Anderson Family (27)

Richard Anderson, I
Richard Anderson, II.
Robert Anderson, I
Robert Anderson, II
Garland Anderson
John Burbage Anderson
Henry Tompkins Anderson
Lelia Anderson Trabue
Kate Buckner Trabue Rogers
Lelia Rogers Dickinson

The Andersons have been prominent in American life for nearly three centuries. The first members of this family to come to America were Richard Anderson, I. and Richard Anderson, II, who sailed from England in July 1635.

Richard Anderson, II b. 1618 in London, England son of Elizabeth Hawkins and Richard Anderson I; d. Gloucester County, Virginia

  1. Robert Anderson
  2. William Anderson
  3. Richard Anderson

Robert Anderson, b. 1634, York County, VA, d. 1712, New Kent County, Virginia; m. Cecilia Massie, daughter of D. Massie and Lucelia Poindexter; 7 children

  1. Robert Anderson, II
  2. David Anderson, d. 1724 Hanover County, Virginia; m. #2 Susannah Swann
  3. John Anderson, d. 1731 Hanover County, Virginia; m. Sarah Waddy
  4. Richard Anderson, m. Charity Pouncey
  5. Matthew Anderson,
  6. Thomas Anderson, d. October 1757, Albemarle Co. Virginia; m. # 1 Agnes Gannaway m #2 Mary
  7. William Anderson, d. 1717 King William County, Virginia

The Virginia Land Office Book VII, page 272, shows that Robert Anderson I was granted 727 acres of land in New Kent County, Virginia in 1683 for the importation of 15 persons. (i.e. this acreage was given to Robert Anderson for bringing15 persons to America to colonize the land. He married Cecilia Massie of New Kent, and was vestryman of St. Peter’s parish until the parish of St. Paul was cut off in 1704. (28)

Robert Anderson, II b. 1663, New Kent Co. VA, d. 1716 Hanover County, VA; m. Mary Elizabeth Overton, b. June 28, 1673 England, daughter of Elizabeth Waters and William Overton, d. 1734 Hanover County, Virginia

  1. Sarah Anderson, b. about 1704
  2. Nathaniel Anderson, b. 1705
  3. Matthew Anderson b. about 1708; m. Frances, d. November 15, 1768
  4. Ann Anderson, b. 1709 m. George Dabney
    1. Bartlott Anderson, b. about 1710, New Kent County, VA,
    d. 1761 Hanover County, VA; m. Mary Crosby
  5. Robert Anderson, (31) b. January 1, 1711-12 New Kent County, VA, d. December 9, 1792; m. Elizabeth Clough on July 3, 1739, b. April 3, 1722, d. November 10, 1779
  6. John Anderson, b. about 1714, New Kent County, VA,
  7. David Anderson, b. about 1715, Hanover County, VA, d. 1791 Albermarle County, VA, m. Elizabeth Mills
  8. Charles Anderson, b. about 1716, m. Elizabeth

Bartlott Anderson, (30) b. about 1710; m. Mary Cosby, b. 1716 in New Kent County, VA, daughter of Martha Garland and John Cosby;

  1. Frances Anderson, b. about1729, d. about 1784, m. John Smith
  2. Mary Anderson
  3. William Anderson, b. 1738, Hanover County, VA
  4. Garland Anderson, b. 1742 Hanover County, Va;
  5. Bartlett Anderson, Jr. b. June 17, 1748, d. 1824 Louisa County, VA; m. Frances Dickerson b. February 7, 1754, Louisa County, VA; d. 1789, Louisa County VA;

Garland Anderson, b. 1742 Hanover County, VA, d. March 8, 1811 Hanover Co, VA.; m. Marcia Elizabeth Burbage (Burbridge) of Caroline County, Virginia, b. April 19, 1747, Norfolk Isle of Wright, d. Hanover County, VA; (29)(32)

Garland Anderson owned much property in New Kent, Caroline County, Virginia and adjoining counties, and was a member of the Richmond Convention of 1775, that placed Virginia on a war basis.

  1. John Burbage Anderson, b.June 2, 1765;
  2. Martha Garland Anderson, b. August 1,1767, d. August 25, 1783;
  3. Garland Anderson, b. August 6, 1769, d. August 20, 1829 in Anderson Cemetery in Green County, KY;
  4. Thornton Burbridge Anderson, b. March 13, 1772;
  5. William Anderson, b. August 4, 1773, d. June 14, 1836;
  6. Elizabetth Burbridge Anderson, b. Nov 17, 1774;
  7. Armstead Burbridge Anderson, b. Nov 10, 1777
  8. Mary Anderson, b. June 4, 1779;
  9. Ann Anderson, b. November 18, 1783;
  10. Marcia Anderson, b. October 24, 1785;
  11. Dorothy Peay Anderson, b. December 5, 1788
  12. Lucy Anderson, b. January 13, 1792, d. August 1789;
  13. Genet Anderson, b. Nov 4, 1793, d. April 9, 1834;

