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Samuel Anderson

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Death: July 18, 1832 (85)
Greene County, Indiana, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Anderson and Jean Anderson
Husband of Sarah Anderson
Father of Elizabeth Anderson; John Anderson; James Anderson, Sr.; Margaret Anderson; Isaac Anderson and 7 others
Brother of George Anderson; Jane Anderson; William Anderson; James Anderson; Agnes Anderson and 4 others

Occupation: Farmer/Surveyor
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Samuel Anderson

Family legend says he was born on the ship coming over from England

Fought in the American revolutionary war

Have conflicting information RE Samual Anderson.In the W.A. Anderson notebook

it states that he Sarah Young on Mar 16, 1773. In the Julia Howard Dawnkins 68

book it states that he was born in 1745 d.18 Jul 1852 and was married to

Elizabeth Gates. James A. Anderson (his first son) (John Anderson was his

second). James A married Sarah Young on 28 Aug 1814. However Sarah Young

birthdate is 16 Feb 1773.

Other facts are that he was born to David Anderson on the trip over from

England in 1745 to Virginia. They settled in Augusta Co. Virginia and lived

there at the time of the French & Indian Wars. Samual Served under Washington

at the time of the Revolutionary War. (Not Verified)

9 Jan 2009

Seventh of nine children.

Sourcing: Alta DeCamp, 305 K St, Neleigh, NE 68756

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) record in posession, research by Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee, et al, in 1930s.

Marriage dates from DAR and Judy Cannon, 2201 Parkway Ave, Salt Lake City UT, 84109

Samuel is supposed to have died in Indiana - but unable to locate him in Greene County.

Death info from Judy Cannon records; Samuel died in Greene co IN while visiting a granddaughter.

Baptism in Augusta Stone Meeting House, recorded in "The Tinkling Spring Meeting House", Headwater for Freedom, Appendix F, record of Baptisms, 1740-1749 by Rev. John Craig. Old Craig parish wich was included both Stone and Tinkling Spring Meeting Houses.

Executor of father's (James) will, as oldest surviving son was left the whole estate.

More information is in the Google:

From an article that W.A. Anderson had saved in the family papers:

"John [James?] Anderson emigrated from Scotland to Virginia in the year 1746. Samuel Anderson was born on board ship druing the voyage. Little or nothing is known about any other members of the family. Samuel Anderson and his father became wealthy planters and lived near Richmond in Hanover County, Virginia. Here John Anderson was born October 16, 1779. the other children left the home and very little is known of their life. Following the trend of the times, Samuel Anderson and his son sold their plantation in Virginia and moved to Kentucky in 1797. they purchased 1400 acres of land in Maison County near the city of Lexington. The other members of the family settled in the southern states. John Anderson married Elizabeth Haggard, a relative of the father of Sir Rider Haggard, the famous English author. Samuel Anderson was also the grandfather of Robert Anderson, the commander at fort Sumter of Civil War fame.


Mabel writes of her family history--------------------

David Anderson and his family took passage for Virginia in America. On the voyage over, Samuel Anderson was born in 1745 and was the head of the present Anderson family [Evelyn writes: the above birth is disputed by later facts]

The family settled in Augusta County, VA and there at the time of the French and Indian war were living in VA. When the war of the revolution began, Samuel Anderson joined the army and under Washington and fought until Independence was secured [Evelyn writes: Archives in Washington DC can give us no such record of his service.]

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Samuel Anderson's Timeline

February 15, 1747
Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Augusta County, Province of Virginia
March 17, 1774
Age 27
Augusta, Virginia, United States
January 22, 1776
Age 29
Augusta, Virginia, United States
December 14, 1777
Age 30
October 16, 1779
Age 32
Augusta County, Virginia, United States
June 13, 1782
Age 35
Augusta, Virginia, United States
June 9, 1784
Age 37
Augusta, Virginia, United States
January 30, 1790
Age 43
Kentucky, United States