History of SANDERS
06 Nov 2000

Dave Sanders' note: I received this from an unknown researcher. I make no claims as to it's accuracy.

First Generation
1. History of SANDERS.

The Saunders
The name "Saunders" is from Saxon origin in the British Isles. The word
comes from the phrase, "belongs to Alexander." The shortened word, "
Alexander's" pronounced without the "x" became "Alesanders's." Throughout the
ages the word became Saunders, pronounced as "Sahnders" and finally written,
Saunders. (Society of Genealogists, Kensington, England)
The family may have come from western Scotland, but is not a clan in the
true sense of Scottish families. The family has no tartan or Scottish plaid
colors. In the early feudal ages, smaller families such as the Saunders sought
protection with the larger Scottish clans. The Saunders family aligned itself
with both the McDonnel and McAllister families. (Ibid)
Two ideas exist concerning how the Saunders family set its roots in the
American colonies. The first idea is steeped in family folklore; the second is
based more on discernible facts.
The first idea.
Some writings on the Saunders's family folklore state Henry Saunders is the
earliest "Saunders" known of our family. Family legend states he was a
Highlander from northwestern Scotland and supported the Highlander's revolt to
put Prince Charles on the English throne. The forces of the English Crown
defeated the Highlanders at the Battle of Culloden Moor near Inverness,
Scotland, in April, 1746.
In some Saunders family circles legend says Henry Saunders was killed at
Culloden. After Culloden, the British Crown disbanded the highland clans and
prohibited these Scottish Families from ever gathering together again. (Henry
County, Iowa; Biographical Review, The Saunders, c. 1906, Hobart Pub, Co.)
After the Highlander's defeat, the greatest immigration of Scottish people
to the American colonies occurred: generally to the North Carolina colony. As
early as 1739, three hundred fifty Scotsman came in one group to North
Carolina and settled there. The Scottish immigrants eventually branched out to
the other American colonies. (Ashe, Samuel; History of North Carolina,Vol I,
Noppen Publishing Co.; Greensboro, NC, 1908)
Again, according to some writings about the Saunders family, Henry
Saunders's sons, James and William, followed the Scottish immigration after
Culloden and came to America. These writings also speculate that the Saunders
brothers accompanied the Gunnel family upon the Gunnel's immigration to the
American colonies. The Saunders brothers later married Sarah and Elizabeth
Gunnel. However, researching available passenger immigration lists show no
ship having both the Saunders and the Gunnels arriving together. (Filby, P.W.,
Passenger & Immigrant Lists,Vol III, 1st Edition, c. 1981, Gale Publishing,
Detroit, Mi.)
Fairfax County, Virginia records also list the Gunnels as owning land in
Virginia in 1733. The Battle at Culloden, Scotland occurred in 1746 and the
Scottish immigration followed. This discounts the notion the Saunders and the
Gunnels immigrated together after Culloden. (Mitchell, Beth; Fairfax County,
Va. in 1760, c.1987, Comprehensive Planning Office, Fairfax Co., Va.)
The second idea.
This idea has the Saunders family coming from Westmoreland County, Virginia.
Westmoreland County is in Virginia's "Northern Neck" region: located between
the Potomac and the Rappahannock Rivers. Two Westmoreland County wills support
the idea the Saunders settled in the American colonies long before the
Scottish immigration after Culloden.
In Westmoreland County, Virginia, a certain Phillip Saunders (Sanders) wrote
his Last Will and Testament on 9 December, 1722. The will was probated on 6
April, 1723 in Westmoreland County. In Phillip's will he mentions his son,
William; daughter Urslee Taylor; grandson John,(William's son); grandson
Phillip; granddaughter Mary Saunders and wife Elizabeth. (Westmoreland County
Va. Wills, pg 74, A.Fothergill c. 1925, Appeals Press)
Phillip's first wife was Ursula. This is confirmed by a Westmoreland County.
Virginia. order book entry on 30 March, 1704 stating: "Phillip Saunders and
Ursula, his wife, being summoned as evidence in a suit." (Westmoreland Co. Va,
Order Book, 1698-1705, Part 4, compiled by J.F. Dorfman)
The earliest mention of Phillip Saunders (Sanders) yet found is in the
Virginia land grants dated 2 July, 1695. Here Phillip Sanders is granted 131
acres in Westmoreland County,, Virginia, "adjoining land of Wm Harding (dead)
and land surveyed for Nicholas Silvester in Betty's Block." (Virginia Northern
Neck Landgrants, 1694-1742, compiled by G. Gray, 1987, Genealogical Pub Co.
Baltimore, Md)
Phillip's son, William Saunders (Sanders), wrote his Last Will and Testament
on 31 March, 1726. The will was probated on 29 June, 1726. William's will
mentions his sons John, Phillip, James and William; wife Elizabeth; daughters
Mary and Ursula; daughters Sarah and Elizabeth Saunders (Sanders), both not
yet 18 years old at the time of William's will. (Westmoreland County Va. Wills,
pg 74, A.Fothergill c. 1925, Appeals Press)
The names "Elizabeth" and "Sarah" were frequently used in colonial history.
One can speculate on several notions concerning the Sarah and Elizabeth
mentioned in William's will. The girls could be daughters from a previous
marriage, present marriage, or perhaps even daughters-in-law.
James and William married into the Gunnel family: James married Sarah Gunnel,
and William married Sarah's sister, Elizabeth. Their marriage dates and where
they married is not yet known.
The Gunnels were a prominent family in colonial Virginia. William Gunnel was
also from Westmoreland County, Virginia. His children were William Jr., Henry,
Sarah and Elizabeth. He had received 1616 acres of land in Stafford County,
(later Fairfax County, Virginia) in 1729. He lived on this land by 1733.
(Mitchell, Beth; Fairfax County, Va. in 1760, c.1987, Comprehensive Planning
Office, Fairfax Co., Va.)
On February 17, 1742, William Gunnel deeded 125 acres of land to his daughters,
Sarah and Elizabeth and their husbands, James and William Saunders. This land
is at the "head of 4 Mile Run, a little above the stony hill commonly called
Brandamore Castle" in present day Fairfax County, Virginia. (Fairfax County,
Va Deedbook)
In Fairfax County, Virginia records, a certain Phillip Saunders leased a tract
of Thomas Pearson's land directly adjacent to James and William Saunders's
land. Nothing yet states this Phillip Saunders was James and William's brother,
but this historical coincidence shouldn't be overlooked. (Mitchel, Beth)
James and William were among a very few planters or farmers in Fairfax County
who did not own any Negro slaves. The Gunnels owned slaves, though not many.
(Ibid)
James and William's land is near present day Vienna, Virginia: a Washington D.
C. suburb. To find the site, travel on the Dulles Airport access road, a four
land freeway going between Dulles International Airport and Washington D.C.,
to State Highway 675 called Beulah Road. This is near the Wolf Trap Park for
the Performing Arts.
Travel south a short distance on Highway 675 to Clark's Crossing Road. Turn
west on Clark's Crossing Road and follow the road a short distance to the
intersection of Batten Hallow Road. The area west of Clark's Crossing Road and
east of Batten Hallow Road was James and William Saunders's inherited land.
It is important to remember that Fairfax County, Virginia was formed from
Prince William County, Virginia in 1742. Loudoun County was formed from
Fairfax County in 1757. This helps in understanding what appears to be a
family change in location.
The Saunders were members of Truro Parish in Fairfax County. The parish was
part of the established church. James tithed to the church 300 pounds of
tobacco per year. Tobacco was legal tender in colonial Virginia. (Truro Parish,
Minutes of the Vestry, 1732-1785, C. 1974, Pohick Church, Lorton, Va)
On November 4, 1761, James and William sold their land for 100 pounds,
English currency, to John Hurst. The Fairfax County Court required Nicholas
Minor and Richard Coleman to go to Sarah and Elizabeth Saunders to find out if
these ladies had freely given their consent for their husbands to sell the
land. The sisters had given gave their consent, as this was the women's
inherited land. (Fairfax County, Va Deedbook, 1761)
The families moved a short distance west to newly established Loudoun County,
Virginia. On August 10, 1761, James leased 150 acres of land from Thomas
Mason. This land was in Cameron Parish, Loudoun County. The lease agreement
allowed James to farm the land during his natural life for a sum of 735 pounds
of tobacco paid annually on December 1. (Loudoun County, Va Deedbook C, pt 1,
pg 86)
James Saunders died in Loudoun County in 1778 and presumably Sarah also died
there. In James's Last Will and Testament, he mentions "my land lately in
North Carolina." How he acquired this land is not yet known. A Saunders's
family letter states James had planned to move to North Carolina, but after
the death of their son William, James and Sarah gave up the notion.
In 1777, James and Sarah's sons, Gunnel and Henry, enlisted in the Virginia
Militia during the Revolutionary War. Gunnel was a Captain, Henry an Ensign.
The United States's government awarded land grants to U.S. war veterans in
gratitude for their service to the newly formed republic. These bounty lands
were in the military district of Virginia including present day Ohio and
Kentucky. It was because of these bounty lands that the Saunders family began
their westward migration.
The Saunders, along with Peter Mauzy, a war veteran who married into the
Saunders family, moved to what is now present day Fleming County, Kentucky. It
is here that the family grew and dispersed.
Second Generation
2. Phillip SANDERS was born about 1660 in Scotland. He died after Dec 9 1722 in Westmoreland Co., VA.
The Last Will and Testament of Phillip Sanders
Westmoreland County, Va., 1722
((Westmoreland Co., Va, Wills, pg 74, A.Fothergill c. 1925, Appeals Press)
In the name of God, amen, I Phillip Sanders of the County of Westmoreland
after being well stricken in years but of perfect sense and memory and calling
to mind the uncertainty of this life, do prepare, make and declare this my
last will and testament in means and form follows: I resign and recommend my
immortal soul into the hands of my blessed saviour and redeemer Christ Jesus
in firm hope and belief through his meritorious death and passion to receive
pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and a joyful resurrection at the last
day to eternal bliss and for what worldly estate God in the abundant of his
mercy hath been pleased to allow me I dispose thereof in manner and form the
following items:
I give and bequeath to my son William Sanders, to the heirs of his body the
plantation he, the said William Sanders lives on and half my land and the
belongings to hold to him my aforementioned son and to the heirs of his body
forever.
It is my will that if by any means my daughter Urslee Taylor should become
destitute of land to live on that then an in such case it is my desire that
she have the privilege of house and land sufficient for her on the plantation
whereon I now live during her natural life.
I give and bequeath to my grandson John Sanders, son of the above mentioned
William Sanders, the plantation I now live on and the other half of my land
with the appurtenances thereunto belonging to hold to him the said John
Sanders and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten but for want of such
heir then I give the said land and appurtenances to my grandson Phillip
heirs then my will is that the same land descend to his next heir at law.
