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John Anderson 874,2872

  • Marriage: Ann Campbell on 8 Sep 1799 in Weem, Perth, Scotland 874,2871

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LDS IGI file Search, Salt Lake City, Utah
Search : Anderson, British Isles, Scotland
Father: John Anderson, Mother: Ann Campbell
Batch Number: C113982

1. Alexr. ANDERSON - International Genealogical Index Gender: M Christening: 10 Aug 1803 Weem, Perth, Scotland
2. Christian ANDERSON - International Genealogical Index Gender: F Christening: 25 May 1810 Weem, Perth, Scotland
3. John ANDERSON - International Genealogical Index Gender: M Christening: 7 Dec 1806 Weem, Perth, Scotland
4. Katherine ANDERSON - International Genealogical Index Gender: F Christening: 15 Mar 1813 Weem, Perth, Scotland
5. Donald ANDERSON - International Genealogical Index Gender: M Christening: 4 Nov 1805 Weem, Perth, Scotland
6. William ANDERSON - International Genealogical Index Gender: M Christening: 4 Jul 1800 Weem, Perth, Scotland

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Sept 27, 2001, Hi Jim,
Saw your posting on the Family Tree on It really caught my attention as I have been trying to find information on Helen Kennedy and William Anderson. I read your notes and found that you referred to a Hazel Anderson. I have letters that she wrote to my great aunt, Bessie Anderson back in 1967. I also have a letter from (looks like) Thomas Anderson from Sth. Monaghan to the same Bessie Anderson in 1924. In both letters there is mention of Catherine Kennedy and Helen Kennedy being sisters. If so, then I can supply you with more information on the William Anderson/Helen Kennedy line if you are interested. It gets complicated, but I shall try to make it understandable. (If you are not interested, you best stop reading now-----grin.)
William Anderson married Helen Kennedy Jan 7, 1827 in Fortingall, Scotland. They had a son born in Scotland in 1829 named Alexander. They came to Canada (Sth Monaghan, Ont.) sometime shortly after that. Once in Canada, they had 4 more children, all girls. Christy b. 1832 - d. 1920 - buried in Chesley, Ont.
Ellen b. 1835 - d. 1911 - buried in Chesley, Ont.
Annie b. 1837 - d. 1903 - buried in Chesley, Ont.
Catherine b. 1840 or 41 - d 1920 - buried in Chesley, Ont.
Their brother Alex is buried in Chesley also, alongside them. On his tombstone it says he died May 24, 1883 at age 53. From letters that we have from past generations, it appears he drowned.
According to the Bruce Atlas, 1880, William Anderson (married to Helen Kennedy) and Alexander Anderson (married to Catherine Kennedy) owned farms beside each other in Sth Monaghan. I do not believe that this William and Alexander were related in any way except that they married sisters. So, now saying, I shall proceed to William Anderson, who I am a gggg niece of. William was born in Weem, Scotland to John Anderson and Annie Campbell. He was christened July 4, 1800 in the Weem Parish. He had a number of siblings but one in particular was a Donald Anderson, his brother, who I am a direct descendant of. Donald had a number of children also, among them 3 boys named John, Duncan and William. To keep it straight, these 3 boys were William Anderson (and Helen Kennedy's) nephews. Have I lost you yet? These 3 nephews came to Canada. John was my great great grandfather, and Duncan married Annie Anderson (daughter of William Anderson and Helen Kennedy.) Seeing as how William Anderson and Helen Kennedy were Duncan's uncle and aunt, that means when he married their daughter Annie, he married his cousin.
John Anderson married Ann Campbell - 1799 - Scotland
Children of John & Ann
i. William b. 1800 Scotland d. Ont. ?
married Helen Kennedy b. 1797 Scotland d. Ont. ?
Children of William & Helen:
---Alexander b. 1829 Scotland d. 1883 Ontario (drowned)
---Christy b. 1832 Ont. d. 1920 Ont.
---Ellen b. 1835 Ont. d. 1911 Ont.
---Ann b. 1837 Ont. d. 1903 Ont.
married Duncan Anderson b. 1828, Fortingall, Scotland, son of Donald Anderson & Elizabeth McGregor
---Catherine b. 1840-41 Ont. d. 1920 Ont.
ii. Alexander b. 1803 Scotland
iii. Donald Anderson b. 1805 Scotland d. 1874 Scotland
married Elizabeth McGregor b. 1803 Scotland d. 1888 Scotland
Children of Donald Anderson & Elizabeth McGregor
-----John b. 1826 Scotland d. 1907 Ontario
married Isabella McGregor in 1857 in Ontario, Canada
Children of John & Isabella
---Donald b. 1858 d. 1957
---Elizabeth b. 1859 d. ?
---Alexander b. 1861 d. 1947
married Elizabeth Thomas
Children of Alexander & Elizabeth
---William Anderson married Evelyn McMullen
Children of William & Evelyn
----Maurice Anderson married Shirley Gessner
Children of Maurice & Shirley
---Heather Anderson (me)
----Duncan b. 1829 Scotland d. 1905 Ont.
married Anne Anderson b. 1837 Ont. d. 1903 Ont. daughter of William Anderson & Helen Kennedy
I am stopping here. There are more children for a few of the above, but I only listed ones I am directly descended from to show where I fit in. I have no proof that Helen & Catherine were sisters, other than the letters I have mentioned. It could be that this whole scenario is out to lunch. I am trying to get hold of death records, etc. of William and Helen to see if the names of their parents or somebody are on them in order to confirm all this.
. Now that I have really confused you, may I ask where you descended from? If you have been able to actually read through all this and have made it this far, it would really be great to hear from you.
Heather Anderson
North Battleford, Saskatchewan


John married Ann Campbell on 8 Sep 1799 in Weem, Perth, Scotland 874.,2872

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