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The Gilmornn ,-,nd Mr. .Tnlinson settled in Cin.-innnti. ly

56. XATHA.X-' SANF<1RD (Thomas 27. Thomas 16. Ezekiel
i. Robert i) b. Nov. 5. 1777; d. Oct. 17. 1838. at Flushintr. L. I.;
m. fl) Eliza V.nn Horn: m. (2) Mary E. Isaacs of New Haven,
Ct. : \v. (3) Mary Buchanan of Baltimore. Md.

His father dyin>r when he was ynnnar. he was reared by his
mother's people. He attended school at Tlinton .\cademy in East
Hampton. He entered Yale Tollesz-e in 1793. where he remained
two years. In 1799. he was admitted to the bar in X. Y. P. Early
in hi.s c.nreer hi^ 'ir'ipi>ed the fii-st "d" in tli:' ti;;;;ii> <if .";•... .ir.'nl
■'to .save time." as he put it. In 1800. he was appointed a com-
missioner in bankruptcy. In 1803. he became V. S. Attorney for
tV... <...it!iern district of Xevv York. u-1m,'1i position he heh'l for
twelve \-ertrs pert'oriiiinsr the v.'iried .iml innUipIind ■Intics in an



OTHER PIONEEK SANPOEDS



able and most satisfactory maimer. In 1811, was elected to the
Assembly and chosen Speaker and was the last to preside in a
cocked hat. For the years 1812-13 and 1-4 he held the position
of State Senator. In the year 1815, he was elected U. S. Senator
and served six years. In 1821, he was chosen a member of the
Constitutional Convention. In 1823, he was appointed Chancellor
of the State to succeed the eminent jurist, James Kent, and held
it till 1825. when he was again elected U. S. Senator. Mr. Sanford
was one of the most intelligent, if not the most capable, in the
entire Sanford family in America. He certainly attained the
highest political distinction of any.

He built in 1835 an elaborate and costly structure at Flushing,
L. I., known as Sanford Hall, which was purchased in 1844 by
Allan and James Maedonald and by them converted into a sani-
tarium and as such is still used. A monument stands to his mem-
ory in the Episcopal churchyard at Flushing.

An excellent article on Nathan Sanford. prepared by Wm. S.
Pelletreau. Esq.. of New York City, appeared in the Sag Harbor
Express (L. I.) of ifay 21. 1908, though I much fear he is in
error as to Robert Sanford 's English parentage. {See pedigree
of Hugh Sandford recorded in Herald's College. London.)

The Early History of Southampton, L. I., describes the Arms
which one of Ezekiel's descendants (probably Nathan) believed
belonged to his family, to wit:

"Quarterly 1st and 4th per chevron, sable and ermine,

in chief two boar's heads couped close or, 2nd and 3rd per

fesse indented azure and ermine. Crest, a falcon, wings

endorsed preying on a partridge, ppr. blotto. Nee temere.

nee timide. "

Had four children by first and one each by second and third
marriages.

SO. M,ir_v<!, m. Hen. Peter Hansevdort.

SI -}-Eiv;ar(3., Graduate Union College 1824. Member Assemblr from

N. Y. C. 1843-4.
82. Eliza, m. John L. Breton.
S3. Charles, unm.
84. Son, d. age 21.
8.5. + Robert. b. Dee. 10. 1S.31: d. .Fan. 1.3, 1908.

68d. DR. JARED' SANFORD (Joel 33. Zachanj 17, EzeJdel
4. Eohert 1) b. Feb. 19. 1774, Southampton. L. I.: d. Aug. IS, 1817,
Ovid. N. Y.: m. 1801. Sally R., dau of Hon. Silas Halsey. He
studied medicine with brother James in Huntington. L. I., and
went to Ovid.

Left eight children.

8.5a.+Halsey8, b. Oct. 26, 1801.

85b. Hannah Howell.

8.5c. Lewis Halsev, d. .Tnlv 27, 18.12. Admitted to the hnr in 1828. appointed
Vice Oiancellor in 1846. hiter elected .Tnstice of Superior Court. He
also pulilished Saiir'ord'.i Chancery Eeports and Sanford's Superior
Court Eeportx.



