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William B. Anderson

Male 1816 - 1894  (77 years)


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  • Name William B. Anderson 
    Born 26 May 1816  Vernon, Clinton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1820  Vernon, Clinton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Hiram Anderson Males: 2 under 10, 1 - 16 to 18, 1 - 26 to 45. Females: 2 under 10, 1 - 26 to 45. Agriculture
    Census 1830  Marion, Clinton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Hiram Anderson. Males: 1 under 5. 2 - 5 to 10, 1 - 15 to 20, 1 - 40 to 50. Females: 2 under 5, 2 - 5 to 10, 2 - 10 to 15, 1 - 30 to 40.
    Census 1850  Clinton, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • William Anderson, 34, cooper, property $100, born in Ohio. Elizabeth Anderson, 32, bornin Ohio. Martha J. Anderson, 9, born in Ohio. Robert W. Anderson, 7, born in Iowa. John W. Anderson, 2, born in Ohio. Hiram Anderson, 19, carpenter, born in Ohio.
    Census 1880  Jefferson, Buchanan, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Robert Anderson, 38, farmer, born in Indiana. Lydia J. Anderson 41, keeping house, born in Ohio. Charles Anderson, 11, born in Ohio. Lettie A. Anderson, 7 , born in Iowa. William Anderson, father, 64, farmer, born in Ohio. Elizabeth Anderson, mother, 62, born in Ohio.
    Died 1894  Independence, Buchanan, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William died in the county poor farm according to a newspaper article. Carlson states that his wife was blind and mentally ill before her death. Both are believed to be buried at the Brandon Cemetery, but no stone marks their graves.

      Notes from Katie Jablonicky:

      William was the oldest son of Hiram and Mary Anderson. About the time his parents moved from Clinton Co, Ohio, to Indiana, William married and stayed in Ohio. He may have tried Indiana once, but returned to Ohio, as his son Robert was born in Indiana, but the rest of the children were born in Ohio, according to census records.
      William did not migrate to Iowa with his other family members, sisters Naomi and Nancy, but waited several years before joining them, as both of his daughters were married in Ohio. He probably moved to Iowa between 1870 and 1880, perhaps with his children and their families.
      The 1880 Iowa census shows him to be a farmer,living with his blind wife in rural Buchanan Co next to his son, Robert and nephew, John Bunton.
      It is apparent from various newspaper items that William had been living with first one daughter and then the other until November 15, 1893, when his daughter Martha was forced to send him to the county farm because of her own sick and dying husband.
      No one seems to know what happened to Elizabeth, who was both blind and reportedly mentally ill. She appears to have died before her husband. Carlson16 did not find an obituary for her.
      April 11, 1894, The Conservative, Wednesday, Brandon News: "Old Mr. Anderson died at the poor farm Friday and was brought home to his daughter's Mrs. G. R. Jackson, Sunday morning, and from which place he was buried in the afternoon, in the Brandon cemetery. In the absence of Rev. Lusted, J. C. Roster conducted the devotional services at the house. Thus one by one our old citizens are passing away. We can all afford to mourn with each other for we know not how soon our time will come."
      Presumedly both William and Elizabeth are buried in the Brandon Cemetery, but Carlson could not find a stone marking their graves.

      The 1850 census48 shows William and his family living in Jackson Twp, Clinton Co, Ohio as follows:
      Dwelling # 586, Family # 586
      William Anderson, age 34, Cooper, $100 value, b. OH
      Elizabeth " , age 32, b. OH
      Martha " , age 9, b. OH
      Robert W. " , age 7, b. IN
      John W. " , age 2, b. OH
      Hiram Anderson, age 19, Carpenter, b. OH [Wm's brother]

      Two Hammer families [wife's maiden name] live near, and William's brother Thomas, age 32, lives in a neighbor's home.
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      The 1880 census49 shows William and his wife living in Jefferson Twp, Buchanan Co, Iowa as follows:
      Dwelling # 112, Family #117
      William Anderson, age 64, Farmer, b. OH, Fthr b. PA, Mthr b. OH
      Elizabeth Anderson, age 62, Keeping House, Blind, b. OH,
      Fthr b. NC, Mthr b. OH

      On one side of William lives his son Robert Anderson, and on the other side of him lives John W. Bunton, his nephew by sister Nancy Bunton Ferguson..

      He married Elizabeth Hammer, About 1840. Born 1818 in Ohio48.
      They had the following children:

      2i.Martha Jane Anderson
      3ii.Robert W. Anderson
      4iii.John W. Anderson
      5iv.Dorothy Anderson
    Person ID I47854  7_families
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2004 

    Father Hiram Anderson,   b. 2 Apr 1788, , North Potomac River, Montgomery, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1853, Clinton, Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Mary Mulford,   b. 21 Aug 1792, , Green, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1859, , Jefferson, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1813  , Hamilton, Warren, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    • Married by John Bowen, J.P.
    Family ID F536  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Hammer,   b. Abt 1816, , , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Mar 1839  Anderson, Henry, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Martha J. Anderson,   b. 1841, , Clinton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921  (Age 80 years)
    +2. Dorothy Anderson,   b. 20 Dec 1852, , Clinton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1935, Oelwein, Fayette, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +3. Robert W. Anderson,   b. 1843, , , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John W. Anderson,   b. 1848, , , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F39723  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 May 1816 - Vernon, Clinton, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1820 - Vernon, Clinton, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Marion, Clinton, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Mar 1839 - Anderson, Henry, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Clinton, Jefferson, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Jefferson, Buchanan, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1894 - Independence, Buchanan, Iowa Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Hiram Anderson - Estate Probate
    Hiram Anderson - Estate Probate

  • Sources 
    1. [S225] Ohio, Clinton, Vernon - 1820 - Federal Census, Ohio, Clinton, Vernon, (www.ancestry.com).

    2. [S50] Ohio, Clinton, Marion - 1830 - Federal Census, Ohio, Clinton, Marion, (www.ancestry.com).

    3. [S821] Ohio, Jefferson, Clinton - 1850 - Federal Census, Ohio, Jefferson, Clinton, (www.ancestry.com).

    4. [S893] Iowa, Buchanan, Westbury - 1880 - Federal Census, Iowa, Buchanan, Westbury, (www.familysearch.org).

    5. [S162] Ohio Marriage through 1820, Ohio Genealogical Society, ([Mansfield, Ohio] : Ohio Genealogical Society, 1996), 1:92 File 173 (Reliability: 4).

    6. [S162] Ohio Marriage through 1820, Ohio Genealogical Society, ([Mansfield, Ohio] : Ohio Genealogical Society, 1996), 1:75 File 583 (Reliability: 4).

    7. [S165] Ohio Warren County Probate Court, Ohio Probate Court (Warren County), (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1964 Film #0384262), 92: Marriage record, Hiram Anderson - Mary Mulford, 15 Mar 1813, both of lawful age. Mary of lawful age by the oath of Joseph Mulford, her brother. (Reliability: 4).

    8. [S181] Ohio, Warren - Vital records - Butler - Green - Miami - Preble - Warren Co's, Brien, Lindsay M. (Lindsay Decker Metcalfe), (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1975 Film #974057 Item 2), Hiram Anderson & Mary Mulford marriage (Reliability: 4).

    9. [S182] Ohio, Warren - Vital records - Marriages, Ohio. Probate Court (Warren County), (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1964), Marriage record, Anderson, Hiram - Mulford, Mary 7 Mar 1813 (Reliability: 3).