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Thomas Sanford, the emigrant to New England; ancestry, life,and descendants, 1632-4. Sketches of four other pioneer Sanfords and some of their descendants (Volume 2) online

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4946. CATHERINE CALISTA' SANFORD [same descent
as 4941) b. Feb. 4. 1828, Marion. N. Y.; d. Jan. 16. 1856; m.
Edmund Lawrence.


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They had three children.
9675. Wellingtonif Lawrence, b. Mar. 3, 1854 ; d. in infancy.

9676. Frank Lawrence, died aged 21.

9677. + Edward Lawrence, b. Jan., 1856.

4948. FRANK MAESHALL' SANFORD {same descent as
4941) b. Feb. 14, 1833, Marion, N. Y.; m. Aug. 15, 1855, Kate
Lawrence, b. July 14, 1833, Clermont, N. Y. Res., Walworth,
N. Y.

They had three children.

9678. Clarton H.i>, b. Mar. 2, 1857, Marion, N. Y.; d. Feb. 18, 1390, Indian-

apolis. Ind.; m. (1) Lulu Tracy; m. (2) Marie Ruebenacker. Xo
children. Mr. Sanford was a cotton buyer.

9679. + Ella A., b. July 21, 1860; m. Ward Clark.

9680. Addie M., b. Apr. 8, 1863, Walworth, N. Y. ; m. Apr. 15, 1900, H. J.

Bivins. No children. Res., Hudson, Mich.

4949. EMOGENE LAURA' SANFORD {same descent as
4941) b. Sept. 17, 1837, ilarion, N. Y. ; m. John A. Peck, b. June
16, 1831, Prospect, Ct. Res.. West Haven, Ct.

They had two children.

9681. William Sanford^ Peck, b. July 18, 1858, Greenville, Mich.; m. June 30,

1392, Harriet E. Grey of Danbury, Ct. Bes., Waterbury, Ct.

9682. + Harriet Marion Peck, b. Mar. 29, 1861; d. May 17, 1S98 ; m. Frank


4951. ALVERNON SANFORD* HOUGH {Jerusha 2126,
Ahel 919, Isaac S90, Samuel 135, Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1)
b. ;May 20, 1817: m. Sarah A. Burch. They settled in iladison,
Ga. He was a merchant.

They had seven children.

9683. Sanford Aua;ustus'-> Hough, d. at age of U years.

9684. Emma Virginia Hough, m. Peter R. Post, and settled in N. Y. City.

9685. Edwin Hough.

9686. Tipp. Hough.

9687. Willie Hough.

Two died in infancy.

4952- OLIA^ER PERRY' HOUGH {same descent as 4951)
b. Aug. 3. 1818 ; m. Lucinda R. Frost. They settled in Jonesville,
N. C. He was a tailor.

Thev had two children.


9688. Charles Luthero Hough.

9689. Laura Sanford Hough.

4953. HARRIET EMILY^ HOUGH {same descent as 49.51)
b. Feb. 3, 1820; m. Brison Darnal. Settled in Jonesville, N. C.

They had two children.

9690. Ephraim Augustus* Damal.
9691.+Emma Sylvia Darnal, m. Edmund Parks.

4954. DR. JAMES EDWIN' HOUGH (same descent as
4951) b. Oct. 26, 1821; m. Emily Bryant. Settled in Coffee
County, Tenn.

They had seven children.

9692. Thomas* Hough.

9693. Rufus Hough.

9694. Edwin Hough.

Other names unknown.

4955. SILVIA CAROLINE* HOUGH {same descent as
4951) b. Mar. 11, 1823; d. soon after birth of first child; m. John
N. Nicholson.

They had one child.

9695. + Mary SUvia* Nicholson, m. Edd. Houser.

4956. DR. SYLVESTER ALLEN' HOUGH {same descent
as 4951) b. Dec. 4, 1824; m. Mary Jane Kirbv. Settled in Oxford

They had four children.

