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Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Eli Borden

CHILDREN: Carile Santos, Richard Borden of Portsmouth RI,"Your Ancestors, a national magazine of Genealogy and family history"; 1635-1838; Buffalo NY by Harry Ferris Johnston 1947-1959; Part 14; LDS Family History Library Film 1597740 Item 14; NOTE: source lists 6 children.

CHILDREN-BIRTH-DEATH: David E.Harris sent the following REFERENCE information by e-mail to T.Mason on 12Jan2001:
1)War of 1812, Jesse Rainey's Tennesse. Vol.
2)Wheeler Cousins Book
3)Benton Co., Alabama Wills
4)Survey of Eli Borden Burying Grounds, Borden Springs, Alabama.
5)Benton Co., Alabama. Marriages
6)1850, 1860 Benton/Cahoun Co, Alabama Census

Eli served in the War of 1812 as a substitute for James Armstrong.

A HISTORY OF THE BORDEN FAMILY; 1883 by Joel Borden & Campbell Borden. "Eli married in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, removed from there to Calhoun County, Alabama."


James Hawkins Borden

CHILDREN: Carile Santos, Richard Borden of Portsmouth RI,"Your Ancestors, a national magazine of Genealogy and family history"; 1635-1838; Buffalo NY by Harry Ferris Johnston 1947-1959; Part 14; LDS Family History Library Film 1597740 Item 14; NOTE: source lists 3 children.

LAND: According to land records, Hawkins Borden (Burdin) appears in Walker County, AL on February 11, 1822 to the present location of Cordova. (Annals of NW Alabama - p 47) “There is an Indian trail extending from Ditto’s Landing on the Tennessee to Mudtown on the Cahaba. During the War of 1812 General Jackson cut a military road along this Indian trail, from Huntsville, through Jones Valley by the present site of Birmingham, to Tuscaloosa. The Huntsville Road, as it came to be called, was used by many of Walker County’s earliest settlers; indications being that they followed this road to its crossing of the Mulberry Fork of the Warrior River and then followed down the river to a likely point of settlement.

CHILDREN-BIRTH-DEATH: David E.Harris sent the following REFERENCE information by e-mail to T.Mason on 12Jan2001:
1)War of 1812 Records.File #WC14645. Served in Jesse Rainey's Tennessee Volunteers.
2)Walker Co.,Al. Land Records. Warrant #86138-160-55
3)Cemetery Survey, Elizabethtown Cem., Denton Co.,Tx.
4)1850, 1860, 1870 Walker Co., Al. Census
5)1870 Denton Co., Tx. Census Record

RESEARCHER-DESCENDANTS: Information gathered by T.Mason from MyFamily.com site on 15 Jun 2004 of Sherry Tew with additional information from Songia Bruscha.

Hawkins came to Walker County from Bledsoe County, TN in 1819. That would make Hawkins one of the first settlers in Alabama before it became the 22nd State on 12/14/1819. According to Land Patent records, Hankins Burdin purchased 80.09 acres in Walker County, AL - 15S, 6W - Huntsville Meridian. (Per Al0690_.37 - Doc. 2707 dated April 24, 1820.)

In the census of 1830, Hawkins is actually listed as Haykins Burdon (Burdin). He is listed as age 45, with 1 female over 20, 2 males under 20, and 1 female under 20 living in the household.

He appears in the 1840 Walker County, AL census.

1850 Federal Census for Walker County, Alabama lists a Nancy Burden (56) - Spinster - from North Carolina with: John Burden (28) a farmer, William H. Burden (18) a farmer, and Sarah A. Burden (16). All children were born in Alabama.

A Nancy Burden (Age 60) appears in the 1860 Walker County, AL Census. She is the head of the household - working as a domestic from NC. Listed with her is Sarah A. (Age 23) - also a domestic. Born in AL.

Buried in Borden Burying Grounds, near Jasper, Walker Co., Al. Was 1st Sheriff of Walker Co., Al. about 1822. His son was the second. Hawkins had black eyes & hair w/ dark complexion. 5'9" tall & 140 lbs weight.

Hawkins Borden was a 2nd Lt. in the East Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Gunmen from January 20, 1814 - May 20, 1814 during the War of 1812. He is listed in several books as being in J. G. Rainey’s Tennessee Military. (Pension records #WC-14645) indicated wife and service information.

The War of 1812 (Creek Wars)

The East and West Tennessee, and a regular army unit, the 39th U. S. Infantry, was ordered to join Andrew Jackson in February 1814.
The East Tennessee Mounted Gunmen answered the call of General Andrew Jackson for a full-scale campaign against the Creek Indians. Men in this unit were mostly from Bledsoe, Roane, Anderson, Blount, and Cocke Counties in Tennessee. Their captains were: John Chiles, Charles Lewin, James McKamy; Jesse Rainey, James Standifer, John Trimble, and William White. This is the second regiment that Colonel Brown commanded during the war. With just over 200 volunteers in the unit, they were used primarily as guards for the supply wagons traveling through Creek territory.
Jackson amassed an army of about 5,000 troops for a major offensive against the Creek Nation. Jackson’s renewed army left Fort Strother on 14 March 1814 and traveled sixty miles to a point on the Coosa River, where a garrison was established and given the name Fort Williams (in honor of Colonel John Williams). Preparations were made to march about fifty miles in a southeasterly direction to the Creek stronghold called Tohopeka (known to the white as Horseshoe Bend).

As part of Doherty’s brigade, they were put under the command of General John Coffee at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (27 March 1814) where they participated in the fighting (previously they had been used to primarily as guards for the supply wagons traveling through Creek territory). Their line of march took them from East Tennessee through Lookout Mountain, Fort Strother, Fort Williams, and Fort Jackson. Colonel Brown was the sheriff of Roane County at the start of the war.
(Source: Regimental Histories of Tennessee Units During the War of 1812 - www.state.tn.us/sos/statelib/pubsvs/1812reg.htm)

The following court records indicate that Hawkins lost his horse on the trip back home as the army did not supply forage for the horses and he had to leave it on the side of the road and apply for reimbursement.

State of Tennessee
Bledsoe County

This day personally appeared Hawkins Burden late a 2nd Lt. of Mounted Gun Men from E. Ten. And maketh oath that thy facts as set forth in the certificates of J. W. Bennette, John Skiles, and Lt. J. S.Staneder are just and true and that he did loose his horse as afore said in Wills Town valley on his return march from the Creek Nation while in the service of the United States and for want of forage which the government of the United States had failed to furnish and for want of which he lost his horse which horse heart gave out on the road side and was left and he believes died while in U. S. Service and that the within certificates on the other part of this sheet is the best evidence the case will admit of it being the Order of they commanding officer to proceed and that he has not received any other horse in lieu there of or money or aney thing else in kind of the U. States or its agent nor aney other certificate except the one hereunto annexed. In testimony of which he has hereunto his hand and seal Nov. 6, 1816

Subscribed & sworn to before me
Alexander Lamb a Justice of peace for Bledsoe County
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State of Tennessee Bledsoe County

This day J. S. Bennette and John Skiles personally appeared before one Alexander Lamb - a Justice of the Peace in ____- county and sayeth the they were both Private soldiers in Capt. J. G. Raineys Compy of Mounted Volunteers Gun Men from E. Tenn. Collo John Brown Regt. In the United States Service against the hostile Creek Indians, and James Bennette says he saw they horse beast of Hawkins Burden who was a 2 Lt. in said Capt Raney, Company a lying on the road side about the 2nd or 3rd day of May 1814 in Willstown Valey as they Troop, were on their return march from the Creek nation unable to proceed any further from weakness occasioned by hunger and for want of forage and he believe and has no doubt but that they Lt. horse beast died while in the service of the U. States as above said further says he believes they Lt horse beast at the time it was lost to be worth seventy dollars and John Skiles says he was acquainted with said horse beast and thinks it worth seventy dollars.

And believes that it was lost while in the service of the U. States intestimony of which they have both here unto at their names Nov. 6th 1816.

Subscribe and sworn to before me Alexander Lamb a Justice of the peace for Bledsoe County.
John Skiles
James Bennet

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State of Tennessee Bledsoe County

I, James Standifer late a 1st Lt. in Capt. J. G. Raineys Compy of Mounted Gun Men in Collo Wm. Brown Regt of Mounted Gunmen from East Tennessee in the service of the United States on a campaign against the hostile Creek Indians. As certify upon honour as an officer that Hawkins Burden was a 2nd Lt. in said compy and lost his horse on they return march from the Creek Nation on or about the 2nd or 3rd day of May 1814 while in the service of the United States and on the return march from the Creek Nation and I believe that they said horse beast gave out and was lost in Wills-Town-Valey while in the service of the United States they government having failed to furnish forage for they horses of my company from 15th day of march to the day of 5 day of May 1814 inclussive which forage they were by law intitled to and for want of which the said Burden lost his horsze valued to and worth when lost sixty dollars by Jas. Bennette and John Skiles who were both privates in Capt. Raney compy I have given no other certificate except this one nor do I know of any other except the one here unto annexd, which seems to be the best proof that they nature of they case will admit of Nov 6th 1816.

James Standifor, 1st Leuit late a Lt. M. G. Men Col. Brown Regt.

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The United States
To Hawkins Borden late a 2nd Lieutenant in Jessee G Raneys Company belonging to Colonel John Brown Regiment of volunteer Mounted gunmen late in the service of the United States and from the State of Tennessee….

For his _________ for one hors actually kept in the service of the United States from the twentieth Day of January 1814 to the twentieth day of May 1814. Both days inclusive is one hundred and twenty one days at forty cents per day for one hors…

I, Hawkins Borden, do solemly swar that the ____going _____ is accurate and just and that I actively furnished and kept in the service of the United States one hors as above charged and that I have not received from the United States or any person what are any compensation therefore __ in any manner transferred or allemated my claim by Power of attorney recpt. Hawkins Burden

Received of Joseph H. Grindle asst Dist paymaster this 18th day of August 1817 the sum of forty eight dollars and 40 cents in full for the service of illy hors at forty cents per day for the period as above charged having signed (duplicates here of) Hawkins Burden Pay $48.40.

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Know all men by there presents that I Hawkins Burden of the county of Bledsoe and the state of Tennessee, do constitute, make and appoint Messr. King and Whetten of the Coty Knox and Town of Knoxville and state aforesaid, my true and lawful attorney, for me, and in my name to ask, demand and receive from the person who may be appointed paymaster, such sum or sums of money as is due me for my services and substance from the United States for a tour of duty performed on a campaign against the hostile Creek Indians, under the command of Maj ___ Jackson and __ John Brown Regement and Capt Jessee G. Rainey, company of mounted gunman as a 2snd Lutenant, The ___ commencing on the 20 January 1814 and ending on the 20 of May 1814 as will appear by the annexed discharge. I also empower my said attorney to sign all receipts necessary for the receiving of my money, and to act and to do, all things in and about the premises in as full a manner as I could do, were I personally present.-In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Knoxville this 23 day Sept, 1815

Hawkins, Burdon (Burdin, Burden, Borden) served as a 2nd Lt. in Capt. Jessee G. Rainey’s Co of East Tennessee Mounted Gunmen, of the Regiment commanded by Col. John Brown during the War of 1812. Jan. 20 - May 20, 1814 - 4 months and 1 day (121 days) with a pay per month of $33 33/100 dollars.
$0.40 per day for horse.
For a total of 134.40.

