NameMary Elizabeth DURHAM [127], [137]
Birth2 Aug 1779, ,, Virginia [127]
Death25 Feb 1864, , Taylor, Kentucky [127] Age: 84
BurialClayhill, Taylor, Kentucky [127]
Burial MemoHickory Cemetery
Birth13 Feb 1776, Loudoun,, Virginia [127]
Death27 Apr 1844, , Green, Kentucky [127] Age: 68
BurialClayhill, Taylor, Kentucky [127]
Burial MemoHickory Cemetery
FatherHenry SANDERS Sr. (1756-1812)
Misc. Notes
1. Notes for HENRY SANDERS JR.:
Born in Loudon County Virginia. Moved to Scott County, Kentucky then to Green\Taylor County.
Owner of Tavern\Inn - tool gate house.
Served as Sheriff of Green county 1820's.
Built "Clayhill" for son James (brother to our Durham) and "The Durham Sanders House."

Sanders Tavern Highway Historial Marker:
"Site of Sanders Tavern on the old Lexington and Nashville Road. Owned by Henry Sanders, Jr. (1776-1844). Notable men and women were guests at the 30 room Inn,
including President Andrew Jackson on September 27, 1832, on his way to Washington. Six-horse stage coaches, enroute from Lexington and Nashville, met here. Henry Sanders, Jr. settled in this coutny in 1795. He built the 30 room Sanders Tavern, a portion of which was still standing until about 1947. he assisted in the survey
of the road built through Muldraught's Hill. In 1837, he gave the land for Pleasant Hill Baptist Church located nearby. Also nearby stands "Clay Hill", home of his son,
James Sanders."

"ClayHill" (1835):
Henry Sanders, Jr. built brick homes for his sons, near his own brick residence, historic Sanders Tavern. One of the homes, built on the Old Lexington-Nashville
Road, old U.S. Highway 68, that ran from Campbellsville to the south and Harrodsburg to the northeast. ClayHill, with Georgian and Greek Revival features, was built by slaves, with brick burned on the site. The original house contained six large rooms, all 20' square, and its inside and outside walls are 14 inches thick. The original plan had a large room which opened off the entrance hall to the right. The opening off the hall to the left was a 3 room ell, with doorways connecting the three rooms. The first floor hall extended to a door in the rear which opened into a yard. On the front facade is a two-story pedicmented Greek Revival portico. A transom and side lights on both upper and lower levels surround the front doors. On the front side the brick is laid in Flemish-bond. Under jack arches, the windows are 12 over12 paned. At one time a large detached, two-story kitchen stood in the rear entrance doors. The wide center hall contains a stairway on the right side which leads to a landing before it wraps around. Decorated brackets surround the steps. Fluted molding with bulleye surround the door openings. The mantel in the parlor has a 5-part frieze with a sunburst design in the center with reeded columns. In the north front room the mantel features Ionic columns. The ceiling are 9 feet tall. The woodwork is all hand-tooled with 10 inch floor molding, 5 inch chair rail in both upper and lower floors, and paneled casing in deeply recessed windows. The dwelling has three chimneys, one exterior chimney on north and south ends, and one which had saddlebag rooms in the rear of the ell. An addition has modified the rear of the home. During the Civil War, Cary Ann, granddaughter of the builder, was living here with her widowed mother. The family were Southern sympathizers with their home being visited by Con. Gen. John Hunt Morgan in January 1862. On occasion, Federal soldiers also visited the home. The Sanders had a son, Robert, in the Confererate Army. The Federals came looking for him and questioned his sister, Cary. An excited slave excitedly said, "Tell them, Miss Cary, tell them anything." Cary was silent. The northern officer said, "A bird that won't sing must be made to sing. Charge bayonets!" The soldiers then advanced and pinned the sleeve of her dress to the wall with a bayonet. The hole is still in the plaster to the left of the mantel of the parlor. In 1829 James Sanders married Mary Ann Griffin, daughter of Sherrod Griffin. They were the parents of Martha, Robert, Cary Ann, Samuel, Henry, and Lafayette. The ownership of the house passed to daughter Cary Ann who married Henry F. White, the evening of the battle of Perryville, October 1862. A son of the Whites, Dr. James Sanders White, married Ann McNeilly, a prolific writer. Their son, Edwin White, worked with Werner Von Braun in the space program on the Redstone missile and Explorer project. Their daughter, Page White, married Edward Singler. Their daughter, Mary Louise Singler, owned the house until it was sold to Dr. Thomas G. Abell in 19??. Dr. Abell made extensive efforts toward preservation of the structure. The circular drive has been modified and an addition made to the back of the original home. The Kentucky Heritage Council designated this house a Kentucky Landmark and deemed it worthy of preservation. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Pleasant Hill Church:
In 1837 Henry Sanders Jr. build a house of worship on his own land, at his own cost for himself and his neighbors. Henry Sanders himself named the churh Pleasant
Hill. Henry states that the land cannot be used as a cemetery, and that if at any time is not used for a church the land reverts back to his decendents and heirs.

