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Thomas Sanford. the emigrant
to New England "^Q^^ant



THOMAS SANFORD

THE EMIGRANT TO NEW ENGLAND

ANCESTRY, LIFE AND
_ . DESCENDANTS



[1632-4]



SKETCHES OF FOUR OTHER PIONEER SANFORDS

AND SOME OF THEIR DESCENDANTS

IN APPENDIX, WITH MANY

ILLUSTRATIONS



BY



CARLTON E. SANFORD

Author "?TF"



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"EARLY HISTORY OF HOPKINTON, N. Y."
'LETTERS. ESSAYS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES'



VOL. I



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THE TUTTLE COMPANY. PRINTERS
RUTLAND, VERMONT



Copyright 1911^^
By C. E. Sanforo
Potsdam, N. Y.



Mien County Public Library
900 Webster Street




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Assistance Acknowledged -

Census of U. S., 1790

Coats of Arms

Descendants of the Four Sons

Eighth Generation -

Eleventh Generation

English Lineage, Tables

Fifth Generation

First Generation

Fourth Generation -

Genealogies (Others)

Generations of Each Son -

Goflfe, William

Hartford, Settlement of

Hatfield Broad Oak -

Hatfield Forest

Key to this "Work -

Kibbe, James A.

Lawyers (Prominent)

Lineage, Kecords of -

Loving Brother's Agreement

Medieval Origins of the Sanfords

Milford, Settlement of

Milford, Village of -

Much Hadham

Ninth Generation

Oldest Seat of Sanfords

Pioneers, Arrival of -

Pioneers, Eelationship of

Pioneer Sanfords

Plan of the Work -

Preface (Story of the Work)

Pynehon, William -

Becords of Lineage

Regicides, Whalley and Goflfe

Eelationship Chart - - . .

Religious Family - . -. .

Sanrords (Miscellaneous),—

Abigail (Letters of) -

Coats of Arms - - . .

Centennial, Cornwall, Vt.

Emigrants - . . .

Ephraim (Inventory Estate) -

Ephraim (Son's Loving Agreement)

Ezekiel (Valley Forge Letter)

Garry (Letter of)

Oldest Seat of -

Old, Original Papers of

Origin (English)

Relationship of - - .

Samuel, Jr. (Ante Nuptial) -

Samuel, Jr. (Confession)

Seal on (Lemuel's Will)

Stephen (Monument to)

Tradition - . . .

Sanfords (Pioneer and English)

Andrew (Pioneer) - ' .

Ezekiel (Father of Pioneers)