EGBERT SANFORD (PIONEER)



8od.


Edward, d. Sept. 27, 1854, at sea.




Btate at the time of hia death.


85e.


Helen.


85f.


Emily.


85g.


James S.


S5h.


Sarah.



Was one of the first lawyers in the



73. SYLVANUS" SANDFORD (Ezekiel .70, Ezekiel 3r,, Eze
kid 15, Ezekiel 4. Robert 1) b. Dec. 19, 1777; d. May 5, 1848; m.
Feb. 26, 1809, Hannah Woodruff, b. Apr. 9, 1783: d. Mar. 26,
1S2'.1. at Bridsjehanipton. L. I.

Had five children.

86. Mary- C. b. June 17, 1809; d. 1S98 ; m. Winters. Her .\unt

Hannah who lived in the old Sandford Homestead at Bridgehampton,
L. I., died there in July 1908, ag. 75 yrs.

87. Cornelia, b. June 20. 1S12; d. 1888.

88. Charles, b. Oct. 27, 1815; d. 1881.

89. Phebe, b. Oct. 26, 1818; d. 1843.

90. Julia, b. Oct. 8. 1823; d. 1883.

74. JAMES" SANDFORD {same descent as 73) b. Sept. 7,
1779; d. Dee. 31. 1S5S; m. Dec. 23. 1817, Sanih Hildrt>th. b. Dec.
18, 1788 ; d. Feb. 10. 1860.

Three children.

91. Benjamin" F., b. Aug. 17, 1820; d. July 6, 1890.

92. + James L., b. Mav 4, 1822; d. July 8, 1889.
92a. Abiffail H., b. Mav 3, 1824; d. May 12, 18.54.

93. John Augustus, b.' Apr. 19, 1827; m. Oct. 10, 1855, Charlotte Ludlow.

Oce child. Helen, b. 1867; m. Bishop.

75. HIRA.M' SANDFORD {same descent as 73) b. Feb. 14,
1783; d. 1865; m. Jan. 3. 1807, Abipail Hedges, b. Nov. 19. 1792;
d. May 22, 1844.

Had two <'hil('ivn.

94 Charles", b. Mav. 26. 180,S; d. May 22, 1808.

95. Esther M.. b. Oct. :;n. 1811; d. Dec. 11, 1844: m. A,.r. r,, 1S41. ^\e,^. M.
Rogers. Had four children.

79. ISAAC SANDFORD {same descent as 73) b. Oct. 26,
1796, near Bridirehampton. L. T. ; d. Nov. 21. 18.53, near Vermillion.
0. : m. Sept. 14^ 1819, near Cincinnati, 0.. Belinda, dan of Judge
Luke and Hester (Hubbell) Foster, b. Sept. 30, 1798; d. Jan. 1,
1S66, Paris, 111. He served as Captain in Black Hawk war ,ind
later as General in State militia.

Had eleven <'hildren, all born in Edgar Co.. 111.

gg^Hiram", b, Oct. 20, 1820; d. Apr. 15, 1885.
97 1 Harriet, h, Mav 20. 1822; d. Nor. 30, 1863.
98 -i-Pbebe F., h. .fan. 14, 1824: d. in Terre Haute. Ind.
99! ' James H.', b. Fel-. 20. lH2fi: d. De<-. 24. 1846; iinm: d. on w:.y home
from Mexican War.
inn.-LPaniel R., b. Mar. 23, 182^.



lEKR >ANF(.>Kr.!



101. + SUvanus, b. Feb. 27, l&oO; d. June 28. 1884.

102. + Charlea S., h. Mar. 1?,, 1832; d. Jan. 1, 1905.

103. Thomas, h. Jan. 10, 1834; <i. Sept. 12, 1S3.5.

104. + Nathaniel, b. Sept. "0. 183,5.
10.5.-t-Sarah, b. June 18, IS.'JT.

infi. + KfiwMnl B.. b. Mar. M. 1830; d. Feb. 11, 1874.

85a HALSEY'' SAXFORD (Jared 68d, Joel S'j, Zachary IT.
Ezelnel 4. Robert 1) b. Oct. 26, 1801, Ovid, N. Y. : m. May 1, 1822,
Fanny .Maria, dau, of Roger Howell of Warwick. N Y„ b. Jan. 16.
1S01. Was a successful merchant at Ovid, X. Y.

