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View Tree for John AndersonJohn Anderson (b. Abt. 1730, d. October 08, 1781)

John Anderson (son of James Anderson and Mary Jordan) was born Abt. 1730 in Norfolk County, Virginia, and died October 08, 1781 in Killed In Battle, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia. He married Sarah Carney on November 28, 1752 in Stafford County, Virginia, daughter of John Carney and Mary.

 Includes NotesNotes for John Anderson:
John was born about 1730, and died Sept 1780 in the Battle of Augusta. He married Sarah Carney 28 Nov 1752 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia. She was born about 1739, and died 1811 in Kentucky. John served in the Revolutionary War, and was killed and buried in Camden, South Carolina. John's son wrote in his Bible that John Anderson was killed by American Tories at the 1st seige of Augusta 10-18 Sep 1780.

Another researcher states that this John Anderson did not die in Camden, South Carolina in 1781 at the Battle of Augusta. She asserts that John's file was combined with those of a different father and son John Anderson Sr and Jr of North Carolina.

DAR Application of Mrs. Dena Henslee Singleton, Nat'l #526822 shows that DAR had corrected to show that her ancestor John Anderson who married Sarah Carney was born 13 Jan 1724 in New York. Another researcher wrote the Lineage Research Committee of NSDAR in Washington D.C., regarding this entry, explaining the controversy over John's birthdate, etc. On 15 Aug 1979, they sent a letter stating - "The birthdate written in on National No. 526822 Is completely incorrect. That is the birthdate for John Anderson, son of Rev. James Anderson, but this man is not your Revolutionary ancestor. This man was married to Ann Irvin, from your records we know that your ancestor John Anderson was married to Sarah Carney. A date of circa 1730 has been given to your Revolutionary ancestor since we have no specific date for his birth."

To show otherwise, there are three other biographies that do not agree with the DAR:

John Anderson and Sarah Carney were married in Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, 28 Nov 1752, where their three oldest children, Bailey (13 Nov 1753), Scarlet (10 Jun 1756) and Sela (1 Mar 1758) were born. During the Revolutionary War, this family was also in North Carolina, most likely on the Pacolet River where their sixth child, John, was born.

Sarah Anderson, widow, resided in Greenville County, South Carolina, in 1790 with one male sixteen of over, three under 16 and one other female. The following certificates, quoted verbatim, concern this family:
"State of South Carolina, Know all men by these presents that I, Baley Anderson of Ninety Six District doth Constitute and appoint Henry Liles of the Sd State and District aforesaid my true and Lawfull attorney in my Name to Ask Demand, Recover and Receive the Bounty land Coming to my Father John Anderson Decesed and my Brother Scarlet Anderson also for being in the Service of Georgia Given under my Hands and Seal this--17 day of January 1784
Richard Freeman Baley Anderson (seal)
her Sarah Anderson (seal)
Ann X Russell

"To the Commisrs of the Treasury of the State of So Carolina. Gentn, please deliver Captn John Gowan--Indents for the amount of the within mentioned Accts againt the public of Said States---it being my Just right, the widow of John Anderson, and Mother of Scarlet, & Joshua Anderson, and Administratrix of each of their estates---Your favr in this will Oblige your hbl Servt.--- Acknowledged the 20th day of May 1786.
Acknowledged the 20th day of May 1786 her
before Baylis Earle J.P. Sarah X Anderson

"Kentucky Livingston County, Personally appeard Before us, John Mercer & William Mitchusson Justicies for Said County---Vincent Anderson John Holland * John Anderson, and John Chapman and Saith upon Oath that, Sarah Anderson (Relict, of John Anderson who was killed in the Revolutionary War) is now Surviving who is not possesed of Land or negroes--This above Sarah Anderson is the Same who had her husband killed in the service of the State of South Carolina & has Drawed a pension from that State;
Sworn & Subscribed before us) Vincent Anderson
this 11th Day of August 1807) John Holland
J. Mercer jp John Anderson
Wm. Mitchusson (jp) John Chapman

"To the Honorable Senate and house of representatives now met and setting in General Assembly in the State of So Carolina the pertition of Sarah Anderson humbly shews you that she lost in the last Revolutionary War her husband, John Anderson and two Sons who were true friends to their Country and that Immediately after the war The said Sarah was put on the pention list in this state and drew it yearly until necessity compell'd me to follow my children from the state as nearly all of them was about to leave it now the prayer of your petitioner is that you will give unto me all the money I should have been entitled to draw as a pentioner had I not left the state also Grant that I shall be put on the pention list again and draw it as usual while time lasts with me and I, your poor old handmaid will ever feel myself in duty bound to pray &c.
26. Nov: 1807 Sarah Anderson
Sarah Anderson Petition for a pention. A widdow

(The Register of Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., Va., 1723-1758, by George Harrison Sanford King (1961), 2,17. Georgia's Roster of the Revolution, by Lucian Lamar Knight, (1920), 24, 3o1. Ninth Carolina Records, VIII, 517. South Carolina Acts of Assembly, December 1846, 178. South Carolina Historical Magazine, XLVII, 110, 164; XLVIII, 37; LIII, 248, 111, 224.)

John was a Minute Man in Georgia and Pendleton District, South Carolina. John Anderson, a Minute Man, was entitled to 250 acres as bounty for being in the service of Georgia. He served in Col. Roebuck's Regiment in the Revolutionary War. According to his son William's family Bible, he was killed in the battle of Augusta, Georgia in the Revolutionary War.

More About John Anderson:
Burial: Camdon, South Carolina.
Record Change: January 12, 2004

More About John Anderson and Sarah Carney:
Marriage: November 28, 1752, Stafford County, Virginia.

Children of John Anderson and Sarah Carney are:
  1. +Bailey Anderson, b. November 13, 1753, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, d. August 01, 1840, Harrison County, Texas.
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