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D. C, two years and afterwards invented one of the first garden
cultivators to run by hand. He also invented a field cultivator
and a tubular well drilling machine, both of which were successful.
He was a natural mechanic in both wood and iron.

He had six children by first and one by second marriage.

9.538. Archibald', b. May 21, 1831, Delmar, Pa.; killed by a pony .Tan. IS,

1846, Byron, HI.

9.539. Francis, b. Feb. 7, 1835; d. Oct. 12, 1841.

9540. Joseph Morris, b. Oct. 25, 1837 ; d. Sept. 6, 1864, in the army. Buried
at Byron, HI. A graduate of Rock River Seminary and an attorney
at law.

9541. 4- James Wooster, b. Mar. 29, 1842; d. May 2, 1907; m. Flora Wickivire.

9542. + Sarah Ann, b. Dec. 31, 1844; d. May 1, 1904; m. Aaron Rood.

9543.+ John Henry, b. Dee. 12, 1847; m. Louisa Stone.

9544. Mary A.

4887. ASENATH' SANFORD {same descent as 4885) h.
Jan. 31, 1809, Prospect, Ct. ; d. July 11, 1861, Baraboo, Wis. ; m.
Oct., 1829, Frederick Christenot, b. 1807, Germany; d. in Butte,
Mont.

They had nine children.

9.545. +Frank!> Christenot, b. 1830; m. Lucretia Coan.

9546. + Anna Christenot, b. 1832; m. (1) Elias Edwards; m. (2) Elisha

Douglass.
9.547. -^- Charles Christenot, b. 1834: d. 1876; m. Keziah Strong.
9548. Sarah Christenot, b. 1836; d. in infancy.
9.549.+Mary Christenot. b. 1837; m. B. Frank Morrill.

9550. Sarah Christenot, d. in infancy.

9551. Emily Christenot, b. Dec. 25, 1841, Wellsboro, Pa.: m. 1860, Charles

H. Marshall, d. 1881, Jacksonville, Fla. No children. Res., Pablo

Beach, Fla.
9552.+Loue3a Christenot, b. Dec. 23, 1844; m. David Foss.
9553. Cornelia Christenot, b. 1846; d. 1848.



NINTH GENERATION 795

4888. JOSEPH FRANCIS^ SANFORD {same descent as
4885) b. July 10, 1811, Prospect, Ct. ; d. Jan. 4, 1902, Council
Bluffs, la.; m. Jan. 2S, 1838, Ruthama Parker, b. Apr. 6, 1807,
N. T. State; d. Oct. 19, 1882, LaValle, Wis.

Mr. Sanford was a pioneer in Rockford, 111., Madison and
Baraboo, "Wis. He was engaged in mercantile and real estate busi-
ness for many years. About 1849, he opened a store in Baraboo,
Wis., and a few years later built a three-story brick store and a
large grist mill. In 1857, he moved to Dalton to educate his son
George, and in 1861 to LaValle. Wis., where he owned the saw-
mills and water power and large tracts of land. He founded the
village of LaVaUe, rebuilt the saw miUs. and built the grist mills
and a stave and broom handle factory. He was a postmaster several
years and town treasurer several terms.

They had two children bom in Byron, lU.

9554. -I- Francis Parker^, b. Nov. 11, 1838; m. (1) Sylvia Hammond; m. (2)

Sarah Eabick.
9555. -I- George Pinekney, b. Dec. 24. 1843; d. Aug. 27, 1902; m. (1) Mary

Hague; m. (1) Mary Leverett.

4889. JAMES DOOLITTLE' SANFORD {same descent as
4885} b. July 27, 1813, Prospect, Ct.; d. July 5, 1902, Pipestone,
Minn. ; m. July 27, 183.5, Mrs. Sibbel (Hayden) Coan, dau. of John
and Lois Hayden, b. 1809. "Chazy," N. Y.; d. Nov. 4, 1894, Forest
Hill.

