Almy Descendant No. 1407-15

67. SANFORD6 ALMY (Sanford5, John4, Job3-2, William1),b. Little Compton, RI, 20 Sep 1788; d. Little Compton, RI, 9 Feb 1881.

He m.(1) Little Compton, RI, 23 Nov 1815, LYDIA R. BROWN, b. Little Compton, RI, 15 Mar 1797; d. Little Compton, RI, 1 Jan 1853; dau. of John and Lois (Taylor) Brown. Sanford and Lydia lived on the place given to him by his father in his will. They are buried in the Sanford Almy Burial Ground at Windmill Hill, Little Compton.

He m.(2) Little Compton, RI, 18 Jan 1854, SOPHIA IRISH, b. Little Compton, RI, 8 Mar 1811; d. Little Compton, RI, 25 Oct 1889; dau. of John and Nancy Irish of Little Compton.

Children, born Little Compton, RI:

iANDREW J.7, b. 14 Nov 1816. He was a druggist in 1850.
iiMARY B., b. 27 Apr 1819; d. 12 May 1872; m. 17 Nov 1840, THEODORE LAWTON, b. 1816; son of George and Patience Turner (Lawton) Lawton. Children (Lawton): 1. William Sanford, b. 13 Sep 1841. 2. Andrew Almy, b. 25 May 1845; d. 8 Aug 1847. 3. Mary E., b. 1848. Theodore was living in Little Compton in 1850, and was in California in 1853.
149iiiPHILIP WILLIAM, b. 1823; d. Little Compton, RI, 7 Dec 1894; m. Little Compton, 1 Jan 1868, MARY COOK ALMY, dau. of Pardon and Mary (Cook) Almy (Almy Descendant No. 1407-175).
ivLYDIA L., b. 1830; d. 1830.

In his will made 4 May 1865, proved 21 Mar 1881, Sanford named son Philip W. Almy, daughter Mary B. Lawton, grandchildren William S. Lawton and Mary E. Lawton, and wife Sophie Almy.

Sanford, his two wives, daughter Mary B., and son Philip W. are buried in the Sanford Almy Burial Ground, Little Compton.

Following are the Sanford Almy households in the Federal censuses for Little Compton, RI.

1850: Sanford 61, farmer; Lydia 53; Andrew J. 33, druggist; and Philip W. 27, laborer.

1860: Sanford 71, farmer; Sophia 49; and Phillip W. 35, farmer.

1870: Sanford 81, retired farmer; and Sophia 59.

1880: Sanford 91; and Sophia 70.

REFERENCES: FEDERAL CENSUS; LAWTON pp. 31, 104; LITTLE COMPTON FAMS p. 8; RIFAM Vol II6 p. 466; RIVR, Little Compton, Tiverton.