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Male 1764 - 1814  (49 years)


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  • Name William Anderson  [1, 2, 3
    Born 18 Sep 1764  Anderson's Bottom, Hampshire, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Feb 1814  Fort Malden, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    • Died from malaria near Fort Malden, Ontario, Canada as a soldier of the United States during the War of 1812.

      Name: William ANDERSON
      Cemetery: His estate Location: Anderson Bottom, Hampshire Co WV 42
      Reference: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.1, p. Serial: 10675; Volume: 7
    Buried 1 Feb 1814  Fort Malden, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William fought in the Revolutionary War. He later died in the War of 1812 at Fort Malden, Ontario, Canada.

      Fort Malden is located in the town of Amherstburg, in southwest Ontario, Canada, 30 minutes south of Windsor (Ontario) and Detroit (Michigan) on the Detroit River.

      From 'Judge Thomas Anderson Book":

      Thomas Anderson….. His sons, William, Joseph and Abner, took up arms against Great Britain in 1812. Under Col. Sanderson they went from Fairfield County, Ohio, and William and Joseph are mentioned in Sanderson's report now on file in the office of the Adjutant General of Ohio. This report, and these soldiers are mentioned in the histories of Fairfield and Franklin Counties. Joseph, under Gen. W. H. Harrison, died in the service at Upper Sandusky, Ohio of camp fever. William was in the battle of Lake Erie, (Perry's Victory) lay sick a while at Put-in-Bay, and after the invasion of Canada died at Malden or Fort Malden. They were good soldiers and true men, but were swept away by an enemy more relentless and destructive than the British and Indians - the poisonous malaria of the vast swamps of Northern Ohio.


      History of Hamilton County, Ohio
      Chapter XI Military History of Hamilton County:
      Discharged: William Anderson, John Anderson

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      History of Fairfield County, chapter XVIII - The War of 1812 and Mexican War.

      In April, 1813, Captain Sanderson recruited a second company, partly from Fairfield county, and partly from Franklin county, Deleware county and the Western Reserve, numbering, when they struck tent to march to the front, one hundred and fifty-seven men. This company served until the close of the war, and was honorably discharged. The officers were---George Sanderson, Captain; First Lieutenants, Aurora Butler, Andrew Bushnell, John A. Mifford, Abraham Fish, Second Lieutenant, Ira Morse; Third Lieutenant, Wm. Hall; Ensign, John Vanmeter; First serg't, Chaney Case; Second serg't., Robt. Sanderson; Third serg't., John Neibling; Fourth serg't., John Dugan; Corporals: John Collings, Peter Cory, Smith Headly, Daniel T. Bartholomew. Musicians: John C. Sharp, Drummer; Adam Deeds, Fifer, Privates; William Anderson, Joseph Anderson

      http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~tfisher/fphpart3chap18.htm [8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14]
    Person ID I1212952  7_families
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2006 

    Father Thomas Anderson,   b. 1733, Anderson's Bottom, Hampshire, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1806, , Fairfield, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Bruce,   b. 1744, Winchester, Frederick, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1761  , Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • Captain Thomas Anderson married Mary Bruce, probably the daughter, Elizabeth, 2nd child of James Bruce, who with his brother, George, came from Scotland and settled in Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia. He married about 1744, Margaret McMahon and moved to that part of Maryland on the North Branch of the Potomac River. [15]
    Family ID F471391  Group Sheet

    Family Nancy Ann Forshee,   b. 3 Nov 1766-1770, Connoquenessing, Butler, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1807, , Fairfield, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married Abt 1786  Of, Anderson's Bottom, North Potomac River, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Children 
    +1. Hiram Anderson,   b. 2 Apr 1788, , North Potomac River, Montgomery, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1853, Clinton, Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Sina Anderson,   b. Abt 1809, , Hampshire, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Josiah Anderson,   b. Jan 1797, Of, , , Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852  (Age ~ 54 years)
     4. Rebecha Anderson,   b. 27 Mar 1799, Of, , , Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. William Anderson,   b. 9 Oct 1801, Of, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Rachel Anderson,   b. 25 Jun 1804, , Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1881, Mason, Warren, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F432545  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Sep 1764 - Anderson's Bottom, Hampshire, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1786 - Of, Anderson's Bottom, North Potomac River, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Feb 1814 - Fort Malden, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1 Feb 1814 - Fort Malden, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S234] Forshay Family, Marjorie Featheringill Waterfield, (Bowling Green, Ohio : M. Waterfield, c1990 #929.273 F772w v. 1), 28 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S234] Forshay Family, Marjorie Featheringill Waterfield, (Bowling Green, Ohio : M. Waterfield, c1990 #929.273 F772w v. 1), Family tree drawn by Caleb Forshay in 1833 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S36] Anderson - Anderson Family Bible, (Copy of Bible entries made by Blanche Phyliss Foster (Tucker) (Rogers). Copy in the possession of Lee R. Drew), William Anderson was born September the 18, 1764 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S8188] Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson's Bottom, W. Va., Olive I. McFarland, (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940943, item 14), 940943, item 14., 2: William Anderson, died in the War of 1812 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S8193] Anderson - Burrows website, Jim and Selma Burrows, (Online ), William Anderson died 1814 in Malden, Canada fighting in the war of 1812 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S877] Life and Letters of Judge Thomas J. Anderson, James H. (James House) Anderson, (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940397 Item 4), 4: William was in the battle of Lake Erie, lay sick at Put-in-Bay and after the invasion of Canada, died at Malden or Fort Malden. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S36] Anderson - Anderson Family Bible, (Copy of Bible entries made by Blanche Phyliss Foster (Tucker) (Rogers). Copy in the possession of Lee R. Drew), William Anderson departed this life February the 1, 1812 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S8188] Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson's Bottom, W. Va., Olive I. McFarland, (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940943, item 14), 940943, item 14., 2: Died in the War of 1812 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S8192] National Historic Sites of Canada, National Parks of Canada, (Online).

    10. [S8193] Anderson - Burrows website, Jim and Selma Burrows, (Online ).

    11. [S877] Life and Letters of Judge Thomas J. Anderson, James H. (James House) Anderson, (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940397 Item 4), 4 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S8197] Letter - John Anderson to James H. Anderson - 26 Oct 1886, John Anderson, (26 Oct 1886 One of the few first person documents in existence relating to William and Thomas Anderson and their families.), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?o..

    13. [S8112] Ohio - Military records - War of 1812, (Columbus, Ohio : Press of E. T. Miller Co., 1916), 195485 Item 2 & Book 977.1 M23r "Q" book., 156 (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S8119] Ohio, Hamilton County - History, Henry Allen Ford, (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972), Film #896972 Item 1..

    15. [S8188] Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson's Bottom, W. Va., Olive I. McFarland, (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940943, item 14), 940943, item 14., 1: Captain Thomas Anderson married Mary Bruce (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S8231] Bruce family of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Indiana, (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984. FHL Film #1412126 Item 7 John Bruce and his wife Sarah emigrated from Scotland to Winchester County, Virginia between 1737 and 1740.), 1 (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S234] Forshay Family, Marjorie Featheringill Waterfield, (Bowling Green, Ohio : M. Waterfield, c1990 #929.273 F772w v. 1), 28: Married to an Anderson (Reliability: 3).