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  1. Vivian Anderson: Birth: 15 DEC 1817. Death: BEF 1865

  2. Simon Anderson: Birth: ABT 1818 in New Jersey. Death: 23 JAN 1890 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois

  3. Jeremiah Anderson: Birth: 22 MAR 1821.

  4. George Washington Anderson: Birth: 15 NOV 1823. Death: BEF 1850

  5. MARTHA MARIA ANDERSON: Birth: 13 SEP 1826 in New Jersey or Germantown?, Pennsylvania. Death: 2 MAY 1886 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan

  6. Jane Mariah Anderson: Birth: 22 APR 1829 in New Jersey. Death: BET 1870 AND 1880 in Wisconsin

  7. Richard L. Anderson: Birth: 26 FEB 1832 in New York. Death: 4 NOV 1868 in Sun Prairie, Dane Co., Wisconsin

  8. Cornelius Anderson: Birth: 1838 in Pennsylvania. Death: BEF 25 JUN 1869

  9. Jeremiah Ten Eyck Anderson: Birth: ABT 1839 in Wisconsin. Death: AFT 1879


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1. Title:   Miscellaneous
2. Title:   1850 U.S. Census
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
3. Title:   1860 U.S. Census
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
4. Title:   1870 U.S. Census
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
5. Title:   Note
6. Title:   Rinearson, Peter M., Arthur P. Rynearson, A Genealogy of the Reyniersen Family (1997)
Name:   Personal copy of Dorothy A. Koenig
Givenname:   Personal copy of Dorothy A. Koenig
RepositoryId:   R6
Repository:   R2
CallNumber:   F 129 / K4 / C65 1914
7. Title:   Adams, John Hugo Jr., Some Outline of Family Adams (1979)
Name:   Rice University, Houston, TX
Givenname:   Rice University, Houston, TX
RepositoryId:   R72
Repository:   R2
CallNumber:   F33.S79 1908
8. Title:   Web Site
9. Title:   State Census
10. Title:   Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (State Historical Society of Wisconsin)
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
11. Title:   Brown, Virginia Alleman, Middlesex County, New Jersey : Heirs to Estates...at New Brunswick, 1780-1870 (Washington, N.J. : Genealogical Researchers, 1988)
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
12. Title:   My Father, John Anderson Adams, Founder of the Adams Extract Company by Fredf W. Adams, Sr. 28 pages
Page:   1-2
13. Title:   Relationship
14. Title:   American Biographical Publishing Co., The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-made Men: Wisconsin (Chicago: American Biographical Publishing Co., 1877).
Page:   166-167
15. Title:   Blog, "Life From The Roots"
16. Title:   , <I>The US Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men, Wisconsin: http://genealogytrails.com/wis/dane/bios.html (N.p.: n.p., 1877).
17. Title:   Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey
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a. Note:   . http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC Box 12 Folder 8 Adams, Don, biographical info. Don Hugo Adams and I are 2nd cousins, once removed. In Folder 8, there is a manuscript written by John Hugo Adams Jr., "Some Outline of Family Adams," 1979. The portion about Maj. George Anderson are below. ________________________________ Anderson "There is little known about this Scottish ancestor except from an index card in the file of the Wisconsin Historical Society, of which I have a copy. The card describes his sword, which is deposited there, and of which I have a photo): 'Silver hilted dress sword worn by the grandfather of Maj. George Anderson in Scotland. (Grandfather came from Scotland and settled in New Jersey about 150 years ago or 1732).' There is a detailed description of the implement together with the notation 'Scabbard is marked 'W.F.' and sword 'R.B.' On the index is a notation without explanation '1730-1800." "George Anderson (1784 - 1879) I found three accounts of Maj. George, but none indicate how he earned the title, whether it was a gift or an assumed vanity. He was born 3/8/1784 on the banks of the Raritan River, Somerset County, N.J., two miles above the city of New Brunswick. His father, Simon, was a farmer with ancestors from Scotland. George was brought up on the farm under supervision of his mother, his father having died when he was 10. He went to school locally, then started in the hotel business, operating hotels in Piscataway and in New Market, while keeping up farming in the neighborhood. He moved to