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Looking for ancestors of TOM KIT SANDERS, husband of MOLLY TOTTMAN (no dates on either of them). Family oral history says Molly came from England. I am descended from them through ANNIE MAE SANDERS (29 Nov 1903 in Flat Shoals Dist., Hart Co., Ga.), dau of ELBERT LEE SANDERS (28 Feb 1870 -- 29 Nov 1941) and BERTIE DUNN (5 Jun 1886). They mar 22 Feb 1903. Their ch: GRACE SANDERS, HORACE SANDERS, MELVIN SANDERS, RUTH SANDERS, JAMES CARL SANDERS, INEZ SANDERS, LEVIS THOMAS SANDERS and LOUISE SANDERS. Elbert Lee was a son of ALFORD SANDERS and MARTHA. Alford and Martha's ch: ANDREW SANDERS ("Andy"), AMANDA SANDERS, BUTLER SANDERS, HOYT SANDERS, ELSIE SANDERS, JUNIUS SANDERS, JOHN SANDERS and GEORGE SANDERS. Alford's father was Tom Kit Sanders and Molly Tottman.
Dixie Bishop
Simpsonville, SC

ca 1945 MS.

BARBARA SANDERS - born Jan, Feb or Mar, 1945; lived in Mississippi. I've been searching for you all my life. Before I even knew about you, there was a void in my heart and it has been always searching. This Valentine's Day I would like to wish you love, joy and happiness. Know that I am doing good. I walked at 9 months, spoke earlier than the norm, and sang "Silent Night" at church after turning 1 in September. God blessed me with so many talents. I participated in ballet, tap, jazz, point, gymnastics, cheerleading, basketball, track, and softball. (I started dance at 2....because in my words "I need a talent in order to become Miss America.) I pestered mom about this until she found someone that would take a child as young as I was. My first dance recital that same year, I led the other girls in my class onto stage and have enjoyed being in the "lime light" ever since. As you can see, I have a genuine interest in the arts. However, in the classroom I was the teacher's favorite because I was so very quiet. Never wanted any attention drawn to me. In school that is. I also had just as strong an interest in animals. I've had dogs, cats, pigs, sheep, cows, horses, rabbits and my mom says that it was so interesting to watch how they interacted with me. I look like you. (Your grandchildren do too.) I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that your gift of a family that could provide for me is truly appreciated. I believe I've grown up to be a person you would be proud of. Most important.....I love you for your courage. Know that you continue to remain in my heart and that I do hope that someday we will meet. Your daughter,
Jan Sanders

Spangle, WA

SANDERS of Washington State

I am trying to locate a Sanders family that settled in Washington State. At the cemetery there are AMANDA SANDERS (1825 -- 1889); CHARLES W. SANDERS (1868 -- 1894); ERIAL SANDERS (1826 1879); DAVID SANDERS (1835 -- 1913); FANNY SANDERS; HESTER SANDERS (1881 -- 1958); JOHN SIMPSON SANDERS; ORVAL S. SANDERS (1900 -- 1925); THERESA J. SANDERS (1855 -- 1932); and WILLIAM R. SANDERS (1893 -- 1936). I believe my great grandmother was LAVINIA MARGARETE SANDERS who mar WILLIAM V. ARNOLD; later divorced. I believe her parents could have been Amanda and Erial. If you have any info that could help I would greatly appreciate it.
Miriam Kruse
Box 428
Garfield, WA 99130

1843 NC -- 1897

Looking for information on PHILIP SANDERS (1843, NC - bef 1897), mar BARBARA PING 14 Jan 1869 in Columbus, IN.). They had 2 known ch: JOSEPH D. and RUTH A. SANDERS. Joseph mar VINA STUART 4 Sep 1898 in Indianapolis, IN) and had 2 known ch: CHARLES J. SANDERS, and Alma E. SANDERS). Charles was my grandfather (I know nothing about him); he mar MAYBELLE KEATON. Any info would be appreciated.
Lorrissa S. Filmon
HC 2 Box 780
Old Town, FL 32682

