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Two forks of a tree…

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If I am correct with my present theory then my 20 year obsession with the illegitimate birth of a son to Elizabeth Anderson about 1725ish may pan out.  There are many assorted facts in all my “Pages” to support the theory.

My newfound friend, Ken Brantley, of the Brantley Association, ( and apparent cousin) has summed up what I have long suspected but was hesitant to acknowledge.

I quote him verbatim (and hope he won’t mind, which I am sure he will not):

“Marc; Late to be getting back with you, but:

As I recall, I believe  you and he [another ANDERSON whom I am communicating with]  matched through the autosomal DNA. That being the case, since you match [him, the other ANDERSON]  in the autosomal DNA (looks at pieces of all your DNA) and yet you do not match the Y-DNA; (father to son only connections), it means that you are related to him somewhere back there.  It tells me that you and he are of the same family and he is carrying the true Y-DNA of this Anderson family. While his is through father to son, your Anderson was through a girl.  The story about the Anderson girl fits this to the tee. The only way you got the Brantley Y-DNA was through an illegitimate birth by an Anderson girl, or an outright adoption, unknown to us.
I would try to determine his lineage, as it is yours too at some point if that is where we got his name..
That’s my opinion.”
So it appears that there may be a way to figure out the actual ANDERSON progenitor of CAROLUS ANDERSON (whom I am convinced, theory-wise, is the father of the gal (Elizabeth Anderson, that my line stems from)  … WHEW!
I now suspect that my line may have come from one of the several Andersons around the Prince George, Virgina area.  Perhaps Reynard or Thomas Anderson… time will tell.

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February 22, 2018 at 6:26 pm

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I have recently been corresponding with Ken Brantley (of the Brantley Association) concerning my DNA having what appears to be overwhelming similarities to that family name.  This means of course, that a female in my Anderson line mothered a child from a Brantley male…  the particular circumstances unknown other than the fact the child retained the Anderson name.

I suspect that that woman was Elizabeth (Anderson) Pitman just prior to 1733 at The Meherrin River area.

But reality being all fussy about facts and such, any event in the last 300 years or so could have affected my personal DNA.  Therefore it would be nice to compare my DNA results with any and all that may be associated with the William Anderson d1789 clan of Edgecombe County, NC.

Just sayin’

But then (not to go down without a fight)…

And since slings and arrows are being thrown about…

A mystery Francis Anderson was wandering around Isle of Wight Virginia at about the same time as Edward Brantley…

So there… now you Brantleys can sweat a bit also… (smiling)

Are there any descendants of Micajah Anderson of Edgecombe who have done a DNA sample?

Also… if any Pit(t)mans have a “suspect” DNA match to the BRANTLEY clan… both myself and Ken Brantley will be interested… we can compare notes as it were…


Update:   I have gotten in touch with a cousin in Texas.  Each of our different grandfathers were sons of Moses Brock Anderson b.1849  d.1931 (he had 14 children).  We are waiting for his DNA results.  If we match then I assume that traces to 1849 and by inference to George Anderson, Jr of Edgecombe, County, NC (who was born 1798).

Now I would REALLY like to see a DNA result from any Anderson that traces to Edgecombe County and specifically to another son of William Anderson d.1789.  I think a descendant of Micajah Anderson would be the ideal test.


Here is a new (to me) DNA mystery:

Andrew Jackson Hart of Henderson County, TN.    (This is a blood match to me… genetic distance of 1)

His father hailed from North Carolina.  (I have ran across numerous HARTs in Edgecombe County references)

So the question is- how are any ANDERSONs (or Brantleys) related to any HARTS?   (and the implication, since this is a yDNA match, is that this particular HART was fathered by an ANDERSON)

Here is a clue:

Update:  I have it on good authority that a male descendant of Micajah Anderson of Edgecombe (Civil War Era) has just submitted his DNA test.  I am beside myself with anticipation.  This whole ANDERSON DNA stuff is about to take off.