I give to my granddaughter Mary Sanders two pewter basins, two pewter dishes
and half a dozen of pewter plates all the rest residue and remainder part of
my estate my debts and funeral expenses being paid.
I give and devise to be equally divided between my living son William Sanders
and my loving daughter Urslee Taylor and my wife Elizabeth Sanders and I do
hereby appoint my aid son William Sanders whole and sole executor of this my
last will and testament and o hereby revoke all former other wills and
testaments made by me and I do declare this none other to be taken for my last
will and testament.
In witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of December 1722,
Phillip Sanders mark signed sealed and published in presence of Thomas Asbury,
Thomas Cocker.
Phillip married (1) Elizabeth. Another source names Williams wife as "Ursula".
Phillip Saunders, born Abt. 1660 in Scotland. He married Ursula Mrs- Saunders
Abt. 1688 in Scotland.
Ursula Mrs- Saunders563, born Abt. 1665 in Scotland.
Children of Phillip Saunders and Ursula Saunders are:
i. William Henry Saunders, born Abt. 1690 in Westmoreland, Virginia; died
June 29, 1726; married Elizabeth Mrs- Saunders Abt. 1718 in Scotland.
ii. Ursalee Saunders, born Abt. 1692 in Westmoreland, Virginia.
Phillip and Elizabeth had the following children:
+ 3 M i. William SANDERS was born about 1690 and died Jun 29 1726.
4 F ii. Urslee SANDERS was born about 1692 in Westmoreland Twp, VA.
Urslee married TAYLOR.
Phillip also married (2) Ursula. by J.F. Dorfman)
Third Generation
3. William SANDERS (Phillip)was born about 1690 in Westmoreland Twp, VA. He died Jun 29 1726. The Last Will and Testament of William (son of Phillip Saunders)
Westmoreland County, Va., 1726
(Westmoreland Co., Va. Wills, pg 74, In the name of God, amen, I William Sanders being of very sick & weak mind of
body but in perfect health of mind & memory, thanks be to Almighty God for the
same, do make and constitute & ordain this my Last Will & Testament in manner &
form following; And first I give and bequeath my Soul to Almighty God my
Creator and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my
Exrs. hereafter mentioned; and for what worldly goods it hath pleased God to
bless me with my will is that they be disposed of in manner & form following.
Imprs. I give and bequeath unto my Son, John Sanders, the land and plantacon
on which I now live to him & his heirs lawfully begotten of his body and for
default of such heirs to my next rightfully heirs for ever; I likewise give
him what goods or household stuff of any kind what ever that he hath already
received from me.
Item. I give & bequeath unto my Son, Phillip Sanders, the Eighty acres of
land I last purchased of James Taylor to him & his heirs lawfully begotten of
his body & for default of such heirs to my next rightfully heirs for ever.
Item. I give & bequeath to my two Sons, William and James, all the rest of my
land not before bequested to be equally divided between them only my Son,
James, to have the place now called the New Plantacon into his part to them &
their heirs lawfully begotten of their bodies for ever; and for default of
such heirs to my next rightfully heirs for ever.
beloved wife Elizabeth Sanders, the choice of
my feather beds with the furniture thereunto belonging;
Item. I give my daughter, Mary Sanders, the next choice of my feather beds &
furniture thereunto belonging.
I give my daughter Ursula Sanders, a feather bed & the furniture thereunto
belonging.
It is my will that the rest of my Estate of any kind what ever be equally
divided between my wife Elizabeth Sanders and her children, and it is my will
that my children do remain & stay with the mother during the time that she
shall remain a widow. And whereas I have hereby given the remaining part of my
estate to be equally divided between my wife & her children. It is provided
that they pay over & above to my youngest daughters, Elizabeth & Sarah Sanders
five hundred pounds of tobacco apiece at the age of eighteen years or the day
of marriage. I do appoint my widowed wife Elizabeth Saunders and my son John
Sanders, my Exrs, and my friend, Mr. Thomas Asbury. Executor in Trust to see
this my last Will & Testament well & truly performed.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this 31st
day of March Anno Dmi; one thousand seven hundred twenty six.
Signed sealed & published in presence of
John Sturman Thomas Cockeril Wm Sanders
John Cockeril
Westmoreland ss. At a court held for the said county the 29th day of June,
1726. The Last Will& Testament of William Sanders, decd, was presented into
court by Elizabeth, his Relict & Exrx, (John Sanders his Exr having in court
refused to undertake the burden of the Exon. of the sd. Will), and she having
made Oath thereto and being proved by the oaths of John Sturman & John
Cockerill, two of the witnesses thereto is admitted to record. And unto the
motion of the said Elizabeth, and her performing what is usual in such cases,
Certificate is granted for her obtaining a Probate thereof in due for.
Test Tho. Sorrel, Cl
Recordat Septimo die July 1726
William married Elizabeth.
They had the following children:
+ 5 M i. William SANDERS was born about 1716 and died 1768.
6 M ii. John SANDERS was born about 1717 in Westmoreland Twp, VA.
7 M iii. Phillip SANDERS was born about 1718 in Westmoreland Twp, VA.
+ 8 M iv. James SANDERS was born about 1719 and died Apr 17 1778.
9 F v. Mary SANDERS was born about 1723 in Westmoreland Twp, VA.
10 F vi. Ursula SANDERS was born about 1724 in Westmoreland Twp, VA.
Fourth Generation
5. William SANDERS (William, Phillip)was born about 1716 in Westmoreland Twp, VA. He died 1768. Although William lived in Fairfax County, Virginia probably most of his life,
his Last Will and Testament was entered and probated in Frederick County,
Maryland.
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(Brother of James Saunders)
Frederick County, Maryland, 1768
In the name of God, amen, the second day of January one thousand seven hundred
and sixty eight, I William Sanders of Frederick County in the Province of
Maryland being very sick of Body but of perfect mind & memory Thanks be given
to God therefore, Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and Knowing that
it is appointed for all me once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will
and Testament, that is to say Principally and first of all I give and
Recommend my soul to God into the Hands of Almighty God that gave it, and for
my Body I recommend it to the death to be buried in a Christian like manner at
the descrition of my executors nothing doubting but at the grand Resurrection
I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as to (?) such
worldly estate where with it hath pleased God to (?) me in this life I give
divise of dispose of the following manner and (?) and first.
I give and bequeath unto my Brother James Sanders my well beloved son Hardy to
raise and bring up and I give and bequeath unto my Brother James Sanders. And
I give and bequeath unto James, William, my well beloved son William Sanders
the (?) sole executor of this my last Will and Testament. And I give and
bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Sanders a feather bed and furniture which
she always (?) & a side saddle & bridle & I give and bequeath to my well
beloved son William Sanders a feather bed and furniture belonging to it. And I
give and bequeath to my well beloved son Elias Sanders a feather bed &
furniture. And I give and bequeath to my well beloved son John Sanders, a
feather bed & furniture and I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Sanders
six pounds current money of Maryland. And I give and bequeath unto my well
beloved son Lewis Sanders six pounds current money of Maryland and I give and
bequeath unto my well beloved son Robert Sanders six pounds current money of
I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Hendry Sanders six pounds current
money of Maryland and I give and bequeath unto James Wilcoxon a feather bed of
furniture. And I give and bequeath unto my beloved son William Sanders, all my
wearing apparel. And I give and bequeath unto my son Elias Sanders a horse
bridle and sadle (sic) that is called his and all the rest of my Estate to be
equally divided amongst them all except James Sanders & he is to have no more
of the Estate but five Shillings only. In witness my hand and seal this second
day of January, one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight.
Zachariah Ellis ( ) John Harris ( ) John Asford Good
Another source says he was born in Loudoun, VA.
William married Elizabeth GUNNEL, daughter of William GUNNEL, about 1736 in Virginia. Elizabeth was born 1717 in Probably Loudoun, VA. She died 1768.
+ 11 M i. James SANDERS Sr. was born calculated 1740 and died Apr 21 1797.
12 M ii. Hardy SANDERS.
13 M iii. William SANDERS.
14 F iv. Elizabeth SANDERS. 15 M v. Elias SANDERS.
16 M vi. John SANDERS.
17 F vii. Mary SANDERS.
18 M viii. Lewis SANDERS.
19 M ix. Robert SANDERS.
20 M x. Henry SANDERS.
8. James SANDERS (William, Phillip)was born about 1719 in Westmoreland Twp, VA. He died Apr 17 1778 in Loudoun County, VA.
The Family of James Saunders
(James, son of William Saunders)
James m Sarah Gunnel
(? - 17 Apr 1778) (? - 21 Sep 1793)
Children born to this marriage were:
Mary (01 Jan 1739 - before 1778)
William (01 Mar 1741 - before 1778)
John (01 Feb 1746 - 05 May 1797)
Gunnel (10 Mar 1748 - 02 Jun 1825)
James (10 Mar 1748 - 1812)
Barbary (20 Feb 1750 - ?)
Presley (03 Dec 1752 - 31 Aug 1823)
Henry (21 Feb 1755 - 19 Feb 1823)
Moses (24 Nov 1757 - 06 Mar 1830)
Aaron (24 Nov 1757 - 28 Dec 1828)
Cyrus (22 Dec 1760 - Nov 1822)
The Reverend James Saunders, the son of Henry and Patience Saunders, grandson
of James and Sarah Saunders, was ordained a minister at 18 years of age in
1803. Much of the Saunders's early birth, death, and marriage information is
taken from a photostatic copy of James's bible, the family history pages, kept
at the Thomas Balch Historical Library, Leesburg, Virginia.
James's bible does not list James & Sarah's birthdates or birth locations.
Where, and when, James and Sarah married is not yet known. No cemetery
records researched show where they are buried. Presumably they died in Loudoun
County, Virginia.
Last Will and Testament of James Saunders
(Son of William Saunders)
April 10, 1778, Loudoun County., Virginia
(Willbook B, Loudoun Co., Va)
In the name of God, Amen, the tenth day of April, 1778, I James Sanders of
Loudoun County, being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory,
thanks be given unto God; Therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body
and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain
this my last Will and Testament; that is to say principally and first of all I
give and recommend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God that gave it and my
body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the
discretion of my Executor; nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I
shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God, and as to what
worldly Estate whenever it has pleased God of his bounty to bless me in this
life, I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form,
First I leave Sarah my dearly beloved Wife in full possession of my whole
Estate real and personal during her life after which my son Gunnel shall
receive of my Executor's bed and furniture and twenty pound in money and my
son James twenty pounds and my daughter Barbera twenty pounds and my nephew
Henry Sanders twenty pounds if he lives to the age of twenty one years.
