Rev. Moses Sanders, I

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Moses Sanders, I

Birthplace: Virginia Colony
Death: Died in Franklin, Georgia, USA
Place of Burial: Maysville, Banks, Georgia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Saunders, son of Francis Sanders & Mary Stringer and Catherine Saunders
Husband of Mary (prob. not Sarah or Sallie) Sanders
Father of Moses Martin Sanders, II; Aaron Sanders; Sarah B. Hooper; David Sanders; Nancy Sanders and 7 others
Brother of William Aaron Saunders; Isaac Saunders; tabitha saunders; Francis Saunders/Sanders and George Saunders

Occupation: Baptist minister
Managed by: Cheryl Judd
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About Rev. Moses Sanders, I

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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.

Family links:

  • Mary Hamilton Sanders (1745 - 1816)
  • 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

Born 1742 in Downton, Wiltshire, Englandmap Son of John Sanders and Jane (Crew) Sanders Brother of Elizabeth Sanders, Joseph Sanders, John Sanders, Hezekiah Sanders, Jesse Sanders, Sarah (Sanders) Brooks, Priscilla Sanders, Ann Sanders, Jemima Sanders, Jesse Sanders, Francis Sanders, Joel Sanders, William Sanders, Jane Sanders, Lucy (Sanders) Humphries and Joseph Lacey Husband of Mary (Hamilton) Sanders — married [date unknown] [location unknown] Husband of Sallie Hamilton — married [date unknown] [location unknown] Father of David Sanders Died March 29, 1817 [location unknown]

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Rev. Moses Sanders, I's Timeline

Virginia Colony
Age 24
Virginia Colony, Colonial America
Age 27
Frkln., Ga
Age 29
Frkln., Ga
May 15, 1773
Age 31
Virginia, Colonial America
Age 33
Iredell County, North Carolina, Colonial America
Age 36
Anson, Iredell, North Carolina
Age 38
Age 41
Anson, Iredell, North Carolina