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 David Sanders

David Sanders

Birth
North Carolina, USA
Death 25 Feb 1815 (aged 39–40)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: probably interred in mass grave lost due to shifting of river
Memorial ID 26027267 · View Source
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He was approximately 40 years old at death.



He enlisted on 13, Nov. 1814 in Colonel William Metcalf's First Regiment of West Tennessee Militia in a company commanded by Captain Andrew Patterson. The following is found page 178 of the book entitled "War of the 1812
Soldiers of Maury County Tennessee" (lib number 976.859 M2G) "David Sanders,
service not determined . died at N. Orleans under Maj. General Carroll
Division in the service of the United States against the Tories of Great
Britain"
His regiment comprised the right section of Carroll's line at the breastworks at Chalmette.


Eldon Hurst(a Sanders researcher)quotes from the March 1815 minutes of the Rock Creek Church in
Bedford County Tennessee that: "Brothers Michael Sholfer and David Sanders
died at N. Orleans and states that Moses Martin Sanders gave his father's
death date of January 11. 1815 ,whereas the National Archives states his
death as 25 Jan ,1815."

Not sure if the 25 Jan is a misprint and Feb 25 is
intended: The Feb date would be closer to the three months and fifteen days
that David was paid for his service . Conclusion: he did not die at the
Battle of New Orleans but after the battle was over , possibly from wounds
or an infection. Ironically, hundreds of Tennesseans who survived the rigors of battle succumbed to the deadly illnesses that permeated the camps after the battle.His burial site, will probably never be known. As dozens of soldiers were dying on a weekly basis, mass graves were dug and, more than likely, those sites were inundated and erased by the changing course of the nearby Mississippi River.

David Sanders died intestate and in April 1815 a Bedford Co. Tenn. Court issued
letters of administration to Mary Sanders and James Allred (her brother). David's son
(David James Sanders) was born posthumously June 14,1815".


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  • Created by: Charles W. Sanders
  • Added: 14 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26027267
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Sanders (1775–25 Feb 1815), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26027267, ; Maintained by Charles W. Sanders (contributor 46978292) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a probably interred in mass grave lost due to shifting of river.