Starting out in life for himself, Mr. Sanford went into middle
Pennsylvania, where he taught school and preached among the
Indians for a time, then moved on to Michigan. Here he became a
Methodist circuit rider, traveling under presiding elders, in a coun-
try, so new and unbroken that the scream of the panther and snarl
of the wild cat were not unfamiliar sounds. With failing voice
and approaching deafness he was obliged to settle, in 1841, at
Middletown. Wis., where he built the first house, and his son David
was the first white child born in the township. Here he lived for
nearly fifty years, straggling in a hand-to-hand conflict with the
forces of nature, until the wilderness blossomed as the rose.

Mr. Sanford was an excellent business man. affectionate. sjTn-
pathetic and generous to a fault in his impulses, and deeply pious
and conscientious in his daily walk. He became totally deaf in his
prime, but. while sensitiveness to his affliction led him to a some-



796 THE THOMAS SANPOED FAMILY

what secluded life, his disposition did not change, and he was as
merry and fun-loving as a boy.

They had ten children.
95o6.+Jame3 Mauley*, b. May 2, 1836; m. (1) Martha Smith; m. (2) Jennie

Taylor; m. (3) Mrs. Emily Manzer; m. (4) Mrs. A. C. Andrews.
9537. -f Emma D., b. Apr. 21, 1838; m. (1) Samuel Smith; m. (2)

Bartlett.
9558.+Mattie A., b. July 2, 1840; m. James Bull.
9559.+David Wooster, b. July 31, 1842; m. (1) Lucy Hackett; m. (2) Harriet

Neve.
9560.-)-George Washington, b. Oct. 29, 1844; m. (1) Augusta Van Buren; m.

(2) Margaret Mahan.
9561.-|-Henry Dodge, b. Mar. 4, 1846; m. Flora Burlingame.
9562.-|-Mary Jane, b. Mar. 27, 1847; m. Dr. William Taylor.
9563. + Harriet L., b. June 5, 1848; m. Chester Clewitt.
9564.+ Joseph W., b. Apr. 5, 1851; m. Constance Eichardson.
9565. + Sibbel Ellen, b. Aug. 20, 1854; m. (1) Orvin Johnson; m. (2) D.

Warwick Henry; m. (3) George Martin.

4894. ANNA iLlRIA' SANFORD {Truman 2101, Henry
907, Nathan 386, Samuel 135, Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1)
b. June 2, 1S07, Wolcott, Ct.; d. Apr. 12, 1SS3, Ansonia, Ct; m.
Dec. 17 1828, David Harrison Buckingham, b. Sept. 19, 1805,
Oxford, Ct. ; d. Apr. 24, 1883, Ansonia, Ct.

They had three children.

9566. -fHarrieta Buckingham, b. Nov. 10, 1S34; d. Nov. 15, 1908; m. Frederick

Pope.
9567.+Marilla Tryphena Buckingham, m. Elliot .Andrews.

9568. + Ellen Maria Buckingham, m. Wallace Andrews.

4895. ABEL CURTIS' SANFORD {same descent as 4894)
b. ilay 10, 1809. Wolcott, Ct. : d. Jan. 12. 1878. Southington, Ct. ;
m. Nov. 18. 1829, Hepsa Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas and Betsey
(Clark) Judd, b. Jlay 28. 1809, Prospect. Ct. : d. Jan. 29, 1895,
Southington, Ct.

They had three children, all born in Waterbury, Ct.

9569. + Emily Jane^, b. Dec. 12, 1831; d. Feb. 12, 1903; m. (1) Eliphalet

Abbey; m. (2 ) Nelson Moore.
9570.+Betsey Anna. b. Nov. 13, 1834; m. Barnes Haviland.
9571.+Eveline, b. Aug. 4, 1841; d. Feb. 28, 1894; m. Orville Boot.

4896. RHODA CELESTIA' SANFORD {same descent as
4894) b. Nov. 11. 1811, Wolcott, Ct. ; d. Dec, 1881, in Kansas; m.
Lambert D. Russell.



NINTH GENERATION



They had three children.

