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Miranda/Maranda Sanders, Tuscaloosa, AL 1855-1932

I am revamping my thoughts on finding my Great Grandmother Miranda/Maranda/Marandy Sanders.

She was born in 1855 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

In 1880, Miranda and her daughter, 6 year old Anna, was enumerated in 1880 in Tucaloosa, AL with Shed Scales. There were about 24 people on this lists.

In 1880, Miranda was listed as divorced. I have not found a divorce record in the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse, but I have recently found a document where Shedric Sanders asserts that he and Maranda were married and divorced. The 1935 document
is pretty amazing to me. Shed now 71 was 18 years old when they are married, that they were married about 3 years, this makes his birthdate approx. 1864. I have found references in 1870 of who I think must be his parents, Austin and Maria Sanders. In this household there are Austin 40, Maria 43, Molie 17, Frederick 15, and Shadrick 13.

I am not sure what Miranda's maiden name, but I have found only 2 Miranda's/Maranda's in Tuscaloosa in 1870; Maranda Marrast 14 years old, and Maranda Powell 14 years old in Northport, Alabama. Both Maranda's were the right age to be my Miranda listed in the 1880 census who was 24 years old and is listed with her daughter, my Grandmother Anna/Annie.

On the death certificate of Marandy in 1932 her parents are listed as George Williams and Ann(a) Robeson/Roberson. I have no knowledge of these people.

So the first of my brickwalls is who is the parents of Miranda/Maranda Sanders (the spelling of the first name runs the gamut). My hope is to find her parent in the 1870's and to extend backward in the history of my Great Grandmother Miranda Sanders.

Any information or suggestions would be appreciated.

I look forward to receiving your replies.


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Miranda/Maranda Sanders, Tuscaloosa, AL 1855-1932
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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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