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  • ID: I286
  • Name: "Major" William Robert Anderson 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 10 NOV 1818 in Huntington Co, PA 1
  • Burial: Denney Cemetary, Row 6, Douglas County, MO 1
  • Death: 03 AUG 1898 in Douglas Co, MO 1
  • Note:
    [Researcher's note: From what my father [William Arthur Buchanan] told me, and other's I discussed it with, they don't think William served in the military, but was called "Major" as a sign of respect, much like others might be "Colonel". Since all the other researchers I've worked with use it with his name, I have included it also.]

    Info from Wadene Bennett's descendancy chart, Ethel Sullins e-mailed to me, and Harold Miller. Also info given to Arthur Buchanan
    Info from Frances Nichols, Colville, Wa.
    Info from Florence Crawford Miller, Ava, Mo.
    Info from Lucille Parks, Mountain Home, Ark.
    Info to me from Wadene Bennett, Tulsa, Ok.
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    Deed information from Douglas Co., Mo. [Courthouse burned in early 1880's, any info of time before that was voluntarily brought in by residents to be recorded again.]
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    LDS Ancestral File: Researcher on William Anderson, born abt. 1818
    Spouse: Elizabeth Submitted by Dianne Knowlden Moore, 1381 22nd Street, Odgen, Ut. 84401 Microfilm 1394333
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    Diane Hanson, Independence, Mo. She has family record copied from William Robert's Bible, listing birth dates for him and children from first marriage with Elizabeth. It gives Elizabeth 's last name as Gordon, and the dates I've used are those from the Bible.
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    Family history prepared by daughter-in-law of Robert Anderson, Glessner Anderson. This gives birth of William as September 18, 1818.
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    His actual grave-site is un-marked, so Dad put a marker-tombstone in the cemetery there for him, Susan, and 3 of the kids-Cora, Henry, & Pearl, because there is no dates for them.
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    He is in the 1840 census for Indiana Co, Green Twp, PA, on pg. 58
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    1850 census
    Free Inhabitants in Green Township in the County of Indiana State of Penn enumerated by me on the 13th day of Aug, 1850
    #413-415
    William Anderson 32 M Farmer 100 Do[PA]
    Elizabeth " 33 F do
    Rachel " 12 F do
    James " 10 M do
    Ann " 8 F do
    Robert " 6 M do
    Elizabeth " 3 F do
    Jonathan " 1 M do
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    1860 census for Blacklick Twp, Cambria Co, PA, P. O. Ebensburg, PA
    #74-74
    William Anderson 42 M Farmer 500-300 PA
    Martha Anderson 38 F PA
    Robert " 15 M Laborer PA
    Edward J. " 7 M PA
    Mary " 6 F PA
    William A. " 4 M PA
    Isabella " 3 F PA
    Sarah " 1 F PA
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    in the 1880 census, Finley Twp, Douglas Co, MO, pg 486,
    #120
    Anderson, William M 62 F Pa -- --
    , Susan C. E. F 38 KH Tn Va Va
    , Johnathan H., M 5 Mo
    , Henry B. M 3 ' Pa Tn
    , Perlly E. 1 Mo Pa Tn
    , Antha A. 17 IA* Pa Pa
    , Druscilla 15 IA Pa Pa
    Lance, Isaac W. STS* 13 FL Mo Mo Tn
    *STS-Step-son *Ia-other sources say Antha born in Pa, however, I have no way of knowing how they came to that conclusion, so will use this census as my source.
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    in the 1900 census, same area, with Susan as the head of household.
    Another researcher lists the children with Elizabeth as:
    1. Sarah Anne, b. 30 May, 1832, Green Twp, Indiana Co, PA
    2. Rachel, b. 6 Jun, 1836, same area.
    3.-6. same as I have
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    Do Co Land Records Book U, pg 581
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    Father: Thomas Anderson b: 15 SEP 1789 in Anne Arundel Co., MD.
    Mother: Elizabeth Edwards b: 25 FEB 1791 in Penn.

    Marriage 1 Martha Jane Macon b: 15 NOV 1824 in PA
    • Married: ABT 1852 in PA 1
    Children
    1. Has Children Edward James Anderson b: 08 AUG 1853 in Cambria Co, PA
    2. Has No Children Mary Anderson b: 21 AUG 1854 in PA
    3. Has Children William 'Willie' Andrew Anderson b: 28 FEB 1855 in Broadtop, Hunnington Co, PA
    4. Has Children Isabelle 'Belle' Anderson b: 22 APR 1857 in Cambria Co, PA
    5. Has Children Sarah Ellen Anderson b: 26 MAR 1858 in Cambria Co, PA
    6. Has Children Antha Ann Anderson b: 25 NOV 1862 in IA
    7. Has Children Persilla 'Zilli ' Anderson b: 15 MAY 1864 in Iowa
    8. Has No Children Joseph Stickler Anderson b: 19 MAY 1868

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth Gordon b: 08 FEB 1817 in Cambria Co, PA
    • Married: ABT 1835 in Indiana Co, PA 1
    Children
    1. Has Children Rachel Anderson b: 06 JUN 1836 in Green Twp, Indiana Co, PA
    2. Has Children Martha Jane Anderson b: 16 AUG 1840 in Indiana Co, PA
    3. Has No Children Ann May Anderson b: 30 MAY 1842
    4. Has Children Robert Anderson b: 11 OCT 1843 in Indiana Co, PA
    5. Has No Children Elizabeth Anderson b: 06 AUG 1847
    6. Has No Children Johnathan Anderson b: 13 JUN 1849 in Indiana Co, PA

    Marriage 3 Susan Caroline Elizabeth Crawford b: 16 FEB 1842 in Knox Co, TN
    • Married: 12 SEP 1875 in Granada, Douglas Co, MO 1
    Children
    1. Has Children Jonathan Harrison Anderson b: 25 JAN 1875 in Douglas Co., MO
    2. Has No Children Henry Buchanan Anderson b: 26 FEB 1877 in Douglas Co., MO
    3. Has No Children Pearley E. Anderson b: 26 JAN 1879 in Douglas Co., MO.
    4. Has Children Julia Prentice Anderson b: 20 DEC 1881 in Douglas Co., MO
    5. Has Children Moses Adolphus Anderson b: 17 MAR 1885 in Douglas Co., MO
    6. Has No Children Cora Nellie Anderson b: 02 JAN 1888 in Douglas Co., MO

    Sources:
    1. Citation Text: Date of Import: Dec 26, 2003

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