John Burbage Anderson, b. June 2, 1765 in St. Martin’s Parish, Caroline County, VA, d. August 18, 1831; m. Martha “Patsy” Tompkins, b. daughter of Ann Dickerson/Dickinson and Robert Tompkins in 1770 of Caroline County, Virginia, d. March 14, 1849 Christian County, KY;

  1. Garland Anderson
  2. Robert Tompkins Anderson
  3. Ann T. Anderson
  4. Elizabeth “Betty” Anderson
  5. Beanjamin Anderson
  6. John Burbridge (Burbage) Anderson
  7. Lucy B. Anderson
  8. Albert Anderson
  9. Martha Anderson
  10. Henry Tompkins Anderson

Henry Tompkins Anderson, b Jan 27, 1812; d. Sept. 19, 1872;

m. # 1 January 9, 1832, Jane Buckner Hawes, b. July 27, 1808, d. 1840;
1) Clarence Anderson, b. 1835, Caroline County, VA,
m. Mary Spillman, 1862, from Jessamine County, KY: Clarence was a photographer an Hopkinsville, KY and an elder in the Christian Church there. d. in Hopkinsville, KY.
2) Lelia Anderson, b. September 21, 1837, Caroline County, VA;
d. February 25, 1901, Barren County, KY; m. Benjamin Franklin Trabue, on June 12, 1855 in Mercer County, KY



m. # 2 Henrietta Ducker, b.1819 in Hopkinsville, KY on Nov 4, 1841;
3) Jessie Anderson, b. August 27, 1842, d. May 6, 1926, m. A.B.
Rue of Harrodsburg, KY on September 5, 1865; Jessie A. Rue
painted portraits of several of Kentucky’s Governors, which
hang in the hall of Kentucky Governors in Frankfort, KY.
4) Henry Anderson, b. 1844
5) Martha Anderson b. 1846, d. 1909; m. John B. Thompson
6) Lucy Anderson, b. 1849, d. 1878
7) Nellie Anderson, b. 1859, d. 1878
8) Mary Anderson
9) Louis Anderson
10) Lilly Anderson
11) Nannie Anderson
12) Zoe Anderson, b. 1860, d. 1914; m.#1 Jack Bryan, #2 Spencer;
Norris; author of a novel, “The Color of His Soul"
13) Pickett Anderson, b. 1861, m. Harry A. Timmins
14) Charles Anderson, b. 1864

Henry Tompkins Anderson
Henry Tompkins Anderson was brought up in a home of culture and refinement in Caroline County, Virginia. His mother, Martha Tompkins, was an unusually brilliant woman and taught all her sons Latin and Greek. His parents were Baptists, though quite liberal in their views. When barely twenty-one, Henry T. Anderson united with the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ (1833), and was baptized by his elder brother, Dr. Benjamin Anderson, a widely known physician, who for many years was an elder in the Antioch Christian Church at Bowling Green.


Within ten months after his baptism he began to preach the Gospel, and in his twenty-fifth year moved to Kentucky. When he was twenty-one years old he married Mrs. Jane Hawes, who before her marriage was Jane Buckner, daughter of Aylett Buckner of Caroline County.

The first year in Kentucky was spent in teaching school and preaching at Old Salem Church in Barren County, eight miles north of Glasgow, after which he moved to Hopkinsville, KY. Jane Buckner Hawes Anderson died in Hopkinsville, Kentucky in the summer of 1840. In 1841 H.T. Anderson married Henrietta Ducker.

In 1847, Anderson became the Pastor of First Christian Church of Louisville, and continued in this capacity for six years. Upon retiring from the pastorate, he moved to Mercer County where he taught and preached for several years.

Later he presided over a classical school at Midway, KY, where he was assisted by his son, Henry T. Anderson, Jr., and his daughter Jessie, both of whom were brilliant Latin and Greek scholars. In December 1861, he began to translate the New Testament from the original Greek, and in a letter to President Williams about this time, says:

If I succeed in translating the New Testament, will it not give reason for my past retired labours in the study of the Holy Oracles? Surely such a result would be worth a life of labour! Whatsoever the result, one thing is certain; I shall have filled my own mind and heart with the knowledge of His truth …

When the Civil War broke out, and young men laid down their books and took up the sword, Anderson gave up his schoolwork and devoted his time to translating, preaching and lecturing. He remained in Mercer County during these years. Dr. Robert Richardson, the President of Bethany College, said, “H.T. Anderson’s knowledge of Scriptures is greater than Mr. Alexander Campbell’s at his best years.”

Benjamin Franklin (not the statesman Benjamin Franklin), a noted Disciple minister and publicist, wrote, “I am pleased with Brother Anderson. He has a mighty fund of learning and knowledge. He is a great man.” Rev. Franklin asked H.T. Anderson to prepare an independent translation of the New Testament.

In 1862 H. T. Anderson moved from Flemingsburg to Harrodsburg, KY to work with John Augustus Williams on the new translation. He had 10 children then, and by moving from Flemingsburg where he was pastor, he “deprived himself of his income, resources and home.”

