Descendants of Henry (Hank) Sylvester Canida, I

First Marriage:

Lucinda C. (Askew) Canida


Emma A. (Canida) Hursman (photo)

Henry Sylvester Canida, II (photo)

Martha J. Canida

Thaddeus Marion Canida (photo)

Edward D. Canida

Albert T. Canida/Kennedy (photo)

Second Marriage:

Luraney Ellen (Thornton) Canida


Minnie M. (Canida) Devine (photo)

William Ross Canida (photo)

James Burl Canida, Sr. (photo)

Walter A. Canida

Clarence Lee Canida

Herman Thornton Canida (photo)

Miller Frederick Canida

Ida Mae Canida

Hank was born in Tennessee in 1835. He appeared again in 1856 in Jerseyville, Illinois, where he married his first wife Lucinda C. Askew. They had their first three children there, and then moved to Blackwater Township, Saline County, Missouri in November 1865. I have not found any evidence he was involved in the War between the States. Hank and Lucinda owned a 120 acre farm in Saline County. They had three more children, then Lucinda died about 1872.

Hank married his second wife Luraney Ellen Thornton in Marshall, Missouri in 1873 and they raised children and lived on the farm until 1882 when they sold out and bought land south of Elmwood, Saline County, Missouri. In 1895 Hank and Ellen moved to Grover Township, Johnson County, Missouri on to a 50 acre farm.

Hank lived on this last farm until his death in 1902. The farm is about 6 miles north of Knob Noster, Johnson County, Missouri on State route 32, County road 700 west about a mile on the North side of the road. He had a three room log cabin where at least one of his children and one granddaughter were born.

Hanks first wife Lucinda is believed to be buried on the farm in Saline County. Hank and his second wife Ellen are buried in the Hocker Cemetery, about a mile and one half East of their home on County Road 700.

For many years, Hanks children continued to live within a 100 mile radius of the old homesteads. Today his descendants are scattered throughout the United States.

Continuing Research;

I still have not been able to locate Henry in the 1840 or 1850 Federal census. Most of his brothers were in Jersey County, Illinois in 1850 but he has not been found there. I also have never been able to find him in the 1860 Federal census, but its obvious the census taker did not put any effort into finding people that were working in their fields.

I am still looking for census and family information for Henry's children to fill in gaps. Henry died in 1902 and is buried in the Hocker Cemetery. Descendants are now maintaining the Cemetery and meet each Sunday before Memorial Day for a reunion.


Researchers and Contributors, listed by relationship to Hank's children:

Emma A. (Canida) Hursman

Tom Hursman

Roberta Sheridan

Henry Sylvester Canida, II

William J. Haffner

Clarence Raymond Hall, Jr.

Shanta Lynn Patrick

Margo J. Wasell Dunham

Martha J. Canida

Died before 1870

Thaddeus Marion Canida

William & Judith Weeks Ancell

Dale Moses

Edward D. Canida

Stella Ann Wilhite Gorrell

Albert Y. Canida/Kennedy

Linda Marie Blood Donnici Home Page

Charles McCorkendale

Verna Minnie (Canida) Devine

Patrica Haydon

William Ross Canida

Russell Lynn Canida

Jesse Edward Canida

Andy Canida

Don Clark

Wayne Clark

James Burl Canida, Sr.

Kimberly Edmunds

Walter A. Canida

Nancy Ellen Canida Weninger

Clarence Lee Canida

Died at age 23

Herman Thornton Canida

Larry Arnold Canida

Deanne Gale Canida Pedersen

Denise Hoehns

Miller Frederick Canida

Mervin Lee Canida

Audie Lee Canida

Ida Mae Canida

Died at age 22 months



Luraney Ellen Thornton Canida, 1st Generation

Miller Frederick Canida, 2nd Generation

Audie Lee Canida, 4th Generation & Mervin Lee Canida, 3rd Generation at the Hocker Cemetery near Knob Noster, Johnson County, Missouri

Audra Breanne Canida, 5th Generation

Thank you for visiting my page, if you find you are related and would like to contribute, or become a researcher, please drop me a line...Audie Canida, Great Grandson of Henry (Hank) Sylvester Canida I.

This page was created January 3, 1999

Page updated September 2, 2001

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