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The Anson — Sands Connection of Delaware County New York; Part II: Antecedents of Jesse Anson (w/Y-DNA Analysis)

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The Anson — Sands Connection of Delaware County New York

Part II: Antecedents of Jesse Anson (w/Y-DNA Analysis)

 

By Maralyn D. Tolman and Richard L. Tolman, Ph. D.

 

    This essay describes the family life, origins and two generations of descendants of Jesse Anson and Maria L. Sands of Delaware County, New York. Both of these individuals came from American colonial families and had the misfortune (from a genealogical point of view) of being raised in one of the most difficult time periods for New York county records. For this reason there exists much speculative and incorrect published information about the couple, their contemporary relatives and their origins. It is our purpose to provide documentation for that which is actually known.

    Part I describes the descendants (three generations) of Jesse and Maria (Sands) Anson; Part II and Part III describe the ancestry of Jesse Anson and then Maria Sands, respectively.

Origins of Jesse Anson

    We already know that Jesse came1 from American colonial stock with mother born in New York and father born in Connecticut.2,3 From the biographical sketch published by the Stevens Point (Wisconsin) Genealogical Society and his obituary, we know that he was orphaned when he was about age 14 (1834-35), that both parents died within a month of one another, and that he was one of eleven children (3 boys and 8 girls). Consider for a moment a geographic timeline for Jesse’s father from this information: born before 1800 somewhere in Connecticut, resided in Delaware County NY in 1820 (Jesse’s birth), and moved somewhere else to die in NY abt 1834.

    Assuming Jesse and his family were in New York State four years before the death of the parents, the census records were examined (Jesse was 10 in 1830). There were 30 Anson families in the 1830 census of New York State. Nine of these Anson families (same forename and place) are ALSO in the 1840 U. S. Census and can therefore be eliminated as possible parents of Jesse. Of the remaining 21 Anson families, 14 can be eliminated as their households were judged to be too small for a family of 13 {households with 5 or less individuals (parents plus 3 children) were considered unlikely to be Jesse’s family}. This leaves 7 Anson families. Three of the remaining could be eliminated by examining the Agricultural schedules in 1860 or 1880 and finding the fathers still alive. Two others had too many males and not enough females in their households. None of these Ansons were in Delaware County for the 1820 Census. Two left: one of these, a Rev. William Anson was one of the original settlers4 of Peru, Clinton Co., New York in abt 1805 and apparently stayed there (he was in Peru in the 1820 census). This left only Job Anson of Cuba, Allegany Co. (1830 household of 9).5 Coincidentally, Job was the ONLY Anson in Delaware County for the 1820 census (he was also there in 1810)6; he later removed in 18237 to Cuba, Allegany County. He died intestate 19 Oct 18358 and his wife Charlotte died before 8 Feb 1836, when their son Asa H. Anson returned from Illinois to petition the Allegany County court to administer the estate.9 This must be Jesse’s family.

    This provides additional corroboration of Job as Jesse’s father as it is in agreement with the Wisconsin biography details provided by Jesse’s family or Jesse himself. It is noteworthy (see below) that Job had a brother Leonard, who also lived in Cuba. It is also noteworthy that Jesse named his oldest son and daughter Leonard and Julia after members of this family.

    Job Anson was born in Amenia, Dutchess County, New York, but the Ansons have been traced10 back to England {immigrant: John Austen (abt 1640-1673); they were among the original settlers of Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut}. The Austens are claimed on pretty shaky evidence11 to be descended from William Austen, Esq. of Lincoln’s Inn, an eminent barrister in the reign of James I, the owner of the mansion at Shuzsborough, Stafford.

Figure 1. Quitclaim: Silas Anson to Joseph Ferris (1787); Greenwich, CT Land Records, Book B, p. 328 (FHL Film 4318). Note: Property in question in the name of ‘Silas Austin of Washington Precinct in the County of Dutchess’, but ‘Silas Anson’ appeared before the notary in Greenwich.

    The family surname was Austin/Austen/Astin until Jonathan Austin (1680-1769)12 had five sons: Jonathan (1712), Silas (abt 1720), John (abt 1728), Levinus (abt 1730), and Job (abt 1733).(see Moore, Edith Austin ‘John Austin of Greenwich, Connecticut’ (typescript, 353 p. at New York Public Library); filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Film 858668, item 2). At the time of the American revolution, a son of John (nephew Samuel Austin) was a Loyalist; his property was confiscated in 1779.13,14 Silas and Levinus (who lived at that time in Dutchess County) were patriots and changed their name to ‘Anson’ to differentiate themselves from their nephew. Silas, Levinus, and Job were all colonial soldiers. Proof of the name change is shown in Figure 1. In the 1790 U. S. Census, all Ansons (11) lived in Dutchess County, New York.

Y-DNA Analysis:

    Another proof of the Austin to Anson descendency is Y-DNA analysis. Examination of the Y-DNA data (at www.afaoa.org/Austin_Profile_Table.htm ) reveals three Y-DNA sequences {see (1)-(3) below} from individuals descended from John Austin of Greenwich (1620-1657)—his son Thomas (1654- )—and his grandson Jonathan (1682-1769); exact descendency is not disclosed.

    The genetic distances of 3 or less (no more than 3 alleles different) in comparisons of the first 67 loci of the Y-DNA sequences of a gggson Job Austin with John Austin descendants constitutes absolute proof of a common Austin ancestor.

 

Ancestors of Jesse Anson

Generation One

    1. Jonathan3 Austen (Thomas2, John1)15,16, was born 1685 and died 1769. He married (1) abt 1705 probably at Greenwich Hannah Ferrisdaughter of Joseph and Ruth (Knapp) Ferris. She was born abt 1682 and died before 14 Apr 1711 when Jonathan referred to his wife Hannah, late of Greenwich, deceased (probably no issue). He married (2) abt 1711 at Greenwich Phebe Lockwood daughter of Robert and Mary17 Lockwood.

    Jonathan and Phebe (Lockwood) Austen had seven children:18

   2 i. JONATHAN AUSTIN was born abt 1 Jan 1711/2 and died in the Philipse Patent, Dutchess, New York before 6 May 1767 when his will was presented for probate.19 He married Charity (probably Odell) and lived in Westchester County before moving to Dutchess County.

   3 ii. SARAH AUSTIN was born abt 1718. She probably married (1) 12 Oct 1738 at Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut Jonathan Newman, Jr. She married (2) ____ Knapp. Two children by Newman..

+ 4 iii. SILAS ANSON/AUSTIN was born abt 1720 at Stanwich, Fairfield, Connecticut and died 4 May 1805 at Planksborough, Albany, New York. He married Martha ____.

   5 iv. MARY AUSTIN was born abt 1722 and died 28 Oct 1797 (age 75) and is buried at Old Stanwich (Cherry Orchard Cemetery, Greenwich). Never married.

   6 v. JOHN AUSTIN was born abt 1728 and was baptized20 as an adult from Stanwich, age 21, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Stamford 10 Sep 1749; he died before 3 May 1774, when his estate was administered. He married Elizabeth Hurley, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Whitney Finch) Hurley. Children included Samuel Austin, the future Tory, chr 6 Dec 1749.21

+ 7 vi. LEVINUS ANSON/AUSTIN was born abt 1727 probably at Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut and probably died at Washington, Dutchess, New York after 1790. He married Elizabeth Finch

   8 iv. JOB AUSTIN was born abt 1733 and died 11 Aug 1779 (age 46) and is buried at Old Stanwich (Cherry Orchard Cemetery, Greenwich). He was patriot veteran of the Revolutionary War.22 Job left a will dated 1779 and proved 23 Mar 1780 naming wife Mary, brothers Levinus and Silas, sisters Mary Austin and Sarah Knapp, sons of deceased brothers Jonathan and John and his namesake Job Austin son of Silas.23 He married Mary Ferris daughter of Nathaniel and Keziah (Blackman) Ferris.24 Mary married (2) Joseph Ferris (1735-1810). He had no issue which survived him.25

 

Generation Two

{Austins who used the ‘Anson’ name}

    4. Silas4 (Jonathan3 Thomas2, John1) Anson/Austin26 was born abt 1720 at Stanwich, Fairfield, Connecticut and died 4 May 1805 at Planksborough, Albany, New York; he is buried in the Smithfield Cemetery, Amenia, Dutchess, New York.27,28 He was the son of Jonathan and Phebe (Lockwood) Austin.29 He served in the Revolutionary War in the Fifth New York Militia; he was a Lieutenant.30 He married abt 1743 Martha ___. She was born 1727 and died 5 Aug 1779 (age 52); she is also buried at the Smithfield Cemetery, Amenia, Dutchess, New York; husband and wife’s names are on a common stone.31

    Silas and Martha Anson had six children:32

+ 9 i. SILAS ANSON, Jr. was born abt 1751 of Dutchess County, New York. He married Polly Palmer. Eight children.

+ 10 ii. JOB ANSON was born 1753 at Dutchess County, New York and died 27 Aug 1822 (age 69) at Dutchess County, New York and is buried in the Smithfield Cemetery, Amenia, Dutchess, New York.33

+ 11 iii. ROBERT ANSON was born 1755 at Dutchess County, New York and died in 1827 at Peru, Clinton, New York. He married Phebe Finch.

   12 iv. ABRAHAM ANSON was born 1757 of Dutchess County, New York and died of Washington, Dutchess, New York. He married abt 1786 Eunice ____. She was born 1766 and died 12 Oct 1836 (age 70); buried at Smithfield Cemetery, Amenia, Dutchess, New York.34 They may not have had many children.35

   13 v. MARTHA ANSON was born 1764 of Dutchess County, New York.

+ 14 vi. (Rev.) WILLIAM ANSON was born 1765 of Dutchess County, New York. He accompanied his brother Robert to Clinton County, New York abt 1800 and died there perhaps at Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York. He married Bridget Wilkinson.

    7. Levinus4 (Jonathan3 Thomas2, John1) Anson/Austin was born abt 1727 probably at Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut and died probably at Washington, Dutchess, New York after 1790. He married about 1754 Elizabeth Finch.

    Levinus and Elizabeth (Finch) Anson had children.36

+ 15 i. LEVINUS ANSON, Jr. was born abt 1755 of Dutchess County, New York and died 1813. He married Deborah Sherwood.

 

Generation Three

    9. Silas5, Jr. (Silas4, Jonathan3, Thomas2, John1) Anson was born Apr 1751 of Dutchess County, New York and died 4 Jan 1826 at Amenia, Dutchess, New York; buried37 in the Smithfield Cemetery, Smithfield, Dutchess, New York. He married38 1773 Polly Palmer; she was born 1749 and died after 1837.

    Silas, Jr. and Polly (Palmer) Anson and his wife had eleven children:39,40

16 i. JAMES ANSON was born abt 1775 and died 14 Sep 1837 at Washington, Dutchess, New York (intestate will #1563 on file at the Surrogate Court at Poughkeepsie).41 Never married; his will lists his sibs living in 1837 (brothers: Jonathan, Silas, Robert, William, Cornelius and Arnold and sisters: Polly Mallery, Harriet Hoag, Julia Knickerbocker, Patty Bristol).

