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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Eli Borden

1Joel Borden & Campbell Borden, Borden Family, A History of the, 1883. Image.


James Hawkins Borden

1U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907, Accession # AL2550__.366, 28 Aug 1838. "Name: Burdin, James H.
Land office: Tuscaloosa
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document: 17156
BLM Serial: AL NO S/N
Total Acres: 39.88
State: Alabama
Meridian: Huntsville
Twp: 0155-006W
Aliquots: SW¼NW¼
Section: 4
County: Walker." Image.

2U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907, Accession # AL2580_.028, 20 Sep 1839. "Name: Burdin, James H.
Land office: Tuscaloosa
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document: 18310
BLM Serial: AL NO S/N
Total Acres: 40
State: Alabama
Meridian: Huntsville
Twp: 0155-006W
Aliquots: NE¼SE¼
Section: 48
County: Walker." Image.

3Tennessee History. "The Battle of Horseshoe Bend
(27 March 1814)

The Creeks occupied an hundred-acre section of land in the U-shaped bend of the Tallapoosa River, fortified by an elaborately-constructed breastwork of logs that reached from one side of the river to the other.  Behind the fortifications were nearly a thousand warriors and a village, located at the bend of the river, of their families.  The fact that the Creeks did not remove the women and children from the site, as was their custom prior to battle, indicated either that they felt secure behind the fortifications or that the battle would be a fight to the finish.

Jackson’s force, after leaving adequate troops to man the various forts in the territory, amounted to about 3,000 men.  The army reached Tohopeka in the early morning hours of 27 March.  General Coffee and his brigade of mounted gunmen, along with a contingency of Cherokees and allied Creeks, were dispatched to cross the Tallapoosa about three miles below Tohopeka in order to surround the Creeks and prevent any change of escape.  Jackson marched the bulk of the army to the front of the Creek stronghold.  Around 10:30 a.m. Jackson’s two artillery pieces began to fire at the fortified wall of the Creek breastworks, but the cannonade proved to be ineffective.  By noon, Jackson determined that the works would have to be taken by storm.

At about the same time, impatient Cherokees under Coffee began to swim the Tallapoosa to capture the canoes the Creeks intended to use as a means of escape.  Using the captured canoes, the Cherokees and some of Coffee’s men managed to cross the river and assail the Creeks from the rear.

Jackson’s assault on the breastworks, led by the 39th U. S. Infantry and Tennessee militia, proved successful after a brief, but severe, contest.  As the Creeks found themselves being attacked from the front and behind, the fortifications they had placed so much faith in became their graveyard.  The battle soon took on the aspects of a massacre as the Creek warriors asked for no quarter and fought with savage desperation.  The slaughter continued until nightfall and, at the end of the day, 557 Red Sticks lay prostrate on the field of battle.  Hundreds more were killed by Coffee’s men as they tried to make their escape by crossing the Tallapoosa River.  In all, nearly 900 warriors are said to have perished in what is considered to be the most devastating defeat of Native Americans in North American history.  The official tally of American casualties was 32 killed and 99 wounded-the friendly Indians lost 23 killed and 47 wounded.  A list of American killed and wounded can be found in the Nashville Whig (11 May 1814).

After the defeat at Horseshoe Bend, bands of starving Creeks surrendered themselves during the spring and summer of 1814.  In August 1814, the Treaty of Fort Jackson forced the Creeks to forfeit over 20,000,000 acres of land to the United States in retribution for the Creek War.  The fact that much of this land was taken from Creeks that had allied themselves with American troops during the war made no difference to the land-hungry frontier populace.  Within five years white settlers overran the region and the state of Alabama was formed.  The demise of the Creek Nation had begun.

As a reward for his success in the Creek War, Jackson was commissioned a major general in the regular army (May 1814).  After concluding negotiations with the Creeks, he turned his attention to the regions of Mobile and Pensacola.  Mobile, lately in possession of the United States, was a possible point for the British to launch a campaign against New Orleans. Pensacola, in the Spanish-held province of West Florida, became a place of refuge for the remnants of the Red Sticks who sought arms and supplies from the Spanish and/or British to renew hostilities against the Americans.  Great Britain planned to use the renegade Creeks to harass the southern frontier, thus keeping American forces occupied, while operations against New Orleans were conducted.  Jackson’s victory at Horseshoe Bend stymied these plans, but there were still enough fugitive Creeks in Florida to warrant Jackson’s attention.  His concern was heightened when the British, along with Red Stick allies, made an attempt to capture Fort Bowyer at Mobile Point in mid-September 1814.  Although the attack was repulsed, it provided an excuse for Jackson to move against Spanish Pensacola, where the British task force originated."
http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/tn1812.htm.


