Descendants of

Fredrick Saunders

Research by Kendrick W. Shackleford

With the assistance of Ann Robinson

The Saunders Family is connected to the Nichols Family from the marriage of William S. Saunders to Margaret Celestia Nichols. There are plenty of holes and unanswered questions in this research. Any information that can be contributed will be greatly appreciated. Contact me at: KennyShackleford@aol.com.

 

 

Generation No. 1

1. FREDRICK1 SAUNDERS was born Unknown in Possible Georgia, and died July 08, 1821 in Savannah, Georgia. He married MARTHA UNKNOWN Unknown in Possible Georgia. She was born Unknown in Unknown, and died Unknown in Unknown.

Notes for FREDRICK SAUNDERS:

Fredrick was murdered in Savannah, Georgia.

Child of FREDRICK SAUNDERS and MARTHA UNKNOWN is:

2. i. RICHARD2 SAUNDERS, b. August 15, 1820, Georgia; d. Unknown, Alabama.

 

Generation No. 2

2. RICHARD2 SAUNDERS (FREDRICK1) was born August 15, 1820 in Georgia, and died Unknown in Alabama. He married BETSY ANN CHAPMAN Bef. 1841 in Unknown. She was born January 18, 1825 in Georgia, and died May 22, 1901 in Geneva County, Alabama.

Notes for RICHARD SAUNDERS:

During the War Between the States and at the age of 45, Richard was serving with the 4th Alabama Senior Volunteers. This unit was part of the 65th Alabama Infantry, the last Alabama unit and assigned to the defense of Montgomery.

More About RICHARD SAUNDERS:

Burial: Purvis Family Cemetery, Geneva County, Alabama

More About BETSY ANN CHAPMAN:

Burial: Purvis Family Cemetery, Geneva County, Alabama

Children of RICHARD SAUNDERS and BETSY CHAPMAN are:

3. i. JOHN3 SAUNDERS, b. March 09, 1841, Alabama; d. October 11, 1920, Crenshaw County, Alabama.

4. ii. FRANCES SAUNDERS, b. 1843, Alabama; d. 1917, Crenshaw County, Alabama.

iii. FREDERICK SAUNDERS, b. Unknown, Alabama; d. Unknown, Unknown.

iv. MARY ANN SAUNDERS, b. Unknown, Alabama; d. Unknown, Unknown.

v. RICHARD SAMUEL SAUNDERS, b. Unknown, Alabama; d. Unknown, Unknown.

vi. ROBERT SAUNDERS, b. Unknown, Alabama; d. Unknown, Unknown.

vii. THOMAS GREEN SAUNDERS, b. Unknown, Alabama; d. Unknown, Unknown.

viii. ELIJAH HAROLD SAUNDERS, b. Unknown, Alabama; d. Unknown, Unknown.

ix. ELIZA SAUNDERS, b. Unknown, Alabama; d. Unknown, Unknown.

x. MARTHA SAUNDERS, b. Unknown, Alabama; d. Unknown, Unknown.

 

Generation No. 3

3. JOHN3 SAUNDERS (RICHARD2, FREDRICK1) was born March 09, 1841 in Alabama, and died October 11, 1920 in Crenshaw County, Alabama. He married ELIZABETH JANE KOLB December 15, 1859 in Possible Pike County, Alabama. She was born June 26, 1842 in Alabama, and died September 27, 1909 in Crenshaw County, Alabama.

More About JOHN SAUNDERS:

Burial: Spring Hill Cemetery, Crenshaw County, Alabama

Notes for ELIZABETH JANE KOLB:

Elizabeth's parents were born in Georgia.

More About ELIZABETH JANE KOLB:

Burial: Spring Hill Baptist Church Cemetery

Children of JOHN SAUNDERS and ELIZABETH KOLB are:

5. i. WILLIAM STEPHEN4 SAUNDERS, b. April 17, 1870, Crenshaw County, Alabama; d. November 27, 1928, Crenshaw County, Alabama.

ii. ELIZABETH PATIENCE SAUNDERS, b. 1860, Possible Pike County, Alabama; d. 1911, Possible Crenshaw County, Alabama; m. THOMAS GREEN HAMILTON, 1885, Possible Crenshaw County, Alabama; b. Abt. 1855, Possible Alabama; d. Unknown, Possible Crenshaw County, Alabama.

6. iii. HOWELL JOHN R. SAUNDERS, b. 1862, Possible Pike County, Alabama; d. 1931, Possible Crenshaw County, Alabama.

4. FRANCES3 SAUNDERS (RICHARD2, FREDRICK1) was born 1843 in Alabama, and died 1917 in Crenshaw County, Alabama. She married CHARLES SIDNEY GIBSON Bef. 1861 in Pike County, Alabama, son of UNKNOWN GIBSON and UNKNOWN. He was born Unknown in Unknown, and died Unknown in Unknown.

Notes for FRANCES SAUNDERS:

Frances is listed as a member on the early membership role of the Cameron's Chapel Church in Crenshaw County, Alabama.

Notes for CHARLES SIDNEY GIBSON:

Charles served in the War Between the States with the 25th Alabama Infantry. It is unknown if he survived the war.

Child of FRANCES SAUNDERS and CHARLES GIBSON is:

i. ISABELLA4 GIBSON, b. Unknown, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.

 

Generation No. 4

5. WILLIAM STEPHEN4 SAUNDERS (JOHN3, RICHARD2, FREDRICK1) was born April 17, 1870 in Crenshaw County, Alabama, and died November 27, 1928 in Crenshaw County, Alabama. He married MARGARET CELESTIA (TULLIE) NICHOLS January 01, 1893 in Crenshaw County, Alabama, daughter of JOEL NICHOLS and SUSAN WELLMAKER. She was born July 25, 1865 in Pike County, Alabama, and died February 07, 1928 in Crenshaw County, Alabama.

