Andersons in South Carolina

The ancestry of Isaac Anderson is confused at best. According to DAR records, his father was James Anderson, and he is said to have had brothers Asa and John and a sister Sarah. Some say that current research does not support this connection or that James could not have been his father.

James was born before March 06, 1747/48 and died in September 09, 1813 in Pendleton, Anderson Co., South Carolina, or perhaps Twiggs Co., Georgia. Some say he married Agnes Craig, but that is not certain. Those who support the James Anderson theory say that he and Agnes had the following children:

Some sources identify James' parents as Robert Anderson and Anna Thompson Duckworth. However, other researchers claim to have disproven this link.

The Jones County, Mississippi Andersons

Isaac Anderson was an early resident of Mississippi and was in Clarke County in 1816. He later lived at Ellisville in Jones Co., where he served as postmaster before 1843. He was born October 10, 1785 in North Carolina and died in 1878 in Jones Co, Mississippi.

Isaac first married Teresia Powell, daughter of John Hathorn Powell, Sr and wife Esther, in Twiggs Co., Georgia. Teresia was born about 1789 in Edgefield Co., South Carolina and died December 1, 1850 in Ellisville, Jones Co., Mississippi. They had 9 children as follows:

Isaac married second Sarah Rebecca Deason, who was born June 06, 1829 in South Carolina and died 1871 in Ellisville, Jones Co, Mississippi. They had the following children:

My Anderson Line

  1. M. Lee Murrah
  2. Ina Gertrude Johnson m. Earvin Elroy Murrah
  3. Florence Ophelia Largent m. Frank John Johnson
  4. Eliza Azalee Spears m. Malcom David Largent
  5. Frances Parker m. Amos Jefferson Spears
  6. Mary Anderson m. James Leander Parker
  7. Isaac Anderson m. Teresia Powell
  8. James Anderson m. Agnes Craig (unproven)
  9. Robert Anderson m. Anna Thompson Duckworth (unproven)
  10. John Anderson (unproven)

Published Genealogies and Other Sources

None known.

Other Anderson Internet Resources

Updates and Corrections

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  1. Powell Families of the South.
  2. Land records, Jones County, Mississippi
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