Biography of Enos Canfield
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Canfield, Enos, was born in Westchester County, N. Y., January 28, 1767, and died in Tioga County, N. Y., at the ago of about sixty. His wife was Polly Robinson, and was born June 29, 1765. Their children were Anna, Susanna, Ezra, Sally, Betsey, Amos, Polly, Amos, 2d, Sophia, Enos, Kirzia, Abagail, and Esther. Amos was born in Tioga County, March 9, 1799, and died October 21, 1889, aged ninety. He married Elleanor, daughter of William and Fanny (Temple) Knapp, and his children were Mary, Prudence, Enos, Keziah, Amos, Alfred, Ezra, Lucina, Fanny, and Ellen. Enos was born in Tioga County, N. Y., March 17, 1836, and married Elizabeth Wall, who was born April 19, 1839, a daughter of John and Jane (Hall) Wall. Their children are Nellie, who married Harry Banfield, of Van Etten, a hardware and lumber merchant, and Amos. Enos Canfield graduated from the Cincinnati Medical College in 1859 and commenced practice as a physician and surgeon in 1860 at Alpine, N. Y. In 1872 he came to Van Etten, where he has since been engaged. He has been supervisor of the town for three years and president of the village for two years. William Knapp served in the war of the Revolution.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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