As an aside (speaking of my, what is it, 4th or 5th Great GrandUncle) Micajah…

And might I compare 1873 “journalism” to todays “journalism” whereby an author with what seems to be an axe to grind… and a barrel of ink, takes aim at a man running for State office…

As a modern 2018ish sort of Anderson…. I have to admit… I would hunt this Sombitch down and whip his ass royally.  But then, I am moderately civil.  Before my time I suspect this would have been grounds for duel.

Assclowns were about the same in 1873 as 2018.  Read the book folks… the only mistake old man Micajah made was marrying a woman 40 years old when he was 60.  I too can understand him sitting by the old tree with a shotgun waiting for her sorry ass to come wandering home with her boyfriend.

Did I mention the boyfriend “smelled”…

Micajah book review

Note that in the “review” above… the author mentions the paid author Ben Johnson as “a dardey” (I think he meant Darkey)

And why, pray tell, was Micajah referred to as “Cagie” in this article?  Where, I ask myself, was this “journalists “objectivity”?

Democrats… spouting the same bullsh*t since 1873.

And what is his problem with Figi Islanders…

And Micajah’s daughters were as ignorant as what?

Figi Islanders? … this is one weird journalist…

I could go on…

But then, I can be a nit-picker…





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December 16, 2017 at 8:53 am

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Some JOLLY folks of IOW & Nansemond

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Some notes by my friend Jerry Jolly…  much of his research is centered around finding these wild anscestors on “maps” in their natural habitat of early Virginia.



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August 13, 2017 at 4:46 am

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Traveler’s Rest: 1938

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click on the link… I visit Shorpy’s site almost daily…

Of course this little bungalow was built considerably before 1938… if you disagree… why?  What year do you think?

1938. “Traveller’s Rest, Louisburg vicinity, Franklin County, North Carolina. Farm of A.T. Wilson; a roadside guest house.” 8×10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston

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July 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

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When you see it… Ambrose Bennett’s 750 acre patent… 1641

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Young folks today have a pastime called MEMES… goofy little tidbits of nonsense they get a kick out of sharing on their smart phones… another along the same lines is called “When you see it“.  It usually involves a photo with a funny or embarrassing happenstance and unintended side occurrence.

In 1637, in Isle of Wight county, one John Taylor received a patent for 50 acres…

To all… grant John Taylor 50 acres… Isle of Wight… being an Island running up the Pagan shore between two Creeks the one running South East and the other running round the Island bearing to the South west being opposite against the Land of Arthur Smith… due for personal Adventure… 1637

When you see it… it is so obvious as to be humorous… note that the patent verbiage is a perfect description (once you know where to look).

To coin a phrase… Let’s call this Bennett’s Island.

Directly to the West, across what is now known as Champion Swamp, was the patent of the immigrant Christopher Reynolds. Northwesterly was the patent of Arthur Smith. Northeasterly was the land of John Upton.  Ambrose Bennett would obtain this land in 1641.

I had a hell of a time finding the patent… turns out it was not in the early first patents as it should have been.  It wound up in Book 7 with the 1687 batch of patents… for whatever reason that is when it was officially recorded.

Here are some details…  click several times to enlarge.

A co-conspirator in this mapping enterprise (Jerry Jolly) had access to my notes above and makes an attempt to map the Bennett 750 acres…  Here is his rendition (he uses a different software package).

Note  Jerry’s rendition of the John Taylor patent… his software calculates the acreage.  What I call Bennett’s Island appears to be almost exactly 50 acres.

My only critique of Jerry’s calculation is that I think it is too “literal”. By that I mean the old boys in 1641 were perhaps in a hurry and “roughly” threw out the metes with very few bounds. (These early patents did not show the old boys at the peak of their game in the surveying gig.)  Directly below it was another John Upton patent.  Considering the Bennett patent and this Upton patent I find it impossible to accurately plot. (There is too much detail left out of the original patents).   However the abundant clues makes for the ability to make a reasonably accurate guess.  The tedious association of deeds makes for more accuracy.  I find the more that we map the clearer the “big picture”.

