I came back to this post for one important note, and that is the mention of George Anderson. Earlier I mentioned that I have received a few documents from the Vincennes University library about the history of Fort Allison. In a publication by the Lawrence County Historical Society by Byron R. Lewis dated 1962, a section written about Austin Tann and other "Colored" residents of the fort including John Morris reads, "These and the three Anderson brothers, also colored, had good times together scouting. The father of the latter was killed near the Fort and the mother wanted a cannon placed on Dubois Hill..."
After revisiting the 1818 Crawford County there are several Anderson's listed but only four listed as "Free Persons of Color."
Those four people are Ezekiel Anderson, George Anderson, Joseph Anderson and Susanna Anderson. At this stage I am taking the position that Ezekiel Anderson was part of a family unit associated with Fort Allison. How he evolved from a Cole to an Anderson is yet to be established, but persons believed to be his brothers and persons believed to be represented as parents of his were also at Fort Allison in the years before 1818. Understanding the lives of these identified people I believe is important in learning more about Ezekiel Cole Anderson.
A copy of a petition for tax relief of " Free Negroes Mulattoes and Mustizoes," by John Morris and others in the Camden District(South Carolina?) in 1792, at least one year after Ezekiel Anderson's estimated birth includes the following signers, " John Anderson, Isaac Going, William heariss,
John Burd, Samuel Morriss, David Coal, Aaron Jones, Sihon Morriss, William Coal, George Coal Archie Morriss, Levi Going, William Morriss Senr, John Morris Senr, Edward Going Senr, Edward Going, Bo (?) Jones, John Morris Jun William Morris junor, henry Morriss, William ?"
There are several other names which may be White endorsers providing character references on another page. A plethora of significant surnames appears on this 1792 document with people who show up in Lawrence, Illinois in Ezekiel's time. I think it important to track there movements into Kentucky and especialy Logan County, Kentucky.