Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

meant what they said, said what they meant

Brantley blood…Anderson veins…

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Apparently a son or grandson of Edward Brantley (of lower Isle of Wight) left a deposit in the Anderson Bank but failed to leave a forwarding address…

Out of 2,000+ cousin DNA hits I had one 67 step match…  Benjamin Hall, 1773-1843, Chatham Co., NC .  His ancestry seems similarly undetermined but a “purported” link is a Brantley.

The common link, in my opinion, likely happened some years before 1732 when Elizabeth Anderson (Sr) composed her will. She noted an illegitimate grandson by her daughter Elizabeth.

(excerpt from will of Elizabeth Anderson 1733)
I give to my Daughter Elisebeth Pitman, one paire of Small Mill Stones
I give my Daughter Elisebeth Pitmans Son William Anderson one Hiefer.

My assumption is that Grandma would not give a cow to a baby… perhaps a teenager or near teen…

Love was in the air… 1720ish…

Who was the masked marauder?

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Written by anderson1951

October 22, 2016 at 2:18 pm

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  1. I am a direct descendant of Edgecombe county, NC Anderson family. You can contact me @ Thanks.


    William Anderson

    April 29, 2020 at 1:21 pm

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