Joseph Sanderlin & Charity Sawyer

Sally’s great-great-great Grandparents:

Joseph Sanderlin 1765 – 1815 | his parents
& ca 1795 Charity Sawyer ca 1776 – 18?? | her parents
of Camden County, North Carolina


Joseph Sanderlin and Charity Sawyer were married in Camden Co, NC ca 1795.
My Joseph Sanderlin was either
CASE I: the son of Robert Sanderlin and his wife Mary Waff and was born in Camden Co. ca. 1765 [the 1800 and 1810 census seem to indicate he IS the younger man.]
CASE II: the son of the widow Mary Sanderlin and was born ca. 1757. [it could be her son as this Joseph named his first son Maximillian, and he was guardian to Lemuel and his sister. this man must have died after 1882 as I found only one Joseph in the census for 1790, 1800 and 1810]
his youngest child Henrietta was born after the death of Joseph according to a deposition by her guardian.
In Camden County Deed Book Q page 59–Division of the land of Joseph Sanderlin on 16 Oct 1818.
Charity Sawyer, daughter of Evan Sawyer and his wife Sarah ______, was born ca 1776 in Camden Co NC.

Children of Joseph Sanderlin and Charity Sawyer:
1. Chloe (Cloey) Sanderlin ca 1796 –
married prior 1818 Thomas Etheridge died bef 14 June 1824
2. Maximillian [Maxey] Sanderlin 1 Oct 1798 – 13 Sept 1873
married ca 1820 Martha Sanderson 1802 – 10 Dec 1862
3. William Wilson Sanderlin 20 Dec 1802 – 19 Feb 1880 bkE/75
married Sarah [Sallie] Cartwright 15 Nov 1809 – 6 Feb 1870
married 22 Dec 1870 Mary E Trafton ca 1839 – 1903
she married first a Mr. Bray
4. Enoch Sanderlin 1805 – 1840 never married left a will
5. boy 1809-p.Oct 1818
6. Dorsey Asa Sanderlin 1811 – 1881
married ca 1830 1st Lydia Walkup
married ca 1842 2nd the widow Jane Gregory Upton
married ca 1849 3rd Chrylsa Owens
married ca 1856 4th Gracey ________
married ca 1862 5th Lucretia/Crissy Walker 1822 – 1886
7. Henrietta Sanderlin 6 April 1815-
married 5 Dec 1833 Laban Cox

Other Camden County Records:
11 Dec 1792–Joseph Sanderlin releases all claim to the land after the death of Benjamin Sanderlin to Samuel Ferebee.

Robert Sanderlin, in his will dated 1778, names his sons Joseph and Benjamin.

8 Nov 1804–Evan Sawyer and Sarah his wife deeds Joseph Sanderlin, son-in-law–30 A.

In 1808, the Messengers from Sawyers Creek Baptist Church to the Chowan Baptist Association were Thomas Etheridge and Joseph Sanderlin.

Joseph Sanderlin was guardian to the orphans of Maxey Sanderlin, son of Ezekiel–Lemuel and Nancy (records found 1804 through 1809).

Loose Papers — State of North Carolina, Camden County, In Equity
To the Honorable Judge of the Superior Court of Law and Equity for Camden County:
The petition of Henrietta Sanderlin by her guardian, Maxey Sanderlin, humbly complaining. As she was a post-humorous child, her part of her father’s estate was set off to her out of the parts or shares of her siblings. The forty acres of her portion of her father’s estate is in five separate and distinct small pieces, none of which adjoins the other. [they ask to sell it] So Ordered. Fall Term 1829.

These sketches appeared in Delke’s “History of the Chowan Baptist Association.” ELDER LEMUEL SANDERLIN, BORN IN CAMDEN COUNTY 1794–DIED 1855, AGE 61. He professed religion in Tennessee and united with the Methodists. In 1824, having returned to his native county, he was baptized into the fellowship of Sawyer’s Creek church and ordained in the Association 1845. The insidious errors of Campbellism were then making rapid advances.. Against these, he was a firm opposer. He was the pastor, at different times, of Elizabeth City, Shiloh, Providence, Shady Grove, North-west (VA) and Black Water (VA) churches.

