Amos Sanders Family
1. Amos Sanders. Born 1793. Died 1871.
Came to Vigo County between 1830-1840. Had two pieces of land in Vigo County, one close to the Clay County line and one farther north, they sold the north tract. He married Dorothy "Dolly" Singhorse, 1 Jun 1815 in Franklin County Indiana. Died 1869. Somebody put hot lard in her ears when she had a cold and ear ache and it left her deaf.
They had the following children:
2. William Sanders. Born 1820. Died 1904 in Greene County Indiana.
Buried 1904. He first married Martha Ann Ferrel, daughter of James A Ferrel & Martha Dickerson, 15 Mar 1838 in Vigo County Indiana. Born 5 Jun 1822 in Butler County Ohio. Died 5 Apr 1858. Buried 1858. They were Divorced. They had the following children:
He second married Julia Arnold, daughter of Joseph Arnold & Nancy ___, 3 Jul 1859. They had the following children:
7. Walter Sanders. Born 1839.
8. Dortha Ann Sanders. Born 26 Nov 1840. Died 20 Jan 1877. Buried 1877 in Moses Cemetary. She married Aquilla Jones. Born 15 Mar 1822 in North Carolina. Died 29 Nov 1901. Buried 1901. Killed in a railroad accident. They had the following children:
9. Edward Sanders. Born 1843.
10. James Franklin Sanders. Born 11 Nov 1845 in Vigo County Indiana. Died 28 Mar 1931 in Pontotoc County Oklahoma. Buried 1931. He married Mary Elizabeth Staggs, daughter of Franklin Staggs & Mary Rachel Reece, 29 Jun 1869 in Clay City Clay County Indiana. Born 18 Feb 1852 in Clay County Indiana. Died 18 Jul 1935 in Allen Oklahoma. Buried 1935. Years before Elizabeth died, she stopped doing any work and just sat and embroidered. Her husband James did all the cooking and housework. He kept an apron hanging in a certain place which he wore when cooking. While working he always sang a certain song, the same song.
11. Martha Ellen Sanders. Born 1848.
12. Sarah Ann Sanders. Born 11 Jun 1851 in Vigo County Indiana. Died
12 Apr 1937 in Wichita Sedgewick County Kansas. Buried 1937 in Ada Oklahoma. She married William S Staggs, son of James A Staggs & Susannah "Susan" Reece. Born 3 Nov 1847 in Vigo County Indiana. Died 27 Mar 1927 in Ada Pontotoc County Oklahoma. Buried 1927 in Rosedale Cemetary. They had the following children:
23. Mary Rachael Sanders. Born 1870 in Clay County Indiana. Died 10 Apr 1937 in Oklahoma. Buried 1937. She married Isaac Douglas, 20 Sep 1893. They had the following children:
24. Nancy Maybelle Sanders. Born 21 Mar 1875. Died 20 Jun 1934. Buried 1934. She married John Luther Price, son of Barnett Price & Lucinda Pickens, 1 Jan 1891. Born 21 Oct 1849. Died 7 Apr 1918. Buried 1918. They had the following children:
25. Bessie Lorraine Sanders. Born 15 Aug 1884 in Clay County. Indiana. Died 23 Aug 1974 in Altus Oklahoma. Buried 1974. She married Hugh Thomas Staggs, son of William S Staggs & Sarah Ann Sanders, 27 Mar 1898 in Allen Oklahoma. Born 18 Jul 1877 in Weatherford Texas. Died 1960 in Altus Oklahoma. Buried 1960. They had the following children:
26. Sarah LuEllen Sanders. Born 9 Sep 1872 in Indiana. Died 11 Sep 1947 in Allen Oklahoma. Buried 1947. She first married Will Willbanks. She second married Rickert "Rick" Frederick, son of Eilert Frederick & Fecke O ___, 7 Feb 1892. Born 25 Apr 1849 in Germany. Died 27 Jul 1921 in Oklahoma. Moved to Texas because the Doctor said Mary had TB. They lost money there trying to raise rice. They moved to Palacios Texas and then to Oklahoma. They had the following children:
31. Hugh Thomas Staggs. Born 18 Jul 1877 in Weatherford Texas. Died
1960 in Altus Oklahoma. Buried
He married Bessie Lorraine Sanders, daughter of James Franklin
Sanders & Mary Elizabeth Staggs, 27 Mar 1898 in Allen Oklahoma. Born
15 Aug 1884 in Clay County Indiana. Died 23 Aug 1974 in Altus
Oklahoma. Buried 1974. They had the following children:
53 i. Gertrude Staggs
54 ii. Floy Pearl Staggs
55 iii. Opal Sylvia Staggs
56 iv. George Staggs
57 v. Bud Hugh Staggs
58 vi. Elizabeth Lucinda Staggs
32. Nellie May Staggs. Born 2 Aug 1879 in Weatherford Texas. Died 12
Nov 1959 in Fort Collins Colorado.
