Rev. Lemuel Sanderlin, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, & Thomas Edward Cartwright

Rev. Lemuel Sanderlin 1794 – 1855 | his parents scroll down
& ca 1815 Elizabeth ca 1794 – 1834 | her parents
& ca 1835 Mary Ann ca 1818 – | her parents
& Thomas Edward Cartwright | his parents
Of Camden Co NC & TN


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


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

“A List of letters remaining in the Post Office at Murfreesborough, Tenn. First of January 1828, on the first of April next will be sent to the General post office as dead letters. Sanderlin, Lemuel….”

1830 Wilson County TN Sanderlin, Lemuel 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 30-40, 2 females under 5, 1 female 5-10, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 20-30

from an “obit” appearing in the Western Methodist 2 May 1834, page 3
“MRS. ELIZABETH SANDERLIN – died in Cairo on Sunday evening, April the 20th, Mrs. Elizabeth Sanderlin, aged about 40 years. She was the wife of Rev. Lemuel Sanderlin. She was born in Norfolk County, VA; embraced religion about 12 years ago in Rutherford County TN and was ten years an acceptable member of the M. E. Church. In her last illness, she suffered immensely. She left a husband and eight children to lament her departure.”

Lemuel Sandelin is married ca 1835 Mary Ann ca 1818 TN.

1840 Haywood County TN Sanderlin, Lemuel 1 male 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 40-50; 2 females under 5, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 20-30

This sketch 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.
Note: I Sally think the editor erred in the date Lemuel returned to Camden by about 15 years. Perhaps the date they baptized him at Sawyer’s Creek should be 1844.

Children of Lemuel Sanderlin and wife Elizabeth:
1. Wilson S Sanderlin 1822 TN – bef 1861 TX
married 1842 Hardeman Co TN Louisa C Cromer ca 1822 –
Louisa went to Arkansas with her younger children
a. Palmyra J Sanderlin ca 1843 –
married Thomas
b. Isaac Williams Sanderlin ca 1845 TN –
married Eliza Jane Nelson TX –
i. Charlie Wilson Sanderlin TX –
married Ida M/Amber
1. James Harvey Sanderlin TX –
married Mora Watson TX
a. Alice Jane Sanderlin
c. Adeline Elizabeth Sanderlin ca 1847 –
married Carley
d. Samuel B Sanderlin ca 1849 –
e. Julia A Sanderlin Stack Corley
2. Lemuel C Sanderlin 1828 TN –
married Madison Co TN 1850 Mary Moody ca 1834 TN –
the family went to Nacogdoches County TX ca 1858 and then to Monroe Co Ark ca 1864
and then to Lonoke Co Ark in the 1870’s
a. James Wilson Sanderlin ca 1854 TN –
b. Martha Alice Sanderlin
c. Nancy Sanderlin
d. Joseph Sanderlin ca 1863 AR –
e. Frank Sanderlin
f. Katherine Sanderlin Willeford Bridges ca 1868 AR –
3. ?Elizabeth Sanderlin Hughes ca 1827 –
4. Mary Sanderlin Hines
5. female before 1820
6. female before 1820
7. female before 1825
8. female before 1830 and another aft 1830

Children of Lemuel Sanderlin and wife Mary Ann:
1. Nancy Sanderlin ca 1840 TN –
2. Emily Sanderlin ca 1844 TN –
3. Henrietta Sanderlin ca 1845 Camden NC –
4. Arkann Sanderlin ca 1848 Camden NC –
married Holmes
info on Arkann’s death certificate given by her stepfather Thomas E Cartwright

Lemuel’s widow Mary Ann apparently
married next on 28 Oct 1857 Thomas Edward Cartwright Dec 1816 –
on 1860 census Emily and Arkann listed in his household

I’m trying to find the parents of Wilson S. Sanderlin, born 1822 and
Lemuel C. Sanderlin, born 1828. They were both born in Tennessee,
Possibly Madison County. Possible sisters were Elizabeth Sanderlin and
Mary Sanderlin Hines.
Wilson S. Sanderlin married Louisa C. Cromer in 1842 in Hardeman Co., TN.
Children were Palmyra Sanderlin Thomas, Isaac W. Sanderlin, Adeline
Elizabeth Sanderlin Corley, Samuel B. Sanderlin, and Julia A. Sanderlin
Stack Corley. Wilson & Louisa went to Texas, where he died before 1861.
Louisa moved to Arkansas with her younger children.Lemuel C. Sanderlin married Mary Moody in 1850 in Madison Co., TN.
Children: James Wilson Sanderlin, Martha Alice Sanderlin, Nancy, Joe,
Frank, and Katherine Sanderlin Willeford Bridges. The family went to
Nacogdoches County, Texas, c 1858 and then to Monroe County, Arkansas c.
1864, and then to Lonoke County, Arkansas in the 1870s.

Any tips on finding the ancestry of Wilson & Lemuel Sanderlin?
Thanks!
Jim Sanderlin
Hillsdale, Illinois

another e-mail from Jim 17 Feb 09

Hi Sally,

I contacted you several years ago about my ancestor Lemuel Sanderlin, who was born in 1828 in TN and married Mary Moody in 1850 in Madison County, TN. You posted me email on your Sally’s Family Place website as a possible son of Wilson Sanderlin.

