Robert L. ANDERSON, son of Richard ANDERSON and Mary OVERTON.
Born ± 1637, died 1712 at St Peter's Parish,New Kent Co,Va , approximately 75 years
Robert Anderson arrived in what is now Hanover county between 1670 and 1677 as one of 80 persons transported to Virginia by charter to George Chapman by William Berkeley, Governor.
In 1677 Robert Anderson signed the petition of grievances for Blisland Parish regarding Gov. Berkley. He was a vestry man of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County on 11/1686; and for St. Paul's Parish from 1704-1712. However these records do not imply that he had ever moved, rather they reflect the reorganization of the parishes that were occuriing at the time as the Virginia frontier expanded.
Married ± 1658/9 at New Kent Co.,VA to:
Cecelia MASSIE, daughter of Peter MASSIE and Lucelia POINDEXTER.
Born ± 1638 , at New Kent Co., VA, died after 1685 at New Kent Co., VA
1. Robert ANDERSON
Born ± 1660 at New Kent Co., VA , died 1716 at St Peter's Parish, New Kent Co, Va
Robert's sons built the 5000 acre "Goldmine" Plantation named after a passing stream.
In 1703 Robert was a Vestryman of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent and Justice of New Kent in 171 4.
His death is recorded in the St. Paul parish vestry book.
"Robert Anderson's death in 1716 is recorded in the St. Paul parish vestry book. His sons were underage at the time of his death and his family has been reconstructed from the deeds of his wife and her sons and the precessioning records of St. Paul's parish."
Source: The Early Descendants of William Overton and Elizabeth Waters of Virginia, and Allied Families, by William Pope Anderson, 1938.
2. Mathew ANDERSON
Born 1661 at New Kent Co., VA , died 1719 at Hanover Co,Va , 57 or 58 years
3. James ANDERSON
Born ± 1664 at New Kent Co. VA, died ± 1711 at VA, approximately 47 years
4. William ANDERSON PRIVACY FILTER
5. Nelson ANDERSON
Born ± 1668 at York Co,Va, died ± 1749 at VA
6. David ANDERSON
Born 1668 at New Kent Co,Va
(Research): The David Anderson family of Stafford Co., VA, had close ties with the family o f John West of Stafford, reputed son of Queen Cockacoeske, the possible mother or grandmother of Susannah Swann.
There is no record that David served in the Revolutionary War in any capacity. However, he bought up soldier's land warrants and at the time of his death owned thousands of acres of warrant land in Kentucky and also Tennessee. Robert and John spend years locating and selling this land. Some idea of how much land he owned can be seen in the part of it Robert sold to his father-in-law, William Reed - "1450 acres, 1922 acres, 147 acres in District of Kentucky. " [Bedford CO Conveyance Book 8 page 334, recorded 1790] And again in a power of attorney granted his brother John "to convey land on Russel's (sic) Creek [KY], land on Tennessee River and 12,000 acres of "Wilderness Tract." [Bedford CO Conveyance Book 8 pages 503-504] There is much more like this in the Bedford Conveyance Books, amounting to thousands of acres.
7. John ANDERSON
Born 1670 , at New Kent Co,Va, died 1751 at Hanover Co,Va
8. Thomas ANDERSON
Born 1672 at New Kent Co,Va, died after Oct 25, 1757 at Albemarle Co., VA , at least 85 years
Established a ship yard at Gloucester Point in the late 17th Century.
Thomas was a church warden for St. Pauls Parish in the 1720's. In 1733 Thomas was replaced as a church warden of St. Paul's parish and ordered to surrender the moneys of the parish to Thomas Merriweather. He continues as a vestryman until 1737 when he was removed as vestryman. In 1739 he is restored as vestryman until 1754.
Thomas and Charles Anderson post bond regarding construction of Chickahominy Bridge
Goochland Co Wills & Deeds 1736-1742, page 164
Letter of Henry Power desiring that Thomas Anderson, who is in custody, no longer be detained in prison.