Buried 1959 in Lakewood Memorial Park Modesto California.
She married James Wilford Nickell, son of George Washington Nickell
& Mary Elizabeth Price, 26 Jul 1896 in Ada area Chickasaw Lands
Indian Territory Oklahoma. Born 3 May 1876 in Sunset Montague County
Texas. Died 7 Oct 1963 in Modesto California. Buried 1963.
Occupation Farmer and driller for Ideal Cement Company in Colorado.
They had the following children:
33. Daniel V Staggs. Born 29 Mar 1881 in Weatherford Texas. Died 19
Apr 1940. Buried 1940.
He married Delia Finley, 21 Dec 1904.
34. Olla L Staggs. Born 13 May 1883 in Weatherford Texas. Died 8 Jul
1927. Buried 1927.
She married Thaddaeys N Nickell, 20 Oct 1898.
35. John H Staggs. Born 22 Mar 1885 in Weatherford Texas. Died 1975.
He married Lena Arnel, 1 Sep 1904.
36. Effie O Staggs. Born 20 Jun 1889 in Weatherford Texas.
She married Walter Folters, 28 Nov 1903.
37. Susanna Pearl Staggs. Born 20 Jun 1887 in Weatherford Texas.
Died 1896. Buried 1896.
Died from burns
38. Benjamin F Staggs. Born 26 Jan 1892 in Weatherford Texas. Died
30 Mar 1955. Buried 1955.
39. Aaron Staggs. Born 25 Jan 1894 in Weatherford Texas. Died 4 Nov
She married Buford J Grigsby, 7 Nov 1914.
40. George Douglas.
He married Ora St. Clair.
41. Andy Douglas. Born 5 Dec 1895. Died 21 Jan 1959.
42. Bill Douglas.
43. Helen Douglas.
44. Walter Douglas.
45. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Douglas.
46. Roy Douglas.
47. Geneva Douglas.
48. Lucinda Price. Born 27 Oct 1891. Died 7 Apr 1985. Occupation
She first married Thomas Pulliam.
She second married Logan Morris, 23 Apr 1951.
49. Sada Lona "Tod" Price. Born 7 Jul 1895. Died 7 Sep 1977 in Allen
Oklahoma. Buried 1977 in Allen Cemetary.
She married Everett St. Clair, 27 Jun 1927. Died 26 Feb 1972 in
Allen Oklahoma. Buried 1972 in Allen Cemetary.
50. Ada Price. Born 7 Jul 1895. Died 6 Mar 1976.
She married Guy Green, son of Jesse Green & Eliza Edwards. Born 14
Sep 1890. Died 28 May 1965. Buried 1965.
They had the following children:
51. Mary Elizabeth Price. Born 22 Sep 1897. Died 25 Dec 1987. Buried
She married Clifford Vern Fisher, son of Frank Fisher & Minnie
Brown, 10 Apr 1917. Born 9 Jan 1898. Died 9 Feb
1978. Buried 1978.
Civil Service starting as a rural carrier out of Riley Indiana going
to a mounted route out of Terre Haute and then to a walking route in
the city of Terre Haute and was foreman of the carriers when he
retired on 31 Jan 1957 after 34 1/2 years of service. He died of
They had the following children:
52. Edna Irene Price. Born 1 Jun 1901. Died 5 Feb 1985.
She married Emery McCullough, son of Adam Algie McCullough & Leatha
Dalrymple. They had the following children:
77 i. Billie Ray McCullough (Twin)
78 ii. Betty May McCullough (Twin)
79 iii. Jesse Lee McCullough
53. Gertrude Staggs. Born 21 Aug 1900.
She first married Dave Hegert.
She second married James C Sanders. They had the following children:
80 i. Edward Sanders
81 ii. H T Sanders
82 iii. Charles Sanders
83 iv. Junior Sanders
54. Floy Pearl Staggs. Born 12 Mar 1902.
She married John Thomas Tucker, son of John Thomas Tucker & Melissa
Vilina Gray, 22 Jun 1918 in Allen
Oklahoma. Born 13 Oct 1889 in Stone County Arkansas. They had the
55. Opal Sylvia Staggs. She married Dee Talley. They had the following children:
56. George Staggs. Born 18 Jul 1908.
57. Bud Hugh Staggs. Born 11 Jul 1911. Died Aug 1974.
58. Elizabeth Lucinda Staggs.
She married Vi Trippett.