Muster Roll dated at Kingston.
2 Reg’t Mounted Gunmen (Brown’s)


Nancy Gibson

In 1860 census with son Benjamin.


Sarah A. Borden

In 1860 census with brother Benjamin.


John Borden

A HISTORY OF THE BORDEN FAMILY; 1883 by Joel Borden & Campbell Borden. "John, married Catherine Matlock in Overton County, Tennessee. (She was the sister of the pioneer Governor John Sevier of Tennessee.) He removed first to Walker, Alabama, and in 1829 to what afterwards was Calhoun County, Alabama, (then a part of the Cherokee Nation) but now Cleburne County, Alabama, at a place know as Borden Springs, where he died May 7, 1875, at the age of 80 years, 4 months, and 3 days."

NOTES: Borden Springs, Alabama in currently located in Cleburne County, however it was originally in Benton County until name change in 1858 to Calhoun County. Then in Cleburne in 1866.

REF: George Braden Roberts, GENEALOGY OF JOSEPH PECK & SOME RELATED FAMILIES; ; State College, PA. 1955; ; FHL Book 929.273 P334r, Fiche 6049146.

CHILDREN-BIRTH-DEATH: David E.Harris sent the following by e-mail to T.Mason on 3Jan2001:

1)Siever Family Book (Lists children birth dates & Place)
2) War of 1812 file # WC-13695 &SC-9166. Served in Jesse Rainey's Tn. Vol.( Lists both wives Catherine Matlock & Hester Putnam)
3)1860 Calhoun County Census (lists Ky as birth place)
4)"Place Names in Alabama",Virgina O. Foscue. (Lists John as finding at Borden Springs,Al.
5) "John Borden Burying Grounds " at Borden Springs. Marker is still standing w/ all three names on a common marker.
6) Benton County, Alabama Marriage Records.
7) Borden Gathering, Nance Creek AL 1999 & 2000

Entry by Jane Stotsenburg Tilton in FS Family Tree:
I have the original letter written by William Joseph Borden to his brother Joel Eli(as) Borden (who was living in Arkansas at the time) concerning the death of their father, John Borden, dated 25 May 1875. The letter refers to the terrible beating John took when he was robbed and left for dead. William says, "It was a return of that paralysis of stomach and bowels he suffered so much from at the time he was hurt, and it has continued, partially, ever since. He was,most of the time, after my arrival, entirely in his right mind, and remained so until he died. He talked very little, however, but was fully aware of his dissolution."

William goes on to say that John had started a will, but not finished it and that it left Hettie, his second wife, "her dower rights." There is NO mention of any other children except John's children with Catherine Matlock. He says that all of John's living children, except Joel, were there and that John recognized them until the end and that John had said that he wanted "the boys" to have his place, which he had been unable to care for since his injuries.

William says, "His hearing, which has been very bad since that hurt (the beating and robbery) became very acute some two or three days before he died. He was fully resigned and often said he was 'going home' and very often repeated a couplet from the song 'Sweet land of rest, for thee I sigh,' which was:
'This world's a wilderness of woe,
This world is not my home.'
The last words he spoke, except in answer to questions was 'None of you can go home with me.' After a short pause, seeing Bro Campbell cross the room, he asked me if Campbell was going home. I told him, no, that all of us were going to stay with him--he then said--'Well stay, and see me settle." This was the last he said except 'yes' or 'no' in answer to questions."

John died peacefully, surrounded by all but one of his living children.

Jane Stotsenburg Tilton


John Borden

A HISTORY OF THE BORDEN FAMILY; 1883 by Joel Borden & Campbell Borden. "John, married Catherine Matlock in Overton County, Tennessee. (She was the sister of the pioneer Governor John Sevier of Tennessee.) He removed first to Walker, Alabama, and in 1829 to what afterwards was Calhoun County, Alabama, (then a part of the Cherokee Nation) but now Cleburne County, Alabama, at a place know as Borden Springs, where he died May 7, 1875, at the age of 80 years, 4 months, and 3 days."

NOTES: Borden Springs, Alabama in currently located in Cleburne County, however it was originally in Benton County until name change in 1858 to Calhoun County. Then in Cleburne in 1866.

REF: George Braden Roberts, GENEALOGY OF JOSEPH PECK & SOME RELATED FAMILIES; ; State College, PA. 1955; ; FHL Book 929.273 P334r, Fiche 6049146.

CHILDREN-BIRTH-DEATH: David E.Harris sent the following by e-mail to T.Mason on 3Jan2001:

1)Siever Family Book (Lists children birth dates & Place)
2) War of 1812 file # WC-13695 &SC-9166. Served in Jesse Rainey's Tn. Vol.( Lists both wives Catherine Matlock & Hester Putnam)
3)1860 Calhoun County Census (lists Ky as birth place)
4)"Place Names in Alabama",Virgina O. Foscue. (Lists John as finding at Borden Springs,Al.
5) "John Borden Burying Grounds " at Borden Springs. Marker is still standing w/ all three names on a common marker.
6) Benton County, Alabama Marriage Records.
7) Borden Gathering, Nance Creek AL 1999 & 2000

Entry by Jane Stotsenburg Tilton in FS Family Tree:
I have the original letter written by William Joseph Borden to his brother Joel Eli(as) Borden (who was living in Arkansas at the time) concerning the death of their father, John Borden, dated 25 May 1875. The letter refers to the terrible beating John took when he was robbed and left for dead. William says, "It was a return of that paralysis of stomach and bowels he suffered so much from at the time he was hurt, and it has continued, partially, ever since. He was,most of the time, after my arrival, entirely in his right mind, and remained so until he died. He talked very little, however, but was fully aware of his dissolution."

