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Generation No. 1

 

1. Reverend Charles3 Anderson ("North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) (Source: Patrick Joseph Anderson, Colonial Virginia ANDERSON Families GEDCOM, (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~anderson/virginia.html), "Electronic.") was born 1669, and died April 17, 1718 in Charles City County, Virginia. He married Frances ? Abt. 1695. She was born Abt. 1675, and died Abt. 1737 in Charles City County, Virginia.

 

Notes for Reverend Charles Anderson:

The Reverend Charles Anderson, was born about 1669 calculated from his tombstone at Westopher plantation. I suspect he was one of the sons of Thomas Anderson of southside Charles City County. This is something to be further investigated. No contemporary record of the Rev. Charles Anderson confirms directly the identity of his father. No contemporary record of his birth is known by the preparer other than the epitaph upon his tombstone.

In Charles City County Court Orders of 6/4/1694 mention is made of Mr. Charles Anderson performing the marriage of John Moore and Elizabeth Perkins in July 1692. This is the earliest record I have found of him in Virginia. Mr. Charles Anderson is mentioned as buyer in the estate sale of John Burge on 05/09/1693.

The book "Scottish Ancestors" says that the magazine "Aberdeen Notes and Queeries" states that he was born in Scotland and that he graduated from King's College in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1693. An individual is to be found in school records of graduates in 1693 as Carolus Anderson (all graduates names were latinized). I have not yet found a way to track down the article in "Aberdeen Notes and Queeries", but have discovered that the series is on file at the Edinburgh City Library, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1.1EG. However his presence in Virginia in July of 1692 as an acting minister makes suspect the graduation date above and claims that he is the same as Carolus Anderson.

The family of Reverand Charles Anderson resided in the Parish Glebe at Westopher Plantation, North of the James upriver from Westopher. His widow may have resided at or near the ferry crossing owned by her. This ferry operated from Jordan Point (Old Jordan's Journey) to the "point" on the north bank of the James. The Benjamin Harrison bridge now spans this gap. No land patents are recorded in the name of Charles Anderson for this time period. It is likely that his lands were acquired by deed. The 1704 rent roll indicates that he held 505 acres south of the James River in What was then Prince George County. His plantation lands did border west of the old town run near Richard Pace and opposite the homesite on the east side of old towne run of Thomas Anderson of the southside of the James River.

Charles was the Minister of Westopher Parish from 1692 to his death in 1718. Throughout this period he served as minister of both the north bank and south bank chapels of this parish and since his dates of service co-incide with the period that the north and south side churches were combined into one parish it is likely that this arrangement was as he desired it. This is one of the reasons that I suspect his origins were on the southside of the river, as the prior and subsequent parish ministers of Westover wanted nothing to do with the southside or the boat ride across the river each Sunday.

During this period, he was a staunch supporter of James Blair in his conlicts with then Governor of Virginia Andros and Nicholson. It is likely that he owed his appointment as Westopher Parish Minister to his possible marital relationship to Edward Hill and the sponsorship of James Blair, also a "Scotsman". James Blair had come to Virginia with the mission of organizing the church in Virginia.

Upon James Blair's return from his 1698 trip to England he called a conference of ministers at Bruton Church in Williamsburg. During his trip to England he had sabotaged the governorship of Andros, (with the help of warring Spanish ships which had intercepted Governor Andros replies) with charges of mismanagement and misconduct. Charles is recorded as being one of the six Virginia ministers which remained in Bruton Church when 23 others walked out in protest of James Blair's conduct.

The Rev. Charles Anderson, his wife and children feature prominently in the secret diaries of William Byrd,II. Both men had an interest in and practiced the medical cures of the early eighteenth century, often consulting each other. William Byrd once comments in his diary on how the Rev. had "fixed" his watch using the full weight of sarcasm. Charles was a frequent dinner partner of William Byrd,II. William Byrd commonly stopped at Charles Anderson's home whenever traveling west along the north bank of the James River and mentions making his boat available for the Rev Charles to cross the river for services.

Charles Anderson, was an occasional guest preacher at other Virginia churches and is recorded in William Byrd's diary as preaching at Bruton Church in Williamsburg, Virginia on one occasion before Governor Spotswood, who according to Byrd, was favorably impressed. When the Virginia Council heard the dispute between the French Huguenot settlers of Henrico petitioning for the removal of their church minister, Charles Anderson was present before the council and is recorded as having preached a sermon of reconciliation. The Fountaine family were members of this congregation. James Robertson followed Charles Anderson as minister at Westopher, but was removed for slurs against the governor in 1720. Peter Fountaine followed as Westopher Minister until 1757 and is noted for having accompanied William Byrd,II on his survey of the North Carolina border.

Despite the occasional acerbic comments reserved for others in William Byrd's diaries, Charles apparently escapes any unfavorable mention. This may be because of Byrd's religious bent, i.e. a "fear of God" or alternatively because of strict laws of the times prohibiting slandering ministers. More likely, however, it was because of heartfelt respect for Charles by William. Byrd's diary contains numerous and impressive details of Charles Anderson's attentions to the duties of a Parish Minister. William Byrd comments frequently upon attending church and "Mr. Anderson preached a good sermon."

