When Benjamin Towle Sanborn was born on 5 July 1788, in Sandwich, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Robert Sanborn, was 26 and his mother, Mary A. Glines, was 24. He married Mary Parris about 1808, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 9 July 1860, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72.
English: habitational name probably from Sambourne in Warminster or Sambourn in Minety (both Wiltshire), but perhaps also from Sambourne (Warwickshire). The placenames all derive from Old English sand ‘sand’ + burna ‘spring, stream’. This surname is now rare in Britain.