|Birth: ||Feb. 20, 1835|
|Death: ||Nov. 1, 1916|
Martha was the daughter of Moses G. Anderson and Mary Jane George. Some stories are told that she was an Indian but they are just stories. Her parents received land in Georgia during the Cherokee Land Lottery. To get that land, you could not be Indian. I think some people just think it is the opposite.
As a young widow, she married William C. Anderson from Stone County, MO, her 1st cousin. William C. was the son of William M. Anderson, brother of Moses G.
A great, great granddaughter told this story...Martha's husband had borrowed about $700 from his nephew, William Riley Anderson, and never repaid the loan. When William died, his mother, all his siblings, their spouses, and William's widow, sued Martha's husband for the money or the land he put up as collateral. Seems the land was not in William Columbus Anderson's name but Martha's because it was part of her inheritance from her parents. Martha was forced to testify in court about the land, the inheritance, etc. This was in 1900. The woman who told me the story said that Martha never spoke to her husband again. She died 16 years later. She may have not held out for 16 years, but it sure is a good story.
William Columbus Anderson (1840 - 1927)
Francis Marion Anderson (1864 - 1945)*
Moses George Anderson (1867 - 1939)*
Mary Jane Anderson Wilson (1868 - 1892)*
Sam Anderson (1870 - 1892)*
Harriett Ellen Anderson White (1872 - 1950)*
Robert Lee Anderson (1874 - 1952)*
Texana E. Anderson Pedigo (1875 - 1960)*
Storm Anderson (1878 - 1935)*
Patrick Henry Anderson (1880 - 1972)*
Maintained by: Sally
Originally Created by: Clay Riley
Record added: Feb 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24747726
"I hear ethereal whispers, persuasive, soft and still. Daughter, if you don't remember us, who will?"|
Added: Jul. 14, 2008