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 Moses Sanders, Jr

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Moses Sanders, Jr

  • Birth 1771 Virginia, USA
  • Death 12 Jan 1847 Jackson County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Banks County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 28901888

The following information was provided by Gary B. Sanders, a trusted and knowledgeable researcher of the clan:

Moses Sanders, Jr., was born about 1771 in Anson County, North Carolina(the part that is now Montgomery County). Moses married Elizabeth "Betsy" Harris June 12,1789 in Wilkes County, North Carolina, where his parents was living at that time. Moses is mentioned in the will of his father, the Reverend Moses Sanders, Sr., in 1817. The will of Moses, Jr., was probated in January 1847 in Franklin County, Georgia.

There is no evidence that the Reverend Moses Sanders(1742-1817) or his son, Moses Sanders, Jr., were ever known as Moses Martin Sanders. All historical documents that refer to the Reverend Moses Sanders or his son have no middle name or initial. Elden Hurst, who wrote the most reliable and well-researched study of the family of the Reverend Moses Sanders and his children, did not believe that either man had a middle name. There was a Moses Martin Sanders (1803-1878) but he was the grandson of the senior Moses, not his son. In the records Moses Martin Sanders compiled in researching his family, he did not give a middle name for his grandfather or his uncle, and he surely would have done so if his middle name had been the same as theirs.

Below is the will of Moses Sanders, Jr., According to Elden Hurst, Moses Sanders, Jr., signed his will as Moses, Sr., in order to distinguish himself from his nephew Moses Sanders(son of Aaron Sanders, brother of Moses Jr.)

Will and Estate Records of Moses Sanders, proved 1846.

Moses Sanders Last Will & Testament
Recorded in Book A for Wills Folio 118, this 12th day of January 1847.
T. King, clerk [Franklin County, Georgia]

State of Georgia, Franklin County 6th July 1844.
In the name of God Amen,

I, Moses Sanders Senr of the State and County aforesaid being of sound mind & body do ordain and constitute this my last will and Testament.

1st I resign my body to the dust & my Spirit to God who gave it.
2nd I give & bequeath to my son John's heirs, two Small negroes.
3rd I give & bequeath unto my son Harriss Sanders, and
4th I give & bequeath unto my son Minyard Sanders, and
5th I give and bequeath unto my son Stephen Sanders and
6th I give & bequeath unto my daughter Nancy and
7th I give & bequeath unto my daughter Sarah &
8th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth &
9th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Martha and her heirs (at my Decease) as Severally named above and all my worldly goods and effects, to be Equally divided amongst my heirs as above named after the heirs of my son John, deceased [illegible] heirs receive their two Small negroes as above named, then said heirs to be equal heirs with the rest of my heirs as above named- and
10th I further will and bequeath to my daughter Polly's (Deceased) heirs five dollars are their full share of my Estate & also my Son John's (Deceased) wife, five dollars as her full Share of my Estate, and I further hereby constitute and appoint Richard Willbanks and Minyard Sanders to Execute my last will and Testament-Hereby revoking all former wills, and further order that my Son Stephen's property remains in the hand of Harriss Sanders, Minyard Sanders and Richard Willbanks to give to him as they may think necessity requires.

In Testimony whereof I hereunto Set me hand and Seal the day and Date above written

Signed: Moses Sanders
Witnesses: Williamson Mize, William Perry, Donald McDonald Jr.


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  • Created by: Charles W. Sanders
  • Added: 9 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28901888
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Moses Sanders, Jr (1771–12 Jan 1847), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28901888, citing M. Sanders Jr. Cemetery, Banks County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Charles W. Sanders (contributor 46978292) .