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Individual Record for: Thomas (Sr) Sanders (male)
Full Name: Thomas (Sr) Sanders
||Birth Place: Jones County North
Carolina formally known as Craven County NC.
- 1850 Census Grundy County
||Death Place: Pelham, Grundy,
- Grundy County, Tennessee,
earliest deeds, 1852-1867
- Source Notes:
- Place of death found in a Deed Lewis Sanders to Jordan
Sanders, Oct 1855, Payne’s Cove, Grundy, TN.
Jan 1856: His one-fourteenth interest in 600 or 700
a. of my late father Thomas Sanders, for $500. In Payne’s Cove, on side
of mt, on which Thomas Sanders lived when he died. Subject to the dower
rights of Thomas Sanders widow. Wit: Phillip Roberts, Wm. P. Barnes.
||Place: Buried at Clouse Hill Cemetery in Grundy
- Tombstone Inscriptions Grundy
Regiment - 3rd Regiment of Tennessee Militia:
DATES: January 1814 - May 1814
MEN MOSTLY FROM: Overton, Smith, Wilson, Franklin, Warren,
Bedford, and Lincoln Counties
CAPTAINS: John Biler(Byler), John Dawson, William Douglass,
William Evans, Solomon George, William Hodges, John Holshouser,
Alexander Provine, Richard Sharp, George W. Still, James Tait,
Moses Thompson, Allen Wilkinson, David Williams.
There were approximately 660 men in this regiment. They were part of a
brigade led by General Thomas Johnson (the other regiment of Johnson's
brigade was led by Colonel R. C. Napier). Jackson's report of the
Battle of Horseshoe Bend (27 March 1814) mentions that Copeland's
regiment was held in reserve during this engagement. But a part of the
regiment saw action, as muster rolls show casualties from this battle in
the companies of Captains Moses Thompson and Allen Wilkinson. Their
line of march took them from Fayetteville (where they were mustered
into service), through Fort Deposit, Fort Strother, and finally to Fort
from the Authors: Almost all the men named herein, where involved in
actual campaigning, served in the Creek War of 1813-14 (a sub-conflict
of the war of 1812) or in the New Orleans campaign which culminated in
the victory of the Americans at Chalmette in Jan 1815. Ironically, most
deaths of Tennesseans where the result of an apparent epidemic of some
unknown malady after the war was over, in the late winter and spring of
1815. History books do not seem to mention this epidemic but a perusal
of the service records clearly reveals its existence."
Tennesseans in the
War of 1812, Sistler, Byron & Samuel
(Nashville, TN, 1992), page 446.
Census- Sanders Family Household
Franklin County TN
Sanders, Thomas 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
In 1820 Thomas Sanders was enumerated in the census of Franklin County,
Tennessee. He was listed as twenty-six to forty-five years of age.
with him were two children, a boy and a girl, under the age of ten.
was also a female, age sixteen to twenty-five, in his household who was
the right age to be his wife, Mary . His brother Southey lived next
to him. Census Image On File:
1830 Census- Sanders Family Household
Franklin County TN
In 1830 Thomas Sanders was listed as head of household in the census of
Franklin County TN and was living with his wife Mary and eight
4 sons and 4 daughters. Thomas was correctly listed as fourty to fifty
years of age and his wife was listed as 40 to 50 years of age as well.
1830 Census record also listed 1 female between the ages of 70-80 living
in the household. She is believed to have been the mother of Thomas
Sr. who had been widowed in NC shortley after Thomas' birth there in
Thomas' older brother Southey Sanders as well as his paternal uncle,
Sanders was found living next door. Solomon was listed as ninety to
hundred years of age. Census Image On File: Contact Alma
1840 Census- Sanders Family Household
My gg grandfather Milton Porter Sanders was only four years old when
was enumerated within the 1840 census of Coffee County, Tennessee. His
Thomas Sanders, Sr. was listed as fourty to forty-five years of age and
the head of household. Living with Thomas Sanders Sr were a total of
children, eight boy's and five girls, with eleven of the children
the age of 16. There was also a female, age fourty to fourty nine, in
household who was the right age to be his wife Mary. The families of
(brother of Thomas) and Jacob (cousin to Thomas) Sanders were his
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1850 Census- Sanders Family Household
Grundy County TN
Thomas Sanders Sr. Head of Household White Married Male Age 60
Mary Sanders Wife White Female Age 57 Birthplace ?
