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Re: looking for the ancestors of Martha Anderson
Posted by: Thomas Murray (ID *****5502) Date: March 26, 2004 at 18:06:56
In Reply to: looking for the ancestors of Martha Anderson by Reginald Enman of 1052

is a transcript of Hutchinson’s directory for Prince Edward Island 1864. In Stanley Bridge (Lot 21) are three Anderson’s:

Charles Anderson
John Anderson
Robert Anderson

Charles Anderson might be the same in Lot 22, PEI in 1881. He was b. ca. 1803 in PEI, was a farmer, Scottish and Presbyterian. His wife, Isabell, was b. Nova Scotia ca. 1807, and they had a daughter, Isabell, b. PEI ca. 1843.

Also in Lot 22 in 1881 was Robert Anderson b. PEI ca. 1794, farmer. Scottish and Presbyterian. His wife was Mary, b. PEI ca. 1798. Their son was James (ca. 1839), his wife: ‘Ufemia’ (Euphemia, b. ca. 1844) and James and Euphemia’s children: ‘Margret’ (Margaret b. ca. 1838), Mary E. (b. ca. 1874) and Robert J. (b. ca. 1878.) Robert’s wife may have been Mary Ramsay. A Robert Anderson (b. ca. 1794, d. 1884) and Mary Ramsay (b. ca. 1798) had a son, John Anderson, b. ca. 1824, d. Milk River, New London, PEI 22DEC1866 (which would explain why he is not in the 1881 census.) Robert was the s/o Alexander (b. ca. 1774, d, 5JUN1847) and Christina (McWilliams) Anderson. The Ancestral File gives the children of Alexander and Christina as:

Robert Anderson b. ca. 1794, d. 1884, m. Mary Ramsay
Duncan Anderson b. ca. 1798, d. 1881, m. Barbara McIntyre, went to New Zealand?
Christine Anderson, d. b. ca. 1798, 15JAN1887, m. Alexander Cousins
Alexander Anderson b. ca. 1790
Catherine Anderson b. ca. 1792, d. 1884. "The oldest surviving examples of quilts in Nova Scotia date from about 1810 (a Four-patch made of homespun, handwoven woolen cloth, and an English-pieced hexagon of cottons imported from England) and the oldest in the PEI study is an 1810 frame, or medallion, scrap quilt of imported cottons with a wonderfully romantic and sad history of the maker "Miss Catherine Anderson of New London" whose betrothed "master of a sailing vessel" died at sea when she was only 18. She never married and died when she was 93." See:
Charlotte Anderson b. ca. 1800, m. Donald Ramsay
Charles Anderson b. ca. 1802, d. 1887,(a farmer in Stanley bridge, Lot 21, b. 1802) m. 26DEC1833 Isabelle Dunbar (b. ca. 1805, d. 5FEB1892), d/o William Hugh and Amelia Emma (Rose) Dunbar; and who seems to be the same in the 1881 census. Their children are given as: Christy Anderson (b. ca. 1826, not likely), William Alexander Anderson (b. 13MAY1834), Christie Amelia Anderson (b. ca. 1836), Isobel Anderson (b. OCT1841), Jessie Elizabeth Anderson (b. ca. 1845, d. 1876), Catherine Anderson (b. ca. 1853, d. 1898), Ann Anderson (b. ca. 1855) and John Anderson (b. ca. 1857.)
Janet Anderson b. ca. 1805
William Anderson b. ca. 1807
James Alexander Anderson b. ca. 1810, d. 1NOV1846
George Anderson b. ca. 1814, d. French River, New London, PEI 24AUG1900, (a farmer and auctioneer in New London, Lot 21, b. 1814)m. Elizabeth MacKie. Elizabeth possibly of the family at:
which gives George anderson b. 20DEC1813, d. 25AUG1900, m. 24MAR1841 Elizabeth MacKie (b. ca. 1820, d. 7JUN1915), d/o James and Jean (McEwen) McKie.

Possibly missing from this list is a Robert Anderson, Jr. b. 1836, who ran a shipping business in Stanley, Lot 22. See:

Alexander Anderson, father of the above, was the s/o Alexander (ca. 1741-1796) and Margaret (Angus: b. ca. 1745, d. New London, PEI 28FEB1868) Anderson. It is suggested that other children of Alexander, Sr. were: Robert, Janet and Jean. A daughter, Mary Jane (or Janet) Anderson is mentioned as marrying William Pickering, and their family is at:

In spite of the facts that information on the internet is unreliable, that there were a number of Anderson’s in PEI, that the Anderson’s in the directory were in Lot 21 and the Anderson’s in the census were in Lot 22; I suspect this is the Anderson family you seek.


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