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Descendants of

Jeremiah Moses Ledington, Jr.

Nancy Elizabeth (Glass) Ledington


Jeremiah Moses "Jerry" Ledington, Jr.
son of
Jerry &Sarah(North) Ledington, Sr.
b: 01 Oct 1881
d: 31 Jan 1959
buried: Pilgram's Rest Cemetery, E. Bernstadt, Laurel Co, KY
Nancy Elizabeth Glass,
on 07 Mar 1898, in Laurel Co, KY
daughter of
Hiram &Nancy Elizabeth(Sasser) Glass
granddaughter of
Jesse &Nancy(Gilbert) Sasser
b: 16 Mar 1882
d: 23 Mar 1959
buried: Pilgram's Rest Cemetery, E. Bernstadt, Laurel Co, KY

Special Recognition
The information for the creation of this webpage is from assorted sources,
but was mainly obtained from writings shared with us from the "Sasser-L"
mailings or contacts among

~~ Sherry Fleischer ~~ Lisle Hale ~~ Glenn Perry ~~
~~ Don Sasser ~~ William R. Sasser ~~

Our sincere appreciation and gratitude to these cuzs
for their unselfish generosity in sharing information!

Jerry's & Nancy's
List of Descendants
  • (1) Allene "Allie" Ledington
    b: 12 May 1901 Laurel Co, KY
    d: 03 Feb 1982 London, Laurel Co, KY
    son of Franklin J. &Lucinda(Sasser) Hale
    paternal grandparents: James F.M. &Nicey(Taylor) Hale
    maternal grandparents: Adin &Betsy(Waggoner) Sasser
    b: 1893 Laurel Co, KY
    Allie's great-grandfather Jesse Sasser is a brother to
    Victor's grandfather Adin Sasser, thus,
    Allie and Victor are 3rd cousins-once removed.

  • (2) Claudia Ellen Ledington (twin to Nellie)
    b: 07 Sep 1902 Cain Creek, Knox Co, KY
    d: 31 Dec 1996 Shelbyville, Shelby Co, KY
    buried: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY
    m: #1=FNU PRICE
    m: #2=HARLAND D. SANDERS, on 18 Nov 1948
    b: 09 Sep 1890
    d: 1980
    buried: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY

    Colonel Harland D. Sanders
    In 1935, Sanders was made
    a Kentucky "Colonel" by
    Governor Ruby Laffoon
    in recognition of his contributions
    to the state's cuisine.
    To read a biography of Sanders
    Click Here
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    Louisville, Ky. ~ January 1, 1997
    Claudia Ledington Sanders
    of Shelbyville, Ky., who helped her husband Colonel Harland D. Sanders build the
    world-famous Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant chain, died yesterday at the
    age of 94. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hall-Taylor Funeral Home,
    1185 W. Main in Shelbyville, Ky. Visitation is scheduled at the funeral home from
    3:00-9:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3. The funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 4 at 2:00 p.m.
    at the First Christian Church, 400 Main St. in Shelbyville, with interment at
    Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, next to her late husband.
    The family has requested that expressions of sympathy be in the form of donations
    to the First Christian Church of Shelbyville or to charity.

    Claudia Sanders, a longtime Shelbyville resident, married Harland Sanders
    in 1948 and worked closely with him until his death at in 1980 to establish and
    promote what is today the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain.
    Although Colonel Sanders developed his recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1939,
    it was four years after his marriage to Claudia that the Colonel enlisted his
    first Kentucky Fried Chicken franchisee in 1952. Mrs. Sanders worked with
    her husband as he built KFC from two restaurants in 1952 to more than 600 in 1964,
    when they sold the company. Today there are more than 9,800 KFC restaurants
    in 73 countries. "We're deeply saddened by the loss of Claudia Sanders,"
    said David Novak, group president and CEO of KFC and Pizza Hut.
    "We could not have been the company we are now without Claudia's contributions.
    Claudia's commitment to Kentucky Fried Chicken and her work as goodwill
    ambassador inspired our franchisees and employees alike. We shall miss her."

