George Washington Sanders

Brief Life History of George Washington

When George Washington Sanders was born in January 1832, in Jackson, Alabama, United States, his father, Col. John D. Sanders, was 22 and his mother, Mary Polly Waits, was 16. He married Mary Ann Carnahan on 1 November 1853, in Washington, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Prairie Township, Madison, Arkansas, United States in 1850. He died on 10 February 1911, in Washington, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Sanders
1832–1911
Mary Ann Carnahan
1832–
Marriage: 1 November 1853
John Sanders
1855–
Frances Sanders
1857–
Charles Sanders
1858–
Frank P. Sanders
–1920

Sources (6)

  • G W Sanders, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George M Sanders, "Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944"
  • George Washington Sanders, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1861

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

Name Meaning

English (Devon), Dutch, and North German: variant of Sander , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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