Ezekiel Sanford

Brief Life History 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 35. 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 lived in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1790. 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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Ezekiel Sanford
Abigail Starr
Marriage: 21 November 1773
Polly Sanford
Rebecca Sanford
Ezekiel Sanford
Abigail Starr Sanford
Clarissa Sanford

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  • Ezekiel Sanford, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Ezekiel Sanford, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Ezekel Sanford, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""

Name Meaning

English (Devon): variant of Sandford .

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

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