Hiram Sanders, b. ca. 1800 GA; m. ca. 1820 Rebecca McDaniel, b. ca. 1802 SC (census estimates); death dates uncertain for both. I did not have a clue about anyone named Hiram Sanders until I spotted a Rootsweb post by Wayne Herndon who supplied a family record for the above couple taken from a Freeman Family Bible owned by a cousin of a correspondent Helen Shirley. This listed the exact birth date of my ancestor Cornelius Sanders of Texas Co MO. I had been trying to link him to his neighbor Andrew Jackson Sanders (son of Peter and Michel Tarbutton Sanders) who may indeed turn out to be an uncle of Cornelius.
Hiram Sanders – wife Rebecca
- Mary Ann Sanders, born March 7, 1820
- Archibald McDaniel Sanders, born May 9, 1822
- Moses Ezekiel Sanders, born May 27, 1826
- Cornelius Sanders, born October 9, 1828 [possibly Elias Cornelius Sanders]
- Finas Ewen Sanders, born April 27, 1830 [aka Phineas Ewing Sanders]
- Lucinda Katherine Sanders, born April 19, 1832
- Elizabeth Jane Sanders, born July 24, 1834
1830 Census Bedford Co TN, p. 5, lists Hiram Sanders with 2 males under 5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 10-15, and 1 female 20-30; neighbors were Lemuel Brichien [?] and James F. Wood.
1835 State Census for Union Co IL, p. 29 (LDS 964132) shows Hiram Saunders with a large household, viz., 4 males under 10, 2 females under 10, 1 male 10-20, 1 female 10-20, 1 male 30-40, and 1 female 30-40. Neighbors were William Shirley and John Whitaker.
1839 - Sanders must have still been living in or near Union Co IL in April 1839 when he is mentioned in his daughter Mary Ann’s marriage consent. Neighbor George McGhehey gave the affidavit: “You need not tell Sanders of this as he is not willing for the marriage and he will think hard of me etc.” Union Co IL Loose Marriage Consents, LDS 964134.
1839 - Union Co IL Probate Records 1818-1845, by Darrel Dexter, p. 30, Estate of Nimrod Eberley, died 4 Dec 1839, Debts, Hiram Sanders, 10 Aug 1839, $36.75, including boarding for two months, feeding horse, washing and mending. No township location noted in abstract.
1840 - I have not been able to locate Hiram Sanders in the 1840 census.
1841 - There is a mortgage recorded in Cape Girardeau Co MO (Deed Vol. K, p. 95-96) for Hiram Saunders to Archibald Saunders, for the SW ¼ NE ¼ Sect. 17, Twp. 31 N, Range 12 E, containing 40 acres. This was recorded on 12 Nov 1841. This seems to be the same parcel noted in the land entry below which says 1847. I rechecked the dates on both references.
1845 - There is supposed to be an 1845 state census for Illinois. There are no films on FamilySearch but a couple counties do appear on Ancestry.com – not Union County.
1847 - Hiram Sanders of Cape Girardeau Co MO made a land entry at the Jackson Land Office for the SW ¼ NE ¼ of fractional Section 17, Twp. 34 N, Range 12 E, containing 40 acres, on 17 Feb 1847, Certificate #8074, Vol. 353 (Missouri), p. 232. Cape Girardeau County MO is directly across the river from Union County IL. His son, Cornelius, later got military bounty land in Cape Girardeau County. I might note that there are at least 20 deeds for one “Hy. Sanders” in Cape Girardeau Co MO during this time period, but after much study, I have determined that the clerk had an unusual abbreviation for Henry. These deeds do not apply to our Hiram.
1850 - In the 1850 census, this family is in District 2, Union Co IL, p. 212: Hiram Sanders 50 Farmer GA, Rebecca 48 SC, Harriet 7 MO, Jasper 3 AR, Archibald Sanders 28 Farmer AL, Nancy 21 IL married within year, James 6 IL, Harriet 4 IL, Catharine 18 TN; neighbors Daniel Benet and John Stone. Hiram Sanders does not appear in the 1850 agricultural schedule, however, his son, Archibald Sanders (who was living in his father’s household) is listed. He has 35 acres improved, 83 acres unimproved, $600 value, $120 value of farming implements, 4 horses, 4 milch cows, 5 other cattle, 12 sheep, 20 swine, $182 value of livestock, 50 bushels wheat, 400 bushels corn, 50 bushels oats, etc. I do not find anything in the grantee or grantor indices for Union Co IL for Hiram or Archibald Sanders, so they may have rented the farm. The agricultural schedule (1850) lists the “owner, agent, or manager” of the farm. There are some entries in the Cape Girardeau Co MO indices, but I am not convinced that I am reading the “Hy” in the handwriting correctly nor that this is the same family. Jonathan Freize and wife to Hy Sanders and Frederick Sanders, 27 Feb 1854, lots 36 and 37 in Range “C”, per Deed Book Q, p. 688-689 and 695-696; also Hy Sanders and wife to Frederick Sanders, part SW ¼ and w ½ Lot 2 NW ¼ Sect. 3, Twp. 30, Range 12 East, dated 22 May 1854, in Deed Book Q, p. 784-786; also Jonathan Frieze and wife to Hy Sanders, a lot in Range C, date 29 Sep 1854, in Deed Book R, p. 173-175; also Hy Sanders and wife to Chas J. Sanders, SW ¼ NE ¼ and S ½ Lot 1, NW ¼ and W ½ SE ¼ N E ¼ Sect. 30, Twp. 31 N, Range 12 E, date 17 Oct 1855, in Deed Book S, p. 45-46. We do not have a Frederick Sanders nor a Charles J. Sanders in our family and the township does not match the 1847 land entry.
1855 - Hiram Sanders does appear in the 1855 state census for Union Co IL, p. 17, with 1 male under 10, 1 male 40-50, 1 male 50-60, 2 females under 10, 2 females 10-20, and 1 female 30-40. Neighbors were Harriet Brock and John Corgan. Livestock was only valued at $10.00.
1859 - Union Co IL Probate Records 1856-1868, by Darrel Dexter, p. 320: Hiram Sanders one of purchasers at estate sale on 21 May 1859; estate of Christopher Houser Sr., died 1 Apr 1859; land in township 11 South, Range 2 West.