Had seven children.

106a. Houell-, d. Sept. 12, IStio, Emmett, Mieh.

106b. Sarah, m. Josiah B. Chapman, Ovid, N. Y.

106c. Helen, d. Jan. 29, 18.53, Cortl.ind, N. Y. ; m. Rev. IT. R. Dunham.

106d. Eram.i. ni. Rev. A. S. Benton, Fredonia. N. Y.

106e. Jared, res., Mt. Vernon, N. Y.

106f. Lewis, d. 1836.

lOfi^;. Montixoniery, banlier. Geneva, N. Y.

85, ROBERT" SAXFORD {Nathan .16. Thomas 27. Thomas
16. EzekuJ I. Eohtrt 1) b. Dec. 10, 1831, in Albany, N. Y. ; d. Jan.
13^ 1908. in Ponghkeepsie : m. Jlay 23, 1867, Helen Mary Hooker
Stnj-vesant. a de.scendant of the fanimis Governor of Xew Amster-
dam.

He resided nearly all his life in Ponghkeepsie ; made exten-
sive tours. Was an active member of the Society for the Preven-
tion of Cruelty to Animals and of the Board of Education. He
was .-. :r,an of "fine abilities and marked peculiarities.

Had five children.



107


>I;.rv B:.






108.


Helen S. m.






109.


StnvA-es;n!t.






no


Oe<.ire M.. r.


^s.. Poual


ikeer


m.


Ifenrr r,.. b.


.XiiiT. 29,


187



92 J\MES L.^ SAXFORD [■Jnme:^ 74, Ez,l.iel M), Ez.kiel
■■>5 En^kiel ir. E:>ki,I 4. Rohrrt. 1) b. May 4. 1S22 ; d. Julv S.
1889: m. (1) Aug. 27, 1844, Abigail M. Ludlow, b. May 3, 1824;
d. May 17, 1854: m. (2) Mar.. 1856. Xancy J. Jennings.

Had four children by first and three by .second marriasr^.

112. Helen A.K b. July 15, 1S45.

113. Caroline E.. b. Oct. 12, 1846.
I14.+James A., b. Sept. 27, 1849.
115. Nathan L., b. Mar. 29, 18.54.

116 John R., b. Dee. 20, 18.59: d. Feb.. 19nf;.

117 ['eni-v L., b. Nov. 11. 1863



118.



1865.



96 HTRAM' SAXFORD llsmic 79. Ezeki,! -(i. Ezfki.l J.7,
zekirl !:'». Ezekiel 4. Rohert 7^ h. Oct. 20. 1820. near Vermillion.



KOBEKT SANF-ORD (PIONEER 1 i.u:;

111.; d. Apr. 15, 1885, Paris, 111.; m. May 25, 184:^, Eleanor Eliza,
dau. of JoDnthan Yonna:, b. Apr. 24. 1824. near Cincinnati,
He was president of tlie first hank in Paris, al.so President of a
r.Tilroad.

Had four- cliildren.

U9.-^IIerm;iii .\.\ h. Af.r. M, 1> ' I

120. + I^ur;i E., b. Aug. 3. 1S47.

121. Sarah L.. b. .June 7. 1852; d. Mmt. i:',. l.sri:!, l':,ris, m

122. I,<.aao Y.. b. Nov. 2!'. INSS; ,|. .Iiiiy -t. 1^77. P:,ri«. Ill

97. HARRIET" SAXDFORD {sam, <hsr,„l ,is !J6 , h. Alav
20. 1S22; d. Nov. :?0. 186:i ; m. Sept. 13. 1840. Truman Blaokman.
He married twice afterwards and died May 12. 1802. Paris. 111..
aged 77 years.

Six children, all born and died near Vermillion.



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).t. li. ',s(l(i: in. .Iiilv


2;i. isi;;i.




Marv Fenis. ,1. In'-'!. TI.t aa.i. i!.-.-v.


• ■t 111. ."^amiu'l Laniij




U.


Daniel B. BInekman, b. 1S4:!: .i. A]-t. '.'.
Xo issue.


