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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John Safford III
Olive Puffer
Marriage: 10 February 1789
John Safford IV
Lucinda Safford
Mehitabel Safford
Isaiah Kidder Safford
Lucy Safford
Emily Safford

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"

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


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


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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