Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

so I start this site in Virginia… go figure

William Anderson Sr d. 1789

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*note* much of the info below on his children has errors… I’ll revise when I get a chance…

I don’t place a great weight on “naming patterns” but I do acknowledge the possibility… Why did William name a son George?

With all the “common” names of his other children why did he name a son “Carlos”?

Was the Joseph Pitman who witnessed his will his cousin?

Was his mother Elizabeth Pitman?

Will of William Anderson 1789

In the Name of God Amen, This Twenty Ninth day of November in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty nine; I William Anderson of the County of Edgecombe in the State of North Carolina being low and weak of bod(y) but of Sound and disposeing mind and memory, and calling to mind the frailty & uncertainty of this Temporal State and knowing the Late flesh must yield unto death when it pleaseth God to call, and for the settleing  my Estate that hath pleased God to bestow on me, do order give and dispose of the same in manner and form following——–

Impremis, I give and bequeath unto my Daughter, Absala Vaughn, five Shillings, Currency of No Carolina, to her heirs & assigns forever,——-

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Martha Stallings, wife of Jn_ Stallings __ five Shillings like money to her, her heirs _

Item, give and bequeath unto my Son George Anderson, five Shillings like money to him, his heirs and assigns forever———-

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Son James Anderson, five Shillings, like money, to him, his heirs __ forever————-

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Son William Anderson, son of my former wife Martha Anderson, five Shillings like money, to him his heirs & assigns forever————

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Son William Anderson, Son of my present wife Mourning Anderson, five Shillings of the like money, to him his heirs and assigns forever———–

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Son Carlos Anderson five Shillings like money, to him his heirs & assigns forever———–

Item, I give unto my Daughter Rachel Anderson five Shillings like money to her her heirs & assigns forever———

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mourning, five Shillings like money, to her & her heirs forever–

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Penelope Anderson, five Shillings like money, to her & her heirs forever———–

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Anderson, five Shillings like money to her & her heirs forever—————

Contin(u)ed————

Item, after all my Just Debts & le(g)acy’s are paid, before mentioned , I lend upon my loving wife Mourning Anderson, all my land and plantation whereon I now live Situate in our said County of Edgecome & on the South side of Tarr River & on the No. Side of Tyanichey (Tyancokey?) Swamp & on a branch Called  Faulks branch, together with all the residue & remainder part of my Estate be it of whatsoever kind or nature Except Twenty eight Acres of Land, more or less, lying on the No. Side of Tarr River, in our said County of Edgecombe during her widowhood, and after her marriage or death.

I give & bequeath unto my Son, Henry Anderson, all my land & Plantation before lent unto my wife, together with mother, Tract of Land lying on the No. Side of Tarr River as afore mentioned lying between great falling Run & little falling run, together with all the residence of my Estate before lent unto my said Wife to him his heirs & assigns forever——-

I do hereby nominate Constitute and appoint my friends, Jesse Deloach, John Sharrord, & Elijah Price, Executors, to this my last will and Testament hereby declaring this to be my last will & Testament, and revoking and making Void, all other former wills & gifts by me made and declare this and this only to be my last will and Testament, Whereof I have here unto set my hand & seal the day & year above written,————————–

Sign’d  Seal’d Published

& declared in presence of

L.(possibly S.) Ruffin

Elijah(x) Horn                                                                             William (his mark) Anderson (Seal)

Joseph Pitman

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Edgecombe County  May Court 1790  the Witnsd Will Was duly Proved in Open Court by the Oath of Elijah Horn and Joseph Pitman.      The Exers Qualified to the same and the Will was Ordered to be Recorded

D No 3  P 178             Test             Edw Hall  CC

(transcribed by Marc Anderson)

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Estate Records of Edgecombe Co. N.C.   1730-1820  by Joseph Watson

ANDERSON, WILLIAM,  inventory taken by Elijah Price, exr., no date, May Ct. 1790.  Account of sale by the exr., Sept. 22, 1790, May Ct. 1791.  Account current with the exr. In which legacies of 5 shillings were paid each to William Anderson, Senr., Hardy Wiggins for his wife, James Anderson, William Anderson, Junr., and Rachel Anderson.  Equal legacies were due his children now under age, namely, Carlos Anderson, Mourning Anderson, Penelope Anderson, and Polly Anderson, May Ct., 1791.

The Joseph Pitman listed as a witness to the will is discussed on the page “The Problem Pitman”.

William Anderson b. unknown,  d. 1789

First appears in Edgecombe County, NC with a survey in 1752.

Survey-William Anderson-1752

4th april 1752

May 5th 1753. Then laid out unto William Anderson 240 Acres of Land in

Edgecomb County Joyning the Lands of Andrew Ross and Widow Pittman

beginning at a white Oak on Ross line Runing thence Et. 272 Pole

to a Pine   then So. 142 Pole to a White Oak on Widow Pittman line

then along her line Wt. 80 pole to a white Oak and Gum then So. Wt. 66 pole

to hers and Price’s Corner  a pine then along Prices line N. 65 W. 122 pole

to a White Oak Price’s Corner N. 25 Wt. along the Stream? to Lawrace

Corner a White Oak then the Same Course to Ross Corner 150 Pole the first

Station   Containing 240 Acres as the above figure Represents

Sworn Chain Carriers                                     Laid out pr

Arthur Anderson                                                     Jam.s Conner

James Anderson

Muster Rolls of Edgecombe County Militia, North Carolina  (1750’s)
Captain Jacob Whitehead’s Company

36 Soldier, Anderson, William

I have no clue to the first wife of William (Martha) but will mention in passing the possible “naming pattern” of their first children.  Absala seems to be the first child (daughter) and the second child (Martha). Perhaps this a pattern of Grandmother and then Mother… if so, the mother of Martha, wife of William may be named Absala.

