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SAUNDERS
In the settlement made at Sandy Bluff, the name of Saunders appears. John, George and William Saunders were the first of the name there. Bishop Gregg, on p.71, says: "Of the settlers at Sandy Bluff, the Murfees, Saunders, Gibsons and Crawfords accumulated the largest properties". The name Saunders has become extinct in Marion County - not one of the name in the county, to the knowledge of the writer. Old John Saunders took up large grants of land between Catfish and Great Pee Dee. They came from England. John Saunders had two sons, George and Thomas.
--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)


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