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  • ID: I00356
  • Name: Delila "Dilly" Landers
  • Sex: F
  • ALIA: /Dilly/
  • Birth: 31 JUL 1769 in Granville County, North Carolina
  • Death: 30 OCT 1849 in Benton (Calhoun) County, Alabama 1
  • Burial: Tredagar-Boozer Cemetery, Jacksonville, Calhoun County, Alabama
  • Note:

    Delila Dilly Landers

    Delilah "Dilley" Landers (1769 -1849) of Calhoun County, Alabama

    DELILAH "DILLEY" LANDERS, daughter of LUKE LANDERS and RACHEL PARRISH, was born July 31, 1769 in Granville County, North Carolina, and died October 30, 1849 in Benton (Calhoun) County, Alabama.
    She married (1) BENJAMIN PAGE Abt. 1786. He was born Abt. 1755 in Georgia, and died Bef. 1794 in Columbia County, Georgia.
    She married (2) JOSEPH JR. CARTLEDGE Abt. 1792 in Columbia County, Georgia, son of EDMUND CARTLEDGE and ELIZABETH KEBLE. He was born October 27, 1748 in Richmond County, North Carolina, and died Abt. January 1795 in Columbia County, Georgia.
    She married (3) SHADRACK ROBERTS Abt. 1795, son of RICHARD ROBERTS and ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY. He was born Abt. 1764 in Granville County, North Carolina, and died Aft. October 15, 1804 in Columbia County, Georgia.
    She married (4) JONATHAN SWANN Bet. 1811 - 1813 in Georgia. He was born Bet. 1750 - 1760, and died Aft. 1830.

    Delila Dilly Landers had seven children, two from each of her husbands, except for the last one, Jonathan Swann, whom she had one daughter.

    Children of DELILAH LANDERS and BENJAMIN PAGE are:

    2. ELIZABETH PAGE, b. May 19, 1788, Columbia County, Georgia; d. March 05, 1872, Calhoun (Benton) County, Alabama.
    3. WILLIAM NELSON PAGE, b. September 11, 1790, Columbia County, Georgia; d. 1866, Calhoun County, Alabama.


    4. NANCY M. CARTLEDGE, b. 1792, Columbia, Georgia; d. February 1879, Willow Springs, Dallas County, Texas.
    5. SAMUEL CARTLEDGE, b. March 28, 1795, Columbia County, Georgia; d. January 16, 1846, Madison County, Georgia.


    6. COURTNEY ROBERTS, b. June 12, 1795, Virginia; d. Aft. 1870, Calhoun County, Alabama.
    7. JOHN ROBERTS, b. 1803, Columbia County, Georgia; d. November 15, 1866, Fannin County, Texas.

    8. MARY FRANCIS "JENNY"3 SWANN, b. 1813, Dade County, Georgia; d. 1886, Calhoun County, Alabama.


    Dilley Landers married four times: (1) Benjamin PAGE, (2) Joseph CARTLEDGE, (3) Shadrack ROBERTS , & (4) Jonathan SWANN.

    Dilley's birth is found in a family Bible record published in Simon Elbert Boozer and Mary Ann Landers Payne, History of the Landers Family in America [Anniston AL, 1966, found in GA Archives, Atlanta], p. 7.

    "It was not by her second husband Joseph Cartledge, but by her third, Shadrach Roberts, that she had the posthumous child. Perhaps this inaccuracy is an instance of Dilly's "most entertaining conversational powers."

    "After grandfather's (Joseph Cartledge) death (Jan 1795), my grandmother (Dilley Landers Page Cartledge) was twice married, first to a Mr. [Shadrack] Roberts, and afterwards to a Mr. [Jonathan] Swann. She was married four times, raised a family by each of her husbands, buried all four of them in succession, and then lived a widow for the last twenty years of her life. She died in Benton County, Alabama, in 1851 in the ninety-third years of her life. Of all persons whom I have personally known, my grandmother Cartledge was gifted with the most entertaining conversational powers. She could make her conversation interesting and attractive to young and old alike, to the learned and the unlearned. She had a much better education than most women of her time, her father, LUKE LANDERS, a successful teacher, having given his children an unusually good education for that day and time."

