The following site has been a focus of mine for a while as I have been trying to trace possible associates of Ezekiel Anderson and their geographic location. The prime surnames of interest, Cole, Anderson , Goins and Morris appear on this site
This site names a David Anderson as a Captain of a Randolph County, Illinois company during the War Of 1812. Not only was this David Anderson a Captain for a Randolph county unit but also he was an aid to Brig. General William Rector. This is a person of interest to me because of the family assertion that the Anderson person who had Ezekiel as a child was a military person. Some may also remember my problem with identifying an Anderson man who was killed near Fort Allison douring the War of 1812, allegedly by Indians. This site also mentions William and Pleasant Going as members of the Randolph County Unit; they began their formation in May of 1809. John Goings was listed as Lt, in a regiment that represented Randolph and St Clair Counties. Randolph County was the mother county for Lawrence County, Illinois. According to a family researcher, John Goin was the brother of Winnie Esther Goin who married Ezekiel Anderson. I am curious as to whether Horseshoe Bend was John Goin’s first engagement in the War Of 1812?
I have two questions for the families;
1., Is there any “Mason” fraternal order history in the families that can be discussed or traced?
2. Can anyone attempt to determine “WHERE” Ezekiel Cole Anderson died ?
I think this last question is a very important vital stat. A family historian infers that he possibly did not die in Michigan, where he is buried. This type of info could tell us who his last known associations were.