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Lucus B. Sanders

Born:  July 17, 1879,  
Died:  July 7, 1881, Villa Rica, Georgia
Age: 2
Paternal grandparents:
Hardy Thurmond Sanders and Mary Sanders

     Father: Britton E. Sanders 
                    b Sept. 19, 1834, Danielsville, Madison County, GA
                    d Sept. 22, 1920, Stone Mountain, DeKalb County, GA
     Mother: Fannie Delina [Rucker] Sanders
                    b 1852, Banks County, GA
                    d Feb. 1, 1919, Stone Mountain, DeKalb County, GA             

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July 2023

Britton and Fannie were married on
May 29, 1870, in Banks County, GA

They had six children: 

  • Georgia A Sanders                    

  • James L Sanders

  • Rev. Atticus Burton Sanders

  • Sallie Sanders Beauchamp

  • Lucus Sanders

  • Rufus Dorsey Sanders

In 1861, Britton represented Elijay at the Georgia Methodist Conference in Atlanta.

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The Weekly Telegraph, Macon, Georgia, December 13, 1860

In the US Census of 1880, Lucus and his family lived in the Village of Villa Rica. Britton's occupation was Minister of the Gospel.  

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Lucus's headstone was discovered in 2019. He did not appear in the 2005 survey of the cemetery.

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His headstone was almost covered by dirt. 

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In July 2023, his headstone was leveled and reset. Akemi Akepox Epoxy 5010 was used to connect the two pieces of his headstone.

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As a lifelong preacher, Britton Sanders moved around. 

  • 1850, 15 years old, living in Madison County, GA

  • 1870, 35 years old, living in Bushville, Banks County, GA

  • 1880, 45 years old, living in Villa Rica, Carroll County, GA

  • 1900, 65 years old, living in Stone Mountain, DeKalb County, GA

Britton's military career also saw him moving around. 

Aug. 5, 1861, he enlisted as a private in Co. D of the 16th Regiment GA Infantry

Oct. 20, 1861, he was promoted to 2nd lieutenant

Nov. 1861, he was stationed at Camp Bryan
Dec. 1861, he was at Camp Lamar
Jan. 1862, he was listed as a 3rd lieutenant

June 1862, he was absent on sick furlough

Nov. 1862, he was stationed in Danielsville but absent on furlough due to being wounded
July 25, 1863, he is admitted to the General Hospital #4 in Richmond, Virginia, for pneumonia
July 30, 1863, he was stationed in Athens and furloughed for 30 days due to Typhoid fever

Aug. 1, 1863, he is furloughed

He tendered his resignation on Feb. 16, 1863, and July 10, 1864, resigning as a 2nd lieutenant.  

Feb. 27, 1865, in Danielsville, he is reported without leave since the 25th 

Many Sanders family members are buried in Stone Mountain Cemetery.
Those include Britton and Fannie and their children Georgia, Atticus, Rufus, and Sallie.

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In Memory of
Son of
of the North Ga Co H
Born July 17, 1879

Died July 7, 1881
Lucus's headstone
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