Lieut. John Sanders1

d. 1670

7th great-grandfather of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
9th great-grandfather of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Ruth Minerva Fairfield
     Lieut. John Sanders married Ann. He died in 1670.1
Additional Data
John Sanders was an Ipswich proprietor in 1635, and freeman 25 May 1636.1

John Sanders was admitted as an inhabitant of Hampton, New Hampshire, on 13 December 1639.1

At Hampton in 1643, he was fined for offensive speeches against the court, and petitioned for relief, having a wife and six small children for whom he could hardly find bread or clothes, and was himself very sick. Hampton friends, however, were willing to state he was fit to be made Sergeant.1

John Sanders was called of Wells on 14 July 1643 when he was granted 150 + 50 acres by Thomas Gorges, but was of Hampton, New Hampshire, on 27 July 1643 when he sold a house lot to John Brown, to take possession 1 May 1644.1

John Sanders was of Wells, York County, Maine, 29 September 1644, where he was a large land owner. He was often on the grand jury and trial jury, and was a selectman in 1647 and 1654-55. He was Sergeant in 1653, and Lieutenant by 1657.1

Lieut. John Sanders removed in 1663 to Cape Porpus, York County, Maine.1

John Sanders Senior of Cape Porpus, York County, Maine, made his will on 13 June 1670 naming wife Ann Sanders, sons Thomas Sanders and John Sanders, grandson John Sanders, and "all my children".2 Click to view image

John and Ann Sanders had at least six children.1

Children of Lieut. John Sanders and Ann (—?—) (Sanders)


  1. [S869] Charles Thornton Libby, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Portland, Maine: The Southward Press, 1928), 606.
  2. [S875] William M. Sargent, comp. and ed., Maine Wills. 1640-1760 (Portland, Maine: Maine Historical Society, 1887; reprint Baltimore: Inc. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996), 18-19, citing Court Records E, 44.