Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

so I start this site in Virginia… go figure

Elizabeth Anderson 1784 – 1880 (yes 96 years old)

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On August 27, 1832, while still living in Edgecombe County George Anderson, Sr. (1757-1837) applied for a pension for his services rendered the American cause for independence during the Revolutionary War. In this application (National Archives #S46684), Anderson deposed that he was 75 years old, had been born in Edgecombe County and it was from there that he entered military service (June 24, 1779); sometime later he fought in the battle of Guilford Courthouse (March 15, 1781). After this engagement and initial tour of duty, he “returned to Halifax and was soon returned to the Continental line for twelve months and was put under the direction of Capt. Alex Purrard whose company belonged to the regiment of Col. Pink Eaton. This organization took place at Ramsays Mill in Guildford County, N.C. From Ramsays Mill he passed on thro the southern part of North Carolina and crossing the Santee in So. Carolina, seized a fort in that neighborhood. . . . From this place the regiment moved on to Augusta in Georgia. . . . In an engagement at the latter place Col. Eaton was killed (May 1781). He was then sent down with a detachment to Savannah to effect an exchange of prisoners. He then returned to Augusta. From this place he went to Ninety Six and was put under command of Colonel /Nathanael/ Grene . . . engaged in desultory movements to prevent the enemy from reinforcing and not long after engaged them at Eutaw Springs (September 8, 1781). In this engagement your applicant was prevented from having shared from being placed in charge of the baggage wagons. After being returned to Camden and remained there some weeks and being kept together until he had approached Ramsays Mills on his return he was discharged.” Anderson thus served in the 10th Regiment of the North Carolina Continental Line for which he was awarded an annual pension of $46.66, retroactive to March 1833.

Filed with this application at a later time was another one, that of George Anderson, Jr., presented before the Henderson County Court, August 1, 1853, for certification in order that it be sent to the Washington War Department. In it Anderson deposed that George Anderson, Sr. had served in the American Army; drew his pension at Tarboro until he moved to Henderson County, Tennessee where he died in August 1837; that he left a widow, Jane Anderson, whom he had married before 1794 and who died in March 1838; that they had children, George Anderson, Jr., John Anderson, Nancy Stalions (Stallings), Rebecca Anderson, Sally Taylor and Polly Lee, all of whom authorized George, Jr. to seek the amount of a pension that would have been their mother’s, with arrears from September 1836. As the government made no provision for such adjustment to heirs the claim was finally rejected in July 1858.   (from the research of Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith, found here: http://www.tngenweb.org/records/henderson/cemeteries/g-ander.htm)

    Evidently after returning to Edgecombe County in 1781 George Sr married

Rachel (unknown) per this tombstone found in the woods to the south of Antioch Church off Antioch Road in Edgecombe.

Elizabeth

Daughter of

George & Rachel Anderson

Born 1784

Died March 26, 1880

Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.

Several of us have been pursuing this woman for months now (Floyd Anderson and David Gammon).  I am usually skeptical when confronted with a genealogy concerning a person approaching 100 years old but it can’t be denied when chiseled in stone.  Evidently she also never married.

 

Edge. Co. Db 19, page 415, date of deed 25 Jan 1827, date recorded

Aug Ct. 1829, Zachariah Griffin to Allen Jones, for $120 a tract of

land beginning at a white oak Rachel Griffin’s corner then down the

branch to George Anderson Sr’s corner gum then up the branch to James

S. Battle’s corner then along said Battle’s line to a litewood stump

then down the line of said Griffin and Battle to beginning white oak,

signed Zachariah Griffin, wit. B. Wilkinson, Josiah (Spier or Spicer).

