John Ira Sanders

about 1832–
Wilkinson, Mississippi, United States

The Life of John Ira

When John Ira Sanders was born about 1832, in Wilkinson, Mississippi, United States, his father, William Sanders, was 32 and his mother, Agnes Ashley, was 32. He married Martha Jane Ashley on 19 January 1853, in Wilkinson, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters.

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John Ira Sanders
1832–
Martha Jane Ashley
1832–
Marriage: 19 January 1853
Amanda Sanders
1854–
Lidda Sanders
1856–
Sarah Sanders
1858–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 January 1853
Wilkinson, Mississippi, United States
children

(3)

    Amanda Sanders

    Female1854–Female

    Lidda Sanders

    Female1856–Female

    Sarah Sanders

    Female1858–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1861

Age 29

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1863

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and North German: patronymic from Sander 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • J J Sanders, "United States Census, 1860"
  • 1860 United States Federal Census
  • John J. Sanders, "Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911"

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