Person:James Anderson (132)

James 'Ute' Anderson
b.Est. 1718-1722
m. Est. 1710-1717
  1. John Andersonest 1713-1721 - bef 1747
  2. Mary AndersonEst 1715-1732 -
  3. Jacob AndersonEst 1717-1721 -
  4. James 'Ute' AndersonEst 1718-1722 - 1779
  5. Isaac Anderson1730 - 1811
m. 1747
  1. Samuel Andersonabt 1747 -
  2. James Anderson1747-1758 -
  3. John Anderson1747-1758 -
  4. George Anderson1747-1758 -
  5. Agnes Anderson1747-1765 -
  6. Jane Anderson1747-1765 -
Facts and Events
Name James 'Ute' Anderson
Alt Name Ute Perkins
Gender Male
Birth? Est. 1718-1722
Marriage 1747 Married by Rev. John Hindman in Augusta County, Virginiato Elizabeth Anderson or Campbell/ Skillern
Death? 1779

James Anderson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


James Anderson's land (Borden Tract SW, 200 acres, 1757, acquired from John and Margaret Buchanan, part of his 634-acre patent, (but listed as James Anderson's patent on the Hildebrand Map) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009. (Note: land of James Anderson's brothers, Isaac and Jacob is located nearby, as highlighted on the Hildebrand map).

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 476.--9th March, 1757. Same (from John Buchanan, gent., and Margaret) to James Anderson, £75, 200 acres, part of 634 above (part of 634 acres, part of Borden's 92100; cor. Jacob Anderson) . Cor. Hugh Martin's old survey on Back Creek.

James Anderson, Alias "Ute Perkins"

This James Anderson was sometimes listed as "Ute Perkins" in Augusta County, VA records. This seems to be because his wife Elizabeth, who was married first to William Skillern, may have used the Perkins name (and therefore her husband James who apparently used the name "Ute Perkins") to throw off creditors in Augusta County. More research is necessary to sort out the details of this family. It should be noted that there was an actual Ute Perkins, who was the leader of the "Perkins Gang" in early Virginia.

Processioning List of 1760 & 1765

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
  • Page 287.--1760: Processioned by Reagh and Huston: For James Walker, for James Robison, for James Moore, for Charles Hays, for Andrew Hays, for Samuel Dunlap, for Wm. Porter, for Robert Ealson, for James Anderson, for Jacob Anderson, for Wm. Young, for Alex. Walker, for Alex. Walker, Sr., for Robert Hurt, for John Edmiston, for James Buchanan, for William and Robert Buchanan, for Samuel Hayes, for John Robertson, for Mathew Robertson, for Widow Bell, for James Coulter, for John Buntin, for Wm. Buchanan, for Andrew Buchanan, for Alex. Miller, for John Wallace, for Samuel Buchanan, for Wm. Reaoh, for Joseph Culton, for John Walker, for Wm. Porter, for Robert Catton (Cotton), for John Hurt (Hart).
  • Page 385.--15th February, 1765: Reported by Andw. Hall, Jas. Buchanan, viz: For John McCroskey, for Alex. Telford, for Rev. Jno. Brown, for William Patton, for Cap. Saml. McDowell, for James Greenlee, deceased; for Jno. Lyle, deceased; for David McCroskey, for Saml. Dunlap, for Jacob Anderson, for Andrew Hays, for Robt. Allison, for James Buchanan, for Andw. Buchanan, for Wm. Davies, for Wm. Berry, for James McKees, for Wm. Lusk, for Edward Tarr, for James McLang, for Henry McLang, for Isaac Anderson, for John Buntin, for William Young, for James Anderson, for James Thompson, for John Allison; for Alex. McCroskey, Jas. Duncan present; for Saml. Robinson, for Andw. Fitzpatrick.

