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William Ophalo Jackson Manders and Mary Elizabeth Parks

William Ophalo Jackson Manders and Mary Elizabeth Parks

William Ophalo Jackson Manders (1880-1928) of Georgia. His wife Mary Elizabeth Parks (1887-1926). They lived most of their lives in northern Georgia, around Dalton, Ga.

William was the son John Jackson Manders (1841-1859) maker of fine baskets and Lucy Anna Franklin, who was rumored to be a descendant of Ben Franklin. John Jackson Manders was the son of John Manders (1808-1883) and Susan Jane Helton, all from Gwinnett County, Georgia.

William made nice hand-made furniture and could do almost anything.

William and Mary Elizabeth had several children:
Bertie Mae Manders 1912 died as a child.
Anna Lou Manders 1913-1955
Naomi Manders 1914 Fulton Co. Georgia
Dessie Cleo Manders 1916 Tennessee
John Richard Manders, Sr. 1922-1984 from Winder, Georgia
Robert Lewis Manders 1925-1985 Atlanta, Georgia
Edna Delano Manders 1919 Cumming, Georgia


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