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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Surname Saturday -- ANDERSON and How I solved my "Brick Wall"

How I solved my Anderson "Brick Wall."

The Anderson line was a "Brick Wall" until 18 months ago, when it was solved with the help of information from an April 2000 message board. Another person was working on their Anderson line eight years ago, and putting all the records she found on that same message board. A lady named Dorothy had helped that person out. I felt that that some of the information could tie into my line, but I needed help, as Dorothy had a copy of a limited edition of a 660 page genealogy, that had my names.  It was a wise move to contact her, because the book had all the sources too, and she is pretty much an expert on New Netherland families.  She sent me copies of all the pages I needed, and the rest is history.  You never know how or when your "Brick Wall" will come down, but when it does the feeling is simply wonderful.  Thank you Dorothy.

Even locating Dorothy was easy, although her email was no longer in service. A google search showed that she was a member of a genealogy club, and Stephen Danko attended meetings there. Within days, after contacting him, I had her email address. After a quick email to her with all the facts, she wrote back, saying, "I'm glad that you were able to locate me!"  So you can see, I used quite a few methods to solve my mystery.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 1
My direct lines are in green and in all caps.

1. GEORGE ANDERSON (JORIS ANDRIESZEN) was born 27 MAY 1694 in New York, and died 1756 in Somerset Co., New Jersey. He married JACOMYNTJE GERRIT VAN DUYN 6 SEP 1718 in Flatbush, New York, daughter of GERRIT CORNELISE VAN DUYN and JACOMYNTJE JACOBS SWART. She was born 1697, and died 1747 in Somerset Co., New Jersey.

Children of GEORGE ANDERSON and JACOMYNTJE GERRIT VAN DUYN are:
 + 2 i. GEORGE ANDERSON was born ABT 10 JUN 1726 in New Utrecht, Kings Co. (now Brooklyn), New York, and died BET 1 AUG 1790 AND 15 JAN 1791 in Franklin, Somerset Co., New Jersey.
3 ii. Maria\Mary ANDERSON was born 1724. She married Cornelius RAPALIE 1743.
+ 4 iii. Elizabeth ANDERSON was born ABT 2 AUG 1719 in New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, and died 1 MAY 1799.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 2

2. GEORGE ANDERSON was born ABT 10 JUN 1726 in New Utrecht, Kings Co. (now Brooklyn), New York, and died BET 1 AUG 1790 AND 15 JAN 1791 in Franklin, Somerset Co., New Jersey. He married METJE \ MATIE VAN WICKELEN ABT 22 NOV 1748 in Somerset Co., New Jersey, daughter of SIMON VAN WICKLEN and GERALDINA COUWENHOVEN. She was born ABT 15 APR 1730 at Harlingen RDC, Somerset Co., New Jersey.

Children of GEORGE ANDERSON and METJE \ MATIE VAN WICKELEN are:
 + 5 i. George ANDERSON was born ABT 1750 in New Jersey, and died 20 MAR 1814 in Readington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
+ 6 ii. Jacominah \ Jamine (Jemima) ANDERSON was born ABT 1754 in New Jersey.
+ 7 iii. SIMON ANDERSON was born 10 DEC 1755 in New Jersey, and died 21 DEC 1806 in Raritan River, Somerset Co., New Jersey.

4. Elizabeth ANDERSON was born ABT 2 AUG 1719 in New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, and died 1 MAY 1799. She married Cornelius Simonse WYCKOFF 9 JUN 1740 in Readington, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, son of Simon WYCKOFF and Geertye Van Der VLIET. He was born ABT 25 APR 1705 in New York, and died 4 APR 1796 in White Horse, Somerset Co., New Jersey.

Children of Elizabeth ANDERSON and Cornelius Simonse WYCKOFF are:
8 i. Cornelius WYCKOFF.
9 ii. George WYCKOFF.
10 iii. Simon WYCKOFF.
11 iv. Dennis WYCKOFF.
12 v. Charity WYCKOFF.
13 vi. Elizabeth WYCKOFF was born ABT MAY 1750.
14 vii. Annoytie WYCKOFF.
15 viii. Cornelia WYCKOFF.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 3

5. George ANDERSON was born ABT 1750 in New Jersey, and died 20 MAR 1814 in Readington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. He married Anne Wickoff \ WYCKOFF, daughter of Cornelius WYCKOFF and Elizabeth ANDERSON. She was born 12 NOV 1752.