   17 ii. JONATHAN ANSON born abt 1773 and died 13 Oct 1855 at Bellevue, Easton, Michigan.42 He married (1) Lois Finch dau of Abe Finch of Dutchess County; she was born abt 1755 and died between 1820 and 1825. The family moved to Ontario County, New York in 1816. He married (2) 23 Mar 1825 at Canandaiqua, Ontario, New York Sarah (Sally) Rumney; she was born abt 1793. Ten children with Lois (including a son Silas43 b. 1800) and four with Sally.

   18 iii. SILAS ANSON born abt 1787 of Amenia, Dutchess, New York and died 14 May 1857 at Hopewell, Ontario, New York. He married probably in Dutchess County Esther ____; she was born abt 1786. By 1816 he had moved to Ontario County, first to Gorham and then Hopewell.44 Eight children.

   19 iv. ROBERT ANSON.

   20 v. WILLIAM ANSON born abt 1786 and died after 185045 (living in 1837 at death of brother James).

+ 21 vi. CORNELIUS ANSON was born 1790 and died 1872 and is buried with his wife. He married Polly Hummerston; she was born 1792 and died 10 Jul 1888; buried in the Valley View Cemetery, Dover Plains, Dutchess.

Figure 2. Early Map of Dutchess County, New York46

   22 vii. ARNOLD ANSON was born 1810 and died after 1865.47 Apparently never married.

   23 viii. POLLY ANSON, married Azariah Mallery.

   24 ix. HARRIET ANSON, married John Hoag.

   25 x. JULIA ANSON, married Miles Knickerbocker.

   26 xi. PATTY ANSON; she died before 1837, married ____ Bristol.

    10. Job5 (Silas4, Jonathan3, Thomas2, John1) Anson was born abt 1753 of Connecticut, the son of Silas and Martha Anson;48 died 27 Aug 1822 of Amenia, Dutchess, New York (age 69) and is buried in the Smithfield Burying Ground (Smithfield Presbyterian Church, Amenia, Dutchess, New York).49 Although buried in Amenia, Dutchess, New York, he may have farmed in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut; Amenia and Sharon are very close to the state line—only 5.7 miles apart.

    Job Anson and his wife had at least three children:

+ 27 i. JOB ANSON was born after 1776 of New York or Connecticut and died 19 Oct 1835 at Cuba, Alleghany, New York. He married abt 1807 Charlotte Holmes.

+ 28 ii. (Rev.) LEONARD ANSON was born 1784 in New York and died 7 Mar 1854 at Ellery, Chautauqua, New York and was buried at the Bemus Point Cemetery, Ellery Center. He married 23 Jan 1816 Rachael Smith.

   29 iii. LIPHENA ANSON was born abt 1803 in New York. She married50 18 Sep 1828 George Willis of Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut.

    11. Robert5 (Silas4, Jonathan3, Thomas2, John1) Anson was born before 1755 at Dutchess County, New York and died 11 Jan 1827 at Peru, Clinton, New York; buried51 at Blockhouse Cemetery, Clinton County.52 He and his brother William were among the first settlers of Peru, Clinton, New York, in what is now the town of Ausable.53 He married before 1790 Phebe Finch daughter of Isaac and Abigail (Mosher) Finch of Washington, Dutchess, New York. She was born abt 176154 and died after 1850 at Peru, Clinton, New York.55

    Robert and Phebe (Finch) Anson had ten children:56

   30 i. AMOS ANSON born Jan 1786 and died 26 Mar 1842 and is buried57 in the Peru Cemetery. He was a lumberman.58 He married abt 1820 Serena Spear59 who was born 1801 and died 1887 in Essex, Essex, New York; buried60 in the Essex Cemetery with two of her children.61

   31 ii. BRINTON PAINE ANSON born Jun 1789 and died 27 Jan 1880 at Peru, Clinton, New York.62,63 He married 22 Jun 1819 at Saratoga, Saratoga, New York Margaret Ott;64 she was born 1791 and died 1873.65,66 Children included Hylor Selden Anson (1821-1895), Thirza Anson Wilson (1826- ), Amanda Anson (1828-1919), Oscar Ott Anson (1831-1923), and Pamela Anson Knowles (17 May 1831-30 Jan 1896).

   32 iii. ISAAC ANSON born abt 1795 and died 15 Jun 1852; buried in the Peru Cemetery.67 He married Sally A___. She was born 1805 in New York.68

   33 iv. POLLY/MARY ANSON. She is perhaps the Mary Anson born 30 Jun 1795 and died 18 jan 1873 and buried69 in the Peru Cemetery.

   34 v. LEWIS S. ANSON born abt 1800 of Peru, Clinton, New York. He married Lucinda ____ abt 1830; she was born 1807 in New York. At least five children.70,71

   35 vi. ABBY ANSON.

Figure 3. Phoebe Anson Jackson72

   36 vii. PHOEBE ANSON born 30 Jan 1798 and died 5 Oct 1867; buried at Oconto Cemetery, Oconto County, Wisconsin. She married abt 1817 James Jackson. Seven children.73

   37 viii. LAURA ANSON.

   38 ix. ADA ANSON.

   39 x. SERENA ANSON.

    14. William5 (Silas4, Jonathan3, Thomas2, John1) Anson was born 1765 of Dutchess County, New York. He accompanied his brother Robert to Clinton County, New York74 abt 1800 and died there perhaps at Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York.75 He lived for a time at Grand Isle, Clinton County.76 He married Bridget Wilkinson. She was born 1764 and died 1842.

    William and Bridget (Wilkinson) Anson had eight children:77

   40 i. WILLIAM ANSON was born 1790 at New York State, perhaps died early.78

   41 ii. REBECCA ANSON was born 11 Nov 1791 at Clinton County, New York and died 20 Sep 1872 Johnson County, Indiana and buried at Glade Cemetery, Johnson County.79 She married 15 Sep 1807 (div) at Peru, Clinton, New York Jehiel Brooks.80 He married (2) 1844 Mary Lacy; she was born 1797.81 He was born82 3 Jun 1784 at Dummerston, Windham, Vermont and died after 1872.

   42 iii. MARY ANSON was born 1794 and died after 1870 at Indiana.83 Never married.

   43 iv. MARTHA ANSON was born 1796 at Dutchess County, New York and died 1883.84 She married 1821 at Port Kent, Essex, New York John Hooper Redstone; he was born 3 Jun 1789 and died 1834.85 Five children.

   44 v. SILAS ANSON was born 1805 at Peru, Clinton, New York and died after 1880.86 He married87 1838 Lucy Swaddle of Clinton County, New York. She was born 1817 and died 1880.88

   45 vi. ABRAHAM ANSON.

   46 vii. ELIZABETH ANSON.

   47 viii. DILLY/DELIA? ANSON.

    15. Levinus, Jr.5 ‘Vine’ (Levinus4, Jonathan3, Thomas2, John1) Anson was born abt 1755 of Dutchess County, New York and died after 1820.89 He married Deborah Sherwood dau of Seymour and Mary Sherwood of Stanford, Dutchess, New York. She was born abt 1760 and died after 1815.90

    Levinus and Deborah (Sherwood) Anson had seven children.91,92

+ 48 i. SAMUEL ANSON93,94 was born 1778/9 at Dutchess County, New York. He married Lydia Haskins dau of Joel and Rachel (Haight) Haskins; she was born 1 Nov 1783 at Dutchess County, New York.

+ 49 ii. RUFUS ANSON born 1781 at Dutchess County, New York and died 18 Mar 1864 at Washington, Dutchess, New York.

+ 50 iii. LEBBEUS ANSON born abt 1784 and died abt 1849 at Clinton, Dutchess, New York and is probably buried in the family burial ground in Stanford (no gravestone). He married (1) Rebecca ____; she was born abt 1780 and died abt 1827. He married (2) before 1830 Amy ____; she was born abt 1795 and died after 1860. Eight children95 (or nine if Samuel Bloss Anson is a son).96

   51 iv. LEVINUS ANSON the 3rd was born 178697 of Dutchess Co., New York and died before 1870 at Albany, Albany, New York. He married unknown; she was born abt 1785. Children, at least a dau/gdau? Rebecca Woodruff of Rensselaerville, Albany, New York.

+ 52 v. SEYMOUR ANSON was born 1792 at Dutchess Co., New York and died after 1870 of Albany.98 He married Mary ____; she was born abt 1795 and died abt 1835. Five children.

+ 53 vi. LUDLOW ANSON was born abt 1795 at Dutchess County and died 1870 at Cairo, Greene, New York. He married abt 1849 Polley Haightman.99 Four children.

   54 vii. MATILDA ANSON was born Sep 1798 at Dutchess County, New York. She married 20 May 1819 at Athens, Greene, New York John Worth. He was born abt 1798 and died 20 Jul 1873 and is buried at Chappel Cemetery in Athens. Seven children.

 

Generation Four

    21. Cornelius6 (Silas5, Silas4, Jonathan3, Thomas2, John1) Anson was born100 1790 and died 1872 and is buried with his wife. He married101 Polly Hummerston;102 she was born 1792 and died 10 Jul 1888;103 buried104 in the Valley View Cemetery, Dover Plains, Dutchess.

    Cornelius and Polly Anson had eight children:

55 i. JARVIS B. ANSON was born 1814 and died 5 Aug 1846; buried105 in the Valley View Cemetery, Dover Plains, Dutchess. He married after 1838 Abbey B___. She was born 1807 and had married abt 1835 (1) ____Duncan106.

56 ii. CORNELIA B. ANSON was born 1817 and died 25 Sep 1823.

57 iii. WILLIAM H. ANSON107,108 was born 3 Aug 1820 at Dutchess County, New York. He married 12 Dec 1844 Sarah/Sally Ann Hawley dau of Luther and Hannah (Elliot) Hawley.109,110 She was born Dec 1825.111 They had four children: Hattie/Harriet (b. 15 Mar 1846, md 1867 Valdemar Anson, son of Benjamin and Minerva (Haight) Anson), Sarah Ann (b. 7 Jul 1849, md 15 Dec 1870 Frederick Masten, son of James and Clarissa (Talmadge) Masten ), Anna/Hannah (b. 27 Apr 1853-6 Oct 1868), and Charles (b. Nov 1855, md 1878 Annie Baker).112

58 iii. ROBERT E. ANSON was born 1822 and died 30 Oct 1823.

59 iv. GEORGE P. ANSON was born Feb 1831 and died 3 Nov 1906; buried113 in the Valley View Cemetery, Dover Plains, Dutchess, New York.114 He married Elizabeth C____.

60 v. CHARLES ANSON.115

61 vi. ROBERT E. ANSON was alive in 1865.116

62 vii. JACOB H. ANSON was born 1827 of Dutchess County. He married 1850 Virginia Benham and moved 1855 to Whiteside County, IL. He died 1919 at his son’s home in Iowa.117

    27. Job6, (Job5, Silas4, Jonathan3, Thomas2, John1) Anson was born after 1776118 of Dutchess County, New York or Litchfield County, Connecticut and died119 ‘a natural death’ 19 Oct 1835 at Cuba, Alleghany, New York. He married abt 1807 at Delaware County, New York Charlotte Holmes;120,121 she was probably the daughter of Nathan S. Holmes of Colchester, Delaware, New York.122,123 She was born after 1785 and died124 before 8 Feb 1836 at Cuba, Allegany, New York.

