Posted By:Ronald Clemons
Subject:Re: William Henry Sanders and Elizabeth Dennis
Post Date:April 27, 2011 at 20:39:30
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Forum:Sanders Family Genealogy Forum
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OK, I found your site and borrowed a copy of the marriage Certificate. Actually, I have not worked on my Sanders line for some years, been to busy on my Clemons line.

I was looking for a good map, but I guess they have taken off-line since 9/11. You can buy a good military topo map of Cusseta area on-line, I see. I think it's off the reservation, 3 miles south of Cusseta. It looked like wildersness from the road, but that was in the 70s. I also see, perhaps they have now changed the spelling to Hitchitee [which was the actual name of the Creek Indian tribe]. There was a big Battle of Hitchity there in 1836. Historical marker now.

So they went to Mt Olive Church, I see a Mt Olive cemetery listed on the map in Cusseta. Seth Cobb was a deacon at the church, his wife, Martha Hill, was sort of famous. Doctor Sanders married one of his daughters [her 2d marriage]. I have forgotten now, but the Sanders and everybody use to hang out around his place, which was at a crossroads and/or a hill. This stuff on Seth Cobb is on the web, along with much history by N.K Rogers.

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Author: N. K. Rogers
"Aunt Patsy Cobb" (Mrs. Seth Cobb) was so well known for her decided personality and her many beneficent acts that a history of the county would be incomplete without a sketch recording some of her characteristics.
Family tradition says that she was a cousin of the illustrious Ben Hill who "lived to vindicate in the Congress of the U. S. the conduct of the South during the war, and to silence the slanders that impugned our honor." Once when he was to make one of his famous speeches in Columbus, Ga. he sent his cousin, Mrs. Martha (Patsy) Hill Cobb a message to be present. As he did not see her, heinquired later (presumably in a letter) why she failed to come. Her reply was, "I have been accustomed to gentlemen calling to see me."
Descendants say she was the daughter of Isaac Hill who was a brother of John
...After the civil war when death had claimed several of her children and others had removed to distant states, two grandsons, Pack and Tom Brooks were the chief support of her old age. They were the beneficiaries named in her will and all the memories of Aunt Patsy preserved through them and others let us see her as one who had a happy outlook upon life, left nothing to chance, butdirected all resources, no matter how limited, to the best possible use...