Nancy Gibson

11850 U.S. Census, M432_16 pg 304, 13 Nov 1850. "Nancy Burden 56 F Spinster North Carolina
John ------ 28 M Farmer Alabama
William H 18 ------ M Farmer Alabama
Sarah A ------ 16 F Alabama."


John Borden

1Joel Borden & Campbell Borden, Borden Family, A History of the, 1883. Image.

2FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=134053925. "The tombstone reads that John Borden was born 15 September 1793. All the census have him born in 1795 along with a letter from his son Joseph that states he was born 16 Sept 1795 and was 80 years old when he, John, died. All this confirms that he was born in 1795." Image.

31850 U.S. Census, M432_1 pg 287A, 16 Nov 1850. "John Borden 55 M Farmer Kentucky
C.  Borden 52 F Tennessee
E.  Borden 24 F Alabama
E.H.  Borden 22 F Alabama
W.J.  Borden 20 M Farmer Alabama
M.  Borden 18 f Alabama
A.C.  Borden 14 m Alabama
J.E.  Borden 11 m Alabama."

41860 U.S. Census, M653_4 pg 483, 22 Jun 1860. "John Borden 65 M Farmer Kentucky
Hester 30 F Tennessee
Marabeth 13 F Alabama
Harriet 11 F Alabama." These images don't quite match what the indexers transcribed into the 1860 census INDEX in Ancestry.com. I think that Marabeth is the name in the census. I do not know what the characters "rno" are right before the 13. Maybe it is "mu" for Mulatto. It looks like rnu to me - r n u or r n o. Anyhow they come after the th in Marabeth. Image.

51860 U.S. Census, 22 Jun 1860. Image.

61870 U.S. Census, M593_9 pg 346B, 13 Aug 1870. "Borden, John 75 MW Farmer Kentucky
------, Hester 43 FW Keeping house Tennessee
------, Bessheba 50 FB House keeper South Carolina
------, Hannah 12 FB at home South Carolina."


Catherine Matlock

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=134053732. "First wife of John Borden and the Mother of all his children." Image.


Elizabeth Borden

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=134053799. Image.


John Borden

1Joel Borden & Campbell Borden, Borden Family, A History of the, 1883. Image.

2FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=134053925. "The tombstone reads that John Borden was born 15 September 1793. All the census have him born in 1795 along with a letter from his son Joseph that states he was born 16 Sept 1795 and was 80 years old when he, John, died. All this confirms that he was born in 1795." Image.

3Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969. "Name: John Borden
Spouse: Hester Puttman
Marriage Date: 4 Jul 1852
County: Calhoun
State: Alabama
Source information: Hunting For Bears."

4Alabama, Select Marriages, 1816-1957, FHL 1035498. "Name: Hester Puttman
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 4 Jul 1852
Marriage Place: Calhoun, Alabama
Spouse: John Borden
FHL Film Number: 1035494
Reference ID: 20."

51850 U.S. Census, M432_1 pg 287A, 16 Nov 1850. "John Borden 55 M Farmer Kentucky
C.  Borden 52 F Tennessee
E.  Borden 24 F Alabama
E.H.  Borden 22 F Alabama
W.J.  Borden 20 M Farmer Alabama
M.  Borden 18 f Alabama
A.C.  Borden 14 m Alabama
J.E.  Borden 11 m Alabama."

61860 U.S. Census, M653_4 pg 483, 22 Jun 1860. "John Borden 65 M Farmer Kentucky
Hester 30 F Tennessee
Marabeth 13 F Alabama
Harriet 11 F Alabama." These images don't quite match what the indexers transcribed into the 1860 census INDEX in Ancestry.com. I think that Marabeth is the name in the census. I do not know what the characters "rno" are right before the 13. Maybe it is "mu" for Mulatto. It looks like rnu to me - r n u or r n o. Anyhow they come after the th in Marabeth. Image.

