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Robert Anderson

Male 1804 - 1857  (53 years)


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  • Name Robert Anderson  [1, 2, 3
    Born 5 Jun 1804  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Jun 1857  Fayette, Lafayette, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Fayette Cemetery, Fayette, Lafayette, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Born in Virginia, married in Sangamon county, to Rebecca Wilson, who died, and he married Clarissa Woods, moved to Wisconsin, and both died there.

      Alternate birth date: 5 Jun 1807

      According to the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Robert Anderson married Rebecca Wilson on 12 Oct 1824 in Sangamon County, IL. He married Clarissa Wood on 15 Jun 1831 in Sangamon County, IL.

      Robert's gravestone reads:
      Mourn not for me when I am gone,
      Weep not for me when I am gone,
      Think of me at the hour of praise,
      When I am gone.

      [Various unsourced family trees in www.ancestry.com list him as:
      Robert N. Anderson
      b. 5 Jun 1804 in Botetourt County, Virginia
      m. Rebecca Wilson, b. 8 Jan 1807
      m. 5 Jun 1831 in Springfield, Sangamon, IL, Clarissa Harlow Woods, b. 28 Feb 1813 in Springfield
      d. 7 Jun 1857 in Darlington, Lafayette, Wisconsin]

      1830 US Census, Illinois, Edgar County, Robert Anderson, 1 male 20-30 (Robert), 1 female 20-30 (Rebecca)

      1840 US Census, Wisconsin Territory, Iowa, Eastern Division, Robert Anderson, 1 male under 5 (William), 1 male 30-40 (Robert), 1 female under 5 (Margaret), 2 females 5-10 (Cordelia & Jane), 1 female 30-40 (Clarissa)

      1850 US Census, Wisconsin, Lafayette, Fayette, Robert Anderson, 46, Farmer, value of real estate 1200, born VA, with wife Clarissa 38 born IL, children Jane 16 born IL, Margaret 13 born WI, William C. 11 born WI, Albert 9 born WI, Mary F. 7 born WI, John W. 6 born WI, James 5 born WI, Jessee 2 born WI, Robert 1 born WI, farmer William Woods 20 born NY, living next to Jesse Wilson 64, farmer, born VA, Rebecca Wilson 53 born KY, farmer Thomas Fortune 18 born MD [2, 5]
    Person ID I20087  Mindrum
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2015 

    Father James Anderson,   b. 1784, Botetourt Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Oct 1828, Sangamon Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 44 years) 
    Mother Agnes Nancy Fletcher,   b. 1786, Rockbridge Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845, Sangamon Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1802  Rockbridge Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F26261  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Rebecca Wilson,   b. 1807, Botetourt Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 Oct 1824  Sangamon Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F15769  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Clarissa Harlow Woods,   b. 29 Jul 1809, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1861, Fayette, Lafayette, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1831  Sangamon Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Children 
     1. Cordelia Anderson,   b. 22 Feb 1832, Sangamon Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1893  (Age 61 years)
     2. James Anderson,   b. 27 Aug 1833, Sangamon Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1834, 1834 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     3. Jane Anderson,   b. 28 Oct 1834, Sangamon Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1897, Otho, Webster, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. Margaret Anderson,   b. 1 Feb 1837, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1904, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     5. William C. Anderson,   b. 5 May 1837, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Albert W. Anderson,   b. 22 Nov 1840, Lafayette Co., Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1915, Garfield, Whitman, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Mary Francis Anderson,   b. 1 Jul 1842, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1917, Syracuse, Otoe, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. John Wesley Anderson,   b. 10 Apr 1844, Darlington, Lafayette, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1915, Rathdrum, Kootenai, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     9. James Anderson,   b. 1 Feb 1845, Darlington, Lafayette, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Jesse Wilson Anderson,   b. 20 Oct 1847, Wiota, Lafayette, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1921, Syracuse, Otoe, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     11. Robert Anderson,   b. 6 Jul 1848,   d. 6 Jan 1851, Fayette, Lafayette, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     12. Samuel B. Anderson,   b. 13 Jan 1849,   d. 18 Sep 1851, Fayette, Lafayette, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F14067  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Anderson, Robert
    Anderson, Robert

  • Sources 
    1. [S1968] Max Anderson Melick, (1997).

    2. [S6624] John C. Power, (Edwin A. Wilson & Co., 1876), p. 82.

    3. [S1975]

    4. [S1895] Girdner Family Genealogy.

    5. [S152]

    6. [S8282] James Anderson, Guardian to Agnes Fletcher.

    7. [S272]

    8. [S6824] Sangamon County, IL Marriage records, Vol. 1, p. 28.

    9. [S2974]

    10. [S6819] Sangamon County, IL Marriage records, Vol. 1, p. 67.