9696. Infant*, d. in infancy.

9697. Alvemon Hough.

9698. Edmund Hough, d. ag. four years.

9699. Lenora Hough.

4957. ELIZA ANN» COWLES {Deborah 2127, Abel 919,
Isaac 390. Samuel 135, Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. Apr.
20, 1817, Hamptonville, N. C. ; d. in Jonesville, N. C. ; m. Dr. B. B.
Benham of Connecticut, who came to this country with his uncle
Josiah Cowles and settled in Jonesville, N. C.

They had two children.

9700.+Calvin C.» Benham, m. Jennie Worth.
9701. .Tosiah Benham, d. young; unm.


4959. CALVIN JOSIAH' COWLES {same descent as 4957)
b. Jan. 6, 1S21; m. (1) Sept. 19, 1844, Martha Temperance Duval,
b. June 25, 1824; d. Apr. 3, 1866; m. (2) July 23, 1868, Ida A.,
dau. of Gov. W. H. Holden of Raleigh, N. C.

He had five children by first and five by second marriage.

9702. Arthur D.9 Cowles.

9703. Calvin D. Cowles.

9704. Josiah Cowles.

9705.+Andrew Cowles, m. Margaret Rynolds.

9706. William D. Cowles.

9707. Annie H. Cowles, m. Dr. H. Horton, of Winston, N. C.

9708. Nellie H. Cowles.

9709. Charles H. Cowles.

9710. Ida H. Cowles, m. Ralph Mott.

9711. Sanford H. Cowles.

4961. LAURA C SANFORD {Amos 2128, Abel 919, Isaac
390, Samuel 135, Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. Aug. 2,
1827 ; d. May 6, 1848 ; m. Reuben Reynolds of Mocksville, N. C.

They had two children.

9712. Margaret Catherines Reynolds, b. Sept. 29, 1846, Mocksville, N. C. ; m.

Andrew Cowles {see 9705).

9713. Hugh Sanford Reynolds, b. Apr. 28, 184S; d. .June 9, 1848.

4964. CALVIN COWLES' SANFORD {same descent as
4961) b. Oct. 15, 1843, County Line, Davie County, N. C. ; m.
Jan. 11, 1872, Mary Denny, dau. of Thomas and Margaret (Brine-
gar) Brown, b. Feb. 23, 1844. Mocksville, N. C.

Mr. Sanford was educated in the Farmington and Olin Schools
of North Carolina. He enlisted in the Confederate Army Mar.
18. 1862, as a private in Co. F. 42nd N. C, was made Sergeant
soon after the formation of the Company, and in the latter part
of 1863 was promoted to Lieutenant, serving in that capacity until
the close of the war. After the war he taught school two years
near Farmington, N. C, and then went into general merchandis-
ing business in ]\Iocksville, in which he is still engaged. He served
as Sheriff of Davie Co. from 1874 to 1882. Res., Mocksville, N. C.

They had eight children, all born in Mocksville, N. C.

9714. William Lafayette", b. Nov. 8, 1872. A commercial traveler in general

merchandise. Was educated at Fishbum Military School, Waynes-
boro, Va.. and the University of N. C. Res., Mocksville, N. Y.
9715.4-Thomas Franklin, b. Nov. 1, 1874; m. (1) Julia Farrior; m. (2) Mary


9716. Bufus Brown, b. Feb. 22, 1877. Graduate of Davidson College, N. C.
^717. Edwin Cowles, b. Feb. 17, 1879. Educated at Davidson College, N. C.
Res., Mocksville, N. Y.

9718. + Laura, b. May 17, 1881; m. Robert Faueette, Jr.

9719. Hugh Adams, b. Aug. 24, 1883. Educated at Fishburn Military

School. Commercial traveler. Res., Mocksville, N. C.

9720. John Calvin, b. Aug. 24, 1886. Educated as Fishburn Military School

and Davidson College. Res., Mocksville, N. C.

