Jessie Manson, age 22, b NY. living with the Sanfords in 1850 Census
4 Jun 1855--Carrolton, Catt. NY Census George, age 45 was a farmer, Albina, age 17, born in Catt. Co. Emily A. age 7, born in Catt. Co.
11 Jul 1860, Bradford, McKean, PA, George, 46 was a farmer, Emily 22. Lavantia`s name is listed on all these Census records, but her age varies by as much as 10 years on different records.
7 Jun 1880, Bradford, George W. Sanford, age 67, a farmer, b. NY, Father botn in CT, Mother born in CT. (Lavantia is now admitting to 56 years, b. NY, father b. NJ, mother b. NY),--F.P. Wentworth, 32m, b. MA, Emily, 32, b. NY, Mary L. age 8, b. PA. Laura Hinkman,19, a servant, b. OH
George is listed on 1890 Veteran`s Schedule.
Was a Republican.
History of Bradford Township from History of the Counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron, and Potter, PA. L.H. Beers, Chicago, 1890
`George Sanford, retired, Bradford, is one of the few men now living in that city who have watched the development of McKean Co. from a wilderness to its present state of thriving villages and towns. In the early days he cut logs, rolled them into the creek at Bradford, and took them thence to the river, and so on to Cincinnati, Ohio, having made thirty trips to and from that city on such business. He wa born in Columbia Co. NY., Jan 23 1810, a son of John and Hannah (Hicks) Sanford, natives of New York, of English descent. He was reared a farmer, but after he attained his majority learned the carpenter`s trade, at which he worked in adddition to farming. He came to McKean Co in 1838, and here bought considerable land (a part of which was afterward within the corporation limits of Bradford), which, at the time of the oil boom, he leased for several years, and several good producing wells were drilled on his land. He has sold a number of lots, but still owns twelve acres within the city limits. Mr. Sanford was married July 32, 1841, to Lavantia Whittaker, a native of Rochester, NY daughter of Jonathan and Betsy (Lafferty) Whitaker. They have two children: Albina T (wife of F.W. Davis) and Emily R. (wife of Frank P. Wentworth). In politics, Mr. Sanford is a Republican.
The Bradford Era-Mon-20 Apr 1896
George Sanford died at his home, 9 Sanford St. Saturday afternoon at 4:40, aged 86 years. Deceased was well known and highly respected and had resided in this city and vicinity since 1838. He was born in Columbia Co, NY on Jan 23, 1810 and leaves to mourn his loss a wife and two daughters, Mrs. J.W. Davis of this city and Mrs. F.P. Wentworth of Toledo, OH. Funeral services at the family residence on Tuesday, April 21, at 2 PM. Interment private.
Buried Willow Dale Cemetery- Bradford, McKean, PA