History & Events of  Jordan Sanders 1814-1856:

1820, Census: Federal, , Franklin, TN, USA. 6
Sanders Solomon:
2 males 0-9 (Jacob & Jordan Sanders)
1 male 26-44 (Tom T. son of Solomon Sanders)
1 male 45+ (Solomon)
1 female 0-9 (Sally Sanders daughter of Solomon Sanders)
1 female 16-25 (spouse of Tom T.)
Mary age 50 spouse of Solomon is not shown on this census.
Also not on this census is Nancy age 12.

6 Jan 1838, Land &/or Property: Deed, Benjamin Franklin Payne to Jordan Sanders, Elk River, Coffee, TN, USA.
...50 acres on the Elk River.

He served in the military: 2nd Seminole Indian Wars, Tennessee Campaign from 1835 to 1842 in Centerville, Franklin, TN, USA. 25 Florida, Georgia, & Alabama : Jordan Sanders was inducted into the 1st Tennessee Mounted Volunteers as a Private, Armstrong's Brigade, June 20, 1836 in Centerville, Franklin, TN @ 21 yrs. Discharged from active duty with the 1st Tennessee Mounted Volunteers 14 Jan 1837 in New Orleans, LA. Note about the "Trail of Tears" and the dates in relation to Jordan Sanders: In one of the saddest episodes of our brief history, men, women, and children were taken from their land, herded into makeshift forts with minimal facilities and food, then forced to march a thousand miles(Some made part of the trip by boat in equally horrible conditions). Under the generally indifferent army commanders, human losses for the first groups of Cherokee removed were extremely high. John Ross made an urgent appeal to Scott, requesting that the general let his people lead the tribe west. General Scott agreed. Ross organized the Cherokee into smaller groups and let them move separately through the wilderness so they could forage for food. Although the parties under Ross left in early fall and arrived in Oklahoma during the brutal winter of 1838-39, he significantly reduced the loss of life among his people. About 4000 Cherokee died as a result of the removal. The route they traversed and the journey itself became known as "The Trail of Tears" or, as a direct translation from Cherokee, "The Trail Where They Cried" ("Nunna daul Tsuny").

1840, Census: , Coffee, TN, USA. 13
Sanders, Jordan: 1 male 0-4 (Mathew), 1 male 20-29 (Jordan), 1 female 20-29 (Julia)
Also found on same page: Jacob Sanders, Thomas Sanders, Silas Sanders, Stephen Cope.

17 Oct 1842, Land &/or Property: State of Tennessee to Jordan Sanders, Payne's Cove, Coffee, TN, USA.
Land Grant #8805, State of Tennessee, for 101 acres & 64 polls

12 Jan 1849, Land &/or Property: Deed, A.E. Patton to Jordain Sanders, , Grundy, TN, USA. 26
...for $200.00. Nine shares of a lot of land Zebediah Payne dec'd[?] distributees[?] to wit: John Burrows, Benjamin F. Payne, Anny Payne, John Meeks, George W. Payne, Archibald Corns[?]. Bounded by Dry Creek in the corner of lot #7, Britton Meeks, Henry Spinzs[?], Benton Stonestreet, Thomas Sanders, Elk River. Wit: W.J. Calhoun, Phillip Roberts, Acknowledged before Clerk 2 Mar 1847 [sic, error?]. No registration date.

1 Sep 1849, Land &/or Property: At Chancery Court in Winchester, case of Jourdin Sanders & James Meeks vs Benton C. Stonestreet et al, , Grundy, TN, USA. 27
19 Dec 1855...The deed had been written to secure Stonestreet's debt, and complainants Sanders & Meeks proved that they had cancelled these debts. on 19 Oct 1847 Stonestreet conveyed part of this land (70 a. in Payne's Cove) to James Meeks for $200. On 1 Sept 1849 Stonestreet conveyed part of this same land to Sanders for $500. Land is 45 a. on Elk River and Dry Creek. Title is hereby conveyed to Sanders and Meeks and out of the heirs of William L. Vaughn, decd.

Taxes: Real Estate, Personal, Poll, 1850, , Grundy, TN, USA. On 640 acres and 1 poll.

