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Samuel, b. 1768; Elisha, b. 1770; Abraham, b. 1772; Benjamin, b. 1774; Joel,
Eunice and Levi, b. 1781); son of Arthur of New Haven, Ct., b. there July 13,
1702, d. in Sharon, Ct. (m. Jemima, and had 8 children: Samuel, b. 1728; Arthur,
b. 1730; Joseph, b. 1732; John, b. 1734; Daniel, b. 1736; Benjamin, b. 1739;
Abigail, b. 1741; and Jemima, b. 1746/7); son of Arthur of New Haven, Ct.,
b. in England; d. in New Haven, Feb. 1, 1727/8; master of the sloop "Rose,"
first of the Rexford family in America (m. Sept. 3, 1701, Elizabeth Stevens of
New Haven, Ct., and had 6 children: Arthur, b. 1702; Sarah, b. 1705; Philip
b. 1708; Daniel, b. 1701; Mary and Elizabeth), Probably of the same family.

Reference: "American Ancestry," Vol. VII, p. 33.

("Colonial Families," 1928, page 175)

Arms — Argent, a lion rampant gules, on a chief sable three escallops of the

Crest — ^A demi-lion rampant gules.
Motto — Che sara, sara.

Russell as a surname belongs to that class of English surnames
which had their origin in nicknames. It is derived directly from the
cognomen Russell, the diminutive of Rous, a sobriquet for one with
hair or complexion of a reddish-brown. Just as the old French
hrun (brown) took in English two diminutives, burnett and burnell,
so roux (reddish-brown) found two diminutives, russet and russell.
From nicknames these became hereditary surnames, and are all in
existence today with the exception of Russet. The jBrst entry of the
name in English records of mediaeval date occurs in the Hundred
Rolls in the year 1273. It is recorded that the name Rozel (roz —
castle, el — a synonym for water) was first given to a castle located
in lower Normandy in 1045 and implied a tower or castle by the
water. Hugh, son of William Bertrand, was invested with this

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stronghold and took its name, calling himself Hugh Rozel, from
which came Rosel, Rousel and Russell. The Bertrand ancestry-
traces to Norwegian Earls of the seventh century, whose descendants
were in the train of William the Conqueror and received large grants
of the public domain taken from the Saxons. They were founders
of the English family of Russell.

Jennett Russell married, as first wife. Sir Eustace Whitney, son
of Sir Robert Whitney. (See Whitney English Pedigree 4.)

Almira Etjdora Phelps, born September 18, 1832; died Jan-
uary 7, 1913, daughter of Nash David and Elizabeth Hungerford
Phelps; married Asa Russell, October 15, 1851; died .

Children :

Edward Clarence Russell, b. Oct. 10, 1852, at North Stanbridge, Que.;
m. Dec. 19, 1882, Ida Hungerford, dau. of SamueP Hungerford and
sister of SamueP Hungerford (President of the Canadian National
Railways, Inc.)

Ernest A. Russell, b. June 27, 1854, at North Stanbridge, Que.; m. Affa
Stone, of North Stanbridge, Apr. 13, 1898. He d. Nov. 20, 1917. He
was a proprietor of the creamery at Stanbridge and won a premium
for the best cheese at the World's Fair at Chicago, III., 1892.

Irvin N. Russell, b. June 17, 1858, at North Stanbridge. He was killed
in a railway accident on Mount Washington, N. H., Oct. 10, 1882.

Elmer A. Russell, b. Dec. 7, 1862, at North Stanbridge; m. Mary Hunter
at North Stanbridge, Mar. 23, 1892.
Irvin Russell, son of Ehner Russell, b. Feb. 28, 1898; d. Mar. 7 1917.

There are no other descendants of this branch of the RusseU FamUy besides
Irvin, son of Elmer, excepting Alice, Ethel, Beryl and Stewart Hungerford,
neices and nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Russell. (See Whitney Ancestry
No. 4.)

Twenty generations in direct descent from children of Asa RusseU and
Almira Eudora (Phelps) Russell to Sir Eustace, of Whitney, son of Robert,
of Whitney.

See "Families Directly Descended from all the Royal Families in Europe."


See Descendants of Matthias St. John or Sension

"The St. John Genealogy," by Orline St. John Alexander, Intro-
duction XIII — The following items, names, etc., are given here
because they appear on the records. No proof of connection has as
yet been found with the first Matthias St. John.

