EDWARDS Ancestry

Sanders EDWARDS  Sanders was born on 14 Jul 1840 in NC and died on 13 July 1911. He married Mary GOUGE. Sanders is buried in Major Cemetery, Little Rock Creek, Mitchell County, NC. (4)

He was first married to Sarah E. Ayers, born in 1836, the daughter of James Ayers and Millie Laws. She later died and Sanders then married Mary Gouge about 1872, daughter of Joel Gouge and Minerva Phillips. (9)

Sanders parents were William "Billy" EDWARDS and Mary Polly BOWMAN.(3)

Mary GOUGE Mary was born on April 12, 1838 in North Carolina and died April 30, 1900 in Mitchell County. Sanders was her second husband. Her first husband was Wilson M BURLESON. (7, 9)

Children:

  1. James EDWARDS James was born on 3 May 1858 and died on 30 Oct 1928. He is buried in Major Cemetery, Little Rock Creek, Mitchell County, NC. (1, 4)
  2. Amanda EDWARDS Amanda was born on 3 Mar 1856 and died in 24 Mar 1937. Amanda is buried in Major Cemetery, Little Rock Creek, Mitchell County, NC. (1, 4)
  3. John K. EDWARDS John was born in 1863 and died in 1950. John is buried in Major Cemetery, Little Rock Creek, Mitchell County, NC. (1,4)
  4. Mary EDWARDS Mary was born on 6 Mar 1866 and died on 8 Feb 1927. She married Gather SPARKS (b: 13 Oct 1857, d: 22 Nov 1933) Mary and Gather are buried in Rebels Creek Cemetery, Micaville, Mitchell County, NC (5, 6) Mary and Gather had a daughter Nola (26 Mar 1895, d: 20 Mar 1922 during childbirth) (6)
  5. Emaline EDWARDS Emaline was born in 1869. (1)
  6. Leonard BURLESON Leonard was born in 1863. (8)
  7. Jane BURLESON Jane was born in 1865 (8)
  8. Lafayette BURLESON Lafayette was born in 1868. (8)

Sources

  1. Clint EDWARDS Family Records 2001.
  2. USGenWeb Archives.
  3. USGenWeb, Yancey County, NC, 1850 Federal Census Yancey County (page 440a).
  4. USGenWeb Archives, Mitchell County, NC - Cemeteries -Major Cemetery, Little Rock Creek, NC
  5. USGenWeb Archives, Mitchell County, NC - Cemeteries - Rebels Creek Cemetery, Micaville, Mitchell County, NC
  6. USGenWeb Archives, Yancey County Vitals, Deaths in Crabtree Twp 1913-1914
  7. FamilySearch Ancestral File.
  8. FamilySearch 1880 Federal Census, Little Rock Creek, Mitchell County, NC.
  9. Find-A-Grave

Research Notes

Sanders was a Confederate Soldier during the Civil War. He was a member of Company B, 58th Infantry CSA, enlisting on 17 May 1862 at Camp Jackson. (1,2)

USGenWeb, Green County, NC, Confederate Soldiers and CSA Government Employees

Yancey County, NC, Vitals - Deaths in Crabtree Twp 1913-1924 BOONE, Nola Birth: March 26, 1895, Boonford, Mitchell County Death: March 20, 1922, Crabtree Spouse: Married, John Nathan Boone Father: Gather Sparks, Boonford Mother: Mary Edwards, Mitchell Cause: Died during labor Burial: Rebel Creek book: 1-12/854

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