Judson Canfield

Home Town:
New Milford, CT
Later Residences:
Canfield, OH
New York, NY
Mabel Ruggles Canfield (March 5, 1786)
Biographical Notes:
Judson Canfield was born on January 23, 1759 in New Milford, Connecticut. His father was Col. Samuel Canfield (1725-1799), an officer in the Revolutionary army and a member of the Connecticut State Legislature, and his mother was Elizabeth Judson.

Judson Canfield was educated at Yale College, graduating in 1782. In 1786, his uncle, John Canfield, the first lawyer in Sharon, CT, died, and Judson moved to Sharon and established a successful law practice. Many of his clients conducted business or resided in Dutchess County, New York. Ten years later in 1796, Canfield purchased land in the Western Reserve (later Ohio) from the Connecticut Land Co. His holdings eventually totaled thousands of acres, including property in present-day Bainbridge, Canfield (which was named for him in ...

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office

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