Barbara, Thank you for your reply. I'm not sure what happened to John Davison Sanders, son of John Bunion Sanders and Lydia Armstrong. I only know John D. was b. 1862 in GA, and the family moved to Texas. Lydia died 18 May 1863 Burleson Co. TX, so John D. was a baby when they made the move. I also have that John D. married about 1884 in GEORGIA, but he was back in Texas by 1894 when his twin daughters, Effie and Ethel were born. His children born 1886-1892 may have been born in GA. John B.'s father, Henry, and his second wife, Sarah, came to TX in 1838. They lived in Guadalupe, Montgomery, Caldwell, Walker and Burleson Counties.
I am trying to trace all of the descendants of Henry Simeon Sanders, and his two wives. John Bunion Sanders was the son of Henry and first wife, Arphy Sims. Henry left Arphy about 1834/35 in GA, with five small children. He married Sarah Ann Elizabeth Harrison abt. 1835 in AL. Years later, Arphy also came to TX, with her youngest daughter, Nancy Ann Sanders Simonton, and Nancy's surving children and they settled next to Henry and Sarah. I am descended through Henry and his second wife, Sarah, from their son, Jonathan Simeon Sanders.
I would love to have Lydia's family. I have more on John B.'s sibs and their descendants, and I can take you back to his 3rd and possibly 4th ggrandfather and families, if you would like them. Here is what I presently have for John B. If you, or anyone who reads this, can add to this, please let me know.
DECENDANTS OF JOHN BUNION SANDERS
1 John Bunion SANDERS b. 30 June 1829 Morgan Co GA, d. 1916 Burleson Co TX
+Lydia ARMSTRONG b. 16 July 1838 Madison Co AL, d. 18 May 1863 Burleson Co TX, mar. 25 Nov 1859 GA
..2 John Davison SANDERS b. 1862 GA
+Mary Elizabeth JOHNSTON mar. abt. 1884 GA
....3 Ida Mae SANDERS b. 1886, d. 1978
+ ? GOODMAN
....3 Claude SANDERS b. 1887
....3 J. D. SANDERS b. 1889, d. 1933 TX
....3 James N. SANDERS b. 1892
....3 Effie SANDERS b. 1894 TX, d. 1894 TX
....3 Ethel SANDERS b. 1894 TX, d. 1894 TX
....3 Irene SANDERS b. 1895 prob. TX
+R. COOK b. 1912 TX
......4 Lillian COOK
......4 Alpha Elizabeth COOK
......4 Edward COOK
....3 Mary Elizabeth SANDERS b. 19 Dec 1897 prob. TX
+James W. GOODCHILD b. 12 Sep 1882, d. March 1963 TX, mar. in TX
2nd wife of John Bunion Sanders
+Nancy LEEPER d. 12 Aug 1912 Burleson Co TX, mar. 25 Sep 1869, Father: Charles LEEPER
..2 Dona SANDERS b. 1872 TX, d. 1949 TX
+James W. Ray HARVEY b. 1868 TX, d. 1942 TX, mar. 1886 TX
....3 Jessie HARVEY b. 1891 TX, d. 1965 TX
+Robert Hays BOWER b. 1884 TX, d. 1967 TX, mar. 1904 TX
......4 Harvey BOWER
......4 James BOWER
......4 Bobby BOWER (Robert ?) b. 1920 TX, d. 1974 TX
....3 Lucille HARVEY b. 1893 TX, d. 1966 TX
+A. R. NAGLE
....3 James W. Ray HARVEY, JR. b. 1898 TX, d. 1976 TX
+Mary Viola HOUSTON, mar. in TX
......4 Lurae (LuRae) HARVEY b. 27 July 1937 Bell Co TX
..2 Howel C. SANDERS b. 1875 TX, d. 1905 TX
+ Mamie ??
....3 Gertrude SANDERS
....3 James Joy SANDERS
John Bunion Sanders served in the Civil War, assigned to Company B, 16th Texas INfantery. He fought in the following battles; Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, Millikin's Bend and Jenkin's Ferry. In 1867 he was in the merchatile business in Bega, TX. He's buried in Prospect Cemetery in Lee Co TX.
Lydia Armstrong Sanders is buried in Greenvine Cemtery in Wash Co TX.
James Goodchild's SS #451-01-1615 iss. TX.
Mary Sanders Goodchild's SS #459-48-7853 iss. TX.
Nancy Leeper Sanders was married once before John Bunion Sanders and was a widow. She had children, number and names presently unknown to me. In 1880 she and John B. released land to her children that had belonged to her first husband. She's buried in Prospect Cemetery in Lee Co TX.
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