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From: "Richard J.Saunders" <>
Subject: Re: [SANDERS] NAHUM 5 SANDERS (WILLIAM 4, EDWARD3, EDWARD 2,THOMAS 1 Saunders/Sanders
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2008 14:51:32 -0500


Descendants of William Saunders




Generation No. 1


1. WILLIAM4 SAUNDERS (EDWARD3, EDWARD2, THOMAS1) was born 17 Jun 1700 in
Middlesex County, Virginia, and died Bef. 1790 in Caswell County, North
Carolina, USA. He married AGNES ADAMS Abt. 1725 in Middlesex County,
Virginia, USA. She was born Abt. 1702 in Middlesex County, Virginia, USA,
and died Abt. 1795 in Caswell, North Carolina, USA.

Notes for WILLIAM SAUNDERS:




More About WILLIAM SAUNDERS and AGNES ADAMS:

Marriage: Abt. 1725, Middlesex County, Virginia, USA


Children of WILLIAM SAUNDERS and AGNES ADAMS are:

i. ELIZABETH BETSY P.5 SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1726, Middlesex County, Virginia,
USA; m. THOMAS ATKINSON, Abt. 1753, Orange County, North Carolina, USA; b.
Abt. 1725.

More About THOMAS ATKINSON and ELIZABETH SAUNDERS:

Marriage: Abt. 1753, Orange County, North Carolina, USA

2. ii. THOMAS SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1727, Middlesex County, Virginia, USA; d. 28
Nov 1812, Sumner County, Tennessee.

iii. AGNES SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1729, Middlesex County, Virginia, USA; m.
WILLIAM RICHMOND, Abt. 1754, Bedford County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1727,
Virginia.

More About WILLIAM RICHMOND and AGNES SAUNDERS:

Marriage: Abt. 1754, Bedford County, Virginia

3. iv. RICHARD SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1731, Middlesex County, Virginia; d. Bef.
1820.

v. COLONEL ADAM SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1732, Middlesex County, Virginia, USA; d.
Bef. 1820, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA.

Notes for COLONEL ADAM SAUNDERS:

ADAM SANDERS, North Carolina, USA Militia. Served as a Colonel of the North
Carolina, USA Militia. Born 1732 in Middlesex County, Virginia, a son of
William Sanders Sr. and Agnes Adams. Adam died sometime before 1820 in
Caswell County, North Carolina, USA.

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4. vi. CAPTAIN WILLIAM SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1735, Middlesex County, Virginia,
USA; d. Abt. 1803, Sumner County, Tennessee.

vii. LETITIA SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1736, Middlesex County, Virginia, USA; m.
JOHN ALLEN, Abt. 1758, Orange County, North Carolina, USA; b. Abt. 1735.

Notes for JOHN ALLEN:

I also have a John Allen that married Lastitia sanders on 21 December 1800
{Married by John F. Gillespie, Bptist Minister]

More About JOHN ALLEN and LETITIA SAUNDERS:

Marriage: Abt. 1758, Orange County, North Carolina, USA

5. viii. NAHUM SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1740, Stokes County, North Carolina; d. 15
Dec 1795, Stokes County, North Carolina, USA.

6. ix. KEZIAH SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1746, Granville County, North Carolina, USA;
d. 18 Jul 1844, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA.



Generation No. 2


2. THOMAS5 SAUNDERS (WILLIAM4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1727
in Middlesex County, Virginia, USA, and died 28 Nov 1812 in Sumner County,
Tennessee. He married MARY MITCHELL Abt. 1759 in New Bern, Craven, North
Carolina, USA. She was born Abt. 1738 in New Bern, Craven, North Carolina,
USA, and died Abt. 1812 in Sumner County, Tennessee.

More About THOMAS SAUNDERS and MARY MITCHELL:

Marriage: Abt. 1759, New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, USA


Children of THOMAS SAUNDERS and MARY MITCHELL are:

i. ELIZABETH6 SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1760, Orange County, North Carolina, USA; m.
WILLIAM JONES.

ii. FRANCIS FRANK SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1762, New Bern, Craven, North Carolina,
USA; d. Davidson County, Tennessee; m. ALETHIA SAUNDERS, Abt. 1794, Sumner
County, Tennessee; b. Abt. 1776, Orange County, North Carolina, USA; d. Abt.
1848, Davidson County, Tennessee.

