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Anderson Ivie

Also Known As: "David Anderson Invie"
Birthplace: Randolph County, North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Holliday, Monroe County, Missouri, USA
Place of Burial: Florida, Monroe County, Missouri, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Sarah Sally Ivie
Father of Polly Ann Billington; James Russell Ivie; Elizabeth Allred; William Shelton Ivie; Isaac L. Ivie and 4 others

Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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About Anderson Ivie

Who was Anderson Ivie? It seems unlikely he was David Anderson lvey, born in Sussex County, Virginia c 1775, as has been assumed by some. There is no evidence that David Anderson Ivey ever left Sussex County, and the fact that he was co-administrator of his father's will in 1832, and was left a feather bed, argues forcefully that he was not the Anderson Ivie then living in Monroe County, Missouri. It is equally unlikely that his name was John Anderson Ivie, as it appears on many LDS genealogical records. In all the primary sources, deeds, church records and his will he signs himself as simply Anderson Ivie. The name John Anderson Ivie likely arose over a confusion with his son John Anderson, and has been unwittingly perpetuated over the years.

That Anderson is a son of Lott is possible, even probable, but certainly not proven. The best proof that can be put forward is coincidence. Anderson lived near Lott & John Ivey on Freeman Creek. Anderson begins appearing on the scene at the same time we can expect one of Lott's sons to have reached his majority. Anderson fits the bill. Any question of Anderson being the son of John Ivey was laid to rest with the discovery of John's will, which does not include Anderson in the listing of his children. Lott's will remains inconclusive, as it is obvious that he did not name all his children in his will.

Anderson Ivie and his wife Sarah Allred likely met and were married in Franklin County, Georgia, where Sarah's parents also lived. From that time until the 1860s, members of the Ivie and Allred families migrated together, first to Tennessee, then Missouri, and finally Utah. The Ivies and Allreds intermarried so often that, as one descendant commented, it is a wonder we are not all cross-eyed, or worse.

The Ivey, Meeks, Sanders and other related families lived in that portion of Franklin County that would become Banks County. The Groves Level Baptist Church, founded in 1802, was located on Grove Fork of Broad River, near the town of Homer, Banks County.

"The following members of the arm of Nails Creek Church met at grove Level Meeting House and were constituted a church to be called Groves Level Baptist Church by a presbytery composed of Moses Sanders Sr., Johns Does, William Denman & Thomas Maxfield. Chose Moses Sanders Sr. our supply" The names of 62 founding members included Anderson Ivie and wife Sarah. Anderson Ivie served as the first clerk.

In the Fall of 1806, Anderson seems to have lost his temper and was censured by the church.

The church met on Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in October...Censured Br Anderson Ivy for making use of aggravating discourse & appointed Broth David Sanders & Geo Rucker to cite him to next meeting.

The church met on Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in Nov & restored Br Anderson Ivy to fellowship by his confession. Dismissed Br Anderson Ivy & his wife Sarah by letter.

While Anderson apologized, he also, it seems, decided to leave the church, as he and Sarah were dismissed by letter at the same meeting. Since he and Sarah appear to have remained in Franklin County until around 1813, their leaving the church likely had to do with whatever had goaded Anderson into the use of "aggravating discourse," and not an imminent departure.

The Anderson Ivie family seems to have remained in Georgia until sometime around 1819 (Anderson was listed in George tax records in 1819), when they moved to Bedford (present day Marshall) County, Tennessee.

In the South, the Indians of the Alabama-Mississippi region were suppressed during the War of 1812, after which there was a heavy migration along the Southern route into Tennessee and Kentucky. In 1790 the population of the region was approximately 100,000; by 1800 it had tripled to 300,000. The Ivie and Allred families were a part of that larger migration passing through Kentucky and Tennessee towards the not yet available public lands beyond the Mississippi River.

Anderson Ivie first purchased land in Bedford County, Tennesse in 1815, and he and his wife Sarah are listed as members of the Rock Creek Primative Baptist Church in Bedford County, Tennessee in 1817 and again in 1821.

Anderson Ivie sold his Bedford County property in 1829.

The family migrated to Missouri during the winter of 1829-30. They settled near the southern branch of Salt River in Ralls County, becoming Monroe County the following year. They located on the major east-west highway running through northern Missouri. It was within the region that would come to be known as "Little Dixie," because of the preponderance of Southern, slave owning settlers.

It was also a road often used by Mormon missionaries. Hyrum Smith, brother of Joseph Smith, stopped at one of the Ivie households in 1832. There is no record that Anderson or his wife Sarah became Mormons. Many of their children were at one time Mormons, but only James Russell Ivie and Thomas C Ivie migrated migrate to Utah. A daughter, Polly Ann Ivie Billington, went to Utah after the death of her husband, likely c1864.

Anderson Ivie died 12 June 1852, leaving a will dividing his estate among his children, to take affect upon the death of his wife Sarah. His estate was to be divided equally between his children, except James R and Thomas C who were left $1 each, and with the provision that none of his children contest the will in court. But sons James R. and Thomas C Ivie must have contested the will, as they traveled back from Utah to sign a quitclaim in Adair County, Missouri, in 1854, relinquishing any further claim on the estate of Anderson Ivie in return for a cash settlement of $228.00. Less

Anderson Ivie married Sarah Allred, daughter of William Allred and Elizabeth Thrasher on May 22, 1799. Their first three children were born in Franklin County, Georgia. Their next six children were born in Bedford County, Tennessee. Both Anderson and wife Sarah were charter members of Grove Level Primitive Baptist Church in 1801, and Anderson served as the church's first scribe. The part of Franklin County where Anderson Ivie lived is now in present-day Banks County, Georgia.

Anderson Ivie moved his family to Bedford County, Tennessee, around 1813. He and Sarah were members of the Rock Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Bedford County by 1815. This area is now part of Marshall County, Tennessee. In 1829 the family migrated to Monroe County, Missouri. Numerous descendants believe that both Anderson Ivie and his wife Sally (Allred) Ivie both died in Holliday, Monroe County, Missouri.

Anderson Ivie's will dated 17 Apr 1852, proved 16 June 1852, Monroe County, Missouri, names wife Sarah, children Polly Ann Billington, John A., Elizabeth Allred, William S., Isaac L., Sally M. Long, Martin T., James R. and Thomas C.

His gravestone was located in the Florida Cemetery in nearby Florida, Missouri, and shows he was 78 years old. His wife is buried by his side, but she has no gravestone.

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Anderson Ivie's Timeline

March 29, 1774
Randolph County, North Carolina, United States
April 7, 1801
Age 27
Bedford, TN, USA
December 30, 1802
Age 28
Franklin, Heard County, Georgia, United States
Age 29
February 27, 1807
Age 32
Bedford, Tennessee, USA
November 16, 1811
Age 37
Ducks River, Bedford, TN
May 3, 1818
Age 44
Ducks River, Bedford, TN
August 25, 1820
Age 46
Tennessee, United States
Age 47
Age 51