An example serves best to make this point. On the occasion of the burial of WIlliam Byrd's infant son, William makes note in his diary that an extremely heavy downpour forced William and his wife to take shelter on the Church porch during the services. The Rev. Charles Anderson, remained at the grave side and completed the service uninterrupted. This attention to duty could not but impress William Byrd.

The Rev. Charles Anderson died on April 17, 1718. At this time William Byrd was in England, and regrettably therefore we do not have his diary to give us details. It should be noted that Frances Anderson, Charles' widow and William Byrd lived near each other for more than a decade after the death of their spouses and that Byrd's subsequent diaries reflect that well after that period the daughters of Charles Anderson were still frequent guests at Westover. Regretably Byrd's diaries from 1722-1738 have not been found, or perhaps not published. On December 25, 1739 all of the daughters of the Rev. Charles Anderson were present at the Westover Plantation Manor House for Christmas dinner with William Byrd,II.

The list of children is believed to be complete, however as Charles did not list all of his children in his will it is possible that some have escaped notice. Charles had one son who died as an infant. This is recorded in the secret diary of William Byrd,II. His son Charles Anderson, also mentioned in the later diaries of Byrd, had died before 1737 and was not involved in the settlement of his mothers estate from which he was due his father's lands.

Charles' will is filed on both sides of the James, in Prince George County, Book 1713-1728, Part II, page 289. It is dated 06/26/1712, witnessed by Edw. Hill, H. Maria Platt, Sarah Baxter, and proved Prince George Court at Merchants Hope 03/13/1718 by Frances Anderson and at Charles City Court on 09/1718 by Edward Hill. Of interest is the presence of the mullattos mentioned by Charles. At this time the number of such persons would have been fewer and therefore we can assume that some slaveowners assuaged their conscience regarding the mixed offspring of their slaves by arranging for them to serve the Parish Minister. It should be noted that Charles' choice in his identification of these persons reflected that he was aware of the issue of race and the consequences of slavery, a man of conscious and unwilling to simply identify them as negro as was done in so many wills of the time. As a prominent Parish Minister serving at the time when the very definitions of slavery were being formed by the Virginia Colonial Council it would be of extreme interest if we could hear from him of the discussion of slavery that he must have had over the billiard table at Westover with William Byrd, II a member of that council.

In the Name of God, Amen. I Charles Anderson of Westopher Parish in the County of Charles City, Clerk, being sick in body but of good and perfect memory (thanks to Almighty God) and calling to mind the uncertain estate of this transitory Life, and that all life must yield unto Death, when it shall please God to call, do make constitute ordain and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, revoking and annulling by these presents all and every Testament and Testaments, Will and Wills heretofore by me made and declared either by word or writing. And first being penitant and sorry for my sins past most humbly desiring forgiveness for the same, I give and commit my soul unto almighty God my Saviour and redeemer in whom and by the merrits of Jesus Christ I trust and believe assured to be saved, and to have full remission of all my sins, and that my soul within my body at the General Day of Resurrection shall rise again with joy, and through the merits of Christs Death and passion possess & inherit the kingdom of Heaven prepared for his elect and chosen. And my body to be buried in such place where it shall please my Executirx hereafter named to appoint. And for the setling of my Temporal Estate which it hath pleased God to bestow upon me, I do order give and dispose in manner and form following (that is to say) first I will that all my just debts whatsoever be well & truly contented and paid.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Anderson these Negroes and Slaves following Viz: Frank a Mullato Woman, Dick a Mullatto man, and Nanny a negro girl, to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Charles Anderson after the Death of my Dear and Loving Wife, All my Lands I now have or herafter may or shall belong unto me in this country or elsewhere, to him my said son and to his heirs forever. And also I give and bequeath unto my said son Charles Anderson these Negroes following Viz: Scipio a Negro man, Betty and Negro Woman, Jack a Negro boy, to him and his heirs.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Frances Anderson these Negros following Viz: Billy and Negro boy, Hannah a Negro girl and George a Mullato boy, to her and her heirs for ever.

Item. I will that what Tobacco's I now have in the country after necessarys for my familys use are bought, be shipped for England, and the produce of that and what else I have in England after debts paid, be equally divided amongst my wife and children.

Item. I will that my dear and loving wife have and enjoy all and singular the profits of my whole estate during the minority of my children or marriage for their better maintenance and more Liberal Education.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife all the residue of my said estate not before mentioned to be given whether real or personal in this country or elsewhere, to her and her heirs for ever.

And lastly I do ordain constitute and appoint my dear and loving wife my sole and whole executrix of this my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th Day of June Anno Domini 1712

Sealed and Delivered before: Ch: Anderson

Edw: Hill seald wth red wax

H: Maria Platt

Sarah Baxter

 

The Rev. Charles Anderson is buried in the old Westopher church on Westopher plantation on the north bank of the James River. The grave is located about 30 yards from the water about .1 mile west of the current manor house. The burial originally took place in the apse of the church. The marker is a ground level full length stone slab, The epitaph on his gravestone reads, " Here Lyes interred the Body of Rev. Charles Anderson, who was minister of this Parish 26 yeares and dyed the 7th of April 1718 in the 49th year of his Age."

The current site is enclosed with an iron fence and includes tombs for Elizabeth Horsmundsen Byrd, Evelyn Byrd, William Byrd,I and Capt. Nathaniel Perry. Not far away are the tombs of Benjamin Harrison,I and his wife. Disappointingly the condition of Charles' stone has deteriorated very rapidly since I first observed it in 1983 and is nearly illegible today. There is an archeological survey of this site recorded in the Virginia Historical Library, Battle Abbey, Richmond, Virginia. It is likely that the original Westopher Church was a wooden frame with brick underlining and was built about 1646. Numerous references are made to the church at Westopher throughout Charles City County Court records from 1640 to 1700, refering to levies for repairs.

The Westopher Parish church was located at this site until Mrs. Byrd in 1736 began the building of the current manor house and reorganized the neighborhood. Mrs. Byrd, tired of "dinner guests" after church services, arranged for the construction of a new church some miles away. The councils of WIlliam Byrd and his Minister had occurred in the original wooden home built where the manor house garden is today. William Byrd, II is buried at the center of this garden on the site of his original home. She also tore down the brewry that used to be next to the church and court house.

 

Richard Pace

Francis Poythress to Thomas Goodwyn

Prince George County Surry County

11/11/1718 400 acres Westopher Parish

Pr. George County Book 1713-1728 Page 269

This Indenture made this eleventh Day of November in the year of Our Lord God One thousand seven hundred and eighteen. Between Richard Pace and Francis Poythress of the County of Prince George of the one part and Thomas Goodwynne of the County of Surry of the other part, Witnesseth that the said Richard Pace and Francis Poythress for divers good causes and considerations then thereunto moving, but more expecially for and in consideration of the sum of One hundred pounds Sterl: to them in hand paid by the said Thoams Goodwynne at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the rect whereof the said Richard Pace and Francis Poythress doth hereby acknowledge they themselves to be therewith fullly satisfied contented and paid and thereof doth acquire release and discharge the said Thomas Goodwynne his Ex Hath given granted bargained sold remised, released, and for ever quitted claim, and by these presents the said Richard Pace and Francis Poythress doth for themselves their heirs Exrs and Admts forever give grant bargain sell remise release and for ever quit claim unto the said Thomas Goodwynne and to his heirs forever to all that seat tract parcell or dividend of Land situate lying and being in the Pssh of Westopher in the County of Prince George contain by estimation four hundred acres of Land, be it more or less and bounded Viz: beginning at the Path on the Old Town run, where it crosses the same, leading from old Michael Rossers plantation to Edward Goodriches plantation, and running thence Westwardly as the path leads along the said Rossers cornfiled fence to the upper end of the same and from thence west ninteen degreed north along a line of mark trees to a corner oak in the head of a bottom thence down that bottom by a line of mark trees to the runn between Richard Paces plantation where he now lives, and the plantation whereon John Whittmore more lately lived, and so down that runn to the Path at the beginning. together with Two hundred acres of Land at the head of the said Richard Paces dividend, beginning at his southern corner tree and running east fifty chains to a red oake, thence No. One hundred and sixty chains to the line dividing this land from lands which did belong to Mr. Cha. Anderson Decsd: thence West fifty chains, thence So. one hundred and sixty chains to the beginning. To have and to hold the said land sand premises hereby granted unto the said Thomas Goodwynne and to his heirs forever, together with all houses Orchards, Gardens, Woods, underwoods, wayes, Pastures etc. and all other the appurtenances thereon or thereunto belonging or in any wise appurtaining, so that neither the said Richard Pace nor Francis Poythress nor their heirs nor any other person or persons whatever claiming or to claim by from or under them or either of them shall no at any time hereafter have any right title interest claims or demand of in or too the sd. lands and premises, but that the same with every part and parcell thereof shall be and forver hereafter enure to the only sole proper use and behoof of him the said Thomas Goodwynne and to his heirs forever. In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals the day and year first above written.

 

Testes. Peter Wynne F. Poythress sealed w/ red wax

John {B} Bonner Richd: Pace sealed w/ red wax

 

Data form the 1704 Rent Rolls would indicate that Charles held a comparable amount of land in comparison to other Anderson families of Virginia.

 

Anderson, Charles Mr. Prince George County 505 acres

Anderson, Tho. Prince George County 450 acres

Anderson, Henry Prince George County 250 acres

Anderson, John Prince George County 228 acres

Anderson, Matthew Prince George County 349 acres

Anderson, Wm. Prince George County 235 acres

Anderson, David New Kent County 300 acres

Anderson, John New Kent County 100 acres

Anderson, John New Kent County 100 acres

Anderson, Richard New Kent County 200 acres

Anderson, Robert New Kent County 700 acres

Anderson, Robert New Kent County 900 acres

Anderson, George Isle of Wight County 150 acres

Anderson, John York County 50 acres

Anderson, Richard King and Queen County 650 acres

Anderson, William Cpt King William County 150 acres

 

 

Bibliography

 

The Quit Rents of Virginia, 1704, by Annie Laurie Wright Smith, Virginia State Archives, 1957.

 

Charles City County, Virginia, Records, 1737-1774, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1986.

 

Charles City County, Virginia, Court Orders, 1687-1695, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1980.

 

Prince George County, Wills and Deeds, 1713-1728, Abstracted and Indexed by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1973.

 

English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, by DesCognets, Princeton, New Jersey, 1958; page 242, 267.

