History & Events of John Russell Sanders 1834-1918:

Authors Note: Researching 2 John Sanders in this family has been a "twisted road". Abstract written by: Candis Lee Cattley-Sanders, Copyright [2004-05] All rights reserved©

• 1840, Census: Federal, , Coffee, TN, USA. 57

• 1850, Census: Federal, , Grundy, TN, USA. 16

• 1855, Estate Administrator, George Sanders Presents inventory and sale of estate., , Grundy, TN, USA. 31

• 8 Jan 1856, Land &/or Property: Dist. 7, John R. Sanders to John Meeks, , Grundy, TN, USA. 118
$520 for a tract in dist 7. All rights in a tract that is or may be coming to Meeks from the land owned by Thomas Sanders, dec'd Wit: Cleveland Payne, J.C. Sanders. Proved 6 Nov 1856.

• Witness on deed of Silas T. Sanders to A.S. Goodman 24 Jan 1859 , Grundy, TN, USA 69 for $5., 40 hogs, 2 yoke of oxen, wagon, 8 cows 2 rifles, all household & Kitchen furniture, 1,000 ft of lumber. to secure Sanders' debts to John Meeks and Thompson Levan. Wit: John R. Sanders, H. M. Goodman.

• 1860, Census: , Grundy, TN, USA. 119, Sanders, John, 28, Salina E., 18, Mary L., 2

• Military: Civil War: 44th Infantry, 9 Dec 1861, , , TN, USA. 103 120

44th Tennessee Infantry Regiment History
The 44th Tennessee Infantry Regiment was first organized at Camp Trousdale, Tennessee, on December 16th, 1861. After the 44th suffered heavy losses at Shiloh, the regiment was consolidated with the 55th (McKoin's) Tennessee Infantry, a regiment which had also suffered heavily at that battle, and the two regiments were then reorganized and designated as the 44th Consolidated Tennessee Infantry.
The 44th Infantry then fought in all the battles of the Army of Tennessee through Chickamauga. After that battle, the regiment was assigned to Longstreet's Corps, and participated in the Knoxville campaign. It's final duties involved long months in and around the defenses of Petersburg, Virginia. On 2 April,1865, the 44th's position in the lines was over-run, and most of the regiment was captured. The few that escaped surrendered with Lee at Appomattox...

• Military: Civil War: Prisoner of War, 14 Jul 1863, Petersburg, , Virginia, USA. Held at Camp Chase, Ohio & Fort Delaware.

• Military: Civil War: Pension application, , , TN, USA. 121 Civil War: John R. Sanders app.#S10175, applied as soldier. Tennessee, Confederate, unit 44th Infantry

• History: of Coal Mining, 1865, Tracy City, Grundy, TN, USA. 122

Mining interests on the mountain led to the development of Tracy City after the Civil War. This growth was prompted mainly by the Tennessee Coal and Railroad Company. The coke ovens at Tracy City, supplying railroad and industrial fuel, brought an influx of workers and their families during the period from about 1875 to 1900

• History: of Coal Mining, Deed, No District, P. H. Countiss to U.S. Mining & Manufacturing Co. , 25 Aug 1865, , Grundy, TN, USA. 123 ...98 year lease on 248 a. for $100. Grantee has right to mine for oil, salt, water, lead, zinc or other products, 1/10 goes to the Grantee. Adj. Elk River, Northcut, Eli Hamby [Handby], R.B. Roberts, John Burrows. Wit: J.Q.A. Farrar, John Charles, J.R. Lusk.

• History: of Coal Mining, Deed, No District, James C. Walker & Mahala Walker , guardian of Wm Tucker's minor heirs to U.S. Mining & Manufacturing Co. , 25 Aug 1865, , Grundy, TN, USA. 124 ...99 year lease on 2 tracts, 102 a. for $1.00. Grantee has right to mine for oil, salt, water, lead, zinc or other products, 1/10 goes to the Grantee. Adj. Aaron H. Sartain, Wm. Tucker decd, S.T. Roberts and mountain. Also 105 a. adj Wm. Tucker decd, James C. Walker's tract described above, John T. Witt, S.P. Goodman and John Burnett. Wit: J.Q. A Farrar, Sarah Thompson, J.A. Lusk.