ELDER THOMAS ETHERIDGE, BORN IN CURRITUCK COUNTY 1752–DIED 1810, AGE 58. Brother Etheridge entered the ministry in his 30th year, suffered severe trials from the churchmen and mob violence. He became Pastor of Sawyer’s Creek church and occasionally of Knob’s Crook, Coinjock, and Powell’s Point. Near the close of his life, a cloud obscured his hitherto spotless reputation, yet God, in His mercy prepared a way of escape and he died as the righteous man dieth.

CENSUS CAMDEN CO NC
YEAR HEAD MALES TO 16 16 UP FEMALES
1790 JOSEPH SANDERLIN 0 1 0
0-10 10-16 16-25 26-45 0-10 10-16 16-25 25-45 Slaves
1800 JOSEPH SANDERLIN 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 2
1810 JOSEPH SANDERLIN 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 5

Enoch Sanderlin was born in Camden County, NC ca 1805 the son of Joseph Sanderlin and his wife, Charity Sawyer. He signed his will 12 April 1840, his executor proved it at May Court 1840.
Last will of Enoch Sanderlin transcribed by SMK.

In the name of God Amen. I Enoch Sanderlin of Camden County & State of North Carolina Being of Sound and disposing mind & memory Blessed be God for the Same
do this the 12th of April AD one thousand eight hundred & forty
Make and Publish this my last Will & Testament in this following manner to wit
Give to the Children of my Brothers Maxey Sanderlin Wm Sanderlin and Dorsey Sanderlin all of my Estate of every description in the following Order,
One-half of all of my Property of every kind to my Said Brother Dorsey’s Children that he now has or may ever have to them & their heirs forever
And to the Children of my two Brothers Maxey Sanderlin & William Sanderlin, that they now have or may ever have, I give the other half of my estate.
All of my Estate of every description I leave to be sold by my Executor on such terms as he may think best. I at this moment ordain and appoint my friend Haywood Bell Executor to this my last Will & Testament.
I the Said Enoch Sanderlin have to this my last will Set my hand & Seal Enoch (x) Sanderlin seal
Witness: Isaac Berry Granby Howell
Camden County Court May Term 1840. Last Will of Enoch Sanderlin deceased is Exhibited in open Court and proven by Isaac Berry & Granby Howell Subscribing witnesses thereto. On motion ordered that the Will be Recorded and Haywood Bell the Executor within named appeared & Qualified as Such. Ordered his Letters Testamentary issued & C C G Lamb CK

From the Old North State 10 Aug, 1850 (abstracted by Fousts):
“Albemarle Institute, An English and Classical Boarding and Day School, for boys, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, George M Wilder, Principal. The subscriber will open on the last Monday in September next, an institution affording an extensive and thorough course of instruction for boys in all the various branches of an English and Classical Education.
The commodious Hotel of Maxey Sanderlin, Esq. has been engaged. Pupils from abroad can board in the family with the Principal., He assures all
that he will watch the pupils committed to his charge carefully. The building is in a retired part of the Town, sufficiently removed from public view to ensuring freedom from all local influences that are calculated to defeat the ends of a course of mental training.

