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Descendants of Ericus Anderson

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  Ericus3 Anderson  ("Southwest"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) was born Abt. 1675, and died in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware.

 

Notes for Ericus Anderson:

Subj: Andersons of SW VA 

Date: 10/11/03 12:34:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time

From: lesliec@flash.net

To: cgetzinger@aol.com, hudgo@medt.net, handers@chartertn.net, sandijo@vol.com, patander73@aol.com

Sent from the Internet (Details)

 

Good morning,

 

While stumbling around on the net and going from link to link, I have come across some early Andersons of Southwestern VA in whom each of you has had an interest, if only to help separate the many Andersons of Virginia. These are a Jacob and John and James of Grayson and Montgomery Cos., and I have enjoyed what is posted on them.

 

I started with the website

http://www.geocities.com/herb194/AndersonDNA.html

and clicked on links until I visited enough to become interested. I yanked this URL from a message from one of my lists. I do belong to, but am a non-contributing member of a mailing list entitled AndersonJW, mostly because my Anderson lineage pre-dates what is discussed on that list.

 

I solemnly swear that I am getting to Andersons you do like, but to get there I do need to drag through mine. Please bear with me while I segue into people in whom you have no direct interest ... but who may shed light on yours. I know that this is hard to read, for there is too much data and no clear proof ... but the hints are killer for SW VA Andersons.

 

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HOW I GET TO SW VA

 

I descend from the Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, Anderson family ... and my family ends up in the Washington/Russell/Lee Co., VA, area by 1774 according to their land survey. More specifically, I come down from an Ericus Smith and wife Bridget Anderson of New Garden settlement. They married in Wilmington, DE, on 22 Nov 1753. Ericus died in 1792, and widow Bridget is on the Russell Co., VA, tax list of 1793 ... after which I lose all track of her.

 

My ancestor Ericus Smith is son to an immigrant from Sweden, Hans Jurien Smith, of Wilmington, DE. He married well, to a Mary Stalcup, whose grandfather was a 1638 founder of Delaware. The Smith sons of this couple (minus one who died young and one whom I have lost) end up in Montgomery, Washington, and Russell Cos., VA. They begin to leave Wilmington, DE, in the 1740's and are all gone from there before 1760.

 

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ANDERSON BACKGROUND

 

Bridget Anderson, wife of Ericus Smith, is a daughter to Peter Anderson and first wife Elizabeth Derrickson. Peter Anderson left Wilmington, DE, between the sale of land inherited from his father Ericus Anderson, in 1768 and 1770, at which time he turns up making purchases on an Orange Co., NC, estate record. He is listed in this record with his oldest son Ericus as well as a number of other "escapees" from Wilmington, DE. He is there at least through sale of his land in 1787. There is no probate, nor any further records on Peter Anderson in NC. His son Ericus Anderson turns up in Russell Co., VA, where my own Ericus Smith/Bridget Anderson had established themselves by 1774.

 

My Peter Anderson (Sr.) also had a son Peter Anderson, born 27 Sep 1738 and bpt. 11 Oct 1738 ... at which time his mother, Kerstin Derrickson Anderson was buried. This younger Peter Anderson did survive, for he turns up in Orange Co., NC, as late as 1779 and 1780. But I lose him from NC records after this, and I'm not certain where he went ... or if he died.

 

By Delaware church records, Peter Anderson's second wife was Catherine Lynam/Linam, daughter of Andrew Lynam of Wilmington, DE. Her brother Andrew Lynam was also an early resident of SW VA, being in the Woods Hole entry book by 1745. His sons Richard and Andrew Lynam kick up regularly in SW VA records ... let me paste in an extract from a book which ties together any number of people with whom I'm confusing you today:

 

UNSETTLED SETTLEMENTS INDIAN FORAYS ON THE HOLSTON AND CLINCH RIVERS 1773-1794; Weaver, Jeffrey with Emory L. Hamilton and John and Betty Mullins; Mullins Printing:Chitwood, VA) 1992; p. 54

