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Dr David Mitchell Sanders
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1835
Death: Apr. 26, 1909, USA

Confederate States of America

"David Mitchell Sanders changed the name from Saunders. He enlisted in Company I, 10th Mississilppi Regiment, CSA. He became a doctor and was known as Dr. Sanders until he died. He was a resident of Memphis for more than 40 years, a member of the Confederate Historical Society. He died 27 April 1909 at the home of his son-in-law,T.J. Branch at Woodstock, Tennessee."

A search on Trifold finds him in the Mississippi Confederate Service Records as both D.M. Sanders AND D.M. Saunders.

Edward Sanders son of David Mitchell Sanders and Mary Virginia Davis Austin, daughter of Hugh Rice Austin. (I have copies of charming letters between Mary Virginia and her sister Letitia in 1865, 1868 and 1869.)

David Mitchell Sanders changed his name to the present day spelling of Sanders. He was b 11/11/1835 and died 4/27/1909. David was son of Charles Grandison Saunders and Elizabeth G. Douglass.

David Mitchell Sanders was a physician and served in the CSA, Co. I,l0th Mississippi Regiment. After the war he had a medical practice in Memphis, TN for over 40 years. He was called "Doc Sanders". He died at the home of his son-in-law, Thomas Jefferson Branch at Woodstock, TN. On file copy of photo of David Mitchel Sanders in his CSA uniform.

David's father Charles Grandison Saunders of Madison County, MS owned a property called Pleasant Hill, 10 miles from Canton on the Big Black River. He was a prominent and respected man in the community.

Elizabeth Douglass was daughter of Edward Douglass V and Elizabeth Howard. Edward Douglass V was son of Edward Douglas IV and Sarah Elizabeth George, daughter of John George and Mary Jordan.

Letitia Austin Sanders was sister of Eliza/Elizabeth Sanders. Letitia married Charles Spencer Ward and had a daughter Permelia Ward who married Rembert Williams and a son David S. Ward.

All of the information on the Douglass and Sanders family shows they were prominent TN families and had been written about in several books on the founding TN families. They had originally come from Virginia in the middle 1700's and then migrated to the part of North Carolina, which became TN.
Some have moved on into Mississippi area.
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  Letitia Austin Saunders Ward (1865 - 1933)*
*Calculated relationship
Ward Memorial Cemetery
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Kim
Record added: Jan 28, 2008
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 Added: Jun. 6, 2012

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 Added: Jun. 18, 2009
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