William goes on to say that John had started a will, but not finished it and that it left Hettie, his second wife, "her dower rights." There is NO mention of any other children except John's children with Catherine Matlock. He says that all of John's living children, except Joel, were there and that John recognized them until the end and that John had said that he wanted "the boys" to have his place, which he had been unable to care for since his injuries.

William says, "His hearing, which has been very bad since that hurt (the beating and robbery) became very acute some two or three days before he died. He was fully resigned and often said he was 'going home' and very often repeated a couplet from the song 'Sweet land of rest, for thee I sigh,' which was:
'This world's a wilderness of woe,
This world is not my home.'
The last words he spoke, except in answer to questions was 'None of you can go home with me.' After a short pause, seeing Bro Campbell cross the room, he asked me if Campbell was going home. I told him, no, that all of us were going to stay with him--he then said--'Well stay, and see me settle." This was the last he said except 'yes' or 'no' in answer to questions."

John died peacefully, surrounded by all but one of his living children.

Jane Stotsenburg Tilton


Joseph Joel Borden

Benton County, Alabama was founded in 1832 and terminated in 1858.

Settled in 1818 in Calhoun Co., Alabama.

BIRTHPLACE-CONFLICT: In 1880 census for his son, it is stated that Joseph's father was born in Virginia.

NAME: Carolyn Smith indicates all the documentation refers to this man as Joel: Calhoun County,
* AL Probate Minute Book A, pages 188-189
* Deed Book A, Vol. 2, pages 166-167 - Calhoun County, AL
* Census records, Calhoun County, AL
* "A Valley Heritage", by Morris Penny, (about families who lived in the valley of Nances Creek, AL)
* Copies of newspaper articles by researcher and correspondent, Lenore Martin, in Calhoun County, AL. (dated in the 1970's before her death).
* Also indicates that Louanne Lederer is the keeper of records which include Joel and Lucinda's Bible, Joel's War of 1812 military record, * Lucinda's applications for widows' pension and bounty land, court papers verifying the marriage record of Joel and Lucinda, plus many more documents with older dates that my collection.

CHILDREN: Carile Santos, Richard Borden of Portsmouth RI,"Your Ancestors, a national magazine of Genealogy and family history"; 1635-1838; Buffalo NY by Harry Ferris Johnston 1947-1959; Part 14; LDS Family History Library Film 1597740 Item 14; NOTE: source lists 9 children.

DESCENDANTS: Following information provided to T.Mason by "David E.Harris" on 5Jan2001. REFERENCES:
1) Borden Family Bible
2) War of 1812 Records, File #WC21864. Served in Jesse Rainey's TN Vols.
3)Benton County, Alabama Wills
4)Benton/Calhoun Marriage Records
5)Benton Co.,Al Land Records
6)Cemetary Surveys in Limestone Co.,Tx.& Calhoun Co.,AL.
7)1830 Census,Carroll Co.,Ga.,1850 & 1860 Census for Benton Co.,AL.
Data for children followed.

BIOGRAPHY: The Jacksonville News, 1Jun1977, "Joseph Borden of Nance's Creek Was Prominent Settler". ... Joel Borden came to these Creek Indian lands in 1818 and early became appointed a justice of the peace. Settling further north in Carmichael's beat were his close kinsmen Eli and John Borden (Burdin), numberous Wheelers and Alexanders, in an area later to be known as Borden Springs. WILL: filed Aug. 16, 1866, recently published in "Records of Benton (Calhoun) County Estates," Vol I by the Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society, shows as heirs, the widow Lucinda, Joseph, administrator, sons Eli, who lived in Wheelock, Robertson Co., Texas, and James, whereabouts unknown. Of the daughters there was Margarette, wife of George W. Anderson, Nance Jane, who married William J. Dickinson in 1847, and Mary Ann, who married James M. Andrews in 1850; also the daughter of deceased son George - Carrie - who resided with maternal grandparents, the Elijah Kerrs in White Plains.

Joel's Land Warrant # is 4001, Benton Co.,Al. His physical description was as follows: 5'-6" tall,red hair,with dark eyes,fair complexion. Joel is probably buried in Nance's Creek,Al. area. Nance's Creek Baptist Church is located on his original land. Son, Joseph gave the land to church.


Joel Borden’s Petition - War of 1812. The name is spelled both Burden and Borden in these records.
State of Alabama Benton County:
On this 23rd day of October 1850 personally appeared before me justice of the peace of and for the County and of that state of Alabama, Joel Borden who is 58 years of age and a resident of Benton County State of Alabama who being Duly sworn according to (?) declares that he is the identical Joel Borden who a private soldier in the company of Jesse G Rainey, commanded by the said Rany in the Second Regiment of Mounted Gunmen commanded by John Brown in the War with the Creek Indians in 1814. He volunteered on the 20th day of January 1814, and was in actual service four months. He can't say whether he volunteered for some six months or twelve and was honorably discharged at Kingston Tennessee on the 20th day of May 1814 but he has lost his discharge (you did ?) see on the Masters role of said company.  He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the act granting bounty land lands to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States past September 20, 1850. Signed Joel Borden

State of Alabama Benton County
On this 28 day of April 1855 personally appeared before me, a justice of the peace with and for the county and state aforesaid, Joel Borden, age 62 and a resident of the County of Benton in the state of Alabama, who being duly sworn according to the law, declares that he is the identical Joel Borden, Who received under the Act of 28 September 1850, a land Warrant for 80 acres, the number of which he does not recollect, for services and Capt. Jesse G Raineys commanded by Col. Brown and the war of 1812 which warrant is (? located). He makes this declaration for the purposes of obtaining the bounty land to which grants, by this act passed March 3, 1855, and he hereby declares that he has not applied for or received and he believes he is not entitled to bounty land except as above stated. Sworn to me subscribe before me this day and year above written and I certify that I have no interest in the above blind and are not concerned in its prosecution.
signed William C Price JP

