HIRAM ENSLEY SANDERS, of Waverly, son of Hiram and Martha E. (Gillett) Sanders, was born at West Hill in Barton
on June 13, 1843. He is of the fifth generation from Tobias Sanders, the English emigrant, the line being Tobias,
Stephen, Tobias, Luke, Hiram, Hiram E. Luke Sanders, the paternal grandfather of Hiram E., born near Westerly,
R. I., was a continental soldier in. the revolution, and later was one of the first five settlers of Effistown
in this county. Luke married with Sarah Dewey. Of his nine children was Hiram, who married first Martha Emeline
Gillett, and second Sarah A. Hiles. His children by his first wife were Martha E. (Mrs. George L. Williams), Hiram
E., Louisa L. (Mrs. A. W. Smith) and Alice D. Sanders. Those of the second marriage were Mary A. (died young),
Sarah E., Katie A. (Mrs. P. Gillett), Freddie E. (died in 1877 aged 18), Frankie (Mrs. John Alger) and Paul G.
Sanders. Hiram E. Sanders was educated at the district school of West Hill and at Waverly academy, and since attaining
manhood he has been connected with Waverly and Waverly institutions, having been corporation collector, school
collector and one of the police force, holding also at one time the office of chief police. His vocation has been
iron working and also farming. In religion Mr. Sanders affiliates with the Protestant Methodists and may be classed
in politics as an independent democrat. He isa chapter mason, joining both lodge and chapter in 1871, also is an
Odd Fellow, and since 1881 he has been a member of the A. O. U. W. On March 15, 1883. Mr. Sanders was. married
to Mary Wickham of Waverly.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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