Re: Amon B. ANDERSON/Newspaper Account
I promised you a cuople of "scenarios' that I am investigating at this point. The first one is an excerpt that begins in North Carolina:
"...Cuzzie Anderson d. before 1833 m. John C. Cole b. ca 1750-60 d. ca 1850-51 in Lawrence Co., KY. They lived as members of Cherokee Indians (information from Anderson Cole Eastern Cherokee app #31697).
They had 12 kids: Jackson, Mary, John, Charles, Margaret, Hiram, William, Luana, Jackson, Ezekiel, Wils, Dicey. I don't know if they named two of their boys Jackson or if this is a misprint
"...They both Died in Magoffin County, Kentucky. they were married bef. 1791 in Kentucky. They were listed as Mulattos(altho they were cherokee indians)"
Of course the child Ezekiel Cole is a point of interest.
The other scenerio I am looking into still involves the 1818 Crawford County, Illinois census and a Free person of Color named Susanna Anderson. Though an Ezekial Anderson also shows up on this census there was an unknown Anderson killed in front of Fort Allison around 1813. I'm trying to find out if Susanna was his widow.
It is likely that Illinois law forced Ezekiel and the other free persons to register. here's another excerpt:
"...As for blacks already living in Illinois in 1818, they were required to report to the circuit clerk before June 1, 1819, register their names, show evidence of their freedom, and have him issue a certificate. Any free black person in Illinois without such a certificate would be considered a slave and a runaway, and was liable to be arrested, arraigned before a justice, advertised in the newspapers for six weeks by the county sheriff. If no "owner" came forth to claim the black person, the county still could sell him or her as an indentured servant for one year."
Ther are several Ezekial Cole's and several Ezekial Anderson's so I'm not ready to even use the word "hypothesis," but as I said in the other post there is only one who was married to Winnie Esther Goin with 14 offspring.
Talk to you later,