Harriet Cany1

#23271, (circa 1800 - 12 January 1869)
Father*Charles Cany2 (c 1775 - 1820)
Mother*Mary C _____3 (c 1773 - 1868)


Rembrandt Peale b. 1778, d. 1860
Birth*circa 1800She was born circa 1800 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.4 
Marriage*circa 1840She married Rembrandt Peale circa 1840.1 
13 June 1860She and Rembrandt Peale appeared on the census of 13 June 1860 at Tenth Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; (nei. Mary Canny, age 87, mother of Harriet Cany. The Whelans in Rembrandt's household are the children of his wife's deceased sister.)5 
Death*12 January 1869She died on 12 January 1869 at 1506 Vine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.4 


  1. [S520] VWH.
  2. [S2050] John J. Maitland, "St. Mary's Graveyard, Fourth and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia", American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia III:253–294 (1891): p. 290, Vaults at the side of the Church, Vault 12, Charles Cany A.D. 1830. "Charles Cany ; Mary, wife of Charles Cany ; Charles J. Cany, Georgeann Cany, wife of W. E. Whelan ; Helena Cany, wife of George Guynet ; Paul A. Cany, Henry D. Cany, Harriet C. Cany, wife of Rembrandt Peale; Henry C. Whelan, Lieut. Col. Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry."
  3. [S1582] Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915, online FamilySearch.com, death cert. of dau. Harriet, q.v.
  4. [S1582] Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915, online FamilySearch.com, Film 4010084, img. 303/1226. Return of Death, Physician's Certificate. Harriet C Peale, b. Phila., dau. of Mary C [no other data on parents]; wid., artist, res. 1506 Vine; d. 12 Jan 1869, age 69, consumption of the lungs; physician C Neidhard, M.D., res. 1620 Arch Street. Burial St. Mary's Church Yard, S. 4th St., 14 Jan 1869.
  5. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Rembrandt (82), b. PA, portrait painter, personal estate $5000; Harriet (61), b. PA. Also servants Sally Keeny (age 25, b. Ireland) and Eliza McGline (age 22, b. Ireland).