Abstracted 10-10-00, FHC film 0018895, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 19, page 368, date of deed 20 July 1828, date recorded

May Ct. 1829, Allen Jones, (residence not given) to Elizabeth Anderson

(residence not given) for $40, a tract of land beginning at a stake

Rachel Griffin’s line then a north course agreed line to a stake then

along a new line of marked trees to a (      ) gum in the Branch then

down the various courses of said branch to a black gum and pine in said

Griffin’s line then along said Griffin’s line to beginning, signed

Allen Jones, wit. B. Wilkinson, (Julian) Ezell.  Abstracted 10-10-00,

FHC film 0018895, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 20, page 283, date of deed 6 Apr 1831, date recorded May

Ct. 1832, Allen Jones, residence not given, to Elizabeth Anderson,

residence not given, for $112.50, a tract of land beginning at a white

oak at Rachel Griffins corner then down the branch to George Anderson’s

Sen. corner gum then up the branch to James S. Battle corner then along

said Battle’s line to a lightwood stump then down the line of said

Griffin and Griffises to beginning white oak, signed Allen Jones, wit.

B. Wilkinson (proved), Levi Wilkinson. Abstracted 11-29-00, FHC film

0018895, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 21, page 415, date of deed 24 Feb 1838, date recorded

Feb. Ct. 1840, William Griffin, Edge. Co. to Henry Anderson, Edge. Co.

for $110, a tract of land on the north side of Falk’s Branch containing

40 acres, beginning at a pine in the run of the branch then nearly a

north course along the fence to a pine a corner then nearly east along

James S. Battle’s line to a black gum then south along Elizabeth

Griffin’s line to a post oak in said Elizabeth Griffin’s line then

nearly south to a sassafras stake then running west to a hickory then

nearly south to an ash a corner then up the various courses of said

branch to a pine the beginning, being part of the tract of land where I

now live, signed William Griffin, wit. Robt. Bryan, J.W. Calhoun.

Abstracted from Db, Tarboro, 4-21-00.

Edge. Co Db 24, page 340, deed date 19 Oct 1847, recorded Nov Ct 1847,

Elizabeth Anderson to Whitmell Anderson, all of Edge. Co for $80, but

if said Elizabeth should be the longest liver, said Whitmell’s heirs is

NOT to have possession of until her death, a tract on the north side of

Falks Branch containing 35 acres beginning at a pine in the run of said

Falks Branch then nearly a north course along the line fence Wm

Griffin’s line to a pine a corner in James S. Battle’s line then nearly

east along Jas. S. Battle’s line to a corner post oak then nearly a

south course to a ash stands near the run of said branch then up the

various courses of said branch to the beginning, the conditions of

above deed of sale being that said Whitmell shall never sell the same

while I the said Elizabeth Anderson lives nor settle no person or

persons on the said land without my consent, signed Elizabeth Anderson,

wit Nathan G. Worsley (proved), Orren Dilliard (X). Abstracted 21 Oct

08, NCA film C.037.40018, CTC.

(Elizabeth is 63 yrs old …  Whitmell is evidently her son.

According to Floyd’s research , Whitmel in the 1840 census is listed

as head of household age 30-40  born 1800-1810…. later in the census

of 1870 and 1880 his birth year is 1817 and 1819.)

Edge. Co. Db 25, page 439, date of deed Dec. 9, 1851, date recorded

15 Dec 1851, Oliff Gay of Edge. Co. to Reddin S. Petway of Edgecombe

Co. with Elizabeth Anderson as a third party, a tract adjoining the

lands of William Brake, Bennett Bradley and others, containing 100

acres (lot) of William Brake which reference to that deed will more

fully show, Oliff was indebted to Elizabeth Anderson for several notes

totaling $205.65, sign. Olliff Gay (her mark), wit. Whitmel Williams.

Abstracted 28 Feb 08, NCA film C.037.40019, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 27, page 423, date of deed 15 May 1857, date recorded ?

