Don't know if your still interested or not but I too have a Ellender (Eleanor "Nelly" Gibson Norton) in my ancestry. Was this land in Lawrence County Tennessee or Alabama? I have that she was married to Edward Norton and he died in Franklin County Tennessee about 1820. I have that she was born April 1774 and died September 20, 1875, Mt. Hope, Lawrence County Alabama. My ancestor was Jacob Leland Norton born November 7, 1797. If these people ring a bell let me hear from you.