1859 - It is not known at this time if Hiram Sanders died in 1859-1860. His name does not appear on either the Union Co IL or Wright Co MN mortality schedules (2nd half 1859, 1st half 1860). I see nothing in the probate indexes in Union Co IL for any Sanders during this time period. He is not named in the 1860 census.
1860 - Rebecca Sanders 57 $400/00 KY is living in Franklin Twp., Wright Co MN, p. 67, of all places in 1860, with a Jasper N. Sanders 14 AR. Neighbors were her son-in-law Elial Freeman and Luther Walter. Next to Elial Freeman, one Harriet Sanders 18 MO is living with John and Harriet A. Cunningham.
1861 - Union County, Illinois Genealogical Information, Vol. 2, Early Courthouse Records 1818-1938, by Darrel Dexter, p. 180: County Commissioners Records 1831-1870, 4 Sep 1861, C.H. Willeford was allowed $5 for making the coffin for Mr. Sanders. Unfortunately, the first name is not given. Rebecca Sanders is listed in a separate household in Minnesota in 1860 and her $400 worth is in the real property slot, not personal property, as one might expect (suggesting that she is permanently in Minnesota and not just visiting her daughter). Since Hiram is not found in the 1860 census and would not likely have stayed in Illinois, this coffin might have been for a different Sanders family.
There are several Milwaukee Land Office entries for a Hiram Sanders – 1 Mar 1848 for 80 acres S ½ SE 9 N 17 E 5; 1 Feb 1848 for 40 acres in NW SE 9N 17 E 5; 1 Feb 1848 in W ½ NW 9 N 17 E 8; 1 Aug 1849 for 40 acres in SW NE 9 N 17 E 5; 80 acres on 1 Jan 1850 in E ½ SW 10 N 16 E 36; and 80 acres 1 Jan 1850 in SE NE and NE SE 9 N 17 E 5. These are supposed to be Minnesota or Wisconsin but I haven’t tried to line the land up to a map to see if the tracts are in Wright Co.
1870 - We have not been able to locate Rebecca Sanders in the 1870 census, her son-in-law, Elial Freeman living in Walker Twp., Anderson Co KS by that date, and her housemate, Jasper N. Saunders, living with the Cornelius Saunders family in Clinton Twp., Texas Co. MO.
I have no proof of the maiden name of the wife of Hiram Sanders or of the children. This information is given on a Rootsweb page [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hendon/cipp/thesanders.html] submitted by Archibald Sanders descendant Wayne Herndon. He says he received this list of parents and children (names and birth dates only) via email from Helen Shirley. It came from a Freeman family Bible. At this point, because Harriet and Jasper are not mentioned in this family record, I am not including them as children of Hiram and Rebecca Sanders. Another email correspondent, a Look family descendant, had the name “---- McDaniel” as the mother of Catherine Look who died in California in 1909. Perhaps her death certificate or obituary says this? Another email correspondent, Herman Sanders, believes that “Hiram James” Sanders and his wife Rebecca both died in Union Co IL, and he lists Limestone Co AL as the birthplace of a son, Archibald Sanders. These counties in Alabama – Limestone, Madison, and Jackson, and moving north into Tennessee – Lincoln and Bedford, are certainly the home area of the Sanders family.
- Mary Ann, b. 7 Mar 1820 TN; m(1) 11 Apr 1839 Union Co IL to Andrew J. Cates; m(2) 13 Jan 1850 Union Co IL to Eliel Freeman. To Franklin Twp., Wright Co MN 1860; Walker Twp., Anderson Co KS 1870; Lincoln Twp., Anderson Co KS 1880.
- Archibald McDaniel Sanders, b. 9 May 1822 Limestone Co AL; d. 1896 Searcy Co AR; m(1) 7 Nov 1843 Union Co IL to Harriet (Bennett) Green, widow of Mastin Green, b. 1811 TN; d. Nov 1849 (?) Union Co IL; m(2) 28 Jul 1850 Union Co IL to Nancy M. Thornton; m(3) 15 Sep 1852 Fannin Co TX to Willann George; m(4) ca. 1858 Jack Co TX to Malinda McEntire, b. 1843 TN according to family but is with wife Piety A., age 22 TN, in 1860 census; m(5) ca. 1871 Searcy Co AR to Rachel Jones. Union Co IL 1850; Jack Co TX 1860; Searcy Co AR 1870 and 1880.
- Moses Ezekiel Sanders, b. 27 May 1826. No further information.
- Cornelius Sanders, b. 9 Oct 1828 AL; d. 28 Sep 1877 MO, bur. Stubbs Cem., Clinton Twp., Texas Co MO; m. ca. 1846 Greene Co AR to Matilda Jane McIntosh (by tradition the widow of a Sanders who had died), b. 19 May 1825 Weakley Co TN, d. 10 Mar 1894 Beaver Creek, Texas Co MO, bur. Stubbs Cem. (This is my line.)
- Finas Ewen Sanders, b. 27 Apr 1830. No further information.
- Lucinda Katherine Sanders, b. 19 Apr 1832 Madison Co IL; d. 7 Aug 1909 Orange Co CA; m. 20 May 1856 Madison Co IL to Isaac Newton Look. To Madison Co IL 1860; Saunders Co NE 1870 and 1880; Lincoln, Lancaster Co NE 1900.
- Elizabeth Jane Sanders, b. 24 Jul 1834; possibly the one who married 12 Sep 1867 Union Co IL to David Love. Not located in 1870 census.
Note: Is a marriage of “Mrs.” Anna Sanders to James A. Roach occurring 4 Apr 1846 in Union Co IL (v. 1, p. 185). The James Roach family lived near the above Sanders family and was a next door neighbor to Harriet (Bennett) Green before she married Archibald McDaniel Sanders. In the 1850 census, p. 226, District 2, Union Co IL: James Roach 57 TN Farmer; Scynthia 46 KY; John Mann 12 IL; Permelia Mann 14 IL; neighbors William Ballard and Levi Black. Her first husband’s identity is not known at this time. In 1860, Twp. 13 S, Range 3 W, Union Co IL, Union Point P.O., p. 658: Cynthia Roach 59 KY ---/$175; neighbors Stephen Wilcot and William Ballard; William Roach and Anthony Roach nearby. Could not locate her in 1870 census.
