Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

meant what they said, said what they meant

Some JOLLY folks of IOW & Nansemond

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Some notes by my friend Jerry Jolly…  much of his research is centered around finding these wild anscestors on “maps” in their natural habitat of early Virginia.



Written by anderson1951

August 13, 2017 at 4:46 am

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  1. This is totally unrelated, but what do you know about these Harrington, Whitmell, and Colson fellows? They were all living near the Indian Woods Reservation in Bertie County. 16 Dec 1741 Bertie County, NC Deed Book F, p. 368: Susannah COLLSON and John COLLSON (her son) to Thomas BLOUNT and Thomas WHITMELL, 16 December 1741. 19 June 1742. 500 pds. for 600 acres “…Executors of the Last will and Testament of John COLLSON, Sen Dec’d . . . except for thirty two pounds quit rents Deducted to us paid by Thomas Collins . . . ” Land on SS Rocquis Creek.



    September 29, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    • I’m not familiar with these COLLSONs…

      I’m curious if they were related to this guy:

      11 Apr 1709 Chowan County, NC. Jacob COLSON witnesses a deed from Robert Hicks to Arthur Kavanaugh of Meherrin River, 1280 acres (Note from Doug Tucker – Kavanaugh and Jacob COLSON were Indian Traders. Kavanaugh lived among the Meherrin Indians at a site near the mouth of the Meherrin River and Jacob COLSON was his close neighbor. This was before Jacob COLSON moved his family, including son John, south to the Roanoke River – then called the Marrotock River.)

      I have yet to actually track Kavanaugh with a deed to the area at the mouth of the Meherrin… but it all adds up that he would “visit”there… Kavanaugh had property near Robert Hicks* on the Meherrin River at modern Emporia, VA. It seems apparent that they would send their hides down the Maherrin to the mouth and Chowan River and thence to ports unknown. ‘Course Kavanaugh was also active around the Roanoke (Morattock) River area (had some property there also). Traders thick as flies around Occoneechee Neck…



      September 29, 2017 at 8:21 pm

  2. I am a female descendant of Elizabeth Eugenia Anderson of North Edgecombe County, N.C. she was my paternal great grandmother. I think he father or brother was Thomas Anderson, but there is a link to Micajah. I have read the piece you wrote about. As revenge goes, he found the ultimate means. There are two Andersons still around there. Berry Lane is in the hog business. He must be 76 by now. Tom is teaching at Edgecombe Community College, Tarboro. There is also a family peanut business I believe in Leggett. Do not let the ravings of Micajah fool you. This is a great family of good men.

    North Edgecombe was full of Andersons when I was growing up about 10 miles away. My Father was the rural mail carrier in that territory and he used to say he and my Mother were related to two thirds of the people in Halifax and Edgecombe counties. One of those people has published abstracts of deeds, wills, and estates of both those counties and Bertie and Northampton. You may find those helpful.
    I stumbled across you trying to relocate some maps of the Blackwater-Nottaway plats of settlers in Isle of Wight. I am descended from Joseph Vick, but I am trying to trace a Deberry family who moved from Isle of Wight into Northampton County, N.C. There was a priceless map on the andersonnc site.
    Good luck.



    July 5, 2018 at 10:48 am

    • It sounds as if you may attached to Thomas Anderson- a son of Micajah Anderson. Is that the case?



      July 6, 2018 at 10:58 pm

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