Moses Sanders, Sr. (1742 - 1817)

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Birthplace: Virginia Colony
Death: Died in Franklin, Georgia, USA
Occupation: Baptist minister
Managed by: Cheryl Judd
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About Moses Sanders, Sr.

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Birth: 1742 Virginia, USA

Death: Mar. 29, 1817 Franklin County Georgia, USA

The Reverend Moses Sanders was a well-known Baptist preacher 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.

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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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Spouse:
  • Mary Hamilton Sanders (1745 - 1816)
Children:
  • Moses Sanders (1771 - 1847)*
  • Sarah B. Sanders Hooper (1773 - 1862)*
  • David Sanders (1775 - 1815)*
  • John Sanders (1787 - 1858)*

Inscription: Rev. Moses Sanders Born 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


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


Burial: Sanders Cemetery Maysville Banks County Georgia, USA

Created by: Charles W. Sanders Record added: Mar 03, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 25009501

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Rev Moses Sanders, Sr's Timeline

1742
1742
Virginia Colony
1766
1766
Age 24
VA, USA
1769
1769
Age 27
1773
1773
Age 31
1775
1775
Age 33
North Carolina
1778
1778
Age 36
1781
1781
Age 39
1787
1787
Age 45
1817
March 29, 1817
Age 75
Franklin, Georgia, USA
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