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Edward Americus Anderson
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Birth: Feb. 1, 1820
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1896
Montgomery County
Texas, USA

Edward Americus ANDERSON
# Given Name: Edward Americus
# Surname: Anderson
# Sex: M
# Birth: 1 Feb 1820 in Sumner Co TN
# Death: 11 Dec 1896 in Willis TX

# Note:
1860 Federal Ccensus Montgomery CO TX
355/355..E..A..Anderson..40..M....Cabinet Maker....TN

1870 Federal Census Montgomery CO TX..Danville Pct
Anderson..Lucy..A..31..F...W..Kpg Hse..TX


1880 Federal Census Montgomery CO TX..Willis
67/67...Anderson......E..A...W..M..60...Cabinet Workman.... .....TN..NC..VA

Wm..E....W..M..16...Son...A t School.TX..TN..TX
Pheobe...W...F...8.....".. ...TX..TN..TX

# Note:

(Research):From the HANDBOOK of TEXAS Online

ANDERSON, EDWARD AMERICUS (1820–1896). Edward Americus Ande rson, artisan, mechanic, businessman, county official, and state representative, was born in Sumner County, Tennessee, on February 1, 1820, the son of James M. and Elizabeth
Hudson (Nimmo) Anderson. Anderson was raised in Tennessee, and he married Mary Jane Whitten in Fayette County on November 12, 1846. It is unknown whether this couple had children . Anderson immigrated to Texas in the 1850s, settling in Montgomery County at Danville. Here he established himself as a businessman engaged in woodworking and the manufacture of a specialized type of spinning jenny. By contemporary accounts he was also an accomplished musician and poet. His first wife died sometime after November 1861, and Anderson remarried to Lucy Ann Hulon on July 24, 1863. This couple had four sons and three daughters.
During the Civil War Anderson served briefly in the
Danville Mounted Riflemen under S. D. Woolridge before being granted an exemption from military service to continue his work as manufacturer of spinning machines. He also worked as an agent charged with distributing aid to indigent families of soldiers serving outside of Texas. Anderson moved to the new railroad community of Willis in the early 1870s, and by 1873 he was a Master Mason in the Willis Lodge. He and his wife were longtime members of the First Methodist Church of Willis, and the pews and chancel that he built for the church were still in use in 1970. Anderson entered public service in 1873 as representative for District Fourteen—comprising Harris and Montgomery counties—to the Thirteenth Texas Legislature. He also served as a justice of the peace from 1890 until his death. Anderson died in Willis on December 11, 1896; he and his wife Lucy are buried in Willis Cemetery.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: IGI Individual Record: Edward Americus Anders on ( asp?PAGE=ancestorsearchresults.asp), accessed July 5, 2007 . Members of the Legislature of the State of Texas from 184 6 to 1939 (Austin: State of Texas Press, 1939). Montgomer y County Genealogical Society, Montgomery County History 19 81 (Winston-Salem: Hunter, 1981).
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Father: James M ANDERSON b: 19 Oct 1789 in NC
Mother: Elizabeth Hudson NIMMO b: 1 Jan 1798 in VA

Marriage: 1 Mary Jane WHITTEN
Married: 12 Nov 1846 in Fayette County TN

Marriage: 2 Lucy Ann HULON b: Abt 1839 in TX
Married: 24 Jul 1863 in TX


1. William ANDERSON b: Abt 1864 in TX
2. John ANDERSON b: Abt 1867 in TX
3. Mebane ANDERSON b: Abt 1869 in TX
4. Phoebe ANDERSON b: Abt 1872 in TX
5. Lucy ANDERSON b: Abt 1875 in TX
6. Nimmo ANDERSON b: Abt 1878 in TX

Family links: 
  James M Anderson (1789 - ____)
  Elizabeth Hudson Nimmo Anderson (1798 - 1882)
  Lucy Ann Hulon Anderson (1839 - ____)*
  William E. Anderson (1864 - 1930)*
  Phoeba E. Anderson Abbott (1871 - 1940)*
  Lucy Iantha Anderson Carroll (1875 - 1947)*
  Howard Americus Anderson (1884 - 1933)*
  Mebane Wilson Anderson (1818 - 1902)*
  Edward Americus Anderson (1820 - 1896)
  Thomas H. Anderson (1822 - 1898)*
  Franklin Potts Anderson (1830 - 1924)*
  Martin L. Anderson (1835 - 1863)*
  Phoebe Jane Anderson Potts (1837 - 1917)*
  Miriam Burban Anderson Leddy (1842 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Willis Cemetery
Montgomery County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Feb 28, 2011
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Edward Americus Anderson
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- Bobby and Carol Babin Estes
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