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Descendants of John Brown


Generation No. 8

8. JOHN8 BROWNE (THOMAS7, CHRISTOPHER6, CHRISTOPHER5, JOHN4 BROWN, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1555 in Of Flamberts, Essex, England, and died May 18, 1619 in Of Hansgerds, Essex, England. He married KATHERINE BOTELER 1585, daughter of HENRY BOTELER and CATHERINE WALLER. She was born Abt. 1565 in Of Hatfield, Woodall, Hertford, England.

More About J
OHN BROWNE:
Christening: Of Hansgerds, Essex, England
     
Children of J
OHN BROWNE and KATHERINE BOTELER are:
  i.   GILES9 BROWNE, b. 1590, Flamberts, In Com Essex, England; d. Abt. 1652.
9. ii.   THOMAS BROWNE, b. Abt. 1583, Flamberds, Essex, England; d. Aft. 1633.



Generation No. 9



9. THOMAS9 BROWNE (JOHN8, THOMAS7, CHRISTOPHER6, CHRISTOPHER5, JOHN4 BROWN, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1583 in Flamberds, Essex, England, and died Aft. 1633. He married MARY CORNELIUS, daughter of JOHN CORNELIUS. She was born Abt. 1580 in London, England, and died Bef. 1610.
     
Child of T
HOMAS BROWNE and MARY CORNELIUS is:
10. i.   THOMAS10 BROWNE, b. Abt. 1609, Essex, England; d. Aft. 1663.



Generation No. 10



10. THOMAS10 BROWNE (THOMAS9, JOHN8, THOMAS7, CHRISTOPHER6, CHRISTOPHER5, JOHN4 BROWN, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1609 in Essex, England, and died Aft. 1663. He married PRISCILLA SWAN. She was born Abt. 1605 in Denton Court, Kent, England.
     
Child of T
HOMAS BROWNE and PRISCILLA SWAN is:
11. i.   WILLIAM11 BROWNE, b. Abt. 1625, Four Mile Tree, Southwark, Surrey, England; d. December 04, 1704, Surry, Virginia.



Generation No. 11



11. WILLIAM11 BROWNE (THOMAS10, THOMAS9, JOHN8, THOMAS7, CHRISTOPHER6, CHRISTOPHER5, JOHN4 BROWN, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1625 in Four Mile Tree, Southwark, Surrey, England, and died December 04, 1704 in Surry, Virginia. He married MARY BROWNE Abt. 1661. She was born Abt. 1643 in Surrey, Va, and died Bef. 1682.
     
Child of W
ILLIAM BROWNE and MARY BROWNE is:
12. i.   MARY12 BROWN, b. 1657, Southmark, Surry, Virginia; d. 1718, Surry, Virginia.



Generation No. 12



12. MARY12 BROWN (WILLIAM11 BROWNE, THOMAS10, THOMAS9, JOHN8, THOMAS7, CHRISTOPHER6, CHRISTOPHER5, JOHN4 BROWN, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1657 in Southmark, Surry, Virginia, and died 1718 in Surry, Virginia. She married GEORGE JORDAN in Surry, Virginia, son of ARTHUR JORDAN and ELIZABETH BEVIN. He was born 1653 in Southwarke Parish, Surry, Va, and died May 13, 1718 in Surry, Va.
     
Children of M
ARY BROWN and GEORGE JORDAN are:
13. i.   GEORGE13 JORDAN II, b. 1678, Surry, Virginia; d. April 1761, Granville, North Carolina.
  ii.   ARTHUR JORDAN, b. 1680, Northampton, Nc; d. 1751, Northampton Co., North Carolina.
  iii.   THOMAS JORDAN, b. 1682, Surry, Va.
  iv.   JAMES JORDAN, b. 1684, , Surry, Va.
  v.   RIVER JORDAN II, b. 1686, , Surry, Va.
  vi.   CHARLES JORDAN II, b. 1688, , Surry, Va.
14. vii.   MARY JORDAN, b. 1690, , Surry, Va; d. Abt. 1733, Surry Co., VA.
  viii.   ELIZABETH JORDAN, b. 1692, Surry, Va.
  ix.   JANE (OR JEAN) JORDAN, b. 1694, Surry, Va; d. 1769, Warren Co., Nc.
  x.   ARTHUR JORDAN, b. Abt. 1700, Surrey Co., Virginia; d. Bef. August 1755, Northampton Co., North Carolina; m. SARAH UNKNOWN; b. Abt. 1700, Virginia.
  xi.   THOMAS JORDAN, b. 1700, Surry Co., Virginia; d. 1763, Brunswick Co., Virginia.



Generation No. 13



13. GEORGE13 JORDAN II (MARY12 BROWN, WILLIAM11 BROWNE, THOMAS10, THOMAS9, JOHN8, THOMAS7, CHRISTOPHER6, CHRISTOPHER5, JOHN4 BROWN, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1678 in Surry, Virginia, and died April 1761 in Granville, North Carolina. He married SARAH HUNT Abt. 1713, daughter of WILLIAM HUNT and TABITHA. She was born 1690 in Surry, Virginia, and died December 26, 1761 in Granville, North Carolina.
     
Children of G
EORGE JORDAN and SARAH HUNT are:
15. i.   ARTHUR14 JORDAN, b. May 13, 1718, Brunswick, Surry, Va; d. December 17, 1792, , Granville Co., Nc.
  ii.   REUBEN ARTHUR JORDAN, b. 1720, Surry Co., Va; d. 1793, Granville Co., Nc.
  iii.   AMEY JORDAN, b. Abt. 1722, <, Surry Co., Va>.
  iv.   ELIZABETH JORDAN, b. Abt. 1724, <, Surry Co., Va>.


14. MARY13 JORDAN (MARY12 BROWN, WILLIAM11 BROWNE, THOMAS10, THOMAS9, JOHN8, THOMAS7, CHRISTOPHER6, CHRISTOPHER5, JOHN4 BROWN, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1690 in , Surry, Va, and died Abt. 1733 in Surry Co., VA. She married JAMES ANDERSON Bef. 1712 in Prince George Co., VA, son of THOMAS ANDERSON and MARY LUCY. He was born Bef. 1690 in "Callactes" Charles City Co, VA, and died November 20, 1751 in "Arnols" Surry Co, VA.

Notes for M
ARY JORDAN:
Mary was the daughter of George Jordan.
Mary's brother was Colonel George Jordan, Attorney General of Virginia, 1670

Notes for Mary
James Anderson's wife was Mary Jordan. As James was present in Amelia at the age of 16, it seems possible that this Mary is of an Amelia family. He is listed in the 06/10/1744 Tax List of Amelia County as James Anderson and Wife.
Mary's name is established by the deed dated 11/06/1755 and filed in Amelia County Deed book 5 on 11/27/1755. The dower signature is that of Mary. We can be confident that this is James son of James Anderson of Surry because the land description is that
of the original acreage leased to him by his father in 1743 along the east side of the Little Nottoway River. This same acreage was granted to his father.

Carpenter James Anderson of Christ Church Parish Georgia (Savannah) named widow Mary in his 08/24/1764 will.


Notes for J
AMES ANDERSON:
The information below has been copied from the web site of Patrick Anderson.
The place of his birth is called "The Cattails".

Notes for James Anderson:
James is named in the 1711 will of Thomas Anderson of Prince George County. The father of James Anderson of Surry County is established as Thomas by the examination of the deeds filed in the six volumes of Prince George's County records from 1713 to 1728.
A caution, that in Prince George County there also resides at this time a family of James Anderson with sons Matthew,Jr., William,Jr. and James Anderson and daughter Elizabeth Ligon. There is no confirmed relationship although such cannot be dismissed.
There is filed on page 516, a deed of 02/09/1721 from Margaret Goodrich to Abraham Odium involving 100 acres in Martins Brandon Parish, Prince George County, which were lands of John Jane sold to Thomas Anderson and upon his death lent by will to widow Mary, then sold by widow Mary, who married Cornelius Cargill, and eldest son James to Edward Goodrich by deed on 01/12/1713.
There is filed on page 957, a deed of 02/01/1726 from Cornelius Cargill to Robert Hunicutt for 150 acres on the south side of Cattail Swamp on the north side of the Blackwater and both sides of Reedy Branch formerly the occupation of Thomas Anderson dec'd and by James Anderson and Cornelius Cargill; 105 acres sold by James Anderson to Cornelius Cargill by deed dated 04/14/1719 and the rest by Charles Anderson his brother by deed dated 03/10/1718.
There is filed on page 292, a deed dated 04/14/1719 from James Anderson of Surry County to Cornelius Cargill for 105 acres on Cattail Swamp bounded by a line of Charles Anderson in which the wife Mary Anderson relinquishes her dower by separate affidavit.
Thus, the father of James Anderson of Surry County is Thomas Anderson of Prince George County, with wife Mary in 1711. No contemporary birth record is known.
James Anderson's first wife is Mary Jordan. The will of George Jordan is filed in Surry County Will Book 7 page 145, dated 05/18/1718 and probated 08/20/1718. He mentions his wife Mary and daughter Mary Anderson and legated to her a "large" bible. This Bible is later mentioned in James Anderson's will, and apparently goes to Georgia with James's son.
He names his daughter Mary Anderson, wife of James Anderson in a 1715 deed to her.
His second marriage was to Rebecca Cook. This is established by examination of Surry County, Will Book 9, page 248. The will of William Cook dated 05/01/1740 names sons Robin Cook, James Cook and daughters; Elizabeth who married Thomas Tomlinson, Rebeccah who married James Anderson, Sarah who married Henry Mitchell, Mary who
married Wm. Briggs, Susannah who married Miel Hill, Hannah who married Richard Gary, Amy who married John
Maclin. The will was probated 11/19/1740.
He is identified as an executor of his father's will in 1711 and is mentioned in the estate lists of his brother and sister in 1712. He co-signs deeds with Mary and Cornelius Cargill of his fathers land in 1712. On one of those deeds his wife is mentioned as approving but is Unnamed, however this apparently shows that James married May Jordan before 1712.
James in 1715 is identified in the deeds associated with his wife's family (Jordan). James's father-in-law George Jordan gave his daughter Mary Anderson, land in 1715 along the north side of the Blackwater swamp. This was located in Surry County. James moved to this plantation in the period 1718-1719. In 1730 he added 200 acres adjacent to this land by purchase from Henry Thomas and John Avery. This Surry County estate he called "Arnols". Arnols/Arnolds Creek
formed the eastern boundary of the estate north of the Blackwater. His father in law referred to this creek as a spring branch in his deed, without using the name Arnols. It would appear from the phrasing of James will that he named the creek. The plantation site, however, is at the major crossing point of the Blackwater River east of City Point. It was at
this point that the Berkley directed explorations of Southwest Virginia crossed the Blackwater in the 1650's. At this point the Blackwater River has a gravely bottom which would support fording traffic.
In 1718 James Anderson sells land along Nottoway River to Joshua Meachum. I have not traced when he obtained this land since it was likely filed in the Prince George County records before 1710 and has been lost. The fact that he held this land is probably why he acquiesced in the transfer of his fathers lands to Cornelius Cargill. As on other occasions he sells lands only to family members I am suspicious that Joshua Meachum had married his half-sister Jane Anderson.
In 1723 James patented 100 acres of land in Surry County (now Sussex) on the south side of the main Blackwater swamp beginning on the north side of the Pigeon Swamp. This record is found in Patents Book 11, 1735-38, page 289, dated 09/05/1723. This was located only a few miles south of his and his fathers lands and can be found on the 7 minute
Geodetic Survey Map "Disputania South". He sold this land to William Sanders his brother-in-law in 1726.
In 1733 James acquires the southwest corner of Whetstone creek and the Little Nottoway River by purchase from its original patent holder Robert Mitchell. This deed is filed in Brunswick County. This Robert Mitchell was the brother-in-law of his second wife' sister. He was the son of Henry Mitchell who was a landholder along the Prince George and Surry
County border as was James.
In 1735 James Anderson patents 150 acres North of the Little Nottoway River in Prince Georges County (now Nottoway). This is filed in patents book 16, page 150 dated 08/18/1735. From the 1736 tax lists of Amelia County it would appear that James and his son Thomas, had moved to Amelia County and were developing lands near the junction of Whetstone Creek and the Little Nottoway River.
In 1743 James Anderson, identified as James Anderson,Sr. of Surry County leases to his sons Thomas and Jordan those lands along Whetstone Creek and to his son James the land just east of them on the North side of the Little Nottoway River. These leases are filed in Amelia deed book 2. James' will consigns these lands to the sons in possession of them. There is a land plat of the original grants of this area prepared for the Amelia County Historical
Association and is a must for anyone who wishes to understand the lands of all the Amelia Andersons. He retains title to the head lands along Whetstone Creek until 1750, at which time he deeds this land to his son John.
There are five sons and four daughters known to be issue of James Anderson. I am confident that this list is complete. See the book "Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families"; By Grant James Anderson; Richmond Virginia; Whitter & Shepperson printers, 1909. According to the family tradition of Grant James Anderson as documented in his book, the family came to Southside Virginia about 1733. An unknown father of surname Anderson with his four sons James, Thomas, Jourdan, John and daughter Faith. The mother's maiden name was Jourdan. It is not clear in the text whether their mother came with them. The tradition states that he remarried and sired another son William Anderson and another unnamed daughter who married Mr. Moss. The Christian name of the father is easily established by examination of Amelia County, Virginia deeds and Surry County Wills. He was James Anderson, of Southwark Parish in Surry County, Virginia.
My research has shown the immigration story of Grant J. Anderson to be erroneous. Perhaps it is reasonable to hypothesize that his story may be attributed to the travel of the five grandchildren from Surry County to Amelia County in 1733. This would likely have involved an overland expedition which separated them from the comforts of the Surry County
home they had been raised in and may have left an indelible memory in the teenage children traveling with their father. Fertile ground for a family tradition.
I have chosen to assign the daughters of James Anderson to his first wife. This is because the Grant Anderson text states Faith was a daughter of the unknown Jordan. The text further says that another daughter who married a Moss was the daughter of the second wife. However as she is recorded as having a child in 1745 I think it likely she was the daughter of the first wife. It would appear that Mary was the oldest child, from the date of birth of her own children.

