About Augustine Sanford
SANFORD, AUGUSTINE, 30 May 1785; 25 Oct. 1785. Wife Henrietta estate for life; son Robert land from estate of my uncle John Sanford; sons Richard and Thomas Randall Sanford land; son Augustine 1 negro, horse and £25; dau. Mary Thorn 6 pewter plates and 1 gilt trunk; dau. Elizabeth Gilbert otherwise Rust 6 pewter plates and a leather trunk.
- In augustine Sanford's will, he leaves legacy to daughter Mary Thorn. Our team of Thorn researchers, believe that Mary Sanford, Marries John Thorn of Prince William Co. Yet I admit that there are no documents to prove this marriage. However I am able to point to several land dealings in PWC for John Thorn, that name Mary Thorn as his wife. The names Augustine & Sanford are often used as given names in the following generations of our Thorn Family. In fact Sanford has been in use continousouly up to today in one of our lines & was used for several generations in most of John & Mary's decendants. Augustine was used for about three generations