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Descendants of James Anderson

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. James5 Anderson (Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Richard1) (Source: (1) James Anderson, 1751 Will of James Anderson, (Will Book 9, Page 772, Surry County, Virginia)., (2) Thomas Anderson, 1711 Will of Thomas Anderson, (1710-1713 Will Book, Page 36, Prince George County, Virginia).) was born Abt. 1689 in "The Cattails", Charles City County, Virginia, and died November 20, 1751 in "Arnols", Surry County, Virginia (Source: Gertrude R. B. Richards, Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, (The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia; 1958).). He married (1) Mary Jordan (Source: Robert A. Jordan, Jordan Journal, History of the George and Arthur Jordan Families of Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana from 1634, (Indianapolis, Indiana; 1996).) Abt. 1712 in Surry County, Virginia, daughter of George Jordan and Mary Browne. She was born Abt. 1694 in "Robin Hood Branch", Surry County, Virginia, and died Abt. 1736 in "Arnols", Surry County, Virginia. He married (2) Rebecca Cooke Bef. May 01, 1740 in Surry County, Virginia, daughter of William Cooke and Rebecca Jones. She was born Abt. 1705 in Surry County, Virginia, and died 1770 in Surry County, Virginia (Source: Lyndon H. Hart, III, Surry County, Virginia, Wills, Estate Accounts and Inventories; 1730 - 1800, (Southern Historical Press, Inc., Easley, South Carolina; 1985).).

 

Notes for James Anderson:

James Anderson is named in the 1711 will of Thomas Anderson of Prince George County. That the James Anderson of Surry County is the son of Thomas is established by a deed dated 04/14/1719 from James Anderson of Surry County to Cornelius Cargill for 105 acres on Cattail Swamp bounded by a line of Charles Anderson in which his wife Mary Anderson relinquishes her dower by separate affidavit. These are the lands willed by Thomas Anderson. Thus, the father of James Anderson of Surry County is Thomas Anderson of Prince George County. No contemporary birth record is known.

A caution, that in Prince George County there also resides at this time the children of James Anderson with sons Matthew,Jr., William,Jr. and James Anderson and daughter Elizabeth Ligon. There is no confirmed relationship although such cannot be dismissed.

James Anderson is identified as an executor of his father's will in 1711 and is mentioned in the inheritance lists of his brother and sister in 1712. He co-signs deeds with Mary and Cornelius Cargill of his fathers land in 1712. On that deed his wife Mary approves and shows that James married Mary Jordan before 1712. In 1714 James sells his interest in the plantation that his father resided on and willed to his widow Mary, to Edward Goodrich.

In 1715 James's father-in-law George Jordan gave his daughter Mary Anderson, land along the north side of the Blackwater swamp. This was located in Surry County. James was probably absent from the colony at the time of this gift, which would explain why it was drawn in her name allowing her to perfect the title. In 1730 he added 200 acres adjacent to this land by purchase from Henry Thomas and John Avery. This Surry County estate he called "Arnols". Arnols/Arnolds Creek formed the eastern boundary of the estate north of the Blackwater. His father in law referred to this creek as a spring branch in his deed, without using the name Arnols. It would appear from the first use in James' will that he named the creek. The plantation site, however, is at the major crossing point of the Blackwater River east of City Point. It was at this point that the Berkley directed explorations of Southwest Virginia crossed the Blackwater in the 1650's. At this point the Blackwater River has a gravely bottom which would support fording traffic.

In 1718 James having returned from whereever his travels or travails had taken him, identifies himself as James Anderson of Prince George County and sells 104 acres near the Nottoway River which he must have acquired before the surviving 1710 book of Prince George County. He sells it to Joshua Meachum and records it in Surry County indicating that he was relocating from the frontier to the estate given his wife.

In 1723 James patented 100 acres of land in Surry County (now Sussex) on the south side of the main Blackwater swamp beginning on the north side of the Pigeon Swamp. This record is found in Patents Book 11, 1735-38, page 289, dated 09/05/1723. This was located only a few miles south of his and his fathers lands and can be found on the 7 minute Geodetic Survey Map "Disputania South". He sold this land to William Sanders his brother-in-law in 1726.

In 1733 James acquires the southwest corner of Whetstone creek and the Little Nottoway River in current Nottoway County by purchase from its original patent holder Robert Mitchell. This deed is filed in Brunswick County. This Robert Mitchell was the brother-in-law of his second wife's sister. He was the son of Henry Mitchell who was a landholder along the Prince George and Surry County border as was James.

In 1735 James Anderson patents 150 acres North of the Little Nottoway River in Prince Georges County (now Nottoway). This is filed in patents book 16, page 150 dated 08/18/1735. From the 1736 tax lists of Amelia County it would appear that James was speculating in Amelia County and was developing lands near the junction of Whetstone Creek and the Little Nottoway River just west of current Blackstone, Virginia.

In 1743 James Anderson, identified as James Anderson,Sr. of Surry County leases to his sons Thomas and Jordan those lands along Whetstone Creek and to his son James the land just east of them on the North side of the Little Nottoway River. These leases are filed in Amelia deed book 2. James' will consigns these lands to the sons in possession of them. There is a land plat of the original grants of this area prepared for the Amelia County Historical Association and is a must for anyone who wishes to understand the lands of all the Amelia Andersons. He retains title to the head lands along Whetstone Creek until 1750, at which time he deeds this land to his son John.

There are five sons and four daughters known to be issue of James Anderson. I am confident that this list is complete. See the book "Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families"; By Grant James Anderson; Richmond Virginia; Whitter & Shepperson printers, 1909. According to the family tradition of Grant James Anderson as documented in his book, the family came to South side Virginia about 1733. An unknown father of surname Anderson with his four sons James, Thomas, Jourdan, John and daughter Faith. The mother's maiden name was Jourdan. It is not clear in the text whether their mother came with them. The tradition states that he remarried and sired another son William Anderson and another unnamed daughter who married Mr. Moss. The Christian name of the father is easily established by examination of Amelia County, Virginia deeds and Surry County Wills. He was James Anderson, of Southwark Parish in Surry County, Virginia. My research has shown the immigration story of Grant J. Anderson to be erroneous. We can hypothesize that his story is attributed to the relocation and travel of the five children from Surry County to Amelia County in 1733.

I have chosen to assign the daughters of James Anderson to his first wife. This is because the Grant Anderson text states Faith was a daughter of the unknown Jordan. The text further says that another daughter who married a Moss was the daughter of the second wife. However as she is recorded as having a child in 1745 I think it likely she was the daughter of the first wife. It would appear that Mary was the oldest child, from the date of birth of her own children.

 

Records of James Anderson

 

James Anderson to Cornelius Cargill

of Surry County

03/07/1712 155 acres

Prince George County Book 1710-1713 page 254 recorded 01/13/1713

bounded by land given by the will of Thomas Anderson, dec'd to his son Charles Anderson and the Queen's land; 105 acres was lately surveyed by Capt. Robert Bolling for said Thomas Anderson, and by him given to said James, with 50 acres adjoining Capt. Taylor's cart path.

Wit: Francis West, Will'm Sanders, Charles Anderson

Livery & seizin witnesses by Roger Rees, Michael Rosser, Richard Whitmore, James Anderson and wife acknowledged the deed.

 

James Anderson to Edward Goodrich

of Surry County

01/12/1713/14 100 acres

Prince George County Book 1710-1713 page 272 recorded 01/12/1713/14

for 4000 lbs Tob. Land where Cornelius Cargill & wife Mary lately lived (purchased by Thomas Anderson of John Jane, and given to the relict Mary then to James]

 

James Anderson to Joshua Meachum

of Prince George County of Surry County

07/15/1718 104 acres

Surry County Book 1715-1730 page 127

This Indenture made the fifteenth Day of July in the fourth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith & in the year of our Lord God one Thousand Seven hundred and Eighteen Between James Anderson of Prince George County of the one part and Joshua Meachum of Surry County of the other part. Witnesseth that the said James Anderson for the valuable consideration of four pounds current money of Virginia to him the said James Anderson by the said Joshua Meachum according to agreement between them well and truly satisfied and paid whereof and of every part and parcel thereof the said James Anderson doth free, quitt release and discharge him the said Joshua Meachum his heirs executors and administrators and hath for him and his heirs given granted bargained sold aliened assigned en scoffed and confirmed and doth by these presents fully freely and absolutely give grant bargain sell assign over en scoff and confirm to him the said Joshua Meachum his heirs and assigns one parcel of land in the present possession and occupation of him the said James Anderson with all privileges profits and emoluments whatsoever thereunto belonging. The said parcel contains one hundred and four acres of land be it more or less situate lying and being in Surry County near Nottoway River bounded as followeth Viz:. beginning at a small meadow branch thence Southeast & by East one fourth East twelve poles to a black oak, thence South Southeast three quarters East sixty one poles thence along the Line of Daniel Eppes East thirty eight degrees South eighty poles to two hickorys thence Northeast fourty poles to a black oak thence North by East half East fourty poles to a black oak, thence North Eighty poles to three black oaks thence Norwest and by West three quarters West sixty four poles to one oak and two hickorys, thence South West Eighty Eight poles to a pine standing in the said meadow branch thence up the said branch as it trends to the beginning including the said one hundred and four Acres of Land. TO HAVE and TO HOLD the said one hundred and four Acres of Land with all other the appurtenances thereunto belonging to him the said Joshua Meachum his heirs and assigns forever in as Large and Ample manner to all Intents and purposes as he the said James Anderson or any other might or could enjoy the same and further the said James Anderson doth for himself his heirs Est: & Administrators covenant promise and agree to and with the said the said Joshua Meachum his heirs and assigns that he the said James Anderson is at present rightfully seized of the said Land by an Indeisseizable Title in Law and that the said Land is at present free and clear and is and shall be warranted and maintained free and clear from nay former bargain sale gift grant dower estate title claim or interest made by him the said James Anderson or any other person or persons claiming by or under him or his heirs or by or with their consents or procurement and that the said Joshua Meachum his heirs an assigns shall peaceably and quietly possess & enjoy all the above receited premises without the least hindrance or molestation of him the said James Anderson or his heirs or any other person or persons. IN WITNESS whereof the said James Anderson have hereunto set his hand and seal the Day and Year first above Written.

Signed Sealed and Delivered

In the presence of James Anderson sealed with

John Jane a wafer

John Ingles

John Ingles

Memo: That on the tenth Day of July one Thousand Seven hundred and Eighteen Quiet and peaceable Possession and seizin of the Land within mentioned was delivered by the within named James Anderson unto the within mentioned Joshua Meachum according to the form and effect of the within written Deed in due form of Law.

At a Court held at Southwark for

the County of Surry July ye 16th 1718

This day appeared in Court the within named James Anderson and did acknowledge the within mentioned contents to be his real Act & Deed as also Delivery and Seizin which is ordered to be recorded and is recorded by

 

James Anderson to Cornelius Cargill

of Surry County of Prince George County

04/14/1719 105 acres

Prince George County Book 1713-1728 page 292

This Indenture made this Fourteenth Day of April in the year of our Lord Christ One Thousand Seven hundred and Nineteen between James Anderson of the County of Surry of the One part and Cornelius Cargill of the County of Prince George of the other part. Witnesseth that the said James Anderson for divers good causes and considerations him thereunto moving, but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of Four pounds current money to him in hand paid by the said Cornelius Cargill at and before the en sealing & delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said James Anderson doth hereby acknowledge and thereof doth acquit release and discharge the said Cornelius Cargill his heirs, executors, Etc. Hath given, granted, bargained sold, remised, released, and for ever quitted claim, and by these presents the said James Anderson doth for him self his heirs Excrs Etc.: give, grant, bargain, sell, remise, release, and for ever quit claim unto the said Cornelius Cargill and to his heirs for ever to all that seat, tract or parcel of Land situate Lying and being on the Cattail Swamp in the County of Prince George containing One hundred and five acres of land and bounded Viz: Westwardly on the Land of Charles Anderson, Easterly Northerly, and Southerly upon unpatented Lands. To have and to hold the said Lands and premises with all the appertenances thereunto belonging unto the said Cornelius Cargill and to his heirs forever, together with all houses orchards, gardens, meadows, pastures, fencings, woods, underwoods, ways, waters, and watercourses thereon or thereunto belonging, so that neither the said James Anderson or his heirs nor any other person or persons whatever claiming or to claim by from or under him or them shall not at any time hereafter have any right title interest claim or demand of or to the said lands and premises but that the same with every part & parcel; [? ] of shall be and forever hereafter [? ] to the only sole proper use & [?] of him the said Cornelius Cargill and to his heirs for ever more and lastly the said James Anderson doth hereby further covenant and agree to with him the said Cornelius Cargill to defend and warrant the sayl of these presents by a general warranty against all and all manner of persons whatever unto the said Cornelius Cargill and to his heirs for ever. In Witness whereof the said James Anderson hath hereunto set his hand and seal the Day and year first above written

Signed sealed and Delivered

in sight and presence of James Anderson sealed with

red wax

On the back of the above deed was a endorsement in the following words. Viz:

Memorandum

That Livery and Seizin of the Lands and premises within mentioned was by the within named James Anderson made and executed in due form of Law unto the within named Cornelius Cargill in sight of

James Anderson

At a Court held at Merchant's Hope for the County of Prince George on the second Tuesday in April being the fourteenth Day of the said month Anno Domini, 1719

The above written deed for land (indented and sealed) was in open Court acknowledged (with the above endorsement of Livery of Seizin theron) by James Anderson the subscriber thereunto, to be his act and deed to Cornelius Cargill named therein, on whole motion the same by Order of the Court is truly recorded. And there also appeared in Court Mary the wife of the said James Anderson and being first privately examined freely & voluntarily relinquished to the said Cornelius Cargill her right of dower in and to the lands in the said deed mentioned which by Order of the Court is likewise recorded

teste Wm Hamlin Cl Cur

 

Anderson, James

09/05/1723 100 acres Surry County

Patents Book 11, 1735-38, page 289

GEORGE [insert] TO ALL[i] KNOW YE that for diverse good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of TEN SHILLINGS of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Treasury in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. WE HAVE given granted and confirmed and by these presents for Us our [?] Do give grant and confirm unto James Anderson of Surry County one certain tract or parcel of Land containing one hundred acres lying and being on the South side of the Main Blackwater Swamp in the County aforesaid and bounded as followeth, to wit. BEGINNING at a pine on the North side of the Pigeon Swamp thence Northeast one hundred and thirty nine poles to a red oak then North by East seventy four poles to a pine thence West Northwest forty one poles to a pine then South fifty five degrees West Sixty poles to a pine by the side of a small Branch then down the various courses of the run of the said Branch to the Pigeon Swamp aforesaid and down the various courses of the run of the said swamp to the beginning WITH ALL[i] To have hold or to be held [i] yielding and paying [i] provided [i] In witness [i] witness our Trusty and Well beloved Hugh Drysdale Esqr. Lieut Govr. [i] at Williamsburg under the Seal of our said Colony the Fifth Day of September One Thousand Seven hundred and Twenty Three in the Fourth year of our Reign

Hugh Drysdale

 

James Anderson to William Sanders

/ /1726 100 acres

Surry County Book 1715-1730 Part 2 page 671-673

Land north of the Pigeon Swamp beginning at the mouth of a branch.

 

James Anderson from Robert Mitchell

05/15/1733 800 acres Brunswick County

Brunswick County Deed Book 1 page 36-36

Beginning at Samuel Jordans upper corner on the River thence along Jordans line fore hundred sixty poles to his corner red oak thence along his line two hundred seventy two poles to a small red oak thence west fore hundred sixty five p.s to small red oak thence north two hundred fifty p.s at a hickory thence east to a creek and down the sd creek to the River and down the sd River to the beginning.

 

Brunswick County had been formed in 1720, however, due to the lack of population, record keeping had not begun until 1732. The boundary between Prince George County and Brunswick had been set by the legislature as the Nottoway river, while the southern border was the boundary with North Carolina and was not surveyed until 1728. In the year 1732, the boundary between Prince George and Brunswick was delineated as the "Little Nottoway" and later changed to the "Nottoway River". The above lands were located in the fork between these branches of the Nottoway, in the southwest corner of the current Little Nottoway river and Whetstone Creek, and would later fall into Amelia County in 1736. In 1735 James added a patent across the Little Nottoway River from these lands as follows:

 

Anderson, James

08/18/1735 150 acres Amelia County

Virginia Patents Book 11, 1735-38 page ?

North side of the Little Nottoway River.

 

James Anderson from Henry Thomas

14 Jun 1736 200 acres Surry County

on Blackwater Swamp

 

James Anderson from James Anderson

and Rebecca

12/20/1743 150 acres

Amelia County Book 2 page 17 (old number)

Lands on the North [east] side of the Little Nottoway River beginning at the river east 180 poles south 160 poles west 180 poles and then up river to the start. [East bank of the Little Nottoway north of where Jordan's road crosses]

 

Thomas Anderson from James Anderson

Rebecca

12/20/1743 300 acres Amelia County

Amelia County Deed Book 2 page 39 (20 old number)

Lands on South [west] side of Little Nottoway river beginning at Jordans corner on the river west then south along Jordans line then up Jordan's Little Run to a line of trees and then northwest to a spring branch down the branch to Whetstone Creek and down the Creek to the Little Nottoway river and then down to river to the start.

 

Jordan Anderson from James Anderson

and Rebecca

12/20/1743 300 acres

Amelia County Book 2 page 19 (old number)

Lands on South [west] side of Little Nottoway river beginning at a spring branch on Whetstone Creek, up the branch to then south along Thomas Anderson's line to a line of trees northwest to the head line and then north and then east to Whetstone Creek and down the creek to the beginning.

 

John Anderson from James Anderson

and Rebecca

03/19/1750/1 200 acres Amelia County

Amelia County Deed Book 4 Page 39

This Indenture made the Nineteenth day of March in the Year of our Lord One thousand sevenhundred and fortynine & fifty between James Anderson Senior of Surry County of the one part and John Anderson of Amelia County of the other part Witnesseth that the said James Anderson for an [sic] in consideration of the sum of One Shilling Currt. money of of [sic] Virginia to him in hand paid by the said John Anderson the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge he the said James Anderson hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said John Anderson his heirs and assigns One Tract or Parcel of Land containing by estimation Two hundred Acres be the same more or less lying and being in the County of Amelia on the Southside of Little Nottoway River and bounded as follows (to wit) Beginning on Jordans Little Run on Samuel Jordans Line thence along his Line South twelve Degrees West to a corner red oak thence West fifteen Degrees North fore hundred and forty five poles to a small red oak thence North along the head kine to a large Srub white oak blas'd three ways thence a Direct cors [sic] to a large Srub white oak blas'd four ways at the head of Jordans Little Run thence down the said run as it meanders to the beginnign and the reversion remainder and remainders thereof and all the Wright title interest claim and demand whatsoever of him the said James Anderson of in or to the premisses or any part thereof to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with the appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said John Anderson his heirs and assigns forever and the said James Anderson from him heirs the said land and premises with the appurtenances of the said land unto the said John Anderson his heirs and assigns will warrant and forever defend by these presents In witness whereof the said James Anderson with Rebeckah his wife hath hereunto set there [sic] hands and sfixed there seals the day and year first above written.

 

Signed Sealed and Delivered James Anderson {seal}

her

In presents of ........... Rebeckah Anderson {seal}

mark

Exd. James Anderson,Junr: Edward Eppes: Daniel Eppes. S.C.

At a Court held for Amelia County the 16th day of November 1750 this deed from James Anderson Senr. to John Anderson was proved by the oaths of James Anderson, and Daniel Eppes. And at one other court held for the said County the 19th day of April 1751 the same was also proved by the Oath of Edward Eppes the other witness thereto and ordered to be recorded.

/s/ Samuel Cobbs Clk

 

 

The 11/20/1751 date of James Anderson death is known from the entry in the Albemarle Parish Register, reported by Thomas Bedingfield. There is some conflict between different abstracts of the register and I have not had the opportunity to examine the original.

The will of James Anderson appears in Surry County, Virginia, Will Book 9, page 772. The inventory of his estate is filed 02/18/1752 and an account by his "exctriss" Rebecca Anderson is filed on 07/22/1752.

In the name of God amen January 9th, 1750/1 I James Anderson of the Parish of Southwark and the County of Surry being well in body and mind for which I praise almighty God and do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that I give it and my body to the Earth to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned and as touching such Worldly Estate as it has pleased Almighty God to bless me with in this life I give and devise of the same as followeth viz.

Item I give and Devise to my Son Thomas Anderson all my Estate that he hath now in his Possession one book called human prudence one other book called the whole Duty of man and five pounds current money of Virginia.

Item I give to my Son James Anderson all my Estate he hath now in his possession and also five pounds current money of Virginia and after the Decease or Marriage of my Wife Rebecca one Negro man called Peter and my large Bible to him and to his heirs for ever.

Item I give to my Son Jordan Anderson all my Estate he hath now in his possession also five pounds current Money of Virginia, one Book called the fountain of Life, and after the Death or Marriage of my Wife Rebecca one negro man named Robin to him and his heirs for ever.

Item I give to my Son John Anderson and to his heirs forever One certain parcel or tract of Land lying and being in the County of Amelia joining to Thomas and Jordan Andersons Land it being the remainder of a tract of Land given to the said Thomas and Jordan Anderson containing by Estimation Two hundred Acres more or less as also fifteen pounds current money in the lieu of a Tract of Land the I formerly designed to give to him joining to my Land I now live on and also five pounds current money more, and after the death of my Wife Rebecca or Marriage One negro Boy named Aaron.

Item I give all my wearing Apparel to be equally divided between my Sons namely Thomas James and Jordan and John Anderson.

Item I give my Daughter Mary Eps all the Estate she hath now of mine in her Possession and five pounds current money of Virginia.

Item I give to my Daughter Lyddey Averiss Five pounds current Money of Virginia and all of the Estate she hath now of mine in her Possession.

Item I give to my Daughter Priscilla five pounds current money of Virginia and all the Estate she hath now of mine in her Possession

Item I give to my Daughter Faith five pounds current money and all the Estate she hath now of mine in her possession.

Item I give and Devise to my Son William all my Land in Surry County to him and his heirs for ever as also one Snuff Box, one Pockett Book, One Gun, called mine, and after the Death of my Wife Rebecca one negro women named Kate and her increase one negro boy named Ned, one Still and also my Desk.

Item I give to my wife Rebecca and my Son William all my Estate that I have not Disposed of to be equally divided between them and it is further my Will and Desire that if my Son William Anderson should die before heirs of age or married that all the Estates as given to him may be equally divided between all my children then living.

Item I give to my Wife the use of the following negro's During her life Viz: Cate and Ned, as also Still, Gun, and Desk I also give my Wife Rebecca the use of the following negro's during her life or widowhood Viz, Peter, Robin and Aaron.

As I have given my Wife the use of all my negro's and the plantation I live on during her life or widowhood it is my further my [sic] will and desire that if she should Marry that then she should have nothing to do with that tract of Land known by the name of Arnols.

And lastly do appoint Rebecca my Wife whole and sole Executor of this my last will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of January 1750/1

Jas: Anderson L.. S..

Signed Sealed published

He. in presence of

Lemuel Cocke

his

John Bishop

mark

his

John Ray

mark

No site for the burial is known. It is likely to be on the site of the Arnols plantation north of the Blackwater Swamp near the common boundary of Prince George, Surry and Sussex Counties. The other possibility the Southwark Parish Church cemetery is now a closed forest track but no sign of surviving burials was noted on a visit to the site in 2002.

 

 

Sources

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

Deed Book 1, Amelia County, Virginia, Deeds 1735-1743, Bonds 1735-1741, Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey, Mid-South Publishing Company, Amelia, Virginia, 1981.

Deed Book 2, Amelia County, Virginia, Deeds 1742-1747, Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey, Mid-South Publishing Company, Amelia, Virginia, 1982.

Prince George County, Wills & Deeds 1710-1713, Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III, 1992

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

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

Surry County, Virginia, Wills, Estate Accounts and Inventories 1730-1800, by Lyndon H. Hart, III, Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1985.

Wills and Administrations of Surry County, Virginia, 1671-1750; by Eliza Timberlake Davis, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 1980.

 

 

More About James Anderson:

Will Date: January 09, 1750/51, Surry County, Virginia

Will Filed: January 21, 1751/52, Will Book 9, Page 772

Will Probate: January 21, 1751/52, Surry County, Virginia

 

Notes for Mary Jordan:

Mary Jordan was the daughter of George Jordan and Mary Brown. The will of George Jordan is filed in Surry County Will Book 7 page 145, dated May 18, 1718 and probated August 20, 1718. He mentions his wife Mary and daughter Mary Anderson and legated to her a "large" bible. This Bible is later mentioned in James Anderson's will, and apparently goes to Georgia with Mary's son James Anderson, Jr.

Mary acquiesed in the sale of James Anderson lands from his father in 1712 indicating that they married before that date. There are no known marriage records for this period. This sale was likely done because James' stepmother Mary was still young and of child bearing age and the estate was unlikely to revert to James Anderson any time soon.

George Jordan names his daughter Mary Anderson, wife of James Anderson in a 1715 deed to her. The deed covered lands that had been in the Jordan family since the 1650's, had passed out of the family temporarily and then had been re-acquired in 1688 by River Jordan and Priscilla Brown. Mary's father George bought 300 acres of it from his brother River in 1689 and probably move to and lived on this land. In 1701 with the death of his brother River he gained another 200a of this parcel. River's widow Priscilla lived on the remainder. George held the 300 acres of land from 1689 to 1715 and it is very likely that he began construction of the home on it.

It is interesting and extremely unusual that the 1715 deed was made directly to Mary Anderson in name, even though under law at the time it became her husbands to use. Perhaps there is a story there untold, possibly even a prenuptual agreement between James and her. Most likely though the explanation lies in what was going on in Virginia in 1715. Two items are of interest. First, on the North Carolina and Virginia border, the Tuscarora Indians were holding the Lt. Governor of North Carolina hostage and the Governor of North Carolina asked the Governor of Virginia to send a militia expedition against the Indians from the north. Second, the British fleet was at anchor in the James River, recruiting militia men to go on an expedition against Newfoundland to wrest it from the French. These demands on the militia undoubtedly drew James Anderson into service in one of these efforts as he was of the appropriate age and social status. My guess is that he took his new toys, the sword and gun given him in Thomas Andersons's 1711 will and shipped out for Newfoundland. James' neighbor and possible uncle, the Rev. Charles Anderson, is recorded in William Byrd's diary as having reported to him the arrival of the fleet in the James River.

Mary, living along the Nottoway River adjacent the Indians, likely discovering herself pregnant with her first child Mary, probably packed her horse and rode east to daddy's new estate. There she groused at him about being left to suffer her fate at the hands of the Indians. He, put up with it for a while, and then just to get her out of his hair, gave her the old lands north of the Blackwater River and away from the Indians. Since she was the daughter of a Jordan and a Brown it seems appropriate that she should receive it and the gift probably created good will in both families except amongst her brothers, who might have anticipated receiving the land themselves. By giving the deed to her directly, it allowed her to perfect the title in the absence of James and retain the title regardless of what became of James Anderson. It is this peculiarity of the arrangement that leads me to believe James was out of the colony, could not be communicated with, and with the possibility that he might not return.

The land is in the western most corner of current Surry County and had a path running through it first noted in Virginia records as the point along the Blackwater River at which exploration parties crossed the river on the gravely bottom in the 1650's. Again in 1688 the land description includes mention of the path that crosses the Blackwater. There is now a state highway (route 606) and concrete bridge that cross at this point. It should be noted that the southern edge of this property is truly a black water swamp and that any home must have been located in the northern regions. Since her sons are later noted as carpenters, there is some likelihood that they were involved in building the home and first bridge at this location whereon they may have performed their apprenticeships. Examination of Surry County Court orders might find mention of any bridge building activity.

The archeological records of old homes in Surry County include a description of a home razed at the end of the last century that was located at the junction of the road that crosses the Blackwater and the road that goes northwestward to the plantation of James's father Thomas Anderson in Prince George County. This home was in the northern portion of the estate. This old home had collapsed before it was examined, but sufficent remains existed that it could be described as a two story colonial home dating from before the revolution. As the property was not sold from the Anderson family until 1773, and the subsequent owner went into receivership; it is likely this was the home of the Anderson/Jordan family. How old it was is not determined and it possibly dates back to the time of River Jordan and Priscilla Brown.

 

(drawing best viewed in a non-proportional font like courier)

 

n n n n

/ \__/ \______/_\__/_\ __________ \__________

/ b \ (#) (#) \ |f | =| f|

| f____f |____________| |___/ ___| s|___/ ____|

| | ## ## | | | =| |

| f____f_|_____[ ]_____ | |f _______|_ _|________ f|

\

from the front first floor from above

 

f = fireplace; s= stairs; b= brick; #= windows; (#)= dormer windows

 

It had brick walls of double chimneys at each end creating eight fireplaces for the home. The wooden frame ground floor was divided into four rooms; two on each side of a center hallway connecting a front and back door. A stair case in the hall way took you to the second floor where the bedrooms were located with dormer windows protruding through the roof. The roof and 2nd floor beams were suspended from chimney wall to chimney wall. Similar homes of the period had on the first floor a sitting room for entertaining visitors; a work/den room for buiness affairs and weaving and spinning; a dining room; and a master bedroom. The second floor dormer area would have been divided in the middle by water closets and storage and would have created two bedrooms areas, one for the girls and one for the boys.

 

The accouterments of the home can be determined by examining the complete estate listing in 1751 of James Anderson. From the estate list we know that to run the household his wifes had at their disposal:

 

One negro Boy Aaron

One negro child Ned

one wench Cate

(these probably worked in the house)

 

One Negro man Peter

one Negro man Robin

(Peter and Robin probably worked on the farm)

 

There were 11 old chairs and 3 tables distributed throught the house.

 

For the dining room they had:

 

Tea Kettle, Sugar Box, Canisters, Tea pott, 2 Dishes, 2 Basons, 12 plates, 6 spoons, 3 Dozen and 9 Spoons, 11 Dishes, Basons & 15 Plates, 3 Porringers, a pepper box, some old pewter, a tin bucket and other tin ware, some napkins, Bagg and tablecloth, Butter Potts Muggs etc. and two Bowles Cupps and Saucers, a parcel of table Kives and Forks, 3 glasses and 4 small bottles, 2 pair of fire tongs Grid iron and an old cutting knife, One pewter flaggon and three old candlesticks, some Pepper Allspice Allum and Ginger, 5lb of Sugar.

 

for James' den they had:

 

3 Dozn Pipes, Two pair of money scales hone razor and straps, Two Lancetts Pen knife scissars waffers and ink, One Black Wallnut Desk, a parcel of old books, Some Trupers Arms, known to be a sword and gun from his father and a pair of pistols and holster that he had bought.

 

for Mary's sewing room they had:

 

1 Linnen Wheel, 3 spinning wheels and 5 pair of cards, a loom, 3 stays and harness, 17 Ells of Ozenbriggs & 4 Ells, 13 yards of white Linnen, 186lb of cotton and some cotton & Flax thread, 3 yards of cotton, sheets and one blanket, 24lb of stitch Cotton and 28lb of Flax, 24lb of feathers 4lb of mean feathers, 3 Wallet 5 Baggs, 20lb of wool.

 

for the bedrooms they had:

 

1 Bed Bed Stead Hide Rug Blanket and pair of Sheets, 1 Bed Ditto with Pillers, 1 Bedstead, One Bed Bedstead and Covering, One Bed Ditto, One Bed Ditto, 6 Chests, All his wearing cloaths 6 coats 7 Jackets Breeches Shirts stockings & shoes, a walking cane Shoe thread & a small box, 2 pair of shoes.

 

There would have been an external kitchen building and animal shed/barn. The adult slaves would have slept in the kitchen where the warmth of the hearth would serve them, and the young slave children would have slept on bedrolls on the floor of the main house where they could have been at the beck and call of the family to service the fireplaces, etc.

 

for the Kitchen they had:

 

One large Still & a parcel of Beef and Bacon, a skimmer and Flesh Forks, one iron spit and one duck spit, 1 large Copper Kettle, 1 Brass Ditto 2 Small Ditto, 1 Bace Mettle Skillet, 5 Iron Potts Hooks and Racks, 2 frying pans and Box Iron, 2 Bushels of salt, 19 cyder casks & a parcel of old Barrels, Hoggsheads, baskets, etc., 4 sifters and a case of bottles.

 

In the barn/shed they had:

 

Three saddles; two mens and one womens, a parcel of Bridles Houssing and Holkers, a pair of Horse Teams Buckles Buttons etc., 9lbs of Tallow, a cart and wheels, harrow and gear, 6 Wedges, 4 Harrow Teeth and some old Iron, 8 new Hoes, a parcel of files and a set, a parcel of fodder and nubbins, 1 grindstone, pales, a tub & a sifter, one crosscutt Saw and 2 pair of Stilliards, a parcel of carpenters and coopers tools (including a joining lathe), 2000 Ten penny nails and some small Ditto, Some upper and sole leather, a parcel of rope and old traces, 4 hides in Tan, and a parcel of corn, 3 bushels of wheat and eight bushels of Pease, a parcel of Lime and 4 raw hides.

 

In pens around and about the barn/shed they had:

 

10 geese, One old Horse & one mare and one colt, 6 year old cattle, 12 Cowes, 15 young cattle, 11 sheep, 6 fat Hogs, 29 Hogs & 6 Piggs.

 

I guess they didn't have a stereo, TV, computer, radios, microwave, VCR, snow blower or all terrain vehicle: gosh, it must have been quiet in the house:) This was probably made up for by the noise of traffic on the road outside which would have been a major route in the 1715-1750 period for people moving into southern Virginia. Mary's neighbor to the east was her aunt Priscilla now Thomas and her neighbor to the west was Jane Brown now Cocke her first cousin once removed. The word neighbor here has a diffrent meaning since they would have been at a 1 to 2 mile distance. However time also was measured differently in those days such that an afternoons walk to visit your neighbor would have been quite normal.

