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From: Jean <>
Subject: Pendleton District, S.C. ANDERSONs
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 1997 14:56:50 -0700
I have found a reference to ANDERSONs In the book, LEWISES, MERIWETHERS
AND THEIR KIN and wanted to pass it on. Jean
This is from the book:
LEWISES, MERIWETHERs AND THEIR KIN (from page 344)
PENDLETON DISTRICT, S. C., BY RICHARD WRIGHT SIMPSON
John Jean Anderson came from Ireland to Philadelphia, 1735.
1735 they moved to Staunton, Virginia.
Had: 1. Robert Anderson; 2. James Anderson.
Robert Anderson, married Thompson, November 6, 1765, and later moved to
South Carolina and settled in what was later "Pendleton District". He
was an officer in the Revolution--rose to be Colonel. He was prominent
in the formation of Pendleton and one of the judges who held the first
court there, 1790. He was afterwards Brigadier-General of Militia.
James.Anderson, born December 10, 1771, married Agnes Craig, 1786 or
'89, of Augusta County, Va. They removed to "Pendleton District." He was
a captain in the Revolutionary War.
General Robert Anderson and Ann Thompson had five chil-
1. Elizabeth Anderson, married Samuel Maverick.
2. Mary Anderson, married first, Capt. Robert Maxwell; mar-
ried second, Mr. Corruth.
3. Jane Anderson, married Mr. Shaw, an Englishman.
4. Annie Anderson, married Dr. Wm. Hunter.
5. Robert Anderson, Jr., married Maria Thomas.
Captain Robert Maxwell, who married Mary Anderson, came from
Ireland--was a prominent citizen and an officer in the Revolutionary
Army. At the close of the war, he married and settled on Saluda River in
old Pendleton District. 1797 he was shot from ambush and killed near his
home, his grave marked by a monument in the family graveyard. He and his
wife had two sons.