McLemoreStrong
Genealogy
Strong - McLemore History and Ancestry
First Name:  Last Name: 
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]

Major Reuben Sanford[1]

Male 1780 - 1855


Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name  Major Reuben Sanford 
    Prefix  Major 
    Born  3 Dec 1780  Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Died  19 May 1855  Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried  Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Reuben settled in Jay, New York about 1800. He removed to Wilmington, New York where he started a potashery, opened a hotel, and before 1820 erected a forge which he conducted until 1849. He served as Supervisor and Postmaster; was a member of the Assembly 1815-1817 and State Senator 1828-1831, and a member of Constitutional Convention in 1821. He was one of the Pioneer settlers of Essex County.
      On 22 May 1806 he was commissioned Captain in the New York State Militia, and Major Commandant of an Independent Battalion on 2 March 1814; he resigned 6 April 1815. He served in the War of 1812 as Captain of the 8th (Miller's) Regiment, detached militia 1 July 1812 to 10 January 1813 on the Canadian frontier; Captain of the 9th Regiment August 1 to 6, Murray's Raid, Plattsburg, New York; Major of Sanford's Battalion May 13-16 1814, mouth of Boghet River and September 2-14, 1814, siege of Plattsburg.

      An article about him was published on the front page of "The Plattsburgh Sentinel", Vol. 35, No. 48, published on Friday, April 18, 1890. It was one of a series about 'noted men and women of the Champlain Valley and the Adirondacks,' and stated that although it had been nearly 35 years since he departed this life, his name is familiar to the people on the line of the Ausable River, and many in all of Northern New York. The article noted his homestead was currently owned by son-in-law Elisha Adams. The article mentioned he had moved to his mountain home, then a wilderness, with his wife in 1805. He was said to be one of the leading Methodists of Wilmington, with the fine brick church of that village built at his expense. Amos Avery, a son-in-law, settled in Wilmington in 1822, and Elisha A. Adams, another son-in-law settled their in early days as well, though in 1890 he was a resident of Plattsburgh. Maj. Sanford was the first postmaster of Wilmington, and was suceeded by Elisha A. Adams. Maj. Sanford died at the residence of his son-in-law J. F. Bartlett, at Columbus, Ohio in 1855. A daughter. Mrs. L. W. Pierce, resides in Pittsburgh, Mrs. M. G. Baker, Miss Anna Adams or Plattsburgh, F. E. Pierce on Morrisonville, Mrs. Oliver Able of Elizabethtown, Mrs. E. W. Hindes of Burlington, Vt., and Mrs. Emmet Fitch, of Mo???, are among the grandchildren. Also, Sanford Avery, Willsbourough, Mrs. Bullen, Black Brook; Maj. H. J. Adams, Denver, Colo.; E. W. Pierce, Rochester, NY; Miss Mary Pierce, Pittsburgh, Miss Fannie Carter, Keeseville, and others.
    Person ID  I30550  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified  2 May 2012 

    Father  Oliver Sanford,   b. 24 May 1744, Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1817, Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Phebe Newton,   b. Abt 1748, Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F9835  Group Sheet

    Family  Polly Lewis,   b. 15 Sep 1784, Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1869, Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Feb 1804  [3
    Children 
     1. Paulina Sanford,   b. 4 Sep 1805, Jay, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1806
     2. Eliza Bucklin Sanford,   b. 18 Sep 1808, Wilmington, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1875, Wilmington, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ann Lewis Sanford,   b. 22 Jul 1810, Wilmington, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Jane K. Sanford,   b. 28 Sep 1812, Wilmington, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1870, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Perley H. Sanford,   b. 11 Nov 1814, Wilmington, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1893, Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Phebe Buckland Sanford,   b. 3 Feb 1817, Wilmington, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1889, Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Polly L. Sanford,   b. 20 Sep 1819, Wilmington, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1842, Wilmington, Essex County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  1 Mar 2008 
    Family ID  F9845  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Dec 1780 - Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 May 1855 - Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [S626] Sanford-Shulsen Family (evelyn.beran@charter.net) ; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=sanford-shulsen&.

    2. [S624] Thomas Sanford Genealogy, Carlton E. Sanford, (Rutland VT: The Tuttle Company, 1911), 1:183 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S624] Thomas Sanford Genealogy, Carlton E. Sanford, (Rutland VT: The Tuttle Company, 1911), 1:277 (Reliability: 3).