'-7r>: III. .Minnie Ri


chanls,>n.


;n.


Elbertena B. Bladuran, b. Ni.\. 11. I,s4i;


; .1. Feb. 20. ISSfi:


in. .lames




Wright. A .laii.-hter ili-vl „r,fn.. tlu


•ee suns residing n


e.-ir Ver




million.






;6.


.James S. Blarkman. .1. iiifan.v.








Charitv L. Blaekman. il. inftin.v.






!S.


Phebe'Blarkman. .1. \\:T. 21. 1S7(I.







98. PHEBE F.^ SA.XDFORD {mw< dcsceut a.s- 96} h. .Jan.
14, 1824, near Vermillion, HI.; d. in Terre Haute. Ind. ; m. .Mav
1, 18.55. Charles Carter Smith, son nf Nichcl.-is an- Hannah i Fos-
ter) Smith, b. Feb. 12. 1824. Went daily to store in lOUT.

Pour children.

12y. Ali;Hni(Mi X. ?inirli. b. .\i.i-. 2:'.. lS.3(i; ni. Xuv. 2h-, Issii^ !-.(,||., g
(iau. „;■ Aicjusnis ami Eliza ( Ero.iks^ Wise: b. .Iiilv .31. I-.H Res
Terra Haute. lud.

130. Laur;t L. Smith, b. Mar. 2^. IM.i,*. Hr-.. T-yiv !!,„„,..

131. lieber S. Smith, b. Fob. 9, ISHO; .1. uuir.

l,-52. Harriet E.. -Smith. !>. .hilv 21. 1.M52; ni. .lun- 3. IS90, .I,.;,„ S. T.albor.
Assistant General Frei-ht .\':>-.,t I'. & X. W, Kv. Res.. Evnnst,.n. 111.
One child Helen, b. .■'e|ir. '.». ISP!. iVin..,-. C.l,,.

100. DANIEL REEDKR' SAXFORD •^am,- ,h-sr^„t «■< .96 ■
b. Mar. 2:!. 1828. near V.T.;iilii-.ii. !1!.: J. in Minden .Mines. Mo.; m.
Dec. 29, 1852, .M::rtha M.. dau. of Hen. Tii-hliuai! .\. Iloniird of
Rockville, Ind.. b. Apr. l;i, 18:^1: d. May. 1 - n. ;it Lamar. Mo.

Eleven ehiidren, ti'-st three at P;n'is. Mi., tic.xt .^i.\ near Ver-
million. 111. and last two in Missouri.

1.3,3. Elizabeth- P.. b. Ueo. 9, lS5o; m, Xov, !.«, 1^7 1. i :,•.,. W .M.n.r-. K^..

Kansas i ity. JIo. T-.vo danarhtcrs, .Jennie May. b. Aug. HI. In7.): ni.

.iack.s; c.v.d Ednu t... b. .Iiine 1.". l - ^

134. Tishiman II.. b. Xov. '.'. 1.S5.": m. Xnv. .3ii. 1 »■;.;. VifMiiia I'lien. Re?..

K.nn=as Citv. :\ra.



OTHEK PTONEKR SANFOEDS



135.+Jennie D., b. Feb. 4, 1858.

136. Foster S., b. June 7, 1860; dan. Catherine.

137.+Nathaniel E., b. Mar. 23, 1862.

138. + Washington A., b. Sept. 11. 1864.

139. Martha M., b. Jan. 4, 1867.

140. Daniel S., b. Jan. 4, 1867; d. Apr. 23, 1868.

141. Cvnthia T., b. Mar. 28, 1869.

142. + Isaac, b. Oct. 29, 1871.

143. Edgar, b. Jan. 30, 1876; d. 1876.

101. STL V ANUS' SANFORD [same descent as 96) b. Feb.
27, 1830; d. June 28, 1884, Austin, Texas; m. Oct. 1, 1851. Harriet
Weisiser. She married (2) Geo. Lodge of Chicago.

Five children, first four at Paris, 111., last in Texas.

