Harriett Levina Anderson was born in Tennessee, but moved with her family to Fulton Co., Arkansas before 1880 where she is listed with her family in the 1880 federal census. Her parents were James Madison and Martha Jane Anderson.
She was married to James Wilson Lingle around 1887. He preceded her in death by 18 years. She is buried along side him in Oak Hill Cemetery. She lived her last years with her son and daughter-in-law, Everette and Eva Lingle, in Adair County, Oklahoma.