John Anderson - Inspector of the Poor
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John Anderson (Inspector of the Poor) was born January 16, 1816 in Garleffan, Barr Scotland and died August 28, 1902 in Maybole, Scotland. Photos and text contributed by Susan Goldie, descendant of John Anderson.  Photo taken by Henderson's of Maybole. Maybole's combination poor house was erected in Ladyland Road in 1863 and served Maybole and other parishes through WWI.

In the photo above are John Anderson, his son, granddaughter and great grandson. Standing is John William Mclannahan Anderson, John Anderson's son, on right is Isabella Stewart Anderson Dron and next is her son John Anderson Dron.  This photo may have been taken in 1901 when Isabella was in Maybole to see her family. She was living in Big Oak Flats, California at the time. Click on the images above to view them full size. A larger image of the Anderson family photo is also available. Also see links below.

Click on the  photo at left to view full size: Jeannie Vance Anderson and husband Edmund Anderson. Edmund and Jeannie were grandchildren of John Anderson, Edmund his son David and Jeannie thru his son John. Edmund immigrated to California with his cousin Isabella (Jeannie's sister) and her husband Andrew Dron to Big Oak Flat, CA. Jeannie followed with her father John Anderson around 1899 and they are listed in the 1900 Tuolumne co Census. Jeannie married Edmund in San Francisco not proven. They had a child: David Ivans who died 19 days after his birth and then Edmund died in 1903 from TB.  At right: Jean Vance birth registration.

Letter from John Anderson to his granddaughter's husband  Andrew Dron│  Painting of shore scene near Maidens fishing village

Description of  route from Girvan to Ballantrae written by John Anderson.    │  Maybole  postcards contributed by Susan Goldie


Ancestors of John Anderson from the earliest to most recent.

 

1.        John Anderson.

2.        John Anderson.

3.        John Anderson was born Tarryfessock, Kirkmichael, Ayrshire.

4.        John Anderson b July 27, 1755 Kirkmichael, Ayrshire. He married Robina Mitchell Dec 14, 1780 in Kirkmichael. A note on this was written by my late great uncle David Anderson. John Anderson was one of the earliest to develop lime as a fertilizer for the reclamation of bog land. He worked the lime quarries above Crosshill, Ayrshire on the way to Glenshalloch and extracted the lime. John Anderson and Robina had two sons. James Anderson b April 2, 1782, John Anderson b April 21, 1784 and William Anderson b November 19, 1786.

5.        John Anderson b April 21, 1784 Dailly, Ayrshire and died April 17, 1850 and is buried in New Dailly cemetery Ayrshire. He married Janet McFrederies/McFeatheries December 20 1811 Straiton Ayr. She was born 1789 and died May 26, 1854. They are buried in Kaelly Kirkyard under a stone erected by their sons, John Anderson and David Anderson. Janet was widely known for her wit, eloquent and incisive language. David her son said in a letter he had heard of her wit from aged acquaintances. She was also known as Jenny. This is from David Anderson her gr. grandson.  John Anderson and Janet had the following children: John, David, Margaret Anderson b March 27, 1818, and Robina Anderson b November 3, 1823.

6.        John Anderson (Inspector of the Poor) was born January 16, 1816 in Garleffan, Barr Scotland and died August 28, 1902 in Maybole, Scotland. He married 1st Jean Vance December 17, 1837 in Girvan (parents Samuel Vance and Jean McClannachan), 2nd Margaret Aitken after 1840 and third Janet Steele They had the following children: John William McClannachan Anderson b Dec 6, 1838 Dalrymple, died Oct 11, 1915 in Big Oak Flat, California. He married Josephine McCallum Oct 7, 1859 in Campbeltown Argyll, Scotland.  David Anderson (nothing known about him except son Edmund).


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