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James J. Anderson was born 7 Apr 1850 according to his tombstone. His birth
surname appears to have been Burchett. The 1850 census for Franklin County VA
lists him as residing in the Franklin County poorhouse. He is also listed in
the Overseers report as a resident of the poorhouse until about 1855.)

The Franklin County, VA Court Order Book 10 (1855-1860), page 55, confirms
that this James Burchett in the poor house was one in the same as James J.
Anderson.  At the April 1856 court, the following entry was recorded: "On the
motion of James Anderson by his attorney, it is ordered that one of the
Overseers of the Poor of this county do bind to the said James Anderson,
James J. Burchett aged 7 years, the said Anderson not to pay the said
Burchett any thing at the expiration of his service but to give the said
Burchett such an edjucation [sic] as the law directs."

His adoptive parents were James and Caroline (Gulliam) Anderson. Their
marriage record is shown below.

Marriage Bonds of Franklin County Virginia 1786-1858, page 22
Anderson, James, s. Jesse and Polly, and Caroline B. Gilliam, dau. Arch and
Nancy,Oct 20, 1853. minister: Silas Minter

James J. Anderson married Martha Ellen Sheppard and they had eight children
(listed below). James died 19 Mar 1927 in Pulaski County VA.

William Albert Anderson (1874-1943) .. born Montgomery Co VA
Mary L Anderson (1876-?) .. born Montgomery Co VA
Nancy Cathrine Anderson (1878-1963) .. born Montgomery Co VA
Margaret Anna Anderson (1880-?) .. born Giles Co VA
Ellie J. Anderson (1883-?) .. born Giles Co VA
James C. Anderson (1883-1884) .. born Giles Co VA
Lucy Lee Anderson (1887-?) .. born Giles Co VA
Charles B. Anderson (1891-?) .. born Giles Co VA

Here is the family in the 1900 census:

1900 Federal Census: Virginia, Pulaski County, page 121A
household 292/295
Anderson, James - head, W M 53, born Apr 1847 in VA, married 27 years, parents born VA, farm laborer
Anderson, Martha E. - wife, W F 48, born Feb 1852 in VA, 8 children/6 living, parents born VA
Anderson, Nancy B. - daughter, W F 21, born Sep 1878 in VA, single
Anderson, Anna N. - daughter, W F 20, born Apr 1880 in VA, single, at school
Anderson, Lucy Lee - daughter, W F 13, born Oct 1886 in VA, at school
Anderson, Chas - son, W M 7, born Oct 1892 in VA


Virginia: Franklin County; Montgomery County; Giles County; Pulaski County

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