9572. Elmers Russell.

9.573. Eleanor Russell, m. Fergus.

9574. Anna Russell.

4897. MARILLA' SANFORD {same descent as 4894) b.
Sept. 3, 1S13. Wok'ott. Ct. ; d. July 30, 1865, Waterbury, Ct. : m.
1S3S, Lyman Smith, b. 1810. Prospect, Ct. ; d. 1846, Middlebury, Ct.

They had three children, all bom in Waterbury, Ct.

9575.+riwight L.o Smith, b. Mar. 5, 1839; d. Dec. 17, 1905; m. Helen Lacter.
9576.+Rhoda Smith, b. Nov. 11, 184—; m. Wallace Peck.
9577. + Sarah J. Smith, b. Apr. 5, 1844; m. Frani Wheeler.

4898. RUEL FRANCIS' SANFORD [same descent as 4894)
b, Apr. 12, 1819; d. June 3. 1877, Waterbury, Ct; m. Apr. 11,
1841, Nancy H., dau. of Timothy Neal of Southington, Ct., b. Feb.
23, 1820 ; d. Apr. 3. 1892.

They had five children.
9578.+Henry Francis', b. Dec. 16, 1843; d. May 11, 1907; m. Mrs. Agnes

(Spiers) Griffing.
9579.+William Mortimer, b. Apr. 15, 1846; d. Mar. 7, 1902; m. (1) Hannah

Prichard; m. (2) Dora Hupher.
9580.+Ella Adeline, b. Nov. 26, 1851; d. Oct. 6, 1873; m. Frederick Kelsey.
9581.+Emma .J., b. Feb. 14, 1853; m. John Jopson.
9582.+Caroline Abigail, b. June 17, 1859 ; m. Merle Cowles.

4899. RUFUS BISHOP' SANFORD {same descent as
4894) b. Dee. 20, 1820, Waterbury, Ct. ; d. July 26, 1889, Water-
bury Ct. : m. (1) Aug. 8. 1841, Nancy Elmina. dau. of Israel W.
and" Nancy A. (Piatt) Russell, b. July, 1822, Waterbury, Ct. ; d.
Aug. 14. 1846. Waterbury, Ct. : m. (2) Mar. 27, 1848, Ellen E.
Russell, sister of Nancy, b. Oct. 27, 1827, Waterbury-, Ct. Res..
Guilford, Ct.

He had one child by each marriage.

9583. Cornelia Augustao, b. June 28, 1842, Waterbury, Ct. ; m. Nov. 5, 1867,

Henry George Harper, b. May 13, 1833, Binghamton, N. Y.; d. Jan.
17. 1891, Los Angeles, Cal. No children. Res., Los Angeles, Cal.

9584. Frederick Ruf us. b. Feb. 13, 1854, Bristol, Ct. ; m. Feb. 13, 1?84, Fanny

Whitlock. dau. of Henry and Georgiana (Stevens) Bailey, b. May
15, 1855, St. Louis, Mo.; d. Feb. 17, 1906. No. Haven, Ct. No
children. Mr. Sanford is rector of the Episcopal Church at Guilford,
Ct. Is a graduate of Yale — Class of 1877.



THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY



4901. JIARIA" SANFORD {Joseph 2104, Henry 907, Nathan
386, Samuel 135, Samuel 33, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) m. Lawrence
Tiee, of Denmark, N. Y.

They had four children.

958.5. Emma9 Tice, m. William Williams.

9586. William Tice, deceased.

9587. Acta Tice. Ees., Brooklyn, N. Y.

9588. Curtis Tice, grocerTman. Res., Brooklyn, N. Y.

4904. CYRUS LYMAN' SANFORD [Lyman 2107, Henry
907, Nathan 386, Samuel 133, Samu,el 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1)
b. Aug. 27, 1827: m. Nov. 28, 1855, Frances Norton. Resided in
Big Bend, Kan.

They had one child.

9589. Lillians, d. Mar. 20, 1882.



4905. RHODA MARIA' SANFORD {same descent as 4904)
b. June 3, 18.31: m. Nov. 30, 1854, Lyman Gaylord. Resided in
South Sandisfield, Mass.

They had two children.

