Noble Anderson Sr


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Noble Anderson Sr

  • Born: 1769, Somerset, Pennsylvania, American Colonies
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Fitzgerald in 1790
  • Died: 1850, Cherokee, Georgia, USA at age 81

  General Notes:

Moved to Georgia by 1784, and was living there by 1788, when a specially called Convention voted to ratify the U.S. Constitution and gave Georgia statehood.

On Jun 15 1790 he is a witness to a case between John Calhoun and Wm. Boyd in Pendleton Co.

On Feb 27 1798 he is a witness to a deed - Richard Davis and John Davis of South Carolina to William Boyd in Franklin Co. GA.

1800 Census of Pendleton District, SC, registered as Niblet Anderson with wife and three sons.

1810 SC census, Pendleton Dist. Noble Anderson heads a household consisting of 4 free white males (FWM) under the age of 10, 1 FWM of 10 and under 15, 1 FWM of 26 and under 45 (Noble Anderson); and 1 free white female (FWF) of 16 and under 26.

1816 - SC General Statutes, Vol U, pg 252 - In 1814 the Cherokee Indians ceded their lands along the Chattooga River in the upper tip of SC to the State of SC in Pendleton District. These lands then offered for sale - the Statute in the court records lays out terms and conditions for prospective buyers. It allowed for an initial bond payment and subsequent payments over a 3 year period. From the following, we believe Noble Anderson Sr. took advantage of this and purchased land in what previously was Indian land.
Published in "City Gazette" (Charleston, SC) Vol. XL, Issue 12935, pg. 1 - 9 May 1820

1820 SC census, Pendleton Dist, Microfilm page 215, 25th entry. Noble Anderson heads a household consisting of 2 free white males (FWM) under the age of 10, 3 FWM of 10 and under 16, 2 FWM of 16 and under 26, 1 FWM over 45 (Noble Anderson); 1 free white female (FWF) under the age of 10, and 1 FWF of 26 and under 45.

TREASURY OFFICE - Columbia, May 9, 1820
Notice is hereby given to Noble Anderson, Thomas Smith, E.M. Massey, Jane Poteat, Ira Nicholson, Wm. Beavort, David Kitchen, William Deadman, Philemon Crane, and Ralph Cobb respectively, and all other persons who have not yet paid the second instalment upon their Bonds, given for the purchase money of each Tract or Tracts of Land as may have been bought by them, at the sale of Public Lands lying in that part of Pendleton District, lately known as Teritory purchased by Treaty from the Cherokee Indians which was sold in March, 1818, at the house of Ephraim Massey, on the old Cherokee Boundary Line; that they and each of them, by delaying to pay the said second installment now due, have made default, and that unless the said second installment shall be paid within sixty days from the date hereof, together with the costs of this publication, the payments heretofore made will be forefeited and the lands purchased by them revert to the State.
Benjamin T. Elmore
Treasurer Upper Division
Note: The same above ad ran into mid July 1820. The E.M. Massey shown on the above notice was Ephraim Massey, brother of James Massey who will move to Greene Co., Missouri.
The above ad was found on Newspaper Archives subscription service.

1825 witness to a deed in Pendleton District.

Old Pendleton District where Noble Anderson lived split into Pickens & Anderson counties about 1826 and the land where Noble's family lived fell into Pickens Co. Two deeds were discovered in Pickens Co. Deed records (LDS film 024270). Here is the abstracted version:

1830. The Noble Anderson sons were sitting in Rabun Co., GA in 1830 census waiting for their Cherokee Land Lottery draw. The below deed reference may refer to Noble Anderson Sr. who had recently lost a court case and who we do not see in GA in 1830. Noble Anderson Jr. is living in Rabun Co., GA in 1830.

Deed BK - Vol. B1, pg. 306 - Sheriff William D. Sloan to Jesse George (of Rabun Co., GA)
Sheriff Sloan states that he was ordered by the court 12 Oct 1832 to seize the "goods, chattels & tenements" of Noble Anderson to levy the sum of $42.49 to satisfy damages and court costs owed by Anderson. The sheriff describes lands taken as 288 acres situated in Pickens Co. known as Tract No. 1 lying on a bold branch of Long Creek adj. Doc. Wm. Hunter, dec'd and Mackey Brown. The land was sold at public sale for $20. to Jesse George of Rabun Co., GA for $20.00, paid by Thomas Blackburn (probably an attorney.)
John Edwards & Edward Harris witnessed.

1840 GA census, Cherokee Co, Microfilm page 174. 12th entry. Noble Anderson heads a household of 1 free white male of 80 and under 90 ?; and 2 free white females, one of 60 and under 70, and one of 20 and under 30.

1850 GA census, Cherokee Co, Microfilm page 447A, line 1. Nobel Anderson, age 81, and Elizabeth, age 80, have one child, perhaps a grandson, in the home. Samuel Anderson is 10, born in Georgia.

** An application of membership to the Sons of the American Revolution for a decendant of a younger sister Rebecca (1808-1886) m. William Dinsmore 1838), states that Capt James Anderson (1750-1833) (some have him as Nobles father), soldier of the Pennsylvanian troops, was married to a Mary Stewart (1774-1847, m. 94), father of James was Patrick Anderson (1719-1793), grandparents were James Anderson and Elizabeth (illegible 'Jarnian'?).
Record states that James was born in Chestero Co., Penn. in 1750. He served as a private in Capt. John Lacy's company, 4th battalion, Pennsylvania infantry, commanded by Col. Anthony Wayne. This regiment entered service in 1776, and took part of the battles of Long Island and Ticonderoga. He next enlisted in Col. Stepen Moylans regiment of Pennsylvania cavavalry and was commisioned Lieutenant. He was captured by the British and exchanged in December 1780.

Other records have Noble's mother as Nancy Irwin (1760-1805), James may have remarried Rebecca's mother Mary at that time, but I believe this to be incorrect. This James is buried at Buffalo Village, Washington County, Pennsylvania with his wife Mary Stewart. If he was born 1762, he can not be Noble's father. The tombstone however says he was 82 years old when he died
29 Mar 1833, which indicates b. 1750.**

Some records have the death of Noble's wife Elizabeth in Westmoreland 1814, but by then Noble was allready settled on the South Carolina/Georgia border. If this is correct, he must then have married a second Elizabeth who he later lives with in Georgia untill 1850.

Noble married Elizabeth Fitzgerald, daughter of Ambrose Fitzgerald and Sarah 'Sally' Brown, in 1790. (Elizabeth Fitzgerald was born in 1770 in Pittsylvania, Virginia, American Colonies and died in 1850 in Cherokee, Georgia, USA.)

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