Rev Moses Sanders Sr.


Rev Moses Sanders Sr.

Virginia, USA
Death 29 Mar 1817 (aged 74–75)
Franklin County, Georgia, USA
Burial Maysville, Banks County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 25009501 View Source
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He was approximately 75 years old at death.

The Reverend Moses Sanders was a well-known Baptist preacher (and planter) in the last decades of the eighteenth century who was instrumental in founding several Baptist churches in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, including Grove Level Baptist Church in Franklin (now Banks) County, Georgia. There is no proof that he was (and probably was NOT)born in England. It is also doubtful that he served in the Continental Army. His probable parents are Francis Sanders(Birth Bet.1715–1722 in Stafford County, Virginia
Death Abt 1760 in Fairfax or Loudoun County, Virginia probably) and Sarah Unknown(Birth Abt 1715 in Virginia (probably)Death Aft. 1765 in Fairfax or Loudoun County, Virginia (probably)
Francis' parents where Lewis Henry Sanders(Birth Bet. 1680–1695 in Scotland Death Abt 1761 in Fairfax County, Virginia and Nellie (Eleanor?) Daniel(Birth Abt 1695 in Scotland or Virginia. Death Aft. 1770 in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Actual grave site is off Hembree(dirt)Road below Grove Level Baptist Church. You would need to contact Mr.Clyde Rucker before going. It is on private property and he is very cautious now about letting people go on the land.

The three following links are to web pages owned by Gary Sanders:
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July of 1774- George Sanders, Aaron Sanders as well as Moses sanders are ordered to help construct a road from Beaver Dam Creek to Rocky Creek. Beaverdam Creek is about 5 Miles west of Salisbury, Anson County

1772 Moses was the Justice of the Peace in Anson county LDS film #018065, Anson County Court records

It is believed Moses moved to Anson County from either Loudoun County or Brunswick County VA shortly after his marriage to Mary Hamilton. He and his family, brothers or cousins, began accumulating property almost immediately circa 1771/2. When Montgomery was formed in 1779 some of his properties fell into the newly formed County of Montgomery.

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Rev. Moses Sanders
In England 1742
Died 1817
Founder of Grove Level, Nails Creek
and many other Baptist Churches.
A soldier of the Revolutionary War
The Cross of Jesus Christ My Anchor

Gravesite Details This stone was probably placed by Moses' Great Grandson, and contains what present day researchers believe to be erroneous information


In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees


  • Created by: Charles W. Sanders
  • Added: 2 Mar 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 25009501
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Moses Sanders Sr. (1742–29 Mar 1817), Find a Grave Memorial ID 25009501, citing Sanders Cemetery, Maysville, Banks County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Charles W. Sanders (contributor 46978292) .