Recorded 19 Sept 1738
The Will of Thomas Anderson
Probated in Albemarle County March 9, 1758
Albemarle County Will Book 2, p. 38
In the name of God amen. I Thomas Anderson of the County of Albemarle being in a weak ? condition of body but through the abundant goodness and mercy of God in perfect memory to Constitute and appoint this my last will and Testament & Desire it may be recorded by all as such.
Imprimis I most Humbly bequeath my soul to God my maker beseeching his most Gracious Exceptance of it through the all sufficient mercy and mediation of my most Compassionate redeemer Jesus Christ who Gave himself to be an atonement for my sins & is able to save to the utmost all that come unto God by him seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them and whom I trust will not reject me a returning penitant sinner when I come to him for mercy in this hope & Confidence I render up my soul with Comfort humbly beseeching the most blessed & Glorious Trinity one God most Holy most merciful and Gracious to prepare me for the time of my Desselation & then take me to himselfe into that pease & rest incomparable felicity which he has prepared for all that Love & fear his Holy name. Amen blessed be God.
Imprimis I give my Body to the Earth from whence it was taken in full assurance of its resurrection from thence at the Last Day. As for my
Burial I desire it may be dessant without prompoustate? at direction of my Executors hereafter mentioned who I doubt not will manage it with all requested prudance as to my Worldly Estate. I will and positively order that all my Lawfull Debts be paid.
Item: I Give and bequeath to my son Charles Anderson four hundred acres of Land Lying on the branches of Fishpond Creek joyning Peter Brooks's line & Joseph Dabbs's lines to him & his heirs forever.
Item: I Give & bequeath to my son Gideon Anderson three hundred acres of Land on where my Plantation is that I now live to be Laid (?)off in a regular form to him & his Heirs forever. My Will & Desire is that the remaining part of my Land may be regularly Divided Amongst my four Youngest Children William, David, Micajah & Judah Anderson & the Eldest take the first Choice which I Give & bequeath to them & their Heirs forever.
Item: I Give & bequeath to William Connell(??) the Tract of Land whereon he now Lives supposing to be Eighty or ninety acres to a new line from Chamberlayne's line to Thomas Lockart's (?) line to him & the Heirs of his Body Lawfully begotten forever.
Item: I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Ann Allen the Increase of her Negro wench Hannah to her & her Heirs forever.
Item: I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Frances Hughes one Negro man named Coopper to her & heirs forever.
Items: I Give & bequeath to my Children Thomas Anderson, James Anderson, Susannah Williams, Elizabeth Woodson & Agness Leah one shilling sterling apiece ??is that after my Lawfull Debts are paid that the reminder part of my Estate be kept together under the Care of my son William Anderson & that he may take Care of my Young Children provide for them as suitable mantenance & to keep a reasonable allowance for the same & that David Anderson may have a share in each crop if he thinks propper to Tarry with him and that the Family have liberty to Tarry on my said Plantation till they can settle their own my will that my sons Charles, Gideon & William Anderson be Executors of this my last will & Testament. & I Desire my Estate may not be appraised. In Witness thereof I have set my hand and seal this 25 Day of October one thousand seven hundred & fifty seven.
Thomas Anderson (Let)
John Gannaway Senior
At a Court held for Albemarle County the ninth Day of March 1758 This last Will and Testament was presented to Court by the Executors therein ? proved by the Oaths of John Gannaway & Roger Williams two of the witnesses thereto ordered to be recorded & on the motion of Charles Anderson, Gideon Anderson & William Anderson who made oath according to Law Certificate is Granted them for obtaining a Probat thereof in due form Giving security whereupon they with John Gannaway their security entered into & Acknowledged their Bond
for the due & faithful performance of the said Will.
John Nicholas, Clerk
Descendants of Thomas Anderson
9. Cecilia ANDERSON
Born ± 1673 at New Kent Co., VA
10. Mary ANDERSON PRIVACY FILTER
11. Richard ANDERSON
Born 1675 at New Kent Co,Va, died 1720 at Hanover Co,Va
Note: Richard's existence is derived from St. Paul parish precessioning records and the 1704 rent roll. He is identified in the St, Paul's parish vestry book as responsible for the cures of two different individuals so I am assuming he was considered a doctor.