9590. Franklin Lymano Gaylord, b. Sept. 20, 1857.

9591. Celestia Clarinda Gaylord, b. Feb. 15, 1866.

49G6. FRANKLIN HOBART' SANFORD {same descent as
4904) b. :\rar. 2, 18-35: d. Oct. 19, 1862: m. Apr. 16, 1858. Almira
Sheldon.

They had one child.

9592. Mary9, m. Mar. 20, 1882, William Dunham. Res.. Ashley Falls, Mass.

4907- CELESTIA CLARISSA' SANTORD {same descent
as 4904) b. Mar. 15. 1841 ; m. Feb. 3, 1867, Robert A. Heath. Res.,
Lee, IMass.

They had six children.

9593. Helen Marillao Heath, b. Feb. 1, 1868.

9594. Lydia Gary Heath, b. Sept. 22, 1869.

9595. Herbert Sanford Heath, b. Aug. 16, 1872.

9596. Emma Louisa Heath, b. Dec. 27, 1875.

9597. Alfred Whiting Heath, b. May 4, 1878; d. Aug. 16, 1879.

9598. Grace Louella Heath, b. July 28, 1879.



NINTH GENERATION 799

4914. MARCUS BAKER' SANFORD {Anson 2111, Jona-
than 910, Nathan 386, Samuel 135, Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas
1) b. Jan. 28, 1820; d. Aug. 23, 1878; m. July 11, 1844, Rebecca
Halsted Waver, b. July 12, 1820; d. Sept. 26, 1870.

They had three children.

9.599. Mariettao, unm. Ees., N. Y. City.

9600.+James Waver, b. Feb. 6, 1849; d. July 6, 1897; m. Francis Voorhis.

9601. Martha Ruth, d. June 27, 1883.

4917. AilANDA" SANFORD {Julius 3115, Archibald 911,
Nathan 3S6, Samuel 135, Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas i) b.
June 25, 1805; d. Aug. 24, I860; m. May 19, 1822, John Gorton, d.
Aug. 25, 1875.

They had twelve children, all except Anson and Harriet born
in Rochester, N. Y.

9602.+Anson9 Gorton, b. Sept. 12, 1824; d. May 14, 1854; m. (1) Ellen Fiske;
m. (2) Gsrdelia Farrington.

9603. Harriet Gorton, b. Sept. 5, 1826, Toronto, Can.

9604. Ezra Gorton, b. Sept. 1, 1828; d. May 11, 1830.

9605. George Gorton, b. Aug. 11, 1830; d. Apr. 15, 1845.

9606. Lucy Gorton, b. June 17, 1832; d. Dec. 14, 1834.

9607. William Gorton, b. May 30, 1833; d. May 30, 1837.

9608. + Elisha B. Gorton, b. Nov. 9, 1836; m. Josephine Bingham.

9609. + Eliza B. Gorton, b. Apr. 7, 1839; m. Charles Browne.
9610.+Lucy A. Gorton, b. Oct. 20, 1841; m. George Davis.

9611. Grace Gorton, b. Apr. 11, 1844; d. May 22, 1844.

9612. Robert Gorton, b. Nov. 10, 1845; d. Dec. 23, 1845.

9613. Frank Sanford Gorton, b. Aug. 1, 1847; m. June 29, 1880, Emma L.

Stoger.

4920. REV. HIRAM' SANFORD {Friend 2116, Archibald
911, Nathan 386, Samuel 135, Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1)
b. Feb. 27, 1805, Cheshire, Ct. ; d. Apr. 16, 1865, Phelps, N. Y.;
m. May 10. 1835, Sophia Chappel. Mr. Sanford joined the Metho-
dist Conference of Genesee, N. Y., where he preached for many
years.

They had one child.

9614. Nellie^, b. Aug. 10, 1842; unm. Resided in Phelps. N. Y.

4921. BURTON' SANFORD {same descent as 4920) b. Jan
27, 1807, Cheshire, Ct. : d. :May 10, 1852, Groton, N. Y. ; m. Aug.,
1840. Mary Ann Broad of New Lebanon, N. Y. :\Ir. Sanford was



SOO THE THOlfAS SANFORD FAMILY

a carriage maker. He settled in Groton, N. Y., where his life
was spent.

