Thomas Sanders

1759–3 July 1833 (Age 74)
Scott, Virginia, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Sanders was born in 1759, his father, Thomas Saunders, was 29 and his mother, Mary Babington, was 29. He married Nancy Anna Spitler on 18 September 1792, in Washington, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 3 July 1833, in Scott, Virginia, United States, at the age of 74.

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Thomas Sanders
Nancy Anna Spitler
Marriage: 18 September 1792
John Saunders
Elizabeth Ann Saunders
William Sanders
Jacob Sanders

Spouse and Children

18 September 1792
Washington, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 17

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 17

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 21

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Sander, Sander, and "s" for sun, son, meaning son of Sander

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Sources (2)

  • --- --- in entry for Anne Sanders, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"
  • Thomas Saunders, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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