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Descendants of John Anderson

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  John4 Anderson  (Richard3, York Watershed2, Colonial Virginia1) (Source: etal, "The Daily Progress," Charlottesville, Virginia 02/26/84.) was born 1614 in London, England, and died Aft. 1650 in York County, Virginia.

 

Notes for John Anderson:

        John Anderson arrived on the "Bonaventure" 1/1/1634.  His age listed as 20.

 

        There are Andersons of the colonial period of the York and Gloucester County area and it is possible that some of them descend from this man. It is likely that he had several sons and it is important to remember that at this early time his sons may have resettled almost anywhere on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

 

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Subj:  Re:ANDERSON, Robert Colonial V

Date:  96-11-18 11:29:44 EST

From:  Rubroc2@aol.com        

See newspaper article in The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va. 02/26/84. Merchant Hope, ship that brought Richard Anderson to Va. in 1635. His sons John and Thomas were in the shipbuilding business in Gloucester Pt., Va. In 1645, Robert Anderson, John's son became first Anderson born in Va. He was destined to take a 700 acre land grant on south branch of Pamunkey River and turn it into 5000 acre Goldmine plantation. For more, read above article, copy on file at the Albemarle County Historical society office,  Charlottesville, Va.

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        Mr. Brock was a researcher about 1881 who had an interest in the Colonial Virginia Anderson family, and I suspect this article was by him. I have not had the opportunity to examine the article referred to above to determine what supporting evidence it gives that this John Anderson is the father of a Robert Anderson. I simply display this record here that you may research it own your own should the opportunity present itself before I have such an opportunity.

 

       

Children of John Anderson are:

+      2                 i.    John5 Anderson, born Abt. 1638 in York County, Virginia; died Aft. 1690 in York County, Virginia.

+      3                ii.    Alexander Anderson, born Abt. 1642; died 1687 in York County, Virginia.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  John5 Anderson (John4, Richard3, York Watershed2, Colonial Virginia1) was born Abt. 1638 in York County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1690 in York County, Virginia.  He married ?. 

 

Notes for John Anderson:

        John Anderson represented Gloucester County in the House of Burgesses in the 1670's.

 

Subj: ANDERSON RACE GROUND 

Date: 11/10/03 3:18:51 PM Eastern Standard Time

From: John.Eisenberg@baltsun.com

To: patander73@aol.com

Sent from the Internet (Details)

 

Hello Mr. Anderson:

 

I am a reporter at The Baltimore Sun newspaper and also an author and

historian. I am currently working on an article that will run in

Smithsonian Magazine next spring. The article is centered around a famous

horse race held in colonial Virginia. It was held on December 5, 1752 at

something called Anderson's Race Ground, in Gloucester, VA. I came across

your Anderson geneology Web site and wondered if you might have information

about the race ground, as many top race tracks of the day were named after

the large plantations or estates on which they rested, so Anderson's may

well have been on Anderson property.

 

Any help with information or sources would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you,

John Eisenberg

 

 

       

Child of John Anderson and ? is:

+      4                 i.    John6 Anderson, born Abt. 1664 in York County, Virginia; died Bef. 1704 in York County, Virginia.

 

 

        3.  Alexander5 Anderson (John4, Richard3, York Watershed2, Colonial Virginia1) (Source: Library of Virginia, Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants,  (http://198.17.62.51/collections/LO.html), "Electronic.") was born Abt. 1642, and died 1687 in York County, Virginia.

 

Notes for Alexander Anderson:

1653 Alexander Anderson headright of Edward Dobson Mockjack Bay

1665 Alexander Anderson headright of Christopher Greenway Gloucester County

 

York County Wills  & Deeds

1673        Richard Fayr received of Alexander Anderson 50 acres.

3/1/1676 John Anderson son of Alexander Anderson discharged from levies due to his infirmities.

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Subj: re Alexander 

Date: 8/10/03 9:30:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time

From: yumama@earthlink.net

To: PatAnder73@aol.com

Sent from the Internet (Details)

 

this seems to be the York Co. Alexander.....a search of "Isle of Wight" is negative....also negative for "Nansemond"(burnt records?)

