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Stinson H. Anderson
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Birth: Apr. 21, 1800
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Sep., 1857
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA

Born in Sumner County, Tenessee, he served as Lt. Governor of Illinois. He was an active citizen of Jefferson County and appears in the 1850 census there. By 1850 he is a widower with several children at home and three foster children.

His gravestone has sunk so deeply into the ground that his death date is unreadable but, per address to Jefferson County Historical Society, Oct. 17, 1946 by Dr. Andy Hall, he died Sep. 1857.

Additional information from R. Anderson:
I would like to add some additional information as I am his great great grandson.

Stinson Anderson migrated from Gallatin Tennessee to Jefferson County Illinois with his mother and siblings in 1826. In 1832 he was with the Illinois Militia in the Blackhawk War, fought at the Battle of Kellogs Grove. The day after the battle Abraham Lincoln's Company arrived and helped bury the dead on the battle field.

In 1832 he was elected to the State Legislature of Illinois

In 1836 Stinson joined the US Army's 2nd Dragoons Cavalry and went to Florida in the 2nd Seminole War. Upon his return to Illinois he was elected Lieutenant Governor . After his term he served as warden of the Illinois State Prison at Alton. He was also the US Marshal for the Northern District of Illinois

He had 3 sons:
William Black Anderson, Edward Anderson and Dewitt Anderson and 3 daughters:
Sarah, Martha and Nebraska Anderson.
Also he was married to Candace Wilbanks. Her sons from her first marriage were Quincy Adams Wilbanks, John Wilbanks and Luke Wilbanks 
Family links: 
  Candace A. Pickering Anderson (1800 - 1849)*
  Nebraska Anderson Wilbanks (1813 - 1873)*
  Martha C. Anderson Evans (1829 - 1887)*
  William Black Anderson (1830 - 1901)*
  Sarah A. Tanner (1832 - 1919)*
  Dewitt W Anderson (1839 - 1901)*
  Edward R Anderson (1840 - 1862)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Union Cemetery
Mount Vernon
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: R Anderson
Originally Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Jun 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19896992
Stinson H. Anderson
Added by: Jeanne and Dave
Stinson H. Anderson
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- Jeanne and Dave
 Added: Apr. 5, 2016

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