Staten Island and operated a hotel there. Then he moved to Philadelphia County, Penn., and took charge of the blooded horse stock of John C. Craig, brother-in-law of Nicholas Biddle. Craig was a partner of W. R Johnson of Virginia, called the 'Napoleon of the Turf.' He held that job for five years until Craig died and the property was sold. He moved to Fulton County, Ill., and then to Wisconsin in 1839, settling on a farm at what was called the City of the four Lakes, where he owned some horse stock which were descendents of the Craig-Johnson stock. He moved to Sun Prairie in 1842 where he farmed 400 acres, and then sold in 1867 and moved to Baraboo, thence to Madison, where he was living in 1877. He died in Madison on 1/10/1879 at age 95, surviving his third wife by two weeks." ________________________________ Additional information from the above compiler. Adams, John Hugo Jr., "Some Outline of Family Adams," 1979. "Grandfather John Adams moved to Baraboo with his mother after his father died, and farmed there awhile. He, of course, knew the Major, who was apparently quite a wheeler-dealer. The Major was several years supervisor of the town of Sun Prairie, chairman of the county board of supervisors, was two years an alderman of Madison, under-sheriff three years, collector of taxes of Dane and Sauk counties, and a deputy U.S. marshal." "He was married three times. His first wife, by whom he had his children, was a daughter of a Capt. Tenick of the Revolutionary War. (The DAR Patroit Index lists two Capt. Ten Eycks for the war, still need to be researched). His second was the widow Duncomb, and his last, a Miss St. Clair. Of his seven children, five sons and two daughters, only four were reported living in 1877." "According to the Wisconsin Historical Society, 'He was a gentleman of the old school, enjoying good health and a bright intellect to the last.'" "He said his father's name was Simon, and his mother was named Mary Van Angren." Martha Aletta Anderson (1826-1886) "Martha was born 9/13/1826, according to family records, and this agrees with the 1850 census (but with the 1860 census, which shows her three years younger). Both records show her state of birth as New Jersey, although her birthplace is also indicated as Germantown, Pa. Pending further research, both are noted because her father moved about considerably. She died 5/12/1886 of consumption, but is not buried at Stafford. After the death of her husband, Liberty Adams, in 1867, she took the family to Baraboo, Wis., near her father, and may have died there." ________________ Dorothy Koenig <dkoenig@lmi.net> Barbara Poole <barbarapoole@gmail.com> Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 2:49 PM subject Re: "A Genealogy of the Reyniersen Family" Dear Barbara, I'm glad that you were able to locate me! The book in question is "A Genealogy of the Reyniersen Family", by Peter M. Rinearson and Arthur P. Rynearson published in 1997. It is page 67 that has the information about the family group of Simon Anderson and his wife Maria/Mary Van Anglen. Maria was the daughter of Cornelius Van Hengelen and Sarah Reyniersen. Simon was the son of George Anderson and Mettie Van Wickle (sic). The birth and death dates for individuals in the family are given. For your George (the son) the birth date of 8 March 1796 is given. He was baptized on 3 April 1796 in the First Dutch Reformed Church in New Brunswick, NJ. These New Brunswick baptisms have been published in the Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society. I can confirm that little George's baptism took place on 3 April 1796. The parents' names were recorded as "Simon Aderson (sic) and Mary Van Hengler. If you want to email me your postal address, I will xerox the page from the Reyniersen book and mail it to you so that you can have all the dates and places. Dorothy ____________________ Old Presbyterian Graveyard Somerset County, New Jersey East High St & East St Bound Brook NJ Anderson, Cornelius, d. 4 Apr 1835, age: 37y, +, ++ Anderson, John, d. 29 Nov 1765, age: 59y, "also, footstone "J.A. 1765", *, **, +, ++, # Anderson, Martha, d. 1 Jul 1795, age: 83y, MA, Y, *, **, +, ++ Anderson, Sophia, d. 25 Jun 1882, age: 83y, ***, +, ++ ______________________ RootsWeb: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/Dutch-Colonies/2000-04/0956955061 From: Dorothy Koenig <dkoenig@library.berkeley.edu> Subject: Re: [D-Col] Simon and Mary Anderson Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 13:51:01 -0700 (PDT) In-Reply-To: <20000428174013.34211.qmail@hotmail.com> Mary, On page 37 of their 1997 book, "A Genealogy of the Reyniersen Family", Peter M. Rinearson and Arthur P. Rynearson include a will abstract for Cornelius Van Hengelen, the son of Cornelius Van Hengel and Mrs. Maria Baird. Cornelius (the younger) wrote his will on 20 August 1795. He was a "yeoman of Middlebush, Somerset County, NJ", and his will was proved on 7 October 1795. In the will he names his son-in-law, Simon Anderson. Cornelius had two wives. The first was Sarah Reyniersen, daughter of Reynier Reyniersen and Geertje Vollman. Maria Van Hengelen was their oldest daughter. She was born on 30 Nov 1761 and baptized on 27 Dec 1761. It was she who grew up to marry Simon Anderson on 11 October 1781 in Somerset County, NJ. The authors say that Simon was born on 10 Dec 1755 and baptized on 1 Jan 1757, the son of George Anderson and Mettie Van Winckle. Mary's tomestone inscription in the Old Bedminster Cemetery is "Mary Van Angelen Anderson (widow of Simon), died Mar 19, 1847, age 85 years, 3 months, 19 days." The authors list 6 children for Simon Anderson and Mary Van Anglen; the dates are birthdates: 4 Jun 1783 Mettje/Martham. 16 Oct 1803 Hendrick Suydam 25 Aug 1785 Sarahm. 18 Sep 1803 Garret Stothoff 8 Aug 1787 Dinah 8 Nov 1789 Jemima 8 Mar 1796 George 2 Mar 1799 Cornelius There is a *possibility* that the George born in 1796 could be the one who married Violetta TenEyck in 1816, as he would have been about 20 years old. He could not have been the George who married Polly Hill in 1803! Cornelius is also a possibility since he would have been age 20 in 1819. You'll have to unearth some more records to be sure :-). Dorothy ____________ From: Wendy Freborg <wfreborg@pacbell.net> Subject: Re: [D-Col] Simon and Mary Anderson Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 14:07:11 -0700 References: <Pine.OSF.4.10.10004281332050.11977-100000@library.berkeley.edu> ________________ From: "Mary Hobein" <mhobein@hotmail.com> Subject: [D-Col] Simon and Mary Anderson Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 10:40:13 PDT NJ marriage license show that Simon Anderson married Mary Van Houghlin in Somerset County NJ on Oct 11, 1781. I have seen these variations on Mary's name: Van Aglen, Van Hengler, Van Anglen. Simon's will and baptismal records show that their children were: Mattje (Martha?), George, Cornelius, Sarah, and Dinah. I believe that Simon was probably the son of George and Mettie Anderson baptizedon Janurary 1, 1757 in New Brunswick. Can anyone confirm this? Also, Somerset County marriages show the following: George Anderson and Polly Hill, May 29, 1802 George Anderson and Violetta TenEyck, November, 1816 Cornelius Anderson and Sophia Field, April 1, 1819. Does anyone know if any of these bridegrooms was a son of Simon and Mary Anderson? Mary Hobein (mhobein@hotmail.com) Woodridge, IL, USA http://home.comcast.net/~mhobein/genealogy/Rappleyea3.html ________________ Simon Anderson, husband of Maria Van Hengelen was the son of George Anderson and Mettie Van WICKELEN, born April 15, 1730 in Harlingen, Somerset, NJ . Her parents were Simon Evert Van Wickelen and Gerradina (Dinah) Nicasius Couwenhoven. My source is GENEALOGIES OF NJ FAMILIES, "The Van Wickelen Family," reprinted from GMNJ. --Wendy Freborg _______________ Web Site of John P. Bailey. Benjamin Peckham & Jane Mariah Anderson. http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?pid=-1343963072&tid=1430861&ssrc= He has the entire Anderson family in his tree. George Anderson (b. March 08, 1784, d. January 10, 1879) George Anderson was born March 08, 1784 in Somerset Co., New Jersey, and died January 10, 1879 in Sun Prairie, Dane Co., Wi. He married Alletta Teneick on November 28, 1816, daughter of Jeremiah Teneick and Jane. More About George Anderson: Second Marriage: April 23, 1841, Elizabeth Barker-Duncomb, brn. 7/27/1811. Third Marriage: February 08, 1862, Euphemia B. Sinclair, born. 5/17/1813. More About George Anderson and Alletta Teneick: Marriage: November 28, 1816 Children of George Anderson and Alletta Teneick are: +Jane Mariah Anderson, b. April 22, 1829. Marttia Mariah Anderson, b. September 13, 1826. George Washington Anderson, b. November 15, 