|Birth: ||Jul. 22, 1823|
|Death: ||Dec. 25, 1887|
John Farwell Anderson, the son of John and Ann (Jameson)Anderson, was born in Portland, July 22, 1823. He attended the Portland Academy and other schools in that vicinity and began studying civil engineering.
In 1853 his father died and left him the old homestead known as Maplewood Farm (AKA the Anderson-Lord House), which the family had held one hundred and thirteen years.
He had great pleasure in antiquarian and historical studies. He was a diligent collector of facts, records, and relics of local history. He was an active member of the Maine Historical Society, was active in forming the Maine Genealogical Society, was its first president, and instrumental in establishing the Maine Genealogical Recorder, and furnished much material and several articles for it. He was interested in the history of the town of Windham, and the genealogy of its families. In the family history of New England he was very proficient.
He was married, March 30, 1847, to Marcia Winter, daughter of Captain Samuel Winter, of Portland, and adopted daughter of Dr. John Merrill, of Portland. She survived his death, December 25, 1887, with three daughters.
John Anderson (1792 - 1853)
Ann Williams Jameson Anderson (1804 - 1879)
Marcia Bowman Winter Anderson (1824 - 1898)
Marcia Winter Anderson Spring (1852 - 1901)*
John Farwell Anderson (1823 - 1887)
Samuel Jameson Anderson (1824 - 1905)*
Edward Watson Anderson (1829 - 1861)*
(right side plaque)
EDWARD W. ANDERSON, M. D.,
youngest son of
John & Ann W. Anderson,
born in Portland Dec. 9, 1829,
died in Portland Sept. 5, 1861.
FRANCES A., his wife died 1870.
JOHN FARWELL ANDERSON
oldest son of
John & Ann W. Jameson Anderson,
born in Portland July 22, 1824,
died in Portland Dec. 25, 1887.
beloved wife of
John Farwell Anderson,
born in Bath June 28, 1824,
died in Portland June 25, 1898
Old Smith Burying Ground
Created by: Tracy Boeckman Herhuth
Record added: Feb 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65374681