Name meaning: The son of Andrew.

James Anderson

b.1699 of Dungannon, Ulster, Tyrone Province, Ireland; parents ukn
d.Jan. 8, 1758 No. Yarmouth, ME
m.(1)Ann ______
b.abt.1703 of Dungannon, Ulster, Tyrone Province, Ireland

CHILDREN included:

  1. Jacob Anderson
  2. child d.1737
  3. child d.1737
  4. child d.1737
  5. child d.1737
  6. James Anderson
  7. Joseph Anderson Jane Means [four children]

NOTES: The Rev. Nickolas Loring recorded in his diary the death of four children of James Anderson in the spring of 1737. All were victims of the throat distemper epidemic which was raging in Maine at that time. Thus within a little more than three months James and Ann lost all their children except their oldest son Jacob.

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Jacob Anderson Dungannon, Ulster, Tyrone Province, Ireland; s/o James and Ann Anderson
d.Dec. 6, 1803 [also found of Oct. 6, 1790; which is right???]Freeport, ME
m.(1)Oct. 12, 1745 in No. Yarmouth, ME; Agnes Phinney
b.1727 of Brunswick, ME; d/o Robert and Alice Phinney
d.abt.1766 Freeport, ME
m.(2)Sept. 17, 1767 in Harpswell, ME; Hannah ______
m.(3)Feb. 17, 1774 in No. Yarmouth, ME; Margaret Roberts

CHILDREN of Jacob and Agnes included:

  1. Job Anderson b.Feb. 26, 1746
  2. Elsie (Alice) Anderson b.Jan. 11, 1747
  3. Anna/Ann Anderson b.April 15, 1750/1 d.Dec. 10, 1826 in Brunswick ME m.Feb. 20, 1772 No. Yarmouth, Thomas Skolfield
  4. Jacob Martin Anderson b.Oct. 30, 1753/or b.July 30, 1756 d.April 6, 1819 Brunswick, ME m.Dec. 25, 1777 Catherine _______
  5. Robert Phyne Anderson b.Feb. 16, 1756
  6. James Anderson b.Nov. 4, 1757 m.aft.Feb. 5, 1785 Betsey Malcomb

CHILDREN of Jacob and Hannah included:

  1. John Anderson bapt.Nov. 1, 1761
  2. Agnes Anderson bapt.July 10, 1768

CHILDREN of Jacob and Margaret included:

  1. Joseph Anderson
  2. Samuel Anderson d.1793
  3. Sarah "Sally" Anderson d.1858
  4. Margaret "Peggy" Anderson d.1848

NOTES: Jacob lived for a short time near Old Orchard Beach before moving to Flying Point, a part of Freeport, where he purchased portions of the Dummer Claim [re: Cumberland County, ME Registry of Deeds], in what was then North Yarmouth, Main and on the adjacent Islands off Flying Point. These island were called Middle Brother, Upper Brother, and the Sow and Pigs. The sales of these islands were made from Mar 1759 to Mar 1764. He was a successful farmer. On his farm he built a strong blockhouse as a protection for the neighborhood from the Indians. He was a noted Indian fighter in the French & Indian Wars.

From Ancient North Yarmouth and Yarmouth, Maine 1636-1936 by Rowe: Appendix VI, Soldiers in Revolutionary War:...Anderson, Jacob, Pvt., Boston; Anderson, James, Pvt, Penobscot; Anderson, Robert, Serg., North River, NY., Penobscot... Return to Anderson Index

Job Anderson

b.Feb. 26, 1746 North Yarmouth, ME; s/o Jacob Anderson and Agnes Phinney
d.1830 Trenton, ME 24, 1769 m.Dec. 12, 1769 by Rev. Deane North Yarmouth, ME Sarah Proctor
b.Feb. 27, 1748; poss.d/o Samuel Proctor and Elizabeth Johnson
d.May 26, 1816 Trenton, ME
{m.(2)Feb. 10, 1816 [NOTE: discrepancy to death date of Sarah.] Mary Roamer}

CHILDREN included (all b. Trenton, ME):

  1. Joseph Anderson b.1776 d.1844 m.Anna Salisbury
  2. Samuel Anderson b.Oct. 16, 1770 d.1850
  3. Jacob Anderson b.Sept. 18, 1773 Beverly, MA Betsey Glidden
  4. Job Anderson b.Oct. 1, 177[3] P.R. 39; m.Oct. 16, 1798 in Beverly, MA Abigail [Nabby] Ober b. July 6, 1778 d/o Ezra and Joanna Woodberry Ober; she d.July 6, 1778; Job Jr's probate record shows he died in debt. Interesting letter to the court by Nabby:
    "Beverly June 1st, 1807
    I would take the liberty to state to your Honor that the accounts of my late Husband being so situated that it will not be in my powr to settle them it is my wish that your Honor would appoint sum other person administratex.
    It would be most agreable to me if your Honor would appoint Andrew Ober administratex.
    Nabby Anderson"

  5. Thomas Means Anderson b.Oct. 17/20, 1777
  6. George Rogers Anderson b.May 26, 1780 m.Betsy Salisbury
  7. Sally Anderson b.Oct. 19, 1785 m.Daniel Leland
  8. Phineus Anderson b.July 18, 1782/1792 m.Dec. 19, 1805 Mary Higgins [Deborah Higgins?]

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Thomas Means Anderson, Capt.

b.Oct. 17-20, 1777 s/o Job and Sarah (Proctor) Anderson
d.Jan. 21, 1852 Trenton, ME
m.(1)Oct. 3, 1800 Beverly, MA Joanna Harris
b.April 22, 1778, d/o Jonathan and Hannah Harris
d.July 19, 1816, AE 38
m.(2)1821 Trenton, ME Love[Lovey][Lovie] Bunker
b.Aug. 2, 1791 d/o Benjamin and Mary (Stanley) Bunker
d.Feb. 15, 1885 (AE 93 yrs 6 mos)

CHILDREN of Thomas and Joanna included:

  1. Sarah "Sally" E. Anderson b.Sept. 21, 1800 at Beverly, Mass.
  2. Thomas Anderson b.abt.1804 d.Dec. 17, 1830 (AE 26 yrs. Lost at sea.)
  3. Frances Anderson b.abt.1807 d.Sept. 11, 1835 (AE 28 yrs)
  4. Joanna Anderson b.abt.1812 Trenton, ME d.July 27, 1848 (AE 36 yrs) m.Dec. 7, 1830 Joseph Cousins who was b.Dec. 22, 1801
  5. Edmund Anderson, Capt. b.abt.1814 Saqua La Grande, Cuba Feb. 20, 1858 (AE 44 yrs 4 mos 13 days) m.Salome Jane Leland
CHILDREN of Thomas and Lovey included:
  1. Lorinda Anderson b.Dec. 1821 d.Nov. 20, 1862
  2. Ezra Anderson b.1827 d.Oct. 14, 1869 (AE 41yrs 9mos 9 days) m.Lydia A. Hamor
  3. Elbridge Anderson b.abt.1833 d.Jan. 21, 1873 (AE 39 yrs 8 mos 18 days)
  4. Melissa Anderson b.abt.1836 d.Jan. 21, 1854 (AE 17 yrs 8 mos)

NOTE: Thomas was named after his mother's uncle [Thomas Means]. In 1756, Thomas Means and his family lived in a log house which was the site known as "Means Massacre". See the Freeport Historical Society website for an audio tape giving interesting details.

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