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 William Jefferson “Jeff” Sanders

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William Jefferson “Jeff” Sanders

  • Birth 5 Mar 1832 Bedford County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 23 Jan 1894 Kelsey, Upshur County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Kelsey, Upshur County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 25748624

He served in the 17th Texas Cavalry with his brother Richard H. Sanders during the Civil War.

There are seven known people buried in this little cemetery. Only three of them have clearly marked graves. William's is not marked.

The following was provided by Justin M. Sanders who is a 3rd cousin 4Xrem. of Jeff:

Dallas Morning News, 15 Jan 1894, p4.

ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION

Gilmer, Upshur Co., Tex., Jan. 13.-- Last night Jeff Saunders, about 60
years of age, was shot in the left thigh while standing before the fire
in his room alone. The shooter stood outside and shot through a window.
The doctor who dressed the wound took out about twenty buckshot. The
wound is considered dangerous. No {sic} clew.

The following was provided by Jane Eubanks (no relation).

W. J. Sanders
Dallas Morning News - 25 Jan. 1894
Gilmer, Upshur Co., Tex. , Jan. 23. - W. J. Sanders, who resided six miles west from Gilmer and who was shot by some one through a window several days since, a report of which was published in The News, died last night from the effects of his injuries.







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  • Created by: Charles W. Sanders
  • Added: 4 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25748624
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Jefferson “Jeff” Sanders (5 Mar 1832–23 Jan 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25748624, citing Sanders Cemetery, Kelsey, Upshur County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Charles W. Sanders (contributor 46978292) .