Pioneer Ancestry

Researching the genealogy of Jacob F. Francom

Rebecca Ann Sanders

Rebecca Ann Sanders

Female 1832 - 1907  (75 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Rebecca Ann Sanders 
    Born 5 Mar 1832  Irving Township, Montgomery, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Oct 1907  Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 8 Oct 1907  Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Rebecca was the fourth child born but the oldest daughter in her family. her parents were raising a large family and she was needed at home as a housekeeper and nurse. Rebecca did not get much opportunity to go to school so she learned to read at home. She was not a fluent reader nor writer but was able to read the newspaper and figure her accounts for the food stuff that she sold from her home.

      When Rebecca was a young girl she lived across the road from the Prophet Joseph Smithís home in Nauvoo, and carried water from his well. She witnessed much of the mob violence. She often carried lunch to her father while he was working on the temple. She saw the vision and the mantle of the Prophet Joseph rest upon Brigham Young.

      Rebecca met Henry Sanderson at Nauvoo while in her early teens. When living in Pigeon Grove with her fatherís family he courted her. They were married in 1850 she being eighteen years old. Rebecca was a beautiful, fine featured, round faced, young lady with red-gold hair that curled about her face, and had a quiet even temperament.

      They started for Utah in the Summer of 1850 facing the hardships and living circumstances that challenged the pioneers. After arriving in Utah they lived in South Salt Lake and Union Fort. Rebecca, husband and three children went to Fort Supply, Green River County, Wyoming. They returned to Salt Lake after burning Fort Supply to the ground because of the threat of Johnstonís Army.

      Later, they went to help settle Sanpete County and eventually made their home in Fairview.

      When the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad was being laid through Sanpete the road ran through the corner of her land. Rebecca made up a dining room and kitchen in the spare log house. She and her daughter, Lucinda, cooked meals for the workers the entire summer.

      Rebecca lived a full and beautiful life. She and Sarah Jane Cole, the second wife, lived very congenially close together. She had fifteen children; raised all but one little boy who died from the measles and two others died before they were married. Rebecca was seventy-five at the time of her death.

      International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, Vols. I-IV. Publishers Press, 1998.

    Person ID I6586  Pioneer Ancestry
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2016 

    Father Moses Martin Sanders,   b. 17 Aug 1803, Fredricksburg, Franklin, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1878, St. George, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Amanda Armstrong Fausett,   b. 6 May 1810, West Columbia, Maury, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1885, Tonto Basin, Yavapi or Gila, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1826  , Maury, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Weeks Sanderson,   b. 13 Mar 1829, Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1895 or 1896, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 7 Mar 1850  Pigeon Grove, Pottawattamie,Ia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Sanderson,   b. 6 May 1851, Jordan River, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1907, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Mary Jane Sanderson,   b. 10 Jan 1853, Jordan River, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1923, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Amanda Sanderson,   b. 21 Oct 1854, Union Fort, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1956, Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years)
     4. Julia Sanderson,   b. 26 Sep 1856, Fort Supply, Green River, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1941, Nephi, Juab, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. Rebecca Ann Sanderson,   b. 15 Jan 1858, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1935, Blanding, San Juan, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. Henry Weeks Sanderson, II,   b. 18 Apr 1859, Fillmore, Millard, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1860, Fillmore, Millard, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     7. William Henry Sanderson,   b. 11 Jan 1861, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1932, Elmo, Emery, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     8. Martha Melissa Sanderson,   b. 7 Oct 1862, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1895, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     9. Maria Louisa Sanderson,   b. 10 Aug 1864, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1898, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     10. John Martin Sanderson,   b. 5 Jul 1866, Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1946, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     11. Ada Adelia Sanderson,   b. 23 Mar 1868, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1951, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     12. Emily Etta Sanderson,   b. 20 May 1870, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1882, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
    +13. Lucinda Sanderson,   b. 19 Aug 1872, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1961, Rock Springs, Sweet Water, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     14. Joseph Alma Sanderson,   b. 23 Jul 1875, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1890, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
    +15. David Sparks Sanderson,   b. 1 Jun 1878, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1951, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Photos
    SANDERSON Sisters
    SANDERSON Sisters
    Family ID F1476  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    SANDERS, Rebecca Ann
    SANDERS, Rebecca Ann
    SANDERS, Rebecca
    SANDERS, Rebecca
    Photograph of the original on display at the Fairview Museum
    SANDERS, Rebecca: dish collection
    SANDERS, Rebecca: dish collection
    Located at Fairview Museum

    Headstones
    SANDERS, REBECCA (1832-1907)
    SANDERS, REBECCA (1832-1907)
    SANDERS, REBECCA (1832-1907)
    SANDERS, REBECCA (1832-1907)

    Histories
    SANDERS, Rebecca Ann: History
    SANDERS, Rebecca Ann: History