Records of James Anderson

James Anderson to Cornelius Cargill of Surry County
03/07/1712 155 acres
Prince George County Book 1710-1713 page 254 recorded 01/13/1713 bounded by land given by the will of Thomas Anderson, dec'd to his son Charles Anderson and the Queen's land; 105 acres was latley surveyed by Capt. Robert Bolling for said Thomas Anderson, and by him given to said James, with 50 acres adjoining Capt. Taylor's cart path.
Wit: Francis West, Will'm Sanders, Charles Anderson
Livery & seizin witnesses by Roger Reess, Michael Rosser, Richard
Whitmore, James Anderson
and wife acknowledged the deed.

James Anderson to Joshua Meachum of Prince George County
07/15/1718 104 acres
Surry County Book 1715-1730 page 127
The said parcell contains one hundred and four acres of land be it more or less situate lying and being in Surry County near Nottoway River.

James Anderson to Cornelius Cargill of Surry County
04/14/1719 105 acres
Prince George County Book 1713-1728 page 292
This Indenture made this Fourteenth Day of April in the year of our Lord Christ One Thousand Seven hundred and Nineteen between James Anderson of the County of Surry of the One part and Cornelius Cargill of the County of Prince George of the other part. Witnesseth that the said James Anderson for divers good causes and considerations him thereunto moving,
but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of Four pounds current money to him in hand paid by the said
Cornelius Cargill at and before the ensealing & delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said James Anderson doth hereby acknowledge and thereof doth acquit release and discharge the said Cornelius Cargill his heirs, executors, Etc. Hath given, granted, bargained sold, remised, released, and for ever quitted claim, and by these presents the said
James Anderson doth for him self his heirs Excrs Etc.: give, grant, bargain, sell, remise, release, and for ever quit claim unto the said Cornelius Cargill and to his heirs for ever to all that seat, tract or parcell of Land situate Lying and being on the Cattail Swamp in the County of Prince George containing One hundred and five acres of land and bounded Viz: Westwardly on the Land of Charles Anderson, Easterly Northerly, and Southerly upon unpatented Lands. To have and to hold the said Lands and premises with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Cornelius Cargill and
to his heirs forever, together with all houses orchards, gardens, meadows, pastures, fencings, woods, underwoods,
ways, waters, and watercourses thereon or thereunto belonging, so that neither the said James Anderson or his heirs nor any other person or persons whatever claiming or to claim by from or under him or them shall not at any time hereafter have any right title interest claim or demand of or to the said lands and premises but that the same with every part & parcel; [? ] of shall be and forever hereafter [? ] to the only sole proper use & [?] of him the said Cornelius Cargill and to his heirs for ever more and lastly the said James Anderson doth hereby further covenant and agree to with him the said Cornelius Cargill to defend and warrant the sayl of these presents by a general warranty against all and all manner of persons whatever unto the said Cornelius Cargill and to his heirs for ever. In Witness whereof the said James Anderson hath hereunto set his hand and seal the Day and year first above written Signed sealed and Delivered in sight and presence of:
James Anderson sealed with
red wax
On the back of the above deed was a endorsement in the following words. Viz:
Memorandum
That Livery and Seizin of the Lands and premises within mentioned was by the within named James Anderson made and executed in due form of Law unto the within named Cornelius Cargill in sight of James Anderson.
At a Court held at Merchant's Hope for the County of Prince George on the second Tuesday in April being the fourteenth Day of the said month Anno Domini, 1719

The above written deed for land (indented and sealed) was in open Court acknowledged (with the above endorsement of Livery of Seizin theron) by James Anderson the subscriber thereunto, to be his act and deed to Cornelius Cargill named therein, on whole motion the same by Order of the Court is truly recorded. And there also appeared in Court Mary the wife
of the said James Anderson and being first privately examined freely & voluntarily relinquished to the said Cornelius
Cargill her right of dower in and to the lands in the said deed mentioned which by Order of the Court is likewise recorded
teste Wm Hamlin Cl Cur

Anderson, James
09/05/1723 100 acres Surry County
Patents Book 11, 1735-38, page 289
GEORGE [insert] TO ALL[i] KNOW YE that for diverse good causes and considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the sum of TEN SHILLINGS of good and lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Tresury in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. WE HAVE given granted and confirmed and by these presents for
Us our [?] Do give grant and confirm unto James Anderson of Surry County one certain tract or parcel of Land containing one hundred acres lying and being on the South side of the Main Blackwater Swamp in the County aforesaid and bounded as followeth, to wit. BEGINNING at a pine on the North side of the Pigeon Swamp thence Northeast one hundred and thirty nine poles to a red oak then North by East seventy four poles to a pine thence West Northwest fforty one poles to a pine then South fifty five degrees West Sixty poles to a pine by the side of a small Branch then down the various courses
for the run of the said Branch to the Pigeon Swamp aforesaid and down the various courses of the run of the said swamp to the beginning WITH ALL[i] To have hold or to be held [i] yielding and paying [i] provided [i] In witness [i] witness our Trusty and Well beloved Hugh Drysdale Esqr. Lieut Govr. [i] at Williamsburg under the Seal of our said Colony the Fifth Day of September One Thousand Seven hundred and Twenty Three in the Fourth year of our Reign Hugh Drysdale

James Anderson to William Sanders
/ /1726 100 acres
Surry County Book 1715-1730 Part 2 page 671-673
Land north of the Pigeon Swamp beginning at the mouth of a branch.

James Anderson from Robert Mitchell
05/15/1733 800 acres Brunswick County
Brunswick County Deed Book 1 page 36-36
Beginning at Samuel Jordans uper corner on the River thence along Jordans line fore hundred sixty poles to his corner red oak thence along his line two hundred seventy two poles to a small red oak thence west fore hundred sixty five p.s to small red oak thence north two hundred fifity p.s at a hickory thence east to a creek and down the sd creek to the River and down the sd River to the beginning.

Brunswick County had been formed in 1720, however, due to the lack of population, record keeping had not begun until 1732. The boundary between Prince George County and Brunswick had been set by the legislature as the Nottoway river, while the southern border was the boundary with North Carolina and was not surveyed until 1728. In the year 1732,
the boundary between Prince George and Brunswick was delineated as the "Little Nottoway" and later changed to the
"Nottoway River". The above lands were located in the fork between these branches of the Nottoway, in the southwest corner of the current Little Nottoway river and Whetstone Creek, and would later fall into Amelia County in 1736.

Anderson, James
08/18/1735 150 acres Amelia County
Virginia Patents Book 11, 1735-38 page ?
On the North side of the Little Nottoway River.

James Anderson to James Anderson
12/20/1743 150 acres
Amelia County Book 2 page 17 (old number)
Lands on the North [east] side of the Little Nottoway River beginning at the river east 180 poles south 160 poles west 180 poles and then up river to the start.
[East bank of the Little Nottoway where Jordan's road crosses]

James Anderson to Thomas Anderson
12/20/1743 300 acres
Amelia County Book 2 page 20 (old number)
Lands on South [west] side of Little Nottoway river beginning at Jordans corner on the river west then south along Jordans line then up Jordan's Little Run to a line of trees and then northwest to a spring branch down the branch to Whetstone Creek and down the Creek to the Little Nottoway river and then down to river to the start.

James Anderson to Jordan Anderson
12/20/1743 300 acres
Amelia County Book 2 page 19 (old number)
Lands on South [west] side of Little Nottoway river beginning at a spring branch on Whetstone Creek, up the branch to then south along Thomas Anderson's line to a line of trees northwest to the head line and then north and then east to Whetstone Creek and down the creek to the beginning.

The 11/20/1751 date of James Anderson death is known from the entry in the Albemarle Parish Register, reported by Thomas Bedingfield. There is some conflict between different abstracts of the register and I have not had the opportunity to examine the original.

The will of James Anderson appears in Surry County, Virginia, Will Book 9, page 772. The inventory of his estate is filed 02/18/1752 and an account by his "exctriss" Rebecca Anderson is filed on 07/22/1752.

In the name of God amen January 9th, 1750/1 I James Anderson of the Parish of Southwark and the County of Surry being well in body and mind for which I praise almighty God and do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that I give it and my body to the Earth to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned and as touching such
Worldly Estate as it has pleased Almighty God to bless me with in this life I give and devise of the same as followeth viz.

Item I give and Devise to my Son Thomas Anderson all my Estate that he hath now in his Possession one book called human prudence one other book called the whole Duty of man and five pounds current money of Virginia.

Item I give to my Son James Anderson all my Estate he hath now in his possession and also five pounds current money of Virginia and after the Decease or Marriage of my Wife Rebecca one Negro man called Peter and my large Bible to him and to his heirs for ever.

Item I give to my Son Jordan Anderson all my Estate he hath now in his possession also five pounds current Money of Virginia, one Book called the fountain of Life, and after the Death or Marriage of my Wife Rebecca one negro man named Robin to him and his heirs for ever.

Item I give to my Son John Anderson and to his heirs forever One certain parcel or tract of Land lying and being in the County of Amelia joining to Thomas and Jordan Andersons Land it being the remainder of a tract of Land given to the said Thomas and Jordan Anderson containing by Estimation Two hundred Acres more or less as also fifteen pounds current
money in the lieu of a Tract of Land the I formerly designed to give to him joining to my Land I now live on and also five
pounds current money more, and after the death of my Wife Rebecca or Marriage One negro Boy named Aaron.

Item I give all my wearing Apparel to be equally divided between my Sons namely Thomas James and Jordan and John Anderson.

Item I give my Daughter Mary Eps all the Estate she hath now of mine in her Possession and five pounds current money of Virginia.

Item I give to my Daughter Lyddey Averiss Five pounds current Money of Virginia and all of the Estate she hath now of mine in her Possession.

Item I give to my Daughter Priscilla five pounds current money of Virginia and all the Estate she hath now of mine in her Possession

Item I give to my Daughter Faith five pounds current money and all the state she hath now of mine in her possession.

Item I give and Devise to my Son William all my Land in Surry County to him and his heirs for ever as also one Snuff Box, one Pockett Book, One Gun, called mine, and after the Death of my Wife Rebecca one negro women named Kate and her increase one negro boy named Ned, one Still and also my Desk.

Item I give to my wife Rebecca and my Son William all my Estate that I have not Disposed of to be equally divided between them and it is further my Will and Dessire that if my Son William Anderson should die before heirs of age or married that all the Estates as given to him may be equally divided between all my children then living.

Item I give to my Wife the use of the following negro's During her life Viz: Cate and Ned, as also Still, Gun, and Desk I also give my Wife Rebecca the use of the following negro's during her life or widowhood Viz, Peter, Robin and Aaron. As I have given my Wife the use of all my negro's and the plantation I live on during her life or widowhood it is my further my [sic] will and desire that if she should Marry that then she should have nothing to do with that tract of Land known by the name of Arnols.
And lastly do appoint Rebecca my Wife whole and sole Executor of this my last will and Testament In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of January 1750/1
Jas: Anderson L.. S..
Signed Sealed published
He. in presence of
Lemuel Cooke
his
John Bishop
mark
his
John Ray
mark
No site for the burial is known. It is likely to be on the site of the Arnols plantation north of the Blackwater Swamp near the common boundary of Prince George, Surry and Sussex Counties. The other possibility the Southwark Parish Church cemetery which has not been researched by the author as of 1995.

An Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of James Anderson Deceased

One large Still @ 20/& a parcel of Beef and Bacon @ 3/ 23,,0,, 0
One old Horse @ 20s/& one mare at 5 and one colt @ 3 9,, 0,, 0
One negro Boy Aaron @ 40 & one Negro man Robin @ 40 80,, 0,, 0
One negro child Ned at 15 and one wench Cate at 35,,10,,0 50,,10,, 0
One Negro man Peter at 16, & Tea Kettle Sugar Box Canisters and Tea pott 16,,14,, 0
Two pair of money scales hone razor and straps 0,,11,, 0
Two Lancetts Pen knife scissars waffers and ink 0,, 4,, 4
One Black Wallnut Desk 4 and 11 old chairs a parcel of axes & hoes 7,, 4,, 0
a parcel of carpenters and coopers tools 1,, 9,, 0
Three saddles two mens and one womens @ 3,, 6,, 0
A parcel of Bridles Houssing and Holkers 0,,14,, 0
6 Wedges 4 Harrow Teeth and some old Iron 0,,18,, 9
a parcel of rope and old traces 6s/ and 10 geese @ 7/6 0,,13,, 6
6 year old cattle at 1,,4,,0.12 Cowes @ 20/ each & 15 young cattle at 15s/ 24,, 9,, 0
11 sheep at 40s/6 fat Hogs at & 4 hides in Tan @ 24s/ 8,, 4,, 0
29 Hogs & 6 Piggs @ 6,,11 and a parcel of corn at 22 28,,11,, 0
3 bushels of wheat and eight bushels of Pease 1,, 5,, 0
a parcel of Lime at 5s/ and 4 raw hides at 11s/ 0,,16,, 0
Some upper and sole leather 1,,16,, 0
All his wearing cloaths 6 coats 7 Jackets Breeches Shirts stockings & shoes 7,,17,, 0
a pair of Horse Teams Buckles Buttons etc. 0,, 5,, 0
a walking cane Shoe thread & a small box 0,, 3,, 0
a parcel of files and a set 1s/6d a parcel of fodder and nubbins 3,, 1,, 6
11 Dishes at 35s/.8 Basons 22s/& 15 Plates @ 18/ 3,,15,, 0
3 Porringers and a pepper box and some old pewter 1,, 2,, 0
a tin bucket and other tin ware 0,, 7,, 0
Butter Potts Muggs etc. 13s/6d and two Bowles Cupps and Saucers 0,,18,, 2
A skimmer and Flesh Forks 0,, 2,, 6
One iron spit at 5s/ and one duck spit at 1s/6d 0,, 6,, 6
9lbs of Tallow at 3s/ a cart and wheels harrow and gear 1,,13,, 0
1 large Copper Kettle 1 Brass Ditto 2 Small Do: 7,, 1,, 6
1 Bace Mettle Skillet at 12/. 0,,12,, 0
5 Iron Potts Hooks and Racks 2 frying pans and Box Iron 1,,17,, 0
3 spinning wheels and 5 pair of cards 0,,15,, 0
1 grindstone at 3s/6d pales a tub & a sifter 0,,17,, 6
19 cyder casks 1,,18,,0
a parcel of old Barrels Hoggsheads baskets etc 4,, 2,, 0
2 Bushels of salt 0,, 3,, 4
24lb of feathers @ 30s/4lb of mean feathers at 6d 1,,12,, 0
5 old combs @ 2/ 56 bottles @ 12s/ and 9 Juggs at 18s 1,,12,, 0
some Pepper Allspice Allum and Ginger 0,, 5,, 0
Some Trupers Arms 2,, 0,, 0
2 Dishes 2 Basons 12 plates and 6 spoons 1,,16,, 0
3 Dozen and 9 Spoons @ 6/6 and 3 Dozn Pipes at 1/ 0,, 7,, 6
5lb of Sugar 2s/6d a parcel of shoemakers tools & lasts etc. 0,,17,, 6
2000 Ten penny nails and some small Ditto 0,,16,, 0
17 Ells of Ozenbriggs @ 17s/ & 4 Ells Ditto @ 3/ 1,, 0,, 0
13 yards of white Linnen 1,, 1,, 8
3 yards of cotton @ 7s/11 sheets and one blanket @ 3,,16,,0 4,, 3,, 0
some napkins Bagg and tablecloths 0,,19,, 0
3 Wallet 5 Baggs 0,,13,, 0
1 Bed Bed Stead Hide Rug Blanket and pair of Sheets 4,, 0,, 0
1 Bed Ditto with Pillers 6,, 0,, 0
1 Bedstead 0,, 2,, 6
1 Linnen Wheel 12s/ 4 Reap hoocks and a hackal 0,,14,, 0
8 new Hoes at 24s/20lb of wool at 17s/4d 2,, 1,, 4
24lb of itch Cotton 24s/ and 28lb of Flax at 28s/ 2,,12,, 0
one crosscutt Saw at 5s/ and 2 pair of Stilliards @ 10s/ 0,,15,, 0
186lb of cotton @ 3d p/lb and some cotton & Flax thread 3,, 7,, 6
4 sifters at 2s/6d and a case of bottles at 12s/ 0,,14,, 6
2 pair of fire tongs Grid iron and an old cutting knife 0,, 5,, 0
One pewter flaggon and three old candlesticks 0,, 5,, 0
One Bed Bedstead and Covering 4,,10,, 0
One Bed Do 5,,10,, 0
One Bed Do 5,, 0,, 0
6 Chests @ 35s/ and 3 Tables at 20s/ 2,,15,, 0
a parcel of table Kives and Forks 0,, 6,, 0
3 glasses and 4 small bottles etc 0,, 2,, 6
a parcel of old books 1,, 0,, 0
2 pair of shoes 0,, 2,, 6

In obediance to an Order of the Worshipful Court held for Surry County January the 21st 1752 We the subscribers being first sworn before Howell Briggs Gentleman one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace of the said County have valued the Estate of James Anderson deceased as appear by the Inventory above.
Teste Benja: Baird
Rebecca Anderson Extrice Thos: Bedingfield
Richard Jones
At a Court held for Surry County the 18th day of February 1752
The aforewritten Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of James Anderson deceased was returned and by the Court ordered to be recorded.
Exd: Teste
A. Claiborne Clk.

1751 The Estate of James Anderson deceased Dt
To Funeral Expenses 3,,15,, 7
To paid the sherif of Surry for Levies, Clks &
Secretaries Fees 422th to Co W/A/ 2,,19,, 0
To paid Do for Quit Rents 500 Acres of Land 0,,12,, 8
1752 To paid the appraisers for two days 0,,18,, 0
To paid Doctor Peese 0,, 3,, 6
To paid John Bishop 0,, 3,, 6
_________
8,,12,, 3
To Rebecca Anderson Cr
By the personal Estate appraised to 205,,10,, 1
By Cash found in the House 56,,13,, 5
By 3 Cropp hhds:Tobo: Wt:3160 lbs at 15/ 23,,14,, 0
By Mr. Peters 2,, 4,, 63/4
By Cash reced of Anthony Atkinson 0,,16,, 7
By Do reced of John Reddin 0,, 6,, 4
_________
289,, 5,, 0
E.E. by Rebecca Anderson Extrice
In obedience to the Worshipful Court of Surry we have examined the above acct and found it right.
John Hay
John Nicolson




     
Children of M
ARY JORDAN and JAMES ANDERSON are:
  i.   JAMES14 ANDERSON, b. 1720, "Arnols" Surry Co., VA; d. 1769, Augusta, GA; m. MARY, Bef. June 10, 1744, Amelia Co. VA; b. Bef. 1728, VA.
  Notes for JAMES ANDERSON:
James would appear to have been born at his fathers estate "Arnols" in Surry County, Virginia. This is located along the north bank of the Blackwater River which forms the southern boundary of current Surry county near the triangular intersection of Prince George County, Surry County, and Sussex County. No contemporary record is known. Grant James Anderson gives his birth date as 1720.
James Anderson was a contract builder. His Georgia will dated 08/24/1764 gives his occupation as carpenter, and states that his sons are to be trained in the craft of "hous joiner." His brother Thomas Anderson was a carpenter and contracted to build a bridge over the Appomattox River for 70 Pounds in 1745. His father was in possession of a quantity
of Cooper and Carpenters tools. His brother John continues to reside in Amelia, later Nottoway County, where he is recorded by the tax collector as "Carpt."
In 1747 the Albemarle Parish, in Surry County, ordered the construction of a replacement chapel for Spring Swamp Chapel. This construction was contracted to James Anderson of Amelia County, for 290.

Albemarle Parish Vestry Book
Pages 37-39
Virginia State Library
Richmond, Virginia
At a Vestry for the Parish of Albemarle in the County of Surry on the 20th Day of August 1747 at the Church on Barlthorp Creek.
...
Ordered That Chris.r Tatum & John Mason Sr. churchwardens do give public notice by advertisements at such places in this County & the Counties adjacent as they shall think proper, that on Thursday the 15th of October next a Vestry will be held at the Church on Barlthorp Creek in order to treat with workman for building & erecting a Church 70 by 26 feet at or near where the Chapel at Spring Swamp now stands for the [?] of the sd purpose.
...

Albemarle Parish Vestry Book
Pages 41-43
Virginia State Library
Richmond, Virginia
At Vestry held for Albemarle Parish at Nottoway Church the 25th Day of October 1747.
...
The Vestry having waranted & agreed with James Anderson of Amelia County for the building of a Church or Chapel at or near where the Chapel at Spring Swamp now stands, for which he is to have 290 Curr.t Money of Virginia, according the Dimensions & manner following Viz. 69 feet in length & 26 feet in bredth in the clear: 16 feet pitch under pind 2 feet high with 1/2 a foot below & 1 1/2 foot above the surface of the ground with good well [?] bricks & air holes at proper distances, a strong substantial [?] floor laid with sound well seasoned quartered pine plank in bredth not above 10 inches, all the pews to be 6 feet wide and 10 feet long , except two viz. on on each side of the Communion Table, which are to be 9 by 7 the ally to be 6 feet wide. the Church is to have two doors in the South side & one in the West and 4 feet wide and 9 feet high all to be folding, and the work quarter round & rais'd panel: the two doors in the South side to be made fast with bars & iron hooks, that in the West end with two spring bolts & a nut & strong lock: all to be hung with suitable H hinges: the pews to be 4 feet high & close, the front to be quarter round & raised panel, the petitioners plain Wainscot: all the pews to be neatly cap'd plank seats on three sides, the doors to be of size according to the plan & hung with substantial H hinges, the Communion Table to be rais'd two steps above the floor of the Church, and enclosed with rails & neatly twind ballusters, the door thereof to hung with substantial hinges, a pulpit with a neat & suitable canopy & door hung with H
hinges & both that & the two reading pews viz. for the Minister & Clerk to be the sort of work with the front of the pews & of dimension according to the plan, rails & ballusters from the Minister's reading pew to the pulpit: The length & width of the space for the Communion Table & number of steps to ascend to the reading pews & pulpit to be set as mind & directed
by the Minister. The span of two pews on the North side at the West end of the Church to be set apart for a Baptistry
with seats all around: A neat twind post erected in the area with handsum mouldings around the top, whereon to place the font or bason & a desk adjoining to lay the book on: two plank seats to be put up in the Westmost front doorway & one in that of the Eastermost. The Church to have 6 windows in the South Side 7 in the North side of sash on & sills in the clear
according to the plan, a large window in the East end 6 feet wide in the clear & of a proportional height divided by a part in the middle a window in the West end above the plate of dimension suitable to the place: all the Windows to be glaz'd with good crown glass, the running sashes to be supported when up with iron pins made fast to the frame with a leather thong. The Church to be done up the height of the pews with ther edge plank plain'd & bonded, to have a comon substantial roof with a compass edging the walls & roof to be strengthened with great beams across in number & size suitable, the walls
above the pews & ceiling to be well plaster'd & whitewashe: The window frames on the inside & door cases on both sides to be archistrad: a small window in the back of the pulpit of size suitable to the plan, shutters for all the windows of plain wainscot, to be hung with substantial H hinges & made fast when open with iron hooks & staples & when shut with an iron spring bolt, the walls & gable ends to be done with feather edge plank plain'd & beaded to show not above 6 inches, with cornish leaves. The roof to be covered on [?]'d laths with good C[?] heart shingles in length 90 inches in thickness 1 inch & in bredth not above 4 inches & nailed with 6d nails the roof to be hip'd from the [?] beams, the side & gable end walls to be well [?]'d: the window shutters on both sides the outside of the doors & dorr cases, the outside of the window frames & sashes the Cornish the corner & Barge Boards all to be well painted with White Lead & oil: a Fraonton or Pediment over each door shingled as the roof: White Oak or Light Wood steps at each door mitred at the corner. A gallery in the West end of the Church of pitch, dimension & form according to the plan with a proper stair pews & close breast or front of wainscot quartered round & raised panel with archistrad [?] & Cornish & proper bars, one pew in the fore part on the North side 6 feet by 11 1/2 with seats rais'd & sides the back door & ends: on the South side plain wainscot 8 feet by 11 1/2 a passage from the stairs of 3 feet wide, a passge to the backside of 3 feet wide, 8 seats on each side four 2 by 11 1/2
feet to rise above one another 9 inches, a partition between each seat 2 feet high above each respective floor of plain wainscot. The gallery plastered underneath the whole to be completed & finished at the proper cost & charges of the sd James Anderson and that in a neat & workmanklike manner: by the 15th of June which shall happen in the year 1750. For the performance whereof the s'd James Anderson is to give Bond with sufficient surety as soon as may be, to the Church wardens of the Sd Parish for the time being. Wm Willie Minr.