Anderson, Alexander. 

DATE  1687. 

SOURCE  Deeds, Orders, Wills, etc. [Records No. 5], 1672-1676 (Reel 2a) 

 p. 206. Exors. bond rec. Oct. 1687. 

NOTE  Part of index to York County Wills and Administrations (1633-1811). 

PLACE  York County (Va.) 

 

Anderson, Alexander. 

DATE  1687. 

SOURCE  Deeds, Orders, Wills, etc. [Records No. 7], 1684-1687 (Reel 3a) 

 p. 314. Exors. bond rec. [4 May 1687]. 

 p. 324. Will pro 4 May 1687. 

NOTE  Part of index to York County Wills and Administrations (1633-1811). 

PLACE  York County (Va.) 

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Subj: Alexander/David (new) 

Date: 8/11/03 11:48:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time

From: yumama@earthlink.net

To: PatAnder73@aol.com

Sent from the Internet (Details)

 

possible reference to above Alexander:

 

Anderson, 

DATE  1679. 

SOURCE  Deeds, Orders, Wills, etc. [Records No. 6], 1677-1684 (Reel 3a) 

 p. 126. Guardian accounts ordered for Bryan, John and Elizabeth Anderson, rec. 10 Oct. 1679. 

NOTE  Part of index to York County Wills and Administrations (1633-1811). 

PLACE  York County (Va.) 

FORM  Estate administration records. aat. 

COLLECTION  Virginia wills and administrations. 

 

 

You may be correct that this is the same Alexander that I am searching in Southampton........I will probably end up ordering this series of records, i.e. the will, estate summary and now this tidbit of data.....if a mention of a son George shows up that should solve the riddle.

 

Also...it seems there was another headright of Joseph Bridger: a David Anderson.......2nd name on the list of headrights...

 

Patent 

 

GRANTEE  Bridger, Joseph, Capt. grantee. 

DATE  6 January 1668. 

NOTE  Location: Isle of Wight County. 

NOTE  Description: 1000 acres on a swamp that runs into the west branch of Nanzemond River. Formerly gtd. Thomas Harris March 2nd 1655 and renewed in his name Mar, 18, 1662 and by him deserted &c. 

NOTE  "See memo: on the margin of the Record" 

NOTE  Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 207 (Reel 6). 

NOTE  Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. 

OTHER FORMAT  Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41. 

SUBJECT  Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County. 

SUBJECT  Isle of Wight County (Va.) -- History -- 17th century. 

SUBJECT  Land grants -- Virginia -- Isle of Wight County. aat. 

 

 

 

 

Marc

 

 

       

Children of Alexander Anderson are:

        5                 i.    John6 Anderson, born Abt. 1670.

 

Notes for John Anderson:

York County Wills & deeds

1676       John son of Alexander Anderson exempted from levies due to his disabilities

 

        6                ii.    Bryan Anderson.

        7               iii.    Elizabeth Anderson.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        4.  John6 Anderson (John5, John4, Richard3, York Watershed2, Colonial Virginia1) was born Abt. 1664 in York County, Virginia, and died Bef. 1704 in York County, Virginia.  He married Sarah ?. 

 

Notes for John Anderson:

York County Wills and Deeds

1688        Land of John Anderson adjacent Henry Lee

12/20/1688     John Anderson bondsman for Robert Jackson, page 242

7/17/1690       John Anderson witness for Jane Clarke, page 475-78

1699        John Anderson witnesses the will of Ann Bee

 

 

 

Notes for Sarah ?:

York County Virginia Book 12 1702-1706

Anderson, Sarah (her deed of gift) widow of John Anderson having four children viz Joseph Toppin; Wm Anderson, Elizabeth Anderson & Jno Anderson all of York Parish. Jeter Vines joins in deed as about to marry said Sarah

 

       

Children of John Anderson and Sarah ? are:

        8                 i.    John7 Anderson, born Abt. 1683.

 

Notes for John Anderson:

1704 Rent Roll

Anderson, John         York County              50  acres

 

 

        9                ii.    William Anderson.

        10             iii.    Elizabeth Anderson.