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Charles Anderson, II

Birthplace: Swan Creek, Harford, Maryland
Death: August 1824 (90)
Muddy Creek, Cumberland Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Washington Twp, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Anderson, I and Grace Anderson
Husband of Mary Anderson
Father of Jonathan Anderson; Daniel Anderson, Sr; Charles Anderson, (1763-)1850) III; Amos Anderson; William Anderson and 1 other
Brother of Sarah Anderson; Daniel Anderson and Margaret Anderson
Half brother of Sarah Cook; Casandra Horner; James Horner and William Horner

Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
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About Charles Anderson, II

Charles Anderson, II  * BIRTH	27 Mar 1734   Swan Creek, Harford County, Maryland, USA 
  • DEATH Aug 1824 (aged 90) Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • BURIAL * Anderson Cemetery Cumberland Township , Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • MEMORIAL ID 40417437
  • He was the son of Charles Anderson I and Grace Preston and was born in Carpenter's Plains, Swan Creek Run, Baltimore (later Harford) County, Maryland; he died in Muddy Creek, Cumberland Township in Greene County, Pennsylvania He married Mary Mitchell in 1756 in Maryland. He served during the Revolutionary War as a Captain of a militia from Maryland, Company E, in the Patriotic Service. He is #A121408 in the DAR Patriot Index. For a brief genealogy of Charles Anderson and history of this company, see the "Tri-County Researcher" by Dallas Ewing, Installment 2. Charles and his family immigrated to Cumberland Township in Greene County, Pennsylvania about 1778. He was a millwright......


  1. i. DANIEL ANDERSON, b. 1757 ---(m Rachel Worthington--2 children to Tyler Co).
  2. ii. GRACE ANDERSON, b. 1758.
  3. iii. SARAH ANDERSON, b. 1760.
  4. iv. CHARLES III ANDERSON, b. 1763, Hardford Co., Md; d. 1846, Tyler Co (now Wetzel Co) Va (wv). ---(m. Margaret Eagon--to Tyler Co (W)V)
  5. v. RICHARD ANDERSON, b. 1765.
  6. vi. JAMES ANDERSON, b. 1767, Greene Co., PA. ---(m. Priscilla Israel)
  7. vii. WILLIAM ANDERSON, b. 1769; d. July 31, 1847. ---(m. Keziah Wiley)
  8. viii. AMOS ANDERSON, b. 1772

The second CHARLES ANDERSON was born in Carpenter's Plains, Swan Creek Run, Baltimore (later Harford) County, Maryland on March 27, 1734 son of Charles Anderson I and Grace Preston.

He was left fatherless at age 5 and grew up with the other Anderson and Horner siblings.

He became a millright and inherited land from both his father and mother.

He also purchased more land. In 1756 at age 22 he married Mary, thought to be the daughter of Richard Mitchell.

He married Mary Mitchell in 1756 in Maryland.

In 1761 Daniel purchased the land purchased by the older Charles Anderson 1724-1737 in Carpenter's Plain from his brother, Charles.

In 1774 the Anderson home was in the new-formed Harford Co. in Susquehanna Hundred.

Charles Anderson was also a signer of the "Bush Declaration"which was written before the Declaration of Independence.

On March 22, 1775, a committee of 34 Harford county men, duly elected, met at the Bush Tavern, and passed this resolution: "We the Committee of Harford County, having most seriously and maturely considered the Resolves and Association of the Continental Congress, and the Resolves of the Provincial Convention, do most heartily approve of the same, and as we esteem ourselves in a more particular manner intrusted by our constituents to see them carried into execution, we do most solemnly pledge ourselves to each other, and to our Country, and engage ourselves by every tie held sacred among mankind to perform the same at the risque of our lives and fortunes."

Some of the wording of the two documents are very similar, suggesting that Jefferson and others (frequent visitors to Harford Co MD) may have used this document as a blueprint to the Declaration.

Pvt. in Capt. Robert Harris' Hartford Rifles, 1776 pg. Rec. Soldiers of Harford co., Md. 1775-1783 by Peden & pg. 436 Archives of Maryland Vil. 12. 1776 Census Squehannah Hundred Hartford co., Md.

In Sept 1775 Charles was commissioned a Captain of the Militia of Harford Company 3 (4 officers and 60 privates), Company E, in the Patriotic Service. His service in Rev. War was approved by DAR Dec. 1994; #A121408 in the DAR Patriot Index.

1776 Census for Susquehanna Hundred

In early 1778 Charles Anderson moved his family west and laid claim to 700 acres on the north side of Muddy Creek in what is now Greene county Pennsylvania

It appears that Charles and Mary sold everything they owned in Hartford co. with the last deed dated 22 Sep. 1778. He paid tax on 600 acres of land, 3 horses, 8 cows, 12 sheep in 1783 in Cumberland Twp.., Washington co., Pa

Charles was given two warrants for his service in the war. Both were on Muddy creek in Washington co., to become Greene co. One was issued 30 Sep. 1788 for 358 1/4 acres on the west side of the Monongealea River. His other acquistion was 100 acres 11 Sep. 1790 adjoining the property of Micheal Jones, Edmund Polk, James Huges and James Carmichael.