1823. Jeremiah Anderson, b. March 22, 1821. Vivian Anderson, b. December 15, 1817. _______________ The marriage between George Anderson and Violette Eyck marriage in November of 1816 in Somerset County came from a Mormon microfilm of Somerset County Marriages. The Minister's name was John Boggs. The microfilm did not give any other information. I do not know the names of the couple's parents or whether they had children. I do know that a George Anderson was born 8 March 1796 in that area and was baptized 3 April 1796 at the First Reformed Dutch Church in New Brunswick. His parents were Simon Anderson and Mary Van Hengelin. Simon's parents were George Anderson and Metje Van Wickelin. You will probably find the information that I have on them on my website, which contains gravestone inscriptions, church records of baptisms, excerpts from wills, and other stuff. My great-great grandfather, Richard Rappleyea, married a woman named Cordelia Anderson in the 1840's. Since the Rappleyeas were neighbors to the above mentioned Anderson family in Somerset County, I thought at one time that there was a connection, but there was not. Richard moved to Jersey City, which is where he met and married Cordelia, whose parents' names were Freeman and Mary Anderson. I have come to a complete brick wall on getting any ancestry on Freeman and Mary and do not even know Mary's maiden name. Some thing that could be clues for you are that Dutch families frequently named children after their grandparents. If your George and Violette had a son named Simon, there is a good chance they are related to Simon and Mary Anderson. If that is the case, let me know, and I will give you more details about Simon and Mary. If, in your searching, you find anything about Freeman Anderson, please let me know. Happy hunting. Mary Hobein (mhobein@hotmail.com) Woodridge, IL, USA ____________________________ Barbara Poole wrote paper and sent to Dorothy Koenig <dkoenig@lmi.net>: Was George Anderson the son of Simon Anderson and Maria/Mary Van Anglen? When I began researching this brick wall, all I had was a family ancestor sheet, with the following information: Maj. George Anderson, 1792 – 1879. A 1880 census of his daughter, Martha stated her parents were born in New Jersey (George Anderson and Alletta TenEyck were both born in NJ). Regarding the title of Maj., I have found nothing, but that isn’t the purpose of this documentation. However, there is a Wisconsin Necrology that referred to him as Maj. Birth: 1796 per Barbara’s family genealogy sheet prob. done by gg grandfather March 8, 1784 per Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (see below) March 8, 1796 Bapt. 3 April 1796, First Dutch Reformed Church in New Brunswick, NJ (parents' names were recorded as "Simon Aderson (sic) and Mary Van Hengler. Marriages: # 1 Somerset County Historical Quarterly. (Somerset County Marriages.). George Anderson and Violetta Ten Eyck Nov. 31, 1816 (John Boggs). Note: There is no Nov. 31. # 2 Marriage Record. Dane Co Marriages 1839-1907. George Anderson married Elizabeth Duncomb 23 Apr 1841. (Web Site of John P. Bailey) # 3 February 08, 1862, Euphemia B. Sinclair, brn. 5/17/1813. (Web Site of John P. Bailey) Death: 1879 per Barbara’s family genealogy sheet prob. done by gg grandfather January 10, 1879 Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin (per Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin) George was aged 95 years old. Census Information: 1850 U.S. Census for Sun Prairie, Dane Co., Wisconsin. George Anderson age 60, born New Jersey; Elizabeth Anderson age 40 born Maine; Richard L. Anderson age 18 born New York; Cornelius Anderson age 12 born Pennsylvania and Jeremiah age 10 born Missouri. Note: His daughter Jane Peckham and family are on same page. Note: Elizabeth is his 2nd wife. Note: In the following census, George aged 16 years, not 10, but his son Jeremiah aged the appropriate 10 years. 1860 U.S. Census for Sun Prairie, Dane Co., Wisconsin. Page 140. George Anderson age 76 born New York, farmer; Elizabeth age 49 born New Hampshire; Jeremiah age 20 born Wisconsin. 