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 Sophia Ellen Penelope <I>Johnson</I> Anderson

Sophia Ellen Penelope Johnson Anderson

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 23 Aug 1871 (aged 87)
Birmingham, Van Buren County, Iowa, USA
Burial Birmingham, Van Buren County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 28149521 · View Source
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Daughter of Andrew Amos Johnson & Jane Berger
and Wife of Stoddard Moore Anderson

Margaret Ellen Anderson
~md Arod Hoagland
Rev. James A. Anderson
~md Christina Holt
Jane Anderson
~md Abraham Faith
Nancy Anderson
Francis Anderson
John F Anderson
~md Elizabeth Harbaugh
Abigail Anderson
~md Charles F. Giaugue
Elizabeth Anderson
~md Joseph Sellers
Foster Anderson
~md Mary Ann Hardesty
~md Eurania S [Farrar] Ketchum

Died at the home of her daughter, Abigail Glauque, near Birmingham, August 23d, apparently of old age, Ellen Anderson. Deceased was born in Pennsylvania, July 1784; consequently was, at the time of her death, in her eighty-seventh year. She was brought up in, and early inured to the privations and hardships incident to the then new country. When about twenty years of age she united in marriage with Stoddard M. Anderson, with whom she lived for over fifty-years. She was the mother of nine children, five of whom, with her husband, have preceded her to the better land. Soon after her marriage she gave her heart to God, and her name to the Methodist church; and for over sixty years has stood a faithful and acceptable member of the church of her choice. Faithful to all its ordinances until the infirmities of age prevented, she held fast the faith and, we have every assurance triumphed in it at death.
Hers has been a life of events, reaching from the time of the Revolution down to the present. She has witnessed the growth and prosperity of our great country, and, although her life has not been without its privations and hardships, yet she evinced much of the pure christian character, and by her many kindly offices, and her tender solicitude for all, she has endeared her memory to all of her numerous posterity and to others. She has indeed been a mother in Israel. Great as is our earthly loss, we feel it to be her eternal gain and can not grieve that God has taken her to himself, there to enjoy the rest so richly in store for her.
May we profit by her worthy example.

The DAR placed a marker on her grave in the Smith Cemetery near Birmingham, IA on July 3, 1955. The following was published in the local newspaper:
"Present on Sunday, July 3, at 2 o'clock for the placing of a 'Real Daughter' marker by the Van Buren Chapter D.A.R. on the grave of Ellen Johnson Anderson in the Smith Cemetery east of Birmingham were the following direct descendants: Mrs. Harry Brownlie of Davenport and her three daughters; Mrs. Charles W West of Davenport; Mrs. James R Fox of Conrad, Calif; and Katherine Brownlie of San Francisco, Calif; Mrs Opel Donley, Danville, Iowa: Mrs Cleo Faith Wall, Des Moines, Iowa: Veryl Anderson of Chicago, Ill: Mrs. Rosetta Edwards of Stockport, Iowa: Mrs Ralph Short, Mrs Ralph Jameson, Annetta Nelson, Slyvester Nelson, and Ben Nelson of Birmingham, Iowa.
Others present for the ceremony were: Eva Scheffel of Fairfield, Honorary State President of I.A.C.; Mr. and Mrs John Harbinson and Susan; Mr and Mrs Ward North; Mrs. Florence St. John Craig; Mr and Mrs Roy Overman, Bess Overman; and Mildred Miller all of Keosauqua: Mrs. K. Y. Israil of Stockport; Ethel Margaret Easter of New Jersey; Harry Brownlie of Davenport; Ralp [sic] Jameson and Mrs. Ben Nelson of Birmingham.

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  • Maintained by: Laura Kerth
  • Originally Created by: MarjisAngels
  • Added: 9 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28149521
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sophia Ellen Penelope Johnson Anderson (Jul 1784–23 Aug 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28149521, citing Smith Cemetery, Birmingham, Van Buren County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Laura Kerth (contributor 46843230) .