 

"KILLING OF RICHARD LYNAM AND SOLOMON KENDRICK

by Emory Hamilton

    Richard Lynam, who lived on the Thompson's Creek is[sic] New Garden of

Russell County, Virginia, was killed by the Indians in Powell Valley in the

year 1777, Robert Sinclair, son fo Charles Sinclair of Sinclair Bottom, whose

Revolutionary War pension claim was filed in Madison County, Missouri on August

1, 1832, tells of the killing thusly:

    "Captain (Charles) Cocke's company rendezvoused at Wolf Hills

(Abingdon) and marched to Powell's Valley. Sixteen days after marching

to Powell's Valley, Solomon Kendrick, the Indian spy, was killed by the

Indians, and this applicant and Andrew Lynam acted as spys. Said

applicant was at Powell's Valley about three months. At the end of this

time myself and Andrew Lynam (40) went to Blackmore's Fort on Clinch

river and acted together as spys for about twenty days, under the

command of Captain Crump, at which time, Lynam and myself were out as

spys, and he, and myself were sitting on a log when we were fired upon

by a party of Indians and Lynam was killed. Three balls passed through

the clothes of this applicant. After the death of Lynam, William

Richardson took his place."

    It was Richard Lynam, instead of his brother Andrew killed in the described

incicent can be proven by a court held in Washington County, Virginia on May

19, 1778 wherein James Anderson was appointed administrator of the estate of

Richard Lynam, deceased, with John Lewis and Samuel VanHook as his securities,

with Patrick Denny, William Ferrill, Ericus Smith and James Anderson as

appraisers, all of whom lived in Elk Garden.

[********LESLIE'S NOTE ON THIS GROUP OF APPRAISERS IS BELOW.]

    At a court held in the same county on March 17, 1779 the following entry was

made: "On motion of Samuel VanHook it is ordered that James Anderson,

Administrator of the estate of Richard Lynam, deceased, be summoned to next

court to render an account how he transacts the estate." On May 20, 1779 the

court ordered: "Ordered that Arthur Campbell, Gent. Sheriff be administrator of

the estate of Richard Lynam in the room of James Anderson, who of his own

account resigned in court."

    (40) In the above statement Robert Sinclair's memory played him a trick and

he really means Richard Lynam instead of his brother Andrew. Andrew was not

killed but Richard was. Andrew Lynam was a veteran of the French and Indian War

and was very much alive at this time and afterwards. Andrew moved on to

Kentucky and applied for a Revolutionary War pension claim in Bath County,

Kentucky on June 23, 1834 and died in that county on July 3, 1847 at the ripe

old age of 88 years. He was born in Guilford Conty, North Carolina on January

5, 1759."

 

[********Ah, ha! Those 1778 appraisers are telling. Richard Lynam, deceased, is a cousin to Bridget Anderson Smith, Ericus Smith is the husband of my Bridget Anderson, Patrick Denny is the father to the Jane Denny who md. my Aly Smith (son of Ericus Smith/Bridget Anderson - and there is a large Denny family of Wilmington, DE, as well - I've just never put in the time to connect this particular ancestor of mine to them). I don't know William Ferrill ... but I'll bet that this James Anderson is part of the same Anderson family.]

 

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BACK TO MY RUSSELL CO., VA, SMITH/ANDERSON FAMILY & CLOSING IN ON YOURS

 

Bridget Anderson Smith must not have lasted much longer than the 1793 tax list of Russell Co, for in 1797 the children of Ericus Smith/Bridget Anderson divide the property in Russell Co. deed records, thereby identifying themselves, but there's no share laid off to mom. My particular child is a Rev. War Aly Smith who md. Jane Denny in Washington Co. in 1783 and later migrated to Campbell Co., TN, but his two sisters are married to Joseph and Ephraim Hatfield ... and here it gets more interesting.