IOW…”beginning at the outside of Ambrose Bennetts Land lying Northerly upon the said branch and 500ac of Land more on the other side of the sd. branch opposite against the foresaid Land running Easterly into the woods beginning at an Indian path which goeth over the head of that branch and runneth Southerly upwards from the head of the said branch…” (no name of the said branch) Lt. John Upton 1500ac 1638

Read the Charles Barcroft patent carefully… a theory of mine is that Cypress Creek branched twice coming out of the “lower bay creek”.  In other words, modern Champion Swamp was also known as Cypress Creek in the early days.  It should be somewhat obvious that  Christopher Reynolds patent was to the WEST of the modern Cypress Creek/Swamp.  See Bennett’s Island.

So what we know for sure is that the Northerly bounds of the 750 acres is the “island”  at the head of the “Lower Bay Creek” as the section of creek was named at the time.  Also the Westerly bounds adjoin the property of Christopher Reynolds (the immigrant). Reynolds was actually across the creek.  The Southerly bounds of the patent are still a mystery.  Some clues are available concerning the Easterly bounds of the patent…

Above is from Boddie’s book… Ambrose Bennett Sr has died by 1657, I think, so this is his son in 1678.  This is the sale of a mill obviously… note where it is- “at the head of Pagan Creek“.  I assert that this is the same creek named “Lower Bay Creek” in Bennett’s 750 acre patent.  The key term, in my opinion, is “head” as opposed to the “mouth” of any creek.  The head is the ending point of a creek.  In this case the Pagan Creek “ends” and Cypress Creek “begins”.  Also of keen interest to me are the people mentioned…  James Tullaugh, James Bagnall, Richard Reynolds and Walter Rutter.    Note that by 1678 James Bagnall had property “adjoining” Ambrose Bennet’s 750 acres.  Bagnall married a daughter of the pastor Robert Bracewell.

If you study my research… I think I have successfully proven “where” the immigrant Christopher Reynold’s property was… as noted above.  Note Richard Jordan’s patent below Reynolds (also note the reference to Cypress Swamp in the patent)- I purport this is proof that the modern Champion Creek was known as Cypress Creek in the 1600s.  Essentially there was a “western” Cypress Creek and an “eastern” Cypress Creek.  This also explains how the large (over 3,000 acre) patent of William Boddie could “begin” on Cypress Creek.

More later…  I am attempting to show where the immigrant Robert Bracewell had his property obtained from John Upton….

A little Googling paid off… this is from Carey Bracewell’s book (he is my Go To source for Braswell research… I’ve followed his work for years)

The same thing without the pitch about his book…


Record of Wills, Deeds, Etc., Vol. 1 1662-1715, Page 426.
“Articles of Agreemt concluded & agreed Between Ambross BENNETT of ye one partie & Thomas WEBB of ye other partie in manner & forme as followeth. Impris it is agreed between ye parties aforesd that ye sd Ambross BENNETT doth give unto ye aforesd Thomas WEBB & his heires forever, one acre of Land, yt he shall erect a Mill upon, & ye priviledge of ye Runn yt ye sd Mill doth stand upon, and it is further agreed between ye parties aforesd, that if in Case the afforesd Thomas WEBB be att any tyme disposed to make sale of ye aforesd Mill, or Acre of Land, the aforesd Ambrose BENNETT or his heirs for ever, shall have the refusall, of ye aforesd. Mill & ye Acre of Land, And it is further agreed between ye parties aforesd, that the sd Thomas WEBB is to grind the aforesd Ambross BENNETTs Corne toll free, & his heires & all ym that doo belong to his owne family for ever, And it is further agreed between ye parties aforesd that ye sd Ambross BENNETT doth gett & lett unto ye aforesd Thomas WEBB Sixty Acres of Land for ye terme of Thirty years complett & ended, bounded of the one side upon the path, that goeth to ye Church bounded on ye other side, as farr as ye aforesd Ambross BENNETTs land doth runne & soe over ye Runn & soe bounded upon ye Land of Mr. Robert BRACEWELL, and from his Land A Cross over ye path that goeth to the Church It is agreed between the parties aforesd, that ye sd Thomas WEBB is to give the aforesd Ambross BENNETT in Consideration of ye aforesd Amross BENNETT in Consideracon of ye aforesd Land three thousand pounds of tob & Cask & one hogshead of ground meal, to be pd ready downe, the Tobaccoe to be pd fifteen hundred in the year, of or Lord God One thousand Six hundred fifty & two, & for the true performance hereof we have Enforchangeably sett or hands & seales ye 29th of Aprill 1650. The word heires incerted in ye first article was done by ye consent of Ambross BENNETT being onely forgotten att ye first soe along. Ambross A. BENNETT (seal), Thomas W. WEBB (seal) (his mark). Teste: Robert BRACEWELL. Ann A. BENNETT (her mark)