Viscount Grandison was the son of Nicholas and Elizabeth
(Blount) St. John. His younger brother, Richard, was ancestor of
the Irish St. Johns, and I think of our Matthew St. John, who by
the way, hved in St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, in London, before going
to Conn. (N. E. Hist. & Gen. Register, Vol. 54, p. 342; Colonial
Papers; British Public Records.)

June 24, 1619. Shareholders in London Co., William Sharley to
Ohver St. John. Mrs. MiUicent Ramsden to Ohver St. John. (Va.
Hist, of Orange Co., N. Y., p. 488.)

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 269

Hector St. John came from France to Hamptonburgh, Orange
Co., N. Y., and lived where Hezekiah Moffatt Hved and died. He
returned to France during the Rev. War, with one son. He after-
wards returned to the U. S. as Consul to N. Y. The other son and
daughter were educated in the eastern part of the U. S. Frances,
the daughter, married a Frenchman named Otto and went to France.
There he was made Count Otto and sent to the court at Vienna, etc.
(Eagers' Hist, of Orange Co., N. Y., p. 488.)

The Cornwall Com. Vouches for Mt. St. John; Orange Co., April
7, 1778.

Thomas Moffat indorses Mr. St. John's application for leave to
go to Europe; Blooming Grove, Apr. 9, 1778.

Mr. St. John has informed the Com. of Cornwall Precinct that
he has applyed to your Excellency for leave to go to Europe. (Clin-
ton Papers, Vol. Ill, pp. 148, 151, 227.)

Goodman Nicholas Senchion came from England in the "Elizabeth
and Ann."

The Old Church Records of Windsor state that "he married his
wife Isabel, June 12th, 1645, now 1680, and 35 yrs., last June, and
had no child."

Nicholas Sensine, of Windsor, Inventory taken Apr. 8, 1690, and
11-17-0. Timothy Phelps Senr. and James Ennoe (Court Rev.,
p. 14.) Apr. 9, 1690, Administer to Saml. Wilson. Distributed to
the oldest son living, a pewter platter and a Coverlid, and to the
wife of Josiah Gillett, all her wearing clothes and skillet; the re-
mainder of Nicholas Sensions estate is passed over to Samuel
Wilson. Nicholas Sension died Sept. 18, 1689, and his wife Isabel
died Oct. 2, 1689, in Windsor, Ct. (B. M. & D. Windsor, Ct.;
Hartford Pro. Rec, Vol. V. 58; Manwaring Digest, p. 505.)

Matthias St. John (or Senseon or Sention), the first of the
name whom we can trace in America, was born in England. Came
to Dorchester, Mass., in 1631/2, and was made a freeman there on
Sept. 13, 1634. He recieved a grant of 20 acres in Dorchester,
June 14, 1635, at the bounds between Roxbury and Dorchester.
(See Dorchester Town Records, IV, pp. 14, 22, 31, 33, 41.) Moved
to Windsor, Conn., in 1640, where he was granted a lot in the
Palisades. Matthias (Senchon, or Sension or St. John) was a
member of Grand Jury, Nov. 19, 1643 and in Dec, 1644. (See
Stiles' History of Ancient Windsor, Vol. I, pp. 166, 479, 545, 883.)
Also see (Colonial Records of Conn., Vol. I, pp. 95-114). Matthias
Sension was a Juryman in Particular Court at Hartford, Conn., on
Mar. 8, 1650. A Juror before Edward Hopkins, Esq.— Gov. Mag-
istrate, May 7, 1650/1. In 1654, Matthias removed to Norwalk,
Conn. (Matthias is simply the later form of Matthew.) See also
Hall's History of Norwalk, Conn. Matthias Sentions will was
dated Oct. 19, 1669 and he died in Norwalk, Oct. or Nov., same year.
He willed to his son, Matthias Sension his portion of land on Elies
Nek, next to Uncle Hoite. (Whitney, p. 573.) Mathias^ had a

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large family of children, 10 or 11; the oldest, Matthias^, being an-
cestor through line traced below.

Children of Matthias^ St. John :

1. MatthiasS b. in 1630, d. in Dec, 1628/9; m. Elizabeth .

2. Mark, b. in 1633/4, d. Aug. 12, 1693; m. (1) before 1655/6, Elizabeth Stan-

ley, b. abt. 1635; m. (2) in Jan., 1690, Dorothy Smith, who d. in 1706.

