Remarks: At the beginning of the Civil War, Thomas Anderson was a farmer living upon his own land of 600 acres, half wooded, near Grove Church in Fauquier Co., VA. He was “off color” being suspected of having African blood in his veins, which seems to have prevented him from exercising the voting privilege.
Mary Anderson, “I was never threatened but my husband was. They caught him (Rebels)at home once and took him out and took his money from him and threatened to hang him if he did not get ___ ___ ___.” Two son-in-laws in Union taken prisoner . One son, Allen Anderson in Army as a scout --Gen. Hooker Army One son escaped to Washington D DC and is now employed by the Government One son could not escape the Confederate Army, but he make it back home in a few months. They never caught him again.
Embrey, a neighbor, states all his neighbor believed him to be ¼ black and he wasloyal to the Union cause.
Robert D. Embery
William N. Thorn
JosephAnderson, son of Thomas, all of his sisters husbands were in the Union Army, Marshall K. AndersonAdm. of fathers Will was in the Union Army. States his father was a plaster by trade.
William N. Thorn, farmer and surveyor , lives in Fauquier Co., VA. “Gen Pleasanton’s ? Headquarters were in my house for about a week. They gave me a guard and protection for the meat and they said they were obliged to have corn and could not do without it”.
Marshall K. Anderson, son of Thomas a mason
Lucy Ann Brown, wife of one of the Anderson boys, remarried
Julius T Bradshaw son of Othelia Bradshaw, grandson ofThomas Anderson