He was a sergeant in Farrington’s Regiment of the New York Militia in the War of 1812.125 He and his family settled in Cuba, Allegany, New York in 1823126 where he was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church and later the 2nd Baptist Church of Cuba.127 Job died intestate and his son Asa H. Anson petitioned on 8 Feb 1836 on behalf of Job’s widow Charlotte, then deceased, to administer the estate.128

Job and Charlotte (Holmes) Anson had eleven children129(3 boys,130,131,132 8 girls):

63 i. LYDIA ANSON was born abt 1810 at Delaware County, New York.133

Figure 4. Asa Holmes Anson, age 63-65 and Matilda Gardner Anson, abt 60134

64 ii. ASA HOLMES ANSON was born 17 Jun 1810 at Delaware County, New York and died 16 Feb 1895 at Springfield, Sarpy, Nebraska. He married 23 Jun 1833 at Huntsberg, Geauga, Ohio Matilda Gardner, daughter of Moses Isaac and Polly (Pierson) Gardner. She was born 2 Nov 1815 at Seneca Falls, Seneca, New York and died 5 Apr 1904 at Springfield, Sarpy, Nebraska. Both are buried in the Ball Cemetery of Springfield. When his parents died, Asa returned to Cuba to administer their estate; by the 1840 census he was in Quincy, Illinois. In this census135 there is an extra male age 15-19 (this is likely Asa’s brother Jesse, who was then married in Illinois in 1844). Ten children.136

Figure 5. Leonard Anson137

65 iii. LEONARD ANSON138 was born in 15 Oct 1815 in New York and died 6 Feb 1899 Creston, Platte, Nebraska.139 He married Sarah Lord140,141 4 Jan 1842; she was born 2 Jul 1816 at Genesee County, New York and died 26 Oct 1876 at Creston, Platte, Nebraska and is buried142 at the Creston Pioneer Cemetery, Platte County. They were in Portville, Cattaraugus, New York in 1850, Clarksville, Allegany, New York in 1860, and Oak, Mills, Iowa in 1870.143 Six children.

66 iv. HARRIET ANSON was born abt 1815 at Delaware County, New York.

67 v. SARAH M. ANSON was born Jan 1817 at Harpersfield, Delaware, New York and died 21 Mar 1904 at Pine Plains, Dutchess, New York; buried144 at Amenia Island Cemetery, Amenia, Dutchess. She married William Stone; he died 1891.

68 vi. JESSE ANSON was born 2 Jun 1820 in Delaware County, New York and died 11 Mar 1894 at Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin from a hemorrhage of the brain caused by a fall on the sidewalk. He married 29 Aug 1844 Maria Sands.

69 vii. ABAGAIL ANSON was born abt 1826; died after 1870. She may never have married.145

70 viii. RACHEL MARIA ANSON was born 25 Apr 1829 in Cuba, Allegany, New York; died 24 Apr 1917 at Pomona, Franklin, Kansas.146 She married abt 1852 John W. Wilson.147 At least 2 children.148

    28. (Rev.) Leonard6, (Job5, Silas4, Jonathan3, Thomas2, John1) Anson149 was born 1784 at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York and died 7 Mar 1854 at Ellery, Chautauqua, New York. He married150 23 Jan 1816 at Northeast, Dutchess, New York Rachael Smith daughter of Ephraim and Miriam (Thurston) Smith; she was born 30 Dec 1785 Northeast, Dutchess, New York and died 8 Mar 1854 at Ellery, Chautauqua, New York.151,152,153 They lived before 1820 to after 1830 in Stafford, Genesee, New York where Leonard established the Baptist church in Pavillion in 1816.154,155 About 1834156 he helped organize the 2nd Baptist Church in Cuba, Allegany, New York and later Leonard became its third pastor (1837-1841).157,158,159 He and his wife Rachel are buried160 at the Bemus Point Cemetery, Ellery Center.

    Leonard and Rachel (Smith) Anson had a daughter:

71 i. JULIA HARRIET ANSON161 was born 22 Dec 1818 and died 31 May 1873 and is interred162 in the Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota. She married 26 May 1840 Marshall W. Leland of Chicago, Cook, Illinois. He was born 30 Jun 1810 and died 17 Jul 1877 and is also interred in the Oakwood Cemetery. Five children.

    48. Samuel6 (Levinus, Jr5, Levinus4, Jonathan3, Thomas2, John1) Anson was born abt 1778/9 probably in Dutchess County. In his early twenties163 he was in Peru, Clinton, New York with wife and young dau probably working with one of his uncles Robert or William. Before 1810 they moved to Harpersfield, Delaware, New York and then to Saratoga County, New York. He married (2) abt 1797 probably in Dutchess County Lydia Haskins dau of Joel and Rachel (Haight) Haskins of Stanford, Dutchess, New York. She was born 1782 of Stanford, Dutchess, New York. Samuel and Lydia are most likely buried164 in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe, New York in the same cemetery where their dau Lucretia (Anson) Ashley is buried.

    Samuel and Lydia (Haskins) Anson had five children:165

Figure 6. Letty (Anson) Ashley166

72 i. LUCRETIA ‘Letty’ ANSON was born 1798 and died 1830 at New York. She married William Ashley, born 1790 and died 21 Oct 1880.167 Five children.

73 ii. SILAS ANSON, probably born 1804 at New York. He married Susannah ____ born Massachusetts. They were living at Great Bend, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania in 1850.168 Ten children (including sons Leonard, Levi (Levinus?), and Abraham) .

74 iii. male ANSON.

75 iv. JOEL H. ANSON169 was born abt 1807 at Schoharie County, New York;170 died before 1880.171 He married abt 1831 Sila/Silvia Cappell daughter of Hosea and Lydia Louisa (Ruby)172Cappell.173 She was born 1813 of Genesee County, New York and died of paralysis 5 Jun 1890 at Friendship, Allegany, New York.174,175 He lived in Genesee County before living more than 20 years in or near Cuba in Allegany County, New York.176 Eight children.

76 v. SAMUEL ANSON, Jr. was born 15 May 1815 and died177 15 Feb 1901 at Prairieville, Barry, Michigan. He married 1840 Ellen Reynolds, dau of Benjamin and Ellen Reynolds; she was born 2 Feb 1823 and died 8 Nov 1896;178 both are interred in the Cressey Cemetery, Barry County, Michigan.179

    49. Rufus6 (Levinus, Jr5, Levinus4, Jonathan3, Thomas2, John1) Anson was born180 1781 at Dutchess County, New York and died181 18 Mar 1864 at Washington, Dutchess, New York. He owned a rifle manufactory in Stanford, Dutchess, New York that he and his sons ran for many years. He left a genealogically important will.182 He married (1) Margaret Schryver. She was born 1788 at Connecticut and died183 9 Sep 1841 at Stanford, Dutchess, New York. He married (2) Ruth ____; she was born184 1790.

    Rufus and Margaret (Schryver) Anson had nine children.185

77 i. ALFRED ANSON born 1804 and died after 1872; buried186 in the Friends Burial Ground, Stanfordville, Dutchess. He married (1) abt 1829 Lucinda ____; she was born 1805 and died 25 Feb 1833 at Dutchess County and is buried187 at the Friends Burial Ground. He married (2) abt 1835 Sophia S___; she was born 1816 and died 21 Feb 1872 at Dutchess County, New York and is buried188 with her husband at the Friends Burial Ground, Stanfordville, Dutchess.189 At least three children: Morgan, (b. 1836, d. 1855), Eliza (b. 1838, md Samuel B. Newell, d. 30 Apr 1857), and Edward M. (b. 1847, d. 1856).

78 ii. SARAH (Sally) ANSONSARAH (Sally) ANSON born 1806 and died 23 Mar 1872 at Stanford, Dutchess, New York. She married 1 Feb 1827 William Seeley son of Sylvanus and Anna Seeley. He was born 1803 and died 1878.190

79 iii. MARIA ANSON. She married a Clark.191

80 iv. BENJAMIN ANSON born 1809. He was a miller. He married192 13 Aug 1839 at Stanford, Dutchess, New York Minerva Haight; she was born 1823. Children: Henrietta, Valdemar (md Harriet Anson, dau William and Sarah Ann (Hawley) Anson), Alida, Harriet, Luella, Olive, Eveline, Louisa.193,194

81 v. GIDEON L. ANSON195 born abt 1812 of Dutchess.196 He married197 27 Jan 1842 at Stanford, Dutchess, New York Abigail C. Harrison; she was born 1805 of Dutchess. He was a riflemaker and she a tailoress and were later hotel proprietors.198 Three children.

82 vi. ELIZABETH (Betsey) ANSON born 1816 at New York and died 1889; buried at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.199 She married Robert Wilson;200,201 he was born 1816 at Scotland and died 1880 and is buried next to his wife.

83 vii. JANE B. ANSON was born 1817 and died before 1860. She married202 (1) ____ Morgan and (2) 27 Jan 1842 Peter V. Losee; he was born 1817 and died after 1900.203 Five children.

84 viii. RUFUS ANSON Jr. born204 1822 and died after 1880. He was a photographer and wood carver. He married205 7 May 1848 Harriet Myers. She was born 1825 and died before 1880.206

85 ix. MELINDA ANSON born 7 Oct 1825 at Dutchess County, New York and died 15 Jan 1910, buried207 at Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, Essex, New Jersey. She married208 3 Sep 1846 at Stanford, Dutchess John C. ‘Sterns’/Stevens.209

    50. Lebbeus6 (Levinus, Jr5, Levinus4, Jonathan3, Thomas2, John1) Anson was born abt 1784 and died abt 1849 at Clinton, Dutchess, New York and is probably buried in the family burial ground in Stanford (no gravestone). He married (1) Rebecca ____; she was born abt 1780 and died abt 1827. He married (2) before 1830 Amy ____; she was born abt 1795 and died after 1860.

    Lebbeus and Rebecca Anson had nine children.210

86 i. LUCINDA ANSON born 1807 and died 1858 at Independence, Oakland, Michigan. She married 1829 Stephen Ward; he was born 1804 and died 1830.211

87 ii. EBENEZER ANSON born 26 Feb 1811 and died 19 Jan 1867 at Princeton, Bureau, Illinois and is buried in the Oakland Cemetery, Princeton.212 He married213 (1) 24 Jul 1831 at Washington, Dutchess Mary Rinos (they were divorced or she died before 1839) and (2) before 1839 Permelia (Richardson) Brundage; she was born 1817 at New York.214 He was a shoemaker in Lockport and was divorced after 1850; he then went to Illinois to start over as a farmer. He married (3) 12 Oct 1855 at Princeton, Bureau, Illinois Angeline (Jontz) Landis. More than five children, three from Angeline.

88 iii. ALANSON ANSON born 2 Feb 1809 at Dutchess County and died 14 Oct 1852; buried215 at Bangall Baptist Church #2 Cemetery, Bangall, Dutchess County, New York. He was an attorney.

89 iv. SUSAN ANSON was born 1817 at Dutchess County and died 18 May 1872; buried216 at Union Cemetery, Hyde Park, Dutchess, New York. She married John W. Morey; he was born 1819 in New York.217

Figure 7. Samuel Bloss Anson

90 v. SAMUEL BLOSS ANSON born 20 Sep 1821 at Stanford, Dutchess, New York and died 13 Dec 1901 at Lockport, Niagara, New York; buried218 at Glenwood Cemetery, Lockport, Niagara, New York. He married (1) Eva Talbot, she was born 1834 and died 1862 and (2) Theresa Ballou, she died 18 Jun 1871 and (3) Harriet Lloyd Daniels; she was born Feb 1842 and died 8 Mar 1905.219

91 vi. EMALINE ANSON was born 1822 and died 8 Mar 1867; buried220 at Union Cemetery, Hyde Park, Dutchess, New York. Never married.