1870 U.S. Census for Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin. Page 3/255. George Anderson age 86 born New Jersey, farmer and Euphenia age 57 born Pennsylvania. Note: Euphenia is his 3rd wife. Children of GEORGE ANDERSON and VIOLETTA/ALETTA TEN EYCK: Children of George Anderson and Alletta Teneick are: (from Web Site of John P. Bailey) (Prob. all born NJ) Vivian Anderson, b. December 15, 1817. Jeremiah Anderson, b. March 22, 1821. George Washington Anderson, b. November 15, 1823. Marttia Mariah Anderson, b. September 13, 1826. Jane Mariah Anderson, b. April 22, 1829. (children listed in the 1850 census) Richard L. Anderson, b. February 26, 1832. Cornelius Anderson, b. 1838. Jeremiah Anderson, b. 1840. Naming Pattern: Vivian Anderson, b. December 15, 1817. No idea who she was named for. Jeremiah Anderson, b. March 22, 1821. Named after grandfather, Jeremiah TenEyck. He prob. died young. George Washington Anderson, b. November 15, 1823. Named after his great grandfather and father. Marttia Mariah Anderson, b. September 13, 1826. Named after g grandmother, Metje/Matie Van WICKELEN? And an aunt, George’s sister, Mettje/Martham. I believe she went by the name of Martha (my direct ancestor). Jane Mariah Anderson, b. April 22, 1829. Named after grandmother, Jane Van Arsdalen TenEyck. Richard L. Anderson, b. February 26, 1832. No idea who he was named for. Cornelius Anderson, b. 1838. Named for g grandfather, Cornelius Van Hengelen and an uncle (George’s brother). Jeremiah Anderson, b. 1840. Named after grandfather, Jeremiah TenEyck. __________________ Death of George Anderson from: Miscellaneous: Genealogy/History Book. From: Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. 1882 Vol. 9: 429. Wisconsin Necrology, 1879. (Book at FHL at Salt Lake City, NEHGS & Google books.) ""Maj. George Anderson died at Madison, Jan 10th in the ninety-fifth year of his age. He was born on the banks of the Raritan, New Jersey, March 8th 1784; and after residing successively on Staten Island, in Pennsylvania and Illinois, he settled in Dane County in 1839 and spent most of his life as a farmer. While residing in Madison, he served two years on the Board of Aldermen, and several years as Supervisor in the County Board, serving in the latter capacity at the time of his death. He survived his third wife two weeks. He was a gentleman of the old school, enjoying good health and a bright intellect almost to the last." Note: No idea who provided information for this, his wives, and at least three of his children were deceased. __________________ Notes: Tracing George Anderson was rather easy, because there are so few by that name in the 1850-1870 census, being that he was born bet. 1784-1796, in New Jersey. The above information about him was helpful, as was a web site of Mr. John Bailey, although there were no sources. Two children of George Anderson were traced: My gg grandmother, Martha Anderson was born Sept. 1826, New Jersey and died May 13, 1886 in Michigan, she was married to Liberty Adams. And her sister, Jane Mariah Anderson, b. 1829, who married Benjamin Peckham, she died in Wisconsin. Was my Martha Anderson the same person as Marttia Mariah Anderson? My family records always had Sept. 1826 (on her tombstone) for her birth, and per web site John P. Bailey had Marttia Mariah Anderson, b. September 13, 1826." Both the above women, Martha and Jane had daughters named after their grandmother, Violetta / Aletta. Martha had Olettie / Alletta / Letta. Jane had Alletta / Auletta / Aletta (all different spellings in various records. In closing, with all the above information, I am hoping there is enough information to conclude that you think that my George Anderson is the son of Simon Anderson. Before trying to get additional records, I am hoping I am on the right tract. In addition, I am hoping most of all that my George did marry Alletta TenEyck, because I already have that line well documented, it was my grandmother’s maiden name, on my mother’s side. This Anderson line is on my father’s side. ___________________________ From: Dorothy Koenig <dkoenig@lmi.net> Dear Barbara, Yes, I think you are on the right track. My basic impression is that your George Anderson, son of Simon, either didn't know exactly when he was born OR that as time went by he exaggerated his age. The ages of George and his siblings as presented on page 67 of the Reyniersen Genealogy come from a handwritten copy of a family Bible record. (See pages 831-833 of volume 2 of "Genealogies of New Jersey Families" [1996]). The whereabouts of the original Bible is unknown today: "In the year 1755 was Simon Anderson Born on the 10 