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Naomi (Scramling) SANFORD: Where is she & 2 child. after Jacob's death in 1817?

Naomi (Scramling) SANFORD: Where is she & 2 child. after Jacob's death in 1817?

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 12:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: SANFORD, SCRAMLING, CANAVAN
Is anyone researching the John Canavan family in MonroeCo NY?

I had information that after the death of Jacob V. SANFORD in 1817, his widow Naomi m. John Canavan, and he subsequently became Guardian to her young children, Hulda and John SANFORD.

A kind friend sent me the 1820 Census record (MonroeCo) for John Canavan, and it records children as three daughters and 1 son BUT none of them are called Hulda or John (SANFORD or Canavan)

SOOO, is there any record of where children Hulda and John Sanford lived after 1817 -in case their mother did marry John Canavan?,- who must have had three children by his first wife?

OR, is there a record of John CANAVAN's marriage c1817 to another woman?

In any case, Is there a record of Hulda & John SANFORD living with SANFORD OR SCRAMLING relatives in the Mendon area after 1817? Would Surrogate Court records be the place I should search?

If Hulda & John SANFORD remained in Mendon, I would like to trace their lives into adulthood.
Thank you for your ideas. Patricia

Re: Naomi (Scramling) SANFORD: Where is she & 2 child. after Jacob's death in 1817?

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 7:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Depends. If surrogate court records exist, you can check the ones down to 1874 on the Rochester Library's web site. That's free, and the Surrogate's Court itself charges 90 (yes, ninety) dollars to search. The library has the A-M 1855 census index online as well, but the Familysearch.org also now has that index and the images online for free.
The newspaper indexes are online and searchable 1818-1897, but they are very large and can take a long time to load if you are not on broadband.
Property records are available at he county court house. I am told that they are online BUT ONLY if you are there; they cannot be searched from outside.
You could try looking in the RGS's church records site: http://nyrgs.org/churchRecordImages/chRecIndex.htm (although they have done far more than are online) and also bear in mind: http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/eguides/lists/churchlist1.htm...

Since Monroe County was not created until 1821, any marriage before that would be found in church records, possibly in the predecessor county of the Mendon area) in Ontario County. NY state did not require official registration until 1880.
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