|Birth: ||May 3, 1833|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 19, 1922|
Husband of Margaret Hooker.
"The death of Mr. J.P. Anderson occurred Wednesday night, July 19, 1922, at 12 o'clock at his home in Springville where he lived with his daughter "Miss Dixie" and her son, Forrest, who were ever watchful of his comfort and welfare, in health and in sickness. The funeral was held at the Baptist Church at Springville, of which he had been a faithful member so many years. ... the body was lowered by kindly hands to the grave close by the side of his wife who had passed away October 1908, after having lived happily together for fifty years lacking only three months. Jesse Pepper Anderson was born in Anderson District, South Carolina. He was the son of George and Elizabeth Pepper Anderson and came with them, to this State when a baby in his mother's arms. The family first settled in Choctaw County, now Webster, near Hohenlinden, but moved to Pontotoc County when the subject of this sketch was a small boy and he continued to live in this community the remainder of his earthly pilgrimage, a citizen whose influence for good was felt by all associates. A man recognized to be just, up-right, conscientious and true to his convictions on every subject. He enlisted in the Confederate army at the outbreak of the war, serving under Capt. Duncan, Co. F, Forrest Cavalry. He fought in several of the fiercest battles, and sacrificed one of his limbs at Harrisburg, causing him to be a cripple and to walk with crutches the fifty-nine years that followed. He never tired of recounting his war experiences and never heard "Dixie" played without giving the Rebel yell."
Margaret Hooker Anderson (1840 - 1908)
James Buchanan Anderson (1859 - 1915)*
Maintained by: Fisherman
Originally Created by: margaret tutor
Record added: Apr 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8645006