Sanders - Saunders
Welcome to the Sanders Family Association's History section devoted to Cemetery records and tombstone inscriptions. It is sponsored by the Sanders Family Association, a national family club for all descendants of the many different Sanders/Saunders families in America.
We hope you will help in this project to gather and preserve in the Family Library for future generations to remember and to place records of family burials online. If you have cemetery tombstone information on relatives, please send this to us to preserve for future generations. Please take time to visit the cemeteries where your relatives are buried and copy down the info on their tombstones. Do not limit this just to your immediate family--include ALL the Sanders in the cemetery, even if you do not know "who" they are. Read the guidelines below about what to include.
Since our space is limited, we cannot put all the cemetery records we have online. The information will probably be changed every so often.
The cemeteries are listed by state, then alphabetically by county and cemetery. Click on the states in the INDEX below.
If you came directly to this site, be sure and visit the Sanders Family Association HOME page where you can jump to the main Sanders family HISTORY page, the Sanders QUERIES section, our online Sanders family NEWSLETTER, the "FAMOUS SANDERS" section and our other sites. Click on HOME at the bottom of this page to get started.
This site is limited to cemetery records. For those unfamiliar with family history, this means one of two things -- only the information on a tombstone or, in the case of an unmarked grave, information about the relative that you know of and can prove with other sources and the certainty they are buried in a particular cemetery.
The information you send in should be only the words written on a grave stone. Write down everything IF it is given on the tombstone; do NOT add information that is not on the the grave, even if you are personally aware of the facts. Include such things on the tombstone as kinship: "beloved wife/husband of..."; "son or daughter of"; list any occupation that is on the tombstone (farmer, minister, etc.; clubs: Mason, WOW, etc. If the stone has a symbol only, then list "Masonic symbol"; military service: copy the exact info on the stone for military service, such as "Cpl., 82 Div., US Army, WWII".
Birth location: many older tombstones often give the place of birth; be sure to list this.
Give the family name first in all capital letters, then the given names next, followed by the dates on the tombstone of birth and death, all on one line; list any other info on the grave on a line below this. Here is an example:
SANDERS, John Henry 12 Jun 1840 9 Mar 1920 Beloved husband of Jane
NOTE: only highlighted states are available so far
27 Jul 1998