Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Capstone!!! ~ Forever Grateful ~

Could C.H. be Catherine Hale? F.H. - Flossy, Franklin or Francis? J.W. - a Wiseman? Sarah's second husband was William Wiseman. Jacob Workman??

It's been a while since I've been able to post or do any research, so I've been missing it quite a bit.  But, I was contacted by a wonderful person whom has made a wish a come true! I have gotten to see the Capstone of Haletown spring! "They have the large stone in storage that covered the spring and has several "H"'s engraved into it. It would be interesting to see that stone, and know that our family did that! Amazing"

John Norris, the grandson of Cliff Norris had contacted me after finding this blog.  His grandfather's efforts saved the capstone after it was buried under a road.  The capstone now sits forever outside the Bushwhacker Jail near the local museum. 

Cliff Norris was the last living person to reside in Haletown, Missouri.  His memories and his dedication to saving this piece of history are forever, deeply appreciated.  As are his grandson's efforts in finding people in search of Haletown and its history.

I have had thousands of visitors on my blog pages, so I really hope this finds its way to other people searching for the family that once lived in this little, nearly forgotten town. 

And, maybe... Cliff Norris has left us some clues to continue the search for Jesse Anderson and other people from the past...  Anybody know about the cemetery Cliff Norris mentions?  ;)  











Saturday, January 30, 2010

Haletown, Vernon County, Missouri

Well, it's been a while since my last blog post. I still don't have much new information to share on the Anderson family history.

I have found some newspaper articles at news.google.com that relate to the book "History of Vernon County" that cover Jesse Anderson, his father-in-law Luke Hale, and his two brother-in-laws James Skaggs, and John Hale.

Luke Hale was a Methodist preacher, and Jesse and John were the first two residents of Haletown. They have the large stone in storage that covered the spring and has several "H"'s engraved into it. It would be interesting to see that stone, and know that our family did that! Amazing.

At the end of one of the articles, there is a question as to a Nancy Skaggs relative. That Nancy Skaggs would have been James Skaggs' sister. His wife just happened to be a Nancy also (there were an awful lot of Nancys and Sarahs!).

The articles also mention A.G. Hale, and an A.G. Anderson. So, I am also currently trying to locate these residents, and see where/if/how they relate. One of my distant cousins has provided some information on A.G. Hale. : ) As always, they help so much!

The only other new tidbit of information was (Clinton) Edward's wife Sarah (Lucas) Anderson on the list of rejected Guion Miller Roll Applications. She filed under her family.

I find it especially interesting that all these family members were rejected, but have applied and appealed, and tried to get registered with the Cherokee Nation. It will be VERY interesting to find aunt Nancy who was registered, and see how this all fits together.
Happy hunting!









Saturday, November 28, 2009

Henry, Jacob, Josiah, Jesse Anderson Brothers

I found a website at http://www.webtree.com/popie/Lyndell-Storey-Moore-Family/Henry-Cook-Anderson that lists Henry Cook Anderson as being the son of Jesse Anderson and Rebecca.
I have emailed the author to find out where this information was obtained, so that maybe I can get some clues.

In researching this information, I found the family of one Henry who had four sons: Jesse, Josiah, Jacob, and Henry. This son Henry Jr., died early. It stands to reason that any of the three other brothers could/would name their first son after him.

I descend from Josiah Anderson (bc 1779 SC) and wife Mary (mnu). Jesse Anderson was eldest brother among Josiah, Jacob and Henry Anderson of Newberry County, S. C. Their father was Henry Anderson, deceased by 1794 Newberry Co SC; his intestate estate was administered that year by eldest son Jesse. The brother's mother was Ruth (mnu), who married John James Breeding Hammon(s) in Newberry County. John Hammons and wife Ruth removed to Haywood County NC. They may have lived first in Buncombe Co NC. Would appreciate and share information on these families.

There was a Henry, Jr. who was the son of a Henry who died by 1786. This Henry, Jr. is the younger brother of Jesse Anderson who administered the estate upon coming of age in 1794. There were also brothers named Josiah and Jacob. The mother's name was Ruth. Jesse moved to Buncombe County NC but I don't know where Henry went. This whole clan of Andersons are very confusing!