 

/Arthur Jordan b: BEF. 1600 d: AFT. 1635

/Arthur Jordan b: 1627 d: 1698

/George Jordan b: BET. 1659 - 1660 d: 1718

| | /Richard Bevin b: ABT. 1600 d: 1 APR 1653

| \Elizabeth Bevin b: BET. 1634 - 1638 d: AFT. 1664

| \Mary ? b: ABT. 1600

Mary Jordan b: ABT. 1694 d: ABT. 1733

| /William Browne b: BEF. 1630 d: 1705

\Mary Browne b: ABT. 1670 d: AFT. 1728

| /Henry Browne b: ABT. 1605 d: 1662

\Mary Browne b: ABT. 1638 d: ABT. 1674

\Anne Busher d: 12 AUG 1668

 

 

Mary Anderson from George Jordan

07/01/1715 300 acres Surry County

This Indenture made this first day of July in the first year of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King defender of the faith Etc. and in the year of our Lord God One thousand seven hundred and fifteen between George Jordan Senr and Mary his wife of the County of Surry of the one Part and Mary Anderson wife of James Anderson of the aforesaid County of the other Part. Witnesseth that the said George Jordan and Mary his wife for and in consideration of five shillings of Lawfull money of England in hand Paid by the said Mary Anderson the receipt whereof and he himself therewith fully satisfied contented and paid he the said George Jordan and Mary his wife doth hereby acknowledge and for other good causes and considerations him hereunto moving Hath given granted bargained and Sold Demised Leased and to form letten and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell demise and lease and to form lett unto Mary Anderson and the heirs of her body one certain tract or parcell of land containing three hundred acres by estimation be the same more or less situate lying and being in the County of Surry and is bounded as followeth {Viz} beginning at the mouth of the spring branch on the North side of the Blackwater Swamp thence up the said branch about half a mile so thence a straight course Westerly to the first branch of Wintico so thence down the said branch to the Blackwater Swamp so down the said Swamp to the place began at with all houses edifaces buildings barns yards gardens orchards fields lands fences woods underwoods wasy waters watercourses swamps marshes meadows pasturage feedings and all other proffitts commoditys and advantages whatsoever to the said tract of three hundred acres of Land or to any part or parcell thereof belonging or any ways appertaining together with priviledges of hawking and hunting fishing and fowling to have and to hold the said demised premises unto the said Mary Anderson and the heirs of her body from the day of the date hereof for and during the full term and time of three years to be fully compleated and ended yeilding and paying therefore yearly on the tenth day of September to the said George Jordan his heirs or assigns one ear of Indian Corn if it be lawfully demanded upon the premises to the intent and purpose that by virtue of these presents and of the statute for the transferring uses into possession and that the said Mary Anderson may be in actuall and peicable possession of the premises before granted and maybe thereby the better enabled to accept of a grant or conveyance of the reverting and inheritances therof to her and the heirs of her body for ever. In witness whereof of the said George Jordan and Mary his wife hath set their hands and seales the day and year above written

 

Signed Sealed and Delivered

In Presents of the mark of

John Avery George |G| Jordan

Tho Eldridge sealed with a wafer

At a Court held at Southwark for the

County of Surry July the twentieth 1715

This day appeared in Court the above named George Jordan and did acknowledge the above specified contents to be his real act and deed which is ordered to be recorded and is recorded by

/s/ Ar: Allen Cl Cura

 

Mary Anderson from George Jordan

07/03/1715 300 acres Surry County

This Indenture made this third day of July in the first year of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King defender of the faith Etc. and in the year of our Lord God One thousand seven hundred and fifteen between George Jordan Senr and Mary his wife of the County of Surry of the one Part and Mary Anderson wife of James Anderson of the aforesaid County of the other Part. Witnesseth that the said George Jordan and Mary his wife for and in consideration of five shillings of Lawfull money of England in hand Paid by the said Mary Anderson the receipt whereof and he himself therewith fully satisfied contented and paid he the said George Jordan and Mary his wife doth hereby acknowledge and for divers other good causes and considerations him hereunto moving Hath given granted bargained and Sold Remised and Released and by these presents for himself and his heirs and assigns Doth grant bargain and sell Remise and Release unto the said Mary Anderson she being in full and peiceable possession and seizure by Virtue of a Lease of the presents hereafter mentioned by the said George Jordan and Mary his wife To the said Mary Anderson bearing date two days before the Date of this presents all the Right Title Interest possession Claim and Demand of him the said George Jordan and Mary his wife of in or to one certain tract or dividend of land containing three hundred acres of land be the same more or less situate lying and being in the County of Surry and bounded as followeth {Viz} beginning at the mouth of the spring branch on the North side of the Blackwater Swamp thence up the said branch about half a mile so thence a straight course Westerly to the first branch of Wintico so thence down the said branch to the Blackwater Swamp so down the said Swamp to the place began at with all houses edifices buildings barns gardens orchards yards fields lands fences woods underwoods ways waters watercourses swamps marshes meadows pasturage feedings and all other feedings commoditys and advantages whatsoever to the said tract of three hundred acres of Land or to any part or parcell thereof belonging or any ways appertaining together with priviledges of hawking and hunting fishing and fowling to have and to hold the said granted premises and every part thereof with their and every of their appertanances unto the said Mary Anderson and the heirs of her body forever to the only proper use and behoof of the said Mary Anderson and the heirs of her body for ever to be held to be held of our Sovereign Lord the King his heirs and Successors as of his manner of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and Common Acreage Yeilding and Paying the Quitrents gue and Lawfully Accustomed to be paid for the same being one shilling for every fifty Acres. In witness whereof of the said George Jordan Senr and Mary his wife hath hereunto set their hands and seales the day and year above written

 

Signed Sealed and Delivered

In Presents of the mark of

John Avery George |G| Jordan

Tho Eldridge sealed with a wafer

At a Court held at Southwark for the

County of Surry July the twentieth 1715

This day appeared in Court the above named George Jordan and did acknowledge the above specified contents to be his real act and deed which is ordered to be recorded and is recorded by

/s/ Ar: Allen Cl Cura

 

 

Notes for Rebecca Cooke:

James Anderson's second marriage was to Rebecca Cook. This is established by examination of Surry County, Will Book 9, page 248. The will of William Cook dated 05/01/1740 names sons Robin Cook, James Cook and daughters; Elizabeth who married Thomas Tomlinson, Rebeccah who married James Anderson, Sarah who married Henry Mitchell, Mary who married Wm. Briggs, Susannah who married Miel Hill, Hannah who married Richard Gary, Amy who married John Maclin. The will was probated 11/19/1740.

 

 

/Richard Cooke

/Philip Cooke b: 27 DEC 1589

/William Cooke b: 25 MAR 1613 d: 1679

/William Cooke b: ABT. 1633 d: 1698

| \Mary Blackbourne

/William Cooke d: 19 NOV 1740

| | /Hugh Roper

| \Joan Roper d: 1720

Rebecca Cooke d: 1770

| /James Jones

\Rebecca Jones

\Sarah ?Lewis

 

Rebecca's name appears as the dower signature in the 1743 leases to James' sons. In 1752 Rebecca is under Surry County court order to cease and desist from possession of the 400 acres of Thomas Anderson (deceased). See Surry County Court order book one pages 176, 271, 405, 464. This appears to be an attempt on her part to take control of her deceased father-in-law's land. The author found no record of lands in Surry county owned by a Thomas Anderson. It is regrettable that the Prince George County Court Orders are lost as these may have provided further clarification over this struggle. Rebecca Anderson nee Cook resides in Surry County, Virginia until her death in 1770, without remarrying. Perhaps by 1752 the original lands of Thomas Anderson were abandoned and she tried to use the vagueness of his will to assert a claim.

 

An Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of James Anderson Deceased

 

One large Still @ 20/& a parcel of Beef and Bacon @ 3/ 23,, 0,, 0

One old Horse @ 20s/& one mare at 5 and one colt @ 3 9,, 0,, 0

One negro Boy Aaron @ 40 & one Negro man Robin @ 40 80,, 0,, 0

One negro child Ned at 15 and one wench Cate at 35,,10,,0 50,,10,, 0

One Negro man Peter at 16, & Tea Kettle Sugar Box Canisters and Tea pott 16,,14,, 0

Two pair of money scales hone razor and straps 0,,11,, 0

Two Lancetts Pen knife scissars waffers and ink 0,, 4,, 4

One Black Wallnut Desk 4 and 11 old chairs a parcel of axes & hoes 7,, 4,, 0

a parcel of carpenters and coopers tools 1,, 9,, 0

Three saddles two mens and one womens @ 3,, 6,, 0

A parcel of Bridles Houssing and Holkers 0,,14,, 0

6 Wedges 4 Harrow Teeth and some old Iron 0,,18,, 9

a parcel of rope and old traces 6s/ and 10 geese @ 7/6 0,,13,, 6

6 year old cattle at 1,,4,,0.12 Cowes @ 20/ each & 15 young cattle at 15s/ 24,, 9,, 0

11 sheep at 40s/6 fat Hogs at & 4 hides in Tan @ 24s/ 8,, 4,, 0

29 Hogs & 6 Piggs @ 6,,11 and a parcel of corn at 22 28,,11,, 0

3 bushels of wheat and eight bushels of Pease 1,, 5,, 0

a parcel of Lime at 5s/ and 4 raw hides at 11s/ 0,,16,, 0

Some upper and sole leather 1,,16,, 0

All his wearing cloaths 6 coats 7 Jackets Breeches Shirts stockings & shoes 7,,17,, 0

a pair of Horse Teams Buckles Buttons etc. 0,, 5,, 0

a walking cane Shoe thread & a small box 0,, 3,, 0

a parcel of files and a set 1s/6d a parcel of fodder and nubbins 3,, 1,, 6

11 Dishes at 35s/.8 Basons 22s/& 15 Plates @ 18/ 3,,15,, 0

3 Porringers and a pepper box and some old pewter 1,, 2,, 0

a tin bucket and other tin ware 0,, 7,, 0

Butter Potts Muggs etc. 13s/6d and two Bowles Cupps and Saucers 0,,18,, 2

A skimmer and Flesh Forks 0,, 2,, 6

One iron spit at 5s/ and one duck spit at 1s/6d 0,, 6,, 6

9lbs of Tallow at 3s/ a cart and wheels harrow and gear 1,,13,, 0

1 large Copper Kettle 1 Brass Ditto 2 Small Do: 7,, 1,, 6

1 Bace Mettle Skillet at 12/. 0,,12,, 0

5 Iron Potts Hooks and Racks 2 frying pans and Box Iron 1,,17,, 0

3 spinning wheels and 5 pair of cards 0,,15,, 0

1 grindstone at 3s/6d pales a tub & a sifter 0,,17,, 6

19 cyder casks 1,,18,,0 a parcel of old Barrels Hoggsheads baskets etc 4,, 2,, 0

2 Bushels of salt 0,, 3,, 4

24lb of feathers @ 30s/4lb of mean feathers at 6d 1,,12,, 0

5 old combs @ 2/ 56 bottles @ 12s/ and 9 Juggs at 18s 1,,12,, 0

some Pepper Allspice Allum and Ginger 0,, 5,, 0

Some Trupers Arms 2,, 0,, 0

2 Dishes 2 Basons 12 plates and 6 spoons 1,,16,, 0

3 Dozen and 9 Spoons @ 6/6 and 3 Dozn Pipes at 1/ 0,, 7,, 6

5lb of Sugar 2s/6d a parcel of shoemakers tools & lasts etc. 0,,17,, 6

2000 Ten penny nails and some small Ditto 0,,16,, 0

17 Ells of Ozenbriggs @ 17s/ & 4 Ells Ditto @ 3/ 1,, 0,, 0

13 yards of white Linnen 1,, 1,, 8

3 yards of cotton @ 7s/11 sheets and one blanket @ 3,,16,,0 4,, 3,, 0

some napkins Bagg and tablecloths 0,,19,, 0

3 Wallet 5 Baggs 0,,13,, 0

1 Bed Bed Stead Hide Rug Blanket and pair of Sheets 4,, 0,, 0

1 Bed Ditto with Pillers 6,, 0,, 0

1 Bedstead 0,, 2,, 6

1 Linnen Wheel 12s/ 4 Reap hoocks and a hackal 0,,14,, 0

8 new Hoes at 24s/20lb of wool at 17s/4d 2,, 1,, 4

24lb of itch Cotton 24s/ and 28lb of Flax at 28s/ 2,,12,, 0

one crosscutt Saw at 5s/ and 2 pair of Stilliards @ 10s/ 0,,15,, 0

186lb of cotton @ 3d p/lb and some cotton & Flax thread 3,, 7,, 6

4 sifters at 2s/6d and a case of bottles at 12s/ 0,,14,, 6

2 pair of fire tongs Grid iron and an old cutting knife 0,, 5,, 0

One pewter flaggon and three old candlesticks 0,, 5,, 0

One Bed Bedstead and Covering 4,,10,, 0

One Bed Do 5,,10,, 0

One Bed Do 5,, 0,, 0

6 Chests @ 35s/ and 3 Tables at 20s/ 2,,15,, 0

a parcel of table Kives and Forks 0,, 6,, 0

3 glasses and 4 small bottles etc 0,, 2,, 6

a parcel of old books 1,, 0,, 0

2 pair of shoes 0,, 2,, 6

 

 

 

In obediance to an Order of the Worshipful Court held for Surry County January the 21st 1752 We the subscribers being first sworn before Howell Briggs Gentleman one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace of the said County have valued the Estate of James Anderson deceased as appear by the Inventory above.

Teste Benja: Baird

Rebecca Anderson Extrice Thos: Bedingfield

Richard Jones

At a Court held for Surry County the 18th day of February 1752

The aforewritten Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of James Anderson deceased was returned and by the Court ordered to be recorded.

Exd: Teste

A. Claiborne Clk.

 

1751 The Estate of James Anderson deceased Dt

To Funeral Expenses 3,,15,, 7

To paid the sherif of Surry for Levies, Clks &

Secretaries Fees 422th to Co W/A/ 2,,19,, 0

To paid Do for Quit Rents 500 Acres of Land 0,,12,, 8

1752 To paid the appraisers for two days 0,,18,, 0

To paid Doctor Peese 0,, 3,, 6

To paid John Bishop 0,, 3,, 6

_________

8,,12,, 3

To Rebecca Anderson Cr

By the personal Estate appraised to 205,,10,, 1

By Cash found in the House 56,,13,, 5

By 3 Cropp hhds:Tobo: Wt:3160 lbs at 15/ 23,,14,, 0

By Mr. Peters 2,, 4,, 63/4

By Cash reced of Anthony Atkinson 0,,16,, 7

By Do reced of John Reddin 0,, 6,, 4

_________

289,, 5,, 0

E.E. by Rebecca Anderson Extrice

In obedience to the Worshipful Court of Surry we have examined the above acct and found it right.

John Hay

John Nicolson

At a Court continued and held for Surry County the 22 day of July 1752 the aforementioned Account Current of the Estate of James Anderson deceased was returned and being first Audited by persons specially Appointed was by the Court Ordered to be recorded.

Teste

A. Claiborne Clk.

 

 

Rebecca's will is filed in Surry County, Virginia, Will Book 10a, page 77. The will, dated 10/14/1763 names her four sisters Sarah Rachel, Mary Bonner, Sussana Hill, and Hannah Gray. A comparison of these names with the daughters of William Cooke clearly establishes her identity. In addition, she mentions her granddaughter Charlotte Anderson and son William Anderson, who is to get the estate. The will is probated by her son and executor William Anderson in 03/20/1770. The inventory of the estate appears on page 94 and is dated 06/19/1770.

 

In the name of God Amen, October the Fourteenth Day One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Three I Rebecah Anderson of Sury County being of sound and Disposing Mind and Memory thanks be to God for the same do make ordain constitute and appoint this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say.

Inprincius It is my will and desire that all my wearing apparel of every kind shall be equally divided as soon as conveniently may be after my decease between my four sisters Sarah Rachel, Mary Bonner, Sussanna Hill and Hannah Gary.

Item I give and bequeath unto my grand Daughter Charlotte Anderson my Side saddle and Furniture one small trunk and a plain gold ring with the initial letters of my name in it to her and her assigns forever.

Item All the res and residue of my estate of what nature or kind soever I give and bequeath unto my beloved son William Anderson his heirs and assigns forever as a Testimony of his Duty respect to me. And lastly I do constitute my said son William Anderson whole and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and desire my Estate may not be appraised. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year above Written

Signed Sealed Published and

Declared by the said Rebecah

Anderson as her last Will and her

Testament in whose presence and Rebecah + Anderson (seal)

at whose request We have mark

hereunto set our names as

Witnesses

John Edmunds

Moses x Hill

John x Johnson

At a Court for Surry County March the 20th 1770 The afore written last Will and Testament of Rebecah Anderson Deceas'd was presented in Court by William Anderson the Executor therein named who made oath thereto according to Law and the same being proved by the oaths of Moses Hill and John Johnson two of the witnesses thereto was by the Court ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of the said Executor Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probate thereof in Due form

Test Wm Nelson CC Curr

 

An Inventory of the Estate of Rebecah Anderson Dec'd 35-15-3 Cash found in the House, 7-8-9 due to the Estate some corn and fodder, peas and Wheat, some carpenters coopers and shoemakers tools, a set of Tea Ware, one Sugar Box on hone and strop, two pair money scales, one pr. lancets, two pr. Horse Humes three saddles, a parcel of hoes and axes, some bridles and halters two pr. hosen a set of troopers arms, 13 chairs 7 iron wedges, 8 harrow teeth, some old iron, some Horse harnesses, one cart, 3 pair cart wheels, 2 plows, 2 Harrows, 14 Geece, A parcel of lime, 10 seder one yearling skin and 7 sheep skins of tanned leather. 4 rawhides and 3 sheep skins Do. Rebecah Andersons Wearing Apparel some shoe thread, 3 small boxes 2 + cut saws, 2 hand saws all with Refts and Files some Bridle & Halter buckels, 4 Feather Beds and Furniture, 6 chests, one tin bucket and 2 funnels Do one box Iron and Heaters, 1 Quart Pott, a parcel of old Hogshead, Tubs, and Cyder Casks, 515 lb. Tobs, 29 plates, 14 basons, 15 dishes 27 spoons, 2 pewter tankards one pepper box Do 2 porngers Do some old pewter 5 Tea spoons of hard metal, 5 Iron Potts, 3 frying pans, 2 Butter Potts and 13 Juggs, 2 Pitchers, one punch Bowl, 2 Drinking Glasses, 2 Tumblers, 2 salt cellars, 3 Ticklers, 1 oil cruise, 2 Vinegar Cruets, one Bell Metal Skillet, 24 common bottles, some flax and Toe, one Linnen Wheel, 2 Hackles one hive of Bees some honey one Iron Spitt, one Duck spitt, Iron Pott, Rack and some Hooks, one Copper Kettle and 2 Brass ones, 3 Spinning wheels, 5 pr. cards one grindstone some pails and Tubs, a parcel of salt some geese & Duck feathers some Turkey and Chicken Do on case of bottles, four horses, 26 head of Cattle, 10 sheep, 57 Hoggs, some sugar, some brown Rowls some Virginia Cloth, one sf all Trunk, one gold Ring, one pair silver studs, some napkins, meal Baggs and Table Linnen some nails and saddle, tacks, aparcel of cotton, 6 Reap hooks, 2 Sives and a Sarch, 2 Wheat Riddles, 2 pair Fire Tongs, one Grid Iron, one cutting knife, one straw basket a parcel of Table knives and forks. A Parcel of Old Books one Couch, some Dryed Meat, some soap, some Tea and 2 Canisters 3 Cane Flasks, 2 Chamber Potts, a parcel of spun cotton, Toe and Wool, 2 pair stilliards 7 Bread Trays, 2 candlesticks, 2 pr. knitting Kneedles, 3 pair of spectacles, some sewing Kneedles, 19 Ducks & some dunghill Fowls.

& Excepted

William Anderson Executor

At a Court Held for Surry County June the 19th 1770

The afore Written Inventory of the Estate of Rebecah Anderson Dec'

was Returned and by the Court Ordered to be Recorded

Test

Wm Nelson C.Cur

 

 

Children of James Anderson and Mary Jordan are:

+ 2 i. Mary6 Anderson, born 1715 in "Arnols", Surry County, Virginia; died June 13, 1765 in Sussex County, Virginia.

+ 3 ii. Priscilla Anderson, born Abt. 1718 in "Arnols", Surry, County, Virginia; died Aft. 1752 in Likely went to Georgia.

+ 4 iii. James Anderson, born 1720 in "Arnols", Surry County, Virginia; died 1769 in Augusta, Georgia.

+ 5 iv. Thomas Anderson, born 1721 in "Arnols", Surry, County, Virginia; died Bet. 1782 - 1787 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia.

+ 6 v. Jordan Anderson, born May 05, 1723 in "Arnols", Surry County, Virginia; died October 20, 1805 in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

+ 7 vi. John Anderson, born 1725 in "Arnols", Surry County, Virginia; died Bef. April 1815 in Black's and White's, Nottoway County, Virginia.

+ 8 vii. Faith Anderson, born 1727 in "Arnols", Surry, County, Virginia; died Bet. 1770 - October 20 1776 in Nottoway County, Virginia.

9 viii. Lydia Anderson (Source: James Anderson, 1751 Will of James Anderson, (Will Book 9, Page 772, Surry County, Virginia).), born Bet. 1717 - 1730 in "Arnols", Surry County, Virginia; died Aft. 1752. She married William Avoris; born Bet. 1715 - 1730 in Surry County, Virginia; died Aft. 1771.

 

Notes for Lydia Anderson:

Lyddey Anderson would have been born on her father's Surry County plantation called "Arnols". She does not appear in the genealogy of Grant J. Anderson (1909) "Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families"; By Grant James Anderson; Richmond Virginia; Whitter & Shepperson printers, 1909 and it would appear therefore that little contact existed between her and her brothers in Nottoway County.

Lyddey is named iin the 1750 will of fher father Jamesd Anderson as having married an Averiss, "I give to my Daughter Lyddey Averiss Five pounds current Money of Virginia and all of the Estate she hath now of mine in her Possession". I have not absolutely been able to identify her husband but by process of elimination he appears to be William Averiss.

It seems very likely that William and Lyddey were among the many families that left for the Carolinas in the 1750's.

 

 

Notes for William Avoris:

The christian name of Lyddey's husband has not yet been confirmed. An examination of Surry County records reveals a John Averiss 6/26/1761 will naming son William Averiss and son Thomas Averiss, deceased. John Averiss' sons are the most likely candidates for Lyddey's husband. Thomas Averiss' 05/18/1751 estate settlement lists his wife Rebecca as executor. Thomas Averiss' son John Averiss eventually ends up with James Anderson's Arnols estate.

The most likely candidate for the husband of Lyddey is William Averiss the brother. As the Avories family children were not listed in the Albemarle Parish register it is likely that the were Quakers or Baptists.

 

Bibliography

 

Surry County, Virginia, Wills, Estate Accounts and Inventories 1730-1800, by Lyndon H. Hart, III, Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1985.

 

 

Child of James Anderson and Rebecca Cooke is:

+ 10 i. William6 Anderson, born Bef. 1742 in "Arnols", Surry, County, Virginia; died December 03, 1773 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. Mary6 Anderson (James5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Richard1) (Source: James Anderson, 1751 Will of James Anderson, (Will Book 9, Page 772, Surry County, Virginia).) was born 1715 in "Arnols", Surry County, Virginia, and died June 13, 1765 in Sussex County, Virginia. She married Edward Eppes (Source: John Frederick Dorman, Ancestors and Descendants of Francis Epes I of Virginia, Volume One, (Society of the Dscendants of Francis Epes I of Virginia; 1992.).) Abt. 1738 in Surry County, Virginia, son of Daniel Eppes and Mary ?. He was born 1710 in Surry County, Virginia, and died 1780 in Sussex County, Virginia.

 

Notes for Mary Anderson:

Mary Anderson would have been born on her father's Surry County plantation called "Arnols". Armols was located in the western corner of Surry County Virginia. I curently know of no record of her birth date, but I consider it likely that the gift of a landed estate to her mother Mary Jordan in 1715 was in celebration of the coming birth of this first child. Thus I list her birth as 1715.

Apparently there was little contact with her brothers after 1743 who relocated in Amelia County, as no oral tradition or correspondence regarding Mary's family passed into the documentation of the later generations. She is not mentioned in the family book "Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families"; By Grant James Anderson; Richmond Virginia; Whitter & Shepperson printers, 1909.

In the 1750 will of James Anderson he names his daughter as Mary Eps, "I give my Daughter Mary Eps all the Estate she hath now of mine in her Possession and five pounds current money of Virginia". According to the source John Frederick Dorman, Ancestors and Descendants of Francis Epes I of Virginia, Volume One, (Society of the Dscendants of Francis Epes I of Virginia; 1992.), Mary Anderson married Edward Eppes the son of Daniel Eppes who had been a land owner adjacent James Anderson in the 1704-1718 time period.

Mary Eppes' name appears frequently in the records of the Albemarle Parish register as a sponsor for the christening of children of many of her neighbors and relations families. She was a genuinely religious woman and the births of Edward's children are carefully recorded in the register. Since her brothers helped to build the chapels of the parish and her fathers own death is amongst those recorded in the parish register it seems likely that she was a prominent contributor to the religious life of the community and the activities at St. Paul's church just a mile or so southeast of current Waverly, Virginia. Regrettably no trace of St. Paul's church remains today and as its location is a posted forest tract I was unable to determine whether any tombstones remain.

 

Bibliography

 

"Frances Epes, His Ancestors and Descendants", by Eva Lee Turner Clark, Richard and Smith, New York, 1942.

 

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

 

"Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778", Transcribed and Edited by Gertrude R. B. Richards, The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1958.

a list of entries in the book:

page 8 - Amy d. of Edward Eps jr and w. Mary, b. Sept 19, c. Nov 20, 1739; gdpts. Peter Hawthorn, ELizabeth Weaver, Sarah Davis.

page 48 - Sarah d. of Edward Eppes and w. Mary; b. June 17; c. 1741; gdpts. Gilbert Weaver, Mary Moore, Eliza Denton.

page 10 - Anne d. of Edward Eppes and w. Mary; b. Sept. 15, 1743; c. Jan 8, 1743/4; gdpts. Richard Avery, Arthur Freeman, Eliza Bell.

page 213 - Amy Eppes a Child d. Oct 26, 1743; i. Edward Eppes.

page 80 - Mary d. of Edward Eppes and w. Mary; b. July 4; c. Aug 31, 1746; gdpts. Eppes Moore, Eliza Gilbert, Priscilla Mitchell.

page 172 - James s. of Edward Eppes and w. Mary; b. March 11 1748/9; c. April 29, 1749; gdpts. James Claiborne, James Anderson, Mary Tatum.

page 105 - Winny d. of Edward Epes and w. Mary; b. Sept 16; c. Oct 20, 1751; gdpts. Drury Tatum, Mary Moss, Judith Tion.

page 159 - Susanna d. of Edward Eppes and w. Mary; b. Sept 12; c. Nov 23, 1753; gdpts. Richard Blunt, Susanna Moore, Martha Gilbert.

page 140 - Elizabeth d. of Edward Eppes and w. Mary; b. June 3; c. Aug 29, 1756; gdpts. Timothy Ezell, Jr., Lucy Dunn, Anne Moore.

page 23 - Frances d. of Edward Eppes and w. Mary; b. June 1; c. July 29, 1759; gdpts. Nathaniel Tomlinson, Jacobina Wylie, Anne Wiggins.

page 220 - Elizabeth Eppes d. Oct 14, 1768; i. John Adkins (unconfirmed that this is the daughter)

 

 

Notes for Edward Eppes:

Edward Eppes is the great-grandson of the original immigrant Francis Eppes by way of John and Daniel Eppes. He was born about the time his father moved to Albermarle Parish in what is now Sussex County, Virginia. At that time it was Surry County, Virginia.

 

/John Epes d: JAN 1526/27 =>

/Alan Epes d: 1551

| \Alice ? d: 1527

/John Eppes b: 1550 d: 1627

| \Agnes ?

/Francis Eppes b: MAY 1597 d: 1655

| | /Alexander Fisher d: 1590

| \Thomasine Fisher

| | /Peter Maplesden

| \Katherine Maplesden

/John Eppes b: ABT. 1626 d: ABT. 1679

| \Marie ?

/Daniel Eppes b: ABT. 1672 d: 6 JAN 1753

| | /Humphrey Kent

| \Mary Kent b: 1624

| \Joane ?

Edward Eppes b: 1710 d: 1780

\Mary ? b: ABT. 1676 d: 13 JUN 1755

 

Edward inherited his fathers lands in 1753 along the Nottoway River adjacent the land which James Anderson had sold to Joshua Meachum in 1718. He lived on this land all his life never patenting or buying additional lands. He does appear as witness on various neighbors documents.

Edward had six tithables in Sussex County in 1754

Edward's will dated 06/08/1779 and probated 02/17/1780 bequeaths a negro to each of his daughters by name Sarah Tomlinson, Ann Gibbons, Mary Moss, Susanna Harrison. He gives to his son James the estate that he lives on and names son James and son-in-law Henry Moss, Jr. executors. Witnesses are Robert Watson, Susanna Moss, Martha Meachum. Sussex County will book C page 348. The inventory of the estate is filed 02/25/1780 on page 362.

The birth and christening of the children is recorded in:

"Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778", Transcribed and Edited by Gertrude R. B. Richards, The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1958. A microfilm of this is available in the Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia.

 

Children of Mary Anderson and Edward Eppes are:

11 i. Amy7 Eppes, born September 19, 1739 in Surry County, Virginia (Source: Gertrude R. B. Richards, Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, (The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia; 1958).); died October 26, 1743 in Surry County, Virginia (Source: Gertrude R. B. Richards, Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, (The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia; 1958).).

 

Notes for Amy Eppes:

Birth and Death record from

 

Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-

1778, Gertrude R. B. Richards, The National Society Colonial

Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1958.

 

 

+ 12 ii. Sarah Eppes, born June 17, 1741 in Surry County, Virginia; died Aft. January 12, 1772 in Sussex County, Virginia.

+ 13 iii. Anne Eppes, born September 15, 1743 in Albermarle Parish, Surry County, Virginia; died Bef. 1809 in Hawkins County, Tennessee.

+ 14 iv. Mary Eppes, born July 04, 1746 in Surry County, Virginia; died April 29, 1785 in Sussex County, Virginia.

+ 15 v. James Eppes, born March 11, 1748/49 in Surry County, Virginia; died 1791 in Sussex County, Virginia.

+ 16 vi. Winifred Eppes, born September 16, 1751 in Surry County, Virginia; died in Sussex County, Virginia.

17 vii. Susanna Eppes, born September 12, 1753 in Surry County, Virginia (Source: Gertrude R. B. Richards, Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, (The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia; 1958).). She married Lemuel Harrison August 07, 1775 in Sussex County, Virginia; born Abt. 1750; died Bef. December 11, 1787 in Prince George County, Virginia.

 

Notes for Susanna Eppes:

Birth recorded in

 

Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-

1778, Gertrude R. B. Richards, The National Society Colonial

Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1958.

 

Susanna relinquished administration of Lemuel Harrison's estate on 11 Dec 1787. Look for her remarriage as Susannah Harrison?

 

Notes for Lemuel Harrison:

Subj: Re: Family Bible rescued -- Lemuel HARRISON

Date: 99-06-02 08:22:48 EDT

From: psmartoc@eastnet.educ.ecu.edu (psmartoc)

To: rbonner@imail.ouhsc.edu (Becky Bonner)

CC: HARRISON-L@rootsweb.com, PatAnder73@aol.com, psmartoc@eastnet.educ.ecu.edu

 

I trust you will let me know if the BIBLE I found will in any way "belong"

to someone. Do you need a copy of the contents?

Carol

 

[snip]

"Should it so happen that the Will of my dec'd Husband, Leml. Harrison, is

not proved. This will certify to the Worshipful Court of Prince George that

I do not wish, nor intend to take upon myself the Administration of his

Estate. Witness my hand and seal the 11th day of December, 1787." Signed by

Susanna Harrison. Witnesses were Jones Harrison and William Avery. The

relinquishment of right of administration from his widow and relict was

presented in Court on December 11, 1787. DEEDS, ETC. (1787-1792), page 111, Prince George County, Virginia.

 

Indenture made the 20th day of December, 1786, between Lemuel Harrison of

Prince George County and William Harrison, for the natural love and

affection he has to his said brother, conveying 50 acres adjoining Lemuel

Harrison, Walter Peter, Richard Avery and Wallace Morison. Presented in

Court on April 10, 1787. DEEDS, ETC. (1787-1792), page 16, Prince George

County, Virginia.

 

[snip]

 

944. J.B. Boddie, Historical Southern Families, XIX, 1958.

 

Becky Bass Bonner Email: rbonner@imail.ouhsc.edu old:rbonner@rex.ouhsc.edu

Home of the *HARRISON* Repository http://moon.ouhsc.edu/rbonner/harintro.htm

 

.. Carol P. Martoccia

.. 903 East Fifth Street

.. Greenville, NC 27858

_______________________________

 

 

18 viii. Elizabeth Eppes, born June 03, 1756 in Sussex County, Virginia (Source: Gertrude R. B. Richards, Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, (The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia; 1958).); died October 14, 1768 in Sussex County, Virginia (Source: Gertrude R. B. Richards, Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, (The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia; 1958).).

 

Notes for Elizabeth Eppes:

Birth and Death recorded in

 

Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-

1778, Gertrude R. B. Richards, The National Society Colonial

Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1958.

 

 

19 ix. Frances Eppes, born June 01, 1759 in Sussex County, Virginia (Source: Gertrude R. B. Richards, Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, (The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia; 1958).).

 

Notes for Frances Eppes:

Birth recorded in

 

Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-

1778, Gertrude R. B. Richards, The National Society Colonial

Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1958.

 

She is not mentioned in her father's will and may have died before 1779 but note that her sister Winnefred is not mentioned either and is suspected to have married and had a family which moved to TN.

 

 

 

3. Priscilla6 Anderson (James5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Richard1) (Source: James Anderson, 1751 Will of James Anderson, (Will Book 9, Page 772, Surry County, Virginia).) was born Abt. 1718 in "Arnols", Surry, County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1752 in Likely went to Georgia (Source: James Anderson, 1751 Will of James Anderson, (Will Book 9, Page 772, Surry County, Virginia).). She married James Moss Abt. 1744, son of John Moss and Martha Pully. He was born Abt. 1718 in Surry County, Virginia.

 

Notes for Priscilla Anderson:

Priscilla Anderson would have been born of her fathers Surry County Plantation called "Arnols". This was located in what is now the southwest corner of Surry County, Virginia. Grant Anderson recalls (1909) that one of James' daughters married a Moss. The grounds for stating that Priscilla married a Moss is by process of elimination of the daughters of James. The Albemarle Parish register provides the Christian name James Moss for her husband.

The Albemarle Parish register records the birth of Amy, born 09/24/1745, daughter of James Moss and Priscilla, christened 10/27/1745 with godparents Henry Moss, Mary Eppes, and Mary Moss. Mary Eppes was Priscilla sister and Henry Moss was James Moss brother. Take caution there is another James Moss in Sussex with wife Anne throughout the period 1740 to 1762 a first cousin to this James Moss.

James Anderson's 1751 wll does not identify her husband but mentions her as, "I give to my Daughter Priscilla five pounds current money of Virginia and all the Estate she hath now of mine in her Possession".

I have never been able to find out what happened to James Moss and I suspect he either died young and Priscilla remarried; or they both moved to North Carolina or Georgia as did many neighbors.

 

Bibliography

 

Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families, by Grant James Anderson, Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, 1909.

 

Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, Transcribed and Edited by Gertrude R. B. Richards, The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1958.

 

 

Notes for James Moss:

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Subj: Family Research

Date: 99-04-27 19:12:00 EDT

From: rkirkpatrick@jcn1.com (rkirkpatrick)

Reply-to: rkirkpatrick@jcn1.com (rkirkpatrick)

To: patander73@aol.com

 

Hi, My name is Linda (Moss) Kirkpatrick,

One of my family members gave me your email address. We are currently researching our family line consisting of Obediah Mors(moss) d.1774 we believe it's tied in with some of the imformation you have sent to my Brother -in-law . We don't know if he got your email or imformation from a website or where but any information is appreciated.