    When Colonel Sanders began franchising his successful Original Recipe®
    chicken and cooking processes, he took to the road
    to persuade restaurant owners to sell his chicken.
    Mrs. Sanders often travelled with him and acted as hostess, wearing an
    antebellum gown, while the Colonel cooked chicken in the restaurant kitchen.
    Later they would circulate among the diners asking how they enjoyed the
    chicken. Colonel Sanders once compared the way he and Mrs. Sanders prepared
    his special blend of 11 herbs and spices to the complex company procedures
    used today: "It boggles the mind just to think of all the procedures
    and precautions the company takes to protect my recipe, especially
    when I think how Claudia and I used to operate.
    She was my packing girl, my warehouse supervisor,
    my delivery person — you name it. Our garage was the warehouse."
    When Colonel Sanders was on the road, Mrs. Sanders would fill orders for the
    seasoning mix. She would prepare the day's orders, package them for shipment and
    put them on a midnight train to franchisees. The Colonel would often speak of
    "still seeing Claudia in my mind's eye, going down to that dark railroad depot
    to put the spices on the midnight freight."

    Mrs. Sanders was born Claudia Ellen Ledington
    Sept. 7, 1902 in Knox County, Ky.
    She married Harland Sanders on Nov. 18, 1948.
    Both had children from previous marriages.
    Mrs. Sanders was preceded in death by her daughter Billie Jean Johnson
    and her granddaughter Deborah Lynn Johnson.
    She is survived by a son, Elvis Ray Price, of London, Ky.,
    and by four sisters and two brothers.
    They are: Joyce Hunt, Shelbyville, Ky.; Rose Brown and Mary Holt, both of
    Corbin, Ky.; Thelma Hetkowski, Detroit, Mich.; Robert Ledington
    and B. F. Ledington, both of Corbin, Ky.
    Mrs. Sanders was a member of the First Christian Church of Shelbyville,
    the Business and Professional Women's Club, and Daughters of the Nile,
    Opelika Temple in Lexington. She served on the board of directors of Union College,
    Barbourville, Ky., and Colonel Sanders Kentucky Fried Chicken, Ltd. of Canada.
    She was also an honorary chairwoman of the National March of Dimes.

    Kentucky Fried Chicken Corp. (KFC), based in Louisville, Ky.,
    is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain. Since its founding
    by Colonel Harland Sanders in 1952, KFC has been
    "America's Leading Kitchen For Convenient Meals,"
    serving delicious, already-prepared complete family meals at affordable
    prices to nearly seven million customers each day.
    KFC is a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., Purchase, N.Y. (PEP).

  • (3) Frances Nell "Nellie" Ledington (twin to Claudia)
    b: 07 Sep 1902 Cain Creek, Knox Co, KY
    d: 07 May 1989 Nashville, Davidson Co, TN
    m: GEORGE F. RAY

  • (4) William Franklin Ledington
    b: 05 Apr 1905 KY
    d: 29 May 1998 Corbin, Whitley Co, KY

  • (5) Sallie Mae Ledington
    b: 09 Mar 1907 Laurel Co, KY
    d: 01 Nov 1993 Lexington, Fayette Co, KY

  • (6) James Wallace Ledington
    b: 26 Feb 1909 KY
    d: 03 Jun 1937 Madison Co, KY
    m: never married

  • (7) Joyce Rosa Ledington
    m: W.R. HUNT

  • (8) Hiram Finley "H.F." Ledington
    b: 26 May 1911 Laurel Co, KY
    d: 08 Mar 1989 Whitley Co, KY

  • (9) Mary Nancy Ledington

  • (10) Thelma R. Ledington
    b: 20 Aug 1913 Laurel Co, KY
    m: #2=HAROLD BAKER

  • (11) Robert Charles Ledington
    b: 05 Sep 1915, Laurel Co, KY
    d: 09 Apr 2002 Lexington, KY
    buried: Pine Hill Cemetery, Corbin, KY
    m: ANNA LEE

  • (12) Kotha Beatrice Ledington
    b: 09 Jul 1917 KY
    d: 05 Oct 1942 (at age 25)

  • (13) Julian Glass Ledington
    b: 19 Oct 1919 KY
    d: 02 Feb 1987 Jefferson Co, KY

  • (14) Rose Ledington
    b: 26 Jul 1927 Whitley Co, KY
    m: #2=FNU BROWN

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