SOLDIER: American Revolution. Virginians in the Revolution by John H Gwathmey states Alexander Anderson served in Capt. John McKitricks Co, in Augusta Co. 1782. Military claims in Middlesex Co, VA May 29 1782 Alexander Anderson. American Revolution, original application by Christos Christou, Jr. in SAR #130571.
Alexr. Anderson made claim for 29 days of horse hire at 1/6 pr day. April 30 1782 to George Moffett p Augusta Co Court of Claims p. 62by VA Gen. Soc. 2005
MARRIAGE: 1st. Alex Anderson and Esther Kirkland dau of James Kirkland Apr 26 1786 bond Vol 2 p 279. Alex Anderson m. Esther Kirkland by Rev. Wm Wilson Apr 27 1786 Vol 2 p 349 . Chronicles of Scotch Irish Settlement in VA Augusta Co 1745-1800 by Chalkey.
Guardian Bond Book Augusta Co, VA Nov 1775 to Feb 1804 by Katherine Bushman 1979. Dec 28 1807 Alexander Anderson appointed Guardian with James Anderson as surety for Lewis Harman, orphan of Michael Harman. Dec. 28 1807 Alexander Anderson appointed Guardian with John McDowell, surety for Sally Harman, Alexander Harman, Susannah Harman, orphans of Michael Harman.
CENSUS: 1810 Augusta Co Alexr Anderson 10101-02011 Next door is William Anderson 00001-00000 1810; Census Place: , Augusta, Virginia; Roll: 66; Page: 314; Image: 325.00.
MARRIAGE: 2nd. Marriage bond says widower Alexander Anderson dated Feb 22 1811 p 55 Augusta Co Marriages. This is to certify that I joined in matrimony Alexander Anderson and Esther Crosby the 26th of February (1811) by Rev. William King
Overseer of the Poor Eli Watkins worked for Alexander Anderson farmer per June 4 1811 bond.
SOLDIER: War of 1812. Pay Roll: Jan 19 to Feb 15 1814 $7.20 at $8/mo for 27 days of Capt. William P. Tebbs Co of State Artillery, VA militia Pay Roll: Feb 16 to Apr 16 1814 $20 at $8 per month for 2 months 15 days. of Capt William Tebbs Co Muster Roll: Jan 19 to Feb 15 1814 at Norfolk VA appointment Jan 19 expiration Jul 19 1814 pay due from Jan 12 1814 Muster Roll: Feb 15 to Apr 16 1814 290 miles distance from Norfolk to place of rendezvous. In the early 1900s, Sarah Suter said her brothers had the helmet Alexander wore in the War of 1812 and used it while playing soldier.
CENSUS: 1820 Augusta Co Alexander Anderson 201101200100- 4 slaves 2 boys under 10 (William and George?), 1 boy 16-18, 1 boy 16-26, 1 male 45+(Alexander), 2 females under 10 (Elizabeth and Martha), 1 female 16-26, 1 female 45+ (Esther)
DEATH: Family records state he died Christmas day 1825. Will shows probate in Dec. 1825.
WILL: Alexander Anderson of Augusta Co, VA names to dau Polly Crosby $500 immediately from sale of 5 shares of stock of New Shenandoah Co, land in Port Republic Rockingham Co and if not sufficient then to the sale of 7 1/2 acres in Augusta Co which I own adj. Philip Hefner and William Moffett or the sale of my perishable property with the surplus to be equally divided between my wife Esther and the whole of my children then living or their heirs; my wife Esther should raise, clothe, board and educate my four children, the fruits of our marriage and to have full use of my plantation and my two negro men Simon and George until my youngest son arrives at 21 and thereafter she to live with her sons William & George on said plantation or have one third part during her natural life at her own election. To my daus. Elizabeth and Martha Ann $1000 to be paid by sons William & George in 6 equal installments when George arrives at 21 or if death of either, then to be made to survivors. To my two sons William & George Anderson my farm and tract where I now live to be divided equally when George age 21 or the survivor of them. They to have use of negros Simon and George and to be chargeable for the legacies aforesaid to my said daughters. If my wife Esther remarries and prefers to have one third of plantation laid off for her during her life then to sell other 2/3s and to hire or dispose of negroes Simon and George then to George is age 21 and attained that age. If she remarries while any of my children are under age or unmarried then my executors to provide for my said children if they shall think fit in another home. Otherwise wife may keep them with her and using Simon and George to support the family. I appoint as my executors my friend Amos Crosby, William Hanger and Silas H. Smith. witness Benjamin Crawford, Kenton Harper, and John Smith WB 15 p 224 dated 1825 probated Dec 1825 Augusta Co.
Gone but never forgotten. ...... He was my 4th great-granduncle through the Anderson family of Bledsoe County, TN. ...... His brother, Col. John Anderson, Sr., was my 4th great-grandfather. ...... His sister, Mary (Anderson) Skillern, was my 4th great-gra...(Read more) -
Sammy Boyd, Genealogist Added: Jun. 29, 2013
Distant in-law, twice removed, but not forgotten. -
Gary Livick Added: Jun. 1, 2013