Descendants of Nicholas Anderson


Generation No. 1

 1.  NICHOLAS1 ANDERSON was born in Virginia, and died Abt. 1809.  He married BARBARA.  She died Abt. 1807.   

Montgomery County Will Book A, p. 398.  Montgomery County Deed Book 4, p. 5;  Nicholas's deeds after 1806 do not include Barbara 


2.                i.       ANNIS2 ANDERSON, b. Bet. 1765 - 1780.

                  ii.       ASENA ANDERSON, b. Bet. 1765 - 1780; m. JAMES BRADSHAW, April 13, 1793, Clark County, KY. 

Notes for ASENA ANDERSON: Also spelled as Aseene. 

Clark County Marriage Records:  Anderson, Aseene, daughter Nicholas Anderson (consent) and James Bradshaw; surety, Daniel Willson.  1793 Apr 13  

3.              iii.       ABIHU ANDERSON, b. Bet. 1765 - 1780.

                 iv.       NICHOLAS ANDERSON, b. Bet. 1765 - 1784; d. 1823; m. RACHEL.

4.               v.       ALETHA ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1768, Loudoun County, VA; d. 1855.

5.              vi.       NIMROD ANDERSON, b. February 1782; d. 1831.



Generation No. 2

2.  ANNIS2 ANDERSON (NICHOLAS1) was born Bet. 1765 - 1780.  She married SAMUEL HADDEN January 16, 1794 in Clark County, KY.  He was born Abt. 1749, and died Abt. 1831. 

Notes for SAMUEL HADDEN: Helen Hadden in Paris, Kentucky (1994) shares this information: Samuel Hadden birth place is not known, although it is believed that he was born in PA. or NJ and probably thence to VA before coming to Kentucky. He was born 1749; was in Lincoln County, Ky. 1781; sold land there in 1787; then in Woodford and Fayette Co. before going to Clark Co. where he married secondly in 1794; then on to Montgomery Co. where he died in 1831. Samuel Hadden appears on the tax lists for Fayette Co in 1788 and 1789.  Paid tax in Woodford and Lincoln Co 1787-1793, in Clark Co. 1793-1796 and in Mongomery Co (formed 1796) and paid tax there 1796 through 1830 mostly on Lulbegrud Creek, 300+ acres.    

Clark County Marriage Records:  Anderson, Annie, daughter Nicholas Anderson (consent) and Samuel Hadden; surety Abihu Anderson.  1794 Jan 16      


                   i.       AISLEY ELIZABETH3 HADDEN, b. Abt. 1795.

                  ii.       DOLLY HADDEN, b. Abt. 1802.

                 iii.       SINIA HADDEN.

                 iv.       NICHOLAS HADDEN.


3.  ABIHU2 ANDERSON (NICHOLAS1) was born Bet. 1765 - 1780.  He married JANE. 



He was 26-45 during the 1810 census.     

Child of ABIHU ANDERSON and JANE is:

6.                i.       JAMES3 ANDERSON, d. June 17 1829. 

4.  ALETHA2 ANDERSON (NICHOLAS1) was born Abt. 1768 in Loudoun County, VA, and died 1855.  She married MOSES WILKERSON, son of WILLIAM WILKERSON and SARAH HALLEY.  He was born April 12, 1763 in Loudoun County, VA, and died June 1806 in Montgomery County, KY. 

Notes for ALETHA ANDERSON: Was at Boonesboro with her father.   

Notes for MOSES WILKERSON: Listed in the Fayette County, KY 1788 Tax List.  Also at Boonesboro.


                   i.       HENRY3 WILKERSON, b. 1790. 

5.  NIMROD2 ANDERSON (NICHOLAS1) was born February 1782, and died 1831.  He married ANNA HARDWICK.  She was born October 7, 1785.

Nimrod & Ann Anderson's Bible (source: Dick Williams)

Nimrod Anderson b. 29 Feb. 1782 Va. d. 1831 Montgomery Co. Ky

wife Ann b. 2 Oct. 1785

Children: all born Montgomery Co. KY

Aleatha b. 10 Apr. 1804 m. James Wills

Areana b. 5 May 1808 m. Cartright

Annis b. 5 Feb. 1811

Allean "Lena" b. 19 Aug. 1813 m. James H. Hensley

Barbara Ann b. 19 Oct. 1814 m. Harrison Fox (my line)

Nimrod jr. b. 7 Mar. 1821 d. 31 Dec. 1857

Asena b. 22 Nov. 1823 (never married) d. 1878

Elizabeth b. 15 Oct. 1826 m. James J. Means

Nimrod and Ann lived south of Lucky Stop on Slate Creek. 

Kentucky Will Book D, p. 260 (Montgomery County)  - Will of Nimrod Anderson of Montgomery  Oct 27, 1831 - Dec 1831

Wife Ann (at her death to be divided between my children when the youngest comes of age-exceptions Annas Anderson (when marries), Aleanne Anderson (when marries), Barbery Anderson, Nimrod Anderson (when of age), Sena Anderson (when marries), Elizabeth Anderson.  "It is to be understood Aletha Wills and Acena Cartright are both my lawful heirs with the other named children" 

Nimrod and Ann buried in the Fox Cemetery, Montgomery County, KY (North of Hwy. #1050, about 100 yards West of Cooks Branch). 

