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George Washington Anderson (1779 - 1851)

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George Washington Anderson
Born in New Jersey, USAmap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Ringgold, Catoosa County, Georgia, USAmap
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Biography

George was born in 1779. He was a son of James Anderson Sr. and Martha Lydia Mallet. George married Elizabeth Ann Hearst on November 30, 1797 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. He passed away in 1851 in Ringgold, Catoosa Co, Georgia. He is buried in Nathan Anderson Historic Cemetery, Ringgold, Catoosa Co, Georgia.[1]

Transfered from death location. 26 April 2018 acct showed as error. (Buried: Nathan Anderson Historic Cemetery, Ringgold, Catoosa County, Georgia, USA)

[2]

The key to the identification of what Andersons were the parents of Margaret Elvira Anderson McKinney is the March 17, 1860 resolution of the congregation of the Head of the Tennessee Baptist Church which positively named them as G. W. Anderson and Elizabeth Anderson. That resolution was enacted during the lifetime of Margaret McKinney and probably while some residents who migrated to Rabun from Buncombe County were still alive.

George Washington Anderson according to his gravestone was born May 6, 1779 and died in Catoosa County, Georgia on October 11, 1851. Albert Steven McLean states that one of the “known children” of James Anderson and Lydia Mallett Anderson was George Washington Anderson. If the Albert Stevens McLean dates on his father’s migrations are correct George Washington Anderson was born in New Jersey. He is alleged to have married Elizabeth Ann Hearst (Hurst) on November 30, 1797 in Buncombe County. He served in the War of 1812 as a colonel. He is alleged by McLean, id. to have “moved away” after 1817. McLean states that he sold out his property in 1817 on the Big Ivy River in Buncombe County to his brother, William Mallett Anderson. This property overlooked present day Barnardsville, North Carolina on the west.

George Anderson’s oldest son verifies that about 1818 George Washington Anderson with two of his brothers, Joseph and Robert, moved to White County, Tennessee where his father became sheriff and jailer of a newly developing county. He is shown on 1820 United States census for White County, Tennessee in a household of ten people with one male and one female ages 26-44, three males and six females under age 25, with two slaves. White County is located between Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee. He is also shown in 1835 on tax lists of White County, Tennessee. He received various entries and warrants and a grant for 196 acres of land in White County.

About 1827 he moved into Taylors Crossing in Monroe County, Tennessee which is near present Chattanooga. William McKinney and Margaret Anderson McKinney as detailed above moved from Rabun County, Georgia to Monroe County, Tennessee about 1837 where they lived before returning to Rabun County, Georgia.

He moved again before 1840 to Walker County, Tennessee which is located just south of Chattanooga. He is shown in a household containing two persons (one male and one female in the age bracket 60-69) with two slaves on the 1840 United States census for Walker County, Georgia. It is believed that he purchased a part of Cherokee Chief Richard Taylor’s plantation in an area that extended to Ringgold in present Catoosa County. He owned some 800 acres near present Ringgold.

G. W. Anderson worked as a surveyor on the Western and Atlantic Railroad and was a commissioner to purchase the right of way for this railroad beginning in 1838. He was one of the five commissioners appointed by the legislature to incorporate the town of Ringgold. The place of his residence became Catoosa County in 1853. His place of burial on his death in 1851 is now located in Catoosa County.

His wife, Elizabeth Ann Hearst (Hurst) who was alleged to be born in July 30, 1780 in Surry County, North Carolina died August 17, 1847 in Catoosa County, Georgia. Her place of burial is unknown. Her parents were alleged to be George Jackson Hurst 1758-1844 and Mary Elizabeth Martin 1780-1843. Ancestry.com, Family Trees, id.

The following are the children of George Washington Anderson and Elizabeth Ann Heart as named in his Last Will and Testament dated April 16, 1842:

1. Nathan Albert Anderson

2. Elizabeth Anderson Tatum

3. Hannah Louisa Anderson Bryan

4. Margaret “Maggie” Anderson McKinney

5. Martha Anderson McSpaddin

6. George W. Anderson

7. Andrew Byrd Anderson

8. Eliza Anderson Burns

9. Mary Anderson Bryan

Sources

  1. Find a Grave Index
  2. First-hand information as remembered by Randy Huskey, Friday, October 24, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.

i March 17, 1860 resolution in conference of congregation of Head of Tennessee Baptist Church, Dillard, Georgia from church minutes archived with George Department of Archives and History.

ii Find a Grave Memorial No.84693287, Nathan Anderson Historic Cemetery, Ringgold, Catoosa County, Georgia.

iii Heritage of Old Buncombe County, Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, Hunter Publishing Co., Winston-Salem, N. C. 1981, Volume 1, Section 211, 211A. Citations of proof are not set forth in this publication.\

iv Ancestry.com Family Trees

v Matthew S. Bandy manuscript cited below.

vi “Life of Nathan Anderson.” Pilgrims 151, Ancestry.com media viewer posted January 4, 2012. “History and Location of Our Anderson Ancestors,” Matthew S. Bandy unpublished manuscript in part on Pilgrims35@icloud.

vii Tennessee Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895, Ancestry.com, Provo, UT and Early Tax Lists of Tennessee microfilm, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.

viii White County, Tennessee Land Records, Vol. G, 1820-1828, Vol F-H, 1817-1834, Nos. 318, 777,779 and 1247, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN, Roll 62.

ix Life of Nathan Anderson, id.

x Matthew S. Bandy manuscript, id. All deed and probate records of Walker County were destroyed by fire prior to 1883.

xi Ancestry.com Family Trees.

xii A photostatic copy of this will is in the Matthew S. Bandy manuscript. The original was probably probated in Walker County, Georgia where all records prior to 1883 were destroyed.


Endnotes with sources:

March 17, 1860 resolution in conference of congregation of Head of Tennessee Baptist Churh, Dillard, Georgia from church minutes archived with George Department of Archives and History. Find a Grave Memorial No.84693287, Nathan Anderson Historic Cemetery, Ringgold, Catoosa County, Georgia. Heritage of Old Buncombe County, Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, Hunter Publishing Co., Winston-Salem, N. C. 1981, Volume 1, Section 211, 211A. Citations of proof are not set forth in this publication. Ancestry.com Family Trees Matthew S. Bandy manuscript cited below. “Life of Nathan Anderson.” Pilgrims 151, Ancestry.com media viewer posted January 4, 2012. “History and Location of Our Anderson Ancestors,” Matthew S. Bandy unpublished manuscript in part on Pilgrims35@icloud. Tennessee Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895, Ancestry.com, Provo, UT and Early Tax Lists of Tennessee microfilm, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee. White County, Tennessee Land Records, Vol. G, 1820-1828, Vol F-H, 1817-1834, Nos. 318, 777,779 and 1247, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN, Roll 62. Life of Nathan Anderson, id. Matthew S. Bandy manuscript, id. All deed and probate records of Walker County were destroyed by fire prior to 1883. For proof of facts contained in deeds and wills in that County, secondary sources must be used. Ancestry.com Family Trees. A photostatic copy of this will is in the Matthew S. Bandy manuscript. The original was probably probated in Walker County, Georgia where all records prior to 1883 were destroyed.



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On 2 Jun 2017 at 06:49 GMT Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen wrote:

Anderson-29920 and Anderson-29500 appear to represent the same person because: Similar data. If they are not the same person, please add details and sources to indicate the difference

On 21 May 2017 at 07:49 GMT Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen wrote:

Anderson-29500 and Anderson-16387 appear to represent the same person because: Exact dates and same spouse



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