June 10, 2009
Newell and Corinne Dodds Sanders
[Newell Sanders was the son of John and Miriam Coffey Sanders. Mirian was a daughter of the Rev. Reuben A. and Martha "Polly" Dowell Coffey. Newell was born Jul. 12, 1850 and died Jan. 26, 1939 in Chattanooga. Corinne died in 1929. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery in Chattanooga and Corinne is probably there with him.]
**Interesting! I wonder how this is known?
Thanks to Richard Beu for providing this news article and photo, proving that Mrs. Sanders was the first woman to vote in the state of TN. His GG-grandfather was I.E. Ireland, also pictured. Unfortunately, the date this was published in this Chattanooga newspaper was not preserved on the clipping I received.
Source: Zella Armstrong, Author, The history of Hamilton County and Chattanooga, Tennessee: Vol I, 2 volumes (Johnson City, TN: The Overmountain Press, 1992), . Photos from the source credited to Judd. The book is available at Amazon.com, as well as other on-line book sellers. It can probably be found on Amazon at this link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0932807917