- 10

- 1324

- 53
si

- 292

- 1240

- 52

- 112

- 86

- 100

- 1333

xi

- 79

- 74

- 41

- 42

- 86

- 83
ix

- 63

- 96

- 13

- 74

■ 83
35

■ 543

61

76

66

1333

xi-86

3

70

63

79

84



- 455

- 53

- 825

- 63

- 95

- 96

- 168

- 253

- 61

- 1321

- 13

- 66

- 131

- 130
57-112

- 109

- 62

- 1352
27-38-1399



THE THOMAS SANFOBD FAMILY



Henry (Pioneer) ....... 1393

James (Pioneer) ....... 1398

John (Pioneer) ....... 1386

Nathaniel (Pioneer) ....... 1398

Richard (Head of Family) - - - - - - 23

Richard (Pioneer) - ' - - - - - - 1394

Robert (Pioneer) ....... 1335

Thomas (Grandfather of Pioneers) - - . - -25-35

William (Pioneer) ....... I3i96

Zachary (Uncle of Pioneers) ■ - - ... - 27

Zaehary (Pioneer) ..-...- 1380

Sanford Soldiers, —

In Revolution -. - - - 1315

In War of 1832 ....... 1316

In Civil War ........ 1317

From New York State . - - - 1319

Sanford, Thomas, —

Birth of - - - - - - - - - 39

Arrival of - - - - - - - 67 and 76

A Deputy ........ 80

Herdsman - - - - - - - - 68

In America - - - - - - - - 60



In Dorchester, Mass.
In Milford, Conn.
Inventory of
Memorial of



68-72
78



83

Old Deed of - - - - - - - - 81

Read and Write ....... 78

Will of - - - - - - - - - 87

Sanfords in V. S. Census of 1790 ..-. - 1324

Sanfords, Very Old Papers of - - - - 13^1

Second Generation - - - - 90

Settlers, Trials of - - - - - - - - 73

Seventh Generation -. - - - 190

Sixth Generation - .... - 140

Stanstead Mountfitchet

- 935
91

- 73

- 1313

Warner, Andrew, Emigrant - - ' - - - - 66
Wills of,—

Damaris Sandford - - - - - - - 29

John Warner ■ - - - - - - - 40

Lemuel Sanford ....... 112

Richard Sanford ....... 47

Rychard Saunforde - - - - - - - 24

Stephen Sanford ....... no

Thomas Sanford ....... 31

Thomas Sanford - - - - - - - 87



Tenth Generation
Third Generation
Trials of Early Settlers
Twelfth Generation



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Carlton E. Sanford, No. 9805, Photogravure - - - Frontispiece Vol. 1

Eolliu Sanford, No. 2197, Plwtogravure - Frontispiece Vol. 2
Much Hadham, Hertford Co., England, —