 

As an aside, although this is many years later, Ephraim and Mary (Smith) Hatfield are the progenitors of what became the infamous fueding Hatfields of Pike Co., KY, and Logan Co., WV. The man who began the feud was a g' grandson William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield.

 

But it's backwards on the Hatfields that is of interest to me today. These Hatfields appear to be sons to a George Hatfield who appears in Botetourt in 1771. A proven son to this George Hatfield (by Botetourt tax lists, which say "George Hatfield and sons George and Jeremiah") is a Jeremiah Hatfield who left later records in Montgomery, Grayson, Russell, and Lee Cos., VA. This Jeremiah Hatfield is the father of a Mary Hatfield who md. William Cornett, son of David, in Grayson Co. 2 Jun 1793. Jeremiah Hatfield signed a permission for his daughter to marry William Cornett, so this is as clean a proof as can be found for genealogists.

 

If your research has a Cornett interest, then hang around for some Hatfield addendum.

 

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NOW FOR SOME HATFIELD INFO

 

Back in Wilmington, DE, there was a "census" taken of members of Holy Trinity Church in 1753. On it are found in one household my Smith immigrant Hans Jurian Smith (who died of TB after making his will 12 Dec 1753 & was buried 27 Dec of that year) and his son Ericus Smith ... as well as their housekeeper, Bridget Anderson ... who md. the same Ericus Smith 22 Nov 1753. They lived in what passed for downtown Wilmington, for Hans Smith was a hatter, not a farmer, and the land on which the church was built was part of his wife's father's property ... they were literally across the street.

 

My Hans Jurian Smith came to America from Falun, Sweden, in 1713 with his brother Frederick Smith. Both were hatmakers, sons to a hatmaker named Peter Smith of Falun ... and we have their passports from Sweden allowing them to emigrate as well as their christening records which identify them clearly. Brother Frederick Smith moved back and forth between Philadelphia and Wilmington, both of which were Swedish settlements (this pre-dates William Penn). Although now in different states, the early Swedish settlements between which these Swedish families moved were in today's Philadelpha (PA), Wilmington (DE), and Raccoon Creek (NJ). If you'll look at a map, you will see that all of these are no more than 15 miles apart and all lie on the Delaware River.

 

BTW, the name "Jurian" translates to English as "George." Remember that, because it's about to crop up in the Hatfields.

 

Living exactly in the household censused adjacent to Hans Smith in 1753 in Wilmington is a married Hatfield daughter, daughter to Edward Hatfield and Catherine Lykins (all from baptismal records). Edward Hatfield was a son to Jurian (remember- that's George in English) Hatfield. The Hatfield genealogy is as tangled as any other, so I am unsure if the George Hatfield who came to SW VA with his large number of children is a grandson to Jurian Hatfield of Philadelphia through son George or through son Edward mentioned abouve ... but it's one of them, and they're all related.

 

My point is that provable Andersons of SW VA, Hatfields, Smiths, Lynams (and too many more to mention) all come from the same place and are all related to one another. I have much further info showing that they came to SW in groups. Some came very early in company with James Patton in the 1740's and 1750's, some went first to NC and straggled into SW VA twenty years later.

 

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BACK TO THE JEREMIAH HATFIELD WHOSE DAUGHTER MD. MARY CORNETT

 

Jeremiah Hatfield (who was md. to Fannie Holland, d/o George Holland of an 1802 will in Grayson Co., VA) died or otherwise disappeared from the records of SW VA after the Lee Co. tax list of 1796. He may have turned up briefly in Wayne Co., KY, from 1802 to 1809 ... or that may be a namesake son or nephew.

 

(Jeremiah's brothers Valentine and Joseph Hatfield - this one md. to Rachel Smith - do go briefly to Wayne Co., KY, and are on the same tax lists, but all leave pretty promptly. Valentine Hatfield goes on to Overton & then Roane Cos., TN. Joseph Hatfield settles in Campbell Co., TN ... the part that became Scott Co., TN, in 1850.)

