NameJames Sanders
Birth29 Dec 1733, Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
DeathOglethorpe Co., Georgia
FatherJames Saunders (-1764)
Misc. Notes
“James Sanders, was first found in Johnston County records, 6 May 1757, when he received a Granville land grant on Cow Branch, under the name James Sanders, Jr. He received another land grant, 21 July 1761, on Middle Creek, under the name James Sanders; it appears to be the same land he sold to Hardy Sanders in 1769. In 1758, James Sanders, Jr. sold part of the Cow Branch land to Thomas Tully, Jr., whose heir, William Tully, sold it to David Mims in 1761. These Tullys probably were the family of Sarah Tully Sanders, but the proof is yet to be found. ...James Sanders lived in the area of Johnston County, NC that became part of Wake County in 1771. He has not been found at all in the Wake County records. By 1774, or before, he had left that area for Surry County, North Carolina, where he lived in that portion of Surry County on the north fork of Hunting Creek shown by tax lists and numerous deeds. He was listed on the 1790 Surry County census, and by 1ate 1794, he had moved to Oglethorpe County, Georgia, settling on Brushy Creek of the Broad River, a part formerly in Wilkes County until division occurred in 1793.
“In 1799, a deed shows James was living on the south fork of Broad River in Oglethorpe County. On 20 September 1800, a church record shows James Sanders of Brushy Creek on the south fork of Broad River in Oglethorpe County was an original member of Beaverdam Primitive Baptist Church. It is believed this was James, born 1733, rather than his son, James, Jr., born 1762. James, the father, and some of his sons are listed on the 1795-99 Oglethorpe County tax lists and the 1800 census.
While in Surry County, North Carolina, James performed patriotic service during the Revolutionary War which entitles his descendants to membership in the DAR. He is listed in the DAR Patriot Index, Vol.1:594. See DAR Natl. No. 355071, Margaret Miller, and DAR Natl. No. 557343, Agnes Bowmer Holman Moore. Both ladies descend through Nancy Holman, daughter of James and Sarah Sanders.
During the Revolution, James surveyed and marked out a road and hired a substitute for his son, James, the first time he was called for service. James, Jr. was a Revolutionary soldier. See selected Surry County records and James Jr.'s Revolutionary pension claim abstracted later. In addition to these, there are numerous references to James Sanders in the minute books of Surry County during the time he was there. The children of Sarah Tully and James Sanders have been taken from the family Bible of James Sanders, deeds, returns of James Sanders' estate, censuses, tax lists, wills, and other records. ...
SpouseSarah Tully
Birth18 Dec 1737, Cynthians, Harrison Co., KY
Deathaft Mar 1788
ReligionPrimitive Baptist
Birth2 Jan 1756, Johnston Co., North Carolina
Death5 Feb 1809, Bourbon Co., KY
Misc. Notes
Revolutionary War soldier
Birth12 Jan 1758, Johnston Co., North Carolina
Birth5 Apr 1760, Johnston Co., North Carolina
Deathaft 1850, Madison Co., GA
Birth18 Mar 1762, Johnston Co., North Carolina
Deathaft 8 Sep 1846, Madison Co., GA
Birth7 Jul 1765, Johnston Co., North Carolina
Birth18 Mar 1768
Birth22 Jun 1770, NC
Deathbef 28 Mar 1797, Oglethorpe Co., Georgia
Birth17 Nov 1773, NC
Death5 Mar 1814, Milledgeville, GA
Misc. Notes
died of measles on way home from military duty.
Birth23 Jan 1777, Surry Co., NC
Deathbef Apr 1857, Madison Co., GA
Birth21 Nov 1779, Surry Co., NC
Deathbef 4 Dec 1848, Walton Co., GA
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