Abigail Sandford (4-143) and her husband, Aaron Parson, had five children. He was the son of Lt. Samuel Parsons. (Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c.,1911, pp. 110, 137). _____________spouse: >Parsons, Aaron (1711 - 1791)
Descendant information on Abigail Sandford was provided by her 6th great-grandson, Daniel Carroll Stevenson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; June 1999)
Abigail Sanford (6-1029) and her family removed from Castleton, Vermont in 1824 to Western New York, and in 1840 to Wisconsin. They had four children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 183, 278)spouse: >Kendrick, Gideon (1787 - 1844)
Alba Sanford (7-2450) was a teacher and a Baptist minister. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 515)spouse: >Rust, Minerva (1807 - 1893)
Allen Sanford (8-5794) and his wife had two children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 899)spouse: >Hartman, Catherine E. (>1833 - 1885)
Altha Ann Sanford (8-5816) and her husband had eleven children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 515, 902)spouse: >Cole, Henry (<1838 - 1908)
Amos White Sanford (6-1016), in 1811, received from the will of Deacon Asa Goodyear, a part of the homestead and ten acres, bounded on the east by land that belonged to Mehitable, former wife of the Deacon. Amos was one of the Executors and Lucretia Sanford one of the witnesses. (Hamden V. S. and Tuttle Genealogy) Amos and his wife, Obedience, had eight children.spouse: >Atwater, Obedience (1788 - 1868)
Thomas Sanford Genealogy c., 1911, p. 274
Andrew Sanford settled in Harford, CT., where his uncle Andrew Warner lived. Freeman, May 1657. His first wife, Mary, was indicted with him for witchcraft; she was convicted, 13 June 1662, and presumably executed.spouse: >???, Mary Sanford (>1620 - >1662)
He removed to Milford, CT. in 1667, and married a second time. He had five children by his first wife and seven by his second wife.
History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield by Donald Lines Jacobus, c., 1930, pp. 516-517
Andrew Sanford was a man of excellent principles, upright and honest in all his dealings. He had rare judgment, was large-hearted and generous, always ready to aid those in trouble. He was a faithful member of the Omar Baptist Church which Deacon Sanford founded. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c. 1911, p. 363)spouse: >Shriner, Eliza Ann (1815 - 1890)
Andrew was on land, patented by the Govenor of Ohio in 1830 in Attica, Seneca Co. OH. He was a lifetime Farmer, Reed Township. c1830 to 1892 in Seneca Co. OH. He has reference number PRNC-4K. Andrew Sanford was a twin, and the seventh child of eleven children, all born in New Jersey. The family moved from Long Pond, NJ, to Steuben Co. NY. He later married and moved to Seneca Co. Ohio, where he bought and cleared land for farming. He was considered a good farmer and worthy citizen of the community. All of their children were born near Reedtown, in Reed Twp., Seneca Co., Ohio (Source: John D. Sanford, San Jose, California, June 1998)
Andrew John Sanford was always known as "John". He was superintendent of the Hisey Glass Company about 1890 in Toledo, Ohio.spouse: >Elsworth, Ettie (1870 - )
Anna Sanford (6-996) and her husband moved removed to Sterling, New York in 1831. They lived there until 1851 when they removed to Racine, Wisconsin. They had nine children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 268)spouse: >Cary, Asa (<1770 - 1862)
Anson Sanford never married. He was a telegraph operator.
