Samuel B. Anderson Sr.


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1. Lola M. Bartlett

Samuel B. Anderson Sr. 2

  • Born: 29 Sep 1857, Richland Township, Rush, IN, USA 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Lola M. Bartlett on 4 Mar 1884 in , Rush, IN 1
  • Died: 1935 at age 78 2
  • Buried: Rushville: East Hill Cemetery, Rush, IN, USA 2

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Book: Centennial History of Rush County, Indiana, 1921. 1
SAMUEL B. ANDERSON, one of the leading farmers and stock- raisers of Rushville township, was born in Richland township, this county, September 29, 1857, son of James W. and Livonia (Hopkins) Anderson, both of whom were born in Decatur county, Indiana. The parents of James W. Anderson died when he was about five years old and he was taken by his uncle, William Anderson, with whom he lived until his marriage which took place about the time he reached his majority. With his bride he came to Rush county and settled on 190 acres of land in Richland township that his guardian had bought for him and his brother John from the proceeds of their father's estate. When he came here this land was all covered with timber which he removed, placed the land under cultivation and added more to his holdings, at one time owning about 2,000 acres in different parts of the county. He and his wife had six children of whom four now survive, namely : Mary, Lyle, James W. and Samuel B. Samuel B. Anderson was reared in Richland township, where he attended school and made himself useful to his father on the homestead. Following his marriage he worked for his father until the death of the latter, when he moved on to a farm of his own containing 250 acres in Richland township that he had previously bought. This continued to be his homestead for ten years, but he then sold it and bought a part of his present home farm. His first purchase was of 270 acres in Rushville township, but he has since added 177 acres to it, and has one of the finest farms in the township. Since he moved onto his farm he has made many improvements, and is planning others and takes great pride in his property. On March 4, 1884, Mr. Anderson was married to Lola, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Thomas) Bartlett. Mrs. Anderson was born, reared and educated in Rush county, where her father was a prosperous farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson became the parents of children as follows: Bernice, who married Alfred Senour, superintendent of the graded schools of Indiana Harbor, Ind.; Samuel, who married Grace Megee and has two children, Richard and Amelia E., and is a farmer renting 320 acres of land in Decatur county; Jessie, Mary and Lucian, all of whom are unmarried, and Esther, graduate of DePauw University, of the class of 1921. Mr. Anderson is an active member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Rushville. He is a Republican but does not participate very actively in politics.

Samuel married Lola M. Bartlett on 4 Mar 1884 in , Rush, IN.1 (Lola M. Bartlett was born in 1861,3 died in 1916 3 and was buried in Rushville: East Hill Cemetery, Rush, IN, USA 3.)


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Centennial History of Rush County, Indiana
(Historical Publishing Company, 1921 - Rush County (Ind.)), Page 388, Samuel B. Anderson biography.

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