More About FRANCIS SAUNDERS and ALETHIA SAUNDERS:

Marriage: Abt. 1794, Sumner County, Tennessee

iii. JAMES SAUNDERS, b. 31 Oct 1764, New Bern, Craven County, North
Carolina, USA; d. 24 Aug 1836, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA; m. (1) HANNAH
MITCHELL, Abt. 1790, Orange County, North Carolina, USA; b. Abt. 1764; d.
Abt. 1805, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA; m. (2) MARY MOLLIE SMITH, 28 Feb
1806, Saundersville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA; b. Abt. 1786; d. Bef.
1850, Saundersville, Sumner, Tennessee, USA.

Notes for JAMES SAUNDERS:

Deeded to him from his Uncle, land on Dan River, including Mansion house,
820 acres at mouth of Little Creek.

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James Saunders, 1850 United States Federal Census (12 September 1850)
Gender: Male, Age: 79, Estimated birth year: abt 1771, Birth Place:
Virginia, Race: White, Home in 1850, District 2, Sumner, Tennessee,
Occupation: Farmer, Value of Estate: $1,600.00.

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James Sanders was a prominent land owner in what is now Hendersonville,
Tennessee. As a young man, he was selected as a deputy surveyor by General
Daniel Smith. General Smith had been commissioned by the Virginia or North
Carolina legislature to survey the lands on the Cumberland River west of the
mountains, which were to be given by the state to veterans as payment for
their services during the Revolutionary War. He was also commissioned to
establish the boundary between the western lands of North Carolina and those
of Virginia. We know this boundary today as the Kentucky - Tennessee state
line. Around 1784, General Daniel Smith and James Saunders, after surveying
the area surrounding Drakes Creek and its confluence with the Cumberland
River, patented for themselves choice lands on either side of Drakes Creek.
General Smith patented the lands bordering the Cumberland on the east side
of Drakes Creek, and James Sanders patented the lands bordering the
Cumberland on the west side of Drakes Creek. At that time, the area was
still experiencing conflict with the American Indians, who were being
displaced, and General Daniel Smith built his fortress like mansion house
with two foot thick stone walls, which he called Rockcastle. James Sanders
returned to North Carolina, where he began acquiring land grants from North
Carolina veterans who did not want to move west to the lands they had
received for their services in the war. Around 1795, James Sanders, his wife
and family, and several siblings and in-laws made the move from North
Carolina and from Virginia to Drakes Lick, Tennessee and the surrounding
area. James Sanders became wealthy, in large part because of the prime real
estate that he had chosen for himself. He was granted a license to have a
ferry across the Cumberland and he collected tolls from those who crossed
the river. He also collected taxes for the government on taxable goods
moving down the Cumberland by flatboat. This required all river travelers to
stop at his establishment. Thus, he profited from those travelling on the
river as well as those drifting down it. After James Sanders' first wife
died, James married the widowed daughter of his good friend and mentor,
General Daniel Smith, and the two families on either side of Drakes Creek
were united. James Sanders and his second wife were originally buried in the
family cemetery that is now located near the entrance to Sanders Ferry Park
in Hendersonville, TN. However, Marie Ann Michie Smith was disinterred some
years later and moved to the family cemetery at Rockcastle. It is possible,
but not proven, that James Sanders was also disinterred and moved to
Rockcastle, since his tombstone was moved there. An excellent source of
information about James Sanders is a book entitled "The City by the Lake - A
History of Hendersonville, Tennessee - 1780-1969," by Timothy L. Takacs,
published by Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD.

Local Names Tell Much About County's History: The News-Examiner, Special
Edition: Celebrating Sumner County's Bicentennial and Tennessee Homecoming
'86, "History" section, p. 8-F, Saturday, March 29, 1986. Sanders or
Saunders Ferry Road

There is still some confusion about the origin...an proper spelling...of
this road. According to Mrs. Ellis, it was named for James Sanders, who
(among other things) donated the land for the first Methodist meeting house
in 1799, James Sanders was not related to Hubbard Saunders, for whom
Saundersville is named.

The confusion about spelling arose when the road was widened in 1952 and a
marker to Sanders erected by the DAR was misplaced. From that time, Southern
Bell Telephone began spelling the road "Saunders Ferry" rather than "Sanders
Ferry".

Everyone, however, agrees that it was so named because of the ferry at the
end of the road which was used to cross the Cumberland River to the Donelson
area of Nashville. The ferry and road were used frequently by early settlers
including Daniel Smith and John Donelson. Andrew Jackson used the ferry and
road when attending court in Gallatin and on his way to Cottontown to see
his horses being trained.

