Isaac and Elizabeth lived in Jackson County, Alabama, from their marriage in 1836 until 1842 when they moved to Old Tishomingo County, Mississippi. In 1850 or 1851 they moved to Montgomery County, Arkansas, where they remained until after the Civil War. By 1870 they are back in Prentiss County,Mississippi (Prentiss was created from Tishomingo).
From a letter written by Louie Richard Davis of Weatherford, Texas on July 24, 1974 to friends in Scottsboro, Jackson county, Alabama:
" There is another story told about two of the Sanders. I don't know the exact relationship to Phoebe but they were close kin. The story goes that the two brothers were fighting during the War Between the States. One had enlisted with the Union Army and the other was serving with the Confederates. They were mounted and fighting and charging with sword and sabre. It was night and dark and they did not recognize each other, or who they were fighting against. One of them said 'Get Ert Aunt Becky,' and the other said 'Is that you, John?' and they then recognized each other as being brothers and stopped fighting. They had an aunt called Aunt Becky who had a 'By-Word' of Get Ert. I have a note of a John Sanders serving with Co. B. 3rd Ohio Regiment (Union Army). I don't remember where I got it but wonder if they might be the one in the story."
Don Schaefer, editor of the magazine "Sanders Siftings" had this to say about this story: "If this story is true, or even part of it is true, these are brothers John and Isaac Sanders. Isaac did fight for the South. Their sister, Rebecca, was known as Aunt Becky to most everyone and I think they would have called her that, too. The Phoebe mentioned in the letter is an ancestor of Louie Davis and is also a sister of Isaac and John."
ISAAC SANDERS was born June 20, 1817 in Randolph County, North Carolina, and died Bet. 1880 - 1900 in Prentiss County, Mississippi. He married ELIZABETH KING September 18, 1836 in Jackson County, Alabama. She was born May 22, 1817 Randolph County, North Carolina, and died Bet. 1880 - 1900 in Booneville, Prentiss County, Mississippi.
Children of ISAAC SANDERS and ELIZABETH KING are:
AARON SANDERS b. July 24 1837, Jackson County, Alabama; d. November 28, 1902, Booneville, Prentiss County, Mississippi; m. (1) DEBORAH ANN SWAIM, April 07, 1859, Montgomery County, Arkansas; b. Abt. 1841, Jackson County, Alabama; d. May 3, 1860 1860, Montgomery County, Arkansas; m. (2) HESTER ANN CHAMPION, September 02, 1872, Prentiss County, Mississippi; b. February 27, 1854, Tishomingo County, Mississippi; d. January 04, 1920, Booneville, Prentiss County, Mississippi.
ISAAC SANDERS, b. December 8, 1840, Jackson County, Alabama; d. January 10, 1862, Arkansas, in Civil War.
BENJAMIN SANDERS b. February 20, 1842, Tishomingo County, Mississippi; d. March 02, 1900, Sebastian County, Arkansas; m. SARAH SALLIE LAMB, February 08, 1874, Sebastian County, Arkansas; b. April 12, 1834, North Carolina; d. May 24, 1919, Sebastian County, Arkansas.
JESSE SANDERS b. June 30, 1845, Tishomingo County, Mississippi; d. December 12, 1903, Murchison, Henderson County, Texas; m. MARY AMANDA PICKERING, October 31, 1871, Erath County, Texas; b. March 13, 1854, Henderson County, Texas; d. July 22, 1898, Murchison, Henderson County, Texas.
CALVIN SANDERS, b. July 21, 1847, Tishomingo County, Mississippi; d. June 6, 1877, Booneville, Prentiss County, Mississippi; m. MARY UNKNOWN (Clark?), Abt. 1868, Tishomingo County, Mississippi; b. Abt. 1849, Mississippi; d. August 6, 1899, Indian Territory
AMANDA SANDERS, b. November 21, 1850, Montgomery County, Arkansas; d. September 1867 in Mississippi (probably).
SARAH SANDERS, b. December 24, 1855, Montgomery County, Arkansas; d. Aft. 1880, Mississippi (probably).
REBECCA SANDERS, b. March 21, 1858, Montgomery County, Arkansas; d. Aft. 1880, Prentiss County, Mississippi?.
Elizabeth King and Isaac Sanders were married September 18, 1836 in Jackson County, Alabama.
In 1880 the census taker recorded that Elizabeth was in bed with dyspepsia (old-fashioned term for stomach troubles) on the day the census was taken. She may not have lived long after that.
He and Elizabeth may be buried in an unmarked grave at the Prospect Cemetery where one of their sons is buried.