Albemarle Parish Vestry Book
Page 66
Virginia State Library
Richmond, Virginia
At Vestry held for Parish of Albemarle in the County of Surry on the 12th Day of November 1750.
...
The Vestry met in order to take the Spring Swamp Chapel and the said Chapel being not compleatly finished the said Vestry thought not yet fit to receive the said Chapel. Ordered that the Church wardens pay James Anderson so much money as will make 232,,12,,08 1/2 up 290 pounds James Anderson has given this parish liberty to make use of the chapel that he has built from this day till such time as he can finish the said Chapel.
Albemarle Parish Vestry Book
Page 92
Virginia State Library
Richmond, Virginia
1749 Albemarle Parish [account sheet]
To cash paid Mr. Anderson viz. order 221,,18,, 8

Albemarle Parish Vestry Book
Page 96
Virginia State Library
Richmond, Virginia
1751 Albemarle Parish [account sheet]
To removing the Spring Swamp old Chappel 2,,--,--

Albemarle Parish Vestry Book
Page 102
Virginia State Library
Richmond, Virginia
1751 Ordered that the churchwardens pay to Ja.s Anderson the sum of twenty five pounds fice shillings & six pence out of the money belonging to this Parish.

This chapel was shortly thereafter renamed St. Andrew's Church. It was located on Spring Creek, in southern Sussex County, near the current town of Jarratt.

Amelia County, Deed Book 5, page 380.
Edward Eppes, son of Daniel Eppes,Jr., deceased, of the County of Surry, binds himself to James Anderson,Jr., of Amelia County, carpenter, to learn his trade for the term of five years.
04/18/1749. Witnesses John Anderson, Thomas Raines, Surry County records contain a similar apprenticeship for Daniel Eppes.
Edward and Daniel were sons of Daniel Eppes the brother of Edwawrd Eppes who was mrried to James Anderson sister
Mary.

The Virginia lands attributed to James Anderson is a plantation along the east side of the Little Nottoway River opposite the mouth of the Whetstone Creek, just at a bend in the River. This land was patented by his father in 1735 and leased to him in 1743. He acquired title in his father's 1751 will and sold the land to Charles Hamlin in 1755. Later he patented a section of land just to the northest of this but abandoned it in 1757 when he moved to Georgia.

James Anderson to Charles Hamlin
11/26/1755 150 acres Amelia County, Virginia
Amelia County Deed Book 5 Page 448 and 449
This Indenture made this Twenty sixth day of November in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fifty five between James Anderson and Mary his wife of the Parish of Nottoway and County of Amelia of the one part and Charles Hamlin and of Rawleigh Parish and County aforesaid of the other part for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the sd Charles Hamlin the receipt whereof Sd James Anderson
and Mary his wife doth hereby acknowledge hath given granted bargained sold aliened conveyed and confirmed and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell alien convey and confirm unto the Sd Charles Hamlin his heirs and assigns one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County aforesaid on the north side of Little Nottoway River maintaining on hundred and fifty acres more or less and the same is bounded as followeth Viz: Beginning at two Dutch Elms cornerd at the River thence East fifteen degrees North one hundrd and eighty poles to a corner gum and poplar in a
small branch thence South one hundred and sixty poles to a corner red oak. Thence due West one hundred eighty eight poles to a corner on Little Nottoway River near below the Bent thence up the River as it meanders to the beginning. To have and to hold the Sd tract or parcel of land with all of its appurtenances to the said Charles Hamlin his heirs and assigns for ever and the sd James Anderson and Mary his wife for them selves their heirs directors and administrators doth further covenant and agree to and with the sd Charles Hamlin that the the sd James Anderson will warrant and for ever defend the above mentioned lands with all its appurtenances to him the said Charles Hamlin his heirs and assigns for ever against him the Sd James Anderson his heirs and assigns from the claim or claims of any person or persons whatsoever. In witness whereof the sd James Anderson and Mary his wife hath hereunto set their hands and affixed
their seals this day and year above written.
Sealed and Delivered James Anderson \
In presence of her
his Mary Anderson \
Saml Jordan mark
mark
Alexd Erskins
P Mcquaid
her
Phibe Rayns
mark

Memorandum
That quiet and Peaceable possession and seisur of the within mentioned lands and premises was given and taken by the within named James Anderson and Mary his wife to the within named Charles Hamlin in his own prper person for himself his heirs and assigns according to the purposes of the written deed in the presence of us the subscbribers.
James Anderson \
his Mary Anderson \
Saml Jordan
mark
Alexd Erskins
P Mcquaid
her
Phibe Rayns
mark
At a Court held for Amelia County the 27th day of November 1755
This Deed with livery and seisur endorsed from James Anderson and Mary his wife to Charles Hamlin was proved by the oaths of Samuel Jordan and Alexander Erskin and at one other Court held for the said County the 24th day of June 1756 It was also proved by the oath of Phebe Rains the third witness thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Samuel Cobbs CC

These Amelia lands would have straddled Jordan's Road. By 1787 "Hamlin's Tavern", at this location the earliest tavern in Nottoway County was noted to be in delapidated condition.
Upon moving to Georgia, James resided in Savannah where he owned a portion of a lot. His name also appears as a witness to transactions on Savannah lots for William Matthews, his son-in- law, and others.
He files numerous petitions with the colonial government of Georgia which can be found in the Georgia Colonial Records. It is possible that he is also the surveyor James Anderson of those records.
A short list of his petitions extracted from the Georgia Colonial Records series of volumes.

02/1756 Petition for 200 acres along the east side of Buck Branch and Beaver Pond Creek. rejected.
04/12/1757 James Anderson and Andrew Newland petition for reward and costs involved in the capture of escaped felon David Dundass. Taken under advisement.
12/1757 Declaring that he has a wife and 6 children petitions for 200 acres on Briar Creek, 2 miles below Joshua Atkinson. Postponed.
06/1758 same, granted.
05/1760 Declaring that he has a wife, 7 children and 3 slaves and has resided 3 years in the Colony petitions for 300 acers on Bowen's Branch bounded by William Raines and 300 acres on the south side Walnut Branch between Evan Lewis and Thomas Irwin. Granted 500 acres on Bowen's Branch.
03/1761 Declaring that he has a wife, 7 children and 2 slaves petitions for 200 acres on the Savannah above Point Pleasant adjacent John Davis. postponed.
07/1761 petitions to reactivate 05/1760 land warrant which had expired before a survey could be conducted.
04/1762 Petitions that he should be permitted to improve a lot in Savannah and that he should be granted lot #9. Rejected.
05/1762 Petitions for 500 acres next Rocky Creek in Hallifax District and requests an additional grant for 300 acres adjacent which was granted to William Raines who has left the colony 2 years ago.
05/21/1762 The Governor signs 500 acre grant to James Anderson.
03/1764 Declaring that he has a wife, 7 children and 4 slaves petitions for 500 acres north of Great Ogeechee and east of Spring Creek. Rejected.
04/1764 petitions for 400 acres adjoining his lands which was William Matthews who left the colony. Granted.
08/1764 Governor signs grant for 400 acres.
06/1765 petitions for 1 acre lot in Augusta lot #19. Granted.
07/1766 Petitions for lands he settled on Rocky Creek branch of Buck Head in 1757 plus resolution of conflict over lands granted Jacob Colson which he was originally awarded but could not settle due to conflict with the Indians. granted.
12/1766 James Anderson petitions as deputy surveyor for extensions of land warrants which could not be surveyed due to inclement weather.
02/1767 Governor signs grant for 150 acres.

The cattle brand of James Anderson if recorded in Georgia Colonial "marks and Brands" Book K on page 39. It was recorded in 1763 and indicates that James Anderson is a resident of Savannah.
In 1768 he sells his Savannah lot and moves to his plantation southwest of Augusta and purchases lot 19 in the town of Augusta.

James Anderson to Joseph Butler
04/16/1768 lot Savannah, Georgia
Ga. Col. Records Book S page 238
Lot in Savannah originally granted to Ann McIntosh, now wife of Robert Bailie, sold by Ann to James Anderson.

His lot in Augusta bordered on that of Lachlan McAvillary a Georgian of note, whose journal of that period is contained in the New York City Historical Library, and would be worthy of examination for reference to James.
James Anderson's will is dated 08/24/1764, probated on 01/06/1769 and filed in Georgia Colonial will book A page 296.

In the name of God Amen, the twenty fourth Day of August 1764 I James Anderson of the Town of Savannah and Parish of Christ Church Carpenter being in perfect mind and and memory Thanks be given unto God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die do make and ordain this my last Will and testament, that is to say, Principally & first of all I recommend my soul to God that gave it and my body to the Earth, to be buried at the Direction of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the Same again by the mighty Power of God and as touching such worldly goods wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give Remise and dispose of in the manner and form following; First I give and bequeath unto Mary my Dearly beloved Wife, her choice of the Feather beds and furniture as well as my bay horse called Rock. Also I give and bequeath unto my son David Anderson three hundred acres of Land in St. Georges Parish on Rocky Creek and Ten pounds Sterling. Also I give and bequeath unto my Son James Anderson three hundred acres of Land in St. Georges Parish on Rocky Creek and ten pounds Sterling. Also I give and bequeath unto my Son Willm Anderson three hundred acres of Land in St Georges
Parish and on Rocky Cree; & ten pounds Sterling. Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Anderson ten pounds
Sterling. Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Tabitha Anderson ten pounds Sterling. Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Cynthia Anderson ten pounds Sterling. Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Anderson ten pounds
Sterling. Also it is my will and desire that my daughter Elizabeth Matthews Shall have the use of what things she hath of mine in her possession During her matural Life and then Dispose of them as she please. Also my will and desire is that all the rest of my Estate both Royal and Personal be equally divided between my Dearly beloved wife Mary and my seven children namely, David, James, Mary, Tabitha, Cynthia, Ann, and William after my just debts and Financial Expenses is paid, and that my wife Mary shall have the liberty to dispose of any part of the Estate as she pleases to discharge the
debts; and that my wife Mary shall have the use of the rest of the Estate after my just debts are paid and pay of [sic] the Legacys as the Children come of age or Marry (but not bring any charges against the Children for their bringing up or raising) that is if She remain a Widow but if she marry than the children may (at the age of twelve years) chose of or them
selves and have their parts of the Estate with them but if they chose to abide with their mother let them and their part of the Estate abide together, also it is my will and Desire that she my wife Mary shall have the use of her choice of two negroes as long as she remains a widow (without being accountable to the children for any part of their all as so long as she remain a widow, but nolong [sic] and when has it she marry then an equal division made between her my wife Mary and the seven children before married (if alive) if any be ded then an equal division to be made between Mary my wife and the
children then living and if any of the children Die in their minority their parts of the Estate shall be equally divided between
them that survive also my will is that if my wife Mary do sell my house and lott in Savannah (or Shall chose to rent it out to pay my debts) or for any other purpose as she shall think convenient and move to the country than and she shall have the liberty of settling on that part or portion of land that shall be my son Williams and there to remain without during her widowhood or natural life it is my will and desire that my William be bound out at the age of fifteen years for the space or term of five years to any Trade or Occupation as he my son William choses at the time he is to be bound which is at the age of fifteen years. it is also my will and desire that when the land is divided that what difference there may be in the quality ot may be made equal by paying a sum of money to them that has that part (of lesser Tally) or parts Also it is my will and desire that my two sons David and James bee all the assistance they can in maintaining sd family till they com to the age of twenty one years and during that same time to be employed by such persons as they think most proper to teach and instruct them in the trade of a Carpenter and hous joiner I also constitute and appoint my well beloved son David and James Anderson with my dearly beloved wife Mary my sole Executors of this my last will & testament and I so hereby utterly revoke and disanul all and every other former testament wills legacies and bequests executed by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

Signed, Sealed, Published, pronounced,
and delivered by the said James Anderson James Anderson s
his last will and testament in presence
of the subscribers
Peter Blythe
Thomas Barwich
Thomas Day
GEORGIA
Before me James Wright Esqr Capt. General and governor in Chief of his Majestys said Province and ordinary of the same appears Peter Blyth of Savannah in the province aforesaid Carpenter one of the subscribing witnesses to the last will and testament within written of James Anderson of the Town of Savannah Carpenter deceased who being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God made oath that he was present and did see the testator sign seal publish pronounce and declare the same to be and contain his Last Will and Testament and that he was of sound mind and disposing mind & memory to the best of his knowledge and belief and that he with Thomas Barwich and Thomas Day subscribed their names as witnesses to the said will at the request and in the presence of the sd testator and in each others presence.
At the same time David Anderson one of the Executors named in the said will qualified as such.
Recorded 9 january 1769 given under my hand the 6th january 1769
/s/ Ja. Wright

Bibliography

Colonial Georgia Genealogical Data 1748-1783, William H. Dumont, National Genealogical Society, Special Publication No. 36, Washington D.C., 1971.
Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families, by Grant James Anderson, Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, 1909.
The Story of Augusta Edward J. Cashin, Richmond County Board of Education, Augusta, Georgia.