They had three children.

9615. Henrys'.

9616. Mary, d. early.

9617. Child.

4922. HARRIET il.' SANFORD {same descent as 4920) b.
May 27, 1S09, Cheshire, Ct. ; d. Nov. 5, 1869, Pittsfield. Mich.;
m. Sept. 2, 1841, Edward L. Aiken, b. Mar. 17, 1809 ; d. May 18,
1871, Pittsfield, Mich. ilr. Aiken was a teacher in Tompkins Co.,
N. Y. Soon after marriage he removed to ^Michigan and settled
on a farm in the township of Pittsfield. where he resided untU
his death.

They had four children.

9618. Stella C.9 Aiken, b. Jan. 6, 184.5; d. young.

9619. Harriet A. Aiken, b. Apr. 23. 1846. Was a teacher in Topeka, Kan.

9620. Fannie A. Aiken, b. Aug. 12, 1847. Teacher in Topeka, Kan.

9621. Mary I. Aiken, b. July 11, 18.50.

4923. REV. CALEB SIDNEY' SANFORD {same descent
as 4920) b. June 9, 1812. Homer, N. Y. : m. July 26, 1S42, Ellen
Maria, dau. of Judge David E. Hubbard of Glastonbury, Ct., b.
Aug. 26, 1822. Mr. Sanford was a graduate of Wesleyan Uni-
versity in 1341. He was in the ministry from 1852 to 1871, when,
his health failing, he went into business.

They had four children.

9622. Wilbur Fisk^, b. Dec. 2. 1843. Mr. Sanford graduated at Wesleyan

University in 1867 ; studied theology and medicine from 1867 to
1876; was graduated from the School of Medicine, Boston TJnirersity,
in 1878, and has practiced medicine ever since. R^s., National
Soldiers' Home, Tenn.

9623.-|-Permelia Sophia, b. Sept. 21, 1845; m. Perry Porter.

9624.+Carrie Stella, b. Aug. 12. 1849; m. Edwin Bullock.

9625. Mary Jane, b. Nov. 5, 1866; unm.

4925. LAUREN" SANFORD (same descent as 4920) b. May
30, 1817. Homer, N. Y. : m. Sept. 28, 1856. ilary E. Harper of
Livonia. Mich., b. :Mar. 19. 1831, Plymouth, :\Iich. Mrs. Sanford
was a teacher before her marriage.

They had four children.
9626.+ Julius H.», b. Oct. 5, 1857; m. Harriet Freer.



NINTH GENERATION



9627. WiUis S., b. Nov. 2, 1858; d. Nov. 2, 1863.

9628. Stella T., b. Dec. 2, 1863 ; d. Apr. 20, 1864.

9629. Edwin R. J., b. June 29, 1866.



4926. CAROLINE A.' SANFORD {same descent a^ 4920)
b. Apr. 6, 1821, Homer, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 21, 1880, Kansas v':;ity, Mo. ;
m. Nov. 26, 1S48, Ezra W. Whitmore, b. July 31, 1815. Resided
in Rosedale, Kan.

They had four children.

9630.. WUliss Whitmore, b. Aug. 24, 1849; m. Aug. 8, 1883, Bertha ,

b. Feb. 22, 1863.

9631. Emma Frances Whitmore, b. Mar. 24, 18.51. Teacher in Minneapolis,

Minn.

9632. Linnie E. Whitmore, b. June 19, 1852; m. Lewis E. Prindle.

9633. Hiram S. Whitmore, b. June 20, 18.58. Was a fanner in Quindaro, Kan.



4928. SUSAN' PRESTON {Philemelia 2119, Archibald 911,
Nathan 386, Samuel 135, Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b.
Mar. 25, 1818, Cheshire, Ct.; d. Feb. 8, 1851, Cheshire, Ct. ; m.
Sept. 24, 1837, Samuel A. Atwater, b. Sept. 24, 1812, Cheshire,
Ct. : d. July 3, 1859, Cheshire, Ct.