92 vii. CATHERINE ANSON was born 18 Sep 1823 and is buried221 at the Union Cemetery, Hyde Park, Dutchess, New York. She married222 16 Jun 1841 at Hyde Park, Dutchess Isaac Doty; he was born 1810 at New York.223

93 viii. DELIA ANSON was born 16 Apr 1824 at New York224 and died 18 Sep 1904; buried225 in Union Cemetery, Hyde Park, Dutchess. She married226 22 Mar 1846 at Hyde Park, Dutchess David Dobbs; he was born 16 Jun 1819 at New York and died 22 May 1895 and is buried with his wife (single stone).

94 ix. ANN ANSON married227 9 Sep 1846 at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York Edwin Merwin.

    52. Seymour6 (Levinus, Jr5, Levinus4, Jonathan3, Thomas2, John1) Anson was born 1792 at Dutchess Co., New York and died after 1870.228 He married Mary ____; she was born abt 1795 and died abt 1835.

    Seymour and Mary Anson had six children (the four girls are unknown).229

95 i. NATHAN ANSON230 born 1814 at Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York and died 27 Dec 1891; buried231 at Stanford Cemetery, Stanfordville, Dutchess, New York. He married232 23 Jan 1840 at Wurttemberg, Dutchess, New York Catherine Lavina Cashner dau of George Cashner of Rhinebeck. They had five children:233 George Reuben (b. 1841, md Cora Finkle, d. 24 Mar 1927), Theodore S. (b. 1843, 31 Oct 1915), Sarah Emily (b. 1850, md. Gilman D. Holmes, d. 1902), Jennie/Phebe Jane (b. 1852, md Walter T. Myers, d. 21 Jul 1938), and Charles C. (b. 1854, d. 23 Aug 1914).

96 ii. GEORGE W. ANSON was born234 1820 at Stanford, Dutchess. He married Deborah Ann Haight; she was born235 1820 and died 1907; buried236 in the Friends Burial Ground, Stanfordville, Dutchess.

    53. Ludlow6 (Levinus, Jr5, Levinus4, Jonathan3, Thomas2, John1) Anson was born abt 1795 at Dutchess County and died 1870 at Cairo, Greene, New York. He married abt 1849 Polley Haightman237 there; she married abt 1837 (1) Michael Race and had many (eight?) children.238 She was born 1819 of Greene County and died 27 Sep 1869; buried239 at Cairo Cemetery, Cairo, Greene, New York. Four children by Ludlow in 1865.240

    Ludlow and Polley (Haightman) Anson had four children.241

97 i. CHARLES A. ANSON was born 1850. He married abt 1879 Addie ____; she was born 1863.242

98 ii. HELEN F. ANSON was born 1852 and died 1925 at Greene County, New York; buried243 at Town of Catskill Cemetery, Catskill, Greene, New York. She married George H. Warner; he was born 1848 and died 1917.

99 iii. EDWARD ANSON was born 1854 at Cairo, Greene, New York and died after 1910. He married244 29 Jun 1882 at Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Jennie H. Brown, dau of Thomas and Isabella (McKay) Brown.

100 iv. MATILDA A. ANSON was born 1859 and died 1897; buried245 at the Cairo Cemetery, Greene, New York. She married abt 1876 Ezra Ekeley; he was born 1852 and died 1901.

 

Other Anson Families, Almost Certainly Descendants of Silas or Levinus Anson, That Cannot by any Evidence be Tied to These Families

A. George B. Anson was born 12 Sep 1823 at Greene County, New York. He was a mason. He married246 7 Nov 1846 at Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Louisa Rulofson/Rulison dau of Daniel and Lavinah (Wood) Rulison. She was born247 26 Jan 1827 at Schenectady, Schenectady, New York and died 15 Nov 1909. Both are buried248 in the Cairo Cemetery, Cairo, Greene, New York. Six children: Sarah L. (b. 1849), Adalaide/Addie (b. 1852), Addison (twin, b. 1852), George W. (b. 1855), Jennie/Jane L. (b. 1858), and Isaac (b. 1864).249

 

NOTES

1. FamilySearch lists Jesse’s parents as George and Ann Elizabeth (Forester) Anson, both born London, but this plainly cannot be as they fit none of the parameters outlined by the evidence—other than surname.

2. ‘Pioneer Profile: Jesse Anson and Wife Maria Sands’, Pedigree Pointers, Vol. 4, no. 1, Oct. 1981 (organ of the Stevens Point (Wisconsin) Genealogical Society), p. 10 {New York Public Library} ; their source of information is obscure, but much of the information is in the Steven’s Point Gazette obit (Part 1) as well as his son Leonard’s biography (cf. E. B. Usher, ref 44 in Part 1).

3. Jesse Anson entry: 1880 U. S. Census of Plover, Portage, Wisconsin, Roll 1442, FHL Film 1255 ,442, Page 108C, E. D. 142.

4. Hurd, Duane Hamilton The History of Clinton and Franklin Counties, New York (Clinton County, New York: Clinton County American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1880), p. 343 (hereafter Hurd).

5. 1830 Census of Cuba, Allegany, New York, National Archives Series M19, Roll 84, p. 76; household: 4 males, 5 females.

6. 1810 Census of Harpersfield, Delaware, New York, National Archives Roll 26, p. 502; household: 2 males, 3 females.

7. Minard, John S. History of Allegany County, New York (Alfred, New York: W. A. Ferguson & Co., 1896), p. 814.

8. Anson, Shirley V. Anson Newsletter #8, May 1987, p. 5-6, cited family records of direct descendants {FHL US/CAN 929.27305 An82a now online at the Family History Library only}; hereafter Anson Newsletter.

9. Bush, Vivian Karen Allegany, Co. NY, Will Bk A, No. 1 of Wills; 1831-1841; on-line at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyallega/wills-bk1.html (accessed 30 Apr 2013).

10. Anson Newsletter #28, November 1992, p. 38 and references cited therein.

11. Anson, Adrian Constantine A Ball Player’s Career (United Kingdom: Dodo Press, 1900).

12. Hart, Frederick C. Jr. ‘Early Austins of Greenwich and Stamford Connecticut’ The Register, Vol 168 (Apr 2014), p. 85-100. This beautifully sourced and wonderfully written article describes and differentiates the John Austins of Stamford and Greenwich and some of their progeny (hereafter Hart).

13. See also Hart, p. 94.

14. Anson Newsletter #28, November 1992, p. 28-9 and references cited therein.

15. Hart, pp. 93-4; this article has more detail not reproduced here. See also www.werelate.org. (search: Austin).

16. See the descendency: ‘John Austin of Greenwich, Connecticut’ (compiler Liz Austin Carlin) online at http://www.afaoa.org/db_files/John_Austin_GR_CT/lJohn_Austin_GR_CT_descendants_|168.html; incomplete for Anson surnames (accessed October 2016); hereafter Austin Descendency.

17. Holden, Frederick Augustus Descendants of Robert Lockwood… (Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1951) p. 18 (wife Mary was executor of his will).

18. Ibid. and references therein. Children are named in Jonathan Austin’s will.

19. Jonathan Austen will, 8 May 1767: Fernow, Berthold Calendar of Wills 1626-1836 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1967); abstract only, lists children, not wife.

20. Hart, p. 96 and references therein.

21. Ibid.

22. Job Austin (New York, S.23,250), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, NARA M804, online at Fold3 (accessed 10 Sep 2016).

23. Job Austin Will, late of Greenwich (CT): Abstracts of Stamford Probate Records Vol. 5:415, p. 128; online at archive.org; also Hart and references therein.

24. Findagrave #46487367 and #38446859 (Nathaniel and Keziah) Ferris in the Cherry Orchard Cemetery, Stanwich, Fairfield, Connecticut.

25. Job Austin’s Will (proved 23 Mar 1780), Stamford District Probate Records, 5:415 (cited in Hart); no children are named.

26. The authors are grateful for the comments on this section by Scot Austin {member AFAOA (Austin Families Association of America)}.

27. Van Alstyne, Lawrence Burying Grounds of Sharon, Connecticut, Amenia and North East ,New York (Amenia, NY: Walsh, Griffin, and Hoystradt, 1903) p. 189.

28. Silas Anson Will, New York, Wills and Probate Records, Dutchess, New York, Vol. B, 1796-1806, p. 528-9, dated 10 Jun1805, appoints Silas, Jr. as executor; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 12 Oct 2016).

29. Hart, p. 94 and references therein.

30. Doherty, Frank J. Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York, Vol 1 (Pleasant Valley, New York: F. J. Doherty, 1990) p. 449.

31. Van Alstyne, Lawrence Burying Grounds of Sharon, Connecticut, Amenia and North East ,New York (Amenia, NY: Walsh, Griffin, and Hoystradt, 1903) p. 189 (cited in Hart) and a photo of the stone by the author.

32. Anson Newsletter #28, November 1992, p. 38 and references cited therein; also #9, November 1987, p. 7; see also Hart.

33. Van Alstyne, Lawrence Burying Grounds of Sharon, Connecticut, Amenia and North East ,New York (Amenia, NY: Walsh, Griffin, and Hoystradt, 1903) p. 188.

34. Ibid.

35. 1790 U. S. Census of Amenia, Dutchess, New York, Roll M637_6, Page 166, Image 228, FHL Film 0568146, household of 2; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 17 Oct 2016).

 

36. 1790 U. S. Census of Washington, Dutchess, New York, Roll M637_6, Page 170, Image 230, FHL Film 0568146, household of 7: 3 males and 4 females; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 17 Oct 2016).

37. Findagrave #23409766.

38. Cf ‘Homick Family Tree’, owner chrissybartman, trees.ancestry.com/tree/30518676 (accessed 24 Sep 2016).

39. Anson Newsletter #9, November 1987, p. 7; records and research of Nadeane Pemberton of Lakewood, CA.

40. 1790 U. S. Census of Washington, Dutchess, New York, Roll M637_6, Page 166, Image 228, FHL Film 0568,146, family size 4; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 24 Sep 2016).

41. Anson Newsletter #5, Aug 1986, p. 2-3 and #4, Jun 1986, p. 1-2 and references therein.

42. Anson Newsletter #4, Jun 1986, p. 2-4 and references therein.

43. Silas Anson Biography: Portrait and Biographical Album of Barry and Eaton Counties Michigan (Chapman Bros.: Chicago, 1891) p. 827; identified as b. 1800, married to Susan Uttley and describes his lineage as Jonathan3 Silas2 Silas1.

44. Anson Newsletter #5, Aug 1986, p. 2-3.

45. 1850 U. S. Census of Hopewell, Ontario, New York, Roll M432_571, Page 229B, Image 462, Family 88, online at Ancestry.com (accessed 1 Oct 2016).

46. Cited ‘Old Dutchess Forever’ by H. MacCracken in C. L. Buck Dutchess County NY Tax Lists, 1718-1787 (Rhinebeck NY: Kinship Books, 1990) p. ix.

47. Buck, Clifford M, 1865 Census, Town of Washington, Dutchess County, New York (Salt Point, New York: C. M. Buck, 1979) p. 8; FHL 974.733/W2 x22b.

