Selected Descendants of George Washington Sanders
Note: Our family is very interesting - multiple marriages with children spanning two generations! Be aware that some of John Washington Sanders' older children were very close in age to their younger aunts/uncles; many lived in the same area, which could be confusing for researchers. This page is our direct line. Contact me if you're searching for information on other descendents of George Washington Sanders.
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Generation No. 1
GEORGE WASHINGTON1 SANDERS was born Dec 25, 1825 in Tennessee, and died Mar 21, 1883 in ?Shelby Co., TN. He is buried with his second wife (Caroline) at Oakville Methodist Church cemetery (Memphis). His parents are unknown at this time.
He married (1) ELIZABETH FRANCES YANCEY Aug 11, 1843 in Shelby Co., TN, daughter of HENRY YANCEY and SARAH PRATHER. She was born circa 1825 in Giles County, TN, and died Bet. 1867 - 1870 in TN or MS?. Burial site unknown.
He married a widow, (2) CAROLINE ELIZABETH NELSON Bet. 1867 - 1870 in ?, daughter of JOHN THORTON and MARY PETTIGREW. She was born Sep 10, 1842 in Ga. (? or Tate County, Miss.), and died Dec 20, 1878 in ?Shelby Co., TN She is buried beside her second husband (George Washington SANDERS).
Caroline's first husband, James NELSON, who died in the Civil War. Caroline and James had one daughter, Jimmie Minerva NELSON (1861-1945) who later married Mr. Lounge Hawkins (L.H.) DAILY (1858-1914).
Children of GEORGE SANDERS and ELIZABETH YANCEY are:
i. SARAH SANDERS, b. circa 1844, Miss.; d. Bef. 1921, ?.
ii. WILLIAM H. SANDERS, b. circa 1846, Mississippi; d. Bef. 1860.
iii. MARTHA BELL G. SANDERS, b. 1848, MISSISSIPPI; d. Bef. 1921, ?.
iv. EUJENE T. SANDERS, b. 1852, MS.; d. Bef. 1921, ?.
v. MILLIE A.E.J. SANDERS, b. circa 1854, MS; d. Bet. 1920 - 1930, ?Shelby Co., TN.
vi. JOHN WASHINGTON SANDERS, b. Feb 19, 1856, Desoto Co., Mississippi; d. Apr 15, 1921, Memphis TN (Shelby Co).
vii. MARK SANDERS, b. circa 1860, Ms.; d. Bef. 1921.
viii. MINERVA SANDERS, b. circa 1861, Ms.; d. Bef. 1921.
ix. LAURA SANDERS, b. circa 1867, MS.; d. Bef. 1921.
Children of GEORGE SANDERS and CAROLINE THORTON NELSON are:
x. DELLA SANDERS, b. circa 1868; d. Aft. Jan 1941, ?Memphis, TN; m. WILL HARTZ; d. Bef. 1921.
xi. CAROLINE E. ("Carrie") SANDERS, b. 1876, TN; d. Feb 3, 1941, Shelby Co., TN ( ?Memphis).
xii. NANNIE FLOYD SANDERS, b. Oct 17, 1877, Memphis, TN; d. Apr 6, 1960, Forrest Hill Cemetery, Memphis, TN.
xiii. ROBERT WHEELER SANDERS, SR., b. Mar 14, 1878, Memphis TN; d. Jan 23, 1941, Memphis TN. He was buried Forrest Hill Cemetery.
Generation No. 2
JOHN WASHINGTON2 SANDERS(GEORGE WASHINGTON1) was born Feb 19, 1856 in Desoto Co., Mississippi, and died Apr 15, 1921 in Memphis TN (Shelby Co). He is buried at Edmondson Cemetery, Southaven, MS.
He married (1) MARTHA ELLEN WEST. She died Bet. 1881-1886 in ?Memphis. Her burial is unknown.
He married (2) MINERVA ALICE JONES Sep 4, 1886 in Memphis TN, daughter of _______JONES and ___?___GOFORTH. She was born Mar 23, 1864 in near Brownsville, TN (Haywood Co), and died Apr 14, 1943 in Askew Miss. She is buried at Edmondson Cemetery, on State Line Road, Southaven (Desoto County), MS.
Children of JOHN SANDERS and MARTHA WEST are:
i. JOHN ELZEY3 SANDERS, b. Jun 1879; d. 1951; m. AGNES J.; b. 1884; d. 1971. Buried at Longtown Cemetery, Panola County, MS.
ii. ESTELLA SANDERS, b. Jul 1880; d. Feb 26, 1925, Memphis, TN. She is Edmondson Cemetery, Southaven, MS.
iii EMMA BERNICE SANDERS, b. Oct 1881; d. Sep 5, 1937, Memphis, TN. Buried at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Arlington, TN.
Children of JOHN SANDERS and MINERVA JONES are:
iv. OLLIE JESSE SANDERS, b. Nov 22, 1887, Memphis TN (Shelby Co); d. Mar 23, 1935, LaGrange TN (Fayette Co). He is buried at Edmondson Cemetery, Southaven, MS.
v. THOMAS W. ("Tom") SANDERS, b. Sep 1889; d. Aft. Apr 1943.
vi. ELIZABETH S. ("Lizzie") SANDERS, b. May 1890; d. Aft. Sep 1937, New Orleans, LA.; m. BEN HARTZ.
vii. WILLOT/ WILLIETTS RUFUS SANDERS, b. Sep 1892; d. Aft. Sep 1937, ? Eudora, MS; m. ELLEN CORDELIA JOHNSON.
viii. ROBERT W. ("Bob") SANDERS, b. Sep 1893: d. ____. ; m. Lydia.
ix. LILLIAN E. SANDERS, b. Jul 26, 1896, Tn; d. Aug 29, 1897
x. JOHN BOOKER SANDERS, b. Feb 1898; d. Aft. Sep 1937.
xi. MARK L. SANDERS, b. Mar 1900; d. Aft. Sep 1937.
xii. SAMUEL SANDERS, b. Dec 31, 1901, TN; d. Sep 13, 1909.
xiii. SARAH H. ("Sallie") SANDERS, b. 1905, TN; m. _______ BLALOCK.
Generation No. 3
OLLIE JESSE3 SANDERS(JOHN WASHINGTON2, GEORGE WASHINGTON1) was born Nov 22, 1887 in Memphis TN (Shelby Co), and died Mar 23, 1935 in LaGrange TN (Fayette Co).
He married GERTRUDE MARTIN Feb 2, 1916 in Shelby Co, TN, daughter of WILLIAM W. (William Loyce) MARTIN and MARY Ellen (Mollie) TALBOTT. She was born Feb 6, 1895 in St. Louis, MO, and died Sep 13, 1994 in Memphis, TN. They are buried at Edmondson Cemetery, Southaven, MS.
Children of OLLIE SANDERS and GERTRUDE MARTIN are:
i. (Living) SANDERS
ii. DOUGLAS EDWARD SANDERS (deceased)
iii. LAWRENCE MILTON SANDERS (deceased)
iv. MARIE SANDERS (deceased)
v. (Living) SANDERS
vi. (Living) SANDERS
vii. (Living) SANDERS
viii. (Living) SANDERS
ix. (Living) SANDERS
x. CHARLES BENJAMIN SANDERS (deceased)
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