144. Ora K.8, d. Texas, ag. 20 jrs.

145. Daniel W.

146. William.

147. Lucy F., d. in infancy.

148. SilvanuB, d. in Teiaa, ag. 20 yrs.

102. CHARLES SENECA' SANDFORD {same descent as
96) b. Mar. 13. 1832, near Vermillion, lU ; d. Jan. 1, 1905, Tuscola,
ni. ; m. Apr. 12. 1855, Susan Amelia, dau. of Russell and Phebe
(Homan) Judson, b. :Mar. 28, 1835. Bridge water, Ct. I am
indebted to a long letter written by Mr. Sandford in 1880 giving
quite a history of his father's family, headed West Lebanon, Ind.

Had sis children.

149. Walter A.s, b. June 9, 1856, Paris, 111. ; d. Feb. 9, 1856. Terre Haute, Ind.

150. + Janet J., b. Sept. 27, 1857.

151. Halsev W.. b. Feb. 11, 1860, Camargo, Vt\.

152. Sheridan C, b. May 9, 1862, near Tuscola, HI; m. June 2,1895, Antoinette

B. Bulkley. Ees., Kokomo, Ind.
153.+Grace F., b. Dee. 21, 1864.

154. Isaac E.. b. Feb. 8, 1884, near Newport, Ind.; one dau. Ees., Eockville,

Ind.

104. NATHANIEL" SANDFORD {same descent as 96) h.
Sept. 30. 1835. near Vermillion, 111. : m. Ella C. dau. of Samuel
Johns, b. Jan. 8. 1850; d. Nov. 1, 1880, Terre Haute. Ind. Res..
Oswego, Kan. He was a Lieutenant in Civil War and wounded at
battle of Cnrinth Oct.. 1863.

Six children, all born nt Oswego except first.

155. Ada M.', b. Oct. 6. isfig.

156. Georve F.. b. Nor. 11. 1870; d. Dec. 17. 1870.

157. Anise, b. Nov. 30. 1871.

158. Laura, b. Mar. 3, 1873.

159 Marv. h. Fob. 2. 1876; d. St. Louis, Mo.: m. JuIt 2. 19i)2. J. Fred

Williams.
16n. Charles S.. 'i. Ff-b. S, 1877: m. Jrn.. 1906. Harriet . Res..

Colorado. Two sons.

105. SARAH" SANDFORD (same descent as ')6) b. June
IS. l'^37. near Vermillion. 111.: m. June 18. 1858. at Paris. 111.,



ROBERT SAXFORD (PIONEER)



Geo. E. Levings, b. June 27, 1834. Lancaster, N. H., son of Abel
and Sophronia (Willard) Levingsi d. Feb. 16, 1905, Paris, 111.
Widow's res., Paris, 111.

Eight children, born in Paris, 111.

161. Calvin S"*. Levinj/s, b. .May 27. 1S.59 ; d. .A.u^. 30, 1860.

162. + Willard F. Levings, b. Dec. 17, 1860.

163. + Sarah Lerings, b. May 12, 1864.

164. Esther E. Levings, b. June S. 1867; d. May 15, 1895.

165. Edward Levings, b. Mar. 4, 1871 ; m. Nora Burnett ; one child, Esther

B. Res., Paris, 111.
166. + John A. Levings, b. Dec. 11, 1872.

167. + Charle9 S. Levings, b. July 10. 1876.

168. Franklin S. Levings, b. Oct. 17, 1878; d. Mar. 6, 1886.

106. EDWARD BRUCE' SANDFORD {same descent as 96)
b. Mar. 15, 1839. near Vermillion. 111. : d. Feb. 11. 1874, near Belle-
ville, m. : m. Dec. 3, 1878, Mary Elizabeth, only dau. of John M.
and Fanny (Mandeville) Howe of Louisville. Ky., b. Oct. 12, 1847.

She m. (2) . Res.. Little Rock, Ark. Mr. Sandford was a

Lieut, in the 7th Ky. Cavalry (Union) during the war.

Two children.

169. Bruce Howe\ b. Nov. 2, 1870; d. Fel). 26, 1878.

170. Levings, b. July 22, 1873 ; m. Maurice Savage. Have a son and dau.

Res., Little Rock, .\rk.

