John L. and Laura (Bledsoe) Sanders , 8 North 50 West


In 1850 Lafayette County, Missouri, Laura Bledsoe is 2, with T. J. Bledsoe 43 and Mahala 38, Henry R. 15, William L. 13, Sarah L. 12, Isaac 11, Malvina 9, William 5, and Mildred 4.

"Thomas Jefferson Bledsoe, son of Henry Ramsey Bledsoe and Nancy Gillespie, was born in Sumner County, Tennessee. Married a Miss Whit and removed to Missouri."

Mahala is buried in Lafayette County 1811-1886, with Thomas Jefferson Bledsoe 1808-1877.

In 1860 Lafayette County, Missouri, Lewis N. Sanders is farming, 59, Elizabeth 50, Theodore 18, Robert 12, John L. 9, and Charsles 8.

In 1870 Lafayette County, Missouri, Lewis Sanders is farming 69, Elizabeth 60, Theodore 28, Robert 22, John 21, Charles 19, all born in Kentucky, Charles 19 and Louisa 18 in Missouri.

John L. Sanders married Laura Bledsoe at the house of Jefferson Bledsoe in Lafayette County Missouri on April 5, 1871

In 1880 Dade County, Missouri, John is farming, 31 born in Kentucky, with Laura J. 31 born in Missouri. Sally 7, Lewis J. 5, Lydia J. 3, and John A. 1 were born in Missouri..

In 1900 Johnson County, Missouri, John is farming, born May 1849 in Kentucky, with Laura March 1849. Lydia November 1876, Will Oct 1881, and May June 1891 were born in Missouri.

In 1910 Logan County, Colorado, John is farming, with Laura and Annie.

John N. Sanders is also farming in Logan County, now married to Theodosia Cox.

John claimed a quarter in section 24, 8N 50W in 1913.

John and Laura are alone in 1930 Saguache County, Colorado, and in 1930 John is living with daughter Anna Sutley and her husband MacAllen Sutley.


John Lewis Sanders 1849-1935 is buried in Saguache, Colorado, with Laura L. (Bledsoe) Sanders 1849-1920 # 39293566.

So are Lydia J. Sanders 1876-1902 ?? and George Vest Sanders 1886-1895.

August 21, 1902



August 28, 1902

Sally Beery is in Saguache County in 1920, 47, with husband Joseph Beery 52, and two kids.
She and Joseph are buried in Saguache. Joseph W. Beery of Atwood were heirs on a settlement in July 1937, with Joseph and Harley N. Beery both of Atwood. Bernice Beery Kline was a daughter in Denver.


"Joseph William Beery was born in Edom, Virginia, June 9, 1867 and died in Monte Vista, Colorado, November 11, 1949-aged 82 years, 5 months, 2 days.
The family moved to Southern Missouri where Joseph William grew to manhood. He received his education in the country schools and Park College in Missouri. Early in life he united with the Methodist church and until he lost his hearing was very active in church work. He loved music and sang in the choir for many years.
In 1895 he came to the San Luis Valley and was employed as a teacher for several years in Hooper, Bonanza, and Saguache schools. May 9, 1897 he was married to Miss Sallie E. Sanders. To this union two children were born---Bernice Lydia and Harley N. Beery. Mr. Beery operated a barber shop in Saguache for several years and later a jewelry store. From 1914 to 1929 he was postmaster there. Mrs. Beery died in 1922 and Mr. Beery left Saguache and engaged in the mercantile business in Atwood, Colorado.
In 1924 he was married to Mrs. Georgia Bell Gaynor of Center. In 1937 they came to Center where they have lived since that time. Mr. Beery built the Western Auto Store and operated it for some time but for several years has been retired. Always fond of fishing and hunting, he lived a very active life until his health forced him to quit many of his activities. He was a Master Mason---a member of Olive Branch Lodge 32, AF&AM of Saguache.
Mr. Beery was the oldest of ten children, six of whom survive him. Remaining are his wife, Mrs. Georgia Beery of Center; his children, Mrs. Murray Kline of Denver; Harley N. Beery of Sterling; Mrs. Fred Briscoe of Medicine Bow, Wyoming; Wayne Gaynor of Atwood, Colorado; Four sisters, Mrs. Viola Freze, Stockton, Missouri; Mrs. Ben Melchor of Excelsior Springs, Mo., Mrs. Ethel Thurman of Burlington, Washington; Mrs. Jessie Lester of Springfield, Missouri. Two brothers, Rev. DeWitt Beery of Roanoke, Virginia. Rev. John Beery of Austin, Texas. Also eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Beery were held Monday afternoon, Nov. 14, at the Methodist church in Center with Olive Branch Lodge No. 32, AF &AM of Saguache in charge. Rev. LeRoy King delivered the services with Rev. Alvah Lynch assisting. A male quartet composed of Rev. Lynch, Eldon Mathias, Jack Sylvester and Sam Smith, accompanied by Mrs. Lynch, sang "Abide With Me" and "Have Thine Own Way Lord."
Pall bearers were R.W. Shellebarger [Shellabarger], Otto Werner, Ross Pryor, Jud Davey, Sidney Hall and W.R. [Shellabarger]. Burial was made in Hillside Cemetery in Saguache."


R. J. Sanders 1847-1912 buried in Vinita, Oklahoma # 76354887 could be a brother of John.

Robert Sanders cash-claimed a quarter in 27, 9N 52 W in 1886l

Robert D. Sanders claimed a tract in section 33, 9N 52W in 1892, and another in section 25 in 1907.

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