Copy of family record an affidavit marriages Lucinda Phillips was born July 25, 1809 married to Joel Burden May 23rd 1824.
Births of children:
Eli Burden was born September 6, 1825
Nancy Burdon was born October 22, 1828
Polly A Burden was born February 10, 1831
Joseph Burden was born April 20, 1833
Mitchell Burden was born October 12, 1835
George Burdon was born March 15, 1838
Margaret F Burden was born August 22, 1840
John Burdon was born April 27, 1843
William H Burdon was born 15 September 1845
James D Burden was born November 23, 1848

The state of Mississippi Pontotoc County:
Before me, WH Seale,  the justice of the peace in and for the county and state aforesaid which office is a court of record and administers oaths this third day July A.D. 1878; personally appeared James D Burden, aged 28 years, the custodian of the marriage record of which the pages foregoing is a true copy,  who being by me duly sworn, did declare the foregoing page to be a true copy, who being by me duly sworn, did declare the foregoing page to be a true copy of the family record of his father, Joel  Burden and Lucinda Burden containing also the birth of the children of said Lucinda Burden and Joel Burden, and that the said marriage record has been in his possession for the last eight or 10 years, and that he is well acquainted with his father Joel Burton's hand writing and that said record is in his handwriting and made by him during his lifetime, and that the said record was in the possession of his mother Lucinda Burden before it came to his possession, and that said record has never been altered since it came into his possession nor any previous time so far as he knows or believes.
James D Burden, Affient sworn to and subscribed before me this third day of July, 1878
WH Seale, justice of the peace

Also personally appeared before me Lucinda Burden, aged 69 years, the widow of the said Joel Burdon who being by me duly sworn did declare the marriage record which the foregoing is a copy and was made by the said Joel Burden. That part of the marriage record of which the foregoing is a copy was sometime about the year A.D. 1850, transcribed by the said Joel Burden from an old family Bible, quite small, in which all the entries prior to the date aforesaid of transcribing had been by the same Joel Burden originally entered; That the said small family bible lost, above mentioned, has since that time been worn out and cannot now be had. That the foregoing is a true copy of the marriage record now in the possession of James D Burden, and that the said marriage record was made and preserved by my husband, Joel Burden on or at about the time of the dates of the marriage of said Joel Burden to the Affiant, and all the births of the children by said marriage as the same appear in the foregoing copies of said record sworn and subscribed that making her mark before me this 3rd day of July 1878.
Lucinda Burden (her mark)
Witnesses: GW Anderson
MF Anderson
WH Seale,  justice of the peace

(continued in notes of wife, Lucinda.)


Joseph Joel Borden

Benton County, Alabama was founded in 1832 and terminated in 1858.

Settled in 1818 in Calhoun Co., Alabama.

BIRTHPLACE-CONFLICT: In 1880 census for his son, it is stated that Joseph's father was born in Virginia.

NAME: Carolyn Smith indicates all the documentation refers to this man as Joel: Calhoun County,
* AL Probate Minute Book A, pages 188-189
* Deed Book A, Vol. 2, pages 166-167 - Calhoun County, AL
* Census records, Calhoun County, AL
* "A Valley Heritage", by Morris Penny, (about families who lived in the valley of Nances Creek, AL)
* Copies of newspaper articles by researcher and correspondent, Lenore Martin, in Calhoun County, AL. (dated in the 1970's before her death).
* Also indicates that Louanne Lederer is the keeper of records which include Joel and Lucinda's Bible, Joel's War of 1812 military record, * Lucinda's applications for widows' pension and bounty land, court papers verifying the marriage record of Joel and Lucinda, plus many more documents with older dates that my collection.

CHILDREN: Carile Santos, Richard Borden of Portsmouth RI,"Your Ancestors, a national magazine of Genealogy and family history"; 1635-1838; Buffalo NY by Harry Ferris Johnston 1947-1959; Part 14; LDS Family History Library Film 1597740 Item 14; NOTE: source lists 9 children.

DESCENDANTS: Following information provided to T.Mason by "David E.Harris" on 5Jan2001. REFERENCES:
1) Borden Family Bible
2) War of 1812 Records, File #WC21864. Served in Jesse Rainey's TN Vols.
3)Benton County, Alabama Wills
4)Benton/Calhoun Marriage Records
5)Benton Co.,Al Land Records
6)Cemetary Surveys in Limestone Co.,Tx.& Calhoun Co.,AL.
7)1830 Census,Carroll Co.,Ga.,1850 & 1860 Census for Benton Co.,AL.
Data for children followed.

BIOGRAPHY: The Jacksonville News, 1Jun1977, "Joseph Borden of Nance's Creek Was Prominent Settler". ... Joel Borden came to these Creek Indian lands in 1818 and early became appointed a justice of the peace. Settling further north in Carmichael's beat were his close kinsmen Eli and John Borden (Burdin), numberous Wheelers and Alexanders, in an area later to be known as Borden Springs. WILL: filed Aug. 16, 1866, recently published in "Records of Benton (Calhoun) County Estates," Vol I by the Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society, shows as heirs, the widow Lucinda, Joseph, administrator, sons Eli, who lived in Wheelock, Robertson Co., Texas, and James, whereabouts unknown. Of the daughters there was Margarette, wife of George W. Anderson, Nance Jane, who married William J. Dickinson in 1847, and Mary Ann, who married James M. Andrews in 1850; also the daughter of deceased son George - Carrie - who resided with maternal grandparents, the Elijah Kerrs in White Plains.

Joel's Land Warrant # is 4001, Benton Co.,Al. His physical description was as follows: 5'-6" tall,red hair,with dark eyes,fair complexion. Joel is probably buried in Nance's Creek,Al. area. Nance's Creek Baptist Church is located on his original land. Son, Joseph gave the land to church.