Will of Henry Sanders:
I Henry Sanders, of the state of Ky and County of Greenburg, sick in body but of disposing mind and memory, and calling to mind the mortality of the body, do
constitute this my last wiil and testment. At decease recommending my soul to God who gave it, and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at
the day discretion of my friends. And in regards the substance where with it hath in the following wit:
First, It is my will, first of all, after my decease that all my just debts and all legal charges be paid.
Second, it is my will and desire that my beloved wife, Elizabeth, shall have the south end of the house in which I live, to include the passage, together with 50 acres, to
include the spring and to be laid off so as not injure the land belonging to the other portion of the house. She is to have my 3 negroes, Jim, Margaret, and Susanna, and
so much of my goods and chattel, as she may think will be sufficient for her. At her death, this part of the house and land goes to my son, John Sanders. The negroes
and personal property estate will be sold and divided equally among all my children at her death.
Third, it is my will and desire My son, Durham Sanders, is to have a strip of land off the 2 tracts which are hereafter directed to be sold adjoining the land he lives
on to branch supposed to be about 20 acres. It is also my desire that my son, Walker have as well as the track of land on which he lives, all that tract of mine, which lies
between the tract on which he lives and Wm. Sullivan.
My daughter Elizabeth, gets the tract on which Timothy Biggs formerly lived. My daughter, Louisa, get $100.00 as specfic legacy when collected from the sale of my
Fourth, it is my will and desire and I wish it to be understood that the 67 3/4 acres which I have given to my son, Durham, together with the above 20 acres named.
He to retain. My son James shall have the retain the land which I have heretofore given him upwards of 300 acres, also so much of the tract hereafter directed to be sold
as he has not fenced in, as also the that my son Walker retain the tract of land he now lives on, also the land named in the third item lying between him and W. Sullivan.
Also that my daughter Mariah have the tract of land on which she lives, including that which I bought of Dandridge Poor, and including the Biggs Tract. Also that
Samuel retain the land on which he lives, also that Henry retain the tract of land on which he lately lived, on which Isaac Gribbons, Esqr. now lives. Also the tract on
the other side the great road, also the money which I furnished in building the house in Saloma is designed for the benefit of Robert Preston, also the money furnished
for goods is for his benefit for which he is not charged. Also the house and lot opposite of my son, Durham and Robert P. -- also that my son, John, have and enjoy all
that portion of the tract of land on which I now live lying eastwardly of a line running from the mouth of the lane dividing my tract from William Sullivan, thence
westwardly near the grave yard to James Sanders line, with the exception of what is above willed to my wife which is also to have at her death, also my negro boy
Fifth I hold the obligations of Durham Sanders, ament note on him and Robert P -- also James Sanders, also on Walker do not intend for him to be requested to pay
them, also Samuel but his note is to be credited by $500.00, also Henry is not to be required to pay the note which I hold on him.
Sixth, it is understood that the amount of the above named notes with the exception stated in the last item, is to be added to my estate and make a pact thereof and
that those sums are to be so much of the legacy or each with the understanding that Louisa's $100.00 is a specific legacy and that she is not to be charged therewith.
Seventh, it is my will and desire that should I depart this life previous to the 1st October next, then in that base the whole of my estate real, personal and mixed not
herein otherwise deposed of is to be sold on a credit of 12 months by my executors herein after named by them conveyed to the purchaser with the understanding that
the slaves are to be sold among my children only.
Eighth, it is to be understood that each of my children, who have been placed on land, retain the land as above stated that for the amount stated in their notes which
I hold on them, with exceptions above stated and that the moneys issuing from the sale whole of my property after the payment of the specific legacy to Louise, my just
debts and all legal charges shall be equally divided among my children, Durham, James, Walker, Mariah, Samuel, Henry, Elizabeth, Louisa, Caroline, Robert P. &
John, with distinct understanding that the protion which I design for Caroline is to be placed in the hands of my sons, James and Robert and to be paid to their sister
Caroline at their discretion, and whatever portion thereof may remain after her death to be equally divided among her children.
Ninth, it is my will and design that my son Durham, James and Robert P. be the sole executors of this my last will and testament.
In testimony whereof I affix my seal and set my hand this 16th March, 1844.

H. Chandler Henry Sanders, Sr.,
I.L. Hirstan March 16, 1844 [127]
Marriage18 Apr 1798, , Green, Kentucky [127], [137]
Misc. Notes
1. Marriages: Green Co., Ky. Marriages 1793-1836 Book A:
SANDERS/SAUNDERS, Henry to DURHAM, Elizabeth, c her f, Samuel, no marriage date, bond taken 18 Apr 1798.
ChildrenDurham (1800-1873)
 James Madison (1804-1858)
 Moriah L. (~1804-<1868)
 Walker (~1806-)
 Samuel (~1808-~1854)
 Mary Elizabeth (1814-1889)
 Henry (~1814-1852)
 Robert Preston (~1818-1859)
 John H. (1824-1874)
Last Modified 25 Nov 2003Created 7 Mar 2011 Mark C. Wakenshaw