The Anderson/Cresap ConnectionThe names Anderson and Cresap show up together repeatedly.
- Anderson's Delight
- On the Washington County, Maryland plats page, the owner of
Anderson's Delight is listed as "Col. Thomas Cresap".
I was originally skeptical about Cresap owning Anderson's
Delight, but the information in the Hagerstown library
is quite consistent on it.
- 1751/1755 Virginia Map
- I found a high resolution color scan of a
map of Virginia
published in 1755, based on information gathered in 1751
at the Library of Congress site. It shows Col. Cresap's home
at what's now Oldtown, Maryland on the North Branch of the
Potomac. A few miles upstream it shows a settlement named
Anderson. (Shown here.)
- Anderson's Bottom
- Just across the Potomac from Anderson's Bottom stands Cresaptown, Maryland, and on the hand-drawn I got from John Philips, "Old Cresap Stone House" is shown there.
Searching Washington and Cresap's papers for references to William Anderson may prove fruitful.