E. (Ervin ?) SANDERS

I am looking for infor on E. (Ervin?) SANDERS who lived in Clarke Co., Ms. in the 1880's; mar SALLY ARCHIE abt 1882 and had one son, ORIN SANDERS. Sally died in childbirth and Ervin left his son with Sally's mother and moved to another county in MS. He started another family. I believed he married into the LOTT family.
David Sanders
3931 Ivy Dr.
Nashville, TN

1801 Ky.

 Looking for ancestors and descendants of GEORGE W. SANDERS (2 Sep 1801 Ky. -- 16 Nov 1868); mar in Boone Co., Ky. 18 Jan 1832 MARIAH F. DONALDSON (18 Feb 1815 -- 25 May 1876). Their ch, born in Ky. before moving to Marco, IN. were: MARY JOANNA SANDERS, JOHN HAMILTON SANDERS, GEORGE WASHINGTON SANDERS, MARGARET JANE SANDERS, ANGIE, ROBERT E. SANDERS and HULDA M. SANDERS Mariah was dau of HARLEY DONALDSON and MARY. George and Mariah F. are buried in Sandborn, In.
Patty (Sanders) Robinson
240 Railroad Ave.
Strasburg, Ohio 44680

1890 Live Oak, FL. -- 1969

Searching for info on my great grandfather: EDWARD SOLOMON SANDERS (b 3 May 1890, Live Oak, FL. -- 16 Jun 1969); mar MARTHA ELMINA DAVIS (18 Feb 1897 in South Georgia -- 1974); both buried at Sunset Hill Cemetery, North Augusta, SC. Edward was a carpenter. Edward was a son of DANIEL SANDERS and IDA MAE SULLIVAN. This is all the info I have on my grandfathers parents, and nothing at all before them. Would appreciate any info.
Margie Chapman

Lee Co., AL.

I am a descendant of E. C. SANDERS who mar ELIZABETH NOWELL. They had a son, my great grandfather, WILLIAM C. SANDERS who mar CARRIE YEAMAN. William and Carrie's ch: WILLIE DAN SANDERS (May 1894, Lee Co., AL. -- 1967), GEORGE SANDERS, JOSEPH SANDERS ("Joe"), OSCAR SANDERS, WALTER SANDERS, ANNIE SANDERS, ULA SANDERS (Euala), OCIE SANDERS and EMY, all born between 1870 and 1894. My grandfather Willie Dan mar FANNIE LOU DURHAM. Willie Dan is buried at a Methodist church in Marvin, Lee Co., AL. I believe. He and Fannie had ch: WILLIE RALPH SANDERS (my father) (30 Jun 1919 -- Aug 1995), JASPER SANDERS (1921 -- 1927), LOUIE WEBSTER SANDERS (31 Oct 1926, still living in Lee County, Al.), WILLIAM ELESTER SANDERS and BEATRICE SANDERS (24 Jun 1923 -- 1982, was an invalid). Willie Ralph, my father, had 4 daughters from his 1st mar: PATRICIA SANDERS, WILLIE FRANCIS SANDERS, EVON SANDERS and JEANETTE SANDERS. Married 2nd to my mother LORRAINE DAVIS (3 Jul 1928 Tn. -- lives in LaGrange, Ga.). Their ch: CURTIS RALPH SANDERS (1953), DANNY WORTH SANDERS (1954), GLENN DALE SANDERS (1955) and CANDACE KAY SANDERS (1956). I cannot find any history of E. C or W. C. other than they all are from Columbus, Ga., Phenix City, Al., Opelika, Al., Alexander City, Al. Auburn, Al. mostly from Lee Co., AL.
Glenn D. Sanders

ca 1700's De. -- 1823 Duck Creek, De.

Looking for info on JOHN SANDERS (b 1700's in De. -- 2 Dec 1823 in Duck Creek, De.); mar ca 1800 ESTHER GRIFFIN. They settled in what is now WVA near Morgantown around 1800. He was a revenue tax collector for northern Va. and Pa. appointed by Alexander Hamilton. The family still lives in the Morgantown area. I have lots of info on this Sanders family.
David Craig

SANDERS from Montgomery Co., NC
to AL., Ga. & Ms.