The remainder to be equally divided between my other sons viz John, Presley,
Henry, Moses, Aaron, and Cyrus. I mean my whole estate including the lease on
W. Mason's land wherein I now live and my land lately in North Carolina. For
the true performance of which I do constitute make and ordain. Sarah Sanders,
my dearly beloved wife and John Sanders and Aaron Sanders my faithful trusty
sons Executor to this my Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disallow,
revoke and disannul all and every other former Testament Wills and Bequests
and Executors by me in any ways before named. Willed and Bequeathed ratifying
and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.
In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and Year
above written, signed seal pronounced and declared by said James Sanders his
last Will and Testament in the presence of us.
Thomas Sanders
Sarah Price
Jonathon Price
In court held for Loudoun County August the 10th 1778, This Will was proved by
the oaths of Thomas Sanders, and Jonathon Price witnesses thereto and ordered
to be recorded and on the motion of Sarah Sanders, John Sanders, and Aaron
Sanders the Executors therein named who made oath according to law.
James married Sarah GUNNEL, daughter of William GUNNEL, about 1737 in Fairfax County, VA. Sarah was born about 1710 in England. She died Sep 21 1793 in Loudoun County, 21 F i. Mary SANDERS was born Jan 1 1739. She died before 1778.
22 M ii. William SANDERS was born Mar 1 1741. He died before 1778.
+ 23 M iii. John SANDERS was born Feb 1 1746 and died May 5 1797.
+ 24 M iv. Gunnel SANDERS was born Mar 10 1748 and died Jun 2 1825.
+ 25 M v. James SANDERS was born Mar 10 1748 and died 1812.
26 F vi. Barbara SANDERS was born Sep 20 1750 in Loudoun County, VA. She died 1822.
Another source says Barbara born 20 Sep 1750.
27 M vii. Presley SANDERS was born Dec 3 1752 in Loudoun County, VA. He died Aug 31 1823.
Presley's Will, dated 1823, leaves his estate to his wife and
daughter Mary
for life and then it is to be divided between his grandchildren,
including
Presley A. Saunders, John W. Saunders & John E. Saunders. Presley is
probably buried in the family cem. located in Camp Highroad. Als o
aJohn
E. Saunders is buried there (1813-1854).
Presley married Mary SANDERS on Aug 29 1804 in Loudoun County, VA. Mary was born 1775. She died Oct 28 1854 in Loudoun County, VA.
Buried in family graveyard located on Camp Highroad property near
Aldie, Loudoun Co., VA. The house that is located there (still
standin gas of 1970) was built for Presley & his family.
+ 28 M viii. Henry SANDERS was born Feb 21 1755 and died Feb 19 1823.
+ 29 M ix. Moses SANDERS was born Nov 24 1757 and died Mar 6 1830.
+ 30 M x. Aaron SANDERS was born Nov 24 1757 and died Dec 28 1828.
31 M xi. Cyrus SANDERS was born Dec 22 1760 in Loudoun County, VA. He died Nov 1 1822.
Cyrus Saunders:
Very little info. May have married Penelope Adams, or Elizabeth ?? ,
or
Mary Johnston. A Joseph Crane Saudners listed as young son of Majo
rCyrus
Saunders.
Cyrus married Elizabeth.
Fifth Generation
11. James SANDERS Sr. (William, William, Phillip)was born calculated 1740 in Probably Fairfax County, VA. He died Apr 21 1797 in Natchez Dist., Adams Co., MS. Info from Mary Elizabeth Sanders Ltr.
William Gunnell Sanders, Sr., and James Sanders, Sr., of St. Mary Parish, La.,
were brothers. They may have been sons of James Sanders who was in the
Natchez District [Adams County] by 1787. If this James Sanders was their
father, their mother and 2 sisters were in South Carolina in 1797, when the
elder James' will was probated in the Natchez District; but they may have not
been identified at this writing.
James Sanders, Sr. (Jr. before death of his father James, Sr - yikes) appears
to have been in Attakapan District about 1800. The James Sanders, Jr., who
appears in the early records of St. Mary Parish, was son of William G. Sanders,
Sr. James Sanders, Sr., had a son James, but he was too young to have
participated in the early affairs of the parish.
James married Mary GORE calculated 1765. Mary was born in Prince George County, MD.
+ 32 M i. William Gunnel SANDERS Sr. was born Feb 16 1769 and died 1825.
33 M ii. James SANDERS Jr. was born calculated 1773 in Loudon, County, VA. He died Oct 22 1839 in St. Mary Parish, LA.
Sanders, Sr., of St. Mary
Parish, La., were brothers. They may have been sons of James
Sanders who was in the Natchez District [Adams County] by 1787. If
this James Sanders was their father, their mother and 2 sisters were
in South Carolina in 1797, when the elder James' will was probated
in the Natchez District; but they may have not been identified at
this writing.
of his father James, Sr - yikes)
appears to have been in Attakapan District about 1800. The James
Sanders, Jr., who appears in the early records of St. Mary Parish,
was son of William G. Sanders, Sr. James Sanders, Sr., had a son
James, but he was too young to have participated in the early
affairs of the parish.
James married Abagail Ann NIXON on 1810 in St. Mary Parish, LA. Abagail was born in New Jersey. 23. John SANDERS (James, William, Phillip)was born Feb 1 1746. He died May 5 1797.
The Family of John Saunders
(Son of James and Sarah Gunnel Saunders)
John (1746 - 1797) m Mary Oxley (26 Jul 1759 - 1797)
James
Elizabeth
Patience
Permelia
John
Barbary
Nancy Ann
Sarah
Mary
Bethany
They also had an infant, "not yet named," when John Saunders's will was filed.
Sarah married James Sanders and lived in Kentucky in 1814.
Elizabeth married Thomas Triplett and also was in Kentucky in 1814.
Mary (29 Jul 1793 - 11 Aug 1853) married (9 Sep 1804) Presley Saunders.
Barbary married (12 Feb 1808) William Darne in Loudoun County, Va..
Nancy Ann (29 Jul 1793-16 Jan 1853) married (29 Jul 1809) General Samuel M.
Edwards.
Bethany married (22 Apr 1801) George Moul.
John Saunders was an Ensign in the Loudoun County, Virginia militia having
enlisted January 13, 1777 at Leesburg, Virginia during the American
Revolutionary War. An "Ensign" then was a Lieutenant 3rd Class in the Army.
Author's note: Much of the Oxley family information is also recorded in the
Rev. James Saunders's bible: a photostatic copy of the family story pages is
kept at the Thomas Balch Historical Library, Leesburg, Virginia.
Was an Ensign in the Loudoun County, Virginia Milita having enlisted on 13 Jan
1777 at Leesburg, Virginia during the American Revolutionary War. An "Ensign"
at that period of history was a Lieutenant 3rd Class in the Army.
SAUNDERS-OXLEY Bible
This was in the Northern Virginia Genealogy Magazine Vol 1 Jan 1996 No. 1.
The number 40 is the the page of the Magazine it starts on.
40 Northern Virginia Genealogy
Saunders-Oxley Bible
Pages from this bible are found in Family File #506, Thomas Balch Library,
Leesburg, Va. The Bible was printed 27 October 1802 and purchased by James
Saunders 29 April 1803. Spelling and abbreviations have been copied as they
were written.
James Saunders, 3rd son of Henry and Patience Saunders, born 27th day February
1785. Born of the spirit 1803, 18 years old
Deaths
Henry Saunders, Senr. departed this life 19 Feb 1823, buried 21st, on which
day he would have been 68 years old
Patience Saunders, wife of Henry Saunders, Senr. departed this life 31 January
1852, 91 years of age
Cyrus Saunders, son of Henry and Patience, died 21 Mar 1829, in his 36th year
Delia Saunders, daughter of Henry and Delia, died 14 Dec 1845, 10 years 27
days
Eliza North, daughter of Henry and Delia Saunders, died 18 Jan 1837, 5 years
10 mo
Mrs. Edith Saunders died 16 Dec 1881
Rev. James Saunders died 18 Mar 1852, 67 years, 12 days
Gunnell Saunders died 4 May 1854
Henry Saunders died 20 Feb 1876
Presley Saunders died 4 Nov 1847
Marriages
Presley Saunders 2nd son of Henry, married Mary Saunders, daughter of John
Sanders, 17 Oct 1804
Thomas Saunders married Miss Sarah Hough
Everitt Saunders married Susan Bashaw, 16 May 1816
James Saunders married Priscilla F. Faman, 2 Jan 1817
William Austin married Anna Saunders, 3 Mar 1805
Henry Austin, son of the above, born 28 Jan 1806
John Saunders married Mary B. Rhodes, 1844
Northern Virginia Genealogy 41
Births
James Sanders Senr. was horn the year
Sarah Sanders wife of James Sanders was born the _______
Mary Sanders daughter of the aboves was born the 1st Jany 1739
William Sanders son of the aboves was born Mar. 1St 1741
John Sanders of d0 was born Feby. 1st 1746
Gunnell & Jas. Sanders was born Mar 10th 1748
Barbary Sanders was born Sept 2Oth 1750
Presley Sanders was born Decr. 3rd 1752
Henry Sanders was born Feby. 211755
Moses & Aron Sanders was born Novr. 24th 1757
Cyrus Sanders was born Deer 22 1760
James Sanders Senr. Died ApI. 17th 1778
Sarah Sanders died Septr. 21st 1793
Mary Sanders died _____
William Sanders departed this life ____
John Sanders departed this life May 5th 1797
Dr. [7] John Saunders departed this life Sept 24th 1811, aged 26 yrs 6 months,
5 days
Births (in a different hand)
Anna W. Saunders was born February 22nd A.D. 1781
Thomas Saunders was born Feby 2nd A. D. 1783
Presley Saunders was born Jany 18th A.D. 1784
James Saunders was born Feby 27th A.D. 1785
Evrett Saunders was born Jany. 13th A.D. 1787
Henry Saunders was born Novr. 5th A.D. ~788
Rama Saunders was born Octr. 22nd 1791
Cyrus Saunders was born Novr. 4th 1793, died March 1829
Edith Saunders was born Jany 31St 1796
John Saunders was born ApI 19th 1797
Gunnell W. Saunders was born July 24th 1801
Crayton Saunders was born ApI. 23rd A. D. 1807
42 Northern Virginia Genealogy
Col. R. G. Saunders died 7 Mar 1865, aged 73 years, 3 mos, 15 days
Elijah Bashaw died 28th Nov. 1863 aged 90 years
Thomas Saunders died Mar 24 1856
Jno. Saunders died July 23rd 1880, aged 83 years 2 mos
Ms. Edith Saunders died Dec.16, 1881, in her 86th year
Everitt Oxley was born Mar 24th 1731
Patience Oxley was born July 12th 1729
Bethany Oxley was born Jany 14th 1750
Jesse Oxley was born Decr. 4th 1752
Britten Oxley was born Mar 19th 1755
Sarah Oxley was born May 16th 1757
Mary Ox ley was born July 29th 1759
Patience Oxley was born Novr. 9th 1761
Ede & Evritt Oxley was born Septr. 11th 1767
Patience Oxley departed this life Octr. 8th 1771
Evritt Ox ley departed this life May 22nd 1774
Jesse Oxley departed this life Mar. 19th 1781
Mary Oxley departed this life Apr. 28th 1797
The above Mary Oxley was the wife of John Saunders
Bethany Rice departed this life Augest the 21st 1822
Evrett Oxley departed this life December the 28th 1822
Brittain Oxley departed this life March 23 1821
Hannah Stephens died 28th Jany 18 ____
Ramy G. Saunders departed this life 7th of March 1865, aged 73 yrs, 3 mos, 15
Elijah Bashaw departed this life 28th November 1863, aged 90 years.