The Orphan School at Midway cared for some of his children, Dr. Chew, Andrew Steele and Thomas Parrish of Woodford County took others; and Henry T. and his wife and three youngest moved to Harrodsburg and moved into J.A. Williams’ tearoom for part of the year. Later, they moved to a cottage and called all the children home. The church at Harrodsburg eventually called him to be “their preacher, and teacher”, which position he ably filled for some years. (63)

In 1864 he completed his translation, which, he said, was intended to open and illustrate the Scripture for the masses, and the work found instant favour in both America and Europe.

In his translation, Anderson wanted to make it clear that he, like Alexander Campbell, believed that baptism meant immersion, as the Disciples of Christ would have defined baptism and not “sprinkling”. So when the word baptism appears in other translations of the New Testament, Henry T. has translated the word to be immersion. So, in H.T.’s text it’s John the Immerser, not John the Baptist.

LaVece G. Hughes has the family’s copy of The New Testament translated by H.T. Anderson, published March 1864 by the American Christian Review.

Dr. Anderson preached for the Disciples in Washington City (DC) during 1868 and the early part of 1869. In the summer of 1871, he visited his children in Virginia and also visited his children in Kentucky.

After these visits he returned to Washington, where he received an appointment as a clerk in the Land Office. The family has a letter to his daughter, Lelia, in which Henry T. states that President Andrew Johnson attended his church, and gave him a job as a clerk in the Land Office, because the President reportedly knew that “ the Disciples did not pay their ministers enough to live on.” He was paid $100 per month.

H.T. Anderson died in Washington on September 19, 1872. The “dust and ashes” of this distinguished son of Caroline rests in Glenwood Cemetery near the National Capital in an unmarked grave in section E, lot #3, site #1. According to a letter from Clarence to his sister, his father’s death left the family in destitute circumstances and Clarence invited his stepmother and step-siblings to come and live with him.

Lelia Anderson Trabue

b. September 21, 1837, Caroline County, VA; d. February 25, 1901, Barren County, KY; m. Benjamin Franklin Trabue, on June 12, 1855 in Mercer County, KY;

  1. Henry Buckner Trabue, b. Mar 19, 1856, d. Feb 17, 1901;
  2. Kate Buckner Trabue b. Sept 28, 1858, d. July 4,1935, m. Mar 19, 1878, Joseph Underwood Rogers, who was born Oct 30, 1854, d. October 3, 1936;
  3. Helen Trabue b. April 24, 1860, m 1881 Jerry Black Leslie, son of Gov. Preston Hopkins Leslie and his wife Louisa Black Leslie; (Preston Hopkins Leslie was governor of Kentucky (1871-75). and later became governor of Montana;); moved to Great Falls, Montana in 1888
  4. Benora Trabue b. Dec 4, 1861, m. Mar 31, 1881 Albert Pickney Terrell, son of Monroe Terrell of Mississippi; lived in Ft. Worth, Texas and was a practicing Osteopath Doctor.

Kate Buckner Trabue m. Joseph Underwood Rogers

Lelia Rogers m. Bartlett Graves Dickinson

Will of Lelia Anderson Trabue

I, Lelia Trabue, of Glasgow, KY do make and publish this my last will and testament as follows:

First: I give and devise to my son, H.B. Trabue, and my daughters Kate B. Rogers, Helen Leslie and Benora Terrell in equal parts all of my estate of every kind, and this includes six thousand dollars, which I received from the estate of my grandfather and which is held for me by my husband, B. F. Trabue.

Second: The interest in my estate, which shall be received by my said daughters, I will, desire and direct, shall go to and be need used and enjoyed by them and each of them free from the control of her husbands.

Witness my hand this the 29th day of November 1900. Signed, Lelia Anderson Trabue (75)

Lelia Anderson Trabue is given credit for THE Dickinson Pumpkin Pie recipe used by the family at Thanksgiving and Christmas time. Inez Dickinson wrote to the Louisville Courier Journal’s Food Editor, Cissy Greg in the ‘50s that, in contradiction to an earlier editorial that Ms. Greg had written in which she stated that the best use for pumpkins was to “leave them in the field.”

Inez suggested she should try THE Dickinson Pumpkin Pie Recipe. Cissy Greg made a column of ‘Nez’s letter in which ‘Nez wrote “I didn’t like pumpkin pie either, until I married (Joseph Rogers Dickinson) and moved from Louisiana to Kentucky.” “Then,” she writes, “I ate a piece of pumpkin pie made by my husband’s mother, Mrs. Bartlett Graves Dickinson, from a recipe handed down from her grandmother, (Lelia Anderson Trabue) and changed my mind.” ‘Nez recommended that the pie was never to be eaten stone cold. However, Dickinsons have been known to eat this pumpkin pie in any form, at any time, and even for breakfast.

Dickinson Pumpkin Pie

Lelia Anderson Trabue

1 cup cooked pumpkin ¼ t cinnamon

1 egg ½ to 1 t allspice

2 T cream ¼ t nutmeg

1 c sugar ¼ t ginger
1 T melted butter

Beat egg; add sugar, spices, cream, pumpkins and melted butter. Blend. Pour into unbaked crust; bake 10 minutes at 450 degrees, then 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve with whipped cream.

For 2 pies, Kate Dickinson Ganter suggested reducing the sugar to ¾ cup and tripling the recipe’s ingredients.