MARGARET CELESTIA (TULLIE) NICHOLS 1865 - 1928

Margaret Celestia Nichols, known as "Tullie," was the first daughter and sixth child of Joel Lafayette Nichols and Susan Elizabeth Wellmaker. She was born in the Mt. Ida Community of Crenshaw County, Alabama, on July 25, 1865. At the time of her birth the Mt. Ida Community was located in Pike County. It became a part of Crenshaw when it was formed in 1866.

Margaret was the first in her family to make contact with her Grandparent Wellmakers in Georgia, after Joel and Susan left Georgia in 1857. She wrote them a letter when she was thirteen. (See Number 10, Joel Lafayette Nichols) On January 01, 1893, Margaret married in Crenshaw County, Alabama, to William S. Saunders. The identity of his parents is unknown but he was born in Crenshaw County, Alabama, April 17, 1880. It is believed that William worked as a farmer in or near the Mt. Ida Community. Margaret carried on her daily life as a housewife and mother to one child.

Margaret died in Crenshaw County on February 07, 1928. William died not long after in Crenshaw County and during the same year on November 28. This couple is buried at the Spring Hill Baptist Church Cemetery about a third of a mile North of the present day Spring Hill Church. It is located on a Crenshaw County Highway between Luverne and Brantley, Alabama.

Photo of Celestia Nichols:

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/h/a/Kendrick-W-Shackleford/PHOTO/0031photo.html

Photo of William Saunders:

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/h/a/Kendrick-W-Shackleford/PHOTO/0036photo.html

 

 

 

Child of WILLIAM SAUNDERS and MARGARET NICHOLS is:

7. i. JOEL J.5 SAUNDERS, b. 1898, Crenshaw County, Alabama; d. April 09, 1942, Pike County, Alabama.

6. HOWELL JOHN R.4 SAUNDERS (JOHN3, RICHARD2, FREDRICK1) was born 1862 in Possible Pike County, Alabama, and died 1931 in Possible Crenshaw County, Alabama. He married WILLIE ELIZABETH RICHBURG 1883 in Possible Alabama. She was born Unknown in Possible Alabama, and died Unknown in Possible Alabama.

Child of HOWELL SAUNDERS and WILLIE RICHBURG is:

8. i. MARY JANE5 SAUNDERS, b. Unknown, Possible Crenshaw County, Alabama; d. Unknown, Possible Alabama.

 

Generation No. 5

7. JOEL J.5 SAUNDERS (WILLIAM STEPHEN4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, FREDRICK1) was born 1898 in Crenshaw County, Alabama, and died April 09, 1942 in Pike County, Alabama. He married SUE KNOX BROWN Unknown in Crenshaw or Pike County, Alabama. She was born 1897 in Crenshaw or Pike County, Alabama, and died December 24, 1941 in Pike County, Alabama.

More About JOEL J. SAUNDERS:

Burial: Little Oak Cemetery, Pike County, Alabama.

More About SUE KNOX BROWN:

Date born 2: Little Oak Cemetery, Pike County, Alabama.

Children of JOEL SAUNDERS and SUE BROWN are:

9. i. MARGARET6 SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1920, Crenshaw or Pike County, Alabama.

10. ii. CAROLYN SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1925, Crenshaw or Pike County, Alabama.

iii. JANICE B SAUNDERS, b. Unknown, Unknown.

8. MARY JANE5 SAUNDERS (HOWELL JOHN R.4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, FREDRICK1) was born Unknown in Possible Crenshaw County, Alabama, and died Unknown in Possible Alabama. She married GEORGE HUNTER TAYLOR Unknown in Possible Alabama. He was born Unknown in Possible Alabama, and died Unknown in Possible Alabama.

Child of MARY SAUNDERS and GEORGE TAYLOR is:

i. ANNIS6 TAYLOR, b. Unknown, Crenshaw County, Alabama; m. WESLEY WALLACE, Unknown, Crenshaw County, Alabama; b. Unknown, Alabama; d. Abt. 1975, Crenshaw County, Alabama.

 

Generation No. 6

9. MARGARET6 SAUNDERS (JOEL J.5, WILLIAM STEPHEN4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, FREDRICK1) was born Abt. 1920 in Crenshaw or Pike County, Alabama. She married UNKNOWN ZEIGLER Unknown in Crenshaw or Montgomery County, Alabama. He was born Unknown in Unknown.

Notes for MARGARET SAUNDERS:

There was a Nichols reunion in Florida in 1978. Margaret and a daughter attended. Who this daughter is-is unknown, as well as any other children Margaret might have had. Margaret was living in Millbrook, Alabama during this time and was employed at Sears.

Child of MARGARET SAUNDERS and UNKNOWN ZEIGLER is:

i. UNKNOWN7 ZEIGLER, b. Unknown, Unknown.

10. CAROLYN6 SAUNDERS (JOEL J.5, WILLIAM STEPHEN4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, FREDRICK1) was born Abt. 1925 in Crenshaw or Pike County, Alabama. She married UNKNOWN BERRINGER Unknown in Unknown. He was born Unknown in Unknown.

Notes for CAROLYN SAUNDERS:

Why the children of Carolyn had her surname is unknown.

Children of CAROLYN SAUNDERS and UNKNOWN BERRINGER are:

i. JANICE B.7 SAUNDERS, b. Unknown, Unknown.

ii. JOE DANIEL SAUNDERS, b. Unknown, Unknown.

iii. WILLIAM HANSEN SAUNDERS, b. Unknown, Unknown.

Notes for WILLIAM HANSEN SAUNDERS:

William was last known to be living in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1978..

 

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