Northern Virginia Genealogy 43
Sanders Family Bible
Bible published by McCarty & Davis, Philadelphia, 1830
Copies of some pages are found in the Fairfax Circuit Court Archives.
These entries have heen copied as they were found.
George Sanders & Sarah Money his wife was married the 18th day of January 1810
Wm. H. Sanders was married the 21 of January 1835
Thompson H. Sanders was married the 11th day of August 1840
Job H. Sanders and Lucy E. Hutchison his wife was married the 21 day of
December 1865
George C. Miller and Zenella M. Sanders was married the 27th day of Dec 1811
John W. Crouch and Mattie E. Sanders was married the 12 day of Dec 1900.
George Sanders was born in the year of our lord 1785 March the 10th day
Sarah Sanders formerly Sarah Money was born in the year of our lord 1789
September the 9th day
William Harrison Sanders the first son of the above was born in the year of
our lord 1810 November the 11th day
James Harvin Sanders second son of the above was born in the year of our lord
1812 November the 26th day
Lewis Henry Sanders the third son of the above was born in the year of our
lord 1814 November the 23 day
Perry Hampton Sanders fourth son of the above was born in the year of our lord
1817 May the 10th day
Daniel Sanders my father was horn in the year of our lord 1750 March the 1St
day [signed] George Sanders
Thompson Haywood Sanders the fifth son was born in the year of our lord 1819
November the 13th day
Maryann Elizabeth Sanders the first daughter was born in the year of our lord
1822 September the 17 day
44 Northern Virginia Genealogy
Izza Melinda Sanders the second daughter was born in the year of our lord 1825
March the 5th day
George Hardy Sanders the sixth son was born in the year of our lord 1827 June
the 8th day
Sarah Catharine Sanders the third daughter was born in the year of our lord
1830 December the 19th day
John Hylon Sanders the 7th son of the 1832 March the 25
Daniel Nichol Sanders the eighth son was born in the year of our lord 1834
September the 21st day
Mariah Louisa Sanders was born in the year of our lord 1845 March the first
day.
Sarah Ann Powell was born in the year of our lord 1845 July the 31 Zenella
Moss Sanders was born in the year of our lord 1866 October the 3rdday
Martha Elen Sanders was born in the year of our lord, 1868 July the 10 day.
Homer G.S. Garrett was born the fifth of Dec 1873.
John married Mary OXLEY. Mary was born Jul 26 1759. She died Apr 28 1797.
departed this life the 1st day of
August 1831
Sarah Sanders departed this life September the 27,1862 George Sanders departed
this life May the 2nd 1873
Lewis H. Sanders departed this life the 25th of April 1840 half past five in
the morning.
Daniel Sanders my father departed this life the 3rd day of September 1840
[signed] George Sanders
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D/O Evritt & Patience Oxley.
Much of the Oxley family information is recorded in the Rev. James Saunders's
bible: a photostatic copy of the family pages is kept at the Thomas Balch
Historical Library, Leesburg, Virginia.
John and Mary had the following children: + 34 M i. James SANDERS was born Feb 11 1783 and died Apr 14 1837.
35 F ii. Elizabeth SANDERS. Elizabeth married Thomas TRIPLETT. 36 F iii. Patience SANDERS. 37 F iv. Permelia SANDERS.
38 M v. John SANDERS.
39 F vi. Barbary SANDERS.
Barbary married William DARNE in Loudon, County, VA.
40 F vii. Nancy Ann SANDERS was born Jul 29 1793. She died Jan 16 1853.
Nancy married General Samuel M. EDWARDS on Jul 29 1809.
41 F viii. Mary SANDERS was born Jul 29 1793. She died Aug 11 1853.
Mary married Presley SANDERS, son of Henry SANDERS and Patience OXLEY, on Oct 7 1804. Presley was born Jan 18 1784. He died Nov 4 1857.
42 F ix. Bethany SANDERS.
Bethany married George MOUL on Apr 22 1801.
+ 43 F x. Sarah H. SANDERS was born about 1787.
24. Gunnel SANDERS (James, William, Phillip)was born Mar 10 1748 in Fairfax County, VA. He died Jun 2 1825 in Balm, Fleming County, Kentucky.
(Twin) Gunnell Saunders:
Was a Lt. in the Militia of Loudoun Co., VA. on 1/13/1777. Made two trips
to KY and on 2nd trip (1800) took his entire family ( 8 children an dwife).
Buried on farm of S.E. Ringo near Balm, Fleming Co., KY.
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is here that the family grew and dispersed.
The Family of Gunnel Saunders
Gunnel (10 Mar 1748 - 02 Jun 1825) married Ellen Robinson.
Gunnel died at Balm, Kentucky.
Nancy (12 Oct 1771 - ?)
Harry (Henry) ? (1773 - ?)
Sylvanus (1778 - 11 Jul 1875)
William (11 Mar 1780 - 21 Feb 1870)
Gunnel (27 Jul 1783 - 26 Oct 1848)
Oliver (05 Mar 1787 - 28 Jun 1871)
Aaron (20 Aug 1792 - ?)
Moses (20 Aug 1792 - 10 Feb 1870)
Nancy married Henry Hall of Bourbon County, Kentucky
Sylvanus married Mary Burk, (1798 - 12 Jan 1852).
William married Margaret Mauzy,(1781- Jun 1869), on 2 Sep 1801.
Gunnel married Margaret's sister, Mary Mauzy,( Apr 1789-18 Oct 1851), on 1 Apr
1801. Margaret and Mary's father was Peter Mauzy. He was a Revolutionary War
veteran having served with Captain Mountjoy from Fauquier County, Virginia.
Oliver married Elizabeth Dayley on 30 Aug 1807.
Moses married Ruth Stewart, (1807 - 1875), on 22 Apr 1823.
Aaron married Mary Dailey (Dayley?).
Gunnel married Ellen ROBINSON on 1768 in Virginia. Ellen was born about 1745 in Georgia.
Ellener Robinson:
Ellen came to Virginia and while there married Gunnell Saunders. After the
birth of their 2nd child she returned to GA for a visit, but was unable to
return to VA for 3 years, due to Indian problems. Children stayed with their
grandmother Saunders and on of them, Ellen, fell into a spring and drowned.
Ellen ROBINSON Saunders is buried o n afarm owned by S. E. Ringo in Balm,
Fleming Co., KY.
Gunnel and Ellen had the following children: 44 F i. Sarah SANDERS was born about 1770 in Loudoun County, VA. She died Jun 30 1850 in Balm, Fleming County, Kentucky.
Sarah married Thomas MCKINNEY on Dec 15 1792 in Kentucky.
45 F ii. Nancy SANDERS was born Oct 12 1771 in Loudoun County, VA. She died Oct 8 1843 in Springfield, IL.
Another source identifies a spouse as Lewis McKinnie m. Abt 1793, KY.
Nancy married Henry HALL. Henry was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
46 M iii. Harry SANDERS was born 1773 in Loudoun County, VA.
Harry married Joanna OXLEY on Sep 17 1812 in Fleming County, KY.
47 F iv. Ellen SANDERS was born about 1774 in Virginia.
Ellen Saunders:
Fell into a spring and drowned while staying in GA with her
grandparents.
48 F v. Mary SANDERS "Polly" was born about 1777 in Virginia.
49 M vi. Sylvanus SANDERS was born 1778. He died Jul 11 1875.
Another source: Sylvanus Saunders, born March 05, 1788 in , Loudoun,
Virginia; died July 11, 1875 in , Fleming, Kentucky; married Mary
Johnson December 22, 1807 in , Fleming, Kentucky.
1850 Fleming Census:
FAMILY #749
Salvanus Sanders 65 Farmer KY
Mary Sanders 50 KY
James Sanders 20 Farmer KY
Albert Sanders 18 KY
????? Sanders 13 KY
Samuel Sanders 27 Farmer KY
Sylvanus married Mary BURK. Mary was born 1798. She died Jan 12 1852.
+ 50 M vii. William SANDERS was born Mar 11 1780 and died Feb 21 1870.
+ 51 M viii. Gunnel SANDERS Jr. was born Jul 27 1783 and died Oct 26 1848.
52 M ix. Oliver SANDERS was born Mar 5 1787 in Loudoun County, VA. He died Jun 28 1871 in Fleming County, KY.
FAMILY # 742
Oliver Sanders 63 Farmer VA
Louise Sanders 66 PA
Nancy McClane? 14 KY
Oliver married (1) Elizabeth DAYLEY on Aug 30 1807 in Fleming County, KY. Elizabeth was born Aug 30 1790 in Washington Twp, PA.
Oliver also married (2) Louise T. DAILEY on Feb 26 1835 in Fleming County, KY.
53 M x. Aaron SANDERS was born Aug 20 1792 in Loudoun County, VA. He died Nov 16 1862 in Fleming FAMILY #278
Aaro Sanders 57 Farmer KY
Elizabeth Sanders 45 KY
Rebecca P. Sanders 26 KY
Angeline R. ??? 12 KY
Sarah M. Chadwick 7 KY
Peter S. Plummer 18 KY
Aaron married (1) Mary DAILEY. Aaron also married (2) Sarah DAILEY on May 2 1811 in Fleming County, KY. Sarah was born Dec 15 1792 in Washington Twp, PA. She died Aug 31 1849.
Aaron also married (3) Elizabeth PLUMMER on Apr 29 1850.
54 M xi. Moses SANDERS was born Aug 20 1792 in Loudoun County, VA. He died Feb 10 1870 in Fleming FAMILY #750
Moses Sanders 58 Farmer KY
Ruth Sanders 41 KY
Odd Biggerstaff 20 Farmer KY
Ruth W. Biggerstaff 17 KY
Eli Biggerstaff 12 KY
Louisa H. Biggerstaff 10 KY
Moses married Ruth STEWART on Apr 22 1823 in Fleming County, KY. Ruth was born 1807. She died 1875.