114. JAMES A." SANFORD {James 92, James 74, Ezekiel
50, Ezekiel 25, Ezekiel 15. Ezekiel 4, Robert 1) b. Sept. 27. 1849:
m. Mary Allen.

Four children.

171. Williams J., b. Feb. 27, 1877; d. Mar. 18. 1877.

172. + Frederick N., b. .Tulv 1.5, 1873.

173. Mabel L.. b. Oct. 30, 1886.

174. B. Franklin, h. Nov. 20, 1888.

119. HERMAN A.' SANDFORD {Hiram 96. Isaac 79, Eze-
kiel 50. Ezekiel 25, Ezekiel 15. Ezekiel 4. Robert 1) b. Apr 15
1844; m. Sept. 26. 1867. Eliza C. dau. of Col. Wm. D. Blackburn'
Paris. III. b. Nov. 12. 1844. He wns in the Civil War.

One child.

175. Anna", b. June 27, 1868; m. Hawkins.

120. LAURA ELLA- SANDFORD {smne descent as 119)
b. Aug. 31, 1847; m. June 20, 1872. Joseph E. Dyas, b. Sept. 23,
1844. Rathaniran. Ireland. He is General Grand High Priest of
Royal Arch IMasons. Res.. Paris. 111.

Four children, born in Paris. Ill

176. Richard" S., Dvas. b. Apr. 19. 1873; m, Campbell of Mattoon

111, One child, Richard C, b, Dec, 14, 1905,

177. John T, Dyas, b, .\pr, 15. 1877: m, June 12, Iflni. Ida l.\ip!ln. dau.



OTHER PIONEER SANFORDS



Geo. W. and Caroline (Miller) Mulbns, b. Aug. 9, 1877; one child,
John K., b. Aug. 22, 1903. Rea., Cairo, 111.

178. Eleanor V. Dyag. b. Au^. 15, 1879; m. Apr. 27, 1905, Isaac Shaw; one

child, Joseph E., b. Jan. 17, 1907.

179. .foseph E. Dyas, b. Got. 18, 1882.

135. JENNIE D.^ SANDPORD {Daniel 100, Isaac 79, Eze-
kiel 50, Ezekiel 25, Ezekiel 15, Ezekiel 4, Robert 1) b. Feb. 4, 1858;
m. Feb. 6. 1889, Wm. H. Smithers. Res., Minden Mines, Mo.

Three children.

180. Elberts S. Smithers, b. Apr. 21, 1890.

181. Reba Smithers, b. Feb. 21, 1894.
1S2. Edgar Smithers, b. Feb. 27, 1896.

137. NATHANIEL R.^ SANDFORD (.same descent as 135)
b. Mar. 23, 1862, m. Dec U, 1886. Sophia Grier. Res.. Joplin, Mo.

Three children.

183. Claras E., b. Nov. 28, 1887.

184. William G., b. Julv 2, 1891.
1S5. Nathaniel R., b. .fan. 2fi, 1893.

138. WASHINGTON A.' SANDFORD (some descent as
135) b. Sept. 11, 1864; m. Oct. 3, 1888, Mary G. Smithers. Was
President of Chamber of Commerce. Res., Joplin, Mo.

Five children.

186. Danielo R.. h. Julv 14, 1889.

187. William H., b. Mar. 12. 1891.

188. Clara S., b. Dee. 11, 1892.

189. Helen, b. Oct. 1, 1894: d. Dec. 9. 1894.

190. Robert, b. June. 1896.

142. ISAAC SANDFORD (same descent as 135) b. Oct.

19, 1871 ; m. Agues . Res.. -Toplin. Mo.

Two children.

191. Fosters, b. 1899.

192. Mabel, b. 1902.

150. JANET J.^ SANDFORD (Charles 102. Isaac 79, Eze-
kiel 50, Ezekiel 25, Ezekiel 15, Ezekiel 4, Robert 1) b. Sept. 27,
1857. Paris, 111.; m. Sept. 27, 1877, Danville. III., Wm. T. Wood,
b. June 19, 1854, Irving. 111. He is a ^Ma.jor in T'. S. Army and
in 1907 stationed at Governors Island. N. Y.

Two children.