  Notes for MARY:
Living in Augusta GA in 1764

Notes for Mary ?:
James Anderson's wife was Mary, surname unknown. As James was
present in Amelia at the
age of 16, it seems possible that this Mary is of an Amelia family. He
is listed in the 06/10/1744 Tax
List of Amelia County as James Anderson and Wife.
Mary's name is established by the deed dated 11/06/1755 and filed
in Amelia County Deed
book 5 on 11/27/1755. The dower signature is that of Mary. We can be
confident that this is
James son of James Anderson of Surry because the land description is that
of the original acreage
leased to him by his father in 1743 along the east side of the Little
Nottoway River. This same
acreage was granted to his father.
Carpenter James Anderson of Christ Church Parish Georgia
(Savannah) named widow Mary
in his 08/24/1764 will.



  ii.   THOMAS ANDERSON, b. 1721, "Arnols" Surry Co., VA; d. Bef. 1787, Dinwiddie Co., VA; m. KEHRENHAPPUCK YARBROUGH, Bef. June 10, 1744, Amelia Co. VA; d. Bef. 1756.
  Notes for THOMAS ANDERSON:
Notes for Thomas Anderson:
Thomas would have been born on the estate of "Arnols" in Surry County in 1721 according to Grant J. Anderson's genealogy. No contemporary record of this has been found. Arnols was located in the western corner of current Surry County, Virginia.
Thomas Anderson was an undertaker. This is the 18th century term for a contract builder. Thomas was a resident of Amelia County early and subsequently of Dinwiddie County after its formation in 1752.
His first land patent is at the age of 18 years along Whetstone Creek just northwest of his father's patent along the little Nottoway River. He sells this patent off in lots of 200 and 54 acres. He reserved the timber rights to the 200 acre plot. The land deeded to him by his father in 1743 took up the southwest corner of the intersection of Whetstone Creek and the Little Nottoway River in Nottoway Parish of Amelia County. On 09/12/1755 he sells this land to Thomas Williams. In the deed he is identified as being of Dinwiddie County. Therefore we can assume he had removed to Dinwiddie before this.
Jordan (? his son) sold all of his 1782 (382 and 108 acres) holdings to John Edmundson in 1787. Perhaps the younger children went with their older brothers out west. The records of Dinwiddie County prior to 1833 have almost all been destroyed in a fire. A surviving survey book does have a record of an adjustment to one of Thomas's properties. This is the survey of his ten acre patent. Perhaps when examined closely it will reveal where he lived. Little more of the Thomas Anderson family will be found without special effort by researchers delving into the Dinwiddie County past.

Anderson, Thomas
09/22/1739 254 acres Amelia County
Patents Book 18, 1738-39, page 469
North of the Whetstone Creek.
Amelia County
Court Orders Book 1
At Court on 08/15/1740
John Thomas appt. to clear road from Jordan's bridge best way into Mr. Cock's road, Thomas & James Anderson, Thomas Taylor, and John Thomas & all other male tithable to assist. Jordan's Bridge crosses the Little Nottoway as 602 west of Blackstone. His brother James' owned the plantation at the east end of this bridge.

Amelia County Court Order Book 1 records at a Court on 07/16/1740 a deed as follows. No corresponding record exists in the Amelia Deed Books:

Thomas Anderson from James Anderson
07/16/1740
Unknown land. Witness Samuel Jordan and James Anderson,Jr.

Anderson, Thomas to Thomas Burge
06/17/1741 200 acres Amelia County
Amelia Co., Virginia Deed Book 1, page 222-223
North side Whetstone Creek, bounded in part by Peter Benford's line and the Long Branch, being part of a patent by Thomas Anderson. Wit. James Anderson, John Taylor & Lucy Taylor.

Amelia County
Court Orders Book 1
At Court on 09/17/1742
Thomas Anderson is given leave to clear road from his own house into Thomas' Road.

Thomas Anderson from James Anderson
12/20/1743 300 acres Amelia County
Amelia County Deed Book 2 page 39
Lands on South [west] side of Little Nottoway river beginning at Jordans corner on the river west then south along Jordans line then up Jordan's Little Run to a line of trees and then northwest to a spring branch down the branch to Whetstone Creek and down the Creek to the Little Nottoway river and then down to river to the start.

Amelia County
Court Orders Book 1
At Court on 02/15/1744
Abraham Green & William Booker report that in conjunction with the Gent. of the Henrico Court, they have agreed with Thomas Anderson, to build a bridge over the Appomattox River and keep it in repair, for 70 pounds.

Amelia County
Will Book 1
Bonds, page 14
140 pounds. Thomas Anderson, with George Currie, Samuel Tarry, and Clement Read, all of Amelia County, to Abraham Green and William Booker, Gent., of the same County, and William Kennon, Jr. and Benjamin Harris, Gent., of Henrico Co., Va. for Thomas Anderson to build a bridge over the Appomattox River at a place called Burtons, 12 feet wide and double railed, in a good workmanlike manner, and keep the same in passable repair for seven years for the consideration of 70 pounds, 50 pounds whereof to be paid Aug. 17,1745, and remaining 20 pounds to be paid Aug. 17, 1746; sec. Aug. 16, 1745.
The area which is now Chesterfield County was Henrico at the time he was contracted to build the bridge over the Appomattox. This bridge is probably an early predecessor of the bridge now spanning the Appomattox as River Road. I believe it was located a little southeast of the current bridge. Just three years before the court had allowed the operation of a ferry at this point. There was an early 19th century town on the river near this location which has now disappeared. Examination of Henrico Records did not find any data of interest.
Abraham Burton resided at the mouth of Deep Creek as it enters the Appomattox River. This is located just south of the Current Bevils Bridge over which River Road now passes from southwestern Chesterfield County to Amelia County. Thomas Bevil, Burton's northern neighbor, was given the licence for an ordinary and ferry over the Appomattox River by the Amelia County Court in 1736. Richard Booker built the ferry boat in 1737 (fee 4 p. for man and horse; 8 p. for a cart, 4 p. for a chair to two wheel chaise, free to County Taxpayers).
It is likely that this bridge was burned with Goode's bridge by Tarleton at the time of the American Revolution. This Burton was the father of Abraham Burton, commander of the 3rd. Virginia Continental who was in command at Waxhaw's, South Carolina when the massacre occured which earned Tarleton the sobriet "Bloody" Tarleton. Still later this location was the crossing point at which Lee crossed the Appomattox during his retreat from Richmond.

Amelia County
Court Orders Book 1
At Court on 12/20/1744
Petition Robert Melone vs. Henry Robertson
Thomas Anderson & James Anderson appt. to view & value work done by petitioner & make report.

Amelia County
Court Orders Book 1
At Court on 02/22/1745
Petition Robert Melone vs. Henry Robertson
For 2,,10,,0 due for carpentry work done. Thomas Anderson & James Anderson appt. to view & value work & make report. Found work worth 2,,7,,6 & Ptf. to recover amt., plus costs.

Thomas was a friend of George Cabiness of Amelia County and is mentioned in George's 1744 will and was executor. James Anderson, Thomas' brother, was an appraisor of the Cabiniss estate.

Amelia County
Court Orders Book 1
At Court on 05/17/1745
Petition Thomas Anderson & Matthew Cabiniss, Excr. of George Cabiniss, vs. William Hardcastle. Deft. failed to appear; to Ptf. for 59,,6,,0 plus costs.

Amelia County
Court Orders Book 1
At Court on 05/18/1745
Petition Richard Witton vs. Thomas Anderson & Matthew Cabiniss, Excr. of George Cabiniss, to Ptf. for 0,,40,,4 plus costs.

Amelia County
Court Orders Book 1
At Court on 07/19/1745
Petition Robert Bolling, Esq. vs. Thomas Anderson & Matthew Cabiniss, Excr. of George Cabiniss, failed to appear; to Ptf. for 0,,57,,11 plus costs.

Amelia County
Court Orders Book 1
At Court on 02/22/1745
Cate a Negro girl belonging to Thomas Anderson judged age 8.

Amelia County
From the "Virginia Gazette and General Advertiser", Williamsburg, Va.,
1752, we are told:
Amelia County =, ff.
To all Sheriffs, Constables, and other His Majesty's Liege People, to Whom these Presents shall come. Greeting. Wheras complaint hath this day been made to me, on of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for this County, by Thomas Anderson, of the County aforesaid, That he was, on Sunday the 23rd Day of August last, robb'd of a Beaver Hat to the Value of 30 Shillings, a Pair of Leather Breeches, a Pair of blue-grey Worsted, and a Pair of Yarn Hose, a Common-Prayer Book, a Razor Strap, a half-worn down brown Linen Shirt, a Pair of Jack Boots, two Holland Caps, one Pair of Shoes, and other Things, and that he has great Reason to suspect one William Roach, alis Rough, late of this County, an idle Person, about 23 Years old, short and well-set, with a simple Look, has a large scar just above his Forehead, is much addicted to Gaming, had on when he went away a blue- grey hald-trimm'd Coat, and a Pair of striped Holland Trousers :
These are therefore in His Majesty's Name, to command and require all Sheriffs, Constables, and other His Majesty's Liege Peoples, within this Colony, to make diligent Search nad Pursuit, by Way of Hue and Cry, within their several Counties and Precincts, after the said William Roach, alias Rough; and him having found, to apprehend and carry before the next Justice of the Peace, that he may be dealt with according to Law. Herein fail not.
Given under my Hand and Seal, at Amelia, this 17th Day of
September, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Two, in the Twenty Sixth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King GEORGE the Second.
CHARLES IRBY

Thomas and Kerenhappuck to Henry Buford
03/25/1749 54 acres Amelia County
Amelia County Deed Book 3 page 235
adj. Binford's corner on Whetstone Creek, Thomas Burges' line, & Whetstone Creek. Wit. Thomas Buford, Benjamin Shelton, Faith Anderson.

Thomas Anderson to Thomas Williams
09/12/1755 acres Amelia County
Amelia County Deed Book 5 page 488

Anderson, Thomas
02/01/1781 10 acres Dinwiddie County
Patents Book D, Volume 2, page 514
Adjacent to John Jones

Amelia County, Virginia Tax Lists
1736
James Anderson
Thomas Anderson
1740
James Anderson
Thomas Anderson

1741 List of Abraham Cocke
James Anderson,Jr. 1
Thomas Anderson 1

1743 James Anderson 2
Thomas Anderson and Jordan Anderson 3

1744,10 Jun
James Anderson & wife 2
Thomas Anderson & wife 2
Jordan Anderson 1

1747, 10 Jun Below Deep Creek and above the Cellar
Anderson, James,Jr., John Anderson Thomas Raines & Jack & Cate 5
Anderson, Thomas, Jordan Anderson Robert Munford, Jack , Amanuel 6

1748, Jun List taken below Deep Creek and Above the Sellar by Charles Irby
Thomas Anderson, John Nance, Jack, tom, Manuel, Gideon 6
James Anderson,Jr., John Anderson Thomas Raines, Jack and Cate 5

1749 Charles Irby's List of Nottoway Parish
Thomas Anderson, Jack, tom, Manuel, Gideon 5 30
James Anderson,Jr., Thomas Raines, John Anderson, Edward Eppes, Daniel Eppes, Jack, Cate 7 5
Jordan Anderson, Adam 2 12

1752
Anderson James,Jr., Edward Eppes,
Daniel Eppes and Cate 4x
Anderson Thomas 1x
Anderson Jordan, Adam 2x

[1752 formation of Dinwiddie County places Thomas Anderson in Dinwiddie County. He no longer appears in Amelia County tax lists.]

Dinwiddie County, Virginia

1782 Dinwiddie County
Anderson Thomas 382 acres 12/6 238,15,0 ,27,9
108 acres 6 32 6,5

Bibliography

Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families, by Grant James Anderson, Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, 1909.
Will Book 1, Amelia County, Wills 1735-1761, Bonds 1735-1754, Abstracted and Compiled by Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey, Mid- South Publishing Company, 1978. Wills and Administrations of Surry County, Virginia, 1671-1750; by Eliza Timberlake Davis, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 1980.

