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Susannah (Anderson) Francisco (abt. 1763 - bef. 1791)

Susannah Francisco formerly Anderson
Born about in Cumberland County, Virginiamap [uncertain]
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Wife of — married Dec 1784 in Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died before before about age 28 in Cumberland County, Virginiamap
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In December 1784, Peter married Susannah Anderson of Cumberland County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Captain James Anderson and his wife Elizabeth Tyler Baker Anderson. The Andersons were of social distinction and owned a plantation called "The Mansion." Peter and Susannah had two children: a son, James Anderson, born in the log house in 1786; and a daughter, Polly, born in 1788. Peter sold the 250 acres on Louse Creek in 1788. His wife Susannah died in 1790. [1] [2][3]

Research Notes

Although the Wikipedia article for Peter Francisco states he married Susannah Anderson in December 1784 there is no actual source cited for this marriage date. No marriage bond or marriage record entry has yet been located for a marriage of Peter Francisco to Susannah Anderson.

An unmarried Susannah Anderson is among the legatees of James Anderson of Cumberland County Virginia in his will written 16 May 1782 and proven in court 25 November 1782, Cumberland County Virginia Will Book 2, p. 304-305.FHL film 30738, images begin here The marriage took place sometime after the will was written in 1782 but prior to March 1787 when Peter Francisco and wife Susannah, along with two of her siblings, filed a chancery court case for division of James Anderson's estate. James Anderson et al vs executor of James Anderson Sr, Cumberland County Virginia Chancery Court case (1787-001), published by The Library of Virginia images begin here

This will left a 300 acre tract of land in Cumberland County to be divided equally among the five daughters of James Anderson. While it is possible that Peter Francisco and wife Susannah, after their marriage, may have lived somewhere on her father's land, Peter did not legally own any of this land until October 1787 when a 60 acre parcel in Cumberland County was allotted to Susannah Francisco. Cumberland County Virginia Will Book 2, p. 432-433, FHL 30738, Oct 1787, images are here

If Peter Francisco was in Buckingham County in 1783, he was not living on land he inherited from Susannah Anderson. Her land was never in Buckingham County. Peter Francisco, still a resident of Cumberland County, on 8 September 1791, sold this 60 acre parcel in Cumberland County to George Walker. Deed confirms that this is "the land that James Anderson deceased devised to his daughter Susannah Anderson who afterwards married Peter Francisco and since died". Prince Edward County Virginia Deed Book 1789-1812, p 26-27, FHL 33221, images are here

The Wikipedia article states that Susannah died in 1790. Again there is no actual source cited for this date. Susannah's death took place after the chancery suit of October 1787 but prior to deed of 8 September 1791 which states she has died.

The memorial on Find A Grave has no photograph of a tombstone, and there is no source information provided for dates or actual burial records.


  3. Find A Grave: Memorial #174826076

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