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Peter Anderson

Birthdate:
Birthplace: New Castle, New Castle, DE, USA
Death: Died in Orange County, NC, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Ericus Anderson and Bridget 'Brita' Anderson (Paulsson)
Husband of Kerstin Anderson and Catherine Lynam
Father of Catharina Anderson; Brigeta Smith; Eric Anderson; Jacob Anderson; Elizabeth Anderson and 6 others
Brother of Olle William Anderson; James Anderson and Maria Anderson

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About Peter Anderson

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kmparker/gen/Surname%20Reports/westd.htm

http://www.hillfamilymd.org/Family/ps33/ps33_175.htm

From http://familypedia.wikia.com/wiki/Portal:Brimberry_family_history/Ancestry_of_Mary_Andersson :

Mary Anderson parents, Peter Anderson and Catharina Lynam (Loinan, Linam) were married at Holy Trinty Church on 10 Jan. 1739. His first wife, Kerstin Derrickson, whom he married 5 Oct. 1728, had been buried on 11 Oct. 1738, after bearing him six children, three of whom (Catharina, born 16 Jan. 1732; Elisabeth, born 7 Oct. 1735; Peter, born 27 Sept. 1738) died in infancy. Thus, Catharina Lynam not only married a widower but also became stepmother to three of his children: Jacobus Anderson, born 10 Aug. 1729, who married Mary Lynam, 25 June 1751; Brita Anderson, born 1 Nov. 1733, who married Eric Smidt, 22 Nov. 1753; and Eric Anderson, born 19 March 1737, who married Susanna Brynberg (Matthias Brymberry's sister and the widow of Philip Stalcop), in 1759. Peter Anderson and his second wife Catharina Lynam had seven children: See Anders Joransson and His Anderson Family of New Castle County 1664 - 1787 by Peter Stebbins Craig F.A.S.G. Mesa Regional Family History Center Call # 929.273 C844, commissioned by the Dena West Sheehan Trust, p.21-25.

  • 1. Andreas Anderson, born 7 Jan. 1741 *2. Christina Anderson, born 27 Oct. 1743 *3. Margareta Anderson, born 12 May, 1745 *4. Maria (Mary) Anderson (#1), born 2 April 1748 *5. Peter Anderson, born 25 June 1750 *6. Susannah Anderson, born 7 July 1752 *7. Sarah Anderson, born 22 Dec. 1756

By 1764 Peter Anderson's household had been reduced to six persons: Peter Anderson, his wife Catharina, and their four youngest children: Maria, age 16; Peter, 14; Susannah, 12; and Sarah, almost 5. The church census for that year listed Peter Anderson as a farmer; both he and his wife had complete fluency in Swedish and could read from either a Swedish or English Bible. The children could understand Swedish, but their primary language was English.

On 18 June 1768, Peter and Catherina Anderson disposed of their lands on Kennett Pike. Seventy eight and one-quarter acres were sold to Peter's eldest son, Jacobus Anderson, who remained on the property for the remainder of his life. Another 51-3/4 acres was sold to James Laird for £178. The family then moved to Orange County, NC. Among those joining them were Peter Anderson's second son, Eric Anderson, with his wife Susannah Brunberg, and Matthias Brunberg/Brymberry, who had married Peter's daughter Maria (Mary)on 11 March 1766.

They were also accompanied to NC by their daughter Margareta Anderson who married William Stalcop on 2 March 1762. A Revolutionary War veteran, William Stalcop died in Smith County, TN in 1819; his widow in 1839.

On 2 August 1768, Peter Anderson acquired 66-1/2 acres of land on Stony Creek in Orange County, NC from John West, Sr. In 1769, Peter Anderson's 17-year-old daughter Susannah married John West's son, Isaac West, and Peter's youngest daughter Sally married a --- King.

A large number of members of Holy Trinity church joined in the exodus to Orange County, NC. In addition to Peter's son Eric Anderson (husband of Susannah Brunberg), his sons-in-law William Stalcop and Matthias Brymberry, all of William Stalcop's siblings (children of Peter Stalcop and Susannah Paulson), several Garretson (Garrison) families, a Walraven family, etc. Peter and Catherina Anderson remained at this location on Stony Creek until 26 Feb. 1787, when they sold their land to Ellinor Garrison. Presumably, they then followed several of their children to Washington County, Virginia which then included Elk Garden in present Russell County, VA.

The date and place of their deaths are unknown. However, it is known that Matthias Brymberry and his wife Mary Anderson moved near Old Glade Spring in Washington County, VA soon after the birth of their seventh son Samuel in 1785. By this date, as already reported, Eric Anderson and Susannah Brunberg's daughter Sarah and her husband Thomas Hendricks were operating a mill near Elk Garden, and several other families of Swedish descent connected to Holy Trinity church had also settled in Washington County, including Peter Stalcop, Tobias Smidt, Ericus Smith, and Andrew Lynam (brother of Richard Linam who was slain by Indians while forting at Elk Garden. (See Lynam family below.)

Susannah (Susan) Anderson and her husband Isaac West, however, moved near Kings Mountain in then Ninety-Six District in SC where Isaac West was struck with a saber by Loyalists in front of his wife Susan and children shortly before the battle of King's Mountain. According to an account written by their daughter, Susan threw herself over him as Isaac lay bleeding profusely to protect him against further blows. The family then moved near present Greenville, SC where they were later joined by their nephew, Peter Broomberry and several of his brothers, the progeny of Mary Anderson and Matthias Brymberry. Susan died in 1810 in TN; her husband died while he was visiting his Brimberry relatives in Illinois in 1814.

Descended from the original Swedish colonists of Wilmington.

Peter born 1706 Ft. Christiana Delaware. He married Jan. 10, 1739 to Catharina Lynam (she was his second wife, in 1728 he had married Elizabeth Derrickson) Catharina was the daughter of Anders Lynam Sr. (1679-1770) and Brita Annika (1680-1741). Peter was a farmer. He, Catharina their seven children, with families of Springer, Stalcup, and Brimberry all arrived in the colony of North Carolina in 1768. They bought land and settled on Stoney Creek of the Hawthorn river, Orange Co.(now Almance Co.) In 1789 they were in Orange Co. N.C. (W.P. Johnson "Orange Co., 1779 Tax list" Peter Anderson paid L 1024.)Soon after they sold their land and disappeared. Some ended up in Virginia (Washington Co.?) Tennessee, and Stalcup-Anderson family in Indiana. Catharina may have died in Warren Co. Ky.

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Peter Anderson's Timeline

1706
1706
New Castle, New Castle, DE, USA
1731
January 16, 1731
Age 25
New Castle, DE, USA
1733
November 17, 1733
Age 27
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, Colonial America
1736
March 19, 1736
Age 30
New Castle, New Castle, DE, USA
1739
January 7, 1739
Age 33
New Castle, DE, USA
1743
October 27, 1743
Age 37
New Castle, DE, USA
1745
May 12, 1745
Age 39
New Castle, DE, USA
1747
1747
Age 41
Wilmington, New Castle, DE, USA