HENRY M. SANBORN, a well known business man of Unionport, Jefferson county, Ohio, dealer in general merchandise, was born near Elyria, Lorain county, Ohio, March 24, 1831. He is the son of Daniel Sanborn, who was born in New Hampshire June 15, 1782 and died at St. Maries, Mich. 1883. Sarah Butler his wife and mother of our subject, was born in Cherry Valley, Ostego county, N. Y., January 1, 1792 and died at Wintersville, Jefferson county, Ohio, March 1860. To these parents ten children were born: Mary, Fanny, two Williams in succession, both of ht elatter dying quite young; Mrs. Clarissa Norris, Mrs. Eliza Hurd, Mrs. Julia A. Hopkins, Mrs. Sarah Marshall, those named being now deceased, and William C. and Henry M., living. The mother's father was a soldier of the war of 1812. At Valley forge he suffered with the other soldiers of Washington, and left his bloody footprints on the frozen ground. The subject of this mention attended school during his youth in the winter months until fourteen years of age. After he was eighteen he served an apprenticeship of three years as a shoemaker, and having learned his trade, he opened a shop at Wintersville, Jefferson county, in 1852. In 1854 he moved to Smithfield (same county) and in 1860 opened up a shoe shop, continuing in the shoe business until 1870. He then began the study of dentistry under Dr. J. M. Wood, of SMithfield, and thereafter followed that profession until the fall of 1889 when he engaged in his present business. During the war, Mr. Sanborn enlisted in the hundred days' service, as a musician, in Company E, One Hundred and Fifty-seventh Ohio National Guards. In politics he is a republican, and he and wife are members of the church of Christ. Mr. Sanborn was married November 24, 1853, to Elizabeth Hoobler, of Wayne township in which he now resides. To them were no children born. Mrs. Sanborn is a daughter of Adam Hoobler, who was born in Sherman's Valley, Penn., in 1761 and died in 1848 and his wife, Elizabeth Lawyer, born in Belfont county, Penn., November 9, 1788, and died February 17, 1875. Mrs. Sanborn was the ninth of a family of eleven children. Mr. Sanborn served two terms as mayor of the borough of Smithfield and one term as justice of the peace, in Wayne township.
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