John Sledge
Sally Lewis
James Sammons
Elizabeth Passmore
John Louis Sledge
Cinthia L Sammons
Zebulon Louis Sledge Jr.


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1. Sarah Nancy Warren

2. Jane M Tucker

Zebulon Louis Sledge Jr.

  • Born: 6 Oct 1814, Williamson County, TN
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Nancy Warren on 4 Dec 1834
  • Marriage (2): Jane M Tucker on 13 Jun 1864 in Jefferson County, Illinois
  • Died: 1882, Muldrow, OK at age 68

bullet  General Notes:

1840 Jefferson County IL Census Zebulon Sledge:
Sledge, Z 1000100000000 1000100000000
Zebulon M 25 TN
Sarah F 22 TN
John W M 3 TN
Rosetta F 1 IL

1850 Jefferson County IL census Zebulon Sledge:
Zebulon M 35 TN
Sarah F 32 TN
John W M 13 TN
Rosetta F 11 IL
Barret M 8 IL
Mary E F 6 IL
Zebulon M 3 IL
James R M 1 IL

1860 Jefferson County IL census Zebulon Sledge:
Zebulon M 45 TN b. 1815
Sarah F 42 TN b. 1817
Mary E F 16 IL b. 1844
Zebulon Jr. M 14 IL b. 1846
Erock R M 12 IL b.1848
Martha S F 10 IL b. 1850
Frances E F 5 IL b. 1855
Susan E F 1 IL b. 1859
Clamissa Buffington F 30 IL Idiot b. 1820

1870 Jefferson County IL census Zebulon Sledge:
151/145 SLEDGE, Zebulon L 57 M W Farmer 600 245 TN 19
Jane M 38 F W Housekeeper TN 16-17
Ellen S 13 F W IL 15
Susan A 12 F W IL 15
William H 2 M W IL
TUCKER, George 12 M W TN 16-17
Margerot F 11 F W TN 16-17

bullet  Research Notes:

Notes for ZEBULON LEWIS (*) SLEDGE: By Jan Payne 4-26-2003

The Sledge family is of English ancestry and came to America in colonial days. The method of obtaining land in colonial times, other than purchase, was the head-right system. Those who paid passage from England received fifty acres plus an additional fifty for each member of the family or anyone whose passage they had paid. Sledge families acquired tracts ranging from 250 to 400 acres. Several Sledges fought in the American Revolution and some were present at the British surrender at Yorktown. These families settled in North Carolina, Virginia and later in Tennessee.

In 1839 fourteen people started to Sangamon County, Illinois. They were: Burrell Warren, wife Mary (Redford) Warren and eight children; John Freeman Walker and wife Polly (Warren) Walker; Zebulon Sledge and wife Sarah (Warren) Sledge. The night they camped near the old Limestone Church west of Mount. Vernon, two of the boys died. Mary Warren refused to go farther and is responsible for the Warren
and Sledge families settling in Jefferson County, Illinois.

Zebulon L. Sledge descended from Charles Sledge, who came from England to the Jamestown Colony in Virginia in 1686, and his wife Mary Clark, (daughter of Robert Clark), through their son, John Sledge who married Mary Rebecca Ivey, through their son, Charles Sledge who married Elizabeth Sammons, through their son, John Sledge and through his son John L. Sledge, Zebulon's father.

Zebulon was born in Williamson County, Tennessee, in 1814, the youngest child of John L. Sledge, b. 1772, and his second wife, Lucretia Connel, daughter of Arthur Connel, a Revolutionary War veteran from North Carolina, who moved from Bedford County, Virginia to Williamson County, Tennessee, in 1810. Zebulon married Sarah Nancy Warren in Tennessee and they, along with one infant son, John W., came to Jefferson County in 1837 and settled in Farmington Twp. They came with Burrell Warren family, Sarah's parents.

All people of the Sledge name living in the county now are descendants of Zebulon and Sarah Sledge. Zebulon and Sarah came with one infant son John W. to Jefferson County in 1837 and settled in Farrington Township. They came with the Burrell Warren family, Sarah's parents.

Zebulon married a second time to Jane M. Dawson, her third marriage. She had two Tucker children and two Harlow children from her previous marriages. Zeb and Jane had two children. Following the death of his second wife, Zeb loaded a covered wagon, took his two young sons and went west to the Indian territory to visit his daughters. In 1882, he decided to return to Jefferson County and on the way back he got a severe cold and died at Muldrow, Oklahoma, ten miles west of Fort Smith, Arkansas. The boys buried their father and went back to Duncan, Oklahoma, to live with their aunt and uncle, Lucinda and John Stitch.

Zebulon Sledge and Mr. Harlow hewed the logs to build a Baptist Church. This building is still standing. Sheds have been added, and used as a barn, for the past 100 years, this building is on the Harlow Farm. About one mile south east of the present day East Salem church. The logs were black walnut and when last seen by this writer were in a perfect state of preservation.

This information is from Joe Sledge of Jefferson County, IL in a email sent to me 4-12-2004
----- Original Message -----
From: Joe
To: Wayne M. Vaughn
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2004 9:43 PM
Subject: Re: Sledge family

2 pages from the very old Sledge Family Bible (not in my possession, my sister copied from it)
James Robert Sledge born 5/11/1849 married Fannie Harlan on 7/4/1870
Victor E. Sledge born 3/18/1871 died 9/16/1882
Sarah R. Sledge born 10/20/1873
John Harland Sledge born 1/9/1876 died 3/6/1946
Elnory Agnes Sledge born 12/9/1878
Columbus C. Sledge born 5/12/1879 dies 1/17/1919
Second marriage Of James Robert to Hattie Ann Phillips on 6/16/1886
Christopher A. Sledge born 5/12/1887

Joseph A. Sledge born 10/30/1888
Zebulon L. Sledge born 2/22/1890 died 3/9/1891
Rosa Missouri Sledge born 6/29/1892

second page
Zebulon L. Sledge born 10/6/1814 and Sarah Warren born 10/15/1818
Married 12/4/1834
Sintha E. Sledge born 12/27/1835 died 4/27/1836
John W. Sledge born 4/28/1837
Rosetta J. SLedge born 4/26/1839
Burrel Sledge born 4/3/1841
Son not named born 8/12/1843 died 8/30/1843
Mary E. Sledge born 9/23/1844
Zebulon L. Sledge born 2/24/1847
James R. Sledge born 5/11/1849
Martha L. Sledge born 5/1/1851
Sarah A. Sledge born 5/30/1853 died 8/14/1853
Francis E. Sledge born 4.19/1856
Susan A. T. Sledge born 12/5/1858
children by second wife
William Henry Sledge born 10/10/1867
Daniel Timothy Sledge born 10/1/1869

This is what I have direct from the bible, a couple letters different or a day of two off from yours but the same family none the less.

bullet  Medical Notes:

Zebulon Sledge came to Illinois in 1837. After 1882 Zebulon lived with his daughter Francis Ellen (Sledge) Vaughn. Zebulon lived with them for about 9 months and decided he wanted to vist his other children Susan, Will, and Dan in the Indian Territory. He died while he was there.


Zebulon married Sarah Nancy Warren, daughter of Burrell Warren Sr and Elizabeth Mary Nance, on 4 Dec 1834. (Sarah Nancy Warren was born on 15 Oct 1818 in Williams County, TN, died in 1864 in Jefferson County, Illinois and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Jefferson County, IL.)


Zebulon next married Jane M Tucker, daughter of Unknown Tucker and Unknown, on 13 Jun 1864 in Jefferson County, Illinois. (Jane M Tucker was born in 1832 in Tennesse.)

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