Descendents of John Anderson and Sarah Carney

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 ANDERSON was born Abt. 1730, and [possibly] died September 1780 in Battle of Augusta (see notes below). He married SARAH CARNEY November 28, 1752 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., VA. She was born Abt. 1739, and died 1811 in Kentucky.

"Barbara, we are from the same Anderson bloodline - neither the Rev James Anderson or his brother John is our ancestor. Our ancestor John Anderson was born in Scotland, married Sarah Carney 28 Nov 1752, and g/f John Anderson's OWN SON wrote in his Bible that our g/father John Anderson was killed by American Tories at the 1st seige of Augusta Sep 10-18, 1780. As neither the Rev James Anderson's son John or his brother John were killed in battle 1780, it is impossible for either of them to be our ancestor. It's just that simple". 

Note: another researcher states that this John Anderson DID NOT die in Camden, SC 1781 (Battle of Augusta) --- she asserts that John's file was combined with those of a different father and son John Anderson Sr and Jr of North Carolina.

DAR Application of Mrs. Dena Henslee Singleton, Nat'l #526822 - I received a copy of this application which DAR had corrected to show that her ancestor John Anderson who married Sarah Carney was born January 13, 1724 in New York. I wrote the Lineage Research Committee of NSDAR in Washington, D. C, regarding this entry, explaining the controversy over John's birthdate, etc. On August 15, 1979, they sent a letter stating - "The birthdate written in on National No. 526822 Is completely incorrect. That is the birthdate for John Anderson, son of Rev. James Anderson, but this man is not your Revolutionary ancestor. This man was married to Ann Irvin, From your records we know that your ancestor John Anderson was married to Sarah Carney. ...A date of circa 1730 has been given to your Revolutionary ancestor since we have no specific date for his birth."


It appears that Sarah Anderson Carney and other family members were early members of the Chopawamsic Baptist Church in Prince William Co., VA.  Nicholas and Barbara Anderson were also members.  See: Chopawamsic Baptist Church Records - Contributed by Homer Musselman.

Above Website cites the following document:  Title: Pension Reinstatement Petition, Anderson, Sarah, : S.C. Archives, AA 115; 26 November 1807.

Children of JOHN ANDERSON and SARAH CARNEY are (these aren't all verified):

i. BAILEY2 ANDERSON, b. November 13, 1753, Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., VA; d. August 1, 1840, Harrison Co., TX.

ii. SCARLETT ANDERSON, b. June 20, 1756, Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., VA.

iii. SELA ANDERSON, b. March 1, 1758.

Notes for SELA ANDERSON:  Also spelled as Celia

iv. JOSHUA ANDERSON, b. Bet. 1759 - 1760.


vi. CHARLES ANDERSON, b. 1762; died abt. 1818

Will of Charles Anderson, Aug. 15, 1818.  Wife: Sally;  Legatees: Alexander Anderson, John Anderson, Baily Anderson and Vincent Anderson (Caldwell Co., KY Will Book A).

vii. JOHN ANDERSON, b. 1763.

Different researchers have given different identities to this John Anderson.  According to one researcher, John moved to Logan County, Kentucky after serving in Revolution in South Carolina. His wife and children were killed by Indians (wife scalped) in 1790.

viii. CHARLOTTE ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1763.


x. DORCUS ANDERSON, b. November 13, 1766.

xi. JANE ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1768.  AKA "Jennie"

xii. VINCENT ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1770.

xiii. SAMUEL ANDERSON, b. 1772.




John Anderson may be connected to the Overton, Clark, Rogers and Meriwether Families 



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