25. James SANDERS (James, William, Phillip)was born Mar 10 1748 in Loudoun County, VA. He died 1812. James m Elizabeth
(1748 - 1812)
Elizabeth's last name is not yet known nor is her birthdate or date of death.
Children born to this marriage were;
James (? - ?)
Ackley (1775 - Oct 1822)
Mary (? - 1812)
Permelia (? - 1812)
Ackley married Mary (unknown last name). Her nickname was "Polly."
Mary married Truman Day.
Permelia married Charles Eaton.
The Last Will and Testament of James Saunders is filed in Willbook A, page 22,
Fleming County, Kentucky records.
Fleming County, Kentucky, April 10, 1812
(Willbook A, page 22, Fleming Co. Ky, records)
In the name of God, Amen, I, James Saunders of Fleming County, and the State
of Kentucky, being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory,
blessed be almighty God for the same, do swear and publish this, my last will
and testament in manner and to will the following, that is to say. First I
give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Saunders, during her natural
life, all that tract of land wherein I now dwell and the place I bought of
John Weaver together with all the buildings and improvements and belongings.
Also a Negro woman named Dark to serve fifteen years and then be free and at
full liberty and in case of issue during her servitude, they shall be free at
the age of twenty seven years. Also a Negro boy named Bill to serve for twenty
three years and then be free at full liberty, also to have cows her choice of
the stock. Also twelve head of sheep, her choice of the stock, also a bay mare
named Cloc, will all my household and kitchen furniture, her choice except the
bedding and I leave her three beds and furniture, her choice.
I do also give and bequeath unto my son Accley Saunders, one Negro man named
Joseph to serve for fifteen years and to be free and at full liberty, also a
yellow girl named Milly to serve fifteen years and be free and at full liberty.
And in the case of issue during her servitude, they shall be free at the age
of twenty seven years. The price I fix upon Joe is eighty pounds and upon
Milly, sixty pounds. I also give and bequeath unto my son James Saunders, one
Negro man named Godfrey to serve fifteen years and then be free and all full
liberty, value eighty pounds. I also leave it as an injunction not to separate
them from said family.
I also give and assign unto the heirs of my daughter Mary Day, deceased, all
that tract of land lying where George Knaaill formally lived, to hold to them
the heirs of said Mary Day, their heirs and assigns forever, I also price said
land at six dollars per acre. I do also give and likewise unto the heirs of my
daughter Permelia Eaton, all that tract of land wherein Charles Eaton now
lives and assigns forever. I also price said land at four dollars per acre.
Also one tract of land to the heirs of said Permelia Eaton, lying on the
waters of Locust where Marsh Hunt now lives to hold to them their heirs and
assigns forever. Which land I rate at five dollars per acre.
The land I myself settled that lays near to my son Accley Saunders, for which
he now has a deed, I price at six dollars per acre. Also the land that Truman
Day now lives on, I price at three dollars per acre. Likewise the place I gave
him near the Bannons, I rate at three dollars per acre. The place I gave to my
son James, where John Pearch now lives, I rate at twenty shillings per acre.
And the place where the widow Oxley now lives, I price the whole at one
hundred and twenty five pounds.
I do also give and bequeath and assign to my sons Accley and James Saunders
and Truman Day, a certain tract of land lying to the west of Accley Saunders
and in the northwest of Fowler's claim which land is in dispute and in case
this land should be lost out of my estate, put provided the rights should be
good, I will and desire that it be equally and jointly among the
aforementioned Accley and James Saunders and Truman Day to hold to them their
heirs and assigned forever and I further will and order that in the division
or selling of my estate that the several titles to the aforementioned property
may be decisive and final. In regard to the land mentioned that I settled near
to Accley Saunders, estimated at six dollars, I mean to include the
improvements.
I so also will and order that all the rest or residue and remainder of my
personal estate, goods and chattels of what value and kind, be sold and after
my just debts are paid, to be equally divided among the aforementioned Accley
Saunders, James Saunders, and the heirs of Mary Day and the heirs of Permelia
Eaton, but that no division should take place until after the first day of
January next year. I do also further will and order that my wife Elizabeth
Saunders shall have one half of the crops that is made in the present year.
I do also leave it with my Executor to pay the heirs of my daughter Mary Day
and Permelia Eaton, their respective shares in property. And lastly, I appoint
my sons Accley and James Saunders Executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand seal this tenth day of April
in the year of our Lord, One thousand Eight Hundred and Twelve.
James Saunders
His mark
Joshua Stockton, Clerk
James married Elizabeth NASH about 1767 in Loudoun County, VA. Elizabeth was born about 1745 in Virginia.
+ 55 M i. James SANDERS was born about 1774.
+ 56 M ii. Ackley SANDERS was born 1775 and died Oct 1822.
57 F iii. Mary SANDERS died 1812. Mary married Truman DAY.
58 F iv. Permelia SANDERS died 1812.
Permelia married Charles EATON. 28. Henry SANDERS (James, William, Phillip)was born Feb 21 1755 in Loudoun County, VA. He died Feb 19 1823.
The Family of Henry Saunders
(son of James and Sarah Gunnel Saunders)
Henry (21 Sep 1755 - 19 Feb 1823) m Patience Oxley (9 Nov 1761 - 31 Jan 1852)
Anna (22 Feb 1781 - ?)
Thomas (02 Feb 1783 - 24 Mar 1856)
Ramy G. ( 1792 - 07 Mar 1865)
Presley (18 Jan 1784 - 04 Nov 1857)
James (27 Feb 1785 - 15 Mar 1852)
Everett (13 Jan 1787 - 1868)
Henry (05 Nov 1788 - 20 Feb 1876)
Cyrus ( 1793 - 21 Mar 1829
Edith (31 Jan 1796 - 16 Dec 1881)
John (19 Apr 1797 - 1880)
Gunnel (24 Jul 1801 - 4 May 1854)
Craighton (23 Apr 1807 - ?)
Thomas and Henry (Jr.) served in the War of 1812.
Ramy was a Colonel in the United States Regular Army.
Anna married (1805) William Austin in Loudoun County, Virginia.
Thomas married (1832) Mary Meade also in Loudoun County, then married Sarah
Hough
Presley married (7 Oct, 1804) Mary Sanders, John Sanders's daughter.
James married (2 Jan, 1817) Priscilla T. Forman
Henry married Delia (? last name)
Everett married (16 May 1816) Susan Bashaw. Susan's father was Elijah Bashaw
(1773 - 28 Nov 1863)
Many members of the Henry Saunders family are buried in Union Cemetery,
Leesburg, Virginia.
Henry (Sr) moved to Adair County, KY.
On 30 October, 1812, Henry (Sr) filed a Power of Attorney in Adair County,
Kentucky authorizing Newton Coffey and Reatherford Coffey: "to in my name to
ask for and demand and receive such part and proportion of the estate of James
Saunders, now deceased, late of the County of Loudon and State of Virginia,
both of the real and personal as I may be entitled to either by inheritance or
by last will and testament of the said James Saunders, dec'd."
James Saunders died in Loundon County, Virginia in 1778. Why Henry waited
until 24 years later to file an estate claim is not yet known. One possible
theory is James Saunders's estate may have been contested or a dispute over
property rights may have happened. This, however, is only speculation as of
this writing and is not proven.
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Henry Saunders:
Said to have served in Revolutionary War.
Henry Saunders Sr moved to Adair County, Kentucky. On 30 Oct 1812, He filed a
Power of Attorney in Adair County, Kentucky authorizing Newton Coffey and
Reatherford Coffey: "to in my name to ask for and demand and receive such part
and proportion of the estate of James Saunders, now deceased, late of the
County of Loudon and State of Virginia, both of the real and personal as I may
be entitled to either by inheritance or by last will and testament of the said
James Saunders, dec'd.
James Saunders died in Loudon County, Virginia in 1778. Why Henrt waited until
24 years later to file an estate claim is not yet known. One possible theory
is that James Saunders's estate may however, is only speculation as no
proof has been found.
Henry married Patience OXLEY about 1780. Patience was born Nov 9 1761 in Virginia. She died Jan 31 1852.
+ 59 F i. Anna SANDERS was born Feb 22 1781.
60 M ii. Thomas SANDERS was born Feb 2 1783. He died Mar 24 1856.
Thomas married (1) Mary MEADE on 1832 in Loudon, County, VA.
Thomas also married (2) Sarah HOUGH. 61 M iii. Presley SANDERS was born Jan 18 1784. He died Nov 4 1857.
Presley married Mary SANDERS, daughter of John SANDERS and Mary OXLEY, on Oct 7 1804. Mary was born Jul 29 1793. She died Aug 11 1853.
62 M iv. Rev. James SANDERS was born Feb 27 1785. He died Mar 18 1852.
of Henry and Patience Saunders,
grandson of James and Sarah Saunders, was ordained a minister at 18
years of age in 1803. Much of the Saunders's early birth, death, and
marriage information is taken from a photostatic copy of James's
bible, the family history pages, kept at the Thomas Balch Historical
Library, Leesburg, Virginia.
James married Priscilla T. FORMAN on Jan 2 1817.
63 M v. Everett SANDERS was born Jan 13 1787. He died 1868.
Everett married Susan BASHAW on May 16 1816.
+ 64 M vi. Henry SANDERS was born Nov 5 1788 and died Feb 20 1876.
65 M vii. Ramy G. SANDERS was born Oct 22 1791. He died Mar 7 1865.
66 M viii. Cyrus SANDERS was born Nov 4 1793. He died Mar 21 1829.
67 F ix. Edith SANDERS was born Jan 31 1796. She died Dec 16 1881.
68 M x. John SANDERS was born Apr 19 1797. He died Jul 23 1880.
69 M xi. Gunnel W. SANDERS was born Jul 24 1801. He died May 4 1854.
70 M xii. Craighton SANDERS was born Apr 23 1807.
29. Moses SANDERS (James, William, Phillip)was born Nov 24 1757 in Loudoun County, VA. He died Mar 6 1830 in Franklin County, IN.
The Family of Moses Saunders
Moses m Leanah Begerly
(24 Nov 1757 - 06 Mar 1830?) (1770 - ?)
They married Jan 1785 in Loudoun Co., Va. Moses died in Franklin Co., In.
Moses (24 Mar 1806 - 08 Sep 1886)
Sarah (28 Jan 1808 - 18 Jan 1888)
John (1794? - ?)
Thomas (1800? - ?)
Moses (Jr) married (03 Oct 1825) Elizabeth Blackstone (14 Apr 1799 - 04 Jun
1854)
married (27 Nov 1854) Nancy Smith (14 Jun 1834 - 26 Jul 1898)
Moses (Jr) lived in Fleming Co., Ky.. He and both wives, are buried in Locust
Cemetery, Fleming Co., Ky..