48. Anson Newsletter #4, June 1986, p. 1.

49. Van Alstyne, Lawrence Burying Grounds of Sharon, Connecticut, Amenia and North East ,New York (Amenia, NY: Walsh, Griffin, and Hoystradt, 1903) p. 188.

50. Willis/Anson marriage: Kelly, Arthur C. M. Marriage Notices from Dutchess County, New York Newspapers (Poughkeepsie), 1826-1851 (S. I.: s.n., 1983) p. 318; appeared 10. 8. 1828 PJ, ‘dau of late Job of Northeast’ (FHL 974.733 V4K).

51. Findagrave #95154025.

52. Robert Anson Will, New York, Wills and Probate Records, Clinton, New York, Vol. A-B, 1807-1847, p. 170, dated 16 Jun1827 (Rob’t was already dead), widow Phebe appoints Brinton P. Anson as executor; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 12 Oct 2016).

53. Hurd, p. 343.

54. 1850 U. S. Census of Peru, Clinton, New York, Roll M432_489, Page 157A, Family 382; son Brinton’s mother Phebe was also living with them, age 89.

55. Hurd, p. 215.

56. Anson Newsletter #3, May 1986, p. 2; cited courthouse records.

57. Findagrave #137274546.

58. Hurd, p. 340.

59. The ‘Carlson Family Tree’, owner johnsne413, trees.ancestry.com/tree/27652620 (accessed 16 Jul 2015) has Amos married to Mary Frances Bragg who purportedly died in Fulton County, Illinois yet was buried in Peru, Clinton, New York; other than the grave of a ‘Mary Anson’ in Peru, the author can find no evidence to support this. She is not findable as Mary Anson in the 1850-1870 censuses of Fulton County and there is no marriage record. More evidence is needed to support the credibility of this claim.

60. Findagrave #97784791; ‘wife of Amos’; children George D. and Marietta are also buried in Essex Cemetery.

61. 1855 New York Census of Chesterfield, Essex, New York, District 1, Household 413, ‘Cyrene’ Anson, and five children, the two youngest (ages 15 and 20) were born in Clinton County where Amos was buried in 1842, 1865 New York Census of Chesterfield, Essex, New York, District 1, Page 55 and 1860 U. S. Census of Chesterfield, Essex, New York, Roll M653_753, Page 554, Image 552, FHL Film 803753, ‘Cyrene’ Anson, her sister Martha Spears is living with them; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 8 Oct 2016).

62. U. S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1880, E. D. 28, line 9; online at Ancestry.com.

63. Brinton P. Anson Will, New York, Wills and Probate Records, Clinton, New York, Vol. K-L, 1878-1883, p. 150-1, dated 4 Aug 1874, names three gsons: Smith, Silas and Hiram and 2 daus Thirza Wilson and Pamela Knowles; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 12 Oct 2016).

64. ‘Curtis Haats Family Tree’, owner curthaats28, trees.ancestry.com/tree/86221204 (accessed 8 Oct 2016).

65. 1850 U. S. Census of Peru, Clinton, New York, Roll M432_489, Page 157A; Brinton’s mother Phebe was also living with them, age 89.

66. Findagrave #137274580, Peru Cemetery at Peru, Clinton, New York.

67. Findagrave #137274653, Peru Cemetery at Peru, Clinton, New York.

68. 1850 U. S. Census of Ausable, Clinton, New York, Roll M432_489, Page 192B; online at Ancestry.com.

69. Findagrave #137274664, Peru Cemetery at Peru, Clinton, New York.

70. 1850 U. S. Census of Peru, Clinton, New York, Roll M432_489, Page 157A, Family 385; online at Ancestry.com.

71. Cf Austin Descendency.

72. ‘Howard Family’, owner Curt Howard, trees.ancestry.com/tree/331725358 (accessed 16 Jul 2015).

73. Ibid.

74. Hurd, p. 343.

75. Hurd, p. 167; presiding elder of the Ashgrove District of Plattsburgh in 1807-1810.

76. Hurd, p. 264.

77. Anson Newsletter #3, May 1986, p. 2; cited courthouse records and ‘Gilchrist_Greeno_Monkman_Trafe’, owner Kristen Kay Anderson, trees.ancestry.com/tree/80743711 (accessed 16 Jul 2015).

78. There are two known William Ansons each of about the same age: one b. 1790 (son of William 14 of Clinton County) and one b. 1786 (son of Silas 9 of Dutchess County). In the 1850 Census there are only two: a Wm Anson in Maine, b. 1790, but he was born in England. There is also a Wm Anson b. 1786 NY in Hopewell, Ontario, New York, who is likely then the son of Silas (his brother Silas, Jr. also lived in Hopewell). Of THIS William Anson 43 (b. 1790) there is nothing known.

79. Findagrave # 6098049 and ‘Gilchrist_Greeno_Monkman_Trafe’, owner Kristen Kay Anderson, trees.ancestry.com/tree/80743711 (accessed 16 Jul 2015).

80. ‘Johial’ Brooks Pension File, United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910, Publ. #M313:11, GS Film 840441, Digital Folder #4596537, Pvt in Capt Septa Fillmore’s N Y Militia, enlisted 1813, lists 1st wife and 2nd wife w/marriage dates; online at FamilySearch (accessed 1 Oct 2016).

81. 1870 U. S. Census of District 17, Henry, Tennessee, Roll 434A, Image 315780, FHL Film 553037; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 1 Oct 2016).

82. Vermont Vital Records, 1720-1908; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 1 Oct 2016).

83. 1870 U. S. Census of Pleasant, Johnson, Indiana, Rol M593_330, Page 338B, Image 198161, FHL Film 54529, Mary is living with her sister Rebecca Anson Brooks and both are in the home of William Anson and Nancy (Griffith) Brooks, Rebecca’s son; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 1 Oct 2016).

84. ‘Gilchrist_Greeno_Monkman_Trafe’, owner Kristen Kay Anderson, trees.ancestry.com/tree/80743711 (accessed 16 Jul 2015).

85. ‘Morten Family Tree’, owner Jordan Thomas Morten, trees.ancestry.com/tree/81290736 (accessed 16 Jul 2015).

86. 1880 U. S. Census of Campbell, Jennings, Indiana, Roll 288, FHL Film 1254,288, Page 310D E. D. 135, Image 0255, ‘Sialis Anson’; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 30 Sep 2016).

87. A dau, Lucy Ann Dannecker, listed her parents, Silas Anson and Lucy Swaddle, on her death certificate 2 Oct 1899; Indiana Death Certificates; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 30 Sep 2016).

88. ‘Gilchrist_Greeno_Monkman_Trafe’, owner Kristen Kay Anderson, trees.ancestry.com/tree/80743711 (accessed 16 Jul 2015).

89. ‘Devinoey’ Anson, 1820 U. S. Census of Stanford, Dutchess, New York, Roll M33_71, Page 134, Image 143, he and his wife are ‘over 45’ and have a son under 25 living with them; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 24 Sept 2016).

90. Records of the First Stanford Baptist Church, Bangall, Dutchess, New York and the Will of Seymour Sherwood (of the town of Stanford), dated 8 Feb 1804: cited in Anson Newsletter #9, Jun 1986, p. 5.

91. ‘Levinus Anna’, 1810 U. S. Census of Stanford, Dutchess, New York, Roll 30, Page 257, Image 00204, FHL Film 0181,384, males (1 under 10, 1 10-15, and 1 15-25), females (1 10-15) and ‘Levinus Anson’ 1800 U. S. Census of Stanford, Dutchess, New York, Roll M32_21, Page 130, Image 135, FHL Film 193,709, males (3 under 10, 2 10-15), females (1 under 10); online at Ancestry.com (accessed 24 Sep 2016).

92. ‘Levinus Anson, Junr’, 1790 U. S. Census of Washington, Dutchess, New York, Roll M637_6, Page 166, Image 228, FHL Film 568,146, children: males (5 under 16), female (1); online at Ancestry.com (accessed 24 Sep 2016).

93. Anson Newsletter #7, Jun 1986, p. 13 (research compiled by Joyce Earle).

94. Samuel is often listed in Ancestry family trees as a son of Robert (11) and Phebe Anson, but this is not confirmed by Hurd or Anson Newsletter research. This is also very unlikely as Robert and Phebe married abt 1790 and Samuel was born 1778/9. Samuel is sometimes listed as a son of Silas, Jr. (9), but this is also not confirmed by any researcher including the Anson Newsletter #9. In the 1790 Census Silas, Jr. was head of a family of 4 with one son under 16; i. e. Silas (the 3rd) the son was 3 yrs in 1790 and Samuel was abt 11 yrs. Silas (the 3rd) is well established as Silas, Jr.’s son so there appears to be no room for Samuel in this family.

No source specifically lists Samuel as a son of Levinus (14), but dates, census records (children count, 1790), and geographic parameters are consistent.

95. Austin Descendency.

96. Anson Newsletter #7, Jun 1986, p. 11.

97. 1855 New York Census of Cairo, Greene, New York, E. D. 1, Family 100, Image 544, FHL Film 480,075, living with his sister Matilda Worth; online at FamilySearch (accessed 11 Sep 2016).

98. Levinus Anson Will (intestate), New York, Wills and Probate Records, Wayne Co., Administration, New York, Vol. E-F, 1869-1873, p. 138, dated 23 Mar 1870, administrator Caroline Travis (dau?) and 1860 U. S. Census of Rensselaerville, Albany, New York, Roll M653_722, Page 474, Image 475, FHL Film 803722, w/Wooruff (Woodruff) family; online at FamilySearch (accessed 12 Oct 2016).

99. Edward Anson marriage, Massachusetts Marriage Records, 1840-1915, 29 Jun 1882 at Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts; Edward b. Cairo, Greene, New York 1855, father: Ludlow, mother: Polly Haightman; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 12 Oct 2016).

100. Buck, Clifford M, 1865 Census, Town of Amenia, Dutchess County, New York (Salt Point, New York: C. M. Buck, 1979) p. 6; FHL 974.733/A1 x22b.

101. Van Alstyne, Lawrence Burying Grounds of Sharon, Connecticut, Amenia and North East ,New York (Amenia, NY: Walsh, Griffin, and Hoystradt, 1903) p. 188 (6 yr old dau died in 1823).

102. Burhans, Samuel Burhans Genealogy (New York: Private pub’n, 1895) pp. 436, 444, 455; online at FamilySearch (accessed 14 Oct 2016); hereafter Burhans Genealogy.

103. Buck, Clifford M, 1865 Census, Town of Amenia, Dutchess County, New York (Salt Point, New York: C. M. Buck, 1979) p. 6; FHL 974.733/A1 x22b.

104. Findagrave #100392862, aged 96y 17d; Cornelius #100392903, aged 82.

105. Findagrave #456009313.

106. Buck, Clifford M, 1865 Census, Town of Washington, Dutchess County, New York (Salt Point, New York: C. M. Buck, 1979) p. 6; FHL 974.733/W1 x22b.

107. Cornelius Anson Will.

108. ‘Burhans-McKee Family Tree’, owner: Lorrie_Burhans, trees.ancestry.com/tree/ 100829361, and references cited therein (accessed 12 Sep 2016).

109. Buck, Clifford M, 1865 Census, Town of Washington, Dutchess County, New York (Salt Point, New York: C. M. Buck, 1979) p. 6; FHL 974.733/W1 x22b.

