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Moses Martin Sanders Sr. (1803 - 1878)

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Moses Martin Sanders Sr.
Born in Illinois, USAmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Maury County, Tennessee, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in St. George, Washington, Utah Territory, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Nov 2011
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Nauvoo Temple
Moses became a member of the LDS Church between 1830 - 1848.
Moses Sanders Sr. was a Latter Day Saint pioneer.


Moses was born in 1803 in Illinois, United States. "Members of the Church...1830-1848" records his birth place as Franklin County, Georgia, United States.

He is the son of David Sanders and Mary Allred.

LDS Church/Temple Ordinances:

  • Baptism on January 28, 1835 (Reference: Family Group Sheet-Self; Temple Index Bureau; Family Group Sheet-Father)
  • Quorum of Seventy on May 6, 1839 at Quincy, Adams, Illinois, UnitedStates (Reference: Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register 1845-46; Early Church File)
  • Endowment at the Temple in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States on January 3, 1846 (Reference: Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register 1845-46; Family Group sheet-Self; Temple Index Bureau)
  • Sealing-to-Spouse, Amanda Faucett, at the Temple in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois United States on January 20, 1846 (Reference: Family Group Sheet-Self)

Moses initially traveled overland to the Great Salt Lake Valley in the 1849 Allen Taylor Company with his second wife, Mary Jane Sanderson Sanders; his step-daughter, Mary Louisa Sanderson; and his son, David Walker Sanders. The rest of his family came a year later in the 1850 Warren Foote Company. Several years later, Moses also participated in the group of men that rescued the handcart companies that were stranded in Wyoming the winter of 1856.

He passed away in 1878 in the Utah Territory, United States and is buried in Saint George City Cemetery, Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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