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Cyrus Sanford

Birthplace: Bristol, Addison County, Vermont, United States
Death: Died in Springville, Utah County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Springville, Utah County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Ira Sanford and Margaret Sanford
Husband of Olive Sanford; Happylona Soffrona Sanford and Sylvia E. Sanford
Father of Martha Elvira Sanford; Margaret Elmira McBride; Cecelia Elmina Johnson; Melissa Messenger; Cyrus Nathaniel Sanford and 3 others

Managed by: Della Dale Smith-Pistelli
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About Cyrus Sanford


Birth: Dec. 16, 1813, Bristol, Addison County Vermont, USA

Death: May 16, 1900, Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA

Burial:Springville Cemetery, Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA, Plot: Blk. 8 Lot 1 Pos. 5

Son of Ira Sanford and Margaret Vandenburg

Married Sylvia Elmina Stockwell, 5 Oct 1836, Dekalb, St. Lawrence, New York.

Children - Happylona Sanford, Saphronia Sanford, Melissa Sanford, Mary Abigail Sanford, Cecelia Elmina Sanford, Cyrus Nathaniel Sanford, Sylvia Eliza Sanford, Martha Elvira Sanford, Margaret Elmira Sanford.

Married Happylona Soffrona (Saphronia) Clark, 5 Oct 1863, Dekalb, St Lawrence, New York.

Child - Clara Jane Sanford.

Married Olive Pixley

Married Mary Coon Johnson

History - Sanford's childhood was passed at Canton, St. Lawrence County, New York, where he worked with his father, who was a farmer and potash monger. Stock-raising and farming placed the family in moderate circumstances, and the boy was enabled to attend school. Having attained the age of twenty-one he moved to Schuyler County, Illinois, where he continued farming. At Steam Mill Branch, Adams County, in the year 1840, he was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Four years prior, in October, 1836, he had married Sylvia Elmina Stockwell, who became the mother of his nine children.

In the exodus of the Saints to the West, Mr. Sanford and his wife left Illinois, crossing the Mississippi at Warsaw. They were fitted out with two wagons, two yoke of cattle and a span of horses. Mrs. Sanford had charge of one wagon and five children on the journey to the Missouri. Mr. Sanford was ill when the Mormon Battalion was organized, or in all probability he would have been a member of that organization. He and his family remained at Council Bluffs three years before undertaking to traverse the western plains. William Snow was captain of the Hundred and James McLellan captain of the Fifty, in which they came to Utah. Cholera attacked the camp and fifteen persons died. About the middle of October, 1850, the company reached Salt Lake City.

The Sanfords settled at Springville, which was then called Hobble Creek. The head of the house was one of those who went with Anson Call to locate the town of Fillmore. He was successively captain and major of militia, and in the Blackhawk and Walker Indian wars carried express and saw the thickest of the fighting. He was constable of Springville for four years, city marshal for a like period, mayor for the same length of time, and justice of the peace for fourteen years. It was Mayor Sanford who entered the townsite. He assisted the early emigration from the frontier, and in 1871–2 fulfilled a brief mission to the State of Illinois, where he obtained his genealogy.

Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah, Vol. 4, p. 430



Olive Pixley Sanford 1808 - 1872


Happylona Soffrona Clark Sanford 1824-1867


Sylvia Elmina Stockwell Sanford 1815-1912



Margaret Elmira Sanford McBride 1839-1933


Cecilia Elmina Sanford Johnson 1841 - 1934


Sylvia Eliza Sanford Metcalf 1845 - 1947


Cyrus Nathaniel Sanford 1849 - 1924


Mary Abigail Sanford Clark 1851 - 1933


Hapalona Sanford Hunt 1855 - 1927

Created by: SMSmith

Record added: Feb 02, 2000

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Cyrus Sanford's Timeline

December 16, 1813
Bristol, Addison County, Vermont, United States
December 3, 1837
Age 23
Brown County, Illinois, United States
December 3, 1837
Age 23
August 22, 1841
Age 27
Illinois, United States
February 28, 1843
Age 29
November 8, 1849
Age 35
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
November 16, 1849
Age 35
April 13, 1851
Age 37
February 18, 1855
Age 41