Child of George ANDERSON and Anne Wickoff \ WYCKOFF is:
16 i. Anne ANDERSON was born ABT 26 APR 1789 in Somerset Co., New Jersey.
 6. Jacominah \ Jamine (Jemima) ANDERSON (GEORGE ANDERSON, GEORGE ANDERSON, JORIS ANDRIESZEN) was born ABT 1754 in New Jersey. She married Simon Wickoff \ WYCKOFF ABT 1770.

Child of Jacominah \ Jamine (Jemima) ANDERSON and Simon Wickoff \ WYCKOFF is:
17 i. Gerdina WYCKOFF was born ABT 28 NOV 1790 in Somerset Co., New Jersey.

7. SIMON ANDERSON was born 10 DEC 1755 in New Jersey, and died 21 DEC 1806 in Raritan River, Somerset Co., New Jersey. He married MARIA (MARY) VAN ANGLEN 11 OCT 1781 in Somerset Co., New Jersey, daughter of CORNELIUS VAN ANGLEN \ HENGELEN and SARAH REYNIERSEN. She was born 30 NOV 1761 in Somerset Co., New Jersey, and died 19 MAR 1847 in Middlebush, New Jersey. She was buried in Old Bedminster Cemetery, Bedminister, Somerset Co., New Jersey.

Children of SIMON ANDERSON and MARIA (MARY) VAN ANGLEN are:
+ 18 i. Martha ANDERSON was born 4 JUN 1783 in Prob. New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, and died 11 APR 1852 in Bedminster, Somerset Co., New Jersey.
19 ii. Sarah ANDERSON was born 25 AUG 1785 in Prob. New Jersey, and died AFT 10 NOV 1806. She married Garret STOTHOFF 18 SEP 1803 in Somerset Co., New Jersey.
20 iii. Dinah ANDERSON was born 8 AUG 1787 in Prob. New Jersey, and died AFT 10 NOV 1806.
21 iv. Jemima ANDERSON was born 8 DEC 1789 in Somerset Co., New Jersey, and died 9 SEP 1804 in Somerset Co., New Jersey.
+ 22 v. GEORGE ANDERSON was born 8 MAR 1796 in along the Raritan River, Somerset Co., New Jersey, and died 10 JAN 1879 in Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin.
23 vi. Cornelius ANDERSON was born 2 MAR 1799 in Prob. New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, and died AFT 10 NOV 1806.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 4

18. Martha ANDERSON was born 4 JUN 1783 in Prob. New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, and died 11 APR 1852 in Bedminster, Somerset Co., New Jersey. She was buried in Old Bedminster Cemetery, Bedminster, Somerset Co., New Jersey. She married Hendrick "Henry" SUYDAM 16 OCT 1802 in Somerset Co., New Jersey.

Children of Martha ANDERSON and Hendrick "Henry" SUYDAM are:
24 i. Jemima SUYDAM was born 26 SEP 1808, and died 8 JAN 1861.
+ 25 ii. Cornelius SUYDAM was born 30 SEP 1816 in New Jersey, and died 17 MAR 1881

 
22. GEORGE ANDERSON was born 8 MAR 1796 in along the Raritan River, Somerset Co., New Jersey, and died 10 JAN 1879 in Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin. He married VIOLETTA \ ALETTA TENEYCK BET 16 AND 30 NOV 1816 in Somerset Co., New Jersey, daughter of JEREMIAH FIELD TENEYCK and JANE VAN ARSDALEN. She was born 22 SEP 1797 in New Jersey, and died 1840. He married Elizabeth DUNCOMB 23 APR 1841 in Dane Co., Wisconsin. She was born 27 JUL 1811 in New Hampshire or Maine. He married Euphemia B. SINCLAIR 8 FEB 1862. She was born 17 MAY 1813 in Pennsylvania, and died ABT 27 DEC 1878.