Information Regarding Burial of James Sanders: The following is taken from
correspondence dated 10 April 2003 from the Director of Historic RockCastle,
Tom Varenchick: "Polly's second husband James Sanders and Polly were both
buried together in the Sanders family cemetery. In the early part of this
past century the Smith family wanted Polly back with her own in their
cemetery, so arrangements were made to have her moved to Rock Castle. Legend
has it that Miss Sara Berry, the last descendent to own Rock Castle for some
reason did not want James here, and his stone was just dropped under a tree
nearby. It is still there today next to the Director's Cottage half way
between the Castle and the cemetery. Take the story for what its worth but
there it sits. We have a Sanders descendent on the Board and he insists that
it be placed inside the cemetery walls. Since it weighs a ton there it still
sits.FYI I thought you may like to see what the very faded inscription says
of Mr. Sanders-"THIS SLAB IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF JAMES SANDERS BORN
IN N.C. OCT 1764 DIED IN SUMNER CTY ON 24 AUG 1856. HE WAS A GOOD HUSBAND, A
KIND, PATIENT AND HONEST MAN. HE CONVEYED CONFIDENCE TO ALL HIS ------, HE
LOVED LIFE FOR ITS OWN SAKE AND LIVES FREE FOR ETERNITY. THERE WAS NONE
MORE------- TO DO GOOD------ DETERMINED-------- HIS ASHES.

To this day we are not sure where his body is. If it ever left the Sanders
cemetery or is somewhere in the Smith cemetery."







More About JAMES SAUNDERS and HANNAH MITCHELL:

Marriage: Abt. 1790, Orange County, North Carolina, USA

More About JAMES SAUNDERS and MARY SMITH:

Marriage: 28 Feb 1806, Saundersville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA

iv. JULIET SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1768, New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, USA.

v. SALLY SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1772, New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, USA; d.
Abt. 1825, Wilson, Tennessee; m. THOMAS J. WATSON; b. Abt. 1768, Prince
Edward, Wirginia; d. Abt. 1855, District 7, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Notes for THOMAS J. WATSON:

Thomas Watson, 1850 United States Federal Census, Age: 82 , Estimated birth
year: abt 1768

Gender: Male, Home in 1850, District 7, Sumner, Tennessee




vi. EDWARD SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1774, New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, USA; d.
01 Nov 1819, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA; m. LOCKEY TRIGG, 26 Apr 1800,
Sumner County, Tennessee; b. 01 Jun 1779, Bedford County, Virginia, USA; d.
27 Aug 1840, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA.

More About EDWARD SAUNDERS and LOCKEY TRIGG:

Marriage: 26 Apr 1800, Sumner County, Tennessee

Marriage date: 26 Apr 1800, Married by William Trigg, Baptist Minister,
Somner County, Tennessee

vii. MARY SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1776, New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, USA.

viii. MARTHA SAUNDERS, b. 11 Mar 1787, Orange County, North Carolina, USA;
d. 06 Mar 1846, Marion, Perry County, Alabama, USA; m. ABRAHAM ABSOLEM
TRIGG, 29 Aug 1808, Sumner County, Tennessee; b. 12 Oct 1780, Bedford
County, Virginia, USA; d. 11 Jun 1841, Marion, Perry County, Alabama, USA.

Notes for ABRAHAM ABSOLEM TRIGG:

Abram Trigg, Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Spouse: Martha
Saunders, Parents: William Trigg , Sarah Kent Saunders, Birth Place: Bedford
County, Virginia; Birth Date: 12 October,1780, Marriage Place:
Saundersville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USAMarriage Date: 29 Aug 1808

Death Date: 1841.

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More About ABRAHAM TRIGG and MARTHA SAUNDERS:

Marriage: 29 Aug 1808, Sumner County, Tennessee

Marriage date: 29 Aug 1808, Married by William Trigg, Baptist Minister,
Somner County, Tennessee



3. RICHARD5 SAUNDERS (WILLIAM4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, THOMAS1) was born Abt.
1731 in Middlesex County, Virginia, and died Bef. 1820.


Children of RICHARD SAUNDERS are:

i. JAMES6 SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1755.

ii. ANN P. SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1757.

iii. JOSEPH SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1759.



4. CAPTAIN WILLIAM5 SAUNDERS (WILLIAM4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, THOMAS1) was born
Abt. 1735 in Middlesex County, Virginia, USA, and died Abt. 1803 in Sumner
County, Tennessee. He married (1) HANNAH MITCHELL Abt. 1775 in Orange
County, North Carolina, USA. She was born Abt. 1753, and died Bef. 1795. He
married (2) NANCY CUNNINGHAM 13 Jan 1795 in Caswell County, North Carolina,
USA. She was born Abt. 1773 in North Carolina, USA.