Priscilla Anderson b before 1729 in Arnols in Surry Co. Va m. James Moss about 1744

This what he told us . And again any imformation is appreciated and if we can help you any please let us know

 

Thank you,

Linda

 

Child of Priscilla Anderson and James Moss is:

20 i. Amy7 Moss, born September 24, 1745 in Surry County, Virginia (Source: Gertrude R. B. Richards, Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, (The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia; 1958).).

 

Notes for Amy Moss:

Amy Moss was the daughter of Priscilla Anderson and James Moss. She was born on 09/24/1745 in Surry County, Virginia. She was chistened on 11/10/1745 with godparents Henry Moss, Mary Eppes, and Mary Moss. Mary Eppes nee Anderson would be her aunt.

 

Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, Gertrude R. B. Richards, The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1958.

 

 

 

4. James6 Anderson (James5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Richard1) (Source: (1) Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909)., (2) James Anderson, 1751 Will of James Anderson, (Will Book 9, Page 772, Surry County, Virginia).) was born 1720 in "Arnols", Surry County, Virginia (Source: Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909).), and died 1769 in Augusta, Georgia (Source: James Anderson, 1764 Will of James Anderson, (Georgia Colonial will book A page 296.).). He married Mary Ferguson Bef. June 10, 1744 in Amelia County, Virginia, daughter of John Ferguson and Sarah Bridgforth. She was born Abt. 1723 in Rappahanock County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1776 in Augusta, Georgia.

 

Notes for James Anderson:

James was born at his fathers estate "Arnols" in Surry County, Virginia. This is located along the north bank of the Blackwater River which forms the southern boundary of current Surry county near the triangular intersection of Prince George County, Surry County, and Sussex County. No contemporary record is known. "Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families"; By Grant James Anderson; Richmond Virginia; Whitter & Shepperson printers, 1909 gives his birth date as 1720.

His father obtains a land patent along the Little Nottoway River in 1735 many miles west of Surry Co. and it is likely that James was involved in developing these lands as a teenager. He first appears in the Amelia County tax rolls in 1741 at the age of 21.

James Anderson became a contract builder. His Georgia will dated 08/24/1764 gives his occupation as carpenter, and states that his sons are to be trained in the craft of "hous joiner." His father was in possession of a quantity of cooper and carpenters tools and his grandfather Thomas named tools in his 1711 will. His brother John Anderson continues to reside in Amelia, later Nottoway County, where he is recorded by the tax collector as "Carpt." House Carpentry as a craft was apparently a family occupation.

In 1743 his father apparently retires to the Arnols estate with his second wife and leases to his sons the lands in Amelia County. The Virginia land attributed to James Anderson is a plantation along the east side of the Little Nottoway River opposite the mouth of the Whetstone Creek, just at a bend in the River. This land was patented by his father in 1735 and leased to him in 1743. He acquired title in his father's 1751 will and sold the land to Charles Hamlin in 1755. In 1747 he patented a section of land just to the east of this but never perfected the title and abandoned it in 1756 when he moved to Georgia.

 

James Anderson to James Anderson

12/20/1743 150 acres

Amelia County Book 2 page 17 (old number)

Lands on the North [east] side of the Little Nottoway River beginning at the river east 180 poles south 160 poles west 180 poles and then up river to the start. [East bank of the Little Nottoway north of where Jordan's road crosses]

 

21 Sep 1743 surry book 4, page 157

takes Edward Griffis as carpenters Apprentice

 

James Anderson

10/01/1747 104 acres Amelia County

Virginia Patent Book 28 page 271

(This is in the approximate area of Dandy's Racepath just west of Blackstone, Virginia on the north side of the Little Nottoway River.])

 

In 1747 the Albemarle Parish, in Surry County, ordered the construction of a replacement chapel for Spring Swamp Chapel. This construction was contracted to James Anderson of Amelia County, for 290.

 

Albemarle Parish Vestry Book

Pages 37-39

Virginia State Library

Richmond, Virginia

At a Vestry for the Parish of Albemarle in the County of Surry on the 20th Day of August 1747 at the Church on Barlthorp Creek.

...

Ordered That Chris.r Tatum & John Mason Sr. churchwardens do give public notice by advertisements at such places in this County & the Counties adjacent as they shall think proper, that on Thursday the 15th of October next a Vestry will be held at the Church on Barlthorp Creek in order to treat with workman for building & erecting a Church 70 by 26 feet at or near where the Chapel at Spring Swamp now stands for the [?] of the sd purpose.

...

 

Albemarle Parish Vestry Book

Pages 41-43

Virginia State Library

Richmond, Virginia

At Vestry held for Albemarle Parish at Nottoway Church the 25th Day of October 1747.

...

The Vestry having waranted & agreed with James Anderson of Amelia County for the building of a Church or Chapel at or near where the Chapel at Spring Swamp now stands, for which he is to have 290 Curr.t Money of Virginia, according the Dimensions & manner following Viz. 69 feet in length & 26 feet in bredth in the clear: 16 feet pitch under pind 2 feet high with 1/2 a foot below & 1 1/2 foot above the surface of the ground with good well [?] bricks & air holes at proper distances, a strong substantial [?] floor laid with sound well seasoned quartered pine plank in bredth not above 10 inches, all the pews to be 6 feet wide and 10 feet long , except two viz. on on each side of the Communion Table, which are to be 9 by 7 the ally to be 6 feet wide. the Church is to have two doors in the South side & one in the West and 4 feet wide and 9 feet high all to be folding, and the work quarter round & rais'd panel: the two doors in the South side to be made fast with bars & iron hooks, that in the West end with two spring bolts & a nut & strong lock: all to be hung with suitable H hinges: the pews to be 4 feet high & close, the front to be quarter round & raised panel, the petitioners plain Wainscot: all the pews to be neatly cap'd plank seats on three sides, the doors to be of size according to the plan & hung with substantial H hinges, the Communion Table to be rais'd two steps above the floor of the Church, and enclosed with rails & neatly twind ballusters, the door thereof to hung with substantial hinges, a pulpit with a neat & suitable canopy & door hung with H hinges & both that & the two reading pews viz. for the Minister & Clerk to be the sort of work with the front of the pews & of dimension according to the plan, rails & ballusters from the Minister's reading pew to the pulpit: The length & width fo the space for the Communion Table & number of steps to ascend to the reading pews & pulpit to be set as mind & directed by the Minister. The span of two pews on the North side at the West end of the Church to be set apart for a Baptistry with seats all around: A neat twind post erected in the area with handsum mouldings around the top, whereon to place the font or bason & a desk adjoining to lay the book on: two plank seats to be put up in the Westmost front doorway & one in that of the Eastermost. The Church to have 6 windows in the South Side 7 in the North side of sash on & sills in the clear according to the plan, a large window in the East end 6 feet wide in the clear & of a proportional height divided by a part in the middle a window in the West end above the plate of dimension suitable to the place: all the Windows to be glaz'd with good crown glass, the running sashes to be supported when up with iron pins made fast to the frame with a leather thong. The Church to be done up the height of the pews with ther edge plank plain'd & bonded, to have a comon substantial roof with a compass edging the walls & roof to be strengthened with great beams across in number & size suitable, the walls above the pews & ceiling to be well plaster'd & whitewashe: The window frames on the inside & door cases on both sides to be archistrad: a small window in the back of the pulpit of size suitable to the plan, shutters for all the windows of plain wainscot, to be hung with substantial H hinges & made fast when open with iron hooks & staples & when shut with an iron spring bolt, the walls & gable ends to be done with feather edge plank plain'd & beaded to show not above 6 inches, with cornish leaves. The roof to be covered on [?]'d laths with good C[?] heart shingles in length 90 inches in thickness 1 inch & in bredth not above 4 inches & nailed with 6d nails the roof to be hip'd from the [?] beams, the side & gable end walls to be well [?]'d: the window shutters on both sides the outside of the doors & dorr cases, the outside of the window frames & sashes the Cornish the corner & Barge Boards all to be well painted with White Lead & oil: a Fraonton or Pediment over each door shingled as the roof: White Oak or Light Wood steps at each door mitred at the corner. A gallery in the West end of the Church of pitch, dimension & form according to the plan with a proper stair pews & close breast or front of wainscot quartered round & raised panel with archistrad [?] & Cornish & proper bars, one pew in the fore part on the North side 6 feet by 11 1/2 with seats rais'd & sides the back door & ends: on the South side plain wainscot 8 feet by 11 1/2 a passage from the stairs of 3 feet wide, a passge to the backside of 3 feet wide, 8 seats on each side four 2 by 11 1/2 feet to rise above one another 9 inches, a partition between each seat 2 feet high above each respective floor of plain wainscot. The gallery plastered underneath the whole to be completed & finished at the proper cost & charges of the sd James Anderson and that in a neat & workmanklike manner: by the 15th of June which shall happen in the year 1750. For the performance whereof the s'd James Anderson is to give Bond with sufficient surety as soon as may be, to the Church wardens of the Sd Parish for the time being. Wm Willie Minr.

 

Amelia County, Deed Book 5, page 380.

Edward Eppes, son of Daniel Eppes,Jr., deceased, of the County of Surry, binds himself to James Anderson,Jr., of Amelia County, carpenter, to learn the carpenter trade for the term of five years. 04/18/1749. Witnesses John Anderson, Thomas Raines.

 

Albemarle Parish Vestry Book

Page 66

Virginia State Library

Richmond, Virginia

At Vestry held for Parish of Albemarle in the County of Surry on the 12th Day of November 1750.

...

The Vestry met in order to take the Spring Swamp Chapel and the said Chapel being not compleatly finished the said Vestry thought not yet fit to receive the said Chapel.

Ordered that the Church wardens pay James Anderson so much money as will make 232,,12,,08 1/2 up 290 pounds

James Anderson has given this parish liberty to make use of the chapel that he has built from this day till such time as he can finish the said Chapel.

 

Albemarle Parish Vestry Book

Page 92

Virginia State Library

Richmond, Virginia

1749 Albemarle Parish [account sheet]

To cash paid Mr. Anderson viz. order 221,,18,, 8

 

Albemarle Parish Vestry Book

Page 96

Virginia State Library

Richmond, Virginia

1751 Albemarle Parish [account sheet]

To removing the Spring Swamp old Chappel 2,,--,--

 

Albemarle Parish Vestry Book

Page 102

Virginia State Library

Richmond, Virginia

1751 Ordered that the churchwardens pay to Ja.s Anderson the sum of twenty five pounds fice shillings & six pence out of the money belonging to this Parish.

 

This chapel was shortly thereafter renamed St. Andrew's Church. It was located on Spring Creek, in southern Sussex County, near the current town of Jarratt.

 

Amelia County, Deed Book 5, page 101.

This indenture made this twenty fourth day of Jamuary in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty four between John Nance and James Nance son of the sd John Nance of the Parish of Nottoway in the County of Amelia of the one part and James Anderson Junior Joiner of the same Parish and County of the other part. Winesseth that the said John Nance by virtue of these presents, and with the advise and consent of his son James Nance and with the consent and approval of the Court of Amelia County doth bind his said son James Nance to he said James Anderson Junior and with him after the manner of an apprentice to serve for and during the full time of five years from the first day of December last past; During all which time the said apprentice his said Master faithfully shall serve his lawfull commands every where galdly obay [sic]; nor absent himself day of night from his said Masters service but in all things behave himself as a faithfull apprentice might to do during the full time for which he is bound and the said James Anderson likewise obliges himself the sd James Nance S and the art and occupation of a carpenter and joiner, which the said James Anderson now follows, and intends so to do and find and provide for the said apprentice good sufficient meat drink washing and lodging and cloths and at the end of the five years three pounds current money and for the free performance of all and every the sd covenants and agreements to each of the said parties binds themselves to the other firmly by these presents in Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the day and year above written.

 

Signed Sealed in John Nance,Senr seal

presents of us James Nance seal

James Anderson seal

 

At a Court held for Amelia County the 24 day of Jan. 1754 James Nance,Jun in Court consented to serve James Anderson the full time mentioned in this indenture and the Court did approve of the dame and ordered the same should be recorded

 

Samuel Cobbs C.C.

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James Anderson to Charles Hamlin

11/26/1755 150 acres Amelia County, Virginia

Amelia County Deed Book 5 Page 448 and 449

This Indenture made this Twenty sixth day of November in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fifty five between James Anderson and Mary his wife of the Parish of Nottoway and County of Amelia of the one part and Charles Hamlin and of Rawleigh Parish and County aforesaid of the other part for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the sd Charles Hamlin the receipt whereof Sd James Anderson and Mary his wife doth hereby acknowledge hath given granted bargained sold aliened conveyed and confirmed and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell alien convey and confirm unto the Sd Charles Hamlin his heirs and assigns one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County aforesaid on the north side of Little Nottoway River containing on hundred and fifty acres more or less and the same is bounded as followeth Viz: Beginning at two Dutch Elms cornerd at the River thence East fifteen degrees North one hundrd and eighty poles to a corner gum and poplar in a small branch thence South one hundred and sixty poles to a corner red oak. Thence due West one hundred eighty eight poles to a corner on Little Nottoway River near below the Bent thence up the River as it meanders to the beginning . To have and to hold the Sd tract or parcel of land with all of its appurtenances to the said Charles Hamlin his heirs and assigns for ever and the sd James Anderson and Mary his wife for them selves their heirs directors and administrators doth further covenant and agree to and with the sd Charles Hamlin that the the sd James Anderson will warrant and for ever defend the above mentioned lands with all its appurtenances to him the said Charles Hamlin his heirs and assigns for ever against him the Sd James Anderson his heirs and assigns from the claim or claims of any person or persons whatsoever. In witness whereof the sd James Anderson and Mary his wife hath hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals this day and year above written.

Sealed and Delivered James Anderson {seal}

In presence of her

his Mary Anderson {seal}

Saml Jordan mark

mark

Alexd Erskins

P Mcquaid

her

Phibe Rayns

mark

 

Memorandum

That quiet and Peaceable possession and seisur of the within mentioned lands and premisses was given and taken by the within named James Anderson and Mary his wife to the within named Charles Hamlin in his own prper person for himself his heirs and assigns according to the purposes of the written deed in the presence of us the subscbribers.

James Anderson {seal}

his Mary Anderson {seal}

Saml Jordan

mark

Alexd Erskins

P Mcquaid

her

Phibe Rayns

mark

At a Court held for Amelia County the 27th day of November 1755

This Deed with livery and seisur endorsed from James Anderson and Mary his wife to Charles Hamlin was proved by the oaths of Samuel Jordan and Alexander Erskin and at one other Court held for the said County the 24th day of June 1756 It was also proved by the oath of Phebe Rains the third witness thereto and ordered to be recorded.

Samuel Cobbs CC

 

William Hamlin

12/15/1758 104 acres Amelia County

Virginia Patent Book 33 page 520

On the N side of Little Nottoway River, adj. Peter Wynn, Chappel, Cox, John Thomas & Eppes. 10 Shillings. Wheras by Pat. 1 Oct 1747 There was Gtd. James Anderson and Whereas the sd James Anderson hath failed to pay Quit Rents & to make Cultiv. & Improv. & William Hamlin hath made humble Suit & hath obtained a G. for the same.

 

The book "Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families"; By Grant James Anderson; Richmond Virginia; Whitter & Shepperson printers, 1909 states that he "married and settled in, or near, Savannah, Ga."

Upon moving to Georgia, James resided in Savannah where he owned a portion of a lot. His name also appears as a witness to transactions on Savannah lots for William Matthews, his son-in- law, and others. He files numerous petitions with the colonial government of Georgia which can be found in the Georgia Colonial Records. It is possible that he is also the surveyor James Anderson of those records. A short list of his petitions extracted from the Georgia Colonial Records series of volumes:

02/1756 Petition for 200 acres along the east side of Buck Branch and Beaver Pond Creek. rejected.

04/12/1757 James Anderson and Andrew Newland petition for reward and costs involved in the capture of escaped felon David Dundass. Taken under advisement.

12/1757 Declaring that he has a wife and 6 children petitions for 200 acres on Briar Creek, 2 miles below Joshua Atkinson. Postponed.

06/1758 same, granted.

05/1760 Declaring that he has a wife, 7 children and 3 slaves and has resided 3 years in the Colony petitions for 300 acers on Bowen's Branch bounded by William Raines and 300 acres on the south side Walnut Branch between Evan Lewis and Thomas Irwin. Granted 500 acres on Bowen's Branch.

03/1761 Declaring that he has a wife, 7 children and 2 slaves petitions for 200 acres on the Savannah above Point Pleasant adjacent John Davis. postponed.

07/1761 petitions to reactivate 05/1760 land warrant which had expired before a survey could be conducted.

04/1762 Petitions that he should be permitted to improve a lot in Savannah and that he should be granted lot #9. Rejected.

05/1762 Petitions for 500 acres next Rocky Creek in Hallifax District and requests an additional grant for 300 acres adjacent which was granted to William Raines who has left the colony 2 years ago.

05/21/1762 The Governor signs 500 acre grant to James Anderson.

03/1764 Declaring that he has a wife, 7 children and 4 slaves petitions for 500 acres north of Great Ogeechee and east of Spring Creek. Rejected.

04/1764 petitions for 400 acres adjoining his lands which was William Matthews who left the colony. Granted.

08/1764 Governor signs grant for 400 acres.

06/1765 petitions for 1 acre lot in Augusta lot #19. Granted.

07/1766 Petitions for lands he settled on Rocky Creek branch of Buck Head in 1757 plus resolution of conflict over lands granted Jacob Colson which he was originally awarded but could not settle due to conflict with the Indians. granted.

12/1766 James Anderson petitions as deputy surveyor for extensions of land warrants which could not be surveyed due to inclement weather.

02/1767 Governor signs grant for 150 acres.

...

The cattle brand of James Anderson if recorded in Georgia Colonial "marks and Brands" Book K on page 39. It was recorded in 1763 and indicates that James Anderson is a resident of Savannah.

Examine Book JJ page 128 deed of Stephen Britton, cordweiner, of Savannah and Wife Mary selling lot #9 in Savannah to Henry Yonge,Jr. of Savannah. Lot granted in 1767 to Thos. Moodie who sold in 1769 to Jas. Anderson, cabinetmaker and wife Mary, both of Savannah, who sold same in 1772 to Britton. This sale may be to James shortly before his death.

 

In 1768 he sells his Savannah lot and moves to his plantation southwest of Augusta and purchases lot 19 in the town of Augusta.

 

James Anderson to Joseph Butler

04/16/1768 lot Savannah, Georgia

Ga. Col. Records Book S page 238

Lot in Savannah originally granted to Ann McIntosh, now wife of Robert Bailie, sold by Ann to James Anderson.

 

His lot in Augusta bordered on that of Lachlan McAvillary a Georgian of note, whose journal of that period is contained in the New York City Historical Library, and would be worthy of examination for reference to James.

 

James Anderson

05/21/1762 500 acres St George Parish

Georgia Grant Book D page 100

Bounded on the west by William Raines. on Rocky Creek. All other sides vacant land.

 

James Anderson

07/03/1764 400 acres St George Parish

Georgia Grant Book E page 24

Bounded on the east by James Anderson. on Rocky Creek. All other sides vacant land.

 

James Anderson

02/03/1767 150 acres St George Parish

Georgia Grant Book F page 51

Bounded on the south by Joseph Dunlap. On the north by James Anderson. on Rocky Creek. All other sides vacant land.

 

Georgia Plat Book C page 2. Not examined yet (1987).

 

There are records of land sales by Anderson's in the Revolutionary Records of Georgia which I have not had the opportunity to examine. Augusta, Georgia changed hands several times in the American Revolution and the Anderson lands would have been within a few miles of the site of the major battles. The Anderson town lot was within a few hundred feet of the fort the British built on the church cemetery in Augusta, and it is likely that it was necessary to abandon the town lot and it is unlikely that any home upon that lot survived the American Revolutionary War. Mary, Tabitha, Cynthia, and Ann were unmarried in 1764. Elizabeth married William Matthews. The first governor of Georgia was a Matthews, of no established relationship.

The reference Grant Anderson makes to "T. W. Anderson of Twiggs County, Ga.; also a granddaughter who married Mr. Murvain" need to be evaluated. Thomas W. Anderson did indeed exist and is found amongst the records of Twiggs County. Thomas W. Anderson is listed in the 1830 census of Twiggs County with a wife and three sons.

 

James Anderson's will is dated 08/24/1764, probated on 01/06/1769 and filed in Georgia Colonial will book A page 296.

 

In the name of God Amen, the twenty fourth Day of August 1764 I James Anderson of the Town of Savannah and Parish of Christ Church Carpenter being in perfect mind and and memory Thanks be given unto God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say, Principally & first of all I recommend my soul to God that gave it and my body to the Earth, to be buried at the Direction of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the Same again by the mighty Power of God and as touching such worldly goods wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give Remise and dispose of in the manner and form following; First I give and bequeath unto Mary my Dearly beloved Wife, her choice of the Feather beds and furniture as well as my bay horse called Rock.

Also I give and bequeath unto my son David Anderson three hundred acres of Land in St. Georges Parish on Rocky Creek and Ten pounds Sterling.

Also I give and bequeath unto my Son James Anderson three hundred acres of Land in St. Georges Parish on Rocky Creek and ten pounds Sterling.

Also I give and bequeath unto my Son Willm Anderson three hundred acres of Land in St Georges Parish and on Rocky Creek & ten pounds Sterling.

Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Anderson ten pounds Sterling.

Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Tabitha Anderson ten pounds Sterling.

Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Cynthia Anderson ten pounds Sterling.

Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Anderson ten pounds Sterling.

Also it is my will and desire that my daughter Elizabeth Matthews Shall have the use of what things she hath of mine in her possession During her natural Life and then Dispose of them as she please.

Also my will and desire is that all the rest of my Estate both Royal and Personal be equally divided between my Dearly beloved wife Mary and my seven children namely, David, James, Mary, Tabitha, Cynthia, Ann, and William after my just debts and Financial Expenses is paid, and that my wife Mary shall have the liberty to dispose of any part of the Estate as she pleases to discharge the debts; and that my wife Mary shall have the use of the rest of the Estate after my just debts are paid and pay of [sic] the Legacys as the Children come of age or Marry (but not bring any charges against the Children for their bringing up or Raising) that is if She remain a Widow but if she marry than the children may (at the age of twelve years) chose of or them selves and have their parts of the Estate with them but if they chose to abide with their mother let them and their part of the Estate abide together, also it is my will and Desire that she my wife Mary shall have the use of her choice of two negroes as long as she remains a widow (without being accountable to the children for any part of their all as so long as she remain a widow, but nolong [sic] and when has it she marry then an equal division made between her my wife Mary and the seven children before married (if alive) if any be ded then an equal division to be made between Mary my wife and the children then living and if any of the children Die in their minority their parts of the Estate shall be equally divided between them that survive also my will is that if my wife Mary do sell my house and lott in Savannah (or Shall chose to rent it out to pay my debts) or for any other purpose as she shall think convenient and move to the country than and she shall have the liberty of settling on that part or portion of land that shall be my son Williams and there to remain without during her widowhood or natural life it is my will and desire that my William be bound out at the age of fifteen years for the space or term of five years to any Trade or Occupation as he my son William choses at the time he is to be bound which is at the age of fifteen years. it is also my will and desire that when the land is divided that what difference there may be in the quality ot may be made equal by paying a sum of money to them that has that part (of lesser Tally) or parts Also it is my will and desire that my two sons David and James bee all the assistance they can in maintaining sd family till they com to the age of twenty one years and during that same time to be employed by such persons as they think most proper to teach and instruct them in the trade of a Carpenter and hous joiner I also constitute and appoint my well beloved son David and James Anderson with my dearly beloved wife Mary my sole Executors of this my last will & testament and I so hereby utterly revoke and disanul all and every other former testament wills legacies and bequests executed by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

 

Signed, Sealed, Published, pronounced,

and delivered by the said James Anderson James Anderson s

his last will and testament in presence

of the subscribers

Peter Blythe

Thomas Barwich

Thomas Day

GEORGIA

Before me James Wright Esqr Capt. General and governor in Chief of his Majestys said Province and ordinary of the same appears Peter Blyth of Savannah in the province

aforesaid Carpenter one of the subscribing witnesses to the last will and testament within written of James Anderson of the Town of Savannah Carpenter deceased who being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God made oath that he was present and did see the testator sign seal publish pronounce and declare the same to be and contain his Last Will and Testament and that he was of sound mind and disposing mind & memory to the best of his knowledge and belief and that he with Thomas Barwich and Thomas Day subscribed their names as witnesses to the said will at the request and in the presence of the sd testator and in each others presence.

At the same time David Anderson one of the Executors named in the said will qualified as such.

Recorded 9 january 1769 given under my hand the 6th january 1769

/s/ Ja. Wright

 

No record of burial is known.

The will was written in 1764 while residing in Christ Church Parish (Savannah). However about that time he acquired the Augusta lot. In the will he recommends that his wife sell or rent the Savannah lot and move to the Country. This sale had actually taken place in 1768. It is possible therefore that the actual residence at the time of his death was Augusta, Georgia. He would then likely be buried in the cemetery of St. Pauls Church. This was only two lots west from his. The earliest recorded burial there is in 1783. Some of the earliest fortifications in revolutionary Augusta were built on the cemetery that existed at that time and it is likely that his grave was disrupted by the construction of the revolutionary era forts.

His son David is the executor of the will and acquires additional lands bounding his in 1774.

 

 

Bibliography

 

Colonial Georgia Genealogical Data 1748-1783, William H. Dumont, National Genealogical Society, Special Publication No. 36, Washington D.C., 1971.

Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families, by Grant James Anderson, Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, 1909.

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Notes for Mary Ferguson:

James Anderson's wife was Mary, surname unconfirmed. As James is listed in the 06/10/1744 Tax List of Amelia County as James Anderson and Wife.

Mary's name is established by the deed dated 11/06/1755 and filed in Amelia County Deed book 5 on 11/27/1755. The dower signature is that of Mary. We can be confident that this is James son of James Anderson of Surry because the land description is that of the original acreage leased to him by his father in 1743 along the east side of the Little Nottoway River. This same acreage was granted to his father in 1735. Carpenter James Anderson of Christ Church Parish Georgia (Savannah) named widow Mary in his 08/24/1764 will.

Examine the 1764 will of Thomas Bridgeforth in Essex County which names Sarah Bridgforth and her children Peleg Ferguson and son in law Benjamin (husband of Philadelphia Ferguson) Bridgeforth. The will mixes a Mary Anderson in with these and she is my suspect to be the wife of James Anderson. If she was an older sister to Peleg she would be the likely candidate.

 

"Will of Thomas Bridgforth 1763. Records of Essex County. Tappahannock, Virginia. Wills No. 12. 1762-1775. p.147. Thomas Bridgforth of St. Ann's Parish, Essex Co., Va. Dated 25 April 1763. Probated 19 November 1764. All lands in Essex County "to my Cousin Thomas Bridgforth", 6 slaves, etc. "Item I leave my Lands in King and Queen County to be sold and the money arising from such sale to be applied to Charitable uses in the Parish of St Ann's at the Decretion of my Executors". Bequests to "my sister Sarah Ferguson". Bequests to Benjamin Bridgforth. Bequests to Mary Anderson. Bequests to Mrs. Hannah Edmondson. Residue of estate to be div. equally betw. Robert Fargeson, Titus Farguson, Jael Ferguson, Peleg Ferguson, Ann Martin, Joice Lumpkin and Elizabeth Ferguson. Exors. Mr. John Rowzee,

Mr. Robert Brooke and John Smelt. Signed Thomas Bridgeforth (LS). Wit: Jere'h Boswell, Alex'r Anderson, Benj'a Edmondson."

 

Children of James Anderson and Mary Ferguson are:

+ 21 i. Elizabeth7 Anderson, born Abt. 1745 in Amelia County, Virginia.

22 ii. Mary Anderson (Source: James Anderson, 1764 Will of James Anderson, (Georgia Colonial will book A page 296.).), born Abt. 1747 in Amelia County, Virginia.

 

More About Mary Anderson:

Living: 1764, Augusta, Georgia

 

+ 23 iii. David Anderson, born Abt. 1749 in Amelia County, Virginia.

24 iv. James Anderson (Source: James Anderson, 1764 Will of James Anderson, (Georgia Colonial will book A page 296.).), born Abt. 1751 in Amelia County, Virginia; died 1836 in Augusta, Georgia.

 

Notes for James Anderson:

James Anderson is named in the 1768 will of his father, "Also I give and bequeath unto my Son James Anderson three hundred acres of Land in St. Georges Parish on Rocky Creek and ten pounds Sterling." He would have been born aft 1747 in Amelia County Virginia and traveled with his family to Savannah Georgia about 1757.

_________________________________

Subj: Thomas Anderson

Date: 12/24/01 10:56:27 PM Eastern Standard Time

From: Isleepalda

To: PatAnder73

 

 

I am directly related to a James Anderson who owned a plantation of considerable size southwest of Augusta, GA.

 

Because of his 1836 death date I am still attempting to connect him to the James Anderson who received the 500 acres from the Governor in 1762 under a petition. I am convinced my great great grandfather was the son of one of the three son's of James.

 

I am not quite sure whether my James was a son or grandson of Thomas Anderson in Charles County, VA.

 

I am reasonably sure I am on the right track since this land in GA was handed down from generation to generation. I have rubbings of the Anderson Cemetery that still exists on the family land. The court documents of James Anderson of Virginia who went to Georgia indicates that his burial location is unknown.

 

His sons were carpenters and My Great Great Grandfather as well as my Grandfather was in the possession of many old carpenter tools.

 

I am curious if anyone has moved further back on Thomas Anderson? Your work and comments on Thomas Anderson's ancestors are extremely interesting to me. I am establishing my Georgia links through several archives here. It will only be a matter of time!

 

Is there anything I can do to help establish the relationships?

 

I am aware of a Family Bible that James received from his Father Thomas that was brought to Georgia. It is in his will and was given to his wife and Eldest son David. According to my Great Great Aunt the bible was either given to the Georgia Bible Archives or is still in the area amongst the relatives. It supposedly contains all the records we need since it was brought over with the crossing family members from ?

 

Please help if you can.

__________________________

Subj: Anderson Family Research

Date: 1/3/02 3:24:54 PM Eastern Standard Time

From: uta@edisto-island.com (Uta Anderson)

To: patander73@aol.com

 

 

 

January 3, 2002

Dear Patrick,

My husband and son found the information on your research on the Internet and gave it to me to read. Since we are snowbound today, I wanted to take the time to share with you my experiences in the 1970's with research on what I am certain is the same family.

My husband's name is Daniel Lawrence Anderson, Sr. We call him Dan and call my son, Larry (He is actually a Jr.). Larry is now 38 and his sister is 39. They have suddenly developed this avid interest in their genealogy. Therein lies the sudden revival of research effort on my husband's family.

I actually established the information myself in the 1970's. I had been researching my own family for about 10 years and was considered an "experienced genealogist" for that reason. However, my mother married an American soldier in Germany after the war and he was from Augusta, Georgia. He brought us over to live there in 1948 when I was seven. Consequently, all of the work I had done was research in Germany and the old Prussian states. Dan grew up in North Augusta and I grew up in Augusta. Both of us were converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) while we were in our late teens. We met at the church in Augusta and were married there in 1961. Dan had a career in the newspaper industry working for quite a number of newspapers including the Augusta Chronicle, the Charlotte Observer, the Miami Herald, the Fort Lauderdale Sun Times, The State (Columbia, SC) and others not so well known. While we were in Charlotte in the 1970's, the church established branch libraries in Charlotte and Columbia. I am sure with all of the research you have done, you have availed yourself of the branch library the church has in Augusta now and have some knowledge of the extensive work we do in the area of family history. Well, I was not only called to teach classes in how to do genealogical research but also to work in the library to assist patrons. As you can imagine, I felt like a fish out of water trying to assist patrons with research in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina when all I had done was research in Europe. It was like comparing apples and oranges. That was when I came up with the idea of doing Dan's work to gain the experience I needed to assist the people I was supposed to be helping.

The church recommended that we start with ourselves and all of our living relatives. That is how I started. I went to visit Dan's grandmother Anderson and wrote down everything she told me. That led me to many other people in his family that I interviewed and gathered information from. I gathered information from newspaper clippings, family Bibles, notes, etc. that various members of the family had. I always took the children with me. We visited cemeteries that they sent us to and talked to many of them in their homes. Most of them are dead now so what I have is a real treasure to the children because it would have been difficult to get now. We met some colorful people like Judge Grover Anderson, Judge Randall Evans, Dr. Robert McGahee, Clarinda Prescott (who lived to be over 100), Mauree Johnson, Charlie Anderson, Ann Clark and many others. They were all related to our Andersons and had much to tell us. After talking to the living relatives, I went to the census records and gathered what I was able to find there and then to records in the Office of the Ordinary in the counties where Dan's family lived. I was able to trace the family back to the James Anderson, father of William who are both buried at what the people I talked to called the Reedy Creek Cemetery. It was actually close to the house that was the homeplace of the Anderson family and what was probably the center of what you mention as the Anderson plantation southwest of Augusta. It is on the road between Wrens and Harlem. Since you said in your document that you have rubbings of the stones, I am sure you know how to find it. The first time we saw it was in 1974. I photographed most of the gravestones at that time. The place was in a grove of trees which I believe protected the stones, particularly the soft ones. At that time there was also still some pieces of hand carved wooden grave markers that were rotted half down and no longer readable. In 1988, Dan and I visited the cemetary again with Ann Clark and her husband that were there on a visit from New Jersey. At that time the place had been cleared and a marker put up. I photographed the most pertinant stones again at that time. In comparing the photographs, one can see how much wear had taken place in the interim. Ann Clark was an avid genealogist and had much of the Anderson memorabilia that family members had given to her. She was the daughter of King David Anderson who is buried at Silver Run Baptist Church. He died of typhoid fever when she was very young and she and some of her siblings ended up in an orphanage. She was very family oriented and came annually to visit her relatives. She was a loving, giving lady and we got to be good friends over the years. We visited a lot of people together and she was the main reason that I was able to get as much information as I did. Unfortunately, Ann died of cancer some years ago and I have no idea who has all of the things she had now. I am sure they went to her children who probably live in New Jersey. Last spring Dan and I took our daughter on a tour of all of the cemetaries where the Andersons and related families are buried. It was sad to see the cemetery at Reedy Creek in such a state. the stones were hardly readable any more and it was grown up with weeds.

Now let me give you a synopsis of how we fit into your Anderson puzzle and perhaps you could share with us also where you fit in. I believe from what you have written that you are on the right track and have only one missing generation to link the whole family together. Then you can go to where they came from in "the old country." That will be easy research. The church has many of those records available on microfilm and they are easy to get hold of. You just pay for the postage to have the microfilm sent to the branch library closest to where you live and you can search it there instead of traveling across the sea. They have missionaries called to do nothing but microfilm records that the authorities in those countries will allow us to film. Their mission is to try to obtain the records of everyone who has ever lived and has anything recorded about them into their Family History Library in Salt Lake City. One copy is there and another is in a place called the Granite Mountain Records Vault. It is a vault carved into a mountain in the Rockies that is climate controlled to preserve them at all costs. From the copies in the library records of everything they have permission to make copies of are circulated to the branch libraries. A CD of their card catalog is available for $5 from the Church Distribution Center. If you are interested, I would be happy to give you the information on how to obtain it. That way you could do your identification of microfilm to order at home and only have to go to the library to order it and review it.

