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Descendants of James Anderson

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  James3 Anderson  (North Side2, Colonial Virginia1) (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII, pages 196-205.) was born Bef. 1690 in Scotland, and died in England.  He married Anne McNeale (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.).  She was born in Ireland, and died in England.

 

Notes for James Anderson:

William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII, pages 196-205

 

       

Children of James Anderson and Anne McNeale are:

+      2                 i.    John4 Anderson, born in Ireland; died in York County, Virginia.

+      3                ii.    William Anderson, born in Ireland; died Aft. 1756 in York County, Virginia.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  John4 Anderson (James3, North Side2, Colonial Virginia1) (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.) was born in Ireland, and died in York County, Virginia.

       

Child of John Anderson is:

        4                 i.    daughter5 Anderson (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.), died in Caroline County, Virginia.

 

        3.  William4 Anderson (James3, North Side2, Colonial Virginia1) (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.) was born in Ireland, and died Aft. 1756 in York County, Virginia.  He married Sarah Pate (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.) February 17, 1736/37 in Gloucester County, Virginia.  She died Abt. 1778.

 

Notes for William Anderson:

Kept a school near Chiskiac Church

 

       

Children of William Anderson and Sarah Pate are:

        5                 i.    Annie5 Anderson (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.), born December 26, 1737; died in Gloucester County, Virginia.  She married John Mourning.

+      6                ii.    James Anderson, born January 24, 1739/40 in Gloucester County, Virginia; died September 08, 1798 in Williamsburg, Virginia.

        7               iii.    Sarah Anderson (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.), born November 26, 1741; died June 01, 1824 in Williamsburg, Virginia.

        8               iv.    William Anderson (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.), born November 18, 1743; died in Gloucester County, Virginia.

        9                v.    Matthew Anderson (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.), born October 06, 1745; died November 11, 1803 in Williamsburg, Virginia.

+      10             vi.    Mary Anderson, born March 05, 1747/48; died December 10, 1822 in Williamsburg, Virginia.

        11            vii.    Rachel Anderson (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.), born July 09, 1756; died December 06, 1825.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        6.  James5 Anderson (William4, James3, North Side2, Colonial Virginia1) (Source: (1) William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII., (2) tyler.FTW, Date of Import: May 24, 2000.) was born January 24, 1739/40 in Gloucester County, Virginia (Source: tyler.FTW, Date of Import: May 24, 2000.), and died September 08, 1798 in Williamsburg, Virginia.  He married Hannah Tyler (Source: (1) William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII., (2) tyler.FTW, Date of Import: May 24, 2000.) February 08, 1766 (Source: tyler.FTW, Date of Import: May 24, 2000.), daughter of John Tyler and Anne Graves.  She was born December 25, 1740 in Essex County, Virginia (Source: tyler.FTW, Date of Import: May 24, 2000.), and died January 12, 1803 in Richmond, Virginia.

 

Notes for James Anderson:

DAR PS, public armorer, gunsmith at Williamsburg later at the Richmond Rope Works which were burned during Arnold's raid into Virginia during the Revolutionary War.  Wife Hannah lived in Richmond after the War and filed many clams for reimbursement for arms manufactured during the war.  Gave up his blacksmith shop in Williamsburg to his son James Anderson on 01/01/1794 as advertised in the Virginia Gazette and General Advertiser on 12/09/1793.

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Subj:       Colonial Virginia Andersons

Date:       5/20/00 3:20:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time

From:      kschwarz@CWF.ORG (SCHWARZ KENNETH ... MIDTOWN)

To:  patander73@aol.com ('patander73@aol.com')

 

Patrick

I am Kenneth Schwarz, a blacksmith at the James Anderson blacksmith shop at Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg Virginia.  I have been doing historical research into James Anderson blacksmith and armourer to the state of Virginia during the Revolutionary War, and have gathered quite a lot of information, mostly business records and Government correspondence.  I am interested in contacting any descendants who might have family related artifacts, and of course I am willing to share my research.  I am trying to gather as much information as possible about the eighteenth century family, especially here in Williamsburg.  I hope to assemble a publishable manuscript about blacksmiths in Colonial Virginia and highlight James Anderson as a unique example  of a patriot and entrepreneur in the period.