Notes for CAPTAIN WILLIAM SAUNDERS:

William Saunders of North Carolina: Ensign 6th North Carolina, 2d April,
1777; transferred to 1st North Carolina 1st June, 1778; Lieutenant, 6th
February, 1779; Captain 8th February, 1779; transferred to 4th North
Carolina, 6th February, 1782; retired 1st January, 1783. Evidently this
Captain was not killed in battle, he is the only Captain (William Saunders)
in the Revolution War from North Carolina.

More About WILLIAM SAUNDERS and HANNAH MITCHELL:

Marriage: Abt. 1775, Orange County, North Carolina, USA

More About WILLIAM SAUNDERS and NANCY CUNNINGHAM:

Marriage: 13 Jan 1795, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA


Children of WILLIAM SAUNDERS and HANNAH MITCHELL are:

i. ALETHIA6 SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1776, Orange County, North Carolina, USA; d.
Abt. 1848, Davidson County, Tennessee; m. FRANCIS FRANK SAUNDERS, Abt. 1794,
Sumner County, Tennessee; b. Abt. 1762, New Bern, Craven, North Carolina,
USA; d. Davidson County, Tennessee.

More About FRANCIS SAUNDERS and ALETHIA SAUNDERS:

Marriage: Abt. 1794, Sumner County, Tennessee

ii. EDNA SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1778, Orange County, North Carolina, USA.

iii. CHARITY SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1780, Orange County, North Carolina, USA.

iv. FRANKLIN SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1782, Orange County, North Carolina, USA.

v. REPRESENTATIVE ROMULUS MITCHELL SAUNDERS, b. 03 Mar 1791, Orange County,
North Carolina, USA; d. 21 Apr 1867, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina,
USA; m. (1) REBECCA PEINE CARTER, 21 Dec 1812, Caswell County, North
Carolina, USA; b. Abt. 1797; d. Bef. 1823, Milton, Caswell County, North
Carolina, USA; m. (2) ANNA JOHNSON HAYS, 13 Jun 1823, Caswell County, North
Carolina; b. Abt. 1801, South Carolina.

Notes for REPRESENTATIVE ROMULUS MITCHELL SAUNDERS:

Romulus was a nephew of Colonel James Saunders, who represented Orange
County in the North Carolina, USA Provincial Congress in 1776. After the
death of his father William Jr., Romulus was adopted and raised by his uncle
James and they moved to Tennessee. on the death of his uncle, he was deeded
land on Dan River, called lower tract, of 875 acres. He later returned to
North Carolina, USA and attended the University of North Carolina, USA. He
studied law. He was elected to the NC House of Commons from Caswell County
from 1815 to 1820. He served as Speaker of the House in 1819 and 1820.

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*Romulus Mitchell Saunders (3 March 1791 - 21 April 1867) was born near
Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA. He was the son of William
Saunders and Hannah Mitchell Saunders attended Hyco and Caswell Academies
and the University of North Carolina, USA. At age 24, after becoming a
member of the bar, he was elected to the North Carolina, USA House of
Commons, serving two years as speaker. He was a lawyer, legislator, North
Carolina, USA attorney general, North Carolina, USA Superior Court Judge,
Between 1821 and 1827 Saunders represented North Carolina, USA in the United
States House of Representatives.1840 North Carolina, USA gubernatorial
candidate (unsuccessful), and Minister to Spain 1846-1849. He was on the
University of North Carolina, USA Board of Trustees for forty-five years.

*Saunders first married Rebecca Peine Carter 27 December 1812 (five
children). After her death, he married Anne Heyes Johnson 26 May 1823 (at
least four children). He died 21 April 1867, and is buried in the Old City
Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

*According to biographer H. G. Jones in Dictionary of North Carolina, USA
Biography, William S. Powell, Editor (1994) at 286: He was a man of
considerable ability and talent, but he was rough-hewn in his appearance and
speech, often intemperate in his statements, and intensely partisan in his
associations. He was popular among the rank-and-file Democrats, but his
inveterate pursuit of public office eventually diminished his influence
among party leaders. Early in his career he lived at Longwood in Milton,
North Carolina, USA.

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Romulas Mitchell Saunders, 1850 United States Federal Census, 12 September
1850) Gender: Male, Age: 59, Estimated birth year: abt 1791, Birth Place:
North Carolina, Home in 1850, Occupation: Lawyer, Value of Estate:
$30,000.00, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina. Family: Wife Anna H. age
49 born South Carolina, Son Franklin age 30, Daughter Nancy age 34, Madeline
age 19, Jane age 17, William age 15, Julia age 8.

