Can anyone help me find info on Nancy Ellen Haley Canfield?

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Hello!  I am trying to locate information on Nancy Ellen Haley Canfield.  I discovered profiles of her siblings that cited a publication called The Canfield Family Association  [], but I can only find this publication available through the Hathi Trust, with limited access to guests.  Does anyone have access to the Hathi Trust or other information?  

Confirmed info: married to Amos Canfield in Linn Co, MO in 1880

Unconfirmed info: born January 13, 1850, buried in Meadville. MO

Unknown: birth location, death date/location and parent names.

WikiTree profile: Nancy Canfield
asked in Genealogy Help by Katy Dehmlow G2G2 (2.6k points)

1 Answer

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This might be what you're looking for:

Census 1860 she is shown as living in her father's household (he is William Hayley born 1822 died 1876. His wife Ann Elizabeth Price born 1828 died 1903. In census 1890 shown as living in household of husband Amos Canfield. Details below:

Census    1860   

 Event Place     Jefferson Township, Osage, Missouri, United States   

 Gender     Female   

 Age     11   

 Race     White   

 Race (Original)     [Blank]   

 Birth Year (Estimated)     1849   

 Birthplace     Missouri    

 Page     71


William Haley    M 38 Kentucky

 Ann E Haley    F 32 Missouri

 John H Haley    M 15 Missouri

 James W Haley    M 13 Missouri

  Nancy E Haley   F 11 Missouri

 Sarah Haley    F 10 Missouri

 Wm A Haley    M 8 Missouri

 Elizabeth Haley    F 6 Missouri

 Eliza E Haley    F 4 Texas

 Martha Haley    F 2 Missouri

 Susan Haley    F 0 Missouri

United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 December 2017), Nancy E Haley in entry for William Haley, 1860.


Name     Nancy E Canfield   

Census    1900   

 Event Place     Parson Creek Township (north half) Meadville city, Linn, Missouri, United States   

 Gender     Female   

 Age     43   

 Marital Status     Married   

 Race     White   

Relationship to Head of Household     Wife   

 Relationship to Head of Household (Original)     Wife   

 Number of Living Children     6   

 Years Married     19   

 Birth Date     Feb 1857   

 Birthplace     Missouri   

 Marriage Year (Estimated)     1881   

 Father's Birthplace     Kentucky   

 Mother's Birthplace     Kentucky   

 Mother of how many children     9


Amos L Canfield   Head M 48 Pennsylvania

  Nancy E Canfield  Wife F 43 Missouri

 Harry P Canfield   Son M 19 Missouri

 Bertha Canfield   Daughter F 15 Missouri

 Lulu M Canfield   Daughter F 10 Missouri

 David E Canfield   Son M 8 Missouri

 Frederick Canfield   Son M 5 Missouri

 Sarah B Canfield   Daughter F 2 Missouri

United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 March 2018), Nancy E Canfield in household of Amos L Canfield, Parson Creek Township (north half) Meadville city, Linn, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 87, sheet 7B, family 172, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,872.
answered by Pat Kelynack G2G6 Mach 4 (40.4k points)
Thank you, Pat!  I found two other Nancy E Haleys in Missouri in 1860, but the information on those censuses did not match as closely as the one you have found.

Actually, I was able to find some information I had previously overlooked in the 1900 Census.  Here is a clip from what I wrote on Nancy's page:

"There have been four Nancy Haleys found in the 1860 and 1870 Missouri censuses. The 1900 census[3]gives us a few facts that connect us to the daughter of James and Judy. First, she is located in the same county she would be married and buried in. Second, her parents (at least one of them) should have been from Kentucky. Third, she was born about 1857. Lastly, she was illiterate as an adult, which would likely mean that her parents and siblings would have also been unable to read and write."

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