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John W. Sanders, War of 1812, South Carolina

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John W. Sanders, War of 1812, South Carolina

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 5:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sanders
The Sanders Cemetery in the Kyles Community, Jackson County, Alabama, was dedicated as a cemetery by Jesse Elbert Sanders (1831-1906). It's a small cemetery and most of the people buried there are close relatives. One of the burials,though, seems rather puzzling:

Sanders, John W.,War of 1812, Pvt. in Captain Clement's Company South Carolina militia. Died 15 Feb, 1815 and buried Sanders Cemetery, Jackson County, AL. He was married to Nancy Griffin 15 March, 1808 in the Spartanburg District of South Carolina. Marked by the Thomas Gold Chapter A.S. Daughters of 1812 in February, 1960.(From

According to Jane Nichols, who provided an online transcription of the Sanders cemetery at Kyles, John W. Sanders is not buried in the cemetery: "He died and was buried in SC. Someone had a headstone put there for him in the 1960s. I don't know the relationship of him to this family."

It seems improbable that he would have been buried on the property forty or fifty years before it was donated as a cemetery, but there must be a story about why someone erected a monument to him in this cemetery. Does anyone have further information about this John W. Sanders?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
GaryB___Sande... 18 Oct 2008 11:59PM GMT 
Charles Sande... 19 Oct 2008 2:19PM GMT 
Charles Sande... 19 Oct 2008 2:28PM GMT 
GaryB___Sande... 19 Oct 2008 4:28PM GMT 
wynnewynn 22 Apr 2009 6:20PM GMT 
wynnewynn 22 Apr 2009 7:07PM GMT 
jalindley172 23 Apr 2009 1:26PM GMT 
Thalia_Sander... 27 Jun 2013 1:56PM GMT 
Gary B. Sande... 27 Jun 2013 9:17PM GMT 
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