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Romulus Mitchell Saunders, (Listed as R.M.Saunders) 1860 United States
Federal Census (18

June 1860) Gender: Male, Age in 1860: 68, Birth Year: abt 1792, Birthplace:
North Carolina

Home in 1860: Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, Post Office: Raleigh,
Occupation: Judge of Supreme Court, Value of real estate:
$18,000.00//Household $30,000.00, Household Members: Name Age: R M Saunders
68, Anna Saunders 58, Nancy Saunders 35 (?), Louisa Saunders 18.

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More About ROMULUS SAUNDERS and REBECCA CARTER:

Marriage: 21 Dec 1812, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA

More About ROMULUS SAUNDERS and ANNA HAYS:

Marriage: 13 Jun 1823, Caswell County, North Carolina


Children of WILLIAM SAUNDERS and NANCY CUNNINGHAM are:

vi. JORDAN M.6 SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1796, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA;
d. Abt. 1886, Warrenton, North Carolina, USA.

vii. ALETHIA SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1798, Sumner County, Tennessee; d. Abt. 1873.

viii. ETHELBERT W. SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1799, Sumner County, Tennessee; d. Bef.
1860, Union, Dallas, Arkansas; m. THEADOTIA TRIGG, 09 Sep 1823, Sumner
County, Tennessee; b. Abt. 1805, Sumner County, Tennessee; d. Aft. 1860,
Union, Dallas, Arkansas.

Notes for ETHELBERT W. SAUNDERS:

E W Saunders, 1850 United States Federal Census (30 November 1850), Gender:
Male, Age: 51, Estimated birth year: abt 1799, Birth Place: Tennessee, Home
in 1850, Union, Dallas, Alabama. Value of Estate $15,000.00, Family: T.J.
age 45 (wife) daughter M.G. age 18, daughter Elizabeth Ann age 16, daughter
M.L.G. age 14, daughter A.T. (Sophia??) age 12.

**






Notes for THEADOTIA TRIGG:

Theodosia Saunders, 1860 United States Federal Census, Gender: Female, Age
in 1860: 55

Birth Year: abt 1805, Birthplace: Tennessee, Home in 1860: Union, Dallas,
Alabama, Post Office: Selma, Value of real estate:
$36,000.00//$51,483.00.Household Members: Name Age

Theodosia Saunders 55, Elizabeth Saunders 26, Sophia Saunders 21






More About ETHELBERT SAUNDERS and THEADOTIA TRIGG:

Marriage: 09 Sep 1823, Sumner County, Tennessee

Marriage date: 09 Sep 1823, Married by John R. Bain

ix. LAFAYETTE SAUNDERS, b. Abt. 1800, Sumner County, Tennessee; m. MARY
SMITH, Abt. 1823, Nashville, Tennessee; b. 23 Aug 1799.

More About LAFAYETTE SAUNDERS and MARY SMITH:

Marriage: Abt. 1823, Nashville, Tennessee



5. NAHUM5 SAUNDERS (WILLIAM4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1740
in Stokes County, North Carolina, and died 15 Dec 1795 in Stokes County,
North Carolina, USA. He married SUSANNAH SANDERS Abt. 1772 in Stokes
Country, North Carolina, USA. She was born Abt. 1750 in Stokes County, North
Carolina, and died in Stokes County, North Carolina, USA.

Notes for NAHUM SAUNDERS:

American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)

Nathaniel Saunders, Birth Date: 1750, Birthplace: North Carolina, Volume:
153, Page Number: 315, Reference: Roster of soldiers from N.C. in the Amer.
Rev. Comp. By D.A.R. of NC. Durham, NC. 1932. (12,709p.):437, 585

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Biographical: On October 26, 1767 Nahum was a witness to the will of Robert
Droghon (Draughon) of Granville Co., NC. Other witnesses included: Philip
Lock and James Badgit. Executors were Robert Draughon's wife, John Badgit of
Granville Co. and William Badgit of Orange Co., NC.

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Nahum Sanders, North Carolina Census, 1790-1890, State: North Carolina,
County: Granville County, Township: No Township Listed, Year: 1769,
Database: North Carolina Early Census Index.

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The 1769 Granville Co. Tax Roll for the Tar River District shows Nahum
Sanders, 1 white and 7 black. Nahum is also on the 1771 Granville Co. tax
list.

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OATH OF ALLEGIANCE, 1778, Signed Oath of Allegiance to the State of North
Carolina in Tar River District of Granville Co., NC

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LAND GRANT, 3 Mar 1782, 250 acres on Belews Creek in Stokes County, North
Carolina.