9721. Mary Louise, b. Sept. 6, 1888. Educated at Normal and Industrial

College, Greensboro, N. C, and Converse College, Spartanburg, S. C.
Res., Mocksville, N. C.

4974. ELAM COOK' SANFORD (Perus 2133, David 921,
Gideon 391, Samuel 135, Samuel 3.5, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b.
July 25, 1835, Pro.spect, Ct. ; d. Jan. 31, 1897 ; m. Oct. i, 1S54, Julia
Ann, dau. of Elias and Julianna (Ives) Brooks, b. June 3, 1834,
Cheshire, Ct. Resided in Prospect, Ct.

They had three children.

9722. Lenora Louisa", b. Mar. 17, 1857; unm.
9723.+Wilbur Gordon, b. Dec. 14, 1S.5S ; m. Anna Conrey.

9724. Burritt Bradley, b. Nov. 23, 1864; m. May 16, 1888, Sarah E. Foley.
No children. Res., Southington, Ct.

4983. BROOKS' HOTCHKISS {Gideon 2139, Betsey 924,
Gideon 391. Samuel 135, Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. 1812 ;
d. Apr. 6, 1874; m. Laura Smith, b. 1810; d. July 30, 1858.

They had three children.

9725.+Catharine!> Hotchkiss, m. Ralph Tyler.

9726. Josephine Hotchkiss, m. William Hopkins.

9727. Antoinette Hotchkiss, b. 1838 ; d. Mar. 27, 18.53.

4984. HARRY^ HOTCHKISS (same descent as 4983) m.
Sarah Hoppin.

They had three children.

9728. + E]izabethi' Hotchkiss, m. Hiram Parsons.

9729. Ellen Hotchkiss, m. William Elton.

9730. + nenry D. Hotchkiss, m. Ella Kimball.

4985. MARY STOPER" HOTCHKISS {same descent as
4983) m. Geor?e Stoper.

They had three children.

9731. Mills Brookso Stoper.

9732. Frank Stoper.

9733. LoUa Stoper.


5003. SARAH ANN' ENSIGN (Sally 2160, Sarah 933,
Oliver 396, Joseph 136, Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. Nov.
12, 1820 ; m. Feb. 6, 1855, Volney Belnap, b. Apr. 4, 1823.

They had two children.

9734. WiUiam E.s Belnap, b. Aug. 7, 1858.

9735. Sarah Elizabeth Belnap, b. Jan. 4, 1864.

5005. WILLIAM AUGUSTUS' ENSIGN {same descent as
5003) b. June 7, 1829; m. Oct. 14. 1856, Jennie McCord, b. July
16, 1836.

They had one child.

9736. Charles Augustus» Ensign, b. Oct. 12, 1857. '

5015. EDWIN^ ABBOTT {Elizabeth 2168, Joseph 943,

Jonah 397 , Joseph 136, Samvel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) ni.

Was a merchant in Catskill, N. Y.

He had one child.

9737. Sarahs Abbott, unm. Res., Catskill, N. Y.

5019. SUSAN A.' ABBOTT {same descent as 5015) b. Feb.
11, 1814, Triangle, N. Y. : d. Mar. 26, 1892, Boston, Mass.; m. (1)
Luke Strickland, b. 1811: d. Jan. 18, 1850, Wysox. Pa.; m. (2)

in the 60 's Lockwood. They lived first in Triangle, N. Y.,

and then moved to Wysox, Pa. In 1857, Mrs. Strickland moved to
Rockford, ^Minn., with her family.

She had five children by first marria'ie. all born in Wysox, Pa.

9738. Lueiuso Strickland, b. 1837; d. .Tuly 20, 1880; m. Marilla Porter of

Myersburg, Pa.; d. 1887. No children.
9739.+Mary Ellen Strickland, b. Dec, 1841; m. Abiel Abbott.
9740. Stella Strickland, b. .Jan. 17, 1843; d. Oct., 1866, Rockford, Minn.; unm;
97.n. + Harriet E. Strickland, b. Feb. 23, 1846; m. Alfred Taylor.
9742. Sarah Strickland, b. .Jan. 9, 18.50; d. Dec. 26, 1868; m. Oct., 1867,

William Frederick of Rockford, Minn. No children.

