MORE SANDERS CEMETERY
Town of Minden
Montgomery County, NY
In 1999, you posted a transcription of Sanders Cemetery in Minden, Montgomery County, NY by Rick Sanders. Many years ago, back in the 1970's, I enlisted the help of a professional genealogist for Sanders data in Montgomery County. She sent a transcription of the Sanders Cemetery apparently photocopied from a hand-typed booklet. I don't know the origin or name of the booklet since she only photocopied the portion having to do with the Sanders Cemetery. The transcription includes the same stones that appear in Rick Sanders' transcription; however, it also includes what is apparently another section located nearby.
I have re-typed the transcription into a Word document for submission to your site. I have tried to be as true to the original transcription in front of me as possible, using the same formatting and placement of inscriptions on the page.
In addition to this other Sanders cemetery, I would like to clarify a couple of items in Rick Sanders' transcription. I believe the transcription in my possession was done when the cemetery was in better condition and easier to transcribe more thoroughly than when Rick encountered it. On Stone #12 (Rick Sanders' number), Rick shows 4 inscriptions. However, my transcription shows 3 additional ones together, probably on one side. My transcription states that this stone is a large diamond-shaped monument on a square base. It is possible that this stone was overturned when Rick was there and that the following 3 transcriptions were on a side facing the ground:
ERVIN J. SANDERS
Also, on Rick's Stone #23, he shows: Can't read, too old, something Elizabeth, daughter of. According to my transcription, it is:
Thanks for your great work on this Website!
SANDERS CEMETERY (ADDITIONAL SECTION)
LOCATION: Approx. 3000 ft. west of junction of River Road and Bridge Street, and 250 ft. north of River Road by old gravel pit.
OWNER: Mr. Steve Widanka
CONDITION:Fair; young trees and brush, most stones are upright, iron fence is collapsing.
Stone (A) is the largest stone in the cemetery and is a monument approx. 9 ft. high. It consists of two flat tiers surmounted by an obelisk shaped segment with the above wording inscribed on three sides. There is another flat tier with the name SANDERS on it, then a tall this obelisk shaped stone. A flat stone lies beside the monument which may have come from the top.
Stone (B) has fallen over.
Stone (C) is a slab with a half-round top and scrollwork in the middle of the front face.
Stones (D) through (H) are small slabs or blocks with the following engraved upon them:
The iron fence is approx. 15 ft. square with a 3 ft. gate in the north side. It is made of cast iron ornamental uprights and straight cross-pieces.
(There is a drawing here of the enclosure, showing fenced all around with the placement approx. as I am showing below of the stones as they are numbered above, and a gate on the left perimeter near the (H) stone. Also, (A) is shown enclosed in it's own square rather than with a line underneath as I've shown it; I dont know why. - cjs)