 

Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Editor Lyon G. Tyler, Volume VI, Richmond, Virginia, 1925; page 262.

 

William and Mary Quarterly, Ist Series, Volume IV, Editor Lyon G. Tyler, Richmond, Virginia, 1895; Kraus Reprint Company 1977, page 127,143.

 

The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume I, page 374; Volume II, page 4; Volume IV, page 212; Volume VIII, page 367; Volume XLV, pages 395, 396.

 

Westover Church and Its Environs, by Kirkland Ruffin Saunders, W. M. Brown & Sons, Richmond Va., 1937; pages 52, 53.

 

The Secret Diary of William Byrd, 1709-1712, Edited by Louis B. Wright and Marion Tinling, Dietz Press, Richmond Virginia, 1941.

 

The London Diary, 1717-1721, and Other Writings, William Byrd of Virginia, Edited by Louis B. Wright and Marion Tinling, Ox ford Universtiy Press, New York, 1958.

 

Another Secret Diary of William Byrd of Westover, 1739-1741, Edited by Maude H. Woodfin, Translated and Collated by Marion Tinling, The Dietz Press, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, 1942; pages 12, 22, 23, 84, 87, 88,

 

William and Mary Quarterly, Ist Series, Volume IV, page 127,143.

 

 

Notes for Frances ?:

Charles Anderson's 1718 will names widow Frances, surname unknown. Her close association with Mrs. Harrison of Berkley Plantation after the death of her husband suggests a possible relationship. Alternatively, her husband was a close friend of Edward Hill and their lands south of the James bordered upon each other. The family of Charles Anderson is recorded as having dined enmass with Edward Hill in William Byrd's diary and Edward left her and her daughters legacies in his will. This authors guess is that she was related to one of Edward Hill's wives.

 

Frances Anderson

Edward Hill to Robert Bolling

12/13/1720 Bond 50

Pr. G. Co. 1713-1728 Part II Page 429

Condition of indemnifying Robert Bolling for making payment to Fances of 24 owed Frances by Henry Offley of London, Merchant.

 

Char. City County 1725-1731 Book page 197

Estate of Valentine Minge, dec'd, to Samuel Harwood,Jr., and John Hunt, Executors of George Hunt, dec'd, one of the executors of Valentine Minge. Mentions Roveir's suit. By request of Capt Wm. Acrill, Attorney of Va. Minge, 5 negroes not returned in inventory, came into George Hunt's hands and no account was rendered. Memtions: Wm Guise, Chas. Evans, Fra. Anderson, defending three suits by Anderson, Rovier and Bradford. Col. Lightfoot, Peter Anderson. Signed Benja. Harrison, John Soane. Recorded 03/06/1726. Presented by the auditors.

 

(Chas City Co Wills & Deeds 1725-1731:54) 1722 Accounts Current of Col. Edward Hill, dec'd.

Credits: Mr. Archabald Blair, William Byrd, Esq., Mr. Hall, Mr. Micajah Perry, Mr. Hide & Co., Littlebury Epes, Legacy to Mrs. Anderson and her daughter Stith, Mrs. Anderson's three youngest daughters, Mrs. Susanna Hunt, Susanna Epes, Mr. John Giffard, Executors of Charles Goodrich, Mr. Lyonal Loyde of Bristol, Wm Randolph, Mr. Cary, Col. John Carter for Thomas Bates's 2nd year wages, Capt. Hudson, Maj. John Bolling, Estate of Maj. John Epes, Capt. John Stith, Mr. William Royal, Estate of Maj. John Epes, Capt. John Stith, Mr. William Royall, Mrs. Frances Anderson, John Peterson, Mrs. Greenhill.

Debits: William Randolph, Estate of Maj. John Epes, Mr. John Stith, Mrs. Anderson, Littlebury Epes.

November 29, 1725. Examined and reported by Fran's Hardyman, Bowler Cocke, and John Bannister. Recorded December 1, 1725.

 

Charles City County Court Orders

09/1739

page 115

Will of Mrs. Frances Anderson presented by Frances Anderson, her executrix, and by John Stith, in right of his wife. Jane Anderson and Charlotte Anderson, the other executors, did not move for any right to execute will.

 

The absence of any reference to Charles Anderson Jr. in this record suggests strongly that he was deceased before 1739 as he was due his father's lands after the death of his mother.

____________________________

Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume XIX, Number 3 (01-JUL-1981)

Court Orders and Executions, Prince George County

At a Court Held for Prince George County 9 August 1715

In suit between CHARLES ANDERSON, surviving executor of Sarah Boisseau, dec'd, and Samuel Sentall, deft. appears and case ref. to trial at next court.

...In action of debt between CHARLES ANDERSON, surviving executor of Sarah Boisseau, dec'd, who was executrix of will of James Boisseau, dec'd. plt., and Samuel Sentall, deft. for 9/13 due by bill. Deft. exhibits a discount of 4/15 and also delivered to plt. sundry of said apparell above mentioned, to sum of 4/5. Plt. granted judgement for residual sum of 1/8 with costs.