Old Cottage in - - - - 24

Main Street in - - - - - - - - 30

Church Yard in - - - - 34

Stanstead Mountfitehet, Essex Co.. England, —

Parish Church in - - - - - - - 46

Old Part of Village - .... 50

Arms of Sandfords, —

Of Essex County, England - - - - - - .54

Of Shropshire County, England - - - 54

Of Ehode Island - - - - 55

Seal on Lemuel Sanfonl 's Will - - - .55

Milford, Connecticut, —

-\ncieut Map of - - - - - - - 74

First Meeting House - - - 78

Plan of Meeting House - - - - - - 78

Memorial Bridge - - - - g2

Thomas Sanford (Pioneer), Old Deed of - - - - - 80

Samuel Sanford, Old Deed of - - - - - - 92

.A.aron Sanford, Residence - - - - 198

Ezra Sanford (No. 6S5) - - - 222

Truman Sanford (No. 103.3) - - - - - - 278

Silence (Tuttle) Sanford (No. 1033) - - - 278

Rev. Hawley Sanford (No. 1210) - - - - - - 308

Rev. Aaron K. Sanford (No. 2958) - - - 308

Thomas Sanford (No. 1262) - - - - - - 318

Frederick Burr Sanford (No. 1302) - - - 324

John W. Sanford (No. 1410) - - - - - - 340

.John Sanford (No. 1416) - - - 342

George W. Sanford (No. 1633) - - - - - - 370

Ferdinand Doan Sanford (No. 8046) - - - 370

John Aldeu Sanford (No. S04S) - - - - - - 370

Winthrop Sanford (No. 8049) - - - 370

William W. Sanford (No. 8050) - - - - - - 370

William Moore Sanford (No. 1635) - - - 372

Pierson E. Sanford (No. 1637) - - - - - - 374

Thomas Sanford (No. 1737) - - - 390

Samuel Thomas Woods Sanford (No. 1915) ... - 412

Benjamin Franklin Sanford (No. 1947) - - - - 416

Lucinda (GrifiSn) Sanford (No. 1947) ..... 415

Thomas J. Sanford (No. 1980) - - - 422

Israel C. Sanford (No. 4682) - - - - - - 422

Imos Hurd Sanford (No. 1981) - - .. 404



THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY



Letitia (Mitchell) Sanford (No. 1981) - - - - - 424

Lerov V. Sanford (No. 4690) - - - 426

Elam Sanford (No. 2034) - - - - - - - 428

Dr. Charles E. Sanford (No. 2058) - - - 432

Hon. Isaac R. Sanford (No. 2125) - - - - - -442

Homestead of Isaac R. Sanford . . . . . 442

Daniel Sanford (No. 2176) - - - - - - 448

Dotha (Peek) Sanford (No. 2176) - - - 448

Juliette (Sanford) Holly (No. 5046) - - - - - 448

Horatio Sanford (No. 5048) - - - 448

Ozias Sanford (No. 5050) - - - - - - - 448

Franklin S. Holley (No. 9778) - - - - - - 448

Col. Jonah Sanford (No. 2178) - - - - - - 450

John Sanford (No. 2180) . - ..- 458

Anna (Peek) Sanford (No. 2180) - - - - - - 458

Edgar Sanford (No. 507S) - - - 453

Minerva (Tilden) Sanford (No. 5078) - - - - -458

Harrison E. Sanford (No. 9848) - - - 458

Mary (Sanford) Flanders (No. 9849) - - - - - 458

Mary Ann (Sanford) Beecher (No. 2183) - - - - 460

Julius M. Beecher (No. 5094) - - - 460

Permelia (Sanford) Hill (No. 2177) - - - 462

.Julina (Sanford) Delong (No. 2185) - - - 452

Betsey (Sanford) Pond (No. 2186) - - - 4«2

Ehoda Ann (Sanford) Cowles (No. 2195) - - - - - 464

Clarinda (Sanford) Harrison (No. 2196) - . - - 464

Ozias Sanford (No. 2179) ...... 466

J. Veloren Sanford (No. 5075) - - - 466

Dr. George "Willis Sanford (No. 2284) - - - - - 482

Ada Letitia (Eno) Sanford (No. 2284) - - - - 482

Rev. David Sanford (No. 2352) - - - - - - 496

Hon. Francis Asbury Sanford (No. 2956) - - - - 578

Lucy Hawley (Knapp) Sanford (No. 2956) - - - - 578

David Burge Sanford (No. 2959) - - - 582

Isaac Piatt Sanford (No. 3337) - - - - - - 618

Mary Jennings (Royall) Sanford (No. 3337) - - - - 618

Edward Jackson Sanford (No. 3401) - - - - - 626

Hon. Stephen Sanford (No. 3412) - - - 630

S. Sanford & Son's, Carpet Mills - - - 632

Lieut. William H. Sanford (No. 3612) - - - 652

David Sanford (No. 3742) . - - - - - - 668

Ezra Sanford (No. 1608) - - - 680

John Crowel Sanford (No. 3871) - - - - - - 680

Edward Lewis Sanford (No. 8003) - - - 680

Sidney H. Sanford (No. 3889) - - - - - - 682

Lansing H Sanford (No. 3899) - - . - . 684

Hon. F. V. Sanford (No. 3902) - - - - - - 684

George A. Sanford (No. 3903) ■ - ... 684

John W. Sanford (No. 3905) - - - - - 684



ILLUSTEATIONS



690
692



808
808
808
808



Francis B. Sanford (No. 3906) 684

James Everett Saaford (No. 3907) 686

Charles Van Wyck Sanford (No. 3908) ... -

Eev. Ezra Terry Sanford (No. 3910) - . . -

William Moore Sanford, Jr. (No. 3912) ....

Raymond P. Sanford (No. 8056) - - - . - - - 694

WUliam N. Sanford (No. 8059) .... - 694
Ezra B. Sanford (No. 8060) ... - - 694

James W. Sanford (No. 8062) 694

VOL. II.

