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Thomas Anderson and Mary Bruce

Capt. Thomas Anderson, the son of William Anderson, was born in 1733 in Anderson's Bottom, Hampshire County, Virginia. He died at the age of about 73 in 1806 in (Fairfield), Ohio.

Thomas Anderson married Mary Bruce.

Their children were:

William Anderson had four children:

Research Notes:

From GENEALOGY of the Anderson Family:

Letter from John Anderson to James H. Anderson

... Continued from the entry of William Anderson ...

Thomas Anderson, his son, was born in 1733, and died in 1808. He often aided in thwarting the Indians, and in resisting their forays. He fought during the entire Revolution, as an officer, either on the frontier against the Indians, or farther east against the British.

He was at Yorktown, in command of his Company under Washington, at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis. His highest rank during the Revolution was Captain. He never knew fear, and in fighting the Indians ran some great risks, and made many narrow escapes. I have a distinct recollection of his appearance. He looked like my brother, Thomas James, your father. He was a member of the same church as his father; was an honest man and a good citizen, and like all the family, of whom I have any account, always paid his just debts. He was a true patriot, and had he been more ambitious might have risen higher during the Revolution.

His wife was a Miss Bruce, of Virginia, by whom he had seven sons and four daughters. The sons were William, James, John, Jonathan, Joseph, Abner, and George. The daughters were Margaret, Rachel, Elizabeth, and Nancy.

William and Joseph died (soldiers) in the war of 1812. Joseph was a single man, William left a wife, three sons and one daughter. William's sons were Hiram Joseph, and William. The daughter became the wife of my brother Levi.

John married and settled in southern Indiana, when I was a mere boy, and reared a family of children. Jonathan and Abner never married. George died in his youth. Margaret married Joseph Critchfield, at the old homestead in Virginia; Rachel married William Eagle, who afterward settled in Wayne County, Ohio. Elizabeth married Thomas Eagle, nephew of William Eagle, and they settled in the neighborhood. Nancy never married.

... Continued in the entry of James Anderson ...

According to Iona Burrows Jones:

Thomas sold Anderson's Bottom in 1806 and moved the family to Ohio.

Mary's first name and Thomas place of death from DAR Lineage Book entries.