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Rev. Nathaniel Sanders/Saunders of Orange and Spotsylvania Co., VA
Posted by: Linda (ID *****0388) Date: October 12, 2011 at 04:01:09
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Please refer to post #1856 on this fourm and Robert Davis's reply to it as his 4th. Great-grandfather. I would like to correspond with this Robert Davis if possible.

The Rev. Nathaniel Sanders/Saunders supposedly d. in Orange Co., VA in 1808. Does anyone have his will? According to DAR records he had a daughter who d. in KY in 1818.

He is listed as giving a gun to the Revolutionary cause and is named next to John Price, believed to be my ancestor and who also gave a gun. Near the end of the Rev. War this John went to KY with other family members, soon being joined by his son, John, as well as another son, William.

In the early 1790's Nathaniel Sanders was in Woodford and/or Franklin Co., KY also and by 1800 both a Nathaniel Sanders Sr. and Jr. are listed in the 1800 Taxpayers of Franklin Co. KY. These are the same counties in which my John Price lived.

It has been my observation that the name Sanders was commonly spelled Saunders. Since Rev. Nathaniel Sanders and Rev. John Price served the same congregations in VA, I thought it possible they joined one another later in KY, and possibly the Elder Nathaniel Sanders went back to Orange Co., VA, where he d. in 1808, while his son stayed in KY.

After viewing Nathaniel Sanders/Saunders families on Ancestry, I've noticed there are some real questions as to these Nathaniel Sanders. It looks to me that the spelling has been one problem, but that there is a connection between these Sanders/Saunders families specifically to the Rev. Nathaniel Sanders, if not one and the same person.

The 1808 will could help uncover some of the questions. Would love to hear from anyone working on the research of these families.

Thanks, Linda

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