• History: of Coal Mining, Deed, No District, John Burrows to U.S. Mining & Manufacturing Co. , 25 Aug 1865, , Grundy, TN, USA. 125 ...99 year lease on 2 tracts, 117 a. for $1.00. Grantee has right to mine for oil, salt, water, lead, zinc or other products, 1/10 goes to the Grantee. Adj. P.H. Countiss, E. Cunningham, Mountain, H. Burrows, Northcut, Elk River. Also 100 a. adj. R.S. Myres, Commodore Fults, Cowan, J. Winton. Wit: J.Q. Farrar, Poindexter Burrows, J.A. Lusk.

• History: of Coal Mining, Deed, No District, John Winton to U.S. Mining & Manufacturing Co. , 25 Aug 1865, , Grundy, TN, USA. 126 ...99 year lease of 1500 a. for $1.00. Grantee has right to mine for oil, salt, water, lead, zinc or other products, 1/10 goes to the Grantee. Adj. Burrell Thompson, Coleman Hord, A.E. Patton, Foot of mountain and Grantor. Wit: J.Q. Farrar, S.H. Tucker, J.A. Lusk.

Sanders & Roberts, Goodman & Payne Interests in Mining

• Witness on on Deed #1, District 7: Samuel Parks to Lewis Erwin & Co. 18 Oct 1865 Hollingsworth Cove, Grundy, TN, USA 127 ...30 year lease on 30 a. for $1. Grantee has right to mine for oil, salt, water, lead, zinc or other products, 1/10 goes to the Grantor...Wit John Layne, Thomas R. Myres, John R. Sanders

• Witness on on Deed #2, District 7, John Lane to Lewis Erwin & Co. 18 Oct 1865 , Grundy, TN, USA 128 ...30 year lease on 80 a. for $1.00. Grantee has right to mine for oil, salt, water, lead, zinc or other products, 1/10 goes to the Grantor. In dist 7 adj foot of mountain, Gilliam, Parks. Wit: Samuel Parks, Thomas R. Myres, John R. Sanders.

• 19 Oct 1865, Land &/or Property: Deed #3, District 7: T.T. Levan to Lewis Erwin & Co., Elk River, Grundy, TN, USA. 129
...30 year lease on 200 a. for $100. Grantee has right to mine for oil, salt, water, lead, zinc or other products, 1/10 goes to the Grantor.

• 19 Oct 1865, Land &/or Property: Deed #4, District 7: Samuel Lowe, Mary L. Roberts & Silas T. Roberts to Lewis Erwin & Co., Elk River, Grundy, TN, USA. 130
...No Duration lease on 400 a. for $100. Grantee has right to mine for oil, salt, water, lead, zinc or other products, 1/10 goes to the Grantor. Three Tracts in dist 7 Known as the Mary L. Roberts Dowry, known seperatly as the Filly place, Graham place and the Graim [?] Goodman place. Wit: Thomas R. Myres, A. K. Layne.

• Witness on on Deed #5, District 7, Isaac Rust to Lewis Erwin & Co. 19 Oct 1865 , Grundy, TN, USA 131 ...30 year lease on 116 a. for $100. Grantee has right to mine for oil, salt, water, lead, zinc or other products, I. In dist 7 adj Levan, Patton and others. Wit: Thomas Myers, T.T. Levan, B.

• 20 Oct 1865, Land &/or Property: Deed #6, District 7: Benjamin F. Payne to Lewis Erwin & Co., Payne's Cove, Grundy, TN, USA. 132
...25 year lease on 200 a. for $1. Grantee has right to mine for oil, salt, water, lead, zinc or other products, I...Wit: Thomas R. Myres, H. Davidson.

• 13 Nov 1865, Land &/or Property: Deed #7, District 7: Eviline & George Goodman, John R. Sanders, Mary C. Armstrong to Lewis Erwin & Co., Elk River, Grundy, TN, USA. 133
...30 year lease on 200 a. for $100. Grantee has right to mine for oil, salt, water, lead, zinc or other products, 1/10 goes to the Grantor..on north side of Elk River, adj Isaac Meeks, John Burnett, Mahala Walker. Wit: Thomas R. Myres. G.B. Layne.

