I tracked a Cann family from Nova Scotia living in Massachusetts in 1850 with a Henry Cady.It seems the Canns traveled from Nova Scotia to MA in 1848 - a "Mrs." Cann (no husband) with 3 of her four children.Mrs. Cann was listed as American but her children were all born in Nova Scotia.
By 1850 a "Mary" Cann was living with a Henry Cady, again with these three children but now also a fourth, Thomas, the oldest (b. 1836 Nova Scotia) who I believe to be my ancestor before his marriage in NY in 1860.I was not able to track this Cady/Cann family after 1850 but I did find Thomas Cann in NYC on the 1860C now married to my Parnella Wilkins.
Has anyone seen the name Cady connected to their Cann family?I have no proof this is the right family but my Thomas Cann gave birth place as MA and another time Nova Scotia so I think this can possibly be the right family.I am guessing that Mary married Mr. Cady when she arrived in MA with her 3 Cann children.