Submitted by Descendant:  Tally Sanborn BROWN

Robert Sandlin was born 3 April 1790 in Duplin County, North Carolina.  He was the son of John and Catherine Sandlin.

He served in the War of 1812, and about 1822 was living in Duval County, Florida.  On 12 December 1822 he was married to Zilphia Hicks in Camden County, Georgia.  She was the daughter of John Hicks.  They were the parents of three daughters and five sons.

About 1827 they moved to a homestead near Blounts Ferry, in what would become Columbia County, Florida.

During the Indian Wars he organized a company and was made its Captain.  During the Civil war three of his sons served the Confederacy, two of them being killed in battle.  He died in Columbia County 24 June 1864, just three weeks after his oldest son Jesse was killed.

He is buried beside his wife in Hopewell Cemetery in Northwest Columbia County.

Robert Sandlin was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 1983