This was entered in ye indyent water way… Signed sealed & d d in ye prsence of Henry PRESTON, George RAWLEY 9th Febry Ambrose BENNETT acknowledged ye wthin written Articles In open Cort held for ye Isle of Wight County & by him proved to be Recorded which is accordingly Ordered & done & Examin’d pr me Johann COMBE, Cl Dep…”

The church referenced above would be the famous “Old Brick Church”.

Note also this deed of John Upton…

Virginia Land Grants, Volume 1, page 605
“To all to whome these presents shall come I Sr. John HARVEY Lt Governr &c and &c whereas &c NOW KNOW yee that I the said Sr. John HARVEY Kt doo wth the consent of the Councell of State accordingly give and grant unto Leuft John UPTON one thousand acres of Land, Scituate and being in the Countie of the Isle of Wight adjoining to the outside of Ambrose BENNETT’s land lying Northerly Upon the said branch and five hundred acres of Land more on the other Side of the Said branch apposite against the aforesaid Land running Easterly into the woods beginning at an Indian oath which goeth and the head of that branch and runneth Southerly upwards from the head of the said branch the said fifteene hundred acres of land being due unto him the said Leift John UPTON by and for the transportation of thirty prsons into this Colony whose names are in the Records mentioned this pattent To have and to hold &c dated the 10th of November 1638.

And note this information from John Upton’s will…

Deeds, Wills, Guardians Accounts Book A, 1636-1767 Pages 38-40
“IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN, I Capt John UPTON of the Isle of Wight County in Virginia Gent. being Sick of Body but in perfect Memorey do ordain this as my Last Will and Testament in Manner and form as followeth… IMPRIMIS, ITEM. I give… unto my Elest Son John UPTON all that Tract of Land being part of it in the Tenure of John KING, James BAGNALL & Nicholas MORRIS, Containing in the Whole Eight Hundred and fifty acres of Land, and if the said John UPTON dies before he comes to the age of One and Twenty years then I give and bequeath the Said Land unto (39) William, Elizabeth, Sarah & Sarah & Margaret UNDERWOOD to be Divided as followeth (Vizt) Elizabeth, Sarah & Margaret UNDERWOOD each of them a Hundred Acres, and the remainder unto William UNDERWOOD. ITEM, I give and bequeath unto my Said Son one Mare fole and one Cow with Calfe, being upon the probate of my Will Sett apart, for him with their increase, And if it should happen that my Said Son dies before the Age of One and Twenty, that the sd Mare fole and Cow with their Increase to be Equally Shared amongst my Daughters in Law Elizabeth, Sarah & Margaret UNDERWOOD, ITEM. I give and bequeath unto William UNDERWOOD, Elizabeth, Sarah & Margarett UNDERWOOD that tract or parcell of Land runing apon this Side the fresshett near Ambrose BENNETT, Containing fifteen Hundred Acres of Land, Except and allways… out of this Land Three Hundred Acres which Mr. Robert BRACEWELL hath. ITEM, I give and bequeath unto William, Elizabeth, Sarah and Margarett UNDERWOOD all my Land at Rappahannock or what shall be hereafter made good upon my rights they to be possesst with it after my Wifes’ decease, And for the rest of my Estate, Goods, Chattels, Servants, Household Stuff, Lands Tenemts Hereditamts what soever here in Virginia or Elsewhere… I give Devise and bequeath the same unto my very Loveing and Welbeloved wife Margaret UPTON whome I constitute, ordain, & make Sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament; and I hereby desire and made my Loveing friends Mr. George HOWDON, William UNDERWOOD and James TAYLOR Clark, my overseers desiring them to Se this my will performed, Likewise I give and ordain my Executx to give each of my Overseers a Ring of Twenty Shillings Sterling price. Likewise ordain Ann WILLIAMSON the wife of James WILLIAMSON to be Equall Sharer in my Land at Rappahannock with thesse above named. ITEM. I give unto Elizabeth UNDERWOOD one pillow & pillow cloth to be delivered at ther day of Marriage. Furthermore I do by thesse prssents Revoke all former Wills by me made Except this my last (40) Will. IN WITNESS, I the Said Capt. John UPTON have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Sixteenth day of January Anno Domoni. It is to be understood that what Land I have formerly disposed of in that Trackt of fifteen hundred Acres upon the freshett by Ambrose BENNETTs is to rest upon condition, and the remainder Divided as is before provided. Sealed & Signed in the presence of us John J GOTLINS (mark) James TAYLOR. John UPTON Signr.
(recorded December 16, 1652 – Ed.)

