Your post caused me to question my own ears, or recall.
So I researched ancestry.com and discovered a Sarah Sanders in Claiborne Co MS in 1820.
Now this is important because the capital of Claiborne Co is Port Gibson, and almost directly across from it in Louisiana is St Joseph.
So I'm thinking that I wasn't paying attention when my grandmother was talking and heard wrong about 1836, but I did hear her say that Dr Sion B Sanders was migrating with a wagon train. The train halted at Rodney, MS (now a ghost town), to cross on a ferry. He received word that there was a cholera epidemic in St Joseph, and was going to turn back, but the people of ST Joseph heard there was a doctor in Rodney and sent word begging for help. As a doctor he couldn't turn his back, went over and caught cholera, and as he lay dying told his wife to turn around and go back.
The family did wind up in Attala Co MS.
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