3. Samuel, b. in 1637/40, d. Jan. 14, 1685; m. in Sept., 1663, EUzabeth Hoite,

who d. in 1686.

4. Mercy, m. June 8, 1665, Ephraim Lockwood, b. in Watertown, Mass., Dec.

1, 1641, the son of Robert and Susannah Lockwood.

Matthias^ St. John, born 1630, Dorchester, Mass.; died 1728;
was Selectman in 1656. (See Lineage Book, D. A. C, p. 367.)
Fairfield Probate Records, Vol. 1665-75, p. 47— Matthias^ St. John,
born 1630; d. in Dec, 1728/9, Duxbury, married Ehzabeth. His
land was No. 25, near the Cove and in 1665, valued at $150. He
was Selectman of Norwalk and Fence Viewer 1656 to 1664.

Children of Matthias^ St. John:

1. Ebenezer, b. abt. 1660, d. in 1723/4; m. EUzabeth Comstock, b. Oct. 7,


2. Matthias', b. in Norwalk, Ct., in 1667/8, d. in Wilton, Ct., Aug. 17,

1748; m. abt. 1690, Rachel Bouton, b. in Norwalk, Dec. 16, 1667.

3. Mary, alive in 1698; m. Nov. 10, 1677, Thomas Hyatt, who d. intestate,

before March 29, 1698. He was a soldier in King Philip's War. (Hoyt
Gen., 634). His Est. was dist., in 1718.

4. James, b. in 1674, d. in June, 1754; m. Dec. 18, 1693, Mary Comstock, b.

Feb. 19, 1671/2, d. Oct. 17, 1749.

Children of James and Mary (Comstock) St. John:

1. Samuel, b. in 1698; d. Oct. 12, 1779; m. (1) Eunice Sherman, b. in 1699;

d. Sept. 17, 1762; m. (2) Esther , on June 10, 1776.

2. Daniel, b. in 1700; d. May 28, 1761; m. Mary Benedict, b. Dec. 4, 1699;

d. in 1761.

3. James, b. Mar. 30, 1708; d. in 1756; m. (1) Mar. 30, 1738, Abigail Person;

m. (2) Experience .

4. Moses, b. in 1705; d. Mar. 29, 1785; m. (1) Mercy Olmstead, b. Jan. 17,

1710/11; d. Nov. 23, 1748; m. (2) Mary, widow of Benjamin Couch.

5. Hannah, b. in 1703; d. June 30, 1746; m. m 1723/4, Jeremiah Mead, b.

Aug. 6, 1702; d. about 1742.

6. Mary, alive Oct. 27, 1750; m. Aug. 14, 1721, David Keeler, son of John and

Mehitable (Rockwell) Keeler.

7. Sarah, b. about 1705; d. Dec. 17, 1751; m. Elnathan Hanford.

Record of New London, 1748/50, p. 16— Matthias St. John, Sr.
and Jr., First Settlers.

History of Ancient Windsor, Vol. VIII, by Styles, (1854) p. 156—
Dorchester Revolution Rolls — Matthias Sension. Conn. Historical
Society Col., Vol. VIII, Revolution Rolls and Lists, p. 13, Conn.
Regt., 1775, Provincial Regt. Gen. Wooster, Capt. Woodbridge's
Co., — Mathias St. John and Capt. Stanton, N. Hampshire, 104
days Service. History of New London, by Calkins, 1860, Records
of New London, 1748/50, p. 16 — First Settlers, Matthias St. John,
Jr. and Sr., D. A. C. Lineage Book (1921/24) p. 91, Matthias St.
John, Dorchester, 1631/2, at Windsor, 1648— Norwalk, 1654;
Served as Juror and Magistrate.

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Summary of Ancestry :

Matthias^ St. John, b. England, d. Oct. or Nov., 1669, Norwalk, Conn.;

Matthias^ St. John, b. 1630, d. Dec, 1728/9; m. Duxbury, Mass., Eliza-
beth .

James St. John, b. 1674, d. June, 1754; m. Dec. 18, 1693, Mary Comstock,
b. Feb. 19, 1671, d. Oct. 17, 1747.