• Witness on on Deed #8, District 7: Preston B. Lain to Lewis Erwin & Co. 11 Nov 1865 , Grundy, TN, USA 134 ...30 year lease on 200 a. for $100. Grantee has right to mine for oil, salt, water, lead, zinc or other products, 1/10 goes to the Grantor ...on Elk River adj Thomas Sanders, Isaac Rust, Alex Patton. Wit: Thomas R. Myers, John R. Sanders

• Witness on on Deed #9, District 7, Peter Moran to Lewis Erwin & Co. 11 Nov 1865 , Grundy, TN, USA 135 ...30 year lease on 269 a. for $1.00. Grantee has right to mine for oil, salt, water, lead, zinc or other products, 1/10 goes to the Grantor. In dist 7 adj. foot of mountain, S.P. Goodman. Wit Thomas R. Myres, John R. Sanders.

• 11 Nov 1865, Land &/or Property: Deed #10, District 7, Ben F. Payne to Lewis Erwin & Co., , Grundy, TN, USA. 136
...30 year lease on 200 a. for $100. Grantee has right to mine for oil, salt, water, lead, zinc or other products, 1/10 goes to the Grantor. In dist 7 in Payne's Cove adj. Gen. Patton, Isaac Meeks. Wit: Thomas Myers, H.A. Davidson.

• Witness on and witness on Deed #11, District 7: Thomas Sanders to Lewis Erwin & Co. 20 Nov 1865 , Grundy, TN, USA 137 ...50 year lease on 50 a. for $1.00. Grantee has right to mine for oil, salt, water, lead, zinc or other products, 1/10 goes to the Grantor. adj southeast bank of Elk River, Isaac Rust, Thomas Warren. Thomas R. Myres, S. P. Goodman, John R. Sanders.

• 30 Nov 1865, Land &/or Property: Deed #12, District 7: Samuel Lowe, Mary L. Roberts, Silas T. Roberts to Lewis Erwin & Co., Elk River, Grundy, TN, USA. 138
...No Duration lease on 400 a. for $100. Grantee has right to mine for oil, salt, water, lead, zinc or other products, 1/10 goes to the Grantor. Three Tracts in dist 7 Known as the Mary L. Roberts Dowry, known seperatly as the Filly place, Graham place and the Graim Goodman place. Wit: Thomas R. Myres, A. K. Layne.

• 1874, Estate Administrator, Distribution of funds by Russell Sanders, , Grundy, TN, USA. 139
Sartain, Susannah, decd, Admrs are James and L.D Sartain. One of the heirs is Parlee Hamer, Jr., son of M.N. Hamer. A distributee is Russel Sanders, whose payment was recd by J. M. Bell.

• 1880, Census: District 11, , Grundy, TN, USA. 140
Relation, Sex, Marr, Race, Age, Birthplace
Jno. R. SAUNDERS, Self, M, M, W, 47, TN, Occ: Farmer, Fa: TN, Mo: TN
S. E. SAUNDERS, Wife, F, M, W, 36, TN, Occ: Keeping House, Fa: TN, Mo: TN
M. E. L. SAUNDERS, Dau, F, S, W , 22, TN, Occ: At Home, Fa: TN, Mo: TN
S. H. SAUNDERS, Dau, F, S, W, 18, TN, Occ: At Home, Fa: T, Mo: TN
E. P. SAUNDERS, Son, M, S, W, 13, TN, Occ: Farm Laborer, Fa: TN, Mo: TN
W. H. SAUNDERS, Son, M, S, W, 11, TN, Occ: Farm Laborer, Fa: TN, Mo: TN
M. U. SAUNDERS, Dau, F, S, W, 8, TN, Occ: Farm Laborer, Fa: TN, Mo: TN
M. J. SAUNDERS, Dau, F, S, W, 5, TN, Fa: TN, Mo: TN
M. L. SAUNDERS, Dau, F, S, W, 2, TN, Fa: TN, Mo: TN

• 1890, Pension Military, Civil War , , , TN, USA. 141 Sanders, John R. Pension application #S10175 GU, 44th Infantry.

Sources:

16. 1850 Grundy County, TN, District 7, The 1850 U.S. Census for District 7, Grundy County, Tennessee, M432-881, pg 356. Cit. Date: 3 Dec 2004

30. Grundy County, Tennessee Wills and Estates, 1844-1900, Sherrill, Charles A. Sherrill (Chattanooga: C.A. Sherrill, 1986), pg 24 #217. Repository: Church of Jesus Christ Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150, USA, http://www.familysearch.org , Call Number: FHL US/CAN Book 976.8789 P28s. Cit. Date: 6 Nov 2002 A.E. Patton, Philip Roberts and Harris Gilliam are appointed to Lay of one year's support for Mary, widow of Thomas Sanders.