Lewis Son White Single Male Age 20
Miltan P. Son White Single Male Age 13 Birthplace
Wesly M. Son White Single Male Age 10 Birthplace TN
Tyma E. Daughter White Single Female Age 12
James M. Son White Single Male Age 8 Birthplace TN
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Authors Note Regarding the
Following Agricultrual Schedules
To better understand the following record _the term Improved
refers to the acreage that had been cleared of timber and can be
These agricultural schedules (1850-1860) include the name of the owner,
agent, or tenant
and the kind and value of acreage, machinery, livestock, and produce.
1850 Sanders,Thomas Sr. -------------130------------300------------2250
Milch Cows: 4
Working Oxen: 2
Other Cattle: 9
Value of Livestock: $308
Indian Corn (Bushels): 1250
Oats (Bushels): 50
Wool (LBS): 50
Sweet Potatoes (Bushels): 130
Maple Sugar (LBS): 150
$ of home Made Manufactures: $50
$ of Animals Slaughtered: $265
1860-Sanders, Mary (Widowed)---------40-------------60--------------1000
Milch Cows: 4
Other Cattle: 2
Value of Livestock: $590
Wheat (Bushels): 22
Indian Corn (Bushels): 500
Wool (LBS): 24
Peas & Beans (Bushels): 10 Irish Potatoes (Bushels): 20 Sweet
$ of home made Manufactures: $40
$ of animals Slaughtered: $62
Land / Property
12 August 1820, Elk River, Franklin County, Tennessee, United States.
Purchased from Poyndexter Payne for $200.00, 21 acres.
Deed: 14 August 1828, Franklin County, Tennessee, United States. Purchased from Solomon Sanders.
February 1830, Payne's Cove, Franklin County, Tennessee, United States.
Purchased from Benjamin Franklin Payne, 12 1/2 acres.
February 1836, S. Side of Elk River, Trussell's Cove, Franklin
Co., TN. Purchased from John Sanders, 172 acres, for $1000.00.
Taxes: Real Estate,
Personal & Poll (1) , 1839, Payne's Cove, Coffee County, Tennessee,
United States. For 398 acres (25 acres school land).
Taxes: Real Estate, Personal & Poll , 1840, , Coffee County, Tennessee, United States. For 673 acres & 1 poll.
Selected Statements From the
Revolutionary War Pension File of Solomon Sanders:
is applying for a Widows Pension On 16 Dec 1852 Grundy
Mary Sanders, aged
83, states her husband, pensioner Solomon SANDERS died 29 Nov. 1837.
They were married May 1791 in Powell’s Valley in what is now Campbell
County, Tennessee, at the home of James ALLY by William GIPSON. Mary
removed from Powell’s Valley to Kentucky and from there to Grundy
County, where she has lived for 45 years, and where her husband died.
She states she has employed two agents to file her application but
was never granted a pension, so now applies again. She appoints Taze
NEWMAN her attorney in the matter.
Deposition of Thomas Sanders,
16 Dec 1852 for his Aunt Mary Sanders:
aged 62 states he knew Solomon and Mary SANDERS from his
earliest recollection. This was in the state of Kentucky. Thomas moved
with his brother from the state of North Carolina to Kentucky when
Thomas was “so young that he could not walk and keep up with the
wagons.” Solomon and Mary SANDERS were at that time already married and
living in Kentucky. Mary continues to reside on the place settled by
Southey Sanders 16 Dec 1852 for his Aunt Mary Sanders
- Luthey (?) [sic Southey] SANDERS aged 74
states he has known Solomon and Mary SANDERS since he was a boy. His
mother was a widow living in Craven County, N.C., when his uncle
Solomon came to where his mother lived and moved them to Kentucky where
his own family lived. “And three for the first time he saw his aunt
Mary SANDERS” This was in 1792. At that time he was told by his uncle
that they had been married in Powell’s Valley some time prior to
Solomon’s journey to North Carolina. He further stated he lived
with Solomon and Mary SANDERS for several years in Kentucky. He
declares that nearly 50 years ago they all, his mother and Solomon
SANDERS and his family moved to what is now Grundy County.
War Pension File of Solomon Sanders
Source Text: Hard Copy on file
About Homecoming ' 86...
History of The Elk River
Valley (Pelham Valley) of Grundy County, TN
This local history publication compiled by Arlene Partin Bean, Janelle
Layne Coats was the re-telling of family history stories taken from
interviews done in the Pelham Valley area of Grundy County Tennessee
during the 1880s.
