Looking for Sarah Morgan,born 1760, Cherokee Reservation, GA
- Any help with this lady would be greatly appreciated. This is all I have on her.
Descendants of Sarah Morgan
Generation No. 1
1. SARAH1 MORGAN was born 1760 in Cherokee Reserva, , GA, and died in Caesars Creek MM, Clinton Co, OH. She married JOEL SANDERS, JR, son of JOEL SANDERS and CHARITY HOLLOWELL. He was born 1751 in Perquimans Co. NC (prob.), and died 1818 in Warren Co. OH (Caesars Creek MM).
Notes for JOEL SANDERS, JR:
1790 Census (reconstructed), Columbia Co., GA: Joel Sanders listed.
12 Jan 1792 (recorded 23 Mar 1793): Joel purchases 150 ac. parcel from Isaac Vernon; part of tract orig. granted to Joseph Maddock and Isaac Vernon for Wrightsboro community.
, dec'd., (Quakers) called the Mill tract. Relinquishment signed by Mary Vernon, Rebecca Vernon and Margaret Hodgins, wife and sisters of above named Isaac.
c. 1807: Joel & family migrated to Ohio and became one of the early settlers and originators of Caesers Creek MM, Warren/Clinton Co. OH.
19 Aug 1919: Will of Joel Sanders (Warren Co. OH, Book 1, p. 149); rec. 1 Nov 1819. Wife (not named); son William; sister Miriam; son in law - Samuel Whitson; Executors - son William & Samuel Whitson. Witnesses: Amos Hawkins, Henry Hawkins, William Scott.
Joel Sanders is the earliest ancestor I could find through Quaker Records. He may have been born around 1718 and died 2 February 1782 at Wrightsborough MM, Columbia/McDuffie Co., Georgia. According to these records he arrived from Cane Creek MM in South Carolina..
The only known wife was Charity Hollowell born about 1722 and died between 23 and 27 January 1782 in Wrightsborough.
Thirteen children have been found through Quaker records, and many of them are mentioned in the Wrightsborough minutes. Joel produced a certificate from the Cane Creek MM for himself "Wife and Children" dated 7th day of the 1st month 1775. The only thing not mentioned in these minutes, is the Sanders family nationality.
In the late 1800s, Sibby (Rich) Burnside applied for Cherokee Citizenship from her home in Muscatine Co., Iowa. In her application she states that she was the child of Rebecca (Sanders) Rich daughter of William Sanders a half breed born on the Cherokee Reservation in Georgia.
She goes further to state that William was the son of Joel Sanders born on a Cherokee Reservation east of the Mississippi River. William was also the son of one Sarah Morgan a half breed born on Cherokee Reservation east of the Mississippi River.
The Wrightsborough Quaker records lists William Sanders as being born there, and in 1776, Joel Sanders produced a few lines condemning his marriage proving that he and wife were at the settlement before William was born. In 1786 he is asking that his two children William and Barbara be given full right of membership and they were "taken under Friends care which Friends finds freedom in and receives them into membership accordingly."
By Joel having to condemn his "outgoings in marriage" would suggest that he did not marry a woman of the Quaker faith, and she could very well have been Cherokee, or just a Baptist or other denomination. The Quaker records never state why the marriage had to be condemned.
The only explanation would be that Joel Sanders, Jr. traveled to the Quaker Meetings from his home near or at the Cherokee Reservation, which was some distance away at that time. Another mystery, is a third child of Joel and Sarah (Morgan) Sanders, who was mentioned in a letter dated 9 January 1782, stating that Joel Saunders Sr. with wife and 6 children, and Joel Saunders Jr. with wife and three children, were listed as living in Savannah, Chatham Co., Georgia.
Before the Honorable Secretary of Interior.
Declaration of Claimant
State of Iowa }
Muscatine County } On this the [blank] Day of February A.D. 1886 personally appeared before me the undersigned Clerk of the District Court in and for said County and State Sibby Burnside of Muscatine County and State of Iowa to me well known and who I certify to be credible and respectable who being by me first duly Affirmed according to law deposeth and saieth that she is a Person of Cherokee Indian descent and was Born in Hamilton County and State of Indiana that her age is [blank] years and her Post Office Address is Muscatine Muscatine County State of Iowa that she the daughter of one Rebecca Rich who was Born in Highland County and State of Ohio in the year A.D. 1810 and died in Marion County and State of Indiana in the year A.D. 184? that the said Rebecca Rich was the reported daughter of one William Sanders a Half Breed Cherokee Indian who was Born on the Cherokee Indian reservation in the State of Georgia in the year A.D. 1779 and died in
Hamilton County and State of Indiana in the year A.D. 1841 that the said William was the reported Son of one Joel Sanders a Half Breed Cherokee Indian who it is said was Born on the Cherokee Indian Reservation east of the Mississippi River and died in Highland County and State of Ohio in the year A.D. 1819 that the said William Sanders was a Son of one Sarah Sanders who�s maiden name was Sarah Morgan a Half Breed Cherokee Indian woman who was Born on the Cherokee Indian reservation East of the Mississippi River and died in Highland County and State of Ohio in the year A.D. 1822.
