Zebulon Montgomery Pike Anderson (15 Aug. 1828-8 Dec. 1853)

Zebulon M. P. Anderson was the son of Dr. John M. Anderson, and his first wife, Ann Eliza Alsop (d. 20 Jul. 1830), of Spotsylvania County, Virginia. In 1828-29, Samuel Alsop of Fredericksburg, Virginia–Ann Eliza’s father–built Kenmore Woods (also called Kenmore) in Spotsylvania as a gift for his daughter and her husband.  The house is now on the National and Virginia Registers of Historic Places. (Alsup; NHRP Registration Form)

Zebulon attended the University of Virginia in session 24 (1847-1848). While at the University he studied Chemistry, Medicine, and Anatomy and Surgery, and became a doctor. Samuel Alsop is listed as his guardian in the University records. (U.Va. Matriculation Books)

On 27 Nov. 1850, Zebulon M. Anderson married Georgianna Saunders (b. ca. 1830) of Albemarle County. (Marriage Register, 1806-1868, Albemarle County Court, published in Vogt) After that date, Dr. Anderson must have moved to Texas; his relocation is mentioned in passing in Anderson, Blanton, and Wingfield in their biographies of his uncle, Dr. Thomas Bates Anderson.

The Richmond (Va.) Daily Dispatch of 4 Jan. 1854, announces, “Dr. Zebulon M. Anderson, of Seguin, Texas, and formerly of Virginia, was killed on the 8th of December by the accidental discharge of his gun. He was twenty-five years of age.”

[Note: Birth date from U.Va. Matriculation Books. My thanks to Kristina, coordinator of the Virginia GenWeb site for Norfolk County and the City of Norfolk for her help in locating Zebulon M. Anderson’s marriage record.—JLC]


  • Alsup, Jerry David. Alsop’s Tables, v.3, pt 1, p. 310. Bloomington, IN, 2012.
  • “Dr. Thomas Bates Anderson,” in Anderson, L. B. Brief biographies of Virginia physicians of olden times. Richmond, VA, 1889.
  • Blanton, Wyndham Bolling. Medicine in Virginia in the nineteenth century.  Richmond, VA, 1933.
  • “Death of a Virginian in Texas.” The daily dispatch. (Richmond [Va.]), 04 Jan. 1854. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84024738/1854-01-04/ed-1/seq-1/>
  • “Doctors and diseases; Dr. Thomas Bates Anderson,” in Wingfield, Marshall. A history of Caroline County, Virginia: from its formation in 1727 to 1924. p. 116-161.
  • National Park Service. Kenmore Woods, Spotsylvania County, Virginia National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, 5 May 1993. http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/registers/Counties/Spotsylvania/088-0038_Kenmore_Woods_1993_Final_Nomination.pdf
  • “United States Census, 1850,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M882-5WT : accessed 10 May 2014), Georgeana Saunders in household of Frances S Saunders, Charlottesville, Albemarle, Virginia, United States; citing family 686, NARA microfilm publication M432.
  • University of Virginia Matriculation Books, 1825-1904, Accession #RG-14/4/2.041, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
  • “Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XR7L-R8S : accessed 10 May 2014), John M. Anderson and Ann Eliza. Alsop, 26 Nov 1826; citing Spotsylvania, Virginia, reference 62; FHL microfilm 34039.
  • Vogt, John, and William T. Kethley Jr., compilers. Albemarle County, Virginia, marriages, 1780-1853. Athens, GA, 1991.
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