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Henry Anderson, son of William Anderson d.1789

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Henry Anderson, son of William d.1789

(mostly working notes of David Gammon)

1.     He inherited land from his father outright, and was also a residual

heir of land after the death of his mother Mourning Anderson.

Mourning dies between 1800 and 1810.

2.     He is listed as an adjoining landowner as early as 1794 (DB 7, p.

346 William Griffin to Geo. Anderson)

3.     He was selling land as early as December 1795 (DB 8, p. 61, to Geo.

Anderson).  This places his birth at no later than December 1774.

When we factor in census records, his birth was between 1770 and 1774.

4.    He married Lovie Staton in 1799.  Based on census records, she was

born between 1776 and 1784.  She dies between 1820 and 1830.

5.    They appear to have had the following children:

Daughter born about 1800

Daughter born between 1800 and 1810

Daughter born between 1800 and 1810

Daughter born between 1800 and 1810

Daughter born about 1810 (just after 1810 census)

Son born between 1810 and 1820  (James?)

Son Jesse Staton Anderson, born 1812

6.     Henry either died between 1830 and 1840, or left Edgecombe County

between 1830 and 1840.

1830 census

Henry Anderson

1M  10-15

1M  50-60


There is no Henry Anderson in the Edgecombe census records after 1830.

Except for the 1805 Henry and wife Martha Brake, in 1850.

Henry Anderson m.  Martha Brake 18 Feb 1840

1850 census


H R AndersonM45y     Farmer

M Anderson  F30y

M E AndersonF10y

Geor AndersonM8y

J J E AndersonM5y

M L B AndersonF6m

Jas WadletonM16y     Labor

L R Hill           M11y


“Purported” son of the older Henry is Jesse Staton Anderson.

I found this will of his father-in-law Moses Todd in Wake County, NC  1841

Mention is made of Jesse Anderson (which places him there at least by 1841)

North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970WakeWills, Inventories, Settlements, 1837-1841, Vol. 24. pg 517

Moses Todd will

1841   Wake County, NC

(will starts lower right side of page… click to enlarge)

This is a settlement of the estate of Jesse Anderson of Wake County.  The payments begin 1884 and on the

second page mention is made of the Administrator H.H. Anderson “to settle the estate of his intestate” which

I take to mean there was no will.

I still have not found proof that Jesse Anderson was a son of Henry Anderson of Edgecombe.


North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970WakeSettlements, 1882-1949Image  437 of 2615

We are looking for proof of the death or relocation of Henry Anderson b. early 1770s…

Also who are the parents of Henry b. 1805 m. Martha Brake 1840?

Written by anderson1951

October 29, 2011 at 1:24 pm

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