Declarant further says that she and her children viz. Emma E. Cole age 30 years Edward O. Burnside age 24 years Frank Burnside 18 years Cora Burnside age 16 years Nellie Burnside age 12 years Luther Burnside age 7 years and Mable Burnside age 4 years are Persons of Cherokee Indian descent entitled to all the rights priveledges [sic] and amenities in the Cherokee Nation and Indian Territory of any member of the Cherokee tribe of Indians she therefore submits this claim to the Honorable Secretary Interior and Prays that the Honorable Secretary will cause such action to be taken as will secure her and her children as aforesaid equal rights priveledges [sic] and amenities in the Cherokee Nation ad Indian Territory as is enjoyed by any other member of said Cherokee tribe of Indians and for such others and further relief as the Honorable Secretary of Interior may deem proper and just in the premises that she makes this her application for the sole purpose
emigrating to the Cherokee Nation and Indian Territory and becoming identified with the Cherokee tribe of Indians and making a permanent residence therein.
Affirmed to and Subscribed before me this day by the above named declarant. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Subscribed my name and Affixed my Official Seal this the [blank] Day of February A.D. 1886.
State of Iowa }
Muscatine County } Cora M. Jones of said County being duly sworn says that she was born in Muscatine County, State of Iowa Nov. 16th 1868; was the daughter of Sibby R. Burnside who was born in Hamilton County, Indiana December 29th 1838; was the daughter of one Rebecca Rich who was the daughter of one William Sanders, a half breed Cherokee Indian, and was born in Highland County, Ohio in the year 1810, and died in Marion County Indiana in the year 1846. Said William Sanders a half breed Cherokee Indian was born on the Cherokee reservation in the State of Georgia in the year 1779 and died in Hamilton County, State of Indiana in the year 1841. The said William Sanders was the son of one Joel Sanders a half breed of Cherokee Indian who was born on the Cherokee Indian reservation east of the Mississippi River and died in Highland County, Ohio the year 1819. That said William Sanders was the son of Sarah Morgan a half breed of Cherokee Indian woman who was
born on the Cherokee reservation east of the Mississippi River and died in Highland County, State of Ohio in the year 1822. The said Sibby R. Burnside says that she and her children viz: Emma E. Cole age 39 years Edward O. Burnside age 32 years, Frank B. Burnside age 29 years, Cora M. Jones age 27 years, Nellie O. Burnside age 22 years, Luther M. Burnside age 17 years, Mabel G. Burnside age 15 years are persons of Cherokee Indian descent entitled to all the rights, privileges and conveniencies [sic] in the Cherokee Nation and Indian Territory of any member of the Cherokee tribe of Indians, she therefore submits her claim to the Honorable Secretary and Prays that the Honorable Secretary will cause such action to be taken as will secure her and her children as aforesaid equal rights, privileges and conveniencies [sic] in the Cherokee Nation.
[Written in by hand] That she has following children Ethel Jones 5 years old, Harry 4 years old, Bessie Jones 2 years old and submits [the rest illegible by me].
Sworn to and subscribed before me and in my presence by the said Cora M. Jones this 31st day of August A.D. 1896.
Notary Public in and for said County.
Child of SARAH MORGAN and JOEL SANDERS is:
2. i. BARBARA2 SANDERS, b. 1780.
Generation No. 2
2. BARBARA2 SANDERS (SARAH1 MORGAN) was born 1780. She married SAMUEL WHITSON, son of SOLOMON WHITSON and PHEBE WILLIS. He was born 1779.
Child of BARBARA SANDERS and SAMUEL WHITSON is:
3. i. DAVID3 WHITSON, b. 1807.
Generation No. 3
3. DAVID3 WHITSON (BARBARA2 SANDERS, SARAH1 MORGAN) was born 1807. He married ELIZABETH ANN POWELL. She was born 1817.
Child of DAVID WHITSON and ELIZABETH POWELL is:
4. i. MARIA LAVINA4 WHITSON.
Generation No. 4
4. MARIA LAVINA4 WHITSON (DAVID3, BARBARA2 SANDERS, SARAH1 MORGAN) She married EBENEZER KIMBALL. He was born in Natick, Mass.
Child of MARIA WHITSON and EBENEZER KIMBALL is:
i. AARON5 KIMBALL, m. ELLA P. DECKER.
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