Thursday, March 24, 2011

Harry or Henry Sanders.

HARRY SANDERS, farmer, P. O. Clay Centre, was born in Sussex, England, October 13, 1840. In 1854 he came to America with his brother, Maxwell, and was constantly with his brother and engaged in the same work with him in Newport and St. Louis. They came to Kansas together in 1860, took homesteads adjoining and are still living on the farms which they have made. He enlisted, September 1, 1861, in Company I, of the Ninth Kansas Cavalry. He entered a private, was made Corporal, transferred to Company D, and was promoted Sergeant, and then Commissary Sergeant. He served until the close of the war, and returned to his farm in Clay County, where he has since resided, engaged in farming. He is a member of the G. A. R. The Sanders brothers were the first to organize a brass band in Clay County, the Rose Vale band, which took the first premium ($150) at Bismarck fair in 1880, Marysville the same year ($100), and Junction City, 1878, ($100). Seven members of the famous Dispatch band of Clay Centre, are of the Sanders families. He was married August 29, 1865, at Clay Centre, to Miss Susanna A. Simpson. They have five children: Anna Laurie, born September 5, 1866; William H., June 3, 1868; Susan M., March 18, 1876; George E., October 14, 1878; Bessie Rose, September 19, 1880.

Service Card.

Private Sanders Henry Sept. 1, '62, Sept. 1, '62 Promoted Corporal August 1, 1863.
Corporal Sanders Henry Sept. 1, '62, Sept. 1, '62 Promoted Sergeant November 1, 1864.
Sergeant Sanders Henry Sept. 1, '62, Sept. 1, '62 Assigned to new Company D.
New company D., Sergeant Sanders Henry Sept. 1, '62, Sept. 1, '62 Mustered out June 24, 1865, DeVall's Bluff, Ark.

Note. You will note that the first names are different, but the are the same man.

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