The History of Merrimack and Belknap
Counties, New Hampshire
Edited by D.
Hamilton Hurd and Published in 1885.
The Sanborn family -- the ancestor of this family was Capt. John
Sanborn, who married Ruth Rand, 1774, and was born in 1747. His wife was
born in 1751.
Capt. Sanborn's ancestry is unknown, and the foregoing is from the town
record. He was among the distinguished citizens of the town, and took
an active part in the organization of the same, and held several offices
of importance at several times. He had a family of a children, named in
the Elisha, born Nov. 1, 1775; Lydia, born June 3, 1777; Betty, born March
24, 1779; Thomas, born June 8, 1781; Sarah, born July 17, 1783; John,
Jr. born August 29, 1785; Edmund born July 211788; and William, born June
Elisha Sanborn married_______Ladd, Epping, New Hampshire and had a family
of seven children, named James, John, Nathaniel, Eliza, Sally, Mary and
Ruth. Of this family, James went to Iowa, John to Massachusetts, and Nathaniel
settled in Loudon. He married Nancy Lougee, and had one child, Charles
John Sanborn married Judith Blake, and had a family of six children, named
Stephen, Jane, Judith, Edmund, Almira and and Joseph B.. Steven Sanborn
when South and died. Joseph B. resides in Loudon, upon the homestead of
his father, and is a citizen of influence in his native town, having held
the important offices of the town. He is a thorough and practical farmer,
has acquired a good property and succeeded well in his purposes and efforts.
He married Sarah Ann Sanborn, the granddaughter of Jesse and daughter
of Jonathan Sanborn, and has two children, named Joseph E. and Jennie
M.. His son, Joseph E., married Lizzie Adams, of Pittsfield, New Hampshire
Edmund Sanborn married Ruth Griffin, and had a family of 9 children, named
William, Sally, Daniel L., Clarisa, James S., Jeremiah C., Eliza J., John
and True H.. The sons of Edmund nearly all settled in Loudon.
Daniel L. Sanborn married Ada Moore, and had a family of five children,
named Jacob O., Ruth J., Joseph T., Charles E. and Mary E.. Of Capt. Daniel
Sanborn's family, Jacob O. is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and has
become an eminent schoolteacher; Joseph T. married Fanny Peverly, of Canterbury,
New Hampshire, and resides upon his father's farm, having no children.
He is an important and respected citizen of the town, having held important
offices in the same.
William Sanborn married Susan Haines, and had two sons, named Richard
P., who resides in Concord, and William H., a resident of Loudon.
James S. Sanborn married Mary E. Yeaw, of Rhode Island, and has three
children, named John B., Hattie B. and Byron. He has represented the town
in the Legislature, and is a man of wealth.
Jeremiah C. Sanborn married Betsy French, of Gilmanton, and has one daughter,
named Ida B., who married James S. Tilton, son of Daniel children, and
has one daughter, named Maud.
John Sanborn married_______Thorndike, of Pittsfield, New Hampshire, and
resides in Laconia, New Hampshire.
True H. Sanborn married Adeline Green, and has a family of five children.
The Sanborn family have been among the most numerous of all the families
of the town. They have been successful in the acquisition of property,
and have principally settled in fair native town; our good citizens, and
are largely a religious and devoted people.
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