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The 1782 Surry County. tax list shows Neman Sanders with 0 horses, 4 cows
and 250 acres on Blews Creek in Captain Cook's District. The 1790, 1791,
Stokes County, North Carolina tax lists show Nahum owned 600 acres and in
1797, 1798 and 1799 the same property is listed under "Widow Sanders." These
listings are all in Captain Robinson's District. After his death the
property was inherited by Nahum's two eldest sons Arden and Mary Arthur.
Arden inheritated 100 acres bordering William Dobson, Michael Fair and Ben
Watson. We do not have a record of his selling this land. Mary Arthur sold
his inherited property to James Raby on October 21, 1816, Book 6, page 74.
This deed states that this property was part of a 250 acre "tract of land
granted to Naaman Sanders by grant dated the 8th day of March 1782." The
property was situated on Blues Creek and the surrounding properties were
Ludwig's corner, Jones' line, and Blackburne (&/H.?) Dobson; witnesses were
Benjamin Sanders and W. Floyd Sapp. So far we have not been able to locate
this grant in either Stokes or Surry counties. Nahum's widow Susannah sold
her dower's share to her son Benjamin on July 9, 1810; this property was
bounded by corner of Samuel Young's land, Marshall and Hairston lines and
amounted to 220 acres, part of a tract granted to Henry Hampton, Surry Book
C, folio 143; George Fulp witnessed the transaction. Among items listed in
the inventory of Nahum's estate were a Bible, Hymnal, Testament, sermon book
and speller, so perhaps Nahum was a minister. That is quite possible since
his son, Arden, was a Baptist minister as was Arden's son Mary Arthur. In a
little leather wallet on which was written "Nahum Sanders, his pocketbook,"
and handed down in the family, were several poems. So it is thought that
Nahum was a learned man. Gola Berry has that wallet. A lot of the early work
on Nahum Sanders and his son Arden was done by Gola Berry, an Arden
descendant, and distributed in the form of a photocopied book to family
members in 1978. Don (also an Arden descendant) and Mary Lu Sanders, picked
up where Gola left off by going to the North Carolina Archives in Raleigh
where they were able to hold Nahum's original will, inventory of his estate,
and the little leather bound Granville Co. Tax List of 1769 in their hands -
exciting. Also, Don and Mary Lu were able to locate the approximate area of
Nahum's property in Stokes County. on Belews Creek with the help of a
cartographer and actually walk on a portion of that land (most of the
property is now under Belew's Lake). Nahum's will is on file at the North
Carolina Archives in Raleigh and Mary Lu and Don have a photocopy. In an
early history of Granville Co., "Baptists were present in colonial Granville
in greater numbers than any other denomination. In 1755 there were three
established Baptist congregations. One was at Old Shearman's on the Tar
River." Nahum lived in the Tar River Valley and was probably a Baptist, as
his son Arden and Arden's son Mary Arthur were. There were several other
Sanders families in Granville Co. listed between 1755 and 1782 (when Nahum
moved to Stokes County.). They were James, John Sr. and John Jr., Luke,
Jesse and Robert. This Jesse and his wife Annas Yancey sold property on
October 19, 1769. Several researchers have tried, but been unable, to
connect this family with Nahum. On March I, 1770 Nahum Saunders witnessed
the will of Milhas Miars. (Note: in both the Jesse sale of property above
and the Miars will "Landers" is shown in parentheses. The old "S" is
frequently read as "L." ) Other interesting information found: Early
Edgecombe Co. records list the following Sanders: Luke, Abraham, David,
Jacob, Jesse and John. There was a "Sanders Corner" in Halifax County.
Granville County. was formed from Edgecombe County. in 1746 and Halifax was
formed from Granville in 1758. The Tar River District is located off State
Road 1635, near Hester, North Carolina. In January 2001 Mary Lu and Don
traveled to the State Archives in Raleigh, North Carolina and were finally
able to find Nahum's land grant which had been mentioned in the 1816 sale of
land by his son Mary Arthur to James Raby. It was easy to see why none of
the researchers had been able to find this grant even though they had been
looking for it for 20 years. The card file read "Norman Sanders," the
abstract book read "Nathan Landers," and the envelope containing the
original grant read "Naaman Saunders." Had Mary Lu not recognized the names
of the surrounding property owners, the grant may have remained hidden for
another 20 years.