Marriages of Early Edgecombe County N.C.  1733-1868 by Williams & Griffin

Anderson, William – Mourning Price, 21 July 1763, Jonathan Coleman, (w) John Spendelow

Edgecombe County North Carolina Marriage Records, 1760-1868 by Frances T. Ingmire, published by Iberian Publishing Co., Athens, Georgia

Coleman, Jonathan       Price, Keziah          01/04/1763 (another cite shows Wm. Anderson as Bondsman, Spendelow as witness)

Thomas Price, d.1779 names sons Elige (sic-Elijah) Jesse, William, Cader,
Joseph,and daughters Kizzier(sic Kizziah) Coleman, Morning Anderson,
Ann Guin, Rachel Allen, and Elizabeth and Mary Price. Wife Elizabeth
Exec. brother Joseph Price and son Elige Price.  (from web group)

Edge Co Db 2, Pg 106, Jan 31, 1774 Thomas (X) Price of Edge Co. to Cader Price of same, for 10pds Proc. Money the 100ac plantation whereon sd Cader Price then lived, situated on the north side of Tar River and northeast side of Falling Run, it being part of the land granted to James Pittman by patent bearing date Mary 5, 1742 Wit: Eth’d Philips, Exum Philips

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

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

William Anderson

[267]-8  (Sep-1760)  Robert Coleman is appointed Oversr. of the Road from Sweetens Landan (sic) on Tar River to Mial’s Bridge on Swift Creek.  Ordrd that the following hands Work on the same, towit:…(list includes)…Joseph Pitman, Andw. Ross, Arthr. Pitman, Robert Coleman, James Stallions, Wm. Anderson

James Williams Oversr. of the Road from Mials Bridge on Swift Creek to the Cabin Branch at James Speirs & that the hands of: :…(list includes)…Wm. Pitman…Work on the same

[339]-44   North Carolina Edgcombe County Ss: At an Inferior Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions held for sd. County at the Court house on Tyancoca on the Fourth Tuesday in September 1762…The Inhabitants of Swift Creek for a Road Ordred that the following Persons be a Jury to lay out the same:…(list includes)Wm. Anderson

[342]-45   (Sep-1762)   A Deed of Sale from Arthur Pitman to Joseph Pitman proved by Wm. Anderson

[347]-48   (Sep 1762)   Ordred that the following Persons be a jury to lay off a Road from the foot of the New Bridge to be built over the Tar river the nearest and most convenient Way into the road that leads to Tarbo. Towit::…(list includes)William Anderson

Edgecombe County Court Minutes 1763-1774, Book II, Pub. GoldenWest Marketing Genealogy

[18]      (Apr 1763)  Petit Jury returned &c. towit,…(list includes) William Anderson

[80]     (Oct 1764)   William Anderson hath leave to build a MILL over _______ run having Land on both sides said Run.

[276]   (Aug 1770)  A Deed of Sale from Willobe Tucker to Henry Peed proved by William Anderson

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In 1779 William Anderson apparently “repatents” his original land grant and expands it a bit to 320 acres (NC has become an independent State by this time due to some disagreements with the Brits).  He also purchased some from neighbors.

Deed Book E pg 21

240-(35) State Grant No 64 to William Anderson.  1 Jul 1779.  320 acres on the south side of Swift Creek, Joseph Philips, the main road, Etheldred Philips, James Tate, Thomas Price, Falling Run, Sherwood Haywood.  Feb Ct 1780.  Edward Hall CC

186-(515) Etheldred Philips of Edgecombe Co to William Anderson Sr of same.  9 Oct 1779.  100(£) NC.  54 acres which was part of a State Grant to sd Ethd Philips 10 Dec 1778,  on the north side of Tar River, & south side of Swift Creek, joining sd Anderson,  Joseph Philips.  Wit: James Teat, John(x)Stallings Jr.  Nov

He also sold a bit….

Jan 26, 1787, Edge CO Db 4, Pg 501,  William (X) Anderson, Senr. of Edge to Etheldred Philips of same  for 200 pds a 230 ac plantation on the S side of Swift Creek on the lower side of Falling Run adj William Linch, Sher’d Haywood, decd., and sd Philips, it being part of a tract granted to sd Anderson on July 1, 1779  Wit: Elijah  (H) Horn, William Teat

Two years before his death he purchased land several miles south and on the south side of Tar River adjoining his son George… he evidently died there.

From Edgecombe County, NC Deeds, Vol 4: 1786-1794  by Stepen E. Bradley Jr

Deed Book 4

81-(492) Elijah(x)Horn of Edgecombe Co to William Anderson of same.  26 Jan 1787. 106£ 13s4p NC. 136 acres which had been a grant to John Cohoon 12 Feb 1761, on the south side of Tarr River.  Wit: Etheldred Philips, Wm Teat. Feb Ct. 1787. Edward Hall CC

Deed Book 5 pg 32

369-(102) Isham(x)O’Neal of Edgecombe Co to William Anderson of same.  24 Jul 1788.  100(£).  150 acres on the south side of Moors Swamp, joining Isham O’Neal, Bradley.  Wit: Aaron Coleman, Lemontation(x)O’Neal.  May Ct 1789.  Edward Hall CC

He apparently left the remaining Swift Creek property to son William “Sr” (he had two sons named “William”… he also apparently liked to baffle genealogists)

Edgecombe County, NC, Land Warrants 1778-1900  by Dr. A.B. Pruitt

509 (2890).  William Anderson 28 ac; warrant #322 issued Feb. 23, 1780 by Etheldred Philips to William Anderson “sr” for 60 ac on N side of Tarr R & lower side of Falling Runn, joins Jacob Dickison, Sherd. Haywood, Abraham Evins, & “the” swamp; 28 ac surveyed Nov. 23, 1789 by Benjamin Dicken; Frederick “Trevathan” & Wm Anderson jr, chain carriers; grant #594 issued Nov. 17, 1790.

