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PENNSYLVANIA RESEARCH - Great Great Great Great Grandfather - WILLIAM ANDERSON (Abt. 1749 - Abt. 1832)
My ANDERSON research thus far has identified the parents of my Great Great Great Grandfather, John Anderson as William Sr. Anderson & Rebecca unknown.

PARENTS OF WILLIAM SR. ANDERSON
 William Sr.'s parents are presently unknown. However if the naming convention was being followed, by William Sr. in naming his sons, I expect that his fathers name may be John, since that is his 2nd son's name.

WILLIAM SR. ANDERSON'S BIRTH DATE:
Estimated age about 1749. His 1st son William Jr. is b. abt. 1773.

WILLIAM SR. ANDERSON'S OCCUPATION:
He was in Leacock twp, PA in 1771 he was a tanner and he was in Chapman twp prior to 1778 he died about 1832. He married Rebecca there he was a farmer and was taxed with 50 acres of land 1790 census his family of 1 male over and 3 under 16 years of age and four females.

WILLIAM SR. ANDERSON'S DEATH DATE:
WillAM died in Chapman Twp., Snyder Co. Pa., about 1832)

WILLIAM SR. ANDERSON'S CHILDREN
m. Rebecca-------(died in Chapman Twp., Snyder Co., Pa., about 1838)
   WILLIAM ANDERSON, JR. (died in Chapman Twp., Snyder Co., PA before 18??)
  m. Catherine Arnold, d/o Casper Arnold, Sr.
  John Anderson     Lived in Canada in 1840
  Elizabeth Anderson
  m. John Row (died in Penn Twp., Snyder Co., Pa. In 1855)
  Jacob Anderson
  Henry Anderson   Lived in Canada, in 1840
  Rebecca Anderson   Lived, Seneca Co. Ohio, inn 1840
  m. George Spangler
  Sarah Anderson    Lived in Ohio, in 1840
  m. Andrew Mildower
  Mary(Polly) Anderson m. Zachariah Spangle (or Spangler)
 
 

ONTARIO RESEARCH - Great Great Great Grandfather - JOHN ANDERSON (1774-1840):

My ANDERSON research thus far has identified details of ANDERSON descendents emigrating from Pennsylvania, to Canada West (Southern Ontario) c1800. At present, my oldest Canadian ancestor identified is a John ANDERSON, with Irish Origin.

John was born in Pennsylvania, born Oct. 19, 1774, died Oct. 29,1840 in West Flamborough Wentworth Co. Ontario. John had a wife Susannah. They had their 1st  son Henry, born April 24, 1800 in Pennsylvania, just before John immigrated to Ontario. John and Susannah lived on Lot 24, Con. 2 West Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario.

PARENTS OF JOHN ANDERSON:
I have identified Johnís parents as William Sr. Anderson & Rebecca unknown. According to a Petition for land in Ontario in 1819, John was born in Pennsylvania.

LAND PETITION - OATH OF ALLEGIANCE:
"I certify, that John Anderson born in Pennsylvania States now of West Flamborough Ė 19 years in the Province Yeoman, hath taken and subscribed the Oath of Allegiance as required by Law, before me, at York, in the Home District, this ninth day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen."

JOHN ANDERSON'S BIRTH DATE:
Using  John Anderson cem. transcript, in West Flamborough Presbyterian Cemetery - Christie Corners:, #110 In memory of John Anderson who departed this life Oct. 2, 1840 aged 65 yrs 11 m 13 d. (means b. Oct. 19, 1774) John had his 1st son in 1800.

IMMIGRATION TO ONTARIO FROM PENNSYLVANIA - In 1800:
John entered Canada from Pennsylvania with his wife Susannah and new born son Henry (b. Apr. 24, 1800).
Since Henry is born in PA in April, then John would have immigrated to Ontario from PA, sometime after April 24, 1800.

SETTLED IN WENTWORTH COUNTY, ONTARIO:
John bought Lot 13 Con. 5 East Flamborough Twp. but settled on Lot 24 Con. 2 West Flamborough Twp., Wentworth County, Ontario. John died Oct. 29, 1840.

SERVICE IN WAR OF 1812:
According to John's Land Petition, he fought with the British in the war of 1812. "That your petitioner has behaved himself as a soldier and a faithful subject to his Majesty during the late war with the U. States and he has never obtained any lands or grant of Lands whatsoever under the Crown"

JOHN ANDERSON'S CHILDREN
Henry Anderson m. Margaret Baker
Willaim T. m. Annie McMullem
Samuel Anderson m. Agnes ?
Abraham Anderson m. Rhoda Ann Jenreaux
Isaac H. Anderson m. Agnes Erb
John T. Anderson m. unknown
Mary Anderson m. ?
Margaret Anderson m.  Jacob Cummins
Elizabeth Anderson m. ?
 

SUMMARY OF FACTS SUPPORTING IDENTIFICATION OF JOHN'S FATHER:
Fact 1: William Sr. Anderson's son John is born approx. 1774.
Fact 2: My John Anderson is born Oct. 19, 1774. (using headstone data).

Fact 3: William Sr. Anderson's son John was living in Canada in 1840.
Fact 4: My John was living in Canada in 1840.

Fact 5: William Sr. Anderson lived in Pennsylvania.
Fact 6: My John states that he came from Pennsylvania.

Fact 7: "William" is John's fathers name.
Fact 8: My John named his second son William which indicates that his fathers name would be William.

Apply Naming Convention To John & Susannah Anderson:
1st son - Named for mothers father   - Henry (unknown)
2nd son - Named for fathers father   - William T. Anderson
3rd son - Named after father   - John T. Anderson

NOTE: That William T. would be named after William Sr. & John T. would be named after his father John.
The fact that the two names match, indicates that my John was following the naming convention.

CONCLUSIONS:
1) I have concluded that I have enough data to state that my John Anderson is the son of William Sr. Anderson.
2) I have also concluded that John is buried in the West Flamborough Presbyterian Cemetery - Christie Corners:  #110 In memory of John Anderson who departed this life Oct. 2, 1840 aged 65 yrs 11 m 13 d.
 
 

Naming Conventions:
Scottish type naming convention
1st son - Named for mothers father.
2nd son - Named for fathers father.
3rd son - Named after father
1st dau. - Named after fatehrs mother
2nd dau. - Named after mothers mother
3rd dau. - Named after mother

Apply Naming Convention To John & Susannah Anderson:
1st son - Named for mothers father   - Henry (unknown)
2nd son - Named for fathers father   - William T. Anderson
3rd son - Named after father   - John T. Anderson
1st dau. - Named after fathers mother - Mary  (suspected orded from will, no birth dates)
2nd dau. - Named after mothers mother -  Margaret
3rd dau. - Named after mother  -  Elizabeth

Conclusions:
1) The male naming conventions appear to follow the naming convention.
2) Suspect Susannah's father is Henry (unknown) & maybe mothers name is Margaret.
3) John's father would appear to be named William according to his son's name, William T. Anderson
4) John T. Anderson is named after his father John.
5) The females don't appear to follow the sequence, unless Susannah also had another name Elizabeth.
 
 

Presently researching, ONTARIO / Norfolk Co. / Wentworth Co. / Waterloo-Wellington Co. / Oxford Co.

Presently researching, PENNSYLVANIA / Snyder Co. Chapman Twp.


Jim E. Anderson 

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Jim E. Anderson, 3204 Tatlock Rd., RR2 Clayton Ontario, Canada, K0A1P0