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From: "Tom Hartson" <>
Subject: Fw: Hartshorn, Peasley, Sanborn
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 19:27:17 -0500
I am sending this e-mail just received from Wilfred Cote to all current
researchers interested in the origins of the Michigan Hartshorn family.
THIS MAY BE THE BREAK that we were hoping to get so that we might prove that
Aaron Hartshorn of London, Ontario was the son of Aaron Hartshorn of
Danville, VT. Let's keep in touch!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: Wilfred Cote <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 2:53 PM
Subject: Hartshorn, Peasley, Sanborn
> Dear Mr. Hartson,
> Today I came across your RootsWeb messages regarding two of these London
> Township families, and I needed to contact you immediately. I have been
> virtually alone in trying to trace some of these families, and your
> information is the first I have seen that indicates original research. (I
> posted a message today on the Middlesex Board which gives a very brief
> summary of what I have been doing.)
> I would like to correspond with you regarding these people.
> To summarize my objectives and current thinking on these families, I am
> trying to establish the origin in Vermont and the antecedants of Benjamin
> Sanborn (c. 1776-1859) and his wife, Mary (1782-183?). I suspect they are
> a couple married in July 1802 or 3 (I have the exact record, just can't
> recall it) at Danville, VT. Further, I suspect that Benjamin's wife may
> a Mary Peasley even though the marriage record says "Pealley"). I
> observed, as I am sure you have, that Aaron Hartshorn was often associated
> with Sanborn. They, in turn, were associated with Jedediah Peasley. He
> resided in Danville, as did Hartshorn. Both resided in Stanstead, Quebec
> before 1810; both show up later in Clarence, NY, along with Sanborn. This
> appears to be neighbors or more close connections who migrated together.
> Your note identifies Hartshorn's wife as a Peasley. I believe he was,
> then, a brother-in-law to Benjamin Sanborn if this is true. Incidentally,
> Benjamin Sanborn's son Simon married, in 1838, Mahala Hartshorn, Aaron's
> daughter. This couple later moved to Michigan (or at least Simon did,
> perhaps as a widower).
> Aaron Hartshorn was definitely a son of the Aaron who died in Vermont in
> June 1800, the husband of Zeviah Blunt. I do not have complete
> on the family of Jedidiah Peasley, although an unsubstantiated list does
> exist in a history of Stanstead County, Quebec.
> I would like to learn more details about what you have uncovered,
> documentation. I will be happy to share whatever I have.
> I look forward to hearing from you.
> Wil Cote
> (Incidentally, my connection to these people is through my wife, born
> Sanborn, whose great-grandfather Benjamin was born in London Township and
> later migrated to Michigan.)