Sanderson Family

From North Ireland to America

We have been able to trace the Sanderson family back as far as John Sanderson, who was born around Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland, in 1791. It is believed (although we have not found documentation yet), that John Sanderson was of the family that owned the Saunderson Castle.

We imagine that John was probably not the first born son of the family so stood no chance of gaining land from the family estate. At an early age, John Sanderson resolved to seek a home in the Western World. About 1821, John, his wife and his two children, landed in America and found their way to the city of Hudson, NY, where they remained for some years. They removed to Great Barrington, Mass, and subsequently to Athens, NY. [1]

More about the John Sanderson Family.
More about Saunderson Castle.
More about the Saunderson Lineage


[1] History of Greene County, New York : with biographical sketches of its prominent men.. New York: J.B. Beers & Co., 1884.

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