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Biographical Sketch of Elias Anderson

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.

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