 

I would appreciate any assistance or leads that you could offer in this project.  I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Ken

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Subj:       Colonial Virginia Andersons

Date:       5/25/00 2:22:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time

From:      kschwarz@CWF.ORG (SCHWARZ KENNETH ... MIDTOWN)

To:  PatAnder73@aol.com ('PatAnder73@aol.com')

 

Pat-

Thanks for your quick response.  I wanted to compare some of my findings with your information, for although they are nearly identical, I see a few differences that I thought we might be able to clarify.  This is the information as I have it.

 

 

"James Anderson was born in Scotland and married Ann McNeale of Ireland where he settled for a time and then removed to England where he and his wife died.  During his residence in Ireland he had two sons William and John who after the death of their parents emigrated to America and settled in Gloucester County Virginia where they both Married- John and his wife died in Gloucester Co Virginia leaving an only child- a daughter who married and removed to the county of Caroline to reside-  William, the oldest son and great grandfather to William Tyler Anderson (Author of this history) married Sarah pate in Gloucester on the 18th of February  1736/37 and by her had the following Children to wit:

 

- Ann

 

-James, born on Thursday, the 24th of  January 1739/40 at 7pm and married Hannah Tyler of Essex Co Virginia on the 8th of February 1766.  He died in Williamsburg on the _ day of September, 1798 and was buried in the Brutn Parish Churchyard in that city where the remains of his wife were afterward deposited near to his own in 1803, she having died in Williamsburg on the 12th day of January in that year.  (note: there are no marked Anderson tombstones at Bruton)

 

-Sarah

 

-William

 

-Matthew

 

-Mary

 

-Rachel

 

Many years previous to their deaths, William Anderson and Sarah his wife removed from Gloucester to York Co and settled in the immediate neighborhood of Chiskiak (Ciskiac, Cheesecake) church at which he kept a school for some years, and where the remains of himself and wife are deposited.  he died near the church, at his residence and she, some years afterwards viz 1778 at the residence of her son, James Anderson in Williamsburg and now 1842 the residence of their Grandson Robert Anderson.

 

 

William Tyler Anderson, grandson of James and Hannah, wrote a family history that includes the same basic information that you have, with some additional information for each family member, but he records the sixth child as Julia (rather than Julian) recording thatshe was "born in Williamsburg on the 9th of March 1777, at 7 AM and never married, having died when quite young."

 

 

 

In addition, William inherited a family Bible and in the 1830's after a religious awakening, kept a family record in the Bible that runs into about 1850, and takes the family into new York and New Jersey.

 

James Anderson (son of William and Sarah) was a Blacksmith in Williamsburg starting about 1762 when he shows up in the accounts of Alexander Craig, a saddlemaker, buying leather for a Bellows.  In 1765 he buys a lot in Williamsburg and in 1768 is appointed to the Government position as Armourer.  There are numerous entries in the Journals of the Council of the State of Virginia, and the Journal of the House of burgesses (I believe) for Anderson being issued warrents for payment of his salary as Armourer.  In 1776, Anderson is Contracted by the Committee of Safety as an Armourer (records of the Committee of Safety), and eventually wors for the State of Virginia, repairing arms during the Revolutionary War.  In 1780, he relocated to Richmond, along with the Capitol, and worked in his shop "below the Capitol" until Arnold's raid destroyed his Shop and tools.  Anderson moved to a Government arsenal at Point of Fork, and eventually went back to Richmond to serve out the remainder of the War. He may have been taken prisoner by the British during the war, for a signed parole was submitted to a ninteenth century court as proof of service.  Following the war, he was in Norfolk for a brief time, returned to Richmond where he seems to have worked until 1797.  (VHS daybook)  In late 1797, he returned to Wiliamsburg, where he died in 1798.

 

He doesn't seem to work in the Richmond rope works by my record, but rather is in his own shop (rented by the State) as a public servant.  James advertises that he is leaving the Richmond business to his son James, in 1793, but James Jr is still a minor at this time (b October, 1774), and James Sr seems to be running the business (Anderson Daybook, VHS, Anderson ledger C, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation).