5020. CHARLES' ABBOTT (same descent as 5015) b. Dee.
16, 1819, Barker. N. Y. : d. Apr. 10, 1870, Triangle, N. Y. ; m. (1)
May 5. 1844, Harriet Elizabeth Pease, d. May 23, 1845; m. (2)
Feb. 10, 1847. Lucretia Ives, b. Mar. 12, 1826, Guilford, N. Y. ; d.
Jan. 20, 1897, Walton, N. Y.


He had five children by second marriage, all born in Barker,
N. Y.

9743. + Harriets Abbott, b. Nov. 4, 1847; d. May 1, 1876; m. George Sanford.
9744.-(-Adelia Abbott, b. Mar. 22, 1850; d. Mar. 21, 1891; m. Alanson Minor.
9745. + Ella Abbott, b. Nov. 14, 1851; m. Jay Baker.
9746.-|_E,lith Abbott, b. May 5, 1855; m. James Pi^ey.
9747.-)-Minnie Abbott, b. Jan. 7, 1866; m. Dr. Marcus Brown.

5021. ELIZABETH^ ABBOTT {same descent as 5013) b.
May 26, 1821, Triangle, N. Y. : d. July 26, 1899, Corning, N. Y.;
m. Sept. 4, 1839, Anson Sweetland, b. May 9, 1818, Triangle, N. Y. ;
d. Feb. 19, 1901, Triangle, N. Y.

They had four children, all bom in Triangle, N. Y.

9748. -|- Henrys Sweetland, b. July 21, 1843; m. Adelaide Gorton.

9749. Edwin Sweetland, b. June 27, 1845; d. 1893, Hazelhurst, Pa.; m. Delia

Adams. Had four children.

9750. + aarence Sweetland, b. July 18, 1849; m. (1) Rose Terwilliger; m. (2)

Emma Stevens.

9751. Daughter, d. young.

5022. ROYAL' ABBOTT {same descent as 5015) d. 1890.

He had one child.

9752. Edwins Abbott.

5023. RHODA MARIA' SANFORD {Clarke 2169, Joseph
943. Jonah 397, Joseph 136, Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b.
Jan. 11, 1818, Castile, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 30, 1888, Castile, N. Y. ; m.
Apr. 29, 1840, James R. Johnson, b. in England: d. Mar. 9, 1882,
Castile, N. Y.

They had five children, all born in Castile, X. Y.

9753.+Joseph Clarko Johnson, b. July 31, 1841; d. Apr. 6, 1879; m. Dora

9754. Salomi Johnson, b. Aug. 7, 1843; d. May 8, 1896, Roanaoke, N. Y.;

m. June 14, 1866, George Buckingham, b. Devonshire, Eng. They
had two children, who died in infancy.

9755. Seymour Johnson, b. Mar. 3, 1845; m. Dec. 10. 1873, Carrie Chapman,

b. June 26, 1846, Warsaw, N. T. They had one daughter who died

in infancy. Res., Perry, N. Y.
9756. -r- Mary Johnson, b. Sept. 13, 1847; d. Apr. 27, 1874: m. John Keeton.
9757. + Mary Eliza .Johnson, b. Sept. 9, 1853; d. Castile, N. Y. ; m. .John Keeton.


5024. HENRY CLARKE" SANFORD {same descent as
5023) b. Dec. 16, 1S20, Castile, N. Y. ; d. Mar. 26, 1882, Atlas,
Mich. ; m. Apr. 21. 1841, ilary H. DeWitt, b. Jan. 24, 1817. Perry,
N. T.; d. Sept. 6, 1901, Atlas, Mich. They settled near Grand
Blanc, Mich.

They had seven children, all bom in Atlas, Mich.

