|Birth: ||Oct. 27, 1841|
|Death: ||Jun. 22, 1920|
h/o Jane Anderson
The Bienville Democrat.
June 24, 1920
Page 5; Column 4
Mr. John D. Anderson died on Tuesday at 2 PM, after an illness of about two weeks. Until his recent illness he was apparently in his usual health, although in reality he had been far from well for many years, but his was a life of unselfish service. For several years his companion has been an invalid, and his one thought has been her care, and his beautiful devotion to her has touched many hearts.
Mr. Anderson was a loyal and devoted son of the "Old South," and his devotion to the Confederate cause-his belief in the justice of it; his desire to preserve the truths of Southern history, was one of his strong characteristics.
Mr. Anderson was born in Wetumpka Al, but came to LA when a boy-just a year before the war between the states. He was one of the first to volunteer in 1861, and joined the company known as the "Arcadia Invincibles," organized at Camp Moore. They went form here with the 12th LA regiment-one hundred and four of them-and Mr. Anderson was the last, but one who survived (Mr. John Robinson of this place being the other) of the "Heroes in Grey."
Mr. Anderson's war record is one of valor and courage. He fought under that great leader Joseph E. Johnson in TN, and was in most of the great battles of the war-Shiloh, Atlanta, Vicksburg siege and many others. At the battle of Baker's Creek he was slightly wounded. He received a furlough home and was returning to his command with some of his comrades when he was captured by the enemy and imprisoned at Alton, IL, about three months before the surrender.
Mr. Anderson was a very successful planter and business man, and he was always held in the highest esteem and respect by all with whom he became associated, and the community sustains a grievous loss in his death. But after all is said and done, what finer epitaph could be written than to say the simple truth-a noble man, a faithful, tender husband, a devoted father, a true friend, and he stood ready to answer the last call that comes to human hearts whispered by the angel of death. But to her to whom his life was bound, whose hand held his in the shine or shadow of the drifted years, and to the stalwart son, there is
"An empty place; a vacant chair;
A rain of falling tears;
Yet they've a precious memory to gladden
The clouded lonely years."
To these so sorely bereaved, and many other relatives, heartfelt sympathy is extended by their hosts of friends.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, and one son, Mr. Alonzo Anderson, who is prominent in political and business and all other interests of the community.
David R. Anderson (1802 - 1884)
Elizabeth Jane Gloer Anderson (1842 - 1927)
Alonzo Anderson (1869 - 1929)*
Created by: Linda Fourroux
Record added: Apr 18, 2011
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