Jonah Sanford (1735 - 1817)

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Birthplace: South Farms, Litchfield, Connecticut
Death: Died in South Farms, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Occupation: farmer
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About Jonah Sanford

Jonah Sanford, son of Joseph Sanford and Mary Clark, was born Aug. 13, 1735 in South Farms, Litchfield, Conn. He married with RHODA WOODRUFF.

Inscription: In Memory of Mr. Jonah Sanford who died Jan. 21, 1817 in the 82 year of his age.

The author of this work (Carlton E. Sanford) in Sept. 1909, visited the cemetery at Morris, Conn. It is situate on the road between Morris and East Morris. It has a good road wall, the grounds rising back from the highway. The grounds are very well cared for and looked after. The stone to the grave of Mr. Sanford is a marbl slab about three feet by two in width, standing erect and in a fine state of preservation. The graves of his wife Rhoda and son Jonah with smaller stones are by his side. In the next lot and close by are the graves of his son Simeon and his wife Elizabeth, well marked.

Mr. Sanford was a farmer and lived at South Farms. He was commissioned an ensign in 1770 and was a member of Capt. Jesse Curtis; Co., Col Hooker's Reg., Erastus Wolcott's Brigade, and stationed at Peekskill at Barracks No. 3 (Conn. Men in Rev., p. 500).

His great great, grandson, Harrison E. Sanford of Cornwall, Vermont, has a letter written by him to his son Benjamin Sanford of Cornwall of which the following is a copy : Litchfield, Conn., 1 1812. : Dear Son,, Although I have not written to you for some time I have not forgotten you. You are remembered in my prayers. As nothing very material has taken place I have neglected to write. Thinking a few lines from me might be agreeable, as I always find it so to hear from you, I will write you a short letter. I understand you are, or were, much out of health but of late are better. As to my health I took a dreadful cold last May with a high fever. It appeared I was going to be quite sick, but by keeping in for a time broke it off. As soon as I was able I went down to brother Clark's and remained two weeks and got pretty comfortable, some infirmities of old age remaining. Clark's family enjoy good health (missing text due to book printing error) prosperity. To obtain these they should ever feel themselves in the presence of God, and make his word theirs. Simeon (brother of Benjamin and residing in Cornwall) urged me to visit you all but I am unable to perform so long a journey. I hope you will come and see us as soon as you will find it convenient and write me frequently. Give my love to Sarah and all the children. From your affectionate father. JONAH SANFORD.

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Jonah Sanford's Timeline

August 13, 1735
South Farms, Litchfield, Connecticut
December 7, 1757
Age 22
Litchfield, Litchfield, CT
April 17, 1758
Age 22
Litchfield, Litchfield, CT
June 4, 1761
Age 25
Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut
July 10, 1764
Age 28
Litchfield, Litchfield, CT
April 27, 1768
Age 32
Litchfield, Litchfield, CT
January 27, 1773
Age 37
Litchfield, Litchfield, CT
May 6, 1775
Age 39
Litchfield, Litchfield, CT
January 21, 1817
Age 81
South Farms, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Morris, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States