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ALEXANDER W. ANDERSON

ANDERSON, PARKINS

Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/18/2021 at 20:48:49

ALEXANDER W. ANDERSON, of Van Buren Township, is successfully prosecuting his calling as a farmer on his fine tract of land, located on section 12. He is a native of Greenbrier County, W. Va., his birth taking place July 13, 1839, and came to Iowa with his parents when he was a youth of fourteen years old. They made their first location in this township, and the subject of our sketch has been a resident here since that time, watching the growth and development of his adopted State, and contributing as he had opportunity to its advancement and progress.

The parents of our subject were Job and Esther (Parkins) Anderson, both natives of Bonnie Scotland. Their family consisted of eight children: John D. ; A. W., of our sketch; Mary J., who died at the age of four years in Virginia; Ann Eliza, William, Silas, Emily and Virginia. Job Anderson departed this life in 1865; the mother still survives.

Mr. Anderson is the owner of 150 acres of some of the finest farming land in this section. He has a comfortable farm dwelling and good barns and outhouses. He is still unmarried, is Democratic in politics, and is a member in good standing of the Baptist Church.

Source:
PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF LEE COUNTY, IOWA
CHICAGO: CHAPMAN BROTHERS, 1887
 

Transcription typed/proofed as article was originally published in 1887


 

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