Caswell Polk Sanford

Male24 March 1809–20 March 1894

Brief Life History of Caswell Polk

When Caswell Polk Sanford was born on 24 March 1809, in Georgia, United States, his father, Caswell Polk Sanford, was 32 and his mother, Mary Sheppard, was 31. He married Angeline Lovejoy on 27 May 1839, in Coosa, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Elmore, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 20 March 1894, in Eclectic, Elmore, Alabama, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Bullard Cemetery, Eclectic, Elmore, Alabama, United States.

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Caswell Polk Sanford
Angeline Lovejoy
Marriage: 27 May 1839
Louisa Margaret Sanford
John Sanford
Private Samuel Green Sanford
Mary Ann Evaline Virginia Sanford
Exer A. Sanford

Sources (16)

  • Casmad Sanford, "United States Census, 1880"
  • C P Sanford, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Caswell P. Sanford, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 May 1839Coosa, Alabama, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (19)

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    World Events (8)

    1811 · The Savannah Riots

    Age 2

    A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.


    Age 3

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 23

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon): variant of Sandford .

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

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