193. Thomasfi S. Wood. h. .Ian. 9, IS70; d. same date.

194. Janet W. Wood, b. June 2S, -TSSO.

153. GRACE F." SANDFORD {sa.ne dfscenl as 150) b. Dec.
21. 1864, nenr Tn.seola. 111.: m. ]>rar. 27. 1889. West Lebanon. Ind.,



ROBERT SAXFORD (PIONEER)



Dr. Wm. R. Purviance. He is a surgreon in the I'. >^. Armv and in
1907 was stationed at Salt Lake City.
Four children.

195. Chas.5 E. Pun-iaDoe, b. Oct. 6, 1890, W. Lebanon, Ind.

196. Bjn-on S. Purviance, b. Mar. 1. 1S93, Fort Sherman. I.laho.

197. William Purviance.

198. John D. Purviance, b. .\pr. 2, 1901, Preside, Cal.

162. WILLARD F.» SANDFORD (Sarah 105, Isaac 79, Eze-
kiel 30, Ezekiel 25, Ezekiel 15, Ezekiel 4, Robert 1) b. Dec. 17, 1860.
Paris, 111.; in. Apr. 27. 1S91, Chicago, 111., Ella G., dan. of Weslev
A. and Eliza (Jloran) Hammond, b. Apr. 29, 1866. N. Y. C.

I am indebted to Mr. Willard F. Sandford for all the data
as to the family and descendants of Isaac and Belinda Sandford,
and here express my thanks. Res., Paris, 111.

Four children.

199. Doris" H.. b. Feb. 26, 1895.

200. Marcia, b. Aug. 25, 1903.

201. Lacia, b. Aug. 25, 1903.

202. Willard F. Jr. b. Jan. 6. 1908.

163. SARAH' SANDFORD {same descent o.< 162) b. Mav
12. 1864; m. .June IS. 1890. .John W. Clark, son of Joseph H. and
Mary E. (McAchran) Clark. Res.. Paris. 111.

Three children, bom in Indianapolis, Ind.

203. Geo.9 L. Clark, b. Nov. 26. 1892.

204. Florence E. CTark, b. Jan. 19, 1895; d. Apr. 17. 1900.

205. John W. Clark, b. Sept. 2, 1901.

166. JOHN A.» SANDFORD {same descent as 162) b. Dee.
11, 1872 ; m. Clara D. T.. dau. of Senator R. M. and Elizabeth M.
(Swango) Pieratt of Ezel. Ky.. b. Nov. 1. IST-'l Res., Moorehead.
Miss.

Two children.

206. Nelson^ Trinil.le, b. Julv 27. 1903.

207. Geo. E,lv.ard. h. Nov. 26. 1904.

167. CH.\RLES S.^ SANDFORD {same descent as 162) b.
•Tulv 10. 1876: m. Clara L.. dan. of Jame.s A. and Clara (Mansett)
Eads. Res., Paris, 111.

Two children.

208. Eleanor'.

209. Charles S.. b. Mar. 7, 1909.

172. FREDERICK N.' SANFORD {James 114, James 92.
James 74, Ezekiel 50, Ezekiel 25, Ezekiel 15, Ezekiel 4, Robert 1)
b. July 15. 1S78: m. Apr. 28. 1903. to Estelle E. Sa.vre.

One child.

210. EHtfeneio A., h. .fiilv 8. 1904.



OTHER PIONEEB SANTOEDS



43. THOMAS* SANFORD (Thomas, Robert, Robert) bap.
Apr. 13, 1736, Hartford, Ct.

The author of this work has no positive proof that the above
Thomas was the Thomas Sanford who went to Weybridge, Vt.,
and settled there about 1775. He is, however, quite well convinced
that he is the Thomas who lived in Weybridge some thirty years
or so, for the following reasons, to wit:

The Thomas born in Hartford left there for parts unknown.
No record of him can be found in or about Hartford. Many people
from Connecticut were moving north into Vermont at this time.
His age, thirty-nine years in 177,5, would be about right for a
Pioneer there. Then again, Laura E. Sanford of Charles City,
Ind., a descendant, states that there is a tradition in the family
that the Pioneer ancestor's name was Robert and that his cousin
Robert came to this country with him. This fits the facts well.
There was a Robert in Boston who went to Swanzey, Mass.. and
also this Robert in Hartford. Each had eight children and four
in each family bore the same names. For these reasons I think
the Thomas of Hartford and Weybridge the same person.

