Jo, Thanks for the info. Here are my thoughts How did you calculate the birth date of James? there were 2 James in the 1755 to 1769 Anson County records. Could have been Jr and Sr. but they were not listed together in the "Regulators Petition". Don't know if they were related? if they would have beenlisted together,maybe. But they were not.
The Rev,. Moses did not have a son Joel. Joel is listed in Moses will as a son of Aaron, Who was Moses oldest Son. Aarons will lists Joel as a son.
By Moses naming his first born Aaron, it is a possibility that the Aaron, from Montgomery County, NC, who died in 1782, might have neen the Rev. Moses father.! Or Brother. Aaron and Moses had adjacent propertys on Barnes Creek, Montgomery, Co. in 1779. Both received several land grants in Anson Co. in the early 1770's..But before them was JAMES SANDERS. So it is possibile that James was the father of Moses and James Jr. and Moses could be brothers?
Moses , James and Aaron Sanders were listed were listed as Debtors to James Cotton, who filed for compensation for land records lost during the Rev. War. Moses land was sold and then later returned. he was a justice of the peace at the time. Again a close tie between these 3 Sanders.
My understanding from others research is that Moses was a member of the Line Baptist Church in 1798 when he moved to Franklin co, Ga. He and his family were charter menbers of the Groves Level Baptist in Franklin in 1802.
It seems that my Progenitor, Frances Sanders, Brother of Rev. Moses, might be also a brother to your James.
I would like to have more info before I'd be sure!