Sunday, May 20, 2012

Several Unplaced THOMAS SANDERS or SAUNDERS 1700s-1800s Virginia and Tennessee

Recently I have been collaborating with two other SANDERS/ SAUNDERS researchers, trying to sort out the many branches in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and beyond.

I have run into the following unplaced THOMAS SANDERS/SAUNDERS, and I'm hoping that others can provide comments and documentation and help us solve some of these mysteries.

1) THOMAS SANDERS b Oct 15, 1742 who married MARY PULLIAM, daughter of JOSEPH PULLIAM, on Oct 11, 1765 in Halifax Co VA.  The marriage bond was secured by ADAMS SANDERS, likely brother of THOMAS; they were both probably the sons of THOMAS SANDERS & ANNE ADAMS of New Kent Co>Henrico Co>Goochland Co>Albemarle Co>Buckingham Co VA.

What I would really like to know is what happened to this couple after their marriage.  They apparently did not remain in Halifax Co VA.  I have not been able to find any trace of them in VA, NC or TN records, or any mention in other people's online family trees. Isn't anyone researching them?  Did they not have children?

2) THOMAS SANDERS & wife MARY of Madison Co TN.  I have not been able to figure out exactly who this THOMAS might be.  I know he is NOT the son of FRANCIS & ALETHIA SAUNDERS/SANDERS, who also settled in Madison Co TN; their son was THOMAS F SANDERS and he married ELIZABETH KIRBY; after his death, she moved to Spencer Co IN.

Anyway, here is an abstract of the will of THOMAS SANDERS, probated Jan 7, 1839 Madison Co TN

--Will of THOMAS SANDERS, Madison Co., Tenn. Two tracts of land, 203 acres, divided equally between JOHN M. SANDERS and WILLIAM S. H. SANDERS. A tract of land, 100 acres, where he lived to JOSHUA SANDERS. To MARY A. SANDERS negro woman Mariah. MELISA ELIZABETH a negro girl Louisa. Wife MARY SANDERS $300. Dau TABITHA THOMAS, wife of RANSON THOMAS $1. Proceeds from sale of perishable property to be divided among JOHN M. SANDERS, WILLIAM S. H. SANDERS, JOSHUA J. SANDERS, MARY LOUISA JANE SANDERS, MELISA ELIZABETH SANDERS and wife MARY SANDERS. Signed with an "x" mark. No exec named. Wits John Welsh, P. M. Johnson.
10-11. Inventory of Sanders property, January 26, 1839.
365-366. Settlement report of Sanders property, February 11, 1841.

MCCM 4, page 568. Will probated January 7, 1839.

3) THOMAS SANDERS of Bedford Co TN.  I would like to find out his wife's name, his children's names and where he ended up after 1830.  He is listed in the 1820 & 1830 census in Bedford Co TN, with several children.  The 1830 census looks like an older man with a wife 10-20 years younger, some very young children, some older children.

Here are deeds for THOMAS SANDERS from Bedford Co TN:

--THOMAS SANDERS, Bedford Co., Tenn. "give and bequeath" to WILLIAM RAGSDALE, MARY EDWARD, NANCY RAGSDALE, hrs of CLABOURN J. RAGSDALE, living in the Western District of Tenn., featherbeds, livestock, being the property "I" bought at the "sail" of Edward Ragsdale. March 10, 1822. Reg June 11, 1823. Wits F. D. Ragsdale, Henry Booth.

--THOMAS SANDERS to JAMES EDDE Bill Sale.  Know all men by these presents that I THOMAS SANDERS of the County of Bedford And State of Tennessee For and in Consideration of the sum of six hundred dollars have this day sold to James Edde of the said county a negro girl named VOSSEY (?) aged about eighteen years and I hereby warrant to the said Edde the claims and title to the said slave against the claims of all persons whatsoever I likewise warrent the said girl to be of sound body and mind and a slave for life. Witness my hand and seal this 20th day of November 1826

 Can anyone shed any light on this individual & his family?

Your comments appreciated.

Have a great day!


© Betty Tartas  2012

1 comment:

Jennifer Sanders said...

I am suspicious that this Thomas Sanders could be the father of Joshua Sanders of Gibson County, TN. Joshua is listed on census records as born in VA 1799. He died in Marshall County, MS in 1854. Joshua had a son, Thomas Harvie Sanders, possibly named after his father. I have been unable to establish a definite connection, however, but appreciate the information you have posted.