Calvin C. Sanford (No. 4964) - 808

Mary Denny (Brown) Sanford (No. 4964) - - - - 808

William L. Sanford (No. 9714) 808

Thomas F. Sanford (No. 9715) . - - - -

Kufus B. Sanford (No. 9716) ■

Edwin C. Sanford (No. 9717) . - . - -

Laura Sanford (No. 9718) -. - -

Hugh A. Sanford (No. 9719) - - - - - - 808

John C. Sanford (No. 9720) - 808

Mary L. Sanford (No. 9721) - - - - - - 808

Hon' Jonah Sanford, Jr. (No. 5063) - - - 816

Clarinda (Eisdon) Sanford (No. 5063) - - - - - 818

Alice Clarinda (Sanford) Shepard (No. 9807) - - - 818

SDas H. Sanford (No. 9806) - - - - - - 820

Hon. Patrick H. Sanford (No. 5077) - - - 822

Daniel Sanford (No. 5086) - - - - - " - 826

Dr. Addison Sanford Thayer (No. 10442) - - - - 874

Eev. Arthur B. Sanford (No. 6714) - - - - - 962

Prof. Myron E. Sanford (No. 6715) . - - - - 962

Hon. John Sanford (No. 7341) .-. - - 1012

Eev. Elias B. Sanford (No. 8379) .... - 1074

Sarah Ann (Sanford) Eood (No. 9542) . - - - - 1128

Jesse A. Eood (No. 13545) - - - 1128

Joseph Francis Sanford (No. 4888) ... - - 1130

George Pinckney Sanford (No. 9555) - . - - - 1130

Arthur L. Sanford (No. 13563) - - " - - - - 1130

Raymond P. Sanford (No. 13564) .... - 1130

Harriet B. (Sanford) Eastman (No. 5070) .... 1154

Cora A. (Holley) Preston (No. 9780) - . - - - 1154

Sarah E. (Sanford) Lane (No. 9789) .... - 1154

Abbie S. (Brooks) Landers (No. 9802) .... 1154

Lillian A. (KeUogg) Pert (No. 9863) . - - - - 1154

Gapt. Henry T. Sanford (No. 9790) - - - 1156

Herbert Jonah Sanford (No. 9808), Photogravure - - - 1158

Eollin O. Sanford (No. 5068) - - - 1160

Eollin Jonah Sanford (No. 9816) - - - - - - 1160

Joseph Benjamin Sanford (No. 9992) - - - - 1174

Judge Edward Sanford (No. 42) - - - - - - 1384



^am ^avmh — pia« flf ttjr Work

The Genealogy is built up by generations from Thomas San-
ford, the Founder of the Family, he being the first generation,
his children the second, all his grand children the third and so on
to the end.

This method of course brings all the descendants of the Four
Sons of Thomas of each generatian compactly together.

In any and in every generation the descendants of Ezekiel
(oldest son) come first, followed in order by the descendants of
Samuel, Thomas and Ephraim. This of course separates the
descendants of each of the Four Sons.

For example, the descendants of Ephraim, fourth son o^
Thomas, are the last given in the seventh generation, (as they are
the last given in every generation) and they are separated from
his (Ephraim 's) descendants of the eighth generation by the
descendants of his three older brothers, Ezekiel, Samuel and
Thomas preceding and intervening.

Since some may feel a closer and warmer tie of relationship
to those who spring from the same Son of Thomas as themselves,
the following tables have been prepared, telling and giving not
only the pages but the numbers, where all the descendants of each
of the Four Sons can readily be found.

To tell anywhere in the work which Son's descendants you
are reading, just look at the first preceding descent east (lineage
line in italics), and the next to the last ■name there given, will be
either Ezekiel, Samuel, Thomas or Ephraim, which, of course, tells
you whose descendants they are.

The generation number, all through the work, is shown by
the caption of the right hand page, and also by the superior (small)
figure given with the first child in every family.

The plan, when once understood, will be found quite simple.



THE THOMAS SANFOBD FAMILY



AU the Descendants of Ezekiel Sanford will be found between
the following pages and numbers:





Pages.


Numbers.


No. of .

Descendants.


Third Generation


91— 92


8— 14


7


Fourth Generation


100— 103


48— 82


35


Fifth Generation


112— 119


156— 231


76


Sixth Generation


140— 158


448- 686


239


Seventh Generation....


190— 223


1109— 1639


531


Eighth Generation


292— 375


2688- 3921


1234


Ninth Generation


543— 688


6198— 8071


1874


Tenth Generation


935—1052


11224—12611


1388


Eleventh Generation....


1240—1268


14825—15112


288


Twelfth Generation ....


1311—1311


15573—15584


12






Total


5684



All the Descendants of Samuel Sanford will be found between
the following pages and numbers:





Pages.


Numbers.


No. of
Descendants.


Third Generation


92— 93


17— 22


6


Fourth Generation


103— 104


83— 100


18


Fifth Generation


119— 123


232— 288


57


Sixth Generation


158— 163


687— 761


75


Seventh Generation....


223— 234


1640— 1787


148


Eighth Generation


375— 397


3922— 4241


320


Ninth Generation


688— 724


8072— 8563


492


Tenth Generation


1053—1085


12612—13026


415


Eleventh Generation


1268—1277


15113—15202


90






Total


1621



All the Descendants of Thomas Sanford will be found between
the following pages and numbers :





Pages.


Numbers.


No. of
Descendants.


Third Generation


93— 94


23— 32


10


Fourth Generation


104r— 106


101— 133


33


Fifth Generation


123— 129


289— 385


97


Sixth Generation


163— 174


762— 905


144


Seventh Generation....


