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Nathan Sandridge/Polly Lane/Caty Modena, TN
Posted by: Fran Rutkovsky (ID *****3837) Date: April 06, 2005 at 14:48:45
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Catherine Modena was the second wife of Nathan Sandridge in Franklin Co., TN. In Catherine's will in 1850, she leaves half of her estate to various Modena nieces and nephews. The other half she leaves to:

"I Will and bequeath to Susan Faris wife of Wm
Faris and America Miller wife of George Miller and John Hill son of Henry Hill, Jr. in equal shares the balance or the other half of my estate"

From a chart of Jean C. McGee, she has Sarah, daughter of Nathan and Mary Polly Lane, as married to William Farris. Yet in Aunt Caty's will, she says "Susan Faris wife of Wm Faris". From what I have read, most people seem to think all of Nathan's children
were by his first wife, Polly Lane, and that Caty left nothing to his children in the will. But re-reading the will leads me to believe that she left something to her step-daughter, SUSAN Sandridge Farris.
Does anyone have other information about the children of Nathan Sandridge and Polly Lane and who they married?

I am descended from America Hill Miller and George S. Miller. America was Aunt Caty's niece, and the Miller family were living with Aunt Caty in 1850. I believe that "Henry Hill, Jr", named as the father of John in
the will, was a brother to America. The Miller family and Henry Hill, Jr. family later lived in Nashville, TN.

Jean McGee also has Susan Sandridge, another daughter of Nathan and Polly, married to Francis HILL (a brother of America Hill Miller). I have found
other researchers who have Francis Hill married to Sarah Margaret SANDERS.They moved to Texas. Can anyone enlighten me on this as well??


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