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The Landers family in northwest Alabama…

dates back to at least the 1830s. Elizabeth Elanor Landers who is pictured below was the daughter of Jacob L Landers and Elanor Luna. Her father was born 1809 in Tennessee, and he died in 1880. He was listed as living in Tuscumbia, Township 4 Range 11, Colbert County, Alabama in 1870. Jacob L Landers and Eleanor Luna  were married  on 18 Oct 1827 when Jacob was age eighteen. Eleanor Luna Landers was born 1816 and died 1859.

Jacob L Landers’ parents were John Landess and Abigail Lee Harmon. John Landess was born in Kentucky in 1787 and died 10 June 1841 in Lawrence County, Alabama; Abigail Lee Harmon was born 1790 and died 1869. John Landess’ parents were John Landers/Landess who was born in Greenbrier, Augusta, Virginia in 1748 and died 13 June 1814 in Washington County, Kentucky and Susannah Harmon. John Landess’ parents were Christopher Landis 1710-1711 and Mary Landis 1712-1771.

 Jacob and Eleanor Landers had a number of children. They were:
  1. Mary C Landers  1833 – 
  2. Abigail Caroline Landers 1836 – 1910
  3. Narcissa Landers 1838 – 1839
  4. Ann Landers 1839 – 
  5. James Henry Landers 1840 – 1909
  6. Elizabeth Elanor Landers 1847 – 1918; married John David Vandiver 1851 – 1919
  7. Sarah A Landers 1848 – 1849
  8. John W Landers 1852 – 1880
  9. Jacob A Landers 855 – 1871
  10. Loucinda Emaline “Emma” Landers 1859 – 1860
Elizabeth Elanor Landers
Elizabeth Elanor Landers

Thanks to Sabrina Carpenter for the photograph.

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3 responses

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  3. Linda Croom Franks

    ABIGAIL CAROLINE WAS MY GRGRGRANDMOTHER. I did not know for sure Elinor was
    a Luna/Looney but suspected since my genes matched perfectly with Luna in Ar. Elinor
    is not listed under Moses Looney’s household census if her birth year 1816- I think surely she was older than 11 when she married Jacob! My MTDNA genes are 99% Northern European.
    If anyone has inf on Elinor’s mother-Mary Polly Guest or York I would appreciate filling
    in the blanks,I believe Moses had several wives. Also did you know Jacob’s lineage were Howlings originally- as of the Mayflower. Linda Croom Franks

    July 10, 2011 at 8:22 pm

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