Question about Mary Angeline (Saunders) Harrison

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Is there a Matilda Harrison/ Married Frank Saunders born in the 1800's a relation of William Henry Harrison or Benjamin Harrison?  Matilda would be my Great Great Great Grandmother.
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There are lots of Matilda Harrison's at Wikitree. Can you narrow down her birth year and the location? What year in the 1800's was she born? Do you know the year she married Frank Saunders and the location?
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Groom was Benjamin Franklin Sanders

West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971

Name: Matilda Ann Harrison
Gender: Female
Spouse's Name: B F Sanders
Spouse Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 7 Feb 1850
Marriage Place: Harrison, West Virginia
Household Members:
Name Age
Matilda Ann Harrison
B F Sanders
Source Information: West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.

1850 United States Federal Census

Name: James Harrison
Age: 39
Birth Year: 1811
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: District 21, Harrison, Virginia, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 677
Household Members:
Name Age
James Harrison 39
Roanna Harrison 39
William Selch 21
Matilda Harrison 18
Joseph Harrison 17
Elizabeth Harrison 15
Harvest Harrison 13
James Harrison 10
George Harrison 8
Samuel Harrison 6
Joanna Harrison 3
William Harrison 1
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 21, Harrison, Virginia; Roll: M432_950; Page: 152A; Image: 310

West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985

Name: James Harrison
Probate Date: 12 Jan 1892
Probate Place: Harrison, West Virginia, USA
Inferred Death Year: Abt 1892
Inferred Death Place: West Virginia, USA
Item Description: Wills, Vol 6-7, 1840-1899
Household Members:
Name Age
James Harrison
Source Citation: Wills, 1788-1970; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Harrison County); Probate Place: Harrison, West Virginia

James's parents - no relation to the Presidents

Maryland, Compiled Marriages, 1655-1850

Name: James Harrison
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 22 Jul 1806
Spouse: Elizabeth Hudzell
Spouse Gender: Female
County: Washington County
Source Information: Maryland, Compiled Marriages, 1655-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.

Matilda's mother

West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973

Name: Roanna Harrison
Birth Date: 1809
Death Date: 5 Oct 1882
Death Place: Clay District, Harrison, West Virginia
Death Age: 73
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Female
Father Name: Joseph Boyers
Mother Name: Margaret Boyers
Spouse Name: James Harrison
FHL Film Number: 250017
Wills and Probates: Roanna Harrison - 1882
Source Information: West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.

Name: Matilda Sanders
Age in 1870: 37
Birth Year: 1833
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Dwelling Number: 125
Home in 1870: Clay, Harrison, West Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Clarksburg
Occupation: Keeping House
Cannot Read: Y
Cannot Write: Y
Inferred Spouse: Benj F Sanders
Inferred Children: Mary Sanders
Household Members:
Name Age
Benj F Sanders 47
Matilda Sanders 37
Mary Sanders 19
James Sanders 17
Ann Sanders 15
George Sanders 14
Rachel Sanders 12
Cramer Sanders 10
Isaac S Sanders 7
Walker M Sanders 2

Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Clay, Harrison, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1688; Page: 109A; Family History Library Film: 553187

the name was changed from Sanders to Saunders in 1890 according to an article in

18 January 1979

The Shinnston, West Virginia News

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