(I did not get the links to the message boards these two were on)

Now this generation of brothers are too old to be our Jesse, Jacob and Henry. But our Anderson siblings could very well be the children of one. The only really missing link here is "Aunt Nancy".
Assuming that the information, and Nancy is present, we would have:


1.) Henry and Ruth

2.) Nancy
2.) Josiah & Mary
2.) Henry Jr.
2.) Jacob
2.) Jesse & Rebecca

3.) Henry Cook
3.) Ruth
3.) Jacob
3.) Levisa
3.) Mary Polly
3.) Jesse J.

Ok. Now I just have to see if this theory is true. : )

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Samuel Anderson b. 1793, Burke Co., NC

I think I have found some BIG clues tonight, and am pretty excited about the new find. Maybe, finally, the family of Jesse J. Anderson.

A post on an ancestry message board from 2004 about Samuel Anderson and his family.

His family also married Ballews. AND, there was a Francis Ballew who married Nancy Anderson ~ just like I had previously in my family tree!!

After more searching I had found that around the same time period was a Frances Ballew, female, who’s parents are unknown. Soooo, do I have the right Frances? (I sure hope so!)

If so, that brings me a GREAT big step closer to continuing my line farther.

The post, by Glenn. A. Anderson read:

This is my "annual attempt" to make contact with other branches of my Anderson family, who might
be able to add to the following:
After several years of finding nothing further back than my gr. gr. gr. grandfather, Samuel Anderson b. 1793 Burke Co., NC (m. Millie Ballew 25 July 1821 Burke Co. NC) ... I finally made a break through and located the first name of his mother, Martha, and two siblings, Jesse, who married Nancy Powell 5 Mar 1820 and Nancy who married Francis Ballew 20 Mar 1827. Samuel also had two uncles, William of Ashe Co. NC and Levi of Buncombe Co., NC and one cousin, Levi's son, Gordon Anderson also of Buncombe Co. NC. Samuel also apparently had four other aunts and/or uncles,
which were identified only as having come from Buncombe, Yancey and Haywood Co's in NC.
I would appreciate hearing from anyone that might have ties to any of the foregoing
Regards
Glenn A. Anderson


So, my thought is that Francis Ballew in this post who married Nancy Anderson, is the brother of Margaret Ballew, who married Henry Cook Anderson. If that is the case then one of Samuel’s Uncles listed on this page may very well be my Jesse’s father. Also, we know that there are four others not listed. Is one of them Alex Anderson?

Any more clues????? Anybody have any insight on this new information?

(I am really hoping this is correct, and is taking one step closer to the answer of who is Jesse Anderson’s father)

THANKS! And, happy searching!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

No news is good news?

Ok. It's been a little while and many hours of searching since my last post here. Still no additional or new information.

So... I started working backwards again with my grandparents, Robert E. Anderson and Pearl E. Anderson (have also seen this as Pearle Anderson) who moved to Illinois from Dewey, Oklahoma.

Pearl E. Coke Anderson is the daughter of Jake Coke (NOT the Jake Coke of Arkansas) and Minnie Mattingly.

Robert E. Anderson is the son of Clinton Edward Anderson and Sarah Lucas.

The following is all data from my family tree Jesse's family... hopefully someone will find something and make a connection. : )


Generation No. 1

1. JESSE ANDERSON was born 1814 in South Carolina, and died 1845 in Vernon, Missouri. He married SALLY SARAH HALE 1835 in Pulaski, Missouri, USA, daughter of LUKE HALE and UNKNOWN. She was born 1814 in Tennessee and died 1865 in Crawford, Kansas.

Notes for JESSE ANDERSON:
More About JESSE ANDERSON:
Residence: 1828, Pulaski County, Missouri, USA


More About SALLY SARAH HALE:
Residence: 1836, Kansas; Residence: Birth of Child

Children of JESSE ANDERSON and SALLY HALE are:
i. ELIZA ANDERSON, b. 1832, Missouri; m. SMITH.

More About ELIZA ANDERSON:
Residence: 1850, District 6, Bates, Missouri8

2. ii. ANDREW MONROE ANDERSON, b. 1836, Missouri; d. 20 Jul 1878, Indian City, Payne, Oklahoma, USA.
iii. WILLIAM ANDERSON, b. 1839, , , Missouri, USA.
3. iv. ROBERT MARION ANDERSON, b. 15 Oct 1844, Vernon, Missouri; d. 09 Mar 1935, Copan, Washington, Oklahoma, United States.


