Martha Anne “Annie” <I>Fontaine</I> Anderson

Martha Anne “Annie” Fontaine Anderson

Henry County, Virginia, USA
Death 9 Jan 1915 (aged 92)
Pine Hall, Stokes County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Pine Hall, Stokes County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 12247163 · View Source
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She was a great-granddaughter of Patrick Henry.
Their marriage bond is in Henry County, Va. on 4 Nov. 1841.
It says that Leonard was under the age of 21 and his Guardian was Hugh F. Morton of Prince Edward County, Va.
She and her husband built "Pine Hall" Plantation ca. 1853, a 3000 acre plantation that was located along the Dan River.
It was listed on the National Historic Places list in 1979.
She got married in Henry County, VA. in 1841 at her fathers' plantation called "Redhill" on Redds' Creek and the Smith River.
Buck Anderson and Catherine Anderson, his wife, were born in the 1840s and Buck was owned by Leonard Wade Anderson.
Martha A. Fontaine (1822-1915) was daughter of John (Jack) James Fontaine (1787-1852), son of John Fontaine (1750-1792), son of Peter Fontaine, Jr. (1724-1773), son of Rev. Peter Fontaine (1691-1759).
Her husband, Leonard Wade Anderson, was born in Prince Edward County, Va. on April 10, 1821.
He was a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and became a very successful farmer and businessman in Henry County, Va. and in Stokes County, North Carolina.
Martha was born on December 25, 1822 and reared on her fathers' "Redhill" plantation on Redds Creek and the Smith River in southern Henry County, Va.
After Leonards' death on February 2nd, 1902, Martha continued to live on the farm until her death on January 9th, 1915.
She and Leonard were buried in the Anderson-Hanes family cemetery near the farm.
Source: "Ancestors and Descendants of Rev. Peter Fontaine (1691-1759) of Westover Parish, Charles City County, Virginia" by Charles J. Ragland.
Info below is From Stokes County, N.C. Historical Society:
In 1853 the Andersons' bought 747 acres in Stokes County on the Dan River, at Ladds' Ford from William Fewell who left for Missouri.
There the Andersons' began construction of a house probably on the exact same site as the Constantine Ladd house.
The main section of the house was completed in 1855.
In 1856, Anderson owned eight slaves which eventually numbered thirty.
The property consisted of six log slave cabins, a log kitchen, and the two-story frame residence.
During the latter part of the Civil War, Anderson became a major in the Confederate Quartermaster Corps. He built a quartermaster commissary on his property to the rear of the house. After the war, he developed extensive agricultural and business interests but struggled to operate his plantation. For a time, he hired "bound boys" from the courts in Winston to help operate the farm.
Having no children of their own, the Andersons adopted the majors' neice, who became known as, Margaret Augusta Anderson.
They also adopted a son, Nathaniel, who was born in 1842. Nathaniel served in the Confederate Army and died in 1862 in Richmond, Virginia.

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