Sorry, I got a little side-tracked. I get excited about this work.

1. Daniel Lawrence Anderson and Uta Puppel

Children: Alicia Marie Anderson

Daniel Lawrence Anderson, Jr.

Ryan Wesley Anderson

2. Samuel Lee Anderson and Dorothy Ellen Carrington

Children: Daniel Lawrence Anderson

Samuel Lee Anderson, Jr.

Dorothy Judieth Anderson

3. Luther Oliver Anderson and Sarah Louise Percival

Children: Mazie Ann Anderson

Hilliard George Anderson

Samuel Lee Anderson

Ruby Frances Anderson

Mildred Louise Anderson

Miriam Lucille Anderson

Mary Kathryn Anderson

Edith Virginia Anderson

Doris Alice Anderson

Ruth Eleanor Anderson

Barbara Elizabeth Anderson

4. Samuel Matthew Anderson and Susan Evans

Children: William Artemus Anderson

Alex Stephen Anderson

Luther Oliver Anderson

John Gordon Anderson

Robert Toombs Anderson

Sophronia Elizabeth Anderson

King David Anderson

5. William Anderson and Martha (believed to be Bryant) his first wife

Children: James Franklin Anderson

William Jasper Anderson

Mary F. Anderson

Rachel E. Anderson

William Anderson and Elizabeth Gay his second wife

Children: Samuel Matthew Anderson

Sophiah Anderson

Rebecca Jane Anderson

Vina Elizabeth Anderson

Isaac Lucious Anderson

James Anderson

Julia A. Anderson

6. James Anderson and __________ Beasley

Children: William Anderson

(More not given in records I received)

Notes did say that son was called Billy and father was called Jim or Jiemes. His wife was the daughter of a Baptist preacher named Beasley.

I have dates, places, etc. related to this information. Will be happy to send you anything you are interested in. After we get this all established I will give you the E-mail address of my son. He lives in Savannah, Georgia and will carry on the work with you.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Uta P. Anderson

 

More About James Anderson:

Living: 1764, Augusta, Georgia

 

25 v. Tabitha Anderson (Source: James Anderson, 1764 Will of James Anderson, (Georgia Colonial will book A page 296.).), born Abt. 1753 in Amelia County, Virginia.

 

More About Tabitha Anderson:

Living: 1764, Augusta, Georgia

 

26 vi. William Anderson (Source: James Anderson, 1764 Will of James Anderson, (Georgia Colonial will book A page 296.).), born Abt. 1755 in Amelia County, Virginia.

 

Notes for William Anderson:

William Anderson was born about 1755 in Amelia County, Virginia and traveled as a very young child to Savannah Georgia with his family. He is identified as under the age of 15 in his father's 1768 will," Also I give and bequeath unto my Son Willm Anderson three hundred acres of Land in St Georges Parish and on Rocky Creek & ten pounds Sterling."

 

 

More About William Anderson:

Living: 1764, Augusta, Georgia

 

27 vii. Cynthia Anderson (Source: James Anderson, 1764 Will of James Anderson, (Georgia Colonial will book A page 296.).), born Abt. 1757 in Amelia County, Virginia.

 

More About Cynthia Anderson:

Living: 1764, Augusta, Georgia

 

28 viii. Ann Anderson (Source: James Anderson, 1764 Will of James Anderson, (Georgia Colonial will book A page 296.).), born Aft. 1761 in Savannah, Georgia; died Abt. 1780 in Augusta, Georgia.

 

Notes for Ann Anderson:

There is a newspaper report in early post colonial Augusta GA of the death of Ann Anderson daughter of Mary Anderson

 

 

 

5. Thomas6 Anderson (James5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Richard1) (Source: (1) Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909)., (2) James Anderson, 1751 Will of James Anderson, (Will Book 9, Page 772, Surry County, Virginia).) was born 1721 in "Arnols", Surry, County, Virginia (Source: Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909).), and died Bet. 1782 - 1787 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. He married (1) Kehrenhappuck Yarbrough Bef. June 10, 1744 in Amelia County, Virginia, daughter of William Yarbrough and Ellinor ?. She was born Abt. 1720, and died Bef. 1756 in Amelia County, Virginia. He married (2) ? Jackson Aft. 1756. She was born Abt. 1730.

 

Notes for Thomas Anderson:

Thomas Anderson would have been born on the estate "Arnols" in the western corner of Surry County in 1721 according to Grant J. Anderson's 1909 genealogy. No contemporary record of his birth has been found. Thomas mother appears to have died about 1733 precipitating speculation by his father James Anderson in the western lands of expanding Virgnia. Thomas therefore was a resident of Amelia County, Virgnia after 1740 and subsequently of Dinwiddie County after its formation in 1752.

His first land patent is at the age of 18 years along Whetstone Creek just northwest of his father's patent along the little Nottoway River in Amelia County. He later sells this patent off in lots of 200 and 54 acres.

 

Anderson, Thomas

09/22/1739 254 acres Amelia County

Virginia Patents Book 18, 1738-39, page 469

North of the Whetstone Creek and south of Long Branch.

 

Amelia County

Court Orders Book 1

At Court on 08/15/1740

John Thomas appt. to clear road from Jordan's bridge best way into Mr. Cock's road, Thomas & James Anderson, Thomas Taylor, and John Thomas & all other male tithables to assist.

 

Jordan's Bridge crosses the Little Nottoway as 602 west of Blackstone. His father James' owned the plantation at the east end of this bridge, until it was given to his brother James Anderson in 1743.

Amelia County Court Order Book 1 records at a Court on 07/16/1740 a deed as follows. No corresponding record is indexed in the Amelia Deed Books. Because Thomas Anderson appears alone in Amelia County Tax records in 1742 perhaps his father leased him some or all of the land in 1740 and the lease was never recorded in the deed book and expired before 1743.

 

Thomas Anderson from James Anderson

Count Orders Book 1

07/16/1740

Unknown land. Witness Samuel Jordan and James Anderson,Jr.

 

Anderson, Thomas to Thomas Burge

06/17/1741 200 acres Amelia County

Amelia Co., Virginia Deed Book 1, page 222-223

North side Whetstone Creek, bounded in part by Peter Benford's line and the Long Branch, being part of a patent by Thomas Anderson. Wit. James Anderson, John Taylor & Lucy Taylor.

 

Thomas reserved the timber rights to the 200 acre plot. When I was looking at the deed in the Amelia County Courthouse a real estate attorney asked to look at the deed and stated that he was glad it was not one of his properties. The land is currently farmed for timber. His descendents could file claims.

 

Amelia County

Court Orders Book 1

At Court on 09/17/1742

Thomas Anderson is given leave to clear road from his own house into Thomas' Road.

 

Thomas Anderson from James Anderson

Rebecca

12/20/1743 300 acres Amelia County

Amelia County Deed Book 2 page 39 (20 old number)

Lands on South [west] side of Little Nottoway river beginning at Jordans corner on the river west then south along Jordans line then up Jordan's Little Run to a line of trees and then northwest to a spring branch down the branch to Whetstone Creek and down the Creek to the Little Nottoway river and then down to river to the start.

 

The land deeded to him by his father in 1743 took up the southwest corner of the intersection of Whetstone Creek and the Little Nottoway River in Nottoway Parish of Amelia County, whereas his patent had been on the northside of the Whetstone Creek. In the 1744 tax list of Amelia County he is recorded as Thomas Anderson and Wife. This indicates that he had married Kehrenhappuck Yarbrough the daughter of William Yarbrough before June of 1744. William Yarborough owned a patent just to the west of Thomas Anderson's 1739 patent.

 

Amelia County

Court Orders Book 1

At Court on 12/20/1744

Petition Robert Melone vs. Henry Robertson

Thomas Anderson & James Anderson appt. to view & value work done by petitioner & make report.

 

Amelia County

Court Orders Book 1

At Court on 02/22/1745

Petition Robert Melone vs. Henry Robertson

For 2,,10,,0 due for carpentry work done. Thomas Anderson & James Anderson appt. to view & value work & make report. Found work worth 2,,7,,6 & Ptf. to recover amt., plus costs.

 

Amelia County

Court Orders Book 1

At Court on 02/22/1745

Cate a Negro girl belonging to Thomas Anderson judged age 8.

 

Thomas was a friend of George Cabiness of Amelia County and is mentioned in George's 1744 will and was executor. James Anderson, Thomas' brother, was an appraisor of the Cabiniss estate.

 

Amelia County

Court Orders Book 1

At Court on 05/17/1745

Petition Thomas Anderson & Matthew Cabiniss, Excr. of George Cabiniss, vs. William Hardcastle. Deft. failed to appear; to Ptf. for 59,,6,,0 plus costs.

 

Amelia County

Court Orders Book 1

At Court on 05/18/1745

Petition Richard Witton vs. Thomas Anderson & Matthew Cabiniss, Excr. of George Cabiniss, to Ptf. for 0,,40,,4 plus costs.

 

Amelia County

Court Orders Book 1

At Court on 07/19/1745

Petition Robert Bolling, Esq. vs. Thomas Anderson & Matthew Cabiniss, Excr. of George Cabiniss, failed to appear; to Ptf. for 0,,57,,11 plus costs.

 

Thomas Anderson

and

Kerenhappuck Anderson to Henry Buford

03/25/1749 54 acres Amelia County

Amelia County Deed Book 3 page 235

adj. Binford's corner on Whetstone Creek, Thomas Burges' line, & Whetstone Creek. Wit. Thomas Buford, Benjamin Shelton, Faith Anderson. This is the sale of the remainder of his original patent.

 

Thomas is mentioned in his father's 1751 will as follows, "I give and Devise to my Son Thomas Anderson all my Estate that he hath now in his Possession one book called human prudence one other book called the whole Duty of man and five pounds current money of Virginia."

 

Amelia County

From the "Virginia Gazette and General Advertiser", Williamsburg, Va., 1752, we are told:

Amelia County =, ff.

To all Sheriffs, Constables, and other His Majesty's Liege People, to Whom these Presents shall come. Greeting

Wheras complaint hath this day been made to me, on of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for this County, by Thomas Anderson, of the County aforesaid, That he was, on Sunday the 23rd Day of August last, robb'd of a Beaver Hat to the Value of 30 Shillings, a Pair of Leather Breeches, a Pair of blue-grey Worsted, and a Pair of Yarn Hose, a Common-Prayer Book, a Razor Strap, a half-worn down brown Linen Shirt, a Pair of Jack Boots, two Holland Caps, one Pair of Shoes, and other Things, and that he has great Reason to suspect one William Roach, alis Rough, late of this County, an idle Person, about 23 Years old, short and well-set, with a simple Look, has a large scar just above his Forehead, is much addicted to Gaming, had on when he went away a blue- grey hald-trimm'd Coat, and a Pair of striped Holland Trousers :

These are therefore in His Majesty's Name, to command and require all Sheriffs, Constables, and other His Majesty's Liege Peoples, within this Colony, to make diligent Search nad Pursuit, by Way of Hue and Cry, within their several Counties and Precincts, after the said William Roach, alias Rough; and him having found, to apprehend and carry before the next Justice of the Peace, that he may be dealt with according to Law. Herein fail not.

Given under my Hand and Seal, at Amelia, this 17th Day of September, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Two, in the Twenty Sixth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King GEORGE the Second.

CHARLES IRBY

Thomas Anderson to Thomas Williams

of Bath Parish, Dinwiddie Co Bristol Parish, Dinwiddie Co.

09/12/1755 300 acres Amelia County for 200 pounds

Amelia County Deed Book 5 page 488

Southside of Little Nottoway River, being formerly conveyed by James Anderson Sr. to said Thomas Anderson by deed.

Wits: Leonard Claiborne, James Stark, Leonard Claiborne, Jr., David Smith

 

On 09/12/1755 he sells the remainder of his Amelia County lands to Thomas Williams. In the deed he is identified as being of Dinwiddie County. Therefore we can assume he had removed to Dinwiddie before this, and had purchased land there. It is likely that this move was related to the suspected death of his first wife Kerenhappuck about 1754 and a 2nd marrige probably to a women of the Jackson family who lived across the border of Amelia with Dinwiddie County.

Unfortunately due to the destruction of Dinwiddie Records we know little of him from 1755 to 1787 at which time he apparently dies.

 

Anderson, Thomas

02/01/1781 10 acres Dinwiddie County

Patents Book D, Volume 2, page 514

Adjacent to John Jones

 

Jordan Anderson, his son, sold all of his 1782 (382 and 108 acres) Dinwiddie holdings to John Edmundson in 1787. The sons of Kehrenhappuck apparently went through GA to Alabama, in the 1909 genealogy of Grant James Anderson he states that the brothers Jordan and Robert were deaf mutes who went out west, for which Alabama would have qualified in that day. The daughter Lydia was married in the central valley of Virginia in one of the cities. The two daughters of the 2nd wife ended up in Georgia, and likely migrated with the Jackson and Elder families of Dinwiddie County.

The records of Dinwiddie County prior to 1833 have almost all been destroyed in a fire. A surviving survey book does have a record of an adjustment to one of Thomas's properties, a survey of his 1781 ten acre patent adjacent his own lands. Perhaps when examined closely it will reveal where he lived in Dinwiddie County. Little more of the Thomas Anderson family will be found without special effort by researchers delving into the Dinwiddie County past.

___________________________________________

Amelia County, Virginia Tax Lists

1736

James Anderson

There is a Thomas Anderson in this list but he lived in northern Amelia County and later moved to Mecklenburg County. He originated in King & Queen County.

1740

James Anderson

Thomas Anderson

1741 List of Abraham Cocke

James Anderson,Jr. 1

Thomas Anderson 1

1743 James Anderson, Jack 2

Thomas Anderson, Robt

and Jordan Anderson 3

1744,10 Jun

James Anderson & wife 2

Thomas Anderson & wife 2

Jordan Anderson 1

1747, 10 Jun Below Deep Creek and above the Cellar

Anderson, James,Jr., John Anderson

Thomas Raines & Jack & Cate 5

Anderson, Thomas, Jordan Anderson

Robert Munford, Jack , Manuel 6

1748, Jun List taken below Deep Creek and Above the Sellar by Charles Irby

Thomas Anderson, John Nance, Jack, tom,

Manuel, Gideon 6

James Anderson,Jr., John Anderson

Thomas Raines, Jack and Cate 5

1749 Charles Irby's List of Nottoway Parish

Thomas Anderson, Jack, tom,

Manuel, Gideon 5 30

James Anderson,Jr., Thomas Raines,

John Anderson, Edward Eppes

Daniel Eppes, Jack, Cate 7 5

Jordan Anderson, Adam 2 12

1752

Anderson James,Jr., Edward Eppes,

Daniel Eppes and Cate 4x

Anderson Thomas 1x

Anderson Jordan, Adam 2x

[1752 formation of Dinwiddie County places Thomas Anderson in Dinwiddie County. He no longer appears in Amelia County tax lists.]

Dinwiddie County, Virginia

1782 Dinwiddie County

Anderson Thomas 382 acres 12/6 238,15,0 ,27,9

108 acres 6 32 6,5

 

Bibliography

 

Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families, by Grant James Anderson, Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, 1909.

 

Will Book 1, Amelia County, Wills 1735-1761, Bonds 1735-1754, Abstracted and Compiled by Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey, Mid- South Publishing Company, 1978.

 

Wills and Administrations of Surry County, Virginia, 1671-1750; by Eliza Timberlake Davis, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 1980.

 

 

Notes for Kehrenhappuck Yarbrough:

Grant J. Anderson's genealogy states that Thomas married twice and that his first wife was Kaehrenhappuck Yarbrough. The 1744 tax roll of Amelia County refers to Thomas Anderson and wife. Kehrenhappuck Anderson is named in the 1749 deed. However, there is no dower signature in the deed of Thomas Anderson made in 1756. Perhaps she was dead by then.

She is the daughter of William Yarbrough who had patented land just west of the Andersons in southern Amelia County, Nottoway Parish and is named as Kehrenhappuck Anderson in his 1748 will..

 

Notes for ? Jackson:

This wife is likely a Jackson as there was a Jackson family co-ocated in Nottoway Parish in the 1750's.

Children of Thomas Anderson and Kehrenhappuck Yarbrough are:

29 i. Robert7 Anderson (Source: Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909).), born Bet. 1745 - 1755 in Amelia County, Virginia.

 

Notes for Robert Anderson:

Subj: Re: Robert Anderson Jourdan Anderson

Date: 99-07-19 00:12:07 EDT

From: JAnder6466

To: PatAnder73

 

Hi Pat

 

Thanks for the information, looks like you have been doing you're homework.

As for my grandfather he was born on Boyd County Kentucky in the year of 1858.

 

This is what my father told me about his grandfather, is that his grandfather was a deaf mute.

You should try "Family Tree Maker" : Virginia Vital Records #1 1600s-1800s

 

 

Jimmy

 

 

+ 30 ii. Jordan Anderson, born Bet. 1745 - 1755 in Amelia County, Virginia; died 1838 in Marengo County, Alabama.

+ 31 iii. Elizabeth Anderson, born Bet. 1745 - 1755 in Amelia County, Virginia.

 

Children of Thomas Anderson and ? Jackson are:

+ 32 i. Lydia7 Anderson, born Abt. 1758 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia; died 1832 in Monroe County, Georgia.

+ 33 ii. Lucy Marie Anderson, born 1760 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia; died 1787 in Virginia.

34 iii. Jackson Anderson (Source: Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909).), born Abt. 1765 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. He married ? Boone.

 

Notes for Jackson Anderson:

Because his sister married a Jackson and later a Boone it appears likely to me now that this child never existed and is some misinterpretation by Grant James Anderson of notes he had on this family.

 

 

 

6. Jordan6 Anderson (James5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Richard1) (Source: (1) Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909)., (2) James Anderson, 1751 Will of James Anderson, (Will Book 9, Page 772, Surry County, Virginia).) was born May 05, 1723 in "Arnols", Surry County, Virginia (Source: Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909).), and died October 20, 1805 in Chesterfield County, Virginia. He married Mary Watkins September 15, 1748 in Amelia County, Virginia (Source: Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909).), daughter of Edward Watkins and ?. She was born March 22, 1724/25 in Henrico County, Virginia (Source: Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909).), and died November 13, 1805 in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

 

Notes for Jordan Anderson:

The book "Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families". By Grant James Anderson, (Richmond Va., Whitter & Shepperson printers, 1909), provides an account of the descendants of Jordan Anderson as reconstructed from the ancestral correspondence and recall of Grant J. Anderson who was a great grandson of Jordan Anderson. At the time of publication Grant J. Anderson was a resident of Westminster, Texas, just north of Dallas, Texas. In his text G. J. Anderson refers to Jordan Anderson using the spelling Jourdan Anderson. This reflects the Virginia pronounciation of Jordan (Jur-dan). Virginia records however record the name as Jordan.

Jordan Anderson was likely born on his father's estate "Arnols" in the West corner of Surry County, Virginia, north of the Blackwater River. He kept a register of he births of his family which Grant Anderson apparently had in his possession in 1909 at the time he published his book and his birth date came from this source.

It would appear that he had several primary residences in his life. First James, his father, leased land along Whetstone Creek in 1743, then later in 1751 willed 200 acres at the southwest intersection of Whetstone Creek and Little Nottoway River to Jordan Anderson.

 

James Anderson to Jordan Anderson

12/20/1743 300 acres

Amelia County Book 2 page 19 (old number)

Lands on South [west] side of Little Nottoway river beginning at a spring branch on Whetstone Creek, up the branch to then south along Thomas Anderson's line to a line of trees northwest to the head line and then north and then east to Whetstone Creek and down the creek to the beginning.

 

Jordan began early to speculate on lands. In one land "deal" in 1744 he bought 800 acres along the Little Nottoway River from Edward Thweatt and sold it back to him for half as much the following year. Too many deals like that and anyone will go broke. However, it would appear that his skill improved immeasurably as he dies a wealthy planter.

Jorda is named in his fathers 1751 will as follows, "I give to my Son Jordan Anderson all my Estate he hath now in his possession also five pounds current Money of Virginia, one Book called the fountain of Life, and after the Death or Marriage of my Wife Rebecca one negro man named Robin to him and his heirs for ever. "

He acquires his brother John's 200 acres adjacent his in 1754 and 1755 and then he and his brother John sell their lands along Whetstone Creek to Francis Eppes in 1764. John apparently served as his overseer from 1754 to 1764. Although he kept his land in Amelia County, Jordan Anderson, after his marriage to Mary Watkins settled in Cumberland County near his Watkins kin. He described himself in 1754 as of Cumberland County. In the 1759 tax roll Jordan Anderson is listed next to his brother-in-law, John Watkins, and to his wife's uncle, Thomas Watkins of Swift Creek. Jordan would witness Thomas's will in 1760.

In 1762 he bought from Peter Randolph 200 acres "on the run of Middle Creek," a stream now known as Goode's Creek, which raises near the Skinquarter Church and flows south-westerly to the Appomattox River in Chesterfield County, Virginia. A few years later, in 1768, they bought their final home, 200 areas in the area of southwest Chesterfield county now called "Clover Hill."

There is a flury of land transactions in the 1780's by Jordan and his sons. He was involved in land transactions along the Appomatox River and throughout Cumberland, Prince Edward, Lunenburg and Charlotte Counties. Jordan Anderson apparently dabbled in land speculation using his sons to "occupy" the land. He apparently acted as banker for his son's land deals as well. I have found several occasions where a son has sold back to his father Jordan,Sr. a piece of land only to have that piece resold by the father to another son.

From a study of his property it would appear that he had most of his money in land at the time of the revolution and the inflation that occurred at that time. This may have been the key to his success. His lands were located just west of the coal pits at Winterpock, which was the farthest west the the militia were driven during any of the Virginia Military Operations south of the James. Therefore his properties avoided any of the damage sustained by those further east of him.

Jordan's land dealings were extensive and would require an examination of almost all county records of Virginia and perhaps Georgia and the Carolina's. His will refers to a purchase made of Patrick Henry by his son David and wills his lands in Kentucky to his son Thomas.

 

"Virginia Gazette and General Advertiser", Williamsburg, 1768.

Run away from the subscriber in Chesterfield, about the end of August last, a middle sized Negro man named WILL, about 30 years old, of a yellowish complexion, very much marked on his face, arms, and breast, his country fashion, speaks very broken, and can hardly tell his master's name; had on when he went away a new osnabrugs shirt; Virginia linen short Trousers, old cotton jacket, and felt hat, with part of the brim burnt off. He has made three attempts, as he said, to get to his country, but was apprehended. All masters of vessels are hereby forewarned from carrying the said slave out of the colony. Whoever apprehends him, and brings him to me, shall have 20 s. reward, besides what the law allows.

Jordan Anderson

 

As regards Jordans political opinions we have the following record:

 

To the Honourable The President and Gentlemen of the Convention of the Colony of Virga.

The Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Chesterfield

 

Humbly Sheweth. That agreeable to the Eleventh Resolution of the Continental Congress, the Delegates of the County proceded to the election of a Committee for said County, In a short time after being resolved on by The Honourable Congress, with a design to bring the people into the Measures of Associating. As well as doing the other business to them recommended, for which reasons, but Very Few had it in their power to vote in the choice of the committee, at the time not well Understanding what they Ware to do, or the intent of Associating, and the not being Associates, by which means some persons was by the few, voted in, that we by no means can think proper, we now conceiving that the committees are to do business of much Greater Importance, then we could possible then conceive. We humbly Pray that it may be dissolved before they proceed to further business and another elected to execute and do all things that you in Your wisdom shall think proper, that we may have no Divisions amongst us, but all unite and be as one man in this critical time in the great & Common Cause, and as in duty Bound Shall Ever Pray &c.

August 20, 1775

 

72 signators including

Jordan Anderson

Edward Anderson

 

Jordan Anderson became opposed to the perpetuation of slavery as is confirmed by the details of his will and the following entry in Chesterfield Deed Book 11 page 639.

 

Know all men by these presents that I Jordan Anderson of the County of Chesterfield, seeing such an inconsistency betwixt our Declaration of Independence Viz. That all men are equally born free and our practice in holding a great number of our fellow men in the most abject slavery especially those born since that Declaration and also seeing our youths supported thereby, instead of becoming useful members of Society in our Commonwealth are rather become a mere nuisance and scandal thereto: observing these things I do hereby gradually emancipate and set free the following persons Viz. York, Lucy, Rachel, and her increase, Tamy, Jack, George, Felice and her increase the first day of January after my wife's and my death. Amica, Miley, & Amy and their increase as they come to age, unless that period arrives before our deaths then they shall be free at the same time the others above mentioned after our deaths. Frank and Little York to be free at the same time if of the age of twenty one years. Frank was born April 25th 1773. Amica September 24,1774. Milley March 12, 1777. Amy November 14,1779. Little York October 23,1782. Moses July 25,1787. Salley September 8th,1789. The two last to be free at 21 years of age. In witness whereof I do hereby relinquish all claim, title, or interest in them for that my heirs or assigns shall ever have any right, or title, or claim to or in them after the above stated period for my Heirs and Assigns forever for the due Comformance of which I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this seventh day of April one thousand seven hundred and ninety.

Jordan Anderson seal

At a court held for Chesterfield County April 8th 1790 This Instrument of writing was acknowledged by Jordan Anderson a party thereto and ordered to be recorded.

Teste Thos Watkins C.C.C.

 

He dies in Chesterfield County. The exact date of death is known through the obituary of the Virginia Gazette and General Advertizer 9 November 1805. Jordan,Sr. and his wife of 57 years, died in Chesterfield Co., Va. His obituary refers to him as Dr. Jordan Anderson and mentions that although he had received no formal schooling he was trusted for his healing skills. Several of his sons were apparently also "doctors".

Jordan Anderson's will is dated 01/01/1805 and probated 12/09/1805. It is filed in Chesterfield Will Book 6 page 264. It is interesting for the detailed account of the portion of his estate to go to each of the Chesterfield sons and for the fact that he willed each of his slaves to be freed upon reaching the age of 21.

 

Chesterfield County, Will Book 6, Page 264

In the name of God Amen, January 1st 1805. I Jordan Anderson, senior of Chesterfield county being by the course of nature near my dissolation, but in my reason and senses do make and declare this my last will and testament, and do make all my other former wills void. First and principally I give my soul to God who gave it, trusting only in the merits of Jesus Christ for my salvation, who hath redeemed me from destruction and brought me again unto a lively hope of the resurrection of the dead to live under his smiles to all eternity. Glory be to God for the gift of his dear Son and for his unspeakable love and unmerited favour and as touching such worldly estate as God has trusted me with I give and bequeath as follows.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Edward Anderson and his heirs forever, five hundred dollars. Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Charles Anderson and his heirs forever, one hundred and seventy six acres of land in Prince Edward County that I bought of my son David Anderson, a part of the land he the said David bought of Patrick Henry, which he has given me a bond of one thousand dollars to make a good and lawful title to any person as I shall direct by will or otherwise, but if my son Charles shall chosse to have the one thousand dollars in stead of the land, my son David shall pay the said sum of money to Charles and keep the land aforesaid, also I give Charles one bed & furniture. Item, I give and bequeath unto my son John Anderson and his heirs forever, one stud horse named Juniper now in his possession. Item, I give and bequeath unto my son James Anderson and his heirs forever, all the tools I lent to him in Lunenburg County, I also give to his children and their heirs forever, all the stock and all the other property lent to him at the same time and place now in his possession, and also give them and their heirs forever, two hundred and fifty pounds, the sum I leave in my sons Jordan's hands to be paid by him to the said children as they shall come to age or marry, and have a right to give a lawfull discharge, I give unto them also one bed and furniture to be deposited in their mothers hands for them. Item, I give and bequeath unto my son David Anderson and heirs [sic] forever, four hundred dollars and one bed and furniture. Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Jordan Anderson and his heirs forever, that tract of land he now lives on, one hundred and fifty acres, and after the death of my beloved wife (his mother) the tract of land I now live on, two hundred and fifty acres, on his paying his brother James' children their legacies above, but if my son Jordan shall fail to pay the money as above directed the said two hundred and fifty acres of land shall be sold to pay the same money given those children. Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Anderson and his heirs forever, all my right and title to all lands I have any right and title to in Kentucky, also the land I had of Captn Hezekiah Rudd, according to my bargain with said Rudd: as that now he stands in my place essentially as his own bargain. I also give him two hundred two hundred dollars.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Nathan Anderson and to his heirs forever five hundred dollars, deducting the money and interest he owed me on two bonds, and also for seven hundred and fifty two pounds of pork in the year 1791, to be paid for at forty shillings per hundred havin had it thirteen years to this date. I also give him the the labour and raising of my young negroes, namely Annicas increase, and Tom, and Patt, and Peter, Fillis's children and her future increase, not to be moved out of the state or so far as to deprive them of their freedom. It is further my will and desire that my son Thomas shall have all the labour and the raising my yound negroes namely Amey's and MIlley's increase and Sall, till come to age of twenty one years but not to move them out this state, or so far as to prevent their freedom, but Matt is excepted now with Charles. It is further my and desire that my son Jordan shall have the labour of and the raising of all Rachel's increase, but not to move them out of this state or so far as to prevent their freedom. It is further my will that my son Jordan shall account for the pork I lent him five hundred and fifty five pounds, and pay off his bond to me of Ten pounds on interest, in short, that all my children shall pay to my estate all the debts any of them may owe to it. as there are two young negroes with Charles and two with James, they, and all the others to be free at Twenty one years old. Item, is is further my will and desire that after my death all my estate that can conveniently be spared of wasting property shall be sold, and the money applyed in discharging the money legacies with the last crop if any to be spared in proportion to each, also all the money in hand or to be collected then due to my estate: excepting one thousand dollars which I devise and give as follows, that is to say, I give the interest of one thousand dollars for ten years from this date to be applyed for the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, if it shall be wanting for that purpose, but if it is not wanting for that purpose, then it shall be applied to the relief of the most indigent and distressed pious, Methodist saint: and after that term of years, then the principal one thousand dollars shall be equally divided among all my sons and their heirs forever: it is to be observed, I mean by the money legacies that I have given to my sons Edward and David, and Thomas and Nathan and that James's children are to come in for a part of the one thousand dollars instead of himself. Item, it is my will and desire that this plantation shall be occupied with the negroes and stocks on it, for raising money to support my beloved wife Mary Anderson and for advantage of my children after her death equally to be divided: and I leave in trust this business to my three sons Jordan, and Thomas and Nathan to see my desires fulfilled, especially see their mother duly taken care of so that she shall want for nothing that this world affords that can be got for comfort & support, and as she is incapable of judging or determining for herself, may the Lord give you to remember her exertions for your temporal interest, and give you the tendeest feelings for body and soul: and keep a just account of the cost and expence she may be, also the profits of the estate: and I desire you shall receive a just and reasonable compensation for your troubles out of the profits. It is my will and desire that all my negroes that shall be twenty one years old now living with me and my sons Jordan, Thomas, and Nathan shall be free on the first day of January after mine and my wife's death, and they shall be well clothed both males and females, and shall have their working tools, and bread corn for one year, and liberty to settle on 33 acres of land where my son Thomas shall choose for them, and I earnestly request that no advantage may be taken of them or suffer any to be taken of them that can conveniently be prevented, but let them have wood land as well as cleared: and it is my desire that my estate shall not be appraised: and that my loving and beloved wife shall live where she shall choose, and any one of the negroes she may choose to wait on and attend her during her life, and if any of my executors shall move away they shall then settle with the others the estate affairs. Item, it is further my will and desire that a thousand dollars shall be put into the bank of the United States, or into the hands of my executors for the presiding elders of this district to collect the interest for the purpose above mentioned, who shall give up a just account to my executors and bishops how the same is expended, with the receipts for it: the same to be collected annually and expended. And lastly, I do appoint Jordan Anderson, Thomas Anderson, and Nathan Anderson my sons, executors of this my last will and testament. Witness my hand and seal the day and date above written.

Published and signed in presence Jordan Anderson, senior

of - Interlined before signed and

published.

Peter Rowlett

Thomas Cavender, junr

It is my desire that the thousand dollars I give the interest of for ten years, shall be put into the treasury of the United States, it it can be done, that the interest may be the more easily or readily collected, and it, is to be observed that I mean by Bishops Mr Francis Asbury, Coke and Watcote, as they have a more copious view what manner of expending with the money for the Glory of God. Witness my hand and seal the day and year above written.

Interlined before signed.

Thomas Calender, junr Jordan Anderson, senior

 

At a court held for Chesterfield county the 9th day of December 1805. The last Will and testament of Jordan Anderson, senr was proven by the oath of Peter Rowlett and Thomas Calender subsribing witnesses, and ordered to be recorded.

Teste Th: Watkins Clk.

 

Petersburg intelligencer (Petersburg, Va.) Died - At his seat in Chesterfield Co. on Sun, Oct 20th last, Doctor Jordan Anderson, in the 84th year of his age. (pg 3, col 3) Tue, Nov 12, 1805.

 

Amelia County Tax Lists

1744,10 Jun

James Anderson & wife 2

Thomas Anderson & wife 2

Jordan Anderson 1

1747, 10 Jun Below Deep Creek and above the Cellar

Anderson, James,Jr., John Anderson

Thomas Raines & Jack & Cate 5

Anderson, Thomas, Jordan Anderson

Robert Munford, Jack , Manuel 6

1748, Jun List taken below Deep Creek and Above the Sellar by Charles Irby

Thomas Anderson, John Nance, Jack, tom,

Manuel, Gideon 6

James Anderson,Jr., John Anderson

Thomas Raines, Jack and Cate 5

1749 Charles Irby's List of Nottoway Parish

Thomas Anderson, Jack, tom,

Manuel, Gideon 5 30

James Anderson,Jr., Thomas Raines,

John Anderson, Edward Eppes

Daniel Eppes, Jack, Cate 7 5

Jordan Anderson, Adam 2 12

1752

Anderson James,Jr., Edward Eppes,

Daniel Eppes and Cate 4x

Anderson Thomas 1x

Anderson Jordan, Adam 2x

 

Bibliography

 

Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families, by Grant James Anderson, Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, 1909.

 

Revolutionary Virginia, The Road to Independence, Vol. III, Compiled and Edited by Robert L. Scribner and Brent Tarter, University Press of Virginia, 1977.

 

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

 

Surry County, Virginia, Wills, Estate Accounts and Inventories 1730-1800, by Lyndon H. Hart, III, Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1985.

 

The Armistead Family and Collaterals, Margaret R. Cate and Wirt A. Cate, Reed Printing Company, Nashville, Tennessee, 1971.

 

 

Notes for Mary Watkins:

In June 1765, Edward Watkins bequeathed to "Daughter Mary Anderson, a Negro girl named Tamer and her issue" with two pounds cash.

 

Virginia gazette, & general advertiser - Died on Wed last, age 82, Mrs. Mary Anderson, consort of Dr. Jordan Anderson, whose death was lately notified in this paper. (pg 2, col 4, issue of Wed, Nov 20, 1805.

 

Virginia gazette, & general advertiser. Died - On Wed last, age 82, Mrs. Mary Anderson, consort of Dr. Jordan Anderson, whose death was lately notified in this paper. Married for 57 years. (pg 2, col 4) Wed, Nov 20, 1805.

