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Descendants of George Anderson

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  George4 Anderson  (John3, North Side2, Colonial Virginia1)1 was born Bef. 1720, and died Bef. April 21, 1789 in Augusta Co., Virginia.  He married Elizabeth ? Bef. 1736 in Ulster, Ireland. 

 

Notes for George Anderson:

George 01/30/1741 Augusta Co

330a both sides south branch of Shanando

20/109

 

George 11/25/1743 Augusta Co

200a branch of Cathey's River called Jennings Branch

21/613

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Sources:

 

  (1) "Anderson Genealogy," by Mary Lynn Steward, 1915/1916. Cites : (a) Lyman C. Draper Collection, letter of George Christian. (b) Vir ginia Land Office Records 1738-1747. (c) Augusta Co., VA Court record , Dec 1757, sworn statment of Margaret Anderson. (d) Orange Co., VA , Order Book B, p.158, 22 May 1740, statement of George Anderson. (e ) Records of Augusta Stone Church, Ft. Defiance, VA, made by Rev. Joh n Craig 1740-1749. (f) Will of Margaret Anderson, Augusta Co., VA Wil l Book 3, p.311. (g) Will of George Anderson, Augusta Co., VA, Will B ook 7, p.144, dtd 12 Jun 1784, proved 21 Apr 1789.

 

  (2) "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Extract ed from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800," by L yman Chalkley, (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1966) Vol. 1, p.13 . Vol. 3, p.184. FHL #975.591/F2s.

 

  (3) "Gleanings of Virginia History," by William Fletcher Boogher (1 965) p.308- 309. FHL #975.5 H2bw.

 

 

Information:

 

  Birth: (3) Believed to have been brother of John, William and James Anderson.

  Marriage to Elizabeth __: (1d) Came with him from Ulster, Ireland.

  Death: (1g,2) Will proved 21 Apr 1789, Augusta Co., VA.

 

  (1) Bef. 1736: Brought his wife, Elizabeth, and William, Margaret , John, and Francis Anderson from Ireland to Philadelphia. Lived for a while in Lancaster Co., PA.

  (1) Abt. 1736-1738: Lived in East Nottingham Twp., Chester Co., PA.

  (1) Abt. 1738: Came to Augusta Co., VA, then part of Orange Co., VA.

  (3) Seven or eight heads of families who bore the name of Anderso n were among the earliest settlers of Augusta Co., VA. Whether related to each other in any degree is not definitely known, but four of them, John, George, William and James, settled in the Stone Church neighborhood and are believed to have been brothers. The other Andersons referred to settled on Borden's grant in what is now Rockbridge Co . and are not believed to have been related to those who located on or near Middle River in Augusta Co.

  (1) 1740, 22 May: Appeared in Orange Co., VA court to claim land due him for importing 5 persons to Augusta Co.

  (2) 1745, 10 Dec: At the first court upon the formation of Augusta Co., VA, James Lesley was appointed Constable vice William Baskins in George Anderson's Co.

  (1a) Lived in Middle River, Augusta Co., VA.

  (2) 1784, 12 Jun: Wrote his will. Left to his grandson George Anderson, infant son of his deceased son William, 100 acres where William lived, adjoining Paterson's Island. Names sons George and James executors. Names grandson George Anderson, infant son of his deceased son John. Names sons-in-law Gilbert Christian, Adam Guthery, James Andiddle, and William Anderson. Names daughter Jane. Teste: Robert Kenney , James Magonel, Andrew Anderson.

  (2) 1788, 9 Jun: Wrote codicil to his will. The 100 acres left to his grandson George was now divided between him and his mother Margaret, and at her marriage or death, her 50 acres were to go to his grand children Elizabeth, Mary, Margaret, Robert, Jane, and Nancy Anderson . Teste: James Anderson, William Anderson, William Brooks.

 

 

       

Children of George Anderson and Elizabeth ? are:

        2                 i.    William5 Anderson1, born November 02, 1740 in Augusta Co., Virginia; died Bef. June 12, 1784.  He married Margaret Christian; born September 15, 1743.

 

Notes for William Anderson:

!  (1) "Anderson Genealogy," by Mary Lynn Steward (1915/1916). Cites : (a) Records of  Rev. John Craig, D.D., Augusta Stone Church, Ft. De fiance, VA, 1740-1749. (b) Will of George Anderson, Augusta Co., VA , Will Bk 7, p.144.

  (2) "Records of Augusta Co., Virginia 1745-1800," by Chaulkey (1966 ) Vol. 3, p.184. FHL #975.591/f2s.

 

!  Baptism: (1a) 2 Nov 1740, Augusta Stone Church.

  Marriage to Margaret __: (2) Will of his father George Anderson nam es Margaret, mother of his son George. (See notes below.)

  Death: (1b) Will of father dtd 12 Jun 1784 names children of his de ceased son William.

 

  (2) 1784, 12 Jun: George Anderson Sr. names in his will George Ande rson, infant son of his deceased son and heir William Anderson, leavi ng to George the infant 100 acres where William lived, adjoing Paters on's Island. Names also William's daughters. In a codicil dtd 9 Jun 1 788, the 100 acres left to William's son George was now divided betwe en him and his mother Margaret. At her marriage or death, her 50 acre s was to go to George Anderson Sr.'s grandchildren Elizabeth, Mary, M argaret, Robert, Jane, and Nancy Anderson.

 

 

 

        3                ii.    Margaret Anderson1, born June 27, 1742 in Augusta County, Virginia.  She married Gilbert Christian Bet. 1762 - 1763 in Augusta Co., Virginia.