Note: Jasper N. Sanders, b. Jan 1847 AR, is in Union Co IL 1850 with Hiram; in Wright Co MN 1860 with Rebecca; in Texas Co MO 1870 with Cornelius; in McDonald Co MO 1880; and possibly the one in Jasper Co MO 1900. There are at least two other Jasper N. Sanders just a year or two younger than ours.
Note: Harriet Sanders, b. ca. 1843 MO, is living with Hiram and Rebecca Sanders in District 2, Union Co IL in the 1850 census, p. 212. In 1860, she is age 18 MO, living with the John and Harriet A. Cunningham family in Franklin P.O., Franklin Twp., Wright Co MN, p. 67, next door to Elial Freeman. She is probably the Harriet Sanders who m. 16 Nov 1861 Wright Co MN (v. A, p. 29) to Oliver Steward. In the 1870 census, there is an Oliver Steward 35 Druggist $4000/$500 OH living with the Dr. Perry Chance family in Crow River P.O., Wright Co MN, p. 6 & 7 (handwritten); neighbors Thadeus Kerr and Frank M. Hopkins; no wife listed.
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BREAKDOWN ON CHILDREN
1. Mary Ann Sanders, b. 7 Mar 1820 TN; m(1) 11 Apr 1839 Union Co IL to Andrew J. Cates; m(2) 13 Jan 1850 Union Co IL to Eliel Freeman. Union Co IL Loose Marriage Consents, LDS 964134: “Andrew J.Cates of Union Co application for a marriage license to Mary Mary [sic] Sanders, said Mary to be eighteen years or upwards of age, 11 Apr 1839.” Signed A.J. Cates.
Same reference, “Willards Ferry, April the 11th, 1839. To inform you that Polly Ann Sanders is of age, that is her parents told me that she was eighteen the first of March 1838. George McGhehey. You need not tell Sanders of this as he is not willing for the marriage and he will think hard of me etc.”
Union Co IL Marriages, Vol. 1, p. 82, LDS 963179: “Andrew J. Cates to Mary Sanders, 11 Apr 1839 by M. Green JP.”
Union Co IL Marriages, Vol. 1, p. 253, LDS 963179: “Elial Freeman and Mary Ann Cates married 13th day of January 1850. Jesse Underwood, M.G.C.”
1840 Union Co IL (no township given), p. 66, Andrew J. Cates, with 1 male 20-30, 1 female under 5, and 1 female 20-30; neighbors William Roach and James Carr; George McGehey who gave affidavit for marriage is two doors away.
1840 Union Co IL (no township given), p. 67, Eliel Freeman, with 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 20-30, a male 40-50, 2 females 15-20, and 1 female 40-50; neighbors Nathan Bucky and L.T. Hamilton.
1850 Twp 3N R8W, Madison Co IL, p. 522: Eliel Freeman 32 PA Farmer; Mary Ann 30 TN; Andrew 9 IL; Phillip 21 TN; neighbors Solomon Kline and Willis King; possible parents Elisha and Abigail Freeman living a couple houses away.
1860 Franklin Twp., Wright Co MN, Franklin P.O., p. 67-68 (handwritten): Elial Freeman 41 PA Farmer $800/$200; Mary A. 36 AL; Marshall 10 IL school; Henry 8 IL school; Phillipp 6 IL school; William 5 IL school; George W 2 MN; Chas. 3 MN [order correct]; and Andrew J. Cates 19 MO Farm Laborer, school; neighbors John Cunningham and Rebecca Sanders. Rebecca Sanders 57 KY $400/---; with Jasper N. Sanders 14 AR. Harriet Sanders 18 MO is living with the John Cunningham family.
1870 Walker Twp., Anderson Co KS, Garnett P.O., p. 145: Eliel Freeman 52 Farmer ---/$350 PA; Mary 49 Keeping House TN; Marshall 19 IL Farmer; Henry 18 IL Farmer; Phillip 16 IL Farmer; William 15 IL Farmer; Charles 13 MN Farmer; George 11 MN At Home; Alice 9 MN; and Elnore (?) 7 MN; neighbors Stewart Hiatt and Nathan Hiatt.
1880 Lincoln Twp., Anderson Co KS, p. 163A: Eliel Freeman 63 PA Farmer; wife Mary A. 60 AL; George W. 21 MN Farmer; Alice M. 18 MN; James E. 17 MN Aids on Farm; and Mary Cummings 21 OH School Teacher. Mary says her father was born in GA, her mother in TN. Philip M. Freeman 26 IL Teacher and Farmer is on the same page with wife Matilda A. 21 IN Keeps House and a boarder, Eli Marshall 40 NC Farmer.
1880 3rd Ward, Paola, Miami Co KS, p. 446C, Andrew J. Kates 40 AR Laborer, with Rosella 36 MO Wife, Keeping House, both noted as Black, living with several Strawder and Kates children.
1880 Monroe Twp., Anderson Co KS, p. 165B: Henry Freeman 28 IL Farm Laborer, wife wife Alice 20 KS Keeps House, and two Freeman children, living with his wife’s mother, A. Betsy Brown and her family.
Eliel Freeman died in 1897 and was buried in Garnett Cemetery, Anderson Co KS, with no marker. The obituary: “Jan. 29,1897 – Eliel Freeman died Jan. 28, age 79 years and 42 days. He had been quite feeble for some months and recently suffered severe attack of fever which resulted in death. Funeral today at Presbyterian church, and remains temporarily interred in Garnett cemetery until they can be shipped to California. He was a native of Pennsylvania and settled in Anderson county shortly after the war. He was born at Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Dec. 16, 1817, and at age 18 his parents moved to Douglas county, Illinois and resided several years. He married Mary A. Cates in 1848. In 1856 he moved to Wright county, Iowa [sic] and resided about ten years, then came to Anderson county in the summer of 1868. Eight children born to them, 7 sons and 1 daughter, all living except 1 son. At his bedside were sons Henry, George, and James.” The obituary doesn’t mention the status of his wife. Perhaps Mary Ann died before him and was buried in California for some reason? On 5 Mar 1897, H. C. Freeman was named administrator of Eliel Freeman, deceased (Anderson Co KS Probate Journal 3, p. 199). The settlement was recorded 11 Apr 1898 by Henry C. Freeman, and $60.00 was divided among the heirs, viz., James E. Freeman, P. M. Freeman, George W. Freeman, Marshall Freeman, H. C. Freeman, Mary A. Shade nee Freeman, and Arthur W. & Edward E. Freeman – minor heirs of C. N. Freeman, deceased (Anderson Co KS Probate Journal 3, p. 420-421).