Anson J. Sanford was a time keeper at the Marion Steam Shovel Works at Marion, Ohio about 1905.spouse: >Livensparger, Bell Louella (1885 - 1965)
Archibald Sanford was in Capt. Curtis' Company at the time of marching, Apr. 7, 1777. Was a pensioner in New Haven County. His name is in the Census of Pensioners with residence in Prospect, CT., age given as 81. He drew an annual pension from 1832 of $80. Mr. Sanford was a Methodist minister. Late in life he became so deaf that he sat in the pulpit to hear the sermon. His will was proved Mar 14, 1844. Eli Sanford, his grandson, was executor. [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 12, Ed. 1, Tree #1522, Date of Import: 25 Jul, 1998]spouse: >Peck, Amy (1764 - 1843)
Bathsheba Sanford (6-1004) and her husband had ten children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 182)spouse: >Smith, Ethan (1762 - 1849)
Benjamin Sanford was a farmer and mail carrier. He served in the Civil War.spouse: >Lanning, Emma Francis (1847 - )
Byron Ezra Sanford (8-5818) was a man of sterling qualities whose word was as good as his bond. He and his wife had nine children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 515, 903)spouse: >Parshall, Esther Caroline (1833 - )
Caleb Sanford was a graduate of Wesleyan University in 1841. He was in the ministry from 1852 to 1871, when, his health failing, he went into business. [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 12, Ed. 1, Tree #1522, Date of Import: 25 Jul, 1998]spouse: >Hubbard, Ellen Maria (1822 - )
Carl Louis Sanford was born on 31 May 1922 in Reed Twp. Seneca Co. OH. He was buried in Oct 1990 in Tiffin, OH. He died on 6 Oct 1990 in Tiffin, Seneca Co. OH. Carl was the third in the family of six. He was very active and hard-working, especially after the accident that took his father's left hand. Carl, at only 13 years of age, had to do a man's job on a large dairy farm with a sizeable herd of Holsteins. He, with the help of his younger brother John, farmed the Scipio farm, and later the farm on Honey Creek Road west of Bloomville, OH. Carl and Mary left the farm when it was sold in 1947, to enter the real estate business at Tiffin, OH. They acquired their own farm NW of Fort Seneca, where he lived for several years. His last few years were in Tiffin. They had three children. (Source: John D. Sanford, San Jose, California, June 1998)spouse: >Riehm, Mary Alice (1922 - 1984)
Caroline Sanford (8-5807) and her husband had four children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 900)spouse: >Barber, Lyman (<1828 - )
Catherine Sanford (6-1028) resided in Poultney, Vermont in 1808, and later removed to Victor, New York. She and her husband had two children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 183, 278)spouse: >Angevine, William (<1788 - )
Had three children.spouse: >private
Chloe Sanford (7-2465) died in child with the delivery of her ninth child, Chloe C. Wheat, who survived. Her husband, Rev. Salmon Wheat, was a Methodist minister. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 276, 517)spouse: >Wheat, Salmon (1793 - 1850)
Clarissa Sanford (6-1001) and her husband had six children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 182)spouse: >Morse, John (1763 - 1844)
Clarissa Sanford (7-2292) and her husband, John Jennings, had four children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 485)spouse: >Jennings, John Clark (1800 - )
David Sanford (4-141) is referred to as David Sanford (#141) on page 110 in the Thomas Sanford Genealogy book, 1911; and referred to as Cornet David Sanford on page 136 of that same book. It is explained in the book that in May, 1749 he was Quartermaster of the Troop of Horse in the 2nd Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, and in May 1750 he was commissioned "Cornet" in that regiment. (Note: Cornet was the lowest of commissioned officers in the cavalry who carried the colors or guidon of a troop of cavalry, an honored position no longer in existence).spouse: >Strong, Rachel (1713 - 1777)
The name on his tombstone, which was still standing in 1911, was Cornet David Sanford. (New Haven Colony Historical Society, Vol. 5, p. 54 and Connecticut Colony Records, p. 426, 517, 518).
He must have been a man of great business capacity having accumulated an estate of $26,660 by the age of 41 at the time of his death in 1751.
On 8 Feb 1751, administration of his estate was granted his widow, Rachael, and she was appointed guardian of their minor children. (Probate Book 7, p. 131).
Thomas Sanford Genealogy c., 1911, pp. 136-137
David Sanford married Patience Burrows on 29 Jan 1736 in Stratfield, Connecticut and paid the minister 10 Shillings. He was of Wallingford, Connecticut (Meriden), where they joined the church, 31 Dec 1737. He was mentioned in his father's will. On 27 Mar 1738-39, David and Patience, of Wallingford, quit claimed all their rights in the Burrows farm in Wallingford "near the stone house" to Timothy Jerome. There is an abundance of evidence that David, wife and family emigrated to Warwick, New York about 1764. The sons, David, John and Ezra, appear in U.S. Census of Warwick, taken in 1790. The descendants of the son Ezra, had a memorandum that this David was a son of Samuel, who was a son of Samuel, of Thomas, the pioneer, but they can furnish no proof of the line, nor are they at all certain of it.spouse: >Burrows, Patience (1709 - )
James Allen Kibbe, a most reliable genealogist, doubted from the first this line of descent, and, after searching diligently for the purpose at Fairfield, Wallingford, Stratford, etc., became not only satisfied but convinced that this David was really and in fact a son of Thomas, who was a son of Ezekiel of Thomas, the pioneer. Several minor incidents as well confirm this lineage.