 

Notes for Margaret Anderson:

!  (1) "Anderson Genealogy," by Mary Lynn Steward (1915/1916). Cites : (a) Records of Rev. John Craig, D.D., Augusta Stone Church, Ft. Def iance, VA 1740-1749. (b) Will of George Anderson, Augusta Co., VA, Wi ll Bk 7, p.144. (c) Lyman C. Draper Collection, letter of George Chri stian.

 

!  Baptism: (1a) 27 Jun 1742, Augusta Stone Church.

  Marriage to Gilbert Christian: (1b,c) 1762/1763, Augusta Co., VA.

 

 

 

Notes for Gilbert Christian:

!  (1) "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Extrac ted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800," b y Lyman Chalkley, (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1966). Vol. 2, p .298. FHL #975.591/F2s.

 

  (1) 1791, 14 Oct: Gilbert Christian surety for Joseph Ray and Lydi a Nicholas marriage bond, Augusta Co., VA.

 

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Subj:       Christian/Anderson/Skillern

Date:      5/1/00 5:57:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time

From:     Lindee40

To: PatAnder73

 

Dear Mr. Anderson,

 

Terry D. Smith responded to my inquiry about this family by giving me your e-mail address.  Our family is descended from Gilbert Christian and Margaret Anderson.  I am have some trouble sorting out the many marriages of Christian/Anderson and Skillern/Anderson and Skillern/Christian.  I hope you can help me.

 

From the Bible entries of John Anderson, b. May 6, 1750 and Rebecca Maxwell Anderson, b. August 7, 1753, he lists the names of all his 62 grandchildren with dates of birth and whose children they are.  According to this entry and the wills of William Christian and his wife Elizabeth "Betsey" Anderson, these facts are cross referenced as correct. 

 

Several researchers show Gilbert Christian married to Margaret Anderson and the child of William Christian, b. 1772 and Margaret Anderson, b. Est. 1766-1789.  Obviously, Gilbert didn't marry his mother.  Can you verify the parentage of both Margaret Anderson married to Gilbert and Margaret Anderson married to William?

 

Later, there is a William Christian (one of many) b. 1808 in KY and sometimes shown as the child of William Christian, b. 1772 and Margaret Anderson.  I do not know for sure who the parents of William, Isabella Moffett, George Anderson and Pierra Christian, all born early 1800's in Kentucky were.  There is a possibility that they are the children of John Christian, Sr., son of Gilbert, who was in Kentucky during that time period and would be about the right age.  This group of four brothers and sisters ended up in Nacogdoches, Texas. 

 

I am hopeful, as a direct descendant of Andersons, that you will have more solid information on some of these Margaret Andersons.   Thank you for  any clarification you might be able to give me.

 

Linda Christian

 

 

        4               iii.    Mary Anderson1, born March 18, 1743/44 in Augusta County, Virginia.  She married Adam Guthrey.

 

Notes for Mary Anderson:

!  (1) "Anderson Genealogy," by Mary Lynn Steward (1915/1916). Cites : (a) Records of Rev. John Craig, D.D., Augusta Stone Church, Ft. Def iance, VA.

 

!  Baptism: (1a) 18 Mar 1744, Augusta Stone Church.

 

 

 

        5               iv.    John Anderson1, born June 1746 in Augusta County, Virginia; died Bef. June 12, 1784.

 

Notes for John Anderson:

!  (1) "Anderson Genealogy," by Mary Lynn Steward (1915/1916). Cites : (a) Records of Rev. John Craig, D.D., Augusta Stone Church, Ft. Def iance, VA. (b) Will of George Anderson, Augusta Co., VA, Will Bk 7, p .144.

 

!  Baptism: (1a) Jun 1746, Augusta Stone Church.

  Death: (1b) Will of his father names grandson George, son of his de ceased son John.

 

 

 

        6                v.    George Anderson1, born November 25, 1748 in Augusta County, Virginia.

 

Notes for George Anderson:

!  (1) "Anderson Genealogy," by Mary Lynn Steward (1915/1916). Cites : (a) Records of Rev. John Craig, D.D., Augusta Stone Church, Ft. Def iance, VA. (b) Will of George Anderson (his father), Augusta Co., VA , Will Bk 7, p.144.

 

!  Baptism: (1a) 27 Nov 1748, Augusta Stone Church.

 

  (1) 1789, 21 Apr: Was Executor of his father's will.

 

George 05/24/1797 Augusta Co

86a Middle RIver adj Enos Jones & Robert Anderson

grants 39/295

 

 

        7               vi.    James Anderson1.

 

Notes for James Anderson:

!  (1) "Anderson Genealogy," by Mary Lynn Steward (1915/1916). Cites : (a) Will of George Anderson, Augusta Co., VA, Will Bk 7, p.144.

 

  (1) 1789, 21 Apr: Was executor of his father's will with his brothe r George.

 

 

 

        8              vii.    Jane Anderson1.  She married Robert Patterson January 30, 1786 in Augusta Co., Virginia.

 

Notes for Jane Anderson:

!  (1) "Augusta County Marriages 1748-1840," by John Vogt & T. Willia m Kethley Jr., p.230. FHL #975.5916 V2v.

 

!  Birth: (1) d/o George Anderson.

  Marriage to Robert Patterson: (1) 30 Jan 1786, Augusta Co., VA, b y William Wilson. Bond dtd same date, Samuel Armstrong bondsman. Wits . George Anderson, William Brooks.

 

 

 

Notes for Robert Patterson:

!(1) "Augusta County Marriages 1748-1840," by John Vogt & T. Willia m Kethley

 Jr., p.230. FHL #975.5916 V2v.

 

!Birth: (1) s/o John Patterson.

 

 

 

 

 

Endnotes

 

1.  Mrs. A. Christine Davidson Kraft, Anderson Family GEDCOM,  (611 Southcrest Court, St. Joseph MO 64506 skraft@aol.com), "Electronic."