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More About NAHUM SAUNDERS:

Residence: 1782, Stokes County, North Carolina, USA

More About NAHUM SAUNDERS and SUSANNAH SANDERS:

Marriage: Abt. 1772, Stokes Country, North Carolina, USA


Children of NAHUM SAUNDERS and SUSANNAH SANDERS are:

i. MARTHA PATSY6 SANDERS, b. Abt. 1773, Granville County, North Carolina,
USA; m. JAMES KING; b. Abt. 1770; d. Abt. 1836, Jefferson County, Tennessee,
USA.

ii. NANCY SANDERS, b. Abt. 1774, Granville County, North Carolina, USA; m.
THOMAS MEDARIS, Abt. 1792; b. 16 Feb 1767; d. 07 Oct 1849, Clement, Ohio.

More About THOMAS MEDARIS and NANCY SANDERS:

Marriage: Abt. 1792

iii. ELIZABETH SANDERS, b. Abt. 1775, Granville County, North Carolina, USA;
m. JOHN SAPP; b. 12 Feb 1762, Calvert, Maryland, USA.

iv. REV. ARDEN SANDERS, b. 05 Mar 1777, Granville County, North Carolina,
USA; d. 02 Jul 1860, Knox County, Tennessee, USA; m. ELIZABETH DAVIS, Abt.
1799, Knox County, Tennessee, USA; b. 10 Mar 1779, Virginia, USA; d. 26 Jul
1870, Tennessee. USA.

Notes for REV. ARDEN SANDERS:

Arden Sanders, U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index, Year: 1860,
County: Knox Co. State: TN, Age: 82, Gender: M (Male) Month of Death: July,
State of Birth: NC, ID#: MRT197_288907, Occupation: CLERGYMAN, PRIEST, Cause
of Death: DIARRHEA. (Marital Status: Widowed).

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U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index: Arden Sanders, Year:1860,
Knox County. State: Tennessee, Age: 82. Gender: M (Male), Month of Death:
July, State of Birth: North Carolina, , ID#: MRT197_288907, Occupation:
CLERGYMAN, PRIEST, Cause of Death: DIARRHEA.

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U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880: Arden Sanders, Gender:
Male, Marital Status: Widowed, Place of Birth: North Carolina, Estimated
birth year: abt 1778, Age: 82, Month of Death: July, Cause of Death:
Diarrhea, Place of Death: (City, County, State) Districts 2 and 12, Knox,
Tennessee, Census Year: 1860.

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More About REV. ARDEN SANDERS:

Medical Information: U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index about
Arden Sanders Surname: Arden Sanders Year: 1860 County: Knox Co. State: TN

More About ARDEN SANDERS and ELIZABETH DAVIS:

Marriage: Abt. 1799, Knox County, Tennessee, USA

v. MERRY ARTHUR SANDERS, b. 04 Dec 1779, Granville County, North Carolina,
USA.

vi. JESSE SANDERS, b. Abt. 1780, Granville County, North Carolina, USA; m.
SUSANNAH IDOL, 17 Sep 1807.

More About JESSE SANDERS and SUSANNAH IDOL:

Marriage: 17 Sep 1807

vii. RICHARD SANDERS, b. Abt. 1783, Stokes County, North Carolina, USA; m.
TABITHA MARTIN, 18 Feb 1812, Jefferson County, Tennessee, USA; b. Abt. 1792.

Notes for TABITHA MARTIN:

[Source: Tennessee Marriages to 1825 list Richard Saunders married to
Tabitha Martin on 18 February 1812 Jefferson County, Tennessee, USA]

More About RICHARD SANDERS and TABITHA MARTIN:

Marriage: 18 Feb 1812, Jefferson County, Tennessee, USA

viii. BENJAMIN SANDERS, b. Abt. 1790, Stokes County, North Carolina, USA; d.
Aft. 1860, District 24, Lincoln County, Tennessee, USA; m. MARY NAOMI POLLY
GIBSON, 30 Dec 1808, Stokes Country, North Carolina, USA; b. Abt. 1792,
Stokes County, North Carolina, USA; d. Aft. 1860, District 24, Lincoln
County, Tennessee, USA.

Notes for BENJAMIN SANDERS:

Benjamin Sanders, 1850 United States Federal Census (26 November 1850)
Gender: Male, Age: 60, Estimated birth year: abt 1790, Birth Place: North
Carolina, Occupation: Shoemaker, Family #1343, Page 159, Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Subdivision 2, Lincoln, Tennessee.

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Benj Sanders, 1860 United States Federal Census, Gender: Male, Age in 1860:
70, Birth Year: abt 1790, Birthplace: North Carolina, Home in 1860: District
24, Lincoln, Tennessee, Post Office: Georges Store, Household Members: Name
Age: Benj Sanders 70 & Mary Sanders 65, [Henry Luttrell 28 & Adaline
Luttrell 21, Frances Luttrell 4, James Luttrell 2.

