Eliza Jane Proctor Sanders


Eliza Jane Proctor Sanders was born October 2, 1855 in Blaney.

1900 Census Information:

According to the United States Census recorded on June 25, 1900, William Sanders (43) owned a farm in Wateree Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina with his wife of 25 years, Eliza Sanders (44). It was reported that Eliza was the mother of 10 children; all of whom survive. Also in the home were their children; Archie C Sanders (21), Elizabeth Sanders (18), John Sanders (16), William A Sanders (13), Warren D Sanders (12), Hiram A Sanders (9), Nessie Sanders (7), Henry Washington Sanders (5) Levi Sanders (3) and Samuel Sanders (less than a month old) and a boarder; Leonard Medling (22). It was reported that all of the household members were all born in South Carolina. William was a farmer and Archie C, Elizabeth, John, William A, and Warren D were all farm laborers.


Eliza Jane Proctor Sanders, 84,  died at 11:30 on April 10, 1940 at her home near Blaney after an illness of a few days. She had been a lifelong resident of that community where she was a member of the Union Baptist church.

She was survived by her husband, W. A. Sanders of Blaney; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Lovett of Winnsboro, Mrs. Lizzie Grimsley of Killians, Mrs. Nissie Railey of Bethune: six sons, W. D. Sanders, Hiram Sanders and Levi Sanders,  all of Blaney; W. A Sanders, Jr., of Camden and J. B. Sanders of Nebraska, and H. W. Sanders of Columbia; 40 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Sallie McCravey and Mrs. Lillie Davis of Columbia, Mrs. Mary Sanders of Blaney; one brother, C. C. Proctor of Blythewood.

Funeral services were conducted at 3 o’clock this afternoon from Union Baptist church, near Blaney, by the Rev. Mr. Moore, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Carson and the Rev. Mr. Hodges. Interment will be in the churchyard.

Active pallbearers were six grandsons; Wilbert Sanders, LeRoy Sanders, Norman Sanders, Willie Sanders, W. D. Grimsley and J. B. Lovett.

Honorary pallbearers will be: E. T. Bowen, J. D. Bailey, B. K. Rose, J. D. Watson, Dr. W. D Grigsby and J. G. Motley.

1940.04.11 - Mrs E P Sanders of Blaney Dies
April 11, 1940 State (published as The State) Columbia, South Carolina Page 9
04.12.1940 - Sanders Funeral Held Yesterday
April 12, 1940 State (published as The State) Columbia, South Carolina Page 14
Eliza Jane Proctor Sanders
Union Baptist Church Cemetery Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA (Photo added by Sandbug)


On September 21, 1974, Mary Proctor Sanders was listed as the deceased mother in the obituary of Mrs. C. C. Railey.

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