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Mary Emeline (Sanders) Alderman (abt. 1834)

Mary Emeline Alderman formerly Sanders
Born about in Georgia, United Statesmap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 19 Nov 1850 in Marion County, Georgia, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Researcher Linda Roberson, descendant of Mary Emeline's assumed brother - Joseph Sanders - states in her online tree comments at Ancestry[1] that Joseph married his first cousin. This detail is included along with other remembrances.

DNA matches and triangulations to various descendants of Mary Emeline through her two marriages strongly suggest a relationship to the John and Mary Buckner family of early 1800s Putnam County, Georgia.

Joseph Sanders' wife, Matilda Adaline Hendrix, was the daughter of Isaac Hendrix (or Hendricks, Hendrick) and Sarah Buckner. No DNA matches to Isaac's family have presented themselves to the aforementioned sampling of descendants, whereas descendants of Sarah through children other than Adaline and through at least four different siblings of Sarah are DNA matches to Mary Emeline's descendants.

It should be noted that Sarah's brother Eli Franklin Buckner married an Eliza Sanders or Saunders. Shared DNA with Eli Franklin's descendants may come from a Sanders connection. Furthermore, one of Sarah's other siblings, John, allegedly was named "John Saunders Buckner". If this was his middle name (all cited records in online trees say only "John S. Buckner"), the Buckner and Sanders families (and DNA) may be even further entwined.

Mary Emeline and sister Delilah Rebecca were enumerated in Isaac and Sarah (Buckner) Hendrix's household in 1850. Although this may have been a case of Isaac and Sarah taking in the orphaned girls because they were kind neighbours or family friends or simply because they were the sisters of their new son-in-law, it's also possible that they took them in because they were Sarah's nieces.

DNA Notes

Segments shared between known descendants of Mary Emeline via at least two different children and at least three descendants of John and Mary Buckner via different children:

Chromosome 1: overlapping position range 19-54 - Mary Buckner Maddox (son Samuel) - John Saunders Buckner* (son Mumford Jackson) - Meredith Buckner* (son John Wesley)

Chromosome 8: overlapping position range 20-70 - Sarah Buckner Hendrix (dau. Elizabeth) - Eli Buckner* (dau. Nancy) - Meredith Buckner (via son John Wesley)

Chromosome 20: overlapping position range 47-60 - Mary Buckner Maddox (son Samuel) - Eli Buckner (dau. Elizabeth) - Eli Buckner (dau. Nancy) - Sarah Buckner Hendrix (dau. Elizabeth)

Note* These children are not explicitly named in John Buckner's will. (John says he has eight children but identifies only three daughters, Sarah by name and Mary and Matilda through naming two sons-in-law.)


  1. [1]
  • United States Federal Census. 1850. Georgia. Marion County. Page 267a. Household of Isaac Hendrick. Hendrick is the father-in-law to Mary's probable brother, Joseph Sanders, and his wife Sarah may be a close cousin or aunt of Mary's.
  • Aldermans in America. William Alderman Parker. Page 80.
  • Marion County, Georgia, Marriage Book A (1844-1866), page 164.
  • United States Federal Census. 1860. Mississippi. Leake County. Page 557.
  • Civil War Muster Rolls. United States National Archives. (CSA: MS: Infantry: 40th Regiment: Company B.)
  • Civil War Widow's Pension for Mary S. Alderman.
  • United States Federal Census. 1870. Mississippi. Leake County. Page 345a. Household of second husband "D. H. Fisher" (Isaac Newton Fisher).
  • United States Federal Census. 1880. Texas. Burleson County. Page 26b. Household of Isaac Fisher
  • Recollections of Dorothy Newby Lowry Scruggs (burial place next to daughter).

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Mary by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Mary:

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