From Edgecombe County, NC Deeds, Vol 3: 1778-1786  by Stepen Bradley Jr

Deed Book E  pg 59

705-(425) William(x)Anderson Sr of Edgecombe Co to his son William Anderson the eldest of same. 23 May 1783.  144 acres which was part of 2 tracts (1 a State Grant to sd William Anderson 1 Jul 1779; 1 a grant to Ethd Philips 10 Dec 1778), where sd Wm Anderson Jr now lives, between Swift Creek & Tar River, joining Joseph Philips, William Teat, William Anderson Sr, Etheldred Philips, the road.  Wit: Etheldred Philips, Elijah(x)Price.  Nov Ct 1783.  Edward Hall CC

March 8, 1784, Edge CO Db 4, Pg 82, William Anderson, Junr. Of Edge to Etheldred Philips of same for 75 pds current money the 144 ac plantation whereon sd Anderson then lived lying between Tar River and Swift Creek adj Joseph Philips, William Anderson, Senr., William Teat, and sd Etheldred Philips part of a tract having been granted to sd Etheldred Philips on Dec 10, 1778 and the other part granted to William Anderson, Senr.,  on July 1, 1779  Wit Elisha Battle, Demsey Battle

For reasons I can’t figure out he also left 28 acres of the Swift Creek land to son Henry… I also can’t figure out if Henry was a son of his first or second wife.  It seems to be Mourning Anderson as he lives to a generous old age.

Will of William Anderson 1789…

Item, after all my Just Debts & ____s are paid, before mentioned , I lend upon my loving wife Mourning Anderson, all my land and plantation whereon I now live Situate in our said County of Edgecome & on the South side of Tarr River & on the No. Side of Tyanichey?(Tyancokey) Swamp & on a branch Call up? (called) Faulks branch, together with all the residue & remainder part of my Estate be it of whatsoever kind or nature Except Twenty eight Acres of Land, more or less lying on the No. Side of Tarr River, in our said County of Edgecombe during her widowhood and after her marriage or death.

I give & bequeath unto my Son, Henry Anderson, all my land & Plantation before lent unto my wife, together with mother, Tract of Land lying on the No. Side of Tarr River as afore mentioned lying between great falling Run & little falling run, together with all the residence of my Estate before lent unto my said Wife to him his heirs & assigns forever——-

The two eldest sons of William served in the Revolutionary War, each living past 1832 and applying for and receiving a pension.  Their ages are indeterminate to establish which was the first son and the will is not in strict birth order.  Evidently son James died before 1832 and did not leave any pension information if, in fact, he ever served in the war.

Absala Anderson b. before 1756 d. unknown

Married   _____Vaughn

There is a Vaughn family in the Edgecombe area… one Stephen Vaughn in vague references I have seen on the web married a “Priscilla” which possibly could be a corrupted reference to “Absala”… I have no other info…

Martha Anderson b. before 1756 d. unknown

Married John Stallings

John and Martha have been tracked by other researchers to Cabarrus County, NC where one daughter married a Furr…

William Anderson Jr/ the eldest b. 1756/7  d. after 1832

State of North Carolina                 August Term 1832

Edgecombe County                     Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions

On this day of August personally appeared in Open Court before the Justices of the

Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions now sitting Wm. Anderson, aged 75

+++son Micajah: b. 1782 d. after 1850

Prepare yourself… not only are there two William Jrs but they each have a son Micajah.

According to a member of the Yahoo Group: Edgecombe_Wilson_Nash_Halifax · Edgecombe County Genealogical Society  (thanks Joani)

“I suggest that the Micajah Anderson age 68living alone in the 1850 Edgecombe

census would most likely be the son of William Anderson. His neighbor’s being

Winifred (Brake) Jackson and Jacob Brake would place him near the John Faulk and

Charles Gray to son Etheldred Gray land. Mourning Price Anderson’s niece Patience Price married into the Brake line, which happens to be my direct line.”



The below referenced Micajah must be the son of the other William Jr. by Mourning Price as he states in his book “my father died when I was quite young”…

1850 Census for Edgecombe County

#723 Micajah Anderson 46 farmer $400 real born in Nort h Carolina

Thomas 20 farmer born in North Carolina, M age 17 farm er, Harriet 30 born in North Carolina

Susan Denton 26 born in North Carolina Robert Anderso n 6 born in North Carolina , John 3 born in North Carolin a and A 1

1860 Census

#1162 Micajah Anderson 58 Farmer $7,000 real and 20,00 0 personal

Harriett 40 , Robert 14 in school, John 12 in school , Archibald 11 in school, Joseph 9 in school Willie 5 , Tan sy 2 and Harriett 9 months

Perhaps this Elizabeth Lundy is the mother-in-law of Micajah Anderson b. 1782?  He

would be 21 at this time…

Edge. Co. Db 11, page 174, deed date 9 Sep 1803, recorded May Ct 1804,

(Elizabeth Lunday), Edge. Co to John Dilliard, county aforesaid for

$60, a tract of land on the south side of Tar River containing 30 acres

and (three) poles beginning at a small pine standing in Charles Gray’s

line on the path that leads by Wm. Anderson’s house then along the said

path south 67 east 90 poles to a red and white oak sapling in said

Gray’s other line near Walnut Creek then along said line south 80 east

12 poles to a water oak in said creek said Gray’s corner then up the

creek along Stephen Haywood’s line 54 poles to a pine and small white

oak then south 70 east 83 poles to a red oak in George Anderson’s line

then along said line 49 poles to the beginning, signed Elizabeth Lundy,

wit Frederick Phillips, Jno. H. Phillips. Abstracted 11-29-04, NCA film

C.037.40007, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 11, page 54, deed date 3 Aug 1803, recorded Nov Ct 1803,

Elizabeth Lundy, Edge. Co to Micajah Anderson, the son of Wm. Anderson

Jr, county aforesaid for $50, a tract on the south side of Tar River

and near the head of Walnut Creek containing (seven and a quarter)

acres beginning at a small white and red oak on the path in Charles

Gray’s line then along said line a westerly course to a pine Gray’s

corner then along his other line a southerly course to a pine on the

path then along the path to the beginning, signed Elizabeth Lundy, wit

(Lunoy Stallings), Joseph Armstrong (proved). Abstracted 11-6-06, NCA

film C.037.400010, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 11, page 226, deed date 20 Sep 1803, recorded Aug Ct

1804, Elizabeth Lundy, Edge. Co to Lott Stallings, county aforesaid for

$125, a tract on the south side of Tar River and on the head of Walnut

Creek containing 74 acres, beginning at a pine and rad oak Wm Dancy’s

corner then south (80) west 56 poles to a pine in Phillips corner pine

then along the dividing line south 7 east 192 poles to a pine in John

Dilliard’s line then easterly 52 poles to a pine Dilliard’s corner near

the head of Walnutt Creek then along the dividing line between Stephen

Haywood and the line of Jno Haywood(Dec’d) south 7 west 200 poles to

the beginning, signed Elizabeth Lundy, wit Frederick Phillips, Mason

Hearn (X). Abstracted 11-8-06, NCA film C.037.400010, CTC.