_______________________

Subj: Charles Anderson

Date: 7/16/03 11:18:20 AM Eastern Daylight Time

From: Helen@denarius.freeserve.co.uk

To: PatAnder73@aol.com

Sent from the Internet (Details)

Hello Patrick

I emailed the library in Edinburgh and received the following reply:

"The Scottish Department of Edinburgh Central Library has copies of "Aberdeen Notes and Queries", though I've had a quick look through the indexes and don't see any mention of the Rev. Charles Anderson!"

Would you still like me to go and take a look. Bye for now. Best wishes

Helen Curtis

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Children of Charles Anderson and Frances ? are:

2 i. Charles4 Anderson (Source: Patrick Joseph Anderson, Colonial Virginia ANDERSON Families GEDCOM, (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~anderson/virginia.html), "Electronic."), born Bet. 1693 - 1712 in Charles City County, Virginia; died Bef. 1739 in Charles City County, Virginia.

 

Notes for Charles Anderson:

Since there is no mention of Charles in the following items it seems likely he was dead before 1739.

 

Charles City County Court Orders

09/1739

page 115

Will of Mrs. Frances Anderson presented by Frances Anderson, her executrix, and by John Stith, in right of his wife. Jane Anderson and Charllotte Anderson, the other executors, did not move for any right to execute will.

 

Charles City County

Court Orders 1737-1751

12/1740 Court

Page 152

A bond from John Stith and Elizabeth his wife, one of the daughters and co-heirs of Rev. Charles Anderson, dec'd. to Thomas Pinckard and Frances his wife, Jane Anderson and Charlotte Anderson, also daughters and co-heirs, proved by William Stuart and John Hales, 2 witnesses, who say they saw Sackville Brewer witness same.

 

 

+ 3 ii. Elizabeth Anderson, born Bet. 1693 - 1712 in Charles City County, Virginia; died 1774.

+ 4 iii. Frances Anderson, born Bet. 1693 - 1712 in Charles City County, Virginia; died Aft. 1782.

+ 5 iv. Jane Anderson, born Bet. 1693 - 1712 in Charles City County, Virginia.

+ 6 v. Charlotte Anderson, born Bet. 1693 - 1712 in Charles City County, Virginia; died Aft. 1743.

7 vi. infant son Anderson (Source: Patrick Joseph Anderson, Colonial Virginia ANDERSON Families GEDCOM, (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~anderson/virginia.html), "Electronic."), born 1712 in Charles City County, Virginia; died 1712.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

3. Elizabeth4 Anderson (Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) (Source: Patrick Joseph Anderson, Colonial Virginia ANDERSON Families GEDCOM, (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~anderson/virginia.html), "Electronic.") was born Bet. 1693 - 1712 in Charles City County, Virginia, and died 1774. She married John Stith (Source: Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, Charles Cilty County, Virginia Records 1737-1774, (Richmond, Virginia; 1986).) Bef. 1738. He died 1762 in Charles City County, Virginia.

 

Notes for Elizabeth Anderson:

Elizabeth married John Stith, son of William Stith, and brother to William Stith, President of The College of William and Mary. John was in the house of Burgesses and Lt. Col. of Charles City County militia in 1737. He was a member of the Charles City County court and a Church Warden of Westover Parish.

She grew up in the Westover Parish Glebe. She is mentioned as a frequent dinner guest at the Westover Manor house by William Byrd,II in his secret diaries.

 

Charles City County

Court Orders 1737-1751

12/1740 Court

Page 152

A bond from John Stith and Elizabeth his wife, one of the daughters and co-heirs of Rev. Charles Anderson, dec'd. to Thomas Pinckard and Frances his wife, Jane Anderson and Charlotte Anderson, also daughters and co-heirs, proved by William Stuart and John Hales, 2 witnesses, who say they saw Sackville Brewer witness same.

 

 

Notes for John Stith:

John was in the house of Burgesses representing Charles City County in 1718, 1723, 1726. He was Lt. Col. of Charles City County militia in 1737. He was a member of the Charles City County court and a Church Warden of Westover Parish.

 

John Stith

/ /1695

Swinyards [area east of Westopher in Charles City County which was used as a boatyard]

 

John Stith from Richard Smith

of Charles City Co. of Pr. Geo. Co.

07/13/1719 370 acres Pr. Geo. Co.

Pr. Geo. Co. Book 1713-1728 page 352

On Sapponee Creek, bounded as by patent dated 07/15/1717.

 

John Stith from Robert Bolling

and Ann

of Charles City Co. of Pr. Geo. Co.

10/08/1723 1019 acres Pr. Geo. Co.

Pr. Geo. Co. Book 1713-1728 page 646

On Sapponee Creek, next to John Stith and Drury Stith, Jr.

 

John Stith to William Stith

of Charles City Co. of Charles City Co.

06/24/1756 1078 acres Brunswick County

Brunswick Co.

North side of a creek.

 

Charles City County Will & Deed Book 1763-1764 fragment page 313

Will of John Stith of Westover Parish of Charles City Co

30 Jan. 1762

son Anderson Stith, my plantation

son William Stith, negro boy Dick

Remainder of estate to be divided between four daughters:

Frances

Jane

Anne

Charlotte

Executors: sons Anderson and William and Mr. Booth Armistead and Mr. Willia Westwood, Jr.

