Re: Amon B. ANDERSON/Newspaper Account
Thank you for the response. In an effort to establish a timeline for Ezekiel Cole Anderson that can be documented, I have established three points on a timeline which I wish to give critical attention.
Point 1, Who made the determination that Ezekiel Cole Anderson was twelve "winters" old? What source or sources establishes his approximate birth at 1788 or 1791?
Point 2, What source documents his and Winnie's wedding in Logan County, Kentucky? This is probably going to be the focal point for traveling back and forward on the timeline. Can we find personal letters or artifacts between the two. Winnie outlived him by about twenty years. What letters of recollection did she leave? What witnesses were at the wedding, who officiated? What kind of ceremony was it?
Point 3,What records document his death. What did he die from and where? Did he die of natural causes or was he a victim of homicide as a previous post inferred?
It's OK if you don't have the answer to those questions. Every question will need to be cross referenced anyway. I understand that at least one of his son's , Jefferson Anderson, served in the Michigan Colored Militia, 1st Infantry, during the Civil War. I would like to save descendant notes for another phase but I will be asking you about them later. I think the progenitor information about birth, wedding, and death are important foundations for facts at this point.