Notes for ANNA HARDWICK: Name listed as "Ann" in Nimrod's will.  Ann's maiden name found at following site:     


7.                i.       ALEATHA3 ANDERSON, b. April 10, 1803, Thomas Clark Farm, Montgomery Co., KY; d. September 28, 1884, Means, Menifee County, KY.

                  ii.       AREANA ANDERSON, b. May 5, 1808; m. CARTWRIGHT.

8.              iii.       ANNIS ANDERSON, b. February 5, 1811.

                 iv.       ALEANE ANDERSON, b. August 19, 1813; m. JAMES H. HENSLEY.

Other Hensley and Anderson Marriages (source unknown):

Evan S. Hensley (c1809) and Annice Anderson (c1810) *

Harvey Hensley (c1820) and Cenia Anderson (c1824) *

Jackson Hensley (c1817) and Ruth S. Anderson (c1824) *

William Hensley (c1815) and Margaret Anderson (c1811) *   


1850 Census - Montgomery County, KY

Evan L. (or S.) Hensley, 41, KY

Annis?, 40, KY

Emily Jane, 13 (or 15), KY

John W., 13, KY

Julia A., 12, KY

Joseph A., 10, KY

William F., 8, KY

James A., 5, KY

Isabella, 4, KY

Charlotte, 8/12, KY 

Lived next door to household of Ann Anderson, age 60 and daughter Asena (and little girls, Mary and Frances) on one side and Harrison and Barbara Fox (and family) on other side. 

9.               v.       BARBARA ANN ANDERSON, b. October 19, 1814, Montgomery County, KY; d. April 28, 1887, Montgomery County, KY.

10.            vi.       NIMROD ANDERSON, b. March 7, 1821, Montgomery County, KY; d. December 31, 1857.

                vii.       ASENA ANDERSON, b. November 22, 1823; d. 1878. 

Notes for ASENA ANDERSON: Asena Anderson is listed on 1850 census as single, age 25 living with her widowed mother Ann. Asena is buried in the Fox Cemetery, Montgomery County, KY (North of Hwy. #1050, about 100 yards West of Cooks Branch). 

11.          viii.       ELIZABETH ANDERSON, b. October 15, 1826, Kentucky. 


Generation No. 3 

6.  JAMES3 ANDERSON (ABIHU2, NICHOLAS1) died in June 17 1829.  He married LUCINDA UNKNOWN.   

Notes for JAMES ANDERSON: James and Lucinda had seven children according to a biography of their son, Charles N. Anderson (see below).     


                   i.       CHARLES N.4 ANDERSON, b. December 18, 1823.

Biography of Charles N. Anderson

                  ii.       NANCY N. ANDERSON. 

7.  ALEATHA3 ANDERSON (NIMROD2, NICHOLAS1) was born April 10, 1803 in Thomas Clark Farm, Montgomery Co., KY, and died September 28, 1884 in Means, Menifee County, KY.  She married JAMES WILLS December 8, 1819 in Menifee County, KY, son of WILLIAM WILLS and MARY BALLARD.  He was born February 15, 1801 in Winchester, KY, and died February 12, 1875.

LDS shows him as James Thornton Wills.  Another source has year of death as 1879: 

Copy of Will for James Wills, Film # 808215. Menifee County Kentucky Will Book A. Pgs. 13-18. 

Occupation: Tavern/Reststop Owner 

Marriage Notes for ALEATHA ANDERSON and JAMES WILLSMarriage date and location per LDS     


                   i.       NIMROD ANDERSON4 WILLS, b. December 10, 1820, Wolf County, KY; d. June 9, 1909, Means, Menifee County, KY; m. (1) CATHERINE SPENCER; m. (2) LETTIE M. STEPHENS, August 26, 1841, Campton, Wolf County, KY; b. May 23, 1820; d. December 27, 1869, Cynthiana, Harrison County, KY..

Buried at Travelers Rest:  NIMROD A WILLS, Born 09-10-1820, Died 06-09-1909.  

                  ii.       MARY "POLLY" ANN WILLS, b. January 25, 1823.

                 iii.       DURRETT WILLS, b. March 8, 1825.

                 iv.       WILLIAM WILLS, b. July 8, 1827.

                  v.       ANDREW WILLS, b. August 4, 1829.

                 vi.       EMILY WILLS, b. 1831.

                vii.       ALEATHA WILLS, b. 1834.

               viii.       A.W. WILLS, b. May 7, 1836.

                  ix.       R.W. WILLS, b. May 7, 1836.

                   x.       JOHN WILLS, b. 1837.

                  xi.       THEODICIA WILLS, b. 1839.

                 xii.       CAROLINE WILLS, b. 1841.

                xiii.       SARAH BELLE WILLS, b. 1843.

                xiv.       JAMES THORNTON WILLS, b. August 28, 1846.

                 xv.       AMANDA JANE WILLS, b. May 8, 1849.


