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John Sherman "Uncle Johnny" Saunders
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Birth: Oct. 22, 1836
Claiborne County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 31, 1906
Grapevine
Tarrant County
Texas, USA

Saunders served as a second lieutenant in Co. H, 61st Tennessee Mounted Infantry, also known as Pitts' Regiment and the 81st Tennessee Infantry. He was captured by Union forces in Claiborne County, Tennessee on November 6, 1863, and was sent to the military prison at Louisville, Kentucky, where he arrived on November 14. From there, he was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio on November 17, 1863. He remained at Camp Chase until March 25, 1864, when he was sent to Fort Delaware, Delaware. The trip to Delaware took two days. There he remained until the end of the war, and was released upon his oath of allegiance to the United States on June 12, 1865. At the time of his release, he was described as having a light complexion, dark hair, and blue eyes. He was 5'9" tall.
John S. Saunders died May 31, 1906. An obituary for Mr. Saunders appeared in the Grapevine Sun on June 2, 1906: "SUDDEN DEATH. We know our people will regret to learn of the sudden death of Mr. John S. Sanders, which occurred last Thursday night about twelve o'clock of apoplexy. Just previous to his death a storm had come up and Mr. Sanders had made his way to his storm-house, and was found a few minutes later on the step unconscious. He was taken to the house, but never regained consciousness. 'Uncle Johnny," as he was called by his friends, came to this community about 35 years ago from Tennessee. He was about 70 years old at the time of his death, and was one of the most highly respected citizens of this community. A wife and four children, besides other
relatives and a host of friends to mourn his sudden death. The Sun extends its sympathy to these sorrowing relatives and friends."

Married Margaret Neil STONE on November 22, 1865 in Claiborne County, Tennessee

Children
Mary Alice Saunders (1867-1928)
Henry Ellison Saunders (1868-1948)
Charles Edgar Saunders (1870-1886)
James Sterling Saunders (1873-1945)
 
 
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 Parents:
  Wiley Sanders (1806 - 1861)
  Lucinda Wallas Sanders (1819 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Neil Stone Saunders (1841 - 1932)
 
 Children:
  Mary Alice Saunders (1867 - 1929)*
  Henry Ellison Saunders (1868 - 1948)*
  Charles Edgar Saunders (1870 - 1886)*
  Ellen Pearl Saunders Corbin (1873 - 1944)*
  James Sterling Saunders (1873 - 1943)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Sherman Saunders (1836 - 1906)
  Arminda Sanders Pearson (1846 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Grapevine Cemetery
Grapevine
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Texas CSA
Record added: Nov 10, 2010
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Remembering And Honoring A True Southern Patriot - A Confederate Soldier. Deo Vindice.
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