31. Ibid, pg 24 #225.

57. 1840 Census for Coffee County, Tennessee, United States Federal Government, FHC Film #24543. Repository: Church of Jesus Christ Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150, USA, http://www.familysearch.org , Call Number: Film # 24543. Cit. Date: 14 Mar 2004

67. Grundy County, Tennessee, Earliest Deeds, 1852-1867, Sherrill, Charles A., 1959 (Mt. Juliet, Tenn. : C.A.Sherrill, 1996), #443, page 24, Book A. Repository: Church of Jesus Christ Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150, USA, http://www.familysearch.org , Call Number: FHL US/CAN Book 976.878 R2s. Cit. Date: 2 Mar 2004

68. Ibid, #128, page 58, Book C.

69. Ibid, #196, page 61, Book C.

103. Tennessee in the Civil War, 44th Tennessee Infantry Regiment History, Compiled by the Civil War Centennial Commission, http://www.tennessee-scv.org/4455/index.htm . Repository: Website, Call Number: http://www.tennessee-scv.org/4455/index.htm  Cit. Date: 27 Nov 2002

118. Grundy County, Tennessee, Earliest Deeds, 1852-1867, Sherrill, Charles A., 1959 (Mt. Juliet, Tenn. : C.A. Sherrill, 1996), #431, page 23 Book A. Repository: Church of Jesus Christ Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150, USA, http://www.familysearch.org , Call Number: FHL US/CAN Book 976.878 R2s. Cit. Date: 2 Mar 2004

119. 1860 Census for Grundy County, Tennessee, USA, United States Federal Government, GU-46-446. Repository: Church of Jesus Christ Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150, USA, http://www.familysearch.org , Call Number:#976.878 X2w. Cit. Date: 14 Mar 2004

120. Civil War Record Collection, Confederate (Family Tree Maker), Sanders, John R. Pension application #S10175 GU, 44th Infintry. Repository: Family Tree Maker, Call Number: CD #155. Cit. Date: 16 Sep 2002

121. Ibid, Sanders, John R.

122. Tennessee Gen Web, http://www.tngenweb.org/grundy/ . Cit. Date: 4 Mar 2004

123. Grundy County, Tennessee, Earliest Deeds, 1852-1867, Sherrill, Charles A., 1959 (Mt. Juliet, Tenn. : C.A. Sherrill, 1996), #328, page 45, Book C. Repository: Church of Jesus Christ Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150, USA, http://www.familysearch.org , Call Number: FHL US/CAN Book 976.878 R2s. Cit. Date: 6 Mar 2004

124. Ibid, #330, page 45-46, Book B.

125. Ibid, #332, page 46, Book B.

126. Ibid, #334, page 46, Book B.

127. Ibid, #305, page 45, Book B.

128. Ibid, #326, page 45, Boob B.

129. Ibid, #310, page 45, Book B.

130. Ibid, #315, page 45, Book B.

131. Ibid, #323, page 45, Book B.

132. Ibid, #308, page 45, Book B.

133. Ibid, #312, page 45 Book B.

134. Ibid, #306, page 45, Book B.

135. Ibid, #317, page 45, Book B.

136. Ibid, #321, page 45, Book B.

137. Ibid, #319, page 45, Book B.

138. Ibid, #315, page Book B.

139. Grundy County, Tennessee Wills and Estates, 1844-1900, Sherrill, Charles A. Sherrill (Chattanooga: C.A. Sherrill, 1986), Loose Estate Papers, pg 41. Repository: Church of Jesus Christ Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150, USA, http://www.familysearch.org  Call Number:FHL US/CAN Book 976.8789 P28s. Cit. Date: 3 Sep 2004

140. 1880 Census Grundy County, Tennessee, District 11, United States Federal Government, Source: FHL Film 1255258 National Archives Film T9-1258 Page 274C. Repository: Church of Jesus Christ Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150, USA, http://www.familysearch.org , Call Number:1880 Census Collection on CD. Cit. Date: 4 Mar 2004

141. Index to Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications, Transcribed and edited by Samuel Sistler (Byron Sistler & Associates
1712 Natchez Trace
PO Box 120934
Nashville, TN 37212), pg 304. Repository: Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Portland, Oregon, USA, Call Number: R, 976.8, S623. Cit. Date: 10 Dec 2002

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