Footnotes to the Anson Family Web Page

1. Buchanan County Genealogical Society, Buchanan County, Iowa Cemeteries, 1979; p 95. See also Percival, C. S., and Percival, E. History of Buchanan County Iowa 1842-1881. Williams Bros, Cleveland, 1881; p 424, 428-429.

2. George's brother William was baptized 30 March 1812. From microfilm in the collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Microfilm FHL 1040892, Parish Registers 1603-1876, Church of England, St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, Baptisms.

3. From microfilm in the collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Microfilm FHL 1040892, Parish Registers 1603-1876, Church of England, St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, Baptisms.

4. From microfilm in the collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Microfilm FHL 1040901, Parish Registers 1603-1876, Church of England, St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, Marriages.

5. George Anson's occupations between 1835 and 1848 can be found in the baptismal records of his children. From microfilm in the collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Microfilm FHL 1040894, Parish Registers 1603-1876, Church of England, St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, Baptisms.

6. William Anson's occupation in 1813 can be found in the baptismal records of his son George. From microfilm in the collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Microfilm FHL 1040892, Parish Registers 1603-1876, Church of England, St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, Baptisms.

7. Information provided by Theron Anson, 1984. According to the Free BMD website, Joseph Anson's birth records can be found in Volume 17, page 207 of the British Civil Registration Records. We will be acquiring a copy of his birth record soon.

8. George and Margaret are listed as living with their children William, Joseph, George, and Catherine. George's occupation is listed as a whitesmith journeyman. This census was taken June 14, 1841. From microfilm in the collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Microfilm FHL 0470627, 1841 British Census for Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, district 2, p 37. George's brother, William, and his family can be found on the same census microfilm in district 25, p 13.

9. Percival, C. S., and Percival, E. History of Buchanan County Iowa 1842-1881. Williams Bros, Cleveland, 1881; p 424, 428-429. The biographical abstracts of George Anson and William George Anson list both 1845 and 1848 as the year George and William George came to America.

10. Percival, C. S., and Percival, E., p 429. Evidence of the Anson family living in Mount Savage, MD, before moving to Ohio comes from one of a series of letters written by Margaret Anson's uncle Jack Thorington of Montgomery, Alabama (in the personal collection of Regina Hunter).

11. Information in the 1850 Federal Census for Medina, Medina County, Ohio shows the Ansons with six children, including one, Samuel, who was born in Ohio and whose age is given as 6/12 months. See 1850 Federal Census of the United States, Ohio, Medina County; p 215A, dwelling 883.

12. Letters written by Jack Thorington to Margaret Anson, 1850-1858 (in the personal collection of Regina Hunter).

13. Church, Harry, and Chappell, Katharyn Joella, History of Buchanan County, Iowa, and Its People, Volume 1. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1914; p 285.

14. Percival, C.S. and Percival, E.; p 429.

15. Buchanan County Genealogical Society, Buchanan County, Iowa Cemeteries, 1979; p 95.

16. Buchanan County Genealogical Society, Buchanan County, Iowa Cemeteries, 1979; p 95. This source gives George's age on his death as 76 years, 7 months, 17 days, which would make his birth date 13 March 1813, two days before his baptismal date.

17. From microfilm in the collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Microfilm FHL 1040892, Parish Registers 1603-1876, Church of England, St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, Baptism; p 21, record #165.

18. Anson, Hanson, and Hanston were interchangeable in Wolverhampton in the 1840s. For an explanation, please go to Ansons, Hansons, and Hanstons.

19. From microfilm in the collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Microfilm FHL 1040900, Parish Registers 1603-1876, Church of England, St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, Marriages; p 234, record #164.

20. From microfilm in the collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Microfilm FHL 1040892, Parish Registers 1603-1876, Church of England, St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, Baptisms. The Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies website has posted a transcription of St. Peter's baptismal records from 1539 to 1812, now published as part of all parish records. Sophia's records are listed under "Hanson", and William's baptismal records are under "Anson". You will need an Adobe Acrobat Reader to access the transcription files.

21. Burke, Sir Bernard, Burke's Peerage, 1938 Coronation Honors Edition. Shaw Publishing Company, Ltd., London, 1938; p 1550-1551.