 

 

Children of Jordan Anderson and Mary Watkins are:

+ 35 i. Edward7 Anderson, born June 12, 1749 in Amelia County, Virginia; died 1806 in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

+ 36 ii. Charles Anderson, born October 28, 1750 in Amelia County, Virginia; died 1836 in Charlotte County, Virginia.

37 iii. infant son Anderson, born December 22, 1751 in Amelia County, Virginia (Source: Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909).).

 

Notes for infant son Anderson:

The birth of this deceased infant is reported in the book "Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families"; by Grant James Anderson; Richmond Virginia; Whitter & Shepperson printers, 1909

 

+ 38 iv. John Anderson, born March 18, 1753 in Amelia County, Virginia; died Aft. 1818 in ?Spencer, Kentucky.

+ 39 v. James Anderson, born November 03, 1754 in Cumberland County, Virginia; died 1817 in Jefferson County, Georgia.

+ 40 vi. David Anderson, born July 16, 1756 in Cumberland County, Virginia; died August 05, 1835 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.

41 vii. Doctor Anderson, born June 22, 1758 in Cumberland County, Virginia (Source: Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909).); died 1785 in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

 

Notes for Doctor Anderson:

Doctor Anderson's date of birth is from "Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families"; By Grant James Anderson; Richmond Virginia; Whitter & Shepperson printers, 1909; which added that he never married.

Revolutionary War records show that he served in the 5th VA. Regt. of Infantry. Doctor Anderson is recorded in the 1780's as having missed a precession (land boundary review) in Lunenburg Co.

 

Chesterfield County, Will Book #3, page 526

Will of Doctor Anderson

dated 10 February 1785

of Chesterfield County, Virginia

To Brother Edward Anderson, 1 negro London and 10 pounds and to be executor

To Brother Charles Anderson, 1 negro Hanabal and 10 pounds and to be executor

To Father Jordan Anderson, residue of estate.

wit: Nathan Anderson, Susannah Anderson, Jordan Anderson, Mack Wilkerson

proved 12 May 1785.

 

 

More About Doctor Anderson:

Will Date: February 10, 1785, Chesterfield County, Virginia

Will Filed: Will Book 3, Page 526

 

+ 42 viii. Jordan Anderson, born June 29, 1759 in Cumberland County, Virginia; died March 28, 1850 in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

+ 43 ix. Thomas Anderson, born April 01, 1762 in Cumberland County, Virginia; died May 13, 1840 in Abbeville District, South Carolina.

+ 44 x. Nathan Anderson, born June 23, 1764 in Chesterfield County, Virginia; died October 31, 1834 in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

 

 

7. John6 Anderson (James5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Richard1) (Source: (1) Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909)., (2) James Anderson, 1751 Will of James Anderson, (Will Book 9, Page 772, Surry County, Virginia).) was born 1725 in "Arnols", Surry County, Virginia (Source: Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909), 12.), and died Bef. April 1815 in Black's and White's, Nottoway County, Virginia (Source: John Anderson, 1807 WIll of John Anderson.). He married Mary Bell (Source: John Bennet Boddie, Southside Virginia Families, Volume I, (Pacific Coast Publishers, Redwood City, California; 1955.).) 1749 in Surry County, Virginia, daughter of John Bell and Hannah ?. She was born Abt. 1728 in "Spring Swamp", Surry County, Virginia, and died Bet. 1810 - 1815 in Black's and White's, Nottoway County, Virginia (Source: John Anderson, 1807 WIll of John Anderson.).

 

Notes for John Anderson:

Grant J. Anderson in his book "Genealogy in Part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families", Whittet & Shepperson, Printers, Richmond, VA., 1909; gives the date of John's birth as 1725. This appears reasonable. No contemporary record has been found. He would have been born at his fathers Surry County estate called "Arnols". This is located in the southwest corner of current Surry County, Virginia along the north side of the Blackwater River.

The family tradition of Grant James Anderson and the land records of James Anderson, Sr. imply that his four sons and daughter Faith, removed from "Arnols" in Surry County about 1733, and settled in Nottoway Parish, Amelia County. This was along the east side of the Little Nottoway River across from Samuel Jordan just north of where Jordan' Bridge now crosses the river. It is very likely that these Amelia lands were speculative and I cannot be certain of how much actual development took place on them. It is likely that a home was built on the 1735 patent of John's father on the east side of the Little Nottoway River. Jordan's Bridge (due west of Blackstone) is the exact terminus of the "Church" road leading west from Petersburg, marked on the 1755 Fry-Jefferson map of Virginia, indicating that James Anderson's property was at the very edge of what was considered civilization in that year. Blackstone was built at the junction of Church road and the Colonial Road (route 40) which led along the ridge north of the Nottoway River from John's father's "Arnols" plantation. The land was sold in 1755 to Charles Hamlin and 1787 court records refer to "Hamlin's Tavern" at this location.

In 1743 John's father James leased his Nottoway lands to his elder three sons and returned with his second wife to "Arnols" in Surry County. John appears with his older three brothers in Nottoway Parish tax rolls in 1747, four years after their initial leases from their father. This would have been the year John came of legal age. John is listed with his brother James Anderson,Jr. (carpenter) until 1750. John was likely assisting James in the construction of the church at Spring Swamp in Surry County during these years 1747-1750. About 1749 John Anderson marries Mary, the young daughter of the widow Hannah Bell, whose family lived one mile from the Spring Swamp Church. John's father grants John 200 acres in 1750 in Amelia County adjacent his brothers. James Anderson dies at his "Arnols" plantation in Surry County in 1751 and in his will leaves John "the remainder of a tract of Land given to the said Thomas and Jordan Anderson containing by estimation two hundred acres more or less".

John does not re-appear in Amelia tax records again until 1753, and he likely remained in Surry County from 1750-1753, as the birth of his eldest daughters are recorded in the Albemarle Parish Register in 1750 and 1752. It is possible that he was resident in the home of his wife's widowed mother adjacent St. Andrews Church (Spring Swamp renamed) on Spring Swamp, in light of the protests in Hannah Bell's will about the absence of her sons.

The land granted him by his father James in 1750, was 200 acres of headland (not creek side) that James had withheld from the original leases to his older three sons. James states in his will that he had intended to give John land near him in Surry County, but gives him 15 pounds in lieu of that land. Notice that this is the second generation of the family that has lost the old family estate due to the presence of a second wife of the father, wherefrom must derive the reputations of stepmothers in literature.

He returns to the lands that his father willed him in 1753 and again is listed in the Amelia County tax rolls. Listed in his tax account is John Orgain, perhaps a servant, but more likely an apprentice carpenter. In 1754 he sells half of the first 200 acres to Jordan Anderson, his brother. He witnesses the deed of Greenham Dodson to Peleg Ferguson on May 22, 1754 for 29 acres on the first spring branch out of Great Hurricane Creek below Peleg Ferguson's mill. His sister Faith Anderson had married Peleg Ferguson about 1750. In 1754 his brother Jordan Anderson moves off his Little Nottoway 300 acres to Cumberland County to marry Mary Watkins but retains the title to his Little Nottoway lands. In 1755 John's brothers James and Thomas sell their lands on the Little Nottoway River and move away. In 1755 John sells the other 100 acres of his first 200 to his brother Jordan Anderson now of Cumberland County. John witnesses the deed of neighbor Patrick McQuaid to Samuel Jordan on Mar 27, 1758.

In 1764 John Anderson and Jordan Anderson grant a deed to Frances Eppes selling 993 acres at Little Nottoway and it is signed by both John and Jordan and their wives. The tax list for Jordan Anderson indicated in 1763 that he owned 500 acres (300 inherited + 200 bought of John) and thus it appears that the land had been resurveyed and our John had received a windfall through the "remainder" wording of his father's will perhaps as much as 93 acres over and above the 400 he got from his father. Additionally it seems likely that John Anderson was acting as overseer for Jordan Anderson's lands throughout 1754 until 1764.

No contemporary document exists which declaritively states the surname of John Anderson's wife. John's wife Mary's dower signature is recorded in the 1754, 1756 and 1764 sale of their Nottoway estate to Jordan Anderson then Francis Epes. My research has shown the surname of John's wife Mary is Bell. Mary Bell was a resident of Surry, later Sussex, County living approximately one mile from the Spring Swamp Chapel at the time John's brother James built St. Andrews Church. According to the wills of John and Hannah Bell their daughter Mary Bell married an Anderson sometime between 1746 and 1768.

In the 1766 tax roll John is listed as John Anderson, Carpt. without any indication of land acreage. In 1767 he purchases 103 acres from Thomas Morgan and Rachel his wife adjacent Mr. Arthur Leath along Long Branch falling just within the southern town limits of current Blackstone, Virginia. This is very near the estate of his sister Faith Ferguson. In 1768 he is identified as taxed on the 103 acres that he purchased in 1767. Most importantly, in 1768 he is taxed on one slave named Patt. A woman slave, named Patt, is left to his wife Mary Bell by Hannah Bell, her mother in her 1768 will in Sussex county, and this provides the confirming evidence that John married Mary Bell. Patt appears in his tax list for many years later including the 1782 Amelia county list which includes his son Allen, so we know that it is this John that married Mary Bell. In 1786 he acquires a 30 acre piece of land adjacent to him from Mr. Leath along Long Branch. This acquisition is witnessed by his son Armstead Anderson who has returned home from his legal troubles in Henry County, VA and was likely intended for his use.

The 1787 Nottoway County tax roll credits John Anderson with two land plots one of 103 acres and another of 30 acres, identified as 10 miles SE of the courthouse on Long Branch. There are two Long Branch Creek's in Nottoway. One is just above his original deed from his father, however his 1767 purchase was along Long Branch just south of Blackstone, Virginia. The 1815 Nottoway Tax lists indicates that the 135 acres of John Anderson were acquired by Edmund Irby in 1815. I suspect that John Anderson had mortgaged his property to Edmund Irby as he grew elderly. Edmund Irby likely handled the affairs of John's estate, but no record was found at the courthouse. Edmund Irby was the executor for his daughter Hannah's estate who also died in 1815, after John, in light of subsequent litigation. An old home of Nottoway County, "The Elms" , originally known as "Poplar Hill" was constructed in 1812 by Edmund Irby. John would have been 85 years old in 1812. This house still stands.

"The Bowry" was built by John Freeman Eppes son of Captain Thomas Eppes, year unknown. His son Samuel Eppes did not like the name and changed it to "Battleview", because of its proximity to the battle of "The Grove", whereat the Union Cavalry under Kautz and Wilson were repulsed on 06/23/1864 during the Civil War. John Anderson is listed on page 17 in the 1810 Census of Nottoway County contiguous to Thomas and John Eppes,Sr.

John Anderson is often listed as a carpenter in the county tax records. Such a notation is not common for other occupations other than Minister of the Gospel (M. G.) and implies that the tax collector considered his skill and implements noteworthy. The tax lists indicate that he was not a major slave holder, the 1792 tax lists credits him with 2 slaves. He was due one other slave from the estate of his step mother who died in 1770 but there is no indication that he ever received that legacy.

His lands and those of his children are around and about the town now called Blackstone, which was in colonial times was called Black's and Whites. It is logical to assume that he was in some part responsible for the construction of buildings at the junction of Cocke's road and Church road which developed into that town. In fact his land faced onto Cocke's road which was a segment of the colonial post road from Richmond to the south. The colonial stage coaches traveling south from Richmond would have passed his home. Today the place his 1767-1815 home would have occupied is a super Walmart.

Only one building in town today survives from that period which through serendipidy is called Anderson House (aka Schwartz Tavern), though named after a much later Anderson family. In addition, just a few miles northwest along Church road a two story wooden church was built before the revolution which survived until it was destroyed in a hurricane in 1836. Also along Jordan's road the Green Church was built before the Revolution which served first as the Methodist church, then as a Presbyterian Church until it was destroyed by arson in 1827 by a neighbor who complained that she couldn't keep a ladle at her well because of the church go-ers. There was considerable enterprise involved in building what is today a significant southern Virginia town, and it is likely that this enterprise provided John's livelihood.

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Records of John Anderson

 

John Anderson from James Anderson

and Rebecca

03/19/1750/1 200 acres Amelia County

Amelia County Deed Book 4 Page 39

This Indenture made the Nineteenth day of March in the Year of our Lord One thousand sevenhundred and fortynine & fifty between James Anderson Senior of Surry County of the one part and John Anderson of Amelia County of the other part Witnesseth that the said James Anderson for an [sic] in consideration of the sum of One Shilling Currt. money of of [sic] Virginia to him in hand paid by the said John Anderson the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge he the said James Anderson hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said John Anderson his heirs and assigns One Tract or Parcel of Land containing by estimation Two hundred Acres be the same more or less lying and being in the County of Amelia on the Southside of Little Nottoway River and bounded as follows (to wit) Beginning on Jordans Little Run on Samuel Jordans Line thence along his Line South twelve Degrees West to a corner red oak thence West fifteen Degrees North fore hundred and forty five poles to a small red oak thence North along the head kine to a large Srub white oak blas'd three ways thence a Direct cors [sic] to a large Srub white oak blas'd four ways at the head of Jordans Little Run thence down the said run as it meanders to the beginnign and the reversion remainder and remainders thereof and all the Wright title interest claim and demand whatsoever of him the said James Anderson of in or to the premisses or any part thereof to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with the appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said John Anderson his heirs and assigns forever and the said James Anderson from him heirs the said land and premises with the appurtenances of the said land unto the said John Anderson his heirs and assigns will warrant and forever defend by these presents In witness whereof the said James Anderson with Rebeckah his wife hath hereunto set there [sic] hands and sfixed there seals the day and year first above written.

 

Signed Sealed and Delivered James Anderson {seal}

her

In presents of ........... Rebeckah Anderson {seal}

mark

Exd. James Anderson,Junr: Edward Eppes: Daniel Eppes. S.C.

At a Court held for Amelia County the 16th day of November 1750 this deed from James Anderson Senr. to John Anderson was proved by the oaths of James Anderson, and Daniel Eppes. And at one other court held for the said County the 19th day of April 1751 the same was also proved by the Oath of Edward Eppes the other witness thereto and ordered to be recorded.

/s/ Samuel Cobbs Clk

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John Anderson to Jordan Anderson

05/13/1754 100 acres Amelia County

Amelia County Deed Book 5 Page 156

This Indenture made the Thirteenth day of May In the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fiftyfour Between John Anderson of the County of Amelia of the one part and Jordan Anderson of Cumberland County of the other part Witnesseth that the said John Anderson for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pound Current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Jordan Anderson the Receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge he the said John Anderson hath granted bargained sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said Jordan Anderson his heirs and assigns all that Tract and Parcel of Land containing by estimation One hundred acres be the same more or less lyning in the fork of Nottoway and on the head of Jordan's Little Run in the said County of Amelia bounded as follows. Beginning at a large Srub white oak at the head of Jordan's Little Run thence West twenty six Degrees North along a line of Marked Trees to a large srub white oak at the head line thence along the head line South to the corner thence East fifteen Degrees South one Hundred and Sixty seven poles to a small red oak marked three ways with a braoad ax thence North four Degrees East to the Beginning and the reversion remainder and remainders thereof and all the Estate Right Title Interest Claim and Demand whatsoever of him the said John Anderson of in or to the premisses or any part thereof To have and to hold the said Tract or Parcel of Land with the appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said Jordan Anderson his heirs and assigns forever to the only use and behoof of the said Jordan Anderson his heirs and assigns forever and the said John Anderson for himself and their heirs the said Land and premisses with the appurtenances unto the said Jordan Anderson his heirs and assigns will warrant and for ever Defend by these presents In witness wherof the said John Anderson and Mary his Wife hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written The word County Interlined before affixed and the letter e

 

Signed Sealed and Delivered John Anderson {seal}

In the Presents of us... Mary Anderson {seal}

Richard Ellis

Chrispin Skelton

James Anderson

 

At a Court held for Amelia County the 23d Day of May 1754

John Anderson and mary his wife came into Court and acknowledged this their written Deed unto Jordan Anderson which was ordered to be recorded.

/s/ Samuel Cobbs C.C.

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John Anderson to Jordan Anderson

11/20/1755 100 acres Amelia County

Amelia County Deed Book 5 Page 437

This Indenture made the Twentieth day of November In the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fiftyfive Between John Anderson and Mary his wife of the Parish of Nottoway and County of Amelia of the one part and Jordan Anderson of the County of Cumberland of the other part Witnesseth that the said John Anderson and Mary his wife for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty nine pounds Current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Jordan Anderson the Receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge they the said John Anderson and Mary his wife hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents do bargain and sell unto the said Jordan Anderson his heirs and assigns forever all that Tract or Parcel of Land containing by estimation One hundred acres lying in the fork of Nottoway River in the said Parish of Nottoway and County of Amelia bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning on Walker Boyds upper line where it crosses Jordan's Little Run thence along Boyds and Jordans lines South twelve Degrees West to a corner red oak. Thence West fifteen degrees North to Jordan Andersons corner black srub oak. Thence along his line North two Degrees East to a large srub white oak at the head of the North fork of Jordan's Little Run. Thence down the said branch as it meanders to the beginning. And the reversion remainder and remainders thereof and all the Estate Right Title Interest Claim and Demand whatsoever of them the said John Anderson and Mary his wife of in or to the premisses or any part thereof To have and to hold the said Tract or Parcel with the appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said Jordan Anderson his heirs and assigns for ever to the only use and behoof of the said Jordan Anderson his heirs and assigns for ever and the said John Anderson and Mary his wife for themselves and their heirs the said Land premisses with their appurtenances unto the said Jordan Anderson his heirs and assigns will warrant and for ever by these presents In witness wherof the said John Anderson and Mary his Wife hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written

 

Signed Sealed and Delivered John Anderson {seal}

In the Presents of us... Mary Anderson {seal}

Chrispin Shelton

Charles Hamlin

James Anderson

Memorandum

That this day full and peaceable possession and seisure of the within mentioned Land and premisses were given and delivered by the within named John Anderson and Mary his wife to the within mentioned Jordan Anderson. In presence of

Chrispin Shelton John Anderson {seal}

Charles Hamlin

James Anderson Mary Anderson

 

At a Court held for Amelia County th 22 day of April 1756 John Anderson presented and acknowledged this deed with livery and seisure theron endorsed to Jordan Anderson and ordered to be recorded

/s/ Samuel Cobbs C.C.

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Jordan Anderson & Mary of Chesterfield

John Anderson & Mary of Amelia to Francis Eppes

May 24, 1764 Amelia County Book 8 Page 354

993 acres in Amelia County for consideration of 484 pounds In the fork of the Nottoway River adjacent a small branch, Jordan's Little Run, Boyd, Polecat Branch, & Whetstone Creek as it meanders with all houses, woods, etc.

Amelia County Book 8 Page 354

Commission to Wood Jones, David Greenhill, John Winne, Alexander Erskine, Richard Jones, & Robert Munford, Gent. - two of these men to receieve the dower relinquishments of both of the foregoing wives, done June 25, 1764 returned June 28, 1764 and recorded.

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John Anderson from Thomas Morgan and Rachel his wife all of Nottoway Parish

11/23/1767 103 acres Nottoway Parish Amelia County

Amelia Deed Book 9, page 290

recorded March 24, 1768

 

This Indenture made in the seventh year of his Majestys Reign George the Third by the grace of god of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith Etc. and the twenty third day of November in the Year of our Lord god One thousand seven hundred and sixty seven by and Between Thomas Morgan and Rachel his wife of the Parish of Nottoway in the County of Amelia of the One part and John Anderson of the aforesaid Parish and County of the Other Part Witnesseth that the said Thomas Morgan and Rachel his wife for & In consideration of the sum of Twenty five pounds Ten shillings Current money of Virginia in hand paid the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and evry part and parcel thereof Clearly and absolutely - requit exoneerate and discharge the said John Anderson by these presents and for divers other good causes and consideration him the said Thomas Morgan and Rachel his wife especially thereunto moving hath granted Bargaind, sold and enscoffed & confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell enscoff and confirm unto the said John Anderson all that Tract of parcel of Land Lying situated and being in the said Parish of Nottoway in the county of Amelia Containing One Hundred and three acres of Land Beginning at Leaths Corner White Oak on the Long Branch thence up the said Branch as it Meanders to a Corner Willow Oak on the Same thence West fifteen Degrees North Forty one Poles to afaced Corner on the road thence on the said Road as it meanders to afaced Corner on the same in Leath's Line thence East Thirteen Degrees North Eighty two poles on Leath's line to the Beginning and the Reversion and Revershions Remainder Remainders Right Estate Interest Claim benefit and Demand Whatsoever of him the said Thomas Morgan and Rachel his wife to the same or any part thereof To Have And To Hold the said tract or parcel of Land and all and singular the premises with their and every of their appurtenances unto him the said John Anderson and his heirs to the only use and behoof of him the said John Anderson his heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns for ever and the said Thomas Morgan and Rachel his wife for himself and his heirs the said tract of land with all and singular premises with their and every of their appurtenances unto him the said John Anderson his heirs Executors Administrators & Assigns shall and will Warrant and forever defend by these presents In Witness whereof he the said Thomas Morgan and Rachel his wife hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written.

Signed Sealed &

acknowledged before Tho. X Morgan

John Winn, Peter Pincham

Robt Munford, Sr; Thos. Williams Rachel X Morgan

 

Memorandum: That Peaceable and quiet possession and seizur of the within mentioned Land and Premises was had and taken by the within Named Thomas Morgan and Rachel his wife and by him delivered to the said John Anderson this Twenty third day of November 1767.

Signed Sealed & Delivered

In Presence of Tho. X Morgan

John Winn, Peter Pincham

Robt Munford Sr., Thos. Williams Rachel X Morgan

 

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This Indenture made this twenty fourth day of May One thousand seven hundred and eighty six between John Leath of Amelia County of the one part and John Anderson of the aforsaid county of the other part Witnesseth that the said John Leath for and in consideration of the sum of Eighteen Pounds six shillings to him in hand paid the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge doth grant bargain and sold afixed and confirmed unto the said John Anderson his heirs Executors and Assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land containing thirty acres and a half be the same more or less bounded by Mills and Bridgeforth and also all hereditments ways waters water courses and appurtenances whatsoever to the said tract or parcel of land belonging or any way appurtaining and also the Revision and Revisions Remainder and Remainders of the said premises and every part thereof to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land and all singular the premisses above mentioned and that the said John Leath his heirs or assigns to the only proper and behoof of him the said John Anderson his Heirs Executors and Assigns forever and that the said John Leath for him self his heirs and assigns against all and any person or persons whatsoever to the said John Anderson his heirs Executors and assigns will warrant and forever defend by these presents In Witness whereof I have to these presents set my hand & seal the day and year above written.

Signed Sealed & acknowledged

before John X Leath

Richard Cross

Am Cross

John Cross

Armstead Anderson

William Manly

At a court for Amelia County the 22nd day of June 1786 this indenture was acknowledged by John Leath the party thereto and ordered to be recorded.

Teste Holmes

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The will of John Anderson, dated 11/04/1807 was not probated until 04/06/1815. He mentions his widow Mary, and his three unmarried daughters Hannah, Lucy, and Rebbeca.

 

In the name of God Amen I John Anderson of Nottoway County being in a low state of health but sound in mind and memory & calling to mind the uncertainty of life; Do make and ordain this my last Will Testament, Hereby revoking all former Wills by me or for me made. In manner and form following Viz. Inprincius: my will and desire is that all my just debts be paid. Secondly I lend to my beloved wife Mary Anderson all my estate both real and personal during her life to have it in quiet & peaceable possession. Item I give and bequeath to my three daughters, namely Hannah Anderson Rebekah Anderson & Lucy Anderson all my Estate both real and personal that I have lent to my wife ( at her death ) to them and their heirs forever. My will and desire is that there be an appraisement on my Estate; Lastly I nominate and appoint my three daughters, namely Hannah Anderson Rebekah Anderson & Lucy Anderson my sole Executrices of this my last Will & Testament given under my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of November in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ Eighteen hundred & seven, Signed, sealed & acknowledged to be the last Will and Testament of John Anderson and witnessed at his request on the day and year above written. by

attest John Anderson seal

Saunders Crenshaw

Alain Crenshaw

 

At a Court held for Nottoway County the 6th day of April 1815. The last Will and Testament of John Anderson dcd. was exhibited into Court, proved by the Oaths of Saunders Crenshaw and Alain Crenshaw witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded

Teste

F. Fitzgerald,Jr. Clk.

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Tax Data

 

Amelia County, Virginia Tithables

 

1747, 10 Jun Below Deep Creek and Above the Cellar

Anderson James,Jr. John Anderson

Thomas Raines & Jack & Cate 5

 

1748, Jun List taken below Deep Creek and above the Sellar by Charles Irby

James Anderson,Jr. John Anderson

Thomas Raines, Jack and Cate 5

 

1749 Charles Irby's List of Nottoway Parish

James Anderson,Jr. Thomas Raines,

John Anderson, Edward Eppes,

Daniel Eppes, Jack, Cate 7 5

 

1750 Charles Irby's List of Nottoway Parish

James Anderson,Jr.

Ed. Eppes, John Anderson, Jack,

Daniel Eppes, Cate 6 27

 

1752

James Anderson,Jr. Edward Eppes,

Daniel Eppes and Cate 4

 

1753

James Anderson,Jr., et. al. 5

John Anderson, John Orgain 2

 

1763 Bookes List

Anderson, Jordan's list

Dick Bruce 3 500 acres

 

1765 Winn's List of Nottoway

John Anderson 1

 

1766 Erskine's list of lower part of Nottoway

John Anderson, Carpt. 1

 

1768 Munford's list

John Anderson & Patt 2 103 acres

 

1770 Cooke's list

John Anderson

Patt 2 100 acres

 

1771

John Anderson

Patt 2 100 acres

 

1781 Cooke's list

John Anderson, Patt 2

 

1782 Stephen Cooke's list of Nottoway

John Anderson Carpt., Patt 2

Allen Anderson 1

 

1782 tax roll Amelia County, Virginia

John Anderson 11 whites, 2 blacks

 

1785 tax roll Amelia County, Virginia

John Anderson 15 whites, 2 dwellings, 3 outer

 

1810 Census Nottoway County, Virginia

017 John Anderson

Male 0 1 0 0 1 2

female 0 0 0 2 1

 

 

Notes for Mary Bell:

Mary Bell was born about 1728 the youngest daughter of John and Hannah Bell, and a granddaughter of John Bell and Anne Bennett. Mary is named in the 1746 will of her father who bequeaths her "fifty shillings current money of Virginia and likewise two cows and calves & one fether bed and furniture to be delivered to the said Mary Bell at the age of twenty and one years or at the Day of Marriage". She is last named as Mary Bell in the Register of Albemarle Parish on March 17, 1747/48. She married John Anderson after then and before October 29, 1750 when the birth of her first daughter Martha is recorded in the parish register.

The Spring Swamp Chapel (later St. Andrew's Church) was contracted by the Albemarle Parish Vestry to be replaced for 290 in 1747. James Anderson of Amelia County was the undertaker (18th century term for contract builder). The church was completed in 1749. The Amelia Tax rolls for 1747, 1748, 1749 list John Anderson and Thomas Raines and the Eppes brothers as co-resident with James Anderson in Amelia County where his lands were located. These data indicate that while James and John were land owners in Amelia county, they were likely residing and working in Surry County near Spring Swamp Chapel. Perhaps they bunked with the nearby Bell family at Spring Swamp.

It is likely that Mary Bell and John Anderson were married in the old Spring Swamp Chapel since no services are recorded at St. Andrew's Church until 1751. John Anderson's and Mary's eldest two daughters were baptised in 1750 and 1752 in Albemarle Parish. These events are recorded in the Albemarle Parish register of which parish Spring Swamp Chapel was one of the member churches. These children were likely baptized in the baptismal fonts of the old Spring Swamp Chapel and then of St. Andrew's Church built by James Anderson.

The god-parents for the Baptism of Martha, the first daughter of John and Mary Anderson were: Phoebe Bell nee Stokes, daughter of Sylvanus and married to John Bell, Mary's brother; Drury Stokes, grandson of Sylvanus; and Jane Judkins of unknown probable relation to Charles Judkins a witness for the will of John Bell, Mary's father.

John Bell's widow Hannah Bell gives a woman slave named Patt to her daughter Mary Anderson in her 1768 will, "I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Anderson my Negro Woman named Patt to her and her heirs and assigns forever." The slave Patt appears in the Amelia County tax lists for John Anderson beginning in 1768, and appears in his tax lists until after the 1780's including lists with John and his son Allen Anderson.

The 1807 will of John Anderson says that his wife Mary is still living, " Secondly I lend to my beloved wife Mary Anderson all my estate both real and personal during her life to have it in quiet & peaceable possession." The 1810 census listing for John Anderson reflects the presence of 2 females under 45 years of age and only one female greater than 45. As his three daughters Hannah, Rebeccah and Lucy were alive at this time it seems likely that two of these three are living with him. His daughter Susan Vaughan, living east of the Long Branch Creek, has an extra female greater than 45 living with her and perhaps this is the other daughter or Mary Bell, who then was likely one of the two women over 45 and thus died after 1810 and before 1815. The name Polly B. (Mary Bell) is used by two generations of the descendants of John Anderson and Mary Bell.

The children of John Anderson and Mary Bell are established by: first, two entries in the Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, Gertrude R. B. Richards, The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1958

page 150; Martha d. of John Anderson and w. Mary; b. Oct 29; c. Dec 16, 1750; gpts. Drury Stokes, Phoebe Bell, Jane Judkins.

page 30; Katie d. of John Anderson and w. Mary; b. March 25; c. April 26, 1752, gpts. John Welborn, Lucy Newsom, Rebecca Smith.

and; second, those children born after the move to Nottoway Parish are derived from:

 

Nottoway County Court Order Book 7, page 194

"May Court 1815

Rebecca Anderson Complt.

In Chancery

against

Dfts.

Edmund Irby adms. of Hannah Anderson decd. Daniel Vaughan

& Caty His wife, Priscilla Hawkes, David Vaughan & his

wife, Lucy Anderson, Armstead Anderson, Allen Anderson, Wm

Anderson and Harp children and infants of

Henry Harpe by Sally his wife formerly Sally Anderson and

Eckles children & infants of Freeman Eckles

by Rebecca B Eckles, formerly Rebecca B. Anderson, the said

infants by Freeman Eckles their special Guardian

 

It is decreed and ordered that Nathaniel Niblett, Abraham Buford, John Pace, and Samuel Morgan or any three of them who are hereby named and appointed Commissioners for that purpose do proceed to sell to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve months one negro Girl and one colt of which Hannah Anderson died possessed, and that they do divide the proceeds of the said sale into ten equal parts and that they assign to Rebecca Anderson one equal part, to Daniel Vaughan & Sussey his wife one other equal part, to Priscilla Hawks one other equal part, to David Vaughan & Caty his wife one other equal part, to the children of Henry Harp by Sally his former wife who was Sally Anderson one other equal part, to the children of Freeman Eckles by his former wife Polly B Eckles who was formerly Polly B. Anderson one other equal part, to Lucy Anderson one other equal part, to Armstead Anderson one other equal part, to Allen Anderson one other equal part, to William Anderson one other equal part, and that they make a report to this court in order to a final decree.

 

The banner of this court order confuses the children but the body is correct. The subsequent return indicates that the order was carried out but adds no familial detail. One does wonder how the sons got their share in far away places but I suppose the spinster daughters made good use of it.

 

 

Bibliography

 

Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, Gertrude R. B. Richards, The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1958

page 150; Martha d. of John Anderson and w. Mary; b. Oct 29; c. Dec 16, 1750; gpts. Drury Stokes, Phoebe Bell, Jane Judkins.

page 30; Katie d. of John Anderson and w. Mary; b. March 25; c. April 26, 1752, gpts. John Welborn, Lucy Newsom, Rebecca Smith.

 

Marriage Notes for John Anderson and Mary Bell:

Would have been married in the old Spring Swamp Chapel, Albemarle Parish, Virginia, located a couple miles NE of the current town of Jarrat, Virginia. Mary lived only a mile or so west of the chapel. The replacement church (St. Andrew's Church) was being built by her brother-in-law and husband in the 1747 to 1749 time period but no services took place in the new chapel until 1751.

 

Children of John Anderson and Mary Bell are:

45 i. Martha7 Anderson (Source: (1) Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909)., (2) Estate Settlement of Hannah Anderson, (Nottoway Court Order Book 7, Page 194, May 1815).), born October 29, 1750 in Surry County, Virginia (Source: Gertrude R. B. Richards, Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, (The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia; 1958).); died Abt. 1800 in Nottoway County, Virginia. She married John May; born Abt. 1748; died Abt. 1796 in Nottoway County, Virginia.

 

Notes for Martha Anderson:

Martha Anderson's birth on October 29, 1750 to John Anderson and Mary Bell is recorded in the Albemarle Parish Register in Sussex County, Virginia. She was baptized on December 16, 1750 in the Baptismal font of old Spring Swamp Chapel. Her baptismal name is recorded as Martha by the Reverend William Willie. As it was his practice to give all his charges diminuative names it is likely the parents insisted on Martha as he did not call her "Molly". At the time of the Baptism her father John and uncle James were building St. Andrew's Church for the parish to replace the Spring Swamp Chapel. However the parish records reflect that no formal services were held there prior to 1751.

Martha's sponsors at the baptism were Phoebe Bell nee Stokes, daughter of Sylvanus Stokes and married to John Bell, Mary Bell's brother; Drury Stokes, grandson of Sylvanus Stokes; and Jane Judkins of unknown probable relation to Charles Judkins a witness for the will of John Bell, Mary's father.

Martha's parents lived with her grandmother Hannah Bell at Spring Swamp at least until 1753. Her father owned land in Amelia County (just west of current Blackstone, Virginia) on the west side of the Little Nottoway River in the corner with Whetstone Creek. From 1754 to 1764 John Anderson developed this property and acted as overseer for his brother Jordan's neighboring lands. In 1764 these combined properties were sold to Francis Eppes. In 1767 when Martha was 17, her father bought land on Long Branch just at the current southern border of the town of Blackstone. Her parents and siblings settled here and remained on the land until 1815.

Martha married John May a neighbor. Neither her or her husband's will mentions any children and the careful listing of siblings by both implies that no children existed or they would have been listed.

In her will, Martha May, names sister Caty Vaughan, sister Hannah Anderson, sisters Rebecca and Lucy Anderson, brother William Anderson, brother-in-law Peter Hawks, sister Polly B. Eckles, sister Sally Harp. She also states that her mother and father are still living and legates them a slave for their continuing care.

