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Lewis Jasper Anders
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Birth: 1848
Death: Apr. 10, 1934

Lewis Jasper Anders was born ca 1848 in Bienville Parish to a Louisiana pioneer family. This family gave much during the Civil War. By this time, the patriarch of the family, Jonathan, was dead. His five sons and grandson, Lewis, enlisted. Lewis enlisted in the 28th LA
Infantry along with his father and two of his uncles, John Jefferson and William. The other two uncles enlisted with the 12th LA Infantry. This cost the loss of the family's land. With no males at home to tend to the farm, Jonathan's wife, Nancy Elizabeth Taylor Anders, had to sell the farm to pay taxes. After the war, the family had to relocate. Lewis Jasper, along with many uncles and aunts all came to Van Zandt County ca 1872. Jasper came with his first wife Susan. Before her early death she had five children, the last three of whom were born in Van Zandt County. He married 2nd Mary Melvina Riddle and had six children. Later in his life Jasper married a young girl Docia and had nine more children. He died 10 Apr 1934. He and his three wives were buried at Creagleville Cemetery. He has a CSA marker....information from biography submitted by Lois Melton Thompson of Waco, TX Obituary: "L.J. Anders, who was "Uncle Jap" to hundreds of friends in Van Zandt county, passed away Tuesday night (10 Apr 1934) at his home in the Antioch community. Mr. Anders was one of the last remaining veterans of the Civil War, and he was 86 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Anders was born in Louisiana, but he had made Van Zandt county his home for the past 62 years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Creagleville Cemetery by Rev. Leo Hopkins, pastor of the Methodist church. The deceased is survived by his wife and fifteen children."....Grand Saline Sun, April 12, 1934 
 
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 Spouses:
  Mary M. Anders (1858 - 1896)
  Susan A. Anders (1850 - 1875)*
 
 Children:
  Catherine Henrietta Anders Melton (1882 - 1976)*
  Jasper J. Anders (1898 - 1906)*
  Uel Anders Burrow (1898 - 1989)*
  Howard Anders (1901 - 1984)*
  Jessie Anders (1908 - 1915)*
  Fred D. Anders (1911 - 1979)*
  Richard W. Anders (1914 - 1987)*
  Levoyce Anders (1918 - 1986)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Creagleville Cemetery
Fruitvale
Van Zandt County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Bill75773
Record added: Jan 24, 2008
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Lewis Jasper Anders
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Lewis Jasper Anders
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Lewis Jasper Anders
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Anders, L. J. Creagleville Cemetery, Van Zandt County TX 28th LA Inf., CSA, Miliatry Marker No dates Wife: Docia Anders No dates.
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