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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of William SANDERS


            William SANDERS, son of Jacob and Sarah (Wampler) Sanders, was born in Scott county, Virginia, December 31, 1833, and settled in Lincoln county in 1878. His father died in Scott county; his mother resides in Lincoln county. Judy Nicely is a daughter of Samuel and Margaret (Peters) Nicely, who reside in Scott county. She was born in that county, June 14, 1834, and in Sullivan county, Tennessee, in 1854, she was joined in the holy bonds of matrimony with William Sanders. Their children were eight: Samuel P., May 28, 1855, died April 6, 1856; Elizabeth C., August 12, 1856; Patrick Henry, February 3, 1858; Sarah M., December 7, 185~, William H., July 12, 1861, died September 11, 1861; Jackson B, July 16, 1862; James M., September 17, 1865. The six are living in Lincoln county. The subject of this sketch enlisted in the war between the States in 1862, serving in the Confederate army, in the battles of Chicamauga and Missionary Ridge. He is now a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and his wife belongs to the United Baptist Church. Mr. Sanders is a prosperous farmer of Laurel Hill district, owning 100 acres of good farming land at the head of Four-mile creek. The land has good improvements, large orchard, and is heavily timbered with poplar, pine, oak and wahiut. Cove Gap, Lincoln County, West Virginia, is the address of William Sanders.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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