William R. Sanford
From: Boone Co., Indiana Biographical Sketches - 1887; Compiled by Harden& Spahs, Lebanon, Indiana, May 1887. Pages 359-360
Boone County, Indiana
WILLIAM R. SANFORD: Mr. Sanford was born in Mercer County, Kentucky, February 13, 1796; was united in marriage to Elizabeth Threlkeld in Kentucky, in the year 1819. Mrs. Sanford was born in Shelby County, Kentucky, November 12, 1794. She died September, 1876; is buried at the Shannondale Cemetery. This worthy couple came to Jefferson Township, in 1835, when that part of the county was quite new and undeveloped. When they first came their neighbors were scattered; a heavy forest in every direction. Nothing but strong hands and determination would have succeeded in making a home in the new country. Mr. Sanford is yet living with his daughter, Mrs.T. J. Stipe, at the age of ninety years. The following are their children; Eveline, Martha, John T., George, Yewell, Thomas W., Jane, Elisha, Sally, Hiram, Samuel R. and James H. The following are deceased: John and Elisha, are buried at the Shannondale Cemetery in Montgomery County, Indiana.
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