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David Anderson

Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: New Kent County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
Death: between 1716 and 1719 (44-55)
Hanover County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Anderson, I and Cecelia Anderson
Husband of 1st wife of David Anderson and Susannah Anderson
Father of Robert Anderson and David Anderson, Jr.
Brother of Capt. William Anderson; Robert Anderson; Richard Anderson, IV; John Anderson, II; Thomas Anderson and 7 others

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About David Anderson

David Anderson was born Abt. 1668 in New Kent County, Virginia; died Abt. 1716 in Hanover County, Virginia. He was the son of Robert Anderson and Cecelia

He married

  1. unknown
  2. Susannah Abt. 1697, widow of Cornelius Dabney, died 1724 in Hanover County, Virginia.

Children of David Anderson are

  • Robert Anderson, died 1718 in King William County, Virginia.
  • David Anderson, born 1698 in King William County, Virginia; died Abt. 1735 in King William County, Virginia.

After Cornelius death, Susannah remarried to David Anderson. They had one child, David Anderson, Jr. David Sr. died about 1716. Susannah died after March 7, 1722, when she signed her will.

She left bequests to her then living children: Cornelius Dabney II; Dorothy (Dabney) Anderson Trice, wife first of Capt. William Anderson and second of James Trice; Mary (Dabney) Carr, wife of Capt. Thomas Carr; David Anderson Jr.; and her grandchild, William Anderson.


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The David Anderson family of Stafford Co., VA had close ties with the family of John West of Stafford, reputed son of Queen Cockacoeske, a Pumunkey Indian, the possible mother or grandmother of his wife Susannah Swann.

VA land patents

1702 David Anderson adj. William Andrews at Pamunkey Neck.

  • The Quit Rents of Virginia, 1704, by Annie Laurie Wright Smith, Virginia State Archives; 1957.

Anderson, Robert New Kent County 700 acres Anderson, Robert New Kent County 900 acres Anderson, David New Kent County 300 acres Anderson, John New Kent County 100 acres Anderson, John New Kent County 100 acres Anderson, Richard New Kent County 200 acres This is David and his father and brothers and uncle John

  • St. Paul's Parish Vestry 1 Oct 1707 - Pursuant to an order of the court dated July 28, 1707, appointing Mr. David Anderson & Samuel Waddy to clear the Pamonkey River on the south side thereof from Piping Tree to Hardings Landing, formerly Youels, they applying themselves to this vestry for assistance with instruments or materials to comply with the order of the court. This vestry has thought that this parish is not able to comply with that order.

Piping Tree is along the Pamunkey River in the northeast corner of the bend that occurs just above the border between current New Kent County and Hanover County. It is downstream from Totoppotomeys Creek. This bend sticks into KIng WIlliam County and suggests the reason so many records of this family reference a residence of King WIlliam County.

The St. Paul's parish vestry book survived from 1706 to the 1780's and there are precessionings in 1708 and 1711 and so on. Robert Anderson. Sr, and Robert Anderson Jr. and Richard, David, John, Matthew and Thomas Anderson all appear in the 1708 precincts list all of them near each other between Crumps Creek and Tottopotomies Creek and Mechumps Creek to the north of current Mechanicsville, Virginia

1708/9 David Anderson precessioner St. Paul's Parish Vestry Book 1711 David Anderson precessioner St. Paul's Parish Vestry Book 26 Oct 1713 - David Anderson & Samuel Waddy again applied for assistance & were turned down. 1715 David Anderson precessioner St. Paul's Parish Vestry Book 15 Oct 1715 - David Anderson (without Samuel Waddy) again applied and was turned down. David Anderson

06/16/1714 90 acres King William County VA land patents book 10/ page 127 upper side of mouth of Woodyard Creek or Swamp on Pamunkey River. VA land patents

1714 David Anderson adj. Thomas Devenport, St. John's Parish 1715 David Anderson adj. William Terrill This David is not traced well and one reason may be that he crossed to the North side of the Pamunkey River and had land in both New Kent/Hanover and King William County. A further examination of King William Records might provide further information on him.

1. William Pope Anderson, Anderson Family Records, (W. F. Schaeffer & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio; 1936). 2. William Pope Anderson, Anderson - Overton, A Continuation of Anderson Family Records (1936) & Early Descendants of William Overton & Elizabeth Waters of Virginia & Allied Fa, (Cincinnati, Ohio; 1945.). 3. C. G. Chamberlayne, The Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia 1706-1786, (Clearfield Company, Inc.; Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland 1999).

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David Anderson's Timeline

New Kent County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
Age 30
King William County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
Age 48
Hanover County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America