So how to break all that info down to somehow draw it on a map???   Later Braswell will also obtain the rights to a MILL which he bequeaths to his heirs… is it the same mill???  Consider this:

Hopkins book, I think (pg.250)  23 Nov 1713….  William Hunter and wife, Mary Hunter, of Newport Parish to Richard West of the same….  300 acres in Newport Parish (being formerly owned by Robert Coleman of the same and now in the tenure of the said William Hunter) on Backbay Creek whereon Webbs Mill doth stand by and known as Tullagh Mill and Longs Mill now Wests Mill along Herring Branch to the Great Road.  Land is bounded by James Benn, the Widow Long, Robert Clarke, Thomas Wright and the Reedy Branch.  The land was lately Escheat.

Wit:  Thomas Pitt and Bare Mackine                             William Hunter

Just for sh*ts and giggles, I consulted the 1865 Civil War map for IOW:


I had hoped to find a mill… no such luck.  But note the REYNOLDS descendant at this time.  Also note that Cypress Creek is labeled on the “western” side where modern Champion Creek is now.  The yellow area is what I take to be the Main Road.

I Googled a modern map but it shows too much modern changes to be any help.

So where was Webb’s Mill in the mid 1600s???

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May 28, 2017 at 5:07 pm

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Old South Quay Nansemond

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I read this a few years ago and recently ran across it again.  I show this area on my Isle of Wight and Nansemond maps…  Viewing it today on say, Google maps, will not at all reveal what it was in its heyday…

Here is a bit of its history…

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March 17, 2017 at 10:24 am

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Charles City County Order Book, 1692-1700

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A portion of the Charles City County Record Book, 1692-1700, taken from the Charles City courthouse in 1862 during the Peninsula Campaign of the Civil War, was returned to the Library of Virginia in 2016 by a Pennsylvania family who had cared for it for over three decades. It was reunited with another portion of the record book that had been returned to Virginia decades earlier.


The order of these images are interrupted as the transcriptions come online.  Use the search box for the finished ones.  This is pretty cool.  The transcriptions from the search are not only from the Charles Citty records but other records as well.


I’m bogged down with work and haven’t had time to properly search these new documents.  My main interest is the hope of finding new info on a James Anderson of this time period.  He vanishes about mid 1690s. (He was associated with James Thweat and others).

Meanwhile I did find this mention of a will for one Joseph Wall… much controversy concerning the WALL families still perplexes us.  This is a fresh bone to chew on…


Here is somewhat of a synopsis…

I have some notes elsewhere you can find with a search of “joseph wall”…


Ah… a tidbit…


This is “smoking gun” proof that Mathew Anderson was the son of Reynard Anderson.  I suspect this James Anderson is his brother- 1. because Ten pounds “Money” was changed hands. 2. because the land was formerly James Thweatt’s.  James Anderson married the daughter of Thweatt (Elizabeth).  It is possible however, that this James is the nephew of Mathew.  

