My mother's father was Edwin Olen Sanders, b. 1876 in Hammond, LA and died in 1961 in Bloomington, IL. His father was Edwin Andrew Sanders, b. 1829 in Washington Parish, LA and died in 1893 in Tangipahoa Parish, LA. His father was Daniel Sanders, b. abt. 1800 in Orangeburgh District, SC, and died sometime after 1880 in Tangipahoa Parish, LA. His father was Blancet (also spelled Blansett, Blanset, Blancett, etc.) Sanders, b. abt. 1772 in Orangeburgh District, SC and died in 1852 in Saint Tammany Parish, LA. His father was Thomas Sanders, b. (believed) 1742 in Charleston District, SC, and died 1812 in Orangeburgh District, SC.
Members of this Sanders family still live in South Carolina (Colleton County), Louisiana, and Illinois, as well as the descendants that are now spread throughout the country.
I would love to hear from anyone related.