Records of James Anderson in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 -LIST OF MUSTERS IN AUGUSTA COUNTY - Capt. John Buchanan's List: John Buchanan, Captain; Will Evins, Lieutenant; Josef Catton, Ensign; John Mitchell, Sergeant; Joseph Kanada, James Cooke, Charles Donocho, Solo Moffett, Jas. Sunderlin, Will Sayers, John Dyche, Rob. Catton, Charles Gamble, Sam Walker, Alex. Walker, John Walker, Joseph Walker, Cha. Hays, And. Martin, John Edmoston, Jas. Robinson, Ths. Duchart, Will Quinn, Thomas Williams, Jab Anderson, Joh Anderson, James Anderson, Isaac Anderson, And. Hays, John McCroserce, Will Buchanan, Rich. Courser, Sam Dunlap, Will Lonchrage, Rob. Dunlap, Jams Ecken, Will McCantes, John Moor, Will Moor, David Moor, Alex. Moor, And. Moor, Will Mitchel, Nathn. Evins, John Stephenson, James Eken, Jas. Greenlee, John Paul, Mat. Lyle, Joh. Gray, Ths. McSpedan, Joh. Mathews, Will Armstrong, Rob. Huddon, Will Hall, Sam. Gray, Isaac Taylor, Michael O'Docherty, Sam McClewer, Edw. Boyle, Will Humphrey, Nathn. McClewer, John Philip Weaver. (Note: it appears that Isaac Anderson and his sons John, Jacob and James are listed).
  • Page 518.--20th June, 1751. John Patterson's vendue by Agnes Patterson. To George Henderson, John McCroskry, Robt. Stewart, Wm. Henry, James Anderson, Wm. Laughridge, John Moore, Jacob Anderson.
  • Page 276.--6th May, 1758. John McCroskry's (signed Coskry) will, planter--To wife Elizabeth, Thomas Hill's bond; to daughter Elizabeth; to son James, 10 shillings; to son William, 10 shillings; to son John, 10 shillings; to son-in-law, William Caruthers; to son-in-law Saml. Huston; to son Alex. McCroskry, 10 shillings; to son Samuel, 10 shillings; to son David, 10 shillings; to son-in-law James Hope, 10 shillings; to granddaughter Margaret Hope and her two brothers; Saml. and David to pay the bonds assigned to James and William in case they lose not their lands by the enemy; Robert and Alexander Tedford's bonds to pay Margaret Hope; James and Isaac Anderson's bond to be divided between sons and daughters. Executors, son Samuel. Andrew Hays, Alex. Miller. Teste: James Moore, Jno. Maskamell, Alex. McCroskry. Proved, 15th November, 1758, by Moore and McCroskry. McCroskry and Miller qualified (the other not appearing), with Samuel Huston, John Cunningham.
  • Page 259.--9th October. 1765. Charles Hays and Barbara to Andrew Hays, Jr., £10, 90 acres in Borden's tract; corner John Miss Campbell's on James Anderson's line; walnut on the bank of Back Creek. Teste: Andrew Hays. Sr., John Hays, Wm. McCampbell.
  • Page 261.--8th October, 1765. Same (Charles Hays and Barbara to Andrew Hays, Jr.) to John Hays, £20, 160 acres in Borden's tract; corner Andrew Hays' in John Miss Campbell's line; corner James Anderson. Delivered: Jacob Anderson, 27th July, 1772.

Information on James Anderson

From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Judgements: (not sure this is same James Anderson)

Wm. Morrow and Jane, his wife, vs. Samuel Anderson, eldest son and heir of James Anderson, deceased.--Chancery, Writ, 20th February, 1780.

FEBRUARY 17, 1747/8. (344) Patrick Finley convicted of aiding Utis Perkins and George Steel to escape.

FEBRUARY 18, 1747/8. (345) Ro. Cunningham complains that Samuel Gay has indulged Utis Perkins in several things after he had apprehended him; ordered under bond; John and Wm. Anderson securities

NOVEMBER 28, 1750. (493) Ute Perkins and his followers--property supposed to belong to them to be delivered up to the offices.

MARCH 21, 1771 (217) Elizabeth, wife of James Anderson, relinquished dower in 100 acres--deed to Joseph Reaburn

The Anderson Family Elizabeth Skillern's maiden name may have been Anderson, so it is unclear why her new husband also took this name, but James Anderson certainly sounds better than Utis Perkins! Unfortunately, it also adds to the confusion in history. In Sequatchie Families by James L. Douthat, (printed by Mountain Press, Signal Mountain, TN) we read:

The Anderson family of east Tennessee and southwest Virginia has been, and remains one of the most influential of all families. Each county of this area of the United States owes much of their history to the influence of these people. The family traces it's origin to a Scotch-Irish background. They were forced to leave Scotland due to religious persecution and thence came to America where they became pioneers in the southwestern part of the Commonwealth of Virginia, called at the time Augusta County, an area of the Commonwealth that covered the present boundaries of several states.

There are known to have been about seven to eight heads of households in the area of the time in question. Tradition says that John, George, William and James Anderson settled in the Stone Church area and were thought to have been brothers. Some of them settled on the Borden land grant in what is now Rockbridge County, Virginia.

This is definitely the same Anderson family, and subsequent generations in America also married Skillerns, as seen in John Anderson's will of 1794: son Isaac C. Anderson, to son William Anderson, three hundred acres on North Fork of Clinch River; to daughter Mary Skillern, 185 acres adjoining same; ....

More from the Sequatchie Valley book reveals these notes:

Of John Anderson's children two, and possibly three, moved to Sequatchie Valley. We do know that John Anderson, Jr. and his sister Mary (John Skillern) were earlier settlers in Sequatchie. In all likelihood Rebecca (William Skillern) also came to Sequatchie. When Bledsoe County was created on November 10, 1807, the commissioners listed in Book A, page 403, were John Anderson, John Narramore, John Tollett, Michael Rawlings, William Roberson, James Standifer and Thomas Coulter.

The Skillern family began their migration towards Sequatchie Valley from Lee County, Virginia when John and Mary Anderson Skillern made their own roads into the unsettled Sequatchie Valley. John received a grant of 280 acres in the Hamilton District of Bledsoe County that was taken from Thomas C. Clark's land granted in 1809. This land, in part, was sold by Audley Skillern to James B. Skillern in 1851 for $1,000.00 This was done at the time that Audley was in Washington County, Arkansas. James Skillern was granted 200 acres from the same tract of Thomas N. Clark and this land adjoined John Skillern's and William Rodgers. Anderson Skillern was granted 76 acres in Bledsoe by the State fo Tennessee in the Third District....this grant was made "in consideration of military services performed by John Flinn to the State of North Carolina warrant #5096 dated December 6, 1797 and entered on August 25, 1807..." Anderson was the assigned heir to Flinn....James was granted 81 acres for the same reason as Anderson.

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