Day of December. In the year 1761 was Mary Van Anglen Born On the 30 Day of November. In the Year 1783 was Martha Anderson Born on the 4 Day of June. In the Year 1785 was Sarah Anderson Born on the 25 Day of August. In the Year 1787 was Dinah Anderson Born on the 8 Day of August. In the Year 1789 was Jemima Anderson Born on the 8 Day of December. In the Year 1796 was George Anderson Born on the 8 Day of March. In the year 1799 was Cornelius Anderson Born on the 2 Day of March. In the year 1806 December 21 then Simon Anderson Departed this Life in the fifty second [year] of his age." From the same source we also learn: "In the Year of Our Lord 1802 in Martha [Anderson] Married to hendrick Suydam October the 16th Day. In the Year of Our Lord 1803 is Sarah Anderson married to Garret Stothoff on the 18th of September. In the Year of Our Lord 1804 the 9th of September Jarominah Anderson Departed this Life in the 15th Year of her Age." There is more on the earlier generations of this ANDERSON family on pages 371 and 372 of the same volume. On page 5 of "New Jersey Marriage Records, 1665-1800", by William Nelson, 1990, we learn that "Simon Anderson, Somerset" and Mary Van Hauglin" received a license to wed on 11 October 1781. (I am sure that the "u" in Mary's surname is a mis-transcription of an "n" that was in the handwritten document.) Then I found an abstract of Simon Anderson's will on page 9 of New Jersey "Calendar of Wills,1806-1809". He wrote his will on 10 November 1806, and we know from the Bible record (above) that he died on 21 December 1806. The will was proved in court on 7 January 1807. "Simon Anderson, of Raritan River, Somerset County, yeoman, will of. Wife, Mary, use of real estate and residue of personal estate, while my widow; should she marry, then 30 Pounds yearly, during her life. Sons, George and Cornelius, lands whereon I now live that my father bought of Albert Voorhees (325 acres). Son, George, negro man, Nene, my silver hilted sword, silver watch and 6 silver tea spoons. Son Cornelius, negro man, Will; should he die underage and without issue, 1/2 of his share to my son George, and the other half to be divided among my daughters. Daughters, Martha and Sarah, each 250 Pounds. Daughter Dinah, 300 Pounds; should she died without issue her share to be divided between all my children. Sons, George and Cornelius, cattle and farming utensils. Executors -- wife, Mary, and son-in-law Hendrick Sedam [Suydam]. Witnesses -- Richard Rappleye, James Rappleye, Cornelius Rappleye" There is something particularly poignant about this will when you consider that Simon Anderson's two sons -- George and Cornelius -- were only about 10 and 7 years old when their father wrote his will and died. What exact volume and page of the "Somerset County Historical Quarterly" shows the first marriage of your George Anderson to Violetta Ten Eyck? I definitely think you are on the right track! Dorothy __________________________ Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, (State Historical Society of Wisconsin). Vol. 10: 19. (1879-1882) Twenty-Ninth Report--January 2, 1883 Miscellaneous Biographical and manuscript notes of Virginia House of Delegates, 1859-60, from Hon. J. Marshall McCue; "a silver watch found at Monmouth, N.J., by the father of the late Maj. Geo. Anderson, of Madison, Wis., after the battle, June 28th, 1778; also a pair of steel spurs taken from the boots of a British grenadier by the same, presented by Sinclair Botkin; also a silver hilted dress sword, worn by the grandfather of Maj. Geo. Anderson in Scotland." ______________________ Brown, Virginia Alleman, Middlesex County, New Jersey: Heirs to Estates...at New Brunswick, 1780-1870, (Washington, N.J.: Genealogical Researchers, 1988). Page 3. Simon Anderson, Hillsborough and Franklin Tps., dec'd. Sons, George and Cornelius Anderson. Recorded 18th June 1817. Bk A p. 125. Map between 128-129. ______________________ Wisconsin State Census 1855 name: Geo Anderson residence: Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin number of white males: 4 number of white females: 4 number of black males: number of black females: foreign born: line number: 2 film number: 1032686 digital folder number: 4245037 image number: 00586 _________________________ 1850 census http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=View&r=an&dbid=8054&iid=4191532_00336&fn=George&ln=Anderson&st=r&ssrc=&pid=8970109 