Children of Mary Ann (Sanders) Cates-Freeman:
a. Andrew Jackson Cates aka Freeman, b. 29 Sep 1841 IL; d. 20 Mar 1881 Garnett, Anderson Co KY; m. 12 May 1870 Miami Co KS to Rosa (Rosella) Davis
b. Marshall Freeman, b. ca. 1850 IL; d. 4 Dec 1927 San Jacinto, Riverside Co CA
c. Henry C. Freeman, b. ca. 1852 IL; wife Alice Brown
d. Phillip M. Freeman, b. ca. 1854 IL; m. 31 Jul 1878 Anderson Co KS to Matilda A. Axe
e. William Freeman, b. ca. 1855 IL
f. Charles N. Freeman, b. 8 Jun 1856 MN; d. 30 Jul 1894 Garnett, Anderson Co KS; m. 15 Oct 1878 Anderson Co KS to Dora L. Rebstock (later Crozier)
g. George Washington Freeman, b. 12 Jul 1858 MN; d. 3 Jun 1935 Pulaski Co MO; m(1) 30 Dec 1880 Anderson Co KS to Alice M. McMullen; m(2) 17 Jan 1884 Anderson Co KS to Jennie Francis Morris
h. Mary Alice Freeman, b. ca. 1861 MN; m. Shade
i. James Elnor Freeman, b. ca. 1863 MN
2. Archibald McDaniel Sanders, b. 9 May 1822 Limestone Co AL; d. 1896 Searcy Co AR; m(1) 7 Nov 1843 Union Co IL to Harriet (Bennett) Green, widow of Mastin Green, b. 1811 TN; d. Nov 1849 (?) Union Co IL; m(2) 28 Jul 1850 Union Co IL to Nancy M. Thornton; m(3) 15 Sep 1852 Fannin Co TX to Willann George; m(4) ca. 1858 Jack Co TX to Malinda McEntire, b. 1843 TN according to family but is with wife Piety A., age 22 TN, in 1860 census; m(5) ca. 1871 Searcy Co AR to Rachel Jones. Web site of Bobby Lloyd Martin (2001) identifies this last wife as Rachel Meek of Richland Twp., Newton Co AR.
Illinois Marriages online has marriage of Mastin Green to Harriet Bennett on 6 Mar 1828 Union Co IL, in Vol. A, p. 35.
Union Co IL Probate Records 1818-1845, by Darrel Dexter, p. 38, Estate of Mastin Green, died Nov 1839; heirs include Harriet B., wife of Archibald Sanders, widow, $96.01; children: Nancy Green, Nathaniel Green, Jacob Green, Benton Green, and Cornelia Green, $38.40 each. Harriet B. Green and Franklin M. Bennett were administrators. Box G-116, Probate Book B, p. 330-331, 337; Book 4, p. 96-97. Don’t see a township location in abstract.
1840 Census, Union Co IL, p. 66: Harriet Green with 2 males under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-10, and 1 female 20-30; neighbors were James A. Roach and William Shelton.
Union Co. IL Marriages, Vol. 1, p. 154, LDS 963179: “Archibald M. Sanders and Harriet Green was married on the 7th day of November 1843 by me, John Gramm JP.” [Illinois Marriages online says “Mrs.” Harriet Green.]
Union Co IL Probate Records 1818-1845, by Darrel Dexter, p. 92, Sarah M.Wilkins estate, died Dec 1844; Archables [sic] Sanders one of purchasers at sale held 1 Jan 1845. No township location given in abstract.
Union Co IL Probate Records 1818-1845, by Darrel Dexter, p. 10, estate of Robert H. Bennett, died Dec 1844; administrator William Green; Archibald Sanders is one of purchasers at sale on 12 Jan 1845; land location is Twp 12 South, Range 3 West.
Union Co IL Probate Records 1818-1845, by Darrel Dexter, p. 49, William James estate, died Nov 1845; Archibald Sanders one of purchasers at estate sale held 26-27 Dec 1845; land location is township 12 south, Range 3 West.
Union Co IL Genealogical Information, Vol. 1, Early Court House Records, 1818-1846, by Darrel Dexter and 3 others, p. 33, land patentees and 1846 land owners in Union Co IL, patentee Caleb Hartline, present owner Arch Sanders, NE NE Sect 28 Twp 115 [sic – maybe 15?], Range 2 W, 40 acres.
Union Co IL Guardianship Records 1818-1918, by Darrel Dexter, p. 42: estate of Mastin Green 1846; Archilbald Sanders guardian 1846 (v. 4, p. 235) of Nancy, Nathaniel, Jacob, Benton, and Cornelia Green; in 1850, David Brown, William Green, and Charles Crowell become guardians (v. 5, p. 275-276; v. 6, p. 281).
Union Co IL Marriages, Vol. 1, p. 26, LDS 963179: “Archibald Sanders to Nancy M. Thornton, 28th day of July 1850. George H. Lemley JP.” [Illinois marriages online says p. 262].
1850 Census, District 2, Union Co IL, p. 212: Archibald Sanders 28 AL Farmer; Nancy 21 IL, married within year; James 6 IL; Harriet 4 IL; living with his parents; neighbors Daniel Benet and John Stone.
Archibald Sanders is listed in the 1850 Union Co IL agricultural schedule with 35 acres improved, 83 acres unimproved, $600 value, $120 value of farming implements, 4 horses, 4 milch cows, 5 other cattle, 12 sheep, 20 swine, $182 value of livestock, 50 bushels wheat, 400 bushels corn, 50 bushels oats, etc.
