Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

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George Anderson of Granville, d.1757

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I’ve updated his Page with a few factoids… estate papers and such.  I also bring in the Sims brothers who had property in Occoneechi Neck in the 1720s.  I suppose it is possible that this George Anderson could be a son of the “mystery man” James Anderson who first shows up in 1716 but I can’t find a spec of proof to make a connection.  There is also an Alexander Anderson “of Granville” which I can’t even find enough info to speculate about?

George and his brother William Anderson just “show up” in Granville in 1755… they had to have come from “somewhere”???   Clues people… I need clues.

Just to stoke the fire a bit concerning the Sims…


…while going through South Carolina’s DOCUMENTS RELATING to INDIAN AFFAIRS, several lists of Indian traders appeared. These lists were generated by laws created by the colonies of Georgia and South Carolina to control Indian trade within their own borders. The first laws monitoring Indian traders in South Carolina were inacted in 1702. They were specifically directed against Virginia Indian traders. One of the first Virginia Indian traders whose property was “confiscated” becasue of this act was Robert HICKS[Sr.]of Virginia in 1707.(18)

Similar acts were also made in Georgia. On 9 January 1735, “An Act for the Maintaining Peace with the Indians in the Province of Georgia” was passed by the Common Council of Trustees at Governor OGLETHORPE’s insistence. It was sent to the Privy Council for review and a favorable report was rendered on 3 April 1735. It said:

..”that all such Persons that shall trade, traffik or Barter with any Indian (except the Chickasaw traders)shall come to the Town of Savannah at least once every Year; in order to take out a new License, in his own proper Person, that is to say, in the Month of March, April, May or June in which Months all Licenses shall expire [except] the Chickasaw traders shall take out their Licenses once in eighteen months…”(19)

Using the names of “Licensed Indian traders”, a list of Virginai, North and South Carolina traders was created. A partial list includes Robert LONG, Charles HICKS, John BROWN, William GILCHRIST, Abraham COLSON, James ANDERSON, William KEMP, James MOORE, Richard HYDE, John SIMS, William WILLIAMS, and John PETTYGREW.

December 31-January 7, 1736
 Williamsburg Gazette
By a Letter from Col. James Millikin, in North-Carolina, dated at Roanoak, December the 10th, we have the following Account, That he received a Letter from Mr. Thomas Brown, of the Cutaboes, the chief Trader there, informing him. That on the 9th of October last, Three Indians came to the House of one William Syms, on Pine tree Creek, and (in his Absence) killed his Wife, another Woman, Three Children, and a Negro Man; and then set Fire to the House, Tis suppos’d they carried a White Girl away with them alive, who liv’d at the House, but can’t be found.
They were followed the next Morning by Five White Men, upon the Track, who found they had stopp’d in the Night, near a Place called Mars-Bluff, on Pedee River, where they had shared the Plunder, and left the bloody Cloaths of the murdered People. The Indians bent their Way Northward, which makes it believ’d they were Tuskaroroes. Mr. Brown wrote the above Account to Col. Millikin, at the Request of the Governor of South-Carolina, desiring him to use his Endeavours to apprehend these horrid Murderers

The story ends here… where did it start?

Written by anderson1951

June 30, 2013 at 2:17 pm

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