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Biographical

Much of the Benjamin Sanders/Mary Naomi (Polly) Gibson information comes
from Willanna Griffin, a descendant of Polly and Benjamin's son Arden; Jim
Austin, a descendant of Polly's sister Penina; Steve Dean a descendant of
James Monroe Sanders; and Fred L. Layton, a Jordan descendant. Benjamin's
mother Susannah Sanders, Nahum Sanders' widow, deeded 220 acres of land on
Belews Creek to Benjamin on July 9, 1810. It is thought that Susanna then
moved to Hawkins Co., TN with her son Arden. This Belews Creek property was
part of a tract of land granted to Henry Hampton, registered in Surry Co.
Book C folio 143. In 1816 Benjamin is listed with 93 acres in Belew's Creek
District and the same acreage is listed for him in, 1817, 1818 and 1819 in
the Deep River District (this probably means that the boundaries for Belew's
Creek and Deep River changed, not that Benjamin moved). In 1820 the acreage
is again listed, this time in Belew's Creek. In 1821, Benjamin is listed
with 490 acres in Shores Reed District. In 1825 he is listed with 246-1/2
acres in Germanton. There are no listings for Benjamin in 1826 to 1829 -
about the same time that William Gibson, Sr. and his son William Green
Gibson are found in Alabama. Benjamin and Polly moved to St. Clair Co.,
Alabama about 1832 and settled near Pleasant Hill. They sold their St. Clair
Co. property in 1839 when they moved to Lincoln Co., Tennessee. At age 60,
Benjamin is found on the 1850 Lincoln Co., Tennessee census with his wife,
Mary age 57 is shown along with their children James Monroe, 17; William
Lee, 27; Nancy L. 14; Eugenia, 11. Benjamin's occupation is listed as
shoemaker. Benjamin, age 70, is found on the 1860 Lincoln Co., Tennessee
census with his wife Mary, 65. (Lincoln 144-200). Another resource for this
information came from the 1998 edition of "The Heritage of St. Clair Co.,
Alabama" which was obtained from the Pell City, Alabama Library. Additional
information came from Paulette Gilchrist's "St. Clair Ties" on the Ancestry
World Tree Project.Spouse: GIBSON, Mary Naomi "Polly" 1-1 Mary Naomi "Polly"
GIBSON was born in Stokes Co., North Carolina on ABT 1792. She was the
daughter_of William GIBSON

and Eunice BROWN. Family Events.

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Notes for MARY NAOMI POLLY GIBSON:

Mary Sanders, 1850 United States Federal Census (26 November 1850) Gender:
Female,

Age: 57, Estimated birth year: abt 1793, Birth Place: South Carolina, Home
in 1850(City,County,State): Subdivision 2, Lincoln, Tennessee.

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More About BENJAMIN SANDERS and MARY GIBSON:

Marriage: 30 Dec 1808, Stokes Country, North Carolina, USA



6. KEZIAH5 SAUNDERS (WILLIAM4, EDWARD3, EDWARD2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1746
in Granville County, North Carolina, USA, and died 18 Jul 1844 in Caswell
County, North Carolina, USA. She married (1) THOMAS JEFFREYS. She married
(2) MAJOR THOMAS DONOHO 03 Dec 1774 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA.
He was born Abt. 1745 in Bedford, Virginia, USA, and died 02 Apr 1825 in
Caswell County, North Carolina, USA.

Notes for KEZIAH SAUNDERS:

Keziah Donoho, North Carolina, USA Census, 1790-1890, State: NC, County:
Caswell County

Township: No Township Listed, Age 89, Year: 1840, Page: 137, Database: NC
1840 Pensioners List.

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More About THOMAS DONOHO and KEZIAH SAUNDERS:

Marriage: 03 Dec 1774, Orange County, North Carolina, USA


Children of KEZIAH SAUNDERS and THOMAS DONOHO are:

i. MILDRED ELIZABETH6 DONOHO, b. 02 Sep 1775, Caswell County, North
Carolina, USA.

ii. MIRUM DONOHO, b. 07 Feb 1777, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA.

iii. SARAH DONOHO, b. 16 Sep 1779, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA.

iv. FRANCIS DONOHO, b. 07 Dec 1781, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA.

v. SAUNDERS DONOHO, b. 12 Jan 1784, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA.

vi. SUSANNAH DONOHO, b. 26 Jan 1787, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA.

vii. ARCHIMEDES DONOHO, b. Abt. 1789, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA.


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