234r— 250


1788— 2096


309


Eighth Generation


397— 438


4242— 4884


643


Ninth Generation


724— 793


8564— 9534


971


Tenth Generation


1085—1127


13027—13535


509


Eleventh Generation....


1277—1279


15203—15220


18






Total


2734



DESCENDANTS OF THE FOUR SONS



All the Descendants of Ephraim Sanford will be found between
the foUowiBg pages and numbers :





Pages.


Numbers.


No. of
Descendants.


Third Generation


94— 99


33— 39


7


Fourth Generation


106— 111


134— 155


22


Fifth Generation


130— 139


386— 447


62


Sixth Generation


174— 189


906— 1108


203


Seventh Generation. . . .


250— 291


2097— 2687


591


Eighth Generation


438— 542


4885— 6197


1313


Ninth Generation


793— 934


9535—11223


1689


Tenth Generation


1127—1239


13536—14824


1289


Eleventh Generation. . . .


1279—1310


15221—15572


352


Twelfth Generation


1311—1313


15585—15602


18






Total


5546



frpfarr



Ever since I was a bay on ray father's farm i have been
curious and anxious to know of my ancestors, whence they came,
where they lived and died and what they were. As a boy I often
asked my father about them, but since he was born far removed
from the parent nest, Connecticut, I got but little help from him.
Boy that I was I knew not how to learn of the family, and as I
grew up cares and duties pressed, I must admit, these longings
and desires to one side. Still, I hoped all the while that someone
would undertake the task and compile a genealogical history of the
Thomas Sanford family. From all that I could learn it was a
large one and a good one, and deserving of a written history.

A Limited Work at First

In the -'Early History of HopHnton, N. Y." (1903), I found
it necessary to give the families of Hon. Jonah Sanford (my grand-
father) and Benjamin, his brother, two of the pioneers of the town.
and I then decided that as soon as possible I would compile a genea-
logical history of the descendants of Jonah Sanford of Litchfield.
Ct, my great, great, grandfather, with as much data and informa-
tion as I coiUd gather readily as to Thomas Sanford, the Pioneer.

Accordingly, in 1905 I began the work. I already had a little
early data of the family, mostly obtained some years previous from
Mrs. Rhoda S. Cowles, of Morris, Ct., an enthusiastic Sanford
and most estimable lady, who died in 1893, aged ninety-two years.
I had not been so very long in the work when I saw from the
data that was coming to me outside the scope of the work I had
planned that it should not be a limited work, but, instead, as full
a genealogy- of Thomas Sanford as could be gathered,' and I
accordingly changed my plans to that end. Had I then known what
a task was before me, what I now know with the work nearly com-
pleted, I feel certain that I should not have done so. But'l did,
and now that I have passed through it, lived through it, I have no



THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY



regrets to oft'er, and am glad I did change the plan since the family
has thereby secured, what it has long sought and earned, a pretty
full and complete genealogy.

The scope of the work decided upon, I sought out Sanfords in
every way known to me, in newspapers, mercantile reports, direc-
tories, census reports, etc., sending to all circulars stating what I
proposed to do and asking for help. The responses for a time
were so few and infrequent that I confess, I was more or less dis-
couraged. In this dilemma I engaged from time to time several
expert genealogists who searched a good part of the western half of
Connecticut (a great Sanford field) and many places in other
states. This brought me a great amount of Sanford data, family
records, etc., and put me on the track of living descendants in many
instances. These found, the field began slowly to open, unfold and
broaden and to continue to do so to this time, taking in nearly all
the northern states, Canada and some of the southern states.

Reaching these actual living representatives of the Connecticut
pioneers and Sanford families, I found a great many, but not all,
quite willing to help me to the extent of their ability. Indeed, I
came across quite a number who had in previous years gathered
considerable data as to their immediate families, all of which they
most freely and willingly turned over to me for my use. Several of
these were of exceedingly great help. Everywhere, I found, what
pleased me most of all, great pride in the family and an earnest
desire to have a genealogy prepared. In several cases where I
found "bunches" of Sanford data in the hands of those outside the
family I bought it. I have spared no means where the result looked
promising.