9758.+Henry Clarkes, b. Aug. 9, 1843; m. Helen Sweet.

9759. Mary Ann, b. Aug. 25, 1845; d. Sept., 1847.

9760. Thomas D., b. Feb. 17, 1848; m. (1) Nov. 8, 1871, AUce Ooodrich, b.

Mar. 29, 1849, Goodrich, Mich.; d. Jan. 6, 1886, Atlas, Mich.; m. (2)

Dec. 5, 1888, Mary Maloney, b. Feb. 25, 1868, Chelsa, Mich. No

children. Kes., Atlas, Mich.
9761.+Williain B., b. July 1, 1850; m. (1) Belle Brosier; m. (2) Maud Archer.
9762. Julia T., b. June 19, 1852 ; d. 1854, Atlas, Mich.
9763.+ James Munroe, b. Sept. 16, 18.54; m. Ella Horton.
9764.-1- Francis J-. b. Feb. 12, 1860; m. (1) Susie Laselle; m. (2) NeU


5025. JAMES SEYMOUR' SANFORD {same descent as
5023)\). Sept. 21, 1821, Castile, N. Y.; d. Apr. 12. 1874, Washing-
ton, D. C. : m. (1) Apr. 3, 1845, Ann Caroline Gray, b. Jan. 9,
1825, in New Jersey; d. ilay 19, 1860, Castile. N. Y.; m. (2) July
8, 1862, Mary Harriet Smallwood, b. Dec. 29, 1841, Warsaw, N. Y. ;
d'. Jan. 29, 1904. Warsaw. N. Y.

He had two children by first and three by second marriage,
the last three all born in Castile, N. Y.

976.5. -H Junius T.". b. Ausf. 1, 1848, Atlas, Mich.; m. Matilda Hamilton.
9766. John H., b. Dec. 10, 1853 ; d. Jan. 17, 1854.
97g7.-)_wmiam Smallwood. b. Aug. 19, 1865; m. Marion Knight.
9768. Mary Anna, b. Mar. 21, 1369; d. Jan. 17, 1876, Williamsport, Pa.
9769.-|-Caro'line Elizabeth, b. Jan. 8, 1871; d. July 22, 1907; m. D. Edward

5C26. JUNIUS S:MITH' SANFORD {same descent as 5023)
b. Oct. 26. 1826 Castile N. Y. ; m. June, 18.54, ilary Ann Lobban, b.
1830. in Scotland: d. 1871, Bay City. Mich. She came to this
country at the age of seven. Mr. Sanford resides in Omar, Mich.,
and has furnished much of the data as to his grandfather, Joseph
Sanford 's family. He is the only survivor of his father's family.

They had three children, all bom in Atlas. Mich.

9770.-|-Maria3, b. 1851; d. 1S95 ; m. William O 'Conner.
9771. Caroline, b. 1854; d. 1856. Atlas. Mich.
9772.-|-Seymour, b. 1860; m. Hattie Carson.


5028. ERWIN« SANFORD {Freeman 2170, Joseph 943,
Jonah 397, Joseph 136, Sarmiel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1 ) b. Apr.
9, 1824. Perry N. Y.; d. Aug. 9, 1876; m. 1850, Elizabeth Van

They had three children.

9773.+Ella M.o, b. Jan. 23, 1852; d. July 24, 1904; m. Asa Pbdey.

9774. Edwin Abbott, b. Aug. 15, 1854, Castile, N. Y.; m. Oct. 30, 1877,

Esther Warner; no children. Res. Castile, N. Y.

9775. + George H., b. Sept. 12, 1860; m. Harriet Strouse.

5046. .Il'LIETTE" SANFORD {Daniel 2176, Benjamin 944,
Jonah 397, Joseph 136, Samuel 33, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. July
7, 1817, Cornwall, Vt. : d. Apr. 9. 1891, Brandon, Vt. ; m. Xov. 24,
1836. Truman P. Holley, b. Sept. 12, 1812, Cornwall, Vt. ; d. Jan.
24, 1863, Cornwall, Vt.