Hannah St. John, b. 1703, d. June 30, 1746; m. 1725, Jeremiah Mead,
b. Aug. 6, 1702, d. 1742.

Stephen Mead, b. 1728, d. Oct. 18, 1806; m. Oct. 31, 1751, Rachel Sanford,
b. Feb. 12, 1708, d. abt. 1800.

Esther Mead, b. Aug. 11, 1760, d. Dec. 22, 1836; m. abt. 1777, Isaiah
Hungerford, b. Dec. 26, 1756, d. June 16, 1833.

Elizabeth Hungerford, b. Feb. 7, 1798, d. Jan. 7, 1878; m. April 29, 1821,
Nash David Phelps, b. Oct. 4, 1796, d. April 15, 1884.

From here same as Summary of Arms Ancestry, 8th to 10th Generations;
Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 136, No. 772; and Daughters of the
American Colonists, 1931, pp. 26-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of
this book.


Sanford FamUy — Sandford, Samford,
Arms — ermine, on a chef giles, two boars
heads. Crest — (sometimes used) a falcon,
wings endorsed, praying on a partridge,
all proper. Sandford also foimd Sandiford
— Sanford, Sandyforth, is a local place


The Duchess of Cleveland in her work entitled, "The Battle
Abbey Roll" (1889, Vol. Ill, p. 108), states:

"The ancient Shropshire family of Sandford did not derive its name from
Normandy. They, Uke so many others, adopted the name of their English manor.
Other Sandfords there were, not included in the Shropshire pedigree, that may
possibly have imported the name from Normandy.

Oldest Sanford Seat in England— The oldest Sanford "Seat" in England, so
far as I have been able to learn is Sanford Manor in Salop (Shropshire) county,
England. Many Sanfords in America beUeve this property was originally General
Thomas de Sanford's share of the spoils in the conquest of England.

(The Medieval Origins of the Sanfords— and the Origin of Thomas Sanford
Who Came to America in 1632/4, by Charles A. Hoppin)— "Examine well your
blood, (Shakespeare).

We shall do so most seriously, Mr. Shakespeare.


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All the statements in print to the effect that a Sanford went across
the English Channel from Normandy to England with William the
Conqueror, in the year 1065, fought at "the Battle of Hastings"
and became the founder and progenitor of the Sanford families
first found, some generations later, in England, may be rejected as
unproven and unlikely to be true; moreover, they are impossible
of proof. The so-called "Roll of Battle Abbey," in which, it is
asserted, appears the name of the genuine Sanford (the aforesaid
compatriot of WiUiam the Duke of Normandy) has lost much of
the importance and significance, under the searchhght of recent
investigation by men of real authority in historical matters, that
had been applied to it.

This latter suggestion is reasonable enough; but as no evidence
in support of it is obtainable, and as the surname of Sanford can be
sufficiently accounted for without going out of England, there is
no need for us to indulge in supposition. Sanford is a surname,
originating in England from an older place-name of Sandford or
(and) Sampford. The place-name is a Saxon name; it was created
long prior to the entree of the Normans into England, but not adopt-
ed as a surname until the latter part of the twelfth century. We are
unwilling to beheve that there was such a person as "Gen. Thomas
de Sanford" living at the time of the Norman Conquest (1066) as
the Sanford progenitor. We may well doubt that there was any
person alive at that time, of the true English surname of Sanford.
We are not among the credulous who have thought that there was
a Norman name of "Sontford" that was the same as Sanford.

The great grandfather of Thomas Sanford, the emigrant to New
England of 1634, was Richard Sanford, whose wife was Elizabeth,
as will be proven shortly. There was another Richard Sanford
closely related to the first named Richard. (American Ancestry,
Vol. I, p. 69, Thomas Sanford was the son of Anthony and Jane
Sanford, of Gloucester, England.)

Now the other Richard Sanford, to whom we have referred as
being the great grandfather of the emigrant Thomas Sanford, lived
in the parish of Stanstead Mountfitchet, in Essex, five miles to the
northeast from Great Hadham, and just over the line dividing the
counties of Hertford and Essex. Here, in this border town, he died
in the year, 1591, as is shown by this now-extent record of burial
in the register of the old parish church of Stanstead Mountfitchet:

"Burialls 1591. Olde Samford buryed 16 of Novem."