22. See information about Shugborough and Shugborough Hall.

23. Burke, Sir Bernard, Burke's Peerage, 1938 Coronation Honors Edition; p 1550-1551.

24. Burke's Peerage, 1838 Coronation Edition; p 130-131.

25. Information about the church of St. Michael and All Angels in Colwich, Staffordshire, England can be found on Wikipedia. This is also the church where Admiral George Anson is buried. Thanks to Danny Anson for providing this link.

26. From microfilm in the collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Microfilm FHL 1040894, Parish Registers 1603-1876, Church of England, St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, Baptisms,p 157, record #1255.

27. English Civil Registration Records, Births, September 1837. Volume 17, p. 207. See also http://www.freebmd.org.uk

28. From microfilm in the collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Microfilm FHL 1040894, Parish Registers 1603-1876, Church of England, St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, Baptisms, p 149, record #1189. George's death date is inferred from his absence in the 1850 Medina, Medina County, OH and subsequent censuses.

29. From microfilm in the collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Microfilm FHL 1040894, Parish Registers 1603-1876, Church of England, St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, Baptisms, p 87, record #692.

30. Henry Anson's gravestone in LaGrande, OR, gives his birthdate as November 26, 1841. His baptismal record shows that he was baptised on November 27, 1842, and the British Civil Registration Index also indicates that Henry was born in 1842 rather than 1841. Given that all of George and Margaret's children that we have both baptismal and birth records for were baptised a few days after birth, and also given that the next oldest child (Catherine) was listed as 2 months old in June 1841 (according to the 1841 British Census for Wolverhampton), we think it is more likely that Henry was born in 1842 rather than 1841. The birth spacing of the other children seems to bear this out. From microfilm in the collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Microfilm FHL 1040894, Parish Registers 1603-1876, Church of England, St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, Baptisms,p 38, record #299.

31. From microfilm in the collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Microfilm FHL 1040894, Parish Registers 1603-1876, Church of England, St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, Baptisms,p 359, record #2866.

32. English Civil Registration Records, Births, December 1846. Volume 17, p. 361.

33. From microfilm in the collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Microfilm FHL 1040894, Parish Registers 1603-1876, Church of England, St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, Baptisms, p. 239, record #1906. Emma, known also as Jane, died two weeks later on 18 October 1848 in Wolverhampton. We have her death record.

34. 1850 Federal Census of the United States, Ohio, Medina County; p 215A, dwelling 883.

35. Medina County Genealogical Society, Whispers from the Past: Tombstone Inscriptions from the Cemeteries in Medina County, 1983; p 293.

36. 1860 Federal Census of the United States, Iowa, Buchanan County; p 553, dwelling 499. This Granville's death date is inferred from his absence in the list of heirs of George Anson's estate, circa 1889.

37. 1860 Federal Census of the United States, Iowa, Buchanan County; p 553, dwelling 499.

38. 1860 Federal Census of the United States, Iowa, Buchanan County; p 553, dwelling 499. James' death date is inferred from his absence in the list of heirs of George Anson's estate, circa 1889.

39. 1870 Federal Census of the United States, Iowa, Buchanan County; p 383, dwelling 10.

40. 1870 Federal Census of the United States, Iowa, Buchanan County; p 383, dwelling 10.

41. Percival, C.S. and Percival,.E; p 429.

42. This information can be found at the Texas State Historical Society.

43. This information can be found at http://www.lsjunction.com/people/jones.htm

44. From an Anson family biography, written about 1980. The author is uncredited but is most likely George Anson Probasco.

45. Percival, C.S. and Percival,.E; p 429.

46. From microfilm in the collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Microfilm FHL 0470627, 1841 British Census for Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, district 2, p 37.

47. Buchanan County Genealogical Society, Buchanan County, Iowa Cemeteries, 1979; p 95.

48. Letters from Jack Thorington to Margaret Dinning Anson span the years 1850-1858. Copies are in the personal collection of Regina Hunter.

49. 1850 Federal Census of the United States, Ohio, Medina County; p 215A, dwelling 885

50. E-mail from Robert Dinning Thorington to Teresa Link, July 2000. See also Dictionary of Alabama Biography, p 1668-1669.


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