These, with Mr. Kibbe's decided opinion, have caused the author to place the above David in the line of Ezekiel of Thomas, instead of Samuel of Thomas.
Thomas Sanford Genealogy c., 1911, pp. 118-119
David Sanford (5-418) was a graduate of Yale, Class of 1755; studied theology with Dr. Bellany, was ordained and installed 14 Apr 1773 as pastor of the Second Church of Christ in Medway, Massachusetts where he was pastor for thirty-seven years.spouse: >Ingersol, Bathsheba (1738 - 1800)
"He was chaplain of Col. Lemuel Robinson's regiment and took a leading part in every measure adopted for vigorous defence." (Source: Connecticut Men in Revolution). In 1779, he was a delegate to the convention for framing a constitution of the state of Massachusetts. He was an eloquent preacher, a devoted pastor, a kind-hearted and loveable man. A monument was erected to his memory by his surviving people in 1860, but his memory will long outlive his monument.
The record of the family of Rev. David and his son Philo is taken from a register of Rev. David and the bible of Philo.
Thomas Sanford Genealogy c., 1911, p. 182
David Sanford (6-999) was born in the house built by his father on the dower land of his wife Bathsheba in 1758. At the beginning of the year 1775, he joined a Massachusetts Regiment under Captain Fairbanks and Colonel Metcalf, whether as Ensign or whether this rank was conferred later is not known. He served not quite one year, but took up his residence at the farm house at Great Barrington on Sanford Hill, where all ten of his children were born. Here he led the uneventful life of a well-to-do farmer. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 269)spouse: >Thompson, Hannah (>1759 - 1829)
David Sanford (6-987) was buried in West Haven, Vermont. On 17 July 1811, Phebe Sanford, wife of David, was appointed administer of his estate. On the first Monday in April, 1814, settlement of the estate not being completed, Joseph Sanford was appointed administrator. Partition, 6 Nov 1815. Samuel Adams was appointed guardian of Reuben and Electra. (Castleton, Vermont Probate Records, Book 8, p. 130; Book 10, pp. 27, 216) (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 266-267)spouse: >???, Phebe Sanford (>1765 - 1814)
David Sanford (6-981) and his wife, Sally, had no issue. He was a merchant. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 180)spouse: >White, Sally (1785 - 1836)
David Sanford (6-1019) was a farmer and hotel keeper at Castleton, Vermont. The deed of his first purchase there is dated 12 July 1796. He was Captain of a Company in the 30th Regular U.S. Infantry in the War of 1812. On 7 May 1842, dower was set out to Lucretia Sanford, widow of David. Partition proceedings 15 July 1843.spouse: >Sturtevant, Abigail (1768 - 1813)
Thomas Sanford Genealogy c., 1911, p. 275
David Sanford and his wife, Samantha Lyon, had three children: George, Ann Elizabeth, and Sarah Sanford.spouse: >Lyon, Samantha (>1807 - )
David Sanford (8-5797) was a Captain in Company G, 75th Illinois Regiment Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War. He resided in Ashton, Illinois where he was Postmaster. He and his wife had three children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 899)spouse: >O'Neal, Mrs. Mehitable (>1820 - )
David Sanford was educated in the Public Schools and the Schuler Academy at Republic, Ohio. He enlisted in the Union Army 3 Oct 1963 in the 9th Ohio Volunteer Calvery and served until the close of the war. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar, and taking up his residence at New Washington, Ohio. He practiced law there until his death. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 668-669)spouse: >McKibben, Margaret Jane (1848 - 1928)
David Earl Sanford was married and lived on the home farm with his mother in Attica, Ohio around 1906, at least. He was a rural mail carrier. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 668)spouse: >Bayer, Elizabeth C. (1888 - 1975)
He is buried in Attica-Venice Cemetery, Ohio. David Sanford was the youngest of the family of six children, born on a farm west of Reedtown, in Reed Twp. He met and married Elizabeth C. Bayer, who was teaching school in the area. David was a farmer and rural mail carrier. He was a tenant farmer, then owned a farm in South Greenfield Road, until they bought the 'Beeghly' farm in about 1923, and developed a herd of registered Holstein cattle on the dairy farm. About 1935, he lost his left hand in a farm accident with a corn shredder. He then sold hybrid seed corn, fertilizer, and John Deere farm machinery, while managing the farm with the younger boys, Carl and John. He began to sell farm real estate by 1940. The parents and twin daughters moved to Tiffin, Ohio, where he had a successful Real Estate business until his death in 1949.