Generation No. 2

2. ANDREW MONROE ANDERSON (JESSE) was born 1836 in Missouri, and died 20 Jul 1878 in Indian City, Payne, Oklahoma, USA. He married MARGARET A FRANKLIN 15 Jul 1861 in Ft, Scott, Kansas, USA, daughter of WILLIAM E. FRANKLIN. She was born 1843 in, Kansas, USA, and died 01 Apr 1875 in Indian City, Payne, Oklahoma, USA.

More About ANDREW MONROE ANDERSON:
Residence: 1850, District 6, Bates, Missouri16

Children of ANDREW ANDERSON and MARGARET FRANKLIN are:
4. i. SARAH JENNIFER ANDERSON, b. 02 Jul 1864, Scott City, Bourbon, Kansas, USA; d. 1947, Bartlesville, Washington, Oklahoma, USA.
ii. MARTHA A ANDERSON, b. 10 Feb 1866; d. 1903.
5. iii. MOLLIE MARY L ANDERSON, b. 10 Feb 1866, , , Kansas, USA; d. 1951, Caney, Montgomery, Kansas, USA.
iv. WILLIAM MONROE ANDERSON, b. 1868; d. 1903; m. MAMIE CRANNY, 12 Apr 1897, Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas, USA; b. 1876.


3. ROBERT MARION ANDERSON (JESSE) was born 15 Oct 1844 in Vernon, Missouri and died 09 Mar 1935 in Copan, Washington, Oklahoma, United States. He married (1) MOLISSA BRAMBAUGH 1872 in Vernon County, Missouri, USA, daughter of BRAMBAUGH and UNKNOWN. She was born 1851 in Indiana, and died 05 Mar 1885 in Chautauqua, Kansas. He married (2) EMMA JOSEPHINE WRIGHT 1887 in Chautauqua, Kanses; Marriage: 2nd wife - had eight children, daughter of JOSEPH WRIGHT and FRANCES ALLRED. She was born 04 Apr 1868 in Dry Fork, Carroll, Arkansas, USA, and died 1905 in Hale, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States. He married (3) MARINDA 1910. She was born Abt. 1854 in Mississippi. He married (4) SARAH A. DIVINE MOSIER 1922 in Copan, Washington, Oklahoma, USA; Marriage: fifth wife. She was born Feb 1849 in Tennessee, and died 08 Jan 1931 in Copan, Washington, Oklahoma, USA.

Notes for ROBERT MARION ANDERSON:
1930 Census - Dianah Mitchell as boarder - Sara Lucas'mother? Dianah Workman/Lucas/Mitchell... ??

More About ROBERT MARION ANDERSON:
Residence: 1870, Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri

More About EMMA JOSEPHINE WRIGHT:
Residence: 1870, Washington, Sharp, Arkansas

More About MARINDA:
Residence: 1910, Copan, Washington, Oklahoma

Notes for SARAH A. DIVINE MOSIER:
Sarah A. Divine Anderson

More About SARAH A. DIVINE MOSIER:
Residence: 1920, Copan, Washington, Oklahoma

Children of ROBERT ANDERSON and MOLISSA BRAMBAUGH are:
6. i. HENRY ALLEN ANDERSON, b. 05 Dec 1873, Missouri; d. 05 Sep 1959, Oklahoma.
ii. ROSELPHA ANDERSON, b. 1875, Missouri.

More About ROSELPHA ANDERSON:
Residence: 01 Mar 1885, Washington, Chautauqua, Kansas

7. iii. CLINTON EDWARD ANDERSON, b. 18 Apr 1877, Kansas; d. 19 Mar 1929, Dewey Cemetery, Dewey, Washington County, Oklahoma.
iv. EVON R ANDERSON, b. Aug 1880, Kansas.

More About EVON R ANDERSON:
Residence: 1880, Washington, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States

8. v. CHARLES MARION ANDERSON, b. 07 Mar 1884, Kansas; d. 08 Feb 1920, Copan, Washington, Oklahoma.


Children of ROBERT ANDERSON and EMMA WRIGHT are:
vi. RHINE WRIGHT ANDERSON.
9. vii. JOSEPH CLAUD ANDERSON, b. 02 Mar 1888, Caney, Montgomery, Kansas, USA; d. 21 Oct 1970, Ochelata, Washington, Oklahoma, United States of America.
10. viii. HARRY MARTIN ANDERSON, b. 17 Jan 1890, Caney, Montgomery, Kansas, USA.
11. ix. DORA MAY ANDERSON, b. 23 Apr 1893, Indian City, Payne, Oklahoma, United States; d. 30 Jun 1973, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States.
x. NELLE H ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1896, Missouri.

