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Mr. Anderson perhaps had another son, Jacob?, who had a son in Tinking Springs, near Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia (where his other sons wer located):
Jacob Anderson, had son John, bapt. 3/2/1747
From the Family Tree Maker page of Floyd-L-Owsley:
- 692. John Anderson, born Abt. 1690 in Ulster, Ireland. He married 693. Margaret Abt. 1715 in Ulster, Ireland.
- 693. Margaret, born Abt. 1695 in Ulster, Ireland; died Bet. 1761 - 1764 in Augusta County, Virginia.
- Children of John Anderson and Margaret are:
- i. James Anderson, born in Ulster, Ireland; died Bet. 1776 - 1779 in Augusta County, Virginia; married Jean
- ii. John Anderson, born in Ulster, Ireland; died Bet. 1786 - 1787 in Augusta County, Virginia; married Jane
- 346 iii. George Anderson, born Abt. 1720 in Ulster, Ireland; died Bet. 1788 - 1789 in Augusta County, Virginia; married Elizabeth Bef. 173
- iv. William Anderson, born 1721 in Ulster, Ireland; died 1794 in Augusta County, Virginia; married (1) Mary Reid; married (2) Elizabeth Campbell
- In Skillern Family History and Genealogy - Including the Family of John and Rebecca Maxwell Anderson, researched and compiled by Darlene R. Appell and Ethelmae Eylar Carter we read on page 27:
- John Anderson, earliest known and immigrant ancestor of this Anderson family in America, was born about 1690, came to America from Ireland via Philadelphia, and died (probably in Pennsylvania) before the family moved to Virginia in 1740. His wife, Margaret was "imported" into Orange County, Virginia with others of her family, in May 1740, by her eldest son George. She was born about 1695 and died in Augusta County, Virginia in 1764. Her will, dated May 4, 1761 and probated in Augusta County on March 20, 1764, is found in Will Book 3, page 311. The children of John and Margaret Anderson were: George, John, James and William. William, b. ca 1718, first married Margaret (Reid?) and then in 1746, Elizabeth Campbell (born in Ireland).
- William Anderson's importation into Orange County, Virginia, was proven by his elder brother George, in May 1740. William was granted a land patent by James Blair on December 1, 1740, of 90 acres in Augusta County, "south side of Cathey's River." His neighbors were John Moffett and John Francis. Later, two adjacent purchases were made, one of 400 acres in March 1747, and the other of 82 acres on August 16, 1756. In 1742 he serrved as an ensign in Colonel James Patton's Company of Militia for Orange County."
- Descendants of John Anderson
- Generation No. 1
- 1. John3 Anderson (North Side2, Colonial Virginia1)1 was born Bef. 1700 in Scotland, and died in Pennsylvania. He married Margaret ?1 in Ulster, Ireland. She died Bef. March 20, 1764 in Augusta County, Virginia.
- Notes for John Anderson:
- John 01/10/1735 Spotsylvania Co,
- 400a adj Gawin Corbin southside of Robinson Run
- patents 16/444
- this patent was probably obtained by the elder John Anderson while he was still a resident of Pennsylvania, and is the origins of his son's moves into central Virginia. However if the son John is older than we think, it may be his.
Subj: Anderson web site
Date: 11/29/99 12:45:24 PM Eastern Standard Time
Hi! It has been a while since I have been in touch with you. You have my information posted on your Anderson web site about the John Anderson family of Augusta Co., VA. Recently I have gotten several messages pertaining to that site, which I had forgotten all about. My sister and I have since updated that information in some vital ways, and it is posted on my sister's web site:
Thought you might like to know and maybe just provide a link to that site rather than the information, since that is where we will post the updated information when we have it.
Hope all is going well with your research. Chris Kraft
Current GEDCOM of this family is on-line at Rootsweb WorldConnect
(1) "Anderson Genealogy," by Mary Lynn Steward, 1915/1916. Cites : (a) Orange Co., VA Order Book B, p.158, 22 May 1740, statement of George Anderson.
(2) "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800," by Lyman Chalkley, (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1966). Vol. 1, p.38 6. FHL #975.591/F2s.
(3) "Gleanings of Virginia History," by William Fletcher Boogher (1 965) p.308-309. FHL #975.5 H2bw.
Birth: (3) Believed to have been brother of George, William and James Anderson.
Marriage to Margaret __: (1)
Death: (1) May have died in PA.
(1) Bef. 1736: Came to Port of Philadelphia with son George and/or James, wife Margaret.
(2) Robert Farrier vs. Alexander Seawright, Augusta Co., VA court , writ dated 20 Aug 1783. William and Alexander Seawright were brothers, and came to Augusta from Cumberland Co.?, PA. William was living in Cumberland Co. in 1784. John Anderson was a Justice of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania in 1785.
(3) Seven or eight heads of families who bore the name of Anderson were among the earliest settlers of Augusta Co., VA. Whether related to each other in any degree is not definitely known, but four of them, John, George, William and James, settled in the Stone Church neighborhood and are believed to have been brothers. The other Andersons referred to settled on Borden's grant in what is now Rockbridge Co . and are not believed to have been related to those who located on or near Middle River in Augusta Co.
