We have been asked thousands of times if we are related to Leland and Jane Stanford who founded Stanford University in the name of their son, Leland Jr. who died of typhoid at 18. We are not. And we understand that Leland and Mary had no close relatives to which to leave any portion of their estate. Our branch of Stanfords is similarly small. Our grandparents are gone and parents are gone – and our branch now consists of only three brothers and a sister and three cousins and all our children. The Stanford Inn by the Sea is a very small family run Inn!
Now we are asked if we are related to Robert Allen Stanford. No! Never heard of him until he was accused of defrauding people of millions of dollars. We will still be asked.
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