This Richard Sanford's wife was named Elizabeth, as their son's
will proves; it names them both specifically. She was buried,
according to the register of Stanstead Mountfitchet:

"Beured Wedow Samford XV of September 1600."

Their son's name was Thomas. He was undoubtedly born in
Stanstead Mountfitchet shortly prior to the year, 1558. His birth
is not recorded in the register of the old church of this parish because

274 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

the earliest book of such records, now preserved, begins in 1558.
This son, Thomas Sanford, however, married in his home parish
shortly after he was of age, as the church register there affirms in
these words:

"Thomas Samford and Ffriswit Eve were married the XXIth
of September 1581."

Afterwards for solace or relief, Thomas Sanford sought another
scene. Leaving father and mother he went away the five miles to
Great Hadham, in nearby Herts, an even quainter place then he
left. Somewhere in or not far from Great Hadham, he married
again, within three years, to a Mary, whose maiden name is not
specifically recorded, though she was Hkely a "Lewes" or a "Mellett,"
since Thomas Sanford calls John Lewes and John Mellett of Great
Hadam, brothers-in-law.

The records of four of the five children of Thomas and Mary
Sanford were entered as follows :

"1586 ffebruary 20, Ezechiell sonn of Thomas Sandford."
"1588 March 17, Priscilla, daughter of Thomas Sandford."
"1590 August 9, Zachary, sonn of Thomas Sandford."
"1592 September 24, Sara, daughter of Thomas Sandford."

Of these children, Priscilla married in Much Hadham as this entry in the same
register attests:

"Marriages September 30, 1609 — Thomas Howe & Priscilla Sanford."

Of Ezechiel, there vdll be much to tell shortly.
Of Sara, she was married by 1615, to a Howe.

Of Zachary, his life was most uneventful. He was the only son who continued
in Much Hadam.

"Philip Mills and Thomas Sandford chosen constables for the year."

Doubtless he served in the years following and also in other
capacities in this court and in this court and in the town. The court
rolls of this manor are lost from 1586 to 1662.

Thomas Sanford was a young tradesman. He inherited a bit of
land from his father, in 1591, over east in Stanstead Mountfitchet.
This property his mother lived upon until her death, in 1600.

Ezekiel Sanford! What of him? We have proved that he was
baptized at Much Hadam, Herts., 20 Feb. 1585/6, as the eldest son
of Thomas and Mary Sanford. It now becomes a great pleasure to
prove that he was the father of Thomas, Andrew and Robert San-
ford, the three brothers who emigrated to New England. Zachary
Sanford, who appeared in America in close connection with the other
three, also was possibly his son.

In America, Thomas, Andrew and Robert Sanford, each had a
son whom they named Ezekiel, so named after their father. Zachary
also named a son Ezekiel.

(Sanford Gen., by C. E. Sanford, Vol. II, 1911, p. 1321), Old
Records and Census of 1790, Very Old Original Papers — Ephraim
Sanford, 1687, Inventory of his Estate). Thomas Sanford, brother
of Robert Sanford and Richard Sanford, born 1594, in England;
died in Swansea, Mass.; married Marjery, died 1640, Boston.

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 275

We have turned up the will, however, of Ezekiel's father-in-law.
This document is quite a revelation. It proves that Thomas San-
ford, our emigrant ancestor, was one of the aforesaid sons of Ezekiel;
but more remarkable than that, this will reveals that Ezekiel's
brother-in-law was the guiding genius who accompanied the Sanford
emigrants to America. Andrew Warner, now the proven uncle of
Thomas, Robert and Andrew Sanford, and perhaps the uncle of
Zachary Sanford, has been long known as a founder of Hartford in
Connecticut. We have thus discovered not only Andrew Warner's
home and parentage in England, but, in him, we find the older mind,
that either planned the emigration or that fell in with the ideas of
his nephews and became their adviser, the director of their emigra-
tion, and their close friend in the New World. Ezekiel Sanford was
present in Hatfield Broad Oak on the sixteenth day of July, 1614,
when he wrote his name at the end of his father-in-law's will, as a
witness. It is judged that he had lived in Hatfield probably at
his wife's home, from the time of their marriage (about 1607) until
the births of their eldest son Thomas (the emigrant to America)
and their second son John (who did not emigrate). This couple had
eight children (in the records): the younger six were baptized at
Stanstead Mountfitchet, the home of Ezekiel's grandparents,
Richard and Elizabeth Sanford. It was at Stanstead Mountfitchet
that Ezekiel finally settled.

