Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

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I found his will which is rather remarkable as he relates many relationships of family members and his considerable property holdings. Mention is made in the will of his son to them being Quakers. His son Daniel predeceased him and another son James is mentioned as deceased… all of which makes me wonder if there was some sort of disease outbreak such as smallpox around 1760/61? John Gay, if I remember correctly, also had a son who predeceased him about this same time. (all Quakers)… odd.

Written by anderson1951

February 13, 2012 at 7:36 pm

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  1. in Smallpox was on the rampage in the entire area, and killed many people. Also going at this time, was the French and Indian War, and though not fought in that part of NC, there were Militia groups going off the fight in this WAR……and when they came home, there was another Indian War to contend with on the home from. I think the biggest thing was Smallpox, so many of these Will state the person as being
    “sick and weak”……




    February 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    • It is curious… I’ve only noticed this couple of families with sons and fathers dying at the same time. It would be interesting to see a study of the “big picture” death toll around the 1759-1761 time period.



      February 21, 2012 at 4:12 am

      • Yes, my cousin had accessed many many WILLS on I think it was genforum archives…for the area….and he read many and noticed so so many saying “sick and weak” all about this same time frame!
        Thanks for info on the map, I was on that site, but could figure out how to print the map all out, now I see!
        You have a wonderful site, I really appreciate all the hard work, and the fact that you source and share with the world! Thank You so much!



        February 21, 2012 at 7:20 am

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