;\Irs. Holley was a very kind, generous and hospitable woman,
and a handsome one as well. She was the mother, so to speak, of
her neighborhood and the loving friend of all. Her charity and
her kindness were on every hand. During her active life she
"laid out" the bodies of eighty-seven deceased people of her local-
ity and dressed one hundred and twenty-two babes. "What love
and sympathy and kindness was that! She was, too. a most
patriotic woman. From the time of the erection of the soldiers'
monument in Cornwall until near her death, she annually placed
a wreath on the top of it on Decoration Day, using a ladder for
that purpose. Hers was a most kind, gentle and heroic spirit.

They had five children, all born in Cornwall, Vt.

9776. Truman Sanfordo Holley, b. Sept. 18, 1837; d. July 22, 1844, Cornwall,


9777. Edward Eugene Holley, b. Dec. 3, 1839.

9778.+FrankIin Samuel Holley, b. Mar. 18, 1843; m. Jennie Maynard.
9779.4- Julia Eliza Holley, b. Jan. 11, 1849; d. Nov. 8, 1886; m. WUliam

97S0.-|-Cora Antoinette Holley, b. Aug. 3. 1859; m. Dr. Edwin Preston.

5047. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN' SANFORD {same descent
as 5046) b. Aug. 10. 1820, Cornwall, Vt. ; d. Dee. 18, 1885, Gales-
burg, 111.; m. Jan. 19, 1848. Ellen W. Atwood, b. Jan. 9, 1824,
Shoreham, Vt. : d. Oct. 12, 1879. Galesburg, 111.

Thev had two children, bom in Cornwall. Vt.


9781. Herbert Atwood", b. Sept. 13, 1849.

9782. + Lettie Eliza, b. May 11, 1855; m. Julius Trouslot.

5048. HORATIO* SANFORD (same descent as 5046) b.
Feb. 14, 1822, Cornwall, Vt ; d. May 20, 1858, Cornwall, Vt. ; m.
May 21, 1850, Sara Ann Dana, b. Nov. 2, 1828, Bridport, Vt. Res.,
Cornwall, Vt.

They had two children, born in Cornwall, Vt.

9733. Daniel Dana^, b. Jan. 21, 1854; d. June 5, 1865, Cornwall, Vt.

9784. + 3arah Eliza, b. Mar. 29, 1857; m. Charles Lane.

5049. ELIZA'' SANFORD (same descent as 5046) b. 1824,
Cornwall, Vt. : d. Dec. 9, 1855, Cornwall, Vt. ; m. Mar. 15, 1849,
Charles L. Lane, b. June 13, 1822, Cornwall, Vt. ; d. Apr. 12, 1900,
Middlebury, Vt.

They had two children, born in Cornwall, Vt.

9785. Emma Dewey^ Lane, b. Dec. 17, 1850; d. Oct. 26, 1878, Cornwall, Vt.

9786. WilUam Daniel Lane, b. Dee. 7, 1857; m. Oct. 11, 1876, Nellie L.

KeUej, b. 1856, Danby, Vt.

5052. EDilL'ND* HILL {Permelia 2177. Benjamin 944.
Jonah 397, Joseph 136. Samuel 35, Ephraim 6, Thomas 1) b. June
15, 1810, Shoreham, Vt. ; d. Dee. 4, 1850; m. Catherine Fletcher,
d. May 19, 1858.

They had two children.

9787. Patty» Hill, b. Mar. 3, 1848.
9788. -f Emma Hill, m. John Lewis.

5053. JOSEFHUS' HILL (sayne descent as 5052) b. :May
5, 1813. Shoreham, Vt. ; d. Apr. 9, ISSO, Cornwall, Vt. ; m. (1)
May 18, 1850, Caroline Monger, b. in Orwell, Vt. ; d. 1867: m.
(2) Nov. 17. 1868, Jane Perry of Cornwall, Vt.