1857, Bennet Melton, Edge. Co. to Elizabeth Anderson, Edge. Co. for

“one dollar to me in hand” a tract of land known as the land which Gray

Armstrong sold to said Melton which is conveyed in a deed date Oct. 17,

1853 which A.J. Armstrong and Irvin Powell witnessed in Db 26, page

244, Elizabeth Anderson is security for $100 for said Bennet Melton in

a note made payable to Wm. Griffin, signed Bennett Melton, Elizabeth

Anderson, wit. William Griffin, Robert Ricks. Abstracted 28 Feb. 01 FHC

film 0370240, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 28, page 260, date of deed 23 Aug 1859, date recorded 17

Dec 1857, William Griffin, Edge. Co. to Richard A. Savage, Edge. Co.

for $37.50, a tract of land on the west side of ‘s Branch adjoining the

lands of Sally Jones, Elizabeth Anderson, and others beginning at an 

ash in s Branch Elizabeth Anderson’s and Sally Jones’ corner then

running up south 37 west 29 ½ poles to a small pine in Savage’s

formerly Hawkins’ line then with said line south 81 ½ east 39 poles to

an ash in the aforesaid branch then up the main run of said branch to

the first station, containing 3 3/4 acres, signed William Griffin

(mark), wit. L.C. Pender. Proved by Lewis C. Pender. Abstracted 1 May

01 FHC film 0370241 , CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 28, page 614, date of deed 27 Feb 1862, date recorded 5

May 1863, Elizabeth Anderson, Edge. Co. to William Summerlin, Edge. Co.

for $8, a tract of land on the north side of Folk Branch beginning at a

pine William Griffin’s (dec’d) corner in Wm. P. Coxes line then along

said Griffin’s line nearly a south course to a pine in Folk’s Branch

then down the run of said branch then north 18 west 14 poles north 2

east 26 1/3 poles north 61 ½ east 17 1/3 poles north 2 ½ east 52 ½

poles to a small red oak in W.R. Coxes line then along his line to

beginning, containing 31 acres, signed Elizabeth Anderson, wit. Jas. F.

Jenkins, R.H. Austin.  Abstracted 13 May 01 FHC film 0370241 , CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 28, page 662, date of deed 28 Dec 1864, date recorded 24

Feb 1864, William Worsley, Edge. Co. to Elizabeth Watkins, Edge. Co.

for $176, a tract of 53 acres of land beginning at a pine Elizabeth 

Anderson’s corner then north William R. Cox’s line south (88 3/4) east

10 ½ poles to a stake then south 103 poles to a willow stump in Grassey

Branch then down said branch to a maple a bay at the junction of said

Grassey and Brake’s Branch then up Brake’s and Folk’s Branch to a gum

tree standing at the mouth of a small branch then up said small branch

to a lightwood stump near the head of said small Branch then north (8)

east 33 poles to the first station, signed William Worsley, wit. Reddin

Worsley, L.S. Spicer, proved by Reddin Worsley. (NOTE: LAST LINE OF

DEEDS STATES 29 DEC. 1863, NOT 1864.) Abstracted 27 May 01 FHC film

0370241 , CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 37, page 124, date of deed 9 Jan 1874, date recorded (8

Apr 1874), Turner Peel to James H. Chapman, all of Edge. Co. for $400,

a tract of land adjoining the lands of Wm. R. Cox, Elizabeth 

(Anderson), and the lands of the late Wm. Griffin and a folk branch

beginning at a pine Griffin corner and Cox line then along said Griffin

line nearly a south course to a pine in Falk Branch then down the run

of said branch to two willows on said branch then north 18 west 14

poles north 2 east 26 1/3 poles north 61 ½ east 17 1/3 poles (north 3 ½

east) 52 1/3 poles to a small red oak in Cox’s line then along his line

to beginning, containing 31 acres, signed Turner Peel (X), wit. R.C.

Tillery.    Abstracted from NCA film C.037.40026, CTC, 4-28-03.  Film

hard to read.

