Sanders Monroe Leeper

1816–1873 (Age 57)
Blount, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sanders Monroe

When Sanders Monroe Leeper was born about 1816, in Blount, Tennessee, United States, his father, Hugh Blair Leeper, was 35 and his mother, Malinda Sanders, was 23. He married Eliza Abernathy on 18 November 1841, in Blount, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 18 January 1873, in Loudon, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Loudon, Tennessee, United States.

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Sanders Monroe Leeper
Eliza Abernathy
Marriage: 18 November 1841
Myra Leeper
Eliza Leeper

Spouse & Children

18 November 1841
Blount, Tennessee, United States


  • Myra Leeper


  • Female1845–Female

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World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 4

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 16

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. from Middle English le(a)pere, an occupational name for a basket maker (from Old English lēap ‘basket’). 2. occupational name or nickname for a dancer, runner, or courier (Old English hlēapere).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Sanders M Leeper, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sanders M Leiper, "United States Census, 1870"
  • S.m. Leeper in entry for Annie Almelia Peterman, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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