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Joseph Rufus Anderson
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Birth: Jun. 24, 1847
Beallsville
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1868
Austin
Lander County
Nevada, USA

Born in Maryland but came out to Nevada just as the Civil War was starting as his family were Union people in a mostly pro-Confererate State. His family ran a bakery in Gold Hill but in 1865 Joseph moved out to Austin, Nevada, to work at a cattle ranch. It was there in Oct 1868 he contacted a fever (brain fever) and died on Oct 30th, 1868, at age 21. His family had his body shipped to Gold Hill and he was buried in the local cemetery on Nov. 10th, 1868. His family stayed in Nevada until the middle of the 1870s when they moved to California.

The attached photo is courtesy of the Gold Hill Neveda Cemetery Historcal Soc. The two color photos were taken in 1998 and depict what the Gold Hill City Cemetery looks like today. 
 
Inscription:
Sacred to the memory of
JOSEPH RUFUS ANDERSON,
Died at Austin,
Oct. 30, 1868,
Aged 21 Years.

Father forgive them they know not
what they do.
Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend
my spirit.
Lord Jesus receive my soul.
 
Burial:
Gold Hill Cemetery
Gold Hill
Storey County
Nevada, USA
Plot: Unknown
 
Created by: Herbert Rickards
Record added: May 26, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5484050
Joseph Rufus Anderson
Added by: Lynne Ream
 
Joseph Rufus Anderson
Added by: Herbert Rickards
 
Joseph Rufus Anderson
Added by: Herbert Rickards
 
 
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