1860 census http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=View&r=an&dbid=7667&iid=4298899_00318&fn=George&ln=Anderson&st=r&ssrc=&pid=35606717 1870 census http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=View&r=an&dbid=7163&iid=4268446_00514&fn=George&ln=Anderson&st=r&ssrc=&pid=14794325 ----------------------- Major George Anderson MADISON Source: The US Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men, Wisconsin Volume (1877) (http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008588957) pgs. 166-167. and http://genealogytrails.com/wis/dane/bios.html "George Anderson was born in Somerset County, New Jersey, on the banks of the Raritan River, two miles above the city of New Brunswick, on the 8th of March 1784. His father's name was Simon, and his mother's maiden name was Mary Van Angren. His father was a respectable farmer, whose ancestors came from Scotland. George was brought up on the farm under the general management of his mother, his father having died when he was ten years of age. He attended the common schools of the county, and commenced business for himself by keeping a hotel in the town of Piscataway and the village of New Market, at the same time carrying on the business of farming in the neighborhood. Moved from New Jersey to Staten Island, New York, keeping a hotel and farming there. Thence moved to Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, to the farm of John C. Craig, the brother-in-law of Nicholas Biddle, and took charge of the blooded stock of Mr. Craig and of W. R. Johnson of Virginia, the Napoleon of the turf. Continued in that occupation five years, and until the death of Mr. Craig, who died in Italy. Upon Mrs. Craig's return after the death of her husband, this property was sold, and Mr. Anderson removed to Fulton County, Illinois; thence to Wisconsin in the spring of 1839, settling on a farm of Colonel W. B. Slaughter, at what was then termed the City of the Four Lakes, and remaining there several years, in the meantime owning some fine blooded horses, descendants of the celebrated stock of Craig and Johnson. Thence he moved to Sun Prairie in the spring of 1842 and opened a farm of four hundred acres and continued to cultivate it until 1867, when he sold his farm and removed to Baraboo, thence to Madison, where he now resides. He was married three times. His first wife was a daughter of Captain Tennick. Of the Revolutionary War. His second wife was the widow Duncomb. His third and present was a Miss St. Clair. He had no children by the last two wives, and seven by the first, five sons and two daughters; four only are living. Major Anderson has held several offices, the duties of which he has faithfully and honestly discharged. He was for several years supervisor of the town of Sun Prairie, chairman of the county board, under-sheriff three years, collector of taxes of Dane and Sauk counties, and settling his accounts without making a mistake. He was also deputy United States marshal. He is now living in comfortable retirement upon the interest of the money his industry and economy have enabled him to accumulate. Major Anderson's natural capabilities enabled him to enjoy the full benefit of the society of such cultivated gentlemen as Nicholas Biddle, John C. Craig and W. R. Johnson of Virginia, with whom he was intimately connected in business for five years, and his retentive memory enables him to narrate many interesting incidents characteristic of those gentlemen. In illustration of the ready wit and imperturbable self-possession of Colonel Johnson he relates that on his return to Philadelphia from New Jersey, when the great race between Mr. Johnson's horse Boston and Mr. Gibbon's mare Fashion had just been run, and while still on the crowded ferry-boat, Colonel Johnson felt some one's hand in his pocket, and instantly clasping and holding it, turned his head and said, "My friend Mr. Gibbon won the race to-day." Although Major Anderson is in his ninety-second year, his bodily health is I good, his mind cheerful, his manners easy and dignified, and looks very like, as he is, a gentleman of the olden time. His present vigor of mind and body is an eloquent commentary upon temperance, industry, and cheerfulness, that badge of a gentleman. If the prayers of his friends avail he will complete a century."