Children born to Moses (Jr) and Elizabeth were:
Jonathan Smith (17 Aug 1826 - 01 Apr 1914)
William Blackstone (23 Dec 1833 - 14 Jan 1919)
Thomas (25 Feb 1836 - 03 Jan 1928)
Moses married Leanah BEGERLY on Jan 1785 in Loudon, County, VA. Leanah was born 1770.
James Franklin (1837 - 1880)
Amanda (Dec 1827 - Feb 1913)
Jeptha (13 Feb 1830 - 29 Jul 1847)
Coleman (11 Apr 1832 - 16 Dec 1841)
Infant (twins) (stillborn 08 Feb 1838)
Children born to Moses (Jr) and Nancy Stillborn Infant (20 Oct 1855)
Bruce (15 Oct 1857 - 04 Jul 1927)
Raleigh (17 Jan 1860 - 1931)
Maguire "Doc" (30 Aug 1862 - 1940)
Martha Jane (02 Jul 1865 - 10 Jun 1945)
Ulysses Grant (27 Mar 1868 - 1919)
Bertha Ann (20 Dec 1873 - 1967)
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Twin Moses Saunders:
Was in U.S. Army in the 28th Inf. Enl: Flemingsburg, KY on 2/19/181 4at age
48; Dis: 2/18/1815.
Leanah Begerly:
Made application for land due her husband, Moses, for service in th eWar of
1812. Stated they were married in Loudoun Co., VA in Jan. 1785.
Moses and Leanah had the following children: + 71 M i. Moses SANDERS was born Mar 24 1806 and died Sep 8 1886.
72 F ii. Sarah SANDERS was born Jan 28 1808. She died Jan 18 1888.
73 M iii. John SANDERS was born 1794.
74 M iv. Thomas SANDERS was born 1800.
30. Aaron SANDERS (James, William, Phillip)was born Nov 24 1757 in Loudoun County, VA. He died Dec 28 1828 in Loudoun County, VA.
The Family of Aaron Saunders
Aaron m Susan C.
(24 Nov 1757 - ?) (1771 - 26 May 1846)
Alfred R. (1765 - 1843.
Thomas R.
Susan R.
Francis R.
The Aaron Saunders family is buried in the Saunders Family cemetery, on the "
Prosper Well" Farm, just north of Leesburg The farm is at the northeast corner
of state highway 15 and state highway 661 just a few miles north of Leesburg,
Va..
Aaron Saunders named the farm "Prosper Well." The Saunders family sold the
farm to John Henry Whitmore. Mrs. Sarah Whitmore as of this writing, owns the
farm. A delightful southern lady, she loves to talk about the farm's history.
The farmhouse itself takes you back into time. Aaron's original log house was
torn down and the present day stone house was built. Two additions to the
house can be seen.
The cemetery is at the southeast corner of the farmhouse grounds. The
headstones are in good condition and are readable as of this writing. The
discrepancies between the information from the Balch Library records and the
recorded gravestones haven't been cleared as of this writing.
The gravestones read:
Capt, Aaron Saunders, 24 Nov 1757 - 28 Dec 1828
Susan C. Saunders 1771 1846
Alfred R. Saunders 29 Mar 1798 - 29 May 1830
Alcinda 29 Mar 1826 - 11 Jun 1834
Ann B. Saunders 1813 1835
(consort of Aaron R.)
Will C. Saunders 1832 26 May 1842
Curtis R. Saunders 20 Nov 1800 - 3 Dec 1852
Aaron Saunders stone reads:
"Sacred to the memory of Capt. Aaron Saunders who was born on the 24th day of
November AD 1757 and departed this life on the 28th day of December AD 1828.
Aged 71 years, 1 month, and 4 days. Lamented and respected by all his
acquaintance particularly by the poor, whose friend he was indeed. An honest
man, the noblest work of God.
(Twin) Aaron Saunders:
Was a Rev. War Soldier. Buried at Prosperwell Farm, off RT. 15, North of
Leesburg, VA. Tombstone: Sacred to the memory of Capt. Aaron Saunders who
was born on the 24th day of Nov. A.D. 1757 & departed this life on the 28th
day of Dec. A.D. 1828. Lamendted & respected by all his acquaintanc epart.
by the poor, whose friend he was indeed....
Burial: December 1828, Aaron Saunders Cem, "Prosper Well" Farm, Leesburg,
Virginia
Aaron married Susan C.. Susan was born 1771. She died May 26 1846 in Loudoun County, VA and was buried in Saunders Family cemetery, on the "Prosper Well" Farm.
Susan C:
Buried on Prosperwill Farm, off Rt 15, north of Leesburg, Loudoun Co., VA.
Buried under a lilac hedge. The farm is now owned by John M. Whitmore.
Burial: May 1846, Aaron Saunders Cem, "Prosper Well" Farm, Leesburg, Virginia
Aaron and Susan had the following children: 75 M i. Thomas R. SANDERS.
76 F ii. Susan R. SANDERS.
77 F iii. Francis R. SANDERS.
Sixth Generation
32. William Gunnel SANDERS Sr. (James, William, William, Phillip)was born Feb 16 1769 in Loudon, County, VA. He died 1825 in Wilkinson County, MS.
An entry in the Shelburne Parish, Loudoun County, Virginia records, 10 May,
1778 reads: "The Church Wardens of Shelburne Parish bind Wm. Gunnel Sanders,
aged 16 year the 16th of Feby, last to Edward Stephens to learn the trade of
Blacksmith accg. to law."
William Gunnel Sanders later moved to Chester County, South Carolina in 1799
where he married Mary Young known to be a resident of Chester County. He moved
west and finally settled in Adams County, and Natchez, Wilkinson County,
Mississippi. (The Bulletin, Chester Genealogical Society, Richburg, SC., Dec
1992, VOL XVI. No. 4)
William Gunnell Sanders, Sr., Dec. 15 Sep 1829.
Jared Y. Sanders is petitioner, for himself and representing Eleanor Young
Sanders, a minor heir of deedent; Nancy Sanders, wife of William George Dixon
[of East Feliciana Parish, LA]; James Sanders, Jr., petitioner for himself and
representing Thomas Young Sanders and Davis H. Sanders, 2 minor heirs; William
Gunnell Sanders, Jr.; and wife Mary Sanders, wife of John Watkins (of
Wilkinson County, Miss.), petitioners, all legal heirs of William Gunnell
Sanders, Sr., and Mary Young Sanders, his wife, both deceased, late of
Wilkinson Co., Miss.
Fam. meeting: Jared Y. Sanders, brother; and Robert Trousdale, Edmond M. Sale,
Levi Porter, and Joseph Theall, friends of the minors [in lieu of other
relatives in the parish].
In 1804 and 1805 William Gunnell Sanders sold his Chester County property and
in 1807 he owned land in Adams County, Miss. [from the Adams County Tax Roll,
Mississippi State Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Miss.] In 1815,
as a "resident of Adams County, Miss." he purchased land in Wilkinson Co.,
Miss. In 1813 he purchased land in St. Mary Parish, La., but apparently he
and his wife never lived in Louisiana. Their older sons apparently took care
of the St. Mary Parish property. William died in Wilkinson County in 1825
and Mary in either 1827 or 1828.
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William married Mary YOUNG, daughter of William YOUNG and Elender MCCLURKIN, about 1790 in Chester County, SC. Mary was born 1784. She died 1827/1828 in Wilkinson County, MS.
78 M i. Jared Y. SANDERS I was born Mar 8 1791 in Chester County, SC. He died Nov 1862 in Inglewood his plantation near Brashear City now Morgan City.
Jared Young Sanders, born 8 Mar 1791 in Chester Co., SC. He
apparently came to St. Mary Parish in 1813 when his father purchased
land here. On 29 Apr 1818 he married Rachel Nixon Hulick, eldest
daughter of Barnet Hulick. This first J. Y. Sanders became St. Mary
Parish's 4th sheriff, serving from 1818 - 1821. He died in November
of 1862 at his plantation near Brashear City [now Morgan City], "
Inglewood".
Jared married Rachel Nixon HULICK, daughter of Barnet HULICK, on Apr 29 1818 in St. Mary Parish, LA.
79 F ii. Nancy SANDERS was born 1793 in Chester Co., SC. She died Aug 12 1851 in East Feliciana Parish, LA and was buried in Carruth Plantation, East Feliciana Parish, LA.
Nancy married William George NIXON on Dec 28 1811 in Adams County, MS.
80 M iii. James SANDERS Jr. was born about 1796 in Chester Co., SC. He died about 1839 in Wilkinson James married Lucretia SWAYZE on Mar 11 1826 in Wilkinson County, MS.
81 M iv. William Gunnell SANDERS Jr. was born Mar 11 1801 in Cheraw County, SC. He died 1835/1836 in St. Martin or St. Mary Parish, LA.
William married Rebecca HALL about 1824 in St. Martin or St. Mary Parish, LA.
82 F v. Mary SANDERS was born about 1804 in Cheraw County, SC.
Mary married John WATKINS on Dec 13 1820 in Wilkinson County, MS. John died 1850 in Wilkinson 83 F vi. Eleanor Young SANDERS was born about 1810 in Adams County, MS. She died Nov 30 1842 Eleanor married Rankin ROGERS about 1830 in St. Mary Parish, LA.
84 M vii. Thomas Young SANDERS was born about 1813 in Adams County, MS. He died about 1841 in Wilkinson County, MS.
85 M viii. Davis H. SANDERS was born about 1816 in Wilkinson County, MS. He died Dec 1853 in Wilkinson Davis married Elizabeth in Wilkinson 34. James SANDERS (John, James, William, Phillip)was born Feb 11 1783. He died Apr 14 1837.
James served in the United States Army from 1808 - 1815. He was discharged as
a Major.
James married Lucy Herd LEE on Jul 13 1815 in Norfolk, Virginia. Lucy was born Sep 1 1789. She died May 20 1852.
86 M i. John SANDERS was born Dec 29 1816. He died May 3 1884.
John married Emily Catherine WHITE on Nov 17 1852.
87 F ii. Mary Laetitia SANDERS was born Apr 22 1821. She died Jun 14 1823.
88 F iii. Mary Jane SANDERS was born Dec 16 1823. She died Mar 17 1858.
Mary married Clement A. PECK on Dec 18 1849.
89 M iv. Richard Evers Lee SANDERS was born Jun 19 1826. He died Oct 6 1838.
90 F v. Ann Amelia SANDERS was born Jun 22 1829. She died Jun 2 1874.
Ann married Robert Grant DAVIDSON on Jan 19 1853.