11 Jun 1851, Land &/or Property: Bounty Land Warrant to Jordan Sanders, Payne's Cove, Grundy, TN, USA.
#7955, 80 acres for service in the Seminole Indian Wars

29 Sep 1852, Land &/or Property: Deed, Ephriam Phillips & wife Sarah to Jourdin Sanders, , Grundy, TN, USA. 28
...for $900.00, lands which Ellias Pierson/Person owned in his lifetime, part of which he purchased from William Burrows, which Burrows had purchased from the heirs of Poindexter Payne, part purchased from Solomon Sanders, dec'd, part of which Pierson "borrowed against for in consideration with James H. Perkins" [?] which is the spur of the mountain between Payne's Cove, formerly Trussell Cove, & Burrows Cove. All of the land is in Payne's Cove on south side of Elk River, on a creek called Green Swamp or Yellow Creek. Adjoins the dower land of Pierson's widow, now owned by John Meeks, adjoins Isaac Meeks, Jackson Phipps, Thomas Sanders, The Perkins & Ellis survey, and Eli Stonestreet's lands which are now owned by Jourdin Sanders. Includes the land on which Elias Pierson lived until his death, which descended to the Phillips as equal heirs. No wit.

Jordan SANDERS was found in a Land Description, & Witness on a Deed, Anna Payne, Anderson S. Goodman & wife Evalina, et al , 28 Sep 1852, , Grundy, TN, USA 29
...all of Grundy Co., the heirs and widow of Poindexter Payne, to Ephriam Phillips and wife Sarah of Same, 55 a. in Payne's Cove for $300. Bounded on north by heirs of Poindexter Payne, dec'd, formerly but now owned by Jourdin Sanders, James Meeks and others. Bounded on the east by Thomas Sanders, on the south by John Meeks (formerly Elias Person[sic]) on the west by the mountain. Wit: R.B Roberts, Jourdain Sanders.

9 Jun 1854, Land &/or Property: Deed, Joseph Ramsey of Chattanooga to James Meeks & Jourdan Sanders, , Grundy, TN, USA. 30
2 tracts in dist. 6 in Burrows Cove on Elk River for $650. 50 a. adj. where john Burrows now lives, land which Phillip Roberts sold to Eli Hamby, where Hamby now lives. Also an adjoining 700a. tract which joins 500a. Known as the Payne tract but now owned by William Cunningham, also adj. 3000 a. entry of R.P. Webb and John Burrow's 100 a. surbey at base of mountain. Wit R.B Roberts, P.H. Levan.

7 Feb 1854, Land &/or Property: Court Judgment against Benton C. Stonestreet, , Grundy, TN, USA. 31
...caused a tract of land to be sold at auction 1 Sep 1851. R.B. Roberts was buyer for $55. On 2 Sep 1851 Jordan Sanders, who was a "judgment creditor" of Stonestreet for $22. "redeemed the land and placed his judgment upon same." On 13 Jan 1850 Sarah Caldwell received a judgment against Stonestreet, Sanders & N.W. Guinn for $72. before A.S. Goodman, esq. This was placed in the hands of S. Ikard on 18 Jan 1851 and by him levied on part of Stonestree's land. Land is described as 66 a. in dist 6 where Stonestreet resided and which he purchased of Anthony Graham. On Elk River in Burrow's Cove, adj David Goodman's old tract, B.A. Read's old tract (which A.S. Goodman now owns and resides upon), along the line established by A.S. Goodman and Anthony Graham when he owned the Tract, adj. Old John Graham tract. This land is now conveyed to Sanders by Sheriff John Tipton. Wit: R.B. Roberts, Josiah Argo.

18 Sep 1854, Land &/or Property: District 6, Deed, Jordan Sanders to Joseph B.[or R.] Willis, , Grundy, TN, USA. 32
...66 a. in Burrow Cove, for $45. Adj. David Goodman's old tract, B.A. Reed's old tract where A.S. Goodman now lives. Dividing line between Arthur W. Goodman and Graham when Graham owned this tract, old John Graham tract. Wit: R.R. Roberts, W.P. Barnes.

29 Aug 1855, Land &/or Property: Bounty Land Grant to Jordan Sanders, Payne's Cove, Grundy, TN, USA.
Warranty #4410 for 80 acres for service in the Seminole Indian War.

1855, Estate Administrator, George Sanders Presents inventory and sale of estate., , Grundy, TN, USA. 33
Presents inventory and sale of estate of Thomas Sanders.
Buyers Include: Jordan Sanders...

7 Jan 1856, Land &/or Property: Deed, Lewis Sanders to Jourdon Sanders, , Grundy, TN, USA. 34
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.

7 Jan 1856, Land &/or Property: Deed, Calvin Sanders of Lawrence Co. to Jourdin Sanders, , Grundy, TN, USA. 35
His one-fourteenth interest in the estate of his father Thomas Sanders. Subject to the dower of Calvin's mother , Polly Sanders. Wit: Phillip Roberts, William Campbell.

9 Feb 1856, Land &/or Property: Deed, T. F. Sanders to Jourdan Sanders, , Grundy, TN, USA. 36
Interest in the estate of my father Thomas Sanders, and his widow's dower, for $500. Wit: Stephen Cope Sr., Samuel H. Tucker.