More About NELLE H ANDERSON:
Residence: 1920, Kansas City Ward 13, Jackson, Missouri


Generation No. 3

4. SARAH JENNIFER ANDERSON (ANDREW MONROE, JESSE) was born 02 Jul 1864 in Scott City, Bourbon, Kansas, USA, and died 1947 in Bartlesville, Washington, Oklahoma, USA. She married ALLEN CAMPBELL WARD. He was born 1860, and died 04 Apr 1913 in Bartlesville, Washington, Oklahoma.

Children of SARAH ANDERSON and ALLEN WARD are:
12. i. ALTA A. WARD, b. 1884.
13. ii. ELWOOD J. WARD, b. 1888.


5. MOLLIE MARY L ANDERSON (ANDREW MONROE, JESSE) was born 10 Feb 1866 in , , Kansas, USA, and died 1951 in Caney, Montgomery, Kansas, USA. She married VAN C. HAMILTON. He was born 02 Feb 1864 in Randolph County, Illinois, USA, and died 09 Jan 1939.

Children of MOLLIE ANDERSON and VAN HAMILTON are:
i. CLAUDE G. HAMILTON, b. 24 Aug 1887; d. 10 Apr 1944.
ii. CLYDE HAMILTON, b. 1898; d. 1898.


6. HENRY ALLEN ANDERSON (ROBERT MARION, JESSE) was born 05 Dec 1873 in Missouri, and died 05 Sep 1959 in Oklahoma. He married OPAL ODESSIA CHAPMAN 1905 in Sedan, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States, daughter of JOHN CHAPMAN and WILLIE GEARHART. She was born Apr 1888 in Missouri, United States, and died 09 Jun 1917.

More About HENRY ALLEN ANDERSON:
Residence: 1880, Washington, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States82

More About OPAL ODESSIA CHAPMAN:
Residence: 1900, Bellville Township, Chautauqua, Kansas

Children of HENRY ANDERSON and OPAL CHAPMAN are:
i. AARON ANDERSON.
ii. AMY ANDERSON.
iii. JOSEPHINE ANDERSON.
iv. MARION ANDERSON.
v. BERNICE ANDERSON, b. 09 Jun 1917.
vi. VERNICE RAY ANDERSON, b. 09 Jun 1917, Dewey, Washington, Oklahoma; d. 01 May 1918, Dewey, Washington, Oklahoma.


7. CLINTON EDWARD ANDERSON (ROBERT MARION, JESSE) was born 18 Apr 1877 in Kansas, and died 19 Mar 1929 in Dewey Cemetery, Dewey, Washington County, Oklahoma. He married (1) RHODSIA (Rhonda). She was born 1874 in Oklahoma, Washington, USA. He married (2) SARAH LUCAS, daughter of ELIZAH LUCAS and DIANAH WORKMAN. She was born Oct 1882 in Kansas, and died 1916 in Dewey Cemetery, Dewey, Washington County, Oklahoma.

More About CLINTON EDWARD ANDERSON:
Residence: 1925, Sherman, Crawford, Kansas

More About SARAH LUCAS:
Residence: 01 Mar 1885, Crawford, Crawford, Kansas

Child of CLINTON ANDERSON and RHODSIA is:
i. NELLIE C ROBERTS, b. Abt. 1904, Oklahoma

More About NELLIE C ROBERTS:
Residence: 1920, McAlester Ward, Pittsburg, Oklahoma


Children of CLINTON ANDERSON and SARAH LUCAS are:
ii. OPAL ANDERSON, b. 17 Feb 1908, Oklahoma
More About OPAL ANDERSON:
Residence: 1910, Copan, Washington, Oklahoma

14. iii. ROBERT E. ANDERSON, b. 03 May 1909, Kansas; d. 10 Oct 1974, Will, Joliet, Illinois.
iv. PAUL R ANDERSON, b. 03 May 1913, Oklahoma; d. 17 May 1982, Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States of America; m. G. MARCEIL; b. 26 Jul 1915126; d. 02 Nov 2007, Searcy, White, Arkansas.