Note:   Grace Spaulding John Papers at Rice University, Woodson Research Center
b. Note:   http://genealogytrails.com/wis/dane/bios.html Major George Anderson MADISON Source: The US Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men, Wisconsin Volume (1877) transcribed by Vicki Bryan George Anderson was born in Somerset County, New Jersey, on the banks of the Raritan River, two miles above the city of New Brunswick, on the 8th of March 1784. His father's name was Simon, and his mother's maiden name was Mary Van Angren. His father was a respectable farmer, whose ancestors came from Scotland. George was brought up on the farm under the general management of his mother, his father having died when he was ten years of age. He attended the common schools of the county, and commenced business for himself by keeping a hotel in the town of Piscataway and the village of New Market, at the same time carrying on the business of farming in the neighborhood. Moved from New Jersey to Staten Island, New York, keeping a hotel and farming there. Thence moved to Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, to the farm of John C. Craig, the brother-in-law of Nicholas Biddle, and took charge of the blooded stock of Mr. Craig and of W. R. Johnson of Virginia, the Napoleon of the turf. Continued in that occupation five years, and until the death of Mr. Craig, who died in Italy. Upon Mrs. Craig's return after the death of her husband, this property was sold, and Mr. Anderson removed to Fulton County, Illinois; thence to Wisconsin in the spring of 1839, settling on a farm of Colonel W. B. Slaughter, at what was then termed the City of the Four Lakes, and remaining there several years, in the meantime owning some fine blooded horses, descendants of the celebrated stock of Craig and Johnson. Thence he moved to Sun Prairie in the spring of 1842 and opened a farm of four hundred acres and continued to cultivate it until 1867, when he sold his farm and removed to Baraboo, thence to Madison, where he now resides. He was married three times. His first wife was a daughter of Captain Tennick. Of the Revolutionary War. His second wife was the widow Duncomb. His third and present was a Miss St. Clair. He had no children by the last two wives, and seven by the first, five sons and two daughters; four only are living. Major Anderson has held several offices, the duties of which he has faithfully and honestly discharged. He was for several years supervisor of the town of Sun Prairie, chairman of the county board, under-sheriff three years, collector of taxes of Dane and Sauk counties, and settling his accounts without making a mistake. He was also deputy United States marshal. He is now living in comfortable retirement upon the interest of the money his industry and economy have enabled him to accumulate. Major Anderson's natural capabilities enabled him to enjoy the full benefit of the society of such cultivated gentlemen as Nicholas Biddle, John C. Craig and W. R. Johnson of Virginia, with whom he was intimately connected in business for five years, and his retentive memory enables him to narrate many interesting incidents characteristic of those gentlemen. In illustration of the ready wit and imperturbable self-possession of Colonel Johnson he relates that on his return to Philadelphia from New Jersey, when the great race between Mr. Johnson's horse Boston and Mr. Gibbon's mare Fashion had just been run, and while still on the crowded ferry-boat, Colonel Johnson felt some one's hand in his pocket, and instantly clasping and holding it, turned his head and said, "My friend Mr. Gibbon won the race to-day." Although Major Anderson is in his ninety-second year, his bodily health is I good, his mind cheerful, his manners easy and dignified, and looks very like, as he is, a gentleman of the olden time. His present vigor of mind and body is an eloquent commentary upon temperance, industry, and cheerfulness, that badge of a gentleman. If the prayers of his friends avail he will complete a century."


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