John Safford III

Brief Life History of John

When John Safford III was born on 12 August 1765, in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Safford Jr., was 23 and his mother, Mehitabel Farnsworth, was 20. He married Olive Puffer on 10 February 1789. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 20 March 1826, in Washington, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

John Safford III
1765–1826
Olive Puffer
1763–1854
Marriage: 10 February 1789
John Safford IV
1794–1812
Lucinda Safford
1796–1876
Mehitabel Safford
1798–1870
Isaiah Kidder Safford
1800–1885
Lucy Safford
1802–1866
Emily Safford
1806–1874

Sources (50)

  • John Safford, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • John Safford, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • John Safford, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

World Events (8)

1776

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

1776

New Hampshire is 9th state.

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English:

possibly a habitational name from Seaford (Sussex), from Old English ‘sea’ + ford ‘ford’. Until the 16th century, the Ouse river flowed into the sea at this point.

habitational name from Salford (Lancashire), Salford (Bedfordshire), or Salfords in Horley (Surrey), from Old English salh ‘willow, sallow’ + ford ‘ford, river crossing’.

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

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