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 John Richard Anderson

John Richard Anderson

Birth
Death 1863 (aged 44–45)
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 116, Lot 410
Memorial ID 19375 · View Source
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Anderson was an indentured servant until he gained his freedom in 1830. He worked as a newspaper carrier, learning to read while he did his work. By 1837 he was working for Elijah Lovejoy as a typesetter on the antislavery Alton Observer & was an unwilling witness to Lovejoy's murder by a proslavery mob. After Lovejoy's death he returned to St. Louis to become the pastor of the Second African Baptist Church. Harriet Scott, wife of Dred Scott, was a member of Reverend Anderson's church.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 5 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19375
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Richard Anderson (1818–1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19375, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .