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William Pinkney Anderson
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Birth: Sep. 3, 1850
Panola County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 1939
Shelby County
Texas, USA

Son of Perry Anderson. Husband of (1) Rosa C. Anderson, (2) Emma Norris Cox.

During the Civil War, W. P. Anderson "carried clothing to Army at Many and Shreveport, La., 1864 and worked in Tan Yard at San Augustine, Texas, for the Confederacy during the years of 1864 & 1865." The tan yard was run by the Confederacy to tan leather to be used by the Confederacy, and was known as the Collins or William Eaves Tan Yard. Mr. Anderson's Confederate Pension application nevertheless was rejected because his service was civil rather than military.

W. P. and Rosa C. Anderson were living in Shelby County, Texas, by the 1880 census, with son J. L., 6, and daughter S. C., 4. The Andersons were living in Sabine Parish, LA in 1900: W. P., 49 (b. Sept. 1850), and Rosa, 50 (b. Feb. 1849), had been married 26 years; Rosa had had 12 children but only 5 were living; son Pinkney, 15 (b. July 1884), and daughter Ima, 8 (b. Jan. 1892), were living with their parents.

Living with William Anderson, 58, and wife Rosa, 60, in 1910 were grandson Paul Vaughn, 4, and nephew Wright Anderson, 20. Wright John Anderson is the son of Rose Wilburn and Perry Anderson.

Rosa C. Anderson died on April 21, 1917, and also is buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. On December 29, 1919, W. P. Anderson married Mrs. Emma Cox [possibly the widow of O. Singleton Cox]. W. P. and Emma Anderson, 46, and stepsons Ewell Norris, 13, Troy Norris, 10, and Boyce Norris, 8, are listed in the 1920 census. William P. Anderson, 79, grandfather, was living with Doyle and Ida Miller in 1930.

McEarthicen[?] Ewell Norris, son of Emma Jane Knight and Lewellen Norris, was b. 1906 in Athens, Texas. Troy M. and Boyce (b. 1911) Norris, also sons of Emma Jane Knight and Lewellyn Norris, were born in Van Zandt County, Texas.

William Pinkney Anderson was buried in a homemade casket, with no undertaker.


1880, 1910, 1920, 1930 censuses, Shelby Co, TX
1900 Census, Sabine Parish, LA

W. P. Anderson, Soldier's Application for a Pension, Shelby Co, TX, rejected March 18, 1932, Shelbyville, Shelby Co, TX

Marriage Records, Shelby Co, TX, 10:149

William Pinkney Anderson, Texas Death Index, Shelby Co, TX, Certificate # 4546

Wright John Anderson, Mangum Funeral Home files, Center, TX, 1974
McEarthichen Ewell Norris, Mangum Funeral Home files, Center, TX, 1983
Boyce Norris, Mangum Funeral Home files, Center, TX, 1998 
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  Perry Anderson (1823 - 1874)
  Nancy Isabella Bodine Anderson (1827 - 1878)
  Rosa C. Brittain Anderson (1848 - 1917)
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Shelby County
Texas, USA
Created by: Sheron Smith-Savage
Record added: Aug 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28699792
William Pinkney Anderson
Added by: Sheron Smith-Savage
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