In 1781. Charles and Mary Anderson Sr. sold patent #16/342 for $500 13 Jul. 1790 which was on Muddy Creek. Charles Sr. had two patents #14/289 and 16/342.

The horn Papers pg. 509 states Cumberland Twp. was surveyed under a Virginia Warrant by Edmond Polke, called "White Lick" Charles Anderson patented this land on 2 Oct. 1788. Jacob Horn's diaries were passed to his son Christopher Horn, on his death in 1778. After the territory west on the Monongahela became a part of Pa.

Charles Anderson was involved in the formation of Greene co. He and James Carmichael and William Crawford went the bond required for the certification of John Boreman as Recorder for the new county in 1796

The 1798 tax list for Greene co., Cumberland Twp. for: dwelling value - includes Charles, Charles Sr. and James; land - Charles Sr., Charles Jr., John (Barnet Reinhart), James, Amos; general - Charles Sr. Charles Jr. and James; Summaries - Charles Sr., Charles Jr., John (Barnet Reinhart), James, Amos, Richard.

  • Charles Sr was assessed for a 2 story log dwelling 42=92 x 18=92 with 10 windows; one log smoke house 11=92 x 9=92 and one old barn.
  • Charles Jr was assessed for one log dwelling house 18=92 x 16=92; one floor with two windows; separate kitchen building 12=92 x 10=92 and a smoke house 10=92 x 8=92
A will found in Greene co., Pa. for Charles Anderson, Bk. 1 pg. 245-5, dated 14 Apr. 1821 and probated 17 Aug. 1824.  The copy of his will is hard to read; here is a transcription of those parts listing names and dates.

Will of Charles Anderson II

In the name of God Amen, I Charles Anderson Senr of Cumberland Township Greene County and State of Pennsylvania being aged and low in health but of perfect sound memory yet calling to mind the uncertainty of Life and being desirous of settling my affairs before I shall be called hence by Death Do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and Form following to wit.

Principally and first of all, I commend my Soul to God who gave it, and my Body to be Buried in a Decent Manner at the discretion of my dear Children,

And as to such wordly affairs I do no process I Leave in the manner and form following after my Just debts and funeral Expenses shall be paid

according the residue shall be divided as follows, to my Son Wm Anderson, I give and Devise my Waggon Fan or windmill, Harrow, Horse Saddle and Bridle, my Bed and bedding, Desk and Book Case, Two tables and Loom and Hand Mill stones, and all the residues and Remainder of my Estate Real, personal, mixed of what nature or kind soever or whoever the same may be excerpting Such Articles as I allow to my Grand Children.

To my Grand daughter Drusilla Anderson I give and devise one Case of drawers, One cupboard with furniture or spinning wheel, six pewter plates, two pewter dishes, one bake oven, One Gallon pot, one cow, One feather Bed & Furniture, One looking glass and Box irons.

To my Grandson Wm Anderson son of Wm I give and devise my rifle Gun Marked A.M. & C.A.

and to my other Grandson Charles son of Wm I devise unto him One shot gun marked P.E.

and unto my other grandson Jacob, son of Wm I devise unto him One Rifle Gun no mark on barrel.

And unto my grand daughter Polly Swively I devise unto her one pot tramble

and unto my son Charles Anderson, I give him my Cross Cut Saw.

And as to my Other Children and Grand Children who have Deceased or yet alive No mention being made in this my Will, I debar them of all privedge Laying any Claim or making any demands against this my Will in Trust.

And I do hereby appoint my two sons James and William Anderson to the Executors of this my Last Will,

revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made and declaring this and no Other to be my Last Will and Testament.

In Witness wherefore I have hereunto set my hand affixed my seal this fourteenth Day of April In the Year of Our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and twenty-one.

Signed, Sealed, published, pronounced and Declared by the said Testator as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who were at his signing & sealing Felix Hughes Presley Gregg Charles Anderson "Seal"

Term, Greene County: Sworn and Subscribed the 17th August 1824 before me. Kennerd Boreman- Register

He died in Muddy Creek, Cumberland Township in Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Monuments for Charles and Mary are found on the fence line of a golf course in Carmichaels, Pa. There are no dates showing.


This cemetery was located in Cumberland Township on the present Carmichaels Golf Course. The grave markers were removed on 8 October 1975 to make way for the golf course; they were piled along the fence, near the 14th fairway, where the original cemetery is said to have been located. These markers were carefully placed on the ground to avoid breakage; all were very legible at that time. ...

 the graves are. They are actually right in the middle of the course...