Below is everything I’ve found about another Lemuel Sanderlin, born 1794 died 1855. What do you think of all this? It looks like he could be the father of my Lemuel Sanderlin and his brother Wilson S. Sanderlin.

If you have time, could you let me know what you think?

Thanks,
Jim Sanderlin

Letters are remaining in the Post Office at Murfreesborough, Tenn.
On First day of January 1828, If still here on the first day of April next, they will be sent to the General post office as dead letters.
SANDERLIN, Lemuel.

1830 Wilson County, TN
SANDERLIN, Lemuel 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 30-40, 2 females under 5, 1 female 5-10, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 20-30
1830 Montgomery County, TN
SANDERLIN, Wilson 1 male 15-20, 1 male 50-60
1830 Haywood County, TN
SANDERLIN, John 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 40-50, 3 females under 5, 1 female 30-40

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GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION FROM
THE WESTERN METHODIST 1833-1834
May 2, 1834, Page 3:
MRS. ELIZABETH SANDERLIN
Died, in Cairo, on Sunday evening, April the 20th, Mrs. Elizabeth Sanderlin, aged about 40 years. She was the wife of Rev. Lemuel Sanderlin. She was born in Norfolk county, Va.; embraced religion about twelve years ago, in Rutherford county, Ten. and was ten years an acceptable member of the M. E. Church.
In her last illness she suffered extremely, but while her frail body enabled her soul to converse with those around her, she bore testimony of God’s power to save. She left a husband and eight children to lament her departure but their loss is her gain. Go, gentle spirit, rest from thy labors and cease from thy sorrows and repose on the bosom of thy Saviour.

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1840 Haywood County, TN
SANDERLIN, Lemuel 1 male 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 40-50, 2 females under 5, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 20-30

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From http://www.pbministries.org/History/S.%20Hassell/church_of_god_20.htm
History of the Church of God
Chapter XX
KEHUKEE ASSOCIATION FROM 1765 TO 1802
1846-1853 Served by Lemuel Sanderlin. Born about 1794 in Camden Co., NC; died 1855.

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1850 census Tulls Creek, Currituck County, NC
ETHERIDGE, Josiah 39 NC farmer $2000 real estate value
Frances 37 NC
Sarah 14 NC
Alphred? 6 NC
Jerome 2 NC
LEE, Anna 67 NC
LEE, Thos 17 NC no occupation
SANDERLING, Lemuel 52 NC clergyman

It would seem that the Lemuel Sanderling in the above census is the same as the one below. My guess would be that he was a circuit riding preacher and was counted twice. What do you think of this?

1850 Camden County, NC
SANDERLIN, Lemuel 56 Camden preacher $1600 real estate value
Mary Ann 32 TN
Nancy 10 TN
Emily 6 TN
Henrietta 4 Camden
Arkann 2 Camden
WOOD, Fanny 73 Camden
HUGHES, Elizabeth 22 Camden

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1850 census District 4, Madison County, TN- with brother Wilson Sanderlin
SANDERLAIN, W.S., 28 TN minister Meth E [notice that he is a Methodist minister, the same as Lemuel Sanderlin (1794-1855), his possible father]
Louisa, 28
Palmyra J, 7
Isaac W, 5
Elizabeth C, 3
Samuel B, 1
Lemuel, 22 farmer TN [my great-great-great grandfather]

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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 oposer. He was pastor, at different times, of Elizabeth City, Shiloh, Providence, Shady Grove, North-west (VA) and Black Water (VA) churches.

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1880 census Butler, Lonoke, AR p 389a
SANDERLIN, Lem C, 52 TN — VA, farmer [notice that his mother was born in VA- this would match the info in Elizabeth Sanderlin’s 1834 obituary.]
Mary, 46 TN TN TN keeping house
James, 26 TN TN TN farm laborer
Joseph, 17 AR
Katy, 12 AR


Maximillian [Maxey] Sanderlin ca 1770 – 1800 | his parents
& ca 1791 Fanny ? ca 1776 – aft 1850 | her parents
& John Greives | his parents
& Mr. Wood | his parents


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Maximillian Sanderlin was a son of Ezekiel Sanderlin ca 1749 – ca 1812 and the grandson of the widow Mary Sanderlin who left a will in Camden County NC in 1764.

Maximillian Sanderlin ca 1770 – 1800
married Fanny ca 1776 – aft 1850
[she then married John Greives & later Mr. Wood]

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

Children of Maximillian Sanderlin and wife Fanny:
1. Chloe Sanderlin ca 1792 –
married Roberts
a. Frances Roberts
b. John Roberts
2. Rev. Lemuel Sanderlin 1794 NC – 1855
married 1st Elizabeth ca 1794 Norfolk Co VA – 20 April 1834 Cairo TN
married 2nd TN ca 1835 Mary Ann ca 1818 –
3. Nancy Sanderlin ca 1799 –

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