Jack County, Texas 1887 Drought Sufferers and Tax Rolls 1858-1859-1861, by Lucille Garner: p. 22-23, 1858 tax roll, includes Archy Sanders, listed next to a Joshua Sanders. Pages 24-25, 1859 tax roll, Archibald Sanders, grouped with Jonathan Sanders and William Sanders. Pages 26-27, 1861 tax roll, Archibald M. Sanders separate from other Sanders groups.
1860 Census, Antelope P.O., Jack Co TX, p. 356: Archibald Mc. Saunders 35 IL Farmer $400/$500; Pieta A. 22 TN no read/write; James 16 IL school; Serrilda 14 IL school; Susan 1 TX; neighbors James G. Tackett and J. Milt Hays.
Because Archibald McDaniel Sanders likely served in the militia unit that responded to the following incident, I am going to mention it. A local history book, Ninety-four Years in Jack County 1854-1948, by Ida Lasater Huckabay (Texas), p. 60, includes an article on the murder of the Landman family in Parker County – “When the Indians reached the Gage home they shot and killed Jane Masterson. They also murdered Mrs. Sanders and shot Mrs. Gage several times with arrows and knocked her in the head with rocks, leaving her for dead as they did little Polly.” (not sure of date) On page 64, it was further noted that the massacres enraged the citizens, call were made for volunteers, J.J. Cureton was selected as captain of the Citizens’ Company, organized 1860 with members, M.D. Sanders, Second Lieutenant, among others [think M.D. may stand for McDaniel]. One James Sanders also served in the above company (p. 65). On page 68 is a letter to Gov Sam Houston written by Robert Bean, dated 30 Nov 1860 Jack Co TX – “Indian invasion in our county on the 26th day of Nov 1860 --- the Indians killed the old lady Sanders (or Saunders) and wounded Mrs. Gage and her three children ---.” I note that there is a Jack Co TX marriage for Alexander Sanders to Miss Matilda Gage 10 Feb 1861, by Robert Bean, Chief Justice, so the “old lady Sanders” killed by Indians may be a different Sanders family, because of this later Sanders/Gage affiliation.
Trails West (periodical – Parker Co Gen Soc), v. 12 #2, Jan 1982, p. 21: List of Jury Scrip paid 18 Aug 1860 to 18 Nov 1861, Parker Co TX, includes M.D. Sanders.
Trails West, v. 22, #3, Apr 1992, 1861 Jack Co TX tax list, pp. 45-46, includes Archibald Sanders.
Trails West, v. 24, #2, Spring 1994, p. 24: Confederate Muster Roll, Capt. Joseph Wards Co., 1st Frontier District, from first muster 1 Feb 1864; this muster dated 1 Jun 1864, included Private Arch. Sanders, age 41, 30 days service, paid $60, 1 rifle. Organized in Parker Co TX.
Trails West, v. 11 #2, Jan 1981, p. 21-22, list of registered voters 1867, Parker Co TX, Arch. McD or M.D. Sanders, Precinct 3, 16 years resident of state, 4 years of county, 4 years of precinct, born Tennessee.
Trails West, v. 9, #2, Jan 1979, p. 18: 1868 Poll Tax List for Parker Co TX, includes M.D. Sanders.
1870 Census, Point Pester (?) P.O., Mount Pleasant Twp., Searcy Co AR, p. 35: A. Mc. Sanders 48 TN Farmer ---/$200; Susan C. 11 TX Keeping House, no write; Joan 9 TX At Home; neighbors James Farrel and Philip G. Stuart. On the other side of Mr. Stuart is one Johnathan Sanders 47 AL Farmer ---/$100; Martha F. 20 AL Keeping House, Benj. 1 AL.
1880 Census, District 176, Mount Pleasant Twp., Searcy Co AR, p. 500: Archable Sanders 58 TN Farmer, parents born AL/AL; Rachel 31 AR Keeping House, no read/write, parents born TN/TN; Mary E. 5 AR, daughter, at home; Sarah F. 2, daughter, at home; Orillas ½ month AR (born April, female), at home; parents of all children born TN/AR; neighbors Mandy Huser and John Parsley.
Children of Archibald McDaniel Sanders:
a. James Sanders, b. 1844 Union Co IL; d. 1865 Parker Co TX. “James Sanders, the only brother of our subject [Mrs. Harriette S. Stone], was killed by the Indians in Parker County, Texas, in 1865, and her only sister died while young [History of Texas, Lewis Publishing Co., 1896, p. 89-90].
b. Harriet Schrilda Sanders, b. 24 Mar 1846 Union Co IL; d. after 1910; m. 1863 Erath Co TX to Redman Stone, b. 19 Mar 1832 Johnson Co AR; d. 15 Nov 1885 Comanche Co TX. Service in McCord’s Frontier Regiment Cavalry from Texas, Confederate States Army.
c. Susan Sanders, b. 1858.
d. Josie Ann Sanders, b. 18 Oct 1860 Jack Co TX; d. 5 Jun 1934 Red Springs, Knox Co TX; m. 21 Sep 1879 Comanche Co TX to James Raymond Stone, b. 14 Jul 1858 Ft Worth, Tarrant Co TX, d. 28 Oct 1943 Abernathy, Hale Co TX; both buried Vera Cem.
e. Ida Mae Sanders, b. 1872 Mt. Pleasant, Searcy Co AR.
f. Mary E. Sanders, b. 1875 Mt. Pleasant, Searcy Co AR.
g. Sarah Frances Sanders, b. 1878 Mt. Pleasant, Searcy Co AR; m. Mr. Blackwell.
h. Arillas Sanders, b. Apr 1880 Mt. Pleasant, Searcy Co AR.
i. Jasper Newton Sanders, b. 29 May 1881 Mt. Pleasant, Searcy Co AR; d. 17 Dec 1935 Searcy Co AR; m. 1906 Witt Springs, Searcy Co AR to Ica Iona Sears.
4. Cornelius Sanders, b. 9 Oct 1828 [Family Record and tombstone] Jackson Co AL [Military Enlistment]; d. 28 Sep 1877 MO, bur. Stubbs Cem., Clinton Twp., Texas Co MO [tombstone]; m. ca. 1846 Greene Co AR to Matilda Jane McIntosh (by tradition the widow of a Sanders who had died), daughter of Solomon and Elizabeth (Edmondson) McIntosh, b. 19 May 1825 Weakley Co TN, d. 10 Mar 1894 Beaver Creek, Texas Co MO, bur. Stubbs Cemetery [tombstone and newspaper death notice].
