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Sanders Cemetery

Milton, Cabell Co., WV

Located on a ridge off of Rt. 60 and near Mud River. From the town of Milton, head west on Rt. 60 toward Huntington. As soon as you cross the bridge over Mud River, make a right hand turn up the dirt road, heading back on the hill towards the power lines. This road is across from Saunder's Creek on Rt. 60, but it's not a road to any housing. The two graves are on the top of the hill, approximately 200 feet from the base of the tower of the power line. There are reputed to be other graves here, including some of Saunders slaves.

The following list was compiled by actual reading of the tombstones. All the information, excluding annotation, is written on the tombstone. Annotations are included following the entry for the majority of the stones. Abbreviations are used for the following: d/o - dau of; s/o - son of; c/o - child of; w/o - wife of; and h/o - husband of.

Submitted by Candie Freeman & Barry Huffstutler.
Read 13 Mar 2002.

In memory of
Aug. 17, 1786,
June 21, 1849.

Hollister & Leonard
Marietta, O.


Note: All italic text above is actually script on the actual stone. The tombstone is surrounded by an iron fence, and the stone is damaged with the top half lying on the ground inside the fenced area. Buried side-by-side with an unidentified grave.
Sampson Sanders married Annie Guin/Guinn on 29 April 1821 in Cabell County. The grave beside him is reputed to be his mother. Sampson, s/o William Sanders and Martha Green, b/o Hetty Sanders, who married Thomas Kilgore.

Note: The other grave is located to the left of Sampson Sanders, but any inscription is barely legible. This burial is reputed to be that of Sampson's mother. The letters HELE were the beginnings of any inscription. This grave is a brick-wall sarcophagus about a foot high, which was once covered by the top half bearing the inscription. The top half is broken into two pieces and appears to be made of cut sand stone.


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