Sanford, Hiram a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Cheshire, Conn., Feb. 27, 1805. His parents removed to Homer, N.Y., while he was a child. While quite young, he professed conversion and united with the Church. After about eight years spent in teaching and studying in Buffalo, he joined the Genesee Conference Oct. 14, 1835. He became supernumerary in 1851, and remained in this relation until 1854, when he was superannuated, and so continued until his death, which occurred in Phelps, May 16, 1865. Mr. Sanford was modest, very industrious, and faithful in every place he occupied. See Minutes of Annual Conf. 1865, p. 240.