Sanderson, John, son of James and Mary Ann (Williams) Sanderson, was born in County Cavan, Ireland, July 6,
1838, and came to this country April 30, 1859, settling in Bath, N. Y. He enlisted in August 1862, in the 161st
N. Y. Regt., and participated in the following engagements: Store Plains, Port Hudson, Donaldsonville, Sabine Pass,
Sabine Cross-Roads, Pleasant Hill, Spanish Fort and Mobile. During, his last year in the army he was made sergeant-maBor
of the regiment and never missed a day's duty during his entire service. He received his discharge September 20,
1865. He then came to this town and purchased a vineyard of fifteen acres on the west branch of Keuka Lake, which
he has brought to a fine state of cultivation. He married Eliza, daughter of Lewis Longwell, of Urbana, N. Y.,
and their children were as follows: James B., Oliver R., and Edward L. His first wife died April 14, 1875, and
he married, secondly, Emily L. Razy, of this town, and by this union there are five children, Marion, Ida J., Margaret,
Anna R., and John R.
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892
Yates County, NY
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