Asa Sanford was born on 16 December 1810 in South Carolina. He married on 3 May 1830 to Catherine Green Hanson. She was born on 22 March 1813. The family moved from Hall County, Georgia to Tallapoosa County, Alabama around 1836. Asa was a wagon-maker and lived the remainder of his life in Tallapoosa County. He died on 17 December 1883. Catherine died on 9 December 1901. They are buried in the Dadeville Cemetery, in Dadeville, Alabama.
Asa's tombstone showed that he left a wife, 6 living sons, 2 living daughters, 1 deceased son and 1 deceased daughter.
Known children of Asa and Catherine
Oliver Perry SANFORD, born 1833, married Louisianna Berry
James H. SANFORD, born 1835, died 6 May 1862( during Civil War?)
Mary A. E. SANFORD, born about 1837, married Albert G. Adams
John Hanson SANFORD, born about 1838, married Sarah Matilda Johnson
Marcus A. SANFORD, born about 1842, CSA Co. A, 1st Ala. Inf. Reg.
William Wesley SANFORD, born about 1844, married Sarah T. Pullen
Catherine C. SANFORD, born 14 June 1849, William C. Roerck
Asa J. SANFORD, born about 1852, married Mollie E. Davis 1877
1855 Tallapoosa County Special Census
|SANFORD ASA Beat #4 males under 21:5 males over 21:3 females under 21:3 females over 21:1|
|1850 Tallapoosa County, Alabama Census, Page 114|
|Mary A. E.||14||f||Geo|
|John L. C.||12||m||Ala|
|1860 Tallapoosa County, Alabama Census, Page 102|
|Asa Sanford||49||m||home carpenter||S.Car.|
|Catharine S. J.||11||f||Ala|
|1870 Tallapoosa County, Alabama Census, Page 99|
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