 

Martha May

09/06/1800 will

10/ /1800 probate

Nottoway County, Virginia

Old Will Book 1, page 401, Estate inventory page 408

 

In the name of God Amen, I Martha May of the County of Nottoway do give and dispose of my wordly estate in the following manne, Inprincius, First I give to my sister Caty Vaughan two negroes named Sarah and Daniel they being children of the negroe woman Peggy which my late husband John May dec'd willed to said Caty Vaughan to her and her heirs or assigns forever. Item I give to my sister Hannah Anderson the sum of twenty dollars to be raised out of my estate. Item I give to my three sisters Hannah Anderson, Rebecca Anderson & Lucy Anderson a certain bond given me by Peter Robinson for the sum of ninety nine pounds 8/11 bearing date the first day of November 179Eight which bond was for Tobacco sold sd Robinson which Tobacco it is thought belonged to my three sisters aforesaid by virtue of the will of my late husband John May dec'd to be equally divided amongst them as soon as the money can be collected, Item I give to my brother William Anderson one feather bed and furniture to him his heirs or assigns forever, Item I give to my brother in Law Peter Hawks my cross cut saw. Item my will and desire is that my Executor's shall as soon as possible purchase a likely young negro man to be paid for out of my estate which negro I lend to my father and mother to work for them as long as they live and after their death I give said negro to my brother William Anderson to him and his heirs or assigns forever. Item, I give to my sisters Polley B Eckels and Sally Harp all the residue of my estate after all my just debts are paid to be equally divided between them their heirs etc. Item lastly I constitute leave and appoint my two friends William Moore and Kennan Harper my sole executors to execute this my last will and testament and I do hereby make void and revoke all and every other will or wills made by me of for me, In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this sixth day of September one thousand eight hundred.

Signed sealed and acknowledged in her

presence of Martha x May {seal}

Jno E Jackson mark

Wm. T. Jackson

Thomas Connally

 

Bibliography

 

Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families, by Grant James Anderson, Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, 1909.

 

Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, transcribed and edited by Gertrude R. B. Richards, The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1958.

 

 

Notes for John May:

In his will John May indicates that he leaves his sister-in-law Priscilla Anderson, wife Martha May, brother-in-law Daniel Vaughan, brother-in-law David Vaughan, brother-in-law Henry Harp, brother-in-law William Anderson, brother-in-law Freeman Nichols. sisters-in-law Hannah, Rebeckah, and Lucy Anderson. He leaves his land to Priscilla Anderson.

 

John May

10/06/1794 will

02/01/1798 probate

Nottoway County, Virginia

Old Will Book 1, page 299, Estate inventory page 307

 

In the name of God Amen, I John May of the County of Nottoway being very sick and weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God for the same, and calling to mind the mortality of the body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, and as touching on such worldly goods as it has pleased God to bless me with. I do give, bequeath and dispose of the same in the manner and form following, first, I recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it me. Item I bequeath my body to the earth to be buried in a decent manner. Item I bequeath to my sister in law Priscilla Anderson one negro girl Jenne one horse bridle and saddle, one bed and furniture and the increase of sd negroe if any to she and her heirs forever. Item bequeath to my wife during life eight negros Sandy, Simon, let, tom, Peg, Peter, Jack, and dick, to dispose of as she thinks proper also my stock of horses, cattle, hogs, sheep the land whereon I now live, and household furniture of all kinds to my said wife Martha May. Item I bequeath to my brother Henry May at my wifes death one negro boy jack, and one large gun to him and his heirs forever. Item I bequeath to my Bro. Joseph May one negro boy dick and one small gun to him and his heirs forever. Item I bequeath to my brother William May, the sum of money which he now has in possession left me from my fathers estate, to him and his heirs forever. Item I bequeath to my brother in law, Daniel Vaughan one negro girl let and her increase to him etc. Item I bequeath to my brother in law David Vaughan two negroes namely Peg and Peter, to him etc. Item I bequeath to my brother in law Henry Harp my still to him and his heirs forever. Item I bequeath to my brother in law William Anderson one horse bridle & saddle to him and his heirs etc. Item I bequeath to my sister in law Priscilla Anderson the land whereon I now live if she is ever possessed of a lawfull heir from her body if not I bequeath it to my brother in law Freeman Nichols to him and his heirs forever. also one negro named Simon to him etc. Item I bequeath to Hannah Rebeckah & Lucy if living Sandy and the rest of my estate to be equally divided among them the said Hannah Rebecah and Lucy Anderson or the surviving ones to them and their heirs forever. My will and desire is that my estate be not appraised, annual payments to be made of all just demands last of all nominate & appoint my trusty friends William Moore & Kennon Harper to be my executors of this my last will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this sixth day of October, one thousand seven hundred and ninety four.

Clement Read his

Joh Quarles John x May {seal}

mark

 

-1782 tax roll Amelia County, Virginia

John May 2 whites 3 blacks

___________________

Subj: colonial Andersons

Date: 3/19/01 12:13:19 AM Eastern Standard Time

From: Paul.Burd@worldnet.att.net (Paul E Burd)

To: patander73@aol.com

Hi: I saw your many listings on the Anderson page. I am researching the Anderson-Mays connection. I have the will of John of Nottoway and was happy to see you have his wife listed as Martha Anderson May. I was wondering if you have noticed any other Anderson-may/Mayes connections? I noticed in Amherst and Augusta Counties the instances of sons named Anderson Mays around 1800. I have found a pattern of early families buying land in Prince George area, but also in the northern neck area in late 1600s when this land opened up. It appears they were doing some "speculating", acquiring land for transporting people into the colony. A John May acquired more than 2,000 acres. I would greatly appreciate any imput into the Anderson-Mays connections. THanks for any help, VAlerie Burd

 

Subj: re Anderson/Mays

Date: 3/19/01 8:44:29 PM Eastern Standard Time

From: Paul.Burd@worldnet.att.net (Paul E Burd)

To: PatAnder73@aol.com

Thank you so much for the information you sent. I had the will of John, but not of Martha. I suspect that this family had earlier connections. A James Mays witnesses the will of John Anderson in 1718 Prince George, and I know that the May/Mayes family intermarried with the Cockes and Smiths. If you ever come across any evidence of this, please remember me, and I will keep you in mind. Valerie Burd

 

 

 

 

+ 46 ii. Catherine Anderson, born March 25, 1752 in Sussex County, Virginia; died Bet. 1820 - 1825 in Lunenburg County, Virginia.

47 iii. Hannah Anderson (Source: (1) Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909)., (2) Estate Settlement of Hannah Anderson, (Nottoway Court Order Book 7, Page 194, May 1815).), born Abt. 1754 in Amelia County, Virginia; died Bef. May 1815 in Black's and White's, Nottoway County, Virginia.

 

Notes for Hannah Anderson:

Hannah was born after the Anderson family removed from Sussex County to return to Nottoway Parish where her father's lands were located. She was born on what was the frontier of Virginia at the time. I list her as born in 1754 because she appears to have been older than her sisters Rebecca and Lucy as she is listed first of those three in the family records. She would have ben born after Martha and Catherine and before Armstead and Allen which indicates approximately the year 1754.

Hannah apparently never married. She is named as Hannah Anderson in the 1801 deed with her sisters and those same sisters are named in her father, John Anderson's, will. These sisters would have come of age at the time of the Revolutionary war and it is likely that the absence of marriagable men limited their opportunities together with financial difficulties of their father whose assets were in cash from his carpentry and would have been impacted by the inflation of the times. The lands refered to in the 1801 deed below where probably those of her brother-in-law John May left to his wife in 1796 and then from her to her sisters in 1800. No will for Hannah was found. See Nottoway County Will Book 4, page 5, "Estate Listing and Account of Sale". Her death in 1815 precipitates a Chancery suit fled by her sister Rebecca Anderson naming all the siblings.

_________________________________

This indenture made this Seventh day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one between Hannah Anderson, Rebecca Anderson, and Lucy Anderson all of the County of Nottoway of the one part and William Moore of the County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Hannah Anderson Rebecca Anderson and Lucy Anderson for and in consideration of the sum of seventy pounds sixteen shillings current money of Virginia to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have bargained and sold and by these presents do, and each of then doth bargain and sell unto the said William Moore his heirs and assigns one certain tract or parcel of land containing by survey fifty nine acres situate lying and being in the county aforesaid and bounded by the lands of Charles Sallard, Thomas Connally, Peter Hawks and John Quarles together with all and singular the appurtenances threreunto belonging or in any way appertaining to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with the tenements heriditaments and all and singular other the premises herein before mentioned or intended to be bargained and sold and every part and parcel thereof, with every of their rights member and appurtenances unto the said William Moore his heirs and assigns forever, and the said Hannah Anderson, Rebecca Anderson and Lucy Anderson for themselves and their heirs executors and administrators the said tract or parcel of land with all and singular the premises and appurtenances before mentioned, unto the said William Moore his heirs and assigns free from the claim or claims of the said Hannah Anderson, Rebecca Anderson and Lucy Anderson or either of them their or either of their heirs executtors and administrators and of all and every person or persons whatsoever shall will and do warrant and forever defend by these presents; In witness whereof the said Hannah Anderson, Rebecca Anderson and Lucy Anderson have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year above written.

signed sealed and deliverd in the Hannah [X] Anderson {seal}

presence of

Kennon Harper Rebecca [X] Anderson {seal}

George Jackson

William Jackson Lucy [X] Anderson {seal}

 

In Nottoway County Court June 4th 1801

This deed indented was proved by the oaths of Kennon Harper, George Jackson and William Jackson the witnesses thereto, and is ordered to be recorded.

Peter Randolph CC

Truly recorded test

Thomas W. Todd DC

_______________________________

An account of sales of the estate of Hannah Anderson dec'd made the 18 of May 1815 by Edmund Irby, Admin.

 

Allen Crenshaw 1 chest 0/11/0

Anderson Vaughan 1 painted do 0/15/6

Rebeccah Anderson 1 pine do 0/6/6

Allen Crenshaw 1 do do 0/3/0

Abraham Bewford 1 do do 0/1/6

Anderson Vaughan 1 large trunk 0/15/0

Rebecca Anderson 1 small do 0/5/6

Priscilla Hawks 1 side saddle 2/7/0

William Seward 1 pr cards 0/7/6

Lucy Anderson 1 pockett book 0/6/0

Edmund Irby 1 Jug & 1 Mug 0/4/6

Do Do 2 butter pots 0/5/6

Rebecca Anderson 1 earthen pan 0/1/6

Do Do 1 pr flat Irons 01/6

Do Do 1 small kettle 0/2/0

Do Do 1 small oven 0/4/6

Daniel Vaughan 1 arm chair 0/3/6

Lucy Anderson 1 bed & furniture 4/5/0

Do Do 1 pine table 0/1/0

Priscilla Hawks 1 Bay Colt 4/10/6

 

In Nottoway Court 5th November 1816

This account of sales of the estate of Hannah Anderson dec'd was this day returned and ordered to be recorded

tests F. Fitzgerald Jr. CC

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Nottoway County Court Order Book 7, page 194

"May Court 1815

 

Rebecca Anderson Complt.

In Chancery

against

Dfts.

Edmund Irby adms. of Hannah Anderson decd. Daniel Vaughan

& Caty His wife, Priscilla Hawkes, David Vaughan & his

wife, Lucy Anderson, Armstead Anderson, Allen Anderson, Wm

Anderson and Harp children and infants of

Henry Harpe by Sally his wife formerly Sally Anderson and

Eckles children & infants of Freeman Eckles

by Rebecca B Eckles, formerly Rebecca B. Anderson, the said

infants by Freeman Eckles their special Guardian

 

It is decreed and ordered that Nathaniel Niblett, Abraham Buford, John Pace, and Samuel Morgan or any three of them who are hereby named and appointed Commissioners for that purpose do proceed to sell to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve months one negro Girl and one colt of which Hannah Anderson died possessed, and that they do divide the proceeds of the said sale into ten equal parts and that they assign to Rebecca Anderson on equal part, to Daniel Vaughan & Sussey his wife one other equal part, to Priscilla Hawks one other equal part, to David Vaughan & Caty his wife one other equal part, to the children of Henry Harp by Sally his former wife who was Sally Anderson one other equal part, to the children of Freeman Eckles by his former wife Polly B Eckles who was formerly Polly B. Anderson one other equal part, to Lucy Anderson one other equal part, to Armstead Anderson one other equal part, to Allen Anderson one other equal part, to William Anderson one other equal part, and that they make a report to this court in order to a final decree."

 

The reversal of David and Daniel Vaughan's names is as it occurs in the original record. The subsequent return states only that the court order was carried out and does not reveal any new significant information regarding family members.

 

 

+ 48 iv. Armstead Anderson, born September 02, 1756 in Black's and White's, Amelia County, Virginia; died 1843 in 5 mi. Southeast of Morganfield, Union County, Kentucky.

49 v. Allen Anderson (Source: (1) Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909)., (2) Estate Settlement of Hannah Anderson, (Nottoway Court Order Book 7, Page 194, May 1815).), born Abt. 1758 in Black's and White's, Amelia County, Virginia; died Aft. 1815. He married Lucy ?Snead; born Abt. 1760.

 

Notes for Allen Anderson:

Allen Anderson was the son of John Anderson and Mary Bell. This is proven when he is named in Rebecca Anderson's chancery suit in 1815. He is also named in the 1778 tax list with his father John. No birth record is known but he was likely born in about 1757 so as to appear in the 1778 tax list. All records of Nottoway Parish church's have been lost.

 

Nottoway County Court Order Book 7, page 194

"May Court 1815

 

Rebecca Anderson Complt.

In Chancery

against

Dfts.

Edmund Irby adms. of Hannah Anderson decd. Daniel Vaughan

& Caty His wife, Priscilla Hawkes, David Vaughan & his

wife, Lucy Anderson, Armstead Anderson, Allen Anderson, Wm

Anderson and Harp children and infants of

Henry Harpe by Sally his wife formerly Sally Anderson and

Eckles children & infants of Freeman Eckles

by Rebecca B Eckles, formerly Rebecca B. Anderson, the said

infants by Freeman Eckles their special Guardian

 

It is decreed and ordered that Nathaniel Niblett, Abraham Buford, John Pace, and Samuel Morgan or any three of them who are hereby named and appointed Commissioners for that purpose do proceed to sell to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve months one negro Girl and one colt of which Hannah Anderson died possessed, and that they do divide the proceeds of the said sale into ten equal parts and that they assign to Rebecca Anderson on equal part, to Daniel Vaughan & Sussey his wife one other equal part, to Priscilla Hawks one other equal part, to David Vaughan & Caty his wife one other equal part, to the children of Henry Harp by Sally his former wife who was Sally Anderson one other equal part, to the children of Freeman Eckles by his former wife Polly B Eckles who was formerly Polly B. Anderson one other equal part, to Lucy Anderson one other equal part, to Armstead Anderson one other equal part, to Allen Anderson one other equal part, to William Anderson one other equal part, and that they make a report to this court in order to a final decree."

 

The reversal of David and Daniel Vaughan's names is as it occurs in the original record. The subsequent return states only that the court order was carried out and does not reveal any new significant information regarding family members.

His associations with the Snead family suggest that his wife's last name was Snead. A man named Snead was the grave digger at the decease of one of his sisters. Snead's Spring is located at the head of Long Branch just above Whetstone Creek in Nottoway County. He purchases land from John Snead on 07/04/1791 in Charlotte County and sells it back to James Snead for the same amount six months later and disappears.

No record was found indicating that he followed his brother Armstead to Logan County, Kentucky. However there are records of an Allen Anderson in western NC that need to be examined. And the following effort is to examine Dickson County, Tennessee where the 1820 Census index indicates the presence of an Allen Anderson.

 

Allen Anderson from John Snead

07/04/1791 85 acres Charlotte County

Charlotte County Deeds Book 6 page 146

This Indenture made the fourth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ninety one, Between John Snead of the County of Charlotte of the one part and Allen Anderson of the same County of the other part, Witnesseth that the said John Snead for & in consideration of the sum of Forty Five pounds lawful money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Allen Anderson, the receipt whereof the said John Snead doth hereby acknowledge, hath given granted bargained sold and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell deliver and confirm to him the said Allen Anderson his heirs and assigns forever one certain Tract or parcell of land situate and being in the County aforesaid containing eighty five acres be the same more or less and bounded as followeth towit, Begining at a Dogwood in Johnson's line thence South seven degrees, east to a red oak, thence east twelve poles to a Chestnut oak thence north forty five degrees east to a white oak, thence west a straight line to the beginning together with all and singular the privilledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appurtaining To have and to hold the above land & premises with all the appurtenances unto the said Allen Anderson his heirs and assigns forever to have hold use occupy possess enjoy the same forever with every part and parcel thereof to him the said Allen Anderon his heirs and assigns forever against him the said John Snead and his heirs and against the claim or demand of any other person or persons whatsoever the said Allen Anderson his heirs Ececutors and Administratorsshall and will by these presents warrant and forever defend In Witness whereof the said John Snead hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day & year first above written

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of John Snead S.S.

At a Court held for Charlotte County the 4th day of July 1791

This Indenture was acknowledged in Court by the said John Snead to be his act and deed and ordered to be recorded. And Rebecca the wife of the said John Snead she being first examined according to law relinquishes her right of dower in and to the land & premises conveyed by here husband in this indenture

Teste Thomas Read Clk

 

Allen Anderson to James Snead

01/02/1792 85 acres Charlotte County

Charlotte County Deeds Book 6 page 167

This indenture made the second day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred ninety two between Allen Anderson of the County of Charlotte of the one part and James Snead of the same County of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Allen Anderson for and in consideration of the sum of forty five pounds current money to him in hand paid by the said James Snead the receipt whereof he the said Allen Anderson doth hereby acknowledge, he the said Allen Anderson, hath given granted, bargained sold and by these presents doth give grant bargian sell & confirm unto the said James Snead his heirs and assignns forever one certain tract or parcell of land situate lying and being in the County of Charlotte containing eighty five acres be the same more or less and bounded as followeth, towit, beginning at a Dogwood in Johnsons line, thence, south seven degrees east to a red oak, thence east twelve poles to a Chestnut oak, thence north forty five degrees east to a white oak thence west a straight line to the beginning with all conveniences profits, commodities, advantages, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appurtaining, and also the reversion & reversions, remainder & remainders rents fees & profits to the said land & premises and every part & parcell thereof with the appurtenances, and also all the estate, right title, intrest, property, claim & demand of him the said Allen Anderson and his heirs of in and to the said tract piece or parcel of land and premises and every part and parcel thereof to the said James Snead his heirs and assigns forever to the only proper use benefit and behoof of him the said James Snead and his heirs & assigns, and the said Allen Anderson for himself and his heirs and assigns and the said Allen Anderson for himself and his heirs doth covenant grant and agree with the said James Snead and his heirs the said tract, piece or parcell of land and premises above mentioned, unto the said James Snead his heirs & assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend against the claim & demand of all and every other person or persons whatsoever In witnesseth whereof the said Allen Anderson hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day & year first above written.

signed sealed & delivered in presence of us

Joel Watkins, David Callhoun, John Whittow Allen Anderson

Oliver Salle

At a Court held for Charlotte County the 2nd day of January 1792

This indenture was proved in Court by the oath of Joel Watkins David Callhoun and John Whittow to be the act & deed of the said Allen Anderson and ordered to be recorded and Lucy the wife of the said Allen she being first previlly examined according to law relinquished the right of dower in and to the land and premises conveyed by her husband in the said indenture.

Teste Thomas Read Clk

 

1778 tax roll Amelia County, Virginia

John Anderson, Patt

Allen Anderson

 

1782 tax roll Amelia County, Virginia

John Anderson, Patt

Allen Anderson

 

1790's records in eastern TN and western NC record the presence of Allen Anderson, which could be another or this same since his brothers were known to be in that area.

 

1820 Census Dickson County, Tennessee (unconfirmed as the same)

Allen Anderson

male 1,>45 female 1,<10; 1,16-26; 1,26-45; 1,>45 slaves 1

 

Bibliography

 

Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families, by Grant James Anderson, Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, 1909.

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Subj: Re: ANDERSON/1800-1820/TN-Knox Co.

Date: 96-09-03 21:03:19 EDT

From: TBeng

To: PatAnder73

 

Hello Patrick Anderson,

 

We meet again. The last time was in Hamilton Co., IL on a completely different line.

 

The name Allen Anderson shows up in two Deeds in Knox Co., TN. I just received these references today. They are precisely as follows:

 

Deed Book A#2, p.252

Deed of Trust, dated 12 Aug 1837 between Shadrack MAXEY and Allen Anderson and Saml. McCammon. Maxey considered himself indebted to McCammon in the sum of $170 by note bearing date of 12 Aug 1837, which would be due on 15 Dec 1837. Anderson paid the debt and maxey conveyed a tract of land to Anderson, in trust, "where Shadrack now lives" it being the same willed him by Sadrack Maxey Sr., and conveyed by Maxey to Jacob Howser in 1834 and reconveyed 12 Aug 1837 by Howser to Maxey containing 90 acres. (Registered 15 Aug 1837)

 

Deed Book B#2, p.317 On 17 Oct 1837

Deed of relinquishment. /Samuel McCammon and Allen Anderson quit claim to Shadrack Maxey for $175, 90 acres on the south side of Holston River & French Broad River ..."snip"...

 

Pat, this is all I have on this name. I am hoping to tie this Allen and/or Samuel Anderson together and/or possibly to a Jane (??Anderson??) b. abt 1785. Jane is believed to be the mother of one of my ancestors, Anderson Burnett, b. abt 1810, TN. Maybe Allen can be found in the Knox Co. census records, 1830 or 1840. Also he might be found in the Knox Co., TN Archives. I have that snail mail address if you do not have it.

 

Let me know if this helps in any way.

 

Regards, Bill

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Subj: Re: Allen Anderson of Dickson County

Date: 5/23/04 3:42:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time

From: peasoup@comcast.net

To: PatAnder73@aol.com

Sent from the Internet (Details)

Hey Pat ... May 30, 1830 is a date that haunts all of us "Dickson County"

researchers - a tornado ripped the court house into shreds - records were found

15 miles away into what is today Cheatham County to the east ....

 

My guess is, between 1820 and 1830 these daughters of Allen Anderson

probably married into Dickson County families and we will never know who

they are short of bible records, and I''ve never been able to find these bibles.

Likewise, if Allen stayed in the County, he was probably dead by 1830 as no

such name shows up - nor a "widow Anderson" ...

Sorry ...

 

Jerry

 

 

More About Allen Anderson:

Living: 1820, Dickson County, Tennessee

 

+ 50 vi. Priscilla Anderson, born Abt. 1760 in Black's and White's, Amelia County, Virginia; died Bet. 1828 - 1830 in Nottoway County, Virginia.

51 vii. Lucy Anderson (Source: (1) Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909)., (2) Estate Settlement of Hannah Anderson, (Nottoway Court Order Book 7, Page 194, May 1815).), born Abt. 1762 in Black's and White's, Amelia County, Virginia; died Aft. 1820 in Nottoway County, Virginia.

 

Notes for Lucy Anderson:

Lucy apparently never married. She is named as Lucy Anderson in the 1801 deed with her sisters and those same sisters are named in her father, John Anderson's, 1815 will. These sisters would have come of age at the time of the Revolutionary war and it is likely that the absence of marriagable men limited their opportunities, together with financial difficulties of their father whose assets were in cash from his carpentry and would have been impacted by the severe inflation of the times.

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This indenture made this Seventh day of May in the year of out Lord one thousand eight hundred and one between Hannah Anderson, Rebecca Anderson, and Lucy Anderson all of the County of Nottoway of the one part and William Morre of the County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Hannah Anderson Rebecca Anderson and Lucy Anderson for and in consideration of the sum of seventy pounds sixteen shillings current money of Virginia to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have bargained and sold and by these presents do, and each of then doth bargain and sell unto the said William Moore his heirs and assigns one certain traact or parcel of land containing by survey fifty nine acres situate lying and being in the county aforesaid and bounded by the lands of Charles Sallard, Thomas Connally, Peter Hawks and John Quarles together with all and singular the appurtenances threreunto belonging or in any way appertaining to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with the tenements heriditaments and all and singular other the premises herein before mentioned or intended to be bargained and sold and every part and parcel thereof, with every of their rights member and appurtenances unto the said William Moore his heirs and assigns forever, and the said Hannah Anderson, Rebecca Anderson and Lucy Anderson for themselves and their heirs executors and administrators the said tract or parcel of land with all and singular the premises and appurtenances before mentioned, unto the said WIlliam Moore his heirs and assigns freefrom the claim or claims of the said Hannah Anderson, Rebecca Anderson and Lucy Anderson or either of them their or either of their heirs executtors and administrators and of all and every person or persons whatsoever shall will and do warrant and forever defend by these presents; In witness whereof the said Hannah Anderson, Rebecca Anderson and Lucy Anderson have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year above written.

signed sealed and deliverd in the Hannah [X] Anderson {seal}

presence of

Kennon Harper Rebecca [X] Anderson {seal}

George Jackson

William Jackson Lucy [X] Anderson {seal}

 

In Nottoway County Court June 4th 1801

This deed indented was proved by the oaths of Kennon Harper, George Jackson and William Jackosn the witnesse thereto, and is ordered to be recorded.

Peter Randolph CC

Truly recorded test

Thomas W. Todd DC

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Nottoway County Court Order Book 7, page 194

"May Court 1815

 

Rebecca Anderson Complt.

In Chancery

against

Dfts.

Edmund Irby adms. of Hannah Anderson decd. Daniel Vaughan

& Caty His wife, Priscilla Hawkes, David Vaughan & his

wife, Lucy Anderson, Armstead Anderson, Allen Anderson, Wm

Anderson and Harp children and infants of

Henry Harpe by Sally his wife formerly Sally Anderson and

Eckles children & infants of Freeman Eckles

by Rebecca B Eckles, formerly Rebecca B. Anderson, the said

infants by Freeman Eckles their special Guardian

 

It is decreed and ordered that Nathaniel Niblett, Abraham Buford, John Pace, and Samuel Morgan or any three of them who are hereby named and appointed Commissioners for that purpose do proceed to sell to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve months one negro Girl and one colt of which Hannah Anderson died possessed, and that they do divide the proceeds of the said sale into ten equal parts and that they assign to Rebecca Anderson on equal part, to Daniel Vaughan & Sussey his wife one other equal part, to Priscilla Hawks one other equal part, to David Vaughan & Caty his wife one other equal part, to the children of Henry Harp by Sally his former wife who was Sally Anderson one other equal part, to the children of Freeman Eckles by his former wife Polly B Eckles who was formerly Polly B. Anderson one other equal part, to Lucy Anderson one other equal part, to Armstead Anderson one other equal part, to Allen Anderson one other equal part, to William Anderson one other equal part, and that they make a report to this court in order to a final decree."

 

The reversal of David and Daniel Vaughan's names is as it occurs in the original record. The subsequent return states only that the court order was carried out and does not reveal any new significant information regarding family members.

 

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1820 Cenus of Nottoway County Virginia

Lucy Anderson

 

+ 52 viii. Sally Anderson, born Abt. 1764 in Black's and White's, Amelia County, Virginia; died Bef. 1815 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.

+ 53 ix. Susan Anderson, born Abt. 1766 in Black's and White's, Amelia County, Virginia; died Aft. 1815 in Nottoway County, Virginia.

54 x. William Anderson (Source: (1) Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909)., (2) Estate Settlement of Hannah Anderson, (Nottoway Court Order Book 7, Page 194, May 1815).), born Abt. 1768 in Black's and Whites, Amelia County, Virginia; died Aft. 1815.

 

Notes for William Anderson:

William was likely a younger son of the family because he is mentioned in the May's wills in 1796 and 1800 but is not in the 1787 tax list. At one time I thought he might be the William who went to Walton County, GA but I have since connected that William to another Amelia County, VA family.

William does not appear in the 1810 census of Nottoway County and it is likely that he wandered off to parts south or west as did his brothers. He is named in the 1815 estate settlement of his sister Hannah so he was still alive in 1815 but his location was unknown. However he is not at all named in her estate sale of 1815 or his father's will, so I am pretty confident that he was not a local Nottoway County, VA resident by 1815

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Nottoway County Court Order Book 7, page 194

"May Court 1815

 

Rebecca Anderson Complt.

In Chancery

against

Dfts.

Edmund Irby adms. of Hannah Anderson decd. Daniel Vaughan

& Caty His wife, Priscilla Hawkes, David Vaughan & his

wife, Lucy Anderson, Armstead Anderson, Allen Anderson, Wm

Anderson and Harp children and infants of

Henry Harpe by Sally his wife formerly Sally Anderson and

Eckles children & infants of Freeman Eckles

by Rebecca B Eckles, formerly Rebecca B. Anderson, the said

infants by Freeman Eckles their special Guardian

 

It is decreed and ordered that Nathaniel Niblett, Abraham Buford, John Pace, and Samuel Morgan or any three of them who are hereby named and appointed Commissioners for that purpose do proceed to sell to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve months one negro Girl and one colt of which Hannah Anderson died possessed, and that they do divide the proceeds of the said sale into ten equal parts and that they assign to Rebecca Anderson on equal part, to Daniel Vaughan & Sussey his wife one other equal part, to Priscilla Hawks one other equal part, to David Vaughan & Caty his wife one other equal part, to the children of Henry Harp by Sally his former wife who was Sally Anderson one other equal part, to the children of Freeman Eckles by his former wife Polly B Eckles who was formerly Polly B. Anderson one other equal part, to Lucy Anderson one other equal part, to Armstead Anderson one other equal part, to Allen Anderson one other equal part, to William Anderson one other equal part, and that they make a report to this court in order to a final decree."

 

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From the Mays:

John May

Item I bequeath to my brother in law William Anderson one horse bridle & saddle to him and his heirs etc.

Martha May

Item I give to my brother William Anderson one feather bed and furniture to him his heirs or assigns forever

Item my will and desire is that my Executor's shall as soon as possible purchase a likely young negro man to be paid for out of my estate which negro I lend to my father and mother to work for them as long as they live and after their death I give said negro to my brother William Anderson to him and his heirs or assigns forever.

 

 

 

55 xi. Rebecca Anderson (Source: (1) Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909)., (2) Estate Settlement of Hannah Anderson, (Nottoway Court Order Book 7, Page 194, May 1815).), born Abt. 1770 in Black's and White's, Amelia County, Virginia; died Aft. 1820 in Nottoway County, Virginia.

 

Notes for Rebecca Anderson:

Rebecca apparently never married. She is named as Rebecca Anderson in the 1801 deed with her sisters and those same sisters are named in her father, John Anderson's, 1815 will. These sisters would have come of age at the time of the Revolutionary war and it is likely that the absence of marriagable men limited their opportunities together with financial difficulties of their father whose assets were in cash from his carpentry and would have been impacted by the severe inflation of the times. Rebbeca is probably the other elderly woman listed as over 45 with Lucy Anderson in the 1820 Nottoway County census.

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This indenture made this Seventh day of May in the year of out Lord one thousand eight hundred and one between Hannah Anderson, Rebecca Anderson, and Lucy Anderson all of the County of Nottoway of the one part and William Morre of the County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Hannah Anderson Rebecca Anderson and Lucy Anderson for and in consideration of the sum of seventy pounds sixteen shillings current money of Virginia to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have bargained and sold and by these presents do, and each of then doth bargain and sell unto the said William Moore his heirs and assigns one certain traact or parcel of land containing by survey fifty nine acres situate lying and being in the county aforesaid and bounded by the lands of Charles Sallard, Thomas Connally, Peter Hawks and John Quarles together with all and singular the appurtenances threreunto belonging or in any way appertaining to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with the tenements heriditaments and all and singular other the premises herein before mentioned or intended to be bargained and sold and every part and parcel thereof, with every of their rights member and appurtenances unto the said William Moore his heirs and assigns forever, and the said Hannah Anderson, Rebecca Anderson and Lucy Anderson for themselves and their heirs executors and administrators the said tract or parcel of land with all and singular the premises and appurtenances before mentioned, unto the said WIlliam Moore his heirs and assigns freefrom the claim or claims of the said Hannah Anderson, Rebecca Anderson and Lucy Anderson or either of them their or either of their heirs executtors and administrators and of all and every person or persons whatsoever shall will and do warrant and forever defend by these presents; In witness whereof the said Hannah Anderson, Rebecca Anderson and Lucy Anderson have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year above written.

signed sealed and deliverd in the Hannah [X] Anderson {seal}

presence of

Kennon Harper Rebecca [X] Anderson {seal}

George Jackson

William Jackson Lucy [X] Anderson {seal}

 

In Nottoway County Court June 4th 1801

This deed indented was proved by the oaths of Kennon Harper, George Jackson and William Jackosn the witnesse thereto, and is ordered to be recorded.

Peter Randolph CC

Truly recorded test

Thomas W. Todd DC

_______________________________

Nottoway County Court Order Book 7, page 194

"May Court 1815

 

Rebecca Anderson Complt.

In Chancery

against

Dfts.

Edmund Irby adms. of Hannah Anderson decd. Daniel Vaughan

& Caty His wife, Priscilla Hawkes, David Vaughan & his

wife, Lucy Anderson, Armstead Anderson, Allen Anderson, Wm

Anderson and Harp children and infants of

Henry Harpe by Sally his wife formerly Sally Anderson and

Eckles children & infants of Freeman Eckles

by Rebecca B Eckles, formerly Rebecca B. Anderson, the said

infants by Freeman Eckles their special Guardian

 

It is decreed and ordered that Nathaniel Niblett, Abraham Buford, John Pace, and Samuel Morgan or any three of them who are hereby named and appointed Commissioners for that purpose do proceed to sell to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve months one negro Girl and one colt of which Hannah Anderson died possessed, and that they do divide the proceeds of the said sale into ten equal parts and that they assign to Rebecca Anderson on equal part, to Daniel Vaughan & Sussey his wife one other equal part, to Priscilla Hawks one other equal part, to David Vaughan & Caty his wife one other equal part, to the children of Henry Harp by Sally his former wife who was Sally Anderson one other equal part, to the children of Freeman Eckles by his former wife Polly B Eckles who was formerly Polly B. Anderson one other equal part, to Lucy Anderson one other equal part, to Armstead Anderson one other equal part, to Allen Anderson one other equal part, to William Anderson one other equal part, and that they make a report to this court in order to a final decree."

 

The reversal of David and Daniel Vaughan's names is as it occurs in the original record. The subsequent return states only that the court order was carried out and does not reveal any new significant information regarding family members.

 

+ 56 xii. Polly Bell Anderson, born Abt. 1772 in Black's and White's, Amelia County, Virginia; died Bef. 1815 in Nottoway County, Virginia.

 

 

8. Faith6 Anderson (James5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Richard1) (Source: (1) Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909)., (2) James Anderson, 1751 Will of James Anderson, (Will Book 9, Page 772, Surry County, Virginia).) was born 1727 in "Arnols", Surry, County, Virginia (Source: Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909).), and died Bet. 1770 - October 20 1776 in Nottoway County, Virginia. She married Peleg Ferguson (Source: Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909).) Bet. 1750 - 1754 in Amelia County, Virginia, son of John Ferguson and Sarah Bridgforth. He was born Abt. 1727 in Rappahanock County, Virginia, and died 1796 in Nottoway County, Virginia.

 

Notes for Faith Anderson:

No contemporary birth record has been found. James Grant Anderson gives her birth as 1724 in his book Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families. Faith Anderson would have been born on her father's Surry County plantation called "Arnols" located in the West corner of Surry county, Virginia North of the Blackwater River.

Faith Anderson apparently relocated to Amelia County with her brothers about 1733 and remained in Amelia County in 1743 when her father returned to the Arnols estate in Surry County. Faith Anderson did not marry until after 1749 as she appears as a witness using her maiden name in her brother Thomas Anderson's deed along Whetstone Creek in that year. Faith is mentioned in her father James Anderson's 1751 will as follows: "I give to my Daughter Faith five pounds current money and all the Estate she hath now of mine in her possession."

