George Parish Sanford

10 September 1825–8 December 1897 (Age 72)
Canton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life Summary of George Parish

When George Parish Sanford was born on 10 September 1825, in Canton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, his father, Ira Sanford Sr., was 41 and his mother, Martha Stiles, was 27. He married Rosamond Jane Hickok on 25 November 1847, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Placerville, El Dorado, California, United States in 1850 and Pacheco, Contra Costa, California, United States in 1880. He died on 8 December 1897, in Alameda, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Martinez, Contra Costa, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Parish Sanford
Maximiliana Ott
Marriage: 14 June 1874
George Parrish Sanford Jr
Nora Helena Sanford
Charlotte "Lottie" McMahon

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  • Marriage
    14 June 1874
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 2
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 21
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon): variant of Sandford .

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

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    Sources (35)

    • George P Sanford in household of Milton Gordon, "United States Census, 1850"
    • George Sanford, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • George P Sanford, "United States Census, 1880"

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