110. Burhans Genealogy, p. 436.

111. 1900 U. S. Census of Goshen, Orange, New York, Roll 1140, Page 25B, E. D. 13, FHL Film 1241140; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 14 Oct 2016).

112. Burhans Genealogy, p. 455.

113. Findagrave #100392688, Valley View Cemetery, Dover Plains, Dutchess, New York.

114. 1860 U. S. Census of Amenia, Dutchess, New York, Roll M653_740, Page 1099, Image 413, FHL Film 803740; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 12 Oct 2016).

115. Cornelius Anson Will, New York, Wills and Probate Records, Dutchess, New York, Vol. 1-2, 1871-1874, p. 607-8, dated 7 Oct 1865 and 1860 U. S. Census of Amenia, Dutchess, New York, Roll M653_740, Page 1100, Image 414, FHL Film 803740; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 12 Oct 2016); hereafter Cornelius Anson Will.

116. Cornelius Anson Will.

117. Cornelius Anson Will; there were two Jacob Ansons born New York in this time period; one b. 1827 and one b. 1841—the one born 1827 is the son of Cornelius as a son Jacob is not in Cornelius’ 1850 census record (1850 U. S. Census of Amenia, Dutchess, New York, Roll M432_497, Page 362B, Image 684, Family 759). The Jacob b. 1841 born would have been 9 years old and still at home. Other information was provided by Tracy Anson of Clinton, Iowa (personal communication).

118. 1820 Census of Harpersfield, Delaware, New York, National Archives Roll M33_65, Page 63, Image 75, Household: 4 males, 4 females; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 14 Oct 2016).

119. Anson Newsletter #8, May 1987, p. 5; cited courthouse records (the Cuba courthouse has since burned).

120. Minard, John S. History of Allegany County, New York (Alfred, New York: W. A. Ferguson & Co., 1896), p. 819; ‘Charlotte Anson’.

121. Her maiden name is likely ‘Holmes’ as that is the middle name of her son Asa; there was a Holmes family in Delaware County about the time of her marriage and several other Holmes closeby in Otsego County.

122. 1800 U. S. Census of Colchester, Delaware, New York, National Archives Roll 22, p. 1296; household includes 2 female age 10-15.

123. The Harpersfield Historical Society has a list of early settlers that includes Nathan Holmes (Lots 24 and 25) and Job Anson (Lot 2, Lot 25 mortgaged to Nathan Holmes); the aforementioned lots are close in proximity (personal communication from Ed Anson, Andover, MA).

124. Anson Newsletter #8, May 1987, p. 5-6; cited family records of the Asa Anson family.

125. U. S. War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815, National Archives and Records Administration, database-on-line at Ancestry.com (accessed 26 Apr 2013).

126. Minard, John S. History of Allegany County, New York (Alfred, New York: W. A. Ferguson & Co., 1896), p. 814 and History of Allegany County, N. Y. (New York: F. W. Beers, 1879), p. 261.

127. Minard, John S. History of Allegany County, New York (Alfred, New York: W. A. Ferguson & Co., 1896), p. 819.

128. Bush, Vivian Karen Allegany, Co. NY, Will Bk A, No. 1 of Wills; 1831-1841; on-line at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyallega/wills-bk1.html (accessed 30 Apr 2013).

129. ‘Pioneer Profile: Jesse Anson and Wife Maria Sands’, Pedigree Pointers, Vol. 4, no. 1, Oct. 1981 (organ of the Stevens Point (Wisconsin) Genealogical Society), p. 10 {New York Public Library}.

130. Jesse’s biography states he was one of three brothers (note vide supra). The identity of the three boys is much debated but can now be resolved. Jesse is one, and Asa (b. 1810) has to be another as he returned from Illinois to be executor of Job’s estate in 1836. The third is either Leonard or Joel H. (both were residents of Cuba). Leonard (b. 1815) has to be the third; Joel (b. 1807) was considerably older and certainly would have been executor (and he was local) if he were the third son and Asa would not have been executor.

131. Proof of Leonard as the third son of Job was provided by Ed Anson, Andover MA: ‘Asa Anson of Sarpy county, spent the Sabbath with his nephews at the Lindell house.’ From The Columbus Journal, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1886 {the Lindell house was owned by the brothers Frank and John Anson, sons of Leonard Anson; newspaper online at Ancestry.com (accessed 12 Sep 2016)}.

132. There is some concern that Joel H. Anson (75) could be a fourth son as he was born 1807, married 1831 and lived in Cuba. This can be effectively disproven by examination of the 1820 Census of Harpersfield, Delaware, New York, National Archives Roll M33_65, Page 63; Image 75, Household: 4 males, 4 females (census taken 7 Aug 1820); the 4 males are one 25-45 yrs (Job), one 10-16 yrs (Asa) and two less than 10 yrs (Leonard, age 5 and Jesse, age 2 mo)—no Joel, age 13. Additionally and perhaps most importantly, although Joel would have been the oldest son he was not named executor at Job’s death.

133.  Lydia Anson (and other children of Job/Charlotte: Asa, Leonard, Harriet) appeared in a list of members of the Baptist Church in Friendship:

          ‘L 1824 Anson, Charlotte and Job; B 1831 Leonard, d 1833, Asa, Harriet; L 1831 Lydia’  

                {L = ?, B =  baptized, d = departed}

Cf.  Foley, Janet Wethy Early Settlers of New York State, Vol. II, (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co. , 1993)(Members List) Baptist Church, Friendship, New York, p 437-8; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 15 Nov 2016).

134. ‘Judkins/Watson Family Tree’, owner: CWat50, trees.ancestry.com/tree/ 62838837 (accessed 12 Sep 2016); original appeared in Everton’s Genealogical Helper, vol. 40, no. 3 (May-June 1986); submitted by Leatrice Behnke of Greeley, Nebraska.

135. 1840 U. S. Census of Quincy, Adams, Illinois, Roll 54, Page 64, Image 131, FHL Film 0007641; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 12 Oct 2016).

136. Anson Newsletter #8, May 1987, p. 5-6; cited family records of direct descendants.

137. Personal communication from Ed Anson, Andover, MA (Jul 2016); the original was supplied to Shirley Gates by Leatrice Behnk, Greeley, Nebraska.

138. There is apparently another Leonard Anson, b. 1805 NY married to a Sarah Wheeler, b. 1805 NY (the ‘marriage’ record lists these two and their birth years, but no marriage date? or details (U. S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, online at Ancestry.com). There is no other record of this couple! The Sarah Ann Wheeler, b. 1805 NY actually married William Beatty (see ‘My Walworth Tree 2014’, owner: PaulWalworth73, trees.ancestry.com/tree/ 69669278, with sources (accessed 26 Sep 2016).

There is also another later Leonard and Sarah E. Anson couple (son of Silas Anson (73); he born 1836 and she born 1845 both NY (1880 U. S. Census of Conklin, Broome, New York, Roll 810, FHL Film 1254,810, Page 289C, E. D. 045, Image 0710 and 1850 U. S. Census of Great Bend, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, Roll M432_829, Page 197A, Image 395); he fought in the Civil War (U. S., Civil War Pension Index, T288_10, 89 NY Infantry) and his widow was alive in 1900 in Binghamton, NY (U. S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Binghamton, New York ‘Anson, Sarah E., wid Leonard’; online at Ancestry.com).

139. 1880 U. S. Census of Creston, Platt, Nebraska, National Archives, Roll M754_093, p. 176B, Family 17; note his oldest son Frank and family next door.

140. Anson Newsletter #4, June 1986, p. 7 and references therein.

141. Sowles, Charles J. ‘Genealogical Exchange’ New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, V. 117, #1, January 1986, no. 1764, p. 209, ‘ANSON-LORD’ query with many details.

142. Findagrave #31028261, age 60y 3m 3d; with quoted obit from The Columbus Republican, November 2, 1876.

143. 1850 U. S. Census of Portville, Cattaraugus, New York, National Archives, Roll M432_479, p. 124B, Family 78; 1855 New York Census of Portville, Cattaraugus, Household 53, Sheet 129; and 1860 U. S. Census of Clarksville, Allegany, New York, National Archives, Roll M653_717, p. 282, Family 569; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 26 Sep 2016).

144. Findagrave #80204445, aged 88y; the obit in the Pine Plains Register of 25 Mar 1904 is outlined.

145. 1850 U. S. Census of Portville, Cattaraugus, New York, Roll M432_479, Page 124B, Image 246, Abagail (age 24) was living with Leonard, wife Sarah and two young children; and 1870 U. S. Census of Washington, Dutchess, New York, National Archives, Roll M593_928, p. 290B, Family 282.

146. ‘Ballantyne Family 7 Tree’, owner: gballantyne17, trees.ancestry.com/tree/ 40361634 (accessed 17 May 2014).

147. 1880 U. S. Census of Greenbrook, Rensselaer, New York, National Archives Roll 922, E. D. 169, p. 433C; she was a widow in 1880.

148. ‘Hilton Family Tree’, owner: JoAnn Vincent, trees.ancestry.com/tree/ 18400707 (accessed 17 May 2014) and ‘Britain-Bashor Family Tree’, owner: RoseAnnaRichardson51, trees.ancestry.com/tree/ 10238598 (accessed 17 May 2014).

149. Anson Newsletter #6, November 1986 (research compiled by Joyce Earle), p. 10-13 and references therein.

150. Anson/Smith Marriage: Collections of Dutchess County Historical Society, Vol IV (Gateway Press, Inc.: Baltimore, 1982)p. 11; Republican Herald, March 20, 1816; cited in Anson Newsletter #10, November 1987 (research compiled by Helen Wilkinson Reynolds), p. 10-13 and references therein.

151. ‘Anson Family Tree’, owner: supersis2, trees.ancestry.com/tree/ 12262767 (accessed 30 April 2013).

152. 1850 U. S. Census of Cuba, Allegany, New York, National Archives Roll M432_478, Family 220, p. 249A; Baptist minister, born in New York.

153. Smith, L. Bertrand Jesse Smith His Ancestors and Descendants (New York: Genealogical Co., 1909), pp. 36, 37, 39.

154. Beers, F. W. Gazetteer and Biographical Record of Genesee County, N. Y., 1788-1890 (Syracuse, N. Y.: J. W. Vose, 1890) pp. 151, 157,159, 591; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 26 Sep 2016).

155. 1820 and 1830 U. S. Censuses of Stafford, Genesee, New York, National Archives (Roll M33_72, p. 298 and Roll M19_ 90, p. 433).

156. Anson Newsletter #6 (November 1986), p. 10-13; cited genealogical research of Joyce Earle of Plainwell, Michigan (censuses and land records).

157. Minard, John S. History of Allegany County, New York (Alfred, New York: W. A. Ferguson & Co., 1896), p. 819.

158. Minard, John Stearns Civic History and Illustrated Progress of Cuba, Allegany Co. N.Y., 1822-1910 (Cuba, New York: unknown, 1910) pp. 74, 107,108; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 26 Sep 2016).

159. Beers, F. W. History of Allegany County, N. Y. (New York: F. W. Beers & Co., 1879) p. 261.

160. Findagrave #11679374 and #11679375; ‘Rev Leonard Anson wed Rachel Smith 1/23/1816’ (accessed 1 May 2013).

161. Anson Newsletter #6 November 1986, p. 10-13; cited genealogical research of Joyce Earle of Plainwell, Michigan (censuses and land records).