He had one child by first marriage.
97S9. Darwin' HUl, m. Evelyn Wetmore.

5061. HENRY B." SANFORD [Jonah 2178. Benjamin 944.
Jonah 397, Joseph 136, Samuel 35, Ephraim. 6, Thomas 1) b. July
22, 1816, Hopkinton, N. Y. : d. Mar. 27, 1879, Hopkinton. N. Y. ;
m. Oct. 14, 1838, Casendana Ellithorpe, b. Nov. 22, 1818; d. Feb.
21, 1888.


Mr. Sanford was a Lieut, in Co. F. 92d Regt, N. Y. S. V.
He first lived on the Benjamin Sanford farm nearly a mile east of
his father's place, until 1849, then some seven years on a farm in
Lawrence, four miles north of Xieholville on McEwen Street, then
on a small farm with hotel a mile east of Xieholville, from which he
enlisted and to which he returned after the war. During his last
years he resided in Nicholville, but on the Hopkinton side of the
river. He was a Justice of the Peace for some years in Hopkinton.
Being of a religious turn of mind he preached now and then to
fill vacancies, also conducted services at funerals.

They had nine children.

9790. + Henry T.s b. Apr. 13, 1S40 : d. .July 16, 1897; m. Louise Brewster.

9791. + Erasmus .Jonah, b. May 13, 1842; m. Sarah Bibbins.
9792.4-Edwm D., b. Jan. 24, 1845; m. Lydia Pratt.

9793. + Darwin E., b. Nov. 17, 1847; m. Julia Lary.

9794. Calla C, b. June 24, 1850; d. Feb. 8, 1854, Lawrence, N. Y.
9795.+Calista P. C, b. Dec. 10, 1852; d. Nov. 17, 1909; m. (1) Engene Moses;

m. (2) Frank Chandler.
9796.'+Charle3 A., b. Jan. 29, 18.55; m. Mattie Goodale.
9797.+Anna C, b. Nov. 11, 1857; m. Azro GUea.
9798. Rose A., b. Jan. 30, 1861. Res., Newark, N. J.

5062. PERMELIA« SANFORD {same descent as 5061) b.
July 2, 1819, Hopkinton, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 16, 1886, Potsdam, N. Y. ;
m. Nov. 10, 1841, Erasmus D. Brooks, b. Mar. 6, 1818; d. Nov Is'

Mrs. Brooks was a large woman with a bright, strong face,
exceedingly industrious, a cleanly and tasteful housewife, very
sociable and bright in conversation, assiduous in attention to all
her duties, a great helpmeet to her husband, and withal, a heroic
and noble woman.

Mr. Brooks was fully sis feet tall, with a strong, intellectual
face, good judgment, great good sense, and an astonishing memory.
He opened a store at Parishville before his majority and met with
success unparalleled in those times. He was a great Whio- and
ruled his town. In 1858, he moved to Potsdam, where he was a
successful merchant for many years. He spent two years in Mid-
dlebury College, was Supervisor of Parishville, also of Potsdam,
member of Assembly in 1857. a Justice of the Peace noted for tact
good sense and a naturally judicial mind, and Collector of Internal
Revenue from 1862 to 1876. He was a man of great strength of
purpose, with surprising powers of invective when attacked. Of


all his family only his granddaughter, Mrs. Hugh A. Grant,

They had six children, all except William born in Parishville,
N. Y.

9799. George S.s Brooks, b. Dec. 16, 1844; d. Aug. 16, 1S49, Parishville, N. Y.

9800. Erasmus Darwin Brooks, Jr., b. Aug. 15, 1846; d. Oct. 10, 1885,

Potsdam, N. Y. ; m. 1879, Minnie Bridge, b. 18.54; d. Apr. 13,
ISSfi. They had one son, died Feb. 25, 1883.

9801. Herbert Brooks, b. Aug. 21, 1848; d. Aug. 31. 1849, Parishville, N. Y.

9802. + Abbie S. Brooks, b. July 19, 1850; d. Apr. 21, 1906; m. William Landers.