More About PAUL R ANDERSON:
Residence: 1930, Copan, Washington, Oklahoma

15. v. CLINTON LEROY ANDERSON, b. Sep 1914, Oklahoma; d. Muskogee, Oklahoma.
vi. CHESTER ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1916, Oklahoma.

More About CHESTER ANDERSON:
Residence: 1920, Copan, Washington, Oklahoma


8. CHARLES MARION ANDERSON (ROBERT MARION, JESSE) was born 07 Mar 1884 in Kansas, and died 08 Feb 1920 in Copan, Washington, Oklahoma. He married (1) MOLLIE HENDERSON Jan 1909 in Washington, Oklahoma. He married (2) ROSA COX 14 Sep 1916.


Child of CHARLES ANDERSON and ROSA COX is:
i. HELEN ANDERSON.


9. JOSEPH CLAUD ANDERSON (ROBERT MARION, JESSE) was born 02 Mar 1888 in Caney, Montgomery, Kansas, USA, and died 21 Oct 1970 in Ochelata, Washington, Oklahoma, United States of America. He married MARIA JULIA SEARS 23 Feb 1908 in Bartlesville, Washington, Oklahoma. She was born 23 Jul 1891 in Kansas, and died 1955 in Dewey, Washington, Oklahoma, USA.

More About JOSEPH CLAUD ANDERSON:
Residence: Washington, Oklahoma

More About MARIA JULIA SEARS:
Residence: 1930, Jefferson, Washington, Oklahoma

Children of JOSEPH ANDERSON and MARIA SEARS are:
i. AGNES J ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1910

More About AGNES J ANDERSON:
Residence: 1930, Jefferson, Washington, Oklahoma

ii. FLOYD A ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1912

More About FLOYD A ANDERSON:
Residence: 1930, Jefferson, Washington, Oklahoma

16. iii. MILDRED MAY ANDERSON, b. 20 Feb 1913.
iv. ERNIE A. ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1915

More About ERNIE A. ANDERSON:
Residence: 1930, Jefferson, Washington, Oklahoma

v. RAYMOND L ANDERSON,151, b. Abt. 19241

More About RAYMOND L ANDERSON:
Residence: 1930, Jefferson, Washington, Oklahoma


10. HARRY MARTIN ANDERSON (ROBERT MARION, JESSE) was born 17 Jan 1890 in Caney, Montgomery, Kansas, USA. He married RENA B ANDERSON. She was born Abt. 1878 in Oklahoma.

More About HARRY MARTIN ANDERSON:
Residence: 01 Mar 1895, Mill Creek, Wabaunsee, Kansas

More About RENA B ANDERSON:
Residence: 1920, Wichita Ward, Sedgwick, Kansas

Children of HARRY ANDERSON and RENA ANDERSON are:
i. RAYMOND M ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1917, Kansas

More About RAYMOND M ANDERSON:
Residence: 1920, Wichita Ward 5, Sedgwick, Kansas

ii. EDMUND H ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1919, Kansas

More About EDMUND H ANDERSON:
Residence: 1920, Wichita Ward 5, Sedgwick, Kansas


11. DORA MAY ANDERSON (ROBERT MARION, JESSE) and died 30 Jun 1973 in Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States. She married LELAND ULVER CHAPMAN Aug 1909 in Washington, Oklahoma, United States. He was born 22 Oct 1885 in Missouri, United States, and died 31 Oct 1977 in Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States.

More About DORA MAY ANDERSON:
Residence: 1910, Copan, Washington, Oklahoma

More About LELAND ULVER CHAPMAN:
Residence: 1910, Copan, Washington, Oklahoma

Children of DORA ANDERSON and LELAND CHAPMAN are:
i. LELAND FRANK CHAPMAN, b. 1911, Oklahoma, United States; d. 03 Jan 1973, Nueces, Texas, United States.

More About LELAND FRANK CHAPMAN:
Residence: 1930, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas

ii. VERNON J CHAPMAN b. 19 Dec 1912, Bartlesville, Osage, Oklahoma, United States183; d. 19 Mar 1958, Karnes City, Karnes, Texas, United States.

More About VERNON J CHAPMAN:
Residence: 1930, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas

iii. GOLDIA CHAPMAN, b. 1917, Oklahoma, United States.

More About GOLDIA CHAPMAN:
Residence: 1930, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas

iv. IRENE CHAPMAN, b. 1920, Oklahoma, United States.

