At the 2003 Sanders family reunion Stella Mae (Saunders) Morgan suggested we take a collection to fund new headstones for Jesse and Hardy Sanders gravesites. Jesse's grave was marked with only a metal tag and Hardy's grave had been vandalized. We all agreed with this and Stella took the lead for the project. She took up a collection and had the new headstones built and set at the grave sites of Jesse and wife Sally, and Hardy and wife Sally (Sarah). Thanks to Stella for initiating and completing this project! Dedication of the Stones.
Location: Deaton cemetery (near Bensalem), Grave #10, Eagle Springs, NC
Rev. Jesse Sanders (born c. 1777) and Sally Sanders (maiden name and dates
Jesse was a Methodist preacher (circuit rider) and preached at Smyrna Methodist Church and Bascom's Chapel in Moore County, NC.
Location: Sanders Family Cemetery, Moore Co., NC
1st photo shows the new headstones, 2nd photo is prior to installation.
Closeups of the new headstones
Rev. Hardy Sanders and wife Sally (Sarah).
Hardy was a farmer, blacksmith, gunsmith, and minister. They are buried at the on the land that was owned by Hardy and his sons.