9803. Henry Gurley Brooks, b. Jan. 23, 18.53, d. Oct. 2. 1891, Potsdam, N. Y. ;

m. Sept. 30, 1891, Cynthia, dau. of George and Mary (Abram)
Everett, of Potsdam, N. Y. Her res. Potsdam, N. Y.

9804. William Hawthorne Brooks, b. Sept. 20, 1859, Potsdam, N. Y.; d. Jan.

13, 1887, Potsdam, N. Y.

5063. JONAH* SANFORD, JR. (smne descent as 5061) b.
Oct. 24. 1821, Hopkinton, N. T. ; d. Oct. 18, 1886. Hopkinton, N. Y. ;
m. Feb. 17. 1847, Clarinda. dau. of Elisha and Amanda (Post)
Risdon. b. June 23, 1822: d. Oct. 19, 1893, Hopkinton. N. Y.

Ilv. Ri.sdon was a pioneer of Hopkinton, X. Y.. in 1804. He
was a surveyor and farmer and a most estimable man. He pos-
sessed fine literary qualities and besides keeping a full diary, wrote
many interesting historical articles of great local value. These,
as well as the story of his life, may be found in the Early History
of Hopkinton, by the author of this work.

Mr. Sanford had charge of his father's farm until 1849, when
he purchased the small farm two miles distant on the Turnpike,
now owned by Thomas Conlin. There he and his wife worked
arduously, he chopping wood winters and drawing it to Parish-
ville. and she earing for two babes and doing the household duties.
In 1853, they moved to the farm next west of Judge Sanford, where
they lived to the end. This farm is now held by their .son Silas H.
Here they toiled as they had toiled before, building stone walls
and adding new buildings and lands, making a farm of over four
hundred acres. From about 1863 to 1872. in addition to the farm,
Mr. Sanford very successfully ran a potato starch factory on the
brook just north of Judge Sanford 's re.sidence. Of this industry
only a great hole in the bank remains.

Mr. Sanford was a justice of the peace in 1853 ; assistant
assessor of internal revenue from 1862 to 1S72: supervisor from
1869 to 1873: member of A.ssembly in 1874 and 1875; supervisor

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from 1S76 to 1885 ; chairman of the board for the years 1878 and
1879. In the latter year he was presented by the members of the
Board with a gold-mounted cane, which he highly prized.

He possessed much physical power and no man ever more
enjoyed sports and games of all kinds, and especially feats of skill
and strength. Though ill v\'ith diabetes for the last seven years
of his life, he would wrestle with any man and never, as far as is
kno^vn, was he thrown. He was keen and bright, keeping all
amused and interested with his wit or tricks and games, which he
never tired of playing on everyone. In business he was a decided
success for, starting with very little, he gained a competence, and
had he been placed with greater opporttmities, it is probable that
his success would have been correspondingly greater. His discern-
ment, estimates of value, and business sagacity, equalled those of
the most capable business men the writer has ever known. His
judgment in a deal or business venture was almost unerrinir.

In all his life no man ever had a more faithful, loyal and per-
sistent assistant and helpmeet than he. Always kind and gentle,
never complaining, doing her duties as she saw them, with a grace
and ease that were surprising, nursing the sick, giving to the poor,
consoling the afflicted, loving all, she was herself lovable and
beloved by every man, woman or child that came into her sweet
and benign presence. Such a spirit, such a woman, was Clarinda
Risdon Sanford. and the writer, her son, fears not to say it since
the same tribute may still be heard from all who knew her, now
living yet, though she has been gone seventeen years. He would
say more had she not requested that little be written on her
departure, except to give her birth, marriage, death and that she
was a daughter of Elisha Risdon. If she now be conscious, and
surely she is if any of all the dead are conscious, the writer trusts
the little he has written is no infraction of her parting wish. The
thought of her makes it impossible to say less.

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