Elias Anderson, farmer; P. O. Diona; is a native of Ohio, and was born in Champaign Co. June 16, 1807; he remained with his parents until he was 32 years of age, his father having died about the year 1833; he remained with his mother until her removal to Michigan, where she died in the year 1844; Mr. Anderson, before his removal to this county, married, Sept. 20, 1835, Miss Hannah Place, her parents being natives of Pennsylvania; in the year 1839, they came to this county and settled where he has ever since resided; they had five children, four living – Thomas, born Sept. 6, 1839, Clarinda, Aug. 14, 1841, Eunice, March 6, 1843, and Jasper, Dec. 28, 1847, and one deceased-Elias, who died Sept. 25, 1868; his wife died March 19, 1851; he married his second wife (the widow of Isaac Clark), April, 1852; they had four children, all living – Louisa, born Feb. 26, 1853, Bartholomew, March 7, 1855, Rachel, Sept. 25, 1857, and James, Jan. 30, 1862; his wife died Sept. 25, 1865, and on Dec. 13,1866, he was married to the widow of Henry Brant, who was formerly Miss Margaret Tombs, of New Jersey.
Biographical Sketch of Elias Anderson
MLA Source Citation:Chapman Brothers Portrait and biographical album of Coles County, Illinois Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 24 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/illinois/biographical-sketch-of-elias-anderson.htm - Last updated on Oct 21st, 2011
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