Mr. Sanderlin and lady well known in this community for their piety and moral worth will have the charge of the Boarding Department. They will spare no pains in making the boarders comfortable and happy, and in furnishings as good a table as the market can afford.” (edited by Sally)

Grandchildren of Joseph Sanderlin and Charity Sawyer:

Chloe (Cloey) c1796 m. p. 1818 Thomas Etheridge had:
1. Henrietta Etheridge
married ca 1824 Norris
2. Chloe Etheridge

Maximillian Sanderlin 1798-1873 & Martha Sanderson 1802-1862 had:
[family Bible record]
1. Elizabeth G Sanderlin 25 Jan 1821 [23 Nov 1822 ts] – 23 Dec 1846
married M Morgan
2. Caleb Sanderson Sanderlin 2 Oct 1824 – 22 Aug 1886 [20 Oct 1823 – 22 Aug 1887ts]
both buried in Camden co cemetery “in front of old Isaac Gregory home”
married Huldah Frances Ferebee 14 Jun 1845 – 24 May 1867
2nd birth date 19 June 1839
a. Betty [Ettie] Ferebee Sanderlin 20 Apr 1863 – 25 Aug 1925
married 1879 Gideon Marchant Tillett 31 Dec 1857 – 2 May 1919
i. Durant Howard Tillitt 1883 –
father of Bettie Tillitt Cobb – she wrote -“there was a small school across and down the road from the Tillitt homeplace and in the woods Our grandfather, Gideon Marchant Tillitt, must have built it since it was on his property. My cousin’s mother, also named Gid [even though she was a girl, who was born in 1901], talked about going to school there, but she never mentioned who the teachers were. She remembered going to school with Vivian Bartlett, who later married Mr. Stevenson and also children named Whitehurst. Gid was given a prize of an emerald (of course, glass!) ring by the teacher for winning a spelling bee. What I remember about my father’s schooling was that his father hired a school teacher and others in the neighborhood came to their home. My father was the oldest, born in 1883, so maybe things changed by the time his youngest sister, Gid went to school. My father went to Whitsett Institute (a private boarding school) and on to Wake Forest. Bettie. Note: my mother Gladiola Parker taught school in Blue Button in 1914 and 1915?. smk
ii. Arc Tillett 5 Dec 1885 – 22 July 1933
married Grandy
iii. Bruce M Tillett 15 July 1888 – 14 Jan 1943
iv. Bettie S Tillett ca 1895 –
v. Gid Tillett 1901 –

tillet
Hon. Durant Howard Tillitt
After his marriage in 1921 they moved to Andres in the western part of NC where he died in 1940.
father of Bettie Cobb
b.
Ann M. Sanderlin 21 March 1865 – 25 Jul 1873
c. Huldah Frances Carter Sanderlin 11 Apr 1867 – 24 Jul 1867
3. Maxey Sanderlin 19 May 1826 – 14 July 1894 ts
married 11 Nov 1863 Pasq. Bathsheba Butt ca 1832 Currituck Co – 19 Nov 1915
died in Norfolk VA at the home of her daughter Mrs. Scott B Appleby
a. Maxey Leonidas Sanderlin 1867 – 1946 ts
married Margaret L 1872 – 1952 ts
i. Maxleonidas Sanderlin 23 Oct 1895 – 22 May 1904 ts
b. Martha [Patty] Sanderlin 1873
Bathsheba 1st married 16 July 1856 Henry Culpepper who died 29 Dec 1860
Elizabeth City ancestors of Mike Grey
a tombstone inscription: Margaret – wife of Henry Culpepper d Oct 1 1855 age 33yr and 7 days

a. Charles Henry Culpepper
b. Ida Frances Culpepper
married Scott B Appleby
4. Chloe Sanderlin 2 Jan 1828-
5. Nancy Sanderlin 16 Dec 1828 [15 Mar 1822 ts] – 5 Feb 1850
married James M Morgan
6. Dorcas L Sanderlin 12 Nov 1830 [18 Aug 1831 ts] – 3 Oct 1852
married Thomas H Bland
7. Martha D Sanderlin 1 Dec 1832-
8. Edmond Sanderlin 15 Feb 1835-
9. Adeline Sanderlin 20 Nov 1837-
10. Henrietta E Sanderlin 1 Mar 1840-
11. George Washington Sanderlin 22 Feb 1843-6 Nov 1899 Baltimore, MD

SanderlinGW

married Eliza J Wooten [Lenoir Co, NC]
a. Beulah Sanderlin
b. Georgia Sanderlin
c. Pattie Sanderlin
d. Rosalie Sanderlin

William Wilson Sanderlin 1802 – 1880 & Sallie/Sarah Cartwright 1809 – 1870 had:
1. Mary Ann Sanderlin 7 Jan 1827 –
married Walter Forbes
a. Sarah Jane Forbes 25 Dec 1846 – 21 Apr 1878
married 15 Feb 1865 – John Wesley Trafton, Jr 19 Apr 1841 – 14 Apr 1918
brother of Betty Trafton 2nd wife of Joseph Sawyer Sanderlin
i. Charles Trafton 20 Jan 1871 –
2. William Wilson Sanderlin 30 Mar 1828 – died young
3. Joseph Sawyer Sanderlin 30 Oct 1831 – 11 Sept 1875
married 1851 Margaret (Maggie) G Homer died 1858
a. Sally Sanderlin 4 Jan 1858 – 12 Feb 1929
married Isaac Berry 22 Oct 1858 – 11 Oct 1919
married 2nd 16 April 1862 Betty Trafton 9 Dec 1842 – 16 Mar 1929
a. Nora Permelia Sanderlin 30 Jan 1864 – 25 July 1920
married 13 Feb 1889 Olyretheus Gregery Prichard 6 May 1857 – 29 Sept 1939
i. John Lamb Prichard 7 April 1892 – 31 Jan 1960
ii. Irene Prichard 1899 – 1984 never married
iii. Joseph Sanderlin Prichard 10 Aug 1904 – 1918
b. Lela Mae Sanderlin 11 June 1867 –
married 21 June 1900 Robert Lee Forbes 26 July 1865 –
c. Joseph Sawyer Sanderlin 12 Oct 1874 – 22 Oct 1909 never married
4. Willis Sanderlin 12 Feb 1835 –
5. Margaret Sanderlin 22 April 1837 –
6. William Wilson Sanderlin Jr. 9 Jan 1839 – 30 Dec 1885 Camden Co
married 1st Maragret Ferebee [per Jean Sanderlin]
married 8 Oct 1862 Julia Amanda Rountree 4 Dec 1845 – 1870/1
a. Chauncey Lee Sanderlin 26 Oct 1866 – 14 Sept 1914
married Lydia Forbes 1868 – 1961
daughter of Isaac M Forbes. Both parents died when she was young.
She was raised in household of Edward/Ned Y. Nash
i. Wallace Stephen Sanderlin
married Lena
1. Wallace Stephen Sanderlin Jr. never married
2. Geraldine Sanderlin
married Bob Brown
ii. Herman Lee Sanderlin 27 Feb 1896 – 5 June 1977
married 21 June 1921 Ruth Benthall 15 Dec 1898 – 14 Nov 1995
1. Elmer Lee Sandelin 25 Mar 1922 – 12 June 2003
married Dec 1945 Margaret L Lupo [divorced Apr 1965]
a. Larry Lee Sanderlin 10 June 1947 –
b. Peggy June ca 1954 [her father consented to adoption by her new step father]
married 2nd 1971 Patricia Burke Fahey [widow with 3 children — Barbara, David, and Diane]
2. Jean Ruth Sanderlin 21 April 1932 – single person
– source of info on children of Chauncey