 

Jeremiah's apparent sons are without a father present, but do kick up themselves in Knox Co., KY, and then Whitley Co., KY, beginning no later than 1804. They move back and forth in this region, living sometimes in Campbell Co., TN, and sometimes in Knox and Whitley Cos.

 

 

 

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FINALLY FOR LATER ANDERSONS

 

There is a website on the net for Anderson family research which seems to track with everything I've written.

http://www.geocities.com/andersonkntv/misandersonnotes.html

 

See all its homepage ... this just has the record citations, so I used it.

 

Note carefully that they are pursuing a John Anderson, assignee of Jeremiah Percefield of Knox Co., KY, in 1807. This family, as well as Jeremiah Percefield migrate to Campbell Co., TN, for I have most of the early Campbell Co. records since my Aly Smith/Jane Denny moved there.

 

They also search Jacob Anderson, husband of Nancy Richardson, who left scads of records scattered from Knox, Wayne, Whitley and Pike Cos., KY, and Campbell and Scott Cos., TN. .

 

Their Jacob and John Anderson have "doins" with some Ferrells and Richardsons in Knox Co. ... these exactly the same surnames that appear in the 1778 Rev. War account and 1779 Washington Co., VA, estate of Richard Lynam which I quoted to you above ... and which mention my Ericus Smith, Patrick Denny, James Anderson, et al. Knox Co., KY, is also where the sons of Jeremiah Hatfield/Fannie Holland make records at this same early 1880s time period.

 

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THE JACOB ANDERSON WEBSITE

 

They cite an 1834 deed in Whitley Co. with a Thomas Bird ... while I show that a Thomas Bird md. a Bridget Anderson (but by then she was then a widow to John Seeds) in Wilmington, DE, in 1759 ... but I've never gone to get their children. This particular Bridget Anderson is a daughter to Ole (which is William in English) Anderson, brother to my own Peter Anderson Sr.

 

There are several RootsWeb WorldConnect files which name this Thomas Bird of Whitley Co., KY, as a son to a Robert Bird who seems to have left a will in Whitley Co. in 1821. A brother to Whitley Co. Thomas Bird, an Isiah Bird, did live past 1880 and says that he was born in NC and his father was born in Virginia. Perhaps based on good evidence, or perhaps on less sound evidence, this Robert Bird has been connected to another Bird family of King and Queen Co., VA. I've not a clue if this connection is correct, for I know zero about Bird genealogy, but I wouldn't want to mislead you into thinking that I know more than I do. If WorldConnect files are corrent in placing these Whitley Co. Birds back into a King and Queen Co., VA, family, then this part of my flight of fancy is incorrect ... but if their info is sketchy and somewhat theoretical, then I could have another Anderson link.

 

They cite land on Pine Creek in Wayne Co., KY, in a disputed area that was also claimed by Scott Co., TN, ... and on this very creek were the Hatfields who would be cousins through their grandmother Bridget Anderson Smith (this Bridget being a daughter to Peter Anderson Sr.).

 

They talk about possible NC origins and mention a maiden name of "Bull" for the wife of their Jacob Anderson. Look at this from my files. It's too late for their ancestor, but it does seem to connect the children of my Peter Anderson Sr. to a Bull family back in NC, for this is part of or next to his original land:

 

DEED: ORANGE COUNTY (NC) RECORDS, VOL. VIII, DEED BOOK 5, ABSTRACTS; Bennett, William D.; privately published; Raleigh NC; 1991; p.89

p.448 of original Deed Book 5

10 Nov 1792 John Elmore of Orange to Jennet Anderson & James her son of same,

150 pounds, 240 ac., on Haw R. begin at a gum on river, N48E 58 ch. to a

P.O., NW 37 ch. to a P.O., S48W 62 ch. to gum on river, down river to first

station; signed John (X) Elmore; witness: Richard Bull, Samuel Scott; proved

May Term 1796 by Scott.

