How wonderful! My connection is lateral, not vertical. I am descended from William Anderson, brother of Henry. Francis Ann Whiting m. Henry Anderson in Fauquier Co., VA 21 October, 1839. They then removed to Madison County, Illinois, where they had 5 children:
Mary Francis, b. 1841, m. Alex Bentley
Rose Sullivan, b.1843, m. Samuel Denton
Henry, b. 1845 may have died before 1850 as he does not appear on that Census.
George William, b. 1846, no other information.
Richard Horner, b. 2 July 1850
They then removed to Dubuque, IA where the 1850 Census shows:
From the 1850 Dubuque, Iowa Federal Census:
Henry Anderson 35 male Lumberman 2500 NY
Frances A. Anderson 34 female VA
Mary F. Anderson 9 female IL
Rosina Anderson 7 female IL
Richard H Anderson 5 male IL
Geo. W. Anderson 4 male IL
Elizabeth B. Whiting 36 female VA
Harriet P. Whiting 22 female VA
From St. John's Episcopal Church, Harriet married Chas. W. Irwin 31 July 1851. Not confirmed: 2 children: Frank and Harriet Ludlow.
Records from St. John's Episcopal church in Dubuque which I have been unable to match with any of these Whitings
From the records of St. John's Episcopal Church in Dubuque: Richard Whiting Anderson, b. 2 July 1850, bapt. 5 Jan 1851. From the burial records of the Dubuque City Cemetery: Anderson, son of H. P. 1y 5m, buried 16 August 1855 m report of 31 Aug 1855, summer complaint.
Other Whitings from St. John's and Dubuque burial records:
Frederick Edward, adult, bapt. June 20, 1858.
Frederick E., d. June 28, 1858, age 42, bur. Eagle Point
From the burial records of the Dubuque City Cemetery:
Whiting, Jessie, age 14d, buried 4 Feb 1865, sex: C (sic) report of 28 Feb 1865, Bowel Complaint
Have also found other information at:http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/8415/harrison.html
The Andersons were descended from John (Jan) Anderson from Scotland or Ireland. They settled in Begen Co. New Jersey. They were Dutch Reformed. Henry was b. in N.Y. ca. 1815 and died in Dubuque, IA 8 Feb 1879.
Obituary of Henry Anderson from the Dubuque Daily Times, 11 February 1879:
Died, February 8, at 11:40 o'clock p. m., in this city, Henry Anderson, aged 63 years, 11 months and 13 days. Mr. Anderson was born in the city of New York and came west in 1832. He first located in Illinois, but removed to Dubuque in 1849, and engaged in the lumber trade. In 1852 he entered the grocery business, with Robert Mitton, Esq., and opened on the corner of Fifth and Main streets. That firm soon after dissolving, Mr. Anderson bought out Mr. Geo. W. Burton, then doing business on the corner of Fourth and Main, where Mr. Melhop now is, where he conducted a most prosperous wholesale grocery trade for a number of years. While doing business here he took into his employ the two Rosenbaum boys, now two of the best and most responsible business men of Chicago and who largely acquired their business habits and education from Mr. Anderson. In 1860, Mr. Anderson moved to Cedar Falls and engaged in a general mercantile trade. In 1868 he again changed to Manchester, where he was in the grain trade. From there, in 1877, he removed to Chicago and entered the house of Rosenbaum Bros. as book-keeper. His health began to fail about a year ago. Three months ago he came to Dubuque, in hopes that a change of air might restore him to health. But alas! it was too late. He died of cancer of the stomach. Retaining his mind to the last he died without a struggle, as quietly as a child going to sleep. Mr. Anderson leaves a wife and four children, three sons and one daughter, all grown. They are all here except one son, who is in California. Mr. Anderson has ever been an active and energetic business man, and has done his full share in building up the northwest to what it is to-day. He was a whole-souled, genial man, a warm friend, with his heart in his hand. Funeral today at 2 p. m. from the residence on Fourteenth street.
I have no information on the death of Francis. A lot of these folks move to Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
Thanks for your information.