This Indenture Made the Second day of Feabrury in the

Eleventh Yeare of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King William of England Scotland France Ireland & in the Year of our Lord God one seven hundred Between Mathew Anderson of the prish of Bristoll in Charles Citty County of ye one party and James Anderson  of ye aforesaid prish and County of the other partie witnesseth that he the said Mathew Anderson for the valuable consideration of Ten pounds Sterling Money according to agreement between them well & truly satisfied and paid where of and of Every part & parcel whereof the said Mathew Anderson Doth free quite & for Ever Discharge the sd James Anderson his heirs & assignes & hath for him & his heirs given granted Bargained Sold Assigned over Enfeofed & confirmed & doth by these presents give grant Bargaine Sell assigned over enfeosesand confirm to him the sd James Anderson his heirs & Assignes for ever one prsell of land Containing about one hundred Acres of land more or less in the present possesion of him the sd Mathew Anderson with all the priveleges profitts and Emmolliments thereunto belonging to him the sd James Anderson his heirs and assinges for Ever the sd Land being due unto the side Mathew Anderson by the Last will & Testament of his father Rainard Anderson Deseast & being all & everie part of the Land due to him out of a Conveiance made over to his father by James Thweatt & bounding as by the said will it is Exprest to have & to hold the sd Hundred Acres of Land more or less & all the appartenances thereto belonging to him the said James Anderson his heirs and assignes forever in as Large and ample maner to all intents & purposes as he the sd Mathew Anderson or any Other might or could Enjoy the same & further the said Mathew Anderson Doth for himself his heirs Executr & Administraters Covenant promise & agree to and with the sd James Anderson or any Other person or persons Claiming under him or his heirs by or with his present consent or procurement and that he the said James Anderson his heirs or assigned shall peaceable & quietly posses & Enjoy all the before Recited premises without the Least hindrance or Molestation of him ye sd Mathew Anderson his heirs or assigns In witness whereof the sd Mathew Anderson hath hereunto sett his hand & seal the Day & Years first above written

Signed Sealed & Delivered

In prsents of

James Tweatt

Joseph (his X mark) Patison

Charles City Cont Cur     Mathew Anderson seal

Att Westover March ye 4th 1699 This

Deed was acknowledged In open Court

By ye sd Mathew Anderson To ye

sd James Anderson and at his motion

the same is ordered to be Recorded

and accordingly is truly recorded

Test Ino Paytor? Cl Cur


Background on these Virginia Andersons can be found at this site:  Click on the Reynard Anderson link:

The author of the site (Patrick Anderson) has purported that James Anderson, son of Reynard Anderson, died before 1704. Further he speculates that he had sons and they became wards of Mathew Anderson (his brother).  The evidence points to that conclusion. 

My interest has been to track these folks to see if any may have migrated to North Carolina.  My efforts have found only one in the Colonial Period. That would be one John Anderson who had property near modern Halifax.  He did not remain and returned to Virginia, leaving a will.  At this point I have to conclude that the James Anderson near the Halifax area from about 1716 to the mid 1720s is not one of these Virginians.  I am left stumped.

Another track of raw research, particularly for these new records from Charles Citty, is the STURDIVANT line.  The immigrant Sturdivant was an Indian Trader employed by William Byrd II… he was killed while out trading and it is an interesting tale.  But more to my research, he likely had an ANDERSON who married into his line. I suspect that there is a connection of that Anderson to the Peter Anderson clan who settled near Halifax, NC.  Somehow there seems to be a connection to the Prince George County, VA Andersons and Halifax, NC.  So my hunt continues…


And so, interestingly and oddly enough, after my notes above, and as I transcribed another of the Charles Citty documents… I find this mention of a Sturdivant… and on the same page a note of the death of Mathew Anderson.  So I am again dumbfounded.  Is this the older Mathew Anderson, son of Reynard, or is it a son of James Anderson.   (note the mention of “6 diaper napkins”… seemingly a reference to a baby)

