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Benjamin H Anderson
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Birth: Jan. 5, 1838
Death: Sep. 16, 1917

Benjamin H. Anderson died 16 Sep 1917, at home in Jonesboro of heart failure, aged 79 years, 8 months,
11 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was born 5 Jan 1838, in Union County, the fifth child of Preston Anderson, who came from Tennessee in the early 1800s. His mother died in 1867 and his father died in November 1875. He enlisted 15 Aug 1862, in Co. D, 109th and was transferred to Co. I, 11th. He was promoted to orderly sergeant and then first lieutenant. He was a member of the G. A. R. He lived 50 years in his home on the street leading into Anna, where he sat on his porch in a chair with his pipe and newspaper. He married on 7 Nov 1864, Serena Armstrong, who died a few years ago. Two older sons, Henry H. Anderson and Charles H. Anderson, died a number of years ago leaving families. His widowed daughter, Fannie Terpinitz, lived with and took care of him. He also left two sons, William S. Anderson, of Jonesboro, and B. Frank Anderson, of Cobden; and one brother, W. Matt Anderson, of Piggot, Ark.
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  Serena Carolina Armstrong Anderson (1844 - 1911)*
  Fran Anderson Terpinitz (1870 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Jonesboro Cemetery
Union County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Sep 18, 2011
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Benjamin H Anderson
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