 

Thomas Anderson

and

Kerenhappuck Anderson to Henry Buford

03/25/1749 54 acres Amelia County

Amelia County Deed Book 3 page 235

adj. Binford's corner on Whetstone Creek, Thomas Burges' line, & Whetstone Creek. Wit. Thomas Buford, Benjamin Shelton, Faith Anderson. This is the sale of the remainder of his original patent.

 

It is stated in the Anderson genealogy of G. J. Anderson (1909), that Faith Anderson married Peleg Ferguson. This marriage is not confirmed as of yet but is very likely as Peleg Ferguson appears co-located in Nottoway Parish with her brother John along Hurricane Creek from 1754 until 1796 and John Anderson acts as a witness for his deed.

Faith dies before 1776 as Peleg remarried before that year, but all his children are believed to have been hers.

 

Tax Data

 

-1782 tax roll Amelia County, Virginia

Peleg Ferguson 9 whites, 11 blacks

 

-1782 tax roll Nottoway County, Virginia

Allen Anderson 1 tythe

Peleg Feguson 5 tythes

John Ferguson

 

-1785 tax roll Amelia County, Virginia

John Anderson 15 whites, 2 dwellings, 3 outer

Peleg Ferguson 9 whites, 3 dwellings, 5 outer

 

 

Bibliography

 

Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families, by Grant James Anderson, Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, 1909.

 

 

 

Notes for Peleg Ferguson:

In the book "Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families", by Grant James Anderson, Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, 1909; it is stated that Peleg married Faith Anderson and the children of Peleg and Faith are listed as Mary, John, Delphy, Betsey, William and Lucy. Faith's brother John and Peleg were in the same tax district and lived near each other at Hurricane Creek south of current Blackstone Virginia.

 

Amelia County Deed Book 5, page 166

May 22, 1754

Greenham Dodson of Nottoway Parish to Peleg Farguson of Nottoway Parish in consideration of 6 pounds.

29 acres in Nottoway Parish, being part of a patent of 444 acres to Hugh Williams on Aug 1, 1745, and by him conveyed to Greenham Dodson. land is adjacent first branch spring out of Great Hurricane Creek, below said Ferguson's mill.

WIts: John Durham, John Anderson(brother of his wife Faith), & William Morgan

 

Amelia County Deed Book 7, page 573

Mar 4, 1762

Robert Ferguson to Peleg Ferguson for 5 shillings

300a in Nottoway Parish adj John Bridgforth & Harricane Creek as it meanders, being part of 950 acres patented to James Farguson Oct 1, 1757.

 

Peleg apparently remarried after Faith's death. On 10/20/1776 Francis Eppes conveys to Peleg Ferguson and Frances his wife, her dower of her late husband, Charles Williams. In his will he mentions no wife so it is assumed that Frances died before 06/1795.

The will of Peleg does not mention all of his children, as the Amelia County marriage records provide us with the name of Delphe Ferguson daughter of Peleg. The 1795 will of Peleg Ferguson names no wife and his beloved daughter Mary Anderson, son William Ferguson, daughter Elizabeth Jackson, daughter Lucy Tankersley, grand-daughter Ann Jackson (daughter of Lucy), grand-daughter Betty Tankersley (daughter of Lucy) and son John Ferguson. He designates John Ferguson and friend Freeman Eppes as executors. Witnesses are Woodlief Thomas, John Mills, Edw Mays, Benjn Bridgeforth. In a codicile he provides for Rebecca Chavis and her daughter Betty Chavis who attended him in his declining years. files in 1796 on page 213,214 of will book 1?

 

In the name of God Amen I Peleg Farguson of the Country & Parish of Nottoway being weak in body but in perfect sound mind & memory do make ordain this my Last will & Testament hereby revoking all other will by me heretoforer made and after paying all my just debts I give and dispose of the rest of my Estate in maner & form following viz... Item I give & bequeath to my beloved Daughter Mary Anderson five pounds specie... Item I give & bequeath to my Son William Farguson five pounds specie... Item I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Jackson five pounds specie and two pewter Dishes of a middle size two pottle pewter basons six pewter plates the above pewter to be new & good... Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Lucy Tankersley five pounds specie and two middle sized pewter ddishes xx...xx..xx, one size under the other two pewter pottle basons six pewter plattes the pewter to be new & good... Item I give & bequesth unto my Grand Daughter Ann Jackson daughter of Lucy Tankersley a negroe girl by the name of Jenney together with her increase to her & the lawful heirs of her body but if should die before she marry or comes of lawful age it s my will & desire that the above named negroe Jinney shall with her increase go to my Gran Daughter Betty Tankersley daughter to my Sd. Daughter Lucy Tankersley... Item I give & bequeath to my beloved son John Farguson & his heirs foever all the rest & residue of my estate of what nature or kind soever whether real or personal provided he pays the legacies mentioned to my Daughter Mary Anderson, my Son William Farguson, Elizabeth Jackson & Lucy Tankersley and likewise he is to perform & fulfill the conditions of the memorandum made on the back of these presents. It is my will & desire that there shall be no inventory or appraisement of my Estate and that my Exceutors herein after named shall hav a reasonable time allowed them after my death to make from my estate a suffficiency to pay the money legacies, as above directed. I constitute & apoint my beloved son John Ferguson & my friend Freeman Epes my Executors of this my last will & testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this first Dat of December in the year of out Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred & Ninety Five. Signed Sealed published & declared to be the last will & Testament of Peleg Farguson & by his request signed by us

Woodlief Thomas Peleg Farguson {seal}

John Mills

Edwd Mayes

Benjn Bridgforth

 

Item I do further add as my will & Desire and do give & bequeath unto Rebecca Chavis who has faithfully attended on me for some time past as well as at this time my weaving loom & five slays one little Iron Pott and the largest of the bigg potts three pewter plates one pewter dish one pewter bason of the old kind the old knives & forks three of the oldest chairs the old table & one barrel of corn and three hundred weight of good pork consisting of three hogs for each year for ten years Also one pair of pott hooks & the bed stead she now makes use of. The frying pan the water pail I made Eleven ducks six henns one cocke one ax and one good milk cow every year for ten year I also leave her the use of my house that stands over the cellar during her natural life with the use of as much ground as she can tend in the following, Bounds Beginning at the great gulley aaat the creek and up the said gulleyby the barn to the fence that encloses the orchard and down siad fence to th mill pond and thence down the said pond to the mill & from thence down the said creek to the beginning with the priviledge of as mcuh fruit as she an dry for her own use and to eat also as much fire wood as is necessary for her use, but if she should attempt to dispose of her right and title to the sd house and land she shall by so doing forfeit her right & Title to the whole left her she is not to keep no other person whatsoever with her but her Daughter Ritter Chavis for the use of the house & land she is to spin on pound of cotten for my son John Farguson, that will run five yards to the fine hundread slay & year.

Attest

Woodlief Thomas Pelege {mark} Farguson {seal}

John MIlls

Edwd Mayes

Benjn Bridgforth

 

Editors Note: The Chavis family was descended from a Moorish Doctor who came early to Virgnia and his many descendents practiced the art of medicine and nursing.

 

Tax Data

 

-1782 tax roll Amelia County, Virginia

Peleg Ferguson 9 whites, 11 blacks

 

-1782 tax roll Nottoway County, Virginia

Allen Anderson 1 tythe

Peleg Feguson 5 tythes

John Ferguson

 

-1785 tax roll Amelia County, Virginia

John Anderson 15 whites, 2 dwellings, 3 outer

Peleg Ferguson 9 whites, 3 dwellings, 5 outer

 

__________________________________

Posted to Genforum by: Mary Ferguson Fiser Date: September 26, 1999 at 19:40:19

In Reply to: Peleg Ferguson abt 1730-1796 Amelia VA by Patrick Anderson

 

Hi Patrick!

I am collecting the descendants of Peleg's paternal grandparents, John Ferguson (Fargeson, etc.) and Anne Stubbleon of Essex Co., VA. Please contact me via email - mfiser@kscable.com

Thanks, Mary Ferguson Fiser

 

__________________________________

 

George Ingram <gingram7@iswt.com>

 

/John FERGUSON , Sr. b: ABT. 1650 d: 1717

/John FERGUSON , Jr. b: ABT. 1685 d: 22 APR 1769

| | /Stubble STUBBLESON d: UNKNOWN

| \Ann STUBBLESON d: ABT. 1735

Peleg FERGUSON d: 1796

\Sarah BRIDGFORTH d: UNKNOWN

____________________________

 

 

Children of Faith Anderson and Peleg Ferguson are:

+ 57 i. Mary7 Ferguson, born Abt. 1755 in Amelia County, Virginia; died Bet. 1800 - 1810 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.

58 ii. John Ferguson (Source: Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909).), born Abt. 1760 in Amelia County, Virginia. He married Olive Williams April 21, 1789 in Amelia County, Virginia (Source: Marriage Records, Southern States, 1728-1850, (CD 229; Automated Archives; 1994), "Electronic."); born Abt. 1765.

 

Notes for Olive Williams:

James Williams was born 24 May 1761 GoochlaNd Virginia the son of Elisha Williams and Agatha Moseley

James Williams, b.-1756, d.ca. 1824, m.24 Nov 1785 Jemima Gunn. He was a Captain in the Rev. War. There is a historical building in Blackstone, Va. known as Schwart's Tavern. James Williams is said to have built the center section of that building. His children were Robert C. Williams, Mary S. Williams (married Burwell Gunn); Jemima Williams (married _____ Bridgeforth); Elizabeth J. Williams (married ______ Bridgeforth; Olive King Williams (married Caleb D. Pollard).

Any help would be appreciated.

Reg Vassar

 

Olive may be his sister.

 

59 iii. Delphy Ferguson (Source: Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909).), born Abt. 1763 in Amelia County, Virginia. She married Samuel Jones November 24, 1785 in Amelia County, Virginia (Source: Marriage Records, Southern States, 1728-1850, (CD 229; Automated Archives; 1994), "Electronic."); born Abt. 1760.

60 iv. Elizabeth Ferguson (Source: Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909).), born Abt. 1765 in Amelia County, Virginia. She married ? Jackson.

+ 61 v. Lucy Ferguson, born Bef. 1770 in Amelia County, Virginia; died Aft. 1830 in Nottoway County, Virginia.

62 vi. William Ferguson (Source: Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909).), born Aft. 1770 in Amelia County, Virginia.

 

 

10. William6 Anderson (James5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Richard1) was born Bef. 1742 in "Arnols", Surry, County, Virginia, and died December 03, 1773 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia (Source: Gertrude R. B. Richards, Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, (The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia; 1958).). He married Elizabeth Chappell January 13, 1763 in Southampton County, Virginia, daughter of James Chappell and Elizabeth Briggs. She was born July 06, 1745 in Surry County, Virginia (Source: Gertrude R. B. Richards, Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, (The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia; 1958).).

 

Notes for William Anderson:

William Anderson should have been born on his Father's Surry County estate called "Arnols". This is located in the Southwest Corner of Surry County along the north side of the Blackwater River. He is named in the 1750 will of his father James Anderson as follows, "I give and Devise to my Son William all my Land in Surry County to him and his heirs for ever as also one Snuff Box, one Pockett Book, One Gun, called mine, and after the Death of my Wife Rebecca one negro women named Kate and her increase one negro boy named Ned, one Still and also my Desk."

William is identified as a son of the second wife of James Anderson in the Grant J. Anderson Genealogy of 1909. He is named in the 1770 will of his mother Rebecca Anderson nee Cooke as follows, "All the res and residue of my estate of what nature or kind soever I give and bequeath unto my beloved son William Anderson his heirs and assigns forever as a Testimony of his Duty respect to me."

The dower signature in the deeds of William Anderson is Elizabeth. The association of Elizabeth in Dinwiddie with Thomas Chappel of Charlotte, suggest that her maiden name may have been Chappel. Southampton County marriage records record the marriage of William Anderson to Elizabeth Chappel with Thomas Chappel sureter in 1763.

The only confirmed child is Charlotte mentioned in her grandmother's will. However, Thomas Chappel of Charlotte County acts as co-executor with his widow of his estate after his death in Dinwiddie County. This Thomas Chappel, is apparently Thomas Chappel,IV the son of Mary Cook, William's mother's sister. In the 1782 taxes of Dinwiddie County, Thomas Chappel is acting as the guardian for a minor James L. Anderson. James L. is being taxed on 444 acres comprising two plots one of 382 acres the other of 62 acres. In 1794 Richard Mays is taxed on 70 acres conveyed by James Anderson. In 1796 James Anderson is taxed on 359 3/4 acres. In 1797 Joel Roper is taxed on 14 acres conveyed by James Anderson. In 1797 William Chandler is taxed on 592 acres conveyed by James Anderson. These associations would indicate that William had a son James L. Anderson. This James Anderson marries Martha Chappel the daughter of Thomas Chappel in Sussex County in 1800.

William inherited the "Arnols" estate in Sussex County in reversion from his mother who dies in 1770. He expanded the estate in 1764 and sells it to John Avoriss in 1773, the deed identifies William as a resident of Dinwiddie County. All pre 1836 Dinwiddie records, other than a court order book and a surveyors book, were destroyed in a court house fire in that year.

William died 12/03/1773 according to the Albemarle Parish register. His death is reported by William Dunn,Jr. a neighbor of James Eppes the son of his brother-in-law Edward Eppes.

 

William Anderson

03/01/1773 54 acres Surry County

Virginia Patent Book 41 page 287

North of the Blackwater River.

 

William Anderson from John Johnson

03/25/1764 150 acres

Surry County Book 8 Page 233

150 acres adjacent to the 300 inherited from his father?

 

William Anderson to Richard Blunt

Elizabeth (dower)

08/26/1772 63 acres

Surry County Book 10 1769-1778 Page 238

William of Surry sells a portion of the Arnols Estate not along the water.

 

William Anderson to John Saunders

Elizabeth (dower)

10/30/1773 12 acres

Surry County Book 10 1769-1778 Page 371

A portion of the Arnols Estate

 

William Anderson to John Averiss

Elizabeth (dower)

11/01/1773 371 acres

Surry County Book 10 1769-1778 Page 401

William Anderson of Dinwiddie County for 324,,12,,06 on Arnolds Spring Branch on Blackwater Swamp up the branch to Henry Cocke's line thence along his line N 30 W 40 poles to a Hickory, N 20 W 83 poles to a white oak at a corner of Lemuel Cocke's line thence with his line N 44 W 72 poles, N 48 W 104, N 75 W 31 poles to a red oak, S 27 W 33 poles, S 5 W 25 poles to a pine thence by a line of new marked trees S 26 W 228 poles to an oak standing in the Thoany Branch thence down the watercourse of the said branch to the Main Blackwater Swamp and Down the Swamp to the begininng.

 

Thomas Chappell from John Averiss

& Elizabeth Anderson

03/05/1774

Surry County Book 10 1769-1778 Page 427

A title to his personal property in lieu of seizure of his land because of his inability to pay a bond used in the preceding sale of the Arnols estate, with an option to redeem at a later date.

 

John Avoris

07/13/1776

Virginia Gazette

his admr., Thos. Chappell and Jos. Fowler of Dinwiddie will sell all of his est. consisting of 371 ac.

 

John Averiss to John Stewart

08/20/1776 371 acres

Surry County Book 10 1769-1778 Page 486

The Arnols estate for 200 some odd pounds.

 

Bibliography

 

Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families, by Grant James Anderson, Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, 1909.

 

Southside Virginia Families, Volume II, by John Bennet Boddie, Pacific Coast Publishers, Redwood City, California, 1956.

 

 

More About Elizabeth Chappell:

Living: 1774, Dinwiddie County, Virginia

Children of William Anderson and Elizabeth Chappell are:

63 i. Charlotte7 Anderson, born Bef. 1770 in Surry County, Virginia.

64 ii. James L. Anderson, born Bet. 1771 - 1773 in Surry County, Virginia. He married Martha Chappell February 13, 1800 in Sussex County, Virginia (Source: Marriage Records, Southern States, 1728-1850, (CD 229; Automated Archives; 1994), "Electronic."); born June 15, 1778 in Sussex County, Virginia; died April 06, 1857 in Athens, Limestone County, Alabama.

 

Notes for James L. Anderson:

No contemporary record exists for the birth of James Anderson. James Anderson would have been born after the will of his grandmother in 1770 and before his father's death in 1773. He is identified through his association with Thomas Chappel.

Thomas Chappel of Charlotte County acts as co-executor with his mother of his fathers estate in Dinwiddie County. This Thomas Chappel, is apparently Thomas Chappel,IV the son of Mary Cook, William's mother's sister, therefore his first cousin. Thereafter, Thomas Chappel is acting as the guardian for minor James L. Anderson.

His father would be William Anderson who removed from Surry County to Dinwiddie County just shortly before the birth of James Anderson and died in 1773.

James marries Martha, the daughter of Thomas Chappel, in Sussex County in 1800.

 

1782 taxes Dinwiddie County

Thomas Chappel is acting as the guardian for a minor James L. Anderson. James L. is being taxed on 444 acres comprising two plots one of 382 acres the other of 62 acres.

 

1794 taxes Dinwiddie County

Richard Mays is taxed on 70 acres conveyed by James Anderson.

 

1796 taxes Dinwiddie County

James Anderson is taxed on 359 3/4 acres.

 

1797 taxes Dinwiddie County

Joel Roper is taxed on 14 acres conveyed by James Anderson.

William Chandler is taxed on 592 acres conveyed by James Anderson.

 

See Sussex County 1806 Book K

 

His widow ends up in Alabama, thus it is likely that James L. Anderson left Sussex County and went southwest as did many others.

 

Notes for Martha Chappell:

David Ellis <david72717@aol.com>

 

ID: I716

Name: Martha CHAPPELL

Given Name: Martha

Surname: CHAPPELL

Sex: F

Note: Married James Anderson on 13 Feb., 1800.

Birth: 15 JUN 1778 in Sussex Co., VA. 1

Death: 6 APR 1857 in Athens, Limestone, AL.

Note: "Mrs. Martha Anderson, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Chappell, was born in Sussex County, Virginia on June 15, 1778, and died on April 6,1857 at the residence of Dr. Stith Malone. She was a member of the M.E. Church for 57 years. 1

 

Father: Thomas CHAPPELL b: 9 NOV 1749 in Lunenberg Co., VA.

Mother: Elizabeth Tucker MALONE b: 1755 in Sussex Co., VA.

 

Marriage 1 Mr. ANDERSON

 

Sources:

Abbrev: Death Notices from Limestone Co., Ala. Newspapers

Title: Death Notices from Limestone Co., Ala., Newspapers, 1828-1891.

Author: abstracted by Eulalia Yancey Wellden

Publication: 1986

Page: Page 174 of book, citing Huntsville Southern Advocate of 16 Apr.,1857.

 

Thomas Chappell (1612-1658)

Thomas Chappell

Thomas Chappell ( -<1704)

| | John Banister

| Banister

| Joan

James Chappell (1694- )

| | Daniel Jones

| | James Jones

| Elizabeth Jones

| Sarah

Thomas Chappell

| | Henry Briggs

| | Henry Briggs

| | | Mary

| Elizabeth Briggs

| | William Lucas

| Elizabeth Lucas

| Grace

Thomas Chappell ( -1823)

| | Henry Briggs

| | Samuel Briggs

| | | Mary

| | William Briggs

| | | | Arthur Bailey

| | | | Edward Bailey

| | | | | Mary Jordan

| | | Mary Bailey

| Mary Briggs

| | Richard Cooke

| | Phillip Cooke

| | William Cooke

| | | Elizabeth

| | William Cooke

| | William Cooke

| | | Mary Blackbourne

| | William Cooke

| | | | Hugh Roper

| | | Joan Roper

| Mary Cooke

| | Daniel Jones

| | James Jones

| Rebecca Jones

| Rebecca

Martha Chappel

| William Malone

Elizabeth Tucker Malone

 

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

12. Sarah7 Eppes (Mary6 Anderson, James5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Richard1) was born June 17, 1741 in Surry County, Virginia (Source: Gertrude R. B. Richards, Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, (The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia; 1958).), and died Aft. January 12, 1772 in Sussex County, Virginia. She married Thomas Tomlinson (Source: Mrs. James F. Tomlinson, Family Report of Mrs. James F. Tomlinson, (22 East 71st Street, 3A, New York City 10021).) 1756 in Sussex County, Virginia, son of Richard Tomlinson and Eleanor Walpole. He was born April 15, 1734 in Surry County, Virginia, and died 1811 in Kentucky.

 

Notes for Sarah Eppes:

Her birth and Tomlinson children taken from the Albemarle Parish Register.

 

Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, Transcribed and Edited by Gertrude R. B. Richards, The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1958.

 

 

 

Notes for Thomas Tomlinson:

1782 Tax Roll Sussex County, Virginia

Thomas Tomlinson 5 white 19 black

 

Descendants provided by:

 

Mrs. James F. Tomlinson

22 East 71st Street, 3A

New York City 10021

jtomlin952@aol.com

212-472-8074

Children of Sarah Eppes and Thomas Tomlinson are:

65 i. Herbert8 Tomlinson (Source: Mrs. James F. Tomlinson, Family Report of Mrs. James F. Tomlinson, (22 East 71st Street, 3A, New York City 10021).), born April 21, 1757 in Sussex County, Virginia; died Aft. 1776.

66 ii. Edward Tomlinson (Source: Mrs. James F. Tomlinson, Family Report of Mrs. James F. Tomlinson, (22 East 71st Street, 3A, New York City 10021).), born March 26, 1760 in Sussex County, Virginia. He married Sally Maxey August 12, 1790 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; born Abt. 1760.

 

Notes for Sally Maxey:

Rep Glen Maxey <RepGMaxey@aol.com>

worldconnect

/-------- Maxey b: ABT. 1579

/Henry Maxey b: ABT. 1609

/William Maxey b: 1625

| \Anne Adire Adair b: 1609

/Edward Maxey b: ABT. 1650 d: OCT 1725

| \Elizabeth Palmer Johnson b: ABT. 1629

/EDWARD MAXEY b: ABT. 1674 d: BET. 18 APR 1737 - 20 MAY 1740

| \Elizabeth Ann Wyatt b: 1651 d: ABT. 1670

/Edward [1] Maxey b: 1681 d: 1726

| | /Thomas Gates b: ABT. 1590 d: ABT. 1660

| | /John Gates b: 1621

| | | \Elizabeth ----?---- b: ABT. 1600

| \Susannah [Gaites] Gates d: 31 MAY 1743

/Radford Maxey b: ABT. 1725 d: 21 MAR 1771

| | /George Radford b: ABT. 1665 d: AFT. 2 FEB 1739

| \Elizabeth Radford b: 1700 d: 1730

| \Ann Massey b: ABT. 1678

Sarah (Sally) Maxey b: 1761

| /William [Guillaume Fouquet] (Gill) Fuqua b: 1677 d: AFT. 1698

| /William Humphrey Fuqua b: ABT. 1688 d: BEF. 1761

| | | /William Eyres

| | | /Joseph Eyres

| | | | \Ann Danvers

| | \Jane [Eyre] Ayres b: 1671

| | | /William Humphries b: ABT. 1610 d: BEF. 1685

| | \Margaret [Humphries] Humphreys b: ABT. 1642 d: AFT. 1686

| | | /UNCONNECTED [William] Maxey

| | | /William Maxey

| | \Mary Maxey b: ABT. 1620 d: BEF. 1685

| | \Elizabeth Broughton

\Mary Elizabeth (Maggie) Fuqua b: ABT. 1728 d: AFT. 17 FEB 1780

\Elizabeth Marie McClure d: 3 MAR 1761

 

 

 

 

67 iii. Thomas Tomlinson (Source: Mrs. James F. Tomlinson, Family Report of Mrs. James F. Tomlinson, (22 East 71st Street, 3A, New York City 10021).), born November 15, 1762 in Sussex County, Virginia.

68 iv. Hamlin Tomlinson (Source: Mrs. James F. Tomlinson, Family Report of Mrs. James F. Tomlinson, (22 East 71st Street, 3A, New York City 10021).), born April 18, 1766 in Sussex County, Virginia; died 1823 in Mercer County, Kentucky. He married Elizabeth Burton March 21, 1794 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; born Bef. 1779; died Bef. 1808 in Mercer County, Kentucky.

69 v. James-Eppes Tomlinson (Source: Mrs. James F. Tomlinson, Family Report of Mrs. James F. Tomlinson, (22 East 71st Street, 3A, New York City 10021).), born February 04, 1769 in Sussex County, Virginia; died Bef. May 05, 1817 in Montgomery County, Kentucky. He married Mary Davis Bef. 1800 in Kentucky; born Bef. 1785; died Bef. 1834 in Putnam County, Indiana.

70 vi. Archibald Tomlinson (Source: Mrs. James F. Tomlinson, Family Report of Mrs. James F. Tomlinson, (22 East 71st Street, 3A, New York City 10021).), born January 12, 1772 in Sussex County, Virginia; died Bef. 1828 in Bath County, Kentucky. He married (1) ? ?Frakes Bef. 1802 in Kentucky; died Bef. 1809. He married (2) Elizabeth Bridges February 25, 1809 in Clark County, Kentucky; born Abt. 1787 in North Carolina.

 

Notes for Archibald Tomlinson:

Posted by: Sally Ryan Tomlinson Date: April 13, 2000 at 15:08:55

In Reply to: Archibald Tomlinson's decendents--Ky. by A.R.Tomlinson of 1211

 

 

Archibald Tomlinson, b. 12 Jan 1772, son of Thomas Tomlinson and Sarah Eppes, was christened 12 Feb 1772 at Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA: godparents William Wylie (the rector), James Eppes and Mary Watson. (Dr. Gertrude R. Richards, Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Cos., VA, 1739-1778, 185)Archibald was a grandson of Richard Tomlinson, Sr. and Eleanor Nance Walpole of Surry Co., VA.

 

Archibald m. 2 25 Feb 1809 (bond), Clark Co., KY, Elizabeth Bridges; surety Stephen Rogers; Agatha Bridges swore that Elizabeth was 21. (George F. Doyle, Marriage Bonds of Clark Co., KY, 1793-1850)

 

There may be a clue to Archibald's first wife in his 1 Dec 1827-Mar 1828 will in Bath Co., KY: "Mr. Joseph Frakes has given my three sons Nathan Epps, Harraman and Joseph F. $100 each: so they should receive $100 less from my estate than my other children."

(The will also mentioned his wife, Elizabeth; granddaughter, Juliann Anderson, under 21, daughter of William Anderson; daughters Martha Ann, Agatha; sons James, Leroy, John.)

 

Archibald and James Tomlinson made land entries in Clark Co., KY in 1790; they were taxed in Montgomery Co., KY in 1800, as was Joseph Frakes. Joseph and Nathan Frakes (note names of sons above) were on the 1810 census in Montgomery: 371, Joseph 20010-20201-00; 382, Nathan 00010-00100-00.

1820: Montgomery Co, KY, Nathan Frakes, 257.

1820, Laughery Twp., Dearborn Co., IN, 75: Joseph Frakes. John Sr., John and Philip Frakes were taxed in Nelson Co., KY in 1792, and Robert Frakes in Bracken Co., KY in 1799.

Caity Fraiks m. 4 Feb 1793, Lincoln Co., KY, John Marksberry, so they apparently were there, too.

 

The name Harraman (Herryman, Harriman) certainly is suggestive of a surname, but I have not found one in conjunction with Archibald.

 

Appreciate data on Archibald's descendants.

 

 

 

 

13. Anne7 Eppes (Mary6 Anderson, James5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Richard1) was born September 15, 1743 in Albermarle Parish, Surry County, Virginia (Source: Gertrude R. B. Richards, Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, (The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia; 1958).), and died Bef. 1809 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. She married Thomas Gibbons (Source: Edited by Mrs. John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Vol XVII, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore; 1972.).) Abt. 1762 in Sussex, Virginia, son of John Gibbons and Rebecca Easton. He was born September 15, 1734 in Charles Parish, York County, Virginia, and died February 26, 1812 in Hawkins County, Tennessee.

 

Notes for Anne Eppes:

Anne Eppes was the daughter of Edward Eppes and Mary Anderson. The birth of Anne Eppes is recorded in the Albemarle Parish Register of Surry and Sussex County, Virginia. She was born on 09/15/1743 and was christened on 01/08/1743/4 with godparents Richard Avery, Arthur, Freeman, and Eliza Bell.

Anne married Thomas Gibbons, eldest son of John Gibbons of York County, Virginia. Thomas Gibbons is on the DAR Patriot's Roll, a soldier from North Carolina.

She lived with her husband in Sussex County from 1762 to 1774. Where they resided throughout the period of the American Revolution is not known but likely western North Carolina. By the early 1780's they were in Hawkins County. In 1787 the first court of Hawkins County, North Carolina (later Tennessee) was held in his home. Here the family resided until the death of Thomas Gibbons in 1809.

Anne is not mentioned in the will of her husband, it is therefore presumed that she predeceased him.

 

Bibliography

 

Francis Epes, His Ancestors and Descendants, Eva Turner Clark, Richard R. Smith, New York, 1942.

 

Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, Transcribed and Edited by Gertrude R. B. Richards, The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1958.

 

Broderbund World Family Tree CD-ROM #1 Pedigree 0369

 

Notes for Thomas Gibbons:

!Charles Parish York County, Virginia History and Registers Published by The

Virginia State Library Board 1932

 

He was born in York County 10/30/1734, and removed in 1746 with his family to south of the Blackwater River in what was at that time Surry County, later Sussex.

 

Thomas Gibbons will of 1809, in Hawkins County, Tennessee, divides his estate between his children; Thomas Gibbons, Nancy Howard, Betsy Chisholm, Edmond Gibbons, Sally Gillenwater, and Epps Gibbons, and a child's share to be divided evenly amongst grandchildren, Nancy Isham, Garret Fitzgerald, and Elizabeth Babb, children of his daughter Molly Fitzgerald. Executors Edmond Gibbons and son-in-law William Howard. Other children that are given one dollar each include, Rebecca Bell, John Gibbons, and James Gibbons.

 

Historical Southern Families, Vol. XVII, Edited by Mrs. John Bennett Boddie, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1972.

 

Children of Anne Eppes and Thomas Gibbons are:

71 i. Mary8 Gibbons, born December 07, 1762 in Albemarle Parish, Sussex County, Virginia; died December 26, 1837 in Doyle, White, Tennessee. She married William Fitzgerald Abt. 1782; born Abt. 1760; died 1815 in White, Tennessee.

 

Notes for Mary Gibbons:

!information from Ruth Helon England of Sparta, Tennessee

Molly Gibbons was the daughter of Anne Eppes and Thomas Gibbons. She married William Fitzgerald. Her husband had died prior to the execution of her fathers will and he mentions her and her three children. Because of this I suspect that she may be the Mary Gibbons of the Albemarle Parish entry although Molly is usually a nickname for Martha. She was a resident of Hawkins County, Tennessee. I am expecting to collect more information on Molly from Rtuh Hinkle Kicklighter

 

Subj: Andersons of Amelia County

Date: 97-02-16 13:28:02 EST

From: rkickli@phoenix.net (Ruth Hinkle Kicklighter)

Reply-to: rkickli@phoenix.net

To: PatAnder73@aol.com, judyp@colosys.net

 

James Anderson's will was probated in Surry County in 1752. He willed land to son John in Ameila County. This land was adjacent to that of Thomas and Jordan. Also, from Surry County records one Daniel Eppes bound himself to James Anderson, Jr. of Amelia County. I was wondering if you are familiar with any of these people.

 

Thank you,

 

Ruth

 

Subj: Re: Andersons of Amelia County

Date: 97-02-16 19:25:03 EST

From: rkickli@phoenix.net (Ruth Hinkle Kicklighter)

Reply-to: rkickli@phoenix.net

To: PatAnder73@aol.com

 

Patrick

Thank you for your response. I am descended from James' daughter who married Edward Eppes. The line is Edward>Anne w/o Thomas Gibbons>Molly w/o William Fitzgerald>Nancy w/o James Isham. For years I had been stuck with Nancy and James Isham. About a month ago I was given the name of Thomas Gibbons and I have had good luck from there. I noticed there are a few differences between what I have been able to turn up and what is on your web page, primarily in the Gibbons line. When I collect a little more information I would love to exchange.

 

Thanks again

 

Ruth

 

 

Notes for William Fitzgerald:

!Will dated 14 June 1815 White County Tennessee

 

Valerie Hurd <vghurd@mcn.net>

worldconnect

/Garrett FITZGERALD b: ABT 1730

William FITZGERALD d: bef jun 1815 (will dated then)

\Margaret MASSY b: ABT 1734

 

 

 

72 ii. Rebecca Gibbons, born November 24, 1765 in Sussex County, Virginia; died November 05, 1837 in Knox County, Tennessee. She married William Harvey Bell November 29, 1782 in Sullivan County, Tennessee; born February 10, 1760 in Augusta County, Virginia; died March 15, 1815 in Knox County, Tennessee.

 

Notes for Rebecca Gibbons:

Source:

Broderbund World Family Tree CD-ROM #1 pedigree chart 369

 

Subj: Anderson Family Tree

Date: 96-06-13 14:33:56 EDT

From: catalano@wiley.csusb.edu (Diana Catalano)

To: PatAnder73@aol.com

 

I was delighted to receive your letter and attached documents on the

Anderson/Eppes/Gibbons line. I am sorry it took so long for me to respond

to you. You have my permission to use any or all of the information from my

family tree that I provided to the Broderbund World Family Tree or the

documentation I am sending you.

 

I will send to you some of the documentation I have on my line. My Dad's

cousin Joe Bell went to Rusk Co. Texas 15-20 years ago and did a lot of

research on our family. He provided me with copies of several documents &

articles however they do not all indicate where they were copied from.

 

I will also send you copies I made from the Family History Center (Mormons)

and through research at the S.B. City Library.

 

I have more documentation however it is currently packed up. I will send it

to you as soon as I can get to the boxes.

 

I hope this will help you. Please keep me informed if you find anything

additional. You can either e-mail me at: catalano@wiley.csusb.edu or send

to my home address: Diana Catalano, 3930 Broadmoor Blvd., San Bernardino,

CA 92404

 

Thanks again.

Diana Catalano

School of Business & PA - IDS Dept

California State University, San Bernardino

5500 University Parkway

San Bernardino, CA 92407

(909)880-5723 Fax (909)880-5449

E-mail: catalano@wiley.csusb.edu

 

Subj: Belll family

Date: 96-12-23 17:41:34 EST

From: MReigard@aol.com

To: PatAnder73@aol.com

CC: MReigard@aol.com

 

In my information on William Bell and Rebecca Gibbons - here is brief info let me know what area will help you most.....

William H Bell b 10 Feb 1760 Augusta Co Va d 5 Mar 1815 Knox Co Tn bur at Bell;s campground Cem. He lived in Sullivan Co NC 1782 went to Hawkins Co Tn 1782 to Knox Co. William was the son of John BELL bc 1728 dc 1775 and Mary CLAIBORNE b 1728 d 4 Dec 1825. William m. Rebecca GIBBONS b 24 Nov 1765/4 Sussex Co Va d 5 Nov 1837 at the home of her dau Nancy CARMICHAEL. Rebecca was the d/o Thomas GIBBONS III b 30 Nov 1734 York Co Va and Ann EPPS b 15 Sep 1743 Sussex CoVa d 1809 Hawkins Co Tn.

