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Sanford family papers, 1744-1833 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Lee S. Cook

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Title: Sanford family papers, 1744-1833Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Sanford, Jonah (1733-1817)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 01/01/1966

Subjects: Sanford family

Forms of Material: Accounts

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers consist primarily of the accounts of Jonah Sanford (1733-1817) who lived in the South Farms section (now Morris) of Litchfield. They were kept by Jesse Sanford Harrison (1872-1954), great great granddaughter of Jonah Sanford. Jesse was the daughter of Rollin & Laura Harrison and granddaughter of William Henry Harrison and Rhoda Sanford, daughter of Simeon Sanford and granddaughter of Jonah Sanford.

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Sanford family

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: Mrs. H.T. Collins. 712 W. Henrietta, Kingsville, Texas 78363.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Original/Copies Note: For more information please see http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

Preferred Citation: Sanford Family Papers (1966-07-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, 7 South Street, P.O. Box 385, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759.

Finding Aid Revision History: Originally added to the Elihu Harrison papers, probably due to the Harrison family name. They have been separated because they were not connected to Elihu Harrison.

Other Note: This collection was processed with support from he Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).


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Series 1: Sanford family, 1744-1833Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sanford, Benjamin, 1786-1795Add to your cart.
Papers concerning Benjamin Sanford (1761-1833), son of Jonah and Rhoda (Woodruff) Sanford.
Item 1: Hendsdel, Elia bill, 1786 Feb 21Add to your cart.
Bill from Benjamin Sanford in Litchfield to Elia Hendsdel fro a "parsel of cole" and a bedsted.
Item 2: Deming, Elias receipt, 1790 Jan 21Add to your cart.
Receipt from Elias Deming [?]  to Benjamin Sanford.
Item 3: Marsh, John, 1795 Jan 25Add to your cart.
Note from Benjamin Sanford in Cornwall [Vermont] to John Marsh that for value received to let Jonah Sanford have the cherry table that they left at Marsh's house in 1792.
Item 4: Account, undatedAdd to your cart.
An account listing names and goods such as clover seed, leather for shoes, and rum of "what I [probably his father Jonah] have paid for Benjamin" and "must immediately pay". Individual names include Capt. Smedly, John Farnam, Hever Stone, and Widow Hotchkis.
Folder 2: Sanford, Clark, 1783-1786Add to your cart.
Papers of Clark Sanford (1764-1819), son of Jonah and Rhoda (Woodruff) Sanford.
Item 1: Sanford, Clark memorandum, 1783-1784Add to your cart.
Memorandum of Clark Sanford's boarding and study at Doctor Bird's. Also his boarding at Benjamin's and time at home for chores. Probably written by his father Jonah Sanford.
Item 2: Bird, Dr. Seth account, undatedAdd to your cart.
An account of the time Clark Sanford studied at Doctor Bird's, boarded at Benjamin's, and did his chores.
Item 3: Hopkins, Dr. Lemuel account, 1786 Oct 24Add to your cart.
A memorandum by Jonah Sanford of payments made to Doctor Lemuel Hopkins of Hartford for boarding and instructing his son Clark.
Item 4: Sanford, Clark note, undatedAdd to your cart.