Joel Borden’s Petition - War of 1812. The name is spelled both Burden and Borden in these records.
State of Alabama Benton County:
On this 23rd day of October 1850 personally appeared before me justice of the peace of and for the County and of that state of Alabama, Joel Borden who is 58 years of age and a resident of Benton County State of Alabama who being Duly sworn according to (?) declares that he is the identical Joel Borden who a private soldier in the company of Jesse G Rainey, commanded by the said Rany in the Second Regiment of Mounted Gunmen commanded by John Brown in the War with the Creek Indians in 1814. He volunteered on the 20th day of January 1814, and was in actual service four months. He can't say whether he volunteered for some six months or twelve and was honorably discharged at Kingston Tennessee on the 20th day of May 1814 but he has lost his discharge (you did ?) see on the Masters role of said company.  He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the act granting bounty land lands to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States past September 20, 1850. Signed Joel Borden

State of Alabama Benton County
On this 28 day of April 1855 personally appeared before me, a justice of the peace with and for the county and state aforesaid, Joel Borden, age 62 and a resident of the County of Benton in the state of Alabama, who being duly sworn according to the law, declares that he is the identical Joel Borden, Who received under the Act of 28 September 1850, a land Warrant for 80 acres, the number of which he does not recollect, for services and Capt. Jesse G Raineys commanded by Col. Brown and the war of 1812 which warrant is (? located). He makes this declaration for the purposes of obtaining the bounty land to which grants, by this act passed March 3, 1855, and he hereby declares that he has not applied for or received and he believes he is not entitled to bounty land except as above stated. Sworn to me subscribe before me this day and year above written and I certify that I have no interest in the above blind and are not concerned in its prosecution.
signed William C Price JP

Copy of family record an affidavit marriages Lucinda Phillips was born July 25, 1809 married to Joel Burden May 23rd 1824.
Births of children:
Eli Burden was born September 6, 1825
Nancy Burdon was born October 22, 1828
Polly A Burden was born February 10, 1831
Joseph Burden was born April 20, 1833
Mitchell Burden was born October 12, 1835
George Burdon was born March 15, 1838
Margaret F Burden was born August 22, 1840
John Burdon was born April 27, 1843
William H Burdon was born 15 September 1845
James D Burden was born November 23, 1848

The state of Mississippi Pontotoc County:
Before me, WH Seale,  the justice of the peace in and for the county and state aforesaid which office is a court of record and administers oaths this third day July A.D. 1878; personally appeared James D Burden, aged 28 years, the custodian of the marriage record of which the pages foregoing is a true copy,  who being by me duly sworn, did declare the foregoing page to be a true copy, who being by me duly sworn, did declare the foregoing page to be a true copy of the family record of his father, Joel  Burden and Lucinda Burden containing also the birth of the children of said Lucinda Burden and Joel Burden, and that the said marriage record has been in his possession for the last eight or 10 years, and that he is well acquainted with his father Joel Burton's hand writing and that said record is in his handwriting and made by him during his lifetime, and that the said record was in the possession of his mother Lucinda Burden before it came to his possession, and that said record has never been altered since it came into his possession nor any previous time so far as he knows or believes.
James D Burden, Affient sworn to and subscribed before me this third day of July, 1878
WH Seale, justice of the peace

Also personally appeared before me Lucinda Burden, aged 69 years, the widow of the said Joel Burdon who being by me duly sworn did declare the marriage record which the foregoing is a copy and was made by the said Joel Burden. That part of the marriage record of which the foregoing is a copy was sometime about the year A.D. 1850, transcribed by the said Joel Burden from an old family Bible, quite small, in which all the entries prior to the date aforesaid of transcribing had been by the same Joel Burden originally entered; That the said small family bible lost, above mentioned, has since that time been worn out and cannot now be had. That the foregoing is a true copy of the marriage record now in the possession of James D Burden, and that the said marriage record was made and preserved by my husband, Joel Burden on or at about the time of the dates of the marriage of said Joel Burden to the Affiant, and all the births of the children by said marriage as the same appear in the foregoing copies of said record sworn and subscribed that making her mark before me this 3rd day of July 1878.
Lucinda Burden (her mark)
Witnesses: GW Anderson
MF Anderson
WH Seale,  justice of the peace

(continued in notes of wife, Lucinda.)


Lucinda Phillips

In 1880 U.S. Census is in home of son, James.

INFORMANT: Joel Borden Petition sent to T.Mason on 27 June 2015 by Hugh Anderson.

Office of James H bar attorney-at-law Pontotoc Mississippi July 4, 1878
Dear Sir;
Enclosed herewith, find declaration of proof of marriage of Lucinda Burden for pension as the widow of Joel Burden. She is an old lady and now blind or nearly so. It has been so long since her marriage, and owing to the fact that it was in the early settlement of the state of Alabama while still occupied by the Indians in the portion where she was married- she does not know of any eyewitnesses to her marriage now living nor does she know where, if any there was, the public record of her marriage is, nor has she been able to ascertain after diligent search and inquiry. Her husband once obtained a land warrant and sold the same in his lifetime, consequently she does not know the date nor number of the same. I hope the proof with her declaration will be sufficient. Please let me know if you regard it sufficient; if so, when her claim will be allowed. The law, I believe, only allows a fee of two dollars. Consequently you can send to me my fee if allowed. Please file declaration and proof and give it to your attention as early as conveniently obliged.
Yours most very respectfully,
James H Barr to the Hon. Commissioner of Pensions Washington District of Columbia.

