I am new to the list and hope that Pat Anderson or someone can answer some of my questions. I noted in the notes the Anderson's of the York Watershed that there was a notation (I am quoting from memory here because I cannot find it again) "Sarah Anderson and Nelson Andersonin chancery, 1739"does anyone have a source for this i.e. newspaper or chancery suit filed?
So far I have only seen 3 children of Nelson mentioned : Elizabeth, Agnes and Nelson, Jr. Can anyone tell me how these children were linked to Nelson Sr?
Is Nelson Jr. who appears in the Hanover County personal property lists more than likely the son of Nelson Sr.?
Could Nelson, Sr.'s wife be named Ann? Could she be a Prosser?
There for sure is one more daughter of Nelson and I am trying to prove a second.According to a deposition in Henrico Chancery suit (suit ended about 1814)Sarah Thomson stated that she was the daughter of Nelson Anderson, her birthdate is 15 Feb 1737. There are other details here but I am not sure anyone else is interested.
I believe, as do many other researchers, that Nelson had another daughter , Mary who married James Patteson of Chesterfield. James and Mary had 3 surviving children, Sarah, Nelson and James Anderson. James Patteson was the steward forWilliam Byrd III. Nelson Anderson was the stewardfor William Byrd II andWilliam Byrd III. Nelson worked on and off the the Byrd's but by about 1752 he no longer held that position. James Pattison was the steward for Byrd III at the Falls of the James and purchased that property from him in 1766. Pattison died in 1767.Nelson Pattison inherited his father's land , he was born about 1762 married Rebecca Markham. Nelson had received 400 acres in Cumberland County under his father's will, so he had long been a landholder there. Presumably he was moving with his new wife to the land he inherited. Nelson appears in various Cumberland County public records as a witness to public documents, as well as in his capacity of a surveyor. Among his earliest appearances in the records as an adult is at age 23 on 23 January 1786 when Nelson Patteson submitted an inventory and appraisal of the estate of John Jones in Cumberland County. On December 11, 1793, the Virginia Gazette has an announcement that Ann Anderson, deceased, has her estate accounts with administrator Nelson Patteson. Ann lived in Hanover County, but Nelson is listed as being of Cumberland County. Nelson's brother's middle name was Anderson, and the Anderson name was frequently used in the family for several generations, so presumably there was a connection between the Andersons and the Pattesons. Nelson handling Ann Anderson's estate from outside the county further indicates this connection. In New Kent County, where Nelson's father was born, there is a Nelson Anderson who was prominent. Nelson Anderson was listed as handling his brother's estate there with Thomas Prosser, who was co-executor of Nelson Patteson's father's will.
I descend from Mary and James Patteson through their daughter Sarah who married Richard Crump. Both the Crumps and Pattesons were originally fromNew Kent and can be found in St Peter's Registry.
Any help on this is appreciated. Sorry that this is so long.