43. Sarah H. SANDERS (John, James, William, Phillip)was born about 1787.
Sarah married James SANDERS, son of James SANDERS and Elizabeth NASH, about 1814 in Kentucky. James was born about 1774.
91 M i. Oliver SANDERS was born Oct 15 1798 in Kentucky. He died Sep 22 1868 in Kentucky and was buried 1868 in Sherburn Cemetary, Fleming County, KY.
92 F ii. Mariah SANDERS.
50. William SANDERS (Gunnel, James, William, Phillip)was born Mar 11 1780 in Loudoun County, VA. He died Feb 21 1870 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry, Iowa.
1850 Fleming County Census:
FAMILY #754
William Sanders 70 Farmer VA
Margaret Sanders 69 VA
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The Family of William Saunders
(Son of Gunnel and Ellen Robinson Saunders)
William (11 Mar 1780 - 21 Feb 1870) m Margaret Mauzy (1781 - 15 Jun 1869)
William Gunnel m Harriet Eliza Saunders (no relation)
Austin m Olevia Ringo
Eleanor m Issac Fouche
Mary Ann m William T. Saunders
Sarah m James Grant
Ann m Matthew G. Jones
Elizabeth m Charles Saunders (brother of Wm T.)
Margaret m James Garvin
Aaron m Mary Wrenchy
The children of Aaron and Mary Saunders Margaret, Alice, John, James, Squire, and Elizabeth
The Aaron and Mary Saunders family is buried in Blythdale, Missouri.
William married Margaret MAUZY, daughter of Peter MAUZY and Sarah HUGHES, on Sep 2 1801 in Sherbourne, Fleming County, KY. Margaret was born Mar 12 1781 in Fauquier, VA. She died Jun 15 1869 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, IA.
+ 93 F i. Mary Ann SANDERS was born 1819.
94 F ii. Elizabeth SANDERS. Elizabeth married Charles SANDERS, son of Ackley SANDERS and Mary. Charles was born 1818.
FAMILY #755
Charles Sanders 40 Farmer KY
Elizabeth Sanders 38 KY
Marion 12 KY
95 M iii. William Gunnel SANDERS. FAMILY #338
William G. Sanders 35 Merchant KY
Harriet E. Sanders 27 KY
William married Harriet Eliza SAUNDERS. 96 M iv. Austin SANDERS.
FAMILY #518
Austin R. Sanders 42 Merchant KY
Ivela M. 38 KY
Matilda C. 15 KY
Austin married Olevia RINGO. 97 F v. Sarah SANDERS.
Sarah married James GRANT.
98 F vi. Ann SANDERS.
Ann married Matthew G. JONES. 99 F vii. Margaret SANDERS. Margaret married James GARVIN. + 100 M viii. Aaron SANDERS. 101 F ix. Eleanor SANDERS.
Eleanor married Issac FOUCHE. 51. Gunnel SANDERS Jr. (Gunnel, James, William, Phillip)was born Jul 27 1783 in Loudoun County, VA. He died Oct 26 1848 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry, Iowa.
Gunnel (27 Jul 1783 - 26 Oct 1848) m Mary Mauzy
Children born to Gunnel and Mary Mauzy Saunders were:
Jonathon R. (17 Feb 1802 - 08 Apr 1886)
Nancy (16 Mar 1806 - ?)
Francis (21 Feb 1807 - 24 Feb 1878)
Presley (11 Jul 1809 - 19 Jul 1889)
George (06 Aug 1811 - 12 May 1898)
Alvin (12 Jul 1815 - 01 Nov 1899)
William A. (04 Aug 1818 - 14 Feb 1865)
Presley Saunders founded the city of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. A great many of the
Saunders family resided in Mt. Pleasant. Alvin Saunders was the first
territorial governor of Nebraska. Saunders County, Nebraska is named in his
honor.
Jonathon married (18 Dec 1823) Sarah McKinnie.
Nancy married Amos Locke. With children Mary Ann, Frances, Sarah Jane, Nancy,
Alvin, James, and Louisa
Francis married Robert Mackey and then the Rev. Arthur Miller
Presley married Edith Cooper and then Huldah Bowen.
Alvin married (03 Nov 1856) Martha Barlow.
William A. married (23 Oct 1850) Louisa Dickey.
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Notes from Shirley McNeely:
Gunnell migrated on May 10, 1828 into Sangamon County, IL. He migrated in 1846
to Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, IA. He was a soldier from Fleming County, KY in
the War of 1812. Gunnell Saunders was found dead in his carriage 60 miles from
home.
Gunnel married Mary MAUZY, daughter of Peter MAUZY and Sarah HUGHES, on Apr 1 1801 in Kentucky. Mary was born Apr 1789. She died Oct 18 1851.
Mary Mauzy:
D/O Fayette & Sally Peyton BRADFORD Mauzy. May have married a Dr. Samuel Rixey
after death of Gunnell.
OR:
Margaret and Mary's father was Peter Mauzy. He was a Revolutionary War veteran
having served with Captain Mountjoy Mary and her parents moved to Bourbon County, KY and from there to Fleming
County, KY. After the death of her husband, Mary continued to live in Mt.
Pleasant until her death. She died from the effects of a dose of arsenic
carelessly put up by a druggist in place of morphine.
Gunnel and Mary had the following children: 102 F i. Nancy SANDERS was born Mar 16 1806 in Flemingsburgh, Fleming County, KY. She died Apr 5 1844 in Bloomington, Monroe County, IL.
Nancy married Amos LOCKE on Jul 4 1822 in Fleming County, KY. Amos was born 1801.
+ 103 M ii. Presley SANDERS was born Jul 11 1809 and died Jul 19 1889.
104 M iii. Alvin SANDERS.
Volume 53
Mrs. Mary Saunders Harrison
DAR ID Number 52065 Also No. 51199
Born in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa Wife of Russell B. Harrison
Descendant of Peter Mauzy
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Daughter of Alvin Saunders and Marthena Barlow, his wife
Granddaughter of Gunnell Saunders and Mary Mauzy, his wife
Gr-granddaughter of Peter Mauzy and Sarah Hughes, his wife
Peter Mauzy (1751-1841) was placed on the pension roll of Kentucky,
1832, for service as private in the
Virginia troops, 1777-81. He was born in Fauquier County, Virginia.;
died in Fleming County, Kentucky
Alvin married Marthena BARLOW. 55. James SANDERS (James, James, William, Phillip)was born about 1774.
James married Sarah H. SANDERS, daughter of John SANDERS and Mary OXLEY, about 1814 in Kentucky. Sarah was born about 1787.
56. Ackley SANDERS (James, James, William, Phillip)was born 1775. He died Oct 1822.
The Family of Ackley Saunders
(Son of James Saunders)
(Grandson of James and Sarah Gunnel Saunders)
Ackley (ca. 1775 - 1822 m Mary ("Polly") (Apr 1789 - 18 Oct 1851)
James (? - Nov 1852)
Charles (1818 - ?) m Elizabeth Saunders
Squire (1813 - ?) m Harriet
William T. (1820 - 1849) m Mary Ann Saunders
Sally (1806 - ?) m William Prather
Ann (1807 - ?) m James Wrenchy
Mary (? - ?) m Cornwell
Elizabeth (1805 - ?) m Isaiah Plummer
Lewis (1803 - ?)
Louisa (1821 - ?) m Prather
Mary Ann and Elizabeth Saunders were sisters: the daughters of William and
Margaret Mauzy Saunders.
The Last Will and Testament of Ackley Saunders is filed in Willbook C, page
243, Fleming County records, Fleming County, Kentucky.
Last Will and Testament of Ackley Saunders
Fleming Co., KY, July 12, 1822
(Willbook C, pg 243, Fleming Co., KY July the twelfth, eighteen hundred and twenty two, I Ackley Saunders of
Fleming County and state of Kentucky, being of sound mind but weak in body and
calling upon the uncertainty of this life, I do hereby declare this to be my
last will and testament. After my disease when it may please almighty God to
take me home, my body I command to its mother earth till it all please him
that to raise it again and my spirit to the same Gracious God.
With regard to my worldly goods after all my debts are paid, I will and
bequeath all my estate both real and personal to my beloved wife Polly
Saunders during her widowhood, but in case she may unchange her situation by
marrying again, she shall have only her things as the law directs during her
natural life.
To my beloved daughter Elizabeth Plummer, I will and bequeath to her the land
now in till and son-in-law Isaiah Plummer her husband with what small matters
I have done for her in all that I am able to do for her. To my beloved sons
James and Lewis Saunders, I will and bequeath to them after their mother's
death or change in situation by marrying again if such a thing should take
place, one hundred acres apiece with its proportional part of timber and
cleared land that is to say fifty acres apiece out of the tract of land where
I now live. But my beloved wife Polly Saunders in whose direction I have the
utmost confidence as a mother may have the same heirs of and give to them
either of them as she may think best to do for her and their material good.
The residue of my land where I now live being one hundred and thirty acres
more or less.
I will and bequeath to my beloved sons Charles Saunders, Squire Saunders,
William Saunders, to be equally divided amongst themselves after the decease
of their mother.
To my beloved daughter Sally Saunders I will and bequeath to her one hundred
and fifty dollars in spices to had at the discretion of my beloved wife Polly
With regards to my undivided part of my farm estate both real and personal
when it my be necessary for the property of my heirs my executor or executrix
both as the case may be is directed to sell all the part both real and
personal and may fall to me or my heirs for the purpose of paying my daughter
Sally her legally mentioned in this will all the balances of my whole estate
after the death of my beloved wife after the herein mentioned are provided for
or paid shall be equally divided in the manner and form following.
To say to be equally divided amongst my beloved children, James Saunders,
Becky Saunders, Lewis Saunders, Anna Saunders, Sally Saunders, Polly Saunders,
Charles Saunders, Squire Saunders, Louisa Saunders, and William Saunders, or
above mentioned at the death or change of life of my beloved wife even the
decision shall be at the discretion of my beloved wife to give any child or
children at the managed such proportion of the estate and may suit hereon and
their good taking are not to excuse their proportion and provided in this will
and I would and advise my beloved wife should any of my children marry to give
then such aid as her situation will admit. Always taking proper vouchers or
receipts for the same and if any of my children shall arrive at the age of
twenty one during the life of my wife. Whom she is disposed to advance she is
advised to aid them if in her power by giving them their equal proportion of
my estate or such part then of as in her discretion she may think proper
whether they are married or single.
It is moreover my last request that my trusty friend William Kennan will unite
with my beloved wife in the execution of this my last will and testament and
it is my wish that my beloved wife Polly Saunders my not be required to give
security or executrix hereof unless she should marry and it is my request that
she may be compelled to give ample security.
