Sanders Family Cemetery

The information below on Sanders Family Cemetery is contributed by two people who have ancestors buried in the Sanders Family Cemetery.  Their names and e-mail links are listed at the beginning of the information they have submitted.

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Sanders Family Cemetery,
Scott County, Missouri
Information Contributed by John Louis Maurath

My Grandpa is John Mack Sanders, who lives in Scott City. His Great-grandfather was Richmond Sanders, who came to Commerce, then Illmo around 1842 from Tennessee. He had a farm just outside of Illmo, and started the "Sanders Family Cemetery" on his farm, which is now owned by a descendant, Gilbert Bretzel. Richmond and his wife are buried there, as are several Sanders Civil War veterans buried in this cemetery. It is a quaint, picturesque cemetery, surrounded by trees, in the middle of a farm field. It's inaccessible by car.

Richmond Sanders (Patriarch of the family)
b. March 20, 1813 TN(?) or S.Carolina
d. May 27, 1882 Sanders Cemetery.
He has a nice, large, upright stone. He and Mary are buried under some large, old cedar trees. Interestingly, some of the trees in the cemetery have grown "around" some of the stones. Many stones are illegible, but still, the cemetery has been well-maintained by the family all of these years.

Mary (nee Raspberry) Sanders
(daughter of William and Siniah, nee Hooper, Raspberry
Wm. was born in Georgia sometime between 1780 & 1790
The Hoopers came from Wilks County, Georgia to Tennessee, originally coming from S. Carolina.
Siniah was the daughter of Churchill Hooper, a Revolutionary War veteran).
Mary Sanders is the Matriarch of the family.
b. March 25, 1814
d. sometime between Aug 4, 1896 & May 31, 1897 (stone illegible now).
She also has a nice, large, upright stone. Unfortunately, some of it is illegible.

Their children and descendants:
Churchill "Church" Sanders
(Civil War veteran)
b.Oct 18, 1839 in TN.
d. ?

James K. Pok Sanders
(Civil War veteran, died during the war).
b. March 31, 1841 in TN.
d. Aug 27, 1861

Martin Van Buren Sanders
(Civil War veteran)
b. March 13, 1845 in Scott County.
d. Jan 23, 1926

Allen Brasell Sanders
(Civil War veteran)
b.Aug 7, 1847
d. July 2, 1909 in Maynard (then called "Supply"), Arkansas, and was buried at the Antioch Cemetery in Oxley, Missouri (not in the Sanders Cemetery - a Civil War memorial stone was placed in Sanders Cemetery).

Mrs. Elsie Ann (nee House) Beckman Sanders
(Allen's first wife - he was her second husband).
b.Sept 23, 1848
d.Jan 4, 1899

Mary S. Bruns
(first wife of Henry Sanders, son of John Mack Sanders, I).
b.June 16, 1878

Adam Henry Sanders
(son of Henry and Hulda (nee Sander) Sanders).
b.Feb 19, 1912
d. March 1912

Susan Allen Sanders
(daughter of Henry and Hulda [Henry's 2nd wife]).
b.Nov 28, 1914 (she's a twin to my Grandfather, John Mack Sanders, II)
d.December, 1914.

William Benson Sanders
(son of Henry and Hulda).
b.March 16, 1916
d. 1919

William S. Sanders
(child of Richmond and Mary)
b. ?
d. some time before 1850 (may be first burial in cemetery).

Contributed by:  Sharon Coleman

Edward Dallers Sanders
died 6-12-1881
Roy Vernon Sanders
died 7-9-1890
William Luseal Sanders
died 3-25-1895

These three above were children of Allen Brasell Sanders and Elsie Ann House Beckman. 

Salle Wise
(daughter of Elsie Sanders and Walter Wise)
died 1913

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