Lanson Sanborn

26 November 1797–26 November 1882 (Age 85)
Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Lanson

When Lanson Sanborn was born on 26 November 1797, in Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Ebenezer Sanborn, was 25 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Childs, was 27. He married Almira Azuba Dodge on 26 March 1833, in Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died on 26 November 1882, in Jay, Orleans, Vermont, United States, at the age of 85.

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Lanson Sanborn
Almira Azuba Dodge
Marriage: 26 March 1833
Fidelia R Sanborn
Josephine Sanborn
Maryanna Sanborn

Spouse and Children


    Almira Azuba Dodge


26 March 1833
Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, United States


    Fidelia R Sanborn


    Josephine Sanborn


    Maryanna Sanborn


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 5

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 23

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Sandburn, a habitational name from Sandburn House in North Yorkshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sanson Sanborn in entry for Fidelia R Crandall, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Lanson Sanborn, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Lanson Sanborn, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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