Am looking for Sanders who might have left Montgomery, Co., NC in the early 1800's for Miss., Al. or Georgia. Particularly ISRAEL SANDERS, ELI SANDERS, JAMES SANDERS, ISAAC SANDERS and WILLIAM AARON SANDERS.
Gretta Saunders
291 Midway Rd.
Bolivia, NC

1852 Ia. -- 1936 Reeds, Mo.

Searching for info on NEWTON CLAYBORN SANDERS (1852 in Iowa? -- 1936, Reeds, Jasper Co., Mo.); mar MINTY LUCINDA MESSER. He is buried in Jasper Cemetery. Their ch: JESS SANDERS, MARK SANDERS, VERNON SANDERS, JASPER SANDERS, LILLIE SANDERS, HANNAH SANDERS and FLORA. We don't know all of his siblings but a couple are JASPER HAMILTON and SILAS SANDERS. We want to know the parents and where they originally came from. One relative says Va. and another says NC. Thank you for any info.
Nancy Coleman
207 E.9th.
Grove, Ok. 74344

Charles Co., Md.

Searching for something about my grandparents: VIRGINIA SAUNDERS and her husband, WILLIAM S. HANSON, parents of my mother. William lived his entire life in Charles Co., southern Maryland. He was a farmer and died in Jan 1936. He is buried at St. Joseph's Church Cemetery in Pomfret, Md. I have no birth dates for either of them. I don't know if she was originally from Charles Co. They had 8 ch: my mother, MARY GENEVIEVE (1 Nov 1907 - 26 Jan 1992); ALICE; ROBERTA; MAY; MARGARET; KATHERINE ("Kay"); WILLIAM; and JOSEPH S. (d 1994). My mother was born in Welcome, Charles Co. so that is where Virginia and William may have lived. I am told that the names Saunders and Hanson are well known in Charles Co. and southern Md. If you have anything on this line of Saunders, it would be so appreciated.
Mary Jo Pundt
16 Briarleaf Ct.
Baltimore, Md. 21228

Maine or Nova Scotia to South Africa

Greetings from South Africa. My mother in law is EVELYN SAUNDERS (now 78 yrs old). Her father, HAROLD CHESTER SAUNDERS came from either Nova Scotia, Canada or Maine. He evidently left home at age 14 years and went to sea. He arrived in Cape Town, South Africa and decided to stay. He did not return to USA. I would like to know if anyone has any family connection to him. Evidently there were 8 children. Yours faithfully,
Mrs. Isabel Surgeon
South Africa

1758 - 1833

Looking for info regarding the family of THOMAS SAUNDERS/SANDERS (1758 - 1833), son of WILLIAM SANDERS and SARAH ELIZABETH LIPPS of Tazewell, Va. Thomas mar NANCY ANN SPILLER (1764 - 1860), resided in VA. Their ch include: WILLIAM SANDERS (1829; ELIZABETH SANDERS (1834); JACOB SANDERS (1837); and BARBARA ELLEN SANDERS (22 Dec 1842 -- 24 Dec 1916). Barbara ("Barbary") and ELIJAH ("Elyjah") PICKS (they never married so we kept the Saunders name) had these ch: WILLIAM JACKSON SAUNDERS (b. 1859) ; JOHN H. SAUNDERS (1862); HENRY THOMAS SAUNDERS; LUCINDA ANNA SAUNDERS (b. 1864); CHARLES HARRISON SAUNDERS (1867); DAVID SAUNDERS (1870); ALEXANDER SAUNDERS (1872); ELIJAH SAUNDERS (30 Nov 1874). Family resided in Phelps, Ky. Youngest child Elijah mar (1904) SALLY MAY (22 Nov 1890 - 23 Jan 1954), dau. of ADRIAN MAY and MARTHA JANE SMITH of Ky. Adrian May was son of WILLIAM JEFFREY MAY (b 10 Jan 1836) and SEREPTA RUTH RUTHERFORD (1 Jun 1838). Sally and Elijah resided in Pike Co., Ky. area include Freeburn, Phelps, and Pikeville on lower John's Creek. They had 13 ch: ALBERT SAUNDERS (29 May 1903 -- 1904); IDA BELL SAUNDERS (mar ??? ROWE) (3 Jan 1903); RAY SAUNDERS (4 Jun 1908); CHARLIE SAUNDERS (1911); ALBERTA SAUNDERS (mar ??? JORDON) (13 Jan 1914); LILLIAN PAULINE SAUNDERS (28 Mar 1916 - 1941); EULAH MILDRED SAUNDERS (mar ??? JUSTICE) (17 Dec 1917); CHRISTENE SAUNDERS (mar ??? VARNEY) (28 Jun 1920); PAUL LEON SAUNDERS (11 Nov 1922); ADRIAN WILLIS SAUNDERS (7 Dec 1924); GERALDINE SAUNDERS (mar ??? LAND) (3 Apr 1927); EUGENE SAUNDERS (13 Oct 1928); LOIS SAUNDERS (mar ??? HALL) (6 Jan 1933). They also raised a grandson, GUY SAUNDERS. If you have any info on this family, please contact me.
Kay Huff
833 Isom Road
Ennis, TX 75119