When he went to Weybridge he already had three and possibly
four children. His son Ira was the first child born in Weybridge.
On going there he built a cabin and went to work clearing land as
did other settlers.

On November 8, 1778, a squad of British soldiers with some
Indian allies rushed into Weybridge, burning cabins, killing stock,
etc., taking defenceless farmers prisoners and leaving the mothers
and younger children without shelter or food. Among the pris-
oners were Thomas Sanford and his oldest son Robert. They with
the others were taken to Quebec and put in prison. Mrs. Sanford
with three or four other women and their young children, in great
terror, found a shelter in an open cellar, which they managed to
cover over, where they hid and lived for some days, when some
American scouts found" them and took them to Pittsford, Vt. The
father, Thomas, in the following year managed to escape from
prison' and wending his way through the forests of Maine, etc,
reached Vermont, and gathering his family together again went
back onto his farm at Weybridsre. According to some records,
Robert, the son, being young, was released after being taken some
miles from home. According to others he was taken to Quebec
and released with the others in 1782.

In the U. S. Census of 1790 both Thomas and Robert are given
as heads of families. Land was conveyed in Addison (close by
Weybridge) to Robert and one Henry Sanford, Apr. 21, 1788.
They sold the land Jime 16, 1792. This Henry was living in Wey-
bridge in 1799. Who was he? Brother of Robert perhaps?

In 1856, Ira Sanford, son of Thomas, with other descendants
of the prisoners captured in Weybridge in 1778, erected a sub-
stantial marble monument at the cellar where the women and chil-
dren hid. which is inscribed on its four sides as follows :



ROBERT SANPORD (PIONEER)



North side. ''Nov. 8, 177S, a party of British Tories and
Indi;ins destroyed their houses and effects and carried Thomas
Sanford and son Robert ; D. Stowe and son Clark : C. Brittell and
son Claudius and J. Sturdevant, prisoners to Quebec."

East side, "Their wives and children after occupying a cellar
at this place ten days were taken to Pittsford by our troops. D.
Stowe died in Prison Dee. 31. 1778. T. Sanford escaped. The
others were discharged in 1782."

V/est Side. "Erected in 1S.56 by David, Milo, Jason and
Miller Stowe; John and Orange Britell ; Ira Sanford and others."

South side, "Weybridge was chartered by N. H. in 1761 and
settled in 1775 by T. Sanford. D. Stowe. J. Sturtevant, and Clau-
dius Britell."

The author has a picture of the monument, which is of good
size and has an iron fence about it. The money to build it was
sent to Samuel Wright of Weybridge, as his grandson, Hon. H. 0.
Wales of Weybridce, informs me. And what is the mn.st sinsrular
of all is, that no account of its erection got into the Middlebury
papers (only seven miles distant) nor can any track of Ira San-
ford or the others who helped erect it, be learned after the most
persistent efforts. Such, indeed, is historic fame, and, really, what
is it all worth '.' Beyond grandchildren, and with most of them even,
all is lost. (See History of Pittsford, Vt.. for a full account of
(he capture in 1778.)

Children :

211. -I- Elizabeths, b. Apr. 26, 1762; d. about 1844.

212. Robert, was captured with his father by the British and taken to

Quebec. Was released in 1782. He was the head of a family in

Addison, Vt., in 1790.
213. -I- William, m. Hetty Stickney.
214. Ira, was the first child born in Weybridge, Vt.
2 1 5. -t- Thomas, Jr., m. Loey Kellogg.

216. Polly, m. Mar. 10, 1801, Solomon Hobbs.

217. Miriam.

211. ELIZABETH' SANFORD {Thomas 43, Thomas 18,
Robert 7, Robert 1) b. Apr. 26. 1762; d. ab. 1844; m. Mav 6, 1784
Caleb Coolev of Pittsford. Vt.. b. Feb. 12. 1762. Resided in Pitts-
ford, Vt.

Had nine children.

218. Marya Cooley, b. .June 2, 1785; d. Feb. 23, 1864; m. .Jan. 1822, Reuben



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