162. Findagrave #123526436 (Julia) and #123526922 (Marshall).

163. 1800 U. S. Census of Peru, Clinton, New York, Roll M32_22, Page 156, Image 163, FHL Film 193710, with his wife and young dau; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 24 Sep 2016).

164. Findagrave #31977258 and #31977259 (graves are marked ‘Anson’, deaths in 1837 and 1885).

165. Anson Newsletter #7, February 1987 (research compiled by Joyce Earle), p. 13; the U. S. Censuses of 1800, 1810, 1820, and 1830 of the Samuel Anson family are all consistent with this family configuration (i.e. children number).

166. ‘Lucas Family Tree’, owner: petelucas_1, trees.ancestry.com/tree/ 12262767 (accessed 12 Sep 2016).

167. Findagrave #31977524.

168. 1850 U. S. Census of Great Bend, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, Roll M432_829, Page 197A, Image 395; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 26 Sep 2016).

169. There is some concern that Joel might be a son of Job and Charlotte (Holmes) Anson as he also resided in Cuba, Allegany, New York; cf the Decision Analysis below:

170. 1855 New York Census of Cuba, Allegany, New York, on-line at FamilySearch (accessed 5 May 2013).

171. 1880 U. S. Census of Friendship, Allegany, New York, National Archives Roll 809, E. D. 016, p. 233B.

172. ‘Homick Family Tree’, owner: chrissybartman, trees.ancestry.com/tree/ 30518676 (accessed 26 Sep 2016).

173. In the 1850 Census of Cuba, Allegany, New York, Hosea and Louisa ‘Campbell’ (Cappell) were next door (Family 56; Joel and Sila Anson—Family 55), Sila’s brother Lorenzo and sister Lucy were Families 311 and 310; see ‘Darling, Emmel, Lobough Family Tree’, owner: mmichaud72, trees.ancestry.com/tree/ 8111984 (accessed 30 May 2013); see also Anson Newsletter #7, February 1987 (research compiled by Joyce Earle), p. 13.

174. Sila Cappell Anson obit, unknown newspaper, cited at ‘Fitzpatrick Family Tree’, owner: tfitzpatrick25, trees.ancestry.com/tree/ 27560395215 (accessed 26 Sep 2016).

175. 1880 U. S. Census of Friendship, Allegany, New York, National Archives Roll 809, Enumeration District 016, p. 233B; ‘Siba’ (Sila Anson) is living with her daughter Lidia Vanhorn.

176. 1850 U. S. Census of Cuba, Allegany, New York, National Archives Roll M432_476, p. 239A; 1860 U. S. Census of Cuba, Allegany, New York, National Archives Roll M653_718, p. 752; and 1870 U. S. Census of Friendship, Allegany, New York, National Archives Roll M593_905, p. 600B; the 1850 census names him Joel H. Anson.

177. Samuel Anson, Michigan Death Records, File 547, lists parents; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 11 Sep 2016).

178. 1870 U. S. Census of Prairieville, Barry, Michigan, Roll M593, Image 578, Family 175, FHL Film 552,160; online at FamilySearch (accessed 11 Sep 2016).

179. Findagrave #20323435, single marker.

180. 1850 U. S. Census of Stanford, Dutchess, New York, National Archives Roll M432_497, Page 200B; Image 353, age 69 (accessed 29 Sep 2016).

181. ‘Poughkeepsie Newspaper Death Index’, The Dutchess, Vol. 7, p. 12, PDF: 83y in Harts Village (FHL 974,733 D25d).

182. Nine children of Rufus are named in Rufus Anson’s Will, State of New York Surrogate’s Court, Dutchess County, dated 7 Oct 1924 although the will was probated 1 Jun 1864; uploaded originally by dunc577, cf. ‘W. and E. Family Tree’, owner: GGnola34, trees.ancestry.com/tree/17689612 (accessed 29 Sep 2016); hereafter Rufus Anson Will.

183. ‘Poughkeepsie Newspaper Death Index’, The Dutchess, Vol. 7, p. 12, PE: 53y at Stanford (FHL 974,733 D25d).

184. Buck, Clifford M, 1850 Census of Town of Stanford, Dutchess County, New York (Salt Point, New York: C. M. Buck, 1979) p. 6; FHL 974.733/S1 x22b.

185. Rufus Anson Will.

186. Findagrave #71435007 with his wives Sophia and Lucinda.

187. Findagrave #71309722.

188. Findagrave #71309800 (Sophia) and 71435007 (Alfred).

189. 1850 U. S. Census of Stanford, Dutchess, New York, National Archives Roll M432_497, Page 200B; Image 353, age 69 (accessed 29 Sep 2016).

190. ‘Mullineaux Family Tree’, owner: geneanut1999, trees.ancestry.com/tree/ 8199116 and ‘Seeley Family Tree’, owner: geneanut1999, trees.ancestry.com/tree/ 8199116 and sources cited therein including ‘Seeley Family Records, vol. 7 (citation incomplete)’ (accessed 29 Sep 2016).

191. Rufus Anson Will.

192. Kelly, Arthur C. M. Marriage Notices from Dutchess County, New York Newspapers (Poughkeepsie), 1826-1851 (S. I.: s.n., 1983) p. 8; appeared 9. 4.1839 PJ (FHL 974.733 V4K).

193. 1875 New York Census of Washington, Dutchess, New York, District 1, Family 51; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 11 Oct 2016).

194. Benjamin Anson Will, New York, Wills and Probate Records, Dutchess, New York, Vol. 7, 1881-1885, p. 127; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 12 Oct 2016).

195. Rufus Anson Will.

196. Buck, Clifford M, 1850 Census of Town of Amenia, Dutchess County, New York (Salt Point, New York: C. M. Buck, 1979) p. 6; FHL 974.733/A1 x22b.

197. Anson/Harrison marriage: Kelly, Arthur C. M. Marriage Notices from Dutchess County, New York Newspapers (Poughkeepsie), 1826-1851 (S. I.: s.n., 1983) p. 8; appeared 2. 9. 1842 PJ (FHL 974.733 V4K).

198. ‘Gordin’ L. Anson/Harrison marriage: Kelly, Arthur C. M. Vital Records of Smithfield Presbyterian Church, Amenia, Dutchess county, NY 1787-1942 (Rhinebeck, New York: Kinship , 2004) p. 31.

199. Findagrave #135477883 and 135476840 (Robert).

200. Rufus Anson Will and 1880 U. S. Census of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, Roll 825, Page 210A, E. D. 059, Image 0425, FHL Film 1254825 and 1875 New York Census of Poughkeepsie Ward 5, Dutchess, Household 486, birthplace: Dutchess; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 7 Oct 2016).

201. ‘Mullineaux Family Tree’, owner: geneanut1999, trees.ancestry.com/tree/ 8199116.

202. Kelly, Arthur C. M. Vital Records of Smithfield Presbyterian Church, Amenia, Dutchess county, NY 1787-1942 (Rhinebeck, New York: Kinship , 2004) p. 31.

203. 1850 U. S. Census of Stanford, Dutchess, New York, National Archives Roll M432_497, Page 203B; Image 359, Family 112, indexed ‘Vlosee’; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 4 Oct 2016).

204. 1850 U. S. Census of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, National Archives Roll M432_497, Page 67A; Image 83, Family 587, Rufus and Harriet were living with a Sherman family—a cousin? ; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 29 Sep 2016).

205. Anson/Myers marriage: Kelly, Arthur C. M. Marriage Notices from Dutchess County, New York Newspapers (Poughkeepsie), 1826-1851 (S. I.: s.n., 1983) p. 8; appeared 5. 13.1848 TA (FHL 974.733 V4K).

206. 1880 U. S. Census of New York City, New York, New York, Roll 889, FHL Film 1254889, Page 621D, E. D. 474, Image 0815 and 1870 U. S. Census of Clinton, Essex, New Jersey, Roll M593_860, Page 154B, Image 368971, FHL Film 552359; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 7 Oct 2016).

207. Findagrave #131651697.

208. Sterns/Anson marriage: Kelly, Arthur C. M. Marriage Notices from Dutchess County, New York Newspapers (Poughkeepsie), 1826-1851 (S. I.: s.n., 1983) p. 261; appeared 9. 5. 1846 TA (FHL 974.733 V4K).

209. Rufus Anson Will and 1860 U. S. Census of Elizabeth Ward 1, Union, New Jersey, Roll M653_710, Page 343, Image 341, Household 34 and 1900 U. S. Census of Newark Ward 9, Essex, New Jersey, Roll 965, Page 5A, E. D. 0087, FHL Film 1240965, mother-in-law living w/Jacobus family; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 7 Oct 2016).

210. Austin Descendency, p. 27/38 and ‘Schneggenburger and Maranda Lineage 2016’, owner: Michael Maranda, trees.ancestry.com/tree/ 66667248 (accessed 4 Oct 2016).

211. ‘Nancy Reynolds-Milazzo Family Tree’, owner: milazzonj, trees.ancestry.com/tree/ 28011294 (accessed 4 Oct 2016).

212. Findagrave #12386279; nice bio.

213. Anson/Rinos marriage: Kelly, Arthur C. M. Marriage Notices from Dutchess County, New York Newspapers (Poughkeepsie), 1826-1851 (S. I.: s.n., 1983) p. 8; appeared 8. 3. 1831 PJ (FHL 974.733 V4K).

214. 1850 U. S. Census of Lockport, Niagara, New York, National Archives Roll M432_560, Page 89B; Image 186, Family 587(accessed 29 Sep 2016).

215. Findagrave #45609077, age 43y 8m, 5d.

216. Findagrave #45608810, ‘Susan Anson, wife of John W. Morey, aged 55y’.

217. 1850 U. S. Census of Washington, Dutchess, New York, Roll M432_497, Page 366B, Image 692, Family 804; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 7 Oct 2016).

218. Findagrave #49793245; Harriet (3rd wife) is also buried there and the other two wives are buried in the Cold Springs Cemetery, Lockport, Niagara, New York.

219. 1860 U. S. Census of Lockport, Niagara, New York, Roll M653_823, Page 925, Image 351, Family 970, FHL Film 803823, indexed ‘Aaron’; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 7 Oct 2016).

220. Findagrave #45608666, age 45y, ‘sister of Ebenezer Anson’.

221. Findagrave #45608730, ‘daughter of Lebbeus Anson’.

222. Doty/Anson marriage: Kelly, Arthur C. M. Marriage Notices from Dutchess County, New York Newspapers (Poughkeepsie), 1826-1851 (S. I.: s.n., 1983) p. 82; appeared 6. 16. 1846 PT (FHL 974.733 V4K).

223. 1850 U. S. Census of Hudson Ward 2, Columbia, New York, Roll M432_491, Page 242B, Image 495, Family 568; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 7 Oct 2016).

224. 1850 U. S. Census of Hyde Park, Dutchess, New York, Roll M432_497, Page 247B, Image 448, Family 385, ‘Delia A. Dobbs’ and 1900 U. S. Census of Hyde Park, Dutchess, New York, Roll 1022, Page 10A, E. D. 0011, FHL Film 1241022; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 7 Oct 2016).

225. Findagrave #117238199, ‘Delia M Anson Dobbs’.

226. Dobbs/Anson marriage: Kelly, Arthur C. M. Marriage Notices from Dutchess County, New York Newspapers (Poughkeepsie), 1826-1851 (S. I.: s.n., 1983) p. 80; appeared 4. 1. 1841 PJ (FHL 974.733 V4K).

