About James Nathaniel Sanders:
1850 Dustruct 86, Upson, Georgia
James N Sanders, 27
Nancy J Sanders, 27
Home in 1860: Eastern Division, Pike Co, Alabama
Post Office: Little Oak
James N Sanders
Amos A Sanders 15
Isaac M Sanders 10
Thomas S Sanders 8
Malichi J Partin 23
in 1870: Troy, Pike Co, Alabama
Saunders, James, 48, Ga
Mary, 39, Ga
Monroe, 20, Ga
Molly, 15, Ga
Amanda, 7, Al
Jamimie?, 5, Al
Perdue, William, 16, Al
Memorial record of Alabama : a concise account of the state's political, military, professional and
industrial progress, together with the personal memoirs of many of its people.
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Publisher: Brant & Fuller
Few planters in southern Alabama are
as widely known as Isaac M Sanders, one of the intelligent and representative men of Conecuh county.
His parents were James N. and Nancy Jane Sanders, the father a native of Georgia, born in Jones county,
in the year 1822. He was a leading farmer of Pike county, Ala., to which part of the state he removed
with is father, Isaac Sanders, about the year 1853, and is remembered as a man of excellent moral character,
of whom it has been said, by those who knew him best, that a better farmer and more scrupulously honest
and upright citizen it was never their fortune to meet. In 1844, in the state of Georgia, he married
Nancy Sledge, and in 1852 moved to Pike county, Ala., where Mrs. Sanders died, in 1859. She bore her
husband four children, namely: Amos A., Isaac M., Thomas S., and Mary A. Mrs. Sanders? second marriage
was solemnized, in 1861, with Mrs. Perdue, and she also became the mother of four children, whose names
are as follows: Amanda J., wife of James C. Shirley; James Alice, wife of Dr. William Eiland; Elizabeth
Victoria, wife of Samuel Casey, ad Stephen W., who resides with his widowed mother at Troy, Ala. Mr.
Sanders died full of years and honors and greatly lamented by a large circle of relative and friends,
in November, 1890. Isaac M. Sanders was born November 2, 1849, in Upson County, Ga., and at the age
of three years was brought by his parents to Alabama, of which state he has since been a resident.
His educational training embraced the common school course, and at the age of twenty he began his life
work as an agriculturist, which he has since followed with success such as few planters attain. After
his marriage, which was consummated December 20, 1871, with Mary S. Perdue, he followed his chosen calling
for three years in Pike county, and in 1875 moved to his present large plantation, consisting of 1,500
acres, two miles northwest of Brooklyn, where he has since resided. In addition to his farming interests,
Mr. Sanders is also connected with the timber business of Conecuh county, being principal member of
the J. M. Sanders milling firm, which owns a large mill on Indigo creek, south of Brooklyn, where square
timber is manufactured on an extensive scale. Mrs. Sanders, a most estimable lady, is a daughter of
Jalus and Alvira Perdue, and was born and raised in Pike county, Ala. She has borne her husband six
children, namely; James Jalus, John A., Shelby B., Hillary Hubbard, Amos B., and Capt. Monroe. Mr.
Sanders is notable example of the successful self-made made man. He began the struggle of life without
a dollar of his own, but the school of adversity, in which his early life was invigorated, proved an
experience which in after years enabled him to overcome discouraging obstacles and wring success, from
that which to many a man of less firm purpose would have proved defeat. All of his business transactions
are dictated by shrewd common sense and a correct judgment that seems to be inborn and intuitive, and
he impresses those with whom he comes in contact as a man of more than ordinary intelligence and sagacity.
His family of manly boys, whom he is raising to practical work, and educating with unstinted purse,
would be a credit to any father, and right proud is he in the reflection of the good name inherited
from a noble ancestry will, in no wise, suffer by the injudicious action of any of his children. In
politics, Mr. Sanders is a democrat, and in religion a Baptist.