James Anderson and
Jane Perlina Potter

James Anderson, b 1829 VA; s/o John Reuben Anderson and Lucy Burke. James Anderson m. 1850 to Jane Perlina Potter b 8 Apr 1831 Pike Co KY d 8 Dec 1918; d/o Isaac Potter and Mary Polly Houston (aka Huston). (1860 Letcher Co KY Census). Children of James Anderson and Jane Perlina Potter;

1. Mary Polly Anderson b 17 May 1852 Letcher Co KY d 8 Jun 1928 Letcher Co KY; buried Potter Cemetery, Kona, Letcher Co KY; m. about 1871 to Elcainey "Cain" Newsome b 1851 Letcher Co KY d d 27 Feb 1939 Kona, Letcher Co KY; s/o Hartwell "Will" Newsome and Sarah "Sallie" Tolley. Children of Elkanah Newsome and Mary Anderson; i. Sarah Ann Newsome b 22 Jan 1867 Potters Fork, Letcher Co KY ii. Isaac Newsome b about 1874 KY iii. Hartwell Newsome b about 1876 KY iv. George W Newsome b 1878 v. James Newsome b 1880 KY vi. William P Newsome b 10 Jul 1885 Letcher Co KY vii. Minus Newsome b 1887 Letcher Co KY

2. Isaac Anderson b 25 May 1854 Letcher Co KY d 3 May 1875 at age 21 years in a logging accident. He never married.

3. John Anderson b 24 Apr 1857 Letcher Co KY d 25 Dec 1938; m. 14 Sept 1878 Letcher Co KY to Lucinda Sidney Wright b 15 Jan 1855 Letcher Co KY d 28 Mar 1924, d/o Andrew Jackson Wright and Harriett Adams. Child of John Anderson and Loucinda Wright; i. Andrew Anderson b 6 Mar 1880 Letcher Co KY d 22 Sept 1941 KY; m. Lilly Ratliff b 1883 Pike Co KY.

4. Joseph Anderson b 8 Oct 1861 d 25 Dec 1938 Pike Co KY buried Amil Little Cemetery, Pike Co KY, m. 27 Feb 1879 Pike Co KY to Rachel Anderson b 1 Aug 1862 d 10 May 1904; d/o Hiram Anderson and Spicey Tackett. Joseph Anderson m. Amanda Hall. Joseph Anderson m. 27 Feb 1905 to (2) Mary "Polly" Little d 7 Feb 1908; d/o Moses Little and Candace Dacie Osborne. Joseph Andrson m. 21 Sept 1909 to (3) Amanda Bryant b. June 9 1889, Pike Co, KY d 13 Jul 1933 Pike Co KY; buried Belcher Cemetery, Blaze Branch, Pike Co KY; d/o Lewis Bryant and Polly Jane Hamilton. Mary "Polly" Little m. 1879 to (1) Stephen Little b 7 Apr 1855 Floyd Co KY; s/o Isaac Little and Lucinda Caudill.

5. Lucy Anderson b 8 Oct 1861 Letcher Co KY d 1941; m. 21 Mar 1889 to Enoch M Adams b 1863 Pine Creek, Letcher Co KY; s/o Simpson Evans Adams and Sarah "Sally" Webb. Enoch M Adams m. 1885 Letcher Co KY to Elizabeth Sanders. Lucy Anderson m. Lewis Sexton b 1861 TN d 14 Jan 1959.

6. Moses Anderson b 26 FEB 1864 Letcher Co KY d 11 Oct 1936 Ermine, Letcher Co KY; buried Hall Cemetery, Letcher Co KY, Mayking, Letcher Co KY; m. 19 Feb 1886 to Elizabeth Virginia Craft b 17 Jan 1871 Letcher Co KY d 7 Sept 1947 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; buried Hall and Polly Cemetery, Ermine, Letcher Co KY; Findagrave #84152934; d/o William Richardson Craft and Emily Jane Sergent. Child of Moses Anderson and Elizabeth Craft;

i. Martha Irba Anderson b 24 Sept 1888 Letcher Co KY

ii. Perlina Jane Levia Anderson b 12 May 1893 KY d 29 Dec 1923 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY m. 21 Jul 1910 Wise Co VA to Judge Lilly "J L" Yonts b 7 Jul 1891 Letcher Co KY d 1 Apr 1963 Marshfield, Webster Co MO buried Prospect Cemetery, West of Grovespring, Webster Co MO; s/o Solomon "Solly" Yonts and Virginia Jane "Jennie" Quillen. Judge Lilly "J L" Yonts m. 1924 Letcher Co KY to Mary Ellen Amburgey b 22/23 Mar 1906 Letcher Co KY d 28 Jul 1968 at home, West of Grovespring, Union Twp, Wright Co MO, buried Prospect Cemetery, West of Grovespring, Webster Co MO; d/o John S Amburgey and Maggie Fry.

iii. James Lee Anderson b 17 Jul 1899 Letcher Co KY

iv. Cora Emily Anderson b 1 Dec 1905 Wise Co VA

7. Nancy Jane Anderson b 17 MAY 1866 d 4 Feb 1911 Letcher Co KY; buried Grays Branch Cemetery, Potters Fork, Letcher Co KY; Findagrave #94694583; m. (1) to Edward Holbrook. Nancy Jane Anderson m. 20 Aug 1886 Letcher Co KY to Ransom H Holbrook b 16 Sept 1864 d 12 Jan 1941; s/o Randolph E Holbrook and Sarah Craft. Children of Ransom H Holbrook and Nancy Jane Anderson; i. Sarah Jane Holbrook b about 1887 VA ii. Jennie Pauline Holbrook b about 1890 KY iii. Mary Lane HOlbrook b about 1893 KY iv. Virgie F Holbrook b 1896 v. Allen Holbrook b 1902 VA

8. James "Jim" Anderson b 27 Aug 1874 d 1936; m. 27 Aug 1894 to Cordelia "Ardila" Sanders b about 15 Jul 1870 Letcher Co KY d 12 Oct 1935; d/o William Riley Sanders and Alice "Mahala" Bowens. Children of James Anderson and Ardelia Sanders; i. William Milton Anderson b 9 Jun 1892 Dickenson Co VA ii. Edward Lee Anderson b 14 Jul 1908 Cranes Nest Wise Co VA

9. Ed Anderson.

10. Susan Anderson b 1869 KY.

11. Andrew Anderson b Feb 1880. (Don't think this child is Perlina's)


Interesting Exclusion in James Anderson's Will

Letcher Co., KY. Letcher County Court Dec. Term 1883, will probated. (Book 1, page 31). He leaves the farm to his wife Jane and all the property and household furniture. At her death the land and all chattle and Household goods to be equally divided among the heirs leaving out Elcaney Newsome an his wife Mary Anderson. He mentions in the will the conditional line made between James Anderson and Elcanie Newsome so he apparently had already given Mary and her husband, Elcaney Newsome some of his land. Witness: Abraham Potter (brother of Jane Perlina Potter), Thomas Hall. Jane: Her paternal grandfather was Abraham Potter.


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