Biography of The Hon. John Sanders of Stafford, NY

Hon. John Sanders, born in Devonshire, Eng., in 1822, where he was. educated, came to Stafford in 1841, and settled upon a farm which he carried on for years. He then opened a store in the village, and pursued the mercantile business until his death, February 2, 1882. He was a member of Assembly for 1879 and '80, and held the office of supervisor several years. He married Elizabeth Dovell, and had seven children, of whom three are living. Edwin B. Sanders, brother of John, and also a native of Devonshire, was born October 8, 1841, and was ason of Henry, who came here in 1841. He entered his brother's store when young, and became a partner in 1864. He took sole charge of the business in 1874, carrying it on until 1884, when E. M. Pamphilon became a partner. Mr. Sanders was postmaster for 22 years and town clerk 19 years. He died April 25, 1887. Mrs. Ann Sanders, the widow of Henry, is still living in Stafford, aged 92 years.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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