Adolphus Anderson (30 May 1833-Apr. 1893)

Adolphus Anderson was the son of George Anderson and his wife, Amelia “Millie” Smith of Laurens District, South Carolina.  He attended the University of Virginia in sessions 29-30 (1852-1854). Before the Civil War, Adolphus Anderson settled in Sevier, AR, and married Martha Adelia Coulter (b. ca. 1843) on 13 Mar. 1861. When the Civil War broke out, he returned to South Carolina where he enlisted in Company A of the 2nd South Carolina State Troops. He settled near Hope, Arkansas after the war, and worked as a surveyor. In the 1880 U.S. Census, his occupation is given as “druggist.”

He and his wife had five children, only three of whom survived to adulthood: George Adolphus, Lula Belle (d. young), Ford (d. young), Effie Iola, and Carrie A. Anderson. Effie Anderson moved to Arizona as a young woman, and married A. Y. Smith. Effie became a painter of landscapes and nature, and was especially well-known for her paintings of the Grand Canyon.


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2 Responses to Adolphus Anderson (30 May 1833-Apr. 1893)

  1. Rebecca Anderson Rouse says:

    Hello, I am an Anderson descendant and would like to find a copy of the book Waterloo: History of the Anderson Family of Laurens District South Carolina. George Anderson was brother to Andrew Anderson, Andrew Anderson is my ancestor. Where did you find this copy of the Anderson book?

    • jlc5f says:

      Hi – I got my copy through interlibrary loan from a library in South Carolina. (I can’t remember which one.) If you go to and look up the title, it will give you a list of libraries that own the book. According to Worldcat, it’s also available through the HathiTrust, so if you have a university library nearby that belongs to the HathiTrust, you can get a PDF copy.

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