Orangeburgh District Migrations

Migration of William Jasper SANFORD and Barbara Rebecca SNIDER

1. William Jasper SANFORD, born 7 Feb 1779 in Pee Dee, South Carolina; died 9 Jun 1867 in Center, Shelby Co., Texas; buried in Forbis Cemetery, Shelby Co., Texas, son of Thomas SANFORD and Lavinia TURBEVILLE. He married on 8 Sep 1803 in Lexington District, South Carolina Barbara Rebecca SNIDER, born 1788 in Lexington County, South Carolina; died 2 Mar 1867 in Center, Shelby Co., Texas; buried in Forbis Cemetery, Shelby Co., Texas, daughter of Jacob SNIDER and Susannah OSWALT.

Notes for William Jasper SANFORD: The SANFORDS, along with the WEAVERS, SEAS, OSWALTS, KYSERS, SNIDERS and PRICES, migrated from South Carolina to Tuscaloosa County, Alabama by wagon train about 1818. Reportedly, they settled in the valley of the Black Warrior River. 1830 Tuscaloosa Co., AL Census; "First Settlers of Shelby and Harrison Co., TX", pg. 39; 1850-1860 Shelby Co., TX Census.

Children of William Jasper SANFORD and Barbara Rebecca SNIDER were as follows:

a. Rebecca SANFORD , born 17 Jun 1806 in Lexington District, South Carolina; died 10 Jan 1888 in Old Salem, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama; buried in Old Salem Cem., Cottondale, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama. She married on 12 Nov 1822 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Jesse WEAVER, born 8 Mar 1802 in Lexington District, South Carolina; died 26 Oct 1867 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, son of Henry WEAVER and Abigail GREGG. Rebecca was the only one of William and Barbara Sanford's children to remain in Alabama.

b. Elkanah T. SANFORD , born 31 Oct 1808 in Lexington District, South Carolina; died 30 Jul 1888 in Center, Shelby Co., Texas; buried in Shelby City, Texas. He married (1) on 19 Sep 1825 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Mary Magdaline WEAVER, born 11 Feb 1807 in Lexington County, South Carolina; died 18 Dec 1845 in Center, Shelby Co., Texas, daughter of John Samuel WEBER; (2) on 17 Dec 1846 in DeSoto Parish, Louisana Davila Adaline LUCAS, born 11 Jan 1829 in Tennessee; died 11 Jan 1910 in Shelby City, Texas, daughter of David LUCAS and Melinda [unknown].

c. Dorothy SANFORD , born 13 Nov 1810 in Lexington District, South Carolina. She married on 26 Feb 1824 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Samuel Ezekiel WEAVER, born 21 Jun 1804 in Lexington County, South Carolina; died 13 Dec 1882 in Oceola, Hill Co., Texas, son of John Samuel WEBER.

d. Belinda Caroline SANFORD , born 15 Feb 1813 in Lexington District, South Carolina; died 23 Jul 1844 in Center, Shelby Co., Texas. She married on 8 Feb 1827 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Joel SNIDER, born abt 1804 in Lexington District, South Carolina; died 5 Feb 1887 in Kennedale, Tarrant Co., Texas, son of George SNIDER and Barbara [unknown].

e. George Crittendon SANFORD , born 23 Jan 1815 in Lexington District, South Carolina; died 21 Oct 1882. He married on 10 Jul 1842 in Shelby County, Texas Elizabeth Ann SLAUGHTER, born 1820 in Georgia.

f. Simon Zerah SANFORD , born 1 Jan 1817 in Lexington District, South Carolina; died Apr 1895 in Shelby County, Texas. He married (1) on 26 Jan 1835 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Epsy J. LEE, born 1820 in South Carolina; died 11 Jan 1859, daughter of John LEE and Mary [unknown]; (2) Hannah Elizabeth SNIDER, born May 1846 in Panola County, Texas; died 1899 in Shelby County, Texas, daughter of Samuel Lawrence SNIDER and Martha LATHAM.

g. Metilda SANFORD , born 15 Jul 1819 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama; died 1858 in Mason County, Texas. She married on 2 Oct 1834 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Ezekial BEAM, born 1816 in South Carolina; died 1881, son of Jacob BEAM and Mary MITCHELL.

h. Margaret SANFORD , born 26 Apr 1821 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama; died 28 Oct 1895 in Shelby County, Texas. She married on 22 Jan 1843 in Shelby County, Texas Lorenzo Martin MILLS, born 28 Aug 1812 in South Carolina; died 28 Oct 1893 in Shelby County, Texas, son of Nehemiah Thomas MILLS and Ann FLETCHER.

i. Mary Perneicia SANFORD , born 14 Jul 1823 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama; died 24 Nov 1906 in Weatherford, Parker Co., Texas. She married (1) on 14 Jul 1840 in Shelby County, Texas A.G. MCCOLLUM, born abt 1819; (2) on 30 Oct 1844 in San Augustine Co., Texas Robert Isaac MESSIC, died 11 Sep 1846; (3) abt 1848 in Shelby County, Texas John J. HUGHES, born 13 Aug 1821 in Tennessee; died 28 Feb 1907 in Shelby County, Texas.

j. Snider SANFORD , born 22 Jul 1825 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama; died 24 Nov 1906 in Shelby County, Texas. He married (1) on 29 Feb 1844 in Shelby County, Alabama Jemina Jane HUGHES, born 22 Feb 1825 in Chatanooga, Hamilton Co., Tennessee; died 1 Jul 1889, daughter of Ennis HUGHES and Mary McCain TRAMMELL; (2) on 9 Jan 1890 in Shelby County, Texas Dillie Ann BRIDGES, born 21 Sep 1853 in Alabama; died 1 Oct 1829 in San Augustine Co., Texas, daughter of James BRIDGES and Irene POWELL.

k. Thomas Carlton SANFORD , born 1 Feb 1829 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. He married (1) bef 1844 Barbara S. MAYS, died 5 Aug 1844; (2) on 1 May 1849 in Shelby County, Texas Mary E. MAYES, born abt 1830 in Arkansas; died aft 27 Sep 1870.

l. Elizabeth Ann SANFORD , born 30 Jun 1830 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama; died 12 Dec 1904 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., Texas. She married on 22 Jul 1847 in Shelby County, Texas James McCain HUGHES, born 15 Mar 1820 in Shelby County, Alabama; died in Shelby County, Texas; buried in Sardis Cem., Shelby Co., Texas, son of Ennis HUGHES and Mary McCain TRAMMELL.

Information provided by Gene Jeffries, 22 Feb 2000.


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