Below are documents which I believe provide correct parenrtage of Theophilus ANDERSON. His marriage to Mary "Polly" LEAR is found in Fauquier County, Virginia Marriage Register, Vol. 1, pg. 242. It states simply, "Theophilus Anderson married Molly Lear."
[Letter establishing relationship between Theophilus ANDERSON and Andrew ANDERSON his father, Mary LEAR his mother. Source: A letter dated 27 Jan 1891 from Joseph T. Anderson [son of Theophilus] to William Anderson [son of James Lear Anderson] published in the Anderson Quarterly, v. III: 2 (Winter/Spring 1976). Repository of original document unknown.] "Dear Nephew: You said that you wanted me to give you all the information that I can of your parentage; give their names and where they were raised. My father's name was Theophilus, he was raised in New Jersey; he had two brothers and one half brother; his brother's names (were) Joseph and Cornelius. His half brother's name was John, they lived in Kentucky. If he had any sisters, I never knew them. Mother's name was Mary Lear, she was raised in Old Virginia, she had three brothers; their names were George, David and James. If she had any sisters, I never saw them or heard their names. I never saw my Grandfather Lear nor neither of my grandmothers and I never knew their names. Grandfather Anderson's name was Andrew. He was raised in Ireland or Scotland: he lived in Kentucky; the last time I saw him, he was at our home in Kentucky. He was ninety odd years old. He could ride horseback like a boy. Mother's Father's name was Thomas Coy, he lived in Kentucky. Her Mother's name was Anna Ford; your mother had three sisters, named Sally, Rebecca and Ruth. If she had any brothers, I never knew them; your great grandfather's name was William Coy; your great Grandmother Coy's name I never knew.
When you write to me direct to Edinburg, Johnson County. There is no post office in Kansas. When writing direct to Joseph T. Anderson."
I believe Andrew's parents to be John ANDERSON and Martha CRAWFORD. Please see the two documents in support of this relationship:
[Document 1: Land deed establishing relationship between Andrew the son of John. Source: Microfilm Call No. 0030352. Repository: LDS Family History Library, 35 N. West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400. Transcribed 14 Oct 2008 by Keith V.G. Pyeatt from microfilm]
"Augusta County, Virginia Deeds, Bk. 25, pgs. 107-109 25 Jun 1785 Grantor: John Anderson Grantee: Andrew Anderson [pg. 107] This Indenture Made the twenty Fifth Day of June in the year of Our Lord God One thousand seven hundred and Eighty-five be =tween John Anderson of the County of Augusta of the one Part and Andrew Anderson his son of the County aforesaid of the other Part Witnesseth that the said John Anderson for and in consid =eration of the sum of three Hundred Pounds cur =rent Money of Virginia to him in hand Paid by [pg. 108] the said Andrew at or before the Sealing and delivery of these Presents the accept whereof is hereby acknowledged he the said John Anderson hath Granted Bargained sold [aluned ?] and Confirm =ed and by these Presents doth grant Bargain sell [alun ?] and Confirms unto the said Andrew Anderson and to his Heirs and Assigns forever one Certain tract or Parcel of Land containing by survey one Hundred and thirty acres part of two tracts on ^ and joining the North side of the Middle River Part thereof in Beverly Manor and a Part is out, and is Bounded As followeth viz. Beginning at the Bank of the said River at Thomas Pattersons Line and with the same North twenty Six Degrees East forty Poles [660 feet] to two red Oaks and Patterson’s Corner and thence north forty West one Hundred and sixty-five poles [2,722.5 feet] to a white Oak by the Great Road thence north thirty six Degrees West sixty-six Poles [1,089 feet] to a forked Black-oak on a Hill and west ninety Eight poles [1,617 feet] to the River Bank and thence down the Courses of the same three Hundred and ten Poles [5,115 feet] to the Beginning together with the appurtenances un =to the said Andrew Andersons thereto belonging To have and to hold the Lands hereby [pg. 109] conveyed and all and Singular the Premises here by granted Bargained and sold with the appur =tenances unto the said Andrew Anderson his Heirs and Assigns forever to the only proper use and behass of him the said Andrew Anderson & of his Heirs and Assigns forever and the said John Anderson for himself his Heirs Executors and administrators By these Presents that the said tract of Land with The appurtenances unto the said Andrew Ander =son His Heirs and Assigns from the Claim and or demand of him the said John Anderson or his Heirs or any other Person or Persons whatsoever shall warrant and forever Defend by these Pre =sents In witness whereof the said John Anderson hath here unto set his hand and seal the Day and year first above written (signed) John Anderson (seal) Sealed & Delivered In Presence of James Anderson )At a court held for Augusta David Hanna)County July 19th 1785 Andrew Moody)This Indenture of Bargain ss.
Sale for land from John Anderson to Andrew Anderson Proved by the oath of the Witnesses and ordered to be recorded. Teste(signed) Lyle [name not legible] (Written vertically along left margin the following: Examined & Delv. Wm. Anderson un___ owner of these LandsTeste McKinney Cl. July 5th, 1825)"
[Document 2: establishing relationship of John ANDERSON and Martha CRAWFORD his wife, the Will of George Crawford, Martha's father.] DEED (Abstract): Augusta County, VA Deeds, Bk. 6, pg. 516. 21 Feb 1786. Recorded. George Crawford's estate settlement--1783, paid Thomas Menken who married one of legatees; paid Andrew Anderson, who married one of legatees; paid to legatees, viz: The widow, Ro. Crawford, Wm. Crawford, Jno. Crawford, Elizabeth Crawford; 1780, 12th October, paid for enlisting one 18 months' man, James Crawford,C. P.