Canby, Samuel, 1751-1832.

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Samuel Canby (1751-1832) was a flour miller and part owner of the Brandywine Mills just north of Wilmington, Del.

Samuel Canby was the second son of Oliver Canby. His father died when he was three years old. He was apprenticed to a carpenter and cabinet-maker until 1771, when he moved to Brandywine Village and took up the milling business. He was in the Society of Friends, and his home was a local center for Quakers travelling on religious service.

From the description of Diaries, 1779-1831 [microfilm and photoprints]. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122292299

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associatedWith Ashburnham, Joseph. person
associatedWith Canby family. family
associatedWith Canby family. family
associatedWith Canby family. family
associatedWith Canby, William, 1748-1830. person
associatedWith Maris, Samuel. person
associatedWith Poole, William, fl. 1770. person
associatedWith Shipley, Joseph, 1752-1832. person
associatedWith Shipley, Joseph, 1795-1867. person
associatedWith Shipley, Thomas, b. 1718. person
associatedWith Stroud, Thomas. person
associatedWith Tatnall, Joseph, 1740-1813. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
King Street Bridge (Wilmington, Del.)
Wilmington (Del.)
Flour and feed trade
Flour mills
Society of Friends
Grain trade


Birth 1751

Death 1832

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