Biography of William R. Sanford
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Sanford, William R., was born in Dryden, Tompkins county, N. Y., March 18, 1831, son of Peter and Mary L. Gray Sanford, she a native of Lansing, Tompkins county, and he of Vermont. Peter Sanford came to Cameron in 1842, where he resided the greater part of his life, and later moved to Addison, where he died May 8, 1888. Mrs. Sanford died in December, 1890. William R. was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools, and has followed farming as an occupation, and owns two hundred acres of land in Cameron and Woodhull. November 6, 1894, he came to Hedgesville, where he lives a retired life. He is a Republican, and has been assessor of Cameron for nine years in succession. July 19, 1854, he married Sarah Morgan, a native of Tompkins county, and daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Ozman. Morgan Sanford's grandfather, Evan Morgan, came to Lansing, Tompkins county, at an early date, where he died. To Mr. and Mrs. Sanford have been born three children: Charles, who died in infancy; Morgan R., born February 12, 1862, edncated in Addison Union School, from which he was graduated in 1884, and was graduated from Syracuse University in 1888, and is at present a teacher of natural science in 'Wilbraham, at the Wesleyan Academy; he married Orinda Sexsmith, of Syracuse; and Edwin, born February 12, 1804, who was educated in Addison Union School, from which he was graduated in 1883, and was also graduated from Syracuse University in 1889. He is now a teacher of Latin, elocution, and English at Cayuga Lake Military Academy.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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