First Appearance

To date, the first record found of Anderson Pettypool is a summary of a 1789 Dinwiddie county Virginia court case, originally published in the William and Mary Colonial Quarterly, XIV, 139[1]

Edward Pegram, Jun., assignee of Vines Collier, plt. agt. Stephen Pettypool & Anderson Pettypool defts., in Debt. 1789.

Census

The 1800 US Census includes an Anderson Pettipool residing in Hallifax, Northampton, North Carolina[2].  The family is enumerated as:

Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Males -10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 5
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 7

Assuming that this is the same individual as the 1789 Court case, Anderson would appear to have been born between 1756 and 1774.  Assuming again that he was 20 years of age or older in 1789 to have been involved in a legal dispute, the range probably narrows to between 1756 and 1769.

The 1810 US Census includes an Anderson Pettypool residing in Greensville, Virginia[3].  The family is enumerated as:

Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44 : 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 3
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 5

It is difficult to determine if this is the same individual as the 1800 Census.  All the male children are missing, and one female child as well from 1800.  There are an additional two females.  Depending upon their actual ages in 1800, this could represent forming marriages and independent households for the children of 1800.  Alternately, this could be a younger Anderson Pettypool establishing a household in Greensville county, Virginia.

Marriage

On 27 July 1809, Anderson P Pool married Polley Mitchell in Greensville county, Virginia[4].  Is this a second marriage for the Anderson of the 1800 Census, or the first marriage of the Anderson of the 1810 Census?  Or perhaps this is entirely another individual- the “P Pool” was a common shortening of “Pettypool”, but not a certain indication.

Associates

Vines Collier

Vines Collier may have assigned his 1789 case to Edward Pegram because he had already left Virginia.  His name is included on a memorial to Congress, referred 21 Nov 1814, by citizens of Wilkinson County, Mississippi Territory, residing west of the “eighteen mile line” seeking that the land they have settled on and improved may be offered for sale.  The document records Vines Collier as a resident in 1810.[5]

Edward Pegram

The 1786 Census of North Carolina includes an “Edward Pegrom” residing in Warren county North Carolina[6].  The 1790 Federal Census records “Edwd Pegram” residing in Warren North Carolina[7].  So perhaps neither Vines nor Edward were resident in Virginia when the 1789 case was heard.

Stephen Pettypool

There are multiple candidates for the Stephen Pettypool of the 1789 court case.

Stephen, son of John Pettypool (1725 VA – 1803 NC) and Sarah.  Stephen was granted land in Granville county NC in 1805[8].

Stephen Pettypool, son of William Pettypool (1747- 1813) and Sarah.

Stephen P Pool Jr is enumerated in the 1830 Federal Census as a 60-69 year old in Dinwiddie county, Virginia[9].


[1] Judith McGhan, “Virginia Will Records” (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008). Section: Records of Dinwiddie County –Abstracts 1789, 1790. Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, USA. Web: www.ancestry.com.

[2] Images reproduced by FamilySearch, “1810 United States Federal Census” (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010). Year: 1800; Census Place: Hallifax, Northampton, North Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 34; Page: 469; Image: 115; Family History Library Film: 337910: family of Anderson Pettipool.

[3] Images reproduced by FamilySearch, “1810 United States Federal Census” (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010). Year: 1810; Census Place: Greensville, Virginia; Roll: 68; Page: 454; Image: 00868; Family History Library Film: 0181428:  family of Anderson Pettypool.

[4] “Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940” (Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City 17 March 2020).
Family Search Website. Web: familysearch.org.

[5] Ancestry.com. U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011; Territorial Papers of the US; Volume Number: Vol 6; Page Number: 467; Family Number: 10.

[6] Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999;  Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. North Carolina Census, 1790-1890. Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.

[7] Ancestry.com. 1790 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch; Year: 1790; Census Place: Warren, North Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 7; Page: 78; Image: 56; Family History Library Film: 0568147.

[8] Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, USA.  Web: www.ancestry.com. “North Carolina, Land Grant Files, 1693-1960” (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016).  No. 1609 Stephen Petty Pool.

[9] Ancestry.com. 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010; 1830; Census Place: Dinwiddie, Dinwiddie, Virginia; Series: M19; Roll: 196; Page: 389; Family History Library Film: 0029675.

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