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William S. Anderson

Male 1817 - 1893


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  • Name  William S. Anderson  [1
    Born  29 Dec 1817  Alleghany County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • The middle initial may be "S" or "B."
    Census  1880  Danville Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (William Anderson was married to Mary L., lived with her and children: Nellie, Belle A. and Charles:) William Anderson, head of household, married, male, white, age 62, born in Virginia, occupation farmer, father's birthplace Virginia, mother's birthplace Virginia
    Land 
    • The Real Estate record book and Will Book of Des Moines County, Iowa, list William S. Anderson
    Occupation 
    • William was a farmer. He came to Iowa in 1837 and lived in Burlington until 1839 when he moved to the Danville, Iowa, area.
    Died  15 Feb 1893  Danville Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Probate  30 Mar 1893  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Research 
    • Notes from researcher, Joy Conwell: Biography: "History of Des Moines County, Iowa, pages 695-696 W. S. Anderson"
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph 
    • According to Joy Conwell, his family Burial plot is in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Henry County, Iowa. (This cemetery lies on the county line road between Des Moines and Henry County, Iowa.)

      The epitaph on his headstone is: "Farewell conflicting hopes and fears, Where lights and shades alternate over, How bright the unchanging moon appears, Farewell inconstant world farewell"
    Buried  Pleasant Grove Cemetery, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I11117  All Families
    Last Modified  15 Feb 2014 

    Father  John Anderson,   b. 1790, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1868, Danville Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Susanna (Unknown),   b. 25 Aug 1796, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1846, Danville Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Research 
    • Notes from researcher Joy Conwell indicate it is not certain these are all the children of the marriage.
    Family ID  F4071  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary L. Gaylord,   b. 5 Sep 1828, Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1901, Danville Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Dec 1847  Danville, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Marriage Fact 
    • Marriage Records of Des Moines County, Iowa
    Children 
    >1. Eliza Jane Anderson,   b. 15 Apr 1846, Danville Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1929, Danville Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. James E. Anderson,   b. 10 Nov 1848, Danville Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1872
     3. Sarah E. Anderson,   b. 6 Mar 1855, Danville Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1861
     4. Fountainella E. "Nellie" Anderson,   b. 1862, Danville Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1883, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Anna Belle J. "Belle" Anderson,   b. 1862, Danville Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1881, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Charles E. Anderson,   b. 28 Feb 1864, Danville Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1885, Danville Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. William Albert "Albert" Anderson,   b. 9 Aug 1851, Danville Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1880, Wayne Township, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. John T. Anderson,   b. 2 Jul 1853, Danville Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1881
     9. Martha A. Anderson,   b. 5 Apr 1858, Danville Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1908
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F3999  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] Conwell, Joy Lynn (Ferguson) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      From LDS Familysearch.org, online. Census Place: Family History Library Film: Danville, Des Moines, Iowa; NA Film Number: 1254337; Page Number: T9-0337 100C.Census Place: Family History Library Film: Danville, Des Moines, Iowa; NA Film Number: 1254337; Page Number: T9-0337 100C.