He married to Elizabeth C. Bayer (daughter of Christian Bayer and Caroline Young) on 7 Jun 1908 in Seneca Co., OH. Elizabeth was born on 26 Oct 1888 in Attica, Seneca Co., OH. She is buried in Mar 1975 in Attica-Venice Cemetery. Attica, OH. She died on 13 Mar 1975 in Tiffin, Seneca Co. OH. She was a school teacher in the area, 1905 to 1908 in Attica, Seneca Co. OH. (Source: John D. Sanford, San Jose, California, June 1998)
David Henry Sanford (8-5377) furnished the data for his branch of the family (his children and grandchildren prior to about 1905) while he was living in Cadillac, Michigan. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 859-860) ____________spouse: >Tanner, Arthalinda I. (1846 - 1886)
David Henry Sanford married three times. He married (1) Arthalinda Tanner, and sometime after her death in 1886 he married (2) again (name not known), that marriage ended in divorce in 1891, or sooner. He then married (3) Eva C. Vanderlip in 1891, who survived him.
He went by "Henry" as discovered in some old family records. He served in the Civil War, US Army. Enlisted into U.S. Army as a Private on 31st day of October, 1861; Michigan Engineers + Mechanics, Company C, 1st Regiment. Mustered out at Barry County, MI. He was a carpenter when he enlisted. Received Physical Disability discharge on April 30, 1862 at Louisville, KY. At the time of discharge, David Henry was 25 years of age, 5'9", slight complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. Arthalinda was a housewife.
David, his wife Arthalinda, and two of his children, Emmerson Sanford and Susie Belle (Sanford) Bement, are all buried in the same plot in the Highland View Cemetery (Section H) on Bellevue Street in Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Michigan. His other daughters, Mary (who remained single all her life) is buried next to her sister Mina and her second husband, Arthur Sterling, in the same cemetery, but in a different section. County records indicate that David Henry Sanford purchased five lots at the cemetery for $10.00; that was $5.00 for the lots, and $5.00 for perpetual care. (Source: Diane Warneke, Ceder Springs, Michigan; June 1998) _________________
Excerpt from the 1883 Portrait + Biographical Album, Mecosta Co., MI., Chapman Bros., Chicago:
David H. Sanford, dairyman at Big Rapids, was born in Vermonville, Eaton Co., Mich., Sept. 26, 1836. His father Reuben Sanford, came to the township of Vermontville, with a colony from Vermont, in June, 1836 -- at so early a period that they were obliged to cut roads through the woods for their teams, the distance of 17 miles. The mother, Susannah Sanford, was the first white woman who went to Eaton County, and she had to do the housekeeping for the settlers.
Mr. Sanford, of this sketch, was born soon after their arrival, and was the pioneer white baby of the township. On reaching their destination, a log cabin was hastily constructed, the weather was warm, and the "chinking" altogether deficient. Ventilation was perfect, and the father said the new comer could easily be thrown through the cracks in the walls of the cabin, which was reared in the woods remote from the advantages of civilization; and David H. had few privileges until 25 years of age, save the rude experiences which have so often made better men than have the comparative ease and facilities of older communities.
His hard, laborious life fostered in him a spirit of independence which found vent in a prompt response to the call of his country in her bitterest trial, and he enlisted in Marshall, Calhoun Co., Mich., Oct. 21, 1861, in Company C, First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics, and was discharged April 13, 1862, at Louisville, Kentucky, on account of physical disability. The first two summers thereafter he worked as a farm assistant, and went to school winters. In the spring of 1864, his father having sold out in Vermontville, settled at Lowell, Kent Co., and bought a farm, whither his son accompanied him, and was employed in the Grand River Valley nursery one season. In 1865 he went to Greenville, Montcalm Co., where he spent a year in agricultural pursuits, and then turned his attention to carpentry, which occupied his time for six years at Greenville, after which he went to Cedar Springs and followed the same calling three years. He then bought 40 acres in Algona Twp., Kent Co., and there resided three years. At that time he experienced a severe loss by fire, which consumed his barn, one horse, and his farm implements. He then gave up farming and went to Greenville, where he commenced the business of a draymaster (cart driver), and continued in that vocation until September 1877. He then came to Big Rapids and established himself in the same calling, and is now running three drays steadily, and increasing his draught facilities on occasion. Mr. Sanford has served four terms as Deputy-Marshall of Big Rapids, and one year as Constable. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. (International Order of Odd Fellows); Royal Arcanum Insurance Co., and also belongs to the Encampment.
Mr. Sanford was married at Lowell, July 23, 1865, to Arthalinda Tanner, born in Ontario, April 3, 1848, and they have four children: Emerson, Mary, Susie and Mina. The parents and eldest daughter are members of the M.E. Church. ___________________
NOTICE OF DEATH Sanford, David Henry; Died: Feb. 29, 1912; Male; White; Married; Age: 77yr. 5 mo. 3 da.; Cause of Death: Apoplexy; Born: MI; Occupation: Drayman (cart driver); Father: Reuben Sanford, Date of Record: Apr 18, 1912. (Source: Wexford Co. Death Records, Book 2, Page 35, Record #4935)
"Cadillac News + Express" ~ Thurs., Feb. 29, 1912, page 2: R. H. Sanford of Big Rapids is here for a few days at the home of his brother D. H. Sanford who is suffering from Paralysis. Miss Mary Sanford of Wisconsin and Miss Mina Kinney of Big Rapids are also here. [Note: Mary lived in Big Rapids, not Wisconsin.]
"Cadillac News + Express" ~ Thurs., Mar. 7, 1912, page 8: D. H. Sanford Dead Paralysis Caused the Death of a Former Drayman in this City Last Night. D. H. Sanford, well known in Cadillac through having been for several years a drayman here, died at 9 o'clock Thursday following an illness of several months' duration with apoplexy. The funeral was held from the house on Granite Street at 11 o'clock, Rev. A.H.Smith officiating. Clam Lake Lodge No. 336, F.+ A.M. of which Mr. Sanford was a member, will attend. The interment will take place at Big Rapids in the afternoon. Mr. Sanford had made his home in Cadillac twelve years, coming here from Big Rapids. He leaves a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Nina [Mina] Kinney of Grand Rapids, and Miss Mary Sanford of Big Rapids, a brother, Reuben Sanford, of Big Rapids, and a sister Mrs. Emeline Wood of Jennings.
Buried at: Highland View Cemetery, Big Rapids Township, Bellevue Street, Big Rapids, Mecosta Co., MI; Section H, Lot 4. He lies along side of his first wife, Arthalinda, and children, Susan Sanford Bement and Emerson Sanford.
Engraving on stone: G.A.R. 1861-1865; b. 1836, d. 1912
David purchased 5 lots for a total of $10.00, and paid for perpetual care for all for $10.00. Only 4 lots are used. (The above death and funeral notices were provided by: Diane Warneke, Ceder Springs, Michigan; May 1999)
Electa Sanford (6-1007) never married. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 182)
Elihu Sanford (5-415) and his wife, Hannah, moved to New Haven, Connecticut, in 1771-72 and to Bethany, Connecticut, in 1784. (Hannah most likely was Elihu's 3rd or 4th cousin). H.G. Sanford's record says they moved to Woodbridge, Connecticut, and settled there in 1776. Elihu was a soldier in the French and Indian War. He, with his two oldest sons, joined the Army of the Revolution and continued in it till the close of the war.spouse: >Sanford, Hannah (1733 - 1826)
About 1667 there came to Milford one Andrew Sanford (probably Thomas Sanford's younger brother) who married Sarah, daughter of William Gibbard. Their son Andrew married Mary, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Botsford, their son Andrew married Hannah Platt and their son, Ensign Samuel, married Ann, daughter of Joseph Plumb, and had this daughter Hannah. She joined the White Haven Church on 18 Apr 1773. They had ten children.
