Jo, you asked:
Do you know anything about this Rev Moses Sanders who started a lot of early Baptist churches in Ga. (Franklin/Banks Co's) ??
Yes. Here' s a few things. I have more but it's "Gears in motion' around here.
The Rev. Moses Sanders died in Franklin Co, Ga. in 1817. His will names his family. James is not one of them. Wife Mary. She also appears in the late 1790s on a deed with him.
Eldon Hurst has proven that this is Moses family. He has disproved many other things written about the Rev. Moses and his family, such as there is no verification that he came from England. His tombstone in Banks Ga. ,was placed there almost a hundred years after his death, by his Great Grandson, C.C. Sanders. Moses wife's name was Mary not Sally. He was not in the Rev. war. He was a justice of the peace in Rowan County, NC 1770-1782. He may have had brothers other than Francis. NO proof of that has been found.
His children: Aaron born 1769 Virgina: Moses Jr. born 1771 N.C. ; Sarah 1773 N.C. ; David born 1775 N.C.; Nancy born 1778 N.C. ; Amos born 1781 North Carolina; John Born 1787 North Carolina. Many have speculated more thatn this, but his will proves other wise.
My thoughts are that Aaron and James may be brothers. Then there is the possibility that George and Rueban may also be related. as they both are referenced as neighbors in deeds in the same time frame. in Montgomery county entries.
I am currently working thru the grants and deeds of Anson, Montgomery, Richmond, Stanley, Iredell, Wilkes and Rowan. N.C. I have found interesting grouping of Sanders families. James seems to be close to Moses in 1771. James is close to Patrick in 1758-1761 as they are mentioned as contiguous neighbor on Deeds.
Between 1757-1783 there are many Sanders having deeds reported in Anson County N.C. William Sanders, Patrick, Sanders, James Sanders, Nathaniel Sanders, Benjamin Saunders besides Aaron and Moses Saunders. A George Sanders received 100 acres on Duncan's Creek lower side in Nov 1771 - the same area as Moses. James Sanders serves as a constable in Anson County as did Aaron Sanders and Moses Sanders. A John Sanders is in Anson County in 1761 and has a son named Hezekiah Sanders. (From Eldon Hurst)
7/23/1774. MOSES SANDERS receives 200 Acres in Anson county on (Duncams, Duncombs, Duncans) of Huwarry (Uwarie) Anson County record #3449. book 26 page 37. "His Authority from The Governor was for 240 Acres on Dumas Creek. How he got to 200 Acres on Duncombs is a mystery".
7/23/1774â€¦"200 Acres on the N.E. of Pee Dee on Abners Creek". Anson record #3450. bk 26 pg. 37
1/22/1773â€¦100 acres on the West side of the Huwarry. Anson record #2940. book 22 page 147.
3/11/1775â€¦.640 acres on Old Mill Creek SouthWest of the Pee Dee book 25page 297.
"Also have found reference in Montgomery county Entries that Moses had property on Barnes Creek. Next ot George Sanders".
1/15/1772 to 4/15/1775 Moses is mentioned in court records many times in Anson County
1773 and 1775- Aaron Sanders receives several hundred acres thru several Grants on or near the Yadkin River. His letters of administration of estate for the deceased are recorded 11/12/1782 in Anson county pg.142 Sept. Term. 1782 book a folio 19. This is listed in Montgomery County. Per Eldon Hurst. Aaron has property on Barnes Creek, Montgomery County. In 1783 one year after his death, a widow Sanders is referenced in Elias Butlers Entry.
Here is what I've gleaned from the records that might interest you, and some of my thoughts.
PATRICK SANDERS, JAMES SANDERS AND A SECOND JAMES SANDERS, SIGNED THE REGULATORS PETITION 1769
"James Sanders buys land from Henry Touchstone on May 4th 1761 on Mountain Creek. Book 6 Page 111.
Between 1779 and 1790 we have found that the following Sanders were on Barnes Creek, Moses, Aaron, The â€œWidowâ€ Sanders, Daniel and James. Patrick Sanders and James Sanders land was adjacent in 1758-61 when they bought on Mountain Creek, Which is now Richmond County
William Sanders sold land to J Ellison Gross February 9th 1767 on the â€œWood Branchâ€. Recorded Book H-1 page 144. Neighbors Morgan Brown, John Pellan.
William Sanders buys land from Walter Gibson on May 22nd, 1773 on the Camp Branch. Book k Page 45.
William Sanders sold to Jane Collson one Hundred Acres. Deed dated July 1, 1784, land was on Indian Camp Branch. Book 4 Page 272. William was living in Camden District SC when deed was recorded in 1785. Rocky Fork N.C. is mentioned as a reference.
Patrick Sanders sold to Christopher MaCrae Et. Al. on June 9th 1777. Described as â€œadjacent to James Sandersâ€
Another James in 1778 on Gum Swamp Creek and Abraham in 1810 on Panther Creek. North Carolina . The two Creeks meet in northeastern Marlboro County, S.C. These guys are probably related.
1782- On the list of Taxables for Montgomery county we find:
Isaac Sanders (200 Acres, 1 Horse and 1 Cattle).
George Sanders (100 Acres, 2 Horses and 5 Cattle) and
James Sanders (100 Acres, 2 Horses and 4 Cattle)
1779 tax list montgomery
John SANDERS, Daniel SANDERS,
1780 Montgomery County tax list
Montgomery County 1790
SANDERS, Aaron 01 00 01.
SANDERS, Jacob 01 04 03.
SANDERS, James 01 04 02
SANDERS, James 03 02 02
SANDERS, Jeffrey 01 00 04
SANDERS, Joshua 01 03 02
SANDERS, Joshua 01 04 01
1794-Jeffery Sanders enters 60 Acres of land on Clarks Creek. This is near Mount Gilead and about 8 miles and 30 years from the grants of James and Patrick