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Henrietta Buford "Etta" Adair Anderson
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1834
Monroe County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1917
Putnam County
Florida, USA

In 1853, in Memphis, Tennessee, Etta Adair married her cousin, James Patterson Anderson, and with him went to live for several years in Washington Territory where he served as a United States marshal. He was a commissioned officer in the Confederate States Army.

During the war years, Etta and their children lived with an aunt in Monticello, Florida. Her husband saw heavy fighting with the Army of Tennessee and rose to the rank of Major General. Death came to him in 1872 as the result of wounds he received in the war.

With five young children, Mrs. Anderson settled in Palatka. She was a charter member of the local UDC chapter, one of the founding chapters of the Florida Division. In 1902, she was elected the first Honorary President of the Florida Division.

(special thanks to holmes #47583071 for the following info) Henrietta was born 1834 in Tompkinsville, Kentucky. She is the daughter of William Henry Palmer Adair (1806-1859) & Elizabeth Ann Cromwell, married in 1830.

(special thanks to Mack Wills for the following obituary) Palatka Morning Post, Palatka, FL, Monday, February 19, 1917

The news of the death of Mrs. Patton (Henrietta Buford Adair) Anderson was received with keen regret by the community yesterday, for few are better known and more beloved than was the deceased lady. She had been a resident among us for thirty years during which time she made herself a factor in the charitable, social, church bodies and was founder of the Daughters of the Confederacy chapter in this city. Of a kind and loving disposition she was esteemed by all those who knew her and in her death Palatka loses one of her oldest residents. Death came early Sunday morning. Although in ill health for some time, hopes were entertained that she would yet be spared for some years. However, this was not to be, the cause of death being a stroke of paralysis.

Mrs. Patton Anderson was born in Tompkinsville, Ky., on June 3rd, 1834 (83 years ago). In 1853 she married Patton Anderson who took such a prominent part in the Civil War and it was during that time made a general of the Confederate Army. In 1856, together with her husband came to Florida where they lived for some ten years except the war period when she on many occasions accompanied her husband. On the signing of peace they went to live in Memphis, Tenn., and from there went to Morganville, Ky., until 1887 when she came to Palatka where she has resided until the time of her death. She was a member of the Presbyterian church for 70 years. She was the mother of five children, only two however, surviving, J. P., of Morganville, Ky., and Mrs. M. B. Anderson of this city, five grandchildren, and one brother, Cromwell Adair, of Morganville, Ky.

The funeral will be held from the Presbyterian church this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, interment to be made in Oak Hill East Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Alford will conduct the service, the funeral arrangements being in the hands of Mooney and Davis. 
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  James Patton Anderson (1822 - 1872)
Oak Hill East Cemetery
Putnam County
Florida, USA
Maintained by: Cousins by the Dozens
Originally Created by: Traci's Mom
Record added: Sep 12, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5056536
Henrietta Buford Etta <i>Adair</i> Anderson
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Henrietta Buford Etta <i>Adair</i> Anderson
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Henrietta Buford Etta <i>Adair</i> Anderson
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- R I P
 Added: Mar. 1, 2017
Their children were William Preston (b. 1856), Theophilus Beatty (b. 1858), James Patton, Jr. (1860), Elizabeth Cromwell (1863), and Margaret Bybee (1866).
- Johnita Burrow Lawson
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