Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

meant what they said, said what they meant

Benjamin Anderson… son of George Anderson Jr b.1798, Edgecombe

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This is the brother of my Great Grandfather… he was a Civil War veteran.

Benjamin_Comanche TX

Sitting center of photo is Benjamin… sitting far right is Moses Brock and above him (I think) is Bart Brock (my grandfather).

My great grandfather had (I think) a grand total of 14 children…whew!… so I am at a loss to identify the other extremely well dressed participants of the photo.  My grandfather was born 1889, the year that Moses Brock moved from Tenn. to Texas (must have been fun changing those diapers in a horse/oxen? driven wagon)… so if he is perhaps 20 yrs when this photo was taken in Comanche, Texas… my guess for the photo  is about 1919… the year my father was born.

Moses Brock died 1931 if I recollect correctly… I have no idea when Benjamin died (he was born about 1841 so I would guess the 1920s)… a good run for each of them.

Bart Brock died 1951… the year I was born… so I am a bit fuzzy… the resulting families dispersed, some to California and elsewhere… mine came to Florida about 1965.  My father became an oilman after his WWII stint… and so was I for a time (just like my dad, I say proudly)… I became a Driller (again, I say proudly.. a man earns that status by pure sweat and a bit of  smarts) … in Florida of all places.


Written by anderson1951

December 24, 2014 at 9:41 am

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  1. Great find! This helps fill out the family tree. Keep up the good work.



    December 26, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    • Hi Penny
      Good to hear from you… scan some photos and email if you have something cool!

      Can you identify any of the others in the photo?



      December 26, 2014 at 3:24 pm

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