Biography: History of Portage County, Ohio; pub. Warner, Beers & Co.,
*Contributed by Deborah Hollowbush. Thanks, Deborah!
Smith Sanford, farmer and postmaster, Edinburg, was born in Litchfield County, Connecticut, January 12, 1830; son of Nathan and Aner Sanford, natives of Connecticut, who removed to Medina county, Ohio, in 1831, and there remained until Mrs. Sanford's death in 1835. Nathan Sanford then married, in 1836, Lorenda Campbell, of New York state, and moved to this county, first settling in Rootstown, afterward in Edinburg Township, where this wife died in 1855. Nathan Sanford then married, for his third wife, Julia Hayden of Connecticut who died in 1865. He died in 1868. On November 27, 1855, our subject married Louisa L. Davis, born in Edinburg, Ohio, February 19, 1832, daughter of William D. and Rhoda Davis, former of whom was born in Pennsylvania, April 26, 1801, latter in Massachusetts, May 9, 1803. They first settled in Trumbull County, Ohio, and from there moved to Edinburg, this county, here remaining until his death, August 17, 1878; his widow resides with her son. To Mr. and Mrs. Smith Sanford have been born two children: Frank E., born October 10, 1858 and Rolla M., born October 22, 1869. Our subject, who is a farmer, owns 155 acres of land in Edinburg Township. He filled the office of County Commissioner six years, also Justice of the Peace and Trustee of his township. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
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