(She dies 1880)

   Some deeds for Geraldus Anderson… note the references to Watkins:

Edge. Co. Db 19, page 477, date of deed 9 Dec 1826, date recorded Nov

Ct. 1829, Benjamin Sharp, Edge. Co. to Geraldus Anderson, Edge. Co. for

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

a stake in the center of three pines in Henry Horn’s line then along

his line Capt. Price’s line north 25 west 209 ½ poles to a pine Price’s

corner then north 88 east to a black oak and hickory standing in Joel

Battle line then with said line south 5 east 70 poles to a pine said

Battle’s corner then east 20 poles to the pocosin where a path crosses

then with said pocosin  and said Battle’s line south 75 east 64 poles

south 60 east 5 poles to a maple in said pocosin then south 45 ½ east

west 145 poles to beginning containing 100 acres, signed Benja. Sharp,

wit. W.D. Petway. Abstracted 10-10-00, FHC film 0018895, CTC.

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.

Edge. Co Db 21, page 642, date of deed 14 Jan 1834, date recorded 29

Nov. 1837, Geraldus Anderson, Edge. Co. to Richard Harrison, Edge. Co.

for $150, a tract of land on the north side of Tyan Coka beginning at a

stake in the center of three pines in Henry Horn’s line then along his

line at Capt. Price’s line north 24 west 209 ½ poles to a pine Prices

corner then north 88 east 95 poles to a black oak & hickory standing on

Joel Battle’s, now said Harrison’s line then with the said line south 5

east 70 poles to a pine said Battle’s now the said Harrison’s corner

then east 20 poles to the pocoson where a path crosses then with the

said pocoson & said Battle’s now Harrison’s line south 75 east 64 poles

south 60 east 5 poles to a maple in the said pocoson then south 45 1/4

west 145 poles to the beginning containing 100 acres, signed (       )

Anderson, wit. W.J. Armstrong (proved), William Worsley. Abstracted 10-

31-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

Anderson and Watkins Cemetery

Antioch Road, Edgecombe County, North Carolina

Recorded September 27, 2011 by Floyd I. Anderson

Cemetery has been maintained. It is located at the edge of  woods across a cotton field.   Antioch Church is the location marker.  Cemetery cannot be seen from Antioch Road.  There are only seven grave markers, A number of depressions mark other graves without headstones.

Listing:

Elizabeth

Daughter of

George & Rachel Anderson

Born 1784

Died March 26, 1880

Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.

William H. Watkins

Born 1852

Died Oct. 5, 1904

Gone but not forgotten.

Son of T F

Grandson of Richard R.

Thomas Felton Watkins                                USN

U. S. Navy                                                     1945-1974

June 21, 1928  Jan. 20, 2003

John Barnes (Watkins)

Son of

R. R. and Lucy Anderson Watkins

Dec. 16, 1866   Jan. 15, 1948

Richard R. Watkins

Born  J. 29, 1839 (Could not read all of month)

Died  J. 19, 1908 (Could not read all of month)

Penelope Watkins

Born Dec. 3, 1870

Died June 21, 1913

Weep not. She is not dead but sleeping.

Erected by her sister Sadie Watkins

Lucy E. Anderson

Wife of

Richard R. Watkins

Born Sept. 19, 1845

Died Feb. 27, 1908

——————————————————————-

source:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~grizzard/watkins193.htm

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868

Bride: Elizabeth Anderson

Groom: Richard Watkins

Bond Date: 21 Feb 1862

County: Edgecombe

Record #: 02 203

Bondsman: William Davis

Witness: W. A. Jones

Bond #: 000045529

Marriage Date: 23 Feb 1862

Performed By: C B Killebrew, Justice of the Peace

( Is this Elizabeth the “Lucy” referred to twice on the tombstones?

Who is she)

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868

Bride: Elizabeth Barnes

Groom: Laborn Watkins

Bond Date: 23 Jan 1823

County: Edgecombe

Record #: 02 202

Bondsman: George W. Kille; Geerry Anderson

Witness: Ml. Hearn

Bond #: 000045521

Comment: Geraldus

photo by Floyd Anderson

 

Of particular fascination to me is a remark by Floyd when doing this survey is that there were several “depressions” which appeared to him to be perhaps older

unmarked graves.  Since my focus is on “colonial era” Andersons, I am pretty much beside myself with curiosity – this EXACT area is where I think William

Anderson d.1789 would be buried.

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Written by anderson1951

October 2, 2011 at 8:52 am

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