John M. Anderson1

#5785, b. 20 Nov 1831, d. 14 Dec 1904
Last Edited:6 Oct 2017
FatherPeter Anderson2 b. about 1802
MotherMartha (--?--)2 b. about 1795

Children of John M. Anderson and Susan Raines

Children of John M. Anderson and Harriet Rebecca James

Outline of Life Events:

BirthJohn M. Anderson was born on 20 Nov 1831 at Lee County, VA.1,3,4
Census1840, male 05-10Based on age, it is possible that John M. Anderson was counted as a free white male, age five to ten, in the household of Peter Anderson on the 1840 Census at Lee County, VA.5
Census1850, household memberJohn Anderson (given age 19) was enumerated as a household member living with Peter Anderson (given age 48) on the 1850 Census at Hancock County, TN. His occupation was given as Laborer.2
MarriageJohn M. Anderson married first Susan Raines before 1855.6
Census1860John M. Anderson (given age 28) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1860 census at War Creek, Hancock County, TN, with his wife, Susan; Lucy Anderson (given age 5), Martha Anderson (given age 2) and George Anderson (given age 2 weeks). John's occupation was farming. He stated that he owned real estate valued at $500, and personal estate valued at $250..6
MilitaryJohn M. Anderson served in the military as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War.7
Census1870On the 1870 census, John M. Anderson (given age 38) was the head of a household, living in Jonesville Township, Lee County, VA, with his wife, Susan Anderson (given age 38). Also living in this household was Lucy J. Anderson (given age 15), Martha E. Anderson (given age 12), George W. Anderson (given age 10), John M. Anderson (given age 6), Mary C. Anderson (given age 4) and Noah P. Anderson (given age 1). They were farmers, with real estate value of $800 and personal estate value of $100..3
Death, WidowHe was left a widowerwhen his wife Susan died sometime between 1873 in Lee County, VA, and 1880 in Laclede County, MO.1
Census1880John M. Anderson (given age 48) was enumerated on the 1880 census as the head of a household, living in Union Township, Laclede County, MO, with son(s) George W. Anderson (given age 20), Noah P. Anderson (given age 11) and Thomas J. Anderson (given age 7), daughter(s) Mary C. Anderson (given age 14). John was widowed, and a farmer.8
Marriage LicenseJohn M. Anderson and Harriet R. James obtained a marriage license on 13 Dec 1881 at Laclede County, MO.9
MarriageJohn M. Anderson married second Harriet R. James on 15 Dec 1881 at his home at Laclede County, MO.9
Census1900John M. Anderson (given age 68) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at Sugar Creek Township, Barry County, MO. With him was his wife Rebeca, son(s) Wm. J., James M., Andrew J. and Sam. R. . Their home was owned free and clear.4
DeathJohn M. Anderson died at age 73 on 14 Dec 1904 in Seligman, Barry County, MO.7,1
BurialHe was buried at New Salem Cemetery in Seligman, Barry County, MO.7


  1. [S342] "Ancestors of Fay George Smith and Amy Jewel Anderson" to Joyce B Rivette. Held by Melissa Fay Jones.
  2. [S429] 1850 U.S. Census. TN. Hancock County. population schedule.
  3. [S433] 1870 U.S. Census. VA. Lee County. population schedule.
  4. [S434] 1900 U.S. Census. MO. Barry County. population schedule.
  5. [S774] 1840 U.S. Census. VA. Lee County. Population schedule. Digital images.
  6. [S430] 1860 U.S. Census. TN. Hancock County. population schedule.
  7. [S221] Find A Grave. Website. Online
  8. [S432] 1880 U.S. Census. MO. Laclede County. population schedule.
  9. [S685] Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO, USA. Marriage records. Online at Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  10. [S568] Missouri State Archives. Missouri Death Certificates 1910-1960. Online
  11. [S869] KS. Crawford county. death certificate.
  12. [S1244] U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Online database.