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Captain James Anderson

Male 1768 - 1844  (76 years)


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  • Name Captain James Anderson 
    Title Captain 
    Born 17 Feb 1768  Anderson's Bottom, Hampshire, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  Perry, Fairfield, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _UID 921A3A9D7BC24882B8DFF94AC79BAD0C7FBB 
    Buried Oct 1844  Abbot Cemetery, Fickle, Clinton, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • After James Anderson returned from the wars, 1796, Captain James Anderson, like many another veteran, was restless and dissatisfied. The Old Dominion; was no longer the dominion of his heart. The towering mountains, fertile valleys, and clear swift streams of the region of his birth, had lost their inspiration and charm. He longed for the rolling savannas, and dense primeval forests beyond the Ohio. He was not at home very long before he found a maiden to his taste, Miss Priscilla House, daughter of John and Ruth Metcalf House, of Hampshire, to whom he was united in marriage. He immigrated west to Fairfield county, Ohio, in the month of March, 1806, with his father and family. They reached Lancaster, then a little cluster of wooden houses, April 6, 1806, and their farms on Clear Creek, the next day.

      James and Priscilla, were the parents of eleven children. Ten of whom grew to be men and women. Several of his children settled in Clinton county, Indiana, so James decided to join them. He sold his property in Ohio, and moved to Indiana several years before his death, which occurred October 24, 1844. His main occupation was divided between agriculture and surveying. He was also noted for his active and timely labors in behalf of needy pioneers, for his earnest support of religion, and of the Whig party. Captain James Anderson had one son, Rev. H. H. Anderson, and one son-in-law Rev, Alfred N. Cave (a chaplain), and seventeen

      -Thelma Brooks Morgan ... www.findagrave.com
    Died 24 Oct 1844  , Clinton, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Notes 
    • James Anderson moved his family to Fairfield Co., Ohio with his father's family in 1806. James served as an officer under Gen. Anthony Wayne in all his campaigns against the Indians. He married 1796, Priscilla House.

      James & Priscilla Anderson had may gallant grandsons in the Union Army during the Civil War -- many of whom lost their lives.

      Ensign in the cavalry during the whiskey rebellion, promoted Captain.

      Letter from John Anderson to James H. Anderson:
      "My father was James Anderson, second son of Capt. Thomas Anderson. He was born February 17th 1768, where his father was born, on the Anderson Bottom, in Hampshire County, Va. He died October 24th, 1844. He entered the Calvary service as a Second Lieutenant, or more properly speaking, Ensign; aided in putting down the Whisky Insurrection, and afterwards served under Gen. Anthony Wayne, until his (Wayne's) death, in December, 1796. He was a gallant and meritorious officer, and for meritorious service and gallantry was made a Captain.

      I have seen his three commissions, that of Ensign, Lieutenant, and Captain. He was a member of the church of his ancestors until he settled in Ohio, and then became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church simply because there was no Episcopal Church in his neighborhood. He removed to Fairfield County, Ohio in 1806 and settled on his farm there on the 7th day of April the same year.

      He was united in marriage in Virginia to Miss Priscilla House, by whom he had eleven children, ten of whom grew up and married. They were Levi Henshaw, Thomas Jefferson, John and Mahala (born on the old place in Virginia) and Elizabeth, James Madison, Ruth, Rebecca, Hiram and Priscilla, born in Ohio.

      My mother (Priscilla House), the wife of Capt. James Anderson, died on the 7th day of August, 1847, seventy years of age. My father was an upright citizen and a soldier of undaunted courage.

      My father was a mathematician and engineer, and in addition to his other military duties he superintended the construction of most of Wayne's forts."

      Served in the Rev War as an Army Draftsman under Gen. Anthony Wayne. He drew plans for Fort Wayne, Fort Erie and Fort LaBoeuf. [2, 6, 7]
    Person ID I1299780  7_families
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2013 

    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  [9
    • 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. [8]
    Family ID F471391  Group Sheet

    Family Priscilla House,   b. 1777, Of, , , Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1847, , Clinton, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1796  , Hampshire, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10
    Children 
    +1. Levi Henshaw Anderson,   b. 1797, Anderson's Bottom, Hampshire, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870  (Age 74 years)
    +2. James Madison Anderson,   b. 1798, , , West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850  (Age 52 years)
    +3. Judge Thomas Jefferson Anderson,   b. 2 Apr 1801, , Hampshire, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1871, Pleasant Hill, Cass, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +4. John Anderson,   b. 4 Mar 1803, Anderson's Bottom, Hampshire, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1888, , Marion, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +5. Rachel Mahala Anderson,   b. 26 Aug 1805, , Hampshire, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1891, Payson, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Elizabeth Anderson,   b. Abt 1807, , , Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Ruth Anderson,   b. Abt 1809, , Hampshire, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Rebecca Anderson,   b. Abt 1811, , Hampshire, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +9. Reverand Hiram H. Anderson,   b. 20 Nov 1815, , , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1888, , , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +10. Priscilla Anderson,   b. 5 Aug 1817, , Fairfield, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1870, , Jefferson, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     11. Samuel Anderson,   b. Abt 1819, , , Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F471426  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Feb 1768 - Anderson's Bottom, Hampshire, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1796 - , Hampshire, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Perry, Fairfield, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Oct 1844 - Abbot Cemetery, Fickle, Clinton, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Oct 1844 - , Clinton, Indiana Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [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: James Anderson, born 7 Feb 1768 in Hampshire Co., Virginia (Reliability: 3).

    2. [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..

    3. [S8223] Ohio, Fairfield, Perry - 1830 - Federal Census, Ohio, Fairfield, Perry, (www.ancestry.com).

    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: James Anderson, died 24 Oct 1844 in Fairfield Co., Ohio (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S8113] Ohio, Marion County History, (Tucson, Ariz. : W. C. Cox Co., 1974 Microreproduction of original published: Chicago : Leggett, Conaway & Co., 1883. xiii, 1031 p.), 1000330 Item 2..

    6. [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: James Anderson, Officer under Gen. Anthony Wayne (Reliability: 3).

    7. [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), 16 (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., 1: Captain Thomas Anderson married Mary Bruce (Reliability: 3).

    9. [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).

    10. [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 (Reliability: 3).