    Historical Sketches, Presbyterian Churches and Early Settlers in N.E. Georgia
    by Reverend Groves Harrison Cartledge (grandson to Joseph Cartledge)
    Compiled by Jessie Julia Mize and Virginia Louise Newton.


    1797, May 20;
    Church Minutes:
    Minutes of Kiokee Baptist Church 1791-1818 (Columbia Co. GA).
    Sister Dilley Cartledge dismiss’d by letter. (folio 12 recto)

    1807, July 17; Jonathan Swan and Delilah Swan appointed guardians of the persons and property of Nancy and Samuel Cartledge, the minor orphan children of Joseph Cartledge.
    Jonathan Swan signs with his mark; Delilah signs her name "Dilley Swan".

    Minutes of Damascus Baptist Church 1820-1861 (Leah, Columbia Co. GA).
    Dilly Swan was among the original members of the church.

    1820, 29 Jul;
    Damascus Baptist Church, 6375 Ridge Rd, Appling, Columbia County, Georgia 30802 was organized on July 29, 1820.
    Damascus Baptist Church was constituted by Samuel C. Cartledge (July 15, 1750 - July 13, 1843). (First members included, Samuel C. Cartledge's sister - in- law, Dilly Swan, former widow of his brother, Joseph Cartledge and then married to Jonathan Swann).
    Joseph Cartledge and Dilly Swan names appear on the Georgia Historical Marker 036-6.

    Historical Marker Database

    Georgia Historical Marker 036-6
    GHM 036-6

    Damascus Baptist Church

    1820; Census Place: Capt William Taynes District, Columbia, Georgia;
    Name: Jonathan Swan
    Township: Capt William Taynes District
    County: Columbia State: Georgia
    Roll: M33_7; Page: 27; Image: 38.

    1820 United States Federal Census, Columbia County, Georgia
    Swann, Jonathan;
    1 M 16-18 (b. 1802-1804 - John Roberts, son of Shadrack)
    1 M 16-26 (b.1794-1804 - Samuel Cartledge)
    1 M OVER 45 (Jonathan Swann, b. bef 1775)
    1 F 1-10 (Mary Jane Frances Jenny Swann, b.1813, age 7)
    1 F 10-16 ( Courtney Roberts, b. 1804, age 16, daughter of Shadrack)
    1 F OVER 45 (Dilly LANDERS, b. 1769, age 51)
    Jonathan Swann was co-administrator with Dilly for estate of Shadrack Roberts and co-guardian of Dilly's children.

    1830 United States Federal Census, Unknown Townships, Gwinnett, GA., Sheet #368, Line 22
    Roll: M19_17, Page: 368, Image: 743
    Swan, Jonathan Household:
    M 0000000001000,
    F 0010000100000,
    Swan, Jonathan, age: Bet. 70-80,
    Female ( Jenny) age: Bet. 10-15,
    Female (Dilly) age: Bet. 50-60,

    1830 (Early 1830s)
    Jonathan Swan and Dilly remained married for 17 or 18 years until he died after 1830. They moved to Gwinett County, Georgia along with other relatives sometime in the 1820's. Since the early records of this county were destroyed in a fire at the courthouse, there are no estate records on Jonathan Swan's death and the marriage records of some of Dilly's children are also unknown at this time.
    After the death of Mr. Swan, Dilly later moved to Benton (Calhoun) County, Alabama.

    LANDERS of Alabama:
    Two of Luke and Rachel Landers's children, John and Dilley, with their families, had left Gwinnette County, Georgia in the late early 1830's and received land grants in Benton County, Alabama near each other. They were among the first pioneers to settle in northeastern Alabama after the Treaty of Cussetta. Descendents still live on the original grants in areas near Jacksonville, Calhoun County, Alabama.
    John, his son Abraham Landers and grandson William Landers had land grants in what now (1998) is the New Liberty Community, Calhoun County, Alabama, and four miles from the David P. Roberts grant.