Thomas Sanford Genealogy c., 1911, pp. 180-181
Elihu Sanford (6-1002) married (1) Hannah Metcalf and had three children with her. After her death he married (2) Elizabeth Fischer and had seven more children with her. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 182)spouse: >Metcalf, Hannah (1767 - 1798)
Elisha Sanford (6-1014) and his wife had five children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 183)spouse: >Tolles, Margaret (>1779 - )
Eliza Sanford (7-2451) and her husband had six children, all born in Sparta, Ohio. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 516)spouse: >Sheldon, Alba (1802 - 1887)
Elizabeth Sanford (2-7) and Obadiah Allyn had eight children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 99) Their descendants are further researched on Brøderbund World Family Tree, Volume 13, Pedigree #2862.spouse: >Allyn, Obadiah (<1645 - 1712)
Elizabeth Sanford (4-144) had two children by her husband, Jonathan Alvord. He was commissioned a Lieutenant of the 17th Company, 6th Regiment of Connecticut in October, 1748; and was appointed Captain in the same regiment in June, 1753. (Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 110, 137)spouse: >Alvord, Jonathan (1711 - 1784)
Elizabeth Sanford (6-1027) and her husband had four children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 183, 278)spouse: >Hartsworth, Reuben (1779 - )
Elizabeth Sanford and her husband, Hezekiah Schofield, had seven children: John, Mary Ann, Lewis, Sarah E., Jermiah, Sanford, and Rebecca Schofield.spouse: >Schofield, Hezekiah (<1801 - )
Ellen Eliza Sanford (8-5819) was a fine scholar and at the age of fourteen years assisted her father in teaching at Niles, Ohio. She taught President McKinley his ABC's. Mr. Peck was a journalist. They had eight children. Both are buried in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they resided for many years. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 515, 903).spouse: >Peck, Henry Clay (1826 - 1907)
Emerson David Sanford (9-10256) never married as of about 1905. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 859) ________________
DEATH NOTICE: Sanford, Emerson D.; Date of Death: Not Given; White; Male; Single; Age: 44yr. 6 mo. 16 day; Cause of Death: Wandered away from home December 26, 1910, body found March 11, 1911 frozen. Cold + Exposure; Born: MI; Occupation: Laborer: Father: David H. Sanford; Residence: Cadillac; Mother: Arthalenda Tanner; Residence: Cadillac; Date of Records: April 5, 1911 [Note: His mother was deceased, but stepmother Eva C. was residing in Cadillac at time of his death.] (Source: Wexford Co. Death Records, Book 2, Page 22, Record #4609)
OBITUARY: "Cadillac Evening News" ~ March 13, 1911, front page: Sanford's Body is Now Found ~ Cadillac Man who disappeared from his home December 26th Found in Woods. But Two Miles from the City. Farmer Boys Hunting in Wood Found Dead Body Saturday. Only his feet showed above a drift into which he had fallen -- trying to get home. The body of Emerson Sanford, age 44 years, who disappeared from his home on Granite Street on the afternoon of December 26th, was found late Saturday afternoon in a swamp on the farm of Andrew Olsen, south of the Drury Farm, south of the Boulevard. The boys were hunting and were chasing a squirrel when they saw a piece of cloth fluttering. Investigation showed a man's leg extending from a snow drift. The man proved to be Sanford. Sheriff Evans was notified and the remains were brought to Dunham's Undertaking Parlors.
The body of the man was frozen as stiff as a board from the long exposure. It was found by Gilbert Olsen and Andrew W. Finstrom, boys of sixteen years old. It is an odd coincidence that the Olsen boy has cut considerable wood within a few rods of where the body was found, and sheriff Evans and his posse had past within a few feet when they were searching for the body a few days after the disappearance.
Between the highway and the point where Sanford's body was found is a high fence which it is doubtful he would have attempted to climb on account of his paralytic condition, and it is the opinion of the officers that he wandered into the swamp from some road on the side farthest from Cadillac when he was trying to get back home; that wandering from the highway during a storm he stumbled into a drift when in an exhausted condition during a heavy storm, and could not help himself and died.
Funeral services will be held from the home of his parents, Mr. + Mrs. D. H. Sanford, 339 Granite Street, tomorrow afternoon, Rev .J. M. Wolfe officiating. Interment at Big Rapids.
Buried at: Highland View Cemetery, Section H, Big Rapids Twp, Bellevue St, Big Rapids, Mecosta Co., Michigan. He lies along side of his mother and father, Arthalinda and David Henry, and sister, Susan Sanford Bement.
