THOMAS SCOTT SANDERS, clerk of Island Creek township, was born in Washington county, Penn., May 8, 1836. He is the son of George E. Sanders, a native of Washington county, Penn., born July 7, 1809. He was married to Maria Scott, a native of Cecil county, Md., born June 18, 1813, and married December 24, 1833, in Washington county, Penn., and resided there until 1839, when he and his family removed to Morgan county, Ohio, where he resided eight years, and thence to Jefferson county, Ohio, in 1847, where he occupied his time in milling and farming for seventeen years, or until 1864, when he removed to his present place of abode, Marion county, Iowa. Ten children were the fruit of this union, six of whom are still living. Thomas S. Sanders was reared as a farmer, and to this vocation and carpentering he has given his attention through life. In 1861 he was married to Jane E., daughter of John Carr, of Jefferson county, but their home had hardly been established before he was called into the service of his country in 1864, as a member of the One Hundred and Fifty-seventh Ohio volunteer infantry, stationed first at Relay Barracks, Md.; then they were assigned to duty at Fort Delaware. He was orderly sergeant of COmpany H during his enlistment. Mr. Sanders is well educated, and has capably and satisfactorily filled the office of township clerk for about fourteen years. In politics he is an ardent republican, and his religious affiliations are with the Presbyterian church, of which he and his wife are members. By this marriage above mentioned he has had thirteen children: Nancy J., John C., Ella M., Justus S., Edward G., George R., Hettie V., Wesley, Vincent H., Boston C., Mary O. and two that died unnamed; Wesley is also deceased.
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