Date: Monday, March 16, 1998 4:31 PM
Subject: Nolan County query: CANFIL
I am looking for any information on the CANFIL family of Sweetwater, Nolan
Co., Texas. My great-grandfather, Charles CANFIL, who was born in Haddam,
Washington Co., KS, moved to Sweetwater and had a fair-sized ranch there
around the first or second decade of this century. At some time after that,
Minnie MORRISON CANFIL, widow of Charles' son, Lloyd Canfil, probably moved to
Sweetwater from Richland, MO., with her two sons, Lloyd Earl and Arthur Jesse
Canfil (the last being my father, who is still living). Minnie's father was
Jesse P. MORRISON, b. July 05, 1843,
February 13, 1930. Jesse was a Civil War veteran, having served in Co. C,
15th Texas Cavalry, CSA.
At some time another son of Charles Canfil, Arthur CANFIL, settled in the
Rotan, Fisher Co., TX area and became a rancher, marrying first Eula Bell
BOONE and later Tryphania KEY. (One living son of Arthur and Tryphania is
David Key CANFIL, now a professor at Oxford, England.) There was at least one
other son of Charles Canfil, Weldon CANFIL, who was also in that area.
My research is still very weak on this branch of my family, but I am trying to
correct that. Please email me if you have any information on the Canfil
-- Arthur Jesse "Art" Canfil, Jr.
Half Moon Bay, CA