Children of Ezekiel :

"1612 Baptismes. Ezechiell the Sonne of Exechiell Sampford December

"1615 Baptismes. Robert the Sonne of Ezechiell Sampford November 1."
"1617 Baptismes. Andrewe the Sonne of Ezechiell Sampford November 1."
"1619 Baptismes. Samuell the Sonne of Ezechiell Sampford November 25."
"1622 Baptismes. Mary the daughter of Ezechiell Sampford ffebruaries 13."
"1624 Baptismes. Jonathan the Sonne of Ezechiell Sampford Januarie 18."

Of these children nothing has been found to indicate what became
of Ezekiel the younger, if he grew up. Robert and Andrew went to
America, with (or followed) their elder brother, Thomas Sanford
and their uncle Andrew Warner, after whom Andrew Sanford was
named. The son Samuel, baptized as above, was buried ten days
after his baptism, viz. : "1619. Burialles. Samuel Sampford, Dec. 5."

1. Thomas Sanford, born (1607/8), in Essex County, England,
and in all probability at Hatfield Broad Oak; died Sept. or Oct.,
1681, Milford, Conn. (See preceding article by Mr. C. A. Hoppin
on his parentage and lineage.) Married (1636/7) Sarah, maiden
name unknown, at Dorchester, Mass. She died May 14, 1681, at
Milford, Conn.

Names on the Old Stone Bridge at Milford, Conn., are as follows:
Thomas Sanford, Henry Botchford, George Clark, Edmund Tapp,
Dea. Richard Piatt, Thomas Canfield. Thomas 1, Ephraim 2,
Samuel 3, Joseph 4, Sanford, 4 stones. Joseph married Mary Clark.
Samuel married Hannah Baldwin and has Botchford Stone.

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Children of Thomas and Sarah Sanford; all baptized in Milford,
Ct., except Ezekiel and Sarah:

1. Ezekiel^, b. (1637, Dorchester, Mass.); d. 1683; m. Rebecca Whelpley.

2. Saeah, b. (1639, Dorchester, Mass.); m. Richard Shute.

3. Mart, b. Jan. 16, 1642, d. in Milford, Ct.; iinm. Not mentioned in her

father's will.

4. Samuel, b. April 30, 1643, d. Nov. 27, 1691; m. Hannah Bronson.

5. Thomas, Jr., b. Dec, 1644, d. in New Haven, Ct.; m. (1) Elizabeth Paine;

m. (2) Elizabeth Gibbard.

6. Ephraim, b. May 17, 1646, d. 1687; m. Mary Powell.

7. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 27, 1648; m. Obadiah AUyn.

(Milford Church and Town Records.)

2. Ezekiel^ Sanford (Thomas^, born (1637, Dorchester, Mass.) ;
died late in 1683, Fairfield, Ct.; married April 25, 1665, Rebecca
Whelpley, born 16 — . (Her name is given in ''Schenk's History
of Fairfield" as Rebecca, daughter of John and Rebecca Whelpley
of Fairfield and in other works as Wickla and Wakely.)

Mr. Sanford settled in Fairfield, Ct., before 1660, where he died
only two years later than his father. Was a Freeman there in 1669.
His grave is not known. The inventory of his estate shows that
he was a tanner and a large land owner for his time.

They had seven children all born in Fairfield, Ct. :

1. Sarah, b. March 5, 1666; m. Cornelius Hull.

2. Ezekiel, Jr., b. March 6, 1668, d. March 2, 1728/9; m. Rebeckah Gregory.

3. Mary, b. April 3, 1670; m. Theophilus Hull.

4. Rebecca, b. Dec. 13, 1672; m. John Seeley.

5. Thomas, b. May 2, 1675, d. May 20, 1757; m. Hannah Middlebrook (?).

6. Martha, b. July 9, 1677; m. Nathaniel (?) Hoyt, of Danbury, Ct.

7. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 6, 1679; m. Joshua Jackson.

3. Ezekiel^ Sanford, Jr., (same descent as 8), born March 6,
1668, Fairfield, Ct.; died March 2, 1728/9, Fairfield, Ct.; married
March, 1696, Rebeckah, daughter of Samuel Gregory of Chestnut

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