Sanford married Margaret Catherine Stone on February 17, 1859.
Sanford's nickname was "Sant". He bought 80 acres of land on September 1, 1860 near Pikeville in Marion County, Alabama where he is shown residing in the 1860 census.
In May 1862, Sanford enlisted in the Confederate Army in Monroe County, Mississippi. He was captured in Vicksburg in 1863 and was discharged in 1865. In a letter dated Sept. 25, 1862, brother Isham, who was serving in the same Confederate unit as Sanford, wrote home: "Sant is doing well." In another letter to his wife Isham noted "Saw Sant day before we left Baldwin." Upon Sanford's capture at Vicksburg, he signed an oath "I will take arms against USA".
In the 1870 census, Sandford can be found living in Smithville in Monroe County, MS, but in the 1880 census shows the family in Lee County, MS. By 1900, Sanford was living in Beat 4 of Itawamba County. He was 64 years old and his occupation was potter. In 1902, Sanford applied for a Civil War Pension and indicated he was living in the Whitney Community in Itawamba County, MS. He was listed as a potter as his health allowed.
After his death in 1907 Catherine, his widow, applied for his pension while she was living at Rara Avis, Itawamba County in 1908. She apparently moved to be closer to her Stone relatives there. In 1910 and 1916, she again applied for the pension, this time from Red Bay, Alabama.
Sanford and Catherine Children:
Tilmon M. (or Marion Tilmon) Loyd 1859 or 1860 (in MS) to 1-17-1909 (in Dales Sanitarium in Texarkana, AR from "heart trouble" at age 48) married Lucretia Abigail Cook on 9-20-1868
James Lee Loyd 4-16-1863 (in MS) to 5-10-1928 (Eldorado, TX) married Bartille Sara Harmon in Itawamba COunty
Elizabthe Lila Loyd 2-15-1867 (in MS) to 5-23-1932 (in Franklin County, AL) Married Marion Frank Wright
Nancy J (Annie)Loyd 1871 (in MS) died before 1902 cause unknown
The Loyd's were known for their Pottery Headstone and even held a Patent on them.
Margaret Catherine Stone Loyd
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