Note from Clark Sanford to Mr. Egleston, a post rider, to deliver to carry his notes[payments] to Egleston's house in Bethlem and deliver them to his father Jonah Sanford.
Folder 3: Sanford, Jonah, 1759-1781Add to your cart.
Item 1: Sanford, Jonah and Oliver promissory note, 1759Add to your cart.
A promissory note from Oliver & Jonah Sanford to their brother Joseph to pay one third part when a tract of land is sold. Said lot is called the Waterbury River Lot #35. Witnessed by Rhoda Sanford and Elisabeth Lyon. The land was willed to their mother by their grandfather Clark.
Item 2: Baldwin, Isaac receipt, 1767 Sep 15Add to your cart.
Receipt from Isaac Basldwin, collector, to Jonah Sanford for 28 shillings & six which is the whole of his Colony taxes for 1764 and 1765.
Item 3: Dunning, Elias, 1775 Mar 14Add to your cart.
Promissory note from Jonah Sanford in Bethlem to Elias Dunning four pounds, eleven Shillings & 7 lawful money.
Item 4: Parmerle, Mark receipt, 1777Add to your cart.
Receipt from Jonah Sanford, treasurer, to Mark Parmerle.
Item 5: Hecock, Nathan receipt, 1778 Apr 1Add to your cart.
Receipt from Nathan Hecock to Ens. Jonah Sanford for newspapers until May "next".
Item 6: Nash, William receipt, 1779 Jun 23Add to your cart.
Receipt from William Nash in Litchfield to Jonah Sanford for 49 hides that Sanford bought from Capt. Thomas Lee in York state for Ezekiel Lewis of Bethlehem.
Item 7: Woodruff, O. receipt, 1781 Mar 24Add to your cart.
Receipt from O. Woodruff in Litchfield to Jonah Sanford for his school rate tax.
Folder 4: Sanford, Jonah, 1782-1785Add to your cart.
Item 1: Sanford, Isaac receipt, 1782 Jan 17Add to your cart.
Receipt from Isaac Sanford in New Haven to Jonah Sanford for payment in the cost of a lawsuit concerning Capt. Stephen Sanford.
Item 2: Woodruff, Benjamin promissory note, 1782 Jan 31Add to your cart.
Promissory note from Benjamin Woodruff in Litchfield to Jonah Sanford. Woodruff promisses to pay Sanford three thousand and one third of good white boards by May 15th next at the sawmill by the meeting house in Winchester. On the back is an accounting from Feb. 1782 to Sept. 1783 for white wood boards, cherry boards, and red clapboards.
Item 3: Woodruff, Benjamin promissory note, 1782 Jan 31Add to your cart.
Promissory note from Benjamin Woodruff in Litchfield to Jonah Sanford. For value received, Woodruff promises to pay Sanford two thousand feet of pine boards at the sawmill by the meeting house in Winchester.
Item 4: Goodwin, Solomon receipt, 1782 Sep 17Add to your cart.
Receipt from Solomon Goodwin in Litchfield to Ensign Jonah Sanford for 9 pounds for services done in tending the small pox at Mr. Remembrance Gibbs.
Item 5: Lewis, Ezekiel, 1782 Nov 2Add to your cart.
Receipt from Ezekiel Lewis in Litchfield to Ensign Jonah Sanford for one pound 6 shillings & 8 pence for all demands.
Item 6: Tax receipt, 1782-1783Add to your cart.
Tax receipt to Ensign Jonah Sanford, Oliver Sanford, Joseph Sanford, and Jonathan Johnson.
Item 7: Farnam, Gad receipt, 1783 Jan 3Add to your cart.
Receipt from Gad Farnam in Litchfield who received 24 shillings of lawful money from Jonah Sanford in payment for removing a number of persons infected with small pox to Remembrance Gibbs house last April by virtue of an official warrant.
Item 8: Sanford, Jonah receipt, 1783 Jan 29Add to your cart.
Receipt from Jonah Sanford for a soldier's note [from]? Nathaniel Tyler, number 778 belonging to Sanford, Russel Emons, Phinehas Emons and Mijah Warren.
Item 9: Promissory note, 1783 Jul 8Add to your cart.
Promissory note from an unknown person to Jonah Sanford for 8 pounds, 18 shillings.
Item 10: Strong, Jedediah receipt, 1784 Feb 10Add to your cart.
Receipt from Jedediah Strong in Litchfield to Ensign Jonah Sanford for payment in full of his tax bill.
Item 11: Skinner, Timothy receipt, 1784 Jun 16Add to your cart.
Timothy Skinner, collector, in Litchfield, receipt to Jonah Sanford for his tax payment by the hand of Samuel Barnard.
Item 12: Skinner, Timothy receipt, 1785 May 24Add to your cart.
Receipt from Timothy Skinner, collector, in Litchfield to Ensign Jonah Sanford for his tax payment.
Item 13: Hurlburt, Elisha, 1785 Oct 4Add to your cart.
Promissory note from Jonah Sanford in Litchfield to Elisha Hulbur,t for value received, to pay or deliver wheat or cattle at his dwelling house in Litchfield.
Folder 5: Sanford, Jonah, 1786-1788Add to your cart.
Item 1: Parmelee, Oliver note, 1786 Feb 7Add to your cart.
Note from Oliver Parmelee in Woodbury to Jonah Sanford concerning a bill, and a receipt from Daniel Smith.
Item 2: Hopkins, Lemuel, 1786 Oct 24Add to your cart.
Promissory note from Jonah Sanford in Hartford to Lemuel Hopkins for the sum of 12 pounds.
Item 3: Tomlinson, Isaac, 1787 Dec 30Add to your cart.
Promissory note from Jonah Sanford of Litchfield to Isaac Tomlinson of Woodbury for the sum of 27 pounds 4 shillings lawful silver money to be paid. with interest, within 6 years Witnessed by James Morris, Jr. and David Bellamy. A second item documents that the money will pay Solomon Linsly for a 100 acre lot in Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont on the original right of Abiel Linsly. On 1 Jan 1788 Jonah Sanford gave a bond to Solomon Linsly to give him back the deed.
Folder 6: Sanford, Jonah, 1789-1792Add to your cart.
Item 1: Hough, Buel receipt, 1789 Sep 1Add to your cart.
Receipt from Buel Hough in Litchfield to Jonah Sanford for payment in full of all [newspapers.]
Item 2: Stone, Heber receipt, 1789 Nov 17Add to your cart.
Receipt from Heber Stone, collector, in Litchfield to Ensign Jonah Sanford.
Item 3: Reeve, Tapping receipt, 1790 Jan 9Add to your cart.
Receipt from Tapping Reeve, attorney to Mrs. Forgue, to Jonah Sanford for payment for a farm in Bethlem belonging to Mrs. Sarah Forgue, lately owned by David Bostwick.
Item 4: Catlin, Lewis receipt, 1791 Apr 15Add to your cart.
Receipt from Lewis Catlin to Ensign Jonah Sanford for sums he paid for Joseph Sanford 2nd and Oliver Sanford.
Item 5: Reeve, Tapping receipt, 1791 Apr 23Add to your cart.
Receipt from Tapping Reeve to Jonah Sanford for full payment to Mr. [      ]of a farm which he had of David Bostwick.
Folder 7: Sanford, Jonah, 1793 Mar 15Add to your cart.
Thirteen promissory notes from Jonah Sanford in Litchfield to John Perkins to pay lawful money or beef cattle. Witnessed by Oliver Sanford and Jonah Sanford, Jr.  Jonah Sanford's signatures have been cut out, indicating that he may have paid off the notes.
Folder 8: Sanford, Jonah, 1794-1799Add to your cart.
Item 1: Strong, Jedediah, 1794 May 1Add to your cart.
Receipts from Jedediah Strong in Litchfield to Ensign Jonah Sanford for payment on notes. Receipts are dated 19 June 1782 and 1 May 1794. On the reverse side and crossed off is a promissory note dated Litchfield 9 Dec 1780 from Jonah Sanford to Jedediah Strong for 7 pounds, ten shillings in lawful silver money and lawful interest.
Item 2: Mattock, John promissory note, 1795 Apr 13Add to your cart.
Promissory note from Jonah Sanford in Litchfield to John Mattock to be paid in mutton and delivered at Mattocks house. Witnessed by Elnathan Holley.
Item 3: Emons, Phinehas promissory note, 1796 Mar 26Add to your cart.
Promissory note from Jonah Sanford to Phinehas Emons for eight pounds lawful money.
Item 4: Lewis, Ezekiel promissory note, 1796 Jun 2Add to your cart.
Promissory note from Jonah Sanford in Litchfield to Ezekiel Lewis for 42 pounds of Marchantable flax.
Item 5: Emons, Lemon, 1797 Mar 14Add to your cart.
Memorandum of notes received of Leman Emons against Capt. R. Emons, Oliver Emons, and Orange Emons.
Item 6: Atwood, Elisha promissory note, 1799 Feb 23Add to your cart.
Promissory note from Jonah Sanford in Bethlem to Elisha Atwood and Gideon Judson for fifty dollars with interest. WItnessed by Harman Everitt and David Leavitt, Jr.
Item 7: Judson, Gideon promissory note, 1799 Jun 28Add to your cart.
Promissory note from Jonah Sanford in Litchfield to Gideon Judson for twenty dollars with interest. Witnessed by Dan Clark, Jr. and Jonah Sanford, Jr.
Item 8: Galpin, Amos receipt, 1799 Dec 27Add to your cart.
Receipt from Amos Galpin, collector, in Litchfield to Jonah and Oliver Sanford for $6.52 and 37 cents for taxes.
Folder 9: Sanford, Jonah, 1800-1802Add to your cart.
Item 1: Smith, Eli receipt, 1801 Dec 21Add to your cart.
Receipt from Eli Smith in Litchfield to Jonah Sanford.
Item 2: Hyde, Enoch, promissory note, 1802 Mar 9Add to your cart.
Promissory note from Jonah Sanford in Litchfield to Enoch Hyde for twenty dollars and interest. Witnessed by James Morris and Ephraim Hall.
Item 3: Hall, Ephraim S. promissory notes, 1802 Mar 9Add to your cart.
Five promissory notes from Jonah Sanford in Litchfield to Ephraim S. Hall, each for $20 with interest. Witnessed by Enoch Hyde and Marvin Sanford.
Item 4: Hyde, Enoch promissory note, 1802 Mar 9Add to your cart.
Promissory note from Jonah Sanford in Litchfield to Enoch Hyde for $100 with interest. WItnesses by James Morris and Ephraim S. Hall. On the back are receipts for payments on the note.
Folder 10: Sanford, Jonah, 1803-1805Add to your cart.
Item 1: Harrison, Roswell receipt, 1804 Mar 22Add to your cart.
Receipt from Roswell Harrison in Litchfield to Jonah Sanford, executor of the estate of Widow Hannah Harrison, for 75 cents in full of all accounts against the estate.
Item 2: Woodruff, Morris promissory note, 1804 Mar 22Add to your cart.
Promissory note from Jonah Sanford to Morris Woodruff & Co. for $13.34 and interest. Witnessed by Isaac Turner.
Item 3: Sanford, Joseph receipt, 1805 Feb 4Add to your cart.
Receipt from Jonah Sanford in Litchfield to his son Joseph Sanford for a note against Ashbel Baldwin of $360 with interest to collect and pay to Timothy Clark and Simeon Harrison.
Item 4: Clark, Dan receipt, 1805 Apr 16Add to your cart.
Receipt from Jonah Sanford in Litchfield to Dan Clark for notes against Reuben Dunning, Ashbel Baldwin, Champion Clark, and Keziah Farnam.
Item 5: Baldwin, Ashbel, 1805 Jun 17Add to your cart.
Memorandum on a note paid by  Ashbel Baldwin.
Item 6: Sanford, Rhoda receipt, 1805 Oct 3Add to your cart.
Receipt from Rhoda Sanford in Litchfield to her grandfather Jonah Sanford for $10 to be delivered to her father, Joseph Sanford in Lisle, New York.
Folder 11: Sanford, Jonah, 1806-1808Add to your cart.
Item 1: Sanford, Joseph, 1806 FebAdd to your cart.
Memoranda of Jonah Sanford that he sent $16 to his son Joseph by Dan Clark. On the back, dated 3 March 1806, he sent $4.00 to his son Joseph.
Item 2: Woodruff, Andrew, 1806 AprAdd to your cart.
Receipt [from Andrew Woodruff] to Jonah Sanford in Litchfield to carry & deliver to his son Joseph of Lifle, New York.
Item 3: Woodruff, Andrew receipt, 1806 May 7Add to your cart.
Receipt from Andrew Woodruff in Litchfield to Jonah Sanford for $26.00 to carry and deliver to his son Joseph Sanford in Lisle, New York.
Item 4: Sanford, Joseph receipt, 1806 May 11Add to your cart.
Receipt from Joseph Sanford in Lisle to John Parker for $201.25 sent from his father Jonah Sanford.
Item 5: Sanford, Jonah, Jr. estate, 1806Add to your cart.
Receipt to "our honored father" Jonah Sanford, administrator, for the estate of their brother Jonah Sanford, Jr. who died 28 Aug 1806. Items received include a muslin vest, stockings, shoes and a hat.
Item 6: Clark, Dan receipt, 1807 Jan 2Add to your cart.
Receipt from Dan Clark in Lisle to John Parker for $154 which was collected by Jonah Sanford from Reuben Dunning and sent to Clark by Parker.
Item 7: Sanford, Joseph receipt, 1807 Feb 5Add to your cart.
Receipt from Joseph Sanford to his father Jonah Sanford that he has received the contents of notes that he left with Jonah Sanford.
Item 8: Jones, William P, 1807 Dec 18Add to your cart.
Receipt from William P. Jones in Litchfield to Jonah Sanford for 62 cents for the Columbian Herald and American Repository.
Item 9: Griswold, Daniel account, 1808 Feb 23Add to your cart.
Jonah Sanford's note that he paid Daniel Griswold seven pence for No.15 and 16 of the Columbian Herald and American Repository.
Item 10: Mansfield, William receipt, 1808 Sep 19Add to your cart.
Receipt from William Mansfield in Litchfield to Jonah Sanford for payment of his account, by the hand of Simeon Sanford.
Folder 12: Sanford, Jonah, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Gilbert, Isaiah receipt, undatedAdd to your cart.
Isaiah Gilbert receipt to Mr. Sanford which balances Mr. Fowler's account.
Item 2: Sanford, Jonah account, undatedAdd to your cart.
An accounting of monies given by Jonah Sanford from his estate to his children Joseph, Benjamin, Clark, Simeon, and Permelia.
Folder 13: Sanford, Joseph (1701-1754), 1744Add to your cart.
Item 1: Sanford, Joseph land survey, 1744 Feb 23Add to your cart.
Survey of a 20 acre lot on Abraham Goodwin's right  on North Chestnut Hill to Joseph Sanford. Signed by Moses Stoddard and Supply Strong.
Item 2: Sanford, Joseph, undatedAdd to your cart.
Note concerning a right of land that Joseph sanford bought from Nathaniel Baldwin, that John Calkins was the original proprietor of.
Folder 14: Sanford, Joseph (1758-1843), 1805-1806Add to your cart.
Item 1: Sanford, Jonah order, 1805 Feb 6Add to your cart.
Order by Joseph Sanford in Litchfield to Jonah Sanford to pay $14.00 to Boardman & Seymour for a note they hold against him.
Item 2: Sanford, Jonah order, 1806 Jul 5Add to your cart.
Order from Joseph Sanford in Lisle, New York to Jonah Sanford to deliver James Stoddards receipt for $100 to the bearer.
Item 3: Sanford, Jonah account, undatedAdd to your cart.
An account of money sent by Jonah Sanford to his son Joseph, totalling $26.00, by Andrew Woodruff, Jr.
Folder 15: Sanford, Simeon, 1804-1833Add to your cart.
Item 1: Jones, William F. receipt, 1804 Mar 19Add to your cart.
Receipt from WIlliam F. Jones to Simeon Sanford for 50 cents for the Columbian Herald and American Repossitory.
Item 2: Stoddard, Enos, 1833 Jul 29Add to your cart.
Order from Enos Stoddard, Justice of the Peace, to the Sheriff in the town of Litchfield, in the matter of Simeon Sanford of Litchfield vs. Andrew A. French of Litchfield, in which Sanford recovered judgment against French for damages and the law suit. The Sheriff is ordered to collect the sum or commit the debtor to jail.
Item 1: Jonah Sanford account book, 1775-1813Add to your cart.

Account book kept by Jonah Sanford , a farmer in South Farms, now Morris.

Currently housed in 3B Box 92.

Item 2: Simeon Sanford account book, 1815-1835Add to your cart.
Farm accounts kept by Simeon Sanford of South Farms, now Morris.

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