Biography from History of Clay Co., Indiana, Vol. II, au: William Travis, publ. 1909
JOHN TRIPLETT.&emdash;A self-made man in every sense implied by the term, winning success in life by persevering industry, keen foresight and excellent management, John Triplett is closely identified with the agricultural interests of Clay county, Owning and occupying a well improved farm in Van Buren township. A son of French Lewis Triplett, he was born October 3, 1832, at Virginia Ridge, near Roseville, Muskingum county, Ohio. His grandfather, Thomas Triplett, was born near Hatchers Mill, Loudoun county, Virginia, being, according to tradition, the descendant of one of two brothers, John and Thomas Triplett, French Huguenots who came to America in colonial days to escape religious persecution. He had two sisters, Mary Ann and Sarah, and two brothers, Greenbury and Frederick, who emigrated to Kentucky, becoming pioneers of Breckenridge county, where many of their descendants are still living. The grandfather, a life-long farmer in his native county, married Phehe Luncford, a daughter of Rolla Luncford, also a lifelong resident of Loudoun county. She survived her husband many years, and came to Indiana to spend the closing days of her life, dying at the home of her son, near Brazil, in at the advanced age of ninety years. She reared eleven children, namely: Burr, Sabra, Nancy, Mahala, Elizabeth, Sanford, Delilah, French L., Maria, Leroy and Jane. French Lewis Triplett, born December 12, 1806, was a young boy when his father died, and but sixteen years old when his mother migrated with her family to Ohio, making the removal with teams, a mode of travel necessarily slow and at times dangerous, and settled in Muskingum county. Selecting farming as his life occupation, he subsequently bought his father-in-law's homestead of two hundred acres located in what is now Clay township, residing there until 1856. Selling out in that year, he came to Clay county, Indiana, and purchased a partly improved farm situated two miles from Brazil, in Van Buren township. After living there a while he sold his land to a coal company and bought a farm in Dick Johnson township. A few years later be sold that farm and moved to Brazil, where he spent the remainder of his life, passing away March 2, 1887, in the eighty-first year of his age. He married Sarah Baird, who was born in Adams county, Pennsylvania, a daughter of John Baird, who was born in the same state, of German stock. Mr. Baird moved with his family to Ohio, locating in Muskingum county as a pioneer. Securing a tract of timbered land at the head of Brush Creek, he with the assistance of his sons cleared a farm, and while still owning that he bought another ranch near Zanesville, on which he resided a number of years.
Having in the meantime acquired a competency, he sold that land and moved to the city of Zanesville, where he lived retired from active business cares until his death, at the age of seventy-six years. His wife, whose maiden name was Margaret Baumgartner, was born in Pennsylvania, of German ancestors, and died at a good old age in Zanesville. Mrs. Sarah (Baird) Triplett died on the home farm in Dick Johnson township when sixty-four years old. She bore her husband eleven children, as follows: John, the special subject of this sketch; Thomas; Delilah; Martha; Greenbury; Burr; Bushrod; Lucinda; Elizabeth; William; and Minerva A. Three of the sons, Thomas, Burr, and Bushrod, served as soldiers in the Civil war.
Attending the subscription schools of early days, at a time when from sixty to seventy-two days, according to the money raised, constituted a school year, John Triplett obtained a practical common school education. Subsequently assisting his father in clearing and improving the land, he remained at home until after attaining his majority. In June, 1854, beginning life on his own account, he started on a westward trip, going by rail first to Chicago and then to Rock Island, where he took a Mississippi steamer to Burlington, Iowa. Going then by rail ten miles, which was as far as the railroads had been extended west of the Mississippi, he took a stage at the railway terminus and proceeded to Jefferson City, Missouri, where he found work in the harvest fields.
Going from there to Oskaloosa, he worked there for a time, and then went to Wayne county, Iowa, where he entered a quarter section of government land. Locating then in Davis county, Iowa, he engaged in teaming until March, 1855, when he went on foot to Keokuk, where he embarked as a deck passenger on a steamer for St. Louis. There he took cabin passage on a Pittsburg boat, and returned to Ohio to resume farm work. In the ensuing fall Mr. Triplett rented a piece of land, bought a pair of oxen, and put in a crop of wheat, which he harvested the following year.
368, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
59. James Athel Frederick. Born 20 Jun 1893.
He married Alma Jamison. They had the following children: