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James Anderson

Male 1784 - Bef 1828  (< 44 years)


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  • Name James Anderson  [1, 2, 3
    Born 1784  Botetourt Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1 Oct 1828  Sangamon Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Notes 
    • James Anderson was born in 1784 in Botetourt county, Va. Nancy Fletcher was born in 1786, in Rockbridge county, Va. They were married in Virginia in 1802 and had two children in Virginia. They moved in 1808 to Kentucky, where they had three children, and in 1813 moved to Indiana, where one child was born. They moved to Sangamon county, Ill., in 1820, and settled in what is now Ball township.

      James Anderson, the fourth son of Robert and Margaret (Neely) Anderson of Botetourt County, Virginia, was born in Botetourt in 1784. In 1802, in Rockbridge County, Virginia, James married Agnes Nancy Fletcher, daughter of Job Fletcher, Sr.
      According to Rockbridge County, VA, Marriages (1778-1850), Book #1, Page 92; James and Agnes were married, on 8 July 1802, by John Montgomery. John is thought to have been the minister for the Lebanon Presbyterian Church, located north of Goshen, in northwest Rockbridge County, Virginia.
      On 21 September 1779, Agnes' father, Job Fletcher, Sr., bought 266 acres of land on the River of "Calf pasture," near Goshen.
      Excerpts from the History of Sangamon County, Illinois, written in 1876 by John Carroll Power: "James Anderson came to the county in 1820. He was born in Virginia, moved from there to Kentucky, thence to Indiana, and then to Illinois. He settled on section 33, but afterwards moved to the North Fork of the Sangamon River, where he died in 1828." That information was furnished by James Anderson's oldest daughter, Margaret L. (Anderson) Drennan. She was seventy one years old and the only living child of James and Agnes (Fletcher) Anderson when the county history was compiled.

      Many Virginians who migrated to Illinois first moved to WV or KY. The receipt of Military Certificates for service was sometimes the catalyst for family migration.

      [James Anderson and Agnes Nancy Fletcher were married by Rev. John Montgomery.
      On 5 July 1822 (sic) in the Probate Court of Sangamon Co., IL., James Adams,
      Judge: page 118... And it appears that there remains in the hands of the
      administrators the sum of $72.00. It is therefore ordered that distribution
      be made as follows:
      To Agnes Anderson, widow of James Anderson $24.00
      To Job F.Anderson 9.60
      To Elizabeth Anderson 9.60
      To John N. Anderson 9.60
      To Nancy Anderson 9.60
      To Rebecca Anderson 9.60
      Source: Probate Court Records of Sangamon Co., IL. 5 July 1822 (sic), p 118.] [2, 4, 5]
    Person ID I38495  Mindrum
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2015 

    Father Robert Anderson,   b. Abt 1739, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1825, Botetourt Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Margaret Neely,   b. 1738,   d. 26 Jul 1810  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1764  Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F12625  Group Sheet

    Family Agnes Nancy Fletcher,   b. 1786, Rockbridge Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845, Sangamon Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1802  Rockbridge Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Children 
     1. Robert Anderson,   b. 5 Jun 1804, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1857, Fayette, Lafayette, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     2. Margaret L. Anderson,   b. 28 Mar 1806, Rockbridge Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1881, Sugar Creek, Ball Township, Sangamon, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Job F. Anderson,   b. 2 Jun 1808, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1867, Sangamon Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     4. Elizabeth Anderson,   b. 10 Jan 1810, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1883, Newtonia, Newton, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. John N. Anderson,   b. 25 Dec 1812, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Washington Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 47 years)
     6. Nancy Anderson,   b. 1 Jan 1820, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1840, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     7. Rebecca Anderson,   b. 14 Jan 1825, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1846, Washington Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F26261  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Anderson, James and Agnes Fletcher, marriage bond
    Anderson, James and Agnes Fletcher, marriage bond
    Anderson, Robert - Estate settlement, page 1
    Anderson, Robert - Estate settlement, page 1
    Anderson, Robert - Estate settlement, page 2
    Anderson, Robert - Estate settlement, page 2
    Anderson, James - Inventory
    Anderson, James - Inventory
    Anderson, James - Inventory Transcript
    Anderson, James - Inventory Transcript
    Anderson, James - Estate Receipts
    Anderson, James - Estate Receipts
    Receipts of estate of James Anderson from brother William Anderson for settlement of their father Robert Anderson's estate

  • Sources 
    1. [S152]

    2. [S6624] John C. Power, (Edwin A. Wilson & Co., 1876), p. 82.

    3. [S6805] James Anderson, Probate File #57, Sangamon Co., IL, Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Springfield, IL.

    4. [S8258] Anderson-Neely, Betty Anderson Skelton.

    5. [S294]

    6. [S8257] Robert Anderson, Dwain Skelton.

    7. [S8282] James Anderson, Guardian to Agnes Fletcher.

    8. [S272]