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James Sanders

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James Sanders

James Sanders (1764-1836) was an assistant to General Daniel Smith who surveyed Sumner County in the 1780s. In the 1790s, James Sanders and his family settled in what is now Hendersonville Tennessee. He was a prominent land owner, ferry operator, and tax collector. Sanders Ferry Road in Hendersonville is named after him. His granddaughter Eliza Allen was the first wife of Samuel Houston.

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