Anderson Family (Pendleton County, VA (WV))

David Crawford Anderson (4 July 1821-26 Dec. 1891) and Philip Williams Anderson (9 Oct. 1829-20 Jul. 1880) were the sons of William Anderson (b. 1788) and his first wife, Rachel C. E. White (d. 1831). William Anderson was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing Shenandoah County, VA in 1824-1827, and represented Shenandoah and Rockingham Counties, VA, in the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1829-1830. (Wayland) In 1831, William Anderson and his family moved to Pendleton County, VA (now WV), where he lived for the rest of his life.

David Crawford Anderson attended the University of Virginia in sessions 21 and 26 (1844-1845 and 1849-1850). He established a boys’ school in Pendleton County and “was a professor of modern languages at Franklin and Marshall College, Pa., and superintendent of woolen manufacture for the Confederacy in the Valley of Virginia.” (Wayland) He began his Confederate service as a private in Company K of the Virginia 25th Infantry Regiment, and was mustered out on 1 May 1862. (American Civil War Soldiers)

On 29 Jan. 1851, he married Louisa Dyer Boggs; the couple had the following children: Franklin, Mary Alice, William, Rachel, Louisa B., and Mary D. Anderson. David Anderson died in Franklin, WV, and is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery in that city.

Philip Williams Anderson attended the University of Virginia in session 27 (1850-1851), where he studied medicine. He was a physician and surgeon in Moorefield, WV. During the Civil War, Dr. Anderson first served in Company H of the 25th Virginia Infantry Regiment, then later transferred to the General Staff as a surgeon. (U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865)

He married Mary C. Dyer on 18 Nov. 1856. Their children were Hannah D., Claud, Charles, Robert B., Mary J, Sallie C., and Philip W. Anderson (d. infant). Dr. Anderson died at Charleston, WV, and was buried at Spring Hill Cemetery in that city.

References:

  • Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  • Ancestry.com. 1850-1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
  • Historical Data Systems, comp. American Civil War Soldiers [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 1999.
  • Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2009.
  • Morton, Oren F. A history of Pendleton County, West Virginia. Franklin, WV, 1910. Accessed via openlibrary.org.
  • National Park Service. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2007.
  • Tombstones of Anderson family in Pendleton and Kanawha Counties, WV. Findagrave.com [database online]. Accessed 1/1/2012.
  • Wayland, John W. A history of Shenandoah County, Virginia. Baltimore, MD, 2006.
  • “William Boggs Anderson,” In The History of West Virginia, Old and New. Chicago, 1923, v. 3, p. 71-72.
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