They had four children all bom in Cheshire, Ct.

9634.+Edward Augnstuss Atwater, b. Apr. 20, 1839; d. Apr. 30, 1908; m.

Julia Hills.
9635.+Emerett Maria Atwater, b. Dec. 5, 1840; m. .Tohn Blakeslee.
9636.+Mary Cornelia Atwater, b. Nov. 25, 1844; m. John Peck.

9637. Sarah Amelia Atwater, b. Feb. 6, 1847; d. Jan. 27, 1873, Cheshire, Ct. ;

unm.

4930. JULIUS A.^ PRESTON {same descent as 4928) b.
Nov. 5, 1828, Cheshire, Ct.; d. Oct. 20, 1887, N. T. C. ; m. May
29, 1850, Elizabeth, dau. of Ambrose R. Barnes, b. Nov. 1, 1827,
Cheshire, Ct. : d. Apr. IS. 1887, New Haven, Ct.

They had one child.

9638. + Alice E.9 Preston, b. Aug. 11, 1853; m. George Martin.



4931. ELI B.' SANFORD {Freeman 2120. Archibald 911,
Nathan 386, Samuel 135, Samuel 35, Ephraim 6. Thomas 1) b.
1824, Prospect. Ct. ; d. 1883; m. (1) 1842. Lola Handy: m. (2)
Jan. 8, 1868. Jennett Tuttle. Res., Waterburv, Ct.



THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY



He had four children by first marriage.

9639. Lewtion Spencer«, b. 1843, Prospect, Ct. ; d. in Civil War.

9640. Cynthia, b. 1845; d. in Wallingford, Ct. ; m. Hobart March.

9641. Treat L., b. 1852, Bethany, Ct.; m. Charlotte Fudge. Ees., Waterbury,

Ct.

9642. + Friend A., d. in Waterbury, Ct.

4932. LORENZO D.« SANFORD [same descent as 4931) b.
1826, Prospect, Ct. ; d. Nov., 1851, Prospect, Ct. ; m. Lois Merri-
man of Hamden, Ct.

They had two children.

9643. Minusa, b. Prospect, Ct. ; d. Nov., 1851, Prospect, Ct.
9644. -(-Julia, b. Apr. 14, 1852; m. William Swain.

4934. AMY MELISSA' SANFORD {same descent as 4931)
b. Feb. 10, 1835, Prospect, Ct. ; m. Nov. 23, 1853, James H. Holmes,
a direct, descendant of William Holmes who built the first house
in Connecticut in 1633. Res., "Wallingford, Ct.

They had four children.

9645. Frank Harlstoni> Holmes, b. Sept. 7, 1854, Wallingford, Ct.; d. Dec,

1857, Wallingford, Ct.

9646. George Watson Holmes, b. .July 25, 1857, Wallingford, Ct.; d. Oct., 1857,

Wallingford, Ct.

9647. Frederick .Tames Holmes, b. Apr. 4, 1861, Bethany, Ct. ; m. Anna E.

BronsoD. No children. Mr. Holmes is a graduate of Yale Law
School, class of 1889.
9648.+ Alice Josephine Holmes, b. .July 4, 1867; m. Edward Bullock.

4936. ^fARY ANN' HALL {Permelia 2123, Abel 919, Isaac
390, Samuel 135. Samuel 35. Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. Feb. 3, 1809.
Cazenovia, N. Y. : d. June 26, 1854, Marion, N. Y. ; m. John Prank-
enberger, b. Oct.. 16, 1797, Monaghan, Pa. ; d. Oct. 31, 1853, Marion,
N. Y. ilr. Frankenberger was a Methodist preacher.

They had four children, all born in Marion, N. Y.

9649. Mary E.s Frankenberger, b. May 29, 1833; m. Apr., 1874, E. K.

Brownell. Deceased. No cliildren. Her. Res., Rochester, N. Y.

9650. + Charry M. Frankenberger, b. Oct. 27, 1836; m. Dr. Richard Sutphen.

9651. + Sanfo'rd Hall Frankenberge. b. Aug. 7, 1839; d. May 23, 1907; m.

