Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

so I start this site in Virginia… go figure

a “colonial” Edgecombe cemetery? … William Anderson (d.1789) ?

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An intrepid genealogy co-conspirator (Janice) just emailed me a map of a cemetery which the person who found it designated as Anderson and Watkins.  Janice states that her friend is no longer active in her surveys due to age.  What I find interesting is that the location is exactly where I have speculated that William Anderson (d.1789) lived in his final years.  I would be incredulous if an extant marker from 1790 exists but perhaps some of the other family members are there.  His widow Mourning and son Henry directly inherited the property and he also had several daughters that settled nearby.

As I live in SW Florida, I can’t trudge through the fields and search it out so if any adventurous types in the neighborhood feel the urge… please report.

This is my best guess using Google Maps…

Thanks again Janice, and your friend… this may be a nugget.

And I think I misspelled cemetery in the map…. sue me… this is a hobby.

See under “Pages”   George Anderson b.1756  for additional map info…

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I did a quick search of Edgecombe deeds for any references to Watkins and Andersons and came up with these…

  I don’t know of any Watkins marriages.

 

Edge. Co. Db 18, page 482, deed date 8 Jan 1820, recorded Aug Ct 1826,

Spencer L. Hart, Sheriff, Edge. Co to Thomas Hadly and Henry Austin,

whereas by a writ issued by Nov Ct 1819 commanding the sheriff to sell

the right which Josiah Worrell had in a tract of land at the instance

of Elisha Wadkins and take $114.24 which said Watkins recovered against

the said Worrell, said Hadly and Austin were highest bidders at

$121.25, 100 acres of land adjoining the lands of James S. Battle, 

George Anderson, Henry Austin and others , signed S.L. Hart, Shrff, wit

Reading Sugg, Elisha Pippin, Jr, acknowledged in court.  Abstracted 24

Jan 08, NCA film C.037.40015, CTC.

 

 

Edge. County Db 19, page 34, date of deed 12 Dec, 1826, date recorded

May Ct. 1827, Labon Watkins, Edge. Co. to Moses Price, Edge Co. for

$72.50 due by note owed by Watkins to Benjamin Sharpe, a tract on the

north side of Tyan Cokey Swamp beginning at a pine Henry Horn’s corner

then along said Hornes’s line north 24 west 70 poles to a stake in said

line in the center three pines Geraldus Anderson’s corner then along 

said Anderson’s line north 45 1/4 east 145 poles to a maple in the

pocoson Joel Battle line Gr. Anderson’s corner then along Joel Battle’s

line south 60 east 72 poles to the middle of said pocoson then to the

beginning containing 72 ½ acres, signed Labon Walkins (sic)(L), wit.

Henry H. Horne, Joseph P. Price. FHC film # 0370237. 11-5-99

 

 

Edge. Co. Db 19, page 540, date of deed 12 Dec 1826, date recorded

Feb Ct. 1830, Benjamin Sharp, Edge. Co. to Laban Watkins, Edge. Co. for

$72.50, a tract of land on the north side of Tyan Coque Swamp beginning

at a pine Henry Horn’s corner then along said Henry Horn’s line north

24 west 70 poles to a stake in said   line in the center of three pines

Geraldus Anderson’s corner then along Anderson’s line north 45 1/4 east

145 poles to a maple in the pocoson in Joel Battle’s line Anderson’s

corner then along Joel Battle’s line south 60 east 72 poles to the

middle of said pocoson then to beginning, containing 72 ½ acres, signed

Benja. Sharp, wit. Moses Price. Abstracted 10-31-00, FHC film 0018895,

CTC.

 

 

Edge. Co. Db 20, page 19, date of deed 13 Jan 1830, date recorded May

Ct. 1830, Laban Watkins, Edge. Co. to Josiah Spicer, Edge. Co. for

$100, a tract of land on the north side of Tyan Coque Swamp beginning

at a pine Henry Horn’s corner then along said Henry Horn’s line north 

24 west 70 poles to a stake in said line in the center of three pines 

Gerders Anderson corner then along Anderson’s line 45 ½ east 155 poles

to a maple in the pocoson in Joel Battle’s line Gerders Anderson’s

corner then along Joel Battle’s line (SE) 72 poles to the middle of

said pocoson then to beginning, containing 72 ½ acres, signed Laban

Watkins (X), wit. G. Anderson, Moses Price. Abstracted 10-31-00, FHC

film 0018895, CTC.

The Geraldus Anderson mentioned (sometimes Gary or other variations) I can only guess may be the oldest son

of George Anderson (b.1756).  In the 1790 and 1800 census, George has an older male that I have not accounted

for other than possibly this “Geraldus” (his son George Jr was born 1798 and son John was born about 1802 or so).

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Written by anderson1951

September 16, 2011 at 4:12 pm

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