Dwight Leonard Sanderson was born in Chesterfield, N. H., May 21, 1822. He married and settled upon the homestead of his grandfather, which he still owns, where he lived a few years and carried on farming and dealt in livestock and merchandise. About 1857 he moved to Winhall, Vt, where he resided five years, engaged in farming and stock dealing. In 1862 he came to Hissdale, where he now resides. Here he has been a farmer, live stock dealer and merchant. Only two of his five sons settled in the town. Elliot married Betsey Darling, was a successful farmer, accumulated a fine property, and was the father of one child, a daughter, who resides with her mother, in Hinsdale Nathaniel married Sarah Phelps, of Worcester, Mass., and lived and died in Providence, R. I. Walter moved to Worcester, Mass., but died in Providence. The other son, Horace, died young.