6 Nov 1856, Land &/or Property: Deed, Lovel D. Sartain & wife Catherine (nee Sanders) to Jordan Sanders, , Grundy, TN, USA. 37
...Interest in land of Catherine's father Thomas Sanders, dec'd. Subject to widow's dower rights. Wit: Johnson & Thomas Crabtree.

1857, Land &/or Property: Deed, James Meeks, Jourdan Sanders & Phillip Roberts to William E. Northcut, Burrow's Cove, Grundy, TN, USA. 38
Wit: John B. Sanders, Matthew Sanders. Signed by Jourdan Sanders & James Meeks. Proved by Sanders & Meeks 22 Sep 1858. Registered 2 Jul 1859. Sanders & Meeks agree to sue Joseph Ramsey for the 700 a. if any older entry comes against it, But if Ramsey's title fails, Northcut loses the land.

1 Oct 1858, Land &/or Property: Deed, Jordan Sanders to Lovel Sartain & Wife Catherine, , Grundy, TN, USA. 39
...for $559., his title to their interest in the estate of Thomas Sanders. The purpose of this deed is to negate an earlier sale. Wit: Will E. Northcut, Smith Fults.

1860, Census: , Grundy, TN, USA. 20
Sanders, Jordan, 46, July 36, Matthew 21, Catharine 17, Jackson 15, Henderson 13, Giles H. 10, Alzada 8, Harrison 6, Crawford 3, Mary 85.

Jordan SANDERS was found in a Land Description, A.S. Goodman for love & Affection to Mary C. Armstrong, 7 Aug 1860, , Grundy, TN, USA 40
...10 a. in dist. 6 adj grantor, John Meeks Jordan Sanders. Armstrong has no right to sell, lease or rent tract during grantor's life time. Wit: S.P. Goodman, B.C. Stonestreet.

17 Sep 1860, Land &/or Property: Samuel J. & wife Sabbathy Christian to Jordan Sanders, , Grundy, TN, USA. 41
...for $1300., negro woman named Sookey age about 18. No wit. proved by both sellers 8 Feb. 1862.

2 Aug 1861, Land &/or Property: Jordan Sanders to Lucy A. Roberts, , Grundy, TN, USA. 42
...for $1000., a woman slave named Ann, certified as sensible and a slave for life. Wit: Thomas Warren, M. Gilliam. Proved by witnesses 3 Nov 1862.

2 Aug 1861, Land &/or Property: Deed of Conveyance, , Grundy, TN, USA. 43
for 3 negro slaves @ $1500.00. From Phillip H. Roberts.
(from Grundy Co. Deed Book B: 2 Aug 1861, P.L. Roberts and Lucy A. Roberts to Jordan Sanders for $1500., a woman slave and two children, named Mary, Arche and Molly. Wit: Thomas Warren, A.P. Forester. By Charles A. Sherrill)

7 Mar 1862, Land &/or Property: Deed, Stephen P. (Payne) Cope to Jordan Sanders, , Grundy, TN, USA. 44
...for $1300., 450 a. in dist 7, made up of three tracts and a small portion of a 1000 a. entry "excluding 50 acres where my son Stephen Cope built on the side of the mountain." (1) 50 a. adj. Widow Sanders' dower, Charles McDonnell, spur of the mountain, spring. (2) 200 a., adj spring. (3) 300 a. adj. Widow Sanders' dower, conditional line between John S. Lowe and Cope, portion within boundary of 1000 a. entry. Wit: A.J. Phipps, A.J. Sanders.

Jordan SANDERS was found in a Land Description, Deed, John Meeks to James Lusk, 16 Jan 1867, , Grundy, TN, USA 45
...for $667, 42 1/4 a. in dist 8. Adj Jordan Sanders' house, Church lot, Dry Creek. No wit.

1870, Census: District 7, , Grundy, TN, USA. 46
Post Office: Tracy City
age in 1870: 56, estimated birth yr: 1813

1880, Census: District 7, , Grundy, TN, USA. 47
Occupation: Farmer, age 67, Estimated birth year <1813>, Married, Fathers Birth Place: NC, Mothers Birth Place: NC.

Voter Registration: District 7, 1891, , Grundy, TN, USA. 48 Male Voters List.

1 Aug 1892, Land &/or Property: Land Grant, Payne's Cove, Grundy, TN, USA.
#13368 from the State of Tennessee for 250 acres "on the side of Cumberland Mtn" in Payne's Cove.

30 Aug 1892, he was found in a pension record Military in , Grundy, TN, USA. 49 Jourdan Sanders, widow Julia, SA-1117 filed 30 Aug 1892, WA-5982 & WC-4341 filed 22 Dec 1894 in TN, Tennessee Mounted, Florida Wars.

