Posted By:Linda Mott
Subject:Anyone have a Loyalist Peter Anderson and wife Abigail?
Post Date:March 30, 2013 at 21:39:51
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Peter Anderson wasn't related to me, but his wife Abigail Fortner Garrison Anderson was. They had been residents of Knowlton Twp. Sussex NJ until Peter enlisted with the British 5th Batt. of NJ Volunteers in Dec. 1776. In 1778 I fear his estate and lands had been confiscated for failure to appear in court to answer the charges against him in Sussex Co, NJ. By 1778 he'd been transferred to the 1st King's Rangers and by 1782 sent to Nova Scotia. In 1784 the King's Rangers were disbanded. He, his wife and 5 children were registered in the roster for his unit in June of 1784 in Nova Scotia. A few years later they took their bounty land allotted them in Ont. somewhere in the old Niagara Co, now Lincoln. So I guess I have a Loyalist ancestor of sorts!

What I hope is someone here may know a little more about the Anderson family while they lived in Ontario, Canada after 1784. I'm especially curious about Abigail Fortner Garrison Anderson.

I don't know much about her children with her 2nd husband, Peter Anderson. All but two of the Anderson children were born in either Sussex Co. NJ or Hunterdon Co. NJ. during the years best est. 1770-1780. Two more were born in 1784 and 1786 in Niagara Co ? Ontario.

They were Charles, William Markham, Elizabeth, Andrew, Mary, and Martin Anderson. I may have missed one. I have no birthdates or birth order. I think Charles was the eldest and Mary or William M. were the youngest. I do know who they married if someone needs more info.

Keeping my fingers crossed someone here knows a little more.
Linda USA