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From: Ed Sanders <>
Subject: William Riley SANDERS & Thomas Jefferson SANDERS in AL & AR
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 12:56:47 -0500

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> From: Ed Sanders <>
> Date: Fri Jun 3, 2005 12:52:40 AM US/Central
> To:
> Subject: William Riley SANDERS & Thomas Jefferson SANDERS in AL & AR
> Geneva,
> Since you mention only one date and no place at all, it is difficult
> to know if I can answer your questions, but my SANDERS ancestors came
> in 7 ox-wagons in 1871 from Jackson Co, AL, to Calhoun Co, AR, under
> the leadership of my great, great grandfather, John Francis SANDERS,
> who married Cintha HARRIS in Guilford Co, NC on 03 Jul 1823. Their
> family migrated from NC to Jackson Co, AL, and were there about 40
> years.
> We called William Riley "Uncle Bud." His gravestone is dated
> 1858-1910. His brother, and my great grandfather, was William James
> SANDERS who was born in Jackson Co, AL, 18 Oct 1836. Perhaps the dates
> for William James (Jim) got switched with Bud's dates. I've never
> come across a wife of Uncle Bud's named Mahala BOWEN that I recall.
> Uncle Bud was short and "stout," wore size 51 trousers. He married a
> Jessie MAULDIN in Calhoun Co, AR.
> Thomas Jefferson SANDERS came to AR in that same wagon train in 1871
> and he married a Missouri BUMGARNER (who did not like her name and
> gave it to the Clerk as "Missouri GARNER" when she and "Uncle Tom" got
> their license to marry. I will have to tell you more about them later.
> This is getting long. Tom and two of his brothers entered land in
> western AR, and gravitated westward--George Washington dying in OK,
> and James G. and Thomas Jefferson are both thought to have died in TX.
> Tom became a "Hardshell" preacher in Pike Co, AR.
> Is any of this helpful to you? I realize there could be more than one
> "William Riley SANDERS." I threw in some details so you could know we
> are on the wrong track if these things don't fit.
> Best wishes,
> Ed
> On Sunday, May 29, 2005, at 02:58 PM, wrote:
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>> I am looking for information on William Riley Sanders b. 1836 md
>> Mahala Bowen. These are my GGGrandparents. I would appreciate any
>> information anyone might have. I can not find any thing on Mahala at
>> all.
>> Thanks, Geneva
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