    1840; Delila may been living with her daughter, Elizabeth (Page) Spaulding Roberts in 1840. Listed in the household of Elizabeth Roberts in 1840, Benton County, AL is a female aged 80 & under 90. Of course, Delila would have been 70 & under 80 in 1840, could be a census mistake.

    1849, October 30;
    Dilly Landers died in the home of her daughter Elizabeth Page Roberts; (listed in the household of Elizabeth Roberts in 1840, Benton County as a female about 80); no marker but buried in the Mead Family lot in Friendship Cemetery with her daughter Jenny Swann Mead and grandchildren Susannah, Lucy Jane, Bessie, and Catherine (Kate) Buse Mead.

    1850 Mortality Schedule for Benton (Calhoun) County, Alabama
    lists Delila Swan, age 80, widow, born N.C.; died Oct 1849 with dropsy - sick for 21 days.
    U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index
    District 72, Benton, Alabama; Line: 34
    Surname: Delila Swan
    Year: 1850 County: Benton Co. State: AL
    Age: 80 Gender: F (Female)
    Month of Death: Oct
    State of Birth: NC
    ID#: MRT47_2706
    Occupation: NONE LISTED
    Cause of Death: DROPSY


    Tredagar-Boozer Cemetery, aka Friendship (Baptist Church) Cemetery, aka (Old) Walnut Springs Cemetery
    Find A Grave Memorial# 13569967
    Tombstone Photos

    DIRECTIONS: to Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery: Tredegar, Calhoun County, Alabama USA
    Friendship Baptist Church, 1153 Nisbet Lake Rd., Jacksonville, AL, Phone: 256-435-5561
    Highway 21 and Mountain St. intersect.
    {Highway 21 runs north & south. Mountain St. runs east & west.)
    1. From the intersection, go west on Mountain St.
    2. Turn right (north) on Nisbet Lake Rd (37). Go north to 1153.
    Cemetery is located about 3/4 miles from the church on Roy Paris Rd.

    Also buried at the cemetery Dilly's children:
    Jenny Swann Mead, William Nelson Page, Elizabeth Page Roberts, and Courtney Roberts Sieber.

    Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery: Tredegar, Calhoun County, Alabama USA
    Located at the interception of Roy Paris Road and Booser Lake Road.

    Located at the interception of Roy Paris Road and Booser Lake Road
    Tredagar-Boozer Cemetery, aka Friendship (Baptist Church) Cemetery, aka (Old) Walnut Springs Cemetery
    The Walnut Springs Church burnt down and the cemetery remained.

    Dilly Landers Swann buried in the Mead Family lot in Friendship Cemetery with her daughter Jenny Swann Mead and grandchildren Susannah, Lucy Jane, Bessie, and Catherine (Kate) Buse Mead.
    Two of Dilly's daughters, Elizabeth Roberts and Courtney Roberts Seiber are buried there also.
    A marker has been place on the grave of Dilly Landers since Miss Emmie wrote this article.
    This family cemetery is on the land granted to Phillip and Courtney Roberts Seiber in 1836.
    Elizabeth's husband, David P. Roberts, died and was buried there in 1837, probably the beginning of the Friendship Cemetery.
    Source: Miss Mary Emmie "Emma" Boozer - "Footprints in the Appalachians"
    Mary Emmie Boozer, (1906 - 2001) daughter of John Lilliard Boozer and Phoebey Jane Buse
    Grand-daughter of James Barry Buse and Mary Cathron "Catherine" Meade
    Great grand-daughter of Henry Thornton Meade and Mary Francis "Jenny" Swann
    Great Great grand-daughter of Jonathan Swann and Delila "Dilly" Landers

    E-mail message from Ted Lucas: Subject: Dilly's grave, Received: Fri Aug 25 16:50:22 2000
    Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Jacksonville, Calhoun Co., AL, 12 miles north of Anniston.