Office of James H Barr, attorney-at-law, Pontotoc Mississippi January 10, 1879
Dear Sir,
Please inform me what has been done in the matter of the petition of Mrs. Lucinda Burden widow, for pension for service of her husband in the war of 1812. The petition was filed last spring or summer. Mrs. Burden is very old and decrepit and much in need of the money. Therefore I hope you will have the matter attended to as soon as possible. Let me hear from the matter as soon as possible.
Obliged- yours very respectfully,
James H Barr, attorney for Lucinda Burton
To the Hon. Commissioner of pensions Washington DC

Pontotoc County February 1879:
I, GW Anderson, do hereby certify that I have been the family physician of Mrs. Lucinda Burden for the last seven or eight years next preceding this date, and that the said Lucinda Burden, by reason of old age and other bodily infirmities, has for several years past and still is quite infirm, indeed almost helpless. That during the year 1878, she lived and does still live 9 miles from any court of record (except the justice of the peace), and that by reasons of her infirmities, she could not at any time during the last year or now, appear before court of record (excepting before a justice of the peace) in testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand this 24th day of February 1879.
GW Anderson MD

The state of Mississippi, Pontotoc County: I do hereby certify that GW Anderson, the person who signed the foregoing certificate, is a practicing physician of good standing that is personally known to me and is in all respects perfectly reliable. That he appeared before me this day and acknowledges that he signed the foregoing certificate.
JN Sloan, Chancery clerk

State of Mississippi Pontotoc County this day before me the Chancery clerk in and for the county and state aforesaid, personally appeared GW Anderson and James D Borden who being by me duly sworn, did depose as follows to wit:
That they were personally acquainted with Joel Burden in his lifetime that he was the lawful husband of Mrs. Lucinda Burden, and that he lived and cohabitated with her as her husband from the time deponents first knew them until the death of said Joel.  That the said Joel Burden died either in July or August A.D. 1860, the said GW Anderson testified that he has been acquainted with the said Burden and Mrs. Lucinda Burden for 35 or 40 years, and that during that time Up to Joel Burdens death, there they were living together as husband and wife. And the said James Burden testified that he has been acquainted with the said Lucinda Burden and her husband Joel Burden for the last 25 years or longer, and that ever since he first knew them they were living together as husband and wife and so continued to live together up to the death of the said Joel Burden.
Sworn and subscribed before me this 24th day of February 1879
J N Sloan Chancery clerk
Signed GW Anderson
JD Borden

Secondary proof of marriage
Secondary proof of marriage state of Mississippi, County of Pontotoc on this third day of July A.D. 1878 before the undersigned a justice of the peace for the said county and state personally appeared Lucinda Burton who being duly sworn deposed as follows and the widow of Joel Burton deceased who was a soldier in Capt. Raineys company Tennessee volunteers regiment of Col. John Brown that my maiden name was Lucinda Phillips; that I was legally married to the said deceased in that portion of Alabama now known as Walker County, but not so called then,  State of Alabama by one Mr. Canteberry on or about 25 May 1824; That I have by said marriage the following children , whose ages and dates of birth are correctly set forth to wit:
Eli Burden born September 6, 1825, Nancy J Borden born October 22, 1828, Polly A Burden born February 10th 1831, Joseph Burdon born April 20, 1833 Mitchell Burden born October 12, 1835, George Burden born March 15, 1838 Margaret F Burden born August 22, 1840 John Burden born April 27, 1843, William Burden born 15 September 1845, James D Burden born November 23, 1848.
That these are the only legitimate children now living of myself and my deceased husband and that my said husband has left no children by any former marriage. That I have made repeated and diligent efforts to procure a copy of the record of my marriage, but have been unable to do so because I have not been able to ascertain at what place the marriage record for that portion of Alabama in which I was married was. I do not know what was the county site is. That I cannot obtain the affidavit of the party who performed the marriage ceremony because he is not now living. That I have never abandoned the support of my family nor permitted any one of my children for whom increase of pension is claimed to be adopted by any person or persons; that my said husband died on the 29 day of July AD 1861; That I lived with deceased from the date of my marriage up to the date of his death, and that I file here with the best evidence of my marriage that I can obtain.
Lucinda Burden, her Mark
Witnesses: GW Anderson MF Anderson

And also at this time personally appeared GW Anderson and MF Anderson, Of the County of Pontotoc and State of Mississippi , to me well-known as respectable credible persons, who, being by me duly sworn, morning do severally say that they have known the claimant Lucinda Burden and her deceased husband Joel Burdon who was a soldier and Company Tennessee volunteer regiment of Col. John Brown; That claimant's maiden name was Lucinda Phillips and that she was married to Joel Burden according to our information and belief, near Jasper in the state of Alabama, by Mr. Cannaberry on or about 25 May 1824; That deceased always treated and it acknowledged claimant as his lawful wife and that they lived and cohabitated together as such, and were so received in society and were so regarded by their acquaintances that they never heard the effect of the marriage disputed. That they often heard deceased in his lifetime speak of claimant as his wife. That the claimant has by said marriage 10 children, Whose names and ages are as follows:
Eli Burden borne September 6, 1825; Nancy J Burden born October 22nd 1828; Polly A Burden born February 10, 1831;Joseph Burton born April 20, 1833; Mitchell Burton born October 12, 1835; George Burdon born March 15; 1838; Margaret F Borden born August 22, 1840; John Borden born April 27, 1843; William H Burton born September 15, 1845; James D Burden born November 23, 1848.
That they are satisfied that claimant has made diligent efforts to procure record evidence of her marriage and has been unable to do so for the reasons stated by her. That they are in no way interested directly or indirectly in the claim for pension for which this affidavit is required.
Signed GW Anderson and MF Anderson
Subscribed in my presence and sworn to before me by the claimant and said witnesses this 3rd day of July, AD,1878 after the same had been carefully read and explained to them. I certify that I am in no way interested in the prosecution or proceeds of this claim directly or indirectly
signed WH Seale, justice of the peace.