+++daughter Elizabeth:

The marriage bond for David Pittman and Elizabeth Anderson was dated March 18,

1826, in Edgecombe. (per David Gammon research)

+++son Benjamin:

The Edgecombe 1830 census (reference page 308) has a grouping of 4 Andersons for District 14.

> Joshua L. Anderson

> Micajah Anderson

> Benjamin Anderson

> Josia Anderson

+++son Josiah: b. (check census)  d. 1868

The marriage bond for Josiah Anderson and Eliza H. Freeman was dated Dec. 3, 1829, in Edgecombe.

From the research of David Gammon:

“Josiah Anderson died intestate in Edgecombe in 1868. His widow refused to administer the estate, and his brother Micajah Anderson was appointed his administrator, Oct. 21, 1868. According to these papers, Josiah Anderson died without issue, leaving only his wife. Accordingly, his wife received her dower right, and the rest of the estate went to his surviving siblings, or their heirs if they were deceased. These papers indicate the siblings of Josiah Anderson were:”

1. Micajah Anderson

2. Charlotte Anderson

3. Elizabeth Anderson

Again from David Gammon research…

+++”Charlotte Anderson is an interesting figure.

In the 1850 Edgecombe Census, she is shown as age 50, living with N.G. Wausley

(Worsley), age 35, Evelina Wausley (27), G.A. Wausley (5), Charles Wausley (3),

and Levi Wausley (1).

In the 1860 Edgecombe Census, she is shown as head of the house, still age 50,

and in the same house are Evalina Worsley (36), Georgiana Worsley (13), Charles

D. Worsley (12), Pitt W. Worsley (10), and Lucey S. Worsley (8).

In the 1870 Edgecombe Census, she is shown as age 70, in the house with Evelina

Worsley (47), Georgiana Worsley (23), Levi P. Worsley (21), Lucy S.S. Worsley

(18), and David Dillard, age 65, a farm laborer.

Interestingly enough, there is an Edgecombe marriage bond for Nathorn (sic) G.

Worsley to Evelina Anderson, dated Jan. 1, 1845. Could she be a daughter of

Charlotte? I find no marriage bond for Charlotte.

I also find Edgecombe marriage records for:

Levi P. Worsley, age 28, to Anna Bullock, age 20, Feb. 26, 1879.

Lucy C.L. Worsley, age 29, to William J. Calhoun, age 42, Dec. 15, 1880.

Georgianna E. Worsley, age 30, to Jefferson Jones, age 26, Jan. 2, 1878.”

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May 13, 1959   (Hugh B. Johnston article)

WILLIAM ANDERSON

(This traditional account of William Anderson, 1732-1789, was written by Mrs. A.C. Davis of Rocky Mount.)

William Anderson…came to Edgecombe about 1732…by old records a Scotsman who did not want to fight England, along with more Scotch in the county, his son James having a store at Tarborough when it was only a ferry and warehouse to collect Quit Rents for the Lords Proprietors or Earl Granville.

His sons and daughters wed mostly in a near-by section and his old home is, I feel sure, where I was brought home a month-old baby to the old home of my grandfather, as his holdings reached from the north side of Tar River.

…But 12 children caused some of them not to have much land and to go back where they probably came from, on the Halifax line where many more Andersons probably lived.

Two wives, and he does not say that the first died, gave him 12 children (last wife is also “Uncle Sam” Davis great-great aunt). My great-grandmother Evalina Anderson was said to be the child of one who lived Scotland Neck, and Nathan Guilford Worsley was of the Worsleys near the head of Conetoe Creek. They came to live where her grandfather William Anderson had probably early in the 1700’s built on Cokey Road high on a red hill top, where oaks and sycamores grew; his house had a great room, smaller room, two shed-rooms, an attic upstairs, basement, small coluned front porch at the chimney (not there now) in slavery times, log kitchen some distance away, and a small back porch used as a dining room on occasion.

Boxwoods in the vegetable garden walk and crepe myrtles among oaks, it was typical of a Scotch Highlander and his descendants, even to those old phlox, of sweet smell, in the vegetable garden as I knew it as a child, for I had this very house as my first home, father living with old Aunts Worsley, sisters of my grandmother, about five miles out from Rocky Mount beyond West Edgecombe School, and it has been in continuous possession of Anderson descendants.  Grandmother Lizzina Worsley Bullock was born there, and it was on the Old Stage Coach Road (Cokey) before anyone had even thought of a war with England, when this home of Andersons was built.

These Andersons…were strong Old Side Baptists who believed in predestination, as most Highland Scotch did, and many left Scotland for North Ireland and America for their Campbellistic belief, but still did not want to fight England.  Many of my kin were stingy and thrifty as Scotch and just as eccentric.  Possibly I am wrong about it, even his house.  It has taken me seventy-six years to study out the origin of this place, my first home, and I expect some will say I am just day dreaming…as to just who once lived on that hill.

I had told the Aunt whom I last visited, Mrs. Frank Bullock that it was at least 150 years old.  Now I am sure I underestimated it by fifty years.  The basement was filled in by my Uncle Frank’s family, the front porch made longer after 1912 and a kitchen built on, but for many years it was as first built, 150 years ago at least, and might even be 250 years now from my memory of it.