Wit: Susanna hardyman, Judith Stith

Codicil: 24 May 1762, mulatto slaves to be excepted from the estate division. Slave joe to go to son Anderson

Wit: James hardyman, John Hardyman, Litt. Cocke

Recorded 7 July 1762 and further proved 4 April 1764

_________________________

 

Children of Elizabeth Anderson and John Stith are:

+ 8 i. Anderson5 Stith, born Abt. 1730 in Charles City County, Virginia; died 1768 in King William County, Virginia.

9 ii. William Stith, born 1738. He married Martha Cowles.

+ 10 iii. Frances Stith.

11 iv. Jane Stith. She married ? Swann.

12 v. Anne Stith.

13 vi. Charlotte Stith.

 

 

4. Frances4 Anderson (Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) (Source: Patrick Joseph Anderson, Colonial Virginia ANDERSON Families GEDCOM, (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~anderson/virginia.html), "Electronic.") was born Bet. 1693 - 1712 in Charles City County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1782. She married Thomas Pinkard September 13, 1739 in Lancaster County, Virginia, son of Thomas Pinkard. He was born in Lancaster County, Virginia, and died 1782.

 

Notes for Frances Anderson:

Charles City County

Court Orders 1737-1751

12/1740 Court

Page 152

A bond from John Stith and Elizabeth his wife, one of the daughters and co-heirs of Rev. Charles Anderson, dec'd. to Thomas Pinckard and Frances his wife, Jane Anderson and Charlotte Anderson, also daughters and co-heirs, proved by William Stuart and John Hales, 2 witnesses, who say they saw Sackville Brewer witness same.

 

 

Notes for Thomas Pinkard:

"Virginia Gazette and General Advertiser", March 1768.

 

To be sold to the highest bidder, on Thursday the 7th of April next, on the premises,

A VALUABLE TRACT of LAND, in Prince George County, containing 495 acres, well timbered, with a good stream of water running through it sufficient for a mill of anykind. The said land lies about two miles from Coggin's Point on James river, and almost joins that land, is very good for all kinds of grain, tobacco, Etc. and convenient to church, court, and trade. The said land will be surveyed, a plat made, and a deed given to the purchaser at the ensuing April court. Credit will be allowed for one half, until the Oyer court in June, and for the other half until the October court following, the purchaser giving bond and security to

THOMAS PINCKARD

 

Thomas Pinkard's will was proven in 1782. His will names wife Frances, and son Thomas and grandson Thomas; legacies to Armistead Currie, Frances Hill Currie, David Currie, Ellyson Currie, "children of Rev. David Currie and Elizabeth his present consort;" legacies to George Lee, son of Mr. Kendall Lee, Kendall Lee, son of Capt Charles Lee, of Northumberland county, to Miss Jane Swann, Samuel Smith McCroskey, eldest son of Samuel Smith McCroskey.

 

Thomas Pinkard to John Pinkard

/ /1741 acres Lancaster County

land devised by their father Thomas Pinkard, Gent on 09/13/1739.

 

Child of Frances Anderson and Thomas Pinkard is:

14 i. Thomas5 Pinkard, died Aft. 1782. He married Anne Corbin Griffin June 17, 1784 in Lancaster County, Virginia.

 

 

5. Jane4 Anderson (Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) (Source: Patrick Joseph Anderson, Colonial Virginia ANDERSON Families GEDCOM, (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~anderson/virginia.html), "Electronic.") was born Bet. 1693 - 1712 in Charles City County, Virginia. She married Ellyson Armistead Abt. 1740. He died 1757.

 

Notes for Jane Anderson:

She was most likely born at the Old Westopher Parish Glebe, along the north bank of the James River. She married Ellyson Armistead, son of Robert Armistead.

Jane and her sister Charlotte were appointed to keep the ferry from there own landing to Jordan's point in Prince Geroge County, which their sister Frances had been authorized on her petition to keep in July 1739 provided she kept a "good and substantial boat sufficient to carry four horses". See the Charles City County Order Book, 1737-1751, pages 92, 115.

 

Charles City County

Court Orders 1737-1751

12/1740 Court

Page 152

A bond from John Stith and Elizabeth his wife, one of the daughters and co-heirs of Rev. Charles Anderson, dec'd. to Thomas Pinckard and Frances his wife, Jane Anderson and Charlotte Anderson, also daughters and co-heirs, proved by William Stuart and John Hales, 2 witnesses, who say they saw Sackville Brewer witness same.

 

An argument esists as to the mother of the first two sons. The Armistead family genealogists claim that because the son Robert Booth Armistead was a gaurdian for an orphaned cousin in 1758 that he must have been 21 and therefore a son of an earlier marriage. The Tyler Quarterly (and incidently I) feel that such a rigid adherence to age requirements was not likely to come up amongst wealthy families in an era when few records were kept that firmly. I have found no other reference or evidence that Ellyson had a first wife. The William and Mary Quarterly and Tyler Quarterly were on opposite sides of this argument.

 

Charles City County, Virginia, Records, 1737-1774, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1986.

 

Another Secret Diary of William Byrd of Westover, 1739-1741, Edited by Maude H. Woodfin, Translated and Collated by Marion Tinling, The Dietz Press, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, 1942.

 

 

Notes for Ellyson Armistead:

Ellyson Armistead was a Captain, Justice, and High Sheriff of York County, Virginia.