More About IRENE CHAPMAN:
Residence: 1930, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas


Generation No. 4

12. ALTA A. WARD (SARAH JENNIFER ANDERSON, ANDREW MONROE, JESSE) was born 1884. She married RICHARD PARRIS.

Children of ALTA WARD and RICHARD PARRIS are:
i. RICHARD JR. PARRIS.
ii. WILLIAM WARD PARRIS.


13. ELWOOD J. WARD (SARAH JENNIFER ANDERSON, ANDREW MONROE, JESSE) was born 1888. He married MADGE LEONA SMITH. She was born 22 Jan 1887, and died 16 Jan 1964.

Children of ELWOOD WARD and MADGE SMITH are:
i. GEORGE WARD.
ii. ELWOOD ALLEN WARD.


14. ROBERT E. ANDERSON (CLINTON EDWARD, ROBERT MARION, JESSE) was born 03 May 1909 in Kansas, and died 10 Oct 1974 in Will, Joliet, Illinois. He married PEARL E. COKE, daughter of JAKE COKE and MINNIE MATINGLY. She was born 10 May 1911 in Dewey, Oklahoma, and died 25 Mar 1996 in Hazel Crest, Illinois.


More About ROBERT E. ANDERSON:
Lived in Tinley Park, Illinois
Residence: 1930, Copan, Washington, Oklahoma

Notes for PEARL E. COKE:
Pearl Coke Anderson
Lived in Tinley Park, Illinois
Residence: 1910, Dewey, Washington, Oklahoma

Children of ROBERT ANDERSON and PEARL COKE are:
i. BETTY ANDERSON.

ii. JAMES ANDERSON.

iii. CHARLES ANDERSON.

17. iv. ROBERT G ANDERSON, b. 16 Jun 1929; d. 04 Aug 2001, Riverdale, Cook, Illinois, United States of America.
18. v. JOHN MARION ANDERSON, b. 30 Dec 1943, Illinois.


15. CLINTON LEROY ANDERSON (CLINTON EDWARD, ROBERT MARION, JESSE) was born Sep 1914 in Oklahoma, and died in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He married KATHERINE SARAH WOODWARD.

More About CLINTON LEROY ANDERSON:
Residence: 1920, Copan, Washington, Oklahoma

Child of CLINTON ANDERSON and KATHERINE WOODWARD is:
i. LIVING ANDERSON, m. LIVING BEACHAM.


16. MILDRED MAY ANDERSON (JOSEPH CLAUD, ROBERT MARION, JESSE) was born 20 Feb 1913. She married UNKNOWN.

More About MILDRED MAY ANDERSON:
Residence: 1930, Jefferson, Washington, Oklahoma

Child of MILDRED ANDERSON and UNKNOWN is:
19. i. MELBALENE.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Getting Closer ~ Jesse J. Anderson

Ok. After more research - some interesting finds in the search for Jesse J.'s father.

"Also during 1817, James Ballew, William Gillapsy, and Henry Anderson, of North Carolina, accompanied by their families, settled on the Gasconade River about twelve miles southwest of the site of Waynesville, near the Laclede County line. Josiah Turpin, of Kentucky, also located there the same year. Soon after, Elijah and Elisha Christeson settled on the land in the vicinity of the site where Waynesville is now located. Cyrus Colley, settled in a "hollow", which was later named after him. Later that year, Jeptha West, Jesse A. Rayl, Sr. and Thomas Starke settled near the Christesons. "

In the fall of 1828 my father and mother, mother's parents, John and Bethia Hillhouse, and my uncle, Josiah M. Hillhouse moved from Lawrence county, Tennessee, and on the 19th of November pitched their tent on the Osage Fork of Gasconade river, about fifteen miles east of where Lebanon now stands, just above where Farris' mill was afterwards built.....Just across the river from our cabin, in calling distance lived Jacob Anderson and his young wife, whose maiden name was Duff, and his two sisters, Levisa and Polly, and a younger brother, Jesse J. Anderson, not yet grown......the Andersons were the great-uncles and aunts, on mother's side, of Rev. E. J. Stanley, of Montana. Just up the river a mile or two lived James Campbell and his wife, Ruth. She was an Anderson. They were both Methodists, and the grandparents of Brother Stanley.....I remember being often at these two houses, and that I had an exalted opinion of "Aunt Ruth's" piety which was confirmed after I had grown to man's estate. I suppose Mr. Campbell was not very demonstrative; I only remember that he was very tall, fair-skinned and redheaded; that he kept a blacksmoth shop and acted as deputy sheriff.....The society consisted of Jacob Anderson and Peggy, his wife, Josiah M. Hillhouse and Peggy, his wife, James Campbell and Ruth, his wife, and his brother, Moses Campbell; I think he had been a member before and had license to preach or exhort, but was in a backslidden state and was restored; he afterwards preached occasionally. Also, Levisa Anderson, Polly Anderson, Jesse J. Anderson and Patsy and Nancy Hillhouse, and possibly some others."