 

The Archaeological excavations, and reconstruction of the shop is in Williamsburg at the site of James anderson, the armourer.  We operate the reconstructed shop as part of the interpretive program in Colonial Williamsburg.  We have 8 full time blacksmiths carrying on the trade in the Eighteenth Century manner, and talking about James Anderson as a Revolutionary war blacksmith.  We have done a number of Public Television programs, and video productions related to Blacksmithing.  We are currently filming one for PBS as an "electronic fieldtrip" for students, and are beginning the planning to film for the "Woodwright's Shop" in 2001.  Further Archaeological work is due to take place this summer on the South end of the lot, eventually followed by construction of the Kitchen and two outbuildings in the near future. 

 

 

This educational part of our programming is the primary resaon for my research.  If you have any contact with descendants who have material on Anderson, or even Anderson ancestry through the other children, it would be of great assistance to me.  Meanwhile, I am eager to share my research with others, with most of my knowledge of subsequent generations descending through William Tyler Anderson.

 

I hope this is useful to you, and i would appreciate any other material that you have.  In addition, My parents live in Maryland, so I get up that way periodically.  Perhaps we could meet and discuss this face to face someday.  Or if you happen to be in Williamsburg, let me know in advance, and we can get together here.

 

Best Wishes,

Ken Schwarz

 

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Subj:       RE: Colonial Virginia Andersons

Date:       5/29/00 6:06:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time

From:      kschwarz@CWF.ORG (SCHWARZ KENNETH ... MIDTOWN)

To:  PatAnder73@aol.com ('PatAnder73@aol.com')

 

Pat-

 

I would really appreciate your help in posting information and hoping for replies from other Anderson descendants.  I know that I have located several already, and hope to find more.  I would love to hear from any of them, especially any that may have materials relating to James Anderson.

 

I will keep you posted with relevant material as I find more information as well.

 

Ken

[tyler.FTW]

 

DAR PS, public armorer, gunsmith at Williamsburg later at the Richmond Rope Works which were burned during Arnold's raid into Virginia during the Revolutionary War.  Wife Hannah lived in Richmond after the War and filed many clams for reimbursement for arms manufactured during the war.  Gave up his blacksmith shop in Williamsburg to his son James Anderson on 01/01/1794 as advertised in the Virginia Gazette and General Advertiser on 12/09/1793.

 

The shop is now preserved as a historic site and is a main point of interest in the Williamsburg Tour.

       

Children of James Anderson and Hannah Tyler are:

        12               i.    William6 Anderson (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.), born January 02, 1767.  He married Nancy Lowry Abt. 1788; born in Norfolk County, Virginia.

        13              ii.    John Tyler Anderson (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.), born September 07, 1768; died 1805 in Drowned in Hampton Roads.  He married Ann Jackson Abt. 1797; born Abt. 1774 in Norfolk County, Virginia; died Abt. 1811.

        14             iii.    Leroy Anderson (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.), born December 06, 1770.  He married (1) Nancy Shields Bef. 1812; born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died Abt. 1808.  He married (2) Hannah Wright Southgate Abt. 1812; born in Richmond, Virginia.

        15             iv.    Nancy Anderson (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.), born October 24, 1772.  She married George Camp Abt. 1795; born in Norfolk County, Virginia.

        16              v.    James Anderson (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.), died Aft. 1793.

 

Notes for James Anderson:

Blacksmith in Williamsburg, extensive archeological excavations have been made around his workshop.

 

        17             vi.    Julian Anderson (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.), born March 09, 1777.

        18            vii.    Henry Anderson (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.), born March 29, 1779; died in Powhattan County, Virginia.  He married Sarah Williamson February 13, 1806.

        19           viii.    Robert Anderson (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.), born October 20, 1781.  He married Helen Maxwell Macauley August 18, 1814.

 

        10.  Mary5 Anderson (William4, James3, North Side2, Colonial Virginia1) (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.) was born March 05, 1747/48, and died December 10, 1822 in Williamsburg, Virginia.  She married Jacob Williamson April 20, 1782 in Henrico County, Virginia (Source: Marriage Records, Southern States, 1728-1850,  (CD 229; Automated Archives; 1994), "Electronic."). 

       

Child of Mary Anderson and Jacob Williamson is:

        20               i.    Sarah6 Williamson.  She married Henry Anderson (Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Volume XII.) February 13, 1806; born March 29, 1779; died in Powhattan County, Virginia.