|Birth: ||Jan., 1838|
Like so many men of his generation, James Noble Anderson came from a family that was torn in two by the Civil War. Some siblings followed their father in support of the Confederacy and some sided with the Union. James Noble Anderson sided with his father. He left Missouri during the war and followed his father and other members of his family to Texas. It is reported in Brown County history books that James Noble Anderson his father, William M. Anderson, and brother, William C. Anderson, came to Brown County as early as "a few weeks of or few months" after Moses Guest Anderson arrived in "late 1857 or early 1858." It is also noted in local history books that James Noble Anderson was "active in Indian fighting and other frontier services."
James Noble Anderson and his wife, Emily Jane Denson Anderson are reported on the Wise County 1870 census but returned to Brown County, Texas to settle in what is known both as the Anderson Community and the Salt Creek Community. His neighbors there included his brother, William Columbus Anderson, his uncle, Moses Guest Anderson and their growing families.
James Noble Anderson had another brother living in Brown County, Texas at the Byrds Store area, David Q. Anderson. Both David and his wife Agnes, and Agnes McPeeters family arrived in Brown County prior to the 1860 census, soon after Moses Guest and Jane Anderson arrived. David, his wife, father-in-law James Harvey McPeeters, son William Riley Anderson and daughter Josephine Anderson Womack are buried at Windham Cemetery, near where David had his home.
No grave stone remains for James Noble Anderson, his wife or mother at Staley Cemetery. It is reported that his grave had been located near an entrance to the cemetery. A local Texas archeologist reports that in the 1960s Staley cemetery was badly vandalized. This very well may account for the missing stones and why some stones look newer than they should because families replaced lost or damaged stones. A survey done in 1972 by Hazel Wetzel states that it had been thought that James Noble Anderson, his wife Emily Jane Denson Anderson, and James' mother, Jane Scruggs Anderson, are buried in Staley Cemetery. Others have indicated the same and this can be found on pages such as the The Michael Gold Family tree at Rootsweb by Shirley Gray. James' home, like his brother William Columbus Anderson's, was close to Staley Cemetery.
After this memorial page was created, a plot map was turned over to the local library's genealogy branch. The plot map shows where James Noble Anderson's grave was, his wife and that two infant grandchildren are buried next to the couple.
William M. Anderson (1804 - 1883)
Jane Scruggs Anderson (1809 - 1886)
Emily Jane Denson Anderson (1845 - 1910)
Mary Anderson Goss McGarrity (1866 - 1950)*
Philip Anderson (1868 - 1942)*
John William Anderson (1870 - 1955)*
James Andrew Anderson (1872 - 1948)*
Rosa Ann Anderson Earnest (1873 - 1956)*
David Anderson (1875 - 1918)*
Fannie Anderson Holmes (1878 - 1972)*
Simon Peter Anderson (1881 - 1944)*
John Henry Anderson (1826 - 1909)*
Mary Ann Anderson Parker (1827 - 1917)*
David Q. Anderson (1832 - 1885)*
Pazatta Anderson Canady (1833 - 1918)*
James Noble Anderson (1838 - 1900)
William Columbus Anderson (1840 - 1927)*
Created by: Sally
Record added: Sep 23, 2008
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