Claim of widow for bounty land state of Mississippi County of Pontotoc on this 18th day of September 81,880 personally before appeared before me Crawford the same being a court of record with and for the county and state after said loosen the burden age 71 years a resident of Pontotoc county in the state of Mississippi who being duly sworn according to the law declares that she is the widow of Joel burden deceased who was the identical Joel burden he served under the name of Joel burden as a private in the company commanded by Capt. Rainy in the Tennessee militia commanded by Col. John Brown in the war of 1812; That her said husband volunteered at Bledsoe County Tennessee on our about the blind day of February A.D. 1814 for the term of blank and continued an actual service in the war for the turn of three months and two services terminated by reason of Honorable discharge at - on the - day of AD 1814. She further states that the following is a full description of herself husband at the time of his enlistment there is 18 years of age of Farmer born Virginia 5 foot five in red or brown hair with black or brown eyes she further states that she was married to said Joel burden at the city or town of now, in the county of Walker, and in the State of Alabama, on the 25th day of May, AD 1825 That one web run Cantabarry who was a minister and that her name before marriage was Lucinda Phillips and she further states that he was married to Polly Burden. She died in Walker County Alabama sometime about the year 1822 or 23 and that her said husband Joe l Burden, died at Calhoun county in the state of Alabama on the 29th day of August A.D. 1861 and she further declares that the following have been the right places of residence at herself and her said husband since the day of his discharge from the army this Walker County Alabama then Carroll County, Georgia then Benton County Alabama (now Calhoun). She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land or additional bounty land to which she may be entitled under the act approved March 3, 1855 and hereby appoints John H Barr of Pontotoc Mississippi her true and lawful attorney to prosecutor claim and she further declares that she has heretofore made an application for Pension under the war of 1812 and now is drawing pension under pension certificate number 21864 and that her residence is Pontotoc County state of Mississippi.
Attesting witnesses: John H Crawford and F Calhoun Austin
Signed by Lucinda Burden (a signature rather than a mark)

War of 1812 claim of widow for service pension
State of Mississippi County of Pontotoc :on this third day of July 1878 personally appeared before me WH the same being a court of record within and for the county and state aforesaid Lucinda Burden age 69 years a resident of Pontotoc county in the state of Mississippi, Who being duly sworn according to the law declares that she is the widow of Joe burden deceased who was the identical Joel Burton who served under the name of Joel burden as private in the company commanded by Capt. rainy in the- regiment of Bledsoe County Tennessee commanded by Col. John Brown in the war of 1812; That her said husband volunteered at Bledsoe County Tennessee on or about the _day of February A.D. 1814 for the term of three or more months and continued in actual service of said war for the term of three or more months and whose services terminated by reason of an honorable discharge at (does not know )on the (does not know) Of May A.D. 1814. She further states that the following is a full description of said husband at the time of his enlistment: aged about 18 years, was a farmer about 5 feet six inches high,  red hair,  black or dark eyes, fair complexion, and was born in Ohio. She further states that she was married to the said Joel Burden in Alabama on the Warrior River near the present town of Jasper, now in the county of Walker, and in the State of Alabama on 25 May 1824 by one Mr. Cantebury who was a minister of the gospel, and that her name before marriage was Lucinda Phillips, and that she has not remarried since the death of said Joel Burden, and she further states that the said Joel Burden had previously been married to a Miss Burden who died about two years previous to our marriage near the place aforesaid of our marriage in Alabama. That she Lucinda Burden had not been previously married, and that her said husband Joel Burden died in Calhoun County in the State of Alabama on the 29th day of July 1861; and she further declares that the following have been the places of residence of herself and her said husband since the date of his discharge from the army: that is from their place of marriage they moved to Carroll County Georgia, then to the portion of Alabama which is now known as Calhoun County where we lived until the death of Joel Burden, and said Lucinda Burden now has moved from there to Pontotoc County Mississippi in 1866, where she now lives. She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the pension to which she may be entitled under sections 4736 to 4740 inclusive, Revised statutes and the act of March 9, 1878 and thereby appoints with full powers of substitution and revocation, James H Barr of Pontotoc Mississippi her true and lawful attorney to prosecute her claim; and she further declares that she has heretofore made no application for bounty land pension, but that said Joel Burton drew a land warrant about 1853 or 1854 or 1855, and at her residence is Pontotoc, Pontotoc County ,State of Mississippi and her post office address is Pontotoc, Pontotoc County Mississippi.
Signed by Lucinda Burden (her Mark)
Witnesses: GW Anderson and M F Anderson
Personally appeared:  MF Anderson age 38 and GW Anderson, age 40
(Their oath)

WIDOW'S PENSION # 21,864
New Orleans Agency: Rate of $8. per month Commencing March 9, 1879. Certificate dated 2 April 1879
Warrants or Pension? We know from Lucinda's testimony that he sold one warrant.
# 119.990 (3633)
Act of March 3, 1855; Received May 7th, 1855
Joel Borden or Burden
TN Militia
WT 34,744; 80 Acres also; #4601 80 Acres issued 23 April 1857

Joel was the son of Joseph Borden (C. 1764 Fredrick Co, VA- 1841 Knox County, TN) and Mary Echols.
Joseph Borden was the son of John Borden (C. 1712 Monmouth, NJ- 1785 Knox County, TN) and wife Anne. John Borden was the son of Benjamin (Fairfax Ben) Borden and his wife Zeriuh Winter.

Lucinda Phillips Borden (1809 Georgia- 1890 Pontotoc County) is believed to be the child of Fannie Cody (b TN 1793 d. Ittawamba County, MS 1849) and her husband, Ruben Phillips. Lucinda's brother, Zachariah Phillips and other family members, came to Fulton, MS prior to Lucinda's move to the area after Joel's death. Zachariah, a blacksmith, later moved to Pontotoc County.