|Birth: ||Apr. 13, 1808|
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 1893|
Daughter of Soloman Sanford and Eleanor Barry Sanford. Married John Mills 13 Mar 1827. In her words:
After our marriage we lived with my husband's grandparents, Geroge and Sarah Boils till after the birth of our first child, a daughter, on the 1st of March, 1828. We named her Sarah Elenor in honor of her great grandmother Sarah Boils and her grandmother Elenor Barry Sanford.
In the month of June we moved out on a farm where we lived til after our son was born Aug 30, 1830. We named him Martin Walderfin in honor of his uncle, Martin Mills and some of his fathers relatives.
My husband built a saw mill and then sold out and moved ten miles and settled on Duffins Creek and built another saw mill about 1830-32.
Elder John Taylor brought the gospel to us on the 6th of February 1837, we went with my mother and my sister, Rhoda and her husband John Lawrence and my husband's brother Cornelius Mills to the mill pond that my husband had first made and they cut a hole through the ice and we were all baptized by Elder John Taylor and in about 2 weeks he confirmed us members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
February 1838 we started to gather with the saints; we stopped a short time at Kirtland, Ohio, and then proceeded to Missouri.
In the month of March 1839 we left Far West and came to Pike County, Illinois and stayed till the Prophet Joseph Smith escaped from the Mob. We then moved to Iowa, 5 miles from Nauvoo, in a little town called Nashville. We lived at Nashville till the spring of 1843. We sold our place and moved to Nauvoo and remained there until the temple was completed. When the exodus of the saints commenced from the City of Nauvoo in 1846, we moved to Nashville to prepare for the journey to the west, not knowing where but supposed to California or Vancouver Island to get out of the reach of mobs.
October 1846 we traveled to Winter Quarters. In the spring of 1847 we moved to Kansville where on the 15th of July I gave birth to a girl – a dead born. In the fall of 1847 we moved to a place called Bluff Branch, 5 miles north from Kanesville, which is now called Council Bluff City.
September 23, 1849, my daughter Sarah Elenor was married to Thomas Ashton. On the 18th day of August 1850 my daughter Sarah Elenor gave birth to a son and named him John Mills in honor of his grandfather and she died the 3rd day of September 1850 and I had the care of her baby. June 2, 1851, started across the plains in Morris Phelps Company and arrived at Lehi, Utah Valley in October (6th 1851) where I again met my husband. He had a place there but he was not quite satisfied to stay there so we went to Provo and settled near where the main road goes on the Provo Bench. In June 1853 we had to move together for safety on account of the war with the Indians.
We settled on the block where to Provo Meeting House now stands (Tabernacle block), December 1, 1853, my daughter Barbara Belinda (17 years) was married to William Wallace Haws. We lived here till 1857 during this time my husband built a saw mill one mile and one half north of here and we moved to it where we lived till 1868. We sold the mill and moved to the block which now the Brigham Young Academy stands.
In the fall of 1874 I went with my husband and our grandson to southern Utah to spend the winter with our son and labor on the temple March 1875 returned to Provo; March 20 1876 my husband died and was buried in Provo Cemetery.
Solomon Santvoord (1787 - 1847)
Eleanor Barry Sanford (1786 - 1877)
John Mills (1804 - 1876)*
Sarah Eleanor Mills Ashton (1828 - 1850)*
Martin Walderfin Mills (1830 - 1925)*
Barbara Belinda Mills Haws (1836 - 1936)*
Jane Sanford Mills (1808 - 1893)
Rhoda Sanford Skeen (1812 - 1896)**
Ephraim Sanford (1818 - 1898)**
Belinda Sanford Green (1820 - 1900)*
Charlotte Amelia Sanford Durfee (1824 - 1906)*
Mary Ann Sanford Jones (1828 - 1868)*
Angeline Sanford Taylor (1833 - 1870)*
Provo City Cemetery
Plot: Block 6 Lot 7
Maintained by: L Despain
Originally Created by: Broncyn
Record added: Nov 30, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12551998