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.
image of the Anderson family photo is also available. Also see links
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.
John Anderson was born Tarryfessock, Kirkmichael, Ayrshire.
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.
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.
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).