 

Children of Jane Anderson and Ellyson Armistead are:

+ 15 i. Robert Booth5 Armistead, born Abt. 1742.

16 ii. James Brag Armistead.

+ 17 iii. Ellyson Armistead, died 1798 in Northampton County, Virginia.

18 iv. Charles Armistead.

+ 19 v. Frances Anderson Armistead, born Abt. 1745.

20 vi. Jane Armistead. She married Francis Jones December 18, 1770 in Lancaster County, Virginia; born in Warwick County, Virginia.

+ 21 vii. Elizabeth Armistead, died Aft. 1806.

 

 

6. Charlotte4 Anderson (Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) (Source: Patrick Joseph Anderson, Colonial Virginia ANDERSON Families GEDCOM, (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~anderson/virginia.html), "Electronic.") was born Bet. 1693 - 1712 in Charles City County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1743. She married Henry Taylor Abt. 1743. He died 1749 in Charles City County, Virginia.

 

Notes for Charlotte Anderson:

Charles City County

Court Orders 1737-1751

09/1743 Court

Page 270

A marriage contract by Henry Taylor. Charlotte Anderson and Ellyson Armistead proved by John Stith, John Hardyman and William Hardyman.

Henry Taylor first lived in Surry County. His son Charles Taylor died without issue. His daughter Charlotte married the Reverend Samuel Smith McCroskey/McCorkey. His son is mentioned in the will of her uncle.

 

Henry Taylor to William Ball

02/12/1734 acres Surry County

 

Charles City County

Court Orders 1737-1751

12/1740 Court

Page 152

A bond from John Stith and Elizabeth his wife, one of the daughters and co-heirs of Rev. Charles Anderson, dec'd. to Thomas Pinckard and Frances his wife, Jane Anderson and Charlotte Anderson, also daughters and co-heirs, proved by William Stuart and John Hales, 2 witnesses, who say they saw Sackville Brewer witness same.

 

 

The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume XXIII, page 218.

 

Charles City County, Virginia, Records, 1737-1774, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1986.

 

Southside Virginia Families, Volume I, by John Bennet Boddie, Pacific Coast Publishers, Redwood City, California, 1955.

 

Children of Charlotte Anderson and Henry Taylor are:

22 i. Charles5 Taylor.

+ 23 ii. Charlotte Taylor, born in Charles City County, Virginia.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

8. Anderson5 Stith (Elizabeth4 Anderson, Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) was born Abt. 1730 in Charles City County, Virginia, and died 1768 in King William County, Virginia. He married Joanna Bassett Abt. 1765 in Eltham, New Kent County, Virginia. She died Aft. 1768.

 

Notes for Anderson Stith:

"Virginia Gazette and General Advertiser", 03/03/1768.

To be sold, on Tuesday the 22d of March next (if fair, otherwise next fair day) at the late dwelling plantation of Mr. Anderson Stith, deceased, lying in King William county, on Pamunkey river, about three miles above Page's warehouse, Twenty five choise picked slaves, being the remainder of the slaves belonging to Mr. Stith's estate (all that were indifferent having been before sold) among whom is an excellent cook wench, and several good house servants; the rest are chiefly fine fellows. Also will be sold the household and kitchen furniture, and the flocks of cattle, hogs, horses, and sheep, two yoke of large oxen, with the carts, ploughs, tools, Etc. belonging to the estate. Twelve months credit will be allowed, the purchasers giving bond and security to

Joanna Stith, Executrix

 

B. Occupation

 

Anderson Stith was a lawyer in New Kent County in 1755.

 

03/1756

Charles City Court

Anderson Stith takes oath as Major of Militia.

 

C. Bibliography

 

William and Mary Quarterly, Ist Series, Volume XXII, Editor Lyon G. Tyler, Richmond, Virginia, 1895; Kraus Reprint Company 1977, pages 44-47.

 

 

Notes for Joanna Bassett:

Joanna Bassett was a sister to the wife of Benjamin Harrison, signer of the Declaration of Independence and ancestor of President Harrison.

 

Children of Anderson Stith and Joanna Bassett are:

+ 24 i. Bassett6 Stith, born Abt. 1765 in Eltham, New Kent County, Virginia; died 1817 in Halifax County, North Carolina.

+ 25 ii. John Stith, died 1830 in Warren County, Georgia.

26 iii. Elizabeth Stith.

 

 

10. Frances5 Stith (Elizabeth4 Anderson, Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) She married William Westwood.

Child of Frances Stith and William Westwood is:

27 i. John Stith6 Westwood, born 1766.

 

 

15. Robert Booth5 Armistead (Jane4 Anderson, Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) was born Abt. 1742. He married Ann Shields. She was born July 31, 1742.

 

Notes for Robert Booth Armistead:

Robert Booth Armistead was a student at William and Mary in 1753 and married Anne Shields in 1760.

 

Child of Robert Armistead and Ann Shields is:

+ 28 i. Mary Marot6 Armistead, born Abt. 1761; died 1797.

 

 

17. Ellyson5 Armistead (Jane4 Anderson, Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) died 1798 in Northampton County, Virginia. He married Susanna Christian April 03, 1780 in Northampton County, Virginia. She died Aft. 1806.

Children of Ellyson Armistead and Susanna Christian are:

29 i. Elizabeth6 Armistead.