    I drove up there Saturday morning and found some men putting up a board fence by the modest little country church. I asked them where the cemetery was, as there was no evidence of it that I could see. They pointed down another road and then said, "You ought to talk to Bill Roberts -- he's our historian." Turned out he lived right across the road from the church and was at home. He and his wife invited me in, and we had a good chat. He said that there are still a number of Page and Roberts folks in the area, although he is not one of that bunch. He said he'd lead me to the cemetery, which he and others had cleaned up and rehabilitated.

    He took his pickup and I followed, and we came to a gravel side road with a sign: "No admittance to cemetery 6 PM to 6 AM." We drove in and found the cemetery, about half a football field in size. The place had been vandalized in times past (why do people do that?) but they had cleaned it up and put stones back about where they were supposed to be. A lot of the stones were unreadable, but there were several beautiful new-looking stones, one of which said "Dilly Cartledge Swann, July 31, 1769 - October 30, 1849." I asked Bill about the new markers, and he said that Miss Emma Boozer, an elderly retired schoolteacher, had funded their purchase. Wasn't that great?
    Source: Ted Lucas


    Tredagar-Boozer Cemetery, Jacksonville, Calhoun County, Alabama
    GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 33.831353, Longitude: -85.797901

    Try the following coordinates at this webpage and choose "hybrid map"
    " I Touch Map"

    Latitude: 33.83116611328801
    Longitude: -85.79931199550628

    Use: + for N Lat or E Long & - for S Lat or W Long

    Coordinate: Degrees/ Minutes/ Seconds
    Latitude: .......33...../......49..../.....52.1976

    "Leaving Jacksonville, (going North) on Hwy 21 or Pelham Rd., turn left (West) on Nisbet St. NW or (Hwy 204), then turn right (North) on
    Nisbet Lake Road (37), continue (NW). At the intersection of Carpenter Lane, and Booser Lake Rd., turn left (West) on Booser Lake Road (77) and then you go down that road about 3/4 of a mile. Then you will see a street sign to the right that says Roy Paris Road (runs North). The cemetery Road is (South) or to the left of Roy Paris Rd. It is a white gravel rock "tire track only" road that goes up a hill with woods on both sides and as you top the hill it opens up and there is the cemetery on the left. Not very big and has a lot of empty land. The old graves are to the left far backside of the cemetery with newer graves near the entrance. A lot of unreadable stones and broken in old section and no graves in the middle of the land, this cemetery is not easy to find." - DeCody Brad Marble

    You can read Dilly's and her daughter, Jenny Swan Mead's tombstones.

    Burial Site of brother, Reverend John Landers
    Note: The Landers Cemetery is further up NorthWest on Nisbet Lake Road, (37).
    The Cemetery on the West side of Landers Road where the road bends/turns West to North.

    Source: (for Delila "Dilly" LANDERS' children and burial sites and for family history)
    Gloria Ann DUNN Johnson, and sister Vickie Regina DUNN Garmon,
    both LANDERS and PAGE descendant/researchers.
    Lineage: Gloria & Vickie Regina DUNN
    (7) Gloria Ann DUNN m. Coy Bryron JOHNSON & (7) Vickie Regina DUNN m. Michael Joseph GARMON,
    (6) Charlie Otis DUNN m. Pernie Lee Noah, (5) Joseph Forney DUNN m. Maggie Eola Violet Patterson, (4) Margaret Bunion PAGE m. Leonidus "Lee" Mitchell Dunn, (3) John "Jno" Bunion PAGE m. Margaret Howell Hopkins, (2) William Nelson PAGE m. Mary LANDERS, (1) Benjamin PAGE m. Delila "Dilly" LANDERS.