Nothing in this my last will and testament shall be so construed as to deny my
wife of her absolute right to the full enjoyment of my whole estate during her
widowhood and in case of her marriage to the third part thereof during he
natural life, except as such part thereof I have already given both real and
personal to my beloved daughter Elizabeth Plummer and my son-in-law Isaiah
Plummer, I mean the land on which they live and such chattels as I have
thought proper to bestow on them.
This will is erased in two places on the second page the words of my whole
estate and the forth page the words or widowhood are intended to be stricken
out. Given in my hand and seal as the day and date first written.
Ackley Saunders
Ackley married Mary "Polly". Polly was born Apr 1789. She died Oct 18 1851.
107 M i. James SANDERS died Nov 1852.
(son of Ackley and Mary Saunders)
Fleming County, Kentucky, 1852
In the name of God, amen, I, James Saunders of the County of
Fleming and state of Kentucky, being weak in body but of sound mind
and memory, thanks to Almighty God for the same, do make and publish
my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to
say:
1st It is my will and desire that after my decease, my body by
burial in a decent and Christian like manner and that my just debts
together with my funeral expenses be punctually and speedily paid.
2nd I give and bequeath to my sister Sarah Prater, one bedstead and
beds and bedding consisting of seven pieces of sheets, blankets and
spreads, 2 pillows and 8 cases, one bureau and all my wearing
apparel, one roan mare, 2 glap jars, 1/2 doz. silver teaspoons, also
my individual interest in the land which descended from Thomas
McKinney to my mother Mary Saunders. Also 1 small rifle 1 man's
saddle bags and pictures in frames.
3rd I give and bequeath to my sister Elizabeth Plummer one thick
comforter, one blanket, one set of knives and forks, 1 large rifle
gun, the book of the life of General Taylor, the pine bucket.
4th I give and bequeath to my sister Louisa Prater one mantle clock,
2 glap jars, one leather trunk.
5th The notes and accounts I hold against my brothers, Charles,
Squire, and William, I give them as their portion and release them
from paying the same.
6th It is my will that the remainder of my property both real and
personal be sold and the proceeds arising therefrom after the
payment of my just debts ad funeral expenses be divided among my
five sisters, Elizabeth Plummer, Ann Wrenchy, Sally Prater, Louisa
Prater, and Mary Cornwell. And lastly I hereby nominate and appoint
William Alvin and Samuel T. Blass executors.
July 11, 1852
108 M ii. Charles SANDERS was born 1818.
Charles married Elizabeth SANDERS, daughter of William SANDERS and Margaret MAUZY.
109 M iii. Squire SANDERS was born 1813.
FAMILY # 740
Squire Sanders 37 Farmer KY
Harriet Sanders 27 KY
Mary Sanders 10 KY
Lewis? Sanders 8 KY
Pa??? Sanders 6
Virginia Sanders 4
Rachel E. Sanders 3
Lewellyn Sanders 1 month
Squire married Harriet.
+ 110 M iv. William T. SANDERS was born 1820 and died 1849.
111 F v. Sally SANDERS was born 1806.
Sally married William PRATHER. 112 F vi. Mary SANDERS.
Mary married CORNWELL.
113 F vii. Elizabeth SANDERS was born 1805.
Elizabeth married Isaiah PLUMMER. 114 M viii. Lewis SANDERS was born 1803.
115 F ix. Louisa SANDERS was born 1821.
Louisa married PRATHER.
59. Anna SANDERS (Henry, James, William, Phillip)was born Feb 22 1781.
Anna married William AUSTIN on Mar 3 1805 in Loudon, County, VA.
116 M i. Henry AUSTIN was born Jan 28 1806.
64. Henry SANDERS (Henry, James, William, Phillip)was born Nov 5 1788. He died Feb 20 1876.
Henry married Delia.
Henry and Delia had the following children: 117 F i. Eliza SANDERS died Dec 14 1845.
Eliza married NORTH.
71. Moses SANDERS (Moses, James, William, Phillip)was born Mar 24 1806. He died Sep 8 1886.
1850 Fleming County Census
FAMILY #522
Moses Saunders 47 Farmer KY
Elizabeth Saunders 57
William 16
Thomas 14
James F. 12
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Moses married (1) Elizabeth BLACKSTONE on Oct 3 1825. Elizabeth was born Apr 14 1799. She died Jun 4 1854.
118 M i. Jonathan Smith SANDERS was born Aug 17 1826. He died Apr 1 1914.
FAMILY #533
Jonathan Sanders 23 Farmer KY
Nancy Ann 15
119 F ii. Amanda SANDERS was born Dec 1827. She died Feb 1913.
120 iii. Jeptha SANDERS was born Feb 13 1830. Jeptha died Jul 29 1847.
121 M iv. Coleman SANDERS was born Apr 11 1832. He died Dec 16 1841.
122 M v. William Blackstone SANDERS was born Dec 23 1833. He died Jan 14 1919.
123 M vi. Thomas SANDERS was born Feb 25 1836. He died Jan 3 1928.
124 M vii. James Franklin SANDERS was born 1837. He died 1880.
Moses also married (2) Nancy SMITH on Nov 27 1854. Nancy was born Jun 14 1834. She died Jul 26 1898. 125 M viii. Bruce SANDERS was born Oct 15 1857. He died Jul 4 1927.
126 M ix. Raleigh SANDERS was born Jan 17 1860. He died 1931.
127 M x. Maguire SANDERS "Doc" was born Aug 30 1862. He died 1940.
128 F xi. Martha Jane SANDERS was born Jul 2 1865. She died Jun 10 1945.
129 M xii. Ulysses Grant SANDERS was born Mar 27 1868. He died 1919.
130 F xiii. Bertha Ann SANDERS was born Dec 20 1873. She died 1967.
Seventh Generation
93. Mary Ann SANDERS (William, Gunnel, James, William, Phillip)was born 1819.
Mary married William T. SANDERS, son of Ackley SANDERS and Mary, on 1839 in Fleming County, KY. William was born 1820. He died 1849.
FAMILY #756
Mary Sanders 31 KY
Worthy Sanders 8 KY
William P. Sanders 5 KY
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The Family of William T. Saunders
William T. (ca. 1820 - 1849) m Mary Ann Saunders (1819 - ?)
Worthy S. (02 Jun 1841 - 29 Nov 1928)
William Presley (1845 - ?)
Worthy married Mary Rachel Jenkins, and William married Jennie Claude.
(unknown last name).
William T. and Mary Ann married in 1839 in Fleming County, Kentucky and
initially resided in Sherburne, Fleming County, Kentucky, a small town on the
Licking River. William T. died shortly after his sons were born. No death
record exists as of this writing, but an 1852 Fleming County Circuit Court
docket entry lists William T. as deceased. The Fleming County tax records
continually show entries relating to William T. until 1849 when he is no
longer entered.
William T. and his brother, Charles, were business partners and throughout the
Fleming County, Kentucky, tax records they are listed as being in business
with each other.
William T. Saunders was not financially secure and the Fleming County Clerk of
Court records shows the following agreement:
10 July, 1843. We do hereby lease or rent unto William T. Sanders for 2 years
the following property for sum $10.00, 1 wagon, 1 brown horse, 1 black mare, 3
pair gears, 1 mantle clock, 1 bureau, 1 set chairs, 2 dressing glasses, 1
shovel and tongs, 1 bucket, pans, 4 pieces of pot metal.
signed: William G. Saunders, Austin R. Saunders After William T.'s death,
Mary Ann and her sons, Worthy and William P., moved from Sherburne to
Flemingsburg, Fleming County, Kentucky, and lived next door to Charles and
Elizabeth Saunders: William T.'s brother. On November 11, 1850 Mary Ann
married Cummins Brown, a local businessman in Fleming County. The family moved
to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa where Mr. Brown died. Mary Ann later married William
Toole. They moved to California in later years and it is presumed she died
there.
William and Mary had the following children: 131 M i. Worthy S. SANDERS was born Jun 2 1842. He died Nov 29 1928 in Garden County, Nebraska and was buried in Antelope valley Cemetery, Oshkosh, Nebraska. Worthy S. (02 Jun 1842 - 29 Nov 1928 ) m Mary Rachel Jenkins (21 Mar
1843 - 13 Jun 1918)
They married September 28, 1865 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa;
moved to present day Garden County, Nebraska. They both died there
and are buried at the Antelope valley Cemetery, Oshkosh, Nebraska.
Presley Elmer (25 Aug 1866 - 1 June 1951)
Orva Francis (11 Dec 1869 - 20 Apr 1954)
Clarence Leslie (22 Sep 1872 - 09 Mar 1942)
Arpel May (30 Sep 1876 - 23 Aug 1953)
William Clyde (11 Nov 1877 - 14 Jun 1928)
George Chester (29 May 1881 - 14 Sep 1958)
Pearl Aubrey (04 Nov 1883 - 08 Nov 1964)
Worthy married Mary Rachel JENKINS on Sep 28 1865 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa. Mary was born Mar 21 1843. She died Jun 13 1918 in Garden County, Nebraska and was buried in Antelope valley Cemetery, Oshkosh, Nebraska.
132 M ii. William Presley SANDERS was born 1845.
William married Jennie Claude. 100. Aaron SANDERS (William, Gunnel, James, William, Phillip)died in Blythdale, Missouri and was buried in Blythdale, Missouri.
FAMILY # 757
Aaron Sanders 28 Farmer KY
Mary Sanders 23 KY
Margaret Sanders 3 KY
J. ?udly Sanders 2 KY
Aaron married Mary WRENCHY. Mary died in Blythdale, Missouri and was buried in Blythdale, Missouri. 133 F i. Margaret SANDERS died in Blythdale, Missouri and was buried in Blythdale, Missouri. 134 F ii. Alice SANDERS died 135 M iii. John SANDERS died 136 M iv. James SANDERS died 137 M v. Squire SANDERS died 138 F vi. Elizabeth SANDERS died 103. Presley SANDERS (Gunnel, Gunnel, James, William, Phillip)was born Jul 11 1809 in Fleming County, KY. He died Jul 19 1889 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, IA.
Presley married (1) Edith COOPER on 1830. Edith was born 1810. She died 1836.
Presley and Edith had the following 139 F i. Amanda J. SANDERS was born 1832.
140 M ii. Cyrus E. SANDERS was born Apr 20 1833.
141 F iii. Mary SANDERS was born 1835.
Presley also married (2) Hulda BOWEN after 1836. Hulda was born 1817 in Chillecothe, OH.
142 F iv. Eliza SANDERS.
143 M v. Smith SANDERS was born Feb 3 1838.
144 M vi. Alvin B. SANDERS was born 1840.
145 F vii. Etna SANDERS was born Jul 11 1846.
110. William T. SANDERS (Ackley, James, James, William, Phillip)was born 1820. He died 1849.