30 ii. Frances Armistead.

 

 

19. Frances Anderson5 Armistead (Jane4 Anderson, Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) was born Abt. 1745. She married John Nelson. He was born 1743 in Louisa County, Virginia, and died January 02, 1790.

Child of Frances Armistead and John Nelson is:

31 i. Frances Anderson6 Nelson, born September 14, 1765 in Goochland County, Virginia. She married Jesse Daniel.

 

 

21. Elizabeth5 Armistead (Jane4 Anderson, Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) died Aft. 1806. She married David Currie. He died July 05, 1784 in Lancaster County, Virginia.

Children of Elizabeth Armistead and David Currie are:

32 i. Armistead6 Currie. He married Jane "Ann" Gilliam.

33 ii. Frances Hill Currie.

34 iii. David Currie.

+ 35 iv. Ellyson Currie, died 1829 in lancaster County, Virginia.

 

 

23. Charlotte5 Taylor (Charlotte4 Anderson, Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) was born in Charles City County, Virginia. She married Samuel Smith McCroskey. He died Aft. 1773.

Child of Charlotte Taylor and Samuel McCroskey is:

36 i. Samuel Smith6 McCroskey.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

24. Bassett6 Stith (Anderson5, Elizabeth4 Anderson, Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) was born Abt. 1765 in Eltham, New Kent County, Virginia, and died 1817 in Halifax County, North Carolina. He married Mary Long July 08, 1790 in Halifax County, North Carolina.

Children of Bassett Stith and Mary Long are:

+ 37 i. Maria Bassett7 Stith, died February 1836.

+ 38 ii. Mary Long Stith.

+ 39 iii. Virginia P. Stith.

+ 40 iv. Nicholas Long Bassett Stith.

41 v. Albert Augustus Bassett Stith.

42 vi. William Anderson Stith.

+ 43 vii. Martha E. Stith.

+ 44 viii. Lavinia Bassett Stith.

45 ix. Sarah Frances Washington Stith, born January 14, 1809. She married John R. J. Daniel.

 

 

25. John6 Stith (Anderson5, Elizabeth4 Anderson, Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) died 1830 in Warren County, Georgia.

Child of John Stith is:

46 i. Elizabeth7 Stith. She married Richard Parham.

 

 

28. Mary Marot6 Armistead (Robert Booth5, Jane4 Anderson, Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) was born Abt. 1761, and died 1797. She married John Tyler.

Child of Mary Armistead and John Tyler is:

47 i. (President) John7 Tyler.

 

 

35. Ellyson6 Currie (Elizabeth5 Armistead, Jane4 Anderson, Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) died 1829 in lancaster County, Virginia. He married (1) Anne "Jane" Gilliam. He married (2) Elizabeth ?.

Children of Ellyson Currie and Anne Gilliam are:

48 i. Ellyson Armistead7 Currie.

49 ii. Sally Currie. She married ? Strachan.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

37. Maria Bassett7 Stith (Bassett6, Anderson5, Elizabeth4 Anderson, Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) died February 1836. She married Joseph J. Daniel January 01, 1822. He died February 10, 1848.

Children of Maria Stith and Joseph Daniel are:

50 i. Joseph John8 Daniel, born December 29, 1823.

51 ii. Maria Josephine Daniel, born February 11, 1825.

52 iii. William Alexander Daniel, born February 09, 1827.

53 iv. Mary Long Daniel, born August 20, 1829.

54 v. Lavinia Bassett Daniel, born March 29, 1831.

55 vi. John Lewis Daniel, born December 24, 1832.

 

 

38. Mary Long7 Stith (Bassett6, Anderson5, Elizabeth4 Anderson, Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) She married Edmund Freeman.

Children of Mary Stith and Edmund Freeman are:

56 i. Emily8 Freeman.

57 ii. George Freeman.

 

 

39. Virginia P.7 Stith (Bassett6, Anderson5, Elizabeth4 Anderson, Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) She married Nathaniel Macon Eaton.

Child of Virginia Stith and Nathaniel Eaton is:

58 i. Senora8 Eaton, born Bef. 1834.

 

 

40. Nicholas Long Bassett7 Stith (Bassett6, Anderson5, Elizabeth4 Anderson, Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) He married Anna Austin Hill.

Children of Nicholas Stith and Anna Hill are:

59 i. Frederick Hill8 Stith.

60 ii. Mary Long Stith.

61 iii. Alberta Bassett Stith.

62 iv. Marshall Stith.

63 v. Bassett Stith.

64 vi. Anna Hill Stith.

 

 

43. Martha E.7 Stith (Bassett6, Anderson5, Elizabeth4 Anderson, Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) She married John R. J. Daniel April 05, 1825. He died June 22, 1868 in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.

Children of Martha Stith and John Daniel are:

65 i. William Augustus8 Daniel, born January 19, 1826.

66 ii. John Augustus Daniel, born January 09, 1827.

67 iii. Junius Daniel, born June 27, 1829.

68 iv. Virginia Frances Daniel, born March 26, 1830.

 

 

44. Lavinia Bassett7 Stith (Bassett6, Anderson5, Elizabeth4 Anderson, Charles3, "North Side"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) She married Robert Newsome.

Child of Lavinia Stith and Robert Newsome is:

69 i. Mary Bassett8 Newsome.