I am still trying to find the parents and siblings of Sanford Williams. Briefly, he was born about 1810 in VA. He married Sophia Curry in 1837 in Warren Co. and is listed in the 1840 census for Warren.
I am really down to the "nitty gritty" and I am hoping someone sees a common link. I have analyzed the 1840 census and 1830 Shenandoah census in the hopes of finding some clues.
In the 1840 census for Warren Co., there are the following Williams' listed: Sanford age 20-30, John E. 30-40, Henry 20-30, Branson 20-30 and Thomas 20-30. Sanford lived closest to John E.
In the 1830 census for Shenandoah Co., there are only 2 Williams listed in the "Western District", Benjamin age 40-50 and John age 40-50. They both have one white male age 15-20 in the household, which could account for Sanford, who would have been around 20 in 1830. However, in the "Eastern District", which is part of what eventually became Warren Co., I believe, There are the following Williams' listed: John age 20-30, Lewis 30-40, Joel Sr. 60-70, Joel Jr. 30-40, Jacob 30-40, Moses 20-30 and Mary 40-50. Only in Mary's household is there a white male of 15-20. In Mary's household, there are the following males: 2 aged 5-10, 1 aged 10-15, 2 aged 15-20, and 2 aged 20-30.
I am hoping my Sanford is in one of the families listed above. I am particularly interested in the family of Mary Williams, apparently a widow. If anyone has any information on her or any of the families that may connect to Sanford Williams, please contact me. Thanks!
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