William's will dated 14 Sep 1809 pro. 2 Apr 1815 in Knox CoTn. William had a bro, Robert, sister Elizabeth ISHAM wife of Henry Isham of Roane Co Tn, sister Sarah Gibbons of Hawkins Co Tn. Exer to will was Thos. BELL - Robert BELL SR - Joseph LOVE. Witt: Joseph LOVE and Archibald BELL & Elizabeth BELL.

Wm & Rebecca children: all chn b Knox Co Tn:

1. Thomas Jefferson b 1784/5 Knox Co Tn m Eleanor TILLERY

2. Nancy b 1787 m Pumroy CARMICHAEL

3. Archibald b 1790 m 1810 Elizabeth TILLERY

4. Elizabeth b 1793 m 1818 Andrew C COPELAND

5. Mary "Polly" b 1795 m 1818 James D LOVE

6. Robert b 1797 m 1822 Belinda (Malinda) SCOTT

7. Charlotte Gibbons b 1799 m/1 1818 Samuel LOVE Jr. m/2 in Benton CoAR

James Pierce MILLER

8. John b 1805/6

9. Rebecca b 1809 m 1829James D. MAURY.

10. Edmund Gibbons b 1815 m 1834 Martha CONNER

another source lists: William Gibbons BELL b 1804 instead of Edmund

another source lists: Lavinia b 1809-15 m Aaron COMERS......no other info

 

I show three people doing research on this family:

Clarence BELL 528West Gramercy Pl San Antonio Tx 78212

Clair Bremmer 106 Ord Ferry Stage Chico Ca 95926

Ruth Braswell 306 So. Loving Sherman Tx 75090

 

Not sure of the last two, if still living. However I am in touch with Clarence pretty often.

I show I have more info in my files on child #1. Thomas Jefferson and child #6 Robert.

It is always a thrill to give someone another step in their line....hope you did not have father of William and this helps you. Also siblings of William. I'll be anxious to hear from you.

 

 

 

Notes for William Harvey Bell:

John Bell (b. 1728) Descendants

Posted by: Adrae Date: February 02, 2001 at 19:58:53

of 6625

 

I am looking for information on John Bell (1728 - 1775) who married Mary Clairborne. I am a descendant from them through the following people: William Harvey Bell and Rebecca Gibbons, Thomas Jefferson Bell and Eleanor Tillery, James Gibbons Bell and Ophelia "Phoebe" Lacy, Thomas Bell & marinda Rucker, James Henry Bell and Lilla Emma Abernathy, and last but not least, my great-grandparents, Tera Ophelia Bell & Oscar Price Austin.

 

 

73 iii. John Gibbons, born March 26, 1767 in Albermarle Par., Surry, Virginia; died November 25, 1858 in Hawkins, Tennessee. He married Sarah Bell Abt. 1790 in Hawkins, Tennessee; born Abt. 1771 in Virginia; died March 11, 1845 in Hawkins, Tennessee.

 

Notes for John Gibbons:

!Cemetery info gives age as 94 yrs 8 months no year of death is given;

 

 

Notes for Sarah Bell:

Subj: Belll family

Date: 96-12-23 17:41:34 EST

From: MReigard@aol.com

To: PatAnder73@aol.com

CC: MReigard@aol.com

 

In my information on William Bell and Rebecca Gibbons - here is brief info let me know what area will help you most.....

William H Bell b 10 Feb 1760 Augusta Co Va d 5 Mar 1815 Knox Co Tn bur at Bell;s campground Cem. He lived in Sullivan Co NC 1782 went to Hawkins Co Tn 1782 to Knox Co. William was the son of John BELL bc 1728 dc 1775 and Mary CLAIBORNE b 1728 d 4 Dec 1825. William m. Rebecca GIBBONS b 24 Nov 1765/4 Sussex Co Va d 5 Nov 1837 at the home of her dau Nancy CARMICHAEL. Rebecca was the d/o Thomas GIBBONS III b 30 Nov 1734 York Co Va and Ann EPPS b 15 Sep 1743 Sussex CoVa d 1809 Hawkins Co Tn.

William's will dated 14 Sep 1809 pro. 2 Apr 1815 in Knox CoTn. William had a bro, Robert, sister Elizabeth ISHAM wife of Henry Isham of Roane Co Tn, sister Sarah Gibbons of Hawkins Co Tn. Exer to will was Thos. BELL - Robert BELL SR - Joseph LOVE. Witt: Joseph LOVE and Archibald BELL & Elizabeth BELL.

Wm & Rebecca children: all chn b Knox Co Tn:

1. Thomas Jefferson b 1784/5 Knox Co Tn m Eleanor TILLERY

2. Nancy b 1787 m Pumroy CARMICHAEL

3. Archibald b 1790 m 1810 Elizabeth TILLERY

4. Elizabeth b 1793 m 1818 Andrew C COPELAND

5. Mary "Polly" b 1795 m 1818 James D LOVE

6. Robert b 1797 m 1822 Belinda (Malinda) SCOTT

7. Charlotte Gibbons b 1799 m/1 1818 Samuel LOVE Jr. m/2 in Benton CoAR

James Pierce MILLER

8. John b 1805/6

9. Rebecca b 1809 m 1829James D. MAURY.

10. Edmund Gibbons b 1815 m 1834 Martha CONNER

another source lists: William Gibbons BELL b 1804 instead of Edmund

another source lists: Lavinia b 1809-15 m Aaron COMERS......no other info

 

I show three people doing research on this family:

Clarence BELL 528West Gramercy Pl San Antonio Tx 78212

Clair Bremmer 106 Ord Ferry Stage Chico Ca 95926

Ruth Braswell 306 So. Loving Sherman Tx 75090

 

Not sure of the last two, if still living. However I am in touch with Clarence pretty often.

I show I have more info in my files on child #1. Thomas Jefferson and child #6 Robert.

It is always a thrill to give someone another step in their line....hope you did not have father of William and this helps you. Also siblings of William. I'll be anxious to hear from you.

 

 

 

74 iv. Thomas Gibbons, born October 20, 1769 in Albermarle Par., Surry, Virginia; died 1847 in Humphrey County, Tennessee. He married (1) Malinda Chisum Bef. 1797 in Tennessee; born Abt. 1782; died Abt. 1815 in Tennessee. He married (2) Polly Hill October 27, 1799 in Grainger County, Tennessee; born Abt. 1773; died Aft. 1817. He married (3) Elizabeth Hampton Abt. 1820; born Abt. 1799 in North Carolina.

 

Notes for Thomas Gibbons:

1850 census from Humphreys County TN.

Thomas Gibbons 81 VA Farmer

Elizabeth 57 NC

Ester 23 TN

Ozias 19 TN

Susan 18 TN

Naaman? 16 TN

George 13 TN

Sarah 11 TN

Rufus 9 TN

William Hudspeth 26 TN Boatsman

____________________________________

Subj: Gibbons

Date: 97-07-05 16:41:37 EDT

From: HudsonEKJA

To: PatAnder73

 

I can provide info on the family of Thomas Gibbons, IV; the son of Thomas Gibbons and Mary Eppes.

 

Ed

 

Edward K Hudson

2862 N 40th St

Springdale, AR 72762

 

HudsonEKJA@aol.com

_____________________________________

Subj: Re: gibbons

Date: 97-07-08 11:18:53 EDT

From: HudsonEKJA

To: PatAnder73

 

I could send you my file, but it's 14.072 Meg and has 21500 names. It would take a while and most of it wouldn't be of interest to you.

 

Let me know.

 

I got some new items from the info you sent. All is appreciated. It's getting harder and harder to find any thing new. And it's so exasperating to try going downhill. So many people want you to send them info on their family, but don't want you to know anything about them!!! Oh, well. I've still got quite a lot of items to go through at the Madison and Carroll Counties Geneological libraries. And the Jones Center for Families at Springdale has started a geneology center. All those are in Northwest Arkansas. A relative names Pauline (Devin) Gray has written a good book about the Devin, Howell, Nolan, Wade, Yarbrough, Gibbons, Eppes families, but all the copies she had printed went fast and she didn't get any more printed. She was going to update it all, but I don't believe she will. Getting too old to fool with it. I've been trying to get her up-to-date info but haven't been successful.

 

Ed

 

Edward K Hudson

2862 N 40th St

Springdale, AR 72762

 

1-501-756-6293

 

HudsonEKJA@aol.com

 

Notes for Malinda Chisum:

Michael K. Hendrix <mhendrix@worldnet.att.net>

worldconnect

/[Richard] CHISUM b: ABT. 1613 d: ABT. 1670

/[James] CHISUM b: BET. 1648 - 1657 d: 1698

| | /[Roger ISHAM]

| \[Margaret ISHAM]

| \[Grace MADISON]

/[John] CHISUM , [I] b: ABT. 1681 d: 1734

| \[Ann CARTER]

/[John] CHISUM , [II] b: ABT. 1704 d: 9 OCT 1792

| | /[Thomas BRADLEY , I]

| | /[Thomas BRADLEY , II] b: ABT. 1633

| | | \ ?

| | /[Thomas BRADLEY , III]

| | | | /[Sir John SAVILLE]

| | | \[Frances SAVILLE]

| | | \ ?

| \[Elizabeth BRADLEY] b: ABT. 1683

| \ ?

/Elijah CHISUM b: ABT. 1744 d: AFT. 28 MAY 1818

| | /[Nicholas GIRLINGTON] b: ABT. 1593 d: 7 FEB 1626/27 =>

| | /[Sir John GIRLINGTON] b: BEF. 19 JUL 1613 d: MAR 1644/45

| | | \[Jane LAMBERT] =>

| | /[John GIRLINGTON] b: BEF. 9 JUL 1637 d: BEF. 19 SEP 1706

| | | | /William GIRLINGTON b: BEF. 29 MAY 1589 =>

| | | \[Katherine GIRLINGTON] b: BEF. 10 JUN 1617

| | | \ ?

| | /[Nicholas GILLINGTON] b: ABT. 1676 d: BEF. 16 DEC 1773

| | | | /[James DUCKETT]

| | | \[Margaret DUCKETT]

| | | \ ?

| \[Ellender GILLINGTON] b: ABT. 1716 d: APR 1804

| | /[? ECKOLLS]

| | /[John ECKOLLS]

| | | \ ?

| \[Mary Eleanor ECKOLLS]

| \[Mary CAVE]

Malinda CHISUM b: ABT. 1782

\Lucy CLAIBORNE

 

 

 

75 v. Nancy Anne Gibbons, born April 01, 1772 in Hawkins, Tennessee; died July 11, 1841 in Hawkins, Tennessee. She married William Howard Hord Abt. 1792; born August 05, 1764 in Virginia; died May 15, 1825 in Hawkins, Tennessee.

 

Notes for Nancy Anne Gibbons:

!New Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery Hawkins County Tennessee; Hawkins

County Tennessee Wills

 

 

Notes for William Howard Hord:

!New Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery Hawkins County Tennessee

 

Cheryl Bierer <DBierer492@aol.com>

worldconnect

/John Hord b: 29 Dec 1664 d: ABT 1712

/Mordecai Miller Hord b: 1700-1710 d: 1789

| \Jane ?? b: 1710-1720

William Hord b: 1760-1770 d: 1824

\Sarah Carr b: 1730

 

 

 

76 vi. Elizabeth Gibbons, born November 12, 1774 in Hawkins, Tennessee; died 1851. She married James Stewart Chisum January 26, 1794 in Tennessee; born November 26, 1774 in Halifax, Virginia; died 1835 in Hardeman, Tennessee.

77 vii. James Gibbons, born 1778 in Hawkins, Tennessee.

78 viii. Edmond Gibbons, born Abt. 1780 in Hawkins County, Tennessee; died November 15, 1837 in Overton County, Tennessee. He married Margaret Macy; born November 19, 1788 in Ireland.

 

Notes for Edmond Gibbons:

Subj: Gibbons/Anderson

Date: 98-10-25 19:23:35 EST

From: pstover@TWLakes.Net (paulastover)

To: PatAnder73@aol.com

 

Saw your posting on Gibbons family. I have all of this info and the Epps

info but nothing on ANDERSON. Where did you find it? I found the other info

in Hawkins Co.

 

I descend from Thomas and Anne Epps Gibbons through their son, Edmond, then

his son Edmond M., etc. Edmond lived in Overton Co, TN and is buried in the

same cemetery with his son, Edmond M. and some of his family. Edmond

married Margarett Macy (Mason/Masoner) but I can find out nothing about her

either. Where do you come into this family?

 

I live on property that once was owned by the Gibbons family in Overton Co.

My grandmother was the granddaughter of Edmond M. and his old home is still

standing about 2 miles from where I live.

 

Have you seen the Thomas Gibbons home in Hawkins Co? It is still there

though it is much changed. They have left some of the original inner walls

as they were. I would like to find out where Thomas and Anne are buried.

There is a cemetery about 1/2-1 miles from their home and I wonder about

it, but wherever they are, it is unmarked. Paula pstover@twlakes.net

 

 

79 ix. William Gibbons, born Abt. 1783 in Hawkins, Tennessee. He married Agness Smith.

 

Notes for Agness Smith:

Dick Nelson <me121@msn.com>

worldconnect

/Major John Smith

Agatha Smith

 

 

 

80 x. Epps Gibbons, born Abt. 1784 in Hawkins County, Tennessee; died November 15, 1858 in Paris, Texas. He married Nancy Calvert Armstrong 1810; born Abt. 1790 in North Carolina; died 1863 in Lamar County, Texas.

 

Notes for Epps Gibbons:

Highwassee Purchase abt 1820

Overton County TN abt 1830

Madison County TN abt 1840

Lamar County, Texas abt 1850

 

Subj: EPPES/GIBBONS Part 2

Date: 97-04-13 22:39:52 EDT

From: mhh777@pacbell.net (Michelle Hilaiel)

Reply-to: mhh777@pacbell.net

To: PatAnder73@aol.com

 

In re-reading your letter I thought you may not have all Epps & Nancy's

children, so...

 

1] Sarah Gibbons (b. 1817 d. 1904)

married _______Dilliard

married Feb 17, 1845 James Nance (b June 5, 1812, d 1895)

 

Their children

1] Elizabeth E. Nance (b. 1846 d ?)

m. James Norwood

2] Paralee Nance (b 1847 d ?)

m. John Phillips

3] Nancy J. Nance (b. 1849

m James Ashford

4] Sarah Nance (b Apr 7,1842, d. June 14, 1934)

m. Gidd Johnson

5] Oden L. Nance (b 1856)

6] Josephine Nance (b. 1857 d 1932

m Charles Hutchens (b 1853 d 1928)

 

2] Paralee GIBBONS (b. Mar 25, 1819 d Nov 18, 1890)

You probably have more on this one than I do!

 

3] Susan GIBBONS

m Jean Baptisle Poteet

 

1] Pembroke Poteet

 

4] Permelia Jane GIBBONS(prior email)

 

5] Nancy E. GIBBONS (b c. 1825)

m __________ Van Landingham

1] Tobe Van Landingham

m. Clem Ragsdale

2] Allen Van Landingham

 

6] Edmond GIBBONS ( b 1827 d 1881)

M (1) May 1, 1861 Carlotta Bassano

M (2) 1866 Helen Julia (Carpenter) Gooch (b Iowa)

1] Edward McAllister GIBBONS

2] Paris GIBBONS

m _________ Roundtree

3] Mary Katherine Gibbons

 

7] Elizabeth GIBBONS (b d March 23, 1854)

m. Apr 8, 1847 Nelson B. Reed

 

8] William Thomas GIBBONS

m. Sally GLASS

 

1] Ella GIBBONS

m. W. T. ROWLAND

2] (Daughter) GIBBONS

3] Jess GIBBONS

 

9] John Chisholm GIBBONS (b 1834)

m July 6, 1869 Kate Birmingham

 

I have been basically working on other lines for the past months! I do

have the children of John B. Rodgers and Mary Eppes Tomlinson if you

would like be to forward them!

 

Again, thank you for your continuing help.

 

Michelle

 

 

 

81 xi. Sally Gibbons, born March 09, 1787 in Hawkins, Tennessee. She married William Gillenwater Abt. 1806 in Tennessee; born August 17, 1785 in Tennessee; died Abt. 1857 in Hawkins, Tennessee.

 

Notes for Sally Gibbons:

Subj: Re: GIBBONS/CHISUM; VA,USA / KY,USA / TX,USA / NM,USA; 1734-1848

Date: 95-11-21 07:25:11 EST

From: warren@cs.pdx.edu (Warren Harrison)

To: patander73@aol.com

 

 

The Gillenwater would be Joel Gillenwater, born 1764 in

Amherst Co. Virginia. Joel's Father was Thomas Gillenwater,

his mother Martha (don't know her maiden name). She is listed

as the head of the household in the 1783 and 1785 Amherst Co.

census.

 

Joel and Sallie Loretta moved to Rogersville TN, where they had a

son William in 1787 (and several others too) who was my GGG-grandfather.

If you're interested in the GILLENWATER line that comes from William

(that leads to me), it was George A. GILLENWATER in 1821, whose

daughter Chassie (1867-1932) married Samuel MOLSBEE (1866-1949)

in 1888. They had a daughter Effie Cornelia, my grandmother.

 

Let me know if you need more info.

 

Warren Harrison

(warren@cs.pdx.edu)

 

 

 

Notes for William Gillenwater:

!Will written 25 October 1856 proven January term 1857 Hawkins County

Tennessee

 

Greg Croxton <gcroxton@logicsouth.com>

 

/Thomas Gillinwater b: 1700

/Thomas Gillenwater , Sr. b: 1736 d: 6 MAR 1780

| \Elizabeth Marcum b: ABT. 1702

/Joel Gillenwater b: ABT. 1764

| \Martha Gillenwater b: BET. 1738 - 1740 d: 1790

William Gillenwaters b: 17 AUG 1785 d: ABT. 1857

\Sallie Loretta Gibbons

 

 

 

 

14. Mary7 Eppes (Mary6 Anderson, James5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Richard1) was born July 04, 1746 in Surry County, Virginia (Source: Gertrude R. B. Richards, Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, (The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia; 1958).), and died April 29, 1785 in Sussex County, Virginia. She married Henry Moss (Source: Helen Johnston, Crowder and Related Families, (Birmingham, Alabama; 1981).) June 06, 1767 in Sussex County, Virginia, son of Henry Moss and Susanna Greene. He was born May 06, 1747 in Sussex County, Virginia, and died 1815 in Baldwin County, Georgia.

 

Notes for Mary Eppes:

Birth recorded in

 

Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-

1778, Gertrude R. B. Richards, The National Society Colonial

Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1958.

 

 

 

Notes for Henry Moss:

Sussex County deed book d page 312 17 Jan 1771

Henry Moss, planter to his son Henry Moss Jr. for 5 shillings 101 acres on south side of Joseph's swamp bought of Edward Lee and Lucy and 23 acres granted 15 Aug 1764. two slaves Peter and Dilsey

 

Sussex County deed book e page 149 10 feb 1774

Henry Moss, Sr, and wife Sussanna to Henry Moss, Jr. for 100 pounds 184 acres on south side of Nottoway River formerly John Edwards

 

Sussex County deed book e page 151 10 feb 1774

Henry Moss, Jr. and wife Mary to Henry Moss, Sr. for 100 pounds 101 acres south of Joseph's swamp and 23 acres

 

1782 Tax Roll Sussex County, Virginia

Henry Moss,Jr. 7 white 12 black

____________________________

Sussex Co., VA - 13 Deeds of Emancipation

 

Deed of Emancipation - Henry Moss Slaves 1787

(Deed Book G, page 125, Sussex Co.VA.)

 

I Henry Moss of Sussex County in Virginia after full and deliberate consideration and agreeable to our Bill of Rights, am fully persuaded that Freedom is the natural Right of all man kind and that no Law, moral or divine hath given me a just Right, or property in the person of any of my fellow creatures and desirous to fulfil the injunction our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ by doing to all others as I w'd. be done by do hereby set free from Bondage the following Negroes viz. Peter, Ephraim, Phill, Beck, Diley, Edmund and Salley, and do for myself my Heirs, Executors, and Administrators from this day Release unto the said Negroes all my Right and all my claim whatsoever as to their person or to any Estate they may acquire hereby declareing the said Negroes absolutely free without any Interruption from me or any person claiming under me, as several of the above named Negroes are yet in their nonage I desire to have the care and Guardianship and Instruction of the said children till they arrive at full which happens Peter January the first one thousand seven Eighty Eight, Beck the same Day and Date, Diley January the first one thousand seven hundred and ninety three, Ephraim January the first ninety seven, Phill January ninety Eight, Edmund January the first one thousand eight hundred & seven, Salley January the first one thousand eight hundred and twelve at which several periods I discharge the above named children from any engagements to be me or any person claiming under me In Witness whereof I have set my hand & seal this fourteenth Day of December one thousand seven hundred and Eighty Seven.

Henry Moss (Seal)

 

In presence of}

Amos Adams

Henry Porch

James Meacham

 

At a Court held for Sussex County the 20th day of Dec'r. 1787.

This Deed of Emancipation from Henry Moss to the Several Slaves therein mentioned was acknowledged & ordered to be Recorded.

Teste Mich'l.Bailey C.S.C.

__________________________

Posted by: Sherry Zorzi

Sussex County, VA

Deed Book I, page 238

Sussex County, VA

Deed Book I, page 238

 

This Indenture made this fourth day of October in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety eight between Henry Moss and Kezia his wife of the one part and Thomas Parham of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Henry Moss & Kezia his wife for in consideration of the sum of one hundred and forty pounds current money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the said Thomas Parham the receipt whereof the said Henry Moss and Kezia his wife do thereby acknowledge hath granted, bargained, sold ????? and confimed and by these presents do they grant, bargain, sell ???? and confirm unto the said Thomas Parham and his heirs and assigns forever all that tract or parcel of land they the said Henry Moss & Kezia his wife hold and containing by estimation ninety one acres situated, lying and being in the county of Sussex and bounded by ???? Sanford, Thomas Whitfield decd, Matthew Wynne, Wyatt Parker, Walter Bailey decd, William Hobbs and Robert Watson to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land and all and singular the said premises above mentioned and every part and parcel thereof with all the improvements and appurtenances unto the said Thomas Parham his heirs and assigns forever and the said Henry Moss & Kezia his wife for themselves and their heirs the said tract of land and premises above mentioned and every part thereof against them and their heirs and every other person or persons whatsoever to the said Thomas Parham, his heirs and assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said Henry Moss and Kezia his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year fully above written.

 

Sealed and Delivered

in presence of Henry Moss [seal]

Kezia Moss [seal]

 

At a court held for Sussex County the 4th day of October 1795, this indenture was acknowledged by Henry Moss and Kezia his wife parties thereto to be their act and deed (she having been first privily examined as the law directs and ordered to be recorded.

 

Teste

H. Bailey C.S.C

 

________________________________

Bibliography

 

Crowder and Related Families, by Helen Johnston, Birmingham, Alabama. 1981.

 

Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, Gertrude R. B. Richards, The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1958.

_____________________________________

 

There are two Henry Moss in Virginia at the time of the revolution. The other lived in the northern Neck area. There is a dispute as to which of the two served in the Revolution as:

Revolutionary War Service

2nd Lt, 13 Jan. 1777

1st Lt, 11 July 1777

Cpt., 26 May 1781

retired, 1 Jan. 1783

_______________________________________

Subj: RE: WorldConnect match (Eppes/Moss)?

Date: 5/30/00 10:50:28 AM Eastern Daylight Time

From: mrounds@ar7.COM (Michael Rounds)

To: PatAnder73@aol.com ('PatAnder73@aol.com')

 

Patrick:

 

I should have what little documentation there is for this soon, but here is

a family group sheet I found.

 

Henry Moss Jr. b. 6 May 1747 Sussex Co., Virginia d. ca 1816 Hancock Co.,

Georgia

m. (1) on 6 Jun 1757 Virginia to Mary Eppes b. 5 Jul 1746 d. 1785

1 Eppes Moss b. 17 May 1770 Sussex Co., Virginia

2 Gabriel Moss b. 17 Dec 1772 Sussex Co., Virginia d. 1 Nov 1847 Troup

Co., Georgia

m. 30 Apr 1796 Sussex Co., Virginia Elizabeth Oliver

3 Lewis Moss b. 20 Jan 1775 Sussex Co., Virginia

4 Henry Moss III b. Feb 1778 Sussex Co., Virginia d. Jan 1837 Alabama

m. Sarah Gardner b. May 1787 Georgia d. Sep 1847 Alabama

5 Benjamin Moss b. 1779/80 Sussex Co., Virginia

6 Mary Moss b. ca 1781/87 Sussex Co., Virginia

7 James Moss b. 20 Jul 1783 Sussex Co., Virginia

8 Patsy Moss

m. (2) 28 Jul 1785 Sussex Co., Virginia Kezziah Freeman b. 25 Jan or 4 Mar

1743/44 Albermarle Parish, Virginia d. 6 Nov 1813

9 Martha Moss b. 13 Sep 1791 Sussex Co., Virginia

m. 20 Nov 1808 Sussex Co., Virginia Frederick Freeman

10 Benjamin Moss b. 1796 Sussex Co., Virginia

 

I saw a couple of these children in your moss.rtf file. Does these fill in

any blanks for you? Is it more complete? Or do you think this should be a

different family?

 

Michael Rounds, AIA

mrounds@ar7.com

 

Children of Mary Eppes and Henry Moss are:

82 i. Patsy8 Moss (Source: Helen Johnston, Crowder and Related Families, (Birmingham, Alabama; 1981).). She married Kezziah Freeman.

83 ii. Epps Moss (Source: Helen Johnston, Crowder and Related Families, (Birmingham, Alabama; 1981).), born May 17, 1770 in Sussex County, Virginia.

 

Notes for Epps Moss:

Crowder and Related Families, by Helen Johnston, Birmingham, Alabama. 1981.

 

Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, Gertrude R. B. Richards, The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1958.

 

 

84 iii. Gabriel Moss (Source: Helen Johnston, Crowder and Related Families, (Birmingham, Alabama; 1981).), born January 24, 1773 in Sussex County, Virginia; died January 11, 1847 in Harris County, Georgia. He married Elizabeth Oliver April 30, 1796 in Sussex County, Virginia (Source: Marriage Records, Southern States, 1728-1850, (CD 229; Automated Archives; 1994), "Electronic."); born Abt. 1775 in Sussex County, Virginia; died May 1845 in Harris County, Georgia.

 

Notes for Gabriel Moss:

Gabriel Moss was born to Mary Eppes and Henry Moss on 01/24/1773 in Sussex County, Virginia according to the entry in the Albemarle Parish Register. He married Elizabeth Oliver on a 04/25/1796 bond with a 04/30/1796 ceremony recorded at Sussex County, Virginia.

Gabriel died 01/11/1847 in Harris County, Georgia according to Helen Johnston of Birmingham, Alabama. He was a resident of Sussex County, Virginia until 1808 and then moved on to Hancock County, Georgia, Merriwether County, Georgia, and in 1847 to Harris County, Georgia

 

Crowder and Related Families, by Helen Johnston, Birmingham, Alabama. 1981.

 

Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, Gertrude R. B. Richards, The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1958.

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Posted by: Sherry Zorzi

Will of Gabriel Moss

15 September 1846

Book A, page 120-121

Source: Sherry Zorzi

 

Georgia Meriwether County

 

I Gabriel Moss of said state and county of advanced age and knowing that I must shortly depart this world deem it right and proper both as respects my self and my family that I should make a disposition of the property with which a kind Providence has blessed me. I therefore make this my last will and testament.

 

Item first I give and bequeath to Henry F. Scott who married my daughter Rebecca Ann Lot of land number one hundred and twenty nine in third district of Meriwether County (formerly Troup Co.) and all the rights members and appurtenances to said lot of land in any wise appertaining and belonging forever and six Negroes viz. Vina and her child Gabriel, Willie, Benefield, Silas and Rebecca.

 

Item Second I give and bequeath to my son Henry E. Moss Lot of land number one hundred and twenty eight in the third district of Meriwether County formerly Troup County with all the rights members and appurtenances to said lot of land in any wise appertaining and belonging forever and five negroes viz. Dolly and her child Amanda, Jack, Henry, and Mary.

 

Item third I give and bequeath to the orphans of my Son Gabriel Moss decd [deceased] four negroes viz Austin my blacksmith, Nicholas, Howard, Anthony and Sarah to them their heirs forever. I appoint my son Henry E. Moss guardian of the property of my said grandchildren.

 

Item fourth My will and desire is that my negro woman Winny after my death have choice amongst my children to whom she shall belong.

 

Item fifth The rest of any property both real and personal wherever and whatever it may be I give and bequeath to my son Henry E. Moss, my son in law Henry F. Scott and the orphans of my son Gabriel Moss decd [deceased] the orphans aforesaid to have one share equally between them.

 

Item sixth I constitute and appoint my son Henry E. Moss executor to this my last will and testament this 15th of September 1846.

 

Gabriel Moss [Seal]

 

Signed sealed and published by Gabriel Moss as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers who subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the testator and of each other this 15th of September 1846.

 

John W. Shepherd

Moses Z. Pruett

William C. Scott

 

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Codicil to Will of Gabriel Moss

11 August 1847

Book A, page 121

 

Georgia Harris County

 

Whereas I Gabriel Moss did on the fifteenth day of September in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty six sign seal declare and publish my last will and testament in presence of John W. Shepherd, Moses Z. Pruett and William C. Scott who signed the said will and testament as witnesses and whereas I am desirous of making an explanation of my intention in said will I therefore make and publish this codicil to said will.

 

First It was not my intention that the increase of any of the negroes before my decease should be included in the fifth Item but I will and desire that the increase which may have been since I made said will and the increase which may be before my decease go with their mothers to those whom I have given their mothers.

 

Second I have placed the negroes where I intended them to go and settled and decided that included in the fifth this 11th of August 1847.

 

Gabriel Moss [Seal]

 

Signed sealed declared and published by Gabriel Moss as the codicil to his last will and testament of the 15th of September 1846 in the presence of me the subscriber who subscribed my name hereto in the presence of the testator at his special ??? and request, this 11th of August 1847.

 

John W. Shepherd

 

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Probate, Gabriel Moss

January 1847/8

Book A, page 122

 

Georgia

Harris County

 

Personally appeared before Henry E. Moss and C. B. Black Justices of the Inferior Court of said county in vacation. John W. Sheppard after being duly sworn sayeth that he was present and saw Gabriel Moss sign the within as his last will and testament and that I saw Moses Z. Pruett and William C. Scott sign the same together with myself as witnesses and I saw Gabriel Moss sign the codicil to the foregoing will and I myself the same and the said Gabriel Moss was of sound disposing mind and memory at the time of signing said will.

 

Sworn to and subscribed before us this 3rd day of January 1847.

 

Caswell B. Black JIC John W. Shepherd

Henry E. Moss JIC

William Johnson CCC

 

 

Georgia

Harris County

 

Personally appeared at this regular term of the ordinary Court January 10th 1848 Moses J. Pruitt and William C. Scott after being duly sworn sayeth on oath that they were present and saw Gabriel Moss sign the within as his last will and testament and they saw John W. Shepherd sign the same as a witness together with themselves and the said Gabriel Moss was of sound disposing mind and memory at the time of signing the same.

 

Sworn to and subscribed in open court this 10th day of January 1848.

 

Wm. Johnson CCC Moses Z. Pruett

William C. Scott

 

 

 

85 iv. Lewis Moss, born January 20, 1775.

86 v. Henry Moss, born February 08, 1777 in Sussex County, Virginia; died January 20, 1837 in Dallas County, Alabama. He married Sarah Gardner June 08, 1802; born 1787; died 1847.

 

Notes for Henry Moss:

Michael Rounds <mrounds@ar7.com>

 

1. Henry Moss was born 8 FEB 1777 in Sussex County, Virginia, and died 20 JAN 1837 in Alabama. He was buried in Dallas County, Alabama. He married Sarah Gardner 8 JUN 1802 in Warrenton, Warren County, Georgia, daughter of Sterling Gardner and Polly Neal. She was born 16 MAY 1787 in Warren County, Georgia, and died SEP 1847 in Alabama. She was buried in Dallas County, Alabama.

Children of Henry Moss and Sarah Gardner are: 2 i. Mary Eppes Moss was born 22 NOV 1807 in Georgia, and died 11 AUG 1859 in Alabama.

3 ii. Henry Lewis Moss was born 1815 in Georgia.

+ 4 iii. Martha Gardner Moss was born OCT 1817 in Georgia, and died JUL 1852 in Alabama.

5 iv. Susan T. (Sara) Moss was born 27 SEP 1826, and died 17 OCT 1826.

6 v. Sterling Moss.

7 vi. Obediah Crawford Gibson Moss was born 1829 in Alabama.

8 vii. James Moss

 

 

 

 

87 vi. Benjamin Moss, born Bet. 1779 - 1780.

88 vii. Martha Moss, born September 13, 1781.

89 viii. Mary Moss, born Bet. 1781 - 1787.

90 ix. James Moss (Source: Helen Johnston, Crowder and Related Families, (Birmingham, Alabama; 1981).), born July 20, 1783.

 

 

15. James7 Eppes (Mary6 Anderson, James5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Richard1) was born March 11, 1748/49 in Surry County, Virginia (Source: Gertrude R. B. Richards, Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, (The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia; 1958).), and died 1791 in Sussex County, Virginia. He married Martha Sledge Bef. 1775, daughter of Amos Sledge and Sarah Hamlin. She was born January 27, 1759 in Sussex County, Virginia (Source: Gertrude R. B. Richards, Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, (The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia; 1958).), and died Bef. September 1798 in Sussex County, Virginia.

 

Notes for James Eppes:

James Eppes' birth is recorded in Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778, Gertrude R. B. Richards, The National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1958.

James' will is dated 11 Aug. 1789 and proved 3 Feb. 1791 Frees his slaves and names his wife, sons Edward, James, and Thomas Anderson, and daughters Sarah and Mary Anderson. Executors Henry Moss, David Bradley, and Martha Epps.

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1782 Tax Roll Sussex County, Virginia

James Eppes 6 white 6 Black

 

 

Notes for Martha Sledge:

Herman Rogers <hrogers@cmpnetmail.com>

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/Thomas Sledge b: ABT 1590

/Richard (1) Sledge b: 1607/8

| \Unknown Lady UNKNOWN b: ABT 1590

/Richard (2) Sledge b: ABT 1632

| \Mary Cole b: BET 1605 AND 1610

/Charles Sledge b: ABT 1650 d: 16 FEB 1726

| \Ann UNK b: ABT 1635

/John Sledge b: 1698 d: BEF 18 DEC 1750

| \Mary Clark(e) b: ABT 1665 d: BEF 17 JUL 1728

/Amos Sledge b: ABT 1732 d: 17 DEC 1780

| \Mary Rebecca Ivey b: ABT 1700 d: 1752

Martha Sledge b: 7 APR 1761 d: 1800

\Sarah Hamlin