Jeremiah Canfield

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Jeremiah Canfield

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Milford, New Haven, Conn
Death: March 18, 1740 (77)
Milford,New Haven, Conn
Immediate Family:

Son of Sgt. Thomas Canfield and Phoebe Canfield
Husband of Alice Canfield (Hine)
Father of Jeremiah Canfield, Jr.; Alice Bassett; Zerviah Turrell; Azariah Canfield (1695-1768); Mary Canfield and 6 others
Brother of Sarah Platt; Thomas Canfield, II; Mary Canfield; Phebe Smith; Elizabeth Baldwin and 4 others

Occupation: Yeoman
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About Jeremiah Canfield

Jeremiah Canfield,Sen. of Milford , purchased of Samuel Clark Jr. of Milford, March 11 , 1726/7 three and a half Rights of land, which rights were those of Samuel Clark,Sen, the merchant of Milford, and the largets land-owner in New Milford, except the Rev. Daniel Boardman. His two home-lots ( Mr Clark's ) were located next south of Mr. Boardman's first lot on Aspetuck Hill, and were numbers two & three on the West side of town plot; and some of his land had been located on Second Hill, and some in what is now Bridgewater.
    Jeremiah Canfield, Sen, settled in New Milford soon after buying the land of Mr Clark, for in a deed of that year he is said to be "of New Milford" , and several pieces of land were laid to him that year. He held one Right as an original proprietor, and he gave to his son Jeremiah, who is called 'Jere" half of his Right in 1717, and had land laid to him in 1725,"fifteen acres on the plain near Round Mountain, between it and Wood Creek Hill ; also the same year ten acres of the third division, at a place called Poplar Swamp, west of John Noble's first 40 acres" . His fous and a half Rights gave him and his heirs over fifteen hundred acres of land at the end of the seventeenth century, when the last division was made.
    He united with the First Church in 1736, being then advanced in years. His wife Elsie died Jan 4, 1739/40 and he died March 18, 1739/40. After his death, his heirs made a division of some land, and in the deed the following appears: " This indenture made between Jeremiah Canfield,Thomas Canfield, Daniel Terrill, and Zeruia Canfield the wife of Daniel Canfield of Milford, and Azariah Canfield, Samuel Canfield,Zerubbabel Canfield,Joseph Bassett of New Milford, brethren and sisters, witnesseth,that we are seized of a certain tract of land fallen to us by heirship from our honored father Jeremiah Canfield deceased, situate on the great plain west of the great river"
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Jeremiah Canfield's Timeline

1662
September 28, 1662
Milford, New Haven, Conn
September 28, 1662
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut
September 28, 1662
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut
1688
June 1688
Age 25
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
1695
March 24, 1695
Age 32
Milford, New Haven Co., Conn.
June 19, 1695
Age 32
Milford, New Haven, Cn
1695
Age 32
Milford, New Haven, Cn
1699
April 9, 1699
Age 36
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
1702
February 1, 1702
Age 39
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony