Sanford, Deborah

Birth Name Sanford, Deborah
Gender female
Age at Death 84 years, 4 months, 16 days


Possibly a sister of James Hewitt of Greenfield. Ephraim Smith lives next to them.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1758-10-01 Lyme, New London, CT    
Death 1843-02-17 Le Ray, Jefferson, NY    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Sanford, Daniel1733/4-02-25 (Julian)1777-07-05
Mother Hull, Esther1736-07-251826-03-10
         Sanford, Deborah 1758-10-01 1843-02-17


Family of Smith, Ephraim Sr and Sanford, Deborah

Married Husband Smith, Ephraim Sr ( * 1762-09-04 + 1837-08-21 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage about 1785      

Numerous connections tie these 2 together. They must be related somehow.
1) Both named a son Royal.
2) Three of Christopher's children were living briefly in Royal D Smith's hh in 1860.
3) Royal D Smith's will was witnessed by Stukley Ellsworth Smith, s/o Christopher.

[kdd: Regarding my theory that the Smith's and Weaver's knew each other before Arkwright, NY, Caleb Weaver was said to have gone to SouthWest VT between 1790 and 1794 (when Mary Weaver was born in Saratoga, NY).]

Another brother may be William Smith of Greenfield, Saratoga Co, NY. He is 3 houses away from Caleb Weaver there in 1810 and appears to have a younger brother in his household (Ephraim's age). This has to be where Ephraim Smith met and married Mary Weaver, which was about 1812. Caleb Weaver and Ephraim Smith were in Genesee Co, NY in 1820 but William Smith stayed behind. He died in 1871 and his tombstone says he was born 1780 in Smithfield, RI. He married Catherine Comstock. This agrees with my theory that the Smith's and Weaver's were close way back in RI and left together to "southwestern VT" , thence to Saratoga Co, NY , thence to Genesee Co, NY and finally to Arkwright, Chautauqua Co, NY.

William Smith's grave -

Of course, it is intriguing that they may have been Quakers as he is buried in Quaker Cemetery. He also named a son William C Smith. However a biography of Williiam C Smith found in "Our County and Its People: A Descriptive and Biographical Record of Saratoga County, New York" says William C Smith's grandfather, William Smith, fought and died in the Revolutionary War, thus could not have been father of Ephraim and Christopher who were born later.

Interesting multiple DNA matches to descendants of Ephraim Smith & Mary Weaver with descendants of Abiel Perry of b.1744 Attleborough, MA, son in Genesee Co, NY. Granddaughter Polly Maria Perry of Arkwright, NY married William Smith ( from TN? )

If this is the family in Greenfield, NY, in 1800 there were 3 sons born between 1785 and 1790:
Daniel Ephraim Smith b.1785 NY came from Saratoga to OH with a large family, including sons Ephraim, Edwin, Augustus, and Daniel ( like our Smith's)

Name Birth Date Death Date
Smith, Ephraim Jr1788-05-231860
Smith, Christopher1794-03-101872-02-01
Smith, Thomas18041894-08-22