Subj: [ANDERSON-L] Andersons in Ireland
Date: 99-03-15 08:57:28 EST
St Pats day is coming, does anyone have info on my Irish Andersons?
Sandy in Fla
Descendants of John Anderson
1 John Anderson b: Abt. 1690 in Ireland
+Margaret Anderson m: in Ireland d: 1761-1764 in Augusta, VA
informant reports family data and descent from John which has been integrated into GEDCOM
Other informants claime that the brothers were born in scotland and went to Ireland and then on to America.
Notes for Margaret ?:
(1) Anderson Genealogy, by Mary Lynn Steward, 1915/1916. Cites: (a ) Will of Margaret Anderson, Augusta Co., VA Will Bk 3, p.311, dtd 4 May 1761, proved 20 Mar 1764. (b) Augusta Co., VA Court Record De c 1757, sworn statment of Margaret Anderson.
Death: (1a) Bef. 20 Mar 1764, Augusta Co., VA.
(1) Bef. 1736: Came to Port of Philadelphia from Ulster, Ireland, with husband and son George and/or James. Lived in Lancaster Co, PA, a nd East Nottingham Twp, Chester Co., PA about 1736-1738.
(1) Abt. 1740: Came to Orange Co., VA (later Augusta Co.) with son George.
(1) 1764, 20 Mar: In will, left her entire estate to her granddaughter Margaret Anderson Clendenning and her 2 children, Hannah Anderson Clendenning and John Clendenning. (Margaret was daughter of William Anderson and who married James Clendenin.)
Children of John Anderson and Margaret ? are:
- 2 i. Elizabeth4 Anderson1.
- 3 ii. Francis Anderson1.
- 4 iii. John Anderson, born Bef. 1714; died Abt. 1787 in Augusta Co., Virginia.
- 5 iv. James Anderson, born Bef. 1719; died 1779 in Barren County, Kentucky.
- 6 v. George Anderson, born Bef. 1720; died Bef. April 21, 1789 in Augusta Co., Virginia.
- 7 vi. William Anderson, born Abt. 1721; died Bef. June 1794 in Augusta Co., Virginia.
- (1) Carolyn Davidson Carey, Greenwood Village, CO. Cites: (a) Will of John Anderson dtd 4 Mar 1779, filed 20 Feb 1787, Staunton, Augusta Co., VA, Will Book 6, p.550. (b) "Annals of Augusta Co.," by Chalkley, Vol. III, p.177.
- (2) "Annals of Augusta County 1726-1871," by Joseph Addison Waddell (2nd. ed., C. Russell Caldwell, Staunton, VA, 1902). LDS film #1000 ,633, item 2.
- (3) "Anderson Genealogy," by Mary Lynn Steward (1915/1916), obtained from Miss Elizabeth Perry, Staunton, VA, 1976, via Janet Beall Broadbent, Los Altos, CA. Cites: (a) Maxwell History and Genealogy, by Houston, p.20-21. (b) The Great Plantation of Ulster, James I Confiscation of Lands. Colonization of the Six Escheated Counties. (c) Lyman C . Draper Collection, letter of George Christian. (d) Virginia Land Office Records, 1738-1747. (e) Elizabeth Thurman Edington of Tucson, AZ , deceased 1952. Left records to cousin J. Eugene Lewis of Chattanooga, TN. (f) Augusta Co., VA Court Record, Dec 1757. (g) Orange Co., VA , Order Book B, p.158. (h) Augusta Co., VA, Will Bk 3, p.311, will of Margaret Anderson. (i) Will of John Anderson, Augusta Co. Will Bk . 6, p.550.
- (4) Samuel O. Ruff, Arlington, VA. Cites: (a) Mrs. Beverley Suter, Staunton, VA.
- (5) "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800," by L yman Chalkley, (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1966) Vol. 1, p.13, 367-368. FHL #975.591/F2s; Vol. 3, p.574,591. FHL #975.5916 F2c (1989 ). Cites: (a) Deed Bk 27, p.43,47.
- (6) "Gleanings of Virginia History," by William Fletcher Boogher (1 965) p.114-115,308-309. FHL #975.5 H2bw.
- ↑ Skillern and Allied Families, site of Jo Thiessen.
John Anderson, earliest known immigrant ancestor of this Anderson family in America, was born about 1690, came to America via Philadelphia, and died (probably in Pennsylvania) before the family moved to Virginia in 1740. His wife, Margaret was "imported" into Orange County, Virginia with others of her family, in May 1740, by her eldest son George. She was born about 1695 and died in Augusta County, Virginia in 1764. Her will, dated May 4, 1761 and probated in Augusta County on March 20, 1764, is sound in Will Book 3, page 311. The children of John and Margaret Anderson were: George, John, James and William. William, b. ca 1718, first married Margaret (Reid?), and then in 1746, Elizabeth Campbell (born in Ireland).
- ↑ Skillern and Allied Families, site of Jo Thiessen.