She was married first, by tradition (said Edith Sanders Neel 1893-1979), to a brother of her second husband, probably the Lewis Sanders, age 20-30, wife 15-20, in 1840 Cache Twp., Greene Co. AR, p. 139, neighbor to Solomon Mackintosh and John McDaniel. She married second Cornelius Sanders. Since Lewis is not listed in the Hiram Sanders family record, the brothers tradition is probably inaccurate. Perhaps they were cousins. Lewis Sanders appears on Greene Co AR tax lists from 1840 through 1845 enumerated next to Peter Sanders.
Cornelius Sanders, age 19, enlisted in the 12th Regiment, Company C, US Infantry, on 7 Sep 1847 during the Mexican-American War and served as a Private at Camp Carrollton LA. He was discharged 22 Jul 1848 with his younger brother Phineas Ewing Sanders. On the enlistment sheet, Cornelius Sanders stated that he had been born in Jackson Co AL, was 6 feet tall, a farmer, and of light complexion with light hair [Register of Enlistment in the United States Army 1798-1814].
1850 Census, Union Twp., Greene Co AR, p. 178: Cornelius Saunders 22 AL Farmer; Matilda 24 TN; Peter 9 AR school; Lewis 3 AR; Cyntha 8/12 AR; neighbors Washington Duffele and George C. Murray.
Cornelius Sanders, late a private in Captain Wood’s Company, 12th Regiment, US Infantry, received a bounty land warrant #41,567 on 1 Sep 1851 for 160 acres in the E ½ NE ¼, the SW ¼ NE ¼, and the NW ¼ SE ¼ of Sect. 11, Twp. 32 N, Range 12 E, in the Jackson MO Land District, the parcel being in Cape Girardeau Co MO [Military Warrant – MW 1083-012]. It seems to have been assigned (at least in part) to one James Russell.
Land records include: U.S. to Cornelius Sanders, SE1/4 SW1/4 Sect 25 Twp 29 R 13, 40 acres, 15 Sep 1854. [Wright Co MO Deed Book Q, pp 523-524]
Original land entries for Cornelius Sanders in Wright Co., SW ¼ Sect. 25, on 17 Aug 1857 (C.E. 23990), on 29 Mar 1858 (C.E. 25823), and on 13 Dec 1858 (C.E. 24272), Twp. 29 N, Range 13 W, Wood Twp [First Plat Book, Wright Co Missouri].
U.S. to Cornelius Sanders, NE1/4 SW1/4 Sect 25 Twp 29 R 13, 40 acres, 1 June 1859. [Wright Co MO Deed Book Q, p 522]
1860 Census, Hartville P.O. (no township given), Wright Co MO, p. 961: Cornelius Sanders 31 AL Farmer $1000/$500; Jane 34 TN, no read/write; Lewis 12 AR school; Cynthia 11 AR school; James H. 7 MO school; Anna Albature 4 MO; and Rebecca F. 1 MO; neighbors Wm. Morrison and Peter Sanders. Peter Sanders 18 AR Farmer ---/$110; Elizabeth 20 IN, married within year; other neighbor Berry Beeny. Four doors away is John A. Sanders who is a son of Peter and Marchial (Tarbutton) Sanders of Bedford Co TN and Greene Co AR.
On 11 Jul 1862, Cornelius (his X mark) Sanders signs a Citizen’s File in Wright Co MO declaring that he sided with the Union forces during the Civil War. The signature mark is “C San” [Union Citizen Files].
There is a Cornelius Sanders that appears on the 1862 tax list for Greene Co AR (only year) with 1 horse, 1 mule, 10 cows, and $252 value. His mother-in-law Elizabeth McIntosh and uncle Whitey McIntosh were still residing there at the time.
Cornelius and Matilda J. Sanders of Wright Co. MO to Jehu Barns of St. Francois Co. MO, for $1000, NW1/4 SW1/4 Sect 25 and NE1/4 SE1/4 Sect 26, containing 80 acres, and SE1/4 SW1/4 Sect 25 containing 40 acres, and NE1/4 SW1/4 Sect 25, containing 40 acres, all land in Twp 29 R 13, Wright Co. Dated 23 Oct 1866. Witnesses, James Forrest and S.B. Scarborough. Affidavit that Cornelius Sanders is personally known to Valentine C. Peirs, a notary public of St. Francois Co. MO. [Wright Co MO Deed Book C, p 174] A son, William D. Sanders, was born in Farmington, St. Francois Co MO in 1865, according to a letter written by his older sister, Cynthia Cox.
Jesse and Lucinda Stubbs of Texas Co. MO to Cornelius Sanders of Texas Co. MO, for $1000, east 1/2 SW1/4 Sect 27 Twp 29 R 12, the SW1/4 NW1/4 Sect 27 Twp 29 R 12, the SE1/4 NW1/4 Sect 34 Twp 29 R 12, the NW1/4 NW1/4 Sect 34 Twp 29 R 12, the NE1/4 NW1/4 Sect 34 Twp 23 R 12, containing in all 240 acres, dated 4 May 1867. [Texas Co MO Deed Book E, pp 560-561]
Cornelius and Matilda J. Sanders of Texas Co. MO to William A. Morrison of Texas Co. MO, for $450, the east 1/2 SW1/4 Sect 27 Twp 29 R 12, containing 80 acres, in Texas Co., dated 16 Nov 1868, witness Smiley J. Aleshire. [Texas Co. MO Deeds, v. F, p 242]
1870 Census, Clinton Twp., Texas Co MO, p. 402, Houston P.O.: Cornelius Saunders 40 AL Farmer $1200/$450; Matilda J. 45 TN Housekeeper, no read/write; Lewis 29 AR; Cintha J. 28 AR; James H. 16 MO, no read/write; Rebecca F. 12 MO, no read/write; Betsy A. 9 MO; Willey D. 5 MO; Cornelius E. 2 MO; Jasper N. 23 AR; neighbors Peter Saunders and Samuel Jones. Peter Saunders 28 AR Farmer $200/$200; Emila C. 21 MO Housekeeper; Viola J. 1 MO; neighbors William A. Morrison and Cornelius Saunders; these next to Aaron C. Barnhart and Wm. S. Sanders of the Andrew Jackson Sanders (son of Peter) family.