Pauline Knapp.
9652.+Permelia II. Frankenberger. b. Oct. 29, 1841; m. Darwin Pickard.

4937. SANFORD RANSOiP HALL {same descent as 4936)
b. Aug. 25, 1810, Cazenovia, N. Y. : d. Sept. 15, 1844, Geneva,



NINTH GENERATION



X. Y. ; m. Almira Higgins of Clarion, N. Y. Mr. Hall settled in

Geneva, N. Y. He traveled extensively in this country, the West
Indies and South America, crossing the Andes. He was a student
and collected a fine library for those days. His moderate fortune
was made in the drug business.
They had one child.

9653. + Almira» Hall, b. Jan. 19, 1841; m. William Eddy.

4939. PER.MELIA^ HALL {same descent as 4936) b. Dec.
22, 1822, Williamson, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 9, 1907, N. Y. C; m. Sept. 21,
1841, Ananias Doty Piatt, b. Aug. 13, 1816, Huntington, L. L ; d.
Feb. 12. 1885. N. Y. C.

They had seven children, all born in Geneva, N. Y.

9654. Sanford Halla Piatt. Res., N. Y. City.

9655. Francis Fowler Piatt, d. 1843, Geneva, N. T.

9656. Wilbur Fisk Piatt, d. Apr. 27, 1S86, N. Y. City.

9657. Frederick Hamlin Piatt, d. Sept. 3, 1848, Geneva, X. Y.

9658. Mary Isabella Piatt. Res., N. Y. City.

9659. LilUan Elizabeth Piatt. Res., N. Y. City.

9660. Adelaide Piatt. Res., N. Y. City.

4941. NANCY ANN^ SANFORD {Isaac 2125, Abel 919,
Isaac 390. Samuel 135, Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. June
17, 1816, Marion, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 16, 1896 Marion, N. Y. ; m. (1) Feb.
11, 1835, William Hall, d. July 4, 1839, Marion, N. Y., ag. 29
years; m. (2) Nov. 11, 1840, Amasa Hall, b. Jan. 11, 1816, Marion,
N. Y. ; d. May 14, 1894, Marion, N. Y. Amasa Hall was a member
of Assembly in 1870.

She had one child by second marriage.

9661. + Sanford A.a Hall, b. Aug. 26, 1S47; d. Oct. 7, 1902; m. Laura Kent.

4943. EM3IA MAJIIA' SANFORD {same descent as 4941)
b. :Mar. 27, 1820, :\rarion, N. Y. : d. July 29, 1875; m. Stephen
Wood, b. Aug. 9, 1815; d. June 1, 1877.

They had two children.

9662. + Emnia» Wood. d. May 11, 1886; m. Henry Rundel.

9663. Joseph Wood. Res., Moscow, Idaho.

4944. SAMUEL RANSOM^ SANFORD {same descent as
4941) b. Aug. 11. 1822, Marion, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 7, 1899, Muskegon,
3Iich. ; m. (1) Oct. 31. 1844; S. Sophia Huggins of Marion, N. Y.,



804 THE THOMAS SANFORD FAMILY

d. July 18. 1S55, Ashland, Mich.; m. (2) July 7, 1858, Ambrosia
Josephine Peek. Res., Muskegon, ilich.

The early days of ilr. Sanford's life were spent upon the
homestead farm in Marion, N. Y., and he received his education
in the country school, Geneva Lyceum and Lima Seminary. Fol-
lowing this he was employed in a drug store in Geneva, X. Y.,
r.ntil 1844. when -with his wife he moved to the comparatively new
and rapidly developing West. A large part of the journey was
made by canal and stage. He visited St. Louis and Chicago, which
had but one brick structure at that time. Locating at Grand
Rapids, Mich., he returned Bast and purchased a stock of goods
in New York City, which was shipped in October by canal to
Buffalo, by sail from there to Grand Haven. Mich., and then by
river steamer to Grand Rapids, arriving in the following spring.
He thus established the first drug store in Grand Rapids, where
he was County Clerk for some time.

