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Kenneth Anderson (1710 - 1806)

Capt. Kenneth Anderson
Born in Monmouth, New Jersey, British Coloniesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 95 in Freeholdtown, Monmouth, New Jersey, USAmap
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Kenneth was born in 1710. He passed away in 1806.

  • Fact: Burial Old Tennent Churchyard, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States of America
  • Fact: According to the source cited: "Colonel Kenneth Anderson, of Manalapan, son of Colonel John Anderson and Anna Reid, was born May 18, 1710 [His. Tennent Chu., 417 and 458]. By his father's will, of which was an executor, he received land at Manalapan.... He married Hannah (Gordon?), who was born in 1719. She was a member of Tennent Church, September 4, 1745, died August 15, 1762, and was buried in the old Topanemus Cemetery [Ibd., 182, 256 and 458.]

Colonel Anderson was an elder of Tennent Church in 1779. [Ibid.] The following inscription is in Tennent Church yard:

'Kenneth Anderson, who was born the 18th day of May, 1710, O. S., and died, on the 18th day of March, 1806, in the 96th year of his age. Temperance, justice, benevolence, and piety were his virtues, the best insurance of long life here, and endless felicity beyond the grave.' [Stillwell's Misc. II. 324.]

Children of Kenneth and Hannah Anderson.

  1. Isabella Anderson, born July 6, 1737, died December 24, 1781. Married March 23, 1757, Nathaniel Scudder [His. Tennent ch., 418 and 458].
  2. Lydia Anderson, died August 18, 1744, aged 3 years, 11 months and 23 days; buried at Topanemus [Ibid. 256 and 458]."

SOURCE: William N. Mervine, "John Anderson," Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, volume 7, no. 2 (1912): 84. A different conclusion was reached by Donald Lockhart, TAG: 83 no. 1, (Feb 2009): 1-12 as to Col. Kenneth's wife's maiden name being Hannah Hankinson. Because there were other Hankinson marriages within the family and other similar named persons, that conclusion led to the combining of Anderson's wife Hannah with multiple persons in Family Tree that gave Hannah several different incorrect husbands and families of children. It also raised the question of other opinions about the spouse of Hannah Hankinson. There was another Kenneth Anderson, nephew of this person, alleged to have married a Hannah Hankinson. With these discrepancies it may be wise to leave Hannah for the present as Hannah with the 2 children that do belong to this couple, until there is further resolution to the disagreements, lest there be another round of wrong combinings.


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Anderson-57439 and Anderson-29878 appear to represent the same person because: Birth dates are two days apart. Some disagreement on birth and death towns. Otherwise, a good match. Anderson-29878's Biography refers to him several times as "Col." Both profiles agree that he is buried at the Old Tennent Church Yard, Tennent, Monmouth, New Jersey
posted by Joel Bridgham
I'm having trouble correcting things in the geneology, on wiki tree and other geneology websites but I'm trying to fix, what I see and adding sources.
posted on Unknown-544438 (merged) by D Ridley
Please change the Last Name at Birth to Anderson

If this is not correct please add an explanatory note in the biography


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posted on Unknown-544438 (merged) by Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen
Hello, from the biography I understand his marriage to Hannah Hankinson is debatable, but the names of his daughters are correct?

I adopted Isabella (Anderson) Scudder and she doesn't currently have any sources or parents; it would seem we could him as her father. Let me know if this is okay.

posted by H Husted

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