Colleen,I only discovered your entry recently.Your 2003 inquiry was possibly sent to an old e-mail address.I have also been having computer problems so I have been off-line for a while.
There are no stories in my family about us being related to Marian Anderson, so I doubt that there is any connection to my Anderson family.I have a letter that was dictated by my great grandmother, Mary Tyler in the 1970's.(She was born 1880 and died 1979).The only mention of the decendents of Laurania Anderson "are Tony and Harvie Anderson who lived in Jetersville.Jane Anderson was also a descendent and she married the late Buddie Janes" and then the letter names their children.I think she was giving us the current, living descendents of many family members.If we had been related to Marian Anderson, I think she would have known about.
There are a couple other Anderson connections in the family.For instance, I have a Martha marrying someone named Anderson, but she had two girls, Malissa and Catherine.I have another where Nathaniel Wingo marries Indiana Anderson, who is his cousin.Leila Jackson married an Alex Anderson, who I also think was a cousin because she has an uncle, William Anderson....I am still documenting all of the connections and putting the pieces together.
Hope you are continuing to do well in your search.