1780 -- 1848

Looking for the ancestors and descendants of JAMES S. SANDERS (1780 --1848), mar PATIENCE SMITH (d 1867). He lived in Chester and York Counties, South Carolina. They had known ch: SMITH SANDERS (1806 in York Co., possibly Guthriesville, SC, my line), N. C. SANDERS, MARTHA SANDERS, ANDREW P. SANDERS, EZEKIEL SANDERS (1811), ANN SANDERS, NANCY A. SANDERS, RHODA SANDERS and SARAH SANDERS. Smith mar PARMELIA/PAMELIA HOOD and had 8 known ch: ANDREW JACKSON SANDERS, JOHN CALHOUN SANDERS, NANCY E. SANDERS, EDWARD T. SANDERS, ANN J. SANDERS, JAMES SANDERS, WILLIAM E. SANDERS and ELIZABETH SANDERS. Ezekiel Sanders m. SALLY EGGER and had 12 known ch: WILLIAM SANDERS, NANCY ANN SANDERS, THOMAS A. SANDERS, RHODA D. SANDERS, SARAH S. SANDERS, EZEKIAL W., ???, ROBERT RHETT SANDERS, PAULINA JANE SANDERS, J. M. JAMES SANDERS and O. LEE SANDERS. All of listed children were born in SC. to my knowledge.
Tyre D. Lee, Jr.
144 West End Street
Chester, SC 29706-3805

1825 Ga. 1901 Russell Co., AL.

Would you please post the following brickwall. ??? Sanders Born SC ? died Georgiana, AL.; had two wives, names unknown. Had ch: ISAAC SHELBY SANDERS (27 Aug 1825 Ga. -- 19 Jan 1901 Hurtsboro, Russell Co., AL.); wife ???; ch: ELLA E. SANDERS (Apr 1883), SALLIE CLIFFORD SANDERS (16 May 1884 -- 6 Aug 1885), ISAAC LARKIN SANDERS (5 Nov 1885 5 Nov 1885), EDWIN L. SANDERS (Apr 1892), RUTH B. SANDERS (Feb 1894), GENEVIEVE CLARICE SANDERS (22 Oct 1896 -- 22 Oct 1896). Brothers of Isaac S.: JAMES M. SANDERS (15 May 1832 --1 Jun 1894, buried Hurtsboro); JOHN SANDERS, WILEY M. (Wylie) SANDERS (6 Jun 1849 Georgianna, AL. -- 20 Sep 1917, Cohassett, AL., mar CATHERINE WYROSDICK (this is my great grandparents), WILLIAM SANDERS, said to have moved to Jackson, AL.; SARAH ("Sallie") SANDERS lived with brother Isaac in Hurtsboro area at one time. Half brother DANIEL SANDERS had one son LEON SANDERS who used to visit my father in Pensacola area during 1960's and 70's.
Jim Sanders
5557 Renoir Port Ln.
Burke, Va. 22015

