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Flowers left for Robert Anderson
The Hawkinsville Dispatch, Hawkinsville, Georgia, Thursday, September 15, 1881, p. 3:Death of an Estimable Citizen.Mr. R. S. Anderson Sr., died at his residence, three miles west of Hawkinsville, on Friday last, September 9th, after five days of intense illness. Mr. Anderson was born in North Carolina in the year 1809 and was therefore seventy-two years old. At the age of six years he came to this county with his parents who settled about twelve miles northeast of Hawkinsville, on Shellstone creek. In 1833 he removed to the place on which he died, where thirteen children were born to him, seven of whom, four sons and three daughters, survive him and honor his name. He was the father of Capt. R. W. Anderson, one of our most enterprising farmers and warehousemen, and who has several times, represented Pulaski County in the State Legislature; also of Messrs. Josiah J., Jno. L. and Robert R. Anderson and Mrs. Harden, and Mrs. Dr. Moreland, of this county, and Mrs. Eneas Murphy, of Barnesville, Ga. Notwithstanding his advanced age, Mr. Anderson retained much of the vigor which characterized his early manhood, up to within a few days of his death. He united with the Baptist Church at Hayneville, Ga., in 1842, and a few years later removed his membership to the church at this place, of which he was a shining light to the day of his death. He was a good and useful citizen, honest in all his dealings and a successful farmer. He leaves about thirty-eight grandchildren. He was buried at Orange Hill Cemetery in this place on Saturday last, by the side of his beloved wife whom he survived only a few months, she having died in December last.
- Joseph T. Fleming
 Added: Jun. 6, 2011

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