in front, with a grape arbor over the walk to the front door, little used, as it seemed to the writer, who was much more accustomed to going in at the side door, when sent on errands to the mistress of this house.
A red barn adjoined the house, with its great doors always open, revealing a hay wagon and hay mow, and, most fascinating of all, a row of cows and oxen.
They were always munching their cuds, with watchful eye turned on passers-by, particularly the one on the end next the street.
Of the four children born to this couple, two were well known as proprietors of a grocery store in Union Square in the sixties, George A. and Albert L. Sanborn
A daughter, Martha Maria
, married Richard H. Sturtevant
Another daughter, Mary Jane
, died while attending the high school.
Hannah Adams Stone
is said by her granddaughter to have taken care of her father in his last years, and of those of her younger brothers and sisters who were at home, after the death of their mother in 1816.
Lydia, it is said, lived with her sister, Mary Bonner
There were two children of the next generation belonging to Lucy, who married Mr. Bolles
, in the family, also.
worked in Geddis
' twine factory previous to her marriage to David A. Sanborn
, a brother of Robert Sanborn
, on September 30, 1821.
He was a farmer, and also engaged in the manufacture of bricks.
The writer has a vivid mental picture of these two aunts, who were called by their given names, Aunt Hannah and Aunt Martha, in the family, and not by their surnames, as was the case with Aunt Bonner and Aunt Vinal.
There was a great contrast between them, in disposition, as well as in physical appearance.
Aunt Martha was tall, dark, and of a serious demeanor.
Aunt Hannah was short, fleshy, blue-eyed, and cheery, in spite of a lameness which lasted from early married life to the end of her days.
There was a great contrast between the brothers Sanborn, also, though not so pronounced.
Robert was short and roly-poly, always jolly and joking, while his brother was a large, tall man, of a keen, though dry, wit. David Sanborn
was interested in the formation of the First Universalist