The location of the burials; the stones have been removed, and are leaning against a tree nearby in the woodline. This is located on the land Charles [Anderson] patented in 1783


  • Charles Anderson Sr. sold land to: Amos Anderson 1808 Bk. 2 pg. 351 mortgage for two lots;
  • James Anderson 1811 Bk. 2 pg. 598 mortgage for 100 acres;
  • William 1811 Bk. 2 pg. 598 1/2 (their property bordered each other);
  • Charles and Mary sold to: Francis Seathon 1797 on Muddy Creek Bk. 1 pg. 313 & Bk. 1 pg. 505
  • Charles Jr. was witness no wife; James Anderson Bk. 2 pg. 525;
  • Charles & Mary bought from James Anderson Bk. 2 pg. 524.
  • James Anderson no wife Bk. 2 pg. 598 William on the south
  • William Anderson, no wife Bk. 2 pg. 598 life estate? witness Charles Anderson Jr. Bk. 1 pg. 313


  • Charles the leader on Jury list Jul 1798 as well as James Anderson pg. 34 Charles the leader leased 75 acres to James Gardner for 1/3 of the grain, land where little Charles now lives, 1801 Said lease had a dower rights written into the document
  • .......... 2 930 Charles Anderson II b: March 27, 1734 in Carpenter's Plains"Swan Creek Run, Harford Co., MD presumeably d: August 1824 in Muddy Creek, Cumberland Township, Washington (later Greene Co), PA Occupation: Millwright
  • ................. +1329 Mary Mitchell b: February 4, 1733/34 inCarmichaels, Greene Co. Pa m: 1756 d: Aft 1776 in between 1811 and1821 Father: Richard Mitchell
  • ....................... 3 1341 daughter Anderson b: in Muddy Creek,Cumberland Township, Washington (later Greene Co), PA
  • ....................... 3 932 Daniel Anderson, Sr b: 1757 in Muddy Creek,Cumberland Township, Washington (ater Greene Co), PA Occupation: boat builde
  • .............................. +1315 Rachel Worthington
  • ....................... 3 1344 Grace Anderson b: 1758 in Muddy Creek,Cumberland Township, Washington (ater Greene Co), PA
  • ....................... 3 1343 Sarah Anderson b: 1760 in Muddy Creek,Cumberland Township, Washington (ater Greene Co), PA
  • ....................... 3 931 Charles Anderson III b: Abt 1763 in MuddyCreek, Cumberland Township, Washington (later Greene Co), PA d: Bef 1850 Number of children: 5
  • .............................. +1320 Margaret Eagon b: 1766 in Cecil Co., MD m: Abt 1787 d: Aft 1850 Number of children: 5 1320 Father: James Eagon 1320 Mother: Mary (Eagon)
  • ....................... 3 885 Richard Anderson, Sr b: 1765 in Muddy Creek,Cumberland Township, Washington (ater Greene Co), PA
  • ....................... 3 1340 James Anderson b: 1767 in Muddy Creek, Cumberland Township, Washington (later Greene Co), PA


Charles ANDERSON, Mary MITCHELL Verna Bice Posted: 20 Apr 1998

CHARLES ANDERSON in the 1777 and wife (MARY?MITCHELL) moved with there

  1. Daniel b.1757,
  2. Grace b.1758,
  3. Sarah b.1760,
  4. Charles b.1763
  5. ,Richard b.1765
  6. ,James b.1767,
  7. William b.1769,
  8. Amos b.1772

moved to Monongahela Valley and settled near CARMCHAELS, Greene Co., Pa. They had moved from Maryland. Son CHARLES ANDERSON m.Margaret EAGON, son DANIEL ANDERSON married Rachel WORTHINGTON. In 1817 son RICHARD ANDERSON was the first of his family to move his family to TYLER CO.,W.V., which is today that part of Tyler is now WETZEL Co.,W.V. since 1846. Some of his brothers and sisters and there children and husbands soon followed. They settled in the Knob Fork and the surrounding area


  1. Baltimore County Families 1659 - 1759 : Barnes, Robert W Pg 518
  2. Ten Mile Country and Its Pioneer Families,A History of Greene County Pa.,
  3. Revolutionary Soldiers of Hartford co., Md. 1775-1783, Peden
  4. History of Harford co., Md. pg. 134-5, 122-3
  5. Archives of Md. Vol. XII pg. 435-6
  6. Horn Papers, relating to SE Pa;
  7. History of Wetzel co., Pa.,
  8. History of Harford co., Pa. pg. 282;
  9. Cumberland Twp. Washington co. pa Tax list 1783; Cumberland Twp., Washington co. (became Greene co.) 1790;
  10. Greene co. Pa. 1800, 1820,1830;
  11. Squehannah Hundred Hartford co., Md. 1776
  12. For a brief genealogy of Charles Anderson and history of this company, see the "Tri-County Researcher" by Dallas Ewing, Installment 2.
  13. Tri County Researchers, 1978 - 1978 by James R. Ewing - First In Freedom -- Charles Anderson Signer of the Bush Declaration, 22 March 1775 -- Charles Anderson Maryland to Pennsylvania to Virginia -- The Andersons in Wetezel county
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Charles Anderson, II's Timeline

March 27, 1734
Swan Creek, Harford, Maryland
Age 22
Havre de Grace, Harford County, Maryland, United States
Age 22
Age 28
near Havre de Grace, Baltimore County (now Harford County) , Maryland Maryland colony, United States
Age 30
Harford County, Maryland, USA
July 13, 1770
Age 36
Harford County, Maryland, USA
Age 37
Harford County, Maryland, USA
August 1824
Age 90
Cumberland Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States
Washington Twp, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States