Biography of E. Jonah Sanford
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Sanford, E. Jonah, Lawrence, was born in Hopkinton, May 13, 1842, a son of Henry B., who was a son of Col. Jonah Sanford, mentioned elsewhere in this work. Henry B. was born in Hopkinton in 1818, and died in 1881. He was a farmer, and served as justice of the peace six years. He enlisted in Co. G, 92nd N. Y. Vols., in 1861, and October 30 of the same year he received his commission as leiutenant, and was in command of the Fourth Brigade, Third Division, Fourth Army Corps. from January 30, 1863. November 13 of the same year be was in command of the Ambulance Corps, Third Brigade, Second Division, stationed at Plymouth, N. C. his wife, who was president of the Ladies' Aid Society of Nicholville, presented to the company of which he was in command, in behalf of the society, sixty three volumes. In 1837 Mr. Sanford was corporal in the Seventh Regiment of Riflemen, Forty ninth Brigade, State militia, and was commissioned adjutant of the same regiment September 3, 1842. The wife of Mr. Sanford was Casendania Ellithorpe, daughter of Danforth Ellithorpe, and they have had eight children Henry T., Edwin D., Darwin E., Charles A,, E. Jonah, Calista P., Annie C., Rosalia. Our subject at the age of eighteen learned the blacksmith's trade, which he has since made his principal occupation. In 1861 he enlisted in Company F, Sixteenth N. Y. Volunteers, and served two years was at the first battle of Bull Run, West Point, Gaines Mill, where he was wounded, and at Fredericksburg. Mr. Sanford owns a farm of eighty six acres where he resides at Nicholsville. He has also patented the section bar used in mowing machines, which has brought him a handsome sum, and he is now living retired from active business, He is a Republican, and has served as excise commissioner. He married a daughter of Elijah Bibbins, of Lawrence, and they have one son, Ira A., who lives at home.

Our County and it's people
A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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