William N. Sanford
From: History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 768.
Nicholas County, KY (Carlisle City and Precinct)
WILLIAM N. SANFORD, farmer and high-grade stock-raiser, P. O. Carlisle, was born in Rowan County, Ky., Nov. 27, 1853, and was brought by his parents, when about six weeks old, to the County of Nicholas (see history of Jerome Sanford). The subject of this sketch was the eldest of twelve children, in consequence of which his education was very limited. He applied himself closely to study and at an early age was enabled to enter upon life as a teacher, the remuneration for which he applied to the advancement of his education. He was married in Lexington on March 6, 1879, to Miss Ella D. Wood, of Nicholas County, and sister to the wife of W. B. Allen (see history). By this marriage there has been born to them two children, the eldest of whom died in infancy; the younger, Roy Lee, born Sept. 7, 1881. In political sentiment he is Democratic. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge at Carlisle, is a young man of practical common sense; interested in public improvements and the advancement of education, religion and Sunday School work; a highly respected and esteemed citizen of his community, and with his estimable wife belong to the Christian Church at Carlisle.
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