1876 State Census, County of Texas, State of Missouri, Book 1, p. 56, Twp. 29, Range 12: Cornelius Sanders, over 45; Metilda J. [sic], over 45; Smtha J. [sic] 21-45; James H., 21-45; Rebecca F., 18-21; William D., 10-18; and Cornelious, under 10; neighbors Anderson C. Barnhart and Samuel James.
Tombstone in Stubbs Cemetery, Texas Co MO: Cornelius Sanders, born Oct. 9, 1828, Died Sep. 28, 1877, “….. my friends so dear, --- mourn a change that death has made, my soul is now to a ----- sphere, while my body here is ……”
1880 Census, Clinton Twp., Texas Co MO, p. 314: M.J. Sanders 55 TN Farmer, parents both born TN; Cynthia 30 AR, Daughter, Keeping House; Rebecca 22 MO Daughter; Wm. 14 MO Son, Works on Farm; Ewing 11 MO, Son, Works on Farm; parents of children born IL/TN; and Elisabeth McIntosh 84 TN, Mother, Widow, parents born PA/VA; neighbors W.A. Morrison and J.H. Sanders.
Indenture made 13 Aug 1892, between William Cox and wife Cynthia, and James H. Sanders and wife Emma, of Mountain Grove MO, to Ewing Sanders of Wright Co MO, for $300, their undivided interest in a lot of land along Lake Street in Town of Lyon, in SW1/4 NW1/4 Sect 9 Twp 28 R 12, Wright Co. MO. [Wright Co MO Deed Book V, p 317]
"The Prospect", 16 Mar 1894, Mountain Grove, Wright Co. MO: in Beaver Creek items, "... yesterday 'Aunt' Jane Sanders was buried at the Stubbs cemetery." Cornelius, Matilda Jane, Andrew J., and Sabrina Sanders, are buried side by side in Stubbs Cem., Texas Co. MO.
Tombstone in Stubbs Cemetery, Texas Co MO: Matilda J. Sanders, wife of Cornelius Sanders, born May 19, 1825, died Mar. 10, 1894, aged 66 yrs., 9 ms., & 21 ds.
Child of Matilda Jane McIntosh by first husband (probably Lewis Sanders):
a. Peter Sanders, b. 17 Jul 1841 Greene Co. AR; d. 3 May 1899 Texas Co. MO, of acute cystitis due to chronically enlarged prostrate; bur. Stubbs Cem., Clinton Twp., Texas Co. MO; Co. B, 8th Reg., Missouri Cav.; m(1) 2 Feb 1860 to Elizabeth Hellums, who d. 5 Sept 1861 Wright Co MO; m(2) Elizabeth Savira McGlothlin aka Frost; divorced from second wife in March Term 1868 Wright Co MO; m(3) 5 Apr 1868 Hartville, MO to Emily Caroline Hardin, d. 14 Sept 1923. Peter Sanders had a Civil War pension, soldiers certificate #697765; Emily C. Sanders filed for a pension after Peter’s death, widows certificate #49027. Lewis Sanders (“brother of claimant”), W.D. Sanders, and J.H. Sanders all file affidavits in the pension case. Peter Sanders owned 95 acres in Sect. 27, Twp. 29, Range 12, Texas Co., at the time of his death. Grandma (Edith Neel) said that her Uncle Peter served initially with the Confederacy but was buried in his Union uniform.
Children of Cornelius Sanders and Matilda Jane McIntosh:
b. Louis Sanders, b. 11 Sep 1847 Union Twp., Greene Co. AR; d. 15 Oct 1937 Texas Co. MO; bur. Stubbs Cem., Clinton Twp., Texas Co. MO; m. 14 Aug 1870 Texas Co. MO to Martha Denney. Spelled Lewis Sanders in many documents.
c. Cynthia A. Sanders, b. ca. 1849 Union Twp., Greene Co. AR; m. 26 Nov 1882 Texas Co. MO to William Cox. Grandma (Edith Neel) was born on their farm in a cabin.
d. James H. Sanders, b. Nov 1853 Texas Co. MO; m. 19 Feb 1879 Texas Co. MO to Sarah E. Orgenbright. Jim Sanders was a physician and surgeon, office over post office in Mountain Grove, MO.
e. Anna Albature Sanders, b. ca. 1856 Texas Co. MO; absent by 1870 census.
f. Manerva Rebecca Sanders, b. ca. 1858 Texas Co. MO; m. 8 May 1880 Texas Co. MO to John Smalley.
g. Betsy A. Sanders, b. ca. 1861 Clinton Twp., Texas Co. MO; absent by 1880 census.
h. William Derias Sanders, b. 31 Jul 1865 Farmington, St. Francois Co. MO; d. 23 Mar 1919 Great Bend, Barton Co. KS; m(1) 30 Sep 1883 Texas Co. MO to Elizabeth Jane Spurgeon; they separated; m(2) Mary ----. W.D. & Mary Sanders lived in Pawnee Rock, KS. She might be the Josie Sanders, 34 KS, widow, a hotel dishwasher in the John M. Thiss bording house, 1920 census, Main St., Great Bend, Barton Co KS, ED 20, sheet 2A, p. 111. Jane Sanders lived in Springfield, MO; m(2) George S. Hawley, and removed to Republic City NE, but died in Springfield. [Great Grandfather of submitter.]
i. Cornelius Ewing Sanders, b. ca. 1868 Clinton Twp., Texas Co. MO.
5. Phineas Ewing Sanders, b. 27 Apr 1830 (Family Record) in Bedford Co TN (military enlistment). On 7 Sep 1847, he enlisted in the Mexican American War in the 12th US Infantry, Co. C, and was discharged 22 Jul 1848, having served as a Private in the camp at Carrollton, LA. He stated on his enlistment papers that he was age 18, 5 foot 10 inches tall, light hair and light complexion, born in Bedford Co TN, occupation farmer [Register of Enlistments in the United States Army 1798-1814].