 

 

BTW, the man who witnessed the 1827 will of William Anderson of Knox Co., KY, is not "Ezekiel L. Jones." That's a misreading of his name due to lousy handwriting. He was Ezekiel S. Jones, and his middle name is "Smith." He was husband to Elizabeth Kincaid, daughter to Thomas Kincaid/Martha Wyatt of Campbell Co., TN. This couple probably md. in Campbell Co., TN, circa 1825/1830 (no civil record - TN did not require civil recording of marriages before 1836) and very shortly went back to Knox Co., KY. Ezekiel and Elizabeth Jones are still alive in 1850 in Knox Co. ... and  he is a Baptist minister (which with this branch of Anderson family connection is not a surprise). I have not a clue if Ezekiel Smith Jones was in Campbell Co. as a minister and that is how he met Elizabeth Kincaid, although that is certainly possible.

 

 

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IN SUM

 

Not that this is short ...it's taken 2 hours to write ... but I think you might wish to explore the Delaware Anderson family for the origins of yours. Mind you, they're only Swedish in the first generation or two ... after that they marry standard-issue colonists and lose all trace of Swedish beginnings. But if you connect, Anders Joransson - the immigrant of this Anderson line - was in Delaware by the 1660's if not earlier.

 

I see several Jacob, John and James Andersons in my larger Anderson family who are of an age to be the ones in whom you have an interest, and any number of them were in SW VA. And they are all cousins to each other ... and related to my own Ericus Smith/Bridget Anderson. Some of them are first cousins to her, some are second cousins.

 

I'd not bother you with this since it's all circumstantial, execpt that you have indicated an interest in counties where my own ancestors lived. The Andersons whom you study migrate again to places where my families move, and some of the allied names mentioned in your various citations are already in my database because I've had to work on them as part of my family. There are too many possible ties for me to leave this lying in the dust.

 

I'd love to discuss this with one and all.

 

Leslie Smith Collier

 

 

       

Children of Ericus Anderson are:

+      2                 i.    Peter4 Anderson, born Abt. 1700 in Newcastle, Delaware; died Aft. 1787 in Orange County, North Carolina.

+      3                ii.    Ole Anderson.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  Peter4 Anderson (Ericus3, "Southwest"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) was born Abt. 1700 in Newcastle, Delaware, and died Aft. 1787 in Orange County, North Carolina.  He married (1) Elizabeth Derrickson.    He married (2) Catherine Lynam. 

 

Notes for Peter Anderson:

Bridget Anderson, wife of Ericus Smith, is a daughter to Peter Anderson and first wife Elizabeth Derrickson. Peter Anderson left Wilmington, DE, between the sale of land inherited from his father Ericus Anderson, in 1768 and 1770, at which time he turns up making purchases on an Orange Co., NC, estate record. He is listed in this record with his oldest son Ericus as well as a number of other "escapees" from Wilmington, DE. He is there at least through sale of his land in 1787. There is no probate, nor any further records on Peter Anderson in NC. His son Ericus Anderson turns up in Russell Co., VA, where my own Ericus Smith/Bridget Anderson had established themselves by 1774.

 

Notes for Elizabeth Derrickson:

My Peter Anderson (Sr.) also had a son Peter Anderson, born 27 Sep 1738 and bpt. 11 Oct 1738 ... at which time his mother, Kerstin Derrickson Anderson was buried. This younger Peter Anderson did survive, for he turns up in Orange Co., NC, as late as 1779 and 1780. But I lose him from NC records after this, and I'm not certain where he went ... or if he died.

