1836 Shelby Co, IL. Sanford and his father-in-law, John Powell, built a mill on the Okaw River, near Sullivan.
1/24/1839 He was a witness in a court suit between Simon Powel vs Joshua Patterson.
Shelby Co, IL. From the parties at law:
"Rachel Powel against Sandford Green action on account $99.00
Sums Issued 4th Sept by James Elder Justice of the peace
9/11/1839 papers returned before me at my School house parties met
and after hearing the evidence &c
Judgment is Given in favor of said Rachel powel against Sandford Green
for Ninety three dollars and cost $93.00
Justice Elder for Issuing papers .50cts 50
cost swearing 4 witnesses Judgment &c &c 50
2 witnesses Levi Patterson and Elias Bennet claimed $1.00
whole amount of cost $3.6 1/4
W.G Haydon acting Justic of the peace
9/28/1839 Coppy of Judgment caled for By Green
10/5/1839 Execution Issued
12/14/1839 Execution Returned no property found &c
a new Execution Issued"
1840 At census time his family consisted of 1 male 15-20, 1 male 30-40 (himself) 1 female 10-15 and 1 female 20-30 (Mahala). Since Mahala and Sanford married only 7 years prior, the children were probably from a prior marriage or relatives living with them.
1842-1843 Shelby Co, IL. He was among the purchasers of at least 2 estate sales during this time.
The family disappears from hereafter, they must have moved on as no death or graves are recorded in the current area.