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George J. Anderson
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Birth: Dec. 28, 1851
Duns, Scotland
Death: Mar. 29, 1928
Pigeon
Huron County
Michigan, USA

George J. Anderson or GJ as he was also known. GJ was born in Berwickshire, Scotland to James and Margaret (Cockburn) Anderson.

GJ came to Montreal, Canada with his parents, four uncles Darling, John, William, George and grandmother Jane (Young) Anderson. His grandfather having died in Scotland between the years of 1841-1851. The 1841 Scottish Census shows him living at that time and the 1851 Scottish Census doesn't show him with the family. I have no further record of him.

GJs'; Uncle Darling quickly purchased land on 08 November 1852 St. Louis de Gonzague, Beauharnois County, Quebec, Canada. It was at this location that nine of his siblings were born, two of his siblings (John 1868-1875 and Agnes Young 1866-1953) and his parents are buried, in the Knox United Church Cemetery.

His brothers' and sisters' names are Elizabeth (Lizzie), Jean (Geene), Janet, Margaret (Maggie), Darling, John, Mary, James, Agnes. See James Anderson write up for some birth and death dates.

James and his four brothers worked the farm for the next six years. James', four brothers sold the farm to, James.

James' four brothers worked hired out as farm hands in Haulton County, Canada for the next two years.

This is the land that Darling purchased in back in 08 November 1852 and made final payment on 02 April 1855. For the enourmous sum of "150 pounds, Currency of Canada". The new Currency of Canada was equal to one pound =$4. in the 1850s.

Then 1860 the four Anderson brothers' moved to Huron County, Michigan, where they spent the rest of their lives. Their mother was to follow them to Michigan at a later date. She is shown on the Canadaian 1861 Census Report; living with James.

GJ, immagrated to the United States in 1872 according to the 1900 U.S. Census. George married Elizabeth Carty, on 12 Feb. 1880. Elizabeth was the yongest of William and Ann Cartys' family; (Ann was the wife of John Anderson; GJ's uncle). GJ and Elizabeth were married in the log home of John and Ann Anderson.

GJ farmed the land intended for his father, "The four brothers aquired a parcel of land for their oldest brother (James) at the time they aquired their own land but GJ Anderson came to this country and took over that portion which was aquired for his father.... GJ's farm was south of his Uncle George Anderson, which was later to become the farm of Al Brown."

George and Elizabeth had four sons: named James Burton born 15 Apr 1882, died 1951, William Henry born 03 May 1885, died 24 Oct 1965, Authur Wellington born 10 Oct 1888, died Dec 1963, Norman George born 13 Jan 1895, died 26 Nov 1962.

The information was gathered from in part:
"Genealogy of the Anderson Family"
By William Calvin Kasson
1971 
 
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 Children:
  James B Anderson (1882 - 1951)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Caseville Township Cemetery
Caseville
Huron County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Mark M. Anderson
Record added: Mar 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13705357
George J. Anderson
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