Notes for Kehrenhappuck Yarbrough:
Grant J. Anderson's genealogy states that Thomas married twice.
The 1744 tax roll of Amelia
County refers to Thomas Anderson and wife. Kehrenhappuck Anderson is named in the 1749 deed. However, there is no dower signature in the deed of Thomas Anderson made in 1756. Perhaps his first wife was dead by then. William Yarbrough names his daughter Caryinhappuch Anderson and surviving widow Ellinor in his will probated 12/16/1748 and filed in Amelia County, Virginia Will Book 1, page 50. His children include:

1. William Yarbrough 1748
2. Hezekiah Yarbrough 06/27/1754Amelia,VA
3. Priscilla Yarbrough 1748
4. Ann Yarbrough 1748
5. Samuel Yarbrough 1748
6. Caryinhapuch Yarbrough 1749-1755
7. Moses Yarbrough 04/22/1756Amelia,VA
8. Micajah Yarbrough



  iii.   JORDAN ANDERSON, b. May 05, 1723, "Arnols" Surry Co., VA; d. October 20, 1805, Chesterfield Co. VA; m. MARY WATKINS, September 15, 1748, Amelia Co., VA; b. March 22, 1724, VA; d. November 13, 1805, Chesterfield Co., VA.
  Notes for JORDAN ANDERSON:
Notes for Jordan Anderson:
The book "Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall
families". By Grant James
Anderson, (Richmond Va., Whitter & Shepperson printers, 1909), provides
an account of the
descendants of Jordan Anderson as reconstructed from the ancestral
correspondence and recall of
Grant J. Anderson who was a great grandson of Jordan Anderson. At the
time of Publication Grant
J. Anderson was a resident of Westminster, Texas, just north of Dallas,
Texas. In his text G. J.
Anderson refers to Jordan Anderson using the spelling Jourdan Anderson.
This reflects the Virginia
pronunciation of Jordan (Jur-dan). Virginia records however record the
name as Jordan.
No birth record is known. He was probably born on his father's
estate "Arnols" in the West
corner of Surry County, Virginia, north of the Blackwater River.
Jordan Anderson apparently dabbled in land speculation using his
sons to "occupy" the land. It
is difficult to differentiate what portion of these land transaction were
associated with his residences.
However, it would appear that he had three primary residences in his
life.
James, his father leased, then later willed 200 acres at the
southwest intersection of Whetstone
Creek and Little Nottoway River to Jordan Anderson. He begins with the
200 acres at the
southwest intersection of Whetstone Creek and Little Nottoway River. He
and his brother John sell
their lands along Whetstone Creek to Francis Eppes in 1764. This is the
plantation which is later
willed to the next Francis Eppes.
Jordan began early to speculate on lands. In one land "deal" in
1744 he bought 800 acres
along the Little Nottoway River from Edward Thweatt and sold it back to
him for half as much the
following year. Too many deals like that and anyone will go broke.
However, it would appear that
his skill improved immeasurably as he dies a wealthy planter.
Jordan did not limit his land deals to the local county and as
time passed was identified in
Amelia County records as a resident of Cumberland and Chesterfield
Counties. He was involved in
land transactions along the Appomattox River. This lands were probably in
what is now Powhatan
County. He apparently acted as banker for his son's land deals as well.
I have found several
occasions where a son has sold back to his father Jordan,Sr. a piece of
land only to have that piece
resold by the father to another son.
In 1762 he buys 200 acres near Middle Creek (unidentified) in
Chesterfield County, adding
another 200 acres shortly thereafter. I believe that this may be the
Mantua Estate later sold in 1820
by his grandson Thomas. There is a flury of land transactions in the
1780's by Jordan and his sons.
From a study of his property it would appear that he had most of
his money in land at the time
of the revolution and the inflation that occurred at that time. This may
have been the key to his
success. His lands were located just west of the Coal Pits at
Winterpock, which was the farthest
west the the militia were driven during any of the Virginia Military
Operations south of the James.
Therefore his properties avoided any of the damage sustained by those
further east of him.
Jordan's land dealings were extensive and would require an
examination of almost all county
records of Virginia and perhaps Georgia and the Carolina's. His will
refers to a purchase made of
Patrick Henry and wills his lands in Kentucky to his son Thomas.

"Virginia Gazette and General Advertiser", Williamsburg, 1768.
Run away from the subscriber in Chesterfield, about the end of
August last, a middle sized
Negro man named WILL, about 30 years old, of a yellowish complexion, very
much marked on his
face, arms, and breast, his country fashion, speaks very broken, and can
hardly tell his master's
name; had on when he went away a new osnabrugs shirt; Virginia linen
short Trousers, old cotton
jacket, and felt hat, with part of the brim burnt off. He has made three
attempts, as he said, to get to
his country, but was apprehended. All masters of vessels are hereby
forewarned from carrying the
said slave out of the colony. Whoever apprehends him, and brings him to
me, shall have 20 s.
reward, besides what the law allows.
Jordan
Anderson

Jordan Anderson became opposed to slavery as is confirmed by the
details of his will and the
following entry in Chesterfield Deed Book 11 page 639.

Know all men by these presents that I Jordan Anderson of the County of
Chesterfield, seeing such
an inconsistency betwixt our Declaration of Independence Viz. That all
men are equally born free
and our practice in holding a great number of our fellow men in the most
abject slavery especially
those born since that Declaration and also seeing our youths supported
thereby, instead of becoming
useful members of Society in our Commonwealth are rather become a mere
nuisance and scandal
thereto: observing these things I do hereby gradually emancipate and set
free the following persons
Viz. York, Lucy, Rachel, and her increase, Tamy, Jack, George, Felice and
her increase the first
day of January after my wife's and my death. Amica, Miley, & Amy and
their increase as they come
to age, unless that period arrives before our deaths then they shall be
free at the same time the others
above mentioned after our deaths. Frank and Little York to be free at
the same time if of the age of
twenty one years. Frank was born April 25th 1773. Amica September
24,1774. Milley March 12,
1777. Amy November 14,1779. Little York October 23,1782. Moses July
25,1787. Salley
September 8th,1789. The two last to be free at 21 years of age. In
witness whereof I do hereby
relinquish all claim, title, or interest in them for that my heirs or
assigns shall ever have any right, or
title, or claim to or in them after the above stated period for my Heirs
and Assigns forever for the
due Conformance of which I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal
this seventh day of
April one thousand seven hundred and ninety.

Jordan Anderson seal

At a court held for Chesterfield County April 8th 1790 This
Instrument of writing was
acknowledged by Jordan Anderson a party thereto and ordered to be
recorded.

Teste Thos Watkins C.C.C.
He dies in Chesterfield County. The exact date of death is known
through the obituary of the
Virginia Gazette and General Advertizer 9 November 1805.
Jordan,Sr. and his wife of 57 years, died in Chesterfield Co.,
Va. His obituary refers to him as
Dr. Jordan Anderson and mentions that although he had received no formal
schooling he was trusted
for his healing skills. Several of his sons were apparently also
"doctors".
Jordan Anderson's will is dated 01/01/1805 and probated
12/09/1805. It is filed in
Chesterfield Will Book 6 page 264. It is interesting for the detailed
account of the portion of his
estate to go to each of the Chesterfield sons and for the fact that he
willed each of his slaves to be
freed upon reaching the age of 21.

Chesterfield County, Will Book 6, Page 264
In the name of God Amen, January 1st 1805. I Jordan Anderson, senior of
Chesterfield county
being by the course of nature near my dissolation, but in my reason and
senses do make and declare
this my last will and testament, and do make all my other former wills
void. First and principally I
give my soul to God who gave it, trusting only in the merits of Jesus
Christ for my salvation, who
hath redeemed me from destruction and brought me again unto a lively hope
of the resurrection of
the dead to live under his smiles to all eternity. Glory be to God for
the gift of his dear Son and for
his unspeakable love and unmerited favour and as touching such worldly
estate as God has trusted
me with I give and bequeath as follows.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Edward Anderson and his heirs
forever, five hundred
dollars. Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Charles Anderson and his
heirs forever, one
hundred and seventy six acres of land in Prince Edward County that I
bought of my son David
Anderson, a part of the land he the said David bought of Patrick Henry,
which he has given me a
bond of one thousand dollars to make a good and lawful title to any
person as I shall direct by will
or otherwise, but if my son Charles shall chosse to have the one thousand
dollars in stead of the
land, my son David shall pay the said sum of money to Charles and keep
the land aforesaid, also I
give Charles one bed & furniture. Item, I give and bequeath unto my
son John Anderson and his
heirs forever, one stud horse named Juniper now in his possession. Item,
I give and bequeath unto
my son James Anderson and his heirs forever, all the tools I lent to him
in Lunenburg County, I also
give to his children and their heirs forever, all the stock and all the
other property lent to him at the
same time and place now in his possession, and also give them and their
heirs forever, two hundred
and fifty pounds, the sum I leave in my sons Jordan's hands to be paid by
him to the said children as
they shall come to age or marry, and have a right to give a lawful
discharge, I give unto them also
one bed and furniture to be deposited in their mothers hands for them.
Item, I give and bequeath
unto my son David Anderson and heirs [sic] forever, four hundred dollars
and one bed and
furniture. Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Jordan Anderson and his
heirs forever, that tract of
land he now lives on, one hundred and fifty acres, and after the death of
my beloved wife (his
mother) the tract of land I now live on, two hundred and fifty acres, on
his paying his brother James'
children their legacies above, but if my son Jordan shall fail to pay the
money as above directed the
said two hundred and fifty acres of land shall be sold to pay the same
money given those children.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Anderson and his heirs
forever, all my right and title
to all lands I have any right and title to in Kentucky, also the land I
had of Captn Hezekiah Rudd,
according to my bargain with said Rudd: as that now he stands in my place
essentially as his own
bargain. I also give him two hundred two hundred dollars.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Nathan Anderson and to his heirs
forever five hundred
dollars, deducting the money and interest he owed me on two bonds, and
also for seven hundred
and fifty two pounds of pork in the year 1791, to be paid for at forty
shillings per hundred havin had
it thirteen years to this date. I also give him the the labour and
raising of my young negroes, namely
Annicas increase, and Tom, and Patt, and Peter, Fillis's children and her
future increase, not to be
moved out of the state or so far as to deprive them of their freedom. It
is further my will and desire
that my son Thomas shall have all the labour and the raising my yound
negroes namely Amey's and
MIlley's increase and Sall, till come to age of twenty one years but not
to move tehm out this state,
or so far as to prevent their freedom, but Matt is excepted now with
Charles. It is further my and
desire that my son Jordan shall have the labour of and the raising of all
Rachel's increase, but not to
move them out of this state or so far as to prevent their freedom. It is
further my will that my son
Jordan shall account for the pork I lent him five hundred and fifty five
pounds, and pay off his bond
to me of Ten pounds on interest, in short, that all my children shall pay
to my estate all the debts any
of them may owe to it. as there are two young negroes with Charles and
two with James, they, and
all the others to be free at Twenty one years old. Item, is is further
my will and desire that after my
death all my estate that can conveniently be spared of wasting property
shall be sold, and the money
applyed in discharging the money legacies with the last crop if any to be
spared in proportion to
each, also all the money in hand or to be collected then due to my
estate: excepting one thousand
dollars which I devise and give as follows, that is to say, I give the
interest of one thousand dollars
for ten years from this date to be applyed for the spreading of the
Gospel of Jesus Christ, if it shall
be wnating for that purpose, but if it is not wanting for that purpose,
then it shall be applied to the
relief of the most indigent and distressed pious, Methodist saint: and
after that term of years, then the
principal one thousand dollars shall be equally divided among all my sons
and their heirs forever: it is
to be observed, I mean by the money legacies that I have given to my sons
Edward and David, and
Thomas and Nathan and that James's children are to come in for a part of
the one thousand dollars
instead of himself. Item, it is my will and desire that this plantation
shall be occupied with the
negroes and stocks on it, for raising money to support my beloved wife
Mary Anderson and for
advantage of my children after her death equally to be divided: and I
leave in trust this business to
my three sons Jordan, and Thomas and Nathan to see my desires fulfilled,
especially see their
mother duly taken care of so that she shall want for nothing that this
world affords that can be got for
comfort & support, and as she is incapable of judging or determining for
herself, may the Lord give
you to remember her exertions for your temporal interest, and give you
the tendeest feelings for
body and soul: and keep a just account of the cost and expence she may
be, also the profits of the
estate: and I desire you shall receive a just and reasonable compensation
for your troubles out of the
profits. It is my will and desire that all my negroes that shall be
twenty one years old now living with
me and my sons Jordan, Thomas, and Nathan shall be free on the first day
of January after mine and
my wife's death, and they shall be well clotherd both males and females,
and shall have their working
tools, and bread corn for one year, and liberty to settle on 33 acres of
land where my son Thomas
shall choose for them, and I earnestly request that no advantage may be
taken of them or suffer any
to be taken of them that can conveniently be prevented, but let them have
wood land as well as
cleared: and it is my desire that my estate shall not be appraised: and
that my loving and beloved
wife shall live where she shall choose, and any one of the negroes she
may choose to wait on and
attend her during her life, and if any of my executors shall move away
they shall then settle with the
others the estate affairs. Item, it is further my will and desire that a
thousand dollars shall be put into
the bank of the United States, or into the hands of my executors for the
presiding elders of this
district to collect the interest for the purpose above mentioned, who
shall give up a just account to
my executors and bishops how the same is expended, with the receipts for
it: the same to be
collected annually and expended. And lastly, I do appoint Jordan
Anderson, Thomas Anderson,
and Nathan Anderson my sons, executors of this my last will and
testament. Witness my hand and
seal the day and date above written.