227. Merwin/Anson marriage: Kelly, Arthur C. M. Marriage Notices from Dutchess County, New York Newspapers (Poughkeepsie), 1826-1851 (S. I.: s.n., 1983) p. 185; appeared 9. 9. 1846 PT (FHL 974.733 V4K).

228. 1850 U. S. Census of Stanford, Dutchess, New York, Roll M432_497, Page 200A, Image 352, living with his son Nathan, called ‘Seymon’ and 1870 U. S. Census of Stanford, Dutchess, New York, Roll M593_928, Page 234B, Image 342276, FHL Film 552427; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 11 Sep 2016).

229. 1820 U. S. Census of Washington, Dutchess, New York, Roll M33_71, Image 154, and 1830 U. S. Census of Washington, Dutchess, New York, Roll M19_104, Page 441, FHL Film 0017164, a boy and three girls in 1820 and another boy and another girl by 1830; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 7 Oct 2016).

230. Nathan Anson could be a son of Rufus, Lebbeus, Seymour, or Levinus the 3rd. Rufus is ruled out as Nathan’s father as he is not mentioned in the Rufus Anson Will (even though he is a popular parent of Nathan on Ancestry trees). The fact that Seymour Anson is living with Nathan at the 1850 Census (Stanford, Dutchess, New York, Roll M432_497, Page 200A, Image 352) and at the 1870 Census (Stanford, Dutchess, New York, Roll M593_928, Page 234B, Image 342276, FHL Film 552427) is a strong indication that Seymour is Nathan’s father.

231. Findagrave #54930320; single stone with wife Catherine L. Cashner.

232. Anson/Cashner marriage: Kelly, Arthur C. M. Marriage Notices from Dutchess County, New York Newspapers (Poughkeepsie) , 1826-1851 (S. I.: s.n., 1983) p. 8; appeared 1. 29. 1840 PT (FHL 974.733 V4K) and Kelly, Arthur C. M. The Marriage Record of Three Lutheran Congregations, Rhinebeck, New York, 1746-1899 (Rhinebeck, New York: Kelly, 1969) p. 65.

233. Nathan Anson Will, New York, Wills and Probate Records, Dutchess, New York, Vol. 11, 1890-1891, p. 303, dated 30 Jul 1891, names wife and children; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 12 Oct 2016).

234. 1850 U. S. Census of Stanford, Dutchess, New York, Roll M432_497, Page 200A, Image 352, living with his brother Nathan and father Seymour; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 11 Sep 2016).

235. Buck, Clifford M, 1865 Census of Town of Stanford, Dutchess County, New York (Salt Point, New York: C. M. Buck, 1979) p. 7, Deborah Ann noted to be sister of Thomas C. Haight; FHL 974.733/S1 x22b and 1880 U. S. Census of Stanford, Dutchess, New York, Roll 825, FHL Film 1254825, Page 373B, E. D. 352; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 12 Oct 2016).

236. Findagrave #71309309, ‘Anna D. Haight, wife of George Anson’.

237. Edward Anson marriage, Massachusetts Marriage Records, 1840-1915, 29 Jun 1882 at Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts; Edward b. Cairo, Greene, New York 1855, father: Ludlow, mother: Polly Haightman; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 12 Oct 2016).

238. 1855 New York Census of Durham, Greene, New York, E. D. 2, Family 45, FHL Film 480,076, Ludlow born Dutchess County; online at FamilySearch (accessed 12 Oct 2016) and 1850 U. S. Census of Cairo, Greene, New York, Roll M432_509, Page 91A, Image 187 and 1860 U. S. Census of Cairo, Greene, New York, Roll M653_758, Page 697, Image 387, FHL Film 803758; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 12 Oct 2016).

239. Findagrave #112681688, ‘Polly Hapeman Race’, spouse Michael Race (d. 1848).

240. 1865 New York Census of Cairo, Greene, New York, E. D. 1, Page 3, Family 34, FHL Film 480,077, Ludlow born Dutchess County; online at FamilySearch (accessed 12 Oct 2016).

241. 1860 U. S. Census of Cairo, Greene, New York, Roll M653_758, Page 697, Image 387, FHL Film 803758; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 12 Oct 2016).

242. 1880 U. S. Census of Cairo, Greene, New York, Roll 836, FHL Film 1254836, Page 54D, E. D. 113; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 14 Oct 2016).

243. Findagrave #116778984.

244. Anson/Brown marriage: Massachusetts Marriage Records, 1840-1915, 29 Jun 1882 at Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts; Edward b. Cairo, Greene, New York 1855, father: Ludlow, mother: Polly Haightman; online at Ancestry.com (accessed 12 Oct 2016).

245. Findagrave #112803447.

246. North American, Family Histories, 1500-2000, online at Ancestry.com citing Rulison, Henry Flagler Rulison, Rulifson, Ruliffson and allied families in America (Chicago: Rulison, 1919), accessed 14 Oct 2016). It states in the marriage record that George Anson was of Chicopee Falls, NY (which is actually in Massachusetts), although all the census records 1850-1880 indicate he was born in New York.

247. Ibid.

248. Findagrave #112779118 and 112779150 (Louisa).

249. ‘Lindquist-Berry Family Tree’, owner: Helgerquest, trees.ancestry.com/tree/ 53478251 and references cited therein (accessed 14 Sep 2016).

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  1. scota

    Hello, I recently found this website and have a number of comments. My name is Scot Austin and I am descended from John and Katherine Austin (Asten) of Greenwich Connecticut.

    I belong to AFAOA and I am the compiler for this line. I first made contact with Shirley Anson in 1993. She sent me a copy of her Nov 1992 detailing her discovery of the Austin/Anson connection. I also have in my possession a copy of Edith Austin Moore’s Manuscript.

    Several recent discoveries have been made partially triggered by the results of DNA testing. Do you know of any Anson male line desccendants who have undergone yDNA testing?

    See Early Austins of Greenwich and Stamford Connecticut by Fred C. Hart, CG, FASG NEHGR Vol. 168 p 85 Apr. 2014

    Also Descendants of David Austin and Margaret Stuart of Stamford including the Austins of Pound Ridge also by Fred Hart in Connecticut Ancestry Vol 56 #4 p149 May, 2014.

    Some corrections:
    Hannah Ferris was not the mother of Jonathan Austin’s children. She died in 1711. He remarried soon after probably to Phebe Lockwood, daughter of Robert.

    They had five sons, Jonathan, John, Silas, Lavinus and Job. None of them fought in the English Army. Jonathan and John both died before the war in 1767 and 1772 respectively. Silas, Job and Lavinus were all 3 colonial soldiers and they and some of their descendants often used the name Anson.

    The Tory in the family was Samuel, the eldest son of John and Elizabeth Hurley and Nephew of the 3 brothers named above. He migrated with Captain Richard Squires’ company to New Brunswick in 1683. A large number of his descendants can be found in Arnie Krause’ Loyalist data base on line. His younger brother James migrated to Nova Scotia in 1786, but no more is known of him nor where his loyalties lay. There were 5 other brothers in this family, one of them, my ancestor, John served in Connecticut, New York and Vermont. Keith Austin from Idaho has been accepted in SAR based on his descent from him.

    I appreciate your efforts to document your sources, but the only link to the noble Anson family appears to be from the Cap Anson autobiography. Pretty shaky evidence.

    http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Family:Jonathon_Austin_and_Phebe_Lockwood_%281%29

    http://www.afaoa.org/db_files/John_Austin_GR_CT/Individuals/I164.html

    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=aek740a&id=I035874

    Regards, Scot Austin

    1. admin

      Thank you very much for your most useful comments. I knew it was a big mistake to stop taking a hard copy of the Register and to depend on the electronic copy…I’m just not used to reading it thoroughly. The Fred Hart article is really terrific.
      I will make appropriate corrections in the next iteration of the essay. I have found other new data and may have identified an individual that could provide useful material for a Y-DNA analysis. When I have more information, I will correspond with you on the afaoa.org website–is that best?
      Thank you again for your very useful input. Good luck in your efforts.
      Dick Tolman

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      Hi Scot,
      …fyi I just posted the results of my Anson research on the website http://www.29deadpeople.com in ‘The Anson — Sands Connection of Delaware County New York, Part II: Antecedents of Jesse Anson (w/Y-DNA Analysis)’
      Thnx for your help.

  2. Ed Anson

    My name is Ed Anson. As a descendant of Job Anson, I found this article particularly interesting. It helped me find the right path to answer some questions I had. I have two comments, actually a clarification and a correction.

    1. As mentioned in endnote 157, Charlotte Holmes married Job Anson. Not only did they live in the same county, but they were next-door neighbors in the sense that they occupied adjacent tracts of farm land. At one point, Job mortgaged a lot to Nathan S. Holmes — the same lot originally occupied by Holmes. Although I still haven’t found the deed, I suspect this was in connection with purchasing the land from him.
    2. Endnote 183 argues that Leonard wasn’t Job’s son. I never found the argument very compelling, and the suggestion that Leonard was the son of the older Leonard doesn’t work because they were hundreds of miles apart at the time of his birth. My own analysis of the census records led me to believe that Job was the most likely father of my great-great-grandfather Leonard. Then, while researching Asa Holmes Anson I ran across a piece of information that confirmed the connection.

    The Columbus (Nebraska) Journal of Feb. 24, 1886 includes on page 3 the single sentence: “Asa Anson of Sarpy County, spent the Sabbath with his nephews of the Lindell House.” At that time, the Lindell House (a popular hotel in Columbus) was jointly owned by Frank Anson (my great-grandfather) and his brother John. Since Leonard was their father, this makes Leonard Asa’s brother and thus a son of Job.

    My analysis of the records for Job Anson in the census of 1810, 1820 and 1830 shows that they are consistent with a family of four sons and seven (possibly eight) daughters. Most likely, the sons were Joel, Asa, Leonard and Jesse.

    I wonder what DNA analysis has been done regarding this branch of the Anson family. My own DNA is on file with Ancestry, but so far the only matches have been either too close or too distant to provide much insight. However, they did serve to corroborate my relationship with the Anson/Austin family generally.

    Ed Anson
    Andover, MA

    1. admin

      Dear Cousin Ed,
      My wife is a 3ggdau of Job, thru Jesse. Thank you so much for your comment. It has stimulated our interest and discussion very much in the last week. Please send us a scan of the Columbus (Nebraska) Journal article and also a scan of any other information (deed maps) for the Holmes/Anson properties and any other things you think we may not have. Our email address is tolman29@yahoo.com.; it would also be useful to have your email address so we can take our discussions out of the public domain.
      The idea that Leonard may be Job’s son is not new to us. We were forced to rule it out because of the Wisconsin biography that was published at Jesse’s death (notes 2- 4). It said ‘he was one of three brothers and eight sisters’ (this may be a primary source—it can still be wrong, but it needs weight of evidence to ignore it). It may be as simple as Jesse having said he had three brothers instead of being one of three. We couldn’t eliminate Joel or Asa so we eliminated Leonard as a possibility for Job’s son. Your new evidence calls for a reexamination . There are actually three Leonard Ansons in this area during this time period. We are committed to doing an intensive study of the three to figure out who did what and who belongs with whom. We already have a good deal of new information to add to an update of the essay, but will wait on the update until we hopefully figure out what is going on with the Leonards. We will of course acknowledge your contributions now and in the future in the essay.

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