Children of GEORGE ANDERSON and VIOLETTA \ ALETTA TENEYCK are:
26 i. Vivian ANDERSON was born 15 DEC 1817.
27 ii. Jeremiah ANDERSON was born 22 MAR 1821.
28 iii. George Washington ANDERSON was born 15 NOV 1823.
+ 29 iv. MARTHA ALETTA ANDERSON was born 13 SEP 1826 in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, and died 2 MAY 1886 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
+ 30 v. Jane Mariah ANDERSON was born 22 APR 1829 in New Jersey, and died BET 1870 and 1880 in Wisconsin.
31 vi. Richard L. ANDERSON was born 26 FEB 1832 in New York, and died 4 NOV 1868 in Sun Prairie, Dane Co., Wisconsin. He married Laura Ann BASHFORD 27 FEB 1855 in Dane Co., Wisconsin, daughter of George BASHFORD and Tammy\Tamma (__) w\o George BASHFORD. She was born 9 SEP 1828 in New York, and died 25 MAR 1901 in Sun Prairie, Dane Co., Wisconsin.
32 vii. Cornelius ANDERSON was born 1838 in Pennsylvania.
33 viii. Jeremiah ANDERSON was born 1840 in Missouri or Wisconsin.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 5

25. Cornelius SUYDAM was born 30 SEP 1816 in New Jersey, and died 17 MAR 1881. He was buried in New Bedminster Cemetery, Somerset Co., New Jersey. He married Abigail "Abbie" VROOM. She was born 20 AUG 1815 in New Jersey, and died 4 JAN 1882. She was buried in New Bedminster Cemetery, Somerset Co., New Jersey.

Children of Cornelius SUYDAM and Abigail "Abbie" VROOM are:
34 i. Martha A. SUYDAM.
35 ii. Sarah C. SUYDAM was born in New Jersey.
36 iii. Jacob R. S. SUYDAM.

29. MARTHA ALETTA ANDERSON was born 13 SEP 1826 in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, and died 2 MAY 1886 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. She was buried 15 MAY 1886 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Calhoun Co., Michigan. She married LIBERTY ADAMS 20 APR 1846 in Prob. Genesee Co., New York, son of JOHN ADAMS and BATHSHEBA POLLOCK. He was born 3 OCT 1821 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York, and died 14 MAR 1867 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York. He was buried in Tyler / Thompson Cemetery, Stafford, Genesee Co., New York.

Children of MARTHA ALETTA ANDERSON and LIBERTY ADAMS are:
+ 37 i. John Anderson ADAMS was born 25 FEB 1847 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York, and died 19 APR 1938 in Austin, Travis Co., Texas.
38 ii. Marion ADAMS was born 1855 in New York.
39 iii. Letta "Lettie" A. ADAMS was born 16 OCT 1859 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York, and died 14 APR 1941 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California. She married Louis Morrison FULLER 6 APR 1893 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan, son of Ceylon Canfield FULLER and Francis MORRISON. He was born 24 APR 1861 in Big Rapids, Mecosta Co., Michigan, and died 6 JUL 1941 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.
+ 40 iv. YATES A. ADAMS was born AUG 1860 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York, and died 7 MAR 1917 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., Missouri.

Children of Jane Mariah ANDERSON and Benjamin PECKHAM are:
41 i. George M. PECKHAM was born 1850 in Sun Prairie, Dane Co., Wisconsin.
42 ii. Edith PECKHAM was born 1852 in Wisconsin.
43 iii. Auletta \ Alleta E. PECKHAM was born 1854 in Sun Prairie, Dane Co., Wisconsin, and died 8 JUL 1903 in Sun Prairie, Dane Co., Wisconsin. She married Charles Prentis PHILLIPS MAY 1871.
44 iv. Alexander PECKHAM was born 1856 in Sun Prairie, Dane Co., Wisconsin, and died 13 NOV 1902 in Richland Co., Wisconsin.
45 v. Henry C. PECKHAM was born 1858 in Wisconsin, and died 10 JAN 1906 in Dane Co., Wisconsin.
+ 46 vi. Hugh Anderson PECKHAM was born 1861 in Wisconsin, and died 1918.
47 vii. Frances Mary\May PECKHAM was born 1864 in Sun Prairie, Dane Co., Wisconsin, and died 1922. She married John BAILEY.
30. Jane Mariah ANDERSON was born 22 APR 1829 in New Jersey, and died BET 1870 AND 1880 in Wisconsin. She married Benjamin PECKHAM 10 JAN 1849 in Sun Prairie, Dane Co., Wisconsin. He was born 17 JUL 1825 in Ohio, and died 21 FEB 1901 in Bloom City, Richland Co., Wisconsin.