Looking at this map, you can see that where Henry Cook Anderson settled in 1817 is the same location where Jacob, and his family (including Jesse J.) were living in 1828. Which leads me to believe they are family.

Now, the birthdates don't seem to line up with Henry being old enough to be the father of Jacob and Ruth, but perhaps a brother. ???? Does anybody have information on who are the parents of Henry Cook Anderson or Ruth Anderson Campbell? This would help a great deal! Ruth is said to be the grandparent of - and the other Anderson's Great aunts and uncles - so the others are family.

Now, we already know they came from North Carolina, to Tennessee, then Missouri - and we know that in their Dawes application they mention "Alex Anderson and Nancy Anderson" and also "William and Nancy Anderson".

The book says that Henry Cook went there in 1817, it is also listed on different family trees that I've seen, that Ruth Anderson and James Campbell were married in Missouri in 1819. So, it would make sense that Ruth and the other siblings were with Henry's party.

There is an eleven year span between the time of Henry's arrival and the time that we have documented that the Anderson siblings are there. SO, did their parents pass away and the other children go to stay with their older sibling? Ruth and her husband moved down the road? But, Henry is not mentioned in the 1828 story.

If anyone knows any information about this, please let me know. I will keep hunting!






Sources:
(may be included)
"Missouri Marriages Before 1840", compiled by Susan Ormesher, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (1982)
"Kansas Pioneers", by Topeka Genealogical Society, Topeka, KS (1976)
& supported by various websites.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Luke Hale ~ Cousin to Maxwell Chambers

Robert M. Anderson's mother was Sarah Hale. Sarah's father was Luke Hale (Hail) from Tennessee born about 1790, who later moved to Missouri.

Robert M.'s dawes application includes testimonies that state that Luke Hale is first cousin to Maxwell Chambers. (this would have to be Maxwell Chambers b. abt. 1793, married to Elise Sanders - Oo-kilh-lul-le) Other testimony, from witnesses who were part of the Cherokee Nation in 1893, stated that they knew these families to be related, but were unsure of how... just that they had been.

We do not know for certain who Luke's parents or wife were. Since he is first cousins with Maxwell Chambers, we may be able to determine his parentage from information Maxwell's family.

One possibility for Luke's father is Simeon Hale from Isle of Wight, who moved to southern Illinois. He did have a son named Luke. However, in the information contained in the Dawes application, Luke moved from Tennessee to Missouri, and there is no mention of living in Illinois. Maybe just an oversight, maybe it didn't happen.???? Maybe Simeon and his other children stayed in Illinois along the way, and Luke just kept going. But, seeing as how the testimony was given by Sarah's sister Nancy Hale, it seems "more likely than not" that she would have mentioned that. ??????

Sarah Hale did not meet Jesse until they arrived in Missouri, where she met "Jesse and his family". (from the testimony of her sister).

So, who are Luke Hale's parents and family?

We have a photo of Sarah Hale and she was said to be full blooded Cherokee. We have no proof of that fact, but looking at her photo, and the photo of her daughter - it is very likely that she was a high percentage of Cherokee.

Since we do not know who her mother was, it is possible that her mother was a Cherokee, and her father was in fact the son of Simeon. But, if family folk-lore is correct and Sarah was a full blooded Cherokee, then Luke would probably not have been Simeon's son. UNLESS maybe Simeon's wife Elizabeth was also using an Enlish name but was Cherokee and that there was such a high percentage of Cherokee blood in Sarah, she was just assumed to be full-blooded.

The history I have read from Isle of Wight makes this a possibility since they were surrounded by different Indian tribes, some friendly with them, some not. But, we do not know.

Maybe somebody out there has an idea of how Maxwell Chambers parents are related to Luke's parents (their mother's are sisters? Luke's mother is a Chambers? Luke's mother is a Boyd?).

Thanks for reading! : )