The Saunders Family of Covington & Geneva Counties
Saunders Cemetery in Houston County, Alabama

Submiited by: Jerry L. Segars, MAR 2007
with additional research & census info by Lisa R. Franklin

There are two graves located in Saunders Cemetery, about 60 yards off the road in a stand of mature oak and magnolia trees at the northwest corner of the bridge on Brannon Stand Road, just north of US Highway 84 West, Dothan, Houston County, Alabama. The area is apparently not a cemetery, and is not maintained, although the graves are in remarkable condition considering the low area near the creek and the 137 years they have been there. I was made aware of the graves by Officer Joey Evans of the Dothan City Police Department, Dothan, Houston County, Alabama. He says the Saunders are on his mother's side of the family.
--Jerry L. Segars--

Robert Saunders
" Son of Richard & Betsian Saunders"
Born December 1854
Died September 4, 1870
" Thou Didst Give, Thou Hast Taken
Blessed Lord, Thy Will Be Done"
Martha Saunders
" Daughter of Richard & Betsian Saunders"
Born May 1864
Died August 24, 1870
" Asleep in Jesus"


Saunders Family Records

Covington Co, AL 1850 census
Richard SANDERS 29 m farmer GA
Bettsy Ann 24 f
John 9 m AL
Frances 7 f
Frederick 3 m
Mary Ann 1 f

1850 Covington Agricultural census
page 14
(12) Sanders, Richard - value of farming implements and machinery $30, 1 horse, 8 milk
cows, 5 other cattle, 22 swine, value of livestock $150, 75 lbs. of butter, value of home-made manufactures $25, value of animals slaughtered $50
1860 Covington County, AL census
John SANDERS 19 m farmer 75 AL

Elizabeth 18 f

Richard SANDERS 40 m farmer 1200 250 GA

Betsy Ann 36 f
Frederick SANDERS 14 m GA
Mary A. 11 f
Richard 9 m
Robert 5 m
Thomas 3 m

1866 Covington County, AL State census

Richard SANDERS 2210100000-1100100000

John SANDERS 1010000000-1001000000

Purvis Cemetery
Malvern, Geneva County, Alabama

Betsie Ann Saunders b 1-1825 d 5-22-1901 [w/o R. S.]
Richard Saunders b 8-1820 d 3-1896

Burmah Herring Saunders b 5-9-1878 d 3-30-1951 [w/o W. H. S.]
W. H. Saunders Sr. b 2-16-1868 d 4-4-1944
Margaret Elizabeth Saunders b 11-29-1865 d 3-11-1906 [w/o W. H. S.]
Infant Saunders b 7-7-1907 d 7-7-1907 [Note: near Margaret E. S.]

Earl Hopkins Saunders b 6-29-1913 d 12-24-1943 [In memory machinist mate lost at sea 1st class on Destroyer Leary]

Frederick Saunders b 7-11-1847 d 11-15-1917

James Dean Saunders b 6-1-1919 d 4-7-1925
John Richard Saunders b 8-24-1896 d 11-13-1924
Laura Saunders b 11-23-1898 d 8-12-1900 [c/o W. H. & M. E. S.]
Marlen Edgar Saunders b 4-18-1906 d 8-21-1906
Thomas Wyatt Saunders b 6-25-1908 d 10-24-1908
Willie Saunders b 7-24-1887 d 5-12-1890 [c/o W. H. & M. E. S.]


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