Moses Martin Sanders, Sr

Moses Martin Sanders, Sr

Franklin County, Georgia, USA
Death 9 Nov 1878 (aged 75)
Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Plot L1_91_1a
Memorial ID 25530356 · View Source
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Moses Martin Sanders is the son of Mary Allred and David Sanders. Moses Martin was the grandson of the Reverend Moses Sanders who was born in 1742 in England.

He married Amanda Armstrong Fausett January 12, 1826 in Maury County, Tennessee. They had twelve children: William Carroll Sanders, Richard Twiggs Sanders, John Franklin Sanders, Rebecca Ann Sanders, Martha Brown Sanders, David Walker Sanders, Joseph Moroni Sanders, Sidney Rigdon Sanders, Emma Sanders, Eliza Jane Sanders, Hyrum Smith Sanders and Moses Martin Sanders Jr.

Moses Martin recognized the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and was baptized on 28 Jan 1835. He and his wife, Amanda Armstrong Fausett, gathered with the Latter-Day Saints at Farr West (1836), Quincy (1839), and Nauvoo, Illinois. Before Moses Martin left Nauvoo for Winter Quarters, he was blessed to lead prayers held in the Nauvoo Temple on 14 Mar 1846, 29 Mar 1846, and 31 Mar 1846. (Journal of History of the Church).

Moses Martin Sanders was a member of the Nauvoo Third Ward, and endowed at the Nauvoo Temple on Jan. 3, 1846.

Moses owned property near the home of the Prophet Joseph Smith on Partridge, Water, and Lumber Streets.

Moses came to Utah in 1848.

His family then removed to Winter Quarters, Council Bluffs, West Jordan (1850), Fairview (1858/9), and eventually St. George, Utah (1865) where Moses Martin helped build the first temple in the West dedicated to the Lord in this dispensation. Mary Allred, the mother of Moses Martin, was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the St. George Temple on the 21 Feb. 1877, and her endowments were performed on the 22 Feb. 1877.

Moses' son, Joseph Moroni, was born 25 Dec. 1836, the night his family was driven from their home in Farr West, Clay, Missouri. This same boy was baptized on his birthday, 25 Dec. 1844 in a hole cut out of the ice of the frozen Mississippi River just out of Nauvoo. Joseph Moroni married Hulda Charlotte Zabriskie, the daughter of Lewis Curtis Zabriskie, on 20 Aug. 1860 at Fairview, Sanpete, Utah. Lewis Curtis Zabriskie and his wife, Mary Higbee, came to Utah with the Garden Grove Company in 1851, and eventually settled in Spring City, Utah, which was originally called The Allred Settlement.

Moses married widow Mary Jane Sparks (Sanderson). She was the widow of James Sanderson and brought with her three children: Henry Weeks Sanderson, Mary Jane Sanderson and Maria Louise Sanderson.

In 1865, Moses Martin Sanders, and his family were called to the Dixie Cotton Mission. It was found that cotton could be raised quite successfully here, and there had been a factory built at Washington where the cotton could be turned into yard goods, some ready made clothing, and blankets which could be exchanged for other products throughout the state.

Moses Sanders bought the Middleton Ranch and built a house there just east of the bridge, which still stands in good condition.

Moses married widow Mary Jane Sparks (Sanderson). She was the widow of James Sanderson and brought with her

Step-children from his wife Mary Jane Sparks: Henry Weeks Sanderson, Mary Jane Sanderson and Maria Louise Sanderson.

Note: Birth place of Moses Martin Sanders was in Franklin, Georgia not in Illinois. This information comes from Elden G. Hurt. He did extensive research on Moses and Amanda and put all of his research in to a book called "Ancestry of Moses Martin Sanders and Amanda Armstrong Fausett" which is available on micro fiche through the Family history Library in Salt Lake, Utah. Could you please change the birth place to Franklin County Georgia. His Memorial# 25530356.
Thank You Ruthann Grundie Wood



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