Mother: probably Nancy Hooker
Birth: c1775, North Carolina
Birth Source: Census, 60-69 in 1840 census of Franklin TN
Death: before 1850
Death Source: John Sanders is a widower living with his children in 1850 census.
Spouse1: John Sanders, m. on 15 Sep 1795 in Wake County, North Carolina, bondsman Avery Reeves
- Martha "Patsy" Sanders b. 1796 North Carolina, m. Edmund Ogletree (moved to Rusk, Texas)
- Mary "Polly" Sanders, b. 9 Sep 1797 North Carolina, m. Turner Ogletree (moved to Talladega, Alabama)
- Nancy J. Sanders, b. c1802 probably North Carolina, m. Hill
- Clarissa Johnson Sanders, b. c1804 probably North Carolina, m. Jones
- John Henry Sanders, b. 1805 North Carolina, m. Martha "Patsy" Phillips on 15 Feb 1844
- Alice Sanders, b. c1808 Georgia, d. before 1859, m. Collins
- Elizabeth Sanders, b. c1810 Georgia, m. H. Blanton
- Wiley Sanders, b. c1811, Georgia
John Sanders and Ruth left North Carolina residing in Wilkes County, Georgia for a time, then migrated to Franklin County, Tennessee, where John Sanders is listed on the 1812 tax lists and in the 1830 census can be found a few households from Avery Reeves.
The Will of John Sanders
2 Sep 1859
Franklin County, Tennessee
In the name of God Amen. I John Sanders of Franklin County TN do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following 1st I give and devise to Wiley Sanders my tract of land on which I now reside containing seventy-five acres more or less and lying in district No. 4 adjoining the lands of Ancel Stovall Margaret Wilson Wm C. Lipscomb and T Damron to have and to hold to my son Wiley Sanders his heirs and assigns forever. I also give and divise all of my stock of horses consisting of one gray mare and two sorrel mares sorrel colt to my son Wiley Sanders. I also give and divise all of my stock of hogs and cattle excepted one pided cow and one yoke of work steers to my son Wiley Sanders to have and to hold forever. I also certify that I have no claim to the crop of wheat rye and corn raised on my land this year I also give and devise to my daughter Elizabeth Blanton one land warrant for eighty acres of land issued the 23`d of June 1856 No 36612 to have and to hold forever as sole portion of my estate. I also will all of my property not otherwise disposed of to be sold for the benefit of my other children to wit Patsey Ogletree, Polly Ogletree, Nancy J. Hill the bodily heirs of Alea (sic Alice?) B. Collins to receive her portion of my estate John Sanders Jr. and Clarissa J. Jones consisting of one wagon and one yoke of work steers one cow farming utensils household and kitchen furniture also three notes of hand, namely one Wm C Lipscomb one on H G Blanton one on R C Smith after paying all of of the sale of the above named property my just debts I wish the proceeds to be divided equally among the above named children to wit Patsey Ogletree, Polly Ogletree Nancy J. Hill the bodily heirs of Alia (sic Alice?) B. Collins in her stead John Sanders Jnr and Clarissa J. Jones for them to have and to hold as their portion of my estate forever I also appoint Wiley Sanders my Executor of this my Will to carry it out agreeably to this my Will and as the law requires. In testimony which I have subscribed my hand and affixed my seal this 2 day of September in the year of our Lord 1859.
Test. John West John Sanders (seal)
Ancel M. Stovall
County Court Oct Term 1859.
Here the last Will and Testament of John Sanders deceased was presented to court for probate and duly proven by the oaths of John West and Ancel M. Stovall subscribing witnesses there to and was ordered to be recorded Witness my hand at office the 14 of Oct 1859
Thomas Short DC