Sandford, James S.

Born: 1815-08-11 New York

Died: 1885-12-24 New Jersey

After gaining admittance to the bar in 1836, James S. Sandford moved to Marshall in the Wisconsin Territory in May 1836 and opened a law practice. In October 1841, he returned to New York and resumed practicing law in New York City. In 1851, he joined the firm Sandford, Porter & Striker in partnership with Edward Sandford, Mortimer Porter, and Garrit H. Striker, Jr. Edward died in the fall of 1854, but the partnership continued on until January 1856, when it was dissolved. By 1860, James was still working as a lawyer and owned a personal estate valued at $1,500. An active member first of St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City, then later Calvary Church in Summit, New Jersey, he died at his residence in Summit.

History of Seneca Co., New York (Philadelphia: Everts, Ensign, and Everts, 1876), 67; James S. Sandford, Mortimer Porter, and Garrit B. Striker, Jr., v. Elisha Ruckman, (Sup. Ct. N.Y, Cnty. 1862), 50-51; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Ward 17, New York City, New York County, NY, 181; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Essex County, NJ, 24; The Churchman (NY), 6 February 1886, 153:1; Gravestone, Lake View Cemetery, Skaneateles, NY.