(Source: Both the Death Notice and Obituary were obtained and provided by his great grandniece, Diane Warneke, Ceder Springs, Michigan, May 1999)
Ephraim Sanford (2-6) was a planter in New Haven, Connecticut. Carlton E. Sanford of Potsdam, New York was a descendant of Ephraim Sanford and compiled the Thomas Sanford Genealogy which was printed in 1911. He was in the possession of a small oak box containing numerous papers on the Sanford family which were to be donated to the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford. He also had the original inventory of Ephraim's estate made on 12 Jun 1687. (Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 94-96)spouse: >Powell, Mary (1645 - >1700)
Ephraim Sanford, Jr. (3-36) died unmarried. His estate was divided among his brothers and sisters, May 7, 1728. His brother Samuel was administrator. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 98).
Esther Lucy Sanford (6-1010) and her husband had eight children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 183)spouse: >Sperry, Jared Pitkin (<1769 - )
Esther Minerva Sanford (7-2281) and her husband had one son who served in the Civil War, was wounded, and died from the effects. Her husband was author of Botham's Arithmetic. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 482)spouse: >Botham, Pierpont Edward Bates (<1801 - )
Evelyn Sanford (8-5808) and her husband had four children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 900)spouse: >Ward, Seeley G. (1830 - )
Ezekiel Sanford was baptized at Much Hadham, Herts, England on 20 Feb 1586-86 as the eldest son of Thomas and Mary Sanford. He married Rose Warner in Hatfield. The town, modernly called Hatfield Broad Oak, is about six miles southeast of Much Hadham, over the county line into the shire of Essex. The records of baptisms, marriages and burials in this parish have been lost, prior to 1662, depriving all of the exact date of his marriage and the baptisms of his two eldest sons, Thomas and John, born between 1607 and 1612. It is unknown what his trade or occupation was. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy; c., 1911, pp. 38-39)spouse: >Warner, Rose (1588 - )
Ezekiel Sanford (2-2) settled in Fairfield, Connecticut before 1660 where he died only two years later than his father. Was a Freeman there in 1669. His grave is not known. The inventory of his estate shows that he was a tanner and a large land owner for his time. He divided the greater part of his lands among his children during his life time. At his death his estate amounted to £356, which in his day was about $1,200.spouse: >Whelpley, Rebecca (~1635 - <1697)
His widow administered upon his estate, but died before it was settled, which was done by a writing signed by all the heirs in 1697, the husbands of the married daughters signing for them.
He names a son Thomas for his father, a daughter Sarah for his mother, daughters Mary and Elizabeth for his sisters.
Thomas Sanford Genealogy c., 1911, p. 91
There appears to be some confusion concerning whether Thomas Sanford was married just once, or possibly two times. It is certain that he was married to Sarah Meadows, but she is believed to have been his second wife. The original Thomas Sanford Genealogy makes no mention of Dorthea Meadows as having been his first wife, or the mother of Ezekiel Sanford. Other records indicate that Thomas was married (1) to Dorthea Meadows which would have made Ezekiel 2-3 years old at the time of her death. The Sanford book lists all seven children having been born to Ezekiel and Sarah (Meadows) Sanford; who was most likely the sister of Dorthea Meadows.
The descendants of Ezekiel and Rebecca (Whelpley) Sanford are further researched on Brøderbund World Family Tree, Volume 13, Pedigree #2862. This pedigree contains about 362 of their descendants (including spouses). Another 132 descendants are researched on Brøderbund World Family Tree, Volume 13, Pedigree #2178.
Dennis Gene BeMent (10/97)
Ezekiel Sanford, Jr. descendant information has been researched by Carla Hawley Griffith (e-mail: griff2@@netnitco.net) but is not included in this document. Samuel b. 2-20-1706 was son of Ezekial Sanford and Rebbecca Gregory, Abigail was the daughter of Samuel Sanford and Sarah Meeker, Abigail Sanford b. 1-16-1743..she was married to John Hawley b. 1739. (Sept 1999)spouse: >Gregory, Rebeckah (~1673 - 1765)
Fannie Sanford (8-5802) married John Hooker and their first residence as man and wife was rented property in Marseilles, Wyandot County, Ohio. The 1850 Census shows them living between John's mother, Susannah, with her three young sons, and Catherine's Farthing's family, one of John's sisters. Within a year these three families began to go their separate ways.spouse: >Hooker, John (1823 - 1898)
By 1851 John's father was gone, and his mother had left for Wisconsin. Soon John and Fannie would also leave Ohio. First, however, a family of six children was started.