And note each document refers to the same third person-   James Savoker (Saveker)

Know all men by these presents yt I Elizabeth Sturdivant of ye prish of bristoll in Charles Citty County have made ordained Constituted & appoynted and by these psts doe make ordaine Constitute and apoynt Robert Bolly of ye same parish & County Govt my true & Lawful attorney for me and in my stead and name att ye next Court att Westover holden in & for ye County of Charles Citty aforsd then & there for most in my name to Deliver & acknowledge as my act & Deed unto James Savoker or his Assignes one Indenture Whereunt[o] Thus already sealed bearing ognall date wth these pnts and made between Chischester Sturdivant & ye sd Elizabeth his wife ye one part and ye aforsd James Sovoker of ye other part. As by ye sd Indenture may more fully and att large apeare wch Indenture after ye same shall be soe Delivered by ye sd Atorney I ye sd Eliz. Sturdivant doe promise & these pnts yt it shall be my efectual Deed in Law to all intents construction & purposes as if my self were yhere present yo acknowledge ye same In Witness whereof I have unto sett my hand & seale this secont day of novemr in ye yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred ninty and six_

Sealed & dvd in pnts of
Evan Evans Elizabeth E (her mark) Sturdivant

Proved in Court by the oath of Evan Evans
November 3 1696 Test James Minge


Goods Recd By James Saveker for Mathew Andersons Estate

To 24 [?] of new puter………………………….at……………………..1: 4: 0
To 1 oval table………………………………………………………….1: 5: 0
To 6 plates………………………………………….at 1/4………………. 0: 8: 0
To one flagon……………………………………….at……………………0: 8: 0
To 4 leather chares……………………………….at 5/………………..1: 0:0
To 1 bed & furniture………………………………at……………………4: 10:0
To 1 looking glass…………………………………at……………………0: 6: 0
To 1 pr of curtains an Vall………………………at……………………0: 18: 0
To 1 iron pott [26?] pott hooks……………….at……………………0: 9:8
To 6 diaper napkins………………………….at…………………….0: 6: 0
To 1 pr of Roland sheets 1 table cloth…….at…………………….1: 10: 0
To 1 Callico Carpitt……………………………….at…………………….0: 8: 0
To 2 cows and 2 stears…………………………at……………………..5: 0: 0
17: 12: 08


This Chichester Sturdivant is a known son of the immigrant John Sturdivant (the Indian Trader killed while out trading).

A snippet from Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5: Families G-P….  to whet your appetite…


So the clues are in these new records… (I ran across other references to the Sturdivants and have to re-find them… they have to be transcribed before they can be searched… hint, hint)…   

A Mathew Sturdivant and Biggins Sturdivant relocated from Prince George, VA to Halifax, NC…. also staring you detectives in the face is the fact that a Sturdivant descendant had a middle name of ANDERSON… hence my suspicion that an Anderson daughter from Prince George married into the family.  Who was she?  

07 Sep. 1757 Edgecombe Co. deed, 6-345, Smith to Sturdivant, witness Peter Anderson. 23 Sep.

1758 Edgecombe Co. deed, 6-341, Adams to Peter Anderson, 100 acres on Dry Pond Swamp joining Adams, witnessed by Weldon and Bigins Sturdivant.

Edgecombe County Court Minutes 1744-1762, Pub. GoldenWest Marketing Genealogy, March 1988

[XX]-XX*   * the unbracketed numbers refer to original page numbers

Peter Anderson[198]-17  (Feb 175_-Jun 1758)   On Motion of Bigans Sturdivant Order’d that a Summ. Issue for Joshua Tatum & Peter Anderson Evidences to a Deed of Feefment, from James Smith to the sd. Biggans, to appear here at Next Court to prove the sd. Deed. (this paragraph crossed out in original) [214]-25  (Jun 1758-Sep 1758)   Sackfd. Adams to Peter Anderson Deed proved by Bigins Sturdivant[215]   James Smith to Biggans Sturdivant Deed proved Peter Anderson

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February 16, 2017 at 9:58 am

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