71860 U.S. Census, 22 Jun 1860. Image.

81870 U.S. Census, M593_9 pg 346B, 13 Aug 1870. "Borden, John 75 MW Farmer Kentucky
------, Hester 43 FW Keeping house Tennessee
------, Bessheba 50 FB House keeper South Carolina
------, Hannah 12 FB at home South Carolina."


Hester Putnam

1War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815. "Soldier: John Borden
Widow: Hester Borden
Marriage Date: 4 Jul 1852
Date Enlisted: 20 Jan 1814
Date Discharged: 20 May 1814
Soldier's Death Date: 7 May 1875
Soldier's Death Place: Cleburne Co, Ala
Pension Number - #1: SC 9166
Pension Number - #2: SC 9166
Pension Number - #3: WO 21338
Pension Number - #4: WC 13695
Bounty Land Number - #1: 114378 160 55
Roll Number: 10
Archive Publication Number: M313."

2FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=134053875. "Second wife of John Borden." Image.

3Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969. "Name: John Borden
Spouse: Hester Puttman
Marriage Date: 4 Jul 1852
County: Calhoun
State: Alabama
Source information: Hunting For Bears."

4Alabama, Select Marriages, 1816-1957, FHL 1035498. "Name: Hester Puttman
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 4 Jul 1852
Marriage Place: Calhoun, Alabama
Spouse: John Borden
FHL Film Number: 1035494
Reference ID: 20."

51880 U.S. Census, FHF 1254008 pg 142B, 4 Jun 1880. "Borden, Hester WF 51 Wd Keeping house Tennessee South Carolina Tennessee
Gormon, Ann WF 5 6? Alabama Alabama Alabama."


Joseph Joel Borden

1Joel Borden & Campbell Borden, Borden Family, A History of the, 1883. Image.

21840 U.S. Census, Roll 3 pg 55. "Joel Borden
Male:
2 under 5
1 5-9
1 10-14
1 15-19
  20-29
  30-39
1 40-49

Female
  under 5
  5-9
1 10-14
1 15-19
  20-29
  30-39
1 40-49."

31850 U.S. Census, M432_1 pg 407, 9 Jan 1850. "Joel Bordon 58 M Farmer Kentucky
Lucinda Borden 46 F Georgia
Mary A  Borden 19 F Georgia
Joseph  Borden 17 M Farmer Alabama
George Borden 12 M Alabama
Margarett Borden 10 F Alabama
William H Borden 4 M Alabama
James D Borden 1 M Alabama."

41860 U.S. Census, M653_4 pg 391, 17 Jul 1860. "Joel Borden 69 M Farmer Kentucky
Lucinda 50 F Georgia
Wm Borden 15 M Alabama
James Borden 12 M Alabama."

5War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815. Image.


Joseph Joel Borden

1Joel Borden & Campbell Borden, Borden Family, A History of the, 1883. Image.

21840 U.S. Census, Roll 3 pg 55. "Joel Borden
Male:
2 under 5
1 5-9
1 10-14
1 15-19
  20-29
  30-39
1 40-49

Female
  under 5
  5-9
1 10-14
1 15-19
  20-29
  30-39
1 40-49."

31850 U.S. Census, M432_1 pg 407, 9 Jan 1850. "Joel Bordon 58 M Farmer Kentucky
Lucinda Borden 46 F Georgia
Mary A  Borden 19 F Georgia
Joseph  Borden 17 M Farmer Alabama
George Borden 12 M Alabama
Margarett Borden 10 F Alabama
William H Borden 4 M Alabama
James D Borden 1 M Alabama."

41860 U.S. Census, M653_4 pg 391, 17 Jul 1860. "Joel Borden 69 M Farmer Kentucky
Lucinda 50 F Georgia
Wm Borden 15 M Alabama
James Borden 12 M Alabama."

5War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815. Image.


Anna or Annie Borden

1Bob Baker Goff, Burden Family of White County,Tennessee and Their Bourden-Borden Ancestry, 1380-1980, pg 16. "Affidavit made by William Wheeler at Knox County Tennessee, Jan 23, 1841, ...
"That Joseph Borden, the son, married Mary Echolds in Bedford County, Virginia, and had five children, to wit: Hawkins, Joel, Eli, John and Anne Borden, and the said Joseph and Mary, the father and mother are dead."."