 

Notes for Catherine Lynam:

By Delaware church records, Peter Anderson's second wife was Catherine Lynam/Linam, daughter of Andrew Lynam of Wilmington, DE. Her brother Andrew Lynam was also an early resident of SW VA, being in the Woods Hole entry book by 1745. His sons Richard and Andrew Lynam kick up regularly in SW VA records ... let me paste in an extract from a book which ties together any number of people with whom I'm confusing you today:

       

Children of Peter Anderson and Elizabeth Derrickson are:

        4                 i.    Ericus5 Anderson, born Abt. 1725 in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware.

 

Notes for Ericus Anderson:

Ericus Anderson 09/15/1797 Russell Co

74.5a Cedar Creek adj Henry Campbell

grants 39/607

 

 

 

        5                ii.    Bridget Anderson, born Abt. 1730 in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware; died Bet. 1793 - 1797 in Russell County, Virginia.  She married Ericus Smith November 22, 1753 in Wilmington, Delaware; died 1792.

 

Notes for Bridget Anderson:

, I come down from an Ericus Smith and wife Bridget Anderson of New Garden settlement. They married in Wilmington, DE, on 22 Nov 1753. Ericus died in 1792, and widow Bridget is on the Russell Co., VA, tax list of 1793 ... after which I lose all track of her.

 

Bridget Anderson Smith must not have lasted much longer than the 1793 tax list of Russell Co, for in 1797 the children of Ericus Smith/Bridget Anderson divide the property in Russell Co. deed records, thereby identifying themselves, but there's no share laid off to mom. My particular child is a Rev. War Aly Smith who md. Jane Denny in Washington Co. in 1783 and later migrated to Campbell Co., TN, but his two sisters are married to Joseph and Ephraim Hatfield ... and here it gets more interesting.

 

+      6               iii.    Peter Anderson, born September 27, 1738 in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware; died Abt. 1819 in Hancock County, Tennessee.

 

 

        3.  Ole4 Anderson (Ericus3, "Southwest"2, "Colonial Virginia"1)

       

Child of Ole Anderson is:

        7                 i.    Bridget5 Anderson.  She married Thomas Bird.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        6.  Peter5 Anderson (Peter4, Ericus3, "Southwest"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) was born September 27, 1738 in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, and died Abt. 1819 in Hancock County, Tennessee.  He married Martha ?. 

 

Notes for Peter Anderson:

Subj:       [ANDERSON-L] PETER ANDERSON

Date:       9/15/99 12:53:13 PM Eastern Daylight Time

From:      pegtrim@means.net (Peggy Trimble)

Reply-to:        pegtrim@means.net (Peggy Trimble)

To:  ANDERSON-L@rootsweb.com

 

Looking for information on PETER ANDERSON. Have little  information. In Bedford CO, VA ca 1760 or later, then to Grayson CO, VA ca 1794,  Hawkins CO, TN ca 1816 ending in Hancock CO, TN ca 1819. Need info on siblings and parents.

 

Thanks for any help

 

Peggy

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Peter 09/01/1797 Grayson Co

120a east side of Fox Creek

grants 36/533

 

Peter 06/06/1793 Washington Co

180a lick run of middle fork of Holstein River

grants 29/180

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Subj:       Peter Anderson.

Date:       11/3/00 8:36:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

From:      virginia161@webtv.net (Virginia Welding)

To:  patander73@aol.com

 

My ancestor Peter Anderson was found by me and a few others in Lee co. Va. wife Martha Anderson.  Sometimes they are listed in Hawkins co Tn>Hancock co. Tn. with hree children. Catherine, Mary, and John M. (my line)  He seems to be related to a Morgan Anderson, same locale who is husband to Edna Elizabeth Livesay.  Peter and Marha have eluded me as to their parents, where they came from etc. Can you help?  Could the Peter you name be an ancestor to my Peter?  Could he be a Richard P. that I have encountered in that vicinity?  Thanks so much.

 

VirginiaWelding  POB 97  Nickerson Ne. 68044

 

       

Children of Peter Anderson and Martha ? are:

        8                 i.    Catherine6 Anderson.

        9                ii.    Mary Anderson.

        10             iii.    John M. Anderson.