Published and signed in presence Jordan Anderson, senior
of - Interlined before signed and
published.
Peter Rowlett
Thomas Cavender, junr

It is my desire that the thousand dollars I give the
interest of for ten years, shall be put into
the treasury of the United States, it it can be done, that the interest
may be the more easily or readily
collected, and it, is to be observed that I mean by Bishops Mr Francis
Asbury, Coke and Watcote,
as they have a more copious view what manner of expending with the money
for the Glory of God.
Witness my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Interlined before signed.
Thomas Calender, junr Jordan Anderson, senior

At a court held for Chesterfield county the 9th day of
December 1805. The last Will and
testament of Jordan Anderson, senr was proven by the oath of Peter
Rowlett and Thoams
Calender subsribing witnesses, and ordered to be recorded.
Teste Th: Watkins Clk.
Bibliography

Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families, by Grant James
Anderson, Whittet &
Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, 1909.
Revolutionary Virginia, The Road to Independence, Vol. III, Compiled and
Edited by Robert L.
Scribner and Brent Tarter, University Press of Virginia, 1977.
Southside Virginia Families, Volume I, by John Bennet Boddie, Pacific
Coast Publishers, Redwood
City, California, 1955.
Surry County, Virginia, Wills, Estate Accounts and Inventories 1730-1800,
by Lyndon H. Hart, III,
Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1985.
The Armistead Family and Collaterals, Margaret R. Cate and Wirt A. Cate,
Reed Printing
Company, Nashville, Tennessee, 1971.



  iv.   JOHN ANDERSON, b. 1725, "Arnols" Surry Co. VA; d. 1815, Nottoway Co. VA; m. MARY BELL, 1748, Surry Co, VA.
  Notes for JOHN ANDERSON:
Notes for John Anderson:
Grant J. Anderson in his book "Genealogy in Part, of the Anderson
- Owen - Beall Families",
Whittet & Shepperson, Printers, Richmond, VA., 1909; gives the date of
John's birth as 1725. This
appears reasonable. No contemporary record has been found. He would
have been born at his
fathers Surry County estate called "Arnols". This is located in the
southwest corner of current Surry
County, Virginia along the north side of the Blackwater River.
The family tradition of Grant James Anderson and the land patents
of James Anderson, Sr.
imply that the four sons and daughter Faith, removed from "Arnols" in
Surry County about 1733,
and settled in Nottoway Parish, Amelia County. This was along the east
side of the Little Nottoway
River across from Jordan where Jordan' Bridge now crosses the river. His
father dies in 1751.
John appears with his older three brothers in Nottoway Parish tax
rolls in 1747, four years
after their initial leases from their father. This would have been the
year he came of legal age. He
resides with his brother James Anderson,Jr. (carpenter) until 1750.
He does not re-appear in Amelia tax records again until 1753, and
it is likely that he returned
to Surry County from 1751-1753, as the birth of his eldest daughters are
recorded in the Albemarle
Parish Register in 1750 and 1752. This would have been immediately after
the death of his father.
The land granted him by his father James in 1750, was land that
James had withheld from the
original leases to his older three sons. James states in his will that
he had intended to give John land
near him in Surry County, but gives him 15 pounds in lieu of that land.
He returns to the lands that his father willed him in 1753 and
again is listed in the Amelia
County tax rolls. Joining him is John Orgain.
In 1754 he sells half of the original land to Jordan Anderson,
his brother. In 1756 he sells the
other half again to Jordan, perhaps retaining only the portion upon which
he lived.
No contemporary document exists which declaritively states the
family name of John
Anderson's wife. The dower signature in his deeds is Mary. The most
likely family name for John's
wife is Mary Bell. Mary Bell was a resident of Surry, later Sussex,
County living approximately
one mile from the Spring Swamp Chapel. Mary Bell married an Anderson
sometime between 1746
and 1768.
Both John and Jordan and their wives are listed as Grantors in
the 05/04/1764 sale of their
Nottoway estate to Frances Epes. This Frances Eppes was about a third
cousin by marriage. This
sale covers whatever remained of the lands willed to him by his father.
In the 1766 tax roll he is listed as John Anderson, Carpt.
without any indication of land
acreage, however in 1768 he is identified as taxed on 103 acres. I have
not determined how he
acquired these lands. Later still he acquires a 30 acre piece of land.
These lands he apparently
retains until his death in 1815.
Most importantly in 1768 he is taxed on one slave named Patt. A
woman slave named Patt is
left to his wife Mary Bell by her mother's 1768 will in Surry county, and
this provide confirming
evidence that John married Mary Bell. Patt appears in his tax list for
many years later including the
1782 list which includes his son Allen so we know that it is this John
that married Mary Bell.
The 1787 Nottoway County tax roll credits John Anderson with two
land plots one of 103
acres and another of 30 acres, identified as 10 miles SE of the
courthouse. There are two Long
Branch Creek's in Nottoway. He apparently resided along Long Branch SSE
of Blackstone,
Virginia. The 1815 Nottoway Tax lists indicates that the 135 acres of
John Anderson were acquired
by Edmund Irby in 1815. Edmund Irby was the executor for his daughter
Hannah's estate. She
also died in 1815, after John, in light of subsequent litigation.
John Anderson is listed as a Carpenter in the county tax records.
Such a notation is not
common for other occupations other than Minister of the Gospel (M. G.)
and implies that the tax
collector considered his skill and implements noteworthy.
An old home of Nottoway County, "The Elms" , originally known as
"Poplar Hill" was
constructed in 1812 by Edmund Irby. John would have been 85 years old in
1812. John
Anderson's estate, and that of his daughter Hannah, both of whom died in
1815 were settled by
Edmund Irby, executor. The lands of John Anderson were purchased at the
settlement of his estate
by Edmund Irby as reflected in the 1815 tax lists of Nottoway County.
This house still stands.
The home of Edmund Irby's father, "Pleasant Hill" was built in
1780. This was William Irby
son of Charles Irby who had originally settled 400 acres just west of the
Little Nottoway River, and
south of Jordan's Road. These were the lands south of John Anderson in
1751. This home has
been replaced. Charles Irby was the sherriff whose "hue and cry"
advertisement can be found under
Thomas Anderson.
"The Bowry" was built by John Freeman Eppes son of Captain Thomas
Eppes, year
unknown. His son Samuel Eppes did not like the name and changed it to
"Battleview", because of
its proximity to the battle of "The Grove", whereat the Union Cavalry
under Kautz and Wilson were
repulsed on 06/23/1864 during the Civil War. John Anderson is listed on
page 17 in the 1810
Census of Nottoway County contiguous to Thomas and John Eppes,Sr.

Records of John Anderson

John Anderson from James Anderson
and Rebecca
03/19/1750/1 200 acres Amelia County
Amelia County Deed Book 4 Page 39
This Indenture made the Nineteenth day of March in the Year of our Lord
One thousand
sevenhundred and fortynine & fifty between James Anderson Senior of Surry
County of the one part
and John Anderson of Amelia County of the other part Witnesseth that the
said James Anderson for
an [sic] in consideration of the sum of One Shilling Currt. money of of
[sic] Virginia to him in hand
paid by the said John Anderson the receipt whereof he doth hereby
acknowledge he the said James
Anderson hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant
bargain and sell unto
the said John Anderson his heirs and assigns One Tract or Parcel of Land
containing by estimation
Two hundred Acres be the same more or less lying and being in the County
of Amelia on the
Southside of Little Nottoway River and bounded as follows (to wit)
Beginning on Jordans Little Run
on Samuel Jordans Line thence along his Line South twelve Degrees West to
a corner red oak
thence West fifteen Degrees North fore hundred and forty five poles to a
small red oak thence
North along the head kine to a large Srub white oak blas'd three ways
thence a Direct cors [sic] to a
large Srub white oak blas'd four ways at the head of Jordans Little Run
thence down the said run as
it meanders to the beginning and the reversion remainder and remainders
thereof and all the Wright
title interest claim and demand whatsoever of him the said James Anderson
of in or to the premises
or any part thereof to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land
with the appurtenances
thereunto belonging to the said John Anderson his heirs and assigns
forever and the said James
Anderson from him heirs the said land and premises with the appurtenances
of the said land unto the
said John Anderson his heirs and assigns will warrant and forever defend
by these presents In
witness whereof the said James Anderson with Rebeckah his wife hath
hereunto set there [sic]
hands and sfixed there seals the day and year first above written.

Signed Sealed and Delivered James Anderson \
her
In presents of ........... Rebeckah Anderson \
mark
Exd. James Anderson,Junr: Edward Eppes: Daniel Eppes. S.C.
At a Court held for Amelia County the 16th day of November 1750
this deed from James
Anderson Senr. to John Anderson was proved by the oaths of James
Anderson, and Daniel Eppes.
And at one other court held for the said County the 19th day of April
1751 the same was also
proved by the Oath of Edward Eppes the other witness thereto and ordered
to be recorded.
/s/ Samuel Cobbs Clk

John Anderson to Jordan Anderson
05/13/1754 100 acres Amelia County
Amelia County Deed Book 5 Page 156
This Indenture made the Thirteenth day of May In the Year of our Lord One
thousand seven
hundred and fiftyfour Between John Anderson of the County of Amelia of
the one part and Jordan
Anderson of Cumberland County of the other part Witnesseth that the said
John Anderson for and
in consideration of the sum of fifty pound Current money of Virginia to
him in hand paid by the said
Jordan Anderson the Receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge he the
said John Anderson hath
granted bargained sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell
unto the said Jordan
Anderson his heirs and assigns all that Tract and Parcel of Land
containing by estimation One
hundred acres be the same more or less lyning in the fork of Nottoway and
on the head of Jordan's
Little Run in the said County of Amelia bounded as follows. Beginning at
a large Srub white oak at
the head of Jordan's Little Run thence West twenty six Degrees North
along a line of Marked Trees
to a large srub white oak at the head line thence along the head line
South to the corner thence East
fifteen Degrees South one Hundred and Sixty seven poles to a small red
oak marked three ways
with a braoad ax thence North four Degrees East to the Beginning and the
reversion remainder and
remainders thereof and all the Estate Right Title Interest Claim and
Demand whatsoever of him the
said John Anderson of in or to the premises or any part thereof To have
and to hold the said Tract
or Parcel of Land with the appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said
Jordan Anderson his heirs
and assigns forever to the only use and behoof of the said Jordan
Anderson his heirs and assigns
forever and the said John Anderson for himself and their heirs the said
Land and premises with the
appurtenances unto the said Jordan Anderson his heirs and assigns will
warrant and for ever Defend
by these presents In witness wherof the said John Anderson and Mary his
Wife hath hereunto set
their hands and seals the day and year above written The
word County Interlined before
affixed and the letter e

Signed Sealed and Delivered John Anderson \
In the Presents of us... Mary Anderson \
Richard Ellis
Chrispin Skelton
James Anderson

At a Court held for Amelia County the 23d Day of May 1754
John Anderson and Mary his wife came into Court and
acknowledged this their written
Deed unto Jordan Anderson which was ordered to be recorded.
/s/ Samuel Cobbs C.C.