iii. Julia Sanderlin
married Herman Blow — they had two boys
iv. Ernest Sanderlin never married
v. Linwood Sanderlin
married Elsie — they had 1 boy and 1 girl
b. Luther Sanderlin ca 1868 –
c. Laura Amelia Sanderlin 21 Feb 1870 – 20 Mar 1893
on 1880 census Laura in household of step-grandmother Mary E Sanderlin
married J W Creekmore
married 2nd 12 May 1872 Betty W Evans 12 Oct 1847 – 28 Dec 1930
a. George D Sanderlin May 1872 –
b. William Wilson Sanderlin III 9 June 1874 – 1 Feb 1897 ts
c. Melissa Sanderlin 1878 –
d. Hortense Sanderlin June 1879 – 6 July 1956 age 77 yrs ts never married
e. Belle Sanderlin Feb 1881 –
f. Milton Sanderlin May 1883 –
married Bettie G no issue
g. Lula Mae Sanderlin 1885 – 26 Dec 1928
married 16 Nov. 1904 Henry F Barlett
i. Elizabeth Mae Barlett 8 Aug 1908 – 14 Jan 1909
ii. George Sanderlin Barlett 29 Oct 1909 – 2 Aug 1977
married Lorraine Last
parents of Lorraine Barlett Dandeneau
7. Sarah Jane Sanderlin 1 Sept 1841 –
8. Archan [female] Sanderlin 1 Jan 1846 –

William W Sanderlin and Mary Trafton had:
1. Charles H. Sanderlin 4 July 1875 – 16 May 1918 ts
killed in industrial accident Dupont plant, Hopewell, VA

[Estate packet dated 1921 C. H. Sanderlin Pasq.]
married Ida Mizel
Will: Sanderlin William W bkE/p75 22 Feb 1878 1880
Wife Mary, son Charles H Sanderlin [under 21] son of my present wife, and his children.
Child of my son Wm W Sanderlin, children of my son Joseph S Sanderlin, children of my gr-dau Jane Trafton, wife of John W Trafton. John W Trafton guardian of Charles and exec.
Wit: Wm F Martin

Enoch Sanderlin 1805 – 1840 never married
[in will dated 12 Apr 1840 proved at May ct 1840
left all his property to the children of his brothers Maxey Sanderlin, Wm. Sanderlin, and Dorsey Sanderlin.]

Dorsey Asa Sanderlin 1811-1881 and Lydia Walkup had:
1. William Sanderlin 1831- 22 Sept 1862 died of Yellow fever while in the Conf Army
2. Emily Jane Sanderlin 1834 – 1898
married 1st ca 1849 Stephen Dudley ca 1820 – bef 1854
married 2nd ca 1854 Thomas Walker ca 1807 – ca 1866
married 3rd 15 Sept 1867 John Abner Rountree 1833 – 1899

Dorsey Sanderlin and Jane Gregory [Upton]:
3. Dorsey Sanderlin 1843 – 11 July 1916
married 1 Nov 1866 Pasq. Claryine Overman ca 1842 – aft Sept 1923
a. Axie Jane [Jennie] Sanderlin 1868
married ca 1891 William Peacock
b. Mary L Sanderlin 1870
c. Jessie Sanderlin 1872
d. Joseph Sanderlin 1873
e. Irena Sanderlin 1874
f. Clary Sanderlin 1877
g. Cora Sanderlin 1878
4. Lemuel Sanderlin 1845 – 23 April 1863
died of disease while in the Conf. Army

Dorsey Sanderlin and Chrylsa Owens had:
5. Rebecca Sanderlin 25 March 1848 –
(raised outside of family?)

6. Mary Ann Sanderlin 1851 (helpless child) –

Dorsey Sanderlin and Gracey ________had:
7. Sarah Sanderlin 1858 –
married William W Dudley
8. Elizabeth Sanderlin 1859 –

Dorsey Sanderlin and Lucretia/Crissy Walker had:
9. Martha Susan Sanderlin 4 May 1864 – 21 Apr 1926 Pasq.

Henrietta Sanderlin 6 April 1815 and Laban Cox had:
Note: NCHGR 3-329 ABSTRACT OF PERQUIMANS CO
WILL OF JOSEPH COX SR – 7th day 2 mo 1813; Feb term 1813;
Wife: Mary, sons Myles, Willis, Laban, and Joseph, daughters: Lydia, Gilly, and Mary Cox;
Francis White, Exr. Test, John S Chownon, Francis Albertson.

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