Ezekiel Sanford

30 June 1742–8 March 1808 (Age 65)
Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Ezekiel

When Ezekiel Sanford was born on 30 June 1742, in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Lemuel Sanford, was 42 and his mother, Rebecca Squire, was 37. He married Sarah Sturgis on 23 April 1767, in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 8 March 1808, in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Umpawaug Cemetery, Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezekiel Sanford
Abigail Starr
Marriage: 21 November 1773
Mollie "Polly" Sanford
Rebecca Sanford
Ezekiel Sanford
Abigail Starr Sanford
Clarissa Sanford

Spouse and Children


    Abigail Starr


21 November 1773
Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


    Mollie "Polly" Sanford



    Ezekiel Sanford



    Clarissa Sanford


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World Events (6)


Age 34

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 34

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 39

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Sandford .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ezekel Sanford, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Ezekiel in entry for Rebeckah Sanford, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Ezekel Sanford, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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