pennsylvania
Hannah Easterwood, age 40, female, born Pennsylvania

1850 Pennsylvania Census, Pine Township, Crawford County
Page 191, line 40
Isaac Cole, age 45 (b. about 1805), male, Laborer, value of real estate: 200, born New Jersey
Mary Cole, age 39 (b. about 1811), female, born Pennsylvania
Sarah E. Cole, age 17 (b. about 1833), born Pennsylvania
Joseph A. Cole, age 15 (b. about 1835), male, born Pennsylvania
James Cole, age 13 (b. about 1837), male, born Pennsylvania
Davis Cole, age 11 (b. about 1839), male, born Pennsylvania
Amos Cole, age 6 (b. about 1844), male, born Pennsylvania
S???th (looks like Smith) Cole, age 3 (b. about 1847), male, born Pennsylvania
George Cole, age 1 (b. about 1849), male, born Pennsylvania

1860 U.S. census, Minnesota, Wabasha County, Township 109 Range 11, Post Office Smithfield, page 15, 5 June 1860
Dwelling 123, family 120
John R. Brown, age 43, male, farmer, born New York
Hannah Brown, age 49, female, born Pennsylvania
Dwelling 124, family 121
John Canfield, age 56, male, farmer, born Pennsylvania
Margaret Canfield, age 46, female, born Pennsylvania
James Canfield, age 21, male, farmer, born Pennsylvania
William Canfield, age 18, male, farmer, born Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Canfield, age 15, female, born Pennsylvania
John Canfield, age 12, male, born Pennsylvania
Frances Canfield, age 10, female, born Pennsylvania
Harry Canfield, age 5, male, born Pennsylvania
James D. Foster, age 21, male, farm laborer, born Pennsylvania

1860 U.S. census, Pennsylvania, Crawford County, West Fallowfield Township, Post Office Hartstown, 26 July 1860, page 85
Dwelling 620, family 611
John B. Calvin, age 45, male, farmer, born Pennsylvania
Sarah Calvin, age 50, female, born Pennsylvania
Margrette Calvin, age 21, female, born Pennsylvania
George W. Calvin, age 16, male, born Pennsylvania
Anderson Calvin, age 16, male, born Pennsylvania

Additional information on the William Canfield family is on the Next Page . These two families were enumerated one right after the other and I wanted to keep them together as a unit.
1870 Minnesota Census, Greenfield Township, Wabasha County
Page 7, line 28, dwelling 57, family 55
Cole, Mary H., age 65, female, white, Keeping House, born Pennsylvania
Cole, Smith, age 23, male, white, com laborer, born Pennsylvania
Cole, George, age 20, male, white, com laborer, born Pennsylvania
Cole, Amos, age 25, male, white, com laborer, born Pennsylvania
Page7, line 32, dwelling 58, family 56
Canfield, Wm, age 28, male, white, com laborer, born Pennsylvania
Canfield, Francis, age 21, female, white, keeping house, born Ohio
Canfield, Charles, age 2, male, white, born Minn
Canfield, Wm, age 5/12, male, white, born Minn, month of birth Jan
Canfield, John, age 70, male, white, farmer, born Pennsylvania

1870 U.S. census, Pennsylvania, Crawford County, West Fallowfield, Post Office, Fallowfield, 23 June 1870, page 2
Dwelling 12, family 12
Calvin, John R., age 55, male, farmer, born Pennsylvania
Calvin, Sarah, age 65, female, keeping house, born Pennsylvania
Calvin, Fanny, age 18, female, born Pennsylvania
Cole, Voleda, age 9, female, born Pennsylvania

1880 U.S. census, Minnesota, Wabasha, Highland, ED 187, 5 & 7 June 1880, page 7
Dwelling 52, family 52
Tobias, Martin H., age 30, married, farmer, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania
Tobias, Frances C., age 29, wife, married, keeping house, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania
Tobias, Ethel I., age 3, daughter, single, born Minnesota, parents born Pennsylvania
Tobias, Hannah E., age 6/12, month of birth Nov., daughter, single, born Minnesota, parents born Pennsylvania
Calvin, Margaret, age 9, step daughter, single, born Minnesota, parents born Pennsylvania
Brown, Hannah, age 70, Aunt, widow, at home, born Pennsylvania, father born New Jersey, mother born Ireland

1880 U.S. census, Pennsylvania, Crawford County, West Fallowfield, ED 99, 3 June 1880, page 4
Dwelling 40, family 42
Calvin, John R., male, age 65, married, farmer, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania
Calvin, Sarah, female, age 70, wife, married, keeping house, born Pennsylvania, father born New Jersey, mother born Pennsylvania
Russel, James F., male, age 15, nephew, single, at home, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania

Cemetery extracts of Wabasha County, Minnesota compiled by Olmsted County Historical Society
Greenfield Cemetery, Kellogg, Greenfield township, Wabasha County, Minnesota
sec. 20, SE 1/4 of SW 1/4
Section 2, row 1, lot 1
BROWN, Hannah; d. May 5, 1890 (81y 5m 13da)

Source for cemetery extracts:
Searchable Wabasha County Cemetery index
Other searchable Olmsted County databases

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Transcription of handwritten Family History by Ruth Joyce Lewis. No date. Latest dated fact is in 1980.

Information with green background has been added my Marge. This data does not appear in the original document.

Created April 29, 2000 by Marge Galus Sandlier - Updated February 1, 2009
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