Thomas Lynn Hooker October 1997
Faxton Sanford (8-5810) was taken to Ohio by his parents when a year old. In 1845, he moved to Taylor Township, Illinois, where the remainder of his life was spent. He was a blacksmith and farmer and at various times was Justice of the Peace and Supervisor of his town. He and his wife had five children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 901)spouse: >Bly, Marion Mariah (1833 - 1901)
Friend Sanford and his family lived in Cheshire, Connecticut until 1809, then they moved to Homer, New York and settled on a farm where they lived for 22 years. In 1847 they moved to Superior, Michigan where they had a farm, and where he later died. [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 12, Ed. 1, Tree #1522, Date of Import: 25 Jul, 1998]spouse: >Grannis, Stella (1785 - 1860)
George Willis Sanford (7-2284) was educated at Dr. Cooley's classical school at Granville, Massachusetts and graduated in 1836 from the Medical department of Williams College. On graduation he settled in practice at Tarriffville, Connecticut, where he practiced for nearly sixty years. He was President of the County Medical Society for the years 1874 and 1881, and Vice President of the State Medical Society for the years 1875 and 1882; also a member of the Lyceum of Natural History of the Berkshire Medical Institution and the American Medical Association.spouse: >Adams, Jane Elizabeth (1813 - 1872)
He was a Justice of the Peace, Postmaster under Harrison and Tyler, school visitor for over fifty years, member of the House of Representatives for the years 1845, 1871 and 1875.
Dr. Sanford was a most kind and benevolent person. He won the esteem of all, and was held in universal respect, standing foremost as a public spirited man in ecclesiastical and municipal affairs as well as in his profession. No nights were too dark nor storms too hard to bar him from visiting the sick. It was a relief to him to give relief to others.
He was ever at service on Sunday unless sickness called him away, where he was efficient in song and a pillar in the church. Thus he continued and lived until 1885 when he became totally blind as a result of being thrown from his carriage on 21 Feb 1883, and again on 3 May, of the same year.
At the age of 76 his children gave him a surprise party, when his former pastor, the Rev. William Goodwin, read an appropriate poem. On his 80th birthday his children, to the third generation, assembled at his home to greet and to pay homage to the kindly, generous and loving veteran and father. He and his wife had twelve children.
Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy c., 1911, p. 483
Hannah Sanford (6-978) had two sons and five daughters. They lived in Bethlehem, Connecticut. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 180)spouse: >Johnson, Timothy (<1761 - )
Hannah Sanford and her husband, James Woodruff, had nine children: Allen, Daniel, John, Francis, George, Polk, David, Sarah, and Julie Woodruff. They first resided in New York and later removed to Kansas. All seven sons served in the Civil War at various times from 1861 to 1865 in Kansas.spouse: >Woodruff, James (~1805 - )
Hannah Sanford (7-2288) and her husband, Henry Neale, had four children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 484)spouse: >Neale, Henry (1813 - 1896)
Harvey Sanford (7-2447) lived on his father's homestead until he moved to western New York about 1857. (Source: J. Joslin, B. Frisbie and F. Ruggles, "A History of the Town of Poultney, Vermont" (Poultney, 1875), p. 344). Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 514-515spouse: >Smith, Lavinia (1800 - )
Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bloomville, Seneca Co., Ohio.
Hiram Sanford (7-2448) married his first cousin, Phebe Sanford (his Uncle Newton Sanford's daughter). They lived first near Poultney, Vermont, but removed to Ohio in 1824 and settled in Bloomfield Township, Knox Co., Ohio, about three miles west of Sparta. Here they cleared a farm in the forest and became well to do in the community. About 1847, they moved to Taylor Township, Ogle Co., Illinois and later to a farm farther east and south of Washington Grove, Illinois where the remainder of their lives was spent. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 515)spouse: >Sanford, Phebe (1802 - 1883)
Hopey Sanford (7-2286) and her husband had one child. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 483-484)spouse: >Trumbull, Harvey (1813 - )