7 Jun 1897, Estate Administrator, Final settlement by Haston Sanders, , Grundy, TN, USA. 51
Abstract: Haston Sanders, admr of Jordan Sanders, decd. Final Settlement. Debts of estate are greater than assets.

Sources:

6. 1820 Census Franklin County, Tennessee, United States Federal Government (1820 Federal Census for Franklin County, Tennessee, USA). 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 # 193685. Cit. Date: 28 Feb 2004

7. 1830 Census Franklin County, Tennessee, United States Federal Government. 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 # 24534. Cit. Date: 29 Feb 2004

13. 1840 Census for Coffee County, Tennessee, United States Federal Government. 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: 28 Feb 2004

14. 1850 Federal Census for Grundy, TN, District 5. Repository: http://www.ancestry.com , Call Number: Census Collection. Cit. Date: 19 Dec 2004

15. 1860 Census for Tennessee, Vol. 2 & 4, Sistler, Byron & Barbara (Nashville, Tennessee, 1982, Transcribed and Indexed by Byron & Barbara Sistler), Ge-33-440. 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: US/Can 976.8 X22S 1860 V.2, US/Can -V.4. Cit. Date: 29 Feb 2004

20. 1860 Census for Tennessee, Vol. 2 & 4, Sistler, Byron & Barbara (Nashville, Tennessee, 1982, Transcribed and Indexed by Byron & Barbara Sistler). 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: US/Can 976.8 X22S 1860 V.2, US/Can -V.4. Cit. Date: 29 Feb 2004

25. http://ngeorgia.com/history/nghisttt.html . Cit. Date: 6 May 2004

26. Grundy County, Tennessee, Earliest Deeds, 1852-1867, Sherrill, Charles A., 1959 (Mt. Juliet, Tenn. : C.A.Sherrill, 1996), #134 page 7-8 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: 28 Feb 2004

27. Ibid, #342, page 19, Book A.

28. Ibid, #20 page 2 Book A.

29. Ibid, #18, page 2, Book A.

30. Ibid, #149-150, page 8-9, Book A.

31. Ibid, #114-116 page 6-7 Book A.

32. Ibid, #172 page 10 Book A.

33. Grundy County, Tennessee Wills and Estates, 1844-1900, Sherrill, Charles A. Sherrill (Chattanooga: C.A. Sherrill, 1986), pg 24 #225. 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: 28 Mar 2004. Loose Estate Papers: ca. 1845-1890, Following are brief abstracts from loose estate papers found in the attic of the Grundy county Courthouse in the late 1970's by the author. The papers were scattered and are not complete by any means, they are only a selected few. Because of poor working conditions in the attic only the briefest of notes were taken in most cases. The date given is the earliest date seen in the packet of papers on each estate. Some packets were incomplete and in some cases only one loose page was found.

34. Grundy County, Tennessee, Earliest Deeds, 1852-1867, Sherrill, Charles A., 1959 (Mt. Juliet, Tenn. : C.A.Sherrill, 1996), #333, page 18, 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

35. Ibid, #334, page 18, Book A.

36. Ibid, #354, page 19, Book A.

37. Ibid, #432 page 23 Book A.

38. Ibid, #332, page 67, Book C.

39. Ibid, #134 page 58 Book C.

40. Ibid, #526 page 76 Book C.

41. Ibid, #94 page 34 Book B.

42. Ibid, #160 page 37 Book B.

43. Ibid, #53 page 31 Book B.

44. Ibid, #128 page 35 Book B.

45. Ibid, #401 page 49 Book B.

46. 1870 Census for District 7, Grundy County, Tennessee, United States Federal Government, Roll: M593 1532, Page 473, Image 42. Repository: http://www.ancestry.com , Call Number: Census Collection. Cit. Date: 29 Feb 2004

47. 1880 Census Grundy County Tennessee, District 7, United States Federal Government, Roll: T9 1258, FHC Film #1255258, Page: 312C, Enumeration District 44. Repository: http://www.ancestry.com , Call Number: Census Collection. Cit. Date: 29 Feb 2004

48. Voter Registration, page 001. Repository: http://www.ancestry.com , Call Number: TN 1891 Voters List. Cit. Date: 29 Feb 2004

49. Internet Web Site, http://genforum.genealogy.com/seminolewar/messages/103.html . Cit. Date: 9 Apr 2004

51. Grundy County, Tennessee Wills and Estates, 1844-1900, Sherrill, Charles A. Sherrill (Chattanooga: C.A. Sherrill, 1986), #142, page 35, Settlement Book 2. 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 Mar 2004

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