    (1) Delila "Dilly" LANDERS m. 1st Benjamin PAGE, & m. 2nd Joseph Cartledge, & m. 3rd Shadrack ROBERTS, & m. 4th Jonathan Swann, (0) Luke LANDERS m. Rachel PARRISH

    (2) Mary LANDERS m. William Nelson Page, (1) John Sr. Landers m. Lucy Johnston, (0) Luke LANDERS m. Rachel PARRISH


    "Footprints in the Appalachians, a 550-page genealogical record of the Landers, Page, Roberts, Mead, and Boozer Families, 1800-2000.

    Footprints in the Appalachians was compiled by Mary Emmie Boozer, Maxine Skelton and Tim Knight. The primary focus of the book is on Jenny Swann Meade, granddaughter of Luke Landers & Rachel Parris, and her descendants. Others members of the Luke Landers Family are included as their lives touched. This book contains a wealth of information on these Virginia, Georgia, and Alabama families.

    Genealogy Department
    Alabama Room (1 copy left)
    Public Library of Anniston - Calhoun County
    Footprints in the Appalachians : Mead-Landers, 1800-2000, Boozer, Mary Emmie.
    Publisher: M. Boozer, Pub date: 2000. Pages: 550 p. :
    Item info: 1 copy available at Anniston Calhoun Co..
    Anniston Calhoun Co. Copies Material Location
    REF CS 71 .M48 2000 1 Alabama Room materials Alabama Room

    Personal Author Boozer, Mary Emmie.
    Title Footprints in the Appalachians : Mead-Landers, 1800-2000 / Mary Emmie Boozer ; assistants: Maxine Rhodes Skelton, Tim Knight.
    Publication info [Southside, Ala.?] : M. Boozer, 2000.
    General Note Introduction by Gloria Dunn Johnson.
    Held by MAIN
    Subject term Mead family.
    Subject term Landers family.
    Added author Johnson, Gloria Dunn, ed.?

    Father: Luke Landers b: 11 FEB 1728/29 in Hanover County, Virginia
    Mother: Rachel Parrish b: 9 JUL 1732 in Louisa County, Virginia

    Marriage 1 Benjamin Page b: ABT 1755 in North Carolina
    • Married: ABT 1786
    1. Has Children Elizabeth Page b: 19 MAY 1788 in Columbia County, Georgia
    2. Has Children William Nelson Page b: 11 SEP 1790 in Columbia County, Georgia

    Marriage 2 Joseph Jr. Cartledge b: 27 OCT 1748 in Richmond County, North Carolina
    • Married: ABT 1792 in Columbia County, Georgia
    • Note:

      Edmund III's son Joseph Col.RS , married Dilly Landers Page at the Kiokee Baptist Church.
      Joseph was named for his uncle John Joseph Cartledge the son of Edmund Jr. and the brother of Edmund III.
      Joseph's only son Samuel was born in 1795 and died in 1846.

      About 1792, Joseph Cartledge, son of Edmund III Cartledge and Lucretia Elizabeth Keble married Delila "Dilly" Landers most probably at Kiokee Baptist Church, Appling, Columbia County, Georgia. The oldest Baptist Church in the State of Georgia which still stands.
    1. Has Children Nancy M. Cartledge b: 1792 in Columbia County, Georgia
    2. Has Children Samuel Cartledge b: 28 MAR 1795 in Columbia County, Georgia

    Marriage 3 Shadrack Roberts b: ABT 1764 in Granville County, North Carolina
    • Married: ABT 1801
    1. Has Children Courtney Roberts b: 1797 in Virginia
    2. Has Children John Roberts b: 1803 in Columbia County, Georgia

    Marriage 4 Jonathan Swann b: 1752 in Prince George County, Maryland
    • Married: BEF 1807 in Columbia County, Georgia
    1. Has Children Mary Francis "Jenny" Swann b: 1813 in Dade County, Georgia

    1. 1850 Mortality Schedule Benton(Calhoun) County lists Delila Swan
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