Born 29 Feb. 1844 at Cardigan.
Married Minerva Fern Abernethy (1852-1936) about 1870 at Stanley.
At the 1881 census, Edwin and Minerva and six children were living in Stanley Parish.
In 1888, Edwin was on the first Board of Governors of the Stanley Methodist Church, along with a cousin Thomas Gilmore.
In 1901 the family was still living in the Stanley area, with ten children and a cousin Margaret Sansom. Their first son Frederick had died by this time.
By the 1911 census most of the children had left except for Amy, Charles, and Herbert.
Edwin died on 17 Jan. 1919 at Stanley. He and his wife Minerva are buried in Hillcrest United Cemetery in Stanley.
- Frederick Sansom (c1872-c1885) Stanley
- Harry Havelock Sansom (1873-1948) Green Hill
Married Mary E. Gibbons (1883-1972) on 22 Jan. 1908 at Cross Creek
- Rita Minerva Sansom (1909-2003) Cross Creek
- Carl Byron Sansom (1911-1964) Cross Creek
- James H. Sansom (c1875-?) Green Hill
- Robert Whitfield Sansom (1877-1952) Green Hill
Married Jennie Hossack (1881-1958) on 20 Mar 1907 at Green Hill
- Daniel Bert Sansom (1907-1978) Green Hill
- James E. Sansom (1909-?) Rosetown SK
- John Hossack Sansom (1911-1972) Rosetown SK
- Helen Sansom (1913-?) Rosetown SK
- Edith Sansom (1915-?) Rosetown SK
- Amy Sansom (1917-?) Rosetown SK
- Lillian Sansom (c1920-?) Rosetown SK
- Lorna Sansom (c1920-?) Rosetown SK
- William G. Sansom (1879-?) Green Hill
- Mary Maud Sansom (1881-1977) Green Hill
Married Daniel Arthur Flynn (1880-1917) on 26 Dec 1900 at Stanley
- Ina Mary Flynn (1904-?) Stanley
- Frank Edwin Flynn (1907-?) Stanley
- Glennie Minerva Flynn (1909-?) Green Hill
- Todd George Flynn (1911-1934) Green Hill
- Stanley James Flynn (1914-1966) Green Hill
- Maude E. Flynn (1916-1916) Green Hill
- Frank Thornton Sansom (1883-c1940) Green Hill
Married Florence Halladay (1893-1978) on 31 Dec 1912 at Duluth MN
- Minerva Sansom (1914-?) Duluth MN
- Robert Sansom (1915-1978) Duluth MN
- Lucille Sansom (1926-?) Duluth MN
- Nancy Sansom (1936-?) Duluth MN
- Frederick Todd Sansom (1886-1959) Green Hill
Married Elva Geraldine Cookson (1891-1977) on 27 Oct 1908 at Stanley
- Eldon Herbert Sansom (1907-1987) Stanley
- Beulah Alberta Sansom (1910-1987) Stanley
- James Sansom (1911-1911) Stanley
- James Carman Sansom (1912-2002) Cross Creek
- Thelma M. Sansom (1918-1959) Cross Creek
- Amy Sansom (1888-?) Green Hill
- George Sansom (1888-1918) Green Hill
- Charles D. Sansom (1891-1958) Green Hill
Married Jennie B. Dorcas (1892-1946) on 27 Nov. 1912 at Stanley
- Herbert Sansom (1893-?) Green Hill