Searching for burial location, David Sanders, d. Feb. 25, 1815

Surfing the net I found a query at Find A Grave that was quite interesting. It has been posted to the LAORLEAN, Louisiana Roots L, and Louisiana Genealogy Blog Yahoo! Group mailing lists. Please contact the original author, Charles W. Sanders, if you have additional information or sources.

From Find A Grave: Originally Posted By: sanders
My 3rd Great Grandfather, David Sanders, is most likely buried in the New Orleans area in an unmarked or common grave. Possibly in St. Louis Cemetery. Does anyone in that area know of any records source to try and establish as closely as possible, his burial place?

Born: 1775 North Carolina, USA
Death:Feb. 25, 1815 New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA

Died either at New Orleans, or back home in Tennessee as a result of wounds received at the Battle of New Orleans on Jan,8th 1815. Burial location unkown, but probably in New Orleans.

“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”

Eldon Hurst 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.

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


Record added: Apr 14 2008 (Copy of Muster Roll on Find A Grave)
By: Charles W. Sanders

His Find A Grave memorial has all the details at:

St. Louis Cemetery #1 has a cemetery map and database that was created by Historic Preservation Program, Graduate School of Fine Arts University of Pennsylvania, back in 2001. You may search their data for St. Louis #1 cemetery here. I did not find any information for “Sanders”, “Zander”, or “Sander” at the website. There were 731 results. The map is really interesting. You should check it out!

Other areas to research follow:

Orleans cemetery transcripts is:

Archdiocese of New Orleans
1100 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116-2505

Cemetery records, in general, are not indexed. Therefore, requests must include name, date of death (within a year), nationality, and, if possible, the cemetery.

Charles E. Nolan, Archivist
Archdiocese of New Orleans
1100 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116-2505

Telephone: (504) 529-2651
FAX: (504) 529-3075


In addition:

“…Given that it now costs $5.50 per roll to order microfilm through a Family History Center, you might want to consider ordering a copy of the license through the Louisiana Division of the NOPL. They charge $3.00 to look it up and mail you a photocopy…”

You can send a request to:
Louisiana Division/City Archives
New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112


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2 Responses to Searching for burial location, David Sanders, d. Feb. 25, 1815

  1. Louisiana Genealogy Blogs says:

    Maury County Tenn. War Memorial listing for David Sanders.

  2. Louisiana Genealogy Blogs says: County Tenn. War Memorial listing for David Sanders.

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