Jamaica to Cuba

I am ROGELIO SAUNDERS, a Cuban writer and my family name is the same as yours. For a long time I have been looking for the origin of this name and recently (last summer) I knew that it is a Scottish family name (as someone told me, who lives in Argentina in the countryside, where there is an important Scottish settlement). This family name comes from my grandfather, who was a son of a Jamaican. I have never known if he was a son of a Jamaican who emigrated to Cuba (to the east part of the island) or if he himself was born in Cuba from an exiled family. But anyhow: I have always wanted to know the history of this part of the family, particularly concerning my grandfather: EUGENIO SAUNDERS TROPMAN. (I don't know if his original name was Eugenio or Eugene and I don't know either if this --Tropman-- is the right spelling of his last name). The only info I have is: a man called Eugenio (or Eugene) Saunders Tropman, who was born near the end of the 1800's, most probably in Jamaica. Maybe someone can throw a drop of light on this issue. I will be very grateful for any help. [EDITOR's NOTE: it is very common in Latin countries to use a combination of both the father's name and the mother's maiden name as a "last" name for a child. My college roommate's (from Cuba) "last" name was "Gonzalez-Posada Martin-Hidalgo" -- which was a combination of his father's double name and his mother's double name]
Rogelio Saunders
Calle Turina 21, 1�-1�
08206 Sabadell,
Barcelona, Spain
Tel/Fax: 0034 93 727 29 48

Lawrence Co., Ms.

Searching for info and ancestors of SIMEON SANDERS. I cannot find anything before him. I think he was mar to AMANDA ARMSTRONG on 10 Aug 1865 in Lawrence Co., Ms. His father may have been BENJAMIN T. SANDERS (b 1812 in Ga. -- abt 1892 in Lawrence Co., Ms.). Benjamin mar DELANA ROSS 2 Dec 1830 in Lawrence Co. Benjamin was a son of NATHAN SANDERS (ca 1792 Ga. -- 5 Dec 1856 in Lawrence Co.) who mar CYNTHIA BENNETT 1 Sep 1810 in Franklin Co., Ga.
Brenda Garrett Ducker
3402 Cobblestone Creek Way
Houston, Tx. 77084

1785 NC to Ms.

I am looking for facts about my gg grandpa, BENJAMIN SANDERS (1785 in NC -not confirmed) and his wife ANNIE ("Annye", born 1786 in GA.). Their ch: SALLY (bet. 1804-1812 in MS); BETSY, SOLOMON (1810 in GA.; mar SARAH); JAMES (1812 Ga., mar GABRILLA WEST); JOHN (1818 Tn., mar NANCY); REUBEN (Aug 1821 Monroe Co., Ms. - d 1900 - 1910 Ms. mar (1) ELIZABETH WEST 12 Oct 1844 and had 6 ch.; mar (2) AMANDA McPHERSON and had 9 ch. Reuben is my line); ROBERT (1823 in Ms., mar LOUISA McPHEARSON and had 3 ch); MARTIN (1823, Monroe Co. - aft 1963, mar ANNA NELLIE MAY SANDERS, dau of WILLIAM SANDERS and ANNA and had 6 ch. Ch of Reuben & Elizabeth were: LEANDA (1845), LEROY DAVIS (12 Apr 1847 Monroe Co. - 21 Jul 1940, buried Bangs Cemetery in Bangs, Tx., my line); LEROY DAVIS (my line); ARILLA (1840); ANNA (1850); SILVESTER (1851); GEORGE S. (1852). Ch of Reuben and Amanda McPherson: WILLIAM (1867) HENRIETTA (1869), ANN (1870), LICUROUS (1873), JAMES (1876), ADELL (Oct 1878), ALETHA (1881), L. KIRBY (Feb 1882) and CHARLIE (1889). I am interested in the birth place of Benjamin & Annye Sanders, where they came from, who their parents were etc.
Elton M.{Sandy} Sanders
2638 Sunset Dr,
San Angelo, Tx 76904


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