Need of an Assistant

Early in the work I discovered that with my own labors which
I could not neglect, upon my hands, (President of The People's
Bank) it would be utterly impossible for me to look after all the
correspondence, detail, study of relationship and building of the
genealogy, and so employed Miss Margaret Eastman for a time,
and then Miss Rose W. Eastman, who has, day in and day out,
for now nearly four years, most faithfully, carefully and skill-
fully toiled upon the work and for which I wish here to make public
acknowledgment.



PREFACE 5

• Other Attempts to Get Out a Genealogy

When I began this work I knew that Horatio Gates Sanford, of
Gloucester, Mass., had worked more or less from 1880 to 1890
gathering data for a genealogy and that he had died with it incom-
plete and unfinished. I early went to Dorchester to make a deal for
the data he had gathered but was unable to do so. In August, 1909,
after I had been at work for nearly four years, I succeeded in pur-
chasing all the papers, memoranda and data gathered by him.
What he had secured which I had not already obtained, has been
incorporated into this work. Though I did not get very much from
this data which I did not already have, I did find among the papers
a large number of very old and interesting deeds, papers and writ-
ings belonging to Ephraim Sanford and his immediate descendants,
which settled several perplexing questions. The paper of greatest
value and unqualified interest to all the living descendants of
Thomas Sanford was a deed by him to his son Ephraim dated March
28, 1674, two hundred and thirty-six years ago and still legible. But
few people now living can boast of the autograph signature of an
ancestor who came to this country only fourteen years after the
Pilgrims. A fac-simile of this old deed is given with the article on
Thomas Sanford in America. Others of said old papers are par-
ticularly mentioned in the family of Ephraim and others to which
the reader is referred.

I learn during my work that no less than three other attempts
have been made in the past fifty years or so to get out a genealogy
of the family, thus proving a sentiment that it was worthy of one.
How many attempts were made prior to this I do not learn. All of
them quit, gave it up, presumably owing to the great expense, time
and labor required.

Efforts to Learn Our English Lineage

But what probably is of more moment and interest to Sanforda
generally is the lineage and home of our ancestor in England. In
the past hundred years various stories have been put afloat as to
his ancestry, but none of them will stand the test of investigation
or even close scrutiny. From the beginning of my work I have
pursued my researches in England at heavy expense, hoping to
learn our ancestor's parentage and whence he came. I am indeed
pleased, even happy, to have met, though at the eleventh hour, with
final and signal success in the effort, and I am sure all Saefords



THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY



everj^where will rejoice with me that our parentage and home in
England have at last,, after more than two hundred and fifty years
of doubt and obscurity, been brought to light. (See articles, by
Mr. Hoppin and by the writer for fuller particulars.)

Not a Complete or Perfect Genealogy

The work is not. I am quite well aware, a complete, much less
perfect genealogy of Thomas Sanford. To make such a work at
this late date is utterly impossible. I have, however, worked out
nearly all the early descendants, at least all of them where any
clue or help was obtainable. The Sanfords were continually emi-
grating from Connecticut north into Vermont ; west into the eastern
part of New York, then into central New York and then on west.
Quite a number left home so abruptly or went so far away or kept
on moving from place to place westward that no clue to them is
now obtainable. When a descendant of one of these is found in
the west he can seldom give his lineage farther back than grand-
father, which often lacks a generation or two of taking him to the
parent nest to make his membership in the family certain. How-
ever, by persistent and unflagging effort following up every clue,
I have run down, so to speak, and placed a great number, as my
upward of sixteen thousand people, born Sanfords, fuUy attests.
I could have added a considerable number of families of whom
I learned or got trace, and to whom I wrote, in some cases many
times-, had they responded and helped me. Some of them, no
doubt, thought that my effort was a money making scheme on
my part, while others were too thoughtless and too indifferent
to even make up their own family record. All such have no one
to blame but themselves that they are not recorded herein.

Then, too, I feel that I should say that a very large part of the
sketches of the dead, and of the living, in the work were prepared
by me either from personal knowledge, from notes furnished, or
from records, obituaries, sermons etc., published on the decease of
the parties.

Though the work has a great many sketches, I sought by cir-
cular and letter appeal to get further and other sketches, since
the story of one's life, telling how he lived and what he did is always
of interest and should be preserved, but many of the people
appealed to were too thoughtless or too modest to help me.



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