Anderson in Chesterfield County

Anderson in Chesterfield County

Late 18th century tax records 
indicate the presence of:

ANDERSON, Claiborne - see Descendants of Reynard Anderson
ANDERSON, Edward - see Descendants of Thomas Anderson 
ANDERSON, Jordan - see Descendants of Thomas Anderson
ANDERSON, Ralph C. - See Descendants of Reynard Anderson

Late 18th century marriage records 
indicate the presence of:

ANDERSON, Mathew            BRANCH, Judith              07 Sep 1772
TRENT, Alex                 ANDERSON, Ann               10 Dec 1782
ANDERSON, Nathan            MAYO, Mary Ann              10 Apr 1785*
ANDERSON, Ralph C.          WILKINSON, Mary             31 Mar 1790
PERKINSON, John             ANDERSON, Elizabeth         24 Dec 1791
ANDERSON, Robert            SMITH, Sally Clark          13 Aug 1794
ANDERSON, William           RUDD, Avis                  27 Oct 1797
ANDERSON, John              MOORE, Fanny                14 Feb 1799
ANDERSON, John              SMITH, Elizabeth            08 Jan 1800
MANN, Joseph                ANDERSON, Sally             01 Jul 1800
MAXEY, John Jr.             ANDERSON, Lucy              03 Nov 1801
DILLON, Joseph              ANDERSON, Kittorah B.       07 Dec 1804
RANDOLPH, Richard Bland     ANDERSON, Jerusha           04 May 1805
MANN, Cain                  ANDERSON, Nancy             19 May 1810
HUGHES, Benjamin            ANDERSON, Sarah             19 Nov 1810
NASH, William               ANDERSON, Margaret          13 Apr 1810

* Caution: There are two marriage bonds in Virginia like this: one here in
Chesterfield for Nathan and Mary Ann Mayo and another in Fluvanna
for Nathaniel and Mary Mayo separated by a year or so, but regrettably 
the similarity in names has caused most compilers of marriages for 
Virginia to combine these bonds into one record.  This is not so, they 
were two different couples. In addition this has caused many researchers
to cross link these two distinct families.  Mary and Mary Ann (Marianne)
were cousins. Nathan was from a south side Anderson family and Nathaniel 
from a north side Anderson family.

18th century Virginia land patents 
reveal the presence of:

Ralph C. 02/05/1790 Chesterfield Co
25a adj Thomas Watkins
grants 22/29

Ralph C. 02/05/1790 Chesterfield CO
37a adj George Evans in Anderson Branch
grants 22/30

Ralph C. 02/05/1790 Chesterfield Co
8a adj Francis Epps north side Andersons lower Branch
Grants 22/31

1810 Virginia Census

Anderson, ?key        Chesterfield     070  00000-00000-5,0
Anderson, Nathan      Chesterfield     056  13001-30002-0,19
Anderson, Ralph C.    Chesterfield     083  00000-00000-0,46
Anderson, Salley      Chesterfield     067  11000-12000-0,1
Anderson, Thomas      Chesterfield     057  10001-20010-0,18


Chesterfield County was settled by two main branches of Andersons. The descendants of Henry Anderson a son of Reynard Anderson and by the family of Jordan Anderson a grandson of Thomas Anderson. In addition a few of the York River Watershed children wandered across the border for marriages and as the population of Richmond City and vicinity grew additional families populated the area.

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