I'm looking for the parents of Joseph Anderson, possibly b. about 1806 in Freeport, who married Hannah Walker. The family appears to have had about 11 children born in Camden/Rockport, ME. The given names of the children lead me to suspect that Joseph Anderson's parents could have been Joseph Anderson, Jr and Fanny Kendall of Freeport.

Similarly, I'm interested in another Camden/Rockport family - Capt. Jacob Anderson, possibly born about 1797 in Freeport, who married Florentine F Brewer. The oldest child was born in Freeport and at least 6 more children were born in Camden/Rockport. This Jacob Anderson could possibly be another untraced child of Joseph Anderson, Jr and Fanny Kendall of Freeport.

If Joseph and Fanny (Kendall) Anderson of Freeport were not the parents of Joseph and/or Jacob Anderson of Camden, at least these 2 Camden Anderson families appear to be closely related.

Published Camden VRs did not help me establish the parentage of Joseph and Jacob.

any info would be much appreciated.

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Obtain a copy of the 2017 book "The Early Freeport Settlers" at the Library or Freeport Historical for more in-depth material of the following:

"Fanny" Kendall is Dinah Kendall b 1765 Georgetown, parents and grandparents identified--Page 41.

Florentine Brewer b 1800, parents and grandparents identified--See Joseph Brewer--Page 10.

Nine (9) Anderson families are discussed--Something tells me be careful of the word "Jr" as daddy may not be Jacob.  At the least you will be given a feel for the Anderson problem--Pages 2 and 3..

Thank you, Ed. I very much appreciate your reply. I'm in Texas. Is the book for sale or is it sold out and only available through libraries?

All of your comments are interesting to me. I had Dinah and Fanny as separate children. I had 2 Florentine Brewers and now realize they are the same person, so I now have her properly in her family. I'm intrigued by your comments on the Anderson families.

I have quite a few Freeport cousins in this time period and would very much like to see this book.

I may have additional info on the Kendall family before and after this time period.

 I've just noticed that the J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection contains a card that seems to list information on the burial of Jacob Anderson and his family https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9FQ-9WZD?i=206&am... . I had previously not seen this information.

The card lists Jacob Anderson, Sr. (1796-1875), buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Camden, ME. Other entries include:

wife (1800-1872) - this fits Florentine F (Brewer) Anderson, wife of Jacob.

Grandmother, mother of Jacob (1774-1862) - this fits Frances (Kendall) Anderson, wife of Joseph Anderson, Jr (c1770-???)

Jacob, Jr (1829-1895) - this nearly matches Jacob (1823-1895) son of Jacob and Florentine

Joseph (1825-1904) - this fits Joseph, son of Jacob and Florentine. The card says he died in Nova Scotia (previously unknown)

William (1828-1870) - fits William son of Jacob and Florentine - also died in Nova Scotia

Edwin (1830-???) - fits son Edwin of Jacob and Florentine

Charles (1836-1855) - fits son Charles - now known to have been lost at sea in 1855

Albert (1833-???) - fits Albert son of Jacob and Florentine

Maria (1839-1900) - wife of albert, previously unknown to me

Flory Knowlton (1839-1887) - fits Frances/Flora daughter of Jacob and Florentine who married George F Knowlton and died 2 Oct 1887 in Norfolk, MA.

I'm persuaded this this solves one of my questions. As a bonus, it appears to give me the death date of Frances (Kendall) Anderson, previously unknown, and the place of death in Nova Scotia of 2 children - Joseph and William, also previously unknown.




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