John Anderson to Jordan Anderson
11/20/1755 100 acres Amelia County
Amelia County Deed Book 5 Page 437
This Indenture made the Twentieth day of November In the Year of our Lord
One thousand seven
hundred and fiftyfive Between John Anderson and Mary his wife of the
Parish of Nottoway and
County of Amelia of the one part and Jordan Anderson of the County of
Cumberland of the other
part Witnesseth that the said John Anderson and Mary his wife for and in
consideration of the sum
of Twenty nine pounds Current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by
the said Jordan Anderson
the Receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge they the said John
Anderson and Mary his wife
hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents do bargain and sell
unto the said Jordan
Anderson his heirs and assigns forever all that Tract or Parcel of Land
containing by estimation One
hundred acres lying in the fork of Nottoway River in the said Parish of
Nottoway and County of
Amelia bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning on Walker Boyds upper
line where it crosses
Jordan's Little Run thence along Boyds and Jordans lines South twelve
Degrees West to a corner
red oak. Thence West fifteen degrees North to Jordan Andersons corner
black srub oak. Thence
along his line North two Degrees East to a large srub white oak at the
head of the North fork of
Jordan's Little Run. Thence down the said branch as it meanders to the
beginning. And the
reversion remainder and remainders thereof and all the Estate Right Title
Interest Claim and Demand
whatsoever of them the said John Anderson and Mary his wife of in or to
the premises or any part
thereof To have and to hold the said Tract or Parcel with the
appurtenances thereunto belonging to
the said Jordan Anderson his heirs and assigns for ever to the only use
and behoof of the said
Jordan Anderson his heirs and assigns for ever and the said John Anderson
and Mary his wife for
themselves and their heirs the said Land premises with their
appurtenances unto the said Jordan
Anderson his heirs and assigns will warrant and for ever by these
presents In witness wherof the
said John Anderson and Mary his Wife hath hereunto set their hands and
seals the day and year
above written

Signed Sealed and Delivered John Anderson \
In the Presents of us... Mary Anderson \
Chrispin Shelton
Charles Hamlin
James Anderson
Memorandum
That this day full and peaceable possession and seisure
of the within mentioned Land and
premises were given and delivered by the within named John Anderson and
Mary his wife to the
within mentioned Jordan Anderson. In presence of
Chrispin Shelton John Anderson \
Charles Hamlin
James Anderson Mary Anderson

At a Court held for Amelia County th 22 day of April 1756 John
Anderson presented and
acknowledged this deed with livery and seisure theron endorsed to Jordan
Anderson and ordered to
be recorded
/s/ Samuel Cobbs C.C.

John Anderson to Francis Eppes
et al
/ /1764 acres Amelia County
Amelia County Book 8 Page 354
A confirming sale of the sames lands as before.

The will of John Anderson, dated 11/04/1807 was not probated
until 04/06/1815. He
mentions his widow Mary, and his three youngest daughters Hannah, Lucy,
and Rebbeca.

In the name of God Amen I John Anderson of Nottoway County being in a low
state of health but
sound in mind and memory & calling to mind the uncertainty of life; Do
make and ordain this my last
Will Testament, Hereby revoking all former Wills by me or for me made.
In manner and form
following Viz. Inprincius: my will and desire is that all my just debts
be paid. Secondly I lend to my
beloved wife Mary Anderson all my estate both real and personal during
her life to have it in quiet &
peaceable possession. Item I give and bequeath to my three daughters,
namely Hannah Anderson
Rebekah Anderson & Lucy Anderson all my Estate both real and personal
that I have lent to my
wife ( at her death ) to them and their heirs forever. My will and
desire is that there be an
appraisement on my Estate; Lastly I nominate and appoint my three
daughters, namely Hannah
Anderson Rebekah Anderson & Lucy Anderson my sole Executrices of this my
last Will &
Testament given under my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of November
in the year of our Lord
Jesus Christ Eighteen hundred & seven, Signed, sealed & acknowledged to
be the last Will and
Testament of John Anderson and witnessed at his request on the day and
year above written. by
attest John Anderson seal
Saunders Crenshaw
Alain Crenshaw

At a Court held for Nottoway County the 6th day of April 1815. The last
Will and Testament of
John Anderson dcd. was exhibited into Court, proved by the Oaths of
Saunders Crenshaw and
Alain Crenshaw witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded
Teste
F. Fitzgerald,Jr. Clk.

Tax Data

Amelia County, Virginia Tithables

1747, 10 Jun Below Deep Creek and Above the Cellar
Anderson James,Jr. John Anderson
Thomas Raines & Jack & Cate 5

1748, Jun List taken below Deep Creek and above the Sellar by
Charles Irby
James Anderson,Jr. John Anderson
Thomas Raines, Jack and Cate 5

1749 Charles Irby's List of Nottoway Parish
James Anderson,Jr. Thomas Raines,
John Anderson, Edward Eppes,
Daniel Eppes, Jack, Cate 7 5

1750 Charles Irby's List of Nottoway Parish
James Anderson,Jr.
Ed. Eppes, John Anderson, Jack,
Daniel Eppes, Cate 6 27

1752
James Anderson,Jr. Edward Eppes,
Daniel Eppes and Cate 4

1753
James Anderson,Jr., et. al. 5
John Anderson, John Orgain 2

1763 Bookes List
Anderson, Jordan's list
Dick Bruce 3 500 acres

1765 Winn's List of Nottoway
John Anderson 1

1766 Erskine's list of lower part of Nottoway
John Anderson, Carpt. 1

1768 Munford's list
John Anderson & Patt 2 103 acres

1770 Cooke's list
John Anderson
Patt 2 100 acres

1771
John Anderson
Patt 2 100 acres

1781 Cooke's list
John Anderson, Patt 2

1782 Stephen Cooke's list of Nottoway
John Anderson Carpt., Patt 2
Allen Anderson 1

-1782 tax roll Amelia County, Virginia

John Anderson 11 whites, 2 blacks
Henry Harper 7 whites
John May 2 whites, 3 blacks

-1785 tax roll Amelia County, Virginia
John Anderson 15 whites, 2 dwellings, 3 outer

-1810 Census Nottoway County, Virginia
017 John Anderson
Male 0 1 0 0 1 2
female 0 0 0 2 1

The children of John Anderson and Mary Bell are established by

Amelia County Court Order Book 7, page 194
"May Court 1815

Rebecca Anderson Complt.
In Chancery
against
Dfts.
Edmund Irby adms. of Hannah Anderson decd. Daniel Vaughan
& Caty His wife, Priscilla Hawkes, David Vaughan & his
wife, Lucy Anderson, Armstead Anderson, Allen Anderson, Wm
Anderson and Harp children and infants of
Henry Harpe by Sally his wife formerly Sally Anderson and
Eckles children & infants of Freeman Eckles
by Rebecca B Eckles, formerly Rebecca B. Anderson, the said
infants by Freeman Eckles their special Guardian

It is decreed and ordered that Nathaniel Niblett, Abraham Buford, John
Pace, and Samuel Morgan
or any three of them who are hereby named and appointed Commissioners for
that purpose do
proceed to sell to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve months one
negro Girl and one colt of
which Hannah Anderson died possessed, and that they do divide the
proceeds of the said sale into
ten equal parts and that they assign to Rebecca Anderson on equal part,
to Daniel Vaughan &
Sussey his wife one other equal part, to Priscilla Hawks one other equal
part, to David Vaughan &
Caty his wife one other equal part, to the children of Henry Harp by
Sally his former wife who was
Sally Anderson one other equal part, to the children of Freeman Eckles by
his former wife Polly B
Eckles who was formerly Polly B. Anderson one other equal part, to Lucy
Anderson one other
equal part, to Armstead Anderson one other equal part, to Allen Anderson
one other equal part, to
William Anderson one other equal part, and that they make a report to
this court in order to a final
decree.



  Notes for MARY BELL:
Notes for Mary Bell:
Mary Bell is the daughter of John Bell and Hannah Stokes,
granddaughter of John Bell and
Anne Bennett. The Bell family is associated with carpentry. Mary Bell's
uncle Richard Bell legated
to his "son, Wm. Bell, coopers and carpenters tools," as filed in Surry
County, Will Book 8
(1730-38), Page 462. Mary Bell's great-uncle, Richard Bennett also
resided along the north side of
the Blackwater in southern Surry County. His son John Bennett died in
1751 and left a horse to
Edward Eppes, son of Daniel Eppes, who married Mary Anderson, elder
sister of John Anderson.
Benjamin Bennett, another great-uncle of Mary Bell is known to have
relocated into Amelia County
about 1736, similar to the time that John Anderson's father James
patented land in Amelia County.
The Spring Swamp Chapel (later St. Andrew's Church) was
contracted by the Albemarle
Parish Vestry to be replaced for 290 in 1747. James Anderson of Amelia
County was the
undertaker. The church was completed in 1749. The Amelia Tax rolls for
1747, 1748, 1749 list
John Anderson and Thomas Raines as co-resident with James Anderson in
Amelia. These data
indicate that while James and John were land owners in Amelia county,
they were likely residing and
working in Surry County near Spring Swamp Chapel.
John Anderson's eldest two daughters were baptized in 1750 and
1752 in Albemarle Parish,
as was his sister's son James Eppes in 1748. James Anderson witnessed the
baptism of James
Eppes. These events are recorded in the Albemarle Parish register of
which parish Spring Swamp
Chapel was one of the member churches. These children were likely
baptized in the baptismal font
of St. Andrew's Church (Spring Swamp Chapel) built by James Anderson.
The god-parents for the
Baptism of Martha, the first daughter of John and Mary Anderson were;
Phoebe Bell nee Stokes,
daughter of Sylvanus and married to John Bell,III; Drury Stokes,
grandson of Sylvanus; and Janes
Judkins of unknown probable relation to Charles Judkins. Among the
witnesses for the will of John
Bell, Mary's father, were Sylvanus Stokes, and Charles Judkins.
Hannah Bell nee Stokes gives a woman slave named Patt to her
daughter Mary Anderson in
her 1768 will. The slave Patt appears in the Amelia County tax lists for
John Anderson beginning in
1768.
The 1807 will of John says that his wife Mary is still living,
however the 1810 census listing for
John Anderson reflects the presence of 2 females under 45 years of age
and only one female greater
than 45. As his three daughters Hannah, Rebeccah and Lucy were alive at
this time it seems likely
that Mary Bell died between 1807 and 1810.
The given name Polly B. is used by two generations of the
daughters of John Anderson.



16. v.   FAITH ANDERSON, b. 1727, "Arnols" Surry Co. VA; d. Bef. October 20, 1776, Nottoway Co. VA.
  vi.   PRISCILLA ANDERSON, b. Bef. 1729, "Arnols" Surry Co, VA; d. Aft. 1752; m. JAMES MOSS, Abt. 1744.
  Notes for PRISCILLA ANDERSON:
Notes for Priscilla Anderson:
Priscilla Anderson would have been born of her fathers Surry
County Plantation called
"Arnols". This was located in what is now the southwest corner of Surry
County, Virginia.
The grounds for stating that she married a Moss is by process of
elimination of the daughters of
James. Grant Anderson recalls (1909) that one of James' daughters
married a Moss. The
Albemarle Parish register provides the Christian name James for her
husband.
The Albemarle Parish register records the birth of Amy, born
09/24/1745, daughter of James
Moss and Priscilla, christened 10/27/1745 with godparents Henry Moss,
Mary Eppes, and Mary
Moss.
There is another James Moss in Sussex with wife Anne throughout
the period 1740 to 1762.

Bibliography

Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families, by Grant James
Anderson, Whittet &
Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, 1909.

Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778,
Transcribed and Edited by
Gertrude R. B. Richards, The National Society Colonial Dames of America
in the Commonwealth
of Virginia, 1958.



  Notes for JAMES MOSS:
Notes for James Moss:
A search of Surry County references to Moss identified a James
Moss as a payor to a 1747
orphans account of a William Moss deceased. Also mentions Benjamin
Moss. William Moss
witnesses the will of John Moss deceased in 1734. John Moss had wife
Martha, sons Henry,
Thomas and John.



  vii.   LYDDEY ANDERSON, b. Bef. 1733, "Arnols" Surry Co. VA; d. Aft. 1752; m. WILLIAM AVERISS.
  Notes for LYDDEY ANDERSON:
Notes for Lyddey Anderson:
Lyddey Anderson would have been born on her father's Surry County
plantation called
"Arnols". She does not appear in the genealogy of Grant J. Anderson
(1909) and it would appear
therefore that little contact existed between her and her brothers in
Nottoway County.



  Notes for WILLIAM AVERISS:
Notes for ?William Averiss:
The christian name of her husband has not yet been determined.
An examination of Surry
County records reveals a John Averiss 6/26/1761 will naming son William
Averiss and son Thomas
Averiss, deceased. From a 1718 deed with James Anderson as witness we
know that John
Averiss' wife was Mary and he was a contemporary of Lyddey's father James
Anderson. John
Averiss was a neighbor to the North of James.

John Averis
10/20/1704 300 acres Surry County
Virginia Land Patent Book 9 page 622
N side Otterdam Swamp, adj. Jethro Barker, granted Thomas Smith
10/26/1694, deserted &
now granted by order & transportation of 6 persons (paid for 6 rights)

John Averiss' sons are the most likely candidates for Lyddey's
husband. Thomas Averiss'
05/18/1751 estate settlement lists his wife Rebecca as executor. Thomas
Averiss' son John Averiss
eventually ends up with James Anderson's Arnols estate. Thus the most
likely candidate for the
husband of Lyddey is William Averiss. A William Averiss is listed
in the 1810 and 1820 census
of Surry County and remains to be examined. He is most probably the son
of John Averiss and
grandson of Thomas Averiss.

-1810 Census Surry County, Virginia
William Averiss

-1820 Census Surry County
138 William Avriss

Bibliography

Surry County, Virginia, Wills, Estate Accounts and Inventories 1730-1800,
by Lyndon H. Hart, III,
Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1985.


17. viii.   MARY ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1719, "Arnols" Surry Co., VA; d. 1769, Augusta, GA.



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