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James Monroe Anderson
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Birth: Jul. 24, 1824
Lawrence County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1889
McLennan County
Texas, USA

James Monrow Anderson was the son of Edmond P. and Adaline(Derchard)Anderson. James Monroe Anderson was born in Lawrence county Alabama, on the 24th day of July, 1824.The family moved to TN in 1827.
He graduated from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee in 1848. His studies were directed by Judge Nathanal Green,later the Chief Justice of Tennessee.

James M. Anderson moved to Rusk county, TX in 1850. He established a partnership with Judge Stocken P. Donley. By the time he was 35 years of age , he was elected to represent Cherokee County TX in the Secession Convention.

On Oct/November 26, 1851, he married Winifred Polk of Cherokee County TX. She was the daughter of Andrew and Martha Polk,
who are buried in Leon County, TX. Her grandfather was Charles Polk(b.1760), a revoluntionary war soldier that is buried in San Augustine county, TX. The POLK family seemed related to almost everyone who was anyone in deep east Texas politics, as well as to national figures like President James K. Polk.

They had the following children:
Charles E ANDERSON b: Abt 1853 in Texas
James P ANDERSON b: Abt 1855 in Cherokee Co., TX
Stockton Donley ANDERSON b: Abt 1856 in Texas
Frank ANDERSON b: Abt 1859 in Cherokee Co., TX
William Pinckney ANDERSON b: 16 Aug 1865 in Rusk, Cherokee Co., TX - married to Leah Couts of Parker county TX, d.1912 buried in Oakland cemetery, Parker county TX.

He served briefly in the confederate army when he enlisted in Captain John F.F. Dottery's Company H of Col.James Reily fourth Texas Mounted Volunteers.

James and Winifred moved to Waco, TX in 1866. James established his practice in a partnership with Richard Coke of Waco, TX. (Richard Coke eventually became the 15th governor of Texas, represented Texas in the U.S.Senate from 1877 to 1895, and also credited as the father of Texas A&M.)

In 1866 Col. Anderson became a member of the First Baptist Church, of which he has since been a consistent and faithful member. In 1862 he ran for congress in the eastern district against F. B. Sexton, in which he was beaten only 49 votes. In 1873 he was elected a member of the Thirteenth Legislature, of which he was a leading member.
In 1878 he entered in partnership with Col. John T. Flint, in which connection he followed his profession to within a few weeks of the time of his death.
A man of great ability as a lawyer, of strict integrity, warm hearted and generous, he won and maintained the respect and esteem among his fellows, and his death has cast a gloom over the community. He leaves to mourn his loss a family consisting of a wife and four sons and one daughter, and the entire city will join their sorrow over the death of a good and pure man.

Waco Daily News, 1889
Mon., June 3 (4-5): Col. James M. Anderson died today at his late residence at 919 Speight, age 65 years, 11 months, 21 days. Funeral tomorrow; burial at Oakwood cemetery. He was born in Lawrence Co., Alabama, July 30, 1824. With parents in 1827 to Winchester, Tenn. At age 12 became a clerk in a store. He graduated from Cumberland University at Maryville, Tenn., in 1848. Was admitted to the bar in 1849. In 1850, to Rusk, Texas. Was a member of the Sucession convention. After the war he went back to Rusk. In 1866 came to Waco and was a partner with Capt. M. D. Herring. In 1873 was elected to the 13th Legislature.

The Day, 1889
Tue., June 4 (8-2): Col. James M. Anderson, a lawyer, died yesterday. Funeral today at First Baptist church. Burial at Oakwood. He was born in Alabama. To Tennessee and graduated at Lebanon in law. To Waco 20 years ago. Practiced with Senator Coke, Mr. Herring, Mr. Kelley, and Col. John T. Flint. He was a member of the 13th Legislature. Died at age 65. Leaves a wife, sons, and daughters: Charles, ,James, Donley; Mrs. Kimbrough of San Angelo, and Miss Annie May. Rev. B. H. Carroll officiated at the funeral.

Family links: 
  Winifred Polk Anderson (1832 - 1908)*
  Charles E. Anderson (1852 - 1924)*
  James Polk Anderson (1855 - 1937)*
  Stockton Donley Anderson (1857 - 1925)*
  Lula Martha Anderson Kimbrough (1861 - 1935)*
  William Pinckney Anderson (1864 - 1911)*
  Annie May Anderson Lanham (1873 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
McLennan County
Texas, USA
Plot: Block 3 Lot 38
Created by: phil r johnson
Record added: Oct 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60691771
James Monroe Anderson
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James Monroe Anderson
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James Monroe Anderson
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May you Rest in Peace, God Bless.
- phil r johnson
 Added: Dec. 14, 2012
These men are our great great grandfathers, uncles and other kin. The devotion and sacrifices that these Texas men endured should not be forgotten. Their nation called and they answered. We must not let what they went through be forgotten, this is the lea...(Read more)
- phil r johnson
 Added: Dec. 14, 2012

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