+++son Joshua: b. 1807 d.

The Star   8 Jan 1829

Married In Edgecombe County on the 25th, Mr. Joshua L. Anderson to Miss Catharine Bradley

Edgecombe Deed Book 20 Pages 56-57

This Indenture made this ___ day of September 1830 Between William Anderson of the first part and Jarrot Bell of the second part and Aaron Coleman and David Pitman of the third part, Witnesseth that whereas Joshua Anderson son of William Anderson the party of the first part hath been arrested on a charge of Petit Larceny and is bound for his appearance and the parties of the third part have entered into Recognizance in the sum of $100 for the appearance of the said Joshua Anderson at the Superior Court to be holden for the County of Edgecombe on the second monday in March 1831 and whereas the said William Anderson wishes and desires to save the sd. parties of the third part harmless and to indemnify them against any loss at which they may sustain by reason of said Recognizance for the appearance of the said Joshua for and in consideration of the sum ***? and in further consideration of the sum of one dollar paid to the party of the first part (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) the party of the first part hath given, granted, bargained and sold and by these presents doth give grant bargain and sell unto the party of the second part his Executors and administrators the following personal property viz. twenty hogs, one mare and all the household and Kitchen furniture of the said William Anderson-  To have and to hold all the said personal property to him the party of the second part his executors and administrators Never thereby in Trust and confidence to sell the same whenever the parties of the third part shall have suffered a loss by reason of the said Recognizance by paying the same or any part thereof and out the proceeds of said sale to pay the costs and charges attending the conveyance and __so much to the parties of the third part as they shall have paid interest thereon and the balance of any to refund to the party of the first part and party of the second part covenants to perform said trust in good faith.  In testimony whereof the party of the first part Hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day & date first above written in presence of

Henry B. Permenter            William (B his mark) Anderson

Edgecombe County     The foregoing Deed in trust was exhibited in open Court  November Court 1830 and acknowledged by William Anderson the Grantor—   ordered to be Recorded

Test       Michl Hearn C.C.

transcribed Marc Anderson 2011


Edgecombe Deed Book 20, pg 76

This Indenture made the 7th day of September in the year One Thousand Eighteen & thirty between Joshua L. Anderson of the one part & Aaron Coleman of the other part each of the State of No. Carolina Edgecombe County  [obscured]_ _ _ the sum of Sixty? dollars where? in hand paid by the sd. Aaron Coleman before the Sealing & delivery *** the receipt whereof the sd. Anderson doth hereby acknowledge & himself therewith fully satisfied contented & paid have granted, sold, bargained & doth hereby convey unto sd. Coleman his heirs & assigns during my natural life one certain tract or parcel of Land situate lying & being in the County of Edgecombe & on the North side of Tar River & in the fork of Fishing Creek & sd. River containing ninety eight acres two Roods? & thirty two pole Bounded as follows Beginning at a sweet gum standing in a line at the tract of Land formerly belonging to James Hilliard decd. on the Edge of the swamp then along a line of marked trees No. 3? e. 175 pole to the center of a White oak & a red oak Then No 75 E 28 pole to a Small pine Then South ?7 Wt 118 pole to two Myrtiles & a gum on sd. swamp Then up the swamp the various courses thereof to the first station It being the tract of Land formerly belonged to Agy Bradly dec’d & decended to his daughter Catharine Bradley & by marriage to me during my natural life  To have & to hold the sd. tract or parcel of Land together with all & Singular the appertenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining to him the sd. Aaron Coleman his heirs & assigns during my natural life  I Joshua L. Anderson for my part doth hereby bind myself & every of them always to support & forever defend unto the sd. Aaron Coleman during my natural life the above described? and bargained premises who shall & may from time to time & at all times heresfter have hold use & *** enjoy & Lawfully possess the same freely & clearly against the Lawful claim or claims of every other person or persons  whatsoever during my natural life.   In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my hand & Seal the day & date above written-

Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us

L.B. Bradley   Elias Bradley

Joshua L. Anderson     seal

Edgecombe County November Court 1830

The foregoing Deed of Sale was exhibited in Open Court and acknowledged by Joshua L. Anderson the Grantor–

Test      Michl Hearn  C.C.

transcribed Marc Anderson 2011


Edge. Co Db 21, page 130, date of deed 25 Aug 1834, date recorded Aug

Ct. 1834, Catherine Anderson, wife of Joshua Anderson, Aaron Coleman,

all of Edge. Co. for $110 a tract of land on the north side of Tar

River adjoining the lands of (Alexander) Bradley and others beginning

at a gum in said Bradley’s corner in a swamp then with his line north

88 east 36 poles to a small post oak on the side of the road in said

Bradley’s line then down the center of road 62 poles to a red oak at

the foot of a path then and along said path as follows, north 84 east

27 ½ poles to a small black gum then north 76 east 32 poles to a small

red oak then south 89 east 36 poles to a pine then south 53 ½ poles to

a red oak in Joshua Lawrance’s line then with his line south 88 west

130 poles to a gum and maple in a swamp then up the meanders of said

swamp to the beginning containing 55 acres, it being a part of a tract

of land which descended to me by the death of my father, (Agy) Bradley

and my husband Joshua Anderson having previously disposed of his life

estate in said land bearing date 7 Sept. 1830, signed Catherine

Anderson (X), wit. (W) Bradley, Micajah B. Bradly (sic). Acknowledged

by Catherine Anderson. Abstracted 9-15-01, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

Joshua L. Anderson  m. Catherine Bradley, Dec.25, 1828 in Edgecombe Co., Catherine was daughter of Agy Bradley and Honour Dillard.  Catherine was born in NC. Joshua and Catherine’s children: Mary A.,b. ABT.1831, Zedekiah, b. ABT.1836, James, b. ABT. 1838, Jerrmaria, b.ABT. 1840, Emelizoo, b. ABT. 1843, Joshway, b. ABT. 1846, Lorenzi, b. ABT. 1850, Richard A., b. ABT. 1852, John H., b. ABT. 1856.