Phineas E. Sanders, a private in Captain Wood’s Company, 12th Regiment, US Infantry, received 160 acres bounty land (Warrant #67,080) in the S ½ SW ¼ Sect. 8, and the N ½ NW ¼ Sect. 17, both in Twp 17 N, Range 6 E, in the Batesville AR Land District – parcel in Greene Co AR. The date was 1 Jul 1851 [Military Bounty Land Warrant, Vol. 1071, p. 255].
However, I cannot locate him in the 1850 or 1860 census, cannot locate a marriage record for that name, and have not located a record of death.
6. Lucinda Katherine Sanders, b. 19 Apr 1832 IL (web site has 17 Apr 1832 Collinsville, Madison Co IL); d. 7 Aug 1909 Santa Ana, Orange Co CA; m. 20 May 1856 (web site has 1855) Madison Co IL to Isaac Newton Look, b. 4 Jul 1828 Madison Co IL; d. 11 May 1911 Santa Ana, Orange Co CA.
1860 Census, Twp. 3, Range 8, Madison Co IL, Collinsville P.O., p. 46 (handwritten number): James N. Look 31 IL Laborer; Kate 27 IL Housekeeper; Lucy 4 IL; Oscar 2 IL (male); Henry Carter 39 DE Gentleman $1000/$200; James Carter 15 IL; Richard Carter 9 IL; Charles Carter 7 IL; neighbor Carl Kalbfleish. Not sure that I have the correct Look family; names are very clear.
1870 Census, Ashland P.O., Ashland Twp., Saunders Co NE, p. 344: Isaac N. Look 43 IL Day Laborer $800; Catharine 38 IL Keeping House, no write; Mary 14 IL school; Olive 12 IL (female), no write; Sarah 7 IL; Joseph 5 IL; Elmer 1 IL; neighbors Harriett Hinkley and George W. Geer.
1880 Census, District 169, Ashland Twp., Saunders Co NE, p. 260: Isaac N. Look 50 IL Laborer, parents born NY/CT; Catherine 49 IL Wife Keeping House, parents born AL/AL; Lillie [sic] 24 IL Daughter; Sarah 16 IL Daughter school; Joseph 14 IL School; Elmer 12 NE Son school; parents of all children IL/IL; neighbors Joseph Coberly and Sarah Fulton.
1900 Census, North 12th St., Ward 3, Lincoln, Lancaster Co NE, p. 20A, ED 49: I.N. Look, born July 1826, age 73, married 45 years, born IL, parents NY/NY; wife Catherine, born Apr 1835, age 65, 7 children, 6 living, born IL, parents NY [sic]/AL; Sarah Walker, daughter, born Sep (?) 1865, age 34, 5 children, 5 living, born IL, parents born IL/IL, cook; and her children: Bernice, Nov 1886, age 14, NE, school; Iva, Aug 1888, age 11, NE school; Cathrine, Jan 1890, age 10, NE school; Lucy, Dec 1891, age 8, NE school; Joseph, Feb 1876, age 4, NE; parents on all children born IA/IL; also C.M. Clark, roomer, born –1833, age 67, widower, born IA, parents NY/NY, washing dishes; neighbors Ellen Smith and John Bruce.
A descendant [see familysearch.org] lists children of this couple, all born in Madison Co IL, as:
a. Mary Lillie Look, 15 Apr 1856 – 10 Dec 1937
b. Olive Lorene Look, 1858-1939
c. Isaac Newton Look, 1860-1909 (yet is not with parents in census; maybe typing error for 1869 death?)
d. Laura Look, 1862-1865
e. Sarah Lord Look, 10 Sep 1863 – 1 Jul 1941 Santa Ana, Orange Co CA
f. Joseph Lee Darrow Look, 19 Aug 1865 – 19 Feb 1958
g. Thomas Elmer Look, 1868 – 1947
Jasper N. Sanders, b. Jan 1847 AR; wife Martha E., born ca. 1851 TN.
1850 Census, District 2, Union Co IL, p. 212: Jasper Sanders 3 AR, in household of Hiram (age 50) and Rebecca (age 48) Sanders; not named as a child in family Bible.
1860 Census, Franklin P.O., Franklin Twp., Wright Co MN, p. 67: Jasper N. Sanders 14 AR, living with Rebecca Sanders.
1870 Census, Houston P.O., Clinton Twp., Texas Co MO, p. 402: Jasper N. Saunders 23 AR, living with Cornelius (age 40) and Matilda J. (age 45) Saunders.
1880 Census, District 94, Elk Horn Twp., McDonald Co MO, p. 247: Jasper N. Sanders 31 AR, Farmer, blank in parents birth spot; Martha E. 29 TN Wife, Keeping House, parents both born TN; John L. 7 MO Son; William H. 5 MO Son; Emily 4 TX Daughter; Anna M. 9/12 months TX, born August, Daughter, parents of all children born AR/TN; also Elihu Henry 22 MO, Boarder, Farmer, parents born TN/TN; neighbors Campbell Owsley and James W. Brock.
1900 Census, District 67, Sarcoxie Twp., Jasper Co MO, p. 14A: Jasper N. Sanders (census tallying over initial), born Jan 1847 AR, father’s birth unknown, mother born TN; Mary E., wife, born Nov (?) 1851, 2 children, 2 living, born OH, both parents born OH; Dora (?) Robinson, stepson, born Aug 1880 MO, parents OH/OH; Bruster Robinson, stepson, born Jun 1881 [sic] MO, parents AR/OH [sic]; Elvia Robinson, stepson, born Oct 1884 MO, both parents born OH; Guy S. Robinson, stepson, born Jul 1886 MO, parents both born OH; Mary M. Robinson, stepson [sic], born Dec 1890 MO, parents OH/OH. Next door neighbor is Harry J. Saunders [sic], born Feb 1871 IA, parents IA/IA; Meda J., wife, born May 1873 MO, parents TN/AR; Wm. D., son, born Oct 1876 KS, parents IA/MO. Not sure if this is the correct Jasper N. Sanders.
Tom Neel, 169 E Main St, New London OH 44851 – firstname.lastname@example.org - Feb 2006 (updated 2016)