Learning of the advantages for lumbering on the Muskegon
River, he gave up the drug business in 1S4S and began his career
as a lumberman, which he continued until age and infirmity com-
pelled his retirement. His first location was in the woods of the
Muskegon River at a place afterward named Bridgeton. Here he
built a comfortable log home and established friendly relations
with the neighboring Indians. Here also his wife passed to
the Home beyond, and her remains were laid beneath an old oak
on the river bank. Three years later he moved to Muskegon and
carried on his lumbering operations on the Muskegon, Flat and
White rivers, also for a time manufacturing shingles on the bayou
of the Muskegon River which bears his name.

From 1858-60 he held the office of County Sheriff, acquiring
state- wide fame as the "walking sheriff," five miles an hour for
an entire day being an easy walk for him. and he never, in the
performance of his duties, would consent to ride. At about the
close of the Civil War he acquired a tract of land several hundred
acres in extent, on the outskirts of the village, which is now one
of the chief residential sections of a city of 25,000 inhabitants.
He planted the first extensive fruit orchard in that region, which
has since become famous for its fruits.

Mr. Sanford was always deeply interested in the welfare of
liis home city, a liberal contributor to all improvements, .-i member
of the school board, and for many years a prominent factor in the



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city's gro^rth. One of the principal streets bears his name, and
the tow-n of Sanford, Jlich., was named in his honor.

He had four children b,v first and four by second marriage,
the last four born in Muskegon, Mich.

9664. Margaret Sophia', b. Oct. 31, 1845, Grand Rapids, Mich.: d. in infancy.

9665. Isaac Ransom, b. July 18, 1847, Grand Rapids, Mich.; m. (1) Dec. 24,

1872, Mrs. Sarah J. Highman, d. June 30, 1888; m. (2) Julv 11,
1895, Mrs. Lucy E. Owen of Lapeer, Mich. No children. Mr.
Sanford received his education in the Muskegon Schools and the
Collegiate Institute of Rev. Joseph Eng at Fort Edward, N. Y.,
from which he was graduated in June, 1868. The following n-inter he
returned to Muskegon and began publishing the Muskegon Enterprise,
a democratic paper, which soon sprang into popularity. It was printed
on a "Washington Hand Press" and from old type. In about a
year, the building in which the office was located burned and a new
one was built, and the first cylinder power press on the east shore of
Lake Michigan was installed, and the work successfully carried on.
In 1872, owing to ill health, he sold his business, and for several
years was connected with different papers and magazines. Since
1895, he has been chiefly engaged as a stock salesman, and has
resided in Hartford, Ct., since 1903.

9666. Anna M., b. Sept. 21, 1849, Grand Rapids, Mich.; m. (1) Jan. 31, 1871,

Arthur C. McKnight; m. (2) Jan. 4, ISSl, Harvey Chatten.

9667. .\ugustus Huggins, b. July 14, 1855; d. in infancy.

9668. Cornelia Sophia, b. Mar. 14, 1861.

9669. Erwin Peek, b. Nov. 4, 1862; d. in infancy.
9670.+Arthur Hall, b. Mar. 1, 1865; m. Kate Stevens.
9671. Marian Louise, b. Dec. 2. 1870; d. in infancv.



4945. CAROLINE MATILDA' SANFORD {same descent
as 4941) b. Apr. 5, 1825. ilarion. N. Y. ; m. Aug. 15, 1854, Rev.
Jonathan W. Putnam. Res.. Lima, N. Y.

They had three children.

9672. Wellington A.' Putnam, b. July 29, 1859. Tyrone, N. Y.; m. (1) .Julia

Gardner; m. (2) Ella Taylor. He had two children by first marriage,
both deceased. He was educated at Lima Seminary, Northwestern
University, at Boston, and in New York City. Is a teacher of oratorv
in N. Y. City.

9673. Walter A. Putnam, b. Sept. 18. 1860, Catherine. N. Y.; d. .Julv 24, ise"

9674. Hattie M. Putnam, b. Dee. 3, 1861. Jackson, Tenn. A stenogi-apher and



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