Given this one must realize that a fact or two may be misconstrued
along the way, even so, there will be much more truth than fiction
found within these oral histories.
Our early Sanders family ancestors arrived in the area known as present
day Grundy County Tennessee shortly after the turn of the 19th century
and became one of the first families to settle there. When my great
great great grandfather Thomas Sanders Sr first arrived in the Pelham
Valley along with the family of his paternal uncle, Solomon Sanders of
Craven County North Carolina (1740-1837), the clan settled in the area
known as PayneÕs Cove (abt 1805). The following sketch from
Homecoming 86 offers a bit of early history surround the Cove as well
as a Sanders family honorable mention:
Paynes Cove Tennessee
Thomas Payne Sr and wife Yannaka Ayers owned land with their son,
Poindexter Payne, in Franklin County, GA. They sold their land in
1822, and Poindexter moved to Pendleton County, SC. At some point
between 1811 and 1820, he and his family migrated to Franklin County,
TN. When the 1820 census was taken, Poindexter Payne was living in
Franklin County, TN, and was reported to be over 45 years old. He had
living with him: 3 males under 10, 1 male, age 16-18, 1male, age
18-28, 2 females under 10, 2 females, age 16-18, 1 female, age 26-45.
The latter was wife, Annie Bell Hill.
Poindexter and Annie Bell settled in the protected reaches of what is
now their namesake, Payne's Cove. According to oral history the first
Payne settlement was right at the base of Spring Hollow, just
northeast of Roberts' Cemetery. The old homestead was located by a
spring which supplied water, and the nearby forest supplied game.
A grandson of Poindexter Payne gave his name to the ridge which
separates Payne's Cove & Burrows' Coves. He was William Elson
?Bud? Payne who built a log house on the ridge and raised a family
there with his wife Mary Angeline Meeks. Jerome Payne still talks of
the peach orchard his daddy planted on the side of the mountain and of
the good water which came from the spring on the ridge. Mary Elsie
(Payne) Layne, Bud & Angie's daughter, related stories of the night
hikes along a narrow path to church either at Bethel or Payne's Cove.
There is no house on the ridge today, only the remains of an ancient
rock chimney. Somewhere near the garden, now a mass of trees, are the
graves of the twin girls, lost at birth, who would have been a part of
this mountain family. The Payne & Sanders families appear to
have been contemporaries in the cove. Although neither family surname
is now represented in Payne's Cove, there are many descendants.
Family - Homecoming 86
(Authors Note: I have used a STRIKE symbol to indicate
what I believe to be an error )
immigrant was an early
settler in Payne's Cove where he continued to live until his death at
the age of 104 years. He was a consistent member of the
Cumberland Presbyterian church and was a soldier in the War of 1812. He and his wife had eleven children. Among them were Thomas Sanders Sr and Jacob Sanders.
Thomas Sanders, Sr b. 1790
in NC, m 1816, had a son, George C. (Uncle Dick) Sanders who was born
in Pelham Valley in 1821. Uncle Dick became a well known farmer and
Hunter and built his home on the mountain overlooking Pelham Valley.
Comments and Corrections
Regarding the Above Inconsistancies
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1. In November of 1832 Solomon SANDERS aged 92 stated under oath that
he had been born in Craven County, N.C., in 1740. He also said that
the records of his birth had been lost many years prior. ( To my
knowledge No record has been found to date that would show Solomon as
an Irish Immigrant)
2. To my knowledge Solomon did not fight in the War of 1812 as
suggested above but did serve two terms during the Revolutionary War.
See Solomon's Webpage on this site.
3. [Solomon and his wife had 11 children] This statement was made with
the assumption that Thomas Sanders Sr. was Solomons son. Thomas Sr was
not Solomons son but rather the son of Solomons brother who died abt
1790-1972. Therefore Solomon Sanders was the paternal uncle of Thomas
I am not a
direct descendant of Solomon Sanders and have not spent a great deal
of time researching his descendants. For those of you who may be
interested in learning more about this and other extended Sanders
families of Grundy Co TN, I highly recommend the following Website Click Here To
Go There Now
What is Known About The Father of Thomas Sanders Sr
What is Known About The Mother of Thomas Sanders Sr
What is Known About Solomon Sanders-Paternal Uncle to Thomas Sanders Sr
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