8.  ANNIS3 ANDERSON (NIMROD2, NICHOLAS1) was born February 5, 1811.  She married EVAN S. HENSLEY.  He was born Abt. 1809 in Kentucky. 

Notes for ANNIS ANDERSON: LDS shows dob as January 5, 1811.  May have married Raleigh (Rolly) Coffee of Slate Creek.     


                   i.       EMILY JANE4 HENSLEY, b. Abt. 1835.

                  ii.       JOHN W. HENSLEY, b. Abt. 1837.

                 iii.       JULIA A. HENSLEY, b. Abt. 1838.

                 iv.       JOSEPH A. HENSLEY, b. Abt. 1840.

                  v.       WILLIAM F. HENSLEY, b. Abt. 1842.

                 vi.       JAMES A. HENSLEY, b. Abt. 1845.

                vii.       ISABELLA HENSLEY, b. Abt. 1846.

               viii.       CHARLOTTE HENSLEY, b. Abt. 1849.


9.  BARBARA ANN3 ANDERSON (NIMROD2, NICHOLAS1) was born October 19, 1814 in Montgomery County, KY, and died April 28, 1887 in Montgomery County, KY.  She married WILLIAM HARRISON FOX February 23, 1837 in Montgomery County, KY.  He was born 1813, and died 1890 in Montgomery County, KY.

Harrison and Barbara are buried in the Fox Cemetery, Montgomery County, KY (North of Hwy. #1050, about 100 yards West of Cooks Branch).     


                   i.       ANN4 FOX, b. December 17, 1837; m. NELSON WILLS.

                  ii.       GEORGE FOX, b. August 12, 1839; m. ANN UNKNOWN.

                 iii.       JOHN FOX, b. May 16, 1841; m. ELIZABETH CAROLINE HON.

Notes for ELIZABETH CAROLINE HON:  May be spelled "Hohn".  A Moses Hohn is listed in the 1850 Montgomery County Census.

                  iv.       ELIZABETH FOX, b. May 10, 1843; m. JAMES WELDON.

                  v.       WILLIAM JOSEPH FOX, b. August 4, 1845.

                 vi.       ASENA FOX, b. December 4, 1847; m. WILLIAM ESTRIDGE DANIEL.

                vii.       JAMES THOMAS FOX, b. November 12, 1849; m. NANCY CATHERINE COLLINGS.

               viii.       LOUISA FOX, b. February 26, 1853.

                  ix.       MARY ADELINE FOX, b. May 26, 1856; m. DANIEL TRIGG COLLINGS.

                   x.       SALLY FOX, b. August 1, 1858; m. NEWTON DENNIS.

                  xi.       LAURA CORNILA FOX, b. December 8, 1860; m. REUBEN MAY.


10.  NIMROD3 ANDERSON (NIMROD2, NICHOLAS1) was born March 7, 1821 in Montgomery County, KY, and died December 31, 1857.  He married L. MAHALA UNKNOWN Abt. 1842.  She was born Abt. 1825 in Kentucky, and died Aft. 1860.

1850 Census - Montgomery County, KY

Nimrod Anderson, 29

L.M., F., 26

George W., 7

James K.P., 5

Barbary A., 4

John W., 1

Sept. 30, 1853 - Deposition of William Ragan - "Known Nimrod N. Anderson for 12 - 13 years (got to drinking). Lived on Slate Creek 3 years ago. Wife Mahala Anderson (guilty of whoring). Couple parted"

Notes for L. MAHALA UNKNOWN:  Maiden name may have been Warmsley. 

1860 Census - Montgomery County, KY

Mahala Anderson, 35

James K., 15

Lena C., 9

George A., 3

John Young, 36

Children of NIMROD ANDERSON and L. UNKNOWN are:

                   i.       GEORGE W.4 ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1843.

                  ii.       JAMES K. P. ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1845.

                 iii.       BARBARY A. ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1847; d. September 14, 1854, Montgomery Co., KY.

Montgomery County Death Record:  Barbea A. Anderson, 7 years of age, died 14 Sept 1854.  Flux.  Parent:  Mahala Anderson.

                  iv.       JOHN W. ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1849.


11.  ELIZABETH3 ANDERSON (NIMROD2, NICHOLAS1) was born October 15, 1826 in Kentucky.  She married JAMES J. MEANS September 13, 1843 in Montgomery County, KY.  He was born Abt. 1815 in Kentucky.

1850 Census - Montgomery Co., KY

James Means, 35, KY

Elizabeth, 23, KY

Nimrod, 6, KY

William, 4, KY

Sarah, 2, KY


(Note: neighbors included Elizabeth's mother and siblings).


                   i.       NIMROD4 MEANS, b. Abt. 1844.

                  ii.       WILLIAM MEANS, b. Abt. 1846.

                 iii.       SARAH MEANS, b. Abt. 1848.



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