Around 1850, Zedekiah , along with his parents, Joshua and Catherine, moved to Lauderdale Co. TN. Sometime between 1850 and 1860, they moved to Shelby Co. TN.

1870 SHELBY COUNTY TN CENSUS                                       District No. 6

Joshua ANDERSON         63 m  w   Farming

(from web post)

George Anderson b.1756/7  d. August 1837   m. Jane ____ b. unknown d. March 1838

State of North Carolina    Court of Pleas & Quarters Sessions

On this day 27 of August, personally appeared & in open Court before the worshipful Justice of the Court of Pleas and Quarters Sessions now Sitting.  George Anderson Sr., Aged 75 who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act passed June 7, 1832.

Children

+++George Jr.

+++John

+++Nancy m. James Stallings

+++Rebecca

+++Sally  m. Erasco Taylor

+++Mary (Polly) m. Willie Lee

…see this website   http://www.tngenweb.org/records/henderson/cemeteries/g-ander.htm

James Anderson b. 1758-62 d. after 1814

A shadowy figure I have found little about…

Edgecombe Deed Book 6, page 401
30 May 1792
Isham (X) O’Nail to James Anderson, both of Edgecombe
For 10 pounds, 60 acres adj. Myrat Branch.
Wit. Bythal Bell

Edgecombe Deed book 9, page 65
1 Aug 1798
Isom (X) O’Niel to James Anderson, both of Edgecombe
For 35 pounds, 15 acres adjoining the old field and said Anderson.
Wit. Benja. Bradley, Stephen Bradley

 

Edge. Co. Db 11, page 186, deed date 16 Dec 1804, recorded May Ct

1804, NC grant #731 to Absalom Savage, a tract containing 34 acres on

the south side of (     ) Swamp beginning at a pine in said Savage’s

line then north 2 west 226 poles to a gum in the said swamp then south

(58) west 28 poles to (Isham Oneal’s) corner pine then running the said

(Neal’s) and James Anderson’s line (west) 108 poles then south (4) east

(12) poles (    ) to a pine then south 10 east 26 poles to Burwell

Bradley’s corner pine then running the said Bradley’s line to the

beginning, signed (? Turner), by command Will White. Abstracted 11-2-

06, NCA film C.037.400010, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 13,pg 228, deed date 20 Nov 1809, recorded Feb Ct 1810, James

Anderson, Edge. Co. to Cordy Lain, for 50 pounds, a tract of land

containing 30 acres, beginning at a post oak said Lain’s other corner

then running a straight and agreed line a little to the right of north

to pine a corner tree in Richard Bradley’s line then running east to a

pine a corner tree in Robert Sessums’ line then running south to a pine

a corner tree said Lain’s other corner then running west along Lain’s

other line to the beginning, signed James Anderson (mark), wit. Benja.

Bradley.  Abstracted 1-7-04, NCA film C.037.40011, CTC.

Kinfolks of Edgecombe County, 1788-1855   Watson

DB 13 – 385

POLLY PRICE, wife of THOMAS PRICE, was daughter of JAMES ANDERSON; JEULY PRICE was granddaughter of said JAMES ANDERSON, May 16, 1810

same as above…

This Indenture made the *** day of May in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred Ten  The said James Anderson do give to my Daughter Polly Price the wife of Thomas Price **** the Tract of Land the said Anderson Purchased of **** ***** ****** on the north side of Moors swamp during her life but? if Thomas Price dies before his wife & she Marries another man she shall posess the Land no Longer after then?  The J. Anderson do give the said Land above mentioned [obscured]  grand daughter By the name? of Jeuly Price to she and her Heirs for ever Beginning at a Gum in the run of the swamp thence North then along a line of marked trees to a corner White Oak thence agreed line Between Lane & said Anderson to a Corner pine in Richard Bradleys line thence West along a line of marked trees to a corner pine in Richard Bradleys line then down the run of the Branch to a *** Oak a corner in Moores Swamp thence down the run of the Swamp to the first station to a corner Gum Lanes corner  Eighty Acres be the same more or less  To Have and to Hold the afore Tract and parcel of Land with the appertenances & belonging thereunto belonging as is any wise appertaining to her the said Jeuly Price her Heirs & asigns to her their only proper use Benefit for ever and the said Anderson do hereby warrant and desied [devise?]  unto her the said Jeuly Price her Heirs and asigns for ever against the Lawful claim or Claims of any person or persons  Witness I Have Hereunto set my hand and seal this day & date above mentioned

Signed Sealed & delivered

in the presence of

Cordie Lane

Ishan (his mark) Oneal                   James (x) Anderson

Edgecombe County May Cort 1810 the within deed of gift was duly Exhibited in open Court Proved by the Oath of Isan Oneal and ordered to be recorded

Test    Edward Hall  CC

transcribed Marc Anderson 2011   * means the letter baffles me

Edge. Co. Db 15, page 150, deed date 18 May 1812, recorded Nov Ct

1814, James Anderson, Edge. Co to Absalom Savage , Edge. Co for $390, a

tract of land on the south side of Moores Swamp containing 75 acres

beginning at a corner gum in a (Miery) Branch then along the said

Absalom Savage’s line south to a pine Burrel Bradley’s corner then west

along said Bradley’s line to James Bradley’s corner pine then north

along said James Bradley’s line to Lazarus (O’Neil) corner sassafras

then nearly an east course along the said O’Neal’s line to a sweet gum

tree then north to a pine Whit Bell’s corner then along the said Bell’s

line the various courses of the said branch to the beginning, signed

James Anderson (X), wit Whitt Bell, (appears to be Nathaniel Permenter

signed but scratched out. Abstracted 6-10-04, NCA film C.037.40011,

CTC.

William Anderson Jr. the younger

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Son William Anderson, son of my former wife Martha Anderson, five Shillings like money, to him his heirs & assigns forever————

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Son William Anderson, Son of my present wife Mourning Anderson, five Shillings of the like money, to him his heirs and assigns forever———–

…According to the book by Micajah, William Jr had three sons and three daughters…

+++son Micajah Anderson:

from the book by Micajah Anderson:

“The life of Micajah Anderson of Edgecombe County”  (http://www.archive.org/details/lifeofmicajahand00ande)

“I was born in Edgecombe combe county, October, 1803, of very poor and humble parents. Indeed, I suppose I came into the world as poor as any one who ever lived in it. My first recollection of my mother (my father died when I was quite young) was that she was toiling day and night for the support of myself and brothers and sisters, of which there were two girls older, and two boys and a girl younger than myself…”

…”On the twenty-first day of October, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, I became twenty- one years of age, and on the night of the twenty- fifth, following, I was ma

ried to my first wife, Nancy Newsom.”

…”I was living at the Avington place on Fishing Creek”

…”I married Harriet Faithful, my second wife.”

…”after the death of my second wife, I married her own cousin, widow of Edward Fountain

– maiden name Mary Eliza Pittman

I am pretty much baffled as to which property is this William Jr… he states in 1824 he is living “on Fishing Creek” which would be nearer to  the Swift Creek plantation.

Edge. Co. Db 11, page 313, deed date 14 Jul 1804, recorded Feb Ct

1805, John Dillard, Edge. Co to Lewis Thomas, same county for 35 pds, a

tract beginning at a small pine standing in Charles Gray’s line on the

path that leads from William Anderson’s house then along the said path

north 67 east 90 poles to a red & white oak sapplin in said Gray’s

other line near Walnut Creek on the south side of Tar River then along

said line south (80) east 12 poles to a water oak in said creek said

Gray’s corner then up the creek along Stephen Haywood’s line 54 poles

to a pine & small white oak then south 70 west 23 poles to a red oak in

George Anderson’s line then along said line 59 poles to the beginning,

containing 33 acres & three rods, signed John Dillard, wit Starling

Degges, Jos Wilson, acknowledged in court.  NOTE: JOS. WILSON COULD BE

JAMES WILSON. Abstracted 4 Jul 07, RD copy, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 17, page 161, deed date 27 Jul 1820, recorded Aug Ct

1820, Ruben Johnson, Edge. Co to William W. Armstrong, Edge. Co for one

dollar, two tracts of land beginning at a small pine standing in Jas

Battle’s line formerly Charles Gray’s in the path that leads from

William Anderson’s towards the widow Anderson’s then along said path

north 67 east 90 poles to a read and white oak sapling in said Gray’s

other line near said Gray’s other line near Walnut Creek on the south

side of Tar River then along the said line south 80 east 12 poles to a

water oak in said creek then up the creek along Stephen Haywood’s line

54 poles to a pine and small white oak then south 70 west 83 poles to a

red oak in (George Anderson’s) line then along said line 49 poles to

the beginning, containing 33 acres and three roods, the other tract he

the said Johnson purchased of Joseph Lackey adjoining William Dancy Sr,

F. Philips, now George Anderson, the same tract before recited and

others containing 74 & 3/4 acres, also one bay mare, 3 feather beds and

furniture, 16 head of hogs, corn and fodder now standing and the whole

of his house hold and kitchen furniture, said Ruben Johnston stands

justly indebted to Spencer L. Hart and conveys said property as

security for payment of said debt, signed Reuben Johnston, wit (Bernard

Cowell)(X), acknowledged in court by Reuben Johnson. Abstracted 3 Aug

07, NCA film C.037.40015, CTC.

Henry Anderson b. unknown  d. before 1858   m. Lovey Staton  (since he would be near 100 years old at his death if he was born prior to 1763, I surmise that he was a son of the second wife and born after 1763)

Marriages of Early Edgecombe County N.C.  1733-1868 by Williams & Griffin

Anderson, Henry – Lovey Staton, ———–1799, George Anderson, (w) S. Wren.

Edge. Co. Db 7, page 346, deed date 14 Jan 1794, recorded Feb Ct 1794,

Wm Griffin to George Anderson, each of Edge. Co for 12 pounds, a tract

of land containing 44 acres, beginning at a poplar & white oak (Henry

Anderson) line then along a line of marked trees to a pine in Wm

Griffis line then along the said Griffis line to a corner post oak

Henry Anderson’s line to the first station, signed William Griffis (M),

wit George Narsworthy (proved), Saml Ruffin.  Abstracted 2-13-05, NCA

film C.037.40008, CTC.

Edgecombe Co. NC Deeds Vol. 4: 1786-1794  by Stephen Bradley Jr.

Deed Book 8 pg 61

558-(586) Henry(x)Anderson of Edgecombe Co to George Anderson of same.  24 Dec 1795.  10£.  20 acres which was part of a deed from Elijah Horn to William Anderson 26 Jan 1787, on the south side of Tar River, joining Brakes Branch, Falks Branch.  Wit: W.R. Gray, Jos Pitt, Mitchll Dormon.  Proved Nov Ct 1796.  Edward Hall CC

Edgecombe Co. N.C. Deeds  Vol. 6: 1798-1802   by Stephen Bradley Jr.

751-(110) Henry(x)Anderson & his wife Love of Edgcomb Co to Edward Griffin of same.

24 Feb 1801.  £15s5. 20 ¼ acres & 25 poles on the north side of Folks Branch, joining Lewis Fort, sd Anderson.  Wit: Starling Waller.  Proved Aug Ct 1801.  Edward Hall CC

Edgecombe County, NC, Land Warrants 1778-1900  by Dr. A.B. Pruitt

633 (3015)  George Anderson 10.75 ac; warrant #250 issued Nov. 23, 1801 by Starling Waller to George Anderson for 10.75 ac on S side of Tarr R, joins said Anderson, Thomas Dickinson, Henry Anderson, & “out”; 10.75 ac surveyed Nov. 26, 1801 by Wyatt Bullard; Charles Anderson & William Anderson, Chain carriers; #105 “May 11” George Anderson paid £0.5.4 ¼ for 10.75 ac in entry #205 (signed) Wm H Haywood, for John Haywood, PT; grant #710 issued May 18, 1802.

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 22, page 426, (Cokey Swamp) date of deed 16 Dec 1838,

date recorded Feb Ct. 1840; Zachariah Griffin, dec’d, directed in his

will that a portion of the land that he died seized and possessed of be

sold to be used for purposes that he specified and appointed Jesse C.

Knight and Margaret Griffin, his executor and executrix but Margaret

Griffin refused to qualify, Jesse C. sells to Henry Anderson at public

auction became the last and highest bidder at ($537.94), a tract of

land beginning at an oak in the fork of Brakes and the Grassy Branches

then up the meanders of the said Brake’s Branch to a black gum Reuben

Johnson’s corner then along said line south 61 east 131 poles to a

stake his other corner then south 9 west 88 poles to a pine Johnson’s

other corner in Thomas Griffin’s line then along said Griffin’s line

west 111 poles to a pine said Griffin’s corner then along a new line of

marked trees north 48 west 54 poles to a stake in the dower line of the

widow of said dec’d then along said line north 21 east 25 ½ poles to a

pine on the north side of the said Grassy Branch then down the various

courses of said branch to the first station, containing 134 3/4 acres,

signed 7 Feb 1840, Jesse C. Knight, wit. John Garrett, B.F. Knight.

Abstracted 1-2-02, FHC film 0370237, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 27, page 205, date of deed (day/month not stated) 1856,

date recorded May Ct. 1856, James B.W. Norvill and Margaret, his wife,

Edge. Co. to James H. Griffth, Edge. Co. for $250, a tract of land on

the waters of Killebrew Mill Branch adjoining the lands of Mary Ann

Johnson, Henry Anderson and others containing 80 acres beginning at an

oak in Killebrew’s Mill Branch, Mary Ann Johnson’s corner then north 4

east 236 poles to a bunch of water oaks in Robert Johnson’s line then

along Johnson’s and Henry Anderson’s line west 52 poles to a stake and

pine inn Anderson’s line James H. Griffin’s corner then south 4 west

261 poles to an ash in Killebrew Mill Branch at or near the mouth of a

small branch then to the first station, signed James B.W. Norvill,

Margaret Norvill, wit. C.B. Killebrew, R.H. Austin. Abstracted 13 Feb.

01 FHC film 0370240, CTC.

Edge. Co. Db 29, page 148, date of deed 1 Jan 1858, date recorded not

stated, John L. Griffin, Edge. Co. to William Brake, Edge. Co., for

$217.70, a tract of land adjoining the lands of Jesse Mears, (     )

Battle, Henry Anderson, dec’d heirs and others containing 135 3/4

acres, as a mortgage to secure the payment of the sum of $217.70 in

three years from the date of the presents, signed John L. Griffin, wit.

William Worsley, Willie Ricks.  Abstracted 29 May 01 FHC film 0370241 ,

CTC.

(Info from my files by another researcher…David Anderson)

“Research by an earlier genealogist in my family indicated that my line goes back to a Henry Anderson who married Lovey Staton in 1799, presumably in Edgecombe Co. My gg-grandfather, Jesse Staton Anderson (1812-1884) moved to eastern Wake Co. where he married Mary Todd in 1837. My cousin’s research also shows that Henry Anderson and Lovey Staton had several other children:”

Descendants of Henry Anderson

1 Henry Anderson
. +Lovey Staton
…….. 2 Arthur Anderson
…….. 2 Bertha Anderson
…….. 2 Nancy Anderson
…….. 2 Helen Anderson
…….. 2 Jesse Staton Anderson 1812 – 1884
………… +Mary Todd 1813 – 1853
…….. *2nd Wife of Jesse Staton Anderson:
………… +Mary Ann Tucker 1832 – 1877
…….. *3rd Wife of Jesse Staton Anderson:
………… +Margaret Tucker 1834 – 1908

Carlos Anderson b. after 1763 d. unknown

That is the only reference I have ran across…

Edgecombe County, NC, Land Warrants 1778-1900  by Dr. A.B. Pruitt

633 (3015)  George Anderson 10.75 ac; warrant #250 issued Nov. 23, 1801 by Starling Waller to George Anderson for 10.75 ac on S side of Tarr R, joins said Anderson, Thomas Dickinson, Henry Anderson, & “out”; 10.75 ac surveyed Nov. 26, 1801 by Wyatt Bullard; Charles Anderson & William Anderson, Chain carriers; #105 “May 11” George Anderson paid £0.5.4 ¼ for 10.75 ac in entry #205 (signed) Wm H Haywood, for John Haywood, PT; grant #710 issued May 18, 1802.

I will note this but it doesn’t seem plausible unless he married a widow with previous children…

In the 1790 Halifax census there is 1 Anderson:

Charles        1M over 16

3M under 16

4F

2S

A Charles is not listed in the 1800 census.

1810 Census for Edgecombe

…daughters of William Anderson d. 1789

Clark’s  District

Pg 60

William                    2M to 10

1M over 45

1F to 10

2F to 16

1F to 45

1F over 45

Rachal                      4 “other” Free

Pg 61

Henry                     1M under 45

3F to 10

1F to 26

1F to 45

George                    1M to 10

1M to 16

1M over 45

3F to 10

1F to 16

2F to 26

1F over 45

Pg 62

Rachal 2M to 26

1F to 26

1F over 45

1S

Penelope 1F to 45

Mary 1F to 45

(Rachal, Penelope and Mary are adjacent) (Mourning Anderson was listed in the 1800 census)

______________________________________________________
an aside…  this could be a reason for naming 2 sons the same name….
From another families account… no relation…
Depositions explain that both William ______ were so named after their godfather